American Dad!

Season 1 Episode 5

Roger Codger

4
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 05, 2005 on TBS
8.6
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Stan invites his boss over for dinner, but the Smith family fears getting caught hiding Roger. After a close-call, Roger goes into a coma, making everyone thinking he's dead. After the family disposes of his body, Roger tries to get back home, but he ends up in another risky situation with the CIA.moreless

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  • Superb, but almost perfect

    9.5
    Stan invites his boss over for dinner, but the Smith family fears getting caught hiding Roger. After a close-call, Roger goes into a coma, making everyone thinking he's dead. After the family disposes of his body, Roger tries to get back home, but he ends up in another risky situation with the CIA. In my opinion, this first episode by the season 1 that I really enjoyed/loved. I just enjoyed the plot for this episode. One of season 1's best episodes. My score is lower because I thought a few parts were a little boring, but that's fine for me since I got a very great episode. A lot of parts made me laugh so hard. My favorite parts are Stan and Roger arguing, Bullock's appearance (in production order, this is his official first appearance), Jeff's cameo, Stan talking to his gun, Stan getting the alien (who is actually an old lady), the ending, and 3 more parts. Overall a superb episode. 9.5/10moreless
  • Not the best episode, but still great.

    8.0
    Stan invites his boss over for dinner, but the Smith family fears getting caught hiding Roger. After a close-call, Roger goes into a coma, making everyone thinking he's dead. After the family disposes of his body, Roger tries to get back home, but he ends up in another risky situation with the CIA.



    Overall, a great episode, the ending was funny.



    8 out of 10
  • great

    8.5
    Stan invites his boss over for supper. Roger is almost caught, and as a result, Stan yells at him, which makes him collapse on the floor. Everyone thinks he is dead, so Stan disposes of his body. However, Roger later wakes up. Will he be able to make his way back home, or is he gone forever? Or, further more, will the CIA be able to finally catch him?



    Good episode. I did not like that girl Roger was hanging out with being racist, it just did not do well with me, but the Smiths masquerading her as an alien at the end was pretty funny. As was the calendar featuring God (Normally I do not like God jokes a lot, it's not that they offend me, I just don't find them funny usually, but in this case, I did). B+ or so as my final grademoreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of american dad stan has his boss over for dinner but they dont want roger to be seen but he goes into a commer and they think he is dead and they despose of him by dumping near drive throug thing is he is not really dead and that he must make his way back to the house . but he ends up getting almost caught by the cia and they go to shoot roger and stan and the family help and they save him along the way roger met a old lady but she turned out to hate abe lincon and roger realized she was racist and he did not like her. this was a great ep and it had some funny parts in itmoreless
  • Another great episode.

    9.5
    This episode is great and some hillarious parts are when the CIA was chasing Roger and they got stuck in the parachute and they pretended to be parachute ghosts and they made ghost noises. Also a great action scene is when Stan was in the test course and I know it was a test course but it still was great action. Also it was awesome to see how Roger and Stan met and it was a great action scene. Even though it was not as good as the first four episodes this was still a great episode a 9.5 out of 10.moreless
Phill Lewis

Phill Lewis

Duper

Guest Star

Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry

Voice

Guest Star

Neil Feinberg

Neil Feinberg

Voice

Guest Star

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Jeff

Recurring Role

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Bullock

Recurring Role

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Charlie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Stan: (To his gun) Well, old buddy, to protect my family, I have to kill a friend. Not you. I could never be mad at you, huh? (Tickles his gun) Goochie, Goochie. (The gun goes off) Ha ha, made you laugh.

    • Stan: (is brushing his teeth, and breaks the toothbrush) Damn Chinese toothbrushes! You know, they can make a chicken taste like an orange, but when it comes to oral hygiene, they really phone it in.

    • Joan Collins: Slut!
      Linda Evans: Slut!
      Joan Collins: Slut!
      Linda Evans: Slut!
      Joan Collins: Slut!

    • Francine: But at the last minute, God told Abraham not to sacrifice his son it was all just a test of his faith.
      Kid: My uncle's doing 25 to life for sacrificing his son.
      Francine: Well... I hope he found God.
      Kid: He sure didn't find him in my cousin's stomach.

    • (Stan holds gun to Roger's head)
      Roger: All of this for a "fat-ass" comment?

    • Hayley: Tell them the story when Jesus gets denied by his fruity cereal.

    • (Bullock is over for dinner and they are seated around the dinner table)
      Francine: Hayley, why don't you say grace?
      Hayley: I don't believe in God, remember?
      Steve: Well, you sure pray when Jeff is over. "Oh, God! Oh, God!"

