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15th Nov '15 12:09:53 PM nombretomado
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** One episode has a SetBackWhatOnceWentWrong plot where it is shown that a Walter Mondale presidency would have resulted in the Soviets perpetrating a full-scale conquest of America. Stan has to help the president he idolizes, RonaldReagan, prevent this turn of history, but the method of fixing history is not one that he will enjoy...

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** One episode has a SetBackWhatOnceWentWrong plot where it is shown that a Walter Mondale presidency would have resulted in the Soviets perpetrating a full-scale conquest of America. Stan has to help the president he idolizes, RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, prevent this turn of history, but the method of fixing history is not one that he will enjoy...
11th Nov '15 8:08:35 AM MisterBeeg
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*FramingTheGuiltyParty: Sort of used in one episode, when a series of [[HilarityEnsues improbable events]] happened to make Stan look like a wife-beating child molester. Stan's solution was to find somebody who, while innocent, ''[[AssholeVictim deserved]]'' the punishment anyway. They wound up framing it on a co-worker of Roger's who had screwed him over. The fact that the police found (legal) neo-Nazi apparel--and that the detective in charge of the case was a ''Holocaust survivor''--was a rather handy bonus.
** Another bonus: Stan specifically describes his plan in a way that seems to point to the U.S. overthrowing [[RealLife Saddam Hussein]], who likewise deserved to get overthrown even though he was innocent of the specific crime he was accused of.
17th Oct '15 3:14:13 PM dakln
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* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: In one episode, Stan is sent to the past to discover the true meaning of Christmas, but it goes awry when he tries to fix the problem himself. While in the past, he manages to bump into Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, '''AND''' Martin Scorsese '''in the same day'''
** Justified, since he believes Jane Fonda ruined Christmas with the start of political correctness, and goes to Hollywood to kill her.
26th Sep '15 5:11:07 AM rafi
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* FrenchMaidOutfit: Francine wears one in "A Smith in the Hand". A blonde stripper wears a similar outfit to Francine's in "Stan Knows Best".
19th Sep '15 10:42:32 AM RayAP9
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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Stan is at a nightclub trying to pick up women in the episode "When a Stan Loves a Woman" ([[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine had divorced him so he could have sex with another woman]]]]):
-->'''Stan:''' ''[sees a beautiful woman]'' Target identified. Time to turn on the charm. ''[walks up to her]''\\

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: ImmediateSelfContradiction:
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Stan is at a nightclub trying to pick up women in the episode "When a Stan Loves a Woman" ([[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine had divorced him so he could have sex with another woman]]]]):
-->'''Stan:''' --->'''Stan:''' ''[sees a beautiful woman]'' Target identified. Time to turn on the charm. ''[walks up to her]''\\


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** During the episode "Dungeons and Wagons":
--->'''Klaus:''' Please, let me play!\\
'''Steve:''' I don't think you're ready yet.\\
'''Klaus:''' Not ready? I've been watching you for four years!\\
'''Steve:''' Night time! ''[places a sheet over Klaus' fishbowl]''\\
'''Klaus:''' I'm not a parrot! That trick won't work on-- ''[snores]''
18th Sep '15 5:33:17 AM RayAP9
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: While Stan doesn't exactly treat Francine brilliantly a lot of the time, whenever he believes she may be happier with someone else he is willing to let her go. [[StatusQuoIsGod Naturally it always works out however]].

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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
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While Stan doesn't exactly treat Francine brilliantly a lot of the time, whenever he believes she may be happier with someone else he is willing to let her go. [[StatusQuoIsGod Naturally it always works out however]].however]].
** Hayley plays this trope straight when [[spoiler:Snot (believe it or not)]] breaks up with her.



** Taken to literal lengths by Francine towards Stan, who has amnesia, in the episode "The Boring Identity". To help Stan remember that he works for the CIA, she attempts to trigger his self-defense instincts... by pummeling him with punches and kicks, hoping that he'll fight back on reflex alone.

