American Dad!

TV Show • 2005 • Comedy  

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The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their college-aged daughter, Hayley Smith; and their high-school-aged son, Steve Smith. Outside of the Smith family, there are three additional main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend turned husband, Jeff Fischer; the family's man-in-a-goldfish-body pet, Klaus; and most notably the family's zany alien, Roger, who is "full of masquerades, brazenness, and shocking antics."
This tv show contains 94 potentially triggering events.
Season
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Does the dog die?
251 supporters
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22
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ur_mom_lol
In "Pilot", Stan accidentally shoots a dog. In "Finances With Wolves", a wolf brutally murders a puppy. In "Season's Beatings", a blind man's guide dog is killed. In "Stan's Best Friend", Stan is forced to shoot his dog in a flashback and has to put a dog down in the present day.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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0
Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
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0
Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
55 supporters
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Are rabbits harmed?
49 supporters
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0
It is heavily implied Francine is going to cook Steve's rabbit in one episode.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abandonment
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NakNakNak
Stan's father walked out on the family when Stan was just a boy, leaving lasting trauma around the males in Stan's mother's life.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
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8
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0
1
AReichel31
Buckle stalks Haley
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NakNakNak
Spread over every season, each member of the Smith family has hit or attacked another member for some reason or another.

In "Rough Trade," it doesn't happen but circumstances make it appear like Stan is beating Francine--she actually does walk into a door and give herself a black eye, and Stan (drunk because he switched lives with Roger) doesn't help with his explanation. Later, while Francine trips on a mop and hurts herself again pursuing Stan, the cops behind her walk in and she sheepishly says, "I deserve it for leaving the mop out."

In "Can I Be Frank (With You)?", Stan beats up Francine because she's wearing a hyperrealistic costume and he thinks she's a man who killed his wife. When the truth comes out, they hug with Francine still really dinged up--a passerby is threatened into not calling the police, leading to a kind of gross "If you see something, mind your own damn business" message. Not implied either, the message is narrated.
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3
TragicMushrooms
Whole plot in a season 7 episode about Stan making a hypnotist remove some of Francine's memories so that they don't have to talk about their problems
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Is a child abused?
79 supporters
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9
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Addiction
4
AReichel31
Roger frequently abuses drugs
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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15
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0
2
Dorianaz9
Roger is a drug addict
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Yes
16
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0
2
Dorianaz9
Roger is an alcoholic
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
95 supporters
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0
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3
Does a horse die?
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7
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2
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
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15
No
1
Are animals abused?
145 supporters
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9
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4
0
VeganCakes
I'm rewatching the show in 2024 and there's SO many animal abuse jokes. Beating up animals, killing them off screen. In S4E6 Stan mentions Hayley killed a pregnant hamster. Another plotline in that episode is based around the cruelty of the egg industry.
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4
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3
Is there a dead animal?
84 supporters
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10
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Does a cat die?
126 supporters
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11
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2
3
ur_mom_lol
Steve's clone tortures and kills cats
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Does a pet die?
114 supporters
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2
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1
Does a dragon die?
21 supporters
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0
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8
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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8
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3
Dorianaz9
season 8 episode 12 a spider appears frequently in this episode
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Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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6
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1
Are there bugs?
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6
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1
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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3
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Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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3
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Is rape mentioned?
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3
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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3
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0
Is someone restrained?
16 supporters
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3
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Yes
9
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1
1
Jake18
Roger constantly sexually assaults everyone.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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3
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0
Yes
3
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0
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
25 supporters
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9
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
23 supporters
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5
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0
Is there decapitation?
22 supporters
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3
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0
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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7
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1
3
ur_mom_lol
In "The Vacation Goo", the family is stranded on a desert island and has to eat someone to survive
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Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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3
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0
Is someone burned alive?
29 supporters
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9
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0
Is someone buried alive?
20 supporters
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6
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0
Is there amputation?
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6
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1
Yes
9
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1
4
AReichel31
When Ricky Spanish lands elbow first on a bad guy
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Is there a hanging?
30 supporters
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8
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0
1
loverboi
Season 4 episode 12: Francine, Stan and Roger find Stan's mum hung (she survives)
Season 17, episode 5: after Klaus has a small performance with rope, Rogu does a performance where he hangs himself (they applaud)
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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3
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Are any teeth damaged?
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8
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Does someone become unconscious?
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3
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Does someone break a bone?
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10
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Does someone have a seizure?
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6
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1
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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7
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0
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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10
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0
Is someone tortured?
67 supporters
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9
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0
Does someone fall down stairs?
7 supporters
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3
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0
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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8
No
1
Is there eye mutilation?
75 supporters
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5
No
1
Is someone stabbed?
9 supporters
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3
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0
Is there excessive gore?
70 supporters
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3
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1
Children
Yes
4
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0
0
NakNakNak
The A plot of "Surro-Gate" sees Stan kidnapping a baby so that he can take her away from gay parents to be raised in a state where gay marriage is still illegal (the episode aired in 2007)
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Does a kid die?
34 supporters
Yes
10
No
2
3
AReichel31
Steve's clone dies
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Is a minor sexualized?
76 supporters
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3
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0
Death
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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3
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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4
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0
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
12 supporters
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3
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0
Family
Yes
9
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0
1
AReichel31
Stan frequently kidnaps his mother's boyfriends
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Does a parent die?
14 supporters
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8
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0
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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9
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0
Yes
4
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0
1
Dorianaz9
In "With Friends like Steve's" Stan and Barry destroy a child's teddy bear, in "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" Stan destroys Steve's plane. I will update as time goes by
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Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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3
No
0
Fear
Yes
11
No
3
2
Anonymous
Francine and Stan were scaring each other
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Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
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8
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0
Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
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13
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0
Are there clowns?
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10
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0
Are there natural bodies of water?
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4
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0
Is there a shower scene?
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8
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1
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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4
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0
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
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18
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0
6
Dorianaz9
S1
Ep 4 (Francine's Flashback) 19:58 and 20:05 and 20:10 and 20:44 Francine v* when she is drunk, only audio

