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22nd Jul '17 1:31:45 PM Vir
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* UnCancelled: ''American Dad'' is ending its run on FOX due to low ratings, inconsistent scheduling, and plans to revamp the Sunday night line-up (as of now, ''American Dad'' airs at 7:30pm, due to FOX airing the hour-long ''Cosmos'' documentary series). However, TBS just picked up the show and will be airing new episodes in fall of 2014, making this the second Creator/SethMacFarlane show to get canceled and revived, and the first one to get canceled by FOX and revived on another network (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does air in reruns on cable, but it's still on FOX).

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* UnCancelled: UnCanceled: ''American Dad'' is ending ended its run on FOX due to low ratings, inconsistent scheduling, and plans to revamp the Sunday night line-up (as of now, ''American Dad'' airs at 7:30pm, due to FOX airing the hour-long ''Cosmos'' documentary series). However, line-up. TBS just picked up the show and will be started airing new episodes in fall of 2014, making this the second Creator/SethMacFarlane show to get canceled and revived, and the first one to get canceled by FOX and revived on another network (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does air in reruns on cable, but it's still on FOX).



* TheUnfairSex: The episode Stan Time is a perfect example of this trope. Throughout the episode Stan literally spends every waking hour waiting on his family hand and foot. All he asks for is time to read a book. When they refuse to give it to him he takes it in the form of pills that keeps its users awake, but well-rested. When Francine finds out about them she decided to take them as well. As mentioned Stan spends every waking moment waiting own his family. So when he doesn’t want to give up the time he set aside for himself Francine decides to keep taking the pills and eventually abandons Stan and her family. In the end it is Stan and no one else who has to learn not to take his loved ones for granted.

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* TheUnfairSex: The episode Stan Time is a perfect example of this trope. Throughout the episode Stan literally spends every waking hour waiting on his family hand and foot. All he asks for is time to read a book. When they refuse to give it to him he takes it in the form of pills that keeps its users awake, but well-rested. When Francine finds out about them she decided to take them as well. As mentioned Stan spends every waking moment waiting own on his family. So when he doesn’t want to give up the time he set aside for himself Francine decides to keep taking the pills and eventually abandons Stan and her family. In the end it is Stan and no one else who has to learn not to take his loved ones for granted.



** In "Bollocks To Stan", Hayley spends the whole episode switching between Bollock and Jeff, and dumping them in the most callous manner (as well as endangering Stan's career and the family's upbringing in the process). The Aesop is about Stan not treating her with enough respect.

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** In "Bollocks "Bullocks To Stan", Hayley spends the whole episode switching between Bollock Bullock and Jeff, and dumping them in the most callous manner (as well as endangering Stan's career and the family's upbringing in the process). The Aesop is about Stan not treating her with enough respect.
22nd Jul '17 1:30:23 PM Vir
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* WaxingLyrical: [[AnnieGetYourGun "Anything you can do I can do better" claims Stan; "No, you can't" rebutts Roger.]] According to Francine this happens often.

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* WalletMoths: A variant in the episode "Dope and Faith", where a moth flies out of Stan's address book to discredit his claim that he has real friends.
* WaxingLyrical: [[AnnieGetYourGun [[Film/AnnieGetYourGun "Anything you can do I can do better" claims Stan; "No, you can't" rebutts Roger.]] According to Francine this happens often.
23rd Jun '17 10:33:05 PM RayAP9
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* XDaysSince: At the dentist's office Stan goes to in "All About Steve", a sign out front reads "Taking pride in not molesting [[DudeShesLikeInAComa unconscious patients]] since 1978."
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7th Jun '17 3:17:45 AM jormis29
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** Roger's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Paul Lynde]] basis was also more noticeable in early episodes.

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** Roger's Creator/PaulLynde [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Paul Lynde]] basis basis]] was also more noticeable in early episodes.
27th May '17 12:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* UnusualEuphemism: In "Iced, Iced Babies" Stan says that when Francine goes through menopause her "uterus will [[TheVietnamWar fall like Saigon]], and Steve was the last chopper out."

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* UnusualEuphemism: In "Iced, Iced Babies" Stan says that when Francine goes through menopause her "uterus will [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar fall like Saigon]], and Steve was the last chopper out."
10th Apr '17 6:11:47 PM nombretomado
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* UnCancelled: ''American Dad'' is ending its run on FOX due to low ratings, inconsistent scheduling, and plans to revamp the Sunday night line-up (as of now, ''American Dad'' airs at 7:30pm, due to FOX airing the hour-long ''Cosmos'' documentary series). However, TBS just picked up the show and will be airing new episodes in fall of 2014, making this the second SethMacFarlane show to get canceled and revived, and the first one to get canceled by FOX and revived on another network (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does air in reruns on cable, but it's still on FOX).