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** Taken to literal lengths by Francine towards Stan, who has amnesia, in the episode "The Boring Identity". To help Stan remember that he works for the CIA, she attempts to trigger his self-defense instincts... by pummeling him with punches and kicks, hoping that he'll fight back on reflex alone. [[spoiler:He doesn't, and the guests at the event they're attending are horrified at Francine's beatdown on Stan]].



''(the detective takes half a minute confirming that the body is visible from where Steve is standing)''\\

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''(the ''[the detective takes half a minute confirming that the body is visible from where Steve is standing)''\\standing]''\\



* IdiotBall: In "Stannie Get Your Gun," Stan stages a robbery at the house to motivate Hayley into firing a gun. It all goes smoothly...until Stan and the "robber" celebrate their successful ploy right in front of the house. Where Hayley can clearly see and hear them.
** In "Stan of Arabia", Francine goes to jail for a variety of Muslim related charges (revealing too much skin, singing, dancing etc) ALL of which could have been easily avoided had Francine retained some of that common sense [[OnlySaneMan she]] usually has

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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In "Stannie Get Your Gun," Stan stages a robbery at the house to motivate Hayley into firing a gun. It all goes smoothly...until Stan and the "robber" celebrate their successful ploy right in front of the house. Where Hayley can clearly see and hear them.
** In "Stan of Arabia", Francine goes to jail for a variety of Muslim related charges (revealing too much skin, singing, dancing etc) ALL of which could have been easily avoided had Francine retained some of that common sense [[OnlySaneMan she]] usually hashas.



* ImagineSpot: Director Bullock has one of these in the season five episode, G-String Circus:
--> '''Bullock''': ''[to Stan]'' The "C" in "CIA" doesn't stand for "crestfallen." ''[to himself]'' [[CuteKitten But what if it stood for cat?]]
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Stan is at a nightclub trying to pick up women in the episode "When a Stan Loves a Woman" ([[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine had divorced him so he could have sex with another woman]]]]):
-->'''Stan:''' ''[sees a beautiful woman]'' Target identified. Time to turn on the charm. ''[walks up to her]''\\
'''Woman:''' Hi, I'm--\\
'''Stan:''' INTERCOURSE! I'M GOING TO HAVE INTERCOURSE WITH YOU!
* IncestSubtext: Hoooo boy. Virtually every member of the Smith household has had at least one scene built on this trope, and more often than not it's a great deal more than subtext. Comes to a head in "Virtual In-Stan-ity" when [[spoiler: Stan takes control of a (robot) girl's body and tries to sleep with Steve (!) to get closer to him]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Hayley coughs early in "Tears of a Clooney"; minutes later[[note]]Minutes from our perspective, [[TimeSkip months from theirs]][[/note]], she is suddenly stricken with cancer (though she ultimately beats it).



* InformedAbility: Roger has a Masters degree in City Planning. He can tell you where to build a convention center, but can't tell when he's being played for a fool by a fish.



* InsistentTerminology: During the episode "Bush Comes to Dinner", Roger and Steve think they've found Osama Bin Laden:
-->'''Roger:''' Where are you hiding Osama?! We broke the code; we know he's here!\\
'''Danny:''' I don't know what you're talking about! I'm a med student at Georgetown!\\
'''Roger:''' Well, terrorist, you leave us no choice. We will now torture you... in my ''backless chair.''\\
'''Steve:''' ... that's a stool.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[slaps Steve]'' It's a backless chair! Don't diminish my invention!
* ImagineSpot: Director Bullock has one of these in the season five episode, G-String Circus:
--> '''Bullock''': ''[to Stan]'' The "C" in "CIA" doesn't stand for "crestfallen." ''[to himself]'' [[CuteKitten But what if it stood for cat?]]
* IncestSubtext: Hoooo boy. Virtually every member of the Smith household has had at least one scene built on this trope, and more often than not it's a great deal more than subtext. Comes to a head in "Virtual In-Stan-ity" when [[spoiler: Stan takes control of a (robot) girl's body and tries to sleep with Steve (!) to get closer to him.]]
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Hayley coughs early in ''Tears of a Clooney''; minutes later, she is suddenly stricken with cancer (though she ultimately beats it).
** Minutes from our perspective, [[TimeSkip months from theirs]].
* InformedAbility: Roger has a Masters degree in City Planning. He can tell you where to build a convention center, but can't tell when he's being played for a fool by a fish.