    • Roger: (Screams) Well, that sounded effeminate.

    • Steve: (About Roger) I can't believe he's gone...
      Francine: He's up in heaven now, bumming smokes off Jesus.

    • (Steve, Hayley, & Francine stand in front of Roger)
      Steve: No, former dad!
      Stan: Nobody threatens my family. Now, get out of the way or I'll shoot you all.
      Hayley: Oh, God, it's my junior prom all over again.
      Gertie: (Hitting Stan with her umbrella) Leave her alone, you two-dollar Pai Gao whore!

    • Gertie: (To Stan, about Roger) Leave her alone, whitey!

    • Roger: Don't hurt me! I know it's a cliche, but I mean you no harm!
      Stan: You're the alien? But they said you'd be bigger, and with claws.
      Roger: Oh, I've got claws. Look how fat you are. See? Kitty can scratch.

    • Francine: We're so glad you could make it. Where's your wife this evening?
      Bullock: Handcuffed to a radiator in Fallujah. She wanted to come, but I do not negotiate with terrorists. Hey, do I smell meat loaf?

    • Gertie: Call him a carpetbagger!
      Roger: (On phone with Stan) You're a carpetbagger, Stan! You know that? (To Gertie) What's that?

    • Roger: (As he drinks alcohol from a flask behind the Oval Office desk) Hey, look! I'm Kitty Dukakis in an alternate timeline!

    • Father Donovan: Look, according to the church, there are no pets in heaven. Eligible for heaven, you got your men, women, children, and apes who use sign language. Not going to heaven, you got your pets, your dinosaurs, your smart types, and self-aware robots. You ever seen Blade Runner? No, of course you haven't.

    • Roger: God, who do you have to probe around here to get a chardonnay?

    • Bullock: We've got to blow this door. Prepare the door blower! (Softly) We really should find a better name for that.

    • (Roger calling Hayley on the phone)
      Roger: Hayley? Roger. Got a sec?
      Hayley: Roger?! Whoa! Is this one of those Twilight Zone phones where I can talk to the dead, but only with horrible, ironic consequences?
      Roger: Oh, right. It's past noon, you're already high. Let me talk to the fish.
      Hayley: Oh my God! You're really alive?!
      Roger: Yes, and I've somehow acquired a nasty, old, racist sidekick. I'm at the Smithsonian. You got to come get me!
      Gertie: There you are. You send me to get you a churro, and then you disappear. Anyway, here's your filthy, wetback donut.
      Roger: (To Hayley, on the phone) Hurry!

    • (Looks at two prostitutes arguing & slapping each other on a corner)
      Stan: This reminds me of something. (Gasps) Dynasty! (Gets in car) CIA! To the Smithsonian! Drive! Wait. This is my car. Even better!

    • (Stan drinking piping-hot coffee)
      Bullock: (Referring to Roger) Our analysts have confirmed this creature is none other than the alien that escaped from Area 51 four years ago.
      (Spits coffee in someone's eyes)
      Man #1: Ah! My eyes!
      Stan: He's alive.
      Bullock: Naturally, recapturing this fugitive is our top priority. Then we can track down the bastards that have been harboring it and punish them brutally.
      (Stan spits coffee at someone again) I mean really brutally. Weird stuff. Butt stuff. (Stan spits coffee at someone again) Somebody take Smith's coffee.

    • Gertie: Wow, the oval office. Just think of the history that's been made behind that desk.
      Roger: Not to mention under it.

    • Therapist: (About Roger) How do you feel?
      Stan: I guess I feel kind of... sad?
      Therapist: And do you know why?
      Stan: Because I... miss him?
      Therapist: No, because... you're a lady!
      (Everyone laughs)
      Stan: I am not a lady!
      (Stan leaves, slams door)
      Therapist: Wait, Stan! You forgot your purse.
      (Stan re-enters room)
      Stan: Oh, I swear I'd lose my own head if... Hey! I don't have a purse!

    • Steve: Don't you have any feelings?!
      Stan: Son, feelings are what women have. They come from their ovaries.
      Steve: You're a monster! I have no father!
      Stan: I'm not a monster.
      (Skull falls out onto the floor from fire oven, Stan kicks it back in)

    • Hayley: (Referring to Roger) Dad, I think he's dead.
      Stan: Well, then I guess he wouldn't mind if I poked him in the eye with a fork. (Stan pokes Roger in the eye with fork, pulls eye out, everyone screams) Yeah, he's dead.

