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* OpenSaysMe: If a member of the Smith family is angry and needs to get through a door, he/she ''will'' kick it in, locked or not.
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** Roger's plan in "Toy Whorey": when he's trying to get a bottle of wine that only Greg and Terry have, Roger shorts out the Smith house's power with a RubeGoldbergDevice saying the two will come over to check on them. Francine takes the wine by force, but when she grabs the corkscrew she triggers a wrecking ball that knocks her out of the way, all so Roger can eat both his steak and Francine's.

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** Roger's plan in "Toy Whorey": when he's trying to get a bottle of wine that only Greg and Terry have, Roger shorts out the Smith house's power with a RubeGoldbergDevice RubeGoldbergDevice, saying the two will come over to check on them. Francine Francine, frustrated with the unnecessary complexity of Roger's plan, simply goes to Greg and Terry's house and takes the wine by force, but when force. When she returns home and grabs the a corkscrew to open the wine, she triggers a wrecking ball that knocks her out of the way, all so Roger can eat both his steak and Francine's.



** Francine's friend in "The Kidney Stays in the Picture". It was because of her that Hayley needed a new kidney. She was also the one who convinced Francine to cheat on Stan yet at the end of the episode she gets no comeuppance.
** Francine rarely has to face the consequence of her excessive spoiling of Roger and her children. For example in "Weiner of Our Discontent", she convinced Stan that he didnít have the right to prevent Roger from having control over all human life. Francine ended up learning the error of her ways when Roger intentionally puts Stan's life in danger.

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** Francine's friend Kelly in "The Kidney Stays in the Picture". It was partially because of her that Hayley needed a new kidney. She was also the one who convinced Francine to cheat on Stan some 20-odd years before the show's timeline, yet at the end of the episode she gets no comeuppance.
** Francine rarely has to face the consequence of her excessive spoiling of Roger and her children. For example example, in "Weiner of Our Discontent", she convinced Stan that he didnít have the right to prevent Roger from having control over all human life. Francine ended up learning the error of her ways when Roger intentionally [[spoiler:intentionally puts Stan's life in danger.danger at the end of the episode]].



** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He goes along with Genevieve Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school that were missing him when he vanished due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class. He later exposes Roger and clears Hayley's name, but he himself is not punished for selling out his own sister for something ''she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didn't know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode, Stan welcomed them back into his house. However, Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is.

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** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He goes along with Genevieve Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story (the story being that he was kidnapped by Hayley Hayley) in order to get head with attention from a bunch of girls at his school that were missing him when he vanished due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class.vanished. He later exposes Roger and clears Hayley's name, but he himself is not punished for selling out his own sister for something ''she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to Stan, Steve, and Francine find them a month later later, whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didn't know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode, Stan welcomed them back into his house. However, Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is.



** [[spoiler: Miriam Bullock, off screen by Roger in his infamous Ricky Spanish persona. Lucky for him, Avery is too strung out on drugs to care when Roger later admits it to him.]]

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** [[spoiler: Miriam Bullock, off screen by Roger in his infamous Ricky Spanish persona. Lucky for him, Avery is too strung out on drugs to care when Roger later admits it to him.]]him]].



* TheKrampus: He's NotEvilJustMisunderstood. [[spoiler:Turns out that Santa Claus is the real "bad guy". He's a CorruptCorporateExecutive who makes all his money in toy shares. "Bad" children buy the most toys, and the Krampus is only trying to set them on the path to being good. Hilariously, ''Roger'' points out at the total lunacy of the situation, especially at the reveal of Santa.]]

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* TheKrampus: He's NotEvilJustMisunderstood. [[spoiler:Turns out that Santa Claus is the real "bad guy". He's a CorruptCorporateExecutive who makes all his money in toy shares. "Bad" children buy the most toys, and the Krampus is only trying to set them on the path to being good. Hilariously, ''Roger'' points out at the total lunacy of the situation, especially at the reveal of Santa.]]Santa]].



* LackOfEmpathy: Roger and Stan take this to extremes at times. Roger's mindset got screwed up psychologically the first time he felt for anyone before himself. Roger is also very casual and matter-of-fact about describing himself as a sociopath ("Cops & Roger"). Being a SethMacFarlane work however, nearly every character displays this trait at times (though it's not as prevalent here as it is on, say, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'').
** This extends to Roger's whole race apparently.

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* LackOfEmpathy: Roger and Stan take this to extremes at times. Roger's mindset got screwed up psychologically the first time he felt for anyone before himself.himself ("The One That Got Away"), and his conscience physically manifested into [[IncorruptiblePurePureness perfect, good-natured person]] who lived completely independently of Roger. Roger is also very casual and matter-of-fact about describing himself as a sociopath ("Cops & Roger"). Being a SethMacFarlane work however, nearly every character displays this trait at times (though it's not as prevalent here as it is on, say, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'').
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''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''). This also apparently extends to Roger's whole race apparently.race, as they will literally die if they try to be nice to others.



** Like father like son for Steve at times.

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** Like father father, like son for Steve at times.



** Also, Barry, from time to time, thus making it a visual pun. '''''They'll give us boo-boos on our feelings!'''''
** A strange case is Buckle, the Jewish Ex-Disney Imagineer mountain man introduced in "An Apocalypse To Remember". In his debut episode, he spoke with a normal, albeit gravely voice, but as it was revealed that [[spoiler: he went completely off the deep end spending years in isolation, away from any female contact, and being convinced that he and Hayley were supposed to repopulate the Earth after the supposed nuclear war,]] his voice is firmly established as often being no lower than a booming shout.

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** Also, Barry, from time to time, thus making it a visual pun. '''''They'll ("'''''They'll give us boo-boos on our feelings!'''''
feelings!'''''")
** A strange case is Buckle, the Jewish Ex-Disney Imagineer mountain man introduced in "An Apocalypse To Remember". In his debut episode, he spoke with a normal, albeit gravely voice, but as it was revealed that [[spoiler: he went completely off the deep end spending years in isolation, away from any female contact, and being convinced that he and Hayley were supposed to repopulate the Earth after the supposed nuclear war,]] war]], his voice is firmly established as often being no lower than a booming shout.



* LastNoteNightmare: After Stan is done singing while hallucinating (''The Magnificent Steven'') the transition back from his [[ArtShift Disney-style]] vision to the real world features a classic example.

