American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 15

With Friends Like Steve's

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 07, 2006 on TBS
8.8
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After Steve shows a lack of interest in Stan's job, Stan replaces him with Barry, Steve's malicious friend. Barry frames Steve to eliminate him from the household, but when Steve discovers Barry's weakness, he relies on his CIA skills to save the family. Meanwhile, Roger takes an impressive keg-stand and uses it to become a fraternity brother.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Correction

    10
    It's season 1 episode 22 get your facts right.
  • Main plot was funnier

    9.0
    After Steve shows a lack of interest in Stan's job, Stan replaces him with Barry, Steve's malicious friend. Barry frames Steve to eliminate him from the household, but when Steve discovers Barry's weakness, he relies on his CIA skills to save the family. Meanwhile, Roger takes an impressive keg-stand and uses it to become a fraternity brother. I thought this was a superb episode of American Dad. I liked Roger's plot and it was interesting, but it got boring after a while. Besides that, I liked the main plot. Barry was very funny here. I just wish Stan shows more disrespect to him but at least we got a couple ("God I hate you so much" "Quiet fatty!"). Steve getting bored at Stan's work was very funny. I thought it was funny when Stan (then Steve near the end) knows dolphin. Barry talking like Gary Oldman was super funny. The ending was funny as well. Overall, a superb episode. 9/10moreless
  • Perfect

    10
    After Steve shows a lack of interest in Stan's job, Stan replaces him with Barry, Steve's malicious friend. Barry frames Steve to eliminate him from the household, but when Steve discovers Barry's weakness, he relies on his CIA skills to save the family. Meanwhile, Roger takes an impressive keg-stand and uses it to become a fraternity brother.



    Overall, a perfect episode



    10 out of 10
  • perfect

    10
    Stan does not like that Steve seems uninterested in his work, so he starts spending time with Barry, whom he usually hates. He starts liking him, and Barry goes as far to eliminate Steve from the Smith household. When Barry learns Stan likes Francine more than him, he tries to eliminate her too. Will his plan work?



    Good episode. I really like Barry, he is funny a lot of the time, and even though he was serious for a lot of this episode without taking his vitamins, he still was pretty good here. Roger's plot about becoming a fraternity brother was good but it was definitely the main plot here that kept me interested. Final grade is going to be an A+.moreless
  • what a waste of talent

    4.8
    im sorry but this episode was so boring. i normaly find american dad funny but this was not it put me to sleep. ive had dentest visits that where funnier. seth macfarlane really disapointed me on this one. i just hope next week is better. boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boringmoreless
James DeBello

James DeBello

A.J.

Guest Star

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

Evil Barry

Guest Star

Chris Klein

Chris Klein

Gary/Rick

Guest Star

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Barry

Recurring Role

Matt McKenna

Matt McKenna

Drill Sergeant

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Steve: (slaps the pill out of a kid's hand) Don't take that! It'll turn you into one of them!
      Kid: Thanks, but if you touch me again, I'll cut your nipples off. (pause) There's a reason I'm in here.
      Steve: I've gotta get out of here! My family are in danger!
      Kid: This family of yours... do they have nipples?

    • Hayley: Girls, put those drinks down! We're supposed to be objectively studying this elitist sub-culture!
      Hayley's Friend: We're not objects! We are women! Hear me... (throws up) ...Huurgh!

    • Barry: Yes, Francine's first on my list. My list to kill! My name is Barry.

    • Stan: Man, I'm getting hungry. Hey, let's go dig up your mother so she can make us breakfast!

    • Barry: Thanks for driving me home, Mr. Smith. We're going faster than people.
      Stan: Quiet, fatty fat-fat fatty!

    • Stan: (About Barry) Careful, Steve! He's as mad as he is fat.

    • Steve: (To Barry) Hey, that's my dad's Tara Reid collector's plate. You can't touch that. You know how much that'll be worth in a few months when she's dead?

    • Barry: Stan, can we stop by church on the way to breakfast? Before I take my first sip of O.J., I like to take a big gulp of Jesus.

    • Stan: So, Steve, I guess we'll, uh, just, uh... see you at dinner then. (Whispers to Barry) Don't look at him.

