History YMMV / AmericanDad

17th Mar '17 12:54:50 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Francine's parents (the biological ones who abandoned her at the airport). They're AffablyEvil, unlike her nice but racist-written and not-that-funny adopted parents.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Enceinte" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away (especially since the show already did the exact same plot with Francine nearly 5 years earlier as the subplot for Season 7's "The Unbrave One").

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Debbie Hyman for those who don't consider her an EnsembleDarkhorse or a Scrappy. She was the first girlfriend Steve had for more than one episode. Unfortunately, she was never really given much development beyond that, most of her appearances ended with her and Steve breaking up and she was often used as a target for cheap jokes regarding her weight or monstrous appetite.
** Many of the supporting characters from the early seasons definitely count. A lot of them weren't given much development besides one or two identifiable traits (Linda Memari for example having [[BiTheWay a crush on Francine]] despite being married and Chuck White being Stan's rival with a rather annoying VerbalTic), and ultimately fell off the radar completely once the show lost it's political edge around the 5th season by being relegated to non-speaking background cameos.
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Francine's parents (the biological parents, the Dawsons (the ones who abandoned her at the airport). They're AffablyEvil, unlike her nice but racist-written and not-that-funny adopted parents.
** Akiko Yoshida, yet another romantic interest for Steve who appeared more than once. Her abrupt disappearance after her and Steve became a couple in "Spelling Bee My Baby" also doubles as TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot as her disappearance lead to Steve becoming single once more.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Steve's relationships with Debbie & Akiko as mentioned above.
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With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Enceinte" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away (especially since the show already did the exact same plot with Francine nearly 5 years earlier as the subplot for Season 7's "The Unbrave One").
3rd Mar '17 2:14:42 AM ViperT24
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** Sadly played straight in "Daesong Heavy Industries" which is just as heavy handed as ''Family Guy'' episodes like "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" in terms of being anti-Christian.
28th Feb '17 2:04:09 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Some view the Jeff in space arc as this which was dragged out over the course of three seasons (and amounted to a little more than two years in real life). It didn't help that it was only focused on at least once per season (a total of three episodes overall) and that it ultimately resolved via reset button where all the characters (barring Roger, who caused the whole thing to begin with yet [[KarmaHoudini suffered no punishment]]) would forget the events of the entire thing making it feel completely pointless.

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** Some view the Jeff Jeff's in space space/is part alien arc as this which that was dragged out over the course of three about four seasons (and (which amounted to a little more than two nearly four years in real life). life) as this. It didn't help that it was only focused on at least once per season (a total of three episodes overall) and that it ultimately initially resolved in Season 11's "Holy Shit, Jeff's Back!" via reset button where all the characters (barring Roger, who caused the whole thing to begin with yet [[KarmaHoudini suffered no punishment]]) would forget the events of the entire thing making it feel completely pointless.pointless. Out of nowhere, the fact that Jeff is now part alien abruptly comes back at the end of Season 13's "Bahama Mama" after being forgotten about for nearly a year and a half only for the next episode "Roger's Baby" to finally resolve the entire plot for good by having Jeff becoming fully human again once again reinforcing just how pointless the entire Jeff's in space/is part alien plot turned out to be.



** The aforementioned resolution to the multi-season Jeff in space arc.

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** The aforementioned resolution resolutions to the multi-season Jeff Jeff's in space space/is an alien arc.



*** The episode right before this "Bahama Mama" reveals that being in a alien body gave Jeff superpowers at nearly the very last second that goes absolutely no where since the next episode is about Jeff getting his human body back.

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*** ** The episode right before this "Bahama Mama" reveals that being in a alien body gave Jeff superpowers at nearly the very last second that being part alien gave Jeff superpowers which goes absolutely no where nowhere since the next episode is about Jeff getting his him becoming fully human body back.again.
28th Feb '17 10:58:59 AM MyLittleXero
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*** The episode right before this "Bahama Mama" reveals that being in a alien body gave Jeff superpowers at nearly the very last second that goes absolutely no where since the next episode is about Jeff getting his human body back.


