American Dad!

Season 5 Episode 19

Daddy Queerest

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 10, 2009 on FOX
8.5
out of 10
User Rating
114 votes
7

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Episode Summary

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Neighbors Terry and Greg are nervous when Terry's father, football great Tank Bates, announces that he will be coming to town for a visit. Terry is worried because his dad doesn't know he's gay, has a baby or lives with his partner. Meanwhile, Steve goes on a drunken bender and learns the meaning of the phrase beer goggles.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Perfect

    10
    Neighbors Terry and Greg are nervous when Terry's father, football great Tank Bates, announces that he will be coming to town for a visit. Terry is worried because his dad doesn't know he's gay, has a baby or lives with his partner. Meanwhile, Steve goes on a drunken bender and learns the meaning of the phrase beer goggles.

    Overall, everything about this episode was fantastic and it deserves a



    10 OUT OF 10

    perfect!moreless
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked: Terry pretending to be married to Francine and his adopted daughter being hers and his, Stan and Greg hanging out at the party, Francine laughing at the wrong time during the joke, the ending of the episode, Steve getting drunk, etc.



    Good episode. I think at this point in the series if you hear a suspicious name, or the name of someone who had never been mentioned before, it is a good chance it is Roger in a disguise, like his disguise for buying alcohol for teens. I liked this plot even though it was short, and I liked the main plot, even though I felt bad for Terry because his father could not accept him for who he is, and as such my final grade is an A+.moreless
  • My, we've come a long way since the Flinstones!

    8.0
    Yes, animated T.V. cartoon humor has come a long, LONG way since I was a kid. This episode of American Dad is an excellent example of how far. A relatively sophisticated treatment of gay issues that would have left the censors reeling with horror and outrage a few decades ago. I couldn't help but wonder how Fred and Wilma Flinstone would have dealt with the situation that Stan found himself dealing with in this episode. Catatonic shock would have been my guess. People take it for granted nowadays that a show like American Dad would never, never have been possible, and not that long ago at that.moreless
  • This episode is another classic season 4 episode.

    10
    This episode is really funny and some hillarious parts are when Steve was was really drunk and he kept cursing and it was hillarious when Haley and Roger freaked out when they saw Steve making out with Jewel and it was hillarious when Steve said to Snot you still doing and then Snot freaked out and destroyed a locker. Also I cracked up when Steve and his friends where buying liquor and Steve said I don't see him all I are some kids and Barry said we all see the kids Steve jeez. Overall this episode is in my top 5 and it was tied with Three Kings the Family Guy episode that aired on the same night as this.moreless
  • A very special episode.

    7.7
    In the closing moments of last night's Family Guy Peter Griffin introduced American Dad as "whatever Fox is limping to the barn with." While the 9:00 P.M. show might be more popular, as I have been saying for months, it is not better.



    I do not know if people really understand how smart this show really is. "Tank Bates" was a great parody of big old timers that were brought in on shows in the 70's and 80's as the backwards speaking fathers, and it is a great arc for a talented guest actor that is rarely utilized on sitcoms nowadays.



    Not only that but the show managed to tackle the issue of homosexuality in a classy and tasteful way something Family Guy definitely would not do. While American Dad is absolutely a comedy, they do have some great morals and values blended into their plots every now and then.moreless
Amir Talai

Amir Talai

Crowd Member / Achmed

Guest Star

Marissa Jaret Winokur

Marissa Jaret Winokur

Jewel / Teary Woman

Guest Star

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Greg Corbin

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Terry Bates / Waiter / Second Worker / Sanders

Recurring Role

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Snot

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Avery Bullock: I had a few gay experiences while I was at boarding school. Nothing major, just a couple of friendly night-poundings.

    • Stan: What a day. Where's dinner?
      Greg: At the store. I don't cook, Stan. We'll just have to go out to dinner.
      Stan: But it's a weekday! That's once-in-a-while-on-weekends talk!
      Greg: Straight women don't ask for much, do they?
      Stan: They really don't. Just use coasters now and again and don't whiz in the shower on her birthday.

    • Stan: (drunk) Francine, you need to come home right now. Greg was mean to me!
      Tank Bates: What're you talking about, queer? She's Terry's girlfriend.
      Stan: No, she's not. She's my wife! Greg is Terry's boyfriend!
      Tank Bates: ... What?
      Stan: Terry and Greg are in love! Your son is gay!
      (Terry faints in an overly-cliched manner. His father, confused, catches him.)
      Stan: See? That's not how a straight guy faints. This is how a straight guy faints! (collapses forwards and lands on his face)

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The episode title, "Daddy Queerest", is an obvious allusion to the term "daddy dearest", often used as a term of endearment towards a woman's father.

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