American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 6

Iced, Iced Babies

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 19, 2006 on TBS
8.8
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When Steve's new relationship with his girlfriend gives Francine empty nest syndrome, she tries to convince Stan to have another baby. Meanwhile, Roger tries to enroll in college with Hayley in order to experience college life, but while Roger ends up teaching the class, Hayley finds a new crush in her classmate Ethan, who turns out to be far from normal.moreless

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  • One of the better season 2 episodes

    10
    When Steve's new relationship with his girlfriend gives Francine empty nest syndrome, she tries to convince Stan to have another baby. Meanwhile, Roger tries to enroll in college with Hayley in order to experience college life, but while Roger ends up teaching the class, Hayley finds a new crush in her classmate Ethan, who turns out to be far from normal. This was a very hard thing to decide what score do I give this episode to. It should be between 9 to 10, but in my opinion, a perfect score goes for this episode. It is one of the best episodes in the second season. I really liked the main plot and so does the other plot. All the characters were enjoyable here. Principal Lewis probably got his first funny scene (in broadcast order) in this episode when he said "El Negro That was hilarious and I'm glad the writers decide to make him funnier in the later episodes. I found it funny that Francine wanted to get in way of Steve/Debbie's relationship. Roger's plot was super funny too such as a few quotes here, and the ending of the plot. Overall, this episode was perfect and I don't really got a problem with any scene. 10/10moreless
  • Another perfect

    10
    When Steve's new relationship with his girlfriend gives Francine empty nest syndrome, she tries to convince Stan to have another baby. Meanwhile, Roger tries to enroll in college with Hayley in order to experience college life, but while Roger ends up teaching the class, Hayley finds a new crush in her classmate Ethan, who turns out to be far from normal.

    Overall a 10 out of 10
  • superb

    9.0
    Francine doesn't like Steve getting older, especially when he starts spending time with his new girlfriend. She attempts to get pregnant so she can still be a mommy. Stan does everything he can to make sure she doesn't get pregnant again. Will she? Or will she realize Steve NEEDS to grow up?



    Pretty good. Roger's college professor plot bored me, which is a first for Roger, but the main plot was pretty good and well-written. The ending of the episode was also pretty funny, or at least I thought it was. Final grade would be a B+ because Roger's plot, like I said, bored me a little.moreless
  • Stan gets a vasectomy.

    7.2
    "You're right and I'm wrong and there is nothing suspicious about that."



    While not the best episode of the series, this is still a far superior show to Family Guy. The dry, witty remarks made by Stan throughout the episode are unmatched by any character in cartoons today. Roger, who is often annoying, was on in this episode and the rip-off of Stewie Griffin was almost as good at Stan. I'm glad that Klaus didn't have a big role in this installment, as he is often very irritating. "Not eating isn't gonna bring him back." It's witty lines like that, ad classic segments where Stan kept saying "my" are what makes this show great.moreless
  • "American Dad" chalks up another good episode. :!:

    9.9
    Even though this show has gotten two reviews from me, I still don't feel comfortable making this show a favorite of mine. But the plot was really good, so that speaks for something! Francine has to come to terms with the fact that Steve's growing up and isn't the young baby he used to be. But for Francine, this means she has to compete with Steve's girlfriend Debbie and needless to say, Francine isn't taking it very well. Since Francine's unable to get Steve to relate to her the way he used to, Francine decides she Needs to have another child, but Stan isn't willing to risk putting his future, happy, childfree life at risk just to satisfy Francine's own urge to still be a mother to young children. But Francine proves to be very crafty and tricky. So Stan decides to take a precaution, and makes it so Francine Can't get any more children out of him even if she wants to! But Francine isn't giving up, she's determined that someway, she'll get another child even if she has to break into the Government storage Sperm bank and steal the potential children seeds Stan deposited there! When Stan realizes he can't change Francine's mind for her, Stan points out to her that Francine's just doing what all mothers are meant to do: they bring child/ren into the world, they raise them for about 18+ years, and then they go off on their own because that's what they're meant to do. So Francine decides she doesn't need anymore children after all. But old habits prove hard to break when Steve's girlfriend 'dumps' him (I sense Francine's involvement some way) and Francine goes back to creepily moddlecoddlying Steve! The B story was also pretty good, as Roger takes a page from "Dead Poets Society" and becomes a Professor, getting Hayley's boyfriend Ethan to notice her, which may not be a good thing once Hayley discovers how crazy Ethan is! Overall, this is a good show and with just a few small tweaks, it could be perfect to! :idea: Enough said! ;)moreless
Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Ethan

Guest Star

Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama

Kichiro

Guest Star

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

Debbie

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Principal Lewis

Recurring Role

Matt McKenna

Matt McKenna

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Stan: What does Steve see in Debbie? Maybe he's going to turn her into condos.

    • Hayley: Roger, your lecture today was just ideological nonsense.
      Roger: Oh, really?! You've just earned yourself a week of detention!
      Hayley: There's no detention in college.
      Roger: Oh, right, well, then I'm taking away fifty points from Gryffindor!

    • Steve: (To Francine) You, um, you look good. Say hi to your folks for me.
      Debbie: (Whispers to Steve) She looks awful.

