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18th Aug '16 7:50:29 PM RayAP9
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Stan names this trope in S1 Ep04, "Francine's Flashback", when Francine, suffering from LaserGuidedAmnesia, thinks she's back in college and steals Jeff away from Hayley, resulting in this exchange.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Stan names name-drops this trope in S1 Ep04, "Francine's Flashback", when Francine, suffering from LaserGuidedAmnesia, thinks she's back in college and steals Jeff away from Hayley, resulting in this exchange.



* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: Inverted in the episode "Stannie Get Your Gun". After Stan is paralyzed from the neck down by a stray bullet fired by Hayley, he's not bitter at her at all, nor does he act like a jerk towards anyone. If anything, his demeanor becomes more pleasant overall after the accident. [[spoiler:He plays the trope straight during one scene in which he uses his disability to guilt-trip Hayley into being a pro-gun spokesperson with him]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not really evil per se, both [[ControlFreak Stan]] and [[SoapBoxSadie Hayley]] [[NotSoDifferent are fanatical in their political views]]. They are either [[WellIntentionedExtremist self-righteous fanatics at best]] and [[StrawHypocrite hypocrites at their worst]]. But Stan is appalled when it's revealed that Francine's biological parents left her at the airport because their flight didn't allow children (even Klaus -- who lived in Germany during its Nazi regime -- is disgusted that a couple would just abandon their baby and not feel any remorse) and Hayley herself was shocked when the group of environmentalists she joined were planning to blow up a mall (with Hayley backing out because she doesn't want to kill innocent people just to further her cause).
** Stan also got another one with Jeff's father. While it is true that Stan despises Jeff through and through, but even he is shocked that his own father not only openly mocks him all the time but also plans to FRAME him for drug smuggling, and GET the reward money from him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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While not really evil per se, both [[ControlFreak Stan]] and [[SoapBoxSadie Hayley]] [[NotSoDifferent are fanatical in their political views]]. They are either [[WellIntentionedExtremist self-righteous fanatics at best]] and [[StrawHypocrite hypocrites at their worst]]. But Stan is appalled when it's revealed that Francine's biological parents left her at the airport because their flight didn't allow children (even Klaus -- who lived in Germany during its Nazi regime -- is disgusted that a couple would just abandon their baby and not feel any remorse) and Hayley herself was shocked when the group of environmentalists she joined were planning to blow up a mall (with Hayley backing out because she doesn't want to kill innocent people just to further her cause).
** Stan also got another one with Jeff's father. While it is true that Stan despises Jeff through and through, but even he is shocked that his Jeff's own father not only openly mocks him all the time but also plans to FRAME him for drug smuggling, and GET smuggling just for the reward money from him.money.



** Discussed on multiple occasions, about Stan. Either someone will point out that Stan may be a jerk who often treats Francine like crap, but he'd never cross the line of cheating on her, or Stan himself will show disgust at being accused of cheating or having someone try to talk him into cheating.



* EvilTwin: Inverted with Stan's CIA body double. Technically, Stan would be the evil twin, although Bill begins to reveal an evil nature of his own during his second appearance on the show.

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* EvilTwin: EvilTwin:
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Inverted with Stan's CIA body double. Technically, Stan would be the evil twin, although Bill begins to reveal an evil nature of his own during his second appearance on the show.
16th Aug '16 4:04:22 PM RayAP9
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* TheDitz: Jeff's most defining character trait.

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* TheDitz: TheDitz:
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Jeff's most defining character trait.



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Stan, usually with Hayley dishing the sarcasm.

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** Barry also has flashes of ditziness, such as seeing Snot, Steve, and Toshi passing out after eating cheeseburgers Stan bought them. Barry stays conscious and tells Stan "Mine's not working" and Stan implores him to have more, which he presumably does, as he wakes up in the next scene with the others.
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm:
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Stan, usually with Hayley dishing the sarcasm.