* InsistentTerminology: During the episode "Bush Comes to Dinner", Roger and Steve think they've found Osama Bin Laden:
-->'''Roger:''' Where are you hiding Osama?! We broke the code; we know he's here!\\
'''Danny:''' I don't know what you're talking about! I'm a med student at Georgetown!\\
'''Roger:''' Well, terrorist, you leave us no choice. We will now torture you... in my ''backless chair.''\\
'''Steve:''' ... that's a stool.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[slaps Steve]'' It's a backless chair! Don't diminish my invention!



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Lampshaded in ''For Black Eyes Only'', the sequel episode to ''Tearjerker''. Black Villain has Stan all tied up on a conveyor belt, and casually asks him if he wants to hear about his convoluted evil plan before he kills him. Stan eagerly says "Sure!", and Black Villain turns on a video at a conveniently placed TV next to him.

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Lampshaded in ''For "For Black Eyes Only'', Only", the sequel episode to ''Tearjerker''. Black Villain has Stan all tied up on a conveyor belt, and casually asks him if he wants to hear about his convoluted evil plan before he kills him. Stan eagerly says "Sure!", and Black Villain turns on a video at a conveniently placed TV next to him.
16th Aug '15 1:11:00 PM RayAP9
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Stan makes Steve participate in a Vietnam War reenactment in order to make him sing the National Anthem with more passion. After the reenactment, Steve starts acting as if he actually fought in the War when he suffers from "war flashbacks".

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: FelonyMisdemeanor:
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Stan makes Steve participate in a Vietnam War reenactment in order to make him sing the National Anthem with more passion. After the reenactment, Steve starts acting as if he actually fought in the War when he suffers from "war flashbacks".



-->'''Francine''': '''MY ''ROOOOOAAAAST!!!!'''''

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-->'''Francine''': --->'''Francine''': '''MY ''ROOOOOAAAAST!!!!'''''



-->'''Francine''': You're overreacting...\\

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-->'''Francine''': --->'''Francine''': You're overreacting...\\



-->'''Bullock''': They're using [our torture budget] to teach inner city kids... ''[sobbing]'' ... to read!\\

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-->'''Bullock''': --->'''Bullock''': They're using [our torture budget] to teach inner city kids... ''[sobbing]'' ... to read!\\



* {{Fetish}}: Cornerstone of any [=McFarlane=] product for quick and easy gags, some examples:

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* {{Fetish}}: Cornerstone of any [=McFarlane=] product for quick and easy gags, some examples:{{Fetish}}:



* {{Foil}}: The relationship between Steve and Roger, with Steve usually being Roger's foil. They are similar in many ways but different enough to inevitably disagree, leading to the derailment of their schemes and usually some kind of fight.

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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The relationship between Steve and Roger, with Steve usually being Roger's foil. They are similar in many ways but different enough to inevitably disagree, leading to the derailment of their schemes and usually some kind of fight.



* FormerTeenRebel: Francine is continuously shown to have been a crazy and promiscuous party girl when she was younger until she met the ultra-Conservative Stan, whereupon ThePowerOfLove made her choose a button-down life instead.

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* FormerTeenRebel: FormerTeenRebel:
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Francine is continuously shown to have been a crazy and promiscuous party girl when she was younger until she met the ultra-Conservative Stan, whereupon ThePowerOfLove made her choose a button-down life instead.



-->'''Snot:''' If only we could thank that [[ItMakesSenseInContext magic, mystery underwear salesman.]]\\

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-->'''Snot:''' If only we could thank that [[ItMakesSenseInContext magic, mystery underwear salesman.]]\\salesman]].\\



* Francine chops Stan in the nuts when the two of them playfully dash down the stairs to go answer the door. She said he answered it the last time, and it was her turn.

