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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".
16th Aug '15 4:30:27 PM RayAP9
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AmericanDad/{{Tropes A to E}} | AmericanDad/{{Tropes F to J}} | AmericanDad/{{Tropes K to O}} | AmericanDad/{{Tropes P to T}} | '''Tropes U to Z'''
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* VerySpecialEpisode: Subverted. Some episodes give the appearance of this before descending into chaos, as seen in Season Two's ''The American Dad After School Special'', where Stan [[spoiler: forbids Steve to date Debbie because she's overweight, then Stan realizes that he's fat too and becomes anorexic]] and "A Jones for a Smith" where [[spoiler:Stan becomes a crack addict and eventually goes to rehab, but his son, Steve, is still pissed at him for ruining his chances with sleeping with a hot high school girl whose father was willing to let Steve be her first, and Hayley's pleas to be let into rehab for her marijuana smoking go unheeded]].
** Parodied (but played out very realistically) with "A.T.: The Abusive Terrestrial," which shows Roger's new friendship with a nine-year-old boy play out like someone being in an abusive romantic relationship.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: 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").
* VerySpecialEpisode:
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Subverted. Some episodes give the appearance of this before descending into chaos, as seen in Season Two's ''The 2's "The American Dad After School Special'', Special", where Stan [[spoiler: forbids Steve to date Debbie because she's overweight, then Stan realizes that he's fat too and becomes anorexic]] and "A Jones for a Smith" where [[spoiler:Stan becomes a crack addict and eventually goes to rehab, but his son, Steve, is still pissed at him for ruining his chances with sleeping with a hot high school girl whose father was willing to let Steve be her first, and Hayley's pleas to be let into rehab for her marijuana smoking go unheeded]].
** Parodied (but played out very realistically) with "A.T.: The Abusive Terrestrial," Terrestrial", which shows Roger's new friendship with a nine-year-old boy play out like someone being in an abusive romantic relationship.



--> '''Stan:''' I'm not a monster... ''(a human skull falls out of the furnace, which Stan quickly kicks back in)''

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--> '''Stan:''' I'm not a monster... ''(a ''[a human skull falls out of the furnace, which Stan quickly kicks back in)''in]''



'''Stan:''' Peacepusher!\\

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'''Stan:''' Peacepusher!\\Peace-pusher!\\



'''Stan:''' {{Hermaphrodite}}!
** A few moments later, when they continue exchanging:
-->'''Hayley:''' Gun toting maniac!\\

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'''Stan:''' {{Hermaphrodite}}!
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{{Hermaphrodite}}!\\
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A few moments scenes later, when they continue exchanging:
-->'''Hayley:''' Gun toting That was before I knew dad was a gun-toting maniac!\\



* [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vomit]] [[VomitDiscretionShot Shots]]: One of the most recurring events in the series is for one of the characters (usually Stan or Roger) to vomit violently due to various reasons. It can be [[VomitDiscretionShot discreet]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot indiscreet]], or outright [[WaterfallPuke over the top]].

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* [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vomit]] [[VomitDiscretionShot Shots]]: Shots]]:
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One of the most recurring events in the series is for one of the characters (usually Stan or Roger) to vomit violently due to various reasons. It can be [[VomitDiscretionShot discreet]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot indiscreet]], or outright [[WaterfallPuke over the top]].
9th Aug '15 7:27:11 PM RayAP9
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* UnevilLaugh: Francine tries to do an EvilLaugh in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Key word being "tries".

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* UnevilLaugh: Francine tries to do an EvilLaugh in "Spelling Bee My Baby". Key word being "tries"."tries."



-->'''Stan:''' Would a crazy man ''drink you''? ''*begins drinking from Klaus' bowl*''

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-->'''Stan:''' Would a crazy man ''drink you''? ''*begins you''?! ''[begins drinking from Klaus' bowl*''bowl]''



* UltimateJobSecurity: Steve's teacher in ''Toy Whorey'':

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* UltimateJobSecurity: Steve's teacher in ''Toy Whorey'':"Toy Whorey":



* 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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* WalkOnWater: Toshi uses the running variation of this trope in "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls".
* WaxingLyrical: [[AnnieGetYourGun "Anything you can do I can do better" claims Stan, "No Stan; "No, you can't" rebutts Roger.]] According to Francine this happens often.



* YearInsideHourOutside: In ''The One That Got Away'', Klaus is zapped into another dimension at one point. When he returns moments later, he claims to have been gone 60 years (and become the king of whatever place it was that he was visiting).

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* YearInsideHourOutside: In ''The "The One That Got Away'', Away", Klaus is zapped into another dimension at one point. When he returns moments later, he claims to have been gone 60 years (and become the king of whatever place it was that he was visiting).



* YourFavorite: For Stan and Francine - Mr. Pibb.

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* YourFavorite: YourFavorite:
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For Stan and Francine - Mr. Pibb.



-->'''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!

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-->'''Steve''': --->'''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!
15th Jul '15 9:21:56 AM Mrs.Barch
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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 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
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