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28th Nov '16 8:47:28 PM RayAP9
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** Sometimes, the shots are as blatant and as obvious as they could possibly be. In the episode "Stan's Night Out", Francine implores Stan to go out and have fun with his friends, assuring him that she can entertain herself. She decides to write a song, comes up with the melody, and then thinks on it:
--->'''Francine:''' Who could sing this...? ''[happily]'' Music/AvrilLavigne! She sucks!
19th Nov '16 12:45:50 PM NWolfman
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* StealthPun: The WholePlotReference to ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' in "Irrigarding Steve": it's an abridged version of the story, as reenacted by squirrels. So it's ''Gilbert Grape'' "in a nutshell."
18th Nov '16 10:22:38 PM RayAP9
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* During "Stanny Tendergrass", [[spoiler:Stan and Vanderhill hit golf balls repeatedly during a montage after agreeing to a match, but it turns out that the dozen or so shots shown were all just on Hole 1 ("After the first hole, the score is... 35 to 36. You both suck."); a sharp-eyed viewer might notice, while re-watching the episode, that only Stan and Vanderhill's respective first shots were hit off of tees. The rest were hit off the grass, meaning that none of the shots shown were on the start of a new hole]].

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* ** During "Stanny Tendergrass", [[spoiler:Stan and Vanderhill hit golf balls repeatedly during a montage after agreeing to a match, but it turns out that the dozen or so shots shown were all just on Hole 1 ("After the first hole, the score is... 35 to 36. You both suck."); a sharp-eyed viewer might notice, while re-watching the episode, that only Stan and Vanderhill's respective first shots were hit off of tees. The rest were hit off the grass, meaning that none of the shots shown were on the start of a new hole]].
28th Oct '16 3:37:02 PM RayAP9
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* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Subverted in the episode "Buck, Wild", in which Steve [[spoiler:spends a year living with and raising two baby deer that he orphaned on a hunting trip]].
-->'''Stan:''' All this time, I thought-- you're not a man! You're not even a mammal! You're an anti-mammal! That doesn't roll off the tongue, does it? I'll have to combine all those words, off the cuff, to create a new word. I call you "an-i-mal." That's it! "Animal." It may not be a word, but I know what it means!
28th Oct '16 1:29:28 AM rafi
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* SexyWhateverOutfit: In an HalloweenEpisode, Francine complained about this very trope and Stan assured her she could defy it by wearing a non-sexy nun outfit. She does, only to find that the "Cowardly Lion" outfit Stan is wearing is actually a "Sexy Lion" outfit - complete with [[FemaleGaze fishnet hose instead of pants]].
21st Oct '16 4:15:20 PM RayAP9
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* During "Stanny Tendergrass", [[spoiler:Stan and Vanderhill hit golf balls repeatedly during a montage after agreeing to a match, but it turns out that the dozen or so shots shown were all just on Hole 1 ("After the first hole, the score is... 35 to 36. You both suck."); a sharp-eyed viewer might notice, while re-watching the episode, that only Stan and Vanderhill's respective first shots were hit off of tees. The rest were hit off the grass, meaning that none of the shots shown were on the start of a new hole]].
7th Oct '16 9:12:23 PM radnick104
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*** While stan is shrunken to near microscopic size in a fake city he created, which attracts ants. Those ants then invade the city, attracted by the scent of the [[ToDumbToLive mountain of mashed potatoes that stan created for food]]. For obvious reasons, the ants pose a legitimate threat to the smiths.
*** Stan, in an effort to save his family, crashes the toy train he created along with the city into the mini dam that he also built. The train falls apart once it hits the dam, since, again, it's a ''toy'' train.

