American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 10

Rough Trade

3
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jan 08, 2006 on FOX
8.4
out of 10
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225 votes
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After Stan and Roger have a rough day, they get into a fight that leads to a "Freaky Friday"-type switcheroo where they get a taste of life in each other's shoes. But after the excitement of a new life stales, they face each other's problems as Roger is under pressure at work and Stan yearns to be needed. The swap gets out of hand as the family starts to crumble.moreless

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  • Stan and Roger switch places

    9.5
    After Stan and Roger have a rough day, they get into a fight that leads to a "Freaky Friday"-type switcheroo where they get a taste of life in each other's shoes. But after the excitement of a new life stales, they face each other's problems as Roger is under pressure at work and Stan yearns to be needed. The swap gets out of hand as the family starts to crumble. I thought this episode was superb. My scores for this episode had changed suddenly. When I first saw it, I would have gave an 8, but now I change my score to a 9.5. My only problems is there is a tad boring part (at leat two). Other than that, this episode is super hilarious. I liked the plot of Stan and Roger switching places (Stan being drunk and Roger working). Hayley bringing monkeys to the house was funny. I like that the family decides to blame the winner (I think he is voiced by Andy Richter) for the stuffs he did to them. Other funny moments are the beginning, Stan killing the govenor, some of the dialoge, Klaus' part, and three more. Overall, a super episode. 9.5/10moreless
  • Another perfect one.

    10
    After Stan and Roger have a rough day, they get into a fight that leads to a "Freaky Friday"-type switcheroo where they get a taste of life in each other's shoes. But after the excitement of a new life stales, they face each other's problems as Roger is under pressure at work and Stan yearns to be needed. The swap gets out of hand as the family starts to crumble.



    10 out of 10

    A plus



    PERFECTmoreless
  • Best episode of the season I've seen so far.

    8.6
    Normally I don\'t much care for American Dad because I find that the characters are rather uninteresting...but this episode I actually enjoyed. It was about how Stan and Roger don't get along and after Stan is put under house arrest so Stan and Roger trade places making Roger the man of the house and Stan just have to bum around the house all day. This episode was entertaining enough actually and had some quite good jokes...way more then I would usually expect. Hopefully this is a sign that this show is picking up but is more likly a one off.moreless
  • Good. Very Good. Very Funny. Good use of a common plot.

    8.8
    This episode was very funny. It had a lot of good jokes, and although it used the really common "freaky friday"-like plot, they made good use of it.

    Roger in a working place was enjoyable, along with the monkeys, and the ending joke with the cop and the member of the "aryan brotherhood". Beat Family Guy by a mile this week.
  • A decent start in the year for American Dad. I enjoyed it.

    8.5
    American Dad is finally back on track again. After some really lame episodes they did a really good job for the start in the new year. So let’s hope they can keep it that way.

    Stan and Roger trading places is funny and the scene when they start with it is even more fun! Klaus is a great sidekick again in this episode. The monkeys were a bit weird but quite funny. The scene with all the Nazi material wasn’t that funny, somehow I think it was somehow cut, so the big joke in the scene was missing, but that’s just my opinion.

    The things with the domestic violence were funny even we all have to consider, that it’s a really big problem in our world!moreless
Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

Bob Memari

Guest Star

Andy Richter

Andy Richter

Philip

Guest Star

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Officer Bays

Guest Star

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Bullock

Recurring Role

Megyn Price

Megyn Price

Linda Memari

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Contestant/Terry Bates

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The production number 1AJN17 can be seen on Stan's prison suit as his prison number.

    • Maria, the character who Roger competes against in order to get the trip to Hawaii while working at the used-car dealership, bears a resemblance to CNBC business news anchor Maria Bartiromo.

    • The helmet in the box of Nazi antiques is incorrect, as it is in fact the helmet used in the beginning of World War I. It was later replaced with the well-known helmet which was used at the end of World War I and a modernized version used in World War II.

    • The song that is on Roger's radio at the beginning of the episode is "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher.

    • Early in the episode, Roger breaks his TV and complains to Stan that he is missing "The OC," which is impossible because they have already established it is morning.

    • When Linda came over, she unbuttons the top of her shirt, then Stan comes out and she grasped her collar and her shirt is buttoned again.

    • After Francine receives her first shiner, her eye is white for two scenes. After the cops show up at the house, it's suddenly bloodshot pink, and remains so until the end.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Roger: Oh my god, these chocodiles, the chocodiles, oh my god.
      Stan: Francine, theses chocodiles, these chocodiles, oh my god, Francine, these chocodiles.

