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American Dad Demotivational by Technomaru American Dad Demotivational by Technomaru
That and Makeva having "Stockholm Syndrome" because she was "kind of a crazy chick" after Steve did everything to rescue her was a really dick move.

Seriously! This "running gag" grinds my gears, it's not a running gag, it's not even funny, why is it when Steve meets a girl he likes, something happens and he loses her in the most unfair way and it gets sadder and sadder each time it happens.

The worst examples were in "A Jones for a Smith" and "Virtual In-Stanity" I mean if this keeps up then I will have no choice but to stop watching American Dad and stick with Family Guy, Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, and Cleveland Show when I remember what time it comes on.
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ToonStar95 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I can think of two other stupid ways Steve loses the girl...
1. Girl gets randomly struck by lightning and turns to ash.
2. Girl leans in for a kiss, then is erased by the animator's pencil.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Now talk about a mean way for a "cock block"!
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apeman80 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one thing I hate about Steve as a character is that he just your typical Hollywood teenage geek. who's only priorities are to go after girls who out of his league, humiliate him self by do things even he's aware his not good at, and trying to gain popularity by being idiotic. seriously if they want to make him interesting or relatable they should least have learn from his past experiences.  
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Now that you described Steve that way it now became perfectly clear... HE'S A BIG A IDIOT AS HIS FATHER! I mean you mention Steve never learns from his past experiences... Stan made it clear that "he never learns lessons" and I still wonder why unless it's a pride issue. I guess stupid must run in Stan's family.
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apeman80 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
over all it's because Stan sees his own short comings and failures in Steve that he either sees or sow in himself at his sons' age. which is interesting because Stan's' own father was never around whale he was growing up, so could he understand what a real man is actually like when he father figure to up himself. the problem with Stan as with other cartoon characters is he never really grow up.  
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
So this explains why he thought a baby's umbilical cord is beef jerky, fire island is a island on fire, and it took him a season to realize that Greg and Terry are gay? I know Peter Griffin is "legally retarded" but this makes me question Stan's way of thinking. I recently came up with a disturbing theory that Stan doesn't want to be a grandfather which explains he killed Glitter (Steve thinks of her as his daughter), c*ckblocks Steve as he ruins his chances with girls, and he hates Hailey's choice in guys like Jeff and that one boyfriend just because he's black.
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bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Artist
agreed
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SpykeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hate anything Seth MacFarlane makes. He's untalented and unfunny.
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MacabreCat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu
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treyblowski Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
This really sums up the problem I've had with the show and a few others
they always have these things in the main and subplots but they resolve it by the end of the episode
would it really be that hard for the writers to establish these things as a part of the series canon, keep it in memory and write around it or make plots centered around it
how difficult would it be?
the one line from the family guy episode "Family Gay" sums up how most episodes of several shows end. Meg just asks flatout "so what, we're just going to pretend that didn't happen?"
its like when the Simpsons ends with a big problem unresolved and its never brought up again or explained how it was fixed
homer owns the Denver broncos- no follow up
moe rescues the kids from being stuck on an island- never explained how, no follow up
the road to Doh'where ends with both Homer and Marge in jail and Bart is lost in Nevada and Lisa has to support whats left of the family, there's never been a follow up explaining how everything was fixed

why establish anything in these shows if the sole purpose half the time is to fix it by the end of the episode and reset for next time, why make the bed if your not gonna lie in it,but instead just buy a new mattress and sheet set the next day

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Technomaru Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
My problem is that it keeps happening to Steve all the damn time and now that I'm single it's even more painful to watch.
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Trackforce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Glad finally people notice that annoying clique. I remember watching this episode and this was a WTF moment for me , especially since that (if I remember correctly) that guy was a fucking warlord that kidnap Makeva and was a violent rebel that most likely was responsible for the refugees !! And if you know anything about warlords in Africa you find that they are some of the most despicable human beings alive . So the evil warlord get's rewarded while nice guy Steve gets nothing, just because he's a nerd which is a dead horse clique by today's standards. Last Sunday's episode once again follows that formula made even worse when you realize that those clones where grown by Steve and him crying for one of them when they die is suppose to be funny. I find no humor in misery especially when it comes to making fun of people who might emotionally need someone.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I'm recently single so of course it's painful to watch!

I'm surprised they haven't lampshaded this clique nor have Steve say something along the lines of "I'm gonna lose the girl again ain't I? Saw that coming!" But to be fair, no one on American Dad learns lessons.
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M-102 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
They only point out how they never learn lessons.
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Trackforce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
It's even more painful when I realize that Steve just became a parent or at least experience being a parent as we got a whole montage on him being a father figure raising those clones. It only lasted 3 days but even that will be enough for someone to have feelings for someone. To be honest I actually like it when Steve found out his true feelings for Glitter and how it turn out ... until we came to the ending where the clones die because status quo is god and Stan needed to eliminate them to keep his job at the Cia or some other crap. So the writers just made Steve a father just so he could see his creation die , and I thought Steve already had it worse before.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I still question's Stan's sanity, thinking, and stupidity. Now Peter does the things he does because he's "legally retarded"... so what Stan's excuse?
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Trackforce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I think Stan got less impressive as the series when on, I remember how in the beginning he was a badass agent who can beat anyone's ass but these days he only does that only when the script requires him to do and according to most people who see it more often he has none.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
If he's such as badass agent then why was he easily overpowered by that one jerk who goes by the name of...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AhPx2…

