I could definitely argue with the F Guy being the generally better show just on premise alone, even currently but thats just my personal taste. Its definitely better than this particular episode though. Especially that night's, it was a lot better than most FG episodes lately.
I try not to think in terms of Jean or Scully era too much, just if an episode is alright on its own merit and I thought this one just plain wasn't. Like I said, they can do better than this. I can take bad or sub-par, but routine is the worst.