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13th Jun '16 3:24:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: After people got over the "It's a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[FollowTheLeader knockoff]]" phase, it's generally been agreed upon by fans to be the spiritual successor to the older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in terms of writing quality, character development, and storyline depth (in the days before it started pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator). According to SethMacFarlane, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is actually supposed to be the spiritual successor to ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (even though ''All In The Family'' already has one in the form of the short-lived animated sitcom ''WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'', though, these days, ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' is seen as either a dry-run version of ''The Simpsons'' or a dry-run version of ''Family Guy'', sans the flashback and cutaway humor, with some character dynamics of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in its early days).

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* SpiritualSuccessor: After people got over the "It's a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[FollowTheLeader knockoff]]" phase, it's generally been agreed upon by fans to be the spiritual successor to the older episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in terms of writing quality, character development, and storyline depth (in the days before it started pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator). According to SethMacFarlane, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is actually supposed to be the spiritual successor to ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (even though ''All In The Family'' already has one in the form of the short-lived animated sitcom ''WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'', ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'', though, these days, ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' is seen as either a dry-run version of ''The Simpsons'' or a dry-run version of ''Family Guy'', sans the flashback and cutaway humor, with some character dynamics of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in its early days).
10th Jun '16 5:58:29 PM RayAP9
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* TransparentCloset: Roger switches between this, CampGay, and DepravedHomosexual. It all depends on the episode. However, we can probably say by this point that if there is still a closet, it is pretty damn imaginary.



** Stan has guns all over the house, carries his pistol at all times, and rarely comes across a problem that he doesn't think can be solved with bullets; in the episode "Not Particularly Desperate Housewife", he pulls a gun ''on the dish that Francine prepared for dinner'' (not on Francine-- on the food itself), and in "May The Best Stan Win", his first instinct after realizing that he forgot to buy Francine a Valentine's Day gift is to pull out his gun ("Don't even think you can get out of this by shooting me!"). While Stan is the most prominent example, this trope applies to all of the Smiths (even Roger).

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** Stan has guns all over the house, carries his pistol at all times, and rarely comes across a problem that he doesn't think can be solved with bullets; in the episode "Not Particularly Desperate Housewife", he pulls a gun ''on the dish that Francine prepared for dinner'' (not on Francine-- on the food itself), and in "May The Best Stan Win", his first instinct after realizing that he forgot to buy Francine a Valentine's Day gift is to pull out his gun ("Don't even think you can get out of this by shooting me!"). While In the episode "Jack's Back", the only thing he can think of when Steve gets a bite on his fishing rod is to fire his pistol repeatedly at the surface of the lake. On top of all this, Stan is the most prominent example, this trope applies to all of the Smiths (even Roger).extremely nonchalant about shooting people or being shot, and finds guns/gunplay erotic.



* TransparentCloset: Roger switches between this, CampGay, and DepravedHomosexual. It all depends on the episode. However, we can probably say by this point that if there is still a closet, it is pretty damn imaginary.
8th Jun '16 5:33:29 PM RayAP9
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** Taken to such ridiculous extremes that the show is practically ''parodying'' this trope. To cite one example: In "Stannie Get Your Gun"Hayley unintentionally shoots Stan and paralyzes him; later in the episode, Stan is shot ''again'', and the second bullet fixes his condition by dislodging the first bullet.

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** Taken to such ridiculous extremes that the show is practically ''parodying'' this trope. To cite one example: In "Stannie Get Your Gun"Hayley Gun", Hayley unintentionally shoots Stan and paralyzes him; later in the episode, Stan is shot ''again'', and the second bullet fixes his condition by dislodging the first bullet.
8th Jun '16 5:18:35 PM DRCEQ
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* ThePowerOfRock: Stan becomes more in touch with emotions beyond anger and outrage when he is exposed to the music of My Morning Jacket during "My Morning Straitjacket".

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* ThePowerOfRock: Stan becomes more in touch with emotions beyond anger and outrage when he is exposed to the music of My Morning Jacket ''Music/MyMorningJacket'' during "My Morning Straitjacket".
8th Jun '16 2:07:48 PM RayAP9
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* StacysMom: Snot appears to have at least a small crush on Francine ever since the Season-6 episode "Moon Over Isla Island". While acting out a scene from ''The Little Mermaid'', Snot appears to be drowning, and Francine jumps in to save him, giving him a face full of her cleavage in the process. Snot proceeds to gloat about it at school. Also, in the episode "National Treasure 4", [[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine moons Steve in their kitchen to prove to him that she does not have a tattoo on her butt that reads "I hate Steve"]]. Snot watches the incident from outside, through the window:

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* StacysMom: Snot appears to have at least a small crush on Francine ever since the Season-6 episode "Moon Over Isla Island". While acting out a scene from ''The Little Mermaid'', Snot appears to be drowning, and Francine jumps in to save him, giving him a face full of her cleavage in the process. Snot proceeds to gloat about it at school. Also, in the episode "National Treasure 4", "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari", [[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine moons Steve in their kitchen to prove to him that she does not have a tattoo on her butt that reads "I hate Steve"]]. Snot watches the incident from outside, through the window:
8th Jun '16 1:55:56 PM RayAP9
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* ShowSomeLeg: Francine is a practiced expert at this. In the episode "My Morning Straitjacket", to help Stan get backstage to meet the lead singer of Music/MyMorningJacket, she pulls this against several security staff, including flashing her breasts and making out with another woman.

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* ShowSomeLeg: Francine is a practiced expert at this. In the episode "My Morning Straitjacket", to help Stan get backstage to meet the lead singer of Music/MyMorningJacket, My Morning Jacket, she pulls this against several security staff, including flashing her breasts and making out with another woman.



