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* LineOfSightName: Spoofed in "The Thin White Line" when Peter joins Brian in rehab. When the nurse asks for his name and he tries to think of a fake name he looks around and sees a pea, a tear on a woman's face, and a griffin flies in, so he says his name is Peter Griffin, and immediately realizes he screwed up.

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*PromWrecker: Subverted in "Run, Chris, Run". It initially looks like Chris is going to be on the receiving end of this when he gets voted Homecoming King. However, it turns out the reason he got voted Homecoming King is because [[spoiler: the other students thought he was mentally handicapped and [[CondescendingCompassion wanted to be nice]]]].


* MadeOfExplodium: The Amish buggy... and the Amish [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments horse]], from "I Never Met the Dead Man".

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* MadeOfExplodium: The Amish buggy... and the Amish [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments horse]], horse, from "I Never Met the Dead Man".



* ParanoiaGambit: Done by Brian in "Patriot Games" when Stewie, as payback for the deserved beating he gave Brian over the money that Brian owed him, shows he really does have a heart by [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments offering Brian a free revenge shot]]. Brian agrees [[KickTheDog on the terms that he can use it at any time and that Stewie won't know when he will be hit]]. Brian does not use it, and Stewie, instead of taking back his offer, goes crazy to the point of harming himself to even the deal. Then, at the end of the episode, Brian evens it out by pushing Stewie in front of a moving bus.

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* ParanoiaGambit: Done by Brian in "Patriot Games" when Stewie, as payback for the deserved beating he gave Brian over the money that Brian owed him, shows he really does have a heart by [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments offering Brian a free revenge shot]].shot. Brian agrees [[KickTheDog on the terms that he can use it at any time and that Stewie won't know when he will be hit]]. Brian does not use it, and Stewie, instead of taking back his offer, goes crazy to the point of harming himself to even the deal. Then, at the end of the episode, Brian evens it out by pushing Stewie in front of a moving bus.


* NewspaperBackstory: The episode "Three Kings" parodied the Misery example by having Brian look through a series of clippings indicating Stewie being a serial killer, followed by a ComicStrip/Marmaduke comic.

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* NewspaperBackstory: The episode "Three Kings" parodied the Misery example by having Brian look through a series of clippings indicating Stewie being a serial killer, followed by a ComicStrip/Marmaduke ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}} comic.

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* OdeToFood: In "Road to the Multiverse" when the Lois of the Disney-like universe bakes a pie, she and the other residents sing a rousing song about how "it's a wonderful day for pie".


PrenatalPossessions: There are a few instances of this that occur throughout the series:

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* PrenatalPossessions: There are a few instances of this that occur throughout the series:



** Another episode has Susie Swanson being born with a wheelchair, with the latter coming out first.

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** Another episode has Susie Swanson being be born with a wheelchair, with the latter coming out first.

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PrenatalPossessions: There are a few instances of this that occur throughout the series:
** Back when his character still had it out for Lois, Stewie claims that the first act of violence he ever committed was the ticking time bomb he left in Lois' uterus.
** A later episode has Stewie mention that he set up something of a man-cave inside, complete with a pool table.
** In a flashback to Stewie's birth, the doctor also look out a map of Europe marked with places he'll bomb.
** In another episode, Stewie mentions that he carved "Brooks was here" in Lois' birth canal.
** Another episode has Susie Swanson being born with a wheelchair, with the latter coming out first.

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* PurgatoryAndLimbo: Featured in a CutawayGag, showing the family floating in a white void, feeling ambivalent about the situation.

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* PooledFunds: Deconstructed. In “Lottery Fever” Peter dives into a vault filled with gold coins. [[RealityEnsues It doesn’t end well...]]


* ParentalFashionVeto: Parodied with Ronald McDonald in one episode.

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* ParentalFashionVeto: Parodied with Ronald McDonald [=McDonald=] in one episode.

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* ParentalFashionVeto: Parodied with Ronald McDonald in one episode.
--> You're not going out with all that makeup. You're a Mc Donald, not a whore.

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* PocketDial:
** In the episode where Mort burns down his pharmacy for the insurance money with Peter and Quagmire's help, Joe catches them because Peter butt-dialed him while talking about their plans.
** In the episode "Hot-Pocket Dial", Quagmire accidentally pocket dials Peter and leaves a message on Peter's voicemail while talking with his parent about the fact that he's in love with Peter's wife Lois.