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* LastNoteNightmare: After Stan is done singing while hallucinating (''The ("The Magnificent Steven'') Steven") the transition back from his [[ArtShift Disney-style]] vision to the real world features a classic example.



** Stan is frequently subjected to this trope. [[{{Squick}} One example]] comes from the episode "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man". In that episode, Roger was going through his reproductive cycle, and accidentally eaten all of Francine's potato salad for the pot-luck wake. Scrambling to make more, he realized he was out of mayonnaise, and had to resort to desperate measures. It was not until after the wake that Roger revealed that he made the salad, and that the secret ingredient was [[spoiler: his breast milk.]] Cue Steve, Klaus, Hayley, and Francine recoiling in horror and even vomiting from the news. But it takes Stan a full 90 seconds (the average length for a [[BreakingTheFourthWall commercial break]] to run its course) for him to realize, and take advantage, of the situation.

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** Stan is frequently subjected to this trope. [[{{Squick}} One example]] comes from the episode "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man". In that episode, Roger was going through his reproductive cycle, and had accidentally eaten all of Francine's potato salad for the a pot-luck wake. Scrambling to make more, he realized he was out of mayonnaise, and had to resort to desperate measures. It was not until after the wake that Roger revealed that he made the salad, and that the secret ingredient was [[spoiler: his breast milk.]] milk]]. Cue Steve, Klaus, Hayley, and Francine recoiling in horror and even vomiting from the news. But it takes Stan a full 90 seconds (the average length for a [[BreakingTheFourthWall commercial break]] to run its course) for him to realize, and take advantage, of the situation.



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: In S3 Ep01, "The Vacation Goo", the Smiths end up [[spoiler: engaging in cannibalism, which they discovered (after the fact) was unnecessary.]] Francine comments that nothing bonds a family like a dark, horrible secret, which presumably makes the Smiths one of the closest families on Earth.

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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: In S3 Ep01, "The Vacation Goo", the Smiths end up [[spoiler: engaging in cannibalism, which they discovered (after the fact) was unnecessary.]] unnecessary]]. Francine comments that nothing bonds a family like a dark, horrible secret, which presumably makes the Smiths one of the closest families on Earth.



'''Stan:''' Is he saying "We have caller ID?" Is he saying "Next time you kidnap Roger, don't use your cell phone?" Is that his message? ''[smiles boastfully]''\\

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'''Stan:''' Is he saying "We have caller ID?" ID"? Is he saying "Next time you kidnap Roger, don't use your cell phone?" phone"? Is that his message? ''[smiles boastfully]''\\



* LikesOlderWomen: One episode's side story was about Steve frequently making out with a friend of his grandfather's. And as turns out [[spoiler:his best friend Snot does too. The episode even ends with the two declaring that no woman will come between their friendship, right before an elderly woman walks by with an oxygen tank, whom they eagerly chase after.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Hayley in one episode when Steve is locked in Hayley's closet:

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* LikesOlderWomen: One episode's side story was about Steve frequently making out with a friend of his grandfather's. And as it turns out out, [[spoiler:his best friend Snot does too. The episode even ends with the two declaring that no woman will come between their friendship, right before an elderly woman walks by with an oxygen tank, whom they eagerly chase after.]]
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* LimitedWardrobe: ''American Dad!'' characters will wear clothes other than their normal attire [[DownplayedTrope if the situation calls for it]] (for example, the family wearing vacation clothes in the episode "Killer Vacation")]]. Otherwise, Stan's blue suit, Francine's pink dress, Hayley's black tank top/blue jeans, and Steve's red button-up shirt are par for the course. Hayley [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Hayley lampshades]] it in one episode when Steve is locked in Hayley's closet:



** Done again in "Stanny Boy And Frantastic" with Stan:

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** Done again in "Stanny Boy And and Frantastic" with Stan:



** Averted by Roger, who has so many different outfits that at one point, his entire wardrobe floods the first floor of the house.

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** Averted by Roger, who Roger is an interesting example. He has so many different personas that he often switches clothes many times during an episode, but the characters he plays appear to be limited to one set of clothing, thus playing the trope straight. When Roger isn't in disguise, he's usually naked, but when he's not dressing up as any one of his made-up personas in particular but wants to wear clothes, his outfits that at one point, his entire wardrobe floods the first floor of the house.tend to vary.



** Played straight with Hayley turning out to be a pie maker.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Stan, on several occasions, has been shown to be completely incompetent at most tasks despite working as a [=CIA=] agent; in "Fartbreak Hotel", Stan asserts that he is more than capable of dressing himself, but after Francine leaves, he realizes can't remember if navy or black socks go better with his suit ''and spends the rest of the episode trapped in his room sobbing'' '''''because he can't figure out which socks to wear.'''''
* LogicBomb: In two separate episodes[[note]]"Shallow Vows" and "I Am the Walrus", for the curious[[/note]], a Smith encounters evidence that one of Roger's personas is actually a real person with a full life; this is their reaction.

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** Played straight with Hayley [[spoiler:Hayley turning out to be a pie maker.
maker in the episode "Every Which Way But Lose"]].
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Stan, on several occasions, has been shown to be completely incompetent at most tasks despite working as a [=CIA=] agent; in "Fartbreak Hotel", Stan asserts that he is more than capable of dressing himself, but after Francine leaves, he realizes can't remember if navy or black socks go better with his suit ''and spends the rest of the episode trapped in his room sobbing'' '''''because he can't figure out which socks to wear.'''''
sobbing because of it.''
* LogicBomb: In two at least three separate episodes[[note]]"Shallow Vows" and Vows", "I Am the Walrus", for the curious[[/note]], and "The One That Got Away"[[/note]], a Smith encounters evidence that one of Roger's personas is actually a real person with a full life; this is their reaction.



** According to "Rapture's Delight", [[spoiler: Stan's vision of heaven is this, despite being dead he's still living his everyday life because it's his heart's greatest desire.]]

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** According to "Rapture's Delight", [[spoiler: Stan's vision of heaven is this, despite being dead he's still living his everyday life because it's his heart's greatest desire.]]desire]].



* LostAesop: In "Hurricane!", a running theme is how, in a crisis, Stan will make decisions that at first ''sound'' like they could work, but actually always end up making things worse. When Stan comes to realize this and has a HeroicBSOD, Klaus cheers him up by saying he's got to keep trying 'til he gets it right. So Stan gets up, dusts himself off . . . and just makes everything a whole lot worse while trying to help. The episode closes with Francine telling him to just accept that, in a crisis, he needs to stand back and let others handle things. Stan ponders that for a moment . . . then decides he's not gonna do it for no adequately explained reason. [[spoiler: He ends up shooting her by mistake only seconds later, driving home the extent of his incompetence]].

