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Stan and Francine should have gone back further

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    thundercat2000

    [1]Apr 4, 2012
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    When the show premiered in 2005, Hayley was 18. They should have gone back to 1987. Going back to 1996 would have made Hayley 9 in 2005. This is just like Meet the Quagmires when Peter and Brian should have gone back to the 1970s instead of the 80s. Peter and Lois were teens in the 70s and putting them in the 80s would have messed things up. I'm just saying that it would have made more sense if the writers had gotten the timelines right.

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    FOP_fan17

    [2]Apr 5, 2012
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    ^Yes it would make more sense, I don't know why they did that. But I think this show's timeline is better than Family Guy's.
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    dancingbeatle

    [3]Apr 7, 2012
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    Yeah, and even if Hayley is still 18. 1996 was not 18 years ago. Which to me they should have aged everyone by 1 year now. The Griffins except for Stewie have all aged by 2 or 3 years.
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    qtwanderer

    [4]Apr 7, 2012
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    The only person to be shown to continually age is Roger. He seems to have a birthday atleast every year.
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    FOP_fan17

    [5]Apr 7, 2012
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    ^Steve has aged too. But only him and Roger, and Roger's age is the least noticeable because he's over 1,000 years old.!
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    Zacryl

    [6]Apr 9, 2012
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    Right? This bugged the crap out of me. If she was born in 1996 or 97, she would only be about 15 or 16 years old in the "present". She's a college student. She's married. She drinks at bars. They've established a billion times she's at least over 18 years old. I just don't get why they chose to only go back to 1996. You'd think someone in their staff over the course of the year that it takes to produce a single episode of this show that SOMEBODY would have said something.
    I know it's just a cartoon show, but for the love of god, a damned elementary schooler could have picked a better year to set this in...

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    Boolia

    [7]Apr 12, 2012
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    I agree. I was like, what? 1996? That seems not about right. In real life, she would be 16 or 15 if she was born that year. In my story, she was one in 1986. I guess that's wrong too. But this is a cartoon, and they don't really age the characters in cartoons. Like they had like five Christmas episodes, and they didn't age much pr at all. That's how cartoons roll I guess.
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    FOP_fan17

    [8]Apr 13, 2012
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    ^Yeah, five years have passed and Steve still doesn't have his driver's license or anything....but I kind of like the floating timeline.
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    dancingbeatle

    [9]Apr 17, 2012
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    Is every episode just one day in their lives?
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    FOP_fan17

    [10]Apr 17, 2012
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    ^I don't think so. Sometimes several days or even a week will pass over the course of an episode, like in "Roy Roger's McFreely." And in "Tears of a Clooney," supposedly several months passed.
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    dancingbeatle

    [11]Apr 22, 2012
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    That's true, I think a year passed.
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