American Dad!

Deacon Stan, Jesus Man

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 6/19/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Stan goes to great lengths to compete against his rival, Chuck White, and become the new deacon of their church. Meanwhile, Steve is falling in love with Chuck's daughter, Betsy. Roger is going through his reproductive cycle, causing him to lactate, ultimately complicating matters for Stan and Steve.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wendy Schaal


  • Scott Grimes


  • Dee Bradley Baker


  • Seth MacFarlane


  • Rachael MacFarlane


  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • decent again

    By fsaenz0125, Dec 26, 2011

  • Superb

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 13, 2011

  • superb

    By futuramarama, Jun 26, 2011

  • Movie Voice over can be such an eye sore

    By tommypezmaster, Dec 21, 2005

  • This proves how good American Dad is.

    By ctm723, May 04, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Klaus: (To Roger) Your body disgusts me; I'm going to mein krapper. (sigh) I'm always in mein krapper.

    • Stan: What if we told you the potato salad contained an extra ingredient? An unholy ingredient? Karl Rove: Unholy, you say? (With his back to the camera he pulls open his robes) Smiths: Aaaahhh! Karl Rove: (Closes robes) Any questions? Steve: Where does your food go?

    • Haley: Wait, I know you. You're the amoral puppet master behind George W. Bush! Karl Rove: Why thank you.

    • Francine: Did it get colder? (Karl Rove shows up) Stan: Francine, meet Karl Rove! (Wolf howling sounds) Karl Rove: Let's get started. (Walks by Klaus' fishbowl and the water freezes)

    • Father Donovan: (To parishioners, at church) Wow. Sunday again, huh? Boy, that pissed by, didn't it? Least tomorrow's TGIM. (Laughs, everyone stares) What? You got something better?! Stan: Father, may I say a few words? Father Donovan: (Sighs) Whatever. (Mumbles, as he leaves) Man, I remember when I used to be able to smoke in here.

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    Notes (10)

    • The song playing when Betsy enters the church is "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited.

    • Channel 7 (AU) airdate: February 9, 2006.

    • BBC TWO (UK) airdate: December 3, 2005.

    • The title of this episode is based on a line Stan speaks, "That's me... Stan Smith for Deacon. Deacon Stan, Jesus man."

    • [adult swim] airdate: June 30, 2005.

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    Trivia (8)

    • A113 (sometimes A-113 or A1-13) is an inside joke present as an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of CalArts, referring to the room number used by graphic design and character animation students at the school that was used by John Lasseter and Brad Bird among others. Brad Bird first used it for a license plate number in the "Family Dog" episode of Amazing Stories. It has since appeared in other Disney movies and every Pixar movie. Bird has said "I put it into every single one of my films, including my Simpsons episodes.

      A 113 can be seen on Chuck White's vehicle as he parks it when he arrives at church.

    • The medallion Karl Rove wears around his neck has an elephant symbol; representing the Republican party.

    • The Mexican hospital where Stan takes Steve to have his baby is called, "El Hospital General."

    • The movie Roger is crying over is "A Cyst for Amelia" with Delta Burke.

    • Francine's line about George Clooney wasn't intended as a foreshadow to the episode, "Tears of a Clooney."

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    Allusions (8)

    • (watching an old classmate doing gymnastic moves at church) Steve: Jesus and Joseph and Mary Lou Retton. Mary Lou Retton was an Olympic gold medalist in the sport of gymnastics. It's also an allusion to the Holy Family since they are in church at the time: Joseph (the father), Mary (the mother/virgin), and Jesus.

    • Antoine Lavoisier: Experiment The experiment Klaus is talking about when Roger fears that his head will be ripped off, instructing him to keep blinking his eyes for as long as possible, is a reference to Antoine Lavoisier's rumored final experiment to find out how long a head can remain conscious after being separated from the body.

    • Chuck White: Character Chuck White's name and personality seem to have been inspired by the character Chuck White in the cartoon series The Brady Kids. The Chuck White in that series was also arrogant and self-absorbed.

    • George Clooney Francine uses her one free kill and considers about killing George Clooney because "he's really smug."

    • Bela Karolyi: Character True to his reputation as a notoriously strict gymnastics coach, he confronts Betsy, who is his pupil, in the funeral scene and shoves half a lemon in her face as punishment for garnishing her water with a lemon wedge.

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