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19th Apr '16 11:45:08 PM SarcasmKid
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** "The Unincludeds" had this as the subplot concerning Roger. Roger gets incredibly offended when a waitress doesn't compliment his complex order. Roger forces Hayley to switch orders, he still doesn't get complimented, and sets out to get revenge. He stalks the waitress on her date, poses as a waiter, and highly compliments her date's dinner order and dares her to top it. She asks to get the same thing. [[spoiler: Roger scalps her.]]
15th Apr '16 5:04:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** This trope is taken even further given the fact that Stan had to unlearn the things that specifically pleasured Francine to relearn things that pleasured woman in general.
13th Apr '16 7:22:40 AM DannWoolf
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* AnachronismStew: The episode "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" is this for the 1990s. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stan and Francine go back to 1996 to see who Hayley's real father is.]] The episode takes place in 2012, and Hayley is older than 16. It also makes reference to Elian Gonzales and shows Roger trying to creat MDMA which has been around since the 1970s. The characters are dressed like it's the late 1980s though.

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* AnachronismStew: The episode "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" is this for the 1990s. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stan and Francine go back to 1996 to see who Hayley's real father is.]] The episode takes place in 2012, and Hayley is older than 16. It also makes reference to Elian Gonzales and shows Roger trying to creat create MDMA which has been around since the 1970s. The characters are dressed like it's the late 1980s though.
9th Mar '16 8:43:24 AM Hossmeister
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** Arguably with Hayley. Stan and Hayley were the first two characters created when the show was being planned as an updated ''{{All in the Family}}''. Since the second season onward, as characterization and story took precedence over politics, Hayley has been used less and less, especially compared with Steve and Roger. In many episodes, she is lucky if she has similar screen time and lines as Klaus.

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** Arguably with Hayley. Stan and Hayley were the first two characters created when the show was being planned as an updated ''{{All in the Family}}''.''Series/AllInTheFamily''. Since the second season onward, as characterization and story took precedence over politics, Hayley has been used less and less, especially compared with Steve and Roger. In many episodes, she is lucky if she has similar screen time and lines as Klaus.
25th Jan '16 12:28:56 PM catriona176
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** Barry, when is not medicated.

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** Barry, when is not medicated.
25th Jan '16 12:28:24 PM catriona176
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* AuthorAppeal: Some of the writers' comes to light in the show. This is made more obvious because they've also turned up in different situations on his other show.

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* AuthorAppeal: Some of the writers' comes to light in the show. This is made more obvious because they've also turned up in different situations on his their other show.
5th Jan '16 5:48:57 AM rafi
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* BreastExpansion: In the episode Tearjerker, all the gadgets created by S (Steve) are just different vehicles for Breast Expansion technology. As befits a James Bond parody, the fate of the world eventually depends on Stan [[ChekhovsGun making a woman's breasts triple in size]].

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* BreastExpansion: In the episode Tearjerker, all the "Tearjerker", a ''Film/JamesBond'' parody, when Stan and Sexpun (Francine) are tied, Stan remembers that Sexpun has a ring in her pocket that was given to him by "S" (Steve), whose gadgets created by S (Steve) are just different vehicles for Breast Expansion technology. As befits a James Bond parody, the fate of the world eventually depends on Stan [[ChekhovsGun making a woman's only make womens' breasts triple in size]].grow. He urges her to put it on, which causes Sexpun's breasts to swell so large that they break the ropes, allowing her to set herself and Stan free.
9th Dec '15 6:30:23 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: On the whole the series fails the test. The vast majority of focus on the show is given to male characters, though there are a few episodes that do pass. Specifically, the b-plot of "Helping Handis" features several conversations between Francine and Hayley revolving around Francine's choice of being a housewife instead of having a career. "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" also passes, as does "Fartbreak Hotel". In fact, most of the episodes that do pass have at least one plot line focusing heavily on Francine.
21st Nov '15 6:35:04 PM RayAP9
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* BookEnds: The theme song begins and ends with the words "Good morning, USA."



** In one episode, after Stan has a near death experience, he mentions that "epiphany isn't just a name that black people give their daughters". Later, after he's begun digging for Oliver North's gold, Greg and Terry arrive to make a documentary on it, stating that journalism is "a young black woman's game" and that they "can't compete with Epiphany Lorenz".

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** In one episode, after Stan has a near death experience, he mentions that "epiphany isn't just a name that black people give their daughters". daughters." Later, after he's begun digging for Oliver North's gold, Greg and Terry arrive to make a documentary on it, stating that journalism is "a young black woman's game" and that they "can't compete with Epiphany Lorenz".Lorenz."



** Also Francine.

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** Also Francine.* DudeNotFunny: Hilariously invoked by Stan towards himself in the episode "One Little Word":
-->'''Bullock:''' What the hell happened to her?\\
'''Stan:''' Well, after three years in captivity... she kind of went Shia.\\
'''Bullock:''' Brainwashed?\\
'''Stan:''' And conditioned! ... I'm sorry, I shouldn't be doing shtick. Your wife is crazy.
20th Nov '15 12:57:47 AM RayAP9
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** In "Office Spaceman", Roger threatens to "destroy" Stan if he eats so much as one of the jellybeans in the jar full of them that he keeps on his work desk.
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