American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 1

In Country... Club

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Sep 27, 2009 on FOX
8.5
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158 votes
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When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking. Unimpressed with Steve's vocal talents, Stan decides Steve needs to experience real war in order to sing about our country's military prowess. But things quickly go south when Roger gets involved and Steve goes bananas.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fair

    6.0
    When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking. Unimpressed with Steve's vocal talents, Stan decides Steve needs to experience real war in order to sing about our country's military prowess. But things quickly go south when Roger gets involved and Steve goes bananas.Overall, an okay episode that gets a 6 out of 10moreless
  • a great episode

    8.5
    this was a great epsiode it has an original plot and funny jokes ill fill you in on what happens here is a summary on it, When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking. Unimpressed with Steve's vocal talents, Stan decides Steve needs to experience real war in order to sing about our country's military prowess. But things quickly go south when Roger gets involved and Steve goes bananas. . . . . . . . .moreless
  • an interesting season premire

    8.5
    this episode of american dad was an interesting season premire for their 5th season. here is a summary steve is chosen to sing the national anthem stan heres him sing it and thinks hes not ready yet to sing the national anthem so stan and steve go to a war reinactment meanwhile roger wants to watch something on demand but he doesnt know the code. i thoght this was a great episode of american dad it had a great plot and funny jokes. one of my favorite parts was when roger dressed up as a jap and beat up stan so he could get the code.moreless
  • 5th season of American dad. I was looking forward to this, however I was a little let down.

    6.5
    The whole episode didn't have much of a direction to it. Compared to other movie spoof's that they have done this was a complete stinker. Tearjerker show's that they can elevate above and beyond. This starts off okay with stand getting home from work and waiting inside is Roger, Hailey, and Steve. This quickly boils down to Steve and Stand. About this point the episode gets really pointless until Steve goes and starts dominating on the battlefield does it become interesting. This episode is a another father son moment that is so not Stan and Steve. Also the back story was weak with Roger.moreless
  • When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking.moreless

    2.0
    This episode was the worst American dad episode of all time!

    I'm a big advocate of free speech and like this show more then family guy (which many disagree) but this episode was just plain stupid and highly offensive. I'm not a war vet but anybody who is a vet couldn't possibly have though this episode was funny or honorable. It had lame and poor lines. Roger was ok with the part of the bird but highly predictable. Francine unfortunately played almost no role. The part where roger feel unconscious was just illogical and rather pointless. Also how did the daughter know the code? Also the viewer is made looking stupid for paying attention to details when the code the daughter enters is only 4 characters but roger types in a 6 character code. Overall a big disappointment. I'll be waiting for next week with more temptation. Family guy 1 American Dad 0!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The false code that Stan gives Roger (531-8008) reads "boobies" upside down on a calculator.

    • In this episode, there are many references about war movies. At the end of the episode, a scene from First Blood is the stage.

    • Not only is the ortolan a real bird, but the recipe Roger describes is also real. Yes, including the napkin part.

    • Roger is seen in 3-D computer graphic animation during his vision sequence in this episode.

    • Featured songs in this episode:

      1. Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbits."
      2. Credence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son."
      3. Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (also included in Oliver Stone's Platoon soundtrack).

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Roger: Stan, I tried to order Barbara does Celine, but I need the pay-per-view code.
      Stan: How much is it?
      Roger: It's priceless, but to watch it it's four-ninety-nine.
      Stan: I guess we can add another five bucks to your tab.
      Roger: (laughs) Five dollars? For Barbara does Celine? (stops laughing) No, it's four hundred and ninety-nine dollars. Barbara comes expensive or she doesn't come at all.
      Stan: Forget it! I wouldn't pay that much to see Barbara do Celine! Or would I? Maybe if I was in the room with them, peeking from behind the curtain and they didn't know I was there. How would it appear on my credit card bill?

    • Stan: See, Steve, the National Anthem is about war and you'll never be able to sing it until you've been to war!
      Steve: Can you expand on that idea?
      Stan: Certainly. Take the song "Love in an Elevator". The reason it's so good is because Steven Tyler actually lived in an elevator the summer he wrote it.
      Steve: But the song's called "Love in an Elevator", not "Live in an Elevator".
      Stan: Steve, he's a rock star living in a kick-ass elevator. You don't think he's getting laid? Oh, and it's summertime.

    • Stan: My NRA buddies rent out this golf course once a month. Since you can't go to a real war, a reenactment is the next best thing.
      Steve: I always wanted to go to a Civil War reenactment.
      Stan: It's not a Civil War reenactment. Those things are for historians and people who hate blacks.

  • NOTES (3)

    • When Steve begins to sing the National Anthem on stage, the only two flags everyone is standing and saluting are the POW/MIA flag and the VFW flag. The American flag is not present as it should be...

    • Roger's opening credits disguise: the Hula girl from the episode "Rough Trade"

    • In this episode, Roger plays a Vietcong soldier. In "42-Year-Old Virgin", Roger said he actually fought for the Vietcong during the war.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Vietnam reenactment taking place on a golf course may be a reference to the motion picture Forrest Gump, where Vietnam war scenes were filmed at Ocean Creek golf club in Fripp Island, SC.

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