American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 19

Four Little Words

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 01, 2007 on TBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.