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* In "Toy Whorey", Roger (as "Uncle Roger") gets it into his head to threaten her with disturbingly realist violence at a mild upset and "keep adding punches" when she obviously protests before he follows her out of the kitchen. Two blows land outside and Roger runs crying back through the room.


* In the episode "The Future is Borax", Stan and Francine are stuck aboard a hot air balloon struggling to survive while giant condors wait for them in a thunderstorm. They agree the best course of action is to have Francine provide food and water while Stan "conserves his strength" (IE, sleeping and eating) to defeat the GiantFlyer. She DOES, using the scant materials to rig survival gear from the remains of their clothes and picnic gear. Is this stting up for a selfish Stan joke? No. Turns out, he was 100% serious and proceeds to DESTROY the Condor in the ensuing battle.

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* In the episode "The Future is Borax", Stan and Francine are stuck aboard a hot air balloon struggling to survive while giant condors wait for them in a thunderstorm. They agree the best course of action is to have Francine provide food and water while Stan "conserves his strength" (IE, sleeping and eating) to defeat the GiantFlyer. She DOES, using the scant materials to rig survival gear from the remains of their clothes and picnic gear. Is this stting setting up for a selfish Stan joke? No. Turns out, he was 100% serious and proceeds to DESTROY the Condor in the ensuing battle.battle.



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* In the episode "The Future is Borax", Stan and Francine are stuck aboard a hot air balloon struggling to survive while giant condors wait for them in a thunderstorm. They agree the best course of action is to have Francine provide food and water while Stan "conserves his strength" (IE, sleeping and eating) to defeat the GiantFlyer. She DOES, using the scant materials to rig survival gear from the remains of their clothes and picnic gear. Is this stting up for a selfish Stan joke? No. Turns out, he was 100% serious and proceeds to DESTROY the Condor in the ensuing battle.




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* In the Episode The Future is Borax, after the ordeal mentioned above and surviving in the Outback, Stan and flee into a mine and Stan gets a massive gut wound right before they are attacked by 8-10 humanoid cave monsters. They flee, but come across a dead end. Stan proceeds to reveal that he's STILL been conserving his energy from earlier in the episode and proceeds to completely [[CurbstompBattle evsiscerate the cave monsters while laughing uproariously]]


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* As explained in the Heartwarming tropes, Stan is willing to do whatever it takes to save his family, even if it means to wing Reagan.
-->'''Stan:''' Francine, I came back here to save Christmas, but the most important part of Christmas is you and the kids.

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--> '''God''': Stan, you're literally holding a gun to the head of God. I mean, I don't even have a metaphor for that!


* In one episode, Roger falls face-first into some cocaine and then takes out an ENTIRE DRUG GANG.

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* In one episode, Roger falls face-first into some cocaine and accidentally inhales a lethal (to a human) amount of cocaine. He then takes out proceeds to have a shootout with an ENTIRE DRUG GANG.GANG and would have won had the cocaine not worn off.
** Also an awesome moment for Steve: ''Lavate los manos!''




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* In "Frannie 911", Roger reveals that forcing himself to be nice is slowly poisoning him due to his weird alien biology. The whole family wants him to live, and urges him to [[WeWantOurJerkBack be a jerk again]]. He asks for Steve to perform one of his dance moves for him (he'd spent the entire episode bragging about being a great backup dancer) and just tore into him:
-->"If your goal was to inspire a feeling of despair the likes of which hasn't been felt since Whoopi hosted the Oscars, then BRAVO. I can see millions rising up, demanding legislation that would force your legs amputated, incinerated and buried next to Hitler. In short, YOU SUCK."




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* In "Meter Maid", Hayley gets back at Roger for painting a nude picture of her, letting Steve borrow it and not telling him it was his sister, and auctioning it.
-->'''Hayley''': You know what Roger? This is all your fault. I'm going kick your ass!
-->'''Roger''': Think you got a shot porn star? Bring it! (Hayley punches him in the gut) I wasn't ready. (Falls to the floor in a fetal position, wrapping his arms around his stomach) That how Houdini died.

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* The other strippers banding together and fighting Stan and Jeff to stop them from dragging Hayley home against her will way back in the first season, followed by the strippers essentially guilt tripping Stan into realizing his controlling behavior is doing more harm than good. All of them had fathers who never supported their choices and it's why they started stripping (as well as one woman whose uncle molested her).


* During the Paintball Vietnam War Re-enactment in ''In Country Club'', Steve manages to rescue Stan who was captured by the Viet Kong team, and tortured by Roger over a Pay-Per-View code. Steve assaults the Golf Cart storage area used as a prison with his [[SleevesAreForWimps Army Uniform's sleeves ripped off]], slitting (or drawing scar lines) throats with a red Sharpie marker, and spraying the enemy team with a paint sprayer like a flamethrower, with the phrase "Die Bitches!" written on the sprayers tank.

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* During the Paintball Vietnam War Re-enactment in ''In Country Club'', Steve manages to rescue Stan who was captured by the Viet Kong team, and tortured by Roger over a Pay-Per-View code. Steve assaults the Golf Cart storage area used as a prison with his [[SleevesAreForWimps Army Uniform's sleeves ripped off]], slitting (or drawing scar lines) lines on) throats with a red Sharpie marker, and spraying the enemy team with a paint sprayer like a flamethrower, with the phrase "Die Bitches!" written on the sprayers tank.

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* During the Paintball Vietnam War Re-enactment in ''In Country Club'', Steve manages to rescue Stan who was captured by the Viet Kong team, and tortured by Roger over a Pay-Per-View code. Steve assaults the Golf Cart storage area used as a prison with his [[SleevesAreForWimps Army Uniform's sleeves ripped off]], slitting (or drawing scar lines) throats with a red Sharpie marker, and spraying the enemy team with a paint sprayer like a flamethrower, with the phrase "Die Bitches!" written on the sprayers tank.

