American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 8

Irregarding Steve

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Dec 10, 2006 on FOX
8.4
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10

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When Roger helps Steve see that his father isn't as smart as he always believed, the power-hungry pair set their sights on fame and fortune in New York City. It doesn't take long for Roger to lose everything on Wall Street, and Steve contemplates prostitution after Jon Stewart shoots down his comedy routine. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is certain that the two have just run away to the tree house, so when it explodes in a lightning storm, they are devastated, but console themselves with Steve's college fund.moreless

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  • Roger and Steve go to NYC to prove that Stan isn't a smart dad

    8.5
    When Roger helps Steve see that his father isn't as smart as he always believed, the power-hungry pair set their sights on fame and fortune in New York City. It doesn't take long for Roger to lose everything on Wall Street, and Steve contemplates prostitution after Jon Stewart shoots down his comedy routine. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is certain that the two have just run away to the tree house, so when it explodes in a lightning storm, they are devastated, but console themselves with Steve's college fund. IMO, this was a great AD episode. Not really funny moments here but I'll said the squirrel scenes were hilarious. Last scene however was too sudden. The beginning of the episode was very interesting which was imagined by Klaus. My favortie scene is when Steve beat up the guy for making of Stan (and he deserved that). Overall, not the funniest episode, but it was a great episode. 10/10moreless
  • Good.

    7.5
    When Roger helps Steve see that his father isn't as smart as he always believed, the power-hungry pair set their sights on fame and fortune in New York City. It doesn't take long for Roger to lose everything on Wall Street, and Steve contemplates prostitution after Jon Stewart shoots down his comedy routine. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is certain that the two have just run away to the tree house, so when it explodes in a lightning storm, they are devastated, but console themselves with Steve's college fund.



    7.5 out of 10moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    What I liked: the chipmunks, Steve and Roger laughing at and making fun of Stan (I have half a mind- "There he goes, exaggerating again!"), Roger thinking SJP meant Sarah Jessica Parker, and the whole NYSE dialogue, Steve's report on fossils (and his teacher calling him a dumbass), Stan referring to Denver as "The Windy City", Steve beating the crap out of the guy for making fun of his dad, etc.



    The only thing stopping this from being a perfect score is the plot itself bored me. But the episode had a lot of funny moments. Not my favorite of the series but it was definitely a great outing, final grade would be a B+/A-moreless
  • Steve and Roger go NYing

    8.0
    The start of this episode is great with Klaus’ dream getting more absurd as it goes on, and then seeing Stan’s knowledge of fossils is very amusing and starts off the plot of Steve’s father being an idiot. Steve and Roger in New York was an okay plot and provided a few good laughs, with Roger’s moronic knowledge of the stock market and Steve’s new career. I preferred the plot of the family thinking Steve and Roger were dead which is hilarious.



    The episode itself isn’t outstanding but the squirrels are a terrible plot and seem so pointless and awful reach for laughs. Irregardless, this episode is still funny.moreless
  • Best \'American Dad\' episode EVER. PERIOD.

    10
    This has to be the best \'American Dad\' episode ever. I never liked \'American Dad\' all that much before. It was funny, clever, and had so many well written quotes! TONS of clever quotes! My personal favorite:



    Steve: Hello! New York!

    Roger: (while slamming the door on the bellboy) ..and goodbye! Struggling gay actor!



    That quote alone makes this episode deserve a 9! Lol

    But it was just too good: the Hollywood stock exchange VS. NYSE, Roger\'s shining moments, the street hooker prostitution, and of course the original American dad comedy. Everything about the chipmunks and everything Stan did were sooo out of place it was actually funny.moreless
John Krasinski

John Krasinski

Gilbert Squirrel

Guest Star

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Arnie Squirrel

Guest Star

Rusty Schwimmer

Rusty Schwimmer

Mama Squirrel

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André Sogliuzzo

André Sogliuzzo

Teacher

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Various

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • This episode contains numerous film references. The title "Irregarding Steve" is a reference to the 1991 movie "Regarding Henry;" the squirrels in the episode reenact scenes from the 1993 movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape;" Steve and Roger reenact scenes from the 1969 movie "Midnight Cowboy" and Beauregard and his friends borrow the premise of inviting "idiots" over simply to make fun of them from the 1998 French movie "The Dinner Game."

    • When Stan tells a story about being in Denver, he mistakenly refers to Denver as "The Windy City", which is actually the nickname of Chicago. Denver's real nickname is "The Mile-High City".

    • In the scene where Roger and Steve are in the restaurant in New York City, Roger is dressed as Andy Warhol and Steve as Lou Reed.

    • The name of the boat that Stan was driving is "Steve II," in memory of Steve, who was thought to be dead at the time.

    • Featured Music:
      "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin

    • Roger says, "Après moi, le déluge." This translates to, "After me, the flood." It is a quote from the French king, Louis XV, and it was the motto of the No. 617 Squadron RAF.

