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31st Jan '17 7:10:06 PM RayAP9
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** In "Honey, I'm Homeland", [[spoiler:Hayley]] tries to break [[spoiler:Stan's radical anti-capitalist brainwashing by reminding him of times that she pissed him off with her leftist, hippie lifestyle, such as when she filled his gas tank with sugar so he'd be forced to bike to work, and when, for Career Day, she told her class that he introduced crack and AIDS to the ghetto]].



** 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]].

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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, alone ("[[GenreSavvy Like]] in Film/TheBourneIdentity!"). [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy He doesn't]], and the guests at the event wedding they're attending are horrified at Francine's beatdown on Stan]].
31st Jan '17 6:55:19 PM TrickyTroper
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* {{Hypocrite}}: In "100 A.D.", Francine is beyond pissed off when she finds out that [[spoiler:Jeff Fischer is willing to break up with Hayley for $50,000]]. In a previous episode ("Chimdale"), Francine almost let Hayley ''die'' for $18,000.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In "100 A.D.", Francine is beyond pissed off when she finds out that [[spoiler:Jeff Fischer is willing to break up with Hayley for $50,000]]. In a previous episode ("Chimdale"), Francine almost let Hayley ''die'' for $18,000.$1,800.
30th Jan '17 12:09:17 PM RayAP9
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** {{Discussed|Trope}} in the episode "Vision: Impossible", after Roger [[spoiler:gains psychic powers, and his desire for the family to take him seriously come to fruition]].
--->'''Roger:''' Well, I wanted them to listen to me. Didn't work out so well, though, did it? No, sir. [[AesopAmnesia There might be a lesson to learn from this]] [[LampshadeHanging if I were the kind of guy who could learn lessons]].
27th Jan '17 1:12:22 PM RayAP9
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* GoneHorriblyRight:
** In "The Boring Identity", Francine [[spoiler:gets Stan to act kinder and more sensitive by telling him that he's a wonderfully nice person (as opposed to the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, at best, that he really is) after he suffers from amnesia]]. The plan works perfectly... [[spoiler:until Stan breaks up with Francine because he feels they're not compatible]].
** "The Missing Kink" focuses on Francine's attempts to open Stan's mind sexually after he refuses to spank her in bed because it's "sinful." [[spoiler:She succeeds, and Stan becomes crazed with sexual passion to the point where there's apparently nothing he won't try]].
--->'''Stan:''' I've got to bring Francine home and let her know I've found my kink!\\
'''Roger:''' I'm proud of you, Stan. So, which kink is it?\\
'''Stan:''' [[spoiler:All of them]]!\\
'''Roger:''' Uh-oh.



* {{Gorn}}: Has indulged in this as of late, though thankfully not as much as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though time will tell whether or not it goes too far.

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* {{Gorn}}: Has indulged in this as of late, during the mid-2010s, though thankfully not as much as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though time will tell whether or not it goes too far.
24th Jan '17 6:43:38 AM notShemp
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* GentleTouchVsFirmHand:
** Season 6 "Son of Stan", follows this conflict point by point when Stan and Francine fight over how to raise Steve. They decide things by creating a clone of Steve called Stevearino and raising each their way. Under Francine's lenience, Steve becomes a {{lazy|bum}}, {{ungrateful|bastard}}, {{entitled|bastard}} JerkAss, while under Stan's hardness, Stevearino becomes a murderous psychopath. Naturally, the two come to see the value in each others' parenting style, and agree to work together more.
** Season 7 "Gorillas in the Mist" sees Stan deciding to go the excessively Gentle Touch route and treat Steve as more of a buddy than a son. Eventually, he learns that parents cannot afford to be BetterAsFriends with their kid, since they have to shape their well-being, and regains his Firm Hand.
8th Jan '17 10:40:24 AM RayAP9
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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: In "The Vacation Goo", Francine thinks the fact that [[DidNotGetTheGirl Steve]] has an attractive girlfriend is proof that she's [[DreamSequence not in the real world]].
24th Nov '16 5:32:17 PM RayAP9
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* GilliganCut: In the episode "Kiss Kiss, Cam Cam", Stan and Francine attend a baseball game together, but have trouble finding things they both like at the concession stand.
-->'''Francine:''' How about these gender-neutral pink baseball caps?\\
'''Stan:''' ''[laughs]'' You're hilarious! ''[continues laughing]''\\
''[cut to Stan and Francine in their seats, each wearing one of the pink caps]''
18th Nov '16 7:48:52 PM RayAP9
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* GibberishOfLove: In "The Scarlett Getter", Stan meets his very attractive former colleague Scarlett Reynolds after 20 years without having seen her. He's so enamored with her that most of what he says to her consists of nonsense and/or disparaging comments about his wife Francine and their marriage:
-->'''Scarlett:''' Are you still working at the CIA?\\
'''Stan:''' Hardly working or am I hard? I'm hard! How are you?\\
'''Scarlett:''' Great. I left the agency after boot camp, and I know I work in the private sector.\\
'''Stan:''' ''[laughs nervously]'' Privates!\\
'''Scarlett:''' You look great. We've gotta catch up!\\
'''Stan:''' Come over for dinner! I'm married, but most people get divorced these days! ''[laughs nervously]''
15th Nov '16 7:00:47 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** In the pilot episode, they were used to provide random gags in the same fashion as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; luckily, after that episode, the writers banned cutaways in an effort to both distinguish the series from its predecessor and to focus on more character-based humor. It worked...though starting with Season 8's "Naked to the Limit, One More Time", later episodes would slip back into the kind of bizarre non sequiturs that ''Family Guy'' was known for (cf. the Pizza Poppers commercial on "A Boy Named Michael")

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** In the pilot episode, they were used to provide random gags in the same fashion as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; luckily, after that episode, the writers banned cutaways in an effort to both distinguish the series from its predecessor and to focus on more character-based humor. It worked...though starting with Season 8's "Naked to Though somewhere around either the Limit, One More Time", 7th or 8th seasons, later episodes would slip back into the kind of bizarre non sequiturs that ''Family Guy'' was known for (cf. (such as the Pizza Poppers commercial on "A Boy Named Michael")Michael" and Oh Mama! on "Fight and Flight").
31st Oct '16 3:39:34 PM RayAP9
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** The episode "Daddy Queerest" sees Stan [[spoiler:reveal to Terry's homophobic father that Terry is gay. Terry, in response to being outed, faints in a stereotypically feminine fashion, and Stan, drunk off his ass, calls him out on it]].
-->'''Stan:''' That's not how a straight guy faints. This is how a straight guy faints! ''[{{faceplant}}s]''
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