Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
American Dad - Season 1
Olympic skier. Klaus is very similar to Stewie in his demeanor and overly-accented voice. He is still furious about the whole ordeal, but what is he going to do? Besides, as Stan says: "What were supposed to do, just let East Germany win the gold medal?" We see Klaus' body with the fish's brain at the '86 Winter Olympics go off a ski jump, hit the ground, and then crawl into a nearby pond.
19. Stan brings home a trembling cur with patches of fur falling out. "This dog has character, he's been around since the Reagan administration. He knows how things are supposed to be! Oh, he's gonna pee! Oh, oh... nope, just dust!"
Schnauzer. As he walks down the street, he wonders how he could get Lisa Silver to like him. He sees this and deduces that if he gets a dog, then Lisa will come around.
Fyodor Dostoevsky. The book is "Crime and Punishment". Just like Brian on "Family Guy", Roger is very knowledgeable about literature. He writes the report for Hayley for a box of Twinkies, because Francine will no longer let him eat junk food, which is one of his greatest joys.
$40. He buys a pencil with an Osama Bin Laden topper on eBay. "The eraser is stuck up Bin Laden's pooper! HA! Best forty bucks I ever spent!" He insists on showing it to everyone in his office.
Coffee tables and halogen lamps. The CIA is furnishing all the homes in Iraq with materials from IKEA. "The whole country will look like your first apartment!" We see a couple in Iraq after Stan says this, and the husband says "I like it. It fits in with our hip, twentysomething lifestyle!"
Lacrosse. Steve informs his dad that he is going to go for the brass ring instead, and ask out head cheerleader Lisa Silver. Stan applauds this, saying "A Smith always gets his girl!"
Lou Ferrigno. Roger the alien lives with the Smiths, and is quite similar to ALF: obnoxious, interested in pop culture, and forbidden to leave the house. He says that he can no longer take Lou Ferrigno seriously because he found out he was deaf after watching the "I Love the '80s" marathon. Maybe he saw ALF and Mork from Ork while watching the marathon!
13. At the very beginning of the episode, Steve and his older sister Hayley are fighting. She taunts him by saying "You think you'll hit puberty before you turn 14?". "Family Guy"'s Chris Griffin is also 13, which is just one of the many similarities between the two shows.
He killed himself in jail. When Steve barricades himself into the principal's office, Francine tries to tell him this story, using a bullhorn, while Stan sneaks into the school. When Stan reaches Steve, he has a heart-to-heart with his son, but keeps getting interrupted by Francine's story about the man she got incarcerated and drove to suicide.
Cutting the school day in half. He threatens to expel any students holding hands or kissing after Lisa Silver tells him she finds him repulsive. He also arranges for all the lockers to be made out of chocolate, and declares that all periods be referred to as Steves. For example: "You want to cut third Steve?", "A sentence like this should always end with a Steve.", and "Can I go to the bathroom? I'm having my Steve."
Henry Kissinger. The homework-junk food exchange between Hayley and Roger continues. He agrees to write a paper on Kissinger, and she gives him a bag of "Choco-diles". Unfortunately, he eats so many of them, he gets a sugar high, crashes, and falls asleep without doing anything. She manages to get an extension by digging up Steve's dead dog and showing it to her professor. After that, she decides to do her own work, much to Roger's despair. It's probably a good thing Roger didn't do it, because he claims that all he knows about Kissinger is that he's Jewish, but he was going to try to stretch that into about twelve pages.
|Stan rigs the student council elections at Steve's school so that his son will win the vote for student body president. What fast food icon does he tell the students that Steve's opponent had an affair with?||"American Dad", aka "Family Guy 2", Part 2
The Jack-in-the Box man. Stan shows the voters of Pearl Bailey High a superimposed picture of Steve's competition in bed with the Jack-in-the-Box man. The girl clearly has her head pasted on, but the Jack looks real. Steve asks his dad if it is really the Jack-in-the-Box man. Stan informs him that he lives in their basement. The scene then flashes to Roger walking into the basement, seeing the Jack bound and gagged, and freaking out.
Pearl Bailey. Just like in "Family Guy", the high school is named after an obscure pop culture reference. Meg Griffin's high school is named after James Woods and Chris Griffin's middle school is named after Providence, RI mayor Buddy Cianci. The mascot of Pearl Bailey High is a buffalo.
A pair of machetes. Francine is Stan's loving wife. She is very subservient and obedient of her husband. According to FOX's website about the show, Francine is a former party girl who has worked hard to cover up her past from her family.
Dick Cheney . When God gives Bush a phone call, he asks him not to infer that he wanted Bush to win the presidency.
Shazam. Steve wears a red shirt with a lightning bolt on it. "Shazam" was a superhero show of the '70s about a kid who turned into a full-grown man with superpowers whenever he said the word "Shazam!".
Oil of Olay. We never see her applying it, but when Roger is scrounging the kitchen cabinets for junk food without any luck, he angrily says "Francine, I am so going to hawk a loogie in your Oil of Olay!"