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** Francine again in "Finances With Wolves" while we're supposed to feel sorry for her that Stan doesn't want to fund her muffin kiosk she loses sympathy for stealing the money and acting dismissive of him the rest of the episode.
25th Feb '17 11:45:42 AM nombretomado
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** Remember the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" when Steve goes bonkers after seeing AngelinaJolie's boobs? Yeah, not so funny or (pardon the pun) titillating now that Jolie got a preemptive double masectomy after finding out that her mother's side of the family has a history of contracting breast cancer.

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** Remember the two-part episode "Stan of Arabia" when Steve goes bonkers after seeing AngelinaJolie's Creator/AngelinaJolie's boobs? Yeah, not so funny or (pardon the pun) titillating now that Jolie got a preemptive double masectomy after finding out that her mother's side of the family has a history of contracting breast cancer.
24th Feb '17 7:46:21 PM DerangedEscargot
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** So far, Season 13 has aired at least two episodes that feel like semi-[[RecycledScript rehashes]] of already existing ''Family Guy'' episodes:

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** So far, Season 13 14 has aired at least two episodes that feel like semi-[[RecycledScript rehashes]] of already existing ''Family Guy'' episodes:



** Principal Brian Lewis seemed to be this for the 6th through 8th seasons where he played some in the plots for half the episodes, to the point where he was the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. He did start out well liked by the fans, but eventually most of them got sick of his oversaturation which likely led to the severely reduced number of appearances he's had since Season 8.

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** Principal Brian Lewis seemed to be this for the 6th through 8th seasons where he played some in the plots for half the episodes, to the point where he was the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. 8. He did start out well liked by the fans, but eventually most of them got sick of his oversaturation which likely led to the severely reduced number of appearances he's had since Season 8.9.
14th Feb '17 6:49:45 AM Mario500
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** Francine wanting Stan to lose his wrestling record in "The Wrestler" because she hated the museum he kept over it, for the handful of times she's shows up in the episode she never hints that the museum bothered her. Hell, when we first see her, she's in the museum and later says she likes going there every few weeks.

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** Francine wanting Stan to lose his wrestling record in "The Wrestler" because she hated the museum he kept over it, for the handful of times she's shows up in the episode she never hints that the museum bothered her. Hell, when we first see her, she's her (this conflicts with her being in the museum and later says saying she likes going there every few weeks.weeks before then).
25th Jan '17 4:41:34 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** The entire "Daesong Heavy Industries" two-parter could be considered this as both episodes end up having nothing to do with one another after forcing viewers to put up with the first part being the show's answer to the likes of "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven".
** The resolution of the subplot in "Rogerís Baby" as there has never been a clear divide between Steve and Snot about their financial situations in any other previous episode so Snot feeling happy that the two could finally be equals come out of nowhere. That, and the episode forcibly portrays Snot as being more poverned than he is normally.

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** The entire "Daesong Heavy Industries" two-parter could be considered this as both episodes end up having nothing to do with one another after forcing viewers to put up with the first part being the show's answer to the likes of "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven".
Heaven" only to never follow-up or conclude any of the plot points of the aforementioned.
** The resolution of the subplot in "Rogerís Baby" as there Baby". There has never been a clear divide between Steve and Snot about their financial situations in any other previous episode so Snot feeling happy that the two could finally be equals come comes out of nowhere. That, and the episode forcibly portrays Snot as being more poverned than he is normally.normally (such as sleeping on a "Pillow" that's nothing more than a trash bag full of old newspapers) in order for this plot to work (even though it doesn't).
25th Jan '17 12:45:20 AM PrincessGwen
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** Principal Brian Lewis seemed to be this for the 6th through 8th seasons where he played some in the plots for half the episodes, to the point where he was the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. He did start out well liked by the fans, but eventually most of them got sick of his oversaturation which likely lead to the severely reduced number of appearances he's had since Season 8.

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** Principal Brian Lewis seemed to be this for the 6th through 8th seasons where he played some in the plots for half the episodes, to the point where he was the main focus for two consecutive episodes of Season 7. He did start out well liked by the fans, but eventually most of them got sick of his oversaturation which likely lead led to the severely reduced number of appearances he's had since Season 8.



