American Dad!

Season 1 Episode 3

Stan Knows Best

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 08, 2005 on FOX
8.3
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Hayley comes home from a Green Party rally with her hair dyed green, instigating a fight with Stan. While she's sleeping, Stan cuts her hair (for her own good, of course). After learning of what Stan did, a wigged Hayley defies her father yet again by moving into the van of her new boyfriend. When Stan cuts her off financially, she gets a job as a waitress in a strip club, which pushes Stan right off the edge. Meanwhile, Steve tries to pass Roger off as his disfigured sister in order to cop a feel with a female classmate.moreless

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  • Super

    10
    I love This Episode

    Funny, Epic and Sexy ^,^
  • Another decent episode of American Dad

    7.5
    Hayley comes home from a Green Party rally with her hair dyed green, instigating a fight with Stan. While she's sleeping, Stan cuts her hair (for her own good, of course). After learning of what Stan did, a wigged Hayley defies her father yet again by moving into the van of her new boyfriend. When Stan cuts her off financially, she gets a job as a waitress in a strip club, which pushes Stan right off the edge. Meanwhile, Steve tries to pass Roger off as his disfigured sister in order to cop a feel with a female classmate. Again, it was decent like Threat Levels. But it was better than the last two episodes. This was probably the offical introduction of Jeff Fischer (to the Smiths), but he briefly appeared in the pilot. He was decent in this episode. Stan shaving Haley's head (because she had it green) was funny. Stan showing us the first ladies' wigs was funny as well. Steve thinking Roger is ugly was drop dead funny. Francine saying "Hayley's working at a booby bar?! And she traded shifts with Tina?! What does Tina have to do that's so important? Oh, wait, this isn't about Tina! This isn't about Tina! It's never been about Tina." was very funny and the most funniest line I heard in this episode. I laughed a couple times but that's probably it. Overall a decent episode. 7.5/10moreless
  • Perfect.

    10
    Hayley comes home from a Green Party rally with her hair dyed green, instigating a fight with Stan. While she's sleeping, Stan cuts her hair (for her own good, of course). After learning of what Stan did, a wigged Hayley defies her father yet again by moving into the van of her new boyfriend. When Stan cuts her off financially, she gets a job as a waitress in a strip club, which pushes Stan right off the edge. Meanwhile, Steve tries to pass Roger off as his disfigured sister in order to cop a feel with a female classmate.



    Overall, this was great, Roger's plot was the best in the episode, and it was hilarious



    10 out of 10moreless
  • superb

    9.5
    Stan thinks he knows what he is doing when it is about raising Haley, but things go wrong when he makes a mistake and Haley moves out of the Smith house and into her boyfriend's 'house', which is really just his truck. Will Stan figure out a way to have Haley come back home?



    Good episode, one of my favorites of season one thus far. It had some humorous parts (Stan and Francine literally encouraging Haley to strip in front of them and those other adults was pretty funny) and it was a great plot, I thought. So my final grade is going to be an A- or so. Not perfect but pretty dang close, I'd say.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of american dad stan gets into arguement about his daughter diey her hair green and he does not like that and so he goes in and cuts her hair off and she is bald thing is she evne goes even fairther by moving in with her boyfriend in van and the mother gets up set about it and wants stan to go get her .and stan finds her at a stripclub and the parents come to the club to go get her back and stan beats up all the strippers and she comes home. this was a good epmoreless
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Stripper

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Robin Bartlett

Robin Bartlett

Voice

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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Stripper

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Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Jeff

Recurring Role

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Barry

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Daisuke Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki

Toshi

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When the CIA helicopters shoot at Stan, there are bullet holes all around the door. In later scenes, they are gone.

    • If Stan had earplugs in his ears, he would not have been able to hear Francine's question about the French toast, which he clearly did.

    • Roger makes a sarcastic remark about bringing pneumonia back to his home planet, though in the previous episode he claims his people are immune to all human ailments.

    • When Roger is dressed up like a girl and has make-up on, the make-up is on the top eyelid, but when he blinks it goes around the whole eyelid.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Francine: (to Hayley after her hair was cut off by Stan) Don't worry Hayley, you don't in any way resemble a penis.

    • (Steve has been kicked in the groin by one of the girls he is asking for a bra)
      Snot: How's your bra quest going?
      Steve: (smugly) Making progress. A girl just groped me with her foot.

    • Stan: These wigs are fashioned after the most revered Republican first ladies of our times. (pointing out the various wigs) The Barbara Bush, the Nancy Reagan, the Maria Shriver.... (looks directly at the audience) Stay tuned.
      Hayley: Those are horrible!
      Stan: Hey! Girls your age have to go through chemo to get a wig this nice!

    • Stan: (To a stripper in a sheep-herding outfit) Hey, Bo Peep! I know where you can find your sheep: in hell!

    • Hayley: Jeff's here. Later.
      Stan: Who's Jeff?!
      Hayley: My boyfriend, don't wait up.
      Stan: Boyfriend? How can she be old enough to have a boyfriend? She still wets her bed.

