American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 9

Not Particularly Desperate Housewives

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 18, 2005 on TBS
8.4
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As Stan continues to dominate the household, Francine finds herself idolizing a group of women who seem to have it all. She tries to impress them and even lies in order to gain acceptance into their group, until she realizes they aren’t as perfect as they seem. Meanwhile, loyalties are tested when Stan gets a new best friend.moreless

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  • A really funny hilarious episode...expect for that nitpick

    10
    As Stan continues to dominate the household, Francine finds herself idolizing a group of women who seem to have it all. She tries to impress them and even lies in order to gain acceptance into their group, until she realizes they aren't as perfect as they seem. Meanwhile, loyalties are tested when Stan gets a new best friend. I thought this episode was hilarious. It made me laughing in so many parts such as "What the hell is that?" "Lasagna" "No lasagna on Wednesday nights,"Linda's appearance, Stan obsessed with a dog, Asian music plays whenever Katie speak, the dog using a gun, Steve and Klaus reading Hayley's diary, then she caught them and traps them in her closet, Stan beating up Roger, the man on the website, Stan putting the dog in place of Francine (on their wedding picture), Roger kicking Stan, and a couple more. My nitpick in this episode was that Francine lied to the Ladybugs that she cheated on Stan,,,that was stupid, but since this episode made me laugh so hard, I'll still give a perfect score. 10/10moreless
  • After eight perfect episodes in a row, it comes to an end with this one.

    8.0
    As Stan continues to dominate the household, Francine finds herself idolizing a group of women who seem to have it all. She tries to impress them and even lies in order to gain acceptance into their group, until she realizes they aren't as perfect as they seem. Meanwhile, loyalties are tested when Stan gets a new best friend.

    Overall, it doesn't beat the other Season 2 episodes, but it is still a great episode.



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  • great

    8.0
    Francine wants to join a group of women she idolizes because she thinks they have it all. They turn out to be far from perfect and Francine is left with a choice; she must either stay in the group, or be killed. Stan ad Roger fight over a dog.



    Good episode. Francine is not really that funny of a character for me, but I thought the episode was pretty good, mostly because of the humor that was found in the dog plot. This is not one of the better episodes, I do not think, but it is pretty good, good enough for a solid "B" grade.moreless
  • Hilarious episode.

    9.0
    As Stan continues to dominate the household, Francine finds herself idolizing a group of women who seem to have it all. She tries to impress them and even lies in order to gain acceptance into their group, until she realizes they aren't as perfect as they seem. Meanwhile, loyalties are tested when Stan gets a new best friend.



    Just so many funny jokes like when Roger hits Stan in his man jewels and says o yeah that's where you humans keep your little boys. LOL Many other great gags that is a must see. If you watch this episode, you will not be disappointed with these great gags and great storyline.moreless
  • Sissy dog, cheating, womanly kisses and a Klingon sword...just perfect!

    9.7
    I liked this episode much because it had a great number of several funny moments within the plot. Examples would be like that of Stan asking a dressed-up Francine if "those chicks from The View were going to burst in and give him a TV makeover" only to be disappointed when that's not the case. Another would be the scene reminiscent of Alien where Roger whispers "Oh, God, the gypsy was right. This is how it ends." Of course, the highlight is the scene where Linda passionately (tongue?) kisses Francine which convinces the Ladybugs that she is in a sapphic affair with her. The big joke is the concept where Linda may want to be more than just friends with Francine. Too bad they didn't continue this gag in future episodes other than the "she's a wierd chick" sketch later on. This episode was awesome for the many gags and the first woman-on-woman kiss I have ever actually seen in a FOX animated show.moreless
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Eric Edwards

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Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

Kristy

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Michael G. Hagerty

Michael G. Hagerty

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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Greg Corbin

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Casey

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Mike Barker

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Terry Bates/Researcher

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode included the following store/business signs and their slogans:

      1) Red State Grocery - "The Choice of a Slim Majority of Shoppers."
      2) Snooty's Boutique - "We Reserve the Right to Deny Service to Everyone."
      3) Langley Public Library - "We Still Have Microfiche For Some Reason."

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Francine: Okay ladies, show and tell. Hector's underwear. He had to leave them behind when Stan came home early one day.
      Katie: My husband is always coming early!
      (Asian music plays)

    • Stan: (About the Klingon weapon) What am I going to do with this? Well, I guess there's always Ebay. Yes, I'll kill the enemies I made on Ebay!

    • Francine: Stan, help me. I've been faking an affair to impress the Ladybugs, and they found out I was lying, and now they're trying to kill me!
      Stan: A cult of muderous housewives. Before 9/11, I wouldn't have believed it, or at least I'd ask you some follow-up questions. But that's just not the world we live in anymore.

