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  • In the pilot when Stan freaks out and shoots the toaster apart, to which Hayley states "It's just toast, Dad."
    Stan: This time it was toast, Hayley. This time.
    • When Stan and Francine are making out and Klaus tries to tell Francine that she and him are meant to be together, after which Stan pours fish flakes into his bowl and Klaus exclaims "Happy hour!" before pigging out.
    • Stan helps Steve get into the Student Body Election by claiming the nerdy girl running for it is a whore that's sleeping with the Jack in The Box mascot, showing a clearly Photoshopped picture of her and him together in bed to the other students' shock and disgust. Steve asks if that's really the Jack in the Box mascot, which Stan answers it is, saying he has him trapped in the basement. Then it cuts to Roger opening the basement door, finding the Jack in the Box mascot bound, gagged, and naked, both screaming at the sight.
    • After Francine declares she's putting Roger on a diet, Roger gets on the kitchen table and it collapses under his weight, after which he states "Oh god, I got a bear claw in my ass."
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    • When Stan is giving Hayley a body check and pulls a pack of gum out of her pocket, he throws it thinking it's a grenade and comments "Alright, it's gum." when it doesn't explode.
    • When Stan tries to help Steve get a girl, he steals her purse so Steve can get it back, but gets carried away and runs out of the mall, jumping out a window and crushing a car on the way down. Cut to him driving Steve home with glass shards in his face (even though he had on a wool face mask) and saying that he got carried away.
    • The first thing Steve does after becoming student body president is call the school's buffalo mascot in so he can ride him, then when he's done he nonchalantly calls the lunch lady in. His next act is that all periods be referred to as Steves, but apparently this includes every definition of "period".
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  • "Failure is not a Factory-installed Option":
    [Steve, Hayley, and Francine are walking to the discount supermarket; Stan has left the family due to an emotional breakdown, leaving them with little money]
    Steve: How come we had to walk here?
    Francine: [angrily] BECAUSE WE'RE POOR AS HELL!
  • "Pulling Double Booty":
    [Hayley is unconscious on the couch after Stan tranquilized her following a post-breakup rampage]
    Francine: I think what she needs right now is our love and support...
    [Hayley wakes up and immediately chokes Francine]
  • "All About Steve":
    Stan: We're flying in our top codebreaker. His name is Tom Jorgenson. He's notoriously difficult to work with. Some call him a genius. Others call him a madman. But he's the single most valuable weapon our country has in our war on terror.
    [the helicopter presumably carrying Tom crashes into the dam that the CIA agents are standing on]
    Stan: Scott here is, uh, pretty good at the jumble.
    Scott: [smiles and gives fellow agents a thumbs-up, then is killed when the tail of the exploded helicopter falls on him]
  • From "Bullocks to Stan":
    Stan: Oh, come on! I've picked up your laundry, I polished your shoes; I've done everything but bend over backwards for you, and my daughter did that, so I say we count it!

    Stan: Hey, I'm hungry! [Bullock] rode me like an animal for three hours! Do you have any idea what that's like?!
    Hayley: [raises eyebrows casually]
    Stan: ...and now I'm not hungry.
  • A hot girl agrees to go out with Steve... if he can find a date for her large, unattractive friend, Jewel:
    Steve: [nervously] Jewel... I'd like you to meet my friends...
    Toshi: GODZILLA! [he, Snot, and Barry run away]
  • Stan yelling at his TV, completely seriously, at the beginning of "Francine's Flashback":
    Stan: Shoot him! SHOOT HIM!
    [cut to TV shows that Stan is watching Sesame Street]
    Elmo: Big Bird, just share it with Cookie Monster!
    Stan: Don't trust him! He just pretends to eat cookies but he never swallows anything!
  • The newspaper headlines during the theme song in earlier seasons. Some highlights:
    • "Bush finally gets joke about his last name"
    • "Childhood obesity up, pedophilia down"
    • "Jewish Gynecologist Develops Pap Schmear"
    • "Economy Turns A Corner, Falls Down Stairs"
    • "Troops pull out of Gaza, Gaza not pregnant"
  • Oh god, stud, stud, I hit the stud!
  • This exchange from "Threat Levels":
    Stan: What I'm saying is... you're fired!
    (Donald Trump suddenly appears with his hand outstretched)
    Stan: Oh, for God's sake, will somebody please pay Mr. Trump?
    • The Brick Joke where Stan points out that he's not paying Donald Trump for using "You're fired" in the passive past tense ("You were fired") since he doesn't own that.
    • When Stan gets in the ring with a tough wrestler, he tells Hayley and Steve, "Don't let it eat my heart!"
  • Stan's reaction to finding out how many men Francine slept with before him.
    Francine: Oh, Stan, that was just sex. Sex without love is meaningless!
    Stan: Francine, I'm looking into your eyes, I'm listening to you speak, but all I can see is you taking more poundings than Omaha Beach before the ground assault began.
  • The entire chase scene from "Francine's Flashback" with Stan trying to kill a raccoon like he did when they were young, only this time he's trying to do it deliberately instead of accidentally. The best part is that after Stan leaves the raccoon is revealed to have survived.
    • From earlier in the same episode, we have this scene with Stan:
      Stan: This midnight fishing is great!
      Bullock: Sounds to me that someone doesn't want to go home.
      Stan: Yeah, I'm laying low. Today is the anniversary of a huge fight me and Francine got into last year.
      Jackson: Yeah? What about?
      Stan: Oh, I forgot our anniversary. Ha, I'm never gonna do that again!
      [Jackson tries to say something, but is stopped by Bullock. Stan throws his line out, and drinks from his beer.]
      Stan: (beat) AUUUGH!
      Bullock: There it is.
  • In "Helping Handis" when Stan gives Steve CIA steroids that end up giving him Gag Boobs.
    Stan: You are not leaving this house until those milk monsters are gone!
  • Roger getting thoroughly thrashed by the Taco King in "All About Steve," followed by Stan finding a traumatized Roger in the bathroom who sobs, "I got beat up by a taco!"
  • This exchange in "The Best Christmas Story Never Told":
    Michelle: Now remember, you only need to wing him.
    Stan: (Relieved) Wow, thank you! (Laughs) Geez, that would've been ugly.
    • At the end of the Christmas Episode,
    Stan: Wait, how'd you buy a Glock last night? There's a seven day waiting period, the Brady Bill.
    Michelle: Oh, you only shot Reagan. Eh, there's no Brady bill, you can get a gun like that! (Snaps her fingers)
    Stan: This is the Best Christmas Ever.
  • In "Four Little Words", the flashbacks to the four times Francine said "I told you so" to Stan (after a British double-decker bus crashed into the Smith house, after Stan set the pool on fire, after Stan lost a game of chess to a chicken, and after Stan's bungee-jumping business ended with two 20-somethings hanging from a bridge with bungee cords around their necks).
    • And after Bullock kills Francine's friend, he delivers this line:
      By the way, does Francine have any other single friends? This whole thing with Melinda has made me really horny.
  • In "Brains, Brains, and Automobiles", Francine tries to teach Roger (who's playing Colton Lansington, a renegade space cop who struggles to keep his bipolar disorder in check). She starts talking to him very patiently, playing along with him. Suddenly, Roger shouts, "Colton doesn't take orders from nobody!", grabs Francine's head and starts slamming it in the fridge door while screaming "I'm off my meds!"
    • When Stan devises his plan to poison Roger to render him incapable of taking care of himself, he puts Klaus in the freezer to prevent him from telling Francine. When Francine opens the freezer, it's revealed that Klaus poured vodka in his bowl to keep him from freezing to death, getting drunk in the process, and when he's about to tell Francine what Stan did, he throws up and instantly fills his entire bowl with puke.
    • While looking for Francine in Roger's mind, Stan finds an emaciated Jiminy Cricket who's dying of neglect and a webbed-up Tom Skerritt who pleads for new work.
  • In "Wife Insurance" Stan and his partner Jim get held captive in Columbia. Jim manages to get them out of their cell by romancing the female guard, just by singing some lyrics from "I Need To Know" by Marc Anthony, gyrating his body, and giving her a certain look. The guard moans in utter ecstasy and frees the two. As they escape, they run into another female guard, Jim does the same thing, and he starts having sex with her in the guard tower. The first guard is standing outside with Stan, barely able to contain herself and fidgeting like she has to pee before Stan tells her to "just go".
    • Heck, the entire episode counts. The pre-mission checklist, Wheels and the Legman (banana a dink a dink!), Francine with the Flag Cleaner, then Bullock, then Father Carrington, Jim porking his way through 200 miles of jungle, Stan's backup wife Meg, Barry being interrogated by Roger and Steve using the Bad Cop/Bad Cop method, Jim doing a handstand with a screen-blur (which was only in the FOX and Adult Swim version. The DVD version doesn't blur out the bulge in Jim's Speedos), Reggie the CIA Koala, Klaus facing the Scales of Lady Justice, Stan breaking up with Meg, Reggie again, Lady Caroline Lawson and Alejandro Rojas, the ending fight. On their darkest day they are Scooby-Doo... maybe Quincy.
  • The entirety of the 100th episode "100 A.D.". Right off the bat, when the narrator says that 100 characters from across the series will die and Roger appears as the Crypt Keeper:
    Roger: (coughs from smoking cigarette) For Pete's sake, these things are gonna kill me. (the counter almost goes up to "001" until Roger hits it) But not tonight! No, tonight, we're gonna find out who shot Mr. Burns. (to someone offstage) What? 15 years ago? Who was it? ... Really, the baby? (sighs) I want a baby.