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* LostAesop: In "Hurricane!", a running theme is how, in a crisis, Stan will make decisions that at first ''sound'' like they could work, but actually always end up making things worse. When Stan comes to realize this and has a HeroicBSOD, Klaus cheers him up by saying he's got to keep trying 'til he gets it right. So Stan gets up, dusts himself off . . .off... and just makes everything a whole lot worse while trying to help. The episode closes with Francine telling him to just accept that, in a crisis, he needs to stand back and let others handle things. Stan ponders that for a moment . . .moment... then decides he's not gonna do it for no adequately explained reason. [[spoiler: He ends up shooting her by mistake only seconds later, driving home the extent of his incompetence]].



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In Season 8, [[spoiler:Roger]] finds himself falling in love with [[spoiler:Hayley]]. At first, he simply has a hard time being around her without acting unnaturally, [[spoiler:but when she rejects him after he tells her, his immediate reaction is to shoot her, kidnap her, and tie her to a bed in an abandoned ice factory where he plans to [[GenuineHumanHide cut off her skin and wear it]]]].

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In Season 8, [[spoiler:Roger]] finds himself falling in love with [[spoiler:Hayley]]. At first, he simply has a hard time being around her without acting unnaturally, [[spoiler:but when she rejects him after he tells her, admits his feelings, his immediate reaction is to shoot her, kidnap her, and tie her to a bed in an abandoned ice factory where he plans to [[GenuineHumanHide cut off her skin and wear it]]]].



** His persistence eventually pays off when she [[spoiler:marries him in season six.]]

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** His persistence eventually pays off when she [[spoiler:marries him in season six.]]six]].



* MagicFeather: In "The Scarlett Getter" Steve believes wearing a pair of Hayley's panties gives him good luck. After Snot steals them Hayley explains to Steve using an old episode of ''TheSmurfs'' as an example, that it was really his confidence that gave him luck, not the panties. This trope is subverted when it is revealed Hayley does believe they're magic and beats up Snot and takes back the panties from him.

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* MagicFeather: In "The Scarlett Getter" Steve believes wearing a pair of Hayley's panties gives him good luck. After Snot steals them Hayley explains to Steve using an old episode of ''TheSmurfs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' as an example, that it was really his confidence that gave him luck, not the panties. This trope is subverted when it is revealed Hayley does believe they're magic and beats up Snot and takes back the panties from him.



* MaleGaze: Francine is often subject to this with major focus during her SexyWalk in "My Morning Straitjacket" and "Rubberneckers" where she wear skimpy outfit and catches the eye of many men.
** In "The Life Aquatic With Steve Smith" when Steve meet Amy, a girl that work on the school newspaper, he stare to her boobs with the camera focus from his point of view.

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* MaleGaze: MaleGaze:
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Francine is often subject to this with major focus during her SexyWalk in "My Morning Straitjacket" and "Rubberneckers" where she wear skimpy outfit and catches the eye of many men.
** In "The Life Aquatic With Steve Smith" when Steve meet meets Amy, a girl that work works on the school newspaper, he stare doesn't even bother trying to her boobs make eye contact with the camera focus from his point of view.her.



** In "100 A.D.", Francine actually tries to [[spoiler: shoot Jeff Fischer when it appears as though he's willing to dump Hayley in order to collect Stan's $50,000 bounty on them. The idea is actually a ruse he and Hayley came up with in order to get the money and still elope, but he would have been dead had the gun had any bullets in it.]]
** In "Season's Beatings" Hayley fights Stan to keep him from killing her adopted baby even though it's revealed [[spoiler: he's the Anti-Christ.]] She takes it to the extreme by shooting Stan to save her child.
** Lessie the maid acts as one to Cookie, the emotionally deprived, drug-addicted daughter to the senator Stan has been sucking up to. In about half a minute she revives the overdosing Cookie with a shot of adrenaline, asks if she'd like some cake, and simply says "you're a troubled child" when Cookie screams at her.

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** In "100 A.D.", Francine actually tries to [[spoiler: shoot Jeff Fischer when it appears as though he's willing to dump Hayley in order to collect Stan's $50,000 bounty on them. The idea is actually a ruse he and Hayley came up with in order to get the money and still elope, but he would have been dead had the gun had any bullets in it.]]
it]].
** In "Season's Beatings" Beatings", Hayley fights Stan to keep him from killing her adopted baby even though it's revealed [[spoiler: he's the Anti-Christ.]] Anti-Christ]]. She takes it to the extreme by shooting Stan to save her child.
** Lessie the maid acts as one to Cookie, the emotionally deprived, drug-addicted daughter to the senator Stan has been sucking up to.to ("School Lies"). In about half a minute she revives the overdosing Cookie with a shot of adrenaline, asks if she'd like some cake, and simply says "you're a troubled child" when Cookie screams at her.



** According to Hayley, Jeff once had an imaginary friend named Philip, who was the [[spoiler:best man at Jeff and Hayley's wedding]].
** Everyone who works at the CIA ends up being one sooner or later. Notable examples includes shooting tranquilizer darts like spitwads in a classroom, and placing [[KickMePrank "Shoot Me"]] signs on other's backs. Bullock himself is no exception, though he sometimes has to scold other employees for acting childish...by giving them punishments you'd expect a 4th grade teacher to give her students.
*** The CIA evidently even has a "Show-and-Tell day." Which the agents go through with the same (lack of) enthusiasm as an eight-year-old.
----> '''Sanders:''' ''[completely monotone]'' This [medal] was my grandpa's. He got it in the war. He was very brave.

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** According to Hayley, Jeff once had an imaginary friend named Philip, who was the [[spoiler:best man at Jeff and Hayley's wedding]].
wedding]]. Overall, Jeff is also naive, innocent, and gullible to an alarming extent.
** Everyone who works at the CIA ends up being one sooner or later. Notable examples includes shooting tranquilizer darts like spitwads in a classroom, and placing [[KickMePrank "Shoot Me"]] signs on other's backs. Bullock himself is no exception, though he sometimes has to scold other employees for acting childish...by giving them punishments you'd expect a 4th grade teacher to give her students.
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students. The CIA evidently even has a "Show-and-Tell day." Which Day," which the agents go through with the same (lack of) enthusiasm as an eight-year-old.
----> ---> '''Sanders:''' ''[completely monotone]'' This [medal] was my grandpa's. He got it in the war. He was very brave.\\
''[other agents lightly applaud]''



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Escape from Pearl Bailey": "Nice of Steve to acknowledge us this week, even if it was only this once."