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* ** Francine chops Stan in the nuts when the two of them playfully dash down the stairs to go answer the door. She said he answered it the last time, and it was her turn.
16th Aug '15 1:01:13 PM RayAP9
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* TheGhost: Gwen, the biological daughter of Francine's adoptive parents. Based off what we've heard she's very attractive (Stan calls her "Hot Gwen"), but also [[BrainlessBeauty very]] [[AsianAirhead stupid]].
** She finally appears in the episode "Now and Gwen". She is indeed beautiful but more larcenous than stupid.

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* TheGhost: TheGhost:
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Gwen, the biological daughter of Francine's adoptive parents. Based off what we've heard she's very attractive (Stan calls her "Hot Gwen"), but also [[BrainlessBeauty very]] [[AsianAirhead stupid]].
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stupid]]. She finally appears in the episode "Now and Gwen". She Gwen", and is indeed beautiful but more larcenous than stupid.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Subverted in the episode "Star Trek":
-->'''Steve:''' ''[narrating]'' I had rooms filled with the finest antiquities. Rooms devoted to girl-on-girl action. ''[Steve walks into a room with two beautiful, scantily-clad women playing a game of chess]'' ... scintillating.



* GodwinsLaw: Invoked by a man who's just been framed by Stan, and revealed to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood:
--->"What do you think this is, Nazi Germany? Oh wait, that'd be AWESOME!"

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* GodwinsLaw: Invoked by a man car salesman who's just been framed by Stan, and revealed to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood:
--->"What -->'''Car salesman:''' What do you think this is, Nazi Germany? Oh wait, that'd be AWESOME!"AWESOME!



* {{Goth}}: Debbie Hyman (see PerkyGoth below) is the de facto leader of a brood of goths, who haunt a candlelit stairwell. And believe that dancing to Joy Division is enough to halt a stampede of jocks.

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* {{Goth}}: Debbie Hyman (see PerkyGoth below) is the de facto leader of a brood of goths, who haunt a candlelit stairwell. And stairwell, and believe that dancing to Joy Division is enough to halt a stampede of jocks.



** Roger: "It turns you invisible in the middle of nowhere? What good is that? Where were you when I farted at Danny's wedding?"

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** Roger: "It -->'''Roger:''' It turns you invisible in the middle of nowhere? What good is that? Where were you when I farted at Danny's wedding?"wedding?



* GretzkyHasTheBall: One newspaper gag reads "Girlfriend Dumped After Asking 'Who's in World Series Bowl?'"



-->'''Francine:''' Cup check!
-->'''Stan:''' ''[huddled over in pain on the floor]'' Punk!

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-->'''Francine:''' --->'''Francine:''' Cup check!
-->'''Stan:''' --->'''Stan:''' ''[huddled over in pain on the floor]'' Punk!



* HandWave: Stan has an extreme [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fear of seagulls]]. The plot of ''Choosey Wives Choose Smith'' requires him to interact extensively with seagulls. How to solve the problem?
--> '''Stan:''' Hey, there is good news. I overcame my fear of seagulls. ''(casually takes a bite out of a dead seagull)''
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Hayley and Jeff]]. The events of the 2010 Christmas episode indicate it may actually last.
** By the end of season 6, [[spoiler: this one has been averted and played straight in regards to [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo.]] Averted in that they're still married and have overcome a few marital issues, and played straight in that the show rarely brings up the fact that they are indeed married (on the infrequent occasions that Hayley and Jeff even appear at all). It's shown that Jeff has seemed to move in with the Smiths, and sleeps in Hayley's room, but most of the time he's nowhere to be seen.]]
* HappinessInSlavery: Paco and his '''entire family''' while working far below minimum wage in Stan's ''American Dream Factory''. Notably, the relationship changes from Stan not caring to one of great appreciation when he sees how much they love his country, whereby he decides to do them a favour.

