American Dad!

Season 9 Episode 1

Love, AD Style

14
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Sep 30, 2012 on FOX
8.4
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Roger opens a crooner's bar in the Smith family's attic and recruits Hayley as his main entertainer. Soon, all of Langley Falls becomes enthralled by her singing voice - including Roger, who takes his crush on Hayley a bit too far. Meanwhile, Stan tries to prove his manhood by negotiating a good deal on a new car.

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  • FUNNIEST EPISODE OF THE SHOW!!!!!!!

    10
    Until this episode, I didn't think Bush Comes To Dinner could ever be topped. It was! Both plots were amazingly hilarious. My favorite parts where the lion killed the girl, a skinless Jeff Fischer giving a thumbs up after hearing he can get his skin back, Stan killing the passengers in the back seat, Roger shooting Hayley and all the scenes struggling to tell her, Roger calling Jeff a stalker, and so much more. It was so violent and so funny! Call me sick but all the violence was the only reason I found the episode funny. Best episode of the show.moreless
  • Love AD Style

    7.0
    The Stan storyline was a little forced, but it had several of those awkward moments Seth MacFarlane moments can deliver when he killed the passengers in the back seat, and then slowly closing the door when the lion killed the girl.



    Roger and Hayley's storyline also had its funny moments too, even if that was oddly over the top.
  • Worst Season Premier Ever

    1.0
    A terrible episode - the worst I've ever seen. I just did a marathon of American Dad seasons to get ready for this episode and I was sickened by this one.



    This episode started good, but ended poorly. It was seriously grotesque. Hopefully next episode can pick American Dad back up to its high standards.
  • Another mediocre episode of American Dad I'm reviewing; Worst season premiere ever for AD

    5.0
    Roger opens a crooner's bar in the Smith family's attic and recruits Hayley as his main entertainer. Soon, all of Langley Falls becomes enthralled by her singing voice - including Roger, who takes his crush on Hayley a bit too far. Meanwhile, Stan tries to prove his manhood by negotiating a good deal on a new car. Ugh, not a good way to end the night of premieres. Let me start out from act 1, 2, and 3. The episode, of course, did start well. The idea of Roger getting Hayley to sing was good and I liked the songs. But after Roger fell in love with Hayley, the episode got worse. Act 2 got a bit of annoying Roger. Act 3 was pure awfulness since he tied up Hayley and he wanted to have sex (if I recalled). This is why I disliked the main plot and how the episode won't be great because of it. I would enjoyed it if Roger didn't went too far (especially with ripping off Jeff's skin...that scene was bloody and disturbing) with the crush. Stan's subplot...umm, I liked everything on that plot UP until that lady (who accidentally took Stan's SUV) and the lion caught on fire. Roger/Hayley plot only has like a few laughs such as the beginning, such as Roger hearing Hayley sing, "Is there's everyone need it, why there's no one here?" "I might eat you some day," Roger taking the helium tank, and one more (I didn't laugh at all in last few minutes). Stan's plot had some laughs including "Remember, bi***es?" "You're a bi*** Darren, get out," the tube (which looks like that wacky tube on Family Guy) kept attacking Stan (LOL moment and funniest), Craiglist part, and shortly before the lady and lion got burned (the lady is getting attacked by the lion and drove Stan's SUV). As much I have enjoy American Dad, the writers need to improve with the writing for the newer episodes. They're making the content worse and I cannot take any more bloody scenes. Plus Family Guy is now better than American Dad for the first time since season 5 in terms of newer episodes. I hope next week episode will be 2 times better than this even though the plot might sound violent (hence the title) And I want to see less poorly episodes like this for awhile for this season. I don't want it to be like Season 7 (a season with a combination of okay/poor episodes and good episodes) 5/10 (E)moreless
  • Possibly purposeful rehash

    7.0
    This episode was awash with references to previous episodes. Some of them were specifically pointed out, such as the amount of times the family has shot each other, while others were just sort of there to be taken in by the viewer. This is not the first time stan has negotiated for an automobile with tragic results, ("Failure is Not a Factory-Installed Option") It is also not the first time Roger had a crush on Hayley (the magnificent steven). But I was pleasantly surprised to see the location of the lanceton ice factory again (frannie 911). In general the references were fun, but the storyline was disjointed and reused. But hey, at least it didnt have cee lo, so in my mind that makes it a pretty good premier episode.moreless
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Mike Barker

Mike Barker

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Nathan Fillion

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