American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 14

An Apocalypse to Remember

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 25, 2007 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
145 votes
7

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Stan arrives late to a CIA nuclear drill and thinks it's real. He decides to move the family into the mountains to survive the apocalypse. Even though he realizes his error, he begins to enjoy the attention that he gets from the family so much that he doesn't tell them the truth. However, when the family meets a mountain man and learns the truth, Stan has some explaining to do.moreless

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  • Stan thinks a CA nuclear drill is real and decides to move the family to the mountains

    7.0
    Stan arrives late to a CIA nuclear drill and thinks it's real. He decides to move the family into the mountains to survive the apocalypse. Even though he realizes his error, he begins to enjoy the attention that he gets from the family so much that he doesn't tell them the truth. However, when the family meets a mountain man and learns the truth, Stan has some explaining to do. IMO, I thought this was a great episode of AD. I fouind most of the dialogs in the episode to be very funny. Mainly the "boob strikes again" in one scene. That is the only major positive in the episode. As for the rest, I wasn't too keen on the plot for the episode. I didn't like the rest of the family not believing in Stan about the mountain man. Speaking of that, he make a debut in this episode and we'd see him again later in the show. Overall, It's a decent episode of Ad. 7/10moreless
  • Great

    8.0
    Stan arrives late to a CIA nuclear drill and thinks it's real. He decides to move the family into the mountains to survive the apocalypse. Even though he realizes his error, he begins to enjoy the attention that he gets from the family so much that he doesn't tell them the truth. However, when the family meets a mountain man and learns the truth, Stan has some explaining to do.



    8 out of 10moreless
  • great

    8.0
    Stan is late for a drill and thinks it is real, and that the world is ending. He moves the family (sans Roger and Klaus) to the mountains, where he keeps them even after he knows the world did not end, because he wants attention.



    Good episode. The boob strikes again! I liked that line, as well as Stan hooking the mountain man up with that girl Roger pretended to want to marry, and the mountain man dancing with the bear he just killed. Good episode overall, and so because of all of this my final grade is a Bmoreless
  • The boob strikes again!

    7.3
    Stan being a boob is a redeeming aspect of this otherwise average episode, with the mountain man being overplayed, and Roger's quick engagement to a desperate Jew being a fairly dull plot with few payoff jokes.



    However, Stan moving them out of harm's way only to be proven wrong again was a funny aspect of the episode, as his family has less respect for them than ever, but the mountain man going after Hayley went a bit overboard, and was more cringeworthy than funny.



    This episode has some great jokes, but the episode itself is not an excellent one, but is far from the worst.moreless
  • Check Stan's IQ!

    8.0
    Stan's IQ is the center of this epiosde. Stan was late for a CIA nuclear drill and thinks it's real. Stan packs his family and he and the family went in the wilderness. When he found out that it's only a drill, he wouldn't face his family because he do dumb things in the past and his family will find out the truth. Meanwhile, a mountain man goes after Stan's daughter Meanwhile Roger falls in love with a woman. These two elements of this epiosde comes together in the end. I can't reveal the ending, but it's an intresting one at that.moreless
Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould

Russel Rothberg

Guest Star

Liz Sheridan

Liz Sheridan

Mrs. Rothberg

Guest Star

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Sharri Rothberg

Guest Star

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Flower

Recurring Role

Matt McKenna

Matt McKenna

Buckle

Recurring Role

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Bullock

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Klaus is seen playing the Jewish song "Hava Nagila" on champagne glasses.

    • Langley Falls Post front page headline: "Scooter Libby Farts, Pardoned."

    • Roger wants to get married and get a new blender by Sunday, so that his TV night watching Grey's Anatomy wouldn't be ruined. Roger said he needed his blender by Sunday for the new episode, when really new episodes of Grey's Anatomy are played Thursdays on ABC, not Sundays. However, this episode was likely storyboarded and recorded a year ago when Grey's Anatomy did air following Desperate Housewives on Sundays, and the scripts and tapes weren't edited to reflect the change.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Stan: I'm the one who made the decisions that kept this family on track for twenty years. I deserve a little respect! (Walks off-screen)
      Francine: You're in the pantry.
      Stan: I'm looking for peaches!

