American Dad!

Season 5 Episode 1

1600 Candles

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 2008 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
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149 votes
10

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Episode Summary

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The Smith family gets ready to celebrate Roger's big 1-6-double-0, but are sidetracked by Steve's horrifying announcement that he's going through puberty! With the wounds still fresh from Hayley going through "the change" in their minds, Stan and Francine use experimental medicine to try and bypass the growing pains of having another teenager with raging hormones.moreless

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  • A perfect season premiere.

    10
    The Smith family gets ready to celebrate Roger's big 1-6-double-0, but are sidetracked by Steve's horrifying announcement that he's going through puberty! With the wounds still fresh from Hayley going through "the change" in their minds, Stan and Francine use experimental medicine to try and bypass the growing pains of having another teenager with raging hormones.

    Overall, this episode was clever and fantastic

    10 out of 10
  • Funny episode of American Dad

    10
    This episode was really perfect and hilarious. It was funny that Steve got his firstpuberty and everyone freaks out about it. The flashbacks with Hayley'spubertywas super hilarious especially how Stan and Francine were scared of it. Steve becoming a 5 year old and then an old man was very hilarious. It was really hilarious that Lisa Silver don't know the 5 yrs old Steve and thinks that he is Steve's uncle LOL. That guy at the CIA who is yelling for brownies and then he was trying to get it was hilarious as well. It was funny that Stan says "Steve, Weather Channel." Francine telling Stan if he ever naked in a gym shower was funny. Even though I gave the episode a 10, I didn't liked how the guys were throwing Steve out of the dance but it's only one negative stuff anyway. The ending where Roger saying "I hate Steve so much" was really cracking me up so hard. Overall, it was a super funny episode of American Dad. Season 4 sure has a lot of good episodes. 10/10moreless
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked: Steve flashing the family his new pubic hair, the flashbacks to how Haley was during her puberty, Steve being a 5 year old (probably favorite part of the episode), Steve turning into an old man, Francine and Stan not doing anything to help Steve at the end of the episode, "I hate Steve", amongst other things.



    I thought this was a really funny episode. The plots did not do a lot for me but I'd be lying if I said I hadn't laughed a bunch of times, so kudos to the show for making me laugh. Overall my final grade is still going to be an A+ because of the humor found in it.moreless
  • Great start to a new season!!!

    10
    This episode was indeed a great start to a new season. If you were to ask me as to who should be somewhat blamed for everything Steve had to go through in this episode, I would say Stan, Francine & Roger. Basically, Stan & Francine should take as much blame as Roger for the torture Steve went through. How you can call yourselves parents if you can't even handle your own teenage daughter going through her own "mood swings" & whatnot? The fact that the memory haunted them since, pretty much laid the frame as to what Steve was gonna go through; in particular, why they did what they did to him. And Roger?! Oh boy, I don't know if I should even get started on him, but then again by now, everyone knows how Roger is. Ruining Steve's chance at the dance was just, well, you know. All in all, the episode was great. It's a shame that Steve will most likely, never truly get the respect he deserves from his family & peers (despite half the time, he does it to himself).moreless
  • A great season premreire.

    10
    This is another favorite for me and this is an amazing start to a fantatic season. The Hailey's puberty part was my second favorite part of all time I could not stop laughing when I saw it. Also it was hillarious when Steve was a toddler and when Francine said how girls tormented her and Stan could not stop sweating and frantically looked in her yearbook to see whitch girls tomented her that completely sounds like something Peter would do if Lois told him that but it was still very funny. It also was funny when that guy freaked out over brownies. This also was better then Love Blactually the Family Guy episode that aired the same night as this.moreless
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Allen Alvarado

Allen Alvarado

Boy

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Lisa Silver

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Daisuke Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki

Toshi

Recurring Role

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Barry

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Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Snot

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • This episode of American Dad was nominated for the 2009 Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Programming (less than one hour). This is the first time in the show's four-year history it has been nominated for Outstanding Animated Program.

    • This marks the first appearance of Lisa Silver, ever since the pilot episode, which implied that Lisa Silver had been deported.

    • In the audio commentaries for the recent volume of American Dad! available on DVD, there was mention of the opening sequence being changed.

    • There was a running gag to this episode, where every time Steve was about to be injected, the parents would jab the needle into his body with more than enough force. So much in fact that Francine got the needle stuck in Steve's body and pushed it in rather than remove it.

    • Starting with this episode, the opening sequence has been revamped. Noticeably absent are the newspaper headlines.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Francine: Have you ever been beaten naked in a gym shower, Stan? One day, when I was showering after gym class, these mean pretty girls caught me and kept scrubbing me all over with soap. I mean, they didn't miss a spot! And even though we were all wet and naked and slippery, they were still able to get me on all fours, and shove my face to the floor! Can you imagine, Stan?
      Stan: (sitting on the chair, with his face covered in sweat, hiding his crotch with the coat) How did they catch you again, please?

    • Stan: (on the phone) Hi. I'd like to rent a bouncy castle and a sober clown for my friend Roger, this Saturday. (pause) Well, do you have the number of someone who does have a sober clown? (pause) No, sir. I don't believe I am asking for the moon.

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