    • (Roger watching "Dynasty" on TV)
      Joan Collins: (Slapping each other) You bitch!
      Linda Evans: Bitch!
      Joan Collins: Bitch!
      Linda Evans: Bitch!
      Roger: God, they sure knew how to write female characters back then.

    • Kid #1: (About Hayley) She's a harlot!
      Kid #2: They should be stoned!
      Jeff: Way ahead of you, kid.

    • Stan: Deputy Director Bullock, I had no idea you were watching. Glad I could be so impressive. I'll take my victory muffin now. Make it... bran.
      Bullock: I'm afraid your usual muffin's been earmarked for someone else.
      Duper: Hi, Agent Duper. Big fan.
      Bullock: Agent Duper not only bested your time, he did so with a far better catchprase.
      Stan: What, better than "shock market"?
      Bullock: Duper?
      Duper: (Grabs a grenade, pulls pin, in a Ricky Ricardo-type accent) Lucy, you got some 'sploding to do.
      (Duper throws grenade behind him, explodes in the background)
      Stan: Oh, we're doing accents now?

    • Stan: You saved my life! How could I ever repay you?
      Roger: You got TiVo?

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (15)

    • Church Sign: "Bring your kids! Don't worry, we're Episcopalian".
      This is a reference to the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.

    • Father Donovan: Look, according to the church there are no pets in heaven. Eligible for heaven you got your men, women, children and apes who use sign language.
      Mentioning the apes who use sign language is a reference to Koko. Koko is a lowland gorilla who is able to understand more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language and understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English. She was also the inspiration for Amy the talking ape in the Michael Crichton novel Congo.

    • Title Reference
      The episode title is a parody of the phrase Roger Dodger. The phrase originated during World War II and was verbally circulated throughout the United States military as a part of a mildly amusing story about a pilot or soldier that added his own flair to radio phraseology. The punch line of this story is, "Roger Dodger, you old codger!" The story was passed along by servicemen in all branches of the military and later in the United States Coast Guard.

    • Roger: They don't make TV like they used to.
      Roger is watching Dynasty on TV.

    • Gertie: Call him a carpetbagger!
      Carpetbagger is a derogatory term used to refer to Northerner businessmen who moved South after the Civil War to cash in on reconstruction efforts.

    • Stan: I'll check this lab where the theremin music is coming from.
      The theremin is an electronic instrument played by moving ones hands near its two "antennas" and is used to make sound effects for Sci-Fi TV shows and movies. Two famous examples are the music from The Day The Earth Stood Still and the ending music to the Beach Boys' song, "Good Vibrations."

    • Stan: I got into an argument with our dog, he expelled a large amount of xenoplasm, and then he died.
      Xenoplasm is often referenced in Sci-Fi shows/movies and is any alien substance with properties and characteristics unlike any terrestrial elements or substances.

    • Francine: Did you use my shock-market line?
      Stan: Yeah, and it died. Thanks a lot, Larry David.
      Stan sarcastically calls Francine Larry David. Larry David is the co-producer of Seinfeld and the creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    • Hayley: Roger?! Whoa! Is this one of those Twilight Zone phones where I can talk to the dead, but only with horrible, ironic consequences?
      This is a reference to The Twilight Zone episode, "Long Distance Call." Where a little boy could talk to his dead grandmother on his toy phone.

    • Gertie: Name
      The name, "Gertie," is most likely another one of the many references to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. In the movie, Gertie was the name of Elliot's little sister, played by Drew Barrymore.

    • Roger: God, who do you have to probe around here to get a chardonnay?
      This is similar to Brian's catchphrase, "Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?" on Family Guy.

    • Duper: (Grabs a grenade, pulls pin, in a Ricky Ricardo-type accent) Lucy, you got some 'sploding to do.
      Agent Duper's line and accent are a variation of the line by Ricky Ricardo, "Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do!," whenever he got angry at Lucy on the longtime-running '50s CBS series, I Love Lucy.

    • Father Donovan: Not going to heaven you got your pets, dinosaurs, the smart types and self-aware robots... you ever seen Blade Runner?
      The woman the pastor is pointing at when he talks about self-aware robots is Pris, a robot in Blade Runner performed by Daryl Hannah in this 1982 movie.

    • American Dad: Similarities
      In this episode, Stan, the father, gets mad at Roger, but later wants him back. In an episode of Family Guy, also created by Seth MacFarlane, Peter acts the same towards Brian, the family pet.

    • Roger: Where's a trail of Reeses Pieces when you need one?
      Roger is lost in the city and trying to find his way home and exclaims, "Where's a trail of Reeses Pieces when you need one?" This is a reference to the movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, where E.T. -- also an alien -- follows a trail of Reese's Pieces.

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