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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.



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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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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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** "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.
14th Apr '16 5:45:44 PM Nohbody
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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]



* 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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* 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.
22nd Feb '16 7:14:05 PM jormis29
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* UnCancelled: ''AmericanDad'' is ending its run on FOX due to low ratings, inconsistent scheduling, and plans to revamp the Sunday night line-up (as of now, ''AmericanDad'' 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: ''AmericanDad'' ''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, ''AmericanDad'' ''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).
10th Feb '16 5:51:42 PM tetsuzan
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** Stan and Francine are often given similar Aesops for example both have had episodes where they check out the opposite sex and in both cases Stan is the one in the wrong. Even when it turns out that Francine is just an [[AllTakeAndNoGive incredibly selfish lover]] Stan is still wrong for trying to hard. What makes it worse Francine is treated very sympathetically even though she was openly lusting after her daughter’s boyfriend to the point of putting her families lives in danger. While Stan who was merely utilizing the MaleGaze was villainized with everyone calling him out over looking at other woman when he has such a hot wife.
19th Jan '16 11:14:47 AM tandra88
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* UnpleasantParentReveal: In the episode "Con Heir", Stan's real dad, Jack Smith, [[DisappearedDad reappears after being gone for 20 years]]. He's eventually revealed to be a jewel thief who wants to recruit Stan to help him steal art and other artifacts.
11th Dec '15 3:37:38 AM rafi
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* YankTheDogsChain: If there's even the slightest hint that Steve may [[LoserGetsTheGirl get the girl]], [[AssPull something]] always happens to [[DidNotGetTheGirl ruin it]]. [[spoiler: Though he does finally get together with Akiko in "Spelling Bee My baby"]]

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* YankTheDogsChain: If there's even the slightest hint that Steve may [[LoserGetsTheGirl get the girl]], [[AssPull something]] always happens to [[DidNotGetTheGirl ruin it]]. [[spoiler: The most brutal example is a Halloween episode, "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", where he takes out his friend's sister for a trick or treating and both are forced to go on the run when he goes over the time limit to bring her home and Toshi tries to hunt them down and kill Steve (Yes he's ''that'' overprotective). Through the chase it seems the two are developing feelings for one another. But at the end, when they finally convince Toshi to back off. His sister's proclaims she has a boyfriend, a ''nine year old'' boyfriend. Just...wow, your can really feel the cruelty of the writers there.
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Though he does finally get together with Akiko in "Spelling Bee My baby"]]baby"...[[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome too bad that Akiko disappear in the next episodes]].
3rd Oct '15 6:24:37 PM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Officer Turlington, IRS/Spa Inspector/ Officer of Internal Affairs, who usually shows up to give the characters a ''really'' good, in-universe MindScrew. As it turns out, he's just having a hell of a difficult time with his personal life as do the Smiths with their criminal activities, as demonstrated in "Meter Made", "Live and Let Fry", and "Chimdale".
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