'''Stan:''' But my daughter told me they would make me look really cool, and -- oh, I get it. She set me up. I'm stupid.

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'''Stan:''' But my daughter told me they would make me look really cool, and -- oh, I get it. She set me up. I'm stupid.\\\
'''Francine:''' I was being sarcastic! Or don't you get sarcasm, genius?\\
'''Stan:''' Oh, I think I get sarcasm. And I'm hardly a genius, but still, thank you.
6th Aug '16 8:17:27 PM RayAP9
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Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on the sides of his torso and head (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm). The aforementioned head is huge and bulbous, much like the archetypal [[TheGreys Greys]], with no ears and large, almond-shaped eyes, and according to the episode "Next of Pin", he's capable of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moulting moulting]].

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Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on the sides of his torso and head (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm). The aforementioned head is huge and bulbous, much like the archetypal [[TheGreys Greys]], with no ears and large, almond-shaped eyes, and according According to the episode "Next of Pin", he's he is capable of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moulting moulting]].
6th Aug '16 8:12:41 PM RayAP9
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* AlienAbduction: At the end of "Naked to the Limit, One More Time", [[spoiler: Roger shoves Jeff into the tractor beam of the ship sent to rescue him. His fate was shown in the episode "Lost in Space".]]



* AlienAbduction: At the end of "Naked to the Limit, One More Time", [[spoiler: Roger shoves Jeff into the tractor beam of the ship sent to rescue him. His fate was shown in the episode "Lost in Space".]]

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* AlienAbduction: At the end of "Naked to the Limit, One More Time", [[spoiler: AliensSpeakingEnglish: Zig-zagged. Roger shoves Jeff into speaks English as well as any character in the tractor beam of show, but having been on the ship sent planet for almost 70 years (he was the alien who crashed in Roswell, New Mexico), he's better equipped to rescue know the language than the people around him. His fate was shown However, other aliens (including members of Roger's species), who were presumably raised on a non-Earth planet, speak English in the episode "Lost in Space".]] Space". Also, during "Blagsnarst: A Love Story", Bullock attempts to communicate with an alien (named "Qurchhhh" [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4038860/ according to IMDB]]) who has crashed on Earth, but appears to be surprised when the alien does indeed speak English.
-->'''Bullock:''' Attention, alien creature! Do you speak English?\\
'''Qurchhhh:''' Yes!\\
'''Bullock:''' [[LampshadeHanging Really? Wow! That's weird!]]



* BizarreAlienBiology: Played for laughs; apparently, Roger's heart is in his butt, and his genitals are in his armpit. Also, in the episode "Buck, Wild", a doctor tells Roger "All your organs are wrong and scary to me. You might want to have that looked at." Additionally, Roger is ''very'' oddly proportioned. His arms are so long (and his legs so short) that he has to [[http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/9dda6846-51d3-4012-a4b8-b7d2baaf1391/85709ddd-fda6-4e15-828a-5b8f0d8013a1.jpg hold up his forearms constantly]] to keep his hands from dragging on the floor (speaking of his hands, they're pretty big-- larger than any other character's). The shape of his body has been compared to that of a pear or a bowling pin, and his pants size is 38/12. In the episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari", Stan notes that Roger's "legs are shorter than his feet."\\\
Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on the sides of his torso and head (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm). The aforementioned head is huge and bulbous, much like the archetypal [[TheGreys Greys]], with no ears and large, almond-shaped eyes.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Played for laughs; apparently, Roger's heart is in his butt, and his genitals are in his armpit. Also, in the episode "Buck, Wild", a doctor tells Roger "All your organs are wrong and scary to me. You might want to have that looked at." Additionally, Roger is ''very'' oddly proportioned. His arms are so long (and his legs so short) that he has to [[http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/9dda6846-51d3-4012-a4b8-b7d2baaf1391/85709ddd-fda6-4e15-828a-5b8f0d8013a1.jpg hold up his forearms constantly]] to keep his hands from dragging on the floor (speaking of his hands, they're pretty big-- larger than any other character's). The shape of his body has been compared to that of a pear or a bowling pin, and his pants size is 38/12.48/12. In the episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari", Stan notes that Roger's "legs are shorter than his feet."\\\
Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on the sides of his torso and head (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm). The aforementioned head is huge and bulbous, much like the archetypal [[TheGreys Greys]], with no ears and large, almond-shaped eyes.eyes, and according to the episode "Next of Pin", he's capable of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moulting moulting]].
5th Aug '16 8:48:45 AM RayAP9
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* BizarreAlienBiology:
** Played for laughs; apparently, Roger's heart is in his butt, and his genitals are in his armpit. Also, in the episode "Buck, Wild", a doctor tells Roger "All your organs are wrong and scary to me. You might want to have that looked at."\\
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Additionally, Roger is ''very'' oddly proportioned. His arms are so long (and his torso so short) that he has to hold them up constantly to keep his hands from dragging on the floor (speaking of his hands, they're pretty big-- larger than any other character's).\\
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Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on his sides (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm).\\
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Finally, in the episode "Joint Custody", Stan notes that Roger's "legs are shorter than [his] feet," and he may be right.

