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Stan rigs the school election so Steve can become school president so he can impress the most popular girl in school, Lisa Silver.

Meanwhile, after Francine cuts off Roger's supply of junk food, he agrees to write Hayley's term papers if he continues to supply his fix.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 1AJN01
Airdate: Sunday February 06th, 2005


Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Mar 30, 2008

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
André Sogliuzzo
voiced Various
Recurring
Chris Cox
voiced George W. Bush
Recurring
Curtis Armstrong
voiced Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein
Recurring
Daisuke Suzuki
voiced Toshi Hirano
Recurring
Jeff Fischer
voiced Jeff Fischer
Recurring
John Viener
voiced Various
Recurring
Kevin Michael Richardson
voiced Principal Brian Lewis
Recurring
Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates
Recurring
Mike Henry (1)
voiced Jackson
Recurring
Carmen Electra
voiced Lisa Silver
Kim Parks
voiced Various
Natasha Melnick
voiced Various
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlane
voiced Stan Smith | Roger
Scott Grimes
voiced Steve Smith
Rachael MacFarlane
voiced Hayley Smith
Dee Bradley Baker
voiced Klaus Heissler
Episode Notes
Langley Falls Post Newspaper Headline



Pearl Bailey High Bugle is the name of the Pearl Bailey High School newspaper.

You can also find this episode on a bonus DVD included with the Family Guy: Volume Two Fully Loaded! DVD set.

The episode first premiered during the Superbowl in 2005

While Stan and Francine are watching the news, above the telecaster is a sign saying "CBS News". FOX is the company producing American Dad and just like what they do in The Simpsons and Family Guy, they make fun of their own company and actually advertise for CBS and not themselves.

This episode introduces the characters of

Barry Robinson (although he is not named until the third episode, Stan Knows Best)


Principal Brian Lewis


Jackson | One of Stan's CIA co-workers



Jeff Fischer | Hayley's on-again off-again boyfriend


Lisa Silver | Head cheerleader


Schmuely "Snot" Lonstein


Toshi Hirano




Episode Quotes
Stan: Francine, you be very careful out there today, we're at terror alert orange! Which means something might go down somewhere in some way in some point in time, SO LOOK SHARP!

Stan: Osama, is that you? (Hears noise, fires gun)
Roger: Jeez, Stan, what gives? Holy Toledo, you killed your son's dog! And don't ask me to bring him back with that E.T. finger thing because that's a giant load of crap.

Hayley: Oh my God. Dad, why is Hilary Duff in our house?
Stan: Hilary is here of her own free will because she wants to have dinner with Steve.
Steve: Hilary, could you pass the salt?
Stan: (Holding gun to her head) Pass him the salt.

Roger: By the way, Hayley, oh my God, these Chocodiles, these Chocodiles Hayley, oh my God, these Chocodiles, oh my God!

Stan: God, please watch over the soul of my dead dog and carry him up to heaven... because he sure as hell can't walk... he's dead. Amen.

Klaus: I used to have a dog... and legs... and arms. I was an Olympic skier before the CIA switched mein brain with ein goldfish.
Stan: What were we supposed to do? Let East Germany win gold? Not on my watch.

Stan: Do you know how many votes George Bush actually received on the first election? 7

Steve: So, Hilary, school elections are coming up, and I have been personally wedged by both contestants.



Episode Goofs
Stan raises the terror alert wheel on the refrigerator from yellow to orange but, when he sits back down, it's yellow again.


When Steve is talking to Lisa, the bathroom door (along w/ the water fountain) is on the right of his locker but, when he says 'Score, Score Score' the door has vanished and is seen again when the boys leave the bathroom, it's to the left of his locker.



When Steve walks up to Lisa at her locker, there is no door, but out of nowhere one appears when she reaches up to close it.


When Roger questions how Stan is going to rig the school president election, the arrow on the colored threat meter is missing


Stan and Francine are seen watching Dan Rather with a coffee table in front of them, but when Steve comes home the table has vanished.


The metal detector Hayley walks through has vanished seconds later when Stan exits the house to throw out her gum.
Also there appears to be an extra stair. There's 2 & landing when she walks in and then 3 & the landing when Stan runs out.


The lightning bolt on Steve's shirt has vanished when he's walking home from school.



Although it is mentioned later in the episode and worn again when Steve in roaming the halls with 'his people' but there's no logical reason he would have changed it at the start of the episode.

The paper Stan is writing on appears and disappears when he's talking with Jackson and showing him his Osama bin Laden pencil topper.



