American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 16

Tears of a Clooney

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 14, 2006 on FOX
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When Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children.moreless

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  • Great season finale

    8.5
    When Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children. This episode was great...for most of the parts, but Roger's plot was getting boring (two boring Roger plots in a roll...whoa). As for the main plot, it was funny and interesting. I wonder if the George Clooney fans think about this episode. Francine trying to destroy George Clooney but then Stan became friends with him was super funny. The montage was great. I liked the chase scene as well. The ending was hilarious when Stan is no longer friends with George then he cried. Overall, great season 1 finale. 8.5/10moreless
  • Not my favorite

    7.5
    When Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children.



    Overall, Francine's plot was a little better



    7.5 out of 10moreless
  • good

    7.5
    What I liked: Francine trying to get revenge on Clooney, Steve's "I had you two kiss in front of me and this is how you repay me?!" Stan crying at the end after 'breaking up' with Clooney, amongst other things.



    I don't know why but this episode seemed weird to me and not very funny. The main plot had a couple laughs, like the ending of the episode, but Roger's and Steve's plot seemed weird and did not really make me laugh, apart from Steve's line about the two ladies kissing. So overall this was not that great of an episode, I did not think, so my final grade is a solid "C". Kind of had an average feel to it, maybe a little below even.moreless
  • A great season finale.

    10
    This episode is really good and funny and here were two hillarious conversations between Roger and a foster kid. kid: water break boss? Roger: oh honey don't call me boss call me Dad. Kid: water break Dad? Roger: no. Roger: oh you you look cold why don't you get some eggnog. Kid: wow thank you. Roger: Just half a glass I'm not that thirsty. Also it is hillarious when the paparazzi mobs Francine and suprisinigly Steve was hillarious in this episode like when the kids get taken away from him and Roger and his servant girls choke Steve with a chain and he says I let you kiss while I watched and this is how you repay me. Also it is hillarious when the kids are being taken and Roger drinks the wine the kids made and he says oh yay take them away they did a horrible job. Also the Roger's Vineyard is better then the Cloney storyline overall a really good episode.moreless
  • Francine's birthday reminds her of her unfulfilled dream of breaking George Cloony's heart. Stan, happy to help out, hires mercenaries to succeed the goal. Back at the house, Roger adopts children to work on his vinyard, while Haily gets cancer.moreless

    9.8
    By far probably, my favorite episode of American Dad. I've watched it at least once everyday for one week. The brilliance of Seth MacFarlane can be seen in this episode, as well as the talent of his singing. I never tire watching Francine seducing Cloony into her snare, and being able to continue on with it, even though it can be seen that she is extremely discomforted being around him. The enslavement of the foster children by Roger is also another, oddly funny addition, using them for his vineyard, as well as personal matters such as Thanksgiving decorations. Haily who recieves what appears to be a fatal cancer, eventually suceeds in her quest to save the children from Roger, prompting my favorite quote in the episode from him, "*Gasp* JUDAS!!"moreless
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Bruce Boxleitner

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Adilah Barnes

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André Sogliuzzo

André Sogliuzzo

George Clooney

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Paget Brewster

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Raina

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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Petkov

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • 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.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • 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?
      Roger: No.

    • 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.
      (Everyone agrees)

    • 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.
      Franz: Ahem.
      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?
      Stan: Eh.
      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.

  • NOTES (15)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • The Jackal
      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.

    • Costco
      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.

    • Saw
      In the scene where Francine is stuck to a pipe, her method of getting free is similar to the one shown in this movie.

    • Kill Bill
      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.

    • Roger: Appearance
      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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