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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.
10th Jan '17 10:36:19 AM RayAP9
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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: The website of Roger's persona in "Shallow Vows" allegedly has some awful images on it:
-->'''Roger''': The second rule you can read on my website. You have to be 18 to log on. I have some sexy barnyard stuff on there that is ''not'' for everyone, I could get in a lot of trouble. If you do decide to check it out you're gonna have to clear your history right away- ''you may need to un-install your browser.'' I'm telling you, scrub that thing clean. If you think you're being too cautious ''you're not.'' '''''They will take us both to jail.'''''

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* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: The website of Roger's persona in In "Shallow Vows" allegedly has some awful images on it:
Vows", Roger (in his "Jeannie Gold, wedding planner" persona) rambles to Stan about a website he's created:
-->'''Roger''': Stan, remember: the first rule of any wedding is the bride is always beautiful. The second rule you can read on my website. You have to be 18 to log on. I have some sexy barnyard stuff on there that is ''not'' for everyone, everyone; I could get in a lot of trouble. If you do decide to check it out you're gonna have to clear your history right away- away-- ''you may need to un-install your browser.'' I'm telling you, scrub that thing clean. If you think you're being too cautious ''you're not.'' '''''They will take us both to jail.''''''''''
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In "The 42-Year-Old Virgin", it's revealed that [[spoiler:Stan has never actually killed anyone. All of his CIA-mandated kills, which he's taken credit for, have actually been someone else's doing]]. The rest of the family despises him for it, except for his peace-loving daughter.
-->'''Hayley:''' Oh Daddy, [[spoiler:I just knew you couldn't be a cold-blooded killer]]! I'm so proud of you!\\
'''Stan:''' ''[horrified]'' '''NO!'''



** For Stan and Francine - Mr. Pibb.
** For Steve - Peanut Butter.
--->'''Steve''': Peanut Butter! Of course! That's my favorite thing in the world! If it weren't for the frozen moon of Saturn - Io, it would be my most favorite thing in the UNIVERSE!
* YourMom: In the episode ''Bully to Steve'', Stan bullies Steve to make him tougher. He makes several YourMom comments (worded as "Yeah, that's what your mom said last night!") towards him, which are likely true.
** In ''Great Space Roaster'', Roger forces the members of the family to insult each other. Steve tells this to Francine: "Mom, you are not smart. I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: my mama's so dumb, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes.]]"

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** For Stan and Francine - Francine's absolute favorite soda is Mr. Pibb.
Pibb, to the point that they feel like their 20-year marriage is partly based on their mutual love of the soda.
** For Steve - Peanut Butter.
Steve, peanut butter.
--->'''Steve''': Peanut Butter! Of course! That's butter is my favorite thing in the world! If it weren't were for Io, the frozen ice moon of Saturn - Io, it would Jupiter, it'd be my most favorite thing in the UNIVERSE!
solar system!
* YourMom: YourMom:
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In the episode ''Bully to Steve'', "Bully for Steve", Stan bullies Steve to make him tougher. He makes several YourMom comments (worded as "Yeah, that's what your mom said last night!") towards him, which are likely true.
Steve as he torments his son. Differs from most examples of the trope in that everything he said is very plausible.
** In ''Great "Great Space Roaster'', Roaster", Roger forces the members of the family to insult each other. Steve tells this to Francine: "Mom, Francine:
--->'''Steve:''' Mom,
you are not smart. I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: my mama's so dumb, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes.]]"jokes]].
19th Nov '16 12:42:13 PM 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 ''What's Eating Gilbert Grape'' with ''squirrels''.
** The episode "Hot Water" is ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' with a soul/R&B theme, Cee Lo Green, and a murderous hot tub.
** Lampshaded in "Return of the Bling" when Roger bites Stan's finger off when the plot has already been resolved and they're literally ten seconds away from the credits, the only reason being "It was in the movie."
** Besides the addition of a school election and revenge plot, the episode ''Escape From Pearl Bailey High'' is a near perfect homage to the cult 1979 movie ''Film/TheWarriors'', complete with Principle Lewis taking place of the DJ informant.



* WholePlotReference:

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* WholePlotReference: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''.
** The episode "Hot Water" is ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' with a soul/R&B theme, Cee Lo Green, and a murderous hot tub.
** Lampshaded in "Return of the Bling" when Roger bites Stan's finger off when the plot has already been resolved and they're literally ten seconds away from the credits, the only reason being "It was in the movie."
** Besides the addition of a school election and revenge plot, the episode ''Escape From Pearl Bailey High'' is a near perfect homage to the cult 1979 movie ''Film/TheWarriors'', complete with Principle Lewis taking place of the DJ informant.
21st Oct '16 9:25:04 AM RayAP9
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* VerbalTic: Klaus speaks English at all times, but sometimes replaces words with their German equivalent in a given sentence (usually "meine" in place of "my" and "und" in place of "and").

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* VerbalTic: VerbalTic:
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Klaus mainly speaks English at all times, English, but sometimes replaces words with their German equivalent in a given sentence (usually "meine" in place of "my" "my", "nein" in place of "no", and "und" in place of "and")."and").
** Chuck White, Stan's neighbor, inserts "Ha-ha!" at seemingly random times when he talks.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Steve. He tries to get his dad to respect him multiple times... the results are mixed.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: WellDoneSonGuy:
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Steve. He tries to get his dad to respect him multiple times... the results are mixed.



--> '''Stan''': ''[[GroinAttack *hits Steve in the crotch*]]'' We were, you ruined it by mentioning it.

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--> '''Stan''': ''[[GroinAttack *hits [hits Steve in the crotch*]]'' crotch]]]'' We were, you were. You ruined it by mentioning it.



** In the episode "The Devil Wears a Lapel Pin", Hayley plots to sabotage the CIA's promotional calendar, as revenge for the fact that Stan never told her he was ever proud of anything she did. When Stan actually does tell her that she did a good job on the calendar, she's so happy that she breaks into a song and dance about it.



-->[a voiceover of a lighthearted flashback plays as Stand pummels the elderly man]\\

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-->[a voiceover of a lighthearted flashback plays as Stand Stan pummels the elderly man]\\



'''Guard''': (laughs) I never stopped enjoying it Sheila... In a way, those paintings are my family...

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'''Guard''': (laughs) ''[laughs]'' I never stopped enjoying it Sheila... In a way, those paintings are my family...
9th Oct '16 2:55:09 PM Arcana4th
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* WholePlotReference:
** "Scents and Sensei-bility" is this to ''Film/KarateKid''
16th Sep '16 5:49:52 PM RayAP9
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* 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.
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