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* BizarreAlienBiology:
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BizarreAlienBiology: Played for laughs; apparently, Roger's heart is in his butt, and his genitals are in his armpit. Also, in the episode "Buck, Wild", a doctor tells Roger "All your organs are wrong and scary to me. You might want to have that looked at."\\
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" Additionally, Roger is ''very'' oddly proportioned. His arms are so long (and his torso legs so short) that he has to [[http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/9dda6846-51d3-4012-a4b8-b7d2baaf1391/85709ddd-fda6-4e15-828a-5b8f0d8013a1.jpg hold them up constantly his forearms constantly]] to keep his hands from dragging on the floor (speaking of his hands, they're pretty big-- larger than any other character's).\\
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character's). The shape of his body has been compared to that of a pear or a bowling pin, and his pants size is 38/12. In the episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari", Stan notes that Roger's "legs are shorter than his feet."\\\
Roger also has no nose (but still has a sense of smell), and has a set of orifices on his the sides of his torso and head (from which he occasionally expels green protoplasm).\\
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Finally, in
protoplasm). The aforementioned head is huge and bulbous, much like the episode "Joint Custody", Stan notes that Roger's "legs are shorter than [his] feet," archetypal [[TheGreys Greys]], with no ears and he may be right.large, almond-shaped eyes.
3rd Aug '16 12:00:34 PM RayAP9
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* DrivenToSuicide: In the episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari", Steve's teacher Mr. Brink kills himself by jumping out of the window after hearing Stan's monologue of wanting to kill himself.
* DrunkWithPower: ''Everyone'' who's in charge of making announcements over the intercom eventually gets drunk with power, including Steve... [[RunningGag and they always]] [[EngineeredPublicConfession forget that it's on when they go on an insulting rant]].
** ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes Especially]]'' when [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Barry]] gets a turn.

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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In the episode "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari", Steve's teacher Mr. Brink kills himself by jumping out of the window after hearing Stan's monologue of wanting to kill himself.
** In "Da Flippity Flop", after Stan refuses to give Klaus his human body, Klaus attempts to commit suicide numerous times throughout the episode, each failing hilariously, mostly because he's a fish.
** "Every Which Way But Lose" sees Stan, who is so accustomed to succeeding at everything he tries, attempting suicide when [[spoiler:his youth football team loses in a major upset to Roger's team]]. He then does the same thing at a carnival [[ComicalOverreacting when he fails to win one of the carny games]].
* DrunkWithPower: ''Everyone'' who's in charge of making announcements over the intercom eventually gets drunk with power, including Steve... [[RunningGag and they always]] [[EngineeredPublicConfession forget that it's on when they go on an insulting rant]].
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rant]]. ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes Especially]]'' when [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Barry]] gets a turn.