    • When Stan reads Hayley's note telling him she and Jeff are getting married, Stan gets so angry, the note burns up in his hand and he flies around the world to reverse the flow of time. Or at least he thinks he does; he hits his head on the counter and thinks that he's in the past and Francine is her grandmother, then tells her that she's going to make him a moderately happy man, causing Francine to look annoyed.
    • Stan admits that he put tracking chips in Steve and Hayley's skulls and that he paid extra for Hayley's tracking beacon to turn purple if her body temperature rises and the ability to make her breasts explode at any time. He and Francine discover that Hayley fed her chip to one of two dogs having sex, so Stan sees which one has it by pressing the breast detonator button and blowing its legs off. He reattaches its legs and says that the dog will make it, but the kill counter goes up by 1, confirming that no, it won't.
    • When Stan puts up a reward for anyone who can catch Hayley and Jeff, a bus full of 97 minor characters gets ready to go find them... then reverses through a gate and off a cliff, exploding upon hitting the road, causing the death counter to go from 1 to 97. The explosion then launches the theme park mascot in a bullet suit that shot Stan in a previous episode into the sky.
      • Later on, he lands and pierces Stan's Satanist friend Brett (from the episode "Dope & Faith") in the chest, killing him. They both die, turning the counter up to 99, and a circle of fire appears and drags them both to Hell.
    • During the newscast announcing the reward being offered to anyone who stops the wedding, they show an artist's rendering of what Hayley and Jeff look like - and it's a picture of Velma and Shaggy.
    • When Steve and Roger (as Wheels and the Legman) are driving, Roger becomes strung out on Turkish amphetamines that he dropped into his eye earlier. When Steve tries to talk to him, he assumes Steve is calling him "Legs" because he broke his legs and asks him "What did you do to my legs, you Nazi walrus bastard?!" and appropriately sees him as just that, and also sees Klaus as Garfield and they're driving across an alien landscape.
      Garfield!Klaus: Steve, who is he talking to?
      Roger: Shut up, Garfield. Why...wh...why do you... Why do you hate Mondays? You don't even work! (throws cheese puffs at Steve)
    • In the sequel episode "Son of Stan", Roger chases around Hayley and Jeff making an annoying sound to force them to give him the money. When they finally hand it over, Roger finds the money almost gone, because Jeff and Hayley spent so much trying to get away from him.
  • Stan: "Hey! Turn down that rap music, it's a bad influence! I swear yo, shorty be leaning on my last nerve."
  • Nut Punch, BLOCKED, Counter Nut Punch!
  • From "I Can't Stan You" after Stan evicts all the neighbors:
    Stan: Francine, good news! The neighbors no longer hate me... because they're no longer our neighbors! [Camera zooms out to see neighborhood packing up and leaving] In other words, there goes the neighborhood! Heh heh. Ordinarily, that'd have racist implications, but I've done something far worse this time.
  • There's the dramatic car chase to Cilantro's El Perro song, and Stan eating an entire bowl of horseradish (to keep Roger from having any) in "Roy Rogers McFreely". Topped later in the episode when Roger rips off his Paper-Thin Disguise and goes "It was me, Roger, the whole time."
    • One of Roger's landscaper Mooks can't get his leafblower to start, so he just blows a raspberry and pretends to use it.
  • This little exchange from "It's Good to Be the Queen":
    Roger: Hey, with this mortar launcher, we can get back at the kid who went all Tom Sizemore on your eye.
    Steve: Oh, I wish I could get back at him. I'm gonna dress up as a girl and get him to have sex with me and then say "Ha! I'm not a girl! You just had sex with a boy that hates you!"
    Roger: Yes, let's leave that plan between you, me, and the string of therapists who won't be able to help you.
  • In "Haylias", Bullock's Oh, Crap! moment because it is Patrick-effing-STEWART furiously yelling for his car- in Spanish.
  • The episode where Roger gives Steve a chopstick, calls it a wand, and convinces him that he was invited to Hogwarts. The address Roger gave him was really a crackhouse, and Steve STILL believes it's Hogwarts.
    • Later in the episode, Steve brings some of the product home with him because he wants to practice making potions. Cue Rogers Oh, Crap! moment when he sees the gang leader and his men rushing through the door after him.
      *Roger tries to run off, but the gang members grab him and drag him over to Ice Pick.*
      Roger: Oh god, I poo'd!
  • The entirety of "Pulling Double Booty", but especially this part, which doubles as a Tear Jerker:
    Hayley: Let's ask her! You could do her, then I could do you, then I could do her while you watch.
    Stan: ...You used to watch Sesame Street.
    • The end (that got edited due to a Real Life wildfire that consumed a forest in southern California) where Hayley realizes she's been had by her own father and torches a forest with a single match.
  • From the hurricane episode, there are Stan's increasingly moronic attempts to protect the family, including getting a bear to kill a shark after the house floods, which backfires when they start working together to kill the Smiths ("They're brothers in arms", as Steve puts it), trying to electrocute them using two cables and electrifying Roger instead, then trying to harpoon the shark and harpooning Francine's right shoulder instead.
    • The high point comes when Stan harpoons Francine. The freaking bear stops trying to kill the Smiths, and shakes his head at Stan, giving a look that just screams "Dude, really?"
    • When the house initially floods and Stan, Hayley, and Jeff are trapped in the attic, Klaus swears everyone off and jumps out of his fish bowl to take advantage of the flood. Unfortunately for Klaus, he's a freshwater fish and the house is filled with saltwater, so once he jumps out, he starts yelling in pain until Hayley puts him back in his bowl.
    • When the shark eats the house's design plans out of Steve's hands, he remarks "It's hungry for flesh and knowledge!"
    • Principal Lewis reminding viewers of his Crazy Awesomeness by standing on his house as it's carried away by the flood, while wearing two ammo belts and a red Speedo and firing two M249s in the air.
      Principal Lewis: End of days, bitches! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
  • In "A Ward Show", Steve gets beat up by three teachers. Roger retaliates by planting bombs in their cars. After the first two's cars explode, the third tries to run away, then suddenly, he explodes leaving behind only his legs.
  • "Nice girls don't kiss on the first date. Your mother didn't kiss me until our third date! It made the sex on our first two dates very impersonal!"
  • Roger's violent revenge against the guys who stiffed him for a limo ride:
    Klaus: You're really going to kill five people over twenty dollars?!
    Roger: Are you really asking that to the guy who just last week killed six people over nineteen dollars?
    • How am I going to explain that to Jesus?
  • This little exchange from "Oedipal Panties":
    Francine: (angry) Stan's mom is here after being dumped for the billionth time.
    Roger: Oh, Betty's here? I love her.
    Francine: You don't even know her. Every time she visits, you're plastered.
    Roger: (gasps) I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. (flashback to Christmas Eve, Stan is comforting his crying mother. Roger crashes in through the window on a rope, holding a bottle of booze and knocking the Christmas tree over.) TACOS! (beat) Who's crying? (falls asleep, snoring)
    • Francine tries to convince Roger that Stan and Betty's relationship is unhealthy, and Roger doesn't believe her. So Francine innocently asks him to grab her some medicine from the bathroom... Where Stan and Betty are taking a bath. Roger stands there, mouth open, as Stan sings to the tune of 'Drunken Sailor':
      Stan: What do you do when your mom's unhappy?/Jerry left her feeling crappy/Sing her a shanty nice and snappy/Wash her in the bathtub!/Wash, wash, wash your V-J/Scrub, scrub, scrub your V-J/Rinse, rinse, rinse your V-J/Next, we'll do your tushie!/Wash, wash, wash, your tushie/Scrub, scrub, scrub your tushie/Rinse, rinse, rinse your tushie/We just did your tushie!
      • Eventually, Francine joins Roger at the door, and just does this really smug little 'I-Told-You-So' smile at him. The scene cuts at the end of the song, revealing Roger wrapped in a blanket on the couch downstairs like he's in shock.
        Francine: I told you it was complicated.
        Roger: No, no, no, changing planes at O'Hare is complicated. Th-This is... Th-This is just... Frannie, what is this?
    • Stan's attempt to get to the airport to kidnap Hercules (His mother's fiance, It Makes Sense in Context.) and gets stuck in traffic and tries to get into the traffic and yells "FUCK YOU!" everytime someone honks their horn at him.
  • In "Stan's Best Friend", after Stan puts Kisses out of his misery by blowing him up, he goes to Dog Heaven with Stan's first dog from when he was a kid. While they're driving a boat, Stan's first dog kills a leviathan with an RPG, telling Kisses that he has to deal with them occasionally.
  • In the episode "Shallow Vows", Roger is masquerading as a wedding planner named Jeanie Golde. Later on, he delivers this line:
    Roger: Stan, remember the first rule of any wedding is that the bride is always beautiful. The second rule you can read on my website. You have to be eighteen to log on. I have some sexy barnyard stuff on there that is NOT for everyone; I could get in a lot of trouble. If you do decide to check it out, you need to clear your history right away. You may need to uninstall your browser - I'm telling you, scrub that thing clean. If you think you're being too cautious, you're not - they will take us both to jail.
    • Roger's persona "Valik" following Steve and Hayley somewhere south of the border when they don't find the perfect wedding gift for Stan and Francine.
  • This exchange, after Roger calls country music lame:
    Hayley: "You gotta listen to the words. Country music comes from the heart."
    Roger: "It comes from the ASS. Right in the middle of the ASS.
  • In the 007 parody "Tearjerker", Roger plays the titular villain, who plans to release an ultra-sad Oscar Bait movie about a retarded alcoholic orphaned Jewish boy with a deathly ill puppy in Nazi Germany that will cause audiences to literally cry themselves to death. The day it comes out, audiences around the world are shown crying their eyes out watching the movie...except in the Middle East, where they find it hilarious.