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** How better the continuity, they brought back EVIL BARRY IN SEASON 16!


* In "Son of Stan", Stan clones Steve to prove his strict parenting methods are better than Francine's lenient methodology; Francine's Steve (the real Steve) becomes a disrespectful, lazy brat (while Stan's Steve aka Stevarino becomes a sadistic and cruel lunatic). When Steve mouths off to his parents ''even after they save him''(though in his defense, it was his parents' fault he was in this mess due to them making the bet and Stevarino attempting a KillAndReplace), Francine decides she's had enough; she slaps Steve twice, then tells him to do what she says or...
--> I'll shove you back up my clownhole, ''birth you again, '''and name you my bitch, NOW GET OUT OF THAT CAGE!'''''

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* In "Son of Stan", Stan clones Steve to prove his strict parenting methods are better than Francine's lenient methodology; Francine's Steve (the real Steve) becomes a disrespectful, lazy brat (while Stan's Steve aka Stevarino becomes a sadistic and cruel lunatic). When Steve mouths off to his parents ''even after they save him''(though in his defense, it was his parents' fault he was in this mess due to them making the bet and Stevarino attempting a KillAndReplace), Francine decides she's had enough; she slaps Steve twice, then tells him to do what she says or...
him...
--> I'll Steven Smith, I am your mother! If you don't get out of that cage, I will shove you back up my clownhole, ''birth you again, '''and name you my bitch, bitch! NOW GET OUT OF THAT CAGE!'''''

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* In "My Morning Straitjacket", when Roger fails to get Stan backstage with a groupie disguise, Francine shows up fully dressed as a groupie, effortlessly gets Stan backstage to meet the lead singer of My Morning Jacket. Then for good measure, she and Stan have a threeway with a woman backstage.


* "The Mural of the Story" was possibly the lowest point in Stan and Hayley's relationship when Stan ruined a famous mural and let everyone blame Hayley for it (which was especially hypocritical because he was trying to teach her about integrity). Hayley becomes a town pariah and Stan does everything he can to avoid responsibility, up to [[spoiler: knocking her out and mutilating her face beyond recognition in a half-assed attempt to give her a new identity against her will. Hayley is so enraged by Stan's cruelty and what he did to her she proceeds to fake a massive car accident, secretly gets reconstructive surgery, and has Jeff pretend to be her in a full body cast and comatose all in an effort to make Stan suffer for destroying her life. While the lengths she went through are pretty horrifying, it's hard not to argue Stan deserved every second of it after he shamelessly destroyed her life and her face. At the very least Stan finally admits what he did to the entire town and manages to reconcile with her.]]

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* "The Mural of the Story" was possibly the lowest point in Stan and Hayley's relationship when Stan ruined a famous mural and let everyone blame Hayley for it (which was especially hypocritical because he was trying to teach her about integrity). Hayley becomes a town pariah and Stan does everything he can to avoid responsibility, up to [[spoiler: knocking her out and mutilating her face beyond recognition in a half-assed attempt to give her a new identity against her will. Hayley is so enraged by Stan's cruelty and what he did to her she proceeds to fake a massive car accident, secretly gets reconstructive surgery, and has Jeff pretend to be her in a full body cast and comatose all in an effort to make Stan suffer for destroying her life. While the lengths she went through are pretty horrifying, it's hard not to argue Stan deserved every second of it after he shamelessly destroyed her life and her face. At the very least Stan finally admits what he did to the entire town and manages to reconcile with her.]]



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* Hayley organized an angry mob of their neighbors to help her rescue Bob and Linda Memari after Stan converted their backyard into a prison yard and detained them. When Stan locked everyone else up, Hayley figured out a way to break them out ''and'' salvage Francine's friendship by convincing everyone they were throwing a theme party.
* In "Tears of a Clooney," the B-plot focuses on Steve and Roger exploiting a bunch of orphans for slave labor in Roger's backyard vineyard. Hayley's unable to do anything because it's implied she's been diagnosed with cancer and spends most of the year slowly dying. Come summer, it's revealed she beat her illness and fulfills a promise to God that has her calling child services and freeing the kids from Roger's torture.
* "The Mural of the Story" was possibly the lowest point in Stan and Hayley's relationship when Stan ruined a famous mural and let everyone blame Hayley for it (which was especially hypocritical because he was trying to teach her about integrity). Hayley becomes a town pariah and Stan does everything he can to avoid responsibility, up to [[spoiler: knocking her out and mutilating her face beyond recognition in a half-assed attempt to give her a new identity against her will. Hayley is so enraged by Stan's cruelty and what he did to her she proceeds to fake a massive car accident, secretly gets reconstructive surgery, and has Jeff pretend to be her in a full body cast and comatose all in an effort to make Stan suffer for destroying her life. While the lengths she went through are pretty horrifying, it's hard not to argue Stan deserved every second of it after he shamelessly destroyed her life and her face. At the very least Stan finally admits what he did to the entire town and manages to reconcile with her.]]


--->'''Steve''': Debbie was the best thing that ever happened to me, and you drove her away with your stupid obsession with how people look. I had a real connection with someone for the first time in my life, and all you cared about was her appearance! I didn't care if she was fat, or thin. She was sweet and beautiful, and kind of freaky in a good way. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And I'm gonna check every buffet in town until I find her!]]

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--->'''Steve''': Debbie was the best thing that ever happened to me, and you drove her away with your stupid obsession with how people look. I had a real connection with someone for the first time in my life, and all you cared about was her appearance! I didn't care if she was fat, or thin. She was sweet and beautiful, and kind of freaky in a good way. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And I'm gonna check every buffet in town until I find her!]]

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