American Dad!

Season 8 Episode 10

Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa's Key

4
Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 12, 2012 on FOX
9.1
out of 10
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In the American Dad episode 'Wheels & the Legman and The Case of Grandpa's Key' Stan joins Roger (both voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and Steve's (Scott Grimes) fictional detective agency. Roger believes that Stan is incapable of doing the job and tells Steve to fire him. Stan is kidnapped by Roger's teddy bear Theodore Bonkers.moreless

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  • Best season 7 episode ever

    10
    I thought this episode was excellent. Finally, a perfect episode for season 7. The highest score for me were nines (four episodes). There is another perfect episode this season as well (The Wrestler(. I don't really had problems with both of the episodes. I laughed at Roger attending cancer place, Stan wearing hats, Roger playing with the car, Stan joining the deductive team, Roger at the Fudge, Stan trying to draw a pirate, Klaus trying to be photographed, Roger looking at Steve whil text messaging him, Steve telling something then Stan slapped him, Roger making car sounds, Roger putting his *** on the scanner, Roger's butt appearing on the cute picture, Steve yelling Roger that the bear's not real, and the ending. Overall, a very funny episode and the best of season 7. Worth watching again. 10/10moreless
  • It's about freakin' time that this season has actually gotten a hilarious and entertaining episode

    10
    Thank you Seth MacFarlane!!! Finally, this season has actually gotten an episode that is very funny all the way through, had an original and creative storyline, and the pacing wasn't rushed and it was very good. This is the best episode of AD since "Hot Water". "Hot Water" was the season opener and that tells you how weak that this season is doing. I can't believe some people actually think that this season is hilarious and still the same "American Dad". Well, to me... it's not and and I have been watching more unwatchable and dumb episodes this season than actual good episodes maybe it's because most of the episodes this season have humor that are annoying, repetitive, and stupid. Well, this episode feels exactly like the good ol' days of "American Dad" which makes me very happy. So this season has gotten two PERFECT episodes so far which is..... haha, sad. Anyways, this episode is a callback from one of the earlier AD episode with Roger and Steve having their pretend secret detective stuff which I loved seeing. It was really funny how Stan got bored because he is on his vacation and he just said "I'm just gonna go count my hats". I loved the fact that Klaus finally gets a plot in a while/long time. The plot with Klaus getting photographed so he can be in the cute pet magazine was drop dead hilarious all the way through. The most hilarious part in the Klaus plot was most definitely when Roger's butt turns out to be the cutest thing ever so it's online and Klaus gets angry about it (I couldn't stop laughing at that part.... that was just amazingly hilarious). Been a long time since a scene from AD actually made me laugh that hard. As for the main plot, it was very funny how in the end of the episode that Stan got so bored that he takes Roger's teddy bear and puts a knife with blood on it to blame the teddy bear (which was original and clever). Steve telling Roger that his teddy bear was a fake is funny as well. I also thought the very ending of the episode was hilarious when Steve is telling everyone things that they don't want to hear and I also thought it was hilarious at the very last second of the episode when Steve went to Dane Cook and said "I don't care what the world thinks of you............... you're hilarious". Overall, it's about freakin' time that I actually see an AD episode with original storyline, a bunch of excellent and clever humor, and a very well done pacing..... now just because this episode was excellent doesn't mean that I have hope for the rest of the season but if the season is just like this episode then that would be awesome. 10/10moreless
  • LOL! LMAO! ROFL!

    7.0
    If I do STUFF and STUFF goes wrong will you help me? LOL! LMAO! ROFL!
  • Grandpa's Key

    7.0
    Wheels and the Legman and Stan getting an entire episode devoted to them was funny, and it resulted in an entertaining, unique premise, even if the resolution was a bit thrown together. The Dane Cook twist at the end was perfectly done though and had me cracking up.



    Not like your typical American Dad episode, but still funny, still worth checking out.

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    • The store that is located right next to the mailbox store Roger and Steve enter to research the origin of a key they have for one of their investigation agency cases is named P. Falk & Co. On the sign under the name it reads..."and just one more thing". This is a reference to the show Columbo in which Peter Falk stars as Columbo, and uses his famous line that is seen on the sign...

    • The bear "Teddy Bonkers" that is Roger and Steve's receptionist at their fake investigation agency is dressed as one of Stan's Fathers Day bears from the episode "American Dream Factory" at the end of this episode.

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