Steve has switched positions from when he was having dinner with Hillary Duff and when she runs out of the house and Stan asks, what did I say about the mines.
First he's sitting with the front door on his right side but suddenly he's sitting facing the front door. Also Hillary's chair seems to have vanished as well.



When Klaus is speaking to Francine there is a fish food container next to his bowl on the corner of the counter, but when the camera angle changes to behind his bowl, the fish food has vanished and reappears later.


When Jeff knocks on the window you can see the ladder he's climbed on but right after he leaves and Roger enters suddenly the ladder is gone


Stan crashes through the window of the mall and has no injuries but in the car his face is bloodied & embedded with shards of glass




Cultural References
Stan: Osama, is that you?

This is a reference to Osama Bin Laden, the infamous terrorist that is thought to be responsible for the terror attacks towards World Trade Center on 9/11.

The old algebra teacher's name is Mr. Feeney.

This is a reference to the show "Boy Meets World", in which the teacher that seemed to always teach the kids was named Mr. Feeney.

Roger: Oh, oh, ow...Ow, Francine. You know, we can't all look like those anorexic aliens on the James Cameron movies.

The James Cameron movie Roger is referring to is Aliens

The school used in the show is Pearl Bailey High School

The high school is named after Pearl Bailey, as Baily was an actress and singer, who won a Tony Award for playing Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!.

Roger: Geez Stan, What gives? Holy toledo, you killed you're son's dog! And don't ask me to bring him back with that E.T finger thing, because that's a giant load of crap!

E.T is a 1982 sci-fi movie about an alien that could heal people and things with his glowing finger tip.

Stan: If the CIA found out you lived here, we'd have our memories erased. Did you see Memento?

Memento is a 2000 movie about a man who suffers from short-term memory loss and still had to find the man who killed his wife.

Roger: VH1 was running this I Love the '80s marathon.

VH1 is an American cable television network based in New York City.

Roger: Did you know Lou Ferrigno was deaf?

Lou Ferrigno is an American bodybuilder and actor suffering from loss of hearing.

Roger: I think you got a shot, Steve. As long as you don't wear that Shazam! shirt.

Shazam! is a reference to Captain Marvel, the fictional comic book superhero created in 1939.

Stan: We signed IKEA to furnish Iraq.

IKEA is an international home products retailer that sells furniture, accessories and bathroom and kitchen items.

Stan: Sorry, no dog. I'm more than happy to get you an Etch-a-Sketch.

Etch A Sketch is a trademark for the mechanical drawing toy manufactured by the Ohio Art Company.

Roger: (to himself) No potato chips, no cupcakes. Francine, I'm gonna hawk a loogie in your Oil of Olay.

Oil of Olay, originally named Olay, is a Procter & Gamble brand which bases around facial moisturizer skin care products.

Roger: (...) But if you supply me with Twinkies, Ho Hos...

Twinkies and Ho Hos are both cream-filled cakes distributed by the Hostess company.

Hayley: What do you know about Crime and Punishment?

"Crime and Punishment" is a novel that was first published in 1866.

Hayley: Oh, my God. Dad, why is Hilary Duff in our house?

Hilary Duff is an American actress and singer/songwriter born in 1987.

Hayley: Know anything about Henry Kissinger?

Henry Kissinger is an American political scientist, diplomat and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Roger: Oh, my God. These Chocodiles. These Chocodiles, Hayley. Oh, my God. These Chocodiles. Oh, my God.

Chocodile is a confection created by the Hostess company.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerKenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  David Zuckerman  |  David Hemingson
Supervising ProducerCraig Thomas (1)  |  Carter Bays
ProducerDan Vebber  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerBrian Boyle
Consulting ProducerBrad Johnson (3)
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterMatt McKenna  |  Alison McDonald  |  Steve Hely  |  Chris McKenna (1)
MusicWalter Murphy
Production SupervisorBrandee Stilwell  |  Charles Song
Storyboard ArtistBob Bowen  |  Joe Daniello  |  Brent Woods  |  Colin Heck  |  Peter Shin
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart
Production ManagerTodd Garfield
Executive Story EditorNeal Boushell  |  Nahnatchka Khan  |  Sam O'Neal
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorJohn Aoshima
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
Storyboard RevisionistZeke Johnson
Writing AssistantKeith Heisler  |  Erik Durbin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantMatt Fusfeld  |  Andy Goldberg
 
Warning: American Dad! season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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