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Escape from Pearl Bailey": Bailey". Stan mentions that it was "Nice of Steve to acknowledge us this week, even if it was only this once."" With the exception of that scene, none of the Smiths outside of Steve appear in the episode.



** Initially inverted- Stan tries to impart to Steve that sexual urges are evil and should be repressed (he's also completely against sex before marriage). However, played straight with regard to Stan himself; Stan's lack of sexual experience outside his marriage to Francine is often used to make jokes at his expense, and it is actually what drives the plot of "When A Stan Loves a Woman".
** Also played with in another episode where Stan's CIA buddies tease Stan about being a virgin... of killing someone. That's right, Stan has never actually personally killed someone before.

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** Initially inverted- inverted. Stan tries to impart to Steve that sexual urges are evil and should be repressed (he's also completely against sex before marriage). However, played straight with regard to Stan himself; Stan's lack of sexual experience outside his marriage to Francine is often used to make jokes at his expense, and it is actually what drives the plot of "When A Stan Loves a Woman".
** Also played with in another episode where Stan's CIA buddies tease Stan about being a virgin... of killing someone. That's right, Stan has never actually personally killed someone before.



** Taken UpToEleven for [[PlayedForLaughs comedic effect]] in "A Ward Show." After Steve gets beaten up, Roger (acting as Steve's guardian) reacts with unmitigated despair, to the point where he rips his shirt off in angst and does a SkywardScream, complete with dramatic music and rain starting to fall ''inside the house''. Not to say that your child/ward getting beaten up isn't a serious matter, but...yeesh.

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** Taken UpToEleven for [[PlayedForLaughs comedic effect]] in "A Ward Show." After Steve gets beaten up, Roger (acting as Steve's guardian) reacts with unmitigated despair, to the point where he rips his shirt off in angst and does a SkywardScream, complete with dramatic music and rain starting to fall ''inside the house''. Not to say that your child/ward getting beaten up isn't a serious matter, but...yeesh.



--> '''Old Chinese Guy:''' The dragon awakens! The prophecy has been fulfilled!"\\

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--> '''Old Chinese Guy:''' The dragon awakens! The prophecy has been fulfilled!"\\fulfilled!\\



* MissConception: Subverted in a SpaceWhaleAesop kind of way in S1 Ep07, "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man," due to some [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong alien spawn]], Steve's gymnast crush does get pregnant from a kiss.

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* MissConception: Subverted in a SpaceWhaleAesop kind of way in S1 Ep07, "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man," due Man". Due to some [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong alien spawn]], Steve's gymnast crush [[spoiler:Steve's neighbor, Betsy White, does actually get pregnant just from a kiss.kissing Steve]].



** Done again in "Stanny Slickers 2: The Legend of Ollie's Gold" - in the final minutes, Stan learns that his true legacy is his children, rather than the eponymous gold. The family shares a heartwarming moment. Then:
---> '''Stan:''' And the robot and piercings are gone by tomorrow or this pit becomes your grave.

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** Done again in "Stanny Slickers 2: The Legend of Ollie's Gold" - Gold"; in the final minutes, Stan learns that his true legacy is his children, rather than the eponymous gold. The family shares a heartwarming moment. Then:
---> '''Stan:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext And the robot and piercings are gone by tomorrow tomorrow]] or this pit becomes your grave.



** In "A.T.: The Abusive Terrestrial", when Roger calls Steve, he is in hysteria about Henry killing him. About '''five''' seconds later, he calls again and says that everything is fine.

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** In "A.T.: The Abusive Terrestrial", when Roger calls Steve, he is in hysteria about Henry killing trying to kill him. About '''five''' No more than five seconds later, he calls again and says that everything is fine.



** Sometimes they use Night Ranger. Yeah, frickin' '''Night Ranger'''.



-->'''Stan''': This is the very soundstage where we faked the moon landing and the JFK assassination. No, I'm sorry, this is where we ''planned'' [[WhoShotJFK the JFK assassination]].

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-->'''Stan''': This is the very soundstage where we faked the moon landing landing... and the JFK assassination. No, I'm sorry, this is where we ''planned'' [[WhoShotJFK the JFK assassination]].



** "100 A.D." when Roger injects amphetamines into his eyes while driving (much to passenger Steve's horror); in "Son of Stan" when Roger uses a bong in order to "think like a stoner" so that he can track down the eloped Hayley and Jeff (when his trip ends, he discovers it took him straight to them, much to his surprise).
** "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls": Roger getting drunk on moonshine, and imagining himself in a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' scenario dodging liquor barrels.

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** In "100 A.D." when ", Roger injects amphetamines into his eyes while driving (much to passenger Steve's passengers Steve and Klaus' horror); in "Son of Stan" when Roger uses a bong in order to "think like a stoner" so that he can track down the eloped Hayley and Jeff (when his trip ends, he discovers it took him straight to them, much to his surprise).
** "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls": Roger getting gets drunk on moonshine, and imagining imagines himself in a ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' scenario dodging liquor barrels.



* MusicalEpisode: "Hot Water", which serves as a Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors parody.

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* MusicalEpisode: MusicalEpisode:
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"Hot Water", which serves as a Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors parody.



* MyopicArchitecture: In "Toy Whorey", Roger's cliffside estate has the garage doors leading over the cliff, so when he backs up out of the garage he falls over.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: In "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", Toshi is ready to kill Steve with a samurai sword for not bringing his sister Akiko home in time at Halloween.

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* MyopicArchitecture: In "Toy Whorey", Roger's cliffside estate has the garage doors leading over the cliff, so when he backs up out of the garage garage, he falls over.
plummets to the ground.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: In "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", Toshi is ready to kill Steve with a samurai sword for not bringing his sister Akiko home in time at Halloween.after trick-or-treating.



