American Dad!

Season 5 Episode 16

DeLorean Story-An

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 19, 2009 on FOX
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8.7
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Episode Summary

Stan is excited about finally building his dream car: a DeLorean. Francine encourages him to include Steve, so the two take a road trip in search of doors for the sports car. The trip veers off-track when there is a mad dash across the country to get the last set of doors available.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Perfect

    10
    Stan is excited about finally building his dream car: a DeLorean. Francine encourages him to include Steve, so the two take a road trip in search of doors for the sports car. The trip veers off-track when there is a mad dash across the country to get the last set of doors available.

    10 out of 10
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked: the Back to the Future references/mentions, David Blaine/Criss Angel, Stan and Steve bonding, amongst other things.



    Usually when a TV show does a parody, or references a movie, I have no idea of the reference because I have not seen the movie. But luckily, I have seen Back to the Future, and so a lot of the jokes I got, like the 88 miles line, the officer talking about the Delorean being a time machine, amongst other things, so good episode overall. The sub plot was kind of boring but the main plot was really good so my final grade is going to be an A+.moreless
  • wow family guy sucked like it has been doing this season and american dad is almost ready to replace family guy. this is the best season ever

    9.0
    I like how this season has so much character developement. Stan is slowly changing and is learning so much this season. he made up with his dad spent more time with his son. I especially like the back to the future reference XD. I love the car it looks so cool i would actually but one like that XD. Haley has become meg which is kinda weird but they both have the same personality except that haley is hot. I loved the fake french accents and the nice costumes lamo. also wierd that chris angel was in this ep. also was he always that tan? i thought he was whiter than that i don't remember him ever being darker than me. poor clouse i feel really bad that he didn't get much of any screen time this ep but i guess it wasn't needed. oh and the andy the rabbit and the turtle thing was very good way better then peter sadistically killing a cat. family guy used to be so good but now its really bad and american dad seems to have surpassed it. I'm sick of family guy this season its been really bad and if it wasn't licensed for another 3 seasons i almost think fox would cancel it. I wish they'd finish this season already and i'm so sick of brian being the puppet for seths political veiws in every episode this season. I want the old brian and stewie back.moreless
  • Two boys and a car...

    8.5
    It's such a shame that this show has to live in the shadow of Family Guy. The fans of Family Guy dismiss it as a ripoff while the haters of Family Guy unfairly compare it to Family Guy. American Dad is so much more witty and funny - if anything, Family Guy should be in IT's shadow.



    American Dad is also deceptively deep as "The Delorean Story-an" demonstrates. The entire episode was all about Steve and Stan trying to look for something to build a relationship while they were looking for a door for a Delorean only to find out that the quest to find that missing piece is what is bringing them together. Is the missing piece really the door or that commonality they wish to feel? The symbolism is delicious.moreless
  • There's so much crime in the desert!

    10
    Every now and again American Dad proves to be much more than just a distant cousin to Family Guy, and does so not through just laughter, but through characters and engaging plots. Dolorean Story-An, which sees Stan and Steve try to connect (once more!) as father and son, is one of those special outings for the series. Combining more than a handful of classic, laugh-out-loud gags with a story that is well paced with plenty of humble characterisations, this week we see American Dad at its finest. Sure, there's the somewhat hit and miss subplot of Roger and crew trying to fill time while the dudes are gone, but it's such a minor tangent that it really isn't worth musing over. Instead, the episode's main focus and enjoyment comes from Stan and Steve's Back to the Future story that has nothing to do with Back to the Future aside from a Delorean. Not only is it a hilarious adventure, but it's got plenty of heart, and thrills to boot. So if someone asks why they should watch American Dad if they already subscribe to the crude shenanigans of Family Guy-point them this way.moreless
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Alex Cuthbertson

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Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

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Don Fullilove

Don Fullilove

Tortoise

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Chris Diamantopoulos

Chris Diamantopoulos

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Matt E. Mixer

Matt E. Mixer

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Daisuke Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki

Asian Man

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