    • Stan: It's him! It's the mountain man! He's found us!
      Francine: I don't see anything.
      Hayley: Dad's just trying to scare us so we'll respect him.
      Stan: I swear, it was him!
      Francine: Enough, Stan. No one's listening.
      Stan: How come? (speaks louder) Is it a volume issue?!

    • Stan: You have to believe me. There's no such thing as mutants.
      Hayley: There's no such thing as mutants because the world didn't end.
      Steve: You lied to us, Dad?
      Stan: Oh, I tell a great story and I'm a liar, but Harry Potter does it, and he's your favorite writer.

    • Francine: Ugh, we should have just stayed with Buckle.
      Hayley: Maybe he still has some food left. I'm starving.
      Stan: No, no, I can do this. I promise, I will find us something to eat within the hour. But I can't promise anything.

    • Buckle: I was an Imagineer at Disney. We'd build this crap in our sleep. Literally. They had this machine that stole our dreams.
      Hayley: Really?
      Buckle: Figuratively. Its name was Michael Eisner.

    • Stan: Morning, everyone. Come on! You're not still mad about last night, are you? We met Morgan Freeman, didn't we? You got to shake his hand, Steve.
      Steve: I was prying it off my throat!

    • Klaus: Hurry up, Roger. Grey's Anatomy starts in just three minutes!
      Roger: Don't you think I know that? I'm trying to create a drink that matches the show in both taste and sinfulness. I'm calling it The Sandra Oh...
      Klaus: Mmm, I'd like to breathe her bath water.

    • Francine: You made us look like complete racists back there.
      Hayley: Did you even read the invitation?
      Stan: Of course. I skimmed it for keywords, which were "black" and face."
      Steve: (reads invitation) It says, "Black People Changing the Face of America." What a boob.
      Stan: What was that, Steve?
      Steve: Um, I, uh... asked Hayley if I could squeeze her boob.
      Stan: I love it when you kids get along.

    • Stan: Can you believe we're gonna meet Denzel Washington? He's like Harrison Ford dipped in chocolate!

    • Stan: What are you doing out here. The Mountain Man could be anywhere!
      Francine: Stan, enough! This day isn't about you and your lies! It's about Roger and his lies.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • Stan remarks of Steve's favorite author being Harry Potter (actually, JK Rowling), which is probably a jibe at his appearance. This idea would be taken literally in "Dope & Faith."

    • Stan says that Steve got to shake hands with Morgan Freeman (while he was pulling his hands off his neck). He also states that Freeman was the narrator in March of the Penguins and that it was a powerful piece of cinema, though he also claims to have not seen it.

    • Stan's line "he ascended to heaven after getting into the garbage and eating some chocolate" is a direct reference to the way Brian dies in the Family Guy movie, which was also created by Seth MacFarlane.

    • Russel Rothberg is voiced by Elliott Gould and is designed by his look. Both Gould and Rothberg are Jewish.

    • The end theme of Ugly Betty is audible during the scene where Roger goes to blend a drink for Grey's Anatomy.

    • When Stan asks if he is talking to an astronaut, Roger sarcastically replies that he is John Glenn.

    • Stan says Denzel Washington is like Harrison Ford dipped in chocolate.

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
      The scene where Stan gets chased by the deaf children is a parody of the scene in this movie, where Indiana is chased by the natives of the Peruvian Jungle.

    • The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
      The character, Buckle, is likely based on Grizzly Adams, the main character of this television show, who lived in the mountains with his bear.

    • Episode: Storyline
      This episode's storyline is very similar to the story of the movie Lovewrecked (starring Amanda Bynes). The storyline is the main character pretending that they are stuck on an island to make the guy fall in love with her. In this episode, Stan pretends that the world has come to an end, to make his family respect him.

    • Episode Title: An Apocalypse to Remember
      This episode title is an allusion to the movie A Night To Remember.

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