American Dad!

Season 6 Episode 9

Rapture's Delight

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 13, 2009 on TBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Rapture happens on Christmas Eve, and Stan is left behind.

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  • Christmas review 17: Good episode, but very overrated

    Lot of people seems to praise this episode. In my opinion, I didn't enjoy this episode very much. For me, I thought it was good, but that great. Plus, I think the episode was boring towards the end. I don't know what to say for this episode, but the only parts that were funny are the janitor not raptured at all, Steve's heaven, Stan trying to get raptured, Jesus Christ part (fake and real), and a couple more. Overall this episode was decent. I don't think it's considered a Christmas episode because it relies on rapture, but I reviewed it anyway because the first half take place in Christmas. 7/10moreless
  • American Dad is not quite as bad as Family Guy.

    Not quite as bad as Family Guy. I can watch about 2 or 3 and then want to turn it off. With Family Guy I only have to watch less than 5 minutes of it then it goes off. My favorite American Dad episode was the one where Stanley was visited by the ghost of Christmas past and he changes the future. It is not a favorite programme. I can stand some of it though as with Family Guy NON! I also saw the one where Stanly got this hearing machine and could hear his neighbours saying nasty things about him.moreless
  • Very very overrated.

    Stan is upset when he cannot find his family a good seat for a Christmas Day church service, but that proves to be the least of his worries when Stan discovers that he, Roger, and Francine are the last people left on Earth and everyone else has ascended into Heaven as part of the Biblical end of days.

    1 out of 10
  • For an "American Dad" episode, this episode was just unwatchable and poor to even watch

    I like "American Dad"... I mean, it's not my favorite program and not the greatest I've ever seen but it's pretty enjoyable. This episode... unfortunately... was not a very good episode in my opinion. I'm sure all of the loyal "American Dad" are being loyal with this episode or they just like it but I honestly thought the storyline to this episode just kinda... what's the word?.... SUCKED. This episode did have a few funny parts but not even for me to even to like this episode. For "American Dad"'s standards, this is probably one of the worst episodes I've ever seen. The only parts I did laugh at was when the janitor didn't get raptured, only one person from Las Vegas getting raptured, Francine telling Stan "Go to heaven", Steve's heaven, Stan talking to the fake Jesus, and then Jesus Christ (real) threw the yellow cross at the Anti-Priest. Other than those parts, I really didn't laugh at anything else. The storyline of being captured and it's up to Jesus and Stan to save her was just pretty lame to me. The Anti-Priest was also kinda annoying. I also just hated the ending when Stan died and he went up to heaven. Sorry fans but this episode was just poor and almost everything about this episode was just unwatchable and the ending is definitely the worst part about this episode. Overall, this is probably one of the worst "American Dad" episodes I've ever seen. 4/10moreless
  • perfect

    what i liked: the ending, Stan rescuing Francine from the Anti Christ, the fact that the priest did not go up to Heaven, Steve's holy room in Heaven, the anti-christ himself, etc.

    Good episode. It had a great plot and was very funny. The last few minutes seemed more 'epic' then usual but it certainly paid off, and i give this episode an A+ as my final grade
Mike Barker

Mike Barker


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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster


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Will Forte

Will Forte


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Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Father Donovan

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the Rapture, God is supposed to take all true Christians to Heaven as the story goes. But Hayley was taken into Heaven, and she doesn't even believe in God. However, some sects of Christianity believe that all children and teenagers will be raptured, regardless of whether they believe in God or not.

    • The jewel encrusted gold "fuel" that Jesus offers Roger to power his space ship is the same "fuel" that was last seen in the third episode of the second season: "Failure Is not a Factory-Installed Option." It continues the golden turd saga first started in episode 6 of season 1.

    • During the Rapture video, footage of a nuclear blast is used. The Griffins' house from Family Guy is the test object.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Roger: Wait, this Bible stuff is real? Quick; someone call Mel Gibson and apologize. Then call Tim Robins and tell him that I banged Susan Sarandon - he'll know what it means.

    • Stan: God pays twice as much attention on Christmas; like the media when a white kid goes missing.

    • Stan: (after accidentally killing a little boy) I guess I just picked a whole bouquet of oopsie-daisies.

    • Roger: Ah, I love your religion - for the crazy! Virgin birth, water into wine; it's like Harry Potter, but it causes Genocide and bad folk music. Ascent! You're flying now! I hope, I haven't missed the part, where the three Chinese guys give perfume to the star baby. (laughs) It's like the diaries of a madman.

    • Stan: We can't use the open road. It's too dangerous.
      Jesus: What if we journey through Sector 16?
      Stan: Sector 16? The perfect man just proposed the perfect way to die.
      Jesus: Fine. What about Sector 35?
      Stan: Sector 35 makes Sector 16 look like Sector 48.

  • NOTES (3)


    • The Weather Girls

      When Stan delivers the line, "it's raining wisemen. Hallelujah", it appears to be a direct reference to the Weather Girls' hit "It's Raining Men".

    • Shakespeare's Hamlet
      When Jesus stops to look at the fallen angel, the conversation between him and Stan is a bit like the one when Hamlet describes Yorick to Horatio.

      Stan: Anyone you knew?
      Jesus: Yeah, he was my father's jester. Really funny dude.

    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

      Jesus has two Holy Hand Grenades of Antioch on his bandoleer during the Rapture.