Ofently misunderstood by ignorant people who have not the intelligence to get the jokes and dismiss them as "random pop culture references" because they just parrot that South Park episode.
Family Guy fan: "The joke was that all their voices sounded the same, you uneducated twat!"
Inspiration, is often the seed for works of great innovation. Imitation, isnt always a bad thing. Influence, is where techniquies are adopted, imitated, learned from and incorporated as a part of one's own unique style. Giving 'nodds', is where a writer will steal an idea for use in one of their own works - yet openly credit the original author. For example, in Office Space, the characters plan to use a bank robbing scheme which was already done in Superman III. So, they introduce this scheme such that one character says "yeah - just like they did in Superman III". Theres no shame in that, its like giving propps.
Then, we have plagarism. Family Guy is a series guilty of shameless idea theft - not just at the dialogue level, or the plot level - but I mean, I have seen exact sequences appear in Family Guy, which were stolen directly from The Simpsons. Its shameless idea theft. It's a crime.
Kid 2: You really want attention don't you?
Me: No...Family Guy sucks and your the one who knows nothing no thanks to that damn show!