** Marla, Meg's coworker at the TSA, [[spoiler:tries to kill Meg for "stealing" a man from her. Then she gets Meg fired, but doesn't receive any punishment besides a slight burn on her arm.]]

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** Marla, Meg's coworker at the TSA, [[spoiler:tries to kill Meg for "stealing" a man from her. Then she gets Meg fired, but doesn't receive any punishment besides a slight burn on her arm.]]arm]].



** The mysterious driver in "Life of Brian." While it was not known who was driving the car, but this person left the scene.
* KavorkaMan: Quagmire, and sometimes Peter.

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** The mysterious driver in "Life of Brian." While it It was not known who was driving the car, but as this person left the scene.
* KavorkaMan: KavorkaMan:
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Quagmire, and sometimes Peter.



** [[spoiler: Chris will apparently die]] in season 13.



* LeftItIn: When Brian joins ''Series/{{The Bachelor}}ette'', he makes some comments about Chevy Chase to the ConfessionCam and then asks if they can cut that part out... and then goes on to say even more things about Chevy. None of which is cut out.

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* LeftItIn: When Brian joins ''Series/{{The Bachelor}}ette'', he makes some comments about Chevy Chase Creator/ChevyChase to the ConfessionCam and then asks if they can cut that part out... and then goes on to say even more things about Chevy. None of which is cut out.



* LintValue: When Peter and Lois are buying fake documents on the Black Market in Cuba, Peter realizes he has no money and asks the cashier if he will accept bits of string instead. The cashier replies, "Sorry, store policy" and points to a sign noting... that they don't accept bits of string.

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* LintValue: When Peter and Lois are buying fake documents on the Black Market in Cuba, Peter realizes he has no money and asks the cashier if he will accept bits of string instead. The cashier replies, "Sorry, store policy" and points to [[CantYouReadTheSign a sign sign]] noting... that they don't accept bits of string.



** Also on "Episode 420," Peter gets so high that, instead of setting up one of his flashback moments, he shows the viewers a list of celebrities he hates, including Stephen Dorff, Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/DaneCook, Chris O'Donnell, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, Kathy Griffin, Andy Samberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Andrew [=McCarthy=], Rita Coolidge, David Arquette, Carlos Mencia, Music/AmyWinehouse, every rapper, Ethan Hawke, Dax Sheppard, Toby Keith, Joe Francis, Princess Diana, [[{{Music/Coldplay}} Chris Martin]], Chris Martin again, Chris Martin's parents, Eve Plumb, Bonnie Franklin, Kate Bekinsale, Freddie Prinze Jr., Suri Cruise, The forehead guy from ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', Garry Marshal, Paul Tsongas, and Chris Martin's ancestors.

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** Also on "Episode 420," Peter gets so high that, instead of setting up one of his flashback moments, he shows the viewers a list of celebrities he hates, including Stephen Dorff, Music/JustinTimberlake, Creator/DaneCook, Chris O'Donnell, Creator/ChrisODonnell, Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, Kathy Griffin, Creator/KathyGriffin, Andy Samberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Andrew [=McCarthy=], Rita Coolidge, David Arquette, Creator/DavidArquette, Carlos Mencia, Music/AmyWinehouse, every rapper, Ethan Hawke, Creator/EthanHawke, Dax Sheppard, Toby Keith, Music/TobyKeith, Joe Francis, Princess Diana, [[{{Music/Coldplay}} Chris Martin]], Chris Martin again, Chris Martin's parents, Eve Plumb, Bonnie Franklin, Kate Bekinsale, Freddie Prinze Jr., Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr, Suri Cruise, The forehead guy from ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', Garry Marshal, Paul Tsongas, and Chris Martin's ancestors.



* ManOfAThousandVoices: Seth [=MacFarlane=], and to a lesser extent Mike Henry.

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* ManOfAThousandVoices: Seth [=MacFarlane=], Creator/SethMacFarlane, and to a lesser extent Mike Henry.



* MissingChild:
** In "Extra Large Medium", Chris and Stewie get lost in the woods during a camping trip.
** In "JOLO", Peter climbs onto a billboard to see if its three-dimensional prop pudding cup has real pudding in it, but finds that a kid is already in there. Joe identifies him as "the lost Nicholson kid", and Peter is hailed as a hero.
--->'''Peter:''' They arrested a custodian 'cause of you.