** Roger's past on Earth is referenced and rarely shown, with an exception in the Christmas special "The Best Christmas Story Never". His history on his home planet (including which planet it actually '''was''') is even ''more'' rarely referenced and never shown.
** In one episode, Roger learned that his initial purpose for coming to Earth was to be a crash test dummy for a spaceship that his people were testing, not "The Decider" of the fate of planet as he was told. [[HilarityEnsues Stan was less than supportive:]]

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** Roger's past on Earth is referenced and rarely shown, with an exception in the Christmas special "The Best Christmas Story Never". His history on his home planet (including which planet it actually '''was''') is even ''more'' rarely referenced and never shown.
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shown. In one episode, "Weiner of Our Discontent," Roger learned learns that his initial purpose for coming to Earth was to be a crash test dummy for a spaceship that his people were testing, not as "The Decider" of the fate of planet Earth's fate, as he was told. [[HilarityEnsues Stan was less than supportive:]]



* NerdsSpeakKlingon: In "All About Steve", Stan hunts down a domestic terrorist hacker who sends taunting messages that the {{CIA}} cannot decipher. [[JewishAndNerdy Snot]] recognizes the writing as Elvish and sure enough, the hacker turns out to be a nerdy [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings LotR]] fan.

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* NerdsSpeakKlingon: In "All About Steve", Stan hunts down a domestic terrorist hacker who sends taunting messages that the {{CIA}} cannot decipher. [[JewishAndNerdy Snot]] recognizes the writing as Elvish and sure enough, the hacker turns out to be a nerdy [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings LotR]] Lord of the Rings]] fan.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Averted in "Fart-Break Hotel". Francine ultimately comes to the conclusion that extreme devotion to family or career/non-family activities to the exclusion of the other is bad. She only becomes happier when she is able to balance the two as she finds fulfillment in both.

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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Averted in "Fart-Break Hotel". Francine ultimately comes to the conclusion that extreme devotion to family or career/non-family activities activities, to the exclusion of the other other, is bad. She only becomes happier when she is able to balance the two as she finds fulfillment in both.



** During the Halloween episode, we get this exchange between Stan and Terry.

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** During the Halloween one Halloween-themed episode, we get this exchange between Stan and Terry.



** During one episode, Snot jokes that when he walks his dog, who's bigger than Snot himself, the two attract comments such as "Who's walking who?"
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Officer Turlington, IRS/Spa Inspector/ Officer of Internal Affairs, who usually shows up to give the characters a ''really'' good, in-universe MindScrew. As it turns out, he's just having a hell of a difficult time with his personal life as do the Smiths with their criminal activities, as demonstrated in "Meter Made", "Live and Let Fry", and "Chimdale".
* NewJobEpisode: Stan in "Meter Made"; Roger and Francine from time to time.

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** During one episode, In the episode "Stan's Best Friend", Snot jokes that when he walks his dog, who's bigger than Snot himself, the two attract comments such as "Who's walking who?"
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Officer Turlington, IRS/Spa Inspector/ Officer Inspector/Officer of Internal Affairs, who usually shows up to give the characters a ''really'' good, in-universe MindScrew. As it turns out, he's just having a hell of a difficult time with his personal life as do the Smiths with their criminal activities, life, as demonstrated in "Meter Made", "Live and Let Fry", and "Chimdale".
* NewJobEpisode: Stan in "Meter Made"; Roger Roger, Hayley, Jeff, and Francine from time to time.also have episodes/side-plots of this variety.



** Roger ''is'' this trope. His notable abilities include being buoyant enough to be used as a raft ("Choosy Wives Choose Smith"), resistance to fire ("Big Trouble In Little Langley") and becoming immune to gravity when he inhales marijuana smoke ("Joint Custody"). He can also probe people to gain all their memories ("Roger 'N' Me"), and can move "Really, really fast," showing us how [[spoiler: he faked the death of one of his own personas by opening up a manhole cover, pulling out a body double mannequin, going back down into the sewer, coming back out with red paint and various other colors and is able to decorate the body with enough time to reflect on his creation before a bus ran it over]], all within a split second ("Jenny Fromdabloc").

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** Roger ''is'' this trope. His notable abilities include being buoyant enough to be used as a raft ("Choosy Wives Choose Smith"), resistance to fire ("Big Trouble In Little Langley") and becoming immune to gravity when he inhales marijuana smoke ("Joint Custody"). He can also probe people to gain all their memories and skills ("Roger 'N' Me"), and can move "Really, really fast," showing us how [[spoiler: he faked the death of one of his own personas Steve's "cousin from New Jersey" (Roger in disguise) by opening up a manhole cover, pulling out a body double mannequin, going back down into the sewer, coming back out with red paint and various other colors colors, and is able to decorate decorating the body dummy with enough time to reflect on his creation before a bus ran throwing it over]], in front of a moving bus]], all within a split second ("Jenny Fromdabloc").



* NiceHat: Hayley (bandana) and Jeff (fishing hat). Jeff once took Hayley on a date to a store that specializes in fishing hats (she was not happy). Also, there's a nice bit of continuity during the episode "Honey, I'm Homeland", in which Hayley wears one of Jeff's hats to avoid being recognized while spying on her father (even though Jeff is in no way part of the episode).

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* NiceHat: Hayley (bandana) and Jeff (fishing hat). In a flashback, we see that Jeff once took Hayley on a date to a store that specializes in fishing hats (she was not happy).hats. Also, there's a nice bit of continuity during the episode "Honey, I'm Homeland", in which Hayley wears one of Jeff's hats to avoid being recognized while spying on her father (even though Jeff is in no way part of the episode).



** Hayley has hinted a couple of times that she might be bisexual, most prominently in "Pulling Double Booty", where she suggests having a three-way with a waitress and Bill the Double (actually Stan impersonating Bill).
*** And in "Haylias", when Hayley tells her parents that she's moving to France to have an affair with many men and even experiment with a woman named Simone.

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** Hayley has hinted a couple of times that she might be bisexual, most prominently in "Pulling Double Booty", where she suggests having a three-way with a waitress and Bill the Double (actually ([[spoiler:actually Stan impersonating Bill).
***
Bill]]). And in "Haylias", when Hayley tells her parents that she's moving to France to have an affair with many men and even experiment with a woman named Simone.



* NobodysThatDumb: In season 12 "CIAPOW", when Stan and his friends are trying to avoid the police in Thailand, Hooper's idea of a safehouse is taking refuge in a [[TheBurgerKing Burger King]] restaurant thinking that [[ArtisticLicenseLaw since it's a U.S. corporation it's technically U.S. soil]]. Despite the Burger King cashier's lack of education, even he pointed out Hooper's flawed logic.

