American Dad!

Season 4 Episode 4

Big Trouble in Little Langley

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 04, 2007 on TBS
8.3
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When Francine's adopted parents stop by for an unannounced stay, Stan is furious that they refuse to assimilate to his "man of the house" ways. After he unsuccessfully tries to give them the boot, he is convinced that finding Francine's birth parents will change things. Meanwhile, Steve tries to live to the extreme in order to get to second base with the class hottie.

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  • Debut of Francine's adopted parents

    8.5
    When Francine's adopted parents stop by for an unannounced stay, Stan is furious that they refuse to assimilate to his "man of the house" ways. After he unsuccessfully tries to give them the boot, he is convinced that finding Francine's birth parents will change things. Meanwhile, Steve tries to live to the extreme in order to get to second base with the class hottie.




    Another great episode of American Dad. Once again, I thought the subplot was a little better. The main plot was good but my favorite. I liked the debut of Francine's adopted parents and they were both funny. Funny parts in the main plot were Stan always getting Francine's adopted father's name wrong, Stan returning the "Gwen is hot" joke, Ma Ma referring nine as een ("I saw fire! I call een 11)" and Klaus' last line. I did enjoyed the song in the middle of the episode. As the subplot, for all of the parts, it was hilarious. All of the stuffs Steve tried to impress a girl were hilarious (burning Barry, cutting off his finger) as well as when the crow attacked him twice. SCORE 8.5/10moreless
  • Mistake- Wrong Season listed

    10
    "Big Trouble in Little Langley was the fourth episode from Season 3.
  • Hilarious

    8.0
    This episode was a great instalment of American Dad featuring some insight into Francine's character when her adoptive parents visit the Smiths and take over the house.

    Funniest parts were when Francine shown concern for everyone but Klaus who was in earshot, the crow that carefully removed Steve's glasses before pecking him and the firemen sitting on the lawn mesmerised by the fireworks ignited in the ablaze Smith's household.
  • Mediocre.

    5.0
    When Francine's adopted parents stop by for an unannounced stay, Stan is furious that they refuse to assimilate to his "man of the house" ways. After he unsuccessfully tries to give them the boot, he is convinced that finding Francine's birth parents will change things. Meanwhile, Steve tries to live to the extreme in order to get to second base with the class hottie.



    This episode only gets a 5 because of Steve's plot



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  • good

    7.0
    What I liked: Steve blowing his thumb off, the explanation for why Francine is not in the will (because she is smart and well off in life), Steve complaining that he can't feel the girl's boob, "I would have named her Buttercup", amongst a few other things.



    This episode did not do much for me. It did not make me laugh a lot and when I did laugh it was not very hard. Both plots bored me but I liked Steve's a little more, particularly the end of it. But I don't know, it felt like something was missing, so my final grade is a C+ or so, I think is fair. Kind of a weak episode by most standards of this show, I think.moreless
Amy Hill

Amy Hill

Mah Mah

Guest Star

Tzi Ma

Tzi Ma

Bah Bah

Guest Star

Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry

Mr. Dawson

Guest Star

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Snot

Recurring Role

Daisuke Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki

Toshi

Recurring Role

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Barry

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Stan: I can't believe you risked your life to save mine.
      Stan's Chinese Father-in-Law: Of course I save you, Stan. You're my son-in-law. You make my Francine happy. Her happiness is all I ever want.
      Stan: Well, then why did you cut her out of the will and leave everything to Gwen?
      Stan's Chinese Father-in-Law: Because Gwen is moron. She needs lots of help! She fail math in school! Imagine Chinese girl can't do math?
      Stan: It's embarrassing when children don't adhere to stereotypes.
      Stan's Chinese Father-in-Law: Francine is our smart daughter. We never have to worry about her. Plus she marry okay.
      Stan's Chinese Mother-in-Law: I saw fire, I call ẽn11!

    • Snot: Lindsay Coolidge.
      Steve: The stuff lunchroom boners are made of.

    • Klaus: Stan, these people are monsters! You know what my country's done and even I find this repulsive.

    • Francine: Oh, my God! Our house!
      Stan: Nothing to worry about. Just your average greasy Chinese duck fire.
      Francine: Is everyone okay? Steve? Hayley? Roger?
      Stan: Everyone's fine.
      Francine: (Sees Klaus) Oh, and... and Klaus. Is Klaus okay? He's the only one I really care about.
      Klaus: Too late, Francine. Too ****ing late.

    • Francine: You were right, Stan. I want to meet my real parents.
      Stan: Don't worry, honey. I'll find them, no matter how long it takes. They'll be here at 6:00.

    • Stan: Do they?!
      Francine: Do they what? Who's they?
      Stan: Oh, right, sorry. You remember how, earlier, you said, Mah Mah and Bah Bah treat you like their own flesh and blood?
      Francine: Yeah.
      Stan: Do they?! (Shows Francine her parents' will)
      Francine: Stan, this is my parents' will. I can't read this.
      Stan: Even the part where they leave everything to hot Gwen and you get nothing?
      Francine: I don't believe it.
      Stan: No matter what the Lings may have told you, you're always going to be the adopted daughter that they'll never love like their own. I'm sorry, Francine. I'm sorry. God is Gwen hot! I mean, oh, my God!

    • Stan: (About Francine's parents) I wish I could get rid of them that easy.
      Francine: You will show them some respect.
      Stan: Why? It's not like they're your real parents.
      Francine: Stan! They're the only parents I've ever known. They raised me with the same loving kindness they showed their own biological daughter.
      Stan: Ooh, Gwen. God, she's hot! Playboy hot! Great, bad enough I was aggravated, now I'm also turned on. You can be so insensitive, Francine. Kiss me like your sister! You know what, forget it.

    • Stan: What is this?
      Bah Bah: It's fish face with cabbage stem.
      Stan: In the West, we call that garbage.

    • Francine: Hayley, your cold sore is dripping in the potatoes.
      Hayley: That's the last time I use lip liner I find on the bus.
      Francine: Oh, honey, no one believes that.

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