** Even if you ignore the Anti Christ Jeff and Hayley would make terrible parent. In fact in "Stan Smith as Keanu Reeves as Stanny Utah in Point Breakers" (another Stan is wrong for wanting to spend time for himself) they flat out admit that if they had a child they fully expect Stan and Francine to take care of all itís parental, emotional and financial needs. Yet instead of pointing out their numerous faults the episode "Bahama Mama" makes Stan the bad guy because he doesnít want to appear old (another plot point thatís already been done. Hayley eventually gets fed up and tells Stan that he wouldnít be in her childís life but doesnít seem to have any plane to get a job and move out. Meaning that sheís either bluffing or plans to foist all the responsibility onto Francine. It also doesnít help that they realized they werenít ready to have a baby the very next episode

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** Even if you ignore the Anti Christ Christ, Jeff and Hayley would make terrible parent. parents. In fact in "Stan Smith as Keanu Reeves as Stanny Utah in Point Breakers" (another Stan is wrong for wanting to spend time for himself) himself episode) they flat out admit that if they had a child child, they fully expect Stan and Francine to take care of all itís its parental, emotional and financial needs. Yet instead of pointing out their numerous faults the episode "Bahama Mama" makes Stan the bad guy because he doesnít want to appear old (another plot point thatís already been done. done). Hayley eventually gets fed up and tells Stan that he wouldnít be in her childís life but doesnít seem to have any plane plans to get a job and move out. Meaning that sheís either bluffing or plans to foist all the responsibility onto Francine. It also doesnít help that they realized they werenít ready to have a baby the very next episodeepisode.



** Another example is ďI Ainít No Holodeck BoyĒ where Stan is presented as an abusive jerkass for trying to get Steve and his friends to play outside. Not only is Francineís argument basically that Steve is a spoiled brat who canít take care of himself but the episode shows that he and his friend legitimately canít tell reality from fantasy. It reached the point where they tried to get back at Stan for putting them in the Holodeck by [[DisproportionateRetribution attempting to kill him]] with Snot going so far as to [[WhatTheHellHero call Steve out]] for being more determined to save his dadís life than the lives of the fictional characters in their video game.

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** Another example is ďI Ainít No Holodeck BoyĒ where Stan is presented as an abusive jerkass {{jerkass}} for trying to get Steve and his friends to play outside. Not only is Francineís argument basically that Steve is a spoiled brat who canít take care of himself but the episode shows that he and his friend legitimately canít tell reality from fantasy. It reached the point where they tried to get back at Stan for putting them in the Holodeck by [[DisproportionateRetribution attempting to kill him]] with Snot going so far as to [[WhatTheHellHero call Steve out]] for being more determined to save his dadís life than the lives of the fictional characters in their video game.



** When Hayley slipped Stan a dangerous hallucinogen "Standard Deviation" that nearly kills him five times over.

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** When Hayley slipped Stan a dangerous hallucinogen in "Standard Deviation" that nearly kills him five times over.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Encrite" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away (especially since the show already did the exact same plot with Francine nearly 5 years earlier as the subplot for Season 7's "The Unbrave One").

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Encrite" Enceinte" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away (especially since the show already did the exact same plot with Francine nearly 5 years earlier as the subplot for Season 7's "The Unbrave One").
21st Jan '17 9:30:31 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Encrite" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With a title like "Roger's Baby", some were expecting it to be about Betsy White returning to Langley Falls after all these years with Roger's seed that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Steve passed on to her when they kissed after Roger impregnated him with it]]. That actually would've been kinda interesting, right? [[SarcasmMode Nah, of course not]]. What we get instead is basically the show's answer to "Stewie Is Encrite" except if that episode (which is already unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy]]! And seemingly all for nothing more than to (hopefully) forcibly end the [[ArcFatigue rarely acknowledged multi-season Jeff in space/an alien arc]] as well as resolve the plot from the previous episode of Hayley & Jeff considering having a baby in such a [[TheUnTwist predictably]] [[WriterCopOut obvious]] way that even the most oblivious idiot would see coming from a mile away.away (especially since the show already did the exact same plot with Francine nearly 5 years earlier as the subplot for Season 7's "The Unbrave One").
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