Steve's character's name Agathor is spelt rothaga spelt backwards.
Steve's character's name on "Dragon Scuffle" was Agathor, Hayley's was Morwin Nerdbane and Jeff's was Zamthar.
Leon's vanity license plate reads PHAT A55.
Agathor's tombstone reads:
Langley Falls Post front page headline: "Dems Take House, Republicans Get Record Collection."
When Stan gets hooked on drag racing, the song playing is "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake. Francine can be heard later singing this song.
Francine's dancing around on the car, pulling Stan into the back seat, etc. is a take off on Tawny Kitaen's performance in the music video for the song. She was dating Whitesnake lead singer, David Coverdale, at the time and later married him.
The breastplate markings on Hayley's character look similar to Chun-li's.
Stan: I won! What a rush! (notices his pants are wet) I hope this is sweat.
Roger: (throwing his Rod Stewart vinyl collection at Leon) Choke on my Rod, sucker!
Man: So you're the fabled "Suit" I've been hearing about for the past twenty seconds. (pauses) Lets race.
Stan: You're on, minority person.
Francine: I need excitement, but I think being kidnapped is a little too much. I need something between being a normal wife and being kidnapped!
Leon: (to Stan) You got the money?!
Roger: You got the manners to say hello first?
Leon: Where's my money?
Stan: If you're smart, in U.S. Savings Bonds.
Leon: Your wife put down 50 G's on the race.
Stan: What?! Francine, why would you bet 50 grand?
Francine: I needed more excitement. I just wanted that extra rush, to feel that high.
Stan: Good God, woman! Couldn't you have just had a Red Bull and a sugar cookie?! We don't have $50,000!
Hayley: I was so sick of Jeff, and now I can't stop thinking about him. I have to figure out a way to win him back from my stupid brother.
Klaus: Your brother is not the problem. The problem is Agathor. Kill him, and you'll get Jeff back.
Hayley: Oh, my God, you know how to kill him?
Klaus: The question isn't can I kill him. The question is, "Do you like me?"
Hayley: Not really.
Klaus: Oh. Anyway, I know how to defeat Steve.
Stan: That's 2 Fast 2 Furious! Which means you've already seen the first one! How else could you possibly follow the highly cerebral storyline?
Roger: Well, that was about as obvious as the setup for the sequel at the end of Batman Begins.
Stan: What are you talking about?
Roger: You know, when Inspector Gordon gives him that Joker playing card.
Stan: No, what about Francine?
Roger: What about her?
Stan: You sounded like you were gonna say something important about Francine.
Roger: No. Don't think so.
Stan: Oh. Okay.
Roger: Oh, I remember. Francine is fantasizing about the street racer you saw last night.
Stan: Why would she do that?
Roger: Why would who do that?
Stan: Francine! Street racers!
Roger: Oh, right, right. My mind, my mind's all drifty today. Uh, anyway, you're boring, and Francine's stuck on the street racer because he represents danger and thrills.
Stan: That's ridiculous. Francine doesn't think things she doesn't say. She's not a dog.
Roger: (falls out of the cupboard) Tuluk nuk nuk? Oh, I'm sorry. I've been locked in there for so long, I went all Nell and invented my own language.
Stan: Francine, I've told you, sandwiches should be cut in triangles like a neatly folded flag. What am I supposed to do with this rectangular monstrosity?
Roger: Can't you just pretend it's an unfolded flag?
Roger: God, you can be such a douche.
(car pulls up next to Stan's at an intersection)
Francine: He's challenging us. Oh, Stan, are you gonna do what I hope you're gonna do?
Stan: You bet I am. This punk doesn't stand a chance.
(street racer starts revving the engine; light changes to green; Stan doesn't move as the other car races off alone)
Francine: What are you doing?
Stan: (takes out a notepad and pencil) Writing down his license plate so I can report him to the proper authorities for speeding... and for wastefully burning rubber. There's a war on, Francine, and it's going great.
Stan: Well, date night was a rousing success. Me and my lady, eating steakes, drinking martinis, and I'm not too drunk or too full for sex. Too bad it's not sex night.
Francine: Stan, every Friday night, we go to the same restaurant and get the same steak dinner. I feel like we're in a rut.
Stan: A good rut like 200 years of democracy or a bad rut like UNICEF?
This episode premiered on [adult swim] on August 10, 2008.
This episode was nominated for the 2007 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music for Television Animation.
The entire online gaming half of the episode runs for nine minutes and forty-seven seconds.
According to this episode, Jeff has written three whole journals on amazing things Hayley has said.
The in-game animation was done by Titmouse Studios.
The plot of the online game "Dragon Scuffle" is quite similar to the South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft." Both episodes show in-game footage. Except South Park has the actual in-game footage and this episode had footage that was in an 80's cartoon.
However, the plot of game isn't based on that episode of South Park. In that episode, the boys wanted to kill off the guy who defeated other players. In the game on American Dad, Hayley just wanted to defeat Steve so she could get back Jeff. The plots aren't very similar at all. If anything, both shows are loosely based on the game Dungeons and Dragons.
When Stan goes up to Roger's room drunk to talk about Francine, he's holding a bottle of whiskey with what appears to be the Jack Daniels' label on it. In a close-up, the word 'Jack' is clearly visible.
2 Fast 2 Furious
Francine, in one scene, is seen watching this movie, where Stan assumes she watched the first movie.
Roger: ...I went all Nell and invented my own language.
Nell (1994) is a drama starring Jodie Foster about a woman who grew up with her mother and twin sister in a secluded cabin cut off from the rest of the world. Her odd language is similar to "Twin Speak", a language only her and her sister can understand.
Boyz n the Hood
Roger says "Domino, bitch!" which is a reference to Ice Cube saying something similar in the movie Boyz n the Hood.
Fladnag is another name that is based on one spelled backwards featured in this episode. It is Gandalf, the famous Tolkien wizard character.
Hayley: Smile, you son of a...
This is a reference to a quote in the movie Jaws in which the main character on a sinking ship is able to get the shark to crunch on a scuba tank, then shoots to blow up the tank and the shark, prior to shooting the shot that kills it, he says, "smile, you son of a..."
Jeff's character's name in Dragon Scuffle is Zamfir, which is a reference to Gheorge Zamfir, an artist who advertised albums in the 1980's of his playing the Pan Flute, a formal name for the pan pipes, the instrument Zamfir is shown playing.
Zamfir is depicted in the game as Pan, the satyr, a half man, half goat. In Greek mythology, he watched over shepherds and their flocks. The pan pipes, the instrument he is often depicted as playing, is named after him. Made from strung together reeds, he created a flute to woo the nymph, Syrinx, when she wouldn't listen to his words.
In Jeff's van later on, he is depicted playing a version of Zamfir's Pan Flute.
Roger huffing nitrous during the drag race and screaming is a takeoff of Dennis Hopper's character in Blue Velvet.
Klaus: Say Agathor's name backwards to kill him.
Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional super-villain who appears in DC Comics' Superman comic books. He can only be defeated if you can make him say his name backwards.
Episode Title: Dungeons and Wagons
The title of this episode is a take-off on the popular game, "Dungeons and Dragons."
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