I kind of agree in the sense that, for me, much of the humor was the show, not the family. Granted, PR's character arc was a drag, but the home part had the same arc every ep--Tim goes to neighbor who is the sage (I'm reminded of Wolfman Jack in American Graffiti) and receives the pearls of wisdom. People today may not know that Tim was a very successful standup comedian who had worked hard to pull through addiction to be a headliner--his 'macho/non PC' schtick was unique at the time. The show was just another case of the comedian who wants to be a serious actor story, Like Jerry Lewis. Wasn't it great that Seinfeld never wanted to be that way?