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From the hilarious minds that bring you Family Guy comes American Dad vol. 5 - uncensored with what you couldn't see on TV.
What's funnier than American Dad on television? American Dad on DVD. This three-disc set contains the 14 consistently funny episodes that conclude season 4. Rollicking audio commentaries, even more fun when they digress and completely ignore the episode at hand, are provided for each. There is a generous serving of so-called deleted scenes that are more accurately deleted jokes. Where warranted, episodes are presented either as televised or uncensored. "We don't work blue, that's the lazy man's comedy," comedy geek Steve proclaims at one point, but beware stray F-bombs that seem as if the writers just want to make sure you're paying attention. And American Dad requires pretty strict attention to catch the dizzying mélange of lowbrow and highbrow humor, meta-gags, scattershot pop culture references, and celebrity disses. Standout episodes include "Bar Mitzvah Hustle," featuring Seth Green as a wealthy spoiled rival for Steve's plus-size girlfriend, Debbie; "Wife Insurance," in which Stan (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) reveals he has picked a backup wife in case of Francine's death; and "Daddy Queerest," in which Stan is compelled to pose as gay. Extraterrestrial Roger (MacFarlane) has two of his better outings, "The Wiener of Our Discontent," in which he discovers that he was not, as he thought, sent to our planet to be "The Decider" on whether or not the Earth is destroyed, and "Phantom of the Telethon," in which he sabotages Stan's telethon for the CIA to raise funds for the agency's torture program. While not as reckless an offender as Family Guy, American Dad is not averse to violating character integrity for the sake of a good joke. In "Wife Insurance," ultra-right-wing warrior Stan bawls like a baby when captured by arms smugglers, and Francine (Wendy Schaal), a traditional homemaker not up on current events and who doesn't even know how to vote, gets off a good Che Guevara gag. And in "Every Which Way But Lose," feminist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) is revealed to be a prize-winning baker ("It's not what you think," she tries to cover when caught, "I'm making meth"). American Dad, too, often crosses the PC line, but Steve is no doubt speaking for MacFarlane and company when, after one of his jokes offends, he proclaims, "Apologize for being hilarious? Never." --Donald Liebenson
Good purchase. Love this show. No defects on discs or package. ThanksPublished 10 days ago by Michael Mercer
I wonder why this volume cover has images of episodes not in the volume. Notably Francine as the, "Rock Sherpa", from "My Morning Straightjacket"; volume 6.Published 1 month ago by Timothy M. Smith
It shows this is a prime item but it took a week to receive the package. It wasn't a surprise though since it told me that in my confirmation email, but still kinda ridiculous. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Katie
While not quite as fall out funny and great as vol.5, this volume of episodes is a great collection for AD fans to have. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rodolfo A. Martinez
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That is my consern too, I wish that they would print a list anybody!
Dec 20, 2010 by Bookworm | See all 2 posts
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That better not be the episode list for the new Family Guy either, cuz those are the episodes from Volume 5.... and I will be ticked if they put the same episodes on 8.
Apr 13, 2010 by Joshua Wright | See all 4 posts