* MissingChild:
** In "Extra Large Medium", Chris and Stewie get lost in the woods during a camping trip.
** In "JOLO", Peter climbs onto a billboard to see if its three-dimensional prop pudding cup has real pudding in it, but finds that a kid is already in there. Joe identifies him as "the lost Nicholson kid", and Peter is hailed as a hero.
--->'''Peter:''' They arrested a custodian 'cause of you.
* ModestyTowel: In the episode "Viewer Mail no 1", Peter wishes he had no bones and is turned to a shapeless blob. At one point he gets thrown out of the Teacups ride at Disneyland and through a window into a locker room, where Creator/MichaelEisner comes out and uses him ''as'' one of these, tucking his face into the inside as he walks out of the room.

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* MissingChild:
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** In "Extra Large Medium", Chris and Stewie get lost in the woods during a camping trip.
** In "JOLO", Peter climbs onto a billboard to see if its three-dimensional prop pudding cup has real pudding in it, but finds that a kid is already in there. Joe identifies him as "the lost Nicholson kid", and Peter is hailed as a hero.
--->'''Peter:''' They arrested a custodian 'cause of you.
* ModestyTowel:
In the episode "Viewer Mail no 1", Peter wishes he had no bones and is turned to a shapeless blob. At one point he gets thrown out of the Teacups ride at Disneyland and through a window into a locker room, where Creator/MichaelEisner comes out and uses him ''as'' one of these, tucking his face into the inside as he walks out of the room.



* MundaneAfterlife: In ''Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story'', Stewie briefly dies and goes to Hell, which is nothing more than an ordinary hotel room. At first, Stewie doesn't think it's so bad, but then Steve Allen comes in, unbuttons his shirt, and tells Stewie, "All right, let's do this." It turns out Steve wasn't actually going to have sex with Stewie, but then Steve turns on the TV in the hotel room and the programming is nothing but ''Who's the Boss?'' reruns.

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* MundaneAfterlife: In ''Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story'', Stewie briefly dies and goes to Hell, which is nothing more than an ordinary hotel room. At first, Stewie doesn't think it's so bad, but then Steve Allen comes in, unbuttons his shirt, and tells Stewie, "All right, let's do this." It turns out Steve wasn't actually going only wanted Stewie to have sex help him with Stewie, his collar but then Steve turns on the TV in the hotel room and the programming is nothing but ''Who's the Boss?'' reruns.



** Herbert's fight with [[spoiler: Mr. Gutentag in order to save Chris and Peter]]. The fight itself is extremely awkward, but the music was epic and [[spoiler: Gutentag's death was just a fall from a porch, but the camera angle and slo-mo '''really''' invoked this trope]].

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** Herbert's fight with [[spoiler: Mr. Gutentag in order to save Chris and Peter]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJeiys5vNQ4 The fight fight]] itself is extremely awkward, but the music was epic and [[spoiler: Gutentag's death was just a fall from a porch, but the camera angle and slo-mo '''really''' invoked this trope]].



** More or less in effect for much of the series- no one seems to age despite the show being on the air for so long and the actual acknowledgement of years having gone by. Many characters have been seriously injured only to be fine in not just the next episode, but even the next scene. In "German guy" Peter apparently shoots and kills himself in front of Chris only to be unharmed a scene later.

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** More or less in effect for much of the series- no one seems to age despite the show being on the air for so long and the actual acknowledgement of years having gone by. Many characters have been seriously injured only to be fine in not just the next episode, but even the next scene. In "German guy" Guy" Peter apparently shoots and kills himself in front of Chris only to be unharmed a scene later.



* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The Monkey in Chris' bedroom closet. Except now [[spoiler: he lives in Jake Tucker's bedroom.]]

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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The Monkey in Chris' bedroom closet. Except now [[spoiler: he lives in Jake Tucker's bedroom.]]bedroom]].



* ObviousBeta: Seth's earliest work, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H1HYYKplBE Life With Larry]]", is quite clearly a very early version of Family Guy. Some of the jokes even carried over (see RecycledScript on the [[Trivia/FamilyGuy Trivia]] page).

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* ObviousBeta: Seth's earliest work, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H1HYYKplBE Life With Larry]]", is quite clearly a very early version of Family Guy.''Family Guy''. Some of the jokes even carried over (see RecycledScript on the [[Trivia/FamilyGuy Trivia]] page).