    • Stan: Hey, turn down that rap music! It's a bad influence! I swear, yo, shorty be leaning on my last nerve.
      Francine: Well, what do you expect? You shaved her head in her sleep, and putting her hand in that bowl of warm water that was just overkill.
      Stan: I wanted to see if it works, it totally does.

    • (Hayley sits down in the passenger seat of Jeff's van)
      Jeff: My mom had me right where you're sitting.
      (Hayley looks down with disgust)

    • Steve: (After Hayley walks in bald) Whoa, nice dome. You're almost as ugly as Roger.
      Roger: I'm not ugly! Am I?

    • Stan: (As Hayley's stripping) Woo! Yeah! Shake it, baby, you will not break it!
      Francine: It took me nine months to make it!

    • (Hayley hangs upside down on pole, wig falls off)
      Man #1: Oh, man, that's gross!
      Man #2: Yeah, that's the one place you want them to have hair.

    • Stan: (To clown) How much longer do I have you for?
      Clown: Two hours.
      Stan: Go read to my wife.

    • (Hayley is stripping in front of a guy)
      Man: Oh, yeah! Who's your daddy?
      Stan: I am!

    • Francine: (Gasps) Hayley's working at a booby bar?! And she traded shifts with Tina?! What does Tina have to do that's so important? Oh, wait, this isn't about Tina! (Gasps) This isn't about Tina! It's never been about Tina.

    • (At a party)
      Hayley: Jeff, you were so good at dinner.
      Jeff: Babe, we're good together. Which is why I was thinking you should move in with me.
      Hayley: Whoa. It's only been three weeks. Besides, I don't think my dad would be too happy with that.
      Jeff: Babe, your dad digs me. I can tell he wants us to be together.
      (Two guys hired by Stan enter through ceiling window, kidnapping Hayley)
      Guy: Great, now it's officially a sausage fest.

    • (To his friends)
      Steve: No, no, no, you know what? Not only am I going to that dance, but I'll bet each of you 20 bucks that I also get boob.
      Snot: Bring back the bra to prove it?
      Steve: I'll do you one better -- I'll wear it back. (Pause) No, actually, I'll just bring it.

    • (Stan is lying on the bed)
      Francine: Stan, you're so stressed. You want me to make you happy with my mouth?
      Stan: Yeah, I guess so.
      (Francine starts blowing raspberries in Stan's stomach, Stan laughs)
      Stan: Ah, that helps a little.
      Francine: Stan, maybe you'd feel better if we met this boy. Why don't we have him over for dinner so you can get to know him?
      Stan: That's brilliant, Francine. Now rephrase it so it sounds like my idea.

    • (Stan is disguised as a Russian at a grocery store)
      Stan: (In Russian accent) Paper or plastic?
      Hayley: Burlap.
      Stan: (In Russian accent) I, too, share your annoying concern for the environment.
      Hayley: Dad?
      Stan: (In Russian accent) No, no. I am former communist named Petrov. Like you, I embrace insane left-wing philosophies which are best discussed in comfort of parents' home.
      Hayley: Dad, leave me alone.
      Stan: (In normal voice) All right, I've had enough of this. You're coming home with me right now or else.
      Hayley: Or else what?
      Cashier: That'll be $38.40.
      (Stan takes Hayley's credit card)
      Hayley: Hey!
      Stan: Or else you can't use this. Your mother and I gave you this card, and I can damn well take it back.
      Hayley: Fine, I don't need your money.
      Stan: Good, 'cause I'm completely cutting you off.
      Cashier: Petrov, go restock that stuff.
      Stan: (In Russian accent) Can't Susan do it? I on break in, like, two minutes.

    • (Pinning Jeff against his van)
      Stan: How could you let Hayley do this?!
      Jeff: Do what?
      Stan: Don't play dumb! You know she's stripping. Showing people her Ho Ho's, her Ding Dong's, her Suzie Q's, her... her... uh... aw, God, what... what are those called... ? Those little, uh... pink with coconut... ? They're really good...
      Jeff: Her Sno Balls?
      Stan: You bastard!

    • Francine: How's everyone's French toast?
      Stan: Smelly and ungrateful, but this American toast is delicious.

    • (Hayley walks in with green hair)
      Roger: Wow, Hayley, some dye job. (Laughs) The carpet matched the curtains.
      Francine: What'd you do to your hair?!
      Hayley: I dyed it at a Green Party rally.
      Stan: You missed family game night for that? Go wash it out! You look like a slutty wad of money.
      Hayley: No way!
      Stan: (Points gun at Hayley) Yes way!
      Francine: Stan!
      Stan: She started it!

    • Jeff: Hey, I just hope one day, I, too, have a daughter who's as smart and wonderful as Hayley.
      Francine: Aww... isn't he sweet, Stan?
      Stan: He sure is. Next time I'm out of Jolly Ranchers, I'm just gonna suck on Jeff.

    • (Hayley brings a guy a beer)
      Man: Hey, waitress! Bring me another beer.
      Hayley: But I just brought you one.
      Man: Yeah, this one's to drown my crabs. (Pours beer down his pants)

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