This diversity in family personalities very often leads to open conflict within the Smiths, such as the storyline where Hayley elopes with Jeff. Not that there isnt conflict to be found in Family Guy, just look at Stewies constant attempts to kill Lois. But while the above example gave way to many a humorous episode in Family Guys early run, theres no real logical explanation behind Stewies murderous tendencies. Stewie even forgets his initial purpose for being on the show in the season five opener Stewie Loves Lois. The conflict found in American Dad feels more natural, as if it were a real family against each other. Naturally, its not without its exaggeration. Home Wrecker sees Stan and Francine literally split the house in half, each half decorated in their wanted styles. Ultimately, they cant bear to be apart from each other, tearing down both a physical and metaphorical wall in order to be together.
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