  • When Roger fires Stan from his recently-made dream restaurant and Stan opens a new restaurant that gets more customers than Roger's, Roger tries to make Stan look bad by bringing a salad into his place and claiming there's a dead bug in it. Stan sees through his ruse because his restaurant doesn't serve salad and he uses pancakes for plates, so he dares Roger to take a bite out of his plate. Roger does so, cutting up his mouth in the process, and promptly collapses from blood loss.
    • At the end, Roger tries to repair their friendship by blowing up Stan's restaurant and having the fire spread to his. As you would expect Stan tries to strangle him, so Roger holds a gun up to his chin telling him to calm down.
    • Roger hanging a sign outside Stan's restaurant that reads, "Our Clumsy Cooks Have AIDS"
  • At the end of "White Rice", Sweeps McCullough (another of Roger's personas) says he needs to borrow a chair and Stan's belt. Before grabbing the belt, Sweeps drags the chair off-screen, and then comes running back as Roger:
    Roger: (hysterical) Sweeps is dead! He hung himself! No!
    Stan: I never gave you my belt.
    Roger: (calmly) You didn't? Give it to me.
    [Roger takes the belt and throws it off-screen, in the same direction "Sweeps" went]
    Roger: (hysterical) Sweeps is dead!
  • The entire subplot of "Bullocks to Stan." Especially this:
    Steve: Hello, India. Yeah, it's Pakistan. You know that nuclear peace treaty you sent over? Well listen to this [rubs the phone on himself] Yeah, yeah that's me wiping my butt with it!
    • Add to that this gem as Jeff tries to hide from a murderous Bullock in a restaurant:
      Jeff: *hides face behind menu, whispers to waitress* Pretend you don't know me.
      Waitress: I don't know you.
      Jeff: *aloud, revealing face to shake hand* Oh, hi. Jeff Fisher.
      Bullock: Jeff Fisher!
  • In "Season's Beatings", Roger is making eggnog and tests it out on two rats, one gray and one brown. Upon tasting it, the brown rat rips off the gray rat's head, makes out with it, wears it as a hat, runs around, pukes blood, falls over dead, then its chest explodes. Roger deems the eggnog a success.
  • This line from "Homeland Insecurity":
    Stan: Hayley! The neighborhood! What are you two doing here?
  • From the "Vacation Goo":
    Francine Smith: Stan, we are going on a real vacation and this family is going to bond!
    Steve Smith: We could go skiing!
    Stan Smith: Or, here's an alternate pitch. Uh, stay here, watch the Duke game - just hear me out - I order boneless wings from KFC - hang on to that thought, Hayley - I take a long bath and then, wait for it... none of you are here!
    Francine Smith: Or - just hear me out - we stay home and for the rest of our lives together, every time you doze off, I'll slam a book on your testicles.
  • The weird hobo guy from "Less Money, More Problems" is easily the funniest thing in the episode.
    • "This world never ceases to AMAZE and INSPIRE me!"
    • The scene at the Ferrari dealership, where Roger quotes Al Pacino's lines from a similar scene in Scent of a Woman, much to the salesman's bewilderment.
      "Okay, I feel like you're quoting something. I don't feel like I'm in on the joke though."
    • And once they get the car, Roger tells Steve to find some kickass driving music. The genre they pick? Ragtime.
  • Francine acting out what life in prison would be like for Hayley.
  • In "The Wrestler", Stan somehow gives an old man back his mobility, and outside are two guys carrying a Sheet of Glass. One of them lampshades how people always hold them vertically, so they hold it horizontally and the old man runs into it and gets split in half, then a legless guy on a skateboard takes his severed legs and runs off.
    • Roger, as Russian high school wrestler Crotch Lickmeoff, doing a terrible job at preventing Barry from beating Stan's wrestling record... because he thinks it's opposite day.
      Roger: I can't, I have really weak legs!
      Stan: No, you don't, you have the opposite!
      Roger: I know, today's opposite day!
      Stan: No, it's not!
      Roger: That means it is!
      Stan: I'm not playing!
      Roger: That means you are!
      Stan: Damnit, Roger, just pin him before the referee stops politely waiting for us to finish our conversation!
  • Stan getting beat up by an inflatable man on "Love, AD Style".
    Stan: What are you?!
  • In "G-String Circus", when Hayley discovers that Stan is working as a stripper under the name "Michael Dangelo".
    Stan: Hayley, this is not how I wanted you to find out...your daddy is a brilliant painter!
    • And the fact that right before that line he tries desperately to run out and fails (including jumping on a glass disco ball and falling on his butt on top of it, which would have hurt if the show followed reality), and then tries to sit down nonchalantly like nothing happened.
  • Roger (when he first meets the frat boys at Hayley's college): Hi, could you please help? I'm not drunk.
  • Klaus: (head suddenly fills majority of screen) HA!! I made it into the episode!! PAY ME, BITCHES!!
    • Hayley: (pops in right after) Ha ha, me too!
  • Okay, think of something funny, then exit on the laugh....
  • In "Twill Ongenbone & His Boy Jabari", Snot, Barry and Toshi enjoy Stan's talk about Francine. When Steve tries to terminate the phone call, he gets tackled by Barry (a fat boy!).
  • When it looks like Roger is about to take a spaceship back to his home planet, he pushes Jeff into the ship's tractor beam and the pilots unwittingly take him instead. Typical of Roger? Yes. Moral Event Horizon? Maybe. Hilarious? Definitely.
  • In "Rough Trade", Roger backing into the TV and causing to fall. Then he attempted to give it CPR and got electrocuted. Another funny moment is when he crashed into a convoy of cars.
  • During the Spelling Bee championships, Francine and Hiko are about to fight. Then Bah Bah and Mah Mah asked about the championship round.
    • Wait, you're Chinese?
    • Then when there were two left, Bah Bah said that the other finalist was a Japanese girl... by saying yeah as if he was interested in Akiko.
    • When it becomes clear the plot is going to be a Shout-Out to Romeo and Juliet.
      Principal Lewis: Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Langley, where we lay our scene. SHAKESPEARE, BITCHES!
    • When Steve is playing Beetman, Francine takes his controller and throws it at the TV with enough force to smash a sizable hole in the screen.
    • Roger's imitation of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
    • The ending where Steve and Akiko attempt to deliberately lose by spelling increasingly longer words, including spelling the titles of Tyler Perry movies.
      Judge: Akiko, spell 'A'.
      Akiko: Seven!
    • Akiko's mother asking Toshi why he speaks Japanese when she doesn't even speak Japanese.
  • In "Great Space Roaster", they're talking about Roger's birthday plans, Klaus chimes in, prompting this response from Roger: "You can't participate, Klaus. I hate you. I say that not out of anger, but as a fact. It's 67 degrees outside, and I hate you."
  • Bullock: Where... the hell..... IS MY SANDWICH!
    • In a later episode, Bullock pulls a knife on Dick when it looks like he's about to steal his sandwich.
  • In "American Stepdad" when Steve finds a script for an unreleased Fast and the Furious movie, only to discover that the majority of the scenes are hardcore gay pornography. Then they later find out that ALL the Fast and the Furious movies start out as hardcore gay porn but get edited down to the finished product to get the sexual tension between the main characters right (except in France, where it's shown uncut and uncensored).
    • "Dom stands behind a bent-over Brian and Tokyo Drifts into his..."
  • In "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story", the kids find out about Francine's past and that she had once fallen into a well. Francine says that it's not a big deal. Cut President Reagan:
    President Reagan: I'm officially declaring this the biggest deal in the world. I feel like we all feel... stuck in that well with her. It's cold and dark and... and confused. Nancy, is it normal for a teenaged girl like myself to be so disoriented?
    *cue White House aide immediately leaping from offscreen to remove the microphone*
  • "The Missing Kink" contains a musical number based on a Tangled song named "I've Got a Kink". It must be seen to be believed. The same should be said about the scene in which Marguerite and Lewis watch Francine and Stan have unbelievably kinky sex.
  • The hilarious scene where Snot, Barry and Toshi twerk to "Wally World". Toshi in particular deserves a special applause. And Barry, who actually twerks his stomach that he formed in the shape of an ass, which he calls his "front butt".
  • Stelio Kontos' return in "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith".
  • "Lost In Space" has a number of these.
    • Jeff meeting Sinbad (the entertainer) on the space ship.
      Jeff: Wow, so this is where you've been for the past fifteen years.
      Sinbad: What? I just got here two months ago.
    • There is a female alien shapeshifter who apparently has sex with the male alien slaves. One scene Crosses the Line Twice by having a drunk and depressed alien enter her room.
      Toby: Hey, can you turn into a giant pickle, with lady parts?
      Shapeshifter: You're drunk, Toby.
    • The Reveal of who broke Emperor Zing's heart: Roger.
    • The Summoner's Song, a cut-down version of Wax Fang's Majestic.
    • "Smoothing"
  • The following exchange from when Roger and Stan first met:
    Stan: Wait, you're the alien? But where are your claws?
    Roger: Oh I've got claws. Look at how fat those pants make you look. Mrow, kitty can scratch!
  • The opening minute of "Blood Crieth Unto Heaven" might be the funniest minute of comedy all year:
    A Completely Deadpan Patrick Stewart: Hello. I'm Patrick Stewart, theatre genius. Late last year, I found unsuccessful New York playwright Chester Winkle dead, in his extended stay hotel room. Among his belongings were a hot plate, a stack of Baby Gap catalogs, and twelve American Dad episodes he had written for the stage in one cocaine-fueled night; they were literally the finest collection of words ever put to paper. And now, we're proud to present the only one of Mr. Winkle's plays I didn't eat out of sheer jealousy — Blood Crieth Unto Heaven.