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* UnCancelled: ''American Dad'' is ending its run on FOX due to low ratings, inconsistent scheduling, and plans to revamp the Sunday night line-up (as of now, ''American Dad'' airs at 7:30pm, due to FOX airing the hour-long ''Cosmos'' documentary series). However, TBS just picked up the show and will be airing new episodes in fall of 2014, making this the second SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane show to get canceled and revived, and the first one to get canceled by FOX and revived on another network (''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does air in reruns on cable, but it's still on FOX).
28th Mar '17 11:27:25 AM NWolfman
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* WholePlotReference: Done very sparingly, and (usually) effectively; the show still manages to put its own unique twist on things even when it's largely basing its plot on an existing story. An excellent example is ''Irregarding Steve'', which not only features Steve and Roger in a take-off on ''{{Midnight Cowboy}}'', but has a running B-story which recreates ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' with ''squirrels''.

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* WholePlotReference: Done very sparingly, and (usually) effectively; the show still manages to put its own unique twist on things even when it's largely basing its plot on an existing story. An excellent example is ''Irregarding Steve'', which not only features Steve and Roger in a take-off on ''{{Midnight Cowboy}}'', but has a running B-story which recreates ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape'' with ''squirrels''.[[note]]Doubles as a StealthPun: It's ''Gilbert Grape'' "in a nutshell".[[/note]]
30th Jan '17 12:14:32 PM RayAP9
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* UnstoppableRage: At least two separate episodes show Hayley as being capable of this. One happens when she gets dumped. The other takes place when she becomes hormonal as a result of going through puberty. [[AllPeriodsArePMS "What do you mean 'the rest of my life'?"]]

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* UnstoppableRage: UnstoppableRage:
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At least two separate episodes show Hayley as being capable of this. One happens when she gets dumped. The other takes place when she becomes hormonal as a result of going through puberty. [[AllPeriodsArePMS "What do you mean 'the rest of my life'?"]]



* TheUntwist: [[invoked]] PlayedForLaughs. In the end of the episode "Roy Rogers [=MacFreely=]", the titular Roy Rogers turns out to be...Roger.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the episode "Adventures in Hayley-sitting", no one in the room (besides the killer and his daughter) seem to be phased at all by the fact that a man suddenly got his head blown clean off with a shotgun. Steve and his friends (all roughly 14 years old), along with Hayley and Jeff, simply walk away from the scene while the shooter has an emotional breakdown and his daughter weeps in fear.
* UnwantedAssistance: In "Hurricane!", despite Francine's pleas, Stan continues to try and save his family from the disaster...only it makes things ''worse'', such as bringing in a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} to kill the [[ThreateningShark shark]] that is attacking them, since they are "natural enemies", but the two predators work together instead.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: TheUntwist: [[invoked]] PlayedForLaughs. In the end of the episode "Adventures in Hayley-sitting", no one in "Roy Rogers [=MacFreely=]", the room (besides the killer and his daughter) seem titular Roy Rogers turns out to be phased at all by the fact that a man suddenly got his head blown clean off with a shotgun. Steve and his friends (all roughly 14 years old), along with Hayley and Jeff, simply walk away from the scene while the shooter has an emotional breakdown and his daughter weeps in fear.
* UnwantedAssistance: In "Hurricane!", despite Francine's pleas, Stan continues to try and save his family from the disaster...only it makes things ''worse'', such as bringing in a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} to kill the [[ThreateningShark shark]] that is attacking them, since they are "natural enemies", but the two predators work together instead.
be...Roger.


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** In the episode "Adventures in Hayley-sitting", no one in the room (besides the killer and his daughter) seem to be phased at all by the fact that a man suddenly got his head blown clean off with a shotgun. Steve and his friends (all roughly 14 years old), along with Hayley and Jeff, simply walk away from the scene while the shooter has an emotional breakdown and his daughter weeps in shock.
** In "Vision: Impossible", Roger wakes up in the hospital after suffering a coma. When he asks the nurse for something to drink, the patient he's sharing the room with announces that he has telekinetic powers, and uses his mind to give Roger a glass of orange juice. A motorcycle then bursts through the wall, and the man float through the air, onto the bike, and rides off (despite having no legs and no arms). Roger's reaction?
--->'''Roger:''' ''[pushes glass of juice away]'' I'm not gonna drink from the same glass as him. He's gross.
* UnwantedAssistance: In "Hurricane!", despite Francine's pleas, Stan continues to try and save his family from the disaster...only it makes things ''worse'', such as bringing in a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} to kill the [[ThreateningShark shark]] that is attacking them, since they are "natural enemies", but the two predators work together instead.
27th Jan '17 12:27:29 PM RayAP9
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** "Spelling Bee My Baby" sees [[spoiler:Francine attempting to sabotage Steve's relationship with Akiko so that Steve can focus on winning the regional spelling bee. When Akiko tries to explain]]:
--->'''Steve:''' Look who decided to show up.\\
'''Akiko:''' It's not what you think! Your mother--\\
'''Steve:''' ''Your'' mother!\\
'''Akiko:''' Steve, let me explain--\\
'''Steve:''' YOUR MOTHER!





