History YMMV / AmericanDad

20th Sep '16 3:19:15 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Because of Roger's {{Flanderization}} of being a complete narcissistic psychopath since the 5th season, he's guaranteed to cross this a minimum of three times per season. The biggest example would arguably be Season 7's "Virtual In-Stanity", where he kills five frat boys and brutally hits each with a limousine that he stole, simply because they hadn't paid him $20 for their limo ride. He follows this up by killing an airline stewardess by undoing her parachute, for no other reason than because he'd gotten bloodlust.
** Stan crosses this in Season 2's "Failure is Not a Factory Installed-Option". The episode has him becoming homeless after being tricked by a cars salesman multiple times into buying stuff he doesn't need. This leads to the rest of the Smiths going into poverty and Hayley having to sell herself for money only to discover that it was all an elaborate ruse by Stan in order to gain sympathy from said car salesman and reduce the money of how much he has to pay for a car every month.
** Stan would cross this again in "The Scarlett Getter" from Season 7 which has him telling an alien hunter of Roger's existence and setting him up to be killed so that he can keep his over-obsessive crush on Scarlett whom Roger was dating. There's also the fact that he doesn't seem to care about Francine's feelings while fawning over Scarlett and even hints that he would be happy if she was dead in order to remain single. This in turn makes him UnintentionallyUnsympathetic at the end when it's discovered that Scarlett never cared for him and was planning on killing Roger herself.

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** Because of Roger's {{Flanderization}} of being a complete narcissistic psychopath since the 5th season, he's guaranteed to cross this a minimum of three times per season. The biggest example would arguably be Season 7's "Virtual In-Stanity", where he kills five frat boys and brutally hits each with a limousine that he stole, simply because they hadn't paid him $20 for their limo ride. He follows this up by killing an airline stewardess by undoing her parachute, for no other reason than because he'd gotten bloodlust.
bloodlust. At one point during the episode, he casually tells Klaus that he had also killed five teens over $19 the week before!
** Stan crosses has at least four definitive moments that counts as this in depending on who you ask:
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Season 2's "Failure is Not a Factory Installed-Option". The episode has him becoming homeless after being tricked by a cars salesman multiple times into buying stuff he doesn't need. This leads to the rest of the Smiths going into poverty and Hayley having to sell herself for money only to discover that it was all an elaborate ruse by Stan in order to gain sympathy from said car salesman and reduce the money of how much he has to pay for a car every month.
** *** "Four Little Words", also from Season 2. After a plan to get Bullock on a date with one of Francine's friends goes horribly wrong, Stan would cross convinces Francine that she murdered her friend and brings her into spiraling guilt (to the point where she leaves the country). The reason he went to such extremes to avoid her knowing the truth? Because [[DisproportionateRetribution he didn't want to hear her say "I told you so"]]...
*** "Dope and Faith" from Season 3 has him becoming friends with Brett because they have everything in common... Except for the fact that the latter is an Atheist which Stan simply cannot accept. To try and make him believe in God, he essentially ruins his life by blowing up his house, ruining his restaurant by spreading a plague of bird flu, and causing a divorce between him and his wife by using CIA technology to turn her into a lesbian. This in turn backfires as Brett then attempts suicide where he does meet God only to be rejected from Heaven and brought back to life by Satin by becoming a Satanist and it's at
this again point that Stan finally decides to accept Brett for who he is. Again, all of this was purely because Stan couldn't accept that the one thing they didn't have in common was that Brett was an Atheist...
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"The Scarlett Getter" from Season 7 which has him telling an alien hunter of Roger's existence and setting him up to be killed so that he can keep his over-obsessive crush on Scarlett whom Roger was dating. There's also the fact that he doesn't seem to care about Francine's feelings while fawning over Scarlett and even hints that he would be happy if she was dead in order to remain single. This in turn makes him UnintentionallyUnsympathetic at the end when it's discovered that Scarlett never cared for him and was planning on killing Roger herself.



*** In the same episode, Hayley took BrattyTeenageDaughter UpToEleven by telling Stan exactly what to do to get him captured after he told her he was going on a dangerous mission. It is treated as this in-universe as well because every time she tried to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, she was just told to shut up by Francine.
** Steve crosses this in "News Glance with Genevieve Valance" which is also an example of NeverLiveItDown. He goes along with Genevieve Vavance's (who is actually one of Roger's many personas) bogus story that Hayley kidnapped him so that he can get laid by all the girls who missed him when he went missing due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class. He later owns up to his lie and rats Roger out, but it's the fact that he sold out his own sister in order for satisfy his own selfish sexual needs that makes him irredeemably evil.