  • From "Iced, Iced Babies", Stan after getting pepper-sprayed by Francine in the bedroom:
    "My eyes!!" (runs into door) "My mouth!" (backs into doorknob) "My back!" (looks at dead plant on dresser) "My begonia!" (accidentally turns on radio as it plays the opening of the Knack's song) "My Sharona!" (backs away and turns on TV as Julia Roberts appears asking 'Marry me?') "My Best Friend's Wedding! (covers eyes) AGH! MY EYES AGAIN!!"
    • At the sperm bank, Francine threatens to Stan that she'll inseminate herself with sperm from George Stephanopoulos, creating what she describes as a house full of liberal, Greek midget babies.
  • The entire Vietnam War reenactment in ''In Country...Club"
    • "It's not a Civil War reenactment. Those things are for historians and people who hate blacks."
    • Steve contracting PTSD from the "ordeal". Then, at a ceremony meant to honor veterans, fireworks start going off and he flips out screaming "Viet Cong! Viet Cong!" The other veterans are likewise spooked, and Steve ends up getting clocked in the head by an elderly man's walker.
    • The entire subplot about Roger trying to have the best evening of his life. It involves buying a $500 pay-per-view event of Barbra Streisand singing covers of Céline Dion songs while eating a sinfully decadent bird. Highlights include:
      • The recipe for preparing the bird; you apparently need to literally drown the still-living bird in Amaretto before saving its life with bird CPR and then drowning it again in Creme de Menthe. We actually see Francine do this later in the episode.
      • Stan refuses to give Roger the pay-per-view code for the special, so he attempts to torture it out of him by reading the 700-page-long first draft of the Sex and the City movie.
      • After the evening ends, Hayley asks him to describe how it was. He says that no word exists to describe how amazing it was.
        Roger: Imagine being high at a Rusted Root concert while two guys take you on in a sun-baked port-o-john.
        Hayley: Wow, that actually does sound pretty fun.
        Roger: (to himself) Yeah, it actually does...
  • From "Roger 'n' Me":
    Roger: Best buddies?! Can I be your best buddy?
    Stan: How do I hang an air freshener on this? You are a total waste of space. I often dream of killing you. *inhales* Ahhhh, mountain pine.
    • Francine going on a rant about how when she was "on the floor with another woman" guys would throw money on them, and then pick up the money and throw it again like she doesn't have peripheral vision! Cut to Klaus and Roger sitting in Stunned Silence.
    • Stan's antics at the bachelor party of an old friend of his from college (who Stan hasn't seen in 22 years and who never wanted him at the party in the first place—Stan had gotten the invitation totally by accident). He bursts in to what appears to be a very classy and restrained party wearing a Federal Boobie Inspector t-shirt with a case of beer under his arm, calls his friend "you old herpes-spreader," and then gives him a gag gift in the form of an Asian blow-up doll, reminiscing about how he always wanted to "climb the Great Wall of Vagina." Stan finally realizes he screwed up big-time when he's introduced to his old friend's soon-to-be father-in-law: an extremely offended-looking Japanese reverend named Hideki Obayashi. The real cherry on top is the line Stan gives when he finally gets thrown out of the party:
      Stan: How could someone have changed so much in 22 years?
  • The ending to "Old Stan in the Mountain" — Stan breaks the hex that was put on him and appears to be returning to his normal age... only to find that he's suddenly turned into a young black man.
    Hayley: Okay, dad, think. When was your last interaction with a black person?
    Stan: It was at the T-Mobile store, aaaand it was not positive.
    • The sequence where he falls off the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    • After mishearing Steve and Hayley and misinterpreting what they was saying, thinking they plan to kill Stan, he attempts to kill them both. He attempts to murder Steve whilst he's asleep, and he sneaks into Steve's tent, raises a knife...and then cuts to Stan sleeping in that pose. Moments later he attempts to kill them both by dousing them with lighter fluid and setting them ablaze. He pulls out a lighter, lights it up...and cut to him having fallen asleep and the lighter all burnt out.
    • Also the end to the same episode's subplot. As Roger drives himself and Francine home, Francine asks Roger to pull over so she can perform the dance move she failed earlier in the episode. After pulling it off successfully, Francine, fed up of Roger's constant lies that got her humiliated earlier, gives Roger a taste of his own medicine by admitting she hasn't been entirely truthful with him, and admits she only wanted to do the move so she could throw him off the cliff they're next to, which she proceeds to do.
      Francine: Roger, I haven't been entirely truthful with you. [Roger's face falls] The only reason I wanted to do the move is so I COULD DO THIS! [she throws him off the cliff]
  • Rapture's Delight:
    Roger: (randomly appears dressed as Moses and is holding two tablets that read I. SURF II. DOOBIE III. CHOW IV. PARTY V. HELMET VI. SLEEP) What happened?! I was about to do something really funny!
    Terry: Apparently God does love gays, but only if they're tops.
    • The entire scene with the puppets and the badass drawings.
      Roger: Didn't you hear the puppets?! DEMONS ARE COMING TO RAPE OUR SKULLS!
    • During the rapture, when all the people are ascending naked to Heaven.
      Roger: Wow, that homeless guy from the bus depot is really hung! But I knew that.
    • The Anti-Christ (presumably Nemo grown up) looks more like The Riddler, with upside-down crosses instead of question marks. He also insists on doing everything opposite of Jesus. No matter how impractical that is.
      "Condemn them, Mother, for they know exactly what they do!" note 

      "Well, Jesus. You can walk on water. But let's see if you can swim in land!

      "See? You were a carpenter, while I'm not handy at all!"
  • In "Bully for Steve", Stan telling Steve a homosexual giant called asking for his shirt back after seeing him stumble down the stairs in a giant shirt. The giant actually does call and tells Stan it was a false alarm. Later in the episode, Stan tries to trick Francine out of seeing his bullying of Steve by declaring "I'm having an affair with a homosexual giant!" The funny comes in when you wonder how Stan knows someone like that and why he would possibly be calling him for his shirt.
    • Also, Principal Lewis seeing a janitor turn into a werewolf on the surveillance camera (and before that, Lewis himself sitting down by the basketball court downing an entire case of beer cans and peeing on the court).
      Lewis: OH SHIT!
    • Before that, when Lewis has Steve and his parents come by and ask him who is bullying him, Steve looks around and sees that Stan suddenly has his "bully" hairdo pounding his fists.
      Stan: (whispering) You better not say a fucking word or I'll kill you.
  • Where to start in "Adventures in Hayleysitting".
    • We are treated to a drunk Hayley and a stoned Jeff in the same episode.
    • Roger's way of getting home; covering himself in gel and sliding on his belly down the highway.
    • When Stan and Francine's date goes horribly, they decide to cut their losses and have sex in a barn. Beside them, two horses start having sex too. Stan and the male horse actually high-five eachother.
    • The sub-plot of the drug dealer (warning; this is one big case of It Makes Sense in Context). A drug dealer offers to buy Steve and his friends beer if they buy him the medicine he needs to make his meth. Steve flirts with an employee named Jenny, gets her address and he gives her back the receipt with his number on it. The drug dealer has OCD about receipts and forces Steve and his friends to take him to Jenny's house to get the receipt back. The funny part is when they wake her up and she screams, so when the dealer gets his receipt, Jenny's father blows off his head. We are treated to this line.
    • Near the beginning, Steve tries to prove he's "crazy" by inviting his friends without asking Hayley and making an Italian dinner. When Steve realizes how dull this is, they decide to prove they're crazy by going to Vince Chung's party, leading to this:
      Barry: How's this for crazy? You just won the Super Bowl! (dumps pot of boiling water on Snot)
      Barry: Gonna be a fun night, guys.
  • In "Da Flippity Flop", a depressed Klaus attempts to kill himself by dropping the hand vacuum in his bowl. When nothing happens, he complains that the vacuum is never charged.
  • In "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", Stan asks what really happened to Jim Henson. It pans up to Henson and Kermit the Frog floating in the Phantom Zone.
    Henson: Forgive us!
    Kermit: You will bow down before me, son of God!
    • Jesus' birthday party.
      Server: Hey Jesus! We're out of sushi!
      Jesus: Check again!
      Server: ...Thanks!
    • This exchange between Stan and God:
      God: "So stop trying to control everything!"
      Stan: "I don't do that!"
      God: "Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I mean, I-I-I can't even think of a metaphor that's better than this."
  • In "The Boring Identity", there's Stan's technique to assault an old lady in the supermarket: MEAT SLAP!
    • Also, Stan's rendition of "Taking care of business". Made even better with Francine.
  • From "Poltergasm":
    Roger: (to a tape recorder, after witnessing footage of Francine's ghost) 3:43. Just peed myself. (beat) Asparagus.
    • Roger dressed up as the medium from Poltergeist. Also, him trying to get the term "Poltergasm" copyrighted, until he finds out it's already owned by a porn studio.
  • In "Buck, Wild", Roger and Klaus go on a road trip to watch Roger's car's pedometer go over 100,000. The car breaks down just as the meter is about to go over, and Roger tries to physically push the car past it, but ends up getting a heart attack. Then, when he and Klaus are in the ambulance, the ambulance's pedometer starts hitting 100,000, and he misses that too.
    • In The Stinger, Roger is in the far future trying to do it again, along with Klaus who has since died and turned into a skeleton in a bucket. He misses the pedometer when he gets distracted by an anthropomorphic deer and lets out a Big "NO!".
  • In "Kung Pao Turkey", when Stan calls for his car, it pulls over and moves toward him as if it were sentient.
    • Stan's attempts at scaring away Francine's parents: first, he dresses up as Godzilla, but ends up setting the costume on fire and is told that Godzilla is Japanese and not Chinese, then he dresses up as the ghost of Genghis Khan who he's told is a respected historical figure, and finally he releases a panda in the house, thinking that the Chinese are afraid of them.