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*** While stan is shrunken to near microscopic size in a fake city he created, which attracts ants. Those ants then invade the city, city, attracted by the scent of the [[ToDumbToLive mountain of mashed potatoes that stan created for food]]. food]]. For obvious reasons, the ants pose a legitimate threat to the smiths.
*** Stan, Stan, in an effort to save his family, family, crashes the toy train he created along with the city into the mini dam that he also built. The train falls apart once it hits the dam, since, again, again, it's a ''toy'' train.
7th Oct '16 9:11:32 PM radnick104
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** "The Shrink" gives us 2 examples of this:
*** While stan is shrunken to near microscopic size in a fake city he created, which attracts ants. Those ants then invade the city, attracted by the scent of the [[ToDumbToLive mountain of mashed potatoes that stan created for food]]. For obvious reasons, the ants pose a legitimate threat to the smiths.
*** Stan, in an effort to save his family, crashes the toy train he created along with the city into the mini dam that he also built. The train falls apart once it hits the dam, since, again, it's a ''toy'' train.
4th Oct '16 9:56:57 AM RayAP9
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* ParanoiaGambit: In the episode "Surro-Gate", Steve and Roger play a trick on Klaus by throwing him down a waterpark ride while he's sleeping. He swears {{revenge}} on them with an incredibly dramatic monologue, and Roger and Steve spend almost an entire year huddled together in the attic, fearing for their lives. They only eat food that they are 100% sure Klaus hasn't tampered with, they take turns sleeping, Steve has completely stopped going to school, and they wear diapers so they never have to go to the bathroom. In the end, though...
-->'''Steve:''' Okay, you win. Just do it already!\\
'''Klaus:''' Do what?\\
'''Roger:''' Get your revenge!\\
'''Steve:''' The water slide? The practical joke?\\
'''Klaus:''' Oh, yes. I had forgotten.\\
'''Roger:''' ''[nervously]'' Good, good. Us, too.\\
'''Klaus:''' But now that you have reminded me... the humiliation I suffered that day ''will not go unpunished.'' My pain is the bubbling caldron of molten steel that will forge the saber of your demise! '''I shall not be denied my vengeance!'''\\
''[Roger places a stack of heavy books on top of Klaus' bowl, trapping him inside]''\\
'''Roger:''' Huh. Don't know why we didn't think of that nine months ago.



** In "Pulling Double Booty", Hayley dates her father's identical body double. Her mother Francine is understandably uncomfortable with it, making her feel sick [[{{Squick}} emotionally]] and [[VomitIndiscretionShot physically]]. Stan 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 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''.

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** In "Pulling Double Booty", Hayley dates Bill, her father's identical body double. Her mother Francine is understandably uncomfortable with it, making her feel sick [[{{Squick}} emotionally]] and [[VomitIndiscretionShot physically]]. Stan and Francine get rid of the body double forbid Bill to see Hayley after he makes a move on Francine. But Francine, but to make sure that Hayley doesn't [[BerserkButton lose it]], Stan pretends to be his own double Bill on the romantic camping trip Hayley and body double had planned together. for them. Unfortunately for 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 things, [[spoiler:including a threesome with a waitress.]]
waitress]].
--->'''Stan:''' ''(crying)'' ''[crying]'' You used to watch ''Series/SesameStreet''.



** Steve in "Rubberneckers" literally sings twice about how he would to have sex with Francine if her wasn't his own mother.

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** Steve in "Rubberneckers" literally sings twice about how he would to have sex with Francine if her wasn't his own mother. He also meets an attractive girl in the episode "Mine Struggle", and when she tells him that her name is "Whatever [he wants] it to be," his first thought is "Francine."
3rd Oct '16 8:34:48 AM RayAP9
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Stan loves these, and they usually come in some form of a pun or a play on words.
** In "All About Steve", when Stan prepares to arrest cyber terrorist Dan Vebber at a sci-fi convention:
--->'''Stan:''' Sorry, Vebber. You're going away for a long time, so pack your [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings baggins]].
** From "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", in which Stan [[spoiler:goes on a tear through Heaven (yes, THE Heaven) in a quest to save his family]]:
--->'''Stan:''' Heaven gun... time for you to preach to the choir.
** From "Daesong Heavy Industries", in which Stan thinks that God has appointed him as a modern-day [[TheGreatFlood Noah]], and he has to fight off the entire crew on a large ship:
--->'''Stan:''' Time to do some bible thumping.
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