American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 1

Camp Refoogee

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Sep 10, 2006 on FOX
8.7
out of 10
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216 votes
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Episode Summary

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When Stan tries to trick Steve into attending summer camp, things go horribly wrong and Steve ends up in a refugee camp. However, Stan, being the eternal optimist, joins Steve and manages to stage a camp Olympics between the refugees and the rebel faction living across the river.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Superb start for the second season

    9.0
    When Stan tries to trick Steve into attending summer camp, things go horribly wrong and Steve ends up in a refugee camp. However, Stan, being the eternal optimist, joins Steve and manages to stage a camp Olympics between the refugees and the rebel faction living across the river. I thought this was a superb episode of AD. There was a sub plot featuring Roger and Francine dressed up as different person while Stan, Steve, and Hayley are away (the summary forgot to include it). To be honest, the main plot was better even though there were a few boring moments. Roger/Francine's plot wasn't as interesting and funny as the main plot but it was still good to see. I laughed at the beginning when Steve got chased by the SUV (which was Stan), the running of Roger being a scientist (but he not really), Hayley eating a lot of meat, the race sequence when a lion appeared and got eaten, Stan talking about his crush, and the last part. Overall, this episode should been a bit funnier, but it is a superb start for the second start. 9/10moreless
  • Not my favorite

    8.5
    When Stan tries to trick Steve into attending summer camp, things go horribly wrong and Steve ends up in a refugee camp. However, Stan, being the eternal optimist, joins Steve and manages to stage a camp Olympics between the refugees and the rebel faction living across the river.



    overall, this episode isnt my favorite but still is great



    8.5 out of 10
  • Could someone please tell me the name of the song that plays when the black chick kills the snake that's about to attack Steve. It's heard twice. When the black chick kills the snake that's about to eat Steve and hands it to him. Thanks.moreless

    9.5
    Could someone please tell me the name of the song that plays when the black chick kills the snake that's about to attack Steve. It's heard twice. When the black chick kills the snake that's about to eat Steve and hands it to him. Thanks.
  • superb

    9.0
    What I liked: Stan repeatedly calling the camp, Camp Re-foo-gee, the Camp Olympics, "I'm a crazy girl", Roger and Francine fighting (though the 'baby drowning' line was a little over the top and not really funny), amongst other things.



    This was pretty good. Stan and Steve in a refugee camp is an interesting plot and I felt it was handled in a good way. Francine and Roger's plot was just for fun and I thought, with the exception of the 'baby drowning in the pool' line, it was pretty funny throughout. So my final grade for this episode is going to be a B+.moreless
  • I also would love too know the name of the song playing (with the saxophone and piano) after Francine and roger fight... if anyone finds the name of the instrumental please tell me and poteks0987 thanks =)moreless

    8.5
    it was a Good episode as usual =) with lots of light humor. I prefer American dad compared to Family Guy as the characters in american have more of a sarcastic humor namely Roger who actually Cracks me up all the time although Stewie is hilarious in Family guy =P.



    I also would be very Grateful if anyone could help me. I am also looking for and would love too know the name of the song playing (with the saxophone and piano) after Francine and roger fight... if anyone finds the name of the instrumental please tell me and poteks0987 thanks =)moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Stan: Hi there. Stan Smith, American. You haven't seen my son Steve, have you?
      Hot Rod: Ah, yes, Steve. The white kid, right?
      Stan: Jeez, why's it always gotta be a racial thing with you blacks?

    • Roger: In the words of every sitcom character in the early 90s, and everyone in the Midwest through the rest of the 90's...'Don't go there'.

    • Stan: I hate the last day of camp. You better write me when you get home, H-Rod.
      Hot Rod: We don't have homes. The rebels destroyed everything.
      Stan: Oh, right. I guess I don't like thinking about your horrible situation. (Steps on soapbox; to the camera) Just like the rest of the world. Shame on you!

