American Dad!

Season 3 Episode 16

When a Stan Loves a Woman

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 29, 2007 on FOX
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After Stan discovers that Francine has a secret sex garden, he feels like their marriage may be crumbling. Looking to rekindle their romance, Francine asks for a divorce so that Stan can experience life as a bachelor again, and both learn a valuable lesson in love. Meanwhile, addicted to an energy drink, Steve finds himself panhandling in the streets to support his new habit.moreless

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  • Francine divorces Stan so he feel like a bachelor while Steve gets addicted to an energy drink

    8.0
    After Stan discovers that Francine has a secret sex garden, he feels like their marriage may be crumbling. Looking to rekindle their romance, Francine asks for a divorce so that Stan can experience life as a bachelor again, and both learn a valuable lesson in love. Meanwhile, addicted to an energy drink, Steve finds himself panhandling in the streets to support his new habit. I thought that this episode was better than An Apocalypse to Remember but Four Little Words is slightly better. I enjoyed Steve's plot more than Stan's plot. Everything in that plot was hilarious nonstop. Including Steve singing after drinking an energy drink, his friends attacking him, and ditching his friends (in one scene?). As for the main plot, it is okay, but nothing special though. I did find Francine "WTF is going on there" (said twice) line funny after finding out that Stan married a woman named Joanna. The same thing goes towards the end of the episode when Stan told Francine that he did had sex with Joanna five times leaving Francine awestruck. Overall, it was a great episode of AD. 8/10moreless
  • perfect

    10
    After Stan discovers that Francine has a secret sex garden, he feels like their marriage may be crumbling. Looking to rekindle their romance, Francine asks for a divorce so that Stan can experience life as a bachelor again, and both learn a valuable lesson in love. Meanwhile, addicted to an energy drink, Steve finds himself panhandling in the streets to support his new habit.



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  • great

    8.0
    Stan discovers a secret sex garden by his wife, and realizes just how many times she has had sex. She justifies it by saying none of it mattered because she wasn't in love with the men. So, she divorces Stan temporarily so he can have meaningless sex, but it might backfire when it seems he has found new love with a new woman. Steve gets super addicted to an energy drink.



    Good episode. The main plot did not interest me or entertain me a lot, but the sub plot, with the energy drink, had me laughing right from the start, when Steve sings "Everybody dance now!" So the sub plot pretty much saved this episode and it is because of the sub plot that I give this bad boy here a B-moreless
  • Divorce is in the air!

    9.2
    This episode is hilarious, with Stan and Francine divorcing and then Stan remarrying all so that Stan could go his life knowing he's had sex with more than one woman. From start to finish, the plot was a rollercoaster of laughs as Stan goes through the motions of being single, and then being dared to remarry. The ending is hilarious, where Stan realises he loves Francine so he can have sex with his new wife because he doesn't love her.



    As for Steve's addiction, the subplot is nowhere near as funny, but it has its moments, and overall, the episode is a great one.moreless
  • Miss it by this Much!

    7.5
    This epiosde of "American Dad" when Stan gets a divorce with Francie and get invovled with another woman. At one point, The new woman in Stasn life likes guns and spend the time shooting at the range. that epiosde nearly have gottten a TV-MA When that "American Dad" epiosde reach Cartoon Network's Adult Swin, they will probaby get a TV-MA. that was close in terms of adult content. the other story involves Steve obession with the energy drink that nearly drove himn mad or on the streets to beg for money to keep the energy drink on his back. Smell Ya Later.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Stan says he and Joanna are checking into The Radisson for their Honeymoon, but when Francine goes to stop them the building she goes into is called the Grand Hotel.

    • The third and final room of the hotel Francine checks (where Stan and Joanna were supposed to be), she sees a man with a frog. This is the same man and frog that were seen briefly in the pilot episode in the science lab.

    • The target that Joanna shoots is to the left of Stan's target, yet she is in the booth to the right of his.

    • Joanna is the third wife Stan has had in the show. The other two are Francine and Thundercat, who appeared in "Stan of Arabia."

    • Francine shouldn't just be able to barge into every hotel room, since she'd need a key/card to get in.

    • Normally, every time someone opens a can of Cougar Boost energy drink, you hear a cougar roar. But when Stan introduces Joanna to the family, Steve opens a can and nothing is heard.

