American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 18

Great Space Roaster

5
Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 16, 2010 on TBS
8.7
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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
  • 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
  • Though lacking in humor, the plot in this season-finale episode of American Dad! is very interesting.

    7.5
    Here's my honest opinion: this season of American Dad! will probably be remembered for its lack of good jokes and its average plots. I'm not saying every episode was bad, but most of them just lacked that classic humor the older episodes had. In this episode, Roger desires to be "roasted" for his 1,601st birthday, but when the Smiths "roast" him, he feels offended and plots to kill the Smiths. The Smiths go where they think Roger can't go...to outer space. Turns out Roger was holding on to the space shuttle and thus enabling him to continue his plot to kill the Smiths. After some Stan-changing-his-panties and "The Sign" by Ace of Base playing in the background, Roger forces the Smiths to "roast" each other. When Roger sees that they are ejoying "roasting" each other, Roger realizes that the reason he felt offended by the jokes wasthat he didn't feel like part of the Smith family. The family later reassures him that he is indeed a part of the family and then Roger decided not to kill the Smiths.



    Though I enjoyed the plot (for the most part), the episode was lacking humor. Unfortunately this problem has repeated itself throughout this season of American Dad! Will I still be a fan of the show? Absolutely. But next season, I am hoping there will be fewer emotional Roger scenes, fewer dramatic plots, and more humor in the style of the great American Dad! seasons before this one.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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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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  • 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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