      Stan: Francine, I bought a horse!/Francine, I bought a panda!
  • In "Tears of a Clooney", Stan calls Francine out on the lengths she'll go through to destroy George Clooney.
    Stan: I hate Susan Sarandon, but you don't see me cutting off my hand. (beat) I just cut my hair different for a while.
  • "Independent Movie" and its ripping of, you guessed it, independent movie cliches. From the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, to the cheesy music and heavy-handed metaphors.
    • Toshi deciding to stay in the cornfield and "become one with the corn".
    • The hitchhiker thinking the group is too weird, and runs off, citing his meth addiction as the cause.
    • Steve smashing one of the Ron Howard LEGO statues to convince Snot to go on the road trip to his dad's funeral.
      Barry: OPIE!!!
  • This little gem from "Stan Time".
    Stan: (on the phone with Dick) This time is like a gift from the Heavens. The last thing I want to do is waste it with my kids or, God forbid, Francine. (he sees Francine glaring at him.) Hey, Dick, do those pills make you hallucinate your wife? Damn! Do they let you go back in time to change the past? Damn! Do they make you fly? Really, but only once? All right, I'll save it for Halloween. I'm going as a turkey. Yes, they do. Yes, they do. Yes, they do. Well, then I'm gonna have to change my costume. (to Francine) Bad news about Halloween, Francine.
  • Stan's Running Gag of saying "bosom" in "Roy Rogers McFreely".
  • "Office Spaceman":
    • The opening interrupting with a scratched record once Stan picks the newspaper and sees Roger's photo on the first page.
    • Roger attempting the "Bloody Mary" legend.
  • Stan's song about Oliver North that parodies Schoolhouse Rock!.
    Roger: Crap! That's the end!
  • Mind Quad making his first appearance in 3 seasons during "Vision: Impossible".
  • Stan's Stock Screams: The suprised "OOOOOH!" and his "AAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAUUUUUGH!" scream of pain/anguish.
  • "Help! Raccoons took my penis!"
  • From "She Swill Survive", we have Hayley's current state of laziness, which has reached a point where she isn't even forming correct sentences anymore.
    Hayley: "Watcha talking me at?"
    • Also from that same episode, Klaus refusing to let Snot and Steve watch Das Boot until he has educated them in countless obscure German folktales that are somehow referenced in the movie.
    • Bullock making room in his inner circle for Stan by ejecting a former member via catapult seat, only for him to have forgotten to add a trap door for him to fly through, so the guy is crushed against the ceiling.
    • Stan describing Roger's bar as classy so Francine will let Hayley keep working there, only for gunshots to be heard from the attic, and a body flies past the window.
      Roger: Free drinks for everyone who saw him threaten me!
  • In "The Unbrave One", Francine takes several online pregnancy tests from a shady gynecologist named Dr. Vadgers, most of which involve naked close-ups. The Stinger of the episode reveals that "Dr. Vadgers" is actually Quagmire.
  • From "Familyland", an incredibly unsubtle parody of Walt Disney and Disneyland, something even mentioned by Klaus.
    • The insanely racist slavery allegory of the Brother Rabbit parody Francine and Klaus visit. Francine is horrified while Klaus finds it amusing.
      Brother Rabbit: And that's when I realized I like working on farms for free!
    • When Roy Family has had the entire park sealed from the outside world, the area is divided into four different kingdoms, The Tween King (Steve) and his "army of whiny turds", The Feminist Queen (Hayley), a strange headed man ruling a kingdom of futuristic astronauts that are also somehow old-timey (Roger) and the Cowboy King Black Stan and the Italian Stallions. The entire setup is on the brink of war when finally pushed over the edge by Roy Family promising to let the last army standing go.
      Stan: Okay guys, I don't want to jinx it, but one of the armies is made up entirely of children, so I think we might get through this causality free.
      Roger: Okay, I just realized your laser guns aren't real. So I have a new strategy, and you're just gonna have to trust me on this: die for me. Die for me. Okay? Any questions? No questions, good.
  • "I Am the Walrus". Stan gets paranoid that Steve is going to overthrow him like what happens in the animal kingdom. Steve tries to and ends up doing a good job of it and ends with Stan reasserting his dominance thanks to a suggestion from Klaus in the form of tricking Steve into walking in on Stan and Francine having sex and Stan intentionally makes it known that they're having sex.
    Stan: Oh, no, it's Steve!
    Francine: Oh, my God! Steve, don't look!
    Stan: Yes, Steve, don't look! (whispering) Look!
    Francine: Mommy and Daddy are just dancing!
    Stan: Yeah, we're dancing! (whispering) We're not dancing.
    • Stan visits Steve, who is sitting in his room, traumatized:
      Stan: Hey, champ. I wanted to talk to you. You know, about what you just saw. Because things aren't always what they appear. Sometimes when someone is choking, you have to get behind them and give them the Heimlich. This was ''not'' that. I was not helping your mother with a leg cramp. I was not giving her a lying-down hug. I was not helping her look for her contact. I was plowing, Steve.
      Steve: (weakly) Oh, my goodness...
      Stan: See, in the animal kingdom, he who mates is king. And you're many, many years from finding a mate of your own. This is nature, bitch! We're getting primal in this house!
  • "The One That Got Away", as Roger explains in a flashback how he plotted to steal a pair of gloves, and needed Judy's key to open the case they're in; he tricks her into wearing a necklace he bought. "Sydney" points out how ridiculous that was.
    "Sydney": Wait, you spent $700 just to steal a pair of $10 gloves?
    Roger: (Beat)...shut up!
    • "Hello gloves, goodbye not gloves!"
  • In "The Longest Distance Relationship" Jeff goes through a wormhole and ends up on Earth 60 years in the future, where Francine is now a zombie (indicated by the right side of her jaw tearing off) trying to keep herself looking young with a horrific facelift and collagen injection, while Stan has had his brain transplanted into the body of a gorilla. When the primates of Earth rebel against humanity, Stan tries to join them, but they tear his head off.
  • In "Stan Goes on the Pill", Stan turns into a woman and him and Francine attempt to have sex. It doesn't work out, and they tell the kids.
    Steve: PLEASE stop involving me in this! I AM A CHILD! "
    • Though the scene beforehand counts as Nightmare Fuel, this is followed up by Stan revealing his transformed self to Francine. The two of them start screaming at the top of their lungs, and after a few seconds, the camera focuses on the bedside clock - cut to nearly an hour and ten minutes later, the two of them have screamed themselves hoarse, and can only muster bored sounding yells.
    • Francine's driving turns out to be just as bad as Stan's - she crashes into the CIA sign and flag in the exact same way he does in the opening titles.
    • Also from the same episode: Roger and Klaus' advertisement selling Stan's suits.
      • "Are you bigger than 42 regular? WE CAN'T HELP YOU! LOOK ELSEWHERE!"
      • "K&R Suit experience in Little Detroit. If you see "God is Dead" written on the side of the collapsing overpass, THEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR!"
  • From the episode "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance":
    • Hayley applying for a news report position and taking a long trip to the station building, only to discover that they have relocated and placed a very long arrow path to somewhere else...and reaches a ladder leading back into her house to Roger's attic, finding out she applied for him.
      Hayley: Oh, COME ON!
    • "Beer Water! Quench your sober!"
    • The tribute video of Steve that consists mostly of Steve's face crudely taped on top of famous images.
    • The rest of the family getting stuck in the kitchen door while trying to run away from Hayley's diatribe about social causes.
  • "Vision: Impossible" is full of hilarious lines.
    • The disgruntled fired tour guide at the American Safety Museum yelling "Safety...OFF!" before shooting up the place.
    • "You're being fired by a baby!" "That's impossible...unless it was Doctor Baby, the baby who's in charge of the hospital."
    • Steve asking Roger if he's put enough salt on his salad. " that enough?"
    • Also, Steve forgetting English during the three weeks the family is trapped in the house and developing his own gibberish language AKA Nell. He's actually faking it, he just made it up because he thought the family would find it funny.
      • "Flap flap se zap zap!"
    • When the family is cornered in the bathroom by the steroid-bulked racoon, Stan suggests that they spend the rest of their lives in there rather than risking their lives trying to escape.
  • "These Cubans are HASSLING ME!"
  • Gwen and Francine lighting up a cigarette, in a gasoline-soaked area after preventing Gwen from burning down the school and framing Francine.
    Francine: *Running away from the school being burned down* Why does this keep happening to us?
    • When Gwen arrives, Stan and Steve excitedly leapfrog down the stairs, only to wait several seconds before she actually walks through the door.
    Stan: I thought you said Gwen was here!
  • From "The Boring Identity," Klaus revealing that he wrote a lurid, 1930s pulp fiction novel called Shut Your Mouth, about Francine being abused in the bedroom by Stan.
  • In "Scents and Sensei-bility", Principal Lewis explaining the school's policy on fighting to the students:
    Principal Lewis: You hear that everybody? You get two free fights. I expect you to use them.
    • Snot's karate instructor, Sensei Dan. He lives in his dojo, which is named after Vice President Joe Biden. Also, he teaches his students to draw on their anger, which is all based on pathetically small issues. One student has rich parents and he feels guilty about his white privilege, and one girl is mad about having vericose veins on her legs.
    • Steve has Roger train him in karate, and assumes all the menial tasks Roger has him do are karate moves like in The Karate Kid. It's not; he just made Steve give him a back massage and a martini.
  • "White Porsche Christmas":
    Stan: Okay, I learned my damn lesson, Lewis has my shit and I want it back.
    Roger: Not sure you have. You're calling your family shit.
