American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 4


Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 11, 2007 on TBS



  • Trivia

    • The limo driver is the same driver of Stan and Roger's limo in the episode "Roger 'n' Me" who was tormented by the pair. In this episode, he closes the window on Stan and Hayley's fight as they did to him in the previous episode. This was most likely done to get even.

    • When Dill comes to pick up Hayley for their date, it's dark outside and the stars are out. But when Hayley comes down the stairs, she says it's 15:00 hours, which would only be 3pm.

    • Hayley's trigger phrase to put her in "sleeper agent" mode is: I'm getting fed up with this orgasm!

  • Quotes

    • Stan: Tell your mother you're happy.
      Hayley: (flatly) Mother, I'm happy.
      Stan: See? She's over the moon.
      Francine: Well, I don't know as much about astronomy as you, but I'm worried about our little girl.

    • Stan: (gun falls out of hand) Gun, call for help.

    • Francine: Something weird is going on, Stan! Hayley's become a TOTALLY different person! It's almost as if something's been done to her brain... like... her brain's been put through some sort of... cleaning process. Like it's been scrubbed... or... rubbed vigorously with soap and water! Brain scoured?... mind polished?
      (Stan shrugs his shoulders and sighs, confused)
      Francine: Well something fishy's going on and I'm not going to rest until I find out exa...
      Hayley: I'm engaged.
      Francine: AAAAAHHHHHHH! My baby's getting married!

    • Hayley: I'm going to live a carefree life with a string of lovers! (adopts a French accent) Jean-Jacques. Henri. Simone.
      (Her parents stare at her blankly.)
      Hayley: That last one was a girl's name.
      (Stan and Francine gasp in shock.)

    • Hayley: The path to happiness?
      Stan: Yeah. It starts in Marriage Land and runs through Mommy Town. Final destination, Housewife City, where you watch TV all day long and blame everything on a Mexican woman who only comes on Tuesdays.

    • (Steve sees that Roger is also in a wheelchair)
      Steve: What are you doing in a wheelchair?
      Roger: I'm "Wheels"! Together we're "Wheels and the Leg Man"! You're "the Leg Man."
      Steve: How can I be "the Leg Man" if I'm in a wheelchair?!
      Roger: So you see the problem, nice detective work. Now get out of that thing, you look ridiculous!
      Steve: (folds arms in defiance) I can't. I was a cop who got shot.
      Roger: You got shot? That's it?
      Steve: Oh, I suppose you have a better back story?
      Roger: My name is Braff Zeckland. I was an international racecar driver. One day, a baby carriage rolled out onto the tracks, so I swerved into the retaining wall to avoid it. The car burst into flames, but the baby miraculously survived. I was that baby.
      Steve: That... doesn't make any sense.
      Roger: I'm Braff Zeckland!!

    • Hayley: Can you ever forgive me?
      Stan: So, nobody knows why any of this happened?
      Francine: No.
      Stan: Then, yes, I can forgive you.

    • Father Donovan: (to Dill & Hayley) Okay, then, you're married. Good luck with that. You may now kiss the bride.
      Dill: Is it mandatory?

    • Stan: What do you think?
      Klaus: I think you only talk to me when there's no one else to turn to. I think you really don't care what I think, and you just need to hear yourself talk. I think you're a selfish bastard and I think you can go to hell!
      Stan: Wow. Okay. Uh, well, I guess I'll ask someone else what they...
      Klaus: Yes, why don't you do that.
      (Stan leaves)
      Klaus: (to himself) Good for you, Klaus. Good for you.

    • Stan: So, you have a willful daughter, too, sir?
      Senator Shepherd: Willful, yes. Daughter, no.
      Stan: (to Bullock) Your senator talks in riddles.
      Bullock: He has a son, Smith.
      Stan: That's not very funny.

    • Stan: (about Hayley) Sir, I have to let her know it's not just a stupid dream. She needs to know the truth about Project Day Care.
      Bullock: What, that you allowed her to be brainwashed and trained as a sleeper agent for the CIA? Oh, yes, that's sure to put a puff in her petticoat.
      Stan: I never meant to hurt her. I just thought it would be fun to have a father-daughter spy team.
      Bullock: Yes, that does sound like fun, but as we learned from Alias, the idea gets tired very quickly.

    • Bullock: (to Valet) No, no! It's a green Taurus! El Taurus verde!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • It was a common goal for any new show to reach 100 episodes because this milestone meant they could sell the syndication rights. A lot of shows that came out in the 70s, 80s and 90s used "100" as a plot device.

      example: The 1998 series "Cupid" starring Jeremy Piven required him to bring together 100 couples in order to be able to return home to his place among the gods.

    • Sledge Hammer!
      When fighting on top of the limo, Stan drops his gun and says to it, "Gun, call for help!" This is a reference to the show Sledge Hammer! in which the main character talks to his gun.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
      The fight in the kitchen mirrors the one Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt played in this 2005 film.

    • John Woo
      The doves flying in the reception is a reference to John Woo films, mainly Face/Off.

    • The Matrix Reloaded
      The fight on the top of the limousine resembles that of the one in this 2003 film.

    • The Thin Man
      Roger opening a case of beer in the detective scene is a reference to this 1934 novel and series by Dashiell Hammett.

    • Firefly
      Hayley's fighting abilities is a reference to River Tam's in this television series.

    • Dill: Character
      Dill's accent, dress, and mannerisms are based on those of the character based on author, Truman Capote, in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

    • Braff Zackland: Name
      Roger's character's name is a reference to the actor Zach Braff.

    • 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
      The angel has to solve 100 crimes so she can get back to heaven, which is similar to Eddie, who has to do 100 good deeds to become human again.

    • Carrie
      The scene in which Hayley stands alone in a white dress while sprinklers go off and short the lights is an allusion to this Brian de Palma horror film and Stephen King novel.

    • Hayley: Agent Small Wonder activated.
      Small Wonder was an 80's sitcom about a man who creates a robot daughter.

    • Episode Title: Alias
      "Haylias" is a direct parody of the popular action show, Alias. The show is also mentioned by named by Bullock, referencing the father/daughter spy team of Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and her father Jack (Victor Garber). The "Project Daycare" operation was also a reference to the "Project Christmas" operation that Jack put Sydney through to train her to be an agent of the CIA, which is also why Stan put Hayley through "Project Daycare".

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