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18th Jul '16 8:36:38 PM RayAP9
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** Said word for word by Stan to Bond-girl parody Sexpun T'Come in the episode "For Black Eyes Only", after his former wife has been cloned and "Blacked up" in the words of the main antagonist, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Black Villain]].
15th Jun '16 1:41:40 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* {{Flanderization}}: Roger's antics used to be quite varied, relating to his drinking, scheming with Steve, alien biology, watching trashy reality television, etc. Now virtually everything he does is based on his role playing/dress-up obsession.
** Truthfully, he still uses his alternative roles on occasion, just his more "out-open" lifestyle requires him to use his dress-ups alongside it.
** His JerkAss traits also got Flanderized to sociopathic extremes, [[TokenEvilTeammate possibly to balance the other characters' more sympathetic qualities later on]].
** Originally, Principal Lewis had slightly quirky moments every now and then. By the sixth season, he's less a character and more a way to get his voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson to say the weirdest shit the writers can think of. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't at all a bad thing.]] In fact, this is lampshaded by Steve when Lewis offers to sell him a belt buckle depicting Tweety Bird with bloodshot eyes and a joint in his hand, saying "God is Dead". Steve finds it hard to believe that a person like him is an educator. Lewis states that his job as Principal is more administrative than educational.
*** To add on, Principal Lewis had moments where it was implied he had a checkered past, but overall was a responsible and respectable educator. But more recent seasons show him as crazy, drug abusing, and wildly irresponsible.
** Klaus has also become more of a ButtMonkey over time.

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Roger's antics used to be quite varied, relating to his drinking, scheming with Steve, alien biology, watching trashy reality television, etc. Now virtually everything he does is based on his role playing/dress-up obsession.
** *** Truthfully, he still uses his alternative roles on occasion, just his more "out-open" lifestyle requires him to use his dress-ups alongside it.
** *** His JerkAss traits also got Flanderized to sociopathic extremes, [[TokenEvilTeammate possibly to balance extremes.
** Steve's [[LovableSexManiac obsession with losing his virginity]] and [[BrattyHalfPint bratty nature]] became his defining traits by
the other characters' more sympathetic qualities 9th season.
** Francine's bitchiness borders on Lois Griffin levels in
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seasons primarily if the episode doesn't focus on her.
** Originally, Principal Brian Lewis had slightly quirky moments every now and then. was portrayed as a fairly confident educator despite having a somewhat checkered past. By the sixth season, he's often portrayed as crazy, drug abusing, and wildly irresponsible and less of a character and more a way to get his voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson to say the weirdest shit the writers can think of. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't at all a bad thing.]] In fact, this is lampshaded by Steve the show often lampshades that he shouldn't be in the occupation that he's in especially when Lewis offers they've gone as far as to sell him a belt buckle depicting Tweety Bird with bloodshot eyes and a joint in his hand, saying "God is Dead". Steve finds it hard to believe imply that he's also a person like him is an educator. Lewis states that his job as Principal is more administrative than educational.
*** To add on, Principal Lewis had moments where it was implied he had a checkered past, but overall was a responsible and respectable educator. But more recent seasons show him as crazy, drug abusing, and wildly irresponsible.
''pedophile''!
** Klaus has also become (and Hayley to a lesser degree) became more of a ButtMonkey over time.time as the show [[DemotedToExtra scaled back]] on how much screentime he would get.



*** This is one of the reasons Stan is such a designated villain as the writers regularly flanderize either Stan or someone else within the episode just so Stan can learn a lesson. For example, so Stan can learn how hard it is to live off of minimum wage, he had to lose literally a lifetime of experience of living off a budget. Later Francine is no longer BiTheWay so that Stan can learn to listen to her.

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*** This is one of ** Just like with Lewis, Bullock's CloudCuckooLander tendencies became much more profound as the reasons Stan is such series went on. To the point where in later seasons he now feels less like a designated villain as character and more like an excuse for the writers regularly flanderize either Stan or someone else within to have Patrick Stewart say the episode just so Stan can learn a lesson. For example, so Stan can learn how hard it is to live off of minimum wage, he had to lose literally a lifetime of experience of living off a budget. Later Francine is no longer BiTheWay so most insane and asinine crap that Stan they can learn think of (and expect the audience to listen to her.laugh simply because the joke is that Picard is the ones saying these lines).
8th Jun '16 8:32:58 PM RayAP9
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--->'''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."

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--->'''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."



* InsistentTerminology: During the episode "Bush Comes to Dinner", Roger and Steve think they've found Osama Bin Laden:

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** Throughout the episode "Dr. Klaustus", the titular character insists that he's not a fish; he's a man in a fish's body.
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During the episode "Bush Comes to Dinner", Roger and Steve think they've found Osama Bin Laden:
5th Jun '16 3:44:08 AM LtFedora
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** In "Rough Trade", complete with BillionsOfButtons. Stan has no hope of piloting it, since his [[AllThereInTheManual manual was destroyed by [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]]. Monkeys [[ItMakesSenseInContext with amazing hair]].

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** In "Rough Trade", complete with BillionsOfButtons. Stan has no hope of piloting it, since his [[AllThereInTheManual manual manual]] was destroyed by [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]]. Monkeys [[ItMakesSenseInContext with amazing hair]].
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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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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