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19th Feb '17 1:22:46 PM RayAP9
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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter : Roger alludes to this during Finances With Wolves when he states, "It's true, the love is instantaneous and unconditional!" while holding a camcorder to video tape his baby sea monkeys in his attic with a sign in the background stating "Maternity Ward"

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter : Roger BabiesMakeEverythingBetter:
**Roger
alludes to this during Finances With Wolves when he states, "It's true, the love is instantaneous and unconditional!" while holding a camcorder to video tape his baby sea monkeys in his attic with a sign in the background stating "Maternity Ward"


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* {{Backstory}}: The episode "Mine Struggle" features flashbacks that serve to explain several character traits, such as why Steve feels such an emotional connection to his backyard (and why he [[spoiler:owns the mineral rights of the yard]]), and also why Hayley wears a headband ([[spoiler:Stan off-handedly claimed that her forehead was "shiny" when she was younger, and she took offense]]).
18th Feb '17 4:38:55 PM RayAP9
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* TheBigDamnKiss: Steve invites "sexually curious home-schooled girl" [[BitCharacter Lolo Fuentes]] to a party he's throwing for unpopular kids. When she shows up, she shows her gratitude with a kiss so epic that they fall into, and destroy, several objects. The trope is {{discussed|trope}} later:
-->'''Lolo:''' Steve, come downstairs so we can keep making out and breaking things.
7th Feb '17 10:07:09 AM Gosicrystal
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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney

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* ByNoIMeanYes: When Roger and Stan are competing as restaurateurs, Roger tries to steal customers from Stan by wearing a sandwich board that reads "Free refills on everything, food and drink excluded".
4th Feb '17 1:19:38 PM RayAP9
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* DisproportionateReward: In "[[ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName Holy Shit, Jeff's Back!]]", [[spoiler:the alien disguised as Jeff sacrifices his life so Jeff can live]], and he does this because Stan and his friends taught him the value of sacrifice by sharing their frozen yogurt with him when he finished his. Stan lampshades the idea:
-->'''Stan:''' Whoa, whoa. Let's slow down there. It was just a little Fro-Yo.\\
'''[[spoiler:Alien Jeff]]''': No... the gestures are equal. The universe is in balance.
1st Feb '17 4:45:07 PM RayAP9
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* DudeNotFunny: Hilariously invoked by Stan towards himself in the episode "One Little Word":
-->'''Bullock:''' What the hell happened to her?\\

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* DudeNotFunny: Hilariously invoked by Stan towards himself in on at least two occasions.
** In
the episode "One Little Word":
-->'''Bullock:''' --->'''Bullock:''' What the hell happened to her?\\[my wife]?\\


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** In "The Longest Distance Relationship" (after Stan accidentally burns down the house, hospitalizing Hayley in the process):
--->'''Stan:''' Hayley, when they told you to feel the burn, I think they were talking about exercise!\\
''[{{beat}} as Francine gives Stan a DeathGlare]''\\
'''Stan:''' I shouldn't joke about this. I did this. ''[walks away]''
26th Jan '17 7:50:35 AM TrickyTroper
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* DeathIsCheap: Klaus in "Buck, Wild" and Duper in "100 A.D." and "The Kidney Stays In The Picture".
24th Jan '17 10:13:00 PM RayAP9
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** A short list of some horrible things Roger has done in his "Ricky Spanish" persona: leaving Principal Lewis in Tijuana without ID, murdering Bullock's wife with a Japanese sword for no reason, making a friend serve life in prison, kicking an old lady in the groin, setting fire to a petting zoo, taking upskirt (up-habit?) photos of a nun, defecating ''into'' a patient during surgery, literally stealing candy from a baby, and not holding the elevator for someone.

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** A short list of some horrible things Roger has done in his "Ricky Spanish" persona: persona, as shown in interspersed flashbacks: leaving Principal Lewis in Tijuana without ID, murdering Bullock's wife with a Japanese sword for no reason, making a friend serve life in prison, kicking an old lady in the groin, setting fire to a petting zoo, taking upskirt (up-habit?) photos of a nun, defecating ''into'' a patient during surgery, literally stealing candy from a baby, and not holding the elevator for someone.someone.
** In the above-mentioned episode, Roger shares some of his other misdeeds as Ricky Spanish:
--->'''Roger:''' Carol, I robbed. Eduardo, I stabbed. Tina, I taught how to kiss. Gave her some bad information, never corrected it. She's out there darting her tongue like this. ''[quickly flicks his own tongue in an out of his mouth repeatedly]''
24th Jan '17 2:52:54 PM RayAP9
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** Francine, after Steve and Debbie break up.
** [[spoiler: Akiko and Toshi's mother, Hiko.]]
** You could count Stan's father, abandoning him and his mother to run a life of crime.
** Francine's biological parents (who briefly appeared in season 4 but have since been PutOnABus) abandon their daughter just because their flight didn't allow children on first class.

