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13th Apr '17 5:04:39 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: When Roger is trying to get a ride with Stan. It didn't work, so Roger flung himself at a car to get it to stop.
13th Apr '17 9:58:50 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* {{Gorn}}: Has indulged in this during the mid-2010s, 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 during since the mid-2010s, though thankfully not as much as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though early 2010s, and most of the time will tell whether or not it goes is ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' levels of going too far.
9th Apr '17 6:43:24 AM Bluecatcinema
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** In S2 Ep10 "Bush Comes To Dinner" then-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush brings this trope up to Stan after he angrily tells Hayley that she's a lost cause. Bush reveals that he was a very wild party boy when he was younger (which, sadly, is TruthInTelevision) and that Hayley, due to her rebellious ways, is not a lost cause, but is on the track to becoming President of the United States.

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** In S2 Ep10 [=Ep10=] "Bush Comes To Dinner" then-President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush brings this trope up to Stan after he angrily tells Hayley that she's a lost cause. Bush reveals that he was a very wild party boy when he was younger (which, sadly, is TruthInTelevision) and that Hayley, due to her rebellious ways, is not a lost cause, but is on the track to becoming President of the United States.



* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Francine uses this trope several times in S5 Ep07, "My Morning Straitjacket" to get Stan backstage at a concert. A montage shows her flirting and flashing her way past several levels of security (including a lesbian security guard).

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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Francine uses this trope several times in S5 Ep07, [=Ep07=], "My Morning Straitjacket" to get Stan backstage at a concert. A montage shows her flirting and flashing her way past several levels of security (including a lesbian security guard).


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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex:
** Stan is deeply arrogant and self-assured, but he puts a lot of stock into gaining the validation of others. In "I Can't Stan You", learning that he was not beloved by his neighbors as he believed he was caused him to break down, eventually driving him to have the whole neighborhood (and his family) relocated so he wouldn't have to endure their "criticisms". This trait is also brought up in "Chimdale" and "An Incident at Owl Creek", with Stan even stating in the former his belief that other people's opinions of you matter more than anything.
** Roger also suffers from this. His massive ego is easily punctured, and his sense of self-worth can be diminished by a few choice words from people he's closest to.
30th Mar '17 5:22:36 PM eroock
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* FryingPanOfDoom: Roger uses one in "Francine's Flashback" to knock out the girls because [[HeKnowsTooMuch they knew too much]].
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]].
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