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* HandWave: Stan has an extreme [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fear of seagulls]]. The plot of ''Choosey "Choosey Wives Choose Smith'' Smith" requires him to interact extensively with seagulls. How to solve the problem?
--> '''Stan:''' -->'''Stan:''' Hey, there is good news. I overcame my fear of seagulls. ''(casually ''[casually takes a bite out of a dead seagull)''
seagull]''
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Hayley and Jeff]]. The events of the 2010 Christmas episode indicate it may actually last.
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last.\\
\\
By the end of season 6, [[spoiler: this one has been averted and played straight in regards to [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo.]] Averted in that they're still married and have overcome a few marital issues, and played straight in that the show rarely brings up the fact that they are indeed married (on the infrequent occasions that Hayley and Jeff even appear at all). It's shown that Jeff has seemed to move in with the Smiths, and sleeps in Hayley's room, but most of the time he's nowhere to be seen.]]
* HappinessInSlavery: Paco and his '''entire family''' while working far below minimum wage in Stan's ''American "American Dream Factory''.Factory". Notably, the relationship changes from Stan not caring to one of great appreciation when he sees how much they love his country, whereby he decides to do them a favour.



--->'''Stan:''' Let me outta here! *holds up a squid* Squidface does horrible things to me during lights out! ''Unspeakable things!''

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--->'''Stan:''' Let me outta here! *holds ''[holds up a squid* dead squid]'' Squidface does horrible things to me during lights out! ''Unspeakable things!''



--> "Just look at Helen Keller. Deaf, dumb and blind, and she wrote that whole diary in her little attic during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She doesn't sound so dumb to me."
* HistoricalInJoke: Ever wondered if George Washington Carver ''really'' invented peanut butter? See ''Black Mystery Month''. There are other allusions throughout the show too, such as the truth behind Ollie North's gold, Reagan's assassination attempt and the rise and fall of disco music in the 1970s.
** Also played with in ''The Best Christmas Story Never''. Stan goes back in time to stop Creator/JaneFonda from ruining Christmas and inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events which leads to America being taken over by the Soviets. To put the timeline right, he must [[spoiler:shoot President Reagan]].

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--> "Just -->'''Stan:''' Just look at Helen Keller. Deaf, dumb and blind, and she wrote that whole diary in her little attic during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She doesn't sound so dumb to me."
me.
* HistoricalInJoke: HistoricalInJoke:
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Ever wondered if George Washington Carver ''really'' invented peanut butter? See ''Black "Black Mystery Month''.Month". There are other allusions throughout the show too, such as the truth behind Ollie North's gold, Reagan's assassination attempt and the rise and fall of disco music in the 1970s.
** Also played with in ''The "The Best Christmas Story Never''.Never". Stan goes back in time to stop Creator/JaneFonda from ruining Christmas and inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events which leads to America being taken over by the Soviets. To put the timeline right, he must [[spoiler:shoot President Reagan]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In one episode, Hayley needs internship credits and works at Roger's bar in the attic; when Roger refuses to sign her papers, the two get into an InstantCostumeChange battle, rapidly cycling through personas. Hayley resolves the conflict by dressing as Roger and saying "I'll never sign your form, Hayley!", prompting Roger to dress as Hayley and say "Well then I'll just forge your signature!" After she walks off with the signed form, Roger asks "What just happened? Did I win?"

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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In one episode, Hayley needs internship credits and works at Roger's bar in the attic; when Roger refuses to sign her papers, the two get into an InstantCostumeChange battle, rapidly cycling through personas. Hayley resolves the conflict by dressing as Roger and saying "I'll never sign your form, Hayley!", prompting Roger to dress as Hayley and say "Well then I'll just forge your signature!" After she walks off with the signed form, Roger asks "What just happened? Did I win?"