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** Francine, after Francine and Stan have shown minor abusive tendencies, but usually in offhand/throwaway jokes such as in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Smith", when Francine apparently starts to favor Steve and Debbie break up.
neglect Hayley because of the former's success at water polo.
--->'''Francine:''' ''[serving Steve breakfast]'' This is just a little thank-you for turning me into one of the cool jock parents. [...] I never thought I'd be part of their world because you and Hayley have always sucked at everything.\\
'''Hayley:''' Hey. What's for breakfast?\\
'''Francine:''' Nothin'. Beat it.
** [[spoiler: Akiko and Toshi's mother, Hiko.]]
Hiko]] is so obsessed with ensuring her children a high-quality college education that she forces them to learn skills such as violin playing and spelling, and rarely, if ever, allows them to socialize outside of school.
** You could count Stan's father, abandoning him father abandoned his family when Stan was eight years old, which traumatized Stan and all but ruined his mother to run a life of crime.
childhood.
** Francine's biological parents (who briefly appeared in season Season 4 but have since been PutOnABus) abandon completely abandoned their daughter (they simply gave her to one of the airport employees and then boarded), just because their flight didn't allow children on first class.



* {{Adorkable}}: Steve. His friends may also count.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Steve. His friends may also count.Despite [[DidNotGetTheGirl failing miserably]] for the most part in the romance department, some girls throughout the series find Steve's nerdy/dorky nature to be charming.
21st Jan '17 9:22:06 AM ranabridged
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** When Francine finds out that Stan plans to marry his dentist if she dies before him because he read that men in happy marriages remarry quickly when widowed. She gets upset and despite Stan trying act reasonably Francine gets upset decides to find a backup of her own as revenge even pettily openingly flirting with him causing Stan to dissolve his agreement with the dentist. Despite episode acknowledging that Freancine went over board it makes both her and Stan in the wrong. However when their situation is reversed in ďPortrait of Francine's GenitalsĒ when discovers that an abstract painting of Francine's genitalia is displayed in a public museum Francine ignores Stanís frustration of this as she was moved by how much people loved it but it made Stan more in the wrong by not only stealing the painting but sell. It also doesnít help that Francine and the painterís relationship was sexual (he was blind and painted by feel, while Stanís relationship with the dentist (at least on his end) was completely platonic.
19th Jan '17 1:10:12 PM RayAP9
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** Stan does this again in "Shallow Vows", when [[spoiler:Francine stops her beauty regiment so Stan will have to renew his vows to the real Francine; after deciding she's too ugly and he's too shallow, Stan tries to sneak out before Francine notices, only to make things worse by charging though seated guests, trampling the band playing music and getting a harp stuck on his foot trying to reach the car. Once in the car, ''he then gets the harp caught on the underside of the car and smashes through the seated guests, hitting several people''.]]
* EpiphanyTherapy: Most commonly used when Stan needs to [[AnAesop learn a lesson in tolerance]] - it will dawn on him in the closing moments, usually causing him to launch into a short WhoopiEpiphanySpeech on behalf of the oppressed/misunderstood group he was once prejudiced against.

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** Stan does this again in "Shallow Vows", when [[spoiler:Francine stops her beauty regiment so Stan will have to renew his vows to the real Francine; after deciding she's too ugly and he's too shallow, Stan tries to sneak out before Francine notices, only to make things worse by charging though seated guests, trampling the band playing music and getting a harp stuck on his foot trying to reach the car. Once in the car, ''he then gets the harp caught on the underside of the car and smashes through the seated guests, hitting several people''.]]
people'']].
** In "Stanny-Boy and Frantastic", Stan and Francine make friends with Tom and Cami, a couple in their 20s whose idea of fun is late-night partying, drinking, and extreme sports. When all four get together for a "nice, easy jog", it actually turns out that Tom and Cami wanted to "[[LeParkour freerun]]" from the roof of a large building. They leap gracefully from one roof to the next, as does Francine. Stan, however, crashes through a window when he doesn't get enough distance on his jump, falls flat on his back when he tries to tuck and roll after jumping back down to the ground, limps around in pain for a couple seconds, awkwardly scales a fire escape, barely makes the jump from the fire escape through an open window, and finally gets his head stuck in a banister while trying to race down a flight of stairs. The whole thing ends with Stan bleeding on the floor, covered in bruises, his shirt ripped, shards of glass sticking out of his skin, his shin bone completely broken, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and his bottle of sunscreen busted open from the fall]].
* EpiphanyTherapy: EpiphanyTherapy:
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Most commonly used when Stan needs to [[AnAesop learn a lesson in tolerance]] - it will dawn on him in the closing moments, usually causing him to launch into a short WhoopiEpiphanySpeech on behalf of the oppressed/misunderstood group he was once prejudiced against.



** Parodied when Roger claims he knows how to teach another character how to please her man then swallows a whole banana. When he notices people staring he hurriedly explains that he wasn't making a point, he was just hungry...
** Played for laughs in "For Whom The Sleigh Bell Tolls". Francine and Hayley invoke this trope and Hayley does better then the mother, resulting in Francine being offended.

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** Parodied when Roger claims he knows how declares that he's going to teach another character how Stan's mother to please her man a man, then swallows a whole banana. When he notices people staring Francine staring, he hurriedly explains that he wasn't making a point, he was just hungry...
low on potassium.
** Played for laughs in "For Whom The Sleigh Bell Tolls". Francine and Hayley invoke this trope and Hayley does better then the than her mother, resulting in Francine being offended. offended.
--->'''Roger:''' ''[produces three large candy canes]'' We can sharpen them with our mouths and make swords. Here. Just suck it till it's pointy.\\
''[all three do so, and Hayley finishes sharpening her candy cane first]''\\
'''Roger:''' Wow, Hayley-- brand new respect for you. Francine, give Hayley your candy cane.\\
'''Francine:''' Shut up. I can do it. ''[continues sucking on the candy cane]''
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