<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

American Dad!: The Vacation Goo

Francine longs for a true family vacation after she discovers Stan has been implanting them with false memories of great vacations for years thanks to goo tanks from the CIA.

When Stan takes the family on a cruise Francine still doesn't believe it's real so she jumps overboard. After the Smiths along with cruise employee, Becky, rescue Francine they become marooned on seemingly deserted island.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 2AJN22
Airdate: Sunday September 30th, 2007
Network: FOX

Guest Stars
Chris DiamantopoulosChris Diamantopoulos
voiced Senor Hidalgo
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
voiced Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein
Daisuke SuzukiDaisuke Suzuki
voiced Toshi Hirano
Eddie Kaye ThomasEddie Kaye Thomas
voiced Barry Robinson
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
voiced Becky Arangino
James Patrick StuartJames Patrick Stuart
voiced Eddie
Jeff FischerJeff Fischer
voiced Jeff Fischer
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Various
Matt McKennaMatt McKenna
voiced Various
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Jerry
Patrick BristowPatrick Bristow
voiced Various
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

Episode Quotes
Stan: Alright, I'm gonna go check out the situation, and you guys can check out my ass as I walk away. I think you'll be pleased.

Stan: Alright, so, here's the deal: they're going to hunt us.
Francine: What?
Stan: Yeah, they said they're going to give us a twenty minute head start then they're going to hunt us down like animals.
Francine: That doesn't sound right.
Stan: You're right, now that I've said it out loud it does sound a bit funny.

Episode Goofs
When Stan is cheering while watching sports, he is yelling "Hoyas!" But the caption says "Go V-Tech! Ho-kies, Ho-kies, Ho-kies!" (though this can be excused as it was a last-minute change that had to be done due to the Virginia Tech shootings that occured a week before this episode's premiere).

Cultural References
Langley Falls Post front page headline: Al Gore Honors Carlos Mencia For Recycling Jokes

This headline is a reference to Al Gore and the environmental work he's done after being vice-President (particularly his movie An Inconvenient Truth) and a reference to comedian Carlos Mencia (real name: Ned Holness) and his notoriety for stealing jokes from other comedians.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman
Executive ProducerSeth MacFarlane  |  Mike Barker (1)
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Shipley  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Kenny Schwartz  |  Rick Wiener  |  David Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerDan Vebber  |  Jonathan Fener  |  Josh Bycel
ProducerBrian Boyle  |  Kara Vallow  |  Nahnatchka Khan
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
EditorBobby Gibis  |  Kirk Benson
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterLaura McCreary  |  Erik Durbin
MusicRon Jones (1)
Music EditorStan Jones
Production AssistantParker Deay  |  Kasey Bell  |  Jason West  |  Brett Pierce
Production CoordinatorTyrone Thompson  |  Amy Reynolds  |  Glenn Buswell
Assistant EditorPaul Mahotz
Post Production SupervisorEli Dolleman
Story EditorMatt McKenna  |  Chris McKenna (1)  |  Steve Hely
Storyboard ArtistJosue Cervantes  |  Aldin Baroza  |  Paul Lee
Character DesignerCarlos Ortega  |  Jeff Rebner  |  Chris Smith (2)
Supervising DirectorRon Hughart  |  Anthony Lioi
Production ManagerTanya Calderon  |  Aimee Bell
Sound EditorShawn Ian Kerkhoff
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Sound SupervisorBob Newlan
Assistant DirectorTim Parsons
Animation ProducerDiana Ritchey
AudioMichael Wittenberg
Storyboard RevisionistMichaelangelo Rocco  |  Steve Wong  |  Jessie Romero  |  Paul Cunningham  |  Steve Lenze  |  Harry Sabin  |  David P. Bonanno  |  Matthew Haber
Writing AssistantMatt Fusfeld  |  Keith Heisler
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Travis Bowe  |  Andy Goldberg  |  A. Spencer Porter
Storyboard SupervisorBrent Woods
Sound Re-recording MixerJim Fitzpatrick (3)
Character Design SupervisorJim Feeley
Retake DirectorKevin Thresher  |  Anthony Agrusa  |  Albert Acosta
Missing Information
Click here to add Music
Click here to add Episode References
Click here to add Analysis