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American Dad!: Irregarding Steve

With the help of Roger, Steve runs away to New York City where their intelligence can be appreciated.

Meanwhile, a family of squirrels reenact scenes from What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 2AJN12
Airdate: Sunday December 10th, 2006
Network:



 
Guest Stars
André SogliuzzoAndré Sogliuzzo
voiced Teacher
Recurring
André SogliuzzoAndré Sogliuzzo
voiced Teacher
Recurring
Leslie JordanLeslie Jordan
voiced Mr. Beauregard
Recurring
Jon StewartJon Stewart
voiced Himself
Jon StewartJon Stewart
voiced Himself
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
voiced Arnie the Squirrel
Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki
voiced Arnie the Squirrel
Rusty SchwimmerRusty Schwimmer
voiced Mama Squirrel
Rusty SchwimmerRusty Schwimmer
voiced Mama Squirrel
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
voiced Gilbert the squirrel
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Stan Smith | Roger
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Stan Smith | Roger
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
voiced Steve Smith
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
voiced Steve Smith
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Hayley Smith
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Hayley Smith
Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Klaus Heissler
Episode Notes
Langley Falls Post Newspaper Headline





Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Harry NilssonEverybody's Talkin'Right before end credits


Episode Quotes
Steve: So what's Denver like, dad?
Stan: Well, it's two thousand miles above sea level, so the winds are fierce. Hence its nickname, "The Windy City."

Hayley: Dad, you can't let Steve and Roger stay in the tree house. They'll catch their death.
Stan: Nonsense. Death has better things to do, like remembering Tony Curtis already.

Steve: Then, in 5000 BC, a mere 1,000 years after the creation of Earth, the Human-Dinosaur Treaty fell apart and they drove the dinosaurs underground, and that's where fossils come from.
Teacher: (under his breath) Dumbass.

Francine: What's going on?
Steve: I can't live under the roof of a man who's forcing me to walk in his ignorant footsteps.
Roger: And I can't live under the roof. Literally, I live right under the roof, and I hate it.

Klaus: (Dressed as a cat; sitting on Roger's lap) It's fun to play dress-up. Not all the time, but sometimes. Not this time.

Steve: Kudos to the way you conned my dad into getting us this popcorn machine.
Roger: It was just a matter of finding the right way to combine the words "tasty," "low-fat," and "9/11."
Steve: Speaking of 9/11, I believe that was my dad's SAT score.
(Both of them laugh)



Cultural References
Irregarding Steve

The episode title is a spin on the title of the movie Regarding Henry.

Gilbert the Squirrel: Ha ha! Mama's hiding from me!

The entire co-plot with the squrriels is a direct reference to the movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. Everything, including actual lines, characters/character names, looks & hair styles, movements, and plot events were taken from that movie.

Roger: Like in the movie Wall Street? I thought that was Hollywood make-believe, like children of every color being at the same McDonald's.

Wall Street is a real movie from 1987, directed by Oliver Stone.

McDonald's is one of the most famous fast food restaurants in the world.

Roger: It was just a matter of finding the right way to combine the words "tasty," "low-fat," and "9/11."

9/11 is a reference to September 11th, 2001, when two planes taken hostage by terrorists were flown into the World Trade Centers.

Klaus: (Dressed as a cat; sitting on Roger's lap) It's fun to play dress-up. Not all the time, but sometimes. Not this time.

The way Roger is sitting when Steve walks into his bedroom is much like the way Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movies would sit with his cat.

Midnight Cowboy

The entire Steve & Roger plot is based off the movie Midnight Cowboy.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMike Barker (1)
Executive ProducerJudd Apatow  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  Michael Shipley
Supervising ProducerJosh Bycel  |  Jonathan Fener  |  Dan Vebber
ProducerNahnatchka Khan
Associate ProducerTim Ryder
EditorRichard Gentner
Staff WriterLaura McCreary  |  Trent E. Jones
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantMegan Smithyman  |  Parker Deay  |  Tom Welch
Production CoordinatorAmy Reynolds  |  Glenn Buswell
Assistant EditorAnthony Slezak  |  Paul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorEli Dolleman
Story EditorChris McKenna (1)  |  Matt McKenna
Storyboard ArtistColin Heck  |  Jansen Yee  |  Josue Cervantes  |  Shawn Murray  |  Mike Mayfield
Supervising DirectorAnthony Lioi  |  Ron Hughart
Production ManagerTanya Calderon
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorJoe Daniello  |  Jansen Yee
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistPaul Scarlata  |  Jessie Romero  |  Harry Sabin  |  Steve Wong  |  Steve Lenze
Writing AssistantMatt Fusfeld
AssistantTravis Bowe  |  Andy Goldberg  |  A. Spencer Porter
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Retake DirectorAnthony Agrusa  |  Albert Acosta
 
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