American Dad!

Season 1 Episode 6

Homeland Insecurity

5
Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jun 12, 2005 on TBS
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8.5
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  • Two New Recurring Characters

    7.5
    A Favorite episode.This episode introduces the Smith Family to their new neighbors Bob,and Linda Memari.While Fracine is happy to get to know The Memari's,Stan is constantly weary of them.They are both middle-eastern looking,but were born in the United States.Stan keeps a close watch on them,attempting to get a cavity search to Bob,searching through Linda's purse,planting a secret camera inside the Memaris House,even locking up the Memaris in his Backyard,which he turned into an internment camp.Francine,Hayley,and the Neighbors are outraged by Stan's behaviour.Francine(who wanted to connect with the Neighbors)saves the day by telling everyone that this is all an enternment Party,for their entertainment.Everybody buys it.Except the Memaris.They know that it is for real.They had dealt with people like Stan before,and that it is okay.
  • fair/okay

    6.5
    Francine decides to throw a block party to get in touch with the neighborhood. Stan learns his new neighbors are Iranian and immediately suspects that they are terrorists. To prepare Steve for living near terrorists, Stan makes Steve join a group of scouts, who turn out to be trouble makers. Roger is convinced he possesses hidden alien powers and is determined to find out what they are. In my opinion, this episode was close to being decent and I thought Steve/Roger's plot was better. I'll explain why the main plot wasn't that good. Stan was being annoying in this episode. It wasn't funny at all when he kept making offensive to Bob and Linda (his neighbors). He was TOO Peter Griffin idiotic. It was interesting that Francine throws a block party, but of course, Stan had to ruin it. The only parts I laughed in Francine/Stan plot was the beginning and when Francine was holding a gun while Stan was talking about gun sex. As for Roger/Steve plot, it was kinda funny. The golden turd part was kinda interesting, but it seems to be a time filler. Overall a fair episode of American Dad. 6.5/10
  • It was great.

    8.5

    Francine decides to throw a block party to get in touch with the neighborhood. Stan learns his new neighbors are Iranian and immediately suspects that they are terrorists. To prepare Steve for living near terrorists, Stan makes Steve join a group of scouts, who turn out to be trouble makers. Roger is convinced he possesses hidden alien powers and is determined to find out what they are.



    Overall an 8.5 out of 10

  • great

    8.5
    Stan is convinced his new neighbors are terrorists and are planning something, so he locks them in his yard. When other neighbors try to set them free, things only get worse when Stan thinks everyone could be a terrorist and locks more people in his yard.

    Good episode. I liked the two guys finding the turd left by Roger, Stan learning his lesson, amongst other things. Not one of their best episodes by any means, but it was decent enough for me to give it a B+ or so as my final grade. Decent episode, enjoyed it thoroughly. Great episode
  • An patriotic waste of time.

    2.8
    A very interesting plot is destroyed by unfunny jokes and a garbage climax. The subplot with Roger and Steve wasn't any better. A must-skip.
    It is the WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTT EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Lucky for the show, there was good episodes after that, thank god. The mini-movie just came out of nowhere and just lowered what was already low.
  • Out of character in the sense that it was the only American Dad episode that didn't completely suck!

    8.6
    This was, by a long margin, the best ever episode of American Dad. Admittedly that isn't hard, but when I saw this episode I genuinely believed that this show would be a great show in it's own right, rather than Family Guy Version 2.0 with several adjustments.
    Stan was actually funny this time, i.e. the time he shot at the Namari's and when he turned their backyard into a terrorist camp. Roger was actually funny in this episode, and Klaus (who I feel is the only character in this show who is genuinely funny) provided his usual moments of humour. The low points: Steve sucked as usual, and Francine stayed boring. Why can't they find the balance between boring Francine and wild Lois?
  • A really good episode.

    9.5
    This episode is hillarious and some hillarious parts are when Roger and Steve where playing video games and Steve says this is the coolest alien ever and Roger gives him an ugly look and Steve said i'm sorry and Roger says no it's already been said and when Roger and Steve where running away from the scout rangers and Roger and Steve where in a scene exactly like ET but it turned out to be a billboard they flew next to. Also the golden turd storyline was real cool. Overall a very good episode and even though it is not a 10 out of 10 I still will watch this episode a lot.
  • Best episode in the season so far!!!

    9.7
    Francine decides to throw a block party to get in touch with the neighborhood. Stan learns his new neighbors are Iranian and immediately suspects that they are terrorists. To prepare Steve for living near terrorists, Stan makes Steve join a group of scouts, who turn out to be trouble makers. Roger is convinced he possesses hidden alien powers and is determined to find out what they are.

    A great episode with a lot of hilarious jokes. A must see for all true fans of the show. To put my thoughts in just a few words they would be: hilarious and amazing plot!!
  • Stan takes the neighbourhood hostage!

