History Headscratchers / AmericanDad

10th Jul '17 2:22:04 PM PKFlashOmega24
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** In "A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial" he blacks out drunk and wakes up in that kid's backyard without his disguise. Change "random eight year old child" to "adult with a fully functioning brain" and you got what seems as good an explanation as any.


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** Giving up is a bad idea in general. But he has lampshaded it on occasion. Most notably in the first appearance of Lindsay and Jewel, when Lindsay offers to go back to his place and make out and Steve responds by dejectedly saying he understood and walking out of the restaurant in sorrow. He figures it out eventually though.
10th Jul '17 2:05:10 PM PKFlashOmega24
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** Probably necessity. While Stan, Steve, Roger and Hayley are all capable of sewing it's not at all in character for any of them to devote time to doing so as a chore. Still, Stan is the only breadwinner in the family and has been said to have a crappy paying job, so Francine gets over her fear simply because she has no choice; they can't just keep buying new things.



** We're only shown the events in that order because of the time slots. Who's to say that the events of all three shows weren't happening simultaneously? Granted that would require an obscenely massive hurricane but Rhode Island could have just been on the fringe.

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** We're only shown the events in that order because of the time slots. Who's to say that the events of all three shows weren't happening simultaneously? Granted that would require an obscenely massive hurricane hurricane, one with an eye somewhere in New Jersey, but Rhode Island could have just been on that's the fringe.most plausible explanation for something like this.
10th Jul '17 1:51:33 PM PKFlashOmega24
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** We're only shown the events in that order because of the time slots. Who's to say that the events of all three shows weren't happening simultaneously? Granted that would require an obscenely massive hurricane but Rhode Island could have just been on the fringe.
10th Jul '17 1:32:50 PM PKFlashOmega24
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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in this instance as the entire plot [[spoiler:ends up being an undercover CIA operation [[ItMakesSenseInContext to test Mt. Rushmore's Missile Defense System]]. Even though Stan wasn't aware of this the CIA would have gone to any lengths to keep it under wraps and ensure nothing went wrong anyway.]]
25th Jun '17 10:19:10 AM nombretomado
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* Doesn't necessarily ''bug'' me, as it does puzzle me. What was up with the effeminate dwarf who rides a greyhound in ''Irregarding Steve''? I know most of the episode was a reference to ''MidnightCowboy'', but I don't really remember anything like that.

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* Doesn't necessarily ''bug'' me, as it does puzzle me. What was up with the effeminate dwarf who rides a greyhound in ''Irregarding Steve''? I know most of the episode was a reference to ''MidnightCowboy'', ''Film/MidnightCowboy'', but I don't really remember anything like that.



* Is it Haley or Hayley? I've seen it spelled either way on here, {{The Other Wiki}}, and even the TV Guide.

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* Is it Haley or Hayley? I've seen it spelled either way on here, {{The Other Wiki}}, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, and even the TV Guide.
13th Apr '17 11:54:24 PM ariaorlewicz
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** You're missing the point completely. Lying about a future war was a pretense to get Stan out of the way, a pretense he EAGERLY accepted, leaving Francine alone with a veritable stranger. Cyborg Stan time traveling in itself is the "proof" that he's better. He had lived without her long enough to truly understand on her value to him.

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** You're missing the point completely. Lying about a future war was a pretense to get Stan out of the way, a pretense he EAGERLY accepted, leaving Francine alone with a veritable stranger. Cyborg Stan time traveling in itself is the "proof" that he's better. He had lived without her long enough to truly understand on her value to him.
13th Apr '17 11:53:00 PM ariaorlewicz
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**You're missing the point completely. Lying about a future war was a pretense to get Stan out of the way, a pretense he EAGERLY accepted, leaving Francine alone with a veritable stranger. Cyborg Stan time traveling in itself is the "proof" that he's better. He had lived without her long enough to truly understand on her value to him.
13th Apr '17 11:41:52 PM ariaorlewicz
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**That's...the whole point? Stan and Francine never examined what Haley's problem was, which is why we get the reveal that Stan never tells her he loves her even when she clearly indicates that's what she wants to hear, so she unhealthily takes her hurt and anger out on those who reject her.
3rd Mar '17 8:26:49 AM mickey96
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* In The Kidney Stays In The Picture, Stan and Francine have to go back in time to identify a man who may be Hayley's father, since Hayley drank so much she needs a kidney transplant while Francine only has one and the rest of the family may not be compatible. The question is, instead of going back to see if the man is Hayley's father, why not go back in time and just stop her from drinking to the point where she has kidney failure?

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* In The Kidney Stays In The Picture, Stan and Francine have to go back in time to identify a man who may be Hayley's father, since Hayley drank so much she needs a kidney transplant while Francine only has one and the rest of the family may not be compatible. The question is, instead of going back to see if the man is Hayley's father, why not go back in time and just stop her from drinking to the point where she has kidney failure?failure?
** That question has already been asked before and it has been answered.
19th Feb '17 7:56:14 PM MoPete
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** Throughout the entire scene, he's complaining loudly about the crappy hands he's being dealt. So when he's suddenly eager to play, he gives away the fact that he has a great hand, which causes everyone else to fold, meaning he only wins a little bit of money.
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