American Dad!

Threat Levels

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 5/1/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Stan Smith is mad because after getting his wife a job (or "hobby") as a Real Estate agent, she makes more money than him. In the meantime, his daughter Hayley ran a program that helped the homeless, and Stan's son Steve had an idea to have a Bum Fight program. To get back and to try to gain more money than his wife, Stan takes Steve's idea and starts a Bum Fight Night where he takes bets and treats the homeless like wrestlers. But with the homeless petition, Stan has to end up fighting like a homeless man himself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wendy Schaal


  • Scott Grimes


  • David Zuckerman

  • Brent Woods

  • Kevin Michael Richardson

    Scab Bum

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Decent and it is better than the pilot

    By fsaenz0125, Dec 26, 2011

  • Isn't as good as the pilot, but still good.

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 13, 2011

  • great

    By futuramarama, Jun 12, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 11, 2010

  • This is not as good as the pilot but it is almost as good.

    By ctm723, May 02, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Jackson: I used to work in real estate. Stan: What, are you gay? Jackson: I was when I worked in real estate. Once I stopped selling houses, my sodomy cleared up like that. (Clicks his fingers)

    • Roger: Dimmer switch! Huh, huh? (Francine & Stan stare at him) Roger: Oh, I'm sorry. Too fabulous? I hate this place.

    • Stan: You paid? You said you were going to the bathroom. Francine: I did both. Stan: Well, you can just do it all, can't you?

    • Steve: Toshi, you have a video camera, right? Toshi: (Speaking in Japanese) You assume this because I am Asian. You are a racist. Steve: That's a lot of words for "of course."

    • Stan: You never forget to fight. It’s like beating up a bicycle.

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    Notes (17)

    • An entire season of 24 actually lasts around 18 hours because each episode is around 44 minutes without commercials.

    • The song "Unchained" was played, written by Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony. Performed by Van Halen.

    • The table read, which was multi-angle (with the full episode, animatic and table read) for this episode was included on the volume one DVD.

    • This was the only episode on the Volume One DVD that did not have a commentary.

    • When Stan holds up the box of 24 Season 1, it is red. In reality, the box has a completely different design. It shows a portrait photograph of Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland), the right half of which is washed out to white.

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    Trivia (5)

    • We find out that Roger's species is immune to all human ailments.

    • The news anchors the Channel 3 report make their debut, and hint they are homosexual by the rainbow coloured opening titles. The rainbow is a symbol of the GLBT community.

    • Since Hayley got contaminated (by Steve) with the virus later than the family, wouldn't she have died (if they had died) after the rest of the family?

    • When Stan is pointing the sniper rifle at Francine, the end of the barrel is the same glass color as the telescopic sight for most of the scene. It changes to the correct metallic color by the end of the scene.

    • After Francine shows Stan his paycheck, Klaus' words are not fitting what he is actually saying aloud.

    Allusions (8)

    • Vertigo The scene where Stan is driving around town in his car, following Francine while sharp string-instrument music plays is a reference to a similar scene in the Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo.

    • American Dad!: Show Reference This episode features a reference to the show itself. Right at the end of the episode, Stan hums the American Dad theme tune.

    • Steve: Video Camera/Girls Plan The whole part where Steve explains his plan involving the video camera and the "girls who get wild" is a reference to the movie, Ocean's Eleven.

    • Roger: Tams, I gotta go. Yeah, the boss is being a real "catch you next Tuesday."
      This phrase refers to a vile expletive that's particularly denigrating to women. (Here's a deciphering hint: read the word "you" as "U.")

    • Stan: You're fired. When Donald Trump demands payment when Stan says "you're fired," it's a reference to Trump's attempt to trademark that phrase.

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