If the show came out today, they would make it edgier so it would still be edgy.
MwC wasn't bad...it's problem was that it was repetitive. Once you got the gist for the gags - Kelly was dumb and slutty, Bud was a loser/dork, Al and peg were schmoes who peaked in high school yet still regarded themselves as amazing while no one else did. Peg in particular was a lazy user of her husband.
Once you got those tropes, the show just GRINDS on those handful of character traits. Yeah, they're decent jokes. It was a better than average sitcom, but the repetition was worse than most sitcoms. So if you saw a couple episodes, really, you saw all of them. Because they were all the same.
I generally avoid sitcoms now because they all have these problems. One dimensional characters who change little or not at all. Episodic, implausible storylines where people act in contrived ways in order to set up some implausible misunderstanding or whatever. Recycled gags where there's always the dumb character, the oversexed character, the nice character with no confidence, and so on....
There's a rare few sitcoms that I think are REALLY worth watching, and even they fall victim to these problems. They just execute better.
For example, The Good Place is the smartest sitcom ever. Period. But it has one dimensional characters too. Jason is the dummy, Tahani is the epitome of vanity, Chidi is indecisive, and Eleanor is selfish. But at least these characters are growing and learning. At least their traits are meant to set up ethical dilemmas that power the show. And the plot is a continuous story, not just a collection of unrelated, unordered events that set back to zero at the end of every week.
Good Place sacrifices a bit on the pure comedy, choosing to tell an actual story with actual meaning and put comedy in at the margins rather than centering the whole show around it. But, IMHO, it was a great choice because the show stands out from the chaff.