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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]''
31st Oct '16 3:29:53 PM RayAP9
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* {{Fainting}}:
** In the episode "Roger Passes the Bar", an attractive young woman named Charlotte comes to the Smiths' door. She tells Steve (and his friends) that she's legally required to inform her new neighbors that she's a registered sex offender. In her own words, she's done "an insane amount of stuff [with boys]."
-->'''Toshi:''' ''[in Japanese, subtitled]'' Are we talking online or the real deal?\\
'''Charlotte:''' ''[in Japanese, subtitled]'' As real as snow melting on bamboo.\\
'''Toshi:''' ''[faints]''
** Towards the end of "A Jones for a Smith", [[spoiler:Stan costs Steve a chance to be with a beautiful girl in his class named Jeanine. Her father orders Steve and his family to leave their house after Stan ruins dinner, and Jeanine shows them out by bending her leg around the back of her neck and pointing out the exit with her foot]]. Steve immediately faints.
22nd Oct '16 3:13:14 PM Arcana4th
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** "Independent Movie" is a bit of this and a bit of DeconstructiveParody to American independent movies. They use tropes and cliche plots(the plot of the story being basically Steve and his friends decide to take Snot in a road trip to get to his distant father's funeral) to play with them, but also takes it's care including shots and sequences that wouldn't be in any other episode but this one.
15th Oct '16 1:26:41 PM BatmanKalEl
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* JockDadNerdSon: A constant source of contention between Steve and Stan Smith. Stan constantly tries to help his son with various "masculine" activities [[spoiler:to avoid letting Steve repeat the same poor experience Stan had in high school.]] In fact, both provide the image page of this trope.



* JockDadNerdSon: A constant source of contention between Steve and Stan Smith. Stan constantly tries to help his son with various "masculine" activities [[spoiler:to avoid letting Steve repeat the same poor experience Stan had in high school.]] In fact, both provide the image page of this trope.
15th Oct '16 1:24:32 PM BatmanKalEl
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* JockDadNerdSon: A constant source of contention between Steve and Stan Smith. Stan constantly tries to help his son with various "masculine" activities [[spoiler:to avoid letting Steve repeat the same poor experience Stan had in high school.]] In fact, both provide the image page of this trope.
20th Aug '16 9:18:50 PM RayAP9
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* {{Hentai}}: Referenced in the episode ''Iced, Iced Babies'', where [[spoiler:Stan goes to have a vasectomy from a Japanese company, and is asked if he wants to bank some sperm just in case; in addition to a sample cup,]] Stan is offered two magazines: "[[BuxomIsBetter Buxom Octopus Woman]]" and "[[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Disobedient School Prefect]]".

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Referenced in the episode ''Iced, Iced Babies'', where [[spoiler:Stan goes to have a vasectomy from a Japanese company, and is asked if he wants to bank some sperm just in case; in addition to a sample cup,]] Stan is offered two magazines: "[[BuxomIsBetter Buxom Octopus Woman]]" and "[[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Disobedient School Prefect]]".


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* HighlyConspicuousUniform: Stan, in a strange variation. He doesn't wear non-camouflaged clothes when the opposite would be appropriate; he wears camouflage or monochrome uniforms in situations during which they don't help at all. Stan is married to his job, so it comes through in his everyday life when he sometimes dresses like a soldier to accomplish mundane tasks. In the episode "Widowmaker", for example, he changes into an all-black sneaking suit with a balaclava while trying to avoid being seen by Francine and her friend while they're talking in the kitchen, even though it's the middle of the day. Unsurprisingly, Francine notices Stan in the room without even looking in his direction.
14th Aug '16 8:49:29 PM RayAP9
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* GunTwirling:
** Of all the characters in the show to employ this trope, it's not the {{trigger happy}} Stan or any of his CIA co-workers. In the episode "Lincoln Lover", [[CampGay Greg]] performs a song and dance about how people such as himself can be both gay and Republican. He twirls revolvers that he uses to light a candle, explaining that, per the theme of the song, he likes guns (Republican values) and also scented candles (gay culture values).
** Roger goes through a "fashion montage" in the episode "Joint Custody", trying to decide which alien bounty hunter character he should use while hunting down Jeff. He dresses up as [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett, Greedo]], and a Franchise/{{Predator}}. While dressed as Boba Fett, he twirls his gun while looking at himself in the mirror.
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