History YMMV / AmericanDad

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").
21st Jan '17 9:27:38 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 pretty messed up to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy and neigh unwatchable]]!

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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 pretty messed up unwatchable to begin) was [[UpToEleven even more cringe-worthy and neigh unwatchable]]!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.
21st Jan '17 9:15:26 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** The B-plotís resolution in "Rogerís Baby" as the have never been a clear divide between Steve and Snot about their financial situations in any other episode so Snot feeling happy that the two could finally be equals come out of nowhere.

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** The B-plotís resolution of the subplot in "Rogerís Baby" as the have 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.



* TheyJustDidntCare: Many viewers felt this way about "Rogerís Baby" as there are only a few specific moments that come across like an American Dad episode. In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-63gDWRRIq0 Phil Paytonís]] review states that while a good premise it wasnít fully realized. It plays on the mystery of Rogerís nature but only sparingly. It just plays it like a normal pregnancy which is disappointing given that this is Roger where talking about. There are also a number of long unfunny jokes such as Claus talking about his guys that just fill time between the pregnancy tropes. Making it come across like a standard sitcome with a little weirdness sprinkled throughout. Basically it came across as a way to forcibly end the Jeffís an alien storyline.
21st Jan '17 12:02:47 PM ranabridged
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** The B-plotís resolution in "Rogerís Baby" as the have never been a clear divide between Steve and Snot about their financial situations in any other episode so Snot feeling happy that the two could finally be equals come out of nowhere.



** 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



* TheyJustDidntCare: Many viewers felt this way about "Rogerís Baby" as there are only a few specific moments that come across like an American Dad episode. In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-63gDWRRIq0 Phil Paytonís]] review states that while a good premise it wasnít fully realized. It plays on the mystery of Rogerís nature but only sparingly. It just plays it like a normal pregnancy which is disappointing given that this is Roger where talking about. There are also a number of long unfunny jokes such as Claus talking about his guys that just fill time between the pregnancy tropes. Making it come across like a standard sitcome with a little weirdness sprinkled throughout. Basically it came across as a way to forcibly end the Jeffís an alien storyline.



** Steve has fallen victim to this as of late due to his {{Flanderization}} making him a very obnoxious brat to both his parents. "Morning Mimosa" is a prime example of this.

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** Steve has fallen victim to this as of late due to his {{Flanderization}} making him a very obnoxious brat who canít seem to tell reality from fantasy making him a danger both to himself and others due to either ignoring the dangers around him or dishing out DisproportionateRetribution. His stereotypical horny teenage virgin nerd also getís old fast given that Stan has gone through all he has and more UpToEleven so itís hard to feel for Steve for being bullied for a day because of a back brace or not being able to run the house for a couple of months when Stan was horrifically bullied his parents. "Morning Mimosa" is a prime example entire school life and had to take care of this.his mother his entire life.
21st Jan '17 8:53:52 AM ranabridged
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** Averted as of season 14 where Stan is back to being always wrong.
18th Jan '17 2:44:25 PM ThePantherMan
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* GeniusBonus: In "Red October Sky," Stan's old Soviet enemy Sergei moves into the neighborhood. Sergei visits Stan and tells him all about how he's embracing American culture (he's lying), even wearing a Winnie-the-Pooh t-shirt. While this can easily be brushed off as just something silly, it's actually a subtle reference to how [[VinniPukh Russia has its own version of Winnie-the-Pooh]].
16th Jan '17 9:14:20 AM Windrays
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** "May The Best Stan Win" features a futuristic cyborg Stan playing the band {{Perfume}} for Francine, stating that "Japanese funk" is popular in his time. Fast forward a few years later in real life: Perfume is now quite popular in the West.
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