* {{Homage}}: Steve's plan in ''Bar Mitzvah Shuffle'' is presented in the exact same fashion as plans are presented in ''OceansEleven''.
** The poison drinking scene in ''With Friends Like Steve's'' is a direct nod to ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
** In ''I Can't Stan You'', Stan sends people to the [[TwilightZone corn field]] motel when he overhears them criticizing him.
** The plot of ''Hot Water'' references ''LittleShopOfHorrors'', made obvious by the name of the store Stan buys the tub from - Little Shop Of Hot Tubs.
* HouseWife: Francine is an extreme parody of this. In the Thanksgiving episode she was obsessed with having the most number of burners on her stove, and upon entering an enormous magnificent mansion, all she can think about are the burners.

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* {{Homage}}: {{Homage}}:
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Steve's plan in ''Bar "Bar Mitzvah Shuffle'' Shuffle" is presented in the exact same fashion as plans are presented in ''OceansEleven''.
''Film/OceansEleven''.
** The poison drinking scene in ''With "With Friends Like Steve's'' Steve's" is a direct nod to ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
** In ''I "I Can't Stan You'', You", Stan sends people to the [[TwilightZone corn field]] motel when he overhears them criticizing him.
** The plot of ''Hot Water'' "Hot Water" references ''LittleShopOfHorrors'', made obvious by the name of the store Stan buys the tub from - Little Shop Of Hot Tubs.
* HouseWife: {{Housewife}}: Francine is an extreme parody of this. In the Thanksgiving episode she was obsessed with having the most number of burners on her stove, and upon entering an enormous magnificent mansion, all she can think about are the burners.



-->'''Francine''': ''(Hugging Roger)'' Oh, Roger! You're back.\\

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-->'''Francine''': ''(Hugging Roger)'' ''[hugging Roger]'' Oh, Roger! You're back.\\



* HughMann: After tricking Stan into switching bodies in "Da Flippity-Flop," Klaus claims that he'll be able to flawlessly impersonate him. However, after saying only "Hi!" to Francine and Hayley, they immediately know what's happened.
* HumongousMecha: In ''Rough Trade'', complete with BillionsOfButtons. Which Stan has no hope of piloting - it was AllThereInTheManual, but that was destroyed by [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]]. Monkeys with amazing hairstyles. [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext You heard me.]]
** Francine has also has an encounter with one in ''1600 Candles'' when she [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJpV9AkGimQ uses brownies as leverage and excites Stan's co-worker.]]

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* HughMann: After tricking Stan into switching bodies in "Da Flippity-Flop," Flippity-Flop", Klaus claims that he'll be able to flawlessly impersonate him. However, after saying only "Hi!" to Francine and Hayley, they immediately know what's happened.
* HumongousMecha: HumongousMecha:
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In ''Rough Trade'', "Rough Trade", complete with BillionsOfButtons. Which Stan has no hope of piloting - it was AllThereInTheManual, but that it, since his [[AllThereInTheManual manual was destroyed by [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]]. Monkeys [[ItMakesSenseInContext with amazing hairstyles. [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext You heard me.]]
hair]].
** Francine has also has an encounter with one in ''1600 Candles'' "1600 Candles" when she [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJpV9AkGimQ uses brownies as leverage and excites Stan's co-worker.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Francine]] uses one to fight [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext Stan's teenage female avatar]]]] during the episode "Virtual In-Stanity".



** Even brought back up in their own episode "The Case of Grandpa’s Key"; Stan plays a CompositeCharacter of Wheels and The Legman. Since he is Steve’s dad and he rides a novelty unicycle, he names his character ''[[PunnyName Poppa]] [[VisualPun Wheelie.]]''
* HypocriticalHumor: [[FatIdiot Barry]] has commented on Debbie's weight a few times and once said that fat people disgusted him.
** "We get it! You're a Jewish farmer!" Says Toshi, whose entire bit of humor centers around him playing out every Japanese stereotype imaginable.
** "A world without children. Future generations will thank us."
** Hayley herself is NotSoDifferent from her dad in the early seasons. In one episode, she complains about how the mall is making people materialistic, greedy, and corporate as she complains it in her blackberry.
** In "Stannie Get Your Gun," Stan and his NRA buddies recite a pledge about how they will always be vigilant in protecting their neighbors, while Terry is outside pleading for help as someone makes away with his CD collection.

