American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 15

Four Little Words

2
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 01, 2007 on TBS
8.8
out of 10
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168 votes
10

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Stan sets Bullock up on a date with one of Francine's friends. Fearing that Francine will be right about the outcome of the date, Stan goes to great lengths to make sure it goes well by getting everyone drunk. Unfortunately, Bullock accidentally kills the woman, to which Stan frames Francine for the murder in order to keep her from asking so many questions.moreless

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  • Perfect

    10
    Stan sets Bullock up on a date with one of Francine's friends. Fearing that Francine will be right about the outcome of the date, Stan goes to great lengths to make sure it goes well by getting everyone drunk. Unfortunately, Bullock accidentally kills the woman, to which Stan frames Francine for the murder in order to keep her from asking so many questions.

    Overall a great episode, it was funny when Bullock ninja kills the woman



    a 10 out of 10moreless
  • Stan sets Bullock up on a date with one of Francine's friends while Roger gets a nose from Kevin Bacon.

    8.5
    Stan sets Bullock up on a date with one of Francine's friends. Fearing that Francine will be right about the outcome of the date, Stan goes to great lengths to make sure it goes well by getting everyone drunk. Unfortunately, Bullock accidentally kills the woman, to which Stan frames Francine for the murder in order to keep her from asking so many questions.

    Parts I like:

    * Roger's subplot. He was really funny being as Kevin Bacon

    * Roger (as Kevin Bacon) driving drunk.

    * Stan breaking Klaus' bowl

    * Flashbacks of Francine saying "I told you so."

    * Thunder coming out

    * Bullock accidentally kills his date

    * "Screw you, I'm Kevin Bacon!" said by Roger.

    * The weird dude coming out of Francine's sterling wheel.

    Scenes I don't liked:

    * Stan thinking Francine is the murderer.

    * Some parts were boring.

    Overall score: 8.5/10 (B)moreless
  • great

    8.5
    Stan goes to great lengths to prevent Francine from telling him "I told you so", when she objects to hooking one of her friends up with Bullock. Turns out her fears will right when Bullock accidentally kills the woman. Stan tries to set it up and make Francine believe she killed her friend. Will his plan end up working in the end?



    Good episode. It is not one of my favorites but it was a really nice episode, the lengths Stan goes to prevent his wife from telling him those words was pretty good. Nice episode overall, even though I did not like the last half a lot, my final grade is a B. A solid Bmoreless
  • Stan framing Francine for murder and Roger getting a nose are both brilliant ideas.

    10
    This episode is very funny and some hilarious parts are when after Francine teaches her class in Africa a little kid just let a wolf take him away and when Roger accedentially ran over that guy and killed him he checked his pulse, saw he was on camera so he shot the survaliance camera, then he wiped of the gun and put it next to the guy to make it look like he killed himself. Also the Footloose musical was my favorite musical in American Dad history. Overall because of its amazing humor and two amazing storylines is why ths is in my top 5.moreless
  • Great episode with one of my favourite subplots.

    9.0
    In one of my favourite Season 2 episodes, Stan wants to set Bullock up with Francine's friend, but he doesn't want to hear Francine say the words "I told you so.", so he trys to make sure the date is a sucess.



    I practicually like this episode for its subplot, where Roger is called a monster by a child for not having a nose, so he starts wearing a fake nose modeled after Kevin Bacon's, while everybody foolishly thinks he's the real Kevin Bacon.



    Its funny how Roger acts like a complete jerk to make Kevin Bacon look like one himself. I also like how in the end, the real Kevin Bacon is blamed for everything Roger did.



    The main plot wasn't so bad as well. The idea of Stan framing Francine for her friend's accidental murder is downright twisted, but it's also really funny how she reacts when she's told the truth.



    Overall, a very good episode. I recommend it to any fan of the show.moreless
Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Voice

Guest Star

Lyndon Smith

Lyndon Smith

Voice

Guest Star

Ally Walker

Ally Walker

Melinda

Guest Star

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Bullock

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Various

Recurring Role

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Dick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Steve: (whispering about the young child on the swing set) There he is!
      Roger: That little feelings-hurter is about to eat crow! I'm going to rub his nose in my nose!
      Young Child: Mommy, look! It's the monster!
      (Roger gasps)
      Young Child: The monster from the hit movie Hallow Man!
      Woman: Oh my god! It IS Kevin Bacon! Normally I'd chastise you for watching an R-rated movie... but Kevin Bacon is an American treasure! Even when he's playing an invisible rapist!