    8.9
    Stan’s paranoia about his new Iranian neighbours is a very funny plot, especially when he goes to the extreme, trapping the entire neighbourhood in his backyard because they were opposed to Stan’s treatment of the “terrorists”.

    This actually shows Francine with a slight sliver of intelligence, turning the almost detention camp-like lockup into a raging party, though this doesn’t fool the Iranians since Stan still wasn’t as bad as their old neighbours (they were black).

    Stan thinking he himself was the terrorist and beating himself up was terrific as it proves that not all CIA agents are as smart as they look, though sometimes they are just that (take one look at Stan Smith and try to say competent with a straight face).

    Overall, this is a great episode that deals with Stan’s paranoia and prejudice, a brilliant concept pulled off very well.
  • Just for smart people. Awesome, funny!

    10
    I dont wanna write a lot, just that this was again a great episode of American Dad.
    "We also have a Cleveland here in America, and it'd be just super if you didn't blow it up!"
    He is awesome.
    First I thought would be another patriotic thing, but it just gets better and better.
    Enjoy
  • From what I've seen it's the best episode yet

    9.0
    Stan promises his wife she can have a neighborhood party and instead of being CIA guy he would be fun guy. But as they were handing out invitations to the party they meet the new Iranian neighbors. Stan being a CIA agent is then very suspicious of their new neighbors. After spying on them for a few days Stan tricks them into his house and he then imprisons them.

    His daughter then reminds him that they can’t have blow up gazebo so Stan thinks the whole neighborhood is in on it so he imprisons them. Later Stan’s wife tries to play it all off as a theme when Stan realizes it was none of them and thinks that it was himself.

    Subplots: Rodger
    Tries to find out what his special ability is. He doesn’t know it but he can make golden turds

    Subplots: Steve
    Joins the boy scouts, and then accidentally burns down a gazebo. They think he is a bad ass for this. But Steve can’t handle it so he tries to run away. They chase him and then tell him that they don’t want him anymore.

    Subplots: Movie
    This was just a random movie about the people that found Rodgers golden turd.
  • Stan gets neighbors who come from Iran and goes off the deep end to make sure they aren't terrorists. Meanwhile, Roger is trying to discover his hidden power.

    10
    Does anybody what the deal with the whole finding of Roger's golden terd sequence? It seems vaguely familiar, like a Hitchcock movie or something.This episode is my personal favorite. Seth McFarlane went out of his way to educate his viewers about the Republican way. People have misconstrued this episode to be a bashfest on the Republicans. I also loved Stan's use of the Patriot Act. I would rather describe this episode as controversial.
  • It is one of the best episodes until now.

    10
    In my opinion this episode is the greastest until now. Stan has a lot of lines...while Roger is the funniest alien in a Cartoon...This episode deserves it's 10 for Stan.Keep up the good work. i think a great idea for the producers would be to give a more important role to Roger which is surely the funniest character.
  • Stan allows Francine to throw a block party and promises to be fun, but when he meets the new Iranian neighbours he resorts back to his paranoid self and tries to protect his family from the 'terrorists'.

    8.5
    American Dad has done it again. The satire in this episode is so thick, it is impossible not to laugh and enjoy the humor. The writers take the fears of many Americans and demonstrate how absurd it really is. Maybe being seen from an outsider's perspective, a Canadian's, makes it more humourous, but nonetheless this show is a fine example of American satire at its best.
    With Stan immediately assuming his Iranian neighbours are terrorists, and then securing them in homemade detention centre in his backyard being done 'legally' due to the Patriot Act. Creating a perfect example of how the Patriot Act can be used to remove people's rights for no just reason.
    In a perfect American Dad (also a Family Guy) moment, when Francine is apologizing to the Iranian couple, they understand and say that despite Stan's behaviour he's much better than their old neighbours, 'they were black'. Here you have a couple how has been stereotyped, accused of being terrorists, locked in a detention centre, and yet they are racist themselves. Not only is it unexpected but it also conveys the message of the absurdity of times in America.
    The show ending with a recreation of the one of the infamous Iraqi photographs of POWs is somehow fitting. One last jab at America before the credits role.
    The side story of Steve joining a youth group (that is actually just a cover for the guys to drink and be mischievous) and the side story of Rodger trying to find out if he has any Alien Special Powers seemed a bit incomplete, and with the exception of the obvious ET rip-off provided little to the story (with the exception of the blackout which cleared the Iranians in Stan's mind and the CIA sweater which convinced Stan that he had brainwashed to commit the crime in order to have the last scene make sense), although it did provide for an interesting look at Rodger. His waste is made up of gold encrusted with diamonds, which created a side-side story which is to be continued.
    Overall a good episode, creating yet another great satire of America, and leaving a interesting side story that will hopefully be explained further in the next episode.
    While no Family Guy, American Dad is starting to look like it might hold its own.
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