American Dad!, Vol. 4
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There are a couple of milestones among these 14 episodes from seasons 3 and 4. "1600 Candles" marks Roger's 1,600th birthday, while "Oedipal Panties" is interrupted to celebrate the series' 1,000th vagina joke. By this point, we should be past Family Guy comparisons. Both series are a riot of obscure pop-culture references, gratuitous celebrity potshots, and meta asides (in "Widowmaker," Francine ponders making a "gag me with a spoon" joke, "but then I thought, 'Who's that for?'"). But at least when Stan goes to absurd extremes, it is more in keeping with his overzealous, xenophobic character. The writing takes some rewarding chances as it careens wildly from the smart to the sophomoric. The holiday episode, "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever," contains an Auschwitz joke that is actually kinda funny, even as one cringes at the "oh, no they didn't"-ness of it. As with previous volumes, this set contains bountiful extras, including deleted scenes, audio commentaries for every episode, a featurette on the making of "Tearjerker," and, best of all, a live ComiCon table read of the first act of "Pulling Double Booty." American Dad, we salute you. --Donald Liebenson
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Episodes: Tearjerker, Oedipal Panties, Widowmaker, Red October Sky, Office Spaceman
Episodes: Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie’s Gold, Spring Break-Up, 1600 Candles, The One That Got Away, One Little Word
Episodes: Choosey Wives Choose Smith, Escape From Pearl Bailey, Pulling Double Booty, The Most Adequate Christmas Ever
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Red October Sky
The One That Got Away
One Little Word
Choosy Wives Choose Smith
Escape From Pearl Bailey
Pulling Double Booty
The Most Adequate Christmas Ever
What this means is that there will be 14 episodes left unreleased from the current(4th) season. Hopefully they will release those after the season and then maybe they can just release full seasons instead of these partial season "volumes" we have been getting(at full season prices , might I add). As far as the show itself.......well , my title says it best! In it's 4th season , the show continues to get better and better every week. The episode "Tearjerker" is probably the best one on this set. It is the one parodying the James Bond Movies. As much as I loved the Family Guy Star Wars Parody , in my humble opinion , this is far superior. My only bone to pick with the writers is that Klaus seems to be used a little less than in the early episodes. This set will also contain the usual bonus features ( Deleted Scenes , Commentary , Unrated/Uncensored Episodes , etc.)
BTW To those wondering about the future of the show , FOX has extended this show for a 5th season!
UPDATE: I picked up my copy today and one little note for the few that might care. The packaging is different from the first 3 Volumes. The case is smaller , the size of a single dvd case with three slots inside for the discs.
- Mike Silverman
"Tearjerker"--James Bond takeoff where the main characters play different roles except Stan who plays himself, of course. Roger is "Tearjerker" who has a plan to make everyone in the world cry themselves to death. Can Stan and his new fiance stop him? A lot of clever one-liners in this one. My favorite: Francine's character asks Stan for a light and he pulls out a flashlight, "Looks like you've got yourself a cigarette there." The opening credits are cool.
"Oedipal Panties"--(Get it? Oedipus?) Stan's mom keeps getting dumped on the third date and she runs to Stan for comfort. Stan and his mom's disturbingly close relationship and the fates of Stan's mom's boyfriends cause Francine and Roger to investigate. Roger's fat woman costume is hilarious.
"Widowmaker"--Francine wants Stan to share things with her like her friend's CIA husband who's gone missing. When Stan complies, Francine finds out that some things are best kept to one's self.
"Red October Sky"--Stan's Soviet nemesis before Communism fell (how old is Stan, anyway?) returns a converted Capitalist--until he gets hold of Steve. Weak ending. This is my least favorite of this volume.Read more ›
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Witty and clever. If you like family guy you'll love American dadPublished 4 months ago by Leah Black
This show is another great series by Seth MacFarlane, I would rate this the same or better that Family Guy.Published 6 months ago by Brenda Klein
This Is A Very Funny Adult Type Cartoon.I Enjoy Watching American Dad Very Much.Published 9 months ago by Tcowan13
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