I've heard a few posters here mention how they feel that shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons have "lousy continuity due to the fact that the characters don't age.", But is it really that important or such a good idea? I've already stated my opinions on this in another thread, so rather than re-type what I said, I'll simply copy and paste it here: I say, if you really must see the main characters age, then they should make a new series every few years rather than simply make the entire cast so many years older every season. After all, the process of being creative and writing episodes of a TV series is hard enough without the added burden of making your cast older every new season. But that's just my take. What's yours?