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* NobodysThatDumb: In season 12 the Season-12 episode "CIAPOW", when Stan and his friends are trying to avoid the police in Thailand, Hooper's idea of a safehouse is taking refuge in a [[TheBurgerKing Burger King]] restaurant restaurant, thinking that [[ArtisticLicenseLaw since it's a U.S. corporation it's technically U.S. soil]]. Despite the Burger King cashier's lack of education, even he pointed points out Hooper's flawed logic. logic:



'''Burger King Cashier''': Welcome to Burger King. May I take your order?\\

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'''Burger King Cashier''': cashier''': Welcome to Burger King. May I take your order?\\



'''Burger King Cashier''': I grew up in a pile of straw. The only education I have is one week of Burger King training, and even ''I'' know that's not how the international justice system works.\\
''(Stan, Jackson, and Dick glares at Hooper)''\\
'''Burger King Cashier''': But would you like to try our new "berry good" milkshake?

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'''Burger King Cashier''': '''Cashier''': I grew up in a pile of straw. The only education I have is one week of Burger King training, and even ''I'' know that's not how the international justice system works.\\
''(Stan, ''[Stan, Jackson, and Dick glares glare at Hooper)''\\
'''Burger King Cashier''': But would you like to try our new "berry good" milkshake?
Hooper]''\\



--->'''Hayley:''' Oh. ''[beat]'' ...but it involved training rats.

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--->'''Hayley:''' Oh. ''[beat]'' ... but it involved training rats.



** PlayedForLaughs in "For Black Eyes Only", where it is revealed that Tearjerker survived falling into a volcano. You can survive a volcano if you fall in at just the right angle, apparently.
** At one point, Stan wants to make sure that someone he kills will stay dead, so he shoots him, [[DoubleTap caps him after he goes down]], throws him off a cliff, runs him over with his SUV six times, feeds him to an alligator, kills the alligator, and then has the gator made into a handbag, boots, a tie, and a belt.

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** PlayedForLaughs in "For Black Eyes Only", where it is revealed that Tearjerker survived falling into a volcano. You can survive a volcano if you fall in at just the right angle, apparently.
according to Tearjerker himself.
** At one point, Stan wants to make sure that someone a man he kills will stay dead, so he shoots him, [[DoubleTap caps him after he goes down]], his motionless body]], throws him off a cliff, runs him over with his SUV six times, feeds him to an alligator, kills the alligator, and then has the gator made into a handbag, boots, a tie, and a belt.



** Stan takes in a stripper who's the same age as Hayley purely for non-sexual reasons (then takes in several more, also for non-sexual reasons). He doesn't so much as imply that he's attracted to them at all.
--->'''Stripper 1:''' Hey, has Stan tried to rape either of you guys yet?\\

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** Stan takes in a stripper stripper, Tanqueray, who's the same age as Hayley purely for non-sexual reasons (then takes in several more, also for non-sexual reasons). He doesn't so much as imply that he's attracted to them at all.
--->'''Stripper 1:'''
all, other than refusing to let himself see Tanqueray naked when she wakes up, [[SceneryCensor using his hands to cover her private areas]], before ordering Francine to meet him in the shower.
--->'''Stripper:'''
Hey, has Stan tried to rape either of you guys yet?\\



'''Stripper 1:''' That's weird, right?

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'''Stripper 1:''' '''Stripper:''' That's weird, right?



* NotSoDifferent: A defining point between Stan and Hayley's political views in early episodes. Actually, Stan has this chemistry with nearly all of the Smiths; whenever you wonder how he came to be a family man, the others will show they can be just as immoral or insane as he is.

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* NotSoDifferent: A defining point between Stan and Hayley's political views in early episodes. Actually, Stan has this chemistry with nearly all of the Smiths; Smiths, outside of their respective political ideologies; whenever you wonder how he came to be a family man, the others will show they can be just as immoral or insane as he is.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: In "Rough Trade", Stan goes through a series of these type of events, due to an unlikely number of independent circumstances coming together. It starts when Roger, stressed from being overworked, accidentally strikes Francine, while Stan's been drinking to mask his depression. When a drunken Stan answers the door with Francine and her new shiner, the neighbors put 2 and 2 together. And that's just the first of many coincidences in this episode that implicate Stan.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: In "Rough Trade", Stan goes through a series of these type of events, due to an unlikely number of independent circumstances coming together. It starts when Roger, stressed from being overworked, accidentally strikes Francine, Francine and gives her a black eye, while Stan's been drinking to mask his depression. When a drunken Stan answers the door with alongside Francine and her new shiner, the neighbors put 2 and 2 together. And that's just the first of many coincidences in this episode that implicate Stan.



'''Stan:''' ''[drinking, wearing only a tank top and underwear]'' Yeah... what ''did'' happen to your eye?[[note]]The implication being that he was indirectly bullying Francine into lying, but he honestly didn't know what happened[[/note]]\\

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'''Stan:''' ''[drinking, wearing only a tank top and underwear]'' Yeah... what ''did'' happen to your eye?[[note]]The implication being that he was indirectly bullying Francine into lying, but lying; in reality, he honestly didn't know what happened[[/note]]\\how it happened and was genuinely asking[[/note]]\\



* ObjectTrackingShot: Done with Steve's [[spoiler: pubic hair]] ''a la'' the feather scene from ''ForrestGump'' in "1600 Candles".

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* ObjectTrackingShot: Done with Steve's [[spoiler: pubic hair]] lone [[spoiler:pubic hair]], ''a la'' the feather scene from ''ForrestGump'' in "1600 Candles".



** Francine's adoptive parents basically force their views/lifestyle on Stan whenever they visit, much to his displeasure (Francine's adoptive parents are Chinese). Ends up being a subversion, however, as Francine's parents actually like Stan simply because he makes Francine happy.

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** Francine's adoptive parents parents, who are Chinese, basically force their views/lifestyle on Stan whenever they visit, much to his displeasure (Francine's adoptive parents are Chinese).displeasure. Ends up being a subversion, however, as Francine's parents actually like Stan simply because he makes Francine happy.



* OffingTheOffspring: Stan tries to do this to Steve and Haley in "Old Stan in the Mountain", when he mistakenly believes they're going to do him in.

