Tony, If that is your real name, I would like thank you for posting. You are correct, a majority of what is classified as a "good" sitcom has some sort of dumb husband type of role. Even the Simpson's has this.
The one thing the Simpson's can do very well is drag American citizen and American political behavior down with it. I think we can tell what direction on the political fence Matt Groening sits.
Again, thanks for the post. To bad blogging cannot be setup like a talk radio show.