American Dad!

Season 5 Episode 10

Family Affair

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 15, 2009 on FOX
8.1
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When the Smiths try to plan a family game night, Roger is full of excuses about prior commitments. However, when he is caught in a lie, the Smiths feel stabbed in the back when they realize Roger has been cheating on them with other families. Stan, Francine, Hayley and Steve go on the offensive to teach Roger a lesson about monogamy until Roger has a breakthrough about why he isn't a one family kind-of-guy.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Family affair

    9.0
    I loved this episode. It showed the true bond the smith family has with roger. Steve calls him his best friend. The family was truly hurt by roger "cheating" on them, but they love him and welcome him back. Of course roger messes up again, but the smiths try to get to the root of his problem. Just like a real family would. Roger episodes are usually funny, but this episode was exceptional. The klause subplot was ok, with him wanting to go to a concert, and the rest of the family not really hyped up for it. The wrap up to that was done well. All in all this episode was a home runmoreless
  • Fair

    6.0
    When the Smiths try to plan a family game night, Roger is full of excuses about prior commitments. However, when he is caught in a lie, the Smiths feel stabbed in the back when they realize Roger has been cheating on them with other families. Stan, Francine, Hayley and Steve go on the offensive to teach Roger a lesson about monogamy until Roger has a breakthrough about why he isn't a one family kind-of-guy.

    6.5 out of 10moreless
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked: Roger reading the blank piece of paper, pretending it was something he had written, the Smiths' realization that Roger is with another family, Roger meeting up with the Logan's, the family that abandoned him, amongst other things.



    Roger is probably my favorite character, or at least he is up there, and I rarely am disappointed by his episodes. Luckily, this was no exception and I liked pretty much everything in it, and as such my final grade is going to be an A+. Just an all around perfect episode, i think, definitely up there as one of my favoritesmoreless
  • Roger has multiple families.

    6.8
    Roger is seeing another family. This is the Roger-centric episode I have been asking for.



    It certainly was not great, but there were some truly funny lines (including a better Charlie Sheen reference than Family Guy made). You have to love the odd food references though from chicken to Cool Ranch Doritos. The slide show of him with other families, constantly riding the log flume was good though. The episode fell apart at the end with an odd encounter with his former family, and then a Koala Bear with the brain of a homeless man. Just a so-so effort from American Dad tonight.moreless
  • a funny roger episode.

    8.0
    ok.american dad season four episode family affair was a... good episode but not great. as again, the starter was great but as the episode goes on, it gets kind of lame. and the ending was especially bad. but the first few minutes of this episode was original and kinda funny.i think it is just the ending that receded me from getting this episode a 9 out of 10. not really an excellent episode but a cool roger episode. and some funny okes about roger s wigs as well ! a funny episode.



    recommended, satisfying but not fantastic episode for season four.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Voice of Stanley

Wendy Schaal

Wendy Schaal

Voice of Francine Smith

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Voice of Steve Smith

Rachael MacFarlane

Rachael MacFarlane

Voice of Hayley Smith

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Voice of Klaus

Will Forte

Will Forte

Security Guard

Guest Star

Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong

Dr. Perlmutter

Guest Star

Don Fullilove

Don Fullilove

Reginald / Cop

Guest Star

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Waiter / Second Worker / Terry / Sanders

Recurring Role

Laura McCreary

Laura McCreary

Various

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Principal Lewis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Klaus mentions Jimmy Vaughn as a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds band when he is holding tickets. Jimmy Vaughn left the band in 1990, and this episode was in production in 2008...

    • Goof: Though Hayley is said to be a vegetarian, she can be seen eating lobster along with the rest of the family during the scene in the mall.

    • Roger: (speaking in French) Bonjour, Monsieur DuBonais? Pour Moi? Maintenant? Alors, j'ai besoin de jambon avec le moutard et les oeufs et les baguettes. Limonade? Limonade? Deux? Deux Limonades?

      Translation into English: Hello Mr. DuBonais? For me? Now? Then I have need of ham with mustard and eggs and bread sticks. Lemonade? Two? Two lemonades?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Stan: Did you see that billboard for the evening news? I can't believe our two top reporters are part of five different races!

  • NOTES (5)

    • The DVD commentary for the episode revealed that the Griffins of Family Guy were to be one of Roger's adopted families with Roger having a close relationship to Meg.

    • Klaus has Fabulous Thunderbirds tickets for Friday, May 16th, 2008. The band was actually opening for Pat Benatar at the Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, TX. that weekend; not any where near the East Coast...

    • This episode is the introduction of Reginald the CIA koala. His backstory is presented in song about how he was a homeless man and saw an ad for a free meal in exchange to being a subject in a CIA experiment. The experiment was to switch his brain with a koala's. Now Reggie does espionage work and can distract his enemies by looking "cute as a button".

    • Roger's opening credits disguise: Krispy Kreme McDonald (the drummer in Steve's band) from the episode "American Dream Factory"

    • This episode premiered on [adult swim] on February 28, 2009.

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