American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 4

Brains, Brains, and Automobiles

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 18, 2009 on TBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Hayley and Steve leave for their respective summers of fun, Francine looks forward to her newfound alone time with Stan.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Perfect

    Stan tries to sabotage Francine's plans to make Roger self-sufficient so Francine won't leave Stan for being boring. Meanwhile, Steve, Barry, Snot, and Toshi meet a mysterious salesman who sells them bikini underwear called "culottes." Overall, a perfect American Dad! episode that will get a ten out of ten from myself.10 out of 10PERFECT!
  • perfect

    What I liked: Stan putting Klaus in the freezer, Klaus revealing he put vodka in his bowl so he would not freeze, the ending of the episode, the entirety of Steve's plot with his friends at summer camp, amongst other things.

    Good episode. Steve's plot was really funny, and the main one, whilst somewhat funny, had a good plot. So, because of the amount of humor and good plot, this episode definitely gets an A+ from me as a grademoreless
  • Another fun episode.

    While the storylines in tonight's episode may have seemed more like something one would see in an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants than an adult-oriented show, the show's unprecedented and unmatched dry-wit was nothing short of superb. When Stan went into Roger's subconscious I found myself laughing the entire way. These weird scenes might not work on another show, but they are common place on American Dad and work just fine.

    The scenes with Steve and his loser group of friends are getting better as well. "Look, they're bringing us to their women!" Laugh out loud moments throughout tonight's show, good episode.moreless
Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Frat Guy

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Mild-Mannered Man

Guest Star

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong


Recurring Role

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Avery Bullock

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Stan: Cleaning up after Roger again? Did he have another ticker-tape parade because the deli finally named a sandwich after him?

    • Roger: Hey, F-Bombs.
      Francine: Roger, I see you're busy, but I was thinking it's time I teach you how to do some stuff on your own. The laundry, cleaning, making your own iced tea..
      Roger: ...No!
      Francine: We can make a game of it.
      Roger: I'm going to be Colton Lansington, a renegade space cop who struggles to keep his bipolar disorder in check.
      Francine: Okay, Colton, you just had a busy space day and now you'd like to cool down with some intergalactic iced tea. Now, you take two scoops of powder...
      Roger: Colton doesn't take orders from nobody! I'm off my meds! (storms out of the room)

    • (Francine has been pestering Stan for alone time; he has just reminded her that they will never be truly alone at home because Roger requires constant monitoring. To demonstrate, an explosion is heard upstairs)
      Roger: I had to get out of there. It really smelled. I threw up in the shower, and it didn't go down the drain, and now the tub's overflowing, and I want some iced tea, and I know you know I want it now! Come on, come on, come on.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Biggie Smalls / Notorious B.I.G.

      In one of Roger's memories, he is seen driving a car with rapper Christopher Wallace (aka "Biggie Smalls", aka "Notorious B.I.G.") in the front passenger seat. At a red light, Roger harasses and upsets another driver who then pulls out a gun and shoots Biggie, killing him.

      This is a reference to the death of Biggie Smalls who was killed in a similar drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997 by an unknown assailant. This scene implies that Roger was the driver and cause of Biggie's death, though in actuality, the driver was Gregory "G-Money" Young and the cause is rumored to be rap-feud related (eg. a feud between East-coast and West-coast rappers).

    • Alien

      While in the mind of Roger (an alien), Stan sees Tom Skerritt in a cocoon, stuck to the roof of a cave. This is a reference to a deleted scene from the 1979 movie Alien in which Skerritt's character suffers the same fate at the hands of an alien.

    • Small Wonder

      The robotic girl named Vicki seen in Roger's mind is from the show Small Wonder.

    • Jiminy Cricket
      Roger's conscience bears a striking resemblance the character in Disney's Pinocchio.

    • Episode Title
      The title is a take on the movie, Trains, Planes and Automobiles.