American Dad!

Season 4 Episode 13

Red October Sky

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 27, 2008 on FOX
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Stan goes in search of a former KGB agent, Sergei, and is shocked to find that the man is his new next-door neighbor and that Sergei has already turned Steve into a communist. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus head to France for a little R&R but their trip takes a turn for the worse when Klaus gets busted for drug smuggling.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Not bad.

    9.0
    Stan goes in search of a former KGB agent, Sergei, and is shocked to find that the man is his new next-door neighbor and that Sergei has already turned Steve into a communist. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus head to France for a little R&R but their trip takes a turn for the worse when Klaus gets busted for drug smuggling.

    9 out of 10
  • So the KBA Agent, Sergei, is being looked for by Stan, and Stan finds out that Sergei is their new neighbor. Sergei turns Steve into a communist, and Stan is not happy at all...moreless

    10
    What an Awesome episode! I knew that it would be good, and I could not wait for the episode to air! It was so good, and also funny! I loved the part where Stan was looking for Sergei, and he couldn't find him, and it turns out that he is their new neighbor! Sergei turns Steve into a communist, and it is good when Stan finds out about that! I loved this episode, and it is one of my all time American Dad favorites! I can't wait to watch it again on T.V., and I really can't wait until the DVD comes out! I would give this episode a 10.0 out of 10.0!moreless
  • I mean this when i say this American Dda is one hell of a great show that tell a fantastic amusing story and is funny with great develpoing characters and jokemoreless

    10
    I mean this when i say this American Dda is one hell of a great show that tell a fantastic amusing story and is funny with great develpoing characters and joke .It proves it here with yet another amusing episode to add to the collection when the show started out back in its 1st seaosn in 2005 i wasn't impressed but during its 2nd seaosn it started to get better and better and even began to supass family guy in quality raising the bar fo the show.Now in its 3rd seaosn American dad is entertainging each week and has yet to have a terrible episode with american dad getting better and family guy declining id defantly say this show deserves equal if not more attention and praise than what it gets.I can see this show going along way if it carrys on with epsiodes like this.Its already having a 4th seaosn and thanks to the writers strike there will be some left over meaning probably a 5th and 6th seaosn.moreless
  • Pretty darn good.

    8.8
    Finally its back! Feels like forever. The episode starts of very promising with quite plenty of humour. Its not pure gold but its a solid laugh and picks up along the way. And finally A joke about Canada in an American show thats actually half funny! Stans quasi-gay comments are funnier than the average too. There is a bit of a lame feeling about an episode that seems to have a writer thats so interested in Cold War History they feel the need to tell us about it! However it goes pretty well. Steves involvement is a total scream The episode does fall short on it ideological explorations, its too much of a complex issue to deal with in such an inaccurate way, nevertheless its more successful than it is a failure. Haley's Clauses and Rodgers storyline where a bit odd and unfinished, as if they just ran out of time,moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (5)

    • Sergei said that he worked in the first Moscow "Wendy's" and the first Moscow "Burger King". But the first Russian "Burger King was opened only in 2010 and the first "Wendy's" is planned to be open in 2011.

    • When Stan returns home to see if Steve has become a communist, it is nighttime. However, in the establishing shot of the house after the commercial break, it is daytime and it is again night when Steve escapes.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: August 6, 2008 on TV3

    • This episode premiered on [adult swim] on May 4, 2008.

    • This is the second time that Night Ranger's song "You can still rock in America" has been used in an episode of American Dad! The first being in the opening scene of season three episode ten "Tearjerker".

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Nikita Khrushchev
      Sergei slams his shoe against a crate similar to Nikita Khrushchev during a rough session in the United Nations. Additionally, Barry later says "we will bury you", which Khrushchev said in a speech.

    • The Simpsons
      During the scene where Stan and Steve buy the rocket supplies and demonstrate American excess, the price of all the merchandise comes to $847.63, the same price that comes up on the scanner when Maggie is scanned in the opening sequence of The Simpsons.

    • Communism
      Among the communist effects Sergei gave Steve are images of Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong, along with the flags of the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

    • Felix Dzerzhinski
      Sergei bears a strong resemblance to Felix Dzerzhinski, founder of the KGB.

    • Apt Pupil
      The episode is a parody of Stephen King's 1982 novel and its 1998 film Apt Pupil.

    • Che Guevara
      Stan mistakes a poster of Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara for a Planet of the Apes movie poster.

    • Cold War
      The rocket competition is a reference to the Cold War space race between Russia and America.

    • Episode Title: Red October Sky
      This episode's title is a take on the movies The Hunt for Red October and October Sky. "Red October" also refers to the October Revolution of 1917, when the Czar was finally ousted and the Bolsheviks took power in Russia.

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