  • Bullock: Then we can track down the bastards that have been harboring [Roger] and punish them brutally! I mean really brutally. Weird stuff. Butt stuff.
  • Bullock singing Oingo Boingo's "Little Girls".
  • After Stan thinks he can make people disappear with a finger flip, he sits on Bullock's chair in the CIA, with Bullock still sitting on it. He then says he needs to get a "less erect chair" while Bullock just smiles.
    • In the talk show that Steve was in after learning to cook, he tells them he had a mother(after claiming to be an orphan). The result:
      "You have a mother? Who fact-checked this shit?"
  • "My Affair Lady"
    • Klaus tries to call his old ex and after the answering machine finishes its recording, he then tells this:
      "Hello, this is for Hans Jr., your mother's a slut."
    • One of Hayley's coworkers has a strange fear of her car blowing up. Later in the episode, her car suddenly exploders when she starts it, killing her and Andrew, the guy everybody else in the office hates. All the office workers cheer.
  • "A Star Is Reborn*
    • Stan slips on some marbles on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and meets an old actress who believes he is the reincarnated soul of her dead husband, who was a silent film comedian, and slipped around in the same fashion, but never fell down. Turns out she's been coming to the Walk of Fame for 50 years, and pouring out marbles hoping to find another person who can slip like that, but everyone up to Stan just fell down and broke their pelvis.
    • The horrible Spider-Man impersonator, who's not only fat, but his costume is BROWN, who charges people a dollar to beat him up.
    • The disgusting old-timey foods the dead comedian used to love that Stan turns out to enjoy too, such as pork in gelatin and cottage cheese served in a cantaloupe.
      • Stan asks if he should eat the cantaloupe. The actress says that her husband would only eat the cantaloupe if he wanted to ravish her, and Stan abruptly declares he will not eat the cantaloupe.
    • The elderly film producer having an affair with the elderly maid.
    • When Stan and Francine are drowned in the ocean, Stan mutters in his sleep, "Thank you for electing me the mayor of Circuit City..."
  • "Manhattan Magical Mystery Tour"
    • Francine getting kidnapped turns out to have been a ploy by Roger for his and Steve's characters Wheels and The Legman to get a book deal with mystery writer James Patterson, only for her to actually get kidnapped, and the culprit turning out to be Patterson, who wanted someone who could write simplistic enough to help him break into the young adult fiction market.
    • Patterson stealing Roger and Steve's characters, which he then renames Skids and The Walking Guy.
    • Robert Wuhl forcing Stan and Hayley to be friends with him, and constantly eating potato salad.
    • James Patterson leaving behind cardboard figurines of himself.
  • From "Phantom of the Telethon":
    Steve: We don't go blue! That's the lazy man's comedy!
    Snot: ...BALLS!!
    Steve: *chuckles* Maybe we're working too hard.

    Stan: Well, that's our show! If you want to know more about torture, follow an immigrant into your local police station.
    • Roger accidentally buying an electric synth organ to play as The Phantom of The Telethon.
      Roger: THIS is what I'm supposed to play maniacally down in the catacombs?!
      Delivery Man: Oi, what did you think you were getting for 39.95?
      Roger: No, no, this is totally unaccep- *hits the drum beat button on the synth* Oh! *plays an electric synth version of the Phantom Of the Opera theme* Yeah, I can work with this.
    • Rogers hilariously petty sabotage of the telethon, such as adding the sentence "Stan Smith has both male and female genitalia" to the teleprompter, causing Stan to say the line on air. He also cut the brakes of the little motorcycle the russian bear was going to ride.
    • Roger kidnapping Steve and dressing him up as the female lead from the Phantom of The Opera to recreate the romance scene from the play. Steve just leaves in the middle of his speech.
      Roger: STEVE, get back here!! I am TRYING TO DO SOMETHING!!
  • From the episode "Jack's Back":
    Francine: [on the phone] Steve? You're in jail? Well, tell Toshi to tag you and get you out. ...What? REAL jail? Don't let anyone tag you!!

    Stan: [as the car is leaking oil] Aw, great. Now it's making a black tinkle with hosey water. [beat, then addresses Jack] Mom taught me about cars, 'cause you were gone!
    • The bit after Steve takes a picture of Stan and Jack, and drawn boobs appear on Stan. Roger is drawing on the picture with a tablet.
    Klaus: What'cha doing?
    Roger: Steve texted me a heartwarming photo. (writes I heart Peni on Stan)
  • In "Max Jets," Roger builds a recording studio in the basement so his girlfriend (actually gold-digger) can launch a singing career.
    Gina: [singing] My love is pure, purely for money, money from people that I don't love. Old men disgust me. I'd never love one. Unless he gave me MONEY! Hands across America, bitches!
    Roger: Now, Stan, I know what you're thinking: one take, no mistake, slap it in the oven, easy bake! What do you think, Jeremy? Is it a hit?
    [Jeremy, the sound engineer, nods enthusiastically. When Roger focuses on Gina, Jeremy turns to Stan and shakes his head "no."]
  • The prisoner exchange in "Red October Sky."
    [Stan and Sergei are being released by their respective opposing sides at the Berlin Wall]
    Stan: Look, Sergei! Over there lies the West! People are buying Bobby McFerrin tapes, Jolt Cola, and Scottie Pippen sneakers. That's capitalism, and it's gonna triumph over your lousy system.
    Sergei: I laugh at your decadent Western ways! Behind you lies communism. The paradise of the proletariat. Free of excess, devoted to the cause. Look at the strength and power of— GRAB HIM!
    [Sergei pushes Stan into the arms of two Soviet guards, who take him in and close the door behind them]
    American soldier 1: Damn it, Stan!
    American soldier 2: Every time!
    • The reason for Sergei's grudge against the U.S? After the fall of communism, Sergei's wife ran off with a tennis equipment salesman from West Berlin, and his beloved son became an entrepeneur - who sells Halloween costumes for dogs. You do sort of see his point.
  • Klaus goading Francine to kill herself in "Naitonal Terasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story"
  • Pretty much all of "American Fung", but the ending takes the cake.
    • Stan being lobotomized: "You see, every villain is the hero of his own — apple, cinnamon, monkey, toaster."
  • In "May the Best Stan Win", Stan thinks that everyday machines are plotting to destroy the world.
    • At the end when Cyborg Stan meets his end falling into a vat of boiling chocolate, he gives Stan a thumbs up a la the end of Terminator 2, which transitions into him giving Stan the bird.
      Cyborg!Stan: Dude, you choc-blocked me, bro!
    • Cyborg!Stan's weird accent. When Francine asks him about it, he tells her and Stan that its because the U.S gets conqured by Canada and Mexico in about a hundred years.
    Stan: My god, a great nation brought down by an army of gardeners and boring people.
    • Augustus Gloop drowning in the chocolate river ride at the amusement park.
    • Stan telling Francine he's signed up to be made into a cyborg after he dies.
      Stan: Francine, its "Til Death Do Us Part", at death we part. You go in the ground and I go shooting around in the sky like some kind of crazy robot man!
    • Stan just keeps ripping up different documents when he lies about tearing up the cyborg contract. First he rips up the warranty for the dishwasher, and later the instruction manual for the lawnmower.
  • "In Country... Club" features a woman interrupting the Vietnam War reenactment to ask Steve, quite loudly, directions around the country club.
    Woman: Excuse me! Do you know where the Horizon Room is?! We don't know we're from Baltimore!
    (Steve points to where it is)
    • Roger tortures Stan by reading the first draft of the Sex and the City movie script.
      Roger: "Samantha's story got me thinking. If I fell, would Big be there to catch me?"
      [Stan screams in anger]
    • Steve trying to save Stan, with only two surviving squad members. One dies after getting hit with a grenade (a pine cone), the second runs off naked while high on acid. Incidentally, the guy doing that is Dick, Stans annoying, incompetent coworker.
    • Steve raiding the Vietcong-reenactors base with a big colour sprayer, which he uses like a flamethrower.
  • Stan: (attempting to escape Francine but she crashes her car into his) Francine?! You T-boned me, bro!!
    Francine: (later) I'm no good for you right now, Steve; you are SO. FRUSTRATING. I'm gonna go down to SeaWorld, punch a dolphin in the face. (drives away in still-smashed car)
  • Stan builds a tiny city with tiny figurines in his basement. DELIGHTFUL HIJINKS ENSUE.
    Steve: *after imagining the figurines doing rather mundane things* And this guy's BANGING A DOG!
    Tiny Stan: Steve, you're killing me!
    Steve: OH MY GOD!! *runs screaming upstairs*
    • Everyone's all tiny by the end of the episode. Roger swallows them.
    • The climax that just ends with a toy train clattering pathetically against the model dam Stan was trying to smash, and Stan saying "Aw, shit."
  • The Krampus episode. Steve has been acting exceptionally bratty for the plot.
    Jack: You did what?!
    Stan: I released Krampus! I just wanted him to set Steve straight!
    Stan: (blink) What?
  • "LGBT Steve":
  • Francine and Stan getting mad at the Christ-like gardener for planting tulips:
  • Klaus: Elsa was my first love. We met in university.
    Roger: You mean you met in college. You're in the States now. Say it the right way.
    Klaus: So Elsa and I met AT. UNIVERSITY.
  • The ending of "Hayley Smith, Seal Team Six", where after letting a roast that he slow-cooked sit for 12 days, Steve and his friends eat it and are taken to the hospital because the pork has gone bad. Steve ate more of the roast than his friends, so he hallucinates that the guy who sold him the slow cooker was two pigs in a mask and overcoat, and that the paramedic is one too and the ambulance is pig-shaped.
    Steve: This isn't an ambulance! It's a goddamn hambulance!
