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American Dad!: 1600 Candles

After Steve proclaims he has gotten his first pubic hair, Stan & Francine realize to their horror that they'll have to go through another round of puberty so they hatch a plan, thanks to the CIA lab, to rush Steve through it as fast as they can.

Meanwhile, Roger prepares for his birthday after everyone else forgets about it.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 3AJN20
Airdate: Sunday September 28th, 2008
Network: FOX

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Comedy Central) Aug 21, 2009

Guest Stars
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
voiced Lisa Silver
Ellen Albertini DowEllen Albertini Dow
voiced Woman on Bus
Erik DurbinErik Durbin
voiced Various
Laura McCrearyLaura McCreary
voiced Various
Matt E. MixerMatt E. Mixer
voiced Various
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Various
Allen AlvaradoAllen Alvarado
voiced Aiden
Mitzi McCallMitzi McCall
voiced Woman in Diner
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
Starting with this episode, a new opening sequence is used. While featuring the same music, the interaction with the family has changed and Roger sings the line "Good Morning, U.S.A.!" instead of Stan. Stan ends the sequence by crashing into the C.I.A. sign. The newspaper headlines gags have been replaced by Roger wearing a different costume each episode when he surprises Stan in the SUV.

Roger's Disguise:


ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Thompson TwinsIf You Were Here20min 55sec

Cultural References
This episode's title is a variation of the title of the 1984 John Hughes' comedy “Sixteen Candles” starring Molly Ringwald & Anthony Michael Hall

Stan mentions the 1980 drama, “Ordinary People” starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch & Timothy Hutton

While starting to dance with Lisa, Steve sings a few lines of the 1997 song “I Don't Want To Wait” by Paula Cole

As with the title, the final scene with Klaus and Roger and the cake is direct from the 1984 comedy “Sixteen Candles”.
Klaus replaces the character “Jake Ryan” (played by Michael Schoeffling) & Roger replaces “Samantha Baker” (played by Molly Ringwald).
Klaus even does Jake's line of “Yeah you”.

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