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American Dad!: Not Particularly Desperate Housewives

Looking for an escape from her weekly routine, Francine joins the Ladybugs. All she has to do is pretend to be cheating on Stan.

Meanwhile, Stan & Roger compete for the affections of a lap dog named Fussy.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 1AJN16
Airdate: Sunday December 18th, 2005
Network: FOX

Director: Brent Woods
Writer: Dan Vebber

Guest Stars
Eric EdwardsEric Edwards
voiced Manager
Jill TalleyJill Talley
voiced Fat Lady
Megyn PriceMegyn Price
voiced Linda Memari
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates
Molly ShannonMolly Shannon
voiced Christie White
Paget BrewsterPaget Brewster
voiced Casey
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
voiced Avery Bullock
Sandra OhSandra Oh
voiced Katie
Freddy RodriguezFreddy Rodriguez
voiced Hector
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

Red State Grocery - "The Choice of a Slim Majority of Shoppers." Snooty's Boutique - "We Reserve the Right to Deny Service to Everyone." Langley Public Library - "We Still Have Microfiche For Some Reason." are some of the slogans on the buisiness signs.

Apparently Francines friend Linda has more than friendly feelings toward Francine, even tough they are both married to men.

According to this episode's commentary, Matt Fusfeld, who was the assistant to the writers and later episode writer, was the inspiration of the name of the dog, Fussy.
Apparently, Fussy was Matt's nickname.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ElasticaConnectionIntro of Ladybugs

Episode Quotes
Klaus: There was a very famous Jewish girl who kept a diary. It ended badly. But enough about Fran Drescher. Ha ha! You thought I was making a Holocaust joke. Shame on you!

Francine: Did you find your dog, honey?
Stan: Fuzzy is gone, let's just leave it at that. Wasn't someone trying to kill you or something?

Roger: Don't be starting what you can't finish, bitch.

Stan: Damn it, Roger, I've told you a million times. No smoking in the house!
Roger: And I told you, it's menthol. So, it's healthier than an apple.

Francine: Kristy! Remember me? Francine? Oh, how I wish I could peel off your skin, put it on, and be you. I mean... hi.

Stan: What the hell is that?
Francine: This is Fuzzy. His owner was killed, and he needs a home.
Stan: No way, Francine. We're Smiths, and Smiths have manly dogs. This dog couldn't be any more effeminate, even if it had 20 vaginas. And then it would just be a freakish mutant. Or a beautiful symbol of fertility.
Francine: But...
Stan: Forget it, Francine. We already have something girly and annoying in this house. It's called Roger.

Steve: (Trapped In Hayley's closet) Let me out or I'll rip up all your clothes!
Hayley: Go ahead! If you haven't noticed, I only wear this one outfit.

Bullock: Smith, I have a mission for you, the most exciting mission of your career.
Stan: Sorry, sir, it wouldn't be responsible to take risks now that I have someone who depends on me.
Bullock: Your family?
Stan: Sure, sure, send them.

Francine: Stan, help me. I've been faking an affair to impress the Ladybugs, and they found out I was lying, and now they're trying to kill me!
Stan: A cult of muderous housewives. Before 9/11, I wouldn't have believed it, or at least I'd ask you some follow-up questions. But that's just not the world we live in anymore.

Episode Goofs
The 'Keep Out' written on Hayley's diary cover vanishes between shots.

The window at the top of the landing vanishes later in the episode.

Cultural References
Klaus: Holocaust Joke

The little girl Klaus is talking about in his Holocaust joke is Anne Frank. A jewish girl who was brutaly murdered.

Not Particularly Desperate Housewives

The episode title is a spoof of the hit show Desperate Housewives.

The way Stan treats Fuzzy

The way Stan treats Fuzzy is very similar to the way Paris Hilton treats her dog Tinkerbell.

(Francine Running from the Lady Bugs)

The scene where Francine runs from the lady bugs is similar to a scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerKenny Schwartz  |  David Zuckerman  |  Rick Wiener
ProducerDan Vebber  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerBrian Boyle
Consulting ProducerRobert Cohen (1)
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorBobby Gibis
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterSteve Hely  |  Alison McDonald  |  Chris McKenna (1)
MusicRon Jones (1)
Production AssistantErin Sirpenski
Production CoordinatorSheikh 'ubi' Ubaid Mahmood  |  Amy Reynolds  |  Christopher Collins (2)
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Production SupervisorCharles Song
Storyboard ArtistJamie Oliff  |  Aldin Baroza  |  Chris Bennett
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart  |  Anthony Lioi
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Executive Story EditorNahnatchka Khan  |  Neal Boushell  |  Sam O'Neal
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorColin Heck
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistZeke Johnson  |  Steve Wong  |  John Drake O'Day  |  Erik Kuska  |  Paul Scarlata
Writing AssistantErik Durbin  |  Keith Heisler
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Matt Fusfeld  |  Andy Goldberg
Retake DirectorRobin Brigstocke
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