    • Steve holding off his friends with a crossbow when they get tired of waiting for the roast to cook further. When Barry complains, Steve tells him to tide himself over with a granola bar, and Barry gets furious.
      Barry: Do NOT tell me to eat another Nature's Harvest bar! I can't! My poops...they're like drywall!!
    • Before that, Klaus and Jeff decide that in order to snap Hayley out of her trance, they have to find what caused her to become a Perpetual Frowner after she turned 6 and together they become Fish and the Jeffman, with their own version of the Wheels and the Legman intro, which leads to Roger suing them.
      Klaus: Dammit, Roger's suing us. He says this is like Wheels and the Legman.
      Jeff: What?! In what way?!
    • The regressed Hayley jumping into Stan's arms, causing him to collapse with a broken back.
      Stan: My back! It's the L-5! Must...get to...Vicodin stash.
      • Roger, dressed like a cowgirl, trying to get on Stan's back and getting thrown off, with Roger crying, "This was supposed to be fun!"
  • From "N.S.A (No Snoops Allowed)":
    • The Long List of C.I.A failures in the movie on how the C.I.A was created.
    • Steve's dream after he inadvertently betrayed Stan by giving his floppy disks to the head of the NSA: The Smiths are living in utter squalor now that Cuba has taken over America, with Stan suffering a Heroic BSoD because the CIA has been destroyed and he doesn't know who did it. Francine comes in and announces that she finally found food for the family: Klaus, butterflied on a skillet, but Hayley and Roger break down crying when Francine tells them they don't have tartar sauce. Before Steve wakes up, we see a brief shot of Francine at her new job as a stripper for Cubans and Steve wakes up and freaks out over the Cubans taking over and his mind playing out the scene of Francine stripping.
  • From "Kiss Kiss Cam Cam"
    • Stan inviting MC Skat-Cat from the 1990s Paula Abdul video "Opposites Attract" and Klaus mistaking him for Garfield.
    • Stan's horrified reaction when he learns that Francine likes John From Cincinnati (an obscure HBO show), prefers Lycos as a search engine, and favors the Axis powers when it comes to World War II.
  • From "The Devil Wears a Lapel Pin"
    • Director Bullock on steroids (the same ones approved by the people behind MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge) for the calendar. Stan explains to Hayley that they have to shoot his July picture first so they can let him loose in the woods to work off his roid rage. Later on, Hayley has to chase him down to retake his photos, and he actually is out in the woods, where he proceeds to tear Jeff in half.
    • Stan hiring an attractive male model (modeled after and voiced by Tyrese Gibson from the Fast and Furious movies) for the sole purpose to be in the calendar, and the poor guy really wants to be a CIA agent (and even takes on a mission), but whenever he brings Stan any intel, he just goes off on a tangent about how good looking the model is or dismisses his reports.
    • Klaus' "I Killed Two Teenagers" (later changed to three) musical number after Hayley's "Good, No Great, No, Good Job" musical gets interrupted.
    • Jeff burning the CIA calendar pictures just as Hayley comes in to stop him, then drinking water to pee on it, when he could have just used the glass of water to put out the fire and cut out the middle man.
  • From "Anchorfran":
    • Greg and Francine having the same nickname in high school: "Suck Machine".
    • Stan describing his Ideal man if he were gay.
      Stan: He'd have smooth, soft skin; long, shiny hair; A narrow waist and wide hips forming the shape of an hourglass; pouty lips; big, doe eyes; a musical, high-pitched voice; large, supple breast-like pectoral muscles. And huge balls. Something you can really grab onto.
    • One of the perks of Francine being an anchorwoman is that she and Stan can eat free food at Loco Larry's, a Mexican restaurant, a privilege which Stan uses for all it's worth. At the end, when she decides she needs to help Greg and quit her job...
      Francine: Are you okay with losing your Loco Larry's privileges?
      Stan: Hey, helping Greg is more important than eating 16 burritos a day every day of the week. Also, my... my colon came out.
      Francine: What?
      Stan: (gesturing) My, my colon, came out. I, I looked it up online and it is reversible.
      Stan: Oh yeah, it's really easy to come up with clever wordplay when you're not holding in your butthole with a piece of duct tape!
    • Roger becomes obsessed with "Dylan" from the game Dream Phone, whose recording says that he likes pizza and malls. He meets Dylan in person, only to have Dylan tell him that not only does he not like pizza or malls, but "Dylan" is also not his name. Then we get a scene-cut to Roger, blank-faced, in the car with Hayley, Klaus, and Steve.
      Klaus: (Uneasy) So... What happened back there?
      Roger: (Eerily calm, flat voice) We went to the mall and had pizza because that's what Dylan likes.
      Hayley: (Lifts up the Dream Phone, covered in blood) Why is there blood on the Dream Phone?
      Roger: He likes malls, and pizza, and me.
      Steve: (Looks down at the paper bag on his lap, then opens it and peers inside uneasily) Roger... W-What's in this jar?
      Roger: Dylan was being bad. And now we have the jar. (Turns on the radio, which starts playing "I'm So Excited", while Klaus, Hayley and Steve look terrified in the back seat)
  • The entirety of Steve's send-up to R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" in "Criss-Cross Applesauce: The Ballad of Billy Jesusworth".
  • "Garfield and Friends": Snot serving detention for pointing out errors in the textbooks by watching Principal Lewis have a candle-lit bath in his office and reading Steve's sexually-charged school news stories.
  • From "Gifted Me Liberty": Stan donating so much blood and sperm that he begins to look like Roger.
    • Roger wishing everyone a Merry Christmas at the end of the episode, only to wonder whether or not this is a Christmas episode.
    • The Imagine Spot of Klaus wearing his Insane Clown Posse shirt to Steve's funeral.
    • From the start of the episode, where the CIA agents and Bullock are exchanging presents in a Secret Santa (or Evil Santa, as Bullock puts it), Bullock receives a BBQ cleaning kit, and believes it to be a torture set of some kind, calling the cleaning brush an 'anal tarring brush'. Then he has a total meltdown when he discovers that there's a missing gift, leading to this gem:
      Bullock: I'm going to fuck this fucker in the tushie! Hand me the anal tarring brush!
  • From "Standard Deviation":
    • Deputy Director Bullock's latest suicide mission that Stan tries to get out of doing: Stan and a select few agents will dress up as apes, go to Mecca, and re-enact the scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey in which the apes fight around the monolith (with the monolith being the Kabahnote ).
    • Roger's blasé attitude as he sees Stan ram Director Bullock's car.
    • Stan pretending to be a radio DJ in his study before Hayley shows him what being a modern DJ is.
    • Roger somehow recorded a lesbian folk rock album called Roger Goes Down on Lillith Fair.
  • The B-plot of "Widowmaker." After Hayley kills his science project's queen bee, Steve vows revenge by raising a new colony to attack her. When he finally set them free...the bees attack him instead. Hayley and Klaus are completely unfazed by this, sharing a can of Pringles at the poolside while watching the scene unfold.
    Klaus: Your brother's weird.
  • "Father's Daze" has a lot of funny moments, but the best part of the whole episode is arguably when Stan pantomimes out everything he hates about the family because his dialogue is drowned out by music that is playing on the (recorded) radio (Scatman). From the pantomime, you can tell he's calling out Francine for her sluttiness and drinking, Hailey for her pot-smoking, and Steve for his wussiness and chronic masturbation.
    • The reveal that Stan has been erasing everyone's memories to keep repeating Father's Day for six months. By the time the rest of the family finds out, it's well past Christmas.
    • Even more ridiculous nonsense over at the CIA, this time they're holding a fashion show.
    • Stan's half-assed apology cake; it's just a SpongeBob cake with the words "Bad Dad Sad" crudely written in the frosting.
    • What Stan does to Snot with the memory eraser.
  • In "Virtual In-Stanity", there's a slideshow of Steve's early life and Stan is absent from every clip. In particular, when he was born the doctor bit his umbilical cord apart, and when it looks like Stan was teaching Steve how to ride a bike it zooms out to show that it's actually a homeless guy stealing it.
    • The main plot of Stan trying to get closer to Steve by using a remote-controlled android girl to date him produces some great highlights, such as Stan twerking, a fight between him and Francine (the latter in a mech suit) that ends up causing massive property damage, and Steve's "schedule" that consists of page after page of "whack it."
    • Stan's co-worker Dick has his own avatar, a muscular black man named "Black Dick". Bullock tells the others to not make any immature jokes about this, but can't help himself from noting that Black Dick is "huge and veiny". On top of that, Black Dick apparently has a comically small penis, as he asks the pharmacist if they sell any condoms smaller than Extra Small.
  • "Whole Slotta Love" had Roger try to make jokes as a flight attendant, with no laughs. This being Roger, it goes dark real quickly by causing an engine failure and opening the door, then leaving. Then...
    Roger: Hahahaha- oh, fuck me.
    Roger hits the ground hard, then gets run over by the plane while it is landing.
  • The spaghetti sauce from "Shell Game" giving the family the personalities of stereotypical Italian immigrants.
    • When Steve is about to be killed by the Order of the Hand and Nest, his life flashes before his the form of sepia tone flashbacks of the Smith family coming to America in the 50s as Italian immigrants. These include Steve playing baseball in the street, receiving communion, and watching Snot get killed by a car bomb.
      Steve: What the hell is in that sauce?
    • At one point, Mama Francine tries to broker a peace between Steve and Roger, resulting in quite a few egg-related puns.
      Steve: I'm gonna crack you! You're gonna be scrambling!
      Roger: You can't be everywhere!
      Steve: The shell I can!
      Roger: That's too many egg things, Steve!