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* OffingTheOffspring: Stan tries to do this to Steve and Haley Hayley in "Old Stan in the Mountain", when he mistakenly believes they're going to do him in.



-->'''Steve''': ''[to the cat that has been viciously attacking him all episode, and has now appeared to die in his arms]'' Poor Simon... you're in a better place now. You look so peaceful; almost as if you're [[NotQuiteDead sleeping...]] ''[beat]'' Oh, shit. ''[Simon opens his eyes and attacks Steve]''
** Stan in "Wiener of Our Discontent" when he finds out that Roger actually ''does'' have a "Fortress of Solitude".
* OhLookMoreRooms: Explored in "Toy Whorey" when Roger goes to fetch wine, only to pass through several ridiculous rooms.

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-->'''Steve''': ''[to the cat that has been viciously attacking him all episode, and has now appeared to die seemingly passed away silently in his arms]'' Poor Simon... you're in a better place now. You look so peaceful; almost as if you're [[NotQuiteDead sleeping...]] ''[beat]'' Oh, shit. ''[Simon opens his eyes and attacks Steve]''
** Stan in "Wiener of Our Discontent" when he finds out that Roger actually ''does'' have a "Fortress of Solitude".
Solitude."
* OhLookMoreRooms: Explored in "Toy Whorey" when Roger goes to fetch wine, only to pass through several ridiculous ridiculously out-of-place rooms.



* OnlySaneMan: Hayley usually emerges as the only sane ''woman'' a lot of the time. Sometimes falls to Steve.
* OperatorFromIndia: In "Four Little Words", Francine is teaching English to a village of Indian children. The phrase she is teaching them to say is "Thank you for calling Apple tech support".

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* OnlySaneMan: Hayley usually emerges as the only sane ''woman'' a lot of the time. Sometimes falls to Steve.
Steve, and even Klaus from time to time.
* OperatorFromIndia: In "Four Little Words", Francine is teaching English to a village of Indian children. The phrase she is teaching them to say is "Thank you for calling Apple tech support".support."



** After Hayley got married, she and Jeff were gone from the show for quite a few episodes. Probably due to her status as TheArtifact, and there being less dynamic plots to write for her, as opposed to the other family members.

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** After Hayley got married, she and Jeff were gone from the show for quite a few episodes. Probably due to her status as TheArtifact, and there being less dynamic plots to write for her, as opposed to the other family members.



'''Francine''': Oh! Adventure?! Hold on. ''[picks up phone]'' Hello, [=MasterCard=]? Do you accept payment in the form of adventure? [...] Hello, colleges? I'd like to pay my son's tuition, but I don't have any money, but my husband is rich in adventure!\\
''[later, when Stan discovers his father chose a life of crime over him]''\\

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'''Francine''': Oh! Adventure?! Adventure! Hold on. ''[picks up phone]'' Hello, [=MasterCard=]? Do you accept payment in the form of adventure? [...] Hello, colleges? I'd like to pay my son's tuition, but tuition; I don't have any money, but my husband is rich in adventure!\\
''[later, when Stan discovers his father chose betrayed him to live a life of crime over him]''\\crime]''\\



'''Stan''': [[LampshadeHanging Yes! Yes! We all know the bit!]]

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'''Stan''': [[LampshadeHanging Yes! Yes! We all know the bit!]]bit]]!



* OvernightAgeUp: Stan pulls one of these on Steve (who had already been regressed to a young child by Francine) with an aging serum , but adds an extra dose to age him to 21 years old in an effort to dodge dealing with another child going through puberty. [[spoiler:He put in too much, resulting in Steve transforming into an old man]].

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* OvernightAgeUp: Stan pulls one of these on Steve (who had already been regressed to a young child by Francine) with an aging serum , serum, but adds an extra dose to age him to 21 years old in an effort to dodge dealing with another child going through puberty. [[spoiler:He put in too much, resulting in Steve transforming into an old man]].
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* MaleGaze: Francine is often subject to this with major focus during her SexyWalk in "My Morning Straitjacket" and "Rubberneckers" where she wear skimpy outfit and catches the eye of many men.
** In "The Life Aquatic With Steve Smith" when Steve meet Amy, a girl that work on the school newspaper, he stare to her boobs with the camera focus from his point of view.
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* LaughablyEvil: Roger really leans into trope on occasion. He lacks much along the lines of consistent redeeming aspects and is [[LackOfEmpathy extremely unempathetic]] to the atrocities he has committed throughout the show's run. Nevertheless he is as funny as hell and is arguably the show's EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* LaughablyEvil: Roger really leans into trope on occasion. He lacks much along the lines of consistent redeeming aspects and is a selfish, [[LackOfEmpathy extremely unempathetic]] creature who's willing to murder anyone without a second thought to get what he wants. At the atrocities he has committed throughout same time, his moments of villainy are often mixed with humorous instances of Roger being emotionally sensitive, in poor physical and mental health, a drunkard/drug addict, or just weird for no apparent reason.
-->'''Roger:''' ''[stands up on kitchen chair]'' Mark my words... this time... ''[[[LargeHam in dramatic voice]]]'' I will be avenged! ''[leaves, then returns, using
the show's run. Nevertheless he same dramatic voice]'' Please call me when dinner is as funny as hell and is arguably the show's EnsembleDarkhorse.ready! ''[leaves again]''
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'''Hooper''': We're C.I.A. agents, and we require asylum. You know, 'cause this is American soil?[[note]]They're in Thailand looking for a place to hide from the police.[[/note]]\\

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'''Hooper''': We're C.I.A. agents, and we require asylum. You know, 'cause this is American soil?[[note]]They're in Thailand looking for a place to hide from the police.[[/note]]\\soil?\\
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* NobodysThatDumb: In season 12 "[=CIAPow=]", when Stan and his friends are trying to avoid the police in Thailand, Hooper's idea of a safehouse is taking refuge in a [[TheBurgerKing Burger King]] restaurant thinking that [[ArtisticLicenseLaw since it's a U.S. corporation it's technically U.S. soil]]. Despite the Burger King cashier's lack of education, even he pointed out Hooper's flawed logic.