But he thinks Fire Island is a island made out fire and once ate a baby's umbilical cord thinking it's Beef Jerky... normally that's stuff Peter would do but nope Stan does them. Stan also has no qualms over aiming his gun at a child's head.
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Trackforce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
It's the dumb Dad Trope , why bother with character development or sticking with what the character was in the beginning when you can just made him a lazy clique that writes himself. Or in the case of Peter just making him a horrible person that the writers use to see how much horrible stuff can they make him do and have him get away with since he's the "hero" of the show.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I always wonder why doesn't Joe arrest Peter and Quagmire since those two do all sorts of things that is obviously illegal... this makes Joe look like the worst cop ever!
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RaizerNinja Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
the only time Steve actually wins with a girl is the episode where he goes up against Akiko in the international Spelling Bee an the two of them end up purposely getting the answers wrong so neither of them win and their Mother's can't rub it in each other's faces. The two of them actually kissed in that episode, shame the series hasn't followed up with this. 
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Tonight's episode will involve Steve and Snot cloning girls to become their dates so something must've happened between Steve and Akiko and we don't know what it is but I know for sure Steve and Snot would probably fail at that. It's even painful to watch now that I'm single again.
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RaizerNinja Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Well last night's episode turned out better for Steve as he one upped his Dad and defeated his entire branch of the CIA with only a small army of woodland critters. 
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
But he is still single!
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thesonicmew Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I hate American dad is because I hardly find anything funny about it, it's retarded, racist, offensive, idiotic, and is nowhere close to being as funny as family guy or the simpsons.
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maximilien13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
i hate the show because Stan can be a real jerk sometimes.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The worst part is they never explain why or if he's a "little person" like Peter Griffin once called himself.
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maximilien13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
i dont get it.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
this was from "Petarded" where for some reason, Peter thinks "Little People" is a nice way for calling someone "retarded", knowing Peter's intellect level this is expected from him. Long story short, It's never been confirmed if Stan's a big a retard like Peter is when Peter downright knows and declares he's "legally retarded".
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Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
That's another good reason to dislike the show
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ShadowFireBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Family Guy, Simpsons, Cleveland Show and Bob's Burgers are funnier and watchable compared to American Dad. And Bob, Peter, Homer and Cleveland are much better fathers than Stan ;P
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Fenris007 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
If you guys want a good show tr y Good Vibes, Its on netflix and only lasted a season but its a great show.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I agree! Good Vibes was awesome... but me and my friend didn't take it's cancellation too well.... BALLS!
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spikerules64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Did you see last week's american dad
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Technomaru Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Yes, now we know why Roger refuses to go to his home planet.
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spikerules64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I honestly loved that episode we finally got to see roger's race and other alien race's:)
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almostinsane999 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
After the episode during the storm where Seth makes the point that Meg needs to be a buttmonkey and brutally abused for the family's sake, I just stopped watching. There are many things that bothered me about Seth's cartoons, but in the end, that was the thing that was inexcusable for me.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
It seems to imply that domestic abuse is ok... and they allow that? Also what would happen if Meg unexpectedly dies, then the family would turn on eachother now that the buttmonkey ceases to me.

My gears got grinded by Steve's inability to get a girlfriend for more than one episode because you might know some people who can't get a girlfriend more than one year... I was a frequent victim of this!
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angel147196 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I think the development in American dad is actually better than some other shows on now (Family guy, while good focuses too much on the jokes than the characters), and some genuinely good moments.

But this! I have to agree with you on this. I like Steve's character, and I always hate how the world is always against him. It's actually more depressing than funny. But have you seen the most recent episode of American Dad, "Spelling Bee My Baby?" I think you'll actually like the ending to that one. They decided to throw the dog a bone. I won't spoil anything if you didn't see it though. :D
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I have seen "Spelling Bee My Baby" and I when I saw Akiko and Steve together my responce was "ABOUT *carhorn sound*ING TIME!" Now I wonder what happened between Akiko and the dancing kid that she ditched Steve for in the halloween episode or did everyone forget about that?
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angel147196 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Yeah, I know how you feel. I was thrilled to see him get a happy ending for once.

I think the kid was probably just a one-shot character. Just there to be a joke, and leave steve as the underdog. So chances are, Akiko and him just broke up, and will never be mentioned again.
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I just hope he lasts two episodes with Akiko, breaking the record he had with Debbie and I can't believe Debbie's actions involving the jewish kid she finds "Mature".
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angel147196 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Well, I have high hopes so I'll say it'll last for a while longer than Debbie.

Yeah, Debbie's actions made me kinda happy that she a steve broke up. I understood her plight (wanting steve to be a bit more mature), but the way she went about it, made me lose a bit of sympathy. But it does make me wonder if she'll make a comeback.
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vexer6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
There was actually a deleted scene in that episode where Steve and Debbie make up at Snot's party, I don't know why that scene was cut. I wonder if Debbie will show up again and Steve will have to choose between her and Akiko.
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angel147196 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Really? I didn't know that. That's neat to hear, though.

Maybe the writers were getting tired of Debbie and wanted a break from her. I do believe she'll come back, which I'd be excited for. But it will probably be an episode where he has to choose between her and Akiko. Which would be neat, but we'll see.
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thefan2 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah the Butt Monkey trope in general annoy me.
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spikerules64 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Acualy now that I think about it, not only can I see steve turn gay but devolope a bad view on women in general the girl's he date's either turn him down get killed or dump him for there own selfishness, so not only could he turn out gay but he could also end up gaining a negitive view on women, huh I wonder if that's what happend to greg and terry
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spikerules64 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Sometime's I wonder why steve even bother's anymore
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spikerules64 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
So good to meet someone who hates the show as much as I do to me this is one of the worst shows i've seen
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I know another FOX series I really really really really dislike... ever heard of... "Allen Gregory"?
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