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American Dad!: Lincoln Lover

After Stan gets passed up to speak at the Republican National Convention he jumps at the chance when The Log Cabin Republicans ask him to speak at their convention after they see his intimate portrayal of Lincoln in his one man play.

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 2AJN11
Airdate: Sunday November 05th, 2006
Network: FOX



Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Greg Corbin
Recurring
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
voiced Clay Aiken
Recurring
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates
Recurring
Peter PaigePeter Paige
voiced Jason
Recurring
Scott LowellScott Lowell
voiced Brett
Recurring
Stark SandsStark Sands
voiced Tino | Conservative #1
Recurring
Suzanne CryerSuzanne Cryer
voiced Babette
Recurring
Tom HollanderTom Hollander
voiced Waiter | Performance Artist
Recurring
Wilson CruzWilson Cruz
voiced Fan | Log Cabin Chorus | Andrew
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



Apparently, Francine has a sister named Gwen.

If you didn't notice, Greg's Vanity Plate is PITCHR & Terry's is CATCHR


Before going on the boat, Stan is asked who is the only person to win an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony in the same year and incorrectly answers that it's "the guy from Monk" (Tony Shaloub). The correct answer is Bob Fosse, who won a Tony for Pippin, an Emmy for Liza With A 'Z', and an Oscar for Cabaret all in 1973.

According to the DVD commentary, Jason (left) and Brett(right) were the original character designs for Greg & Terry.




Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Celine DionMy Heart Will Go On 
Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love You 


Episode Quotes
Stan: Wait. You got gay from Lincoln Lover? Boy, you people really grasp at straws.

Francine: You want to have sex with a man?
Stan: Francine, that's the fourth time you've said that. What doesn't make sense to you?
Francine: We're married. I'm your wife.
Stan: God, you can be so selfish. I'm doing this for me.

Brett: Stan, I'd like you to meet my partner, Tino.
Stan: Partner? What, are you guys, cops? Partners in a law firm? Tennis partners? Golf partners? Synchronized swimmers?
Tino: You might say I'm Captain Derickson to his Lincoln.

Steve: So then it's cool to alienate gays?
Stan: Yes, it is, son. Gays are the new blacks.

Stan: I was his bodyguard and he was my everything. Let me take you home, Abe, one last time.

Stan: You're typical homosexual male will be in great shape, well-dressed, wearing sandals, holding a brightly-colored drink, and listening to Celine Dion.
Steve: (gasp) I own sandals.
Stan: Yes, but you can't pull 'em off.

Stan: Greg and Terry, handsome, successful, elegilble bachelors. We really should set them up with some nice women. Hey, how about your sister?
Francine: Uh, I don't think so, Stan.
Stan: Yeah, you're right. She's too hot. God, is Gwen hot! And slender, God! And that dress she wore at our wedding? Oh, I have never seen her more beautiful than on that day.

Republican #1: Stan, Nancy Calliope has been kicked out of the Langley Conservatives.
Stan: What? Why?
Republican #1: We just found out her second car is a Prius.
(crowd gasps)
Republican #2: Terrorist!

Stan: Terry, I heard you tell Greg that its open season, and you're the only gay guy I know who's still in town, so I was hoping to take you to dinner and then afterwards have sex with you. If my terminology is correct, I'm a power top.
Terry: I'll get my jacket.

Steve: Didn't we already go through a security check?
Stan: Oh, they aren't checking for weapons here. They're checking for something far more dangerous --- gay.



Episode Goofs
According to the "We're Red and We're Gay" song and further implied by Terry when he argues with Greg over his political leanings, the Log Cabin Republicans support the ban on same-sex marriage. In real life, the Log Cabin Republicans (despite their right-wing affiliation) support equal rights for same-sex couples, including the right to be married.

In this episode, Stan first finds out that Greg and Terry are gay and is shocked, but in season one's "Roger 'n Me," Stan and Roger were on the game show "Best Buddiez!" along with Greg and Terry and Terry tells Stan point-blank that Greg is gay.

When we see Greg & Terry over Stan & Francine's shoulder they are washing Heath Ledger right next to their walkway, but when we see them up close, they are in their yard.


Roger's attic window is missing in an exterior shot of the Smith house.




Cultural References
Stan:...I'll be a regular Sondheim.

Stan is referring to Stephen Sondheim.

Stan: A gay would have said "Equal Rights Amendment."

The Equal Rights Amendment states that gay people should have the same rights as straight people.

Stan:...Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a very popular and well known Canadian singer.

Lincoln Lover

Lincoln Lover is quite obviously a play about Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.



Episode References
The World of Langley Falls:

Dance Club



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Co-Executive ProducerKenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  David Zuckerman  |  Michael Shipley  |  Jim Bernstein
Supervising ProducerJosh Bycel  |  Jonathan Fener  |  Dan Vebber
ProducerNahnatchka Khan  |  Kara Vallow  |  Brian Boyle
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorBobby Gibis
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterErik Durbin  |  Laura McCreary
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantTyrone Thompson  |  Chris Long  |  Ashley J. Long  |  Megan Smithyman  |  Mike Kalec  |  Parker Deay  |  Tom Welch  |  Thomas Horvath  |  Ray Valenzuela
Production CoordinatorGlenn Buswell
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorEli Dolleman
Story EditorSteve Hely  |  Chris McKenna (1)  |  Matt McKenna
Storyboard ArtistJohn Drake O'day  |  Kevin Thresher
Supervising DirectorAnthony Lioi  |  Ron Hughart
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantHeather Shannon
Assistant DirectorChris Bennett
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistJeff Rebner  |  Harry Sabin  |  Steve Wong  |  Steve Lenze  |  Paul Cunningham  |  Paul Scarlata  |  Jessie Romero
Writing AssistantKeith Heisler  |  Matt Fusfeld
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Travis Bowe  |  Andy Goldberg  |  A. Spencer Porter
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Retake DirectorAlbert Acosta  |  Kevin Thresher  |  Anthony Agrusa
 
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