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* NobodysThatDumb: In season 12 "[=CIAPow=]", "CIAPOW", when Stan and his friends are trying to avoid the police in Thailand, Hooper's idea of a safehouse is taking refuge in a [[TheBurgerKing Burger King]] restaurant thinking that [[ArtisticLicenseLaw since it's a U.S. corporation it's technically U.S. soil]]. Despite the Burger King cashier's lack of education, even he pointed out Hooper's flawed logic.
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* NoExceptYes: When Roger and Stan are competing as restaurateurs, Roger tries to steal customers from Stan by wearing a sandwich board that reads "Free refills on everything, food and drink excluded."
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Numerous times throughout the series, including: Francine beating up Stan for forgetting their anniversary, which was so brutal, it was filmed for an episode of ''Series/{{Cops}}''. Stan has beaten up Bullock, an elderly security guard, and a meter maid in three separate episodes. Hayley also beat Snot to within an inch of his life after she learned he stole her lucky panties, although Snot seemed to have enjoyed it.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: In an early episode, an attractive classmate of Steve's agrees to go out with him, but only if he finds someone to go out with her wholly unattractive friend. His attempts to hook her up with a guy are unsuccessful to say the least.
-->'''Steve:''' It's like there's not a human being alive that would go out with that girl.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[walks into Steve's room]'' Hello.



* NoExceptYes: When Roger and Stan are competing as restaurateurs, Roger tries to steal customers from Stan by wearing a sandwich board that reads "Free refills on everything, food and drink excluded."
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Numerous times throughout the series, including: Francine beating up Stan for forgetting their anniversary, which was so brutal, it was filmed for an episode of ''Series/{{Cops}}''. Stan has beaten up Bullock, an elderly security guard, and a meter maid in three separate episodes. Hayley also beat Snot to within an inch of his life after she learned he stole her lucky panties, although Snot seemed to have enjoyed it.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: In an early episode, an attractive classmate of Steve's agrees to go out with him, but only if he finds someone to go out with her wholly unattractive friend. His attempts to hook her up with a guy are unsuccessful to say the least.
-->'''Steve:''' It's like there's not a human being alive that would go out with that girl.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[walks into Steve's room]'' Hello.

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* NoExceptYes: When Roger and NobodysThatDumb: In season 12 "[=CIAPow=]", when Stan and his friends are competing as restaurateurs, Roger tries trying to steal customers from Stan by wearing avoid the police in Thailand, Hooper's idea of a sandwich board safehouse is taking refuge in a [[TheBurgerKing Burger King]] restaurant thinking that reads "Free refills on everything, food and drink excluded."
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Numerous times throughout
[[ArtisticLicenseLaw since it's a U.S. corporation it's technically U.S. soil]]. Despite the series, including: Francine beating up Stan for forgetting their anniversary, which was so brutal, it was filmed for an episode Burger King cashier's lack of ''Series/{{Cops}}''. Stan has beaten up Bullock, an elderly security guard, and a meter maid in three separate episodes. Hayley also beat Snot to within an inch of his life after she learned education, even he stole her lucky panties, although Snot seemed to have enjoyed it.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: In an early episode, an attractive classmate of Steve's agrees to go
pointed out with him, but only if he finds someone to go out with her wholly unattractive friend. His attempts to hook her up with Hooper's flawed logic.
-->'''Stan''': Hooper, this isn't
a guy are unsuccessful to say the least.
-->'''Steve:'''
safe house. It's like there's not a human being alive that would go out with that girl.[[Advertising/TheBurgerKing Burger King]]!\\
'''Hooper''': It's a U.S. corporation, Stan, which makes it technically U.S. soil. They can offer us asylum.
\\
'''Roger:''' ''[walks into Steve's room]'' Hello.'''Burger King Cashier''': Welcome to Burger King. May I take your order?\\
'''Hooper''': We're C.I.A. agents, and we require asylum. You know, 'cause this is American soil?[[note]]They're in Thailand looking for a place to hide from the police.[[/note]]\\
'''Burger King Cashier''': I grew up in a pile of straw. The only education I have is one week of Burger King training, and even ''I'' know that's not how the international justice system works.\\
''(Stan, Jackson, and Dick glares at Hooper)''\\
'''Burger King Cashier''': But would you like to try our new "berry good" milkshake?
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* MidairCollision: Happens in the episode "A Ward Show" when Principal Lewis plans to kill himself and Steve by driving his car over the Grand Canyon. However, the white man and black boy they encountered earlier are doing the same thing and the two cars collide into each other in mid-air.
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** Roger's plan in "Toy Whorey": when he's trying to get a bottle of wine that only Greg and Terry have, Roger shorts out the Smith house's power with a RubeGoldbergDevice saying the two will come over to check on them. Francine takes the wine by force, but when she grabs the corkscrew she triggers a wrecking ball that knocks her out of the way, all so Roger can eat both his steak and Francine's.
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* KansasCityShuffle: Steve's plan in "Bar Mitzvah Shuffle".

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* KansasCityShuffle: KansasCityShuffle:
**
Steve's plan in "Bar Mitzvah Shuffle".



** Francine's friend in "The Kidney Stays In Picture". It was because of her that Hayley needed a new kidney. She was also the one who convinced Francine to cheat on Stan yet at the end of the episode she gets no comeuppance.

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** Francine's friend in "The Kidney Stays In in the Picture". It was because of her that Hayley needed a new kidney. She was also the one who convinced Francine to cheat on Stan yet at the end of the episode she gets no comeuppance.



*** Even when her refusal to discipline her children is an actual plot point, the episodeís aesop usually end up being Stan having no right to spend time for himself.
** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He goes along with Genevieve Vacance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school that were missing him when he vanished due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class. He later exposes Roger and clear Hayley's name but he himself is not punished for selling out his own sister for something ''she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode, Stan welcomed them back into his house. However Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is.
*** However later episodes shows that her family sees her as little more then an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode she and Steve ended up being Karma Houdiniís
**** And as of "She Swill Survive", thatís Stanís fault.

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*** Even when her refusal to discipline her children is an actual plot point, the episodeís episode's aesop usually end up being Stan having no right to spend time for himself.
** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He goes along with Genevieve Vacance's Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school that were missing him when he vanished due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class. He later exposes Roger and clear clears Hayley's name name, but he himself is not punished for selling out his own sister for something ''she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít didn't know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode, Stan welcomed them back into his house. However However, Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is.
*** However However, later episodes shows that her family sees her as little more then an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode episode, she and Steve ended up being Karma Houdiniís
Houdinis.
**** And as of "She Swill Survive", thatís Stanís that's Stan's fault.
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