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American Dad!: Of Ice and Men

Some time in the future, an elderly human Klaus recounts a story for his grandson, of Stan and his wintertime hobby which he kept secret from Francine for 20 years.

Meanwhile, Steve, Snot, Barry & Toshi receive a mail order Russian bride and must decide who will have the privilege of marrying her.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 2AJN10
Airdate: Sunday November 26th, 2006
Network: FOX

Director: John Aoshima
Writer: Brian Boyle

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 06, 2008

Guest Stars
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
voiced Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein
Daisuke SuzukiDaisuke Suzuki
voiced Toshi Hirano
Eddie Kaye ThomasEddie Kaye Thomas
voiced Barry Robinson
Ivana MilicevicIvana Milicevic
voiced Svetlana
Martin MullMartin Mull
voiced Father Donovan
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Terry Bates
Austin MajorsAustin Majors
voiced Thomas
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
voiced Clifford the Knight / Driver
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, unless the Klaus and his Grandson thing was done for joke purposes only, Klaus does escape from his fish body some time in his life and raises a family.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ABBAMamma MiaAct III
Laura BraniganGloriaAct I

Episode Quotes
Stan: That's for me to know and you to find out, and I never want you to find out, so it's for me to know.

Francine: This is the first time in 20 winters we've done anything together. And now, you're dumping me to skate with Roger?! Why, Stan, why?!
Stan: Well, honey, I-
Francine: I'll tell you why. Because winning some stupid contest means more to you than your own wife!
Stan: Yes. Thank you! That would have sounded awful coming out of my mouth.

Clifford: Stop, maiden woman! No further shall ye venture without the password.
(Francine farts)
Clifford: Ugh! What in God's name is wrong with you?
Francine: I thought that was the password.
Clifford: It's not a word. It's a terrible, terrible abomination.

Stan: Roger? Where did you learn to skate?
Roger: On my planet. You really haven't read my MySpace page, have you? You say you have, but you really haven't.

Klaus' Grandson: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You were a fish?!
Klaus: Oh, yeah, that. But Stan, he was a new man, and he-
Klaus' Grandson: Hold on a second. You were a fish! Don't you think that's a better story than two grown-ups ice skating?
Klaus: I was also roommates with Rick Schroeder. You want to hear about that?!
Klaus' Grandson: Yeah!
Klaus: (sigh) Okay. Rick Schroeder sucks. He just, he...he just sucks. He sucks so hard. Rick Schroeder uses women. The end.

Roger: Wow, Stan, you have a real problem with competition. There's no way you can enter that contest.
Stan: You're right. I'm not going to put my wife's life in danger just for a set of wigs.
Roger: Come again?
Stan: The prize is a lousy set of wigs.
Roger: The prize is a set of wigs?
Stan: Yes.
Roger: Wigs you'd probably just put in the attic and never check on to see if anyone were playing with them or borrowing them to audition for the community theater?
Stan: Exactly.
Roger: Stan, you've gotta skate in this competition, for Francine. She hasn't been this happy in ages.
Stan: just said I shouldn't-
Roger: That was a test. You failed. God, you're selfish! (Slaps Stan) Bad Stan. Oh, oh, I meant to say, "Bad Stan" and then slap you. Bad Stan! (Slaps Stan again) I don't know, I like it both ways.

Svetlana: Marriage is business contract. I must protect my interests.
Steve: Where did you hear that garbage?
Hayley: It's not garbage. I found her living in your closet, Steve. She's a Russian bride, not a Russian whore. She doesn't have to act like a whore until one of you marries her.
Steve: But you're not married and you're a total whore!
Hayley: That's because I was born in America.

Cultural References
Of Ice and Men

The episode title is a spoof on the title of the classic book: Of Mice and Men.

The Princess Bride

The scenes where Klaus tells the story to his grandson are taken based off scenes from the movie The Princess Bride (1987).

The Flinstones

One of the wigs Roger puts on (the orange one, to be specific) is the same exact hair style Velma Flinstone from The Flinstones had.

Roger: You really haven't read my MySpace page, have you? You say you have, but you really haven't.

Roger is referring to, "A place for friends". Myspace serves as an online "meeting" place to meet up with old friends, new friends, or perhaps find a date. Millions of people all over the world have their own personal "myspace" page.

Skating Scenes

Several of the skating scenes in the episode are based off scenes from skating movies. The first one being when Stan nods "yes" to his old skating partner in the flashback, and she nods back "no"; this was taken from the movie Cutting Edge.

In the scene where the song Gloria is playing; this scene from taken from the movie Flashdance.

Roger: You call that a Salchow?! It looks like you have mad Salchow disease! That's right, your skating has a spongiform encephalopathy, bitch!

Roger is putting a spin on "Mad Cow Disease", a deadly disease that killed many in foreign countries.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Shipley  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  David Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerJosh Bycel  |  Dan Vebber  |  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  |  Tom Welch  |  Thomas Horvath  |  Adam Catino  |  Parker Deay  |  Ashley J. Long  |  Mike Kalec
Production CoordinatorAmy Reynolds  |  Glenn Buswell
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorEli Dolleman
Story EditorMatt McKenna  |  Steve Hely  |  Chris McKenna (1)
Storyboard ArtistPaul Lee
Supervising DirectorAnthony Lioi  |  Ron Hughart
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantHeather Shannon
Assistant DirectorBob Bowen
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistPaul Cunningham  |  John Drake O'Day  |  Jessie Romero  |  Steve Wong  |  Harry Sabin  |  Jeff Rebner
Writing AssistantMatt Fusfeld  |  Keith Heisler
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Travis Bowe  |  Andy Goldberg  |  A. Spencer Porter
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Retake DirectorKevin Thresher  |  Albert Acosta
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