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American Dad!: Dungeons and Wagons

After Francine wishes her marriage was a little more exciting, Stan takes up street racing.

Meanwhile, after the latest breakup with Hayley, Jeff becomes involved in Steve's on-line game.
When Klaus reveals how to kill Steve's character Hayley teams up with Jeff to revive him within the game.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 2AJN08
Airdate: Sunday November 12th, 2006
Network: FOX

Guest Stars
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
voiced Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein
Daisuke SuzukiDaisuke Suzuki
voiced Toshi Hirano | Popo
Eddie Kaye ThomasEddie Kaye Thomas
voiced Barry Robinson | Flandnag
Jeff FischerJeff Fischer
voiced Jeff Fischer
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Brad | Leon
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

Leon's vanity plate: PHAT A55

If you missed it, Agathor's tombstone reads

Here Lies
Friend, Warrior

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
TotoI Won't Hold You Back 
WhitesnakeHere I Go Again 

Episode Quotes
Stan: Well, date night was a rousing success. Me and my lady, eating steakes, drinking martinis, and I'm not too drunk or too full for sex. Too bad it's not sex night.

Leon: You got the money?!
Roger: You got the manners to say hello first?
Leon: Hello.

Roger: Well, that was about as obvious as the setup for the sequel at the end of Batman Begins.
Stan: What are you talking about?
Roger: You know, when Inspector Gordon gives him that Joker playing card.
Stan: No, what about Francine?
Roger: What about her?
Stan: You sounded like you were gonna say something important about Francine.
Roger: No. Don't think so.
Stan: Oh, okay.
(Long pause; Stan and Roger eat their cereal)
Roger: Oh, now I remember. Francine is fantasizing about the street racer you saw last night.
Stan: Why would she do that?
Roger: Why would who do that?
Stan: Francine! Street racers!
Roger: Oh, right, right. My mind, my mind's all drifty today. Uh, anyway, you're boring, and Francine's stuck on the street racer because he represents danger and thrills.
Stan: That's ridiculous. Francine doesn't think things she doesn't say. She's not a dog.

Stan: Francine, I've told you, sandwiches should be cut in triangles like a neatly folded flag. What am I supposed to do with this rectangular monstrosity?
Roger: Can't you just pretend it's an unfolded flag?
Stan: No!
Roger: God, you can be such a douche.

Francine: Stan!
Stan: That's 2 Fast 2 Furious! Which means you've already seen the first one! How else could you possibly follow the highly cerebral storyline?

Leon: Where's my money?
Stan: If you're smart, in U.S. Savings Bonds.

Hayley: I was so sick of Jeff, and now I can't stop thinking about him. I have to figure out a way to win him back from my stupid brother.
Klaus: Your brother is not the problem. The problem is Agathor. Kill him, and you'll get Jeff back.
Hayley: Oh, my God, you know how to kill him?
Klaus: The question isn't can I kill him. The question is, "Do you like me?"
Hayley: Not really.
Klaus: Oh. Anyway, I know how to defeat Steve.

Episode Goofs
Roger's attic window is missing in an exterior shot in this episode.

Cultural References
Roger: Domino, bitch!

Roger's line is a reference to the movie Boyz n the Hood, where Ice Cube has a similar line.

Dungeons and Wagons

A spin on the game Dungeons and Dragons.

Hayley: Smile, you son of a...

The scene where Hayley kills the monster by blowing it up with the scuba tank after saying "Smile you son of a..." is a nod to the end of the 1975 movie Jaws, where Roy Scheider's character, Brody, disposes of Jaws in the same manner saying the same line.

Roger: I went all Nell and invented my own language.

Roger is talking about the 1994 Jodie Foster drama, Nell, in which Foster's character and her twin sister had their own language.

Fladnag and Zamfir

Fladnag, one of Steve's friend's character's names, is "Gandalf" backwards. Gandalf is the well-known Tolkien wizard character in the Lord of the Rings triology.

Zamfir is referring to Gheorge Zamfir, an artist who plays a Pan Flute much like Jeff's character.

Hayley: Rohtaga?

The idea of saying the enemies name backward being his weakness comes from Mr. Mxyzptlk, an enemy of Superman. The only way to kill him was by saying his name backward. Family Guy has also referenced Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Roger: Well, that was about as obvious as the setup for the sequel at the end of Batman Begins.
Stan: What are you talking about?
Roger: You know, when Inspector Gordon gives him that Joker playing card.

Roger is obviously referring to the movie Batman Begins. The ending he described was the actual ending of the movie.

Stan: That's 2 Fast 2 Furious! Which means you've already seen the first one! How else could you possibly follow the highly cerebral storyline?

2 Fast 2 Furious is a real movie about a gang of drag racers.

Francine dancing on the car's hood while Whitesnake's Here I Go Again plays mirrors scenes of their 1982 video featuring Tawny Kitaen doing the dancing.

Episode References
The World of Langley Falls:

Just Desserts

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerEtan Cohen (1)  |  Michael Shipley  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  David Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerDan Vebber  |  Josh Bycel  |  Jonathan Fener
ProducerBrian Boyle  |  Nahnatchka Khan  |  Kara Vallow
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorBobby Gibis
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterLaura McCreary  |  Erik Durbin
MusicRon Jones (1)
Production AssistantChris Long  |  Ashley J. Long  |  Megan Smithyman  |  Parker Deay  |  Adam Catino  |  Thomas Horvath  |  Tom Welch  |  Ray Valenzuela  |  Tyrone Thompson
Production CoordinatorGlenn Buswell  |  Amy Reynolds
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorLaura Stupsker
Story EditorSteve Hely  |  Matt McKenna  |  Chris McKenna (1)
Storyboard ArtistJansen Yee  |  Colin Heck
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart  |  Anthony Lioi
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantTravis Bowe
Assistant DirectorRick Del Carmen
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistJessie Romero  |  Jeff Rebner  |  Harry Sabin  |  Paul Scarlata  |  Steve Wong  |  John Drake O'Day
Writing AssistantMatt Fusfeld  |  Keith Heisler
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Sarah Peters  |  Andy Goldberg
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Retake DirectorAlbert Acosta  |  Kevin Thresher
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