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* HypocriticalHumor:
** Even brought back up in their own episode "The Case of Grandpa’s Key"; Stan plays a CompositeCharacter of Wheels and The Legman. Since he is Steve’s dad and he rides a novelty unicycle, he names his character ''[[PunnyName Poppa]] [[VisualPun Wheelie.]]''
* HypocriticalHumor:
[[FatIdiot Barry]] has commented on Debbie's weight a few times and once said that fat people disgusted him.
** "We get it! You're a Jewish farmer!" Says says Toshi, whose entire bit of humor centers around him playing out every Japanese stereotype imaginable.
** "A world without children. Future generations will thank us."
** Hayley herself is NotSoDifferent from her dad in the early seasons. In one episode, she complains about how the mall is making people materialistic, greedy, and corporate as she complains it in demands that the family text her blackberry.
on her sidekick when they're done shopping.
** In "Stannie Get Your Gun," Gun", Stan and his NRA buddies recite a pledge about how they will always be vigilant in protecting their neighbors, while Terry is outside pleading for help as someone makes away with his CD collection.



* IBangedYourMom: Used as a RunningGag when Stan becomes Steve's bully to toughen him up. Done to the point that even the mother does it referring to herself.

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* IBangedYourMom: Used as a RunningGag when Stan becomes Steve's bully to toughen him up. Done to the point that even the mother Francine does it it, referring to herself.



-->'''Francine:''' ''"Oh, has my pie fairy godmother finally arrived? ...Hayley?"''\\
'''Hayley:''' ''"Mom! It's not what it looks like.. Uhh, I was cooking meth!"''\\
'''Francine:''' ''"Oh really? Then where's your muriatic acid?"''
** In ''Phantom Of The Telethon'', when Stan and co get excited about torturing a terrorist:

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-->'''Francine:''' ''"Oh, Oh, has my pie fairy godmother finally arrived? ...Hayley?"''\\
arrived? ... Hayley?\\
'''Hayley:''' ''"Mom! Mom! It's not what it looks like.. Uhh, like. I was cooking meth!"''\\
meth!\\
'''Francine:''' ''"Oh Oh really? Then where's your muriatic acid?"''
acid?
** In ''Phantom "Phantom Of The Telethon'', Telethon", when Stan and co get excited about torturing a terrorist:



'''Saunders''': ''I wanna slather him in oil and make love to him all night long!'' [he realizes people are looking] Oh, [[FridgeLogic I'm on the phone.]]

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'''Saunders''': ''I '''Sanders''': I wanna slather him in oil and make love to him all night long!'' [he long! ''[he realizes people are looking] looking]'' Oh, [[FridgeLogic I'm on the phone.]]



* IHaveNoSon: Stan disowns Steve upon realizing that he is a total {{Geek}}.

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* IHaveNoSon: IHaveNoSon:
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Stan disowns Steve upon realizing that he is a total {{Geek}}.{{Geek}}. He's also done the same to Hayley more than once.



* InsistentTerminology: During the episode "Bush Comes to Dinner", Roger and Steve think they've found Osama Bin Laden:
-->'''Roger:''' Where are you hiding Osama?! We broke the code; we know he's here!\\
'''Danny:''' I don't know what you're talking about! I'm a med student at Georgetown!\\
'''Roger:''' Well, terrorist, you leave us no choice. We will now torture you... in my ''backless chair.''\\
'''Steve:''' ... that's a stool.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[slaps Steve]'' It's a backless chair! Don't diminish my invention!



--> ''Bullock'': [To Stan] The C in CIA doesn't stand for crestfallen. [To himself] [[CuteKitten But what if it stood for cat?]]

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--> ''Bullock'': [To Stan] '''Bullock''': ''[to Stan]'' The C "C" in CIA "CIA" doesn't stand for crestfallen. [To himself] "crestfallen." ''[to himself]'' [[CuteKitten But what if it stood for cat?]]



