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American Dad!: All About Steve

Stan is ashamed of Steve's geekiness but realizes he needs his help to catch a cyber-terrorist.

Meanwhile, Roger tries to find a suitable job that will allow him to interact with humans.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 1AJN08
Airdate: Sunday September 25th, 2005



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Greg Corbin
Recurring
Brian PosehnBrian Posehn
voiced Dan Vebber
Recurring
Catero ColbertCatero Colbert
voiced Derek Jeter
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
Jon RossJon Ross
voiced Kurt
Recurring
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates | Agent Mulder
Recurring
Mike HenryMike Henry
voiced Jackson | Taco King
Recurring
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
voiced Avery Bullock
Recurring
Stephen RootStephen Root
voiced Dick Reynolds
Recurring
Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert
voiced Dr. R. Dandliker
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



Roger's personas in this episode

Francine


Saudi Woman


Jumbo Juice


"Clearasil Presents Sci-fi Convention XIV" & "Humanoids with Vaginas Get in Free." are two of the slogans used on two of the banners at the convention center.

"Wizards and Shut-ins Magazine - 500 Reasons Why Krull is Better Than Sex!" was what the cover of Wizards and Shut-ins Magazine said.


"Dr. R. Dandliker - Dentist - Taking Pride in Not Molesting Unconscious Patients Since 1978" was what the sign on Dr. R. Dandliker's window said.




Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
LooperMondo '77 


Episode Quotes
Stan: (Walks in the Sci-Fi Convention) Good God! Who's manning the internet?!

Hayley: Roger, have you lost your mind? You know you can't let Steve's friends see you.
Roger: Oh, Hayley, they won't notice I'm not Francine. They're 13. They'll never take their eyes off my sweater meat.
Hayley: Look, don't go down there. I promise I'll help you find a safe way to socialize with humans.
Roger: That'd be great, Hayley. I feel so cooped up in this place. It's like a prison, except without the thrill of a daily cavity search. Did I say thrill? I meant fear.

Snot: I've never been to a baseball game before!
Stan: Yeah, well, wait 'til you hear who pulled some strings to get us into the Yankee locker room.
Barry: You?
Stan: I said wait, pork chop! Whoa, whoa, ha. Where'd that come from? Uh, yes, Steve's friend, it was me.

Roger: Well, going to the beach as a Saudi exchange student was an awful idea.
Hayley: Well, I'm sorry no one talked to you, but we can't risk anyone seeing you.
Roger: Hayley, I'm a social creature. I need to mingle. You know, back home, I was a greeter at Falaxido. It's kind of like Wal-Mart, except when people work there for 18 years, they aren't proud of it.

Francine: Stan, stop grinding your teeth. It's not your fault that nut-job is still out there.
Stan: Forget national security! We have a real crisis! Our son is a geek!
Francine: So our son is a geek, who cares?
Stan: You knew? What else have you been hiding? Maybe the fact that he's not even my son. Please, please, tell me you slept with another man. Tell me it was in our bed and he was wearing my tie as a headband. And-and you grabbed the tie to gain leverage, and then apologized, embarrassed. But he said, "No, baby, you grab what you need to grab to keep doing what you're doing." Tell me! If you ever loved me, you'll tell me that's what happened!

Jackson: Hey, Stan. How come I've never seen this son of yours before?
Stan: Darnelle's been to the office a hundred times! Or are black people invisible to you, you racist bastard!

Stan: Look, Steve, if you could translate his notes, then I could capture this madman and be one of the cool agents again. Please, son, I really need your help.
Steve: Fine. I'll help you.
Barry: Look, Mr. Smith, your stress zits are going away. Yay!
Stan: Oh, God, I want to hit you!

Stan: Yeah, I like how you shortened it to Sci-Fi Convention so it's shorter to say. But next time, why don't you just say Sci-Fi Con? Or SF Con?



Episode Goofs
In the episode A Smith In the Hand it is stated Steve is 14 however Roger states Steve is 13 in this episode.

Stan throws seven pieces of paper in the air when he's shot in the back but when he gets up and walks away there are 14 pieces on the ground.


Snot's shirt changes from a normal t-shirt to a belly shirt when runs around the house to discover the rain machine.


CONVENTION in the banner is misspelled as CONVEVTION


Steve says Toshi is playing the part of Chekhov, however for this to be true, Toshi would have to be wearing Yellow.




Cultural References
The title of this episode, All About Steve is a take off of the title of the 1950 Bette Davis movie, All About Eve

Visual: Star Wars Kid

The Star Wars Kid is a real internet video involving a video of a high school student from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, wielding a golf ball retriever in imitation of Darth Maul's lightsaber moves from the Star Wars films


Dan Vebber is dressed as Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings trilogy of books and movies.


As Dan Vebber runs from Stan he runs past the arm from the Terminator movies as well as an AtAt from the Star Wars movies, Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi.


While Roger is walking around the convention he shows of the Vulcan hand gesture and says Nanu Nanu which was the catch phrase said by Mork from the sit-com Mork and Mindy (1978-1982)


A poster of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek (1966-1969) is seen in the background of the basement.


American baseball player Derek Jeter (1974-) is seen in this episode apparently having worked for the CIA for a purpose he can't quite remember.


Steve, Toshi, Barry & Snot are dressed as the members of the original crew of Star Trek (1966-1969).



After realizing Steve is a geek, Stan runs through the streets to the tune of Mondo '77 by Looper.
This same song and same scene can be seen in the 2001 Tom Cruise drama, Vanilla Sky


In Steve's closet, Stan discovers models of the USS Enterprise, a Star Trek shuttle craft, an X-Wing fighter from Star Wars A New Hope, Gillman from The Creature from the Black Lagoon, also from Star Wars R2D2 and a lightsaber.

The poster titled HUGE is an allusion to the character of Hulk



The 2 people that walk past the camera are dressed as the characters Thundarr the Barbarian & Princess Ariel the Sorceress from the same named Saturday morning cartoon Thundarr the Barbarian (1980-1983).


Stan believes 2 people in costume are real FBI agents.
These characters were named Agent Mulder & Agent Scully, these were characters from the long running sci-fi show, The X-Files (1993-2002)




Episode References
The cyberterrorist Stan is after is named Dan Vebber.

Dan is the Producer/Supervising Producer/Co-Executive Producer of American Dad.



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 AssistantTravis Bowe  |  Robert Hunter (2)  |  Ray Valenzuela  |  Michael Wittenberg  |  Erin Sirpenski
Production CoordinatorAmy Reynolds  |  Sheikh 'ubi' Ubaid Mahmood
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Production SupervisorCharles Song
Storyboard ArtistBob Bowen  |  Scott Wood
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart
Production ManagerTanya Calderon  |  Todd Garfield
Executive Story EditorNeal Boushell  |  Sam O'Neal  |  Nahnatchka Khan
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorJim Shellhorn
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
Storyboard RevisionistErik Kuska  |  Zeke Johnson  |  Steve Wong  |  John Drake O'day
Writing AssistantKeith Heisler  |  Erik Durbin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Matt Fusfeld  |  Andy Goldberg
 
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