    • (Barry's watch beeps)
      Barry: Time for my vitamin. (Realizes he ran out of them) I should run home and get more.
      Stan: You don't need those. Your little candy pills won't make you live forever, will they? (Seriously) Will they?

    • Stan: Oh, you're off the hook, Steve. I know you never bought into the whole Nicaraguans-Russians-and-Cubans-invading-Colorado thing. Besides, I've got Barry now. I don't need you per se.
      Steve: You don't need me?
      Stan: Per se, Steve. Geez, doesn't anyone appreciate Latin anymore?

    • Stan: So, Barry, want to wind down by watching the best movie ever, Red Dawn?
      Barry: I'm Barry!

    • Steve: Oh, you two went to the Mint together?
      Barry: Sure did.
      Stan: Barry has a knack for it, too. He can spot the difference between a plate and a platter. You either know that or you don't. It's like sexing a chicken.
      Barry: You hear that, Steve? Your dad knows my name. My name is Barry, and he knows that.

    • Stan: Steve, do you still want to go to the Franklin Mint this weekend? The new Clara Peller commemorative plates are in. "Where's the beef?" (Laughs) Good question. Where was that beef? Nobody knew.
      Steve: Oh, my God! The Franklin Mint?! Yeah, I'd rather die.

    • Francine: (To Stan) Are you still moping about Steve? Come on. He's just going through a phase. It's like Steve is America and you're Arrested Development. It doesn't mean you're bad, it just means he's not interested in you.

    • Stan: Steve used to really look up to me, but now it's like he's not into me anymore.
      Roger: Wow, that's really, really boring.
      Stan: I'm serious, Roger. I'm opening up to you here. It's like my son's rejection is bringing up all kinds of feelings I don't understand.
      Roger: Oh, okay. Uh... not sure what to say here.
      Hayley: Well, I'm off to petition my college for an Eskimo studies program.
      Roger: What?! They don't have one? I'm sorry, Stan, I'd love to help you, but the Eskimos, their plight, that's the real stuff here.
      Hayley: You care about the Eskimos?
      Roger: Yeah, yeah, I love their pies. Keep going. Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk.

    • Stan: Hey, Donny, tell my son about the guy who tried to sneak a lipstick camera past the XR-21.
      Donny: (Reluctantly) I accidentally shot him.
      Stan: Yeah, you did. It's called "justice," and it was hilarious.

    • Stan: Here we are, Steve, the most important building in the world. You excited?
      Steve: For my eight billionth installment of "Look How Awesome My Dad Is"? How could I not be?
      Stan: You couldn't. I was just making conversation.

    • Barry: Hey, Steve. Somebody left this on your front porch. (gives Steve the doormat)
      Stan: Great, it's the fat one.
      Steve: That's a doormat, Barry.
      Barry: Who's Matt Barry?
      Stan: God, I hate you so much!
      Steve: Mom, can Barry stay for dinner?
      Francine: If it's okay with his parents.
      Barry: Oh, they won't care. They never care.
      Stan: Good people. My kind of people.
      (Barry's watch beeps)
      Barry: Oh, time to take my vitamin. May I have a glass of water?
      Stan: Fatty can use the garden hose!

  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Invader Zim

      The scene where Steve is thrown into the padded van is strangely similar to the scene in the Invader Zim episode "Halloween Spectacular Of Spooky Doom."

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
      The "fly in the mouth" joke is a reference to the notorious "fly in the mouth" moment from Raiders of the Lost Ark when Belloq talks to Indiana Jones before the Ark is opened and a fly seems to crawl into his mouth.

    • Episode Title: With Friends Like Steve's
      The title is a play on the phrase "With friends like these, who needs enemies?"

    • Stan: Plates Collection
      The plates collection that Stan owns might be a reference to the film American Beauty, in which Colonel Frank Fitts owns a Nazi plate which he doesn't allow Ricky Fitts to touch.

    • Barry: The Princess Bride
      When Barry is deciding which drink he is going to drink, he and Steve say similar things from The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride was also mentioned and, of course, Steve wins by putting the vitamin in both glasses, just the same as in the film.

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