Ep 7 (Deacon Stan, Jesus Man) 7:46 to 7:51 the family v* v* when Roger reveals the potato salad recipe and 14:08 Steve gets pregnant and he v* and 20:48 Stan v*

S2
Ep 7 (Stannie Get Your Gun) 18:21 Haley v* in the trash, only audio

Ep 10 (Rough Trade) 4:33 Stan is drunk and he v*, only audio. And 5:31 Stan is drunk and he v* on a cop

Ep 12 (It's Good to Be Queen) 2:01 Jackson coughs up his heart, not really v* but it can trigger

Ep 14 (Helping Handis) 4:53 Steve v* water

Ep 15 (With Friends Like Steve's) 15:50 the girl is drunk and she v*

S3
Ep 1 (Camp Refoogee) 16:05 Steve v* during the race

Ep 2 (The American Dad After School Special) 15:58 Stan makes himself v* in the toilet, only audio

Ep 5 (Dungeons and Wagons) 18:26 video game monster v* a snake

Ep 9 (The Best Christmas Story Never Told) 0:51 Roger is asleep drunk and there is v* around. Visual only

Ep 12 (A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial) 4:39 during a flashback of Steve and Roger playing together, Roger v*

Ep 18 (The Magnificent Steven) 13:11 a man v*

S4
Ep 3 (Dope & Faith) 15:31 to 15:38 and 15:44 to 16:02 Stan poisons customers at his friend's restaurant and they v*

Ep 9 (Frannie 911) 16:48 to 16:54 Roger is s*ck while he is doing the chores and he v* in the gutter (it's quite triggering because the v* comes back in his mouth and he v* a second time)

Ep 16 (Spring Breakup) 7:56 a drunk guy v* in the pool during spring break

S5
Ep 6 (Pulling Double Booty) (8:28 Francine v* only audio and 8:46 Francine v* only audio and 9:59 Francine v* on the beach and 10:34 Francine v* on the beach

Ep 12 (Roy Roger McFreely) 6:59 to 7:05 Stan v* after eating spicy food only audio

Ep 17 (Every Which Way But Lose) 11:37 Roger is drunk and he v* on the soccer field

Ep 18 (Weiner of Our Discontent) 2:12 Roger spit chocolate, no v* but it can triggering. And 19:29 a dog v* after being poisoned

S6
Ep 3 (Home Adrone) 9:38 et 9:40 on the plane, Roger is in withdrawal and he v* in a plastic bag only audio

Ep 4 (Brains, Brains and Automobiles) 15:43 Klaus is drunk and he v*

Ep 6 (Shallow Vows) 8:24 Francine run and he v*

Ep 10 (Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth) 20:23 to 20:30 Roger makes himself v* during the horse race

