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American Dad!: Man in the Moonbounce

After Stan flips out over not having a childhood, he breaks the law and gets sentenced to jail so Steve must accept being the man of the family.

Meanwhile, Hayley tries to bring Klaus out of the doldrums by giving him a makeover.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 4AJN19
Airdate: Sunday November 08th, 2009
Special Airtime: 07:30 pm

Director: Tim Parsons
Writer: Brian Boyle


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alex CuthbertsonAlex Cuthbertson
voiced Kid
Recurring
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
voiced Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein
Recurring
Daisuke SuzukiDaisuke Suzuki
voiced Toshi Hirano
Recurring
Eddie Kaye ThomasEddie Kaye Thomas
voiced Barry Robinson
Recurring
Eric EdwardsEric Edwards
voiced Henry Callaway
Recurring
Erik SommersErik Sommers
voiced Rivers
Recurring
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Warden
Recurring
Harve PresnellHarve Presnell
voiced Judge
Recurring
J. LeeJ. Lee
voiced Wesley Snipes
Recurring
Jonathan FenerJonathan Fener
voiced Inmate
Recurring
Laura McCrearyLaura McCreary
voiced Unknown
Recurring
Matt McKennaMatt McKenna
voiced Bailliff
Recurring
Rob RiggleRob Riggle
voiced Harvey Lisle
Recurring
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Stan Smith | Roger
Wendy SchaalWendy Schaal
voiced Francine Smith
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
voiced Steve Smith
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Hayley Smith
Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Klaus Heissler
Episode Notes
“Man in the Moonbounce” was seen by 4.532 million viewers

Roger's Disguise:

Swami




Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Banana SplitsThe Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) 
Diana RossI'm Coming Out10min


Episode Goofs
Steve's popsicle vanishes after Roger does his human impression.

When the kids are running to the moon bounce, Nathan from “Stan's Night Out” is seen when he wasn't there during Stan's tour of the house.

When Roger is talking to Stan in the moon bounce, Francine walks up.
When she does, the bottom of the moon bounce window comes up to her chest but when Roger tells her she's in way over her head, the window reaches her hips.



Cultural References
Star of 1998's “54”, 1999's “Cruel Intentions” & 2004's “Crash” (to name a few), American actor Ryan Phillippe (1974-) is featured in this episode as the model for Klaus' new haircut.

Stan: “I don't know Francine how long did Billy Madison last, forever? It..it felt like forever.”

The 1995 comedy “Billy Madison” starring Adam Sandler (1966-) is mentioned in this episode.

During Klaus' hair cutting montage, the 1980 song by Diana Ross, “I'm Coming Out” from her album “diana” is heard.

The La-La-La song that plays twice in this episode is called “The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)” & it is the theme song for the 60s kids show “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour” (1968-1969) written by Mark Barkan and Richie Adams.

Stan returning home is similar to the scene from the 1994 drama, “The Shawshank Redemption” starring Morgan Freeman (1937-), Tim Robbins (1958-) & James Whitmore (1921-2009).
The scene in question involves Whitmore's character, “Brooks Hatlen”, who after being released from Shawshank commits suicide because he cannot cope with the outside world.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Rick Wiener  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerJonathan Fener  |  Brian Boyle  |  Nahnatchka Khan  |  Jim Bernstein
Supervising ProducerMurray Miller  |  Judah Miller
ProducerMatt McKenna  |  Chris McKenna (1)  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerErik Sommers
Consulting ProducerJonathan Jacobs
Associate ProducerEli Dolleman
EditorRobert Desales
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterAlex Cuthbertson  |  Matt Fusfeld  |  Keith Heisler
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantKasey Bell
Production CoordinatorMegan Smithyman  |  Patricia R. Burns  |  George Rincon
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard ArtistRudi Berden  |  Patrick J. Kochakji
Character DesignerCaleb Meurer  |  Valerie Fletcher  |  Harry Sabin  |  Jeff Rebner
Supervising DirectorBrent Woods  |  Ron Hughart
Production ManagerAimee Bell
Executive Story EditorLaura McCreary  |  Erik Durbin
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssociatePam Hyatt
Assistant DirectorJennifer Graves
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioChris Long
Storyboard RevisionistJessie Romero  |  Jeffrey Scott (2)  |  Ashley J. Long  |  James Kim (1)  |  Jamie Iglehart  |  Harry Sabin  |  Robert Goodin (4)  |  David P. Bonanno
Writing AssistantParker Deay
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLeslie Reider  |  Jordan Blum  |  Artie Johann  |  A. Spencer Porter  |  Tom Welch
Character Design SupervisorJim Feeley
Retake DirectorKevin Thresher  |  Albert Acosta
 
Warning: American Dad! season 5 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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