    • Stan: Hey, champ. Camp love can be tough, huh?
      Steve: How would you know? You got your camp love.
      Stan: Actually, I didn't.
      Steve: What?
      Stan: I loved Amy Bennett, but the part I didn't tell you was she didn't love me back. She broke my heart.
      Steve: Wow... I guess I ended up having your camp experience after all.
      Stan: Yeah, I guess you did. Hey, Steve, you know the good thing about first love? It's the first of many.
      Steve: So, how'd you get over Amy?
      Stan: Well, son, as you grow older, you'll find that the hurt fades away... (Screams) Why, Amy?! Why don't you love me?! (Starts crying)
      Steve: It's going to be okay, Dad.
      Stan: Don't you dare patronize me! Amy! Amy! I don't want to live! (Continues crying)

    • Steve: Dad, you have to help me get Makeva back.
      Stan: But I don't know what to do.
      Steve: (Slaps Stan; mockingly) "I don't know what to do." You can act like a man!
      Stan: There's no hitting at Camp Refoogee.
      Steve: Look, the Bawango rebels ruined our camp and took one of your campers. Are you going to let them get away with that?
      (The refugees gather around Stan)
      Stan: Don't move, Steve. Just give them your credit card and we'll cancel it when we get home.
      Steve: Dad, these are your campers. They're rallying around you.
      Stan: Oh, yes, right, right. Thanks, fellas.

    • Steve: Dad, they just kidnapped Makeva!
      Stan: All right, I understand "kidnapped." But what is "Makeva"? Ugh, I bet that little girl they stole could have told me.

    • Stan: Right on time. I ordered an air-drop from the CIA. We're in desperate need of supplies.
      Skittles: Uncle Stan, is it fresh water?
      Stan: Better.
      Skittles: Malaria pills?
      Stan: Better.
      Skittles: It looks like fruit.
      Woman: Are they Hitler melons?
      Stan: No. What? They're tetherballs.

    • Francine: Just so we're clear, you will not return home from Africa without my son.
      Hayley: I'm going with you. If I can just hold a refugee's hand and look them in the eye, they'll know someone cares.
      Stan: (Laughs) Okay, Bono, settle down.

    • Stan: Steve, camp is an amazing place. You get to swim in the lake, drink bug juice, ring the bell if you win the Camp-A-Lympics. Oh, and then there's "camp love." It's such an intense experience, like winning the Grammy for Best R&B performance, duo, or group.
      Steve: Dad, for the last time, you were not in Boyz II Men.
      Stan: (Sings) Whatever.

    • Stan: Good news, I found a camp that still has an opening.
      Steve: Dad, I don't want to go to camp. It's hot and there's always something crawling in your sleeping bag, like a spider or a counselor. Just let me tend to my posies. (Leaves)
      Francine: Stan, he doesn't want to go to camp.
      Stan: But I spent my summers at camp, and I had the time of my life. I want him to have that same experience. And besides, gardening's gay.
      Francine: I'll have you know, James Coburn had a garden.
      Stan: I'm sick of your lies about Coburn!

    • Steve: (Smells plant) Ahh, basil and snail poison; the sweet smell of summer.
      Klaus: Hey, you should plant some of those, uh... I don't know what you call them here... Hitler melons.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • GTA San Andreas
      The car chase scene at the beginning ends in a garbage tunnel service line resembling very closely to the one found in Los Santos.

    • Bono

      When Hayley says she wants to hold a refugee's hand to show that someone cares, Stan laughingly said "OK, Bono, settle down", in reference to the U2 frontman's charity works in Africa.

    • When the last race starts, the crowd shouts "Stevey bomaye". This is a reference to the Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman 1974 boxing match, where Ali's Congolese fans chanted "Ali bomaye" ("Ali kill him") prior to and during the match.

    • The Ghost and the Darkness

      When Steve gets the snake's fang necklace from Akiva he is told "With this you will always have the heart of Africa". This is a reference from the 1996 thriller The Ghost and the Darkness in which Col. Patterson is given a necklace by Samuel, made with the claws from the lion he has killed and is told the same thing.

    • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

      Roger and Francine's role-playing as a married couple is essentially taken from the Edward Albee 1962 play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    • The Godfather
      In the scene where Stan is on his knees telling Steve, he doesn't know what to do, Steve mocks him, slaps him, and tells him to act like a man. This is a reference to the scene in this movie, where Johnny Fontane asks the Godfather for career help.

    • Meatballs (1979): Actor
      The movie Stan is talking about several times is the summer camp movie Meatballs and the actor's name he forgot was Chris Makepeace.

    • Stan: Sunglasses / Roses / Gun
      Stan, with sunglasses and a gun hidden in a box of roses, coming out after chasing Steve from the school... This scene was from Terminator 2 movie.

      Francine: Come with me if you want to live...
      Francine smashes Stan's car and then says 'come with me if you want to live.' This is the same line spoken to Sarah Connor and also used in the Terminator 2 movie. It was also spoken during the first Terminator film by the character Kyle Reese.

    • Episode Title: Camp Refoogee
      This is a pun on "Camp Refugee."

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