* InkSuitActor: Avery Bullock looks more than a little like Creator/PatrickStewart. [[CaptainObvious And you'd never guess]] [[DeadpanSnarker who voices him]].

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* InkSuitActor: InkSuitActor:
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Avery Bullock looks more than a little like Creator/PatrickStewart. [[CaptainObvious And you'd never guess]] [[DeadpanSnarker who voices him]].



* InnocentInnuendo: Or not so innocent. When Stan's teammate, Jim, uses his TheCasanova skills to seduce his way out of the bad guys' hideout and to safety. When Stan gets home, he hugs his wife.
-->'''Stan (still hugging):''' If I smell at all like sex, it's because of Jim.\\
'''(Francine opens her eyes and gets an ''odd'' look on her face)'''\\

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* InnocentInnuendo: Or not so innocent. InnocentInnuendo:
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When Stan's teammate, Jim, uses his TheCasanova skills to seduce his way out of the bad guys' hideout and to safety. When Stan gets home, he hugs his wife.
-->'''Stan (still hugging):''' --->'''Stan:''' ''[still hugging]'' If I smell at all like sex, it's because of Jim.\\
'''(Francine ''[Francine opens her eyes and gets an ''odd'' look on her face)'''\\face]''\\



** "This is the only photo from our honeymoon where you can't see Vag. [beat] Ah, Vag, the little island boy who served as our tour guide."
** In ''Stanny Tendergrass'' Steve throws out half of a can of soda and tries to justify it:

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** "This From "Francine's Flashback":
--->'''Stan:''' This
is the only photo from our honeymoon where you can't see Vag. [beat] Ah, Vag, the little island boy who served as our tour guide."
** In ''Stanny Tendergrass'' "Stanny Tendergrass" Steve throws out half of a can of soda and tries to justify it:



* InterspeciesRomance: Hayley and Reginald The Koala. Roger and [[spoiler: Kim Kardashian the alien]].

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* InterspeciesRomance: InterspeciesRomance:
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Hayley and Reginald The Koala. Roger and [[spoiler: Kim Kardashian the alien]].



* IntoxicationEnsues: During a daring escape [[spoiler: from a burning barn full of dope]] in ''Joint Custody'' this happens to Stan and Roger, who ride out the episode with some [[HilarityEnsues hilarious stoner behaviour]], and manage to resolve the plot by accident.
* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: One episode has a SetBackWhatOnceWentWrong plot where it is shown that a Walter Mondale presidency would have resulted in the Soviets perpetrating a full-scale conquest of America. Stan has to help the president he idolizes, RonaldReagan, prevent this turn of history, but the method of fixing history is not one that he will enjoy...
** In another episode, a cyborg Stan from the future mentions that Canada and Mexico will team-up to invade the US.

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* IntoxicationEnsues: During a daring escape [[spoiler: from a burning barn full of dope]] in ''Joint Custody'' "Joint Custody" this happens to Stan and Roger, who ride out the episode with some [[HilarityEnsues hilarious stoner behaviour]], and manage to resolve the plot by accident.
* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: InvadedStatesOfAmerica:
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One episode has a SetBackWhatOnceWentWrong plot where it is shown that a Walter Mondale presidency would have resulted in the Soviets perpetrating a full-scale conquest of America. Stan has to help the president he idolizes, RonaldReagan, prevent this turn of history, but the method of fixing history is not one that he will enjoy...
** In another episode, a cyborg Stan from the future mentions that Canada and Mexico will team-up team up to invade the US.
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** Francine angrily questions "Hayley [[spoiler:EmbarrassingMiddleName Dreamsmasher]] Smith"'s excessive piercings in "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold".

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** Francine angrily questions addresses her daughter as "Hayley [[spoiler:EmbarrassingMiddleName Dreamsmasher]] [[spoiler:[[EmbarrassingMiddleName Dreamsmasher]]]] Smith"'s excessive piercings in "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold".
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