'''Barry:''' The drunker he gets the better I look.

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'''Barry:''' The drunker he gets gets, the better I look.
30th Jul '16 5:44:58 AM LtFedora
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** Hector Elizondo also does this in "Fart-Break Hotel."
16th Jul '16 9:23:30 PM EnigmusPrime
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* AppleOfDiscord: The Golden Turd.
16th Jul '16 9:13:02 PM RayAP9
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Roger's [[MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes life flashes before his eyes]] in "You Debt Your Life", he remembers three moments from his life: protesting the integration of The University of Alabama in the 1960s by knocking the books out of Vivian Malone's hands in front of her military escort, getting Joseph Hazelwood -- the captain of the ''Exxon Valdez'' -- drunk at the helm by making him do a beer bong, and having his Jar-Jar Binks character approved by George Lucas. He remarks afterwards that [[ComedicSociopathy he did everything perfectly]].

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A common ''American Dad!'' gag.
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When Roger's [[MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes life flashes before his eyes]] in "You Debt Your Life", he remembers three moments from his life: protesting the integration of The University of Alabama in the 1960s by knocking the books out of Vivian Malone's hands in front of her military escort, getting Joseph Hazelwood -- the captain of the ''Exxon Valdez'' -- drunk at the helm by making him do a beer bong, and having his Jar-Jar Binks character approved by George Lucas. He remarks afterwards that [[ComedicSociopathy he did everything perfectly]].



---> '''Stan:''' ''(draws a gun on Cleveland)'' Looter!\\
'''Cleveland:''' ''(draws a gun on Stan)'' Self defense!\\
'''Peter:''' ''(out of nowhere, draws [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] on both)'' [[HypocriticalHumor A black and a white talking as if it's normal!]]
* TheArtifact: Hayley, to an extent. The show was initially envisioned as a modern-day animated version of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', with ultra-conservative Stan constantly butting heads with ultra-liberal Hayley. The Hayley-Stan conflicts are there in some later episodes, but Hayley's role on the show isn't as strong as it used to be (even though she's now married to her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Jeff, and the two are now living with the Smiths).
** Lampshaded by Hayley and Klaus in one episode.
-->'''Klaus:''' ''HA-HA! I made it into the episode. PAY ME, BITCHES!''
-->'''Hayley:''' ''HA-HA! Me too!''

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---> '''Stan:''' ''(draws ''[draws a gun on Cleveland)'' Cleveland]'' Looter!\\
'''Cleveland:''' ''(draws ''[draws a gun on Stan)'' Stan]'' Self defense!\\
'''Peter:''' ''(out ''[out of nowhere, draws [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] on both)'' both]'' [[HypocriticalHumor A black and a white talking as if it's normal!]]
normal]]!
** In the episode "Killer Vacation", when Francine tries to team up with Stan and take down a dangerous war criminal disguised as the resort's activities director:
--->'''Francine:''' ''[hitting him repeatedly with a tennis racket]'' You're Goran the Mutilator! You've killed thousands of innocent people! And you're SCREWING UP MY VACATION!
* TheArtifact: Hayley, to an extent. The show was initially envisioned as a modern-day animated version of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', with ultra-conservative Stan constantly butting heads with ultra-liberal Hayley. The Hayley-Stan Hayley/Stan conflicts are there in some later episodes, but Hayley's role on the show isn't as strong as it used to be (even though she's now married to her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Jeff, and the two are now living with the Smiths).
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Smiths). Lampshaded by Hayley and Klaus in one episode.
-->'''Klaus:''' ''HA-HA! Ha ha! I made it into the episode. PAY ME, BITCHES!''
BITCHES!
-->'''Hayley:''' ''HA-HA! Ha ha! Me too!''too!
15th Jul '16 12:40:30 PM TrickyTroper
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* DisappearedDad: The Smiths' neighbor Lisa Collins is a single mother to her two children.
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