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21st Mar '17 7:47:46 AM Bluecatcinema
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* MadAtADream: "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" shows that Stan once had a dream where Steve convinced him to give a kidney to a homeless man. Stan [[CatapultNightmare woke up]] just before the surgery, then went to Steve's home and shoved him out of bed, yelling at at him to "stay out of [his] dreams".



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Parodied in "Indie Movie" when Steve meets and falls for quirky girl with dyed hair played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel while on a RoadTrip taking Snot to his estranged father's funeral.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Parodied in "Indie Movie" when Steve meets and falls for quirky girl with dyed hair played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel while on a RoadTrip taking Snot to his estranged father's funeral. He even invokes the trope by name.


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* {{Narcissist}}:
** Stan, who stared at his topless self in a mirror in one early episode.
** Roger frequently indulges in this trope. In "The Magnificent Steven", he even boasted to Francine and Hayley that he was the "prettiest" one in the house.
7th Feb '17 10:06:33 AM Gosicrystal
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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."
8th Jan '17 10:21:38 AM RayAP9
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* LipstickLesbian: The Smiths' neighbor, Linda Memari, who is also in love with Francine.



* LiteralMetaphor: In one episode, Francine gets sick of Roger's {{Jerkass}} nature and asks him if it would kill him to be nice to a change. As it turns out, Roger's species are MadeOfEvil and have to let their "bitchiness" out or it will turn to bile and fatally poison them. So, as it turns out, being nice ''will'' literally kill Roger.



* 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]].



** The focus of S3 Ep01, "The Vacation Goo". The titular goo is a CIA invention that works like virtual reality and is exploited by Stan (and later the other Smiths) to get some alone time while the family is "experiencing" a family vacation.

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** The focus of S3 Ep01, "The Vacation Goo". The titular goo is a CIA invention that works like virtual reality and is exploited by Stan (and later the other Smiths) to get some alone time while Goo" has the family is "experiencing" discover that every summer, Stan sticks them in a set of machines from the CIA (which puts them in a DreamSequence that they can't distinguish from reality) so he can have some "me time". When the family vacation.finds out, Steve and Hayley do the same thing to the other Smiths in order to have their own "me time". After the third fantasy vacation of the episode, Francine gets upset and the others resolve to give her a real vacation. Unfortunately, she assumes they're still in the goo (because Steve has an attractive girlfriend and Roger just happens to be performing a musical number on their vacation cruise ship) and doesn't admit that they're not until after she jumps into the ocean to prove it. After the whole thing turns nightmarish, the Smiths declare LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain and the episode ends with a shot of all four of them in the goo, big smiles on their faces.



* LiteralMetaphor: In one episode, Francine gets sick of Roger's {{Jerkass}} nature and asks him if it would kill him to be nice to a change. As it turns out, Roger's species are MadeOfEvil and have to let their "bitchiness" out or it will turn to bile and fatally poison them. So, as it turns out, being nice ''will'' literally kill Roger.
* LipstickLesbian: The Smiths' neighbor, Linda Memari, who is also in love with Francine.
* 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]].
21st Dec '16 3:09:03 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin:
** 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.
18th Dec '16 1:35:19 PM RayAP9
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** "The Missing Kink" sees Stan explore his own sexuality, and he discovers that he has a plethora of sexual fetishes after Roger introduces him to the world of "kinks." Stan acquires numerous objects to use during sex with Francine, but is never seen using them. Among them are the world's largest candle (for hot wax), hungry prairie dogs, a dead bird, a leaf blower with a rubber glove attached to the hose, a raccoon holding a Popsicle in each paw, a fish, and a midget wearing a one-piece swimsuit.
30th Nov '16 7:33:16 PM RayAP9
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* OscarBait: Mercilessly spoofed with ''Oscar Gold'', the ShowWithinAShow in "Tearjerker".

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* OscarBait: OscarBait:
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Mercilessly spoofed spoofed, and also {{exaggerated|trope}}, with ''Oscar Gold'', the ShowWithinAShow in "Tearjerker"."Tearjerker". The movie, created solely by a genocidal madman to make people "cry themselves to death," takes place during the Holocaust, and stars a mentally retarded Jewish boy who befriends a puppy. And the puppy dies of cancer.
** From the same episode: as a backup plan, the film's creator plans to make another Oscar Bait movie-- in his own words, it's "six hours of a baby chimp trying to revive its dead mother."
13th Nov '16 8:48:42 AM darkchiefy
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* LivesInAVan: Jeff Fischer lived in his van parked in front of the Smith's house, Hayley moving in with him. They both move inside the Smith house [[spoiler:after they marry]].
9th Oct '16 9:34:42 AM CallingAlameda
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Invoked in "Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour", when Roger suspects Robert Wuhl of kidnapping Francine, stating that in ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', the celebrity guest is always the one who did it.



''[Stan, Jackson, and Dick glare at Hooper]''\\

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2nd Sep '16 5:23:46 PM RayAP9
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** The B-plot of "Irregarding Steve" suddenly turns dark when Francine, Stan, and Hayley [[spoiler:believe that Steve and Roger have been killed when their treehouse is struck by lightning and explodes]]. It goes on for an entire scene where the family struggles with their emotions and Francine has a breakdown while lashing out at Stan, all without a single shred of comedy to be found until the very end (and even then, it's based on a GilliganCut, so the gag technically isn't part of the more serious scene).
1st Sep '16 8:39:07 PM RayAP9
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* KubrickStare: Francine describes George Clooney's alleged overuse of this trope as one of the reasons she wants to "destroy" him in the episode "Tears of a Clooney".
-->'''Francine:''' My dream is to destroy George Clooney. That arrogant, overrated, memo-writing bastard! He's not even an actor! He just does the same cheesy move every time. Looks down, then looks back up squinting underneath his eyebrows. And ''[punches car dashboard with each syllable]'' EVERYBODY'S BUYING IT!
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