  • The intro to the episode "Bazooka Steve" in which Steve turns up in a package dropped off on a remote island with no real explanation given at the time. The native chief, thinking its a suspicious package beforehand, calls for the 'bomb unit', to which another native brings in a turtle that slowly ambles over to the box before heading into the ocean, to which the chief exclaims "Damn it, he got spooked!". After the reveal, the same turtle is staring anxiously at a time bomb under the water, trying to decide which cable to cut. As he goes for one, the scene freezes with the caption "The Turt Locker". Roger's sudden voice over sums it up perfectly.
    Roger (Voice over): Really? I mean what the fuck are we doing here?
  • In "Persona Assistant", when Stan gets distracted seeing that Roger's not in the car to sing his part of the opening theme, Dick gloats that he's going to take his parking spot. Unlike Stan, he drives his car straight into the CIA sign and gets launched through the windshield.
    • During the first few minutes, one of Roger's personas is a beggar with a sign saying he was born without lungs and is also blind. Stan later has to take on a similar persona with a sign claiming he was born colorblind and is now fully blind and also can't smell.
    • When Stan indirectly starts a Mob War that destroys the city while filling in for Roger's personas, Klaus convinces him to become Ricky Spanish to kill the mob leaders involved.
      Klaus: That's right, bitches! Ricky Spanish is back! And it's all thanks to Klaus. Who's your least favorite character now, Reddit?
    • When he kills the mob leaders, the voice whispering Ricky Spanish's name says "Licky Anus" instead, which Stan notices.
    • To defeat Stan, Roger takes on his Jeannie Gold persona, with the faux-shocking reveal that she's Ricky Spanish's sister. The sequence of Roger and Stan running toward each other is set to Steve scatting progressively faster in a talent competition while high on performance-enhancing drugs before Stan floors Roger with a single punch.
    • After winning the talent competition, Principal Lewis is carrying the trophy and Steve, who is still scatting at incredible speed. Lewis injects himself with morphine before giving some to Steve, causing him to power down.
  • The very concept of the episode "Top of the Steve", where Steve and Roger run off to an all-girls boarding school that Steve is allowed to attend because of a technicality. It's played like Steve leaving the show for a Spin-Off, and back home various parody Replacement Scrappys (a vulnerable, yet spunky orphan modeled after Punky Brewster and a long-lost British cousin voiced by none other than Stephen Fry) try to take his place at home.
    • In order to stay at school, Steve, Roger, and their roommates compete in a Battle of the Bands. When Roger realizes they're in a spin-off and that if Steve wins the competition he can never go back to his family, they purposely try to lose, but win by default because there are no other acts. Then Roger discovers that the show is shot in Canada and is therefore on a low budget, so they try to go over-budget by singing just one note of a Beatles song (since the catalogue of music is very expensive) and it immediately cuts to them getting dumped out of a van outside the Smith residence.
      Van driver: No Beatles, ever!
    • Roger and Steve encoutering the different characters trying to keep them in the school: a laid-back history teacher who wants to be Steve's father figure, a cute girl who only dates Steve to make her boyfriend at the boys' academy jealous, a Mexican girl who's at the school on foreign exchange and notes that her performance will be considered offensive in three years, and special guest star Wayne Gretzsky who tries to sing about the dangers of cyberbullying.
    • The repeated mention of the supposed technicality that got Steve into the school without any explanation on what, exactly, it is, followed by Roger's increasing confusion as it turns out the technicality has a clause and then said clause has an addendum that the headmistress is somehow able to immediately locate when mentioned despite not seeing it the first time.
    • The headmistress's seeming obsession with mentioning Steve's penis every time she sees him, until Steve has to ask if she's never spoken to a man before. It wouldn't be nearly as funny if not for Rachel MacFarlene's delivery of the lines exactly like the type of stuffy, prudish authority figure you'd expect to find in the kind of sitcoms the episode's mocking.
      Headmistress: Oh, I could hear your little pecker swinging back and forth all the way down the hall. Clanging between your thighs like a church bell.
    • The end theme that reveals that Steve was written off his own spin-off when he masturbated himself to death, so Carla (the headmistress's pet who always says, "You're in trouble") moved to his old room and changed her name to Beth.
  • Stan and Francine watching Hayley's striptease act on "Stan Knows Best". And cheering her on.
    Stan: Shake it, baby you will not break it!
    Francine: It took me nine months to make it!
  • In "The Scarlett Getter", when Stan and Francine find Roger in bed after being vivisected by Scarlett, the rather horrifying sight is offset by Roger's complete calmness over the situation:
    Roger: (skinned, limbless, and missing his organs) Hey, can you guys put me back together before I die over here? Preesh.
    • Stan and Francine putting his organs back in is set to Yakety Sax. It includes them repeatedly slipping in a puddle of fluid from a jar that Francine dropped, switching Roger's head with the mounted moose head above the bed, replacing Roger's arms with skis, Stan draping Roger's face over himself and mocking his alcoholism, and them slapping each other with Roger's arms before making out.
  • In a Black Comedy sort of way, was the way Roger (who was dressed up as a shark to make Steve braver), bites Steve's arm off (after Steve badmouths the shark).
  • The B-plot of "Big Stan on Campus" of the rest of the Smiths turning the house into a bed and breakfast while Stan is away ends with an insane asylum escapee defecating all over Steve's room offscreen. The end credits is played over Steve describing how the guy was very thorough with it:
    Steve: Oh, God! It's between the mattress and the box spring! It's smushed into the outlets! It's under the carpet! It's in my DVD tray! It's trying to play it! It's where the batteries are supposed to be inside my smoke detector! It's between every page of my books! It looks like my pillow is in my pillowcase, but it is not! (dumps crap out of his pillowcase)
    • The fact that the aforementioned asylum patient is played by none other than Stephen Fry makes it all the funnier.
  • The CIA staff photo by Anne Geddes.
  • From "Enter Stanman": after messing around with Francine's dreams, Stan's shenanigans cause one of Francine's nightmare versions of Stan to emerge into the real world. "Stanferatu" squeezes out of Roger's eye socket, and lets out a bloodcurdling screech that shakes the very house's foundation... and then we pan over to Steve, who is standing in the doorway.
    Steve: I... had a bad dream and was going to ask to sleep with you guys, but... clearly you're dealing with something else. (backs away)
  • Klaus has a crush on Hayley's friend Danuta and askes her out on a date. Easily one of the funniest phone calls in animated history.
  • Stan's drive to win in "The Bitchin' Race," to the point that he just jumps in a Tunisian man's car thinking it's a taxi.
  • In "Ninety North, Zero West" (the show's Christmas special from 2016), after Stan, Francine, Hayley, Roger, Klaus and Jack (as Krampus) arrive at the North Pole to rescue Steve (who's been kidnapped by Santa Claus), their bus crashes into an Inuit Village and run into an Inuit-family, each of whom are counterparts to the Smith-family (in fact, one of them is a man holding a dead fish, representing Klaus, who's in his bowl, being held by Stan).
    (Roger takes notice of the Inuit-family and sees their similarities to him and the rest of the family)
    Roger: Well, well, well, I think I see the perfect cover right before my eyes.
    (cut to him and the rest of the family holding the fish that the Inuit-family had and standing outside of the entrance to Santa's palace, pretending to be selling the fish)
    Stan: Fish for sale! Got a fish for sale!
    One of Santa's elves: Mmm, fish! Finally! Head on in!
    (gate doors open and the family heads in, all clustered together and holding the fish)
  • Principal Lewis' announcement in "Escape from Pearl Bailey."
    "Hey there, big boys and girls. Four dangerous nerds are trying to escape school-sanctioned mob justice. Whoever catches them gets the $500 I keep sticking out of my pocket to make you kids think I'm rich."
  • In "OreTron Trail", when the Smiths think Roger is dead, Stan, Francine, Hayley, and Klaus all cope with it in their own ways: respectively, growing a mustache, becoming a stereotypical southern mom, getting in shape, and turning the attic into a bodega. At dinner, Stan begins pulling his mustache hairs out while saying "Grow a mustache!", Hayley punches the fridge, and Francine just sits on the kitchen counter while smoking and saying "Missourah!" as Steve gets up and backs out of the room.
  • In "The People vs. Martin Sugar", while being taken to prison, Roger makes the bus driver crash by telling him a joke and the bus falls off a cliff. An officer shows up to arrest him, but Roger blinds him with a handful of dirt, punches him in the groin, and steals his cruiser, only to get distracted by his own joke and drive off the same cliff into the overturned bus. He then does the same thing when another officer shows up, but drives that one's cruiser into the bus within five seconds and decides to just run for it.
  • In "The Mural of the Story":
    • Hayley blackmailing Dr. Weitzman by threatening to reveal a photo of him having sex with a goat while watching a complete DVD setnote  of MADtv (the latter of which is considered shocking to him).
    • The Mood Whiplash between Steve being excited that he's going to be taught by the strictest teacher at the clown college and immediately realizing that it's yet another Roger persona.
    • The end where Steve (now a women's literature professor at a university) meets up with Roger, who is reduced to living in the sewers as an IT-style clown demon named "Gladhandz" out for revenge against Steve because he saw how well Steve was doing on LinkedIn.
  • The episode "Exquisite Corpses" features two false opening themes:
    • In the first one, we actually see that happens after Stan leaves the house. Steve sings the "Go to School" before it fades out. Then after that, although the standard 'Roger's Disguises' gag isn't played, Roger does return to the home dressed after causing Stan's car to wreck.
    • In the second one, within the episode itself, when Stan sings "Good Morning USA", Francine, who in the previous day drank so much beer, interrupts it.
      Stan: Good morning, USA-
      Francine: No! The quiet version, my head is killing me.
      Stan: (quietely) I've got a feeling that it's gonna be a wonderful day

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