    • The hotel employee tells Francine where the room the Smiths are staying in, even though usually they are not allowed to due to security reasons.

    • Langley Falls Post front page headline: "Airlines to Screen Emotional Baggage."

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Stan: Francine, it's no use. It's not gonna happen tonight.
      Francine: Don't worry, there are ways to treat it. Meditation, Cialis, ginkgo biloba...you know, for your memory. Because you forgot how to get a boner.
      Stan: Hey, I'm not the problem, you're the problem. I've never slept with anyone except you. But you...you have a sex garden that was on the cover of Sex Garden magazine.
      Francine: Oh, is that what this is about: my past? Stan, that was just sex. Sex without love is meaningless.
      Stan: Francine, I'm listening to you talk, I'm looking in your eyes, but all I can see is you taking more poundings than Omaha Beach before the ground assault began.

    • (Stan and Francine have been fighting over the fact that he only slept with her and she's had more lovers)
      Roger: All right, that's it! Can't a guy sit in a closet and get drunk with Francine's shoes without being barraged by filth? I don't need to know what goes on in your bedroom!

    • Snot: Steve, it's Thursday night. You know what that means: time to tease some pedophiles on the internet!
      Barry: There's an insurance salesman in Ohio who wants to fly me to Disneyland!

    • Roger: Frannie, bar whores. Bar whores, Frannie.
      Francine: Hi.

    • Roger: (To the hookers) Okay, you're free to go. Spread your legs and fly. You are some of the best hoes I've ever had. It's true, it's true. Look at me, look at me. You are! (turning to Daniella, the hooker) Daniella, I was tougher on you than all the rest, but that's because I believed in you. And now look, (starts crying) you have become one of the skankiest ho's I have ever had the privilege to throw out of a moving car. Now go. Go!

    • Joanna: That's a good-lookin' Glock. Your wife give you that Glock?
      Stan: I'm recently divorced. You?
      Joanna: No, I'm married to my work.
      Stan: Law enforcement? Mercenary?
      Joanna: No, the complete opposite.
      Stan: Couch upholsterer?
      Joanna: Bingo.
      Stan: You run a bingo parlor?
      Joanna: Yes.

    • Joanna: Honey, can I have my lipstick?
      Stan: Huh? Oh, sure.
      Francine: What the **** is going on?!?!

    • Francine: Oh, Stan, I'm so sorry! Now I know how you felt seeing all those rose bushes 'cause the thought of you being with someone else was driving me crazy! But in my heart, I knew it. I knew you wouldn't have sex with her!
      Stan: Oh, no, I had sex with her.
      Francine: What?
      Stan: Yeah, she's my wife. It was my honeymoon night. Anyway, you were right. Now I know what you meant about it being just sex. All those guys you slept with before me meant nothing... like the sex I just had with Joanna.
      Francine: You... had sex with her?
      Stan: Five times! I wanted to make sure it was consistently meaningless, and it was. The scratch marks on my back will forever be a tribute to my love for you.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Family Guy
      This episode somewhat resembles the Family Guy episode, "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey," where Lois allows Peter to sleep with another woman, after he learns that she has cheated on him.

    • Gonna Make you Sweat
      This song by C+C Music Factory is played when Steve dances on the kitchen table.

    • James Lipton
      For some reason, the waiter at Cap'n Monty's is a dead ringer for James Lipton, the host of Inside The Actor's Studio. He even matches James' slow, low-toned speech and penchant for over-praising his guest, or in this case, the fondue.

    • Vitruvian Man
      The image that Joanna shoots into her target is that of the Vitruvian Man, a famous drawing done by Leonardo da Vinci of a man in two poses that demonstrates human proportions.

    • Chasing the Orange Dragon
      Yoshi makes this observation about Steve's addiction to Cougar Boost. "Chasing the dragon" is Asian slang for someone who is addicted to heroin.

    • Omaha Beach
      Omaha Beach was the codename for one of the principal landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The Allies heavily bombed this beach.

    • Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects
      Stan's statement, "Haley Joel Osment is Keyser Soze" is an allusion to these two films, both famous because of their shock twists. Stan has confused the two films, as the identity of Keyser Soze is actually revealed in The Usual Suspects.

    • Episode Title: When a Stan Loves a Woman
      This title is an allusion to the song "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge.

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