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American Dad!: Stan of Arabia (2)

In the conclusion, after renouncing their American citizenship, the Smiths are arrested for various offenses and sentenced to stoning.

Meanwhile, Roger regales a Saudi prince with tales of Beverly Hills 90210 & Melrose Place.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 1AJN13
Airdate: Sunday November 13th, 2005
Network: FOX



  • Currently 9.7/10
9.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brian George (1)Brian George (1)
voiced Ali | Prince | Guy #3
Recurring
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Police of Vice & Virtue #2 | Judge
Recurring
Gina GershonGina Gershon
voiced American Girl #1
Recurring
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Stone Mayhem Announcer
Recurring
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Faziz
Recurring
Neal FeinbergNeal Feinberg
voiced Khalid | Zacharias | Irv Rosenblath
Recurring
Odile CorsoOdile Corso
voiced God
Recurring
Paget BrewsterPaget Brewster
voiced Thundercat
Recurring
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
voiced Avery Bullock
Recurring
Peter LuriePeter Lurie
voiced Man at Bizarre
Recurring
Zuhair HaddadZuhair Haddad
voiced Old Man | Police of Vice & Virtue #3
Recurring
Grant HeslovGrant Heslov
voiced Man #2 | Stone Mayhem Announcer
Oded FehrOded Fehr
voiced Kazim
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

None | Due to Shortened Intro

Roger gave a recap of the previous episode before this one began.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christopher CrossSailing 


Episode Quotes
Roger: Oh, and what happens in Saudi Arabia, stays in Saudi Arabia, okay? Seriously.

Judge: While I'm sure that's a meaningful callback to an earlier conversation, I must point out that you're a man and you have broken no laws.
Stan: So, what does a guy have to do to get stoned around here?
Judge: We're not big on homosexuality.

Judge: I'm sorry, counselor. What did you say your name is?
Defense Attorney: Irv Rosenblatt.
Judge: Guilty!
Defense Attorney: Every single case! Oy, this is a tough town.

Steve: Wow, Angelina Jolie! I have so many questions to ask you. Is that whole thing about you sleeping with knives in the bed true?
God: I'm not Angelina Jolie, Steve. I'm God. I simply chose the form most pleasing to you.
Steve: Oh, you're God. So, is that thing about Angelina Jolie sleeping with knives in the bed true?
God: Yeah. It's messed up, isn't it?

Kazim: Oh, Hayley, that was so wonderful. But now, I'm so confused. It's like I'm not sure who I am anymore.
Hayley: Why, because of that thing I did with my finger? Look, we tried something weird, and you liked it. That doesn't make... Oh, you're talking about the terrorism thing.

Steve: Okay. I'm cool. Whatever life throws at me, I can take it, because I am a strong, independant, black woman... I mean, white teenager. Oh God, I'm gonna die out here!

Ali: It's so good to have Stan working with us on the pipeline and not for the... United States.
Faziz: Imperialist swine.
Ali: They want to enslave all Arabs.
Stan: You know damn well that America does not want to enslave all Arabs. Just the ones who have oil.

Kazim: You should be more careful around the Police of Vice and Virtue. Do you want to get stoned?
Hayley: Yes! Oh, my God, it's been, like, forever.
Kazim: You would like to be buried up to your neck and have a crowd of angry men throw rocks at your head?
Hayley: Oh. No.

Man: (On radio) All units to the northeast corner of the kasbah! 220 in progress!
Saudi Police Officer: 220? Someone just spotted a woman's ankles. Let's move!



Episode Goofs
Even though God explained to Steve earlier that his/her current form was just a representive, Steve keeps insisting to the people of Saudi Arabia that God is a woman (which, in Saudi Arabia and other countries where Islam is the main religion, is considered taboo since Muslims don't believe that their god is male or female).

Hayley is convicted for a crime under Saudi Arabia laws even though she commited it on US soil.



Cultural References
Roger: Oh, and what happens in Saudi Arabia, stays in Saudi Arabia, okay?

This is a spoof of the term, "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas."


Roger's Stories

Some of the stories Roger tells the prince about are taken from seasons of shows like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose's Place.

Stan: Look, Mr. President! Teacher says whenever a bell rings, an oppressive autocracy gets freedom!
President Bush: They sure do. Attaboy, Clarence.

This is an allusion to the scene between George Bailey & his daughter Zuzu at the end of the 1946 classic Christmas movie, It's A Wonderful Life.
Zuzu tells her father, Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Clarence was George's guardian angel that showed him what life would be like if he was never born.


This shot of Steve emerging from the desert is an allusion to the entrance of Sherif Ali from the 7x 1962 Oscar© winning film Lawrence of Arabia


The 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush (1942-) is featured in this episode




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 WriterChris McKenna (1)  |  Matt McKenna  |  Alison McDonald  |  Steve Hely
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantMichael Wittenberg  |  Ray Valenzuela  |  Robert Hunter (2)  |  Erin Sirpenski
Production CoordinatorAmy Reynolds  |  Christopher Collins (2)  |  Sheikh 'ubi' Ubaid Mahmood
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Production SupervisorCharles Song
Storyboard ArtistBob Bowen  |  Tim Parsons
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart
Production ManagerTanya Calderon  |  Todd Garfield
Executive Story EditorNahnatchka Khan  |  Neal Boushell  |  Sam O'Neal
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorCaleb Meurer
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
Storyboard RevisionistZeke Johnson  |  Erik Kuska  |  John Drake O'day  |  Steve Wong
Writing AssistantKeith Heisler  |  Erik Durbin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Matt Fusfeld  |  Andy Goldberg
Retake DirectorRobin Brigstocke
 
Warning: American Dad! season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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