American Dad!

Season 5 Episode 11

Live and Let Fry

4
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 01, 2009 on TBS
8.2
out of 10
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105 votes
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Episode Summary

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When Langley Falls implements a ban on trans fats, Stan finds himself legally separated from his favorite foods. He sets a poor example for the rest of the family when he blatantly disregards the law by crossing county lines and using Steve as a trans-fatty food mule to satisfy his own gluttonous desires.moreless

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  • Perfect

    10
    When Langley Falls implements a ban on trans fats, Stan finds himself legally separated from his favorite foods. He sets a poor example for the rest of the family when he blatantly disregards the law by crossing county lines and using Steve as a trans-fatty food mule to satisfy his own gluttonous desires.10 out of 10.
  • perfect

    10
    What I liked: Stan in the bathroom and bullock walking in, Steve and the officer/guard who wanted a sandwich (is 4.23 good?), Steve having angina (which was kind of ruined by the 'sounds like vagina line, but oh well), "There goes the only man I'll ever love", amongst other things.



    Good episode. It had a lot of funny parts and did not get boring. I liked the plot of the city banning trans fats, and I thought it was handled in a good way, so because of all of this my final grade is going to be a well-earned A+.moreless
  • a really original episode for american dad.

    10
    live and let fry was a terrific, funny, and a awkward in a good way episode. all parts of this episode was so clever and the plot used much imagination. the ending carefully fitted this episode and did not messed up this episode, which usually happens to some tv shows. just simply an amazing episode for such a unique show. i think american dad is coming up, and family guy going down for some reason. live and let fry is one of my favorite episode. one of the best in season four.



    highly recommended for such a unique episode folks.moreless
  • The city bans trans fat.

    7.1
    This episode felt really Family Guy like, especially with the ending where someone was in the hospital.



    As far as Season 4 American Dad standards it was not one of my favorites, but there were still some genuinely funny moments such as Turlington searching for $4.25 for a turkey sandwich.



    Roger's storyline was also really weak, which has been a cause for concern developing over the past couple of episodes. Since he is voiced by Seth MacFarlane we are guaranteed laughs on a weekly basis from the character, but he needs to stop dressing up as ridiculous things and start playing off the rest of the cast more.moreless
Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Turlington

Guest Star

Alan Rosenberg

Alan Rosenberg

Lawyer #1

Guest Star

Jon Tenney

Jon Tenney

Lawyer #2

Guest Star

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Greg Corbin

Recurring Role

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Bullock

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Chuck White / Terry Bates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Francine: (to Hayley) Don't you judge me. Don't you know how hard it is to cook for this family? Not very, but I can't handle much.

    • Stan: Francine, if your cooking gets any better, I'm gonna have to get a stomach staple, and then bust it out Roker-style. Poor Roker. He will always be fat.

    • Stan: What the hell, Francine?! This tastes like crap!
      Francine: I know. I used to cook everything in oil containing trans fat, but since the new law, you can't get it anymore.
      Stan: That's what trans fat is? The stuff that makes everything taste wonderful? Oh, why doesn't the city council just declare a war on flavor? Like the English did years ago.
      Steve: (to Francine) Their food is atrocious.
      Francine: I miss Lady Di.
      Steve: (to Stan) She was the people's princes...
      Stan: I know who she was, Steven!

    • Steve: Dad, are you breaking the law?
      Stan: Yes, son, but it's a stupid law. It shouldn't exist to begin with.
      Steve: So, since the trans fat law is stupid, we don't have to follow it?
      Stan: Smart boy. What can I buy you? New baseball mitt, skateboard?
      Steve: Can I have a bunny?
      Stan: To kill?
      Steve: No, to love.
      Stan: Aw, geez.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Roger's opening credits disguise: Roger Epstein (the inventor of disco) from the episode "The Best Christmas Story Never Told"

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Spy vs. Spy
      The Black Spy from the Mad magazine comic strip Spy vs. Spy is pictured on the door of the men's room that Stan eats in at the CIA headquarters.

    • Cabaret
      In an effort to prove he's German, Roger sings "Mein Herr" from the musical Cabaret.

    • Heroes
      The little old lady using her Kegel muscles to fly is an allusion to the TV show Heroes; she takes off the same way the Petrelli brothers (Nathan & Peter) do whenever they fly.

    • Episode Title: Live and Let Fry
      This is a reference to the song Live And Let Die, which was the title song from the James Bond movie of the same name.

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