Tuesday, June 07, 2005

American Dad

Let me preface this by saying I know that some people who like/love Family Guy, are not fans of American Dad!, for whatever reason (unoriginal, not funny, too political, etc.). Regardless, I like the show. I don't necessarily think it is as good as Family Guy, nor do I find all the characters necessary *cough*the fish*cough*, but I do still find a lot of the humor and pop culture references hysterical. With that said, this past Sunday, a new episode of American Dad! aired, and it had me cracking up, so I felt compelled to share some highlights in particular, that made me laugh outloud. Keep in mind that the show is made by the same people who brought us Family Guy, so the humor is definitely not "PC," which only makes me love it more.

I'll set up the first scene: Roger the Alien has gone into a stress-induced coma. Assuming he is dead, the father discards the corpse at the dump. His wife (Francine), a devout Christian stricken with grief, goes to church accompanied by her teenage daughter, Hayley. Francine wants to talk with her pastor about saying a prayer for their "pet" Roger. According to him, pets do not go to Heaven. To which a disheartened Francine responds:

"Wait a second. Roger was good. What kind of God wouldn't allow him into Heaven?"
Pastor: "This guy" (points to a God-themed beefcake-style desk calendar)
Hayley: "That's your idea of God?"
Pastor: (chortling) "Hey, he'd kick your ass!"

So, later on during the episode, after waking up from his coma and finding himself at the dump, Roger quickly disguises himself as an old lady from the remnants he finds around him. On his way to a payphone to call home, he gets mistaken for part of a rest home's field trip and is quickly escorted back on the bus, where he befriends a seemingly nice old lady, who after spending some time with her, he finds out is actually a mean-spirited old bigot.

Next we see him on a payphone at the Smithsonian, talking to Hayley:

Hayley: "Oh my God! You're really alive?!"
Roger: "Yes, and I've somehow acquired a nasty old racist sidekick. I'm at the Smithsonian. You gotta come get me!"
Old Lady: "There you are! You send me to go get you a churro and then you disappear! Anyway, here's your filthy wetback donut!"

And that is when I lost it. Funny, funny shit! American Dad! airs Sunday nights at 8:30PM on Fox. Episodes also repeat on Adult Swim. Check local listings for times and channels.


Anonymous rachel said...

When comparing your button to fanlisting ratio to mine you are undeniably a nerd. N.E.R.D


Tuesday, June 07, 2005 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Rhoda IV said...

The best part was when they thought Roger was dead and said "Now he's bummin' smokes off Jesus."

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

You're going to make me blush, what with all the sweet talk! You may love me even more than Dossy, and that's neat!

Thanks for commenting! You RAWK! :)

Lol! I forgot about that part. There were so many good things about this episode! I just love Roger. Blasphemy makes me laugh. Especially when it comes out of an animated cartoon's mouth.

Thanks for stoppin' by and commenting! :)

Thursday, June 09, 2005 6:43:00 PM  

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