    • Francine: Roger, if you could just...
      Roger: Not now!
      Francine: Yes, now! I already hired the painters. Blue morning or Golden Wood, morning, wood, morning, wood, morning...
      Roger: Dammit, I don't care!

    • Stan: Now, if i'm going to get out of here, we need to start doing things my way! The CIA way! We need a patsy.

    • Stan: Oh, I... I don't know what to say.
      Roger: Uh, you could say you have a whole new appreciation for how tough it is to be me.
      Stan: There's something you should know about me by now, Roger. I don't learn lessons.

    • Stan: (Watching The $100,000 Pyramid) This is what Roger does? He just sits here and watches this crap all day? What am I missing?
      Klaus: An elevated blood-alcohol content.
      (Scene changes)
      Stan: (Drunk) Things you eat. Things that are fruit. Oh, oh, things you peel! Ah, I'm halfway up the pyramid.
      Klaus: You're watching The Price is Right.
      Stan: Shut up, Hayley!

    • Klaus: If that were a real Wish Bowl, it would be in the Ferrari of a 600-year-old Incan on the way to his job as Jessica Alba's G-string.

    • Francine: Hey, Stan, now that you're stuck at home, I could really use your input on redecorating the living room.
      Stan: Francine, the court order says I'm not allowed to leave the house. It doesn't say I have to give a crap about what it looks like.

    • Roger: (After crashing into another car) Cops already? What, are we next door to a freakin' Krispy Kreme?
      Stan: You're thinking about donuts now?
      Roger: No, I'm just saying the cops got here fast.
      Stan: What the hell do fast cops have to do with a Krispy Kreme?
      Roger: Because cops love donuts!
      Stan: You're not making any sense!

    • Doyle: So, your boss was pretty steamed, huh?
      Stan: You wouldn't believe the way he tore into me, Doyle. I mean, worse than the roughest gay porno you ever had to do to pay off your gambling losses at the Bellagio.
      Doyle: (Laughs nervously) What?
      Stan: Yeah, you've got quite the back story, don't you?

    • Klaus: Speaking of killing, do you know what the French call an orgasm? "The little death." It harks back to the Middle Ages when only midgets were allowed to have orgasms. It's true. Read the Bible.

    • Roger: Morning, everybody. Hey, look, that monkey has a Hayley on its ass.
      (Pause)
      Roger: Oh, go to hell.

    • Stan: Code Red. My manual for the ES weapons system is AWOL. Drop everything and help me find it. I said drop everything!
      Francine: But Stan...
      Stan: I said drop it!
      (Francine drops breakfast plate on floor)
      Stan: Good, now clean that up and help me look.

    • Roger: (To TV) Don't you die on me, you bastard! You've never given up on anything before. Fight, damn you, fight!

    • Bob: (Notices Linda's reaction to the thought of Francine being abused by Stan) Oh, great. I know where this is going. Can I at least watch this time?

    • Philip: Whoever sells the most cars by Friday wins a week in Hawaii.
      Roger: Hawaii?! Thats where Japan goes to play golf!

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Freaky Friday and Vice Versa

      The scene where Stan and Roger touch the wish bowl, the lights dimming and the voice is a reference to these films.

    • Roger: (after his TV breaks) You've never given up on anything before! Fight, damn you, fight!

      This is a reference to the movie The Abyss.

    • ES Suit
      Not only has the ES Suit been seen before, as the 'loader' in Aliens, but the whole scene where the ES Suit is used for an everyday task, adjusting the pearls, is a spoof of the scene in Short Circuit, where the #2 military robot is used to make a Gin & Tonic.

    • Groundhog Day
      This episode begins just as Groundhog Day does for Bill Murray's character in the movie Groundhog Day (1993), where an old digital alarm clock ticks over and "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher plays from the radio.

    • Maria: Hey new guy, I'm gonna crush you!
      Roger: Oow! You're my nemesis, you're my Newman, my Louie De Palma, my bitchy sister on that awful Jim Belushi abortion.
      Newman was Jerry Seinfeld's famous nemesis on the Seinfeld sitcom.
      Louie De Palma was the abusive boss on the 1978 sitcom Taxi played by actor Danny DeVito.

      The bitchy sister line alludes to the Jim Belushi According to Jim sitcom where his sister-in-law often teams up with his wife against him.

    • Roger: Hey, that was false advertising. If they call it a lounge, it should come with martini's and guys in ironic trucker hats like on The O.C, which I'm missing 'cause I have no TV.
      The O.C. is an American television drama program broadcast on the Fox Network in the USA and on various networks around the world. The series, created by Josh Schwartz, debuted on August 5, 2003.

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