    • Ethan: Professor, I was wondering if you'd like to come to dinner at my home. Hayley, you should join us, too.
      Roger: Hayley, just so we're clear, you're only coming because you got caught in the gravity of my invite. I was so invited that it invited everything around it.

    • Hayley: Roger, how'd you come up with that lecture?
      Roger: Ah, I just stitched together a little Mr. Holland, a little Dead Poets, and the rest is just lies.

    • Stan: A world with no children. Future generations will thank us.

    • Klaus: Francine, why not just replace Steve? You know, have another baby.
      Francine: Stan would never go for another kid. His mind is made up.
      Klaus: It's not his mind you need.

    • Steve: I don't have any drugs! I'm totally clean!
      Principal Lewis: Do you expect me to take your word over that of an anonymous tipster?

    • Francine: You know, cucumbers are just brineless pickles. I could have de-brined his pickles! Who does that fatso think she is?!
      Stan: Oh, is Debbie a larger woman? I hadn't noticed.

    • Roger: Why does nobody respect me?
      Hayley: Roger, you're an uneducated alcoholic. You don't know anything except QVC return policies.
      Roger: That's a specialty, yes, but I have a lot of smart opinions, and...
      Stan: Can it! You're the Adam Sandler of this house, and nobody wants Punch Drunk Love. Just give us Waterboy.

    • Francine: It's so cute that Steve has a little girlfriend.
      Stan: Well, don't tell Debbie about her because she'll eat her.

    • Steve: I'm so glad you came over for dinner, Debbie.
      Stan: Yes, terrific to have my son's girlfriend gobbling up my family's precious food.
      Debbie: Everything's so delicious. Mr. Smith, can you pass the potatoes?
      Stan: Ethically, I don't think I should.

    • Stan: (While being swept away in a river of sperm) Ah! I feel like Tara Reid on an average Tuesday!

    • Francine: Why aren't these labeled? I won't know who's sperm I'm getting. It's like I'm blacked out at a frat house.

    • Stan: Francine, what are you doing here? This isn't home.

    • Roger: I can't wait to enroll here, people are finally gonna take me seriously.
      Hayley: Don't they have college on your planet?
      Roger: Yeah, but if you're not Asian, it's impossible to get in.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (16)

    • The Shining
      The final lines from Francine are an allusion to a scene in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining.

    • Francine looks for Stan's sperm and finds a sperm sample for Janet Reno, who is a woman (Francine was more surprised that it was misplaced alphabetically than it being Janet Reno's sperm).

    • While at the C.I.A. warehouse, Stan is washed away in a stream of what he thinks is sperm, adding "I feel like Tara Reid on an average Tuesday". Francine then finds out that it was in fact milk and not sperm shortly after.

    • During Stan's post-vasectomy sex, he mentions a position called the "Reverse Bulldog" to Francine, adding that she needs to punch him harder. The Reverse Bulldog is commonly known as a wrestling move.

    • The vasectomy office is completely Japanese-themed, including an automatic high tech operating theatre, two anime mascot-like characters who guide Stan through his vasectomy, an Asian nurse and Hentai Magazines, one of which specifically references tentacle porn, a hentai staple. The anime characters (named Kichiro and Mojiro) who guide Stan through the process are based on the mascots from the 2004 Aichi World Fair.

    • When Roger reveals to Ethan he's not really a professor ("I wanted people to think that I'm smart, but I'm an idiot"), he says he prefers to return to his old life of watching bad television. ("Quit trying to do The Majestic and just go back to Ace Ventura".) Both The Majestic and Ace Ventura starred Jim Carrey, and Seth MacFarlane was a writer for the cartoon adaptation of Ace Ventura.

    • Francine tries to have sex with Stan while he's asleep, and Stan wakes up, macing Francine and calling her a succubus.

    • In the introduction video Stan watches at the Vasectech vasectomy clinic, one of the two on-screen characters says "Your vasectomy is about to beginning"; a phrase of Engrish.

    • Fall of Saigon

      Stan compares Steve with the fall of Saigon. In his analogy, Francine's uterus represents Saigon and Steve's birth represents the last chopper out.

    • Moonlight Becomes You
      In the scene where Roger is held captive, Roger sings this song by Bing Crosby.

    • Stan: (recognizes the tune on the radio) My Sharona!
      "My Sharona" is the hit debut single of The Knack, which was released in 1979.

    • The Dead Poets Society
      Hayley asked Roger how did he know what to say to her class. He mentioned The Dead Poets Society. That was a movie about a class full of young poets, who has a teacher that uses unusual methods to help them. Also, Hayley's crush killed his dad. That's similar to the movie, because one of the students almost did that, but instead, he killed himself.

    • My Best Friend's Wedding
      After Stan was mace-sprayed by his wife, he accidentally switched on the TV and shouted "My Best Friend's Wedding"! My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by P. J. Hogan. It stars Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett.

    • Roger: ...Then I'm taking away fifty points from Gryffindor.
      This is an allusion to the Harry Potter series. Gryffindor is one of the houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Points are either awarded or deducted based on the conduct of the students.

    • Roger: Electric word, life. It means forever, and that's a mighty long time.
      When Roger is teaching the college course, he quotes the opening to "Let's Go Crazy" from pop artist Prince's 1984 album Purple Rain.

    • Episode Title: Iced, Iced Baby
      This episode title comes from the song, "Ice, Ice Baby," by Vanilla Ice.

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