19th Jan '17 9:56:19 AM RayAP9
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* UltimateGamer386: Steve Smith
* UltimateJobSecurity: Steve's teacher in "Toy Whorey":
-->'''Teacher''': [pointing to "Tenure" written on board] And that's why it's virtually impossible for me to get fired, no matter what I do. [flying-kicks a student in the face]



* UngratefulBastard: In Pulling Double Booty Hayley confesses that the reason that she goes on a rampage every time a guy breaks up with her is that Stan has never said he loves her so this must mean he doesn’t care about her. keep in mind that by this point in the series Stan has beat up his boss for disrespecting her, taken a bullet for her, pays for all aspects of her life, and goes to [[WellIntentionedExtremist ridiculous lengths to prevent her from making what he considers to be mistakes. Instead of invoking sympathy this statement makes Hayley come across as an incredibly hypocritical spoiled brat
* UltimateGamer386: Steve Smith
* UltimateJobSecurity: Steve's teacher in "Toy Whorey":
-->'''Teacher''': [pointing to "Tenure" written on board] And that's why it's virtually impossible for me to get fired, no matter what I do. [flying-kicks a student in the face]

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* UngratefulBastard: In Pulling Double Booty Hayley confesses that the reason that she goes on a rampage every time a guy breaks up with her is that Stan has never said he loves her so this must mean he doesn’t care about her. keep in mind that by this point in the series Stan has beat up his boss for disrespecting her, taken a bullet for her, pays for all aspects of her life, and goes to [[WellIntentionedExtremist ridiculous lengths lengths]] to prevent her from making what he considers to be mistakes. Instead of invoking sympathy this statement makes Hayley come across as an incredibly hypocritical spoiled brat
* UltimateGamer386: Steve Smith
* UltimateJobSecurity: Steve's teacher in "Toy Whorey":
-->'''Teacher''': [pointing to "Tenure" written on board] And that's why it's virtually impossible for me to get fired, no matter what I do. [flying-kicks a student in the face]
brat



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight and NotDistractedByTheSexy: The B-Plot for "Stan Time" features Roger and Steve trying to write a porn film but unable to come up with a script, while completely ignoring the sexual antics of two young blonde waitresses.
** More recent episodes have him sidetracked in his quest for boob, though - even to the point where he'll ignore it altogether.
** Nobody seems to particularly care that Klaus and Reginald can talk.
** In the fifth Christmas special, "Season's Beatings", Steve is possessed by the Anti-Christ early on, causing his eyes to turn {{red|EyesTakeWarning}}, his head to face the wrong way, and giving him the ability to climb on walls. The only reaction this gets from anyone is Francine telling him to "stop babbling at your sister in Aramaic. It's a dead language."

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight and NotDistractedByTheSexy: The B-Plot for "Stan Time" features Roger and Steve trying to write a porn film but unable to come up with a script, while completely ignoring the sexual antics of two young blonde waitresses.
** More recent episodes have him sidetracked in his quest for boob, though - even to the point where he'll ignore it altogether.
UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
** Nobody seems to particularly care that Klaus and Reginald can talk.
Reginald, a goldfish and a koala respectively, are capable of talking.
** In the fifth Christmas special, "Season's Beatings", Steve is possessed by the Anti-Christ early on, causing his eyes to turn {{red|EyesTakeWarning}}, his head to face the wrong way, and giving him the ability to climb on walls. The only reaction this gets from anyone is Francine telling him to "stop babbling at your sister [Hayley] in Aramaic. It's a dead language.""
** The episode "Fart-break Hotel" opens with a montage of Francine's daily goings-on as a housewife. As she cleans the living room, Stan (wearing hunting gear) drags a bloody, struggling, full-sized deer into the house by the antlers, and then proceeds to blow its brains out with his pistol. Francine reacts with complete and utter disinterest.
** In "Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth", Stan uses the CIA's brain-switching technology on himself and a race horse. With Stan's mind in the horse's body and vice versa, Stan's body takes on the mannerisms of a horse. Klaus doesn't seem fazed when he tries to strike up a conversation with "Stan":
--->'''Klaus:''' Hey, brother. Chewing on hay? Yeah, that's cool.
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