Ep 14 (Cops And Roger) 9:44 to 9:50 the girl v* on the cinema, only audio

Ep 18 (Great Space Roaster) 20:54 at the very end, Roger spits scorpions, he does not v* but it can trigger

S7
Ep 5 (White Rice) 13:32 Francine v* when she is on stage

Ep 10 (Stanny Boy and Frantastic) (9:43 Francine is hungover and she v* 10:33 Stan is hungover and he v*

Ep 12 (You Debt Your Life) 1:37 Roger is drunk and he v* and 5:00 there is a photo of Roger v* on a cake, audio only

Ep 13 (I Am the Walrus) 16:52 the drunk girl v*

Ep 17 (Home Wrecker) 15:37 Francine watches a documentary and Stan v*

Ep 18 (Flirting With Disaster) 16:08 the woman v* and 18:24 Roger is asleep drunk and there is v* around. Visual only

Ep 19 (Gorillas in the Mist) 5:54 the child v* and 9:26 Steve is hungover and he v*.

S8
Ep 4 (The Worst Stan) 1:07 Stan v*

Ep 5 (Virtual In-Stanity) 6:32 the young man v*

Ep 7 (Season's Beatings) 0:55 to 0:58 the mouse v* blood and 21:03 to 21:13 Nemo v*

Ep 10 (Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key) 13:04 Steve v* when he opens the package

Ep 16 (The Kidney Stays in the Picture) 18:08 Roger puts his finger in the drug addict's mouth and he v*

Ep 18 (Toy Whorey) 12:07 à 12:38 there is a very long scene when Stan and Steve come out of the brothel and suddenly everyone v*

S9
Ep 1 (Love, AD Style) 13:22 to 13:38 Roger g*, no v* but it can triggering

Ep 3 (Can I Be Frank With You) 11:49 to 11:53 Dick v* when he drinks a shaken beer

Ep 5 (Why Can't We Be Friends?) 17:03 and 17:20 Stan v* at the carnival

Ep 6 (Adventures in Hayleysitting) 16:33 Haley is drunk and she v* out of Jeff's van window.

Ep 8 (Finger Lenting Good) 5:42 and 6:03 Steve is hungover and he v*.

Ep 11 (Max Jets) 10:16 Max (Roger character's) 's girlfriend v* after kissing him only audio and 11:15 and 15:34 Roger character's girlfriend v* after kissing him

Ep 12 (Naked To The Limit, One More Time) 17:43 there are several flashbacks of Roger and there is a flashback of Roger v*

Ep 14 (Spelling Bee My Baby) 4:04 Steve v* when he plays the saxophone

Ep 19 (Da Flippity Flop) 15:32 Haley v* when she's in the car with Klaus' human body.

S10
Ep 9 (vision: impossible) 11:46 Roger has a vision of Steve v* when he talks to a girl

Ep 12 (Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses) 14:25 Steve's pregnant girlfriend v* when she's at her parents' house

Ep 14 (Stan Goes on the Pill) 6:11 et 14:39 6:11 Stan v* when he becomes a woman. 14:39 Bullock appears to v* off-screen when he's in the car with Stan, I'm not sure if he's v* or coughing

Ep 16 (She Swill Survive) 4:18 a man v* through the window of Roger's bar and 11:13 Haley is hungover and she v*.

