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American Dad!: Homeland Insecurity

When Stan learns his new neighbors are Iranian, he immediately suspects that they are terrorists.

Meanwhile, Roger tries to discover any hidden alien powers he may have while Steve is left at the mercy of the Scout Rangers.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 1AJN06
Airdate: Sunday June 12th, 2005
Network: FOX



Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Greg Corbin
Recurring
Elias KoteasElias Koteas
voiced Jim
Recurring
Gina GershonGina Gershon
voiced Karen
Recurring
Megyn PriceMegyn Price
voiced Linda Memari
Recurring
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates
Recurring
Richard KindRichard Kind
voiced Al Tuttle
Recurring
Ron LivingstonRon Livingston
voiced Bob Memari
Recurring
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Joey
Recurring
Abraham BenrubiAbraham Benrubi
voiced Todd
Matthew LillardMatthew Lillard
voiced Bruce
William FichtnerWilliam Fichtner
voiced Harland
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
Langley Falls Post Newspaper Headline



This episode introduces the character

Al Tuttle | The Smith's Neighbor


Bob & Linda Memari | The Smiths' Neighbors


This episode contained a short sub movie type thing about Roger's Gold Gem-Studded Turd. It ended with a "to be continued..."

This is the second time that Stan says, "I see it, I see it." (the first time being in "Rodger Codger")

At the cookout, the apron Stan is wearing says "100% American Beef".

The billboard that Steve and Roger fly in front of on the bike says: "The Moon: Our Nighttime Sun! The Lunar Awareness Council."



Episode Quotes
Francine: Say hi to Betty for me!
Tuttle: Oh, I would, but she died six months ago. The big C.
Francine: Cancer?
Tuttle: No, the big letter C from the Coca-Cola sign. Fell right on top of her.

Steve: The alien in this video game is awesome. He shoots laser beams, he levitates -- he's the coolest alien ever!
(Roger glares at Steve)
Steve: Oh, I didn't mean...
Roger: No, no, no, no, you said it. It's out there. Now we have to live with it.
Steve: Well, it's kind of true. You don't have any special powers, do you?
Roger: Well, I'm a good listener. Do you know how rare that is in this universe?
Steve: Yeah, that'll take down an F-14. Can't you do anything?
Roger: Well, I can get my feelings hurt and throw a world-class hissy fit!

Francine: Wanna meet her?
Terry: No, I just want Greg to check out her sun-damaged skin. See, that’s the kind of leather I want for the couch in the den.
Greg: Mmm, yeah, nice.

Stan: The Memaris have clearly recruited others. They're like vampires... or the gays.
Hayley: Could you get any more insane?
Stan: Quick, plug your butt with this clove of garlic.

Stan: Hayley! The neighborhood! What are you two doing here?

Francine: Yes, it's going to be a block party.
Stan: So we'll provide the burgers and beer, as long as you provide your charming selves.
Neighbor #1: So, no cavity search?
Stan: Available on request.
Neighbor #1: Oh, you.

Hayley: Dad, what you did is racial profiling. The Memari's had nothing to do with that gazebo, and everyone knows it.
Stan: These people are trying to destroy us, and you want proof?
Hayley: Yes.
Stan: Oh, well, that's fair. I'll go get some.

Francine: I was finally making friends, Stan. How could you ruin my party?
Stan: It was easy. I just yelled "terrorist" and everyone ran away. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you asked, how did I ruin your party. And I'm like, you were there, baby. You had a front row seat.



Episode Goofs
Steve's bike seems to be missing when he and Roger start to walk home after the accident at the transformer.


For one scene, the color chart on the fridge goes from Green-Blue-Yellow-Orange-Red to Blue-Green-Yellow-Orange-Red




Cultural References
The scenes with Roger in Steve's bike basket & the one sailing past the moon billboard are allusions to the classic 1982 Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial




Steve: The Psycho Rangers are gaining on us!

The Psycho Rangers where the bizarro versions of the Power Rangers.

Stan: I'll be fun in the kitchen!
In the bedroom! In the dining room!
And I'll be fun at Costco when we're shopping for bulk paper towels!




Stan's quote is an allusion to a speech made by the former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean where he shouts the states he intends to win after coming in third in the Iowa caucuses in 2004.

This final snapshot is an allusion to the photos from Abu Ghraib that revealed abuse and torture inflicted on the detainees




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)
EditorBobby Gibis
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterMatt McKenna  |  Chris McKenna (1)  |  Alison McDonald  |  Steve Hely
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantRay Valenzuela  |  Michael Wittenberg  |  Erin Sirpenski  |  Travis Bowe  |  Robert Hunter (2)  |  Kari Salrin
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Production SupervisorCharles Song
Storyboard ArtistShawn Murray
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart
Production ManagerTodd Garfield  |  Tanya Calderon
Executive Story EditorSam O'Neal  |  Neal Boushell  |  Nahnatchka Khan
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorJennifer Graves
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
Storyboard RevisionistSteve Wong  |  Erik Kuska  |  Zeke Johnson  |  John Drake O'day
Writing AssistantErik Durbin  |  Keith Heisler
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Matt Fusfeld  |  Andy Goldberg
 
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