American Dad!

Frannie 911

Season 4, Ep 9, Aired 1/6/08
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  • Episode Description
  • After a big fight between Stan and Roger, Francine comes up with a plan to try and reunite the pair. Hoping to show Roger that Stan still cares about him, Francine fakes Roger's kidnapping, but when Stan never shows up to pay the ransom, it forces Roger to rethink the way he treats people.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Seth MacFarlane


  • Scott Grimes


  • Wendy Schaal


  • Rachael MacFarlane


  • Dee Bradley Baker


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Perfect

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 17, 2011

  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Jul 05, 2011

  • After a huge fight between Stan and Roger, Francine comes up with a plan to try to reunite both of them so they can actually become friends

    By tigerdude22, Jul 02, 2011

  • A pretend-kidnapping goes as wrong as it can, while Steve background dances to everything? Yeah, your typical AD plot right there.

    By adzix, Oct 29, 2008

  • An Irregularly complex main plot and two subplots, with a joke every 10 seconds.

    By johnofempires34, Sep 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (in the background, Hayley streaks naked across the front lawn) Klaus: Say it! You have to say it! Hayley: Help! Raccoons took my penis!

    • (we see the closed door to the attic and hear Stan and Roger on other side of the door) Roger: Oh, hi, Stan. Thank goodness you're here. This door is stuck. Can you get it for me? (slam) Roger: Okay - it's almost open. Now I'll throw you. (slam) Roger: Oh, me again? Okay... (slam, slam)

    • Steve: (standing on chimney, dancing) Hey, look! I’ve been up here background dancing to your conversation the entire time. And you didn’t even notice. I am awesome! (does a twirl and falls down the chimney) Aaaaaaaah...

    • Stan: My sanctuary is ruined! You are the most selfish thing I have ever met. Roger: What are you talking about? I offered you a fig! I offered him a fig, Francine. Francine: Is that true, Stan? Did he offer you a fig? Because that sounds like the opposite of selfish. That sounds nutritious. Stan: All you ever do is defend him. Francine: Oh, I do not! Stan: Please, you're always doing it. (flashback) Roger: (running to hide behind Francine, dressed as Picasso) Aaaaaa! Stan: Roger painted me in my sleep! Roger: My canvas is life. I'm an artist. Francine: Leave him alone, honey, he’s an artist. (flashback) Roger: (running to hide behind Francine) Aaaaaa! Stan: Roger stuck a syringe in my chest! Roger: I was playing Pulp Fiction. The bitch was OD’ing on me and I gave her a shot in the heart. Francine: Leave him alone, Stan. He thought you were an OD’ing bitch. (flashback) Roger: (running to hide behind Francine, dressed as an Indian) Aaaaaa! Stan: He took my hair! Roger: He took my land! Francine: Leave him alone, honey. You took his land!

    • (Steve dancing in kitchen, grunting, gyrating, and moon walking) Stan: Steve, it’s a beautiful afternoon. Shouldn’t you be outside with your friends, turning my tool shed into Mordor, or Endor, or something heartbreaking. Steve: I’ve given up that dorky pastime and decided to follow my true passion: backup dancing! Look! I’m good! But I don’t pull focus… Work it, dad. You’re the star! Thrust it! Ungh! Thrust it! Ungh! Then hide the reveal. Stan: We really should’ve spaced out your vaccinations!

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    Notes (3)

    • Music: "Cool Change" by Little River Band.

    • International Airdates: Denmark: July 31, 2008 on TV3

    • This episode premiered on [adult swim] on January 13, 2008.

    Trivia (7)

    • When Stan reaches the cinema booth, the man working there says that the film starts at 5:50, it's 5 minutes and 50 seconds through the episode.

    • Goof: In Stan's address on his donor card at the start of the episode, Langley Falls is incorrectly spelt "Langely Falls".

    • The tattoo on Hayley's lower back is Chinese for "69".

    • When Stan purchases a ticket to the film Please Don't Hurt Him! for $8.50, he pays using a single bill, and the cashier makes no attempt to make change.

    • According to his driver's license, Stan's home address is 416 Cherry Street, Langley Falls, VA, 23665.

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    Allusions (9)

    • Michael Jackson Steve's style of dancing is similar to Michael Jackson's.

    • Reservoir Dogs The layout of the Ice Factory is similar to the warehouse in Reservoir Dogs (mainly in the infamous ear-cutting scene).

    • Windex The crow flying into the window is a parody of Windex commercials.

    • The Love Boat At one point in the episode, Hayley dresses as Captain Stubing from this 1977 series.

    • The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars When Steve is dancing Stan says that he should be outside turning his tool shed into Mordor or Endor, a reference to the land of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, and the forest moon of Endor, home of the Ewoks from the Star Wars saga.

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