In this study, a design methodology is introduced that blends the classical PID and the fuzzy controllers in an intelligent way and thus a new intelligent hybrid controller has been achieved. Basically, in this design methodology, the classical PID and fuzzy controller have been combined by a blending mechanism that depends on a certain function of actuating error. Moreover, an intelligent switching scheme is induced on the blending mechanism that makes a decision upon the priority of the two controller parts; namely, the classical PID and the fuzzy constituents. The simulations done on various processes using the new hybrid fuzzy PID controller provides 'better' system responses in terms of transient and steady-state performances when compared to the pure classical PID or the pure fuzzy controller applications. The controller parameters are all tuned by the aid of genetic search algorithm.