American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 8

G-String Circus

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 29, 2009 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
117 votes
5

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Upset that Hayley no longer wants his advice, Stan decides to prove that she is missing out on his sage counseling. After meeting a stripper on an important CIA mission, Stan takes it upon himself to improve her life and show Hayley that his advice works. But when he opens a new business, hoping to prove Hayley wrong, he finds himself dancing for cash to cover up his failures.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Poor

    4.5
    Upset that Hayley no longer wants his advice, Stan decides to prove that she is missing out on his sage counseling. After meeting a stripper on an important CIA mission, Stan takes it upon himself to improve her life and show Hayley that his advice works. But when he opens a new business, hoping to prove Hayley wrong, he finds himself dancing for cash to cover up his failures.

    4.5 out of 10moreless
  • Horrible!

    1.5
    Horrible, Stan and Roger are still dumb american idits. Stan ended up stripping just to prove Hayley wrong and not only Stan bring home a stripper, Steve choose to go to Space Camp but ended up missing the action when he comes back when rogers give a live stream of stripper in his room.



    Again Stan and Roger are Worse than the stare of the midguard sermit, Stan is an americaized smart mouth loose cannon and Roger the worse 1600 year old alien person even lived before coming to earth and causing grief to other people before stan give roger to steve as a birthday gift. BAD IDEA!moreless
  • stan raises a hooker

    10
    a summary is haley is not doing the dry cleaning buisness like stan wants her to, the cia has to spend lots of money so they go to a strip club and stan sees a hooker and convinces her to not work were she does, she then works at the dry cleaners with more hooker but there not making enough money and haley is making more money then stan, so stan decides to work at the strip club to make money but things dont go as planned. it was a great episode it was original and funny. this show is just amazing.moreless
  • clever and funny episode

    10
    the show takes on a brilliant role reversal half way through where stan becomes a stripper to prove a point to hayley, in a less stereotypical view of when a daughter becomes a stripper to spite her father (much like the episode when hayley becomes a stripper after stan shaves her head). throughout the episode it referances great pices of tv hstory such as bullocks rhyme referencing the cartoon version of the grinch by Dr Seuss. Jokes are used perfectly unlike (and i'm not complaing as i love it) in pointless cut aways like in family guy. A top notch episode for the person that likes subtle humour wrapped around the obvious humour.moreless
  • Funny.

    7.8
    The storyline for this episode was really, really dumb (Stan taking on a stripper in a parental-like role and helping her, and then later more strippers, open up a laundromat?) but it was definitely as funny as you expect from the 9:30 PM FOX comedy. The panel at the Space Camp was exactly like the HR, payroll and VP people you would find in any business in America so you have to credit American Dad for their realism there. The show's commentary on life in the US is often understated as I think people watch it more for its Family Guy like humor than its unique, dry view of life.



    That is not to say that Stan is not really, really awesome, but if you only watch for that reason than you will never like American Dad more than Family Guy, like I do.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • One of the agents in the first Xana Boob scene appears to be Jim, even though he was killed in "Wife Insurance". Although most agents appear to have doubles, it is unlikely the CIA would keep Jim's double after "Jim Prime" was killed.

    • Klaus did not appear in this episode.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bullock: Gentleman, do what ever it takes to empty our coffers. Lapdances, champagne dances, shower dances. Oh, the things you can buy for a hand-full of bills. It makes me excited. It gives me the chills. They'll be filcher rubs, breeders, hambones and tweeners, zobos and debos and blorps that go eenahs. For a one dollar bill, you can pull down their zippers. I am the Snorax, I speak for the strippers!

    • Hayley: I just brought you a "store-warming" gift, Dad. It's a bag of my mulch. It's full of crap... just like you.

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  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Xanadu
      XanaBoobs, the strip club Stan works at, is a reference to the roller-skating movie Xanadu starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

    • Roger: You know, the thing about working in a hospital is if you don't have a funny black friend things get pretty boring.

      This, along with a cameo by Donald Faison, is an allusion to the series Scrubs.

    • The Lorax
      When Bullock is giving the CIA employees money when they are entering the strip joint, he is talking in the same rhyme and meter that the narrator uses in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

    • Bullock tells the CIA accountant to bring him "EVERYONE!" and pulls a butterfly-knife on him is much like Gary Oldman's character in Leon: The Professional.

    • Raising Arizona
      The scene where Steve and his friends escape Space Camp by tunneling through the mud is a reference to the 1987 movie Raising Arizona.

    • Hayley: Is she getting a de-lux apartment in the sky?

      Hayley references the 70's sitcom The Jeffersons.