American Dad!

Season 8 Episode 17

Ricky Spanish

5
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 06, 2012 on FOX
8.5
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Roger rediscovers his alter-ego "Ricky Spanish," an infamous character who remains the most despised man in town. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine are in for a surprise when their sponsored child from Africa shows up on their doorstep.

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  • Good One

    8.0
    A good finds a costume in a garbage bag and can't quite remember much about wears it round town and remembers that he was Ricky did horrible things to wants him to apologize to people he did wrong Stan and Francine are amazed when the child they sponsored in Africa is at there door.
  • Stan,Roger and Francine were all unlkeable in this one

    2.0
    Roger has this persona named Ricky Spanish. He did things that were so vile and hienous that he should have gotten the electric chair. Steve wants Roger to apologized to all the people he caused harm to and he makes up with a man Roger/Ricky framed. They both planned to steal merchandise and this time Roger lets Steve take the fall. I hated that and in the end the butterfly died. I hoped that Steve does get revenge on Roger. Steve has got to stop let Roger take advantage of him. He got back at him a few times but he has to try harder. Roger has gotten more and more unlikeable I would love to beat the living daylights out of him and shoot him. The same for Stan and Francine. They were cold to the African student who had a good heart. One minute they hated him, the next they loved him and so fourth. May the next one have everybody be likeable again.moreless
  • Roger discovers that his worst persona ever is Ricky Spanish when he becomes the most despised man in town

    8.0
    Roger rediscovers his alter-ego "Ricky Spanish," an infamous character who remains the most despised man in town. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine are in for a surprise when their sponsored child from Africa shows up on their doorstep. I thought that this was a great episode of "American Dad". It really could have been a better episode but I still liked it. Some parts of the episode were pretty boring but the thing that did bug me that did lower my score would probably have to be the Stan/Francine plot when an African sponsored kid came into their doorstep. First of all, I thought Stan and Francine were being very cold to that very nice African kid like when Francine said "I didn't even think he would make it at 10" plus they make racist jokes about him so I despised both of them in this episode and I despised a little more in the end because after they just finished saying they missed the African person, they jump out of the car and say they miss him again... like wow!!!. Also, the scene where Stan and Francine were running to that African person (can't remember the name) and each of the calling their names dragged on as well and made me roll my eyes. I honestly think the Roger/Steve plot is twice as more better and funniest than the subplot with Stan and Francine. Come to think about, I only laughed a couple of times in that plot. Funniest part in the Stan/Francine plot was definitely the cameo appearance of Klaus and Haley when Klaus says "Hey, I made it into the episode... pay me b***es" and Haley responds "Me too". That's cool that the two of them has their short screen time so I enjoyed that. As for the main plot, it pretty much made me laugh all the way through even though it did bug me in a couple of parts. I didn't like Roger having Steve get beat up by the cops. The ending of the episode was very boring and weak as well. But yeah, there were parts that made me laugh like Roger apologizing to the people especially Principal Lewis to what horrible thing he did to them, the running gag with the whispering voice "Ricky Spanish", and some more. The part, however, that did crack me up was Daniel not getting Roger's signal because Roger winked at Danel and Daniel tells Steve "Good night" then Roger winks his eye again and then Daniel kisses Steve in the cheek and says "Good night" then Roger says "for heaven's sakes just hit him with a shovel" then Daniel hits Steve with a shovel and Roger was telling Daniel how he made it very awkward. For the most part, there was pretty good humor and the storyline was pretty well done. Seth MacFarlane could've done better in some of the parts though. Overall, a great episode of "American Dad". 8/10moreless
  • Ricky Spanish

    8.0
    Ricky Spanish, a genius concept and it led to one of the best American Dad episodes in a long time. I am glad I watched this, because I was laughing throughout. So many funny lines, too many to recall, and a nice payoff of both storylines at the end. Definitely watch this one, good Roger character and good Stan and Francine moments.

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    • Roger: What the dickens!
      Werner Herzog: Like two beautiful creatures trapped in a prison of another's design, like a madman lost in a supermarket. One freed, the other dies in a glass tomb which used to contain farts. Perhaps it is fitting, for what was the butterfly other than a symbol of the boys innocence that perished days before. Killed by the very soul he tried to save.

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