    • Langley Falls Post front page headline: "Trans Fats Banned In NYC, Fat Trannies Still OK."

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Roger: Oh, my God, Steve, you just missed it! Some camera man was creamed by a bus!

    • Stan: Why, I've got half a mind...
      Roger: There he goes, exaggerating again!

    • Steve: Hello! New York!
      Roger: (while slamming the door on the bellboy) ... and goodbye! Struggling gay actor!

    • Beauregard: Who was it that said "I can resist anything but temptation?"
      Steve: Jesus?

    • Stan: That is so Raven!

    • Hayley: Dad, you can't let Steve and Roger stay in the tree house. They'll catch their death.
      Stan: Nonsense. Death has better things to do, like remembering Tony Curtis already.

    • Steve: This is the New York stock exchange!
      Roger: Like in the movie Wall Street? I thought that was Hollywood make-believe, like children of every color being at the same McDonald's.

    • Francine: What's going on?
      Steve: I can't live under the roof of a man who's forcing me to walk in his ignorant footsteps.
      Roger: And I can't live under the roof. Literally, I live right under the roof, and I hate it.

    • Steve: Kudos to the way you conned my dad into getting us this popcorn machine.
      Roger: It was just a matter of finding the right way to combine the words "tasty," "low-fat," and "9/11."
      Steve: Speaking of 9/11, I believe that was my dad's SAT score.

    • Klaus: (Dressed as a cat) It's fun to play dress-up. Not all the time, but sometimes. Not this time.

    • Steve: Then, in 5000 BC, a mere 1,000 years after the creation of Earth, the Human-Dinosaur Treaty fell apart and they drove the dinosaurs underground, and that's where fossils come from.
      Teacher: Dumbass.

    • Steve: Wait, Dad, you can help me with my report.
      Roger: Uh, Steve, I don't think that's a good idea. Your dad is kind of a moron.

    • Steve: Now to just type "fossils" into the search engine. And now to just separate the fossil sites from the porn sites. "Tyrannosaurus": fossil. "Babe-a-sore-ass": porn. "A Symposium on the Pangea Theory of the Permian Extinction..." Wow, that is some nasty porn!

    • Roger: I want a popcorn maker for my attic.
      Stan: Don't be stupid, Roger. The attic is above sea level, and popcorn doesn't pop above sea level. I know, I've spent time in Denver.

    • Steve: So what's Denver like, dad?
      Stan: Well, it's two thousand miles above sea level, so the winds are fierce. Hence its nickname, "The Windy City."

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • Regarding Henry
      The title is a reference to the 1991 Harrison Ford drama Regarding Henry.

    • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
      The subplot involving the retarded squirrel and his brother is a almost exactly lifted from the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp.

    • Midnight Cowboy
      When Roger begins Steve's career as a male prostitute, he puts him in a cowboy outfit to sell him to potential customers. This is a reference to the 1969 John Schlesinger film about cowboy who goes to New York City and becomes a street hustler. Roger even develops a nasty cough just as Dustin Hoffman did in the film.

    • In the Bedroom
      In the scene where Francine is washing dishes, she and Stan get into an argument over Steve's death. This is a reference to the 2001 Todd Haynes film In the Bedroom about a couple who can't deal with the murder of their son. In particular, the scene in which Sissy Spacek is washing dishes and Tom Wilkenson comes into the kitchen and tries to make conversation, which erupts into an explosion of pent up emotions.

    • Steve: Maybe my mouth's not as pretty as you keep saying.

      This is a reference to a rather disturbing scene in the 1972 movie Deliverance starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds.

    • Le Dîner de cons
      This French movie seems to be parodied in the scene, where LaFeyettane invites Steve into the bedroom, where he makes fun of his intelligence.

    • James Bond: Series
      The scene, where Roger is sitting in a chair with Klaus, dressed as a cat, on his lap is a reference to the villain, Ernst Stavro Blofled, a regularly appearing character, who is often seen petting his cat.

    • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
      In the scene where Steve and Roger decides to go to New York, Roger is dressed like Mary Richards from this show.

    • Catcher in the Rye
      In the scene where Steve and Roger were heading to New York, the red hunting cap Steve wears is a reference to the character, Holden Caulfield, in this book by J.D Salinger.

    • Midnight Cowboy
      Much of the episode's plot is a direct parody of the movie, including two guys moving to New York, hoping to make it rich, Roger's hairstyle, who manages the cowboy prostitute, who tries to help his friend's deteriorating health, even the music as they ride away on the bus.

    • The Spy Who Loved Me
      The scene, with Klaus and Francine Smith escaping in a sports car that turns into a submarine, is a spoof of a scene from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me.

    • Stan: That is so Raven!
      Disney Channel's That's So Raven is referenced when Stan is watching television and comments "That is so Raven."

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