The pipes Roger and Steve are complimenting giving each other are actual types of pipe brands. The Meerschaum is made from a white mineral, found mostly in Turkey. This material is a natural filtration of the tobacco when smoked and this process triggers the pipe to turn a reddish brown as it is smoked. The Ser Jacobo Fiammata Roger has is a popular Italian brand developed by Giancarlo Guidi.
Hayley prays to God in this episode, but she's an atheist the rest of the time.
Hayley seems to fail to realize that if cows are not milked, they may die due to their udders bursting or becoming infected.
Clooney's reference to sleeping with Roseanne: George Clooney used to have a recurring role as Roseanne's boss on the popular sitcom called Roseanne, which starred Roseanne Barr.
When Francine punches and breaks a window, she has blood and broken glass in her hand and has someone put bandages over her hand to cover it. However, the broken glass is never taken out.
George Clooney: Here, I got you a pipe.
Stan: Thanks, but I don't smoke pipes.
George Clooney: No one does. I'm bringing them back.
Roger: That's right, foster children: hard work builds character!
Kid: Water break, boss?
Roger: Oh, honey, don't call me "boss." That makes me feel like some kind of monster. Call me "Dad."
Kid: Water break, Dad?
Petkov: (To Francine) The final key to Clooney is resisting his charm. Men and women alike find it irresistible and kiss his ass until they are sucked inside. But if you stay out of his ass, he will pursue you until he is all the way up yours.
Petkov: After much analysis, I've determined three crucial truths about Clooney. First, though he has never fallen in love, he believes in love at first sight.
Francine: How do you know that?
Petkov: I found a quote of him saying so on Google. And can I just say hooray for Google? It's made my job so much easier.
Man: All done, Mrs. Smith. 50 grapevines and 12 tons of soil.
Roger: Great. Just charge it to my Cost-Go account.
Man: Sure thing. And you'll be glad to know that a portion of your purchase goes to help foster children in the greater Langley...
Roger: (Yawns) You lost me at "help." Now to plant my vineyard. (Attempts to shovel dirt, but fails) Explain these foster thingies.
Man: Foster children? You know, wayward children taken in by families.
Roger: When you say "wayward," I hear "eager." And when you say "children," I hear "migrant workers."
Francine: Stan, what's going on?
Stan: Francine, we're here to break George Clooney's heart. This is war. And no war is won without a crack squad of murderers and thieves.
Stan: And rapists. Sorry, Franz.
Franz: Thank you.
Airplane Pilot: We are now beginning our descent into Prague.
Stan: And now George Clooney begins his descent into hell.
Airplane Pilot: Please put your seat-backs and tables in the upright position.
Stan: Please put George Clooney's heart in the... in the... in the sad-right... position. Should've ended with that whole descent into hell thing.
Stan: (About George Clooney) According to my intel, he starts production tomorrow on a new movie called Dr. Love. He plays a brilliant heart surgeon.
Francine: Let me guess. The only heart he can't heal is his own.
Stan: Look at that, word for word.
Francine: That knuckle-dragging son of a bitch!
(In Stan's car)
Francine: I have a new dream now. You want to know what it is? You really want to know?
Francine: My dream is to destroy George Clooney. That arrogant, overrated, limo-riding bastard! He's not even an actor! He just does the same cheesy move every time. Looks down, then looks back up, squinting underneath his eyebrows. And everybody's buying it! God, if I just had the chance I know exactly how I'd bring him down. You see, Clooney's never fallen in love. It's always a fling here, a fling there. Well, I'd make him fall in love with me, and then I'd break his heart... and watch him cry until his eyeballs bleed!
Stan: Francine, I'm sorry, but that's the craziest, most unsettling thing I've never heard in my entire life.
(Scene changes; Stan & Francine are now aboard an airplane)
Stan: And we're totally gonna make it happen!
Stan: Time for cake.
Klaus: I get the piece with the rose on it. I called it. You heard me.
Steve: Mom, cut me an end piece.
Hayley: How can you even think about eating that cake? Do you realize how many innocent cows were raped, or as you say, "milked," to make that cake?!
Stan: Shut up, Hayley.
This episode premiered on [adult swim] on July 6, 2008.
Stan references Francine's dream of owning a muffin kiosk, from "Finances With Wolves," stating "whatever happened to that one?"
This was produced in season 2, but aired in season 1.
Francine says the f-word twice when talking about Clooney. This is bleeped in airings, but can be viewed on the Volume 2 American Dad! DVD.
Seth MacFarlane is the one singing "Under My Skin."
Channel 7 (AU) airdate: June 15, 2006.
In Canada, this episode aired on Sunday, May 28th.
In "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man," Stan said "...I change my mind. I want to kill Chuck White. Your's can still be George Clooney" on who Stan and Francine are allowed to kill. This MAY relate to this episode.
This episode's plot takes place over the course of one year.
Look Hard: Stan's SUV has a "Cheney/Quayle '08" bumper sticker.
Hayley gets cancer in this episode, but pulls through by the end.
This is the second time in the series we see Hayley bald. The first time was in "Stan Knows Best" when Stan shaves it, and this time around she loses her hair due to the cancer treatment.
Francine celebrates her 39th and 40th birthday in this episode.
Langley Falls Post front page headline: "Rob Schneider, Dead at 62."
The ex-KGB woman with the facial scar is modeled on the Diane Venora character of this 1997 film.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The final scene in which Stan hangs from a cliff is reminiscent of the climactic death of Darth Maul in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Dr. Kirkland is the doctor Hayley sees at Costco, this is most likely a nod at the fact that Costco sells many of its products with the Kirkland brand.
Silence of the Lambs
The scene with Francine using night-vision goggles while Stan wanders through the dark is similar to the ending of Silence of the Lambs.
In the scene where Francine is stuck to a pipe, her method of getting free is similar to the one shown in this movie.
In the motorcycle chase scene, Francine is wearing Bride's yellow jumpsuit from this movie.
Girls: Star Wars
The part where the two girls wrap their chains around Steve's neck is a reference to a similar scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Princess Leia and Jabba the Hutt.
When Roger is having the kids work in the vineyard, he is dressed like the head guard from Cool Hand Luke.
Episode Title: Tears of a Clooney
"Tears of a Clooney" is a pun off of "Tears of a Clown", a 1967 song by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles about heartache.
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