American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 2

Dope & Faith

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 14, 2007 on TBS



  • Trivia

    • The running gag with the lab technicians is again seen, this time the object that Stan asks for is a machine that projects an image of God right into peoples' minds. When Stan calls, we see a ray gun and a chair in which a body is sitting, and at the end of the neck, instead of the head there is a blackened, smoking stump.

    • "Lavate las manos" is Spanish for "wash your hands."

    • This is the second time "Sister Christian" has been used. The first was 3 episodes ago in "Joint Custody."

    • Langley Falls Post front page headline: Uncle Insists: "Creepy is the New Quirky!"

    • The song playing while Stan fantasizes about him and Brett in heaven is "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger.

  • Quotes

    • Roger: (laughs) Oh, my God! Stan has no friends! And he didn't even realize! He's like America, the guy!

    • Stan: God is my co-pilot! And the Virgin Mary is the hot stewardess! Ding! More peanuts, Mary!

    • Roger: (after getting a faceful of cocaine) I AM INCREDIBLY FOCUSED RIGHT NOW!

    • Brett's Wife: Brett, I've realized that I'm a lesbian and I'm taking the kids.
      Brett: What? How can you become a lesbian?
      Brett's Wife: What an idiot! You don't become a lesbian! It's not like someone shot an experimental laser into your head and suddenly you become a lesbian!

    • Steve: I'll save you, Roger! "Lavate las manos. LAVATE LAS MANOS!"

    • Father Donovan: What?!
      Stan: I am having a spiritual crisis. What do you do when your best friend doesn't believe in God?
      Father Donovan: Well, Stan, we are hardly best friends.

    • Stan: (to Hayley) You will be respectful in the house of the Lord! Look at Steve. He's a good Christian child. Mouth shut, nose in the bible.
      Hayley: Oh, really?
      Stan: Of course. (takes Steve's book and reads it) He's reading the glorious passage where... "Dumbledore makes the candles float in the cafeteria." Ah, Deuteronomy.

    • Roger: I was just taking a midnight stroll when I saw what looked like a magical owl fly by and... oh! Look at that! It's right here, and it's carrying a letter!
      (Steve opens the letter and gasps)
      Roger: What does it say?
      Steve: It says I've been admitted to Hogwarts School of Wizardry! The gypsy was right! I am special!
      Roger: (snickering) And here I was thinking you were just a gullible idiot.

    • Brett: The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team? I mean, sure, they were underdogs, but that's not really a miracle.
      Stan: Not the team. Kurt Russell. He's been working steadily for 46 years. No lull, no lull!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • John George Haigh
      Roger's way of disposing of the dead drug dealers after the shootout (soaking their bodies in a bathtub filled with sulfuric acid) is a reference to John George Haigh, a famous British serial killer known as the "Acid Bath Murderer."

    • Harry Potter
      Throughout the episode, Steve is shown to be an avid fan of Harry Potter; numerous characters and elements of the series are mentioned, including Hogwarts, Ron Weasley, Potions class, wands, Professor Snape, He Who Must Not Be Named, owls, Dementors, various spells, Muggles and Death Eaters.

    • Crossroads
      After Stan's friend, Brett, sells his soul, he plays the guitar in a similar style to Steve Vai, a guitarist who plays the part of a man who sold his soul to the devil in this movie.

    • Episode Title: Dope and Faith
      The title, "Dope and Faith," is an allusion to the show, Hope and Faith.

    • Scarface
      Roger falling face first into the "magic powder" and going on a gun rampage is a tribute to the movie Scarface, right down to the pinstriped suit and wild hair.

    • Roger: Hmm, 'sad magic'. If anybody ever writes a book about Doug Henning that's pretty much your title.
      Doug Henning was a magician and illusionist popular in the 70's, known for his rainbow shirts and bushy hair and moustache.

    • Former Episode Title: Ripley's Believe It or Not
      The title 'Shipley's Believe It or Not' is a direct parody of the popular show, Ripley's Believe It or Not.

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