American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 18

Great Space Roaster

4
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 16, 2010 on FOX
8.7
out of 10
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115 votes
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It's Roger's birthday, and he begs to be roasted, but when he ends up devastated by the jokes, he vows to pull his life together. Things take a turn for the worse when Roger takes it one step too far, causing the Smith family to go on the run.moreless
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  • Roger want to get roasted

    9.5
    It's Roger's birthday, and he begs to be roasted, but when he ends up devastated by the jokes, he vows to pull his life together. Things take a turn for the worse when Roger takes it one step too far, causing the Smith family to go on the run. I thought this was a great episode of American Dad. I remember seeing this episode when it first premiered and I thought it was enjoyable. Funny moments include Roger going to hit puberty when he turns 1,601, Roger speaking a Latin accent, the guy flipping off Bullock, the jokes that the Smiths told to Roger, then he gets upset, the family watching the porn channel, Roger's speech, "Who's the (bleep) is Elaine?" after she was heard on the radio, the message, "AY, AY, Captain""This isn't a boat"", and the ending.The only thing that I didn't like was how Roger acted after the first 10 minutes and it got a tad boring. Overall, an excellent season 5 finale of American Dad. 9.5/10moreless
  • Call Me Crazy But I Thoroughly Enjoyed It

    9.0
    Roger wants a roast for his birthday, where Stan, Francine, Hailey and Steve make jokes at his expense. However, his feelings are hurt and he then vows to kill them. What i liked- the roast scene, the Smiths figuring out that Roger is indeed trying to kill them, the ending of the episode, the plot itself, etc. The only thing that ruined it was the final 5 minutes, with Roger making the Smiths roast each other. I dunno, I just would have liked a better resolution. That said, the rest of the episode was pretty good, I felt. B+ or so as my final grademoreless
  • Fair episode.

    6.0
    It's Roger's birthday, and he begs to be roasted, but when he ends up devastated by the jokes, he vows to pull his life together. Things take a turn for the worse when Roger takes it one step too far, causing the Smith family to go on the run.

    6 out of 10
  • a good episode not a great one

    7.0
    this episode of american dad was a good episode not a great one. here is a summary its almost rogers birthday and he tells the family that he wants to be roasted and on his birthday he is, he ends up trying to kill the smiths for it. the plot and jokes were good but not great.

    this episode of american dad was a good episode not a great one. here is a summary its almost rogers birthday and he tells the family that he wants to be roasted and on his birthday he is, he ends up trying to kill the smiths for it. the plot and jokes were good but not great.moreless
  • great space roaster

    7.5
    You know you are witnessing a good episode when Francine delivers the best line of the night. Her comparing Stan to Jeremy Piven's undeserved ego, the arrogance Sean Penn, and the hypocrisy of Rush Limbaugh was sheer genius and definitely had me laughing out loud, as the kids say.



    There were times when this episode was a bit mousy and unexciting but as a whole this was a pretty good storyline that ended the season unifying the family, whilst providing some laughs along the way. That is about as good as you can ask for from a show titled American Dad.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the scene where Roger is taken to Bang Kwang Central Prison the preceding shot outside the prison shows traffic moving on the right hand side of the road, which is factually inaccurate as Thailand drives on the left.

    • When Roger is on the outside of the space shuttle while in outer space, he breaks the jar he's keeping the two scorpions in, but they survive and crawl into his body. In real life, the scorpions would've frozen up and died instantly.

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  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Alien
      Part of this episode pays an homage to the 1979 Ridley Scott science-fiction thriller movie as Stan Smith wears the same, skimpy outfit that Sigourney Weaver wore as Ripley near the end of the movie within this episode, and the way Roger ambushes the Smiths is similar to the way the alien in Alien ambushed Ripley's fellow crew-members. Stan with a flamethrower is also from the Aliens movie.

    • The song playing while Roger was working out and while the Smiths were aboard the space ship was "The Sign" by Ace of Base.

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