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16th Aug '16 5:28:24 AM Ccook1956
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* PantyShot: Francine in "Dirty Merlot Rotten Shame." Roger ties a hot air balloon tow rope to Francine's foot, causing her to hang upside down as the balloon ascends. For a couple of frames we see Francine's panties has her dress plunges to her face.

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* PantyShot: Francine in "Dirty Merlot Rotten Shame." Roger ties a hot air balloon tow rope to Francine's foot, causing her to hang upside down as the balloon ascends. For a couple of frames we see Francine's panties has as her dress plunges to her face.
16th Aug '16 2:26:20 AM Ccook1956
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* PantyShot: Francine in "Dirty Merlot Rotten Shame." Roger ties a hot air balloon tow rope to Francine's foot, causing her to hang upside down as the balloon ascends. For a couple of frames we see Francine's panties has her dress plunges to her face.
5th Aug '16 12:28:58 PM RayAP9
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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!"). 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 extremely nonchalant about shooting people or being shot, and finds guns/gunplay erotic.

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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 [[EstablishingCharacterMoment as early as the pilot]], 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 destroys the family's toaster by shooting me!"). it repeatedly when it startles him. In general, Francine often has to scold Stan into not trying to shoot people (including herself) when he's annoyed or in trouble, and during 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 extremely nonchalant about shooting people or being shot, and finds guns/gunplay erotic.
30th Jul '16 6:28:03 PM RayAP9
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** Some instances are incredibly blatant, without even an attempt at an explanation or so much as a HandWave. Jeff's van, Stan's SUV, and Francine's car have all been destroyed on different occasions. Stan has lost a finger in at least two episodes, and the Smith house gets obliterated more than once throughout the series. In all the aforementioned instances, everything is back to normal in the following episode.
11th Jul '16 9:54:36 AM CelestialDraco
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* StrawCharacter: American Dad is a particularly notorious example of this. Stan Smith is repeatedly presented as in the wrong with many episode with many episodes [[{{Flanderization}} giving him attributes hes never shown before]], such as being bad with money, or having a wandering eye.

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* StrawCharacter: American Dad is a particularly notorious example of this. Stan Smith is repeatedly presented as in the wrong with many episode with many episodes [[{{Flanderization}} giving him attributes hes never shown before]], such as being bad with money, or having a wandering eye.
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:
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