all other episodes of the 10 seasons are safe. so far i have only watched the first 10 seasons, i will update when i see the rest of the show
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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11
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Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
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5
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0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
5 supporters
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3
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
22 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
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4
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0
LGBTQ+
2
cha0ticneutralsystem
A cis man, Steve, dresses up as a woman to get into the lesbian woman’s roller derby and date them, he is not a woman however, he’s originally sort of doing it in a predatory way, Haley also sexually assaults him by pulling his pants down to show he has a penis and outs him as a man (which is true) because penis=man in dis peoples minds, but the lesbians take this as a gross violation of human rights towards a trans woman, which it would be if Steve was a trans woman. They handled combatting transphobia well on the side of the roller derby people, Steve even has a safe space to question his gender but it falls flat when roger makes jokes about Steve being required to cut his penis off to be a different gender (which isn’t true, and is framed as the whole “genital surgeries are gross”) and Steve then concludes he isn’t a woman because he doesn’t like wearing a dress which isn’t what being a woman is and plays into gender roles. There is unfortunately a stereotype of masc lesbian woman playing sports and having public orgies but idk if it’s meant to be a joke.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Are needles/syringes used?
27 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
4
Anonymous
Francine had to be sent to the mental institution for almost killing Stan
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Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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9
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0
Yes
3
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0
1
NakNakNak
"1600 Candles"--Mentioned but not shown in a montage of Hayley's puberty tantrums. She screams "What do you mean, EVERY MONTH?!" and throws a box of tampons at her parents. She then declares she's not using them and sulkily sits on the (then-white) couch, to her parents' horror.
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Does someone have cancer?
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6
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1
Mental Health
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4
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0
3
Dorianaz9
In Season 6 Episode 1, Steve suffers PTSD from after experiencing a Vietnam War reenactment
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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9
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NakNakNak
Barry takes "vitamins" that dull his intelligence--without them, he becomes manipulative, greedy, and even murderous. This is on display in "With Friends Like Steve's", and "Stan & Francine & Connie & Ted".
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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3
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0
Yes
3
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0
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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3
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0
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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3
No
1
Yes
3
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0
0
NakNakNak
In "LGBSteve," what starts as Steve pretending to be a girl to join a girl's skating team leads to him wondering if maybe he really is just a pre-transition trans girl (thanks to a very open-minded team captain). There's even a whole song where he sings "I thought I was a boy..."
He becomes more confident when wearing flattering women's clothing, but later realizes he's cis after all.
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NakNakNak
In "The American Dad After School Special," Stan spends the entire first half of the episode getting comments about his weight, and seemingly gaining more as the episode continues. His family finally sits him down for a talk about it, and halfway through he takes off his shirt to show how fat he's become. It abruptly cuts to what he REALLY looks like: a skeletal version of himself with sunken cheeks and not an ounce of fat on him.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
7
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2
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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5
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4
TocixDestiny666
In season 2 Episode 2 Stan becomes so fatphobic about Steve's new girlfriend he sees himself as fat and develops Anorexia
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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0
No
7
Yes
8
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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6
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0
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
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0
No
6
Is there screaming?
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3
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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3
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
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5
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1
Paranoia
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3
Dorianaz9
there are several scenes where Klaus stares at the camera and says something. There may be other scenes but I don't remember them.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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2
No
1
Is there childbirth?
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6
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0
Are there abortions?
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4
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1
Are there babies or unborn children?
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0
Does someone miscarry?
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4
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2
Does a pregnant person die?
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3
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0
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
0
ur_mom_lol
I think people are just saying yes to everything, as far as I know this never happens
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Does the black guy die first?
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0
No
11
Are there homophobic slurs?
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4
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1
Yes
4
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1
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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4
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1
Is there hate speech?
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10
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0
Does an LGBT person die?
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Yes
9
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0
Yes
7
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0
Are there n-words?
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0
No
8
Relationships
Yes
3
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0
1
NakNakNak
In "Pulling Double Booty," Stan's body double, Bill, starts dating Stan's daughter, Hayley. Bill is Stan's age, while Hayley is eighteen.
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Religious
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NakNakNak
Especially in the Christmas episode, "Rapture's Delight," which centers on the Christian Rapture and the Armaggeddon that follows.
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Are there demons or Hell?
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3
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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13
No
2
Is someone sexually objectified?
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3
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Yes
2
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1
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Dorianaz9
lots of bare buttocks are shown. However penises, breasts or vaginas are censored
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
65 supporters
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8
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0
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NakNakNak
Kind of. In "Pulling Double Booty," Stan's daughter Hayley starts dating his body double--Francine, not knowing this at first, is shocked when she walks by Hayley's room to see the two making out.

Steve expresses attraction to his mom in a song titled, "Is She Not Hot Enough?", episode "Rubberneckers" ("Damn, that's my MAMA!....Damn, if that wasn't my mama...")

In "Stannie Get Your Gun," Roger tricks Steve into thinking that he's adopted--Steve then goes on to open-mouth kiss Hayley, as he believes they aren't related by blood anymore.

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Sexism
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3
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
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5
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2
Smiliey
Santa is going crazy with an machine gun trying to kill the whole family every christmas, being killed multiple times. He is def real.
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Does it have a sad ending?
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0
No
8
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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9
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Is someone hit by a car?
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6
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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4
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1
Is there blood/gore?
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0
Does someone drown?
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4
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0
Is there gun violence?
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0