* StacysMom: Snot appears to have at least a small crush on Francine ever since the Season-6 episode "Moon Over Isla Island". While acting out a scene from ''The Little Mermaid'', Snot appears to be drowning, and Francine jumps in to save him, giving him a face full of her cleavage in the process. Snot proceeds to gloat about it at school. Also, in the episode "National Treasure 4", [[ItMakesSenseInContext Francine moons Steve in their kitchen to prove to him that she does not have a tattoo on her butt that reads "I hate Steve"]]. Snot watches the incident from outside, through the window:
-->'''Snot:''' ''[smiling]'' Uh... the bus is here?\\
'''Steve:''' Get outta here, Snot!\\
'''Snot:''' ''[quickly leaves the scene, still smiling]''



** Taken to such ridiculous extremes that the show is practically ''parodying'' this trope. To cite one example: In ''Stannie Get Your Gun'', Hayley unintentionally shoots Stan and paralyzes him; later in the episode, Stan is shot ''again'', and the second bullet fixes his condition by dislodging the first bullet.

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** Taken to such ridiculous extremes that the show is practically ''parodying'' this trope. To cite one example: In ''Stannie "Stannie Get Your Gun'', Hayley Gun"Hayley unintentionally shoots Stan and paralyzes him; later in the episode, Stan is shot ''again'', and the second bullet fixes his condition by dislodging the first bullet.
28th May '16 7:57:56 PM LtFedora
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* ShownTheirWork: In "Red October Sky," Roger and Klaus get lost in Switzerland while trying to find Winterthur and instead go to Schaffhausen. Both are real neighboring towns in Switzerland.

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* ShownTheirWork: In "Red October Sky," Roger and Klaus get lost in Switzerland the Alps while trying to find Winterthur and instead go to Schaffhausen. Both are real neighboring towns in Switzerland.
28th May '16 7:57:08 PM LtFedora
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* ShownTheirWork: In "Red Octobe Sky," Roger and Klaus get lost in Switzerland while trying to find Winterthur and instead go to Schaffhausen. Both are real neighboring towns in Switzerland.

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* ShownTheirWork: In "Red Octobe October Sky," Roger and Klaus get lost in Switzerland while trying to find Winterthur and instead go to Schaffhausen. Both are real neighboring towns in Switzerland.
20th May '16 5:14:45 AM rafi
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* ParentalIncest: Subverted. Hayley falls for Stan's double in S4 Ep06, "Pulling Double Booty," which Francine first mistakes for Stan. Later, Stan must impersonate the double for [[{{farce}} plot reasons]].
** S3 Ep 11, "Oedipal Panties" focused on Stan's relationship with his mother, which takes on some really {{Squick}}y overtones.
** Also a quick one-off joke in S1 Ep04, "Francine's Flashback":
-->Hayley: My mother stole my boyfriend!\\
Stan: Your boyfriend stole my wife! Let's get back at 'em by dating each other. ({{Beat}}) Wait a minute... Daddy [[DidntThinkThisThrough didn't think that one through]].
** In "Poltergasm":
-->'''Hayley:''' But if Dad can't please Mom, who will?\\
'''Steve:''' ''(adjusts pants)'' Well...\\
''[Hayley and Roger's eyes narrow]''\\
'''Steve:''' What? Aw, no, gross! I just need a new belt!

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* ParentalIncest: Subverted. Hayley falls for Stan's double in S4 Ep06, ParentalIncest:
** In
"Pulling Double Booty," which Booty", Hayley dates her father's identical body double. Her mother Francine first mistakes for Stan. Later, is understandably uncomfortable with it, making her feel sick [[{{Squick}} emotionally]] and [[VomitIndiscretionShot physically]]. Stan must impersonate and Francine get rid of the body double after he makes a move on Francine. But to make sure that Hayley doesn't [[BerserkButton lose it]], Stan pretends to be his own double on the camping trip Hayley and body double planned together. Unfortunately for [[{{farce}} plot reasons]].
Stan, Hayley decides that they are finally going to have sex, and Stan has to fend off increasingly explicit advances Hayley makes towards him while being disturbed that she would do such things. [[spoiler:Including a threesome with a waitress.]]
--->'''Stan:''' ''(crying)'' You used to watch ''Series/SesameStreet''.
** S3 Ep 11, The episode "Oedipal Panties" focused on Stan's relationship with his mother, which takes on some really {{Squick}}y overtones.
** Also a quick one-off joke Joked in S1 Ep04, "Francine's Flashback":
-->Hayley: My mother stole my boyfriend!\\
Stan: Your boyfriend stole my wife! Let's
Flashback", Francine loses her memory and runs off with Hayley's boyfriend. Stan suggest that both he and Hayley should get back at 'em them by dating each other. ({{Beat}}) Wait a minute... Daddy eachother. [[DidntThinkThisThrough didn't think that one through]].
He quickly reconsiders]].
** In "Poltergasm":
-->'''Hayley:''' But
Steve in "Rubberneckers" literally sings twice about how he would to have sex with Francine if Dad can't please Mom, who will?\\
'''Steve:''' ''(adjusts pants)'' Well...\\
''[Hayley and Roger's eyes narrow]''\\
'''Steve:''' What? Aw, no, gross! I just need a new belt!
her wasn't his own mother.
15th May '16 1:18:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* RussiaTakesOverTheWorld: In "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", Stan goes back in time believing that killing Jane Fonda will prevent the liberalization of the holiday season. When Stan [[BadFuture came back to the present]], he found that his efforts caused Ronald Reagan to lose the presidential election to Walter Mondale, who just "gave" America to the Soviets.
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