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American Dad!: Camp Refoogee

Wanting a camp experience similar to his, Stan sends Steve to the only camp he can find. The problem is it's a refugee camp in Africa.

Meanwhile, Roger and Francine pose as a married couple, but things go wrong when they can't decide on a back story.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 2AJN06
Airdate: Sunday September 10th, 2006
Network: FOX

Guest Stars
Robert TinklerRobert Tinkler
voiced Clerk
Christine TaylorChristine Taylor
voiced Candy
Romany MalcoRomany Malco
voiced Skittle | HotRod | Refugee
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
voiced Student
Thandie NewtonThandie Newton
voiced Makeva
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

"Dumb Kids School Starts Wednesday" is the text written on the sign outside of Steve's school.

Roger's Persona

Professor Jordan Edelstein

This is the first time Francine gets into the act & takes on the i.d. of Jordan's wife, Amanda Lane

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sir Mix-a-lotBaby Got Back 

Episode Quotes
Steve: Ahh, basil and snail poison; the sweet smell of summer.
Klaus: Hey, you should plant some of those, uh... I don't know what you call them here... Hitler melons.

Roger: In the words of every sitcom character in the early 90s, and then every Midwester afterwards... 'Don't go there!'

Stan: Good news, I found a camp that still has an opening.
Steve: Dad, I don't want to go to camp. It's hot and there's always something crawling in your sleeping bag, like a spider or a counselor. Just let me tend to my posies. (Walks Away)
Francine: Stan, he doesn't want to go to camp.
Stan: But I spent my summers at camp, and I had the time of my life. I want him to have that same experience. And besides, gardening's gay.
Francine: I'll have you know, James Coburn had a garden.
Stan: I'm sick of your lies about Coburn!

Stan: I hate the last day of camp. You better write me when you get home, H-Rod.
Hot Rod: We don't have homes. The rebels destroyed everything.
Stan: Oh, right. I guess I don't like thinking about your horrible situation. (Steps on a soapbox and looks at the camera) Just like the rest of the world. Shame on you!

Francine: Just so we're clear, you will not return home from Africa without my son.
Hayley: I'm going with you. If I can just hold a refugee's hand and look them in the eye, they'll know someone cares.
Stan: (Laughs) Okay, Bono, settle down.

Stan: Hey, champ. Camp love can be tough, huh?
Steve: How would you know? You got your camp love.
Stan: Actually, I didn't.
Steve: What?
Stan: I loved Amy Bennett, but the part I didn't tell you was she didn't love me back. She broke my heart.
Steve: Wow...I guess I ended up having your camp experience after all.
Stan: Yeah, I guess you did. Hey, Steve, you know the good thing about first love? It's the first of many.
Steve: So, how'd you get over Amy?
Stan: Well, son, as you grow older, you'll find that the hurt fades away... (Shouts) Why, Amy?! Why don't you love me?! (Weaps)
Steve: It's going to be okay, Dad.
Stan: Don't you dare patronize me! Amy! Amy! I don't want to live! (Continues Weaping)

Stan: Right on time. I ordered an air-drop from the CIA. We're in desperate need of supplies.
Skittles: Uncle Stan, is it fresh water?
Stan: Better.
Skittles: Malaria pills?
Stan: Better.
Skittles: It looks like fruit.
Woman: Are they Hitler melons?
Stan: No. (pauses) What? They're tetherballs.

Steve: Dad, you have to help me get Makeva back.
Stan: But I don't know what to do.
Steve: (Slaps/Mocks Stan) "I don't know what to do." You can act like a man!
Stan: There's not hitting at Camp Refoogee.
Steve: Look, the Bawango rebels ruined our camp and took one of your campers. Are you going to let them get away with that?
(The refugees huddle around Stan)
Stan: Don't move, Steve. Just give them your credit card and we'll cancel it when we get home.
Steve: Dad, these are your campers. They're rallying around you.
Stan: Oh, yes, right, right. Thanks, fellas.

Steve: Dad, they just kidnapped Makeva!
Stan: All right, I understand "kidnapped." But what is "Makeva"? Ugh, I bet that little girl they stole could have told me.

Episode Goofs
During the episode, Hayley eats meat, even though in Stan of Arabia: Part 1 she states she & Jeff are vegetarian.
This could simply be forgiven as she decided it wasn't the right lifestyle for her.

Roger's attic window is missing in two exterior shots of the Smith's house & the flag pole is missing in the evening shot.

Cultural References
Francine: Come with me if you want to live... at home this summer!

The start of the episode is an allusion to the 1991 sci-fi movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
The first starts when Steve runs into the drainage system and Stan's car crashes through the barrier...

... and when Stan gets out in sunglasses and the box of roses and they fall out and he steps on them.

And again, when Francine drives in and tells Steve to 'come with me if you want to live... at home this summer'.
Naturally the 'at home this summer' was not part of the recurring Terminator quote said by Linda Hamilton's & Arnold Schwarzenegger's character.

Francine & Roger Fighting

The scene where Francine and Roger verbally attack each other was created to resemble the 1966 movie Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? complete with Francine looking like Elizabeth Taylor's character, Martha.


Stan refers to a summer camp movie several times throughout the beginning of the episodes. The movie he's referring to is Meatballs, and the actors name he couldn't remember was Chris Makepeace.

For the Camp Talent Show, Stan & Steve dance to Sir Mix a Lot's song, 'Baby Got Back'.

Stan's camp T-shirts are of course actually, promotional shirts for the cable network, E! Entertainment Television.

Episode References
The World of Langley Falls:

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerJim Bernstein  |  Etan Cohen (1)  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  Michael Shipley  |  David Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerDan Vebber  |  Josh Bycel  |  Jonathan Fener
ProducerNahnatchka Khan  |  Brian Boyle  |  Kara Vallow
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorBobby Gibis
CastingLinda Lamontagne
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantMegan Smithyman  |  Ashley J. Long  |  Chris Long  |  Tyrone Thompson  |  Mike Kalec  |  Thomas Horvath  |  Adam Catino  |  Parker Deay  |  Ray Valenzuela  |  Tom Welch
Production CoordinatorGlenn Buswell  |  Amy Reynolds  |  Christopher Collins (2)
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Story EditorMatt McKenna  |  Chris McKenna (1)  |  Steve Hely
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart  |  Anthony Lioi
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantTravis Bowe
Assistant DirectorTim Parsons
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistJeff Rebner  |  Paul Scarlata  |  Harry Sabin  |  John Drake O'Day  |  Steve Wong
Writing AssistantErik Durbin  |  Keith Heisler  |  Matt Fusfeld
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Sarah Peters  |  Andy Goldberg
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Retake DirectorAlbert Acosta  |  Kevin Thresher
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