    • Bullock: Smith, I have a mission for you, the most exciting mission of your career.
      Stan: Sorry, sir, it wouldn't be responsible to take risks now that I have someone who depends on me.
      Bullock: Your family?
      Stan: Sure, sure, send them.

    • Steve: (In Hayley's closet) Let me out or I'll rip up all your clothes!
      Hayley: Go ahead! If you haven't noticed, I only wear this one outfit.

    • (In the janitor's closet)
      Valet: Please don't tell my boss, ma'am. I really need this job. I am so poor, I cannot even afford pants with a zipper that stays up.
      (Chicken jumps on Francine's head)
      Valet: And please don't tell anyone that we have cockfights in here.
      Francine: Well, your **** really did a number on my hair.

    • Stan: (Reading "The Erotic Reagan" book) Francine, why are you dressed so nice? Those chicks from The View aren't going to burst in here and give me a TV makeover, are they?
      Francine: I'm going to an art gallery. I'm trying to make a good impression on the Ladybugs.
      Stan: (Sadly) So... no makeover?
      Francine: If they like me, it's goodbye, boring routine. Hello, exciting charity events, social functions, and book clubs where we just get drunk and complain about our husbands' lack of interest.
      Stan: (Still reading) What, now? I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention. (Laughs) Not even a little.

    • Stan: (About the dog) What the hell is that?
      Francine: This is Fussy. His owner was killed, and he needs a home.
      Stan: No way, Francine. We're Smiths, and Smiths have manly dogs. This dog couldn't be any more effeminate, even if it had 20 vaginas. And then it would just be a freakish mutant. Or a beautiful symbol of fertility.
      Francine: But...
      Stan: Forget it, Francine. We already have something girly and annoying in this house. It's called Roger.

    • Francine: Kristy! Remember me? Francine? Oh, how I wish I could peel off your skin, put it on, and be you. I mean... hi.

    • Stan: Damn it, Roger, I've told you a million times. No smoking in the house!
      Roger: And I told you, it's menthol. So, it's healthier than an apple.

    • Stan: (Blows air horn) Francine, it's 5:58! Two-minute dinner warning!
      Hayley: Dad, you can't treat Mom like a...
      (Stan blows air horn)
      Stan: Sorry, Hayley, my finger slipped.
      Hayley: I said, you can't just...
      (Stan blows air horn again)
      Stan: That's odd. I guess this'll just have to wait until I don't have an air horn in my hand.

    • Roger: (To Stan) Don't be starting what you can't finish, bitch.

    • Francine: (After Linda saves her life by kissing her) What are you doing here?
      Linda: Duh, it's Wednesday, our grocery shopping day.
      Francine: Isn't that crazy? I thought my boring routine was killing me, but it ended up saving my life. And that fake lesbian kiss, what a great idea!
      Linda: Fake? Oh, yeah... of course. Fake.

    • Francine: Did you find your dog, honey?
      Stan: Fussy is gone, let's just leave it at that. Wasn't someone trying to kill you or something?

    • Klaus: There was a very famous Jewish girl who kept a diary. It ended badly. But enough about Fran Drescher. Ha ha! You thought I was making a Holocaust joke. Shame on you!

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Steve: I can't make it on the outside. I'm an institutional man now.

      Morgan Freeman says the same in the film The Shawshank Redemption.

    • Johnny Dangerously

      When Stan runs into the pet store looking for Fussy, the employee is putting prices on the pets in the store with a price gun. This is a reference to one of the first scenes in Johnny Dangerously.

    • Francince: (to Kristy) I wish I could peel off your skin and put it on me and be you.

      This is a reference to Buffalo Bill from the movie The Silence of the Lambs.

    • Roger and Fussy
      When Roger is caught by Fussy eating his dog treats, he starts to growl while watering at the mouth. His growling and Roger's reaction is exactly like Sigourney Weaver's reaction to the Alien in Aliens.

    • Stan: Fuzzy
      Stan treated Fuzzy like Paris Hilton treats her dog, Tinkerbell.

    • Stan: Klingon Sword
      Stan decides to give Fuzzy a warrior's death by killing him with a bat'leth (a Klingon sword).

    • Francine: (Running from the Ladybugs)
      The scene where Francine walks to escape the Ladybugs and begins walking faster as more of them approach is reminiscent of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

    • Klaus: Holocaust Joke
      The "Holocaust Joke" Klaus was talking about was a about a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank. She was brutally murdered during the Holocaust and she wrote a diary about what she experienced. It is now a famous book.

    • Episode Title: Not Particularly Desperate Housewives
      The title is obviously a spoof of the very sucessful ABC series, Desperate Housewives. At the point this episode originally aired, Desperate Housewives aired opposite Family Guy and American Dad!, and as it so happens, the Family Guy episode that aired before this episode on its original run also referenced this show, with Stewie daring the viewers to switch to Desperate Housewives for 5 minutes.

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