* PayingInCoins: Done in an episode where Stewie is held up in line in a supermarket due to Bruce, after done quibbling over having one item over the 10 Items Or Less limit, asks to pay for it all in pennies.

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* PayingInCoins: Done in an episode where Stewie is held up in line in a supermarket due to Bruce, after done quibbling over having one item over the 10 Items Or Less limit, ExpressLaneLimit, asks to pay for it all in pennies.



** Quagmire naturally. In one episode he is charged with peeping in the ladies'room.

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** Quagmire naturally. In one episode he is charged with peeping in the ladies'room.ladies' room.



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The D in Apartment 23" focues on all of Quahog hating on Brian because he tweeted a racist joke. Everyone turns into the very definition of a Social Justice Warrior by taking offense to Brian assuming their genders and being labeled as sexist and ableist when he tries to apologize. This results in Brian giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to all of them for being so outrageously sensitive to ever minor thing.

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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The D in Apartment 23" focues focuses on all of Quahog hating on Brian because he tweeted a racist joke. Everyone turns into the very definition of a Social Justice Warrior by taking offense to Brian assuming their genders and being labeled as sexist and ableist when he tries to apologize. This results in Brian giving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to all of them for being so outrageously sensitive to ever minor thing.



* PoliticiansKissBabies: There was a nasty gag based on this, involving Peter kissing two babies but refusing to kiss a particulary ugly/deformed child. Also, earlier in the episode, after learning that Lois is running for mayor, Stewie mentions she should be giving speeches, shaking hands, and [[TropeNamers kissing babies]]. When Lois does the latter:

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* PoliticiansKissBabies: There was a nasty gag based on this, involving Peter kissing two babies but refusing to kiss a particulary particularly ugly/deformed child. Also, earlier in the episode, after learning that Lois is running for mayor, Stewie mentions she should be giving speeches, shaking hands, and [[TropeNamers kissing babies]]. When Lois does the latter:



* ProductPlacement: Done by Stewie for an in-universe joke shop in season Three's "Lethal Weapons". "That's Jack's Joke Shop. Remember, if it ain't funny, it ain't worth '''''Jack.''''' He plugs the same joke shop in season Five's "Road to Rupert", to Brian's [[DopeSlap unamusement]].

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Done by Stewie for an in-universe joke shop in season Three's "Lethal Weapons". "That's Jack's Joke Shop. Remember, if it ain't funny, it ain't worth '''''Jack.''''' He plugs the same joke shop in season Five's "Road to Rupert", to Brian's [[DopeSlap unamusement]].



* PromBaby: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRj-S8Aklcw "Prom Night Dumpster Baby."]]

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* PromBaby: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRj-S8Aklcw com/watch?v=xgQ8BJdkN5U "Prom Night Dumpster Baby."]]



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In the episode "No Meals on Wheels", Peter attempts to use a photo of Creator/MarkHarmon to [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext explain to Lois why "cripples are not cool"]]:

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In the episode "No Meals on Wheels", Peter attempts to use a photo of Creator/MarkHarmon to [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext explain to Lois why "cripples are not cool"]]:

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* MistakenForUndead: In "Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)", Peter and Lois lead Chris into believing he witnessed the "death" of Arthur Valentine (an imaginary figure they made up for him when he was little), but when it sends Chris into a state of [[HeroicBSOD emotional catatonia]], Peter tries to convince him that Arthur came back to life by dressing up as him. It works... [[GoneHorriblyRight but now Chris thinks "Arthur" is a zombie and tries to kill him.]]
-->'''Chris:''' I've seen ''Series/TheWalkingDead''! I have to kill your brain [[TakeThat and then talk about it for the next hour]]!


* PoorMansPorn: When Stewie finally succeeds in derailing Peter and Lois' plans to conceive a fourth child (about twenty seconds after he stops trying), Peter takes a lingerie catalogue into the bathroom.

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When Stewie finally succeeds in derailing Peter and Lois' plans to conceive a fourth child (about twenty seconds after he stops trying), Peter takes a lingerie catalogue into the bathroom.bathroom.
** In Season 16's "Petey IV", Brian's attractive co-worker Martha has a Facebook page that's private, much to his disappointment. However, he finds her sister's page, on which is a picture of Martha in a sexy dress, ''crying at a funeral.'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms Brian still breaks out the lotion and goes to town]].

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