    • Roger: Mirror, mirror, on the wall... let's see how you like it on the floor! (Grabs mirror and smashes it on the floor)

    • Francine: What about Sanjen? I can't have an Indian baby! I don't even like Indian food!

    • Francine: You bastard!
      (Francine punches Stan in the face, knocking the clothes pin off his nose)
      Stan: (sniffing) Ugh! Oh God, it's like being in a sauna with Michael Chiklis!
      Francine: You made me think I was a murderer?! Do you have any idea what a nightmare you put me through?! I prayed to a freaking elephant! How am I gonna explain THAT to Jesus?!

    • Francine: (Teaching Indian children) Okay, children, pay attention, because you need to learn English to survive. Repeat after me: "Thank you for calling Apple Tech Support."
      Indian Children: (in unison): Thank you for call Apple Tech Support.
      (a bloodcurdling human scream is heard from off camera)
      Francine: There's the bell. I'll see all of you who don't die of cholera tomorrow at eight.
      (a sickly-looking wolf effortlessly grabs one of the Indian boys and drags him off)

    • Stan: Is that her?
      Francine: Where?
      Stan: In the red hat.
      Francine: That's a hat rack.
      Stan: Yeah, yeah, the hat rack. Is that her?
      Francine: No, I don't think that's her.

    • Steve: Geez, Roger, you're making Kevin Bacon look like a total douche.
      Hayley: Yeah, you may be beautiful on the outside like Kevin Bacon, but you're ugly on the inside like Tommy Lee Jones... on the outside... and the inside.

    • Steve: Roger, we can't keep doing this.
      Hayley: Yeah, I mean, it's stealing.
      Roger: Oh, oh, excuse me, are you an ethicist? Are you? Is there an ethicist in the house?!
      Woman: I'm an ethicist.
      Roger: Well, screw you, I'm Kevin Bacon!

    • Man #1: (about Roger) Kevin Bacon!
      Man #2: Stir of Echoes!
      Man #3: Tremors won three Saturn Awards!
      Man #4: What's a Saturn Award?
      Woman: You're missing the point.
      Man #4: You're right, sorry. That's Kevin Bacon!
      Hayley: (to Roger) They think you're Kevin Bacon.
      Roger: Yes, Hayley, I understand things that happen around me.

    • Hayley: Hey, Roger, we have something that might cheer you up.
      Roger: Don't look at me, I'm hideous! I'm a noseless freak!
      Steve: Not anymore.
      Roger: "Rick Baker's Celebrity Nose Kit?"
      Steve: They're latex copies of actual celebrity noses.
      Roger: (Gasps) Just like porn stars do with their genitals!

    • Stan: I cannot hear those words again, and I'll do whatever it takes to keep her from saying them, as God is my witness!
      (Lightning strikes)
      Klaus: Weird, not a cloud in the sky.
      Stan: Yeah, I know. Must be heat lightning.

    • Stan: Oh, my God! Is she dead?
      Bullock: Quite.
      Stan: Boy, you are rusty.

    • Melinda: Oh, God, Francine, please tell me this is my blind date's dad!

    • Francine: I told you so!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Rick Baker
      Roger's nose comes from Rick Baker's Celebrity Nose Kit. This is reference to how successful Baker has been in his makeup career.

    • Roger: I have lost half a pound since Tuesday.

      This is a reference to a line from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.

    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      An aquarium can be seen in Bullocks' home similar to the one in Captain Picard's ready room. Picard was also played by Patrick Stewart.

    • Fargo
      The way Stan disposes Melinda's dead body in a wood chipper is similar to the way Gaear Grimsrud, acted by Peter Stormare, disposes the body of Carl Showalter, acted by Steve Buscemi, in this movie.

    • Melinda and Melinda
      The naming of Francine's friend Melinda is a reference to the 2005 Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda. It features two separate stories in both of which a husband and wife discuss setting up the wife's friend Melinda on a date.

    • Footloose
      The entire time Roger is dancing is just like Kevin Bacon in the 1984 film Footloose, complete with the title song.

    • Blind Date
      The cartoonish thought bubbles and superimposed words during Bullock's recounting of his date are from this popular syndicated show.

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