Rules Of Engagement is a very average show. Not a lot of LOL moments. In fact, sometimes the laughter is barely audible, which makes you think they're using the "canned laughter" like they did on shows in the 50's, 60's, and 70's
I love the show Rules of Engagement. Sure it is formulaic as a sitcom. But I grew up on that kind of stuff and I find it funny. Patrick Warburton is the best part of the show. They give him the best lines. It isn't as funny as Big Bang Theory but it is funny and the supporting cast is good. Spade is good but he only gets few good lines. The two main women characters have big tits. That makes it nice to watch. I actually went to a taping of Rules of Engagement. They use both live and canned laughter. Some of the show is shot before a live audience parts are not.
And yes the best thing Patrick Warburton has ever done is the voice of Brock Sampson in the Venture Brothers.