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*** In the same episode, Hayley took BrattyTeenageDaughter UpToEleven by telling Stan exactly what to do to get him captured after he told her he was going on a dangerous mission. It is treated as this in-universe as well because every time she tried to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, she was just told to shut up by Francine.
** Steve crosses this in "News Glance with Genevieve Valance" Vavance" which is also an example of NeverLiveItDown. He goes along with Genevieve Vavance's (who is actually one of Roger's many personas) bogus story that Hayley kidnapped him so that he can get laid by all the girls who missed him when he went missing due to being embarrassed in his sex-ed class. He later owns up to his lie and rats Roger out, but it's the fact that he sold out his own sister in order for satisfy his own selfish sexual needs that makes him irredeemably evil.
7th Sep '16 9:16:51 PM Cakeman
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This hits hard due to how often the show abuses AesopAmnesia (especially in later seasons). It makes the characters look like they're just pretending to learn their lesson so that they can get away with everything they did in the episode. Nearly every character has some ulterior motive to get what they want and when they're called out on it, they just apologize and are EasilyForgiven.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This hits hard due to how often Though it's not FamilyGuy, the show abuses tends to abuse AesopAmnesia (especially in later seasons). It makes the characters look like they're just pretending to learn their lesson so that they can get away with everything they did in the episode. Nearly every character has some ulterior motive to get what they want and when they're called out on it, they just apologize and are EasilyForgiven.
20th Aug '16 4:36:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** All the songs in ''Hot Water''. Helps that they got CeeLoGreen to play the hot tub.

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** All the songs in ''Hot Water''. Helps that they got CeeLoGreen Music/CeeLoGreen to play the hot tub.
17th Aug '16 3:15:14 PM JoeMudd123
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** Is the show still as good as it always was? And isn't phrasing complaints in the form of a rhetorical question just a tad passive-aggressive?
15th Aug '16 9:17:42 AM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Remember the throwaway line in "Daddy Queerest" where Hayley mentions wanting to tell Steve that the guy inside R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) died? Yeah, not so funny anymore after he actually ''did'' die in 2016.
13th Aug '16 12:19:53 PM BatmanKalEl
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* HarsherInHindsight: Stan's personality becomes lot less funny when you see exactly why he thinks like that. He is so patriotic because his father lied to him for years about being a secret agent, he is so focused on appearance because he was bullied as a teenager for being a zitfaced geek (and for losing his hair in his college years), and he believes a man needs to kill what he loves because his mother tricked him into killing his pet dog.
** Stan’s views of the world are unique to say the least and while we see glimpses throughout the series of his life providing him with a FreudianExcuse, “I Ain’t No Holodeck Boy” shows us just how horrific it truly was.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Stan's personality becomes lot less funny when you see exactly why he thinks like that. He is so patriotic because his father lied to him for years about being a secret agent, he is so focused on appearance because he was bullied as a teenager for being a zitfaced geek (and for losing his hair in his college years), and he believes a man needs to kill what he loves because his mother tricked him into killing his pet dog.
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dog. Stan’s views of the world are unique to say the least and while we see glimpses throughout the series of his life providing him with a FreudianExcuse, “I Ain’t No Holodeck Boy” shows us just how horrific it truly was.
13th Aug '16 12:19:01 PM BatmanKalEl
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the commentary for "Irregarding Steve", where Stan says "Death has better things to do, like remembering Tony Curtis already." The writers said that they prayed that Tony Curtis wouldn't die any time near that episode's airing.
*** But now Tony Curtis is dead as of 2010, officially making that line this trope.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the commentary for "Irregarding Steve", where Stan says "Death has better things to do, like remembering Tony Curtis already." The writers said that they prayed that Tony Curtis wouldn't die any time near that episode's airing.
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airing. But now Tony Curtis is dead as of 2010, officially making that line this trope.
13th Aug '16 12:11:27 PM BatmanKalEl
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: All the songs in ''Hot Water''. Helps that they got CeeLoGreen to play the hot tub.

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All the songs in ''Hot Water''. Helps that they got CeeLoGreen to play the hot tub.
13th Aug '16 12:10:59 PM BatmanKalEl
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The MMORPG scenes in "Dungeons and Wagons" look ''gorgeous''.

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The MMORPG scenes in "Dungeons and Wagons" look ''gorgeous''.
13th Aug '16 12:10:36 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: A key factor in why many consider the show to be a complete ''Family Guy'' clone in the later seasons. The most obvious examples are "Naked to the Limit, One More Time" and "A Boy Named Michael" where they use cutaway gags.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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A key factor in why many consider the show to be a complete ''Family Guy'' clone in the later seasons. The most obvious examples are "Naked to the Limit, One More Time" and "A Boy Named Michael" where they use cutaway gags.
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