American Dad Vol. 5
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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
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Phantom of the Telethon
Live and Let Fry
Roy Rogers McFreely
Bar Mitzvah Hustle
The Delorean Story-an
Every Which Way But Loose
The Wiener of our Discontent
Stan's Night Out
Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes and Power Hour Drinking Game
And as always, there will be commentary by the staff for every episode.
Now, my literary and reviewing talents are not great, so I won't give you a long in depth review of the episodes. But I can say that I have liked the show from the beginning, and these episodes are as good as ever. If you like the show, you'll like this set. If you are just a fan of the other animated shows, comedy shows in general, satire, or just a fan of random 80's references, you will also like the show. Hope the info helped.
UPDATE: Got the set today, a few days after I had planned, unfortunately. In addition to the bonus features listed, on Disc 2 there is a Fact Up version of Bar Mitzvah Hustle. For those not familiar with what that is( I really wasn't either) Basically you can watch the episode, and as you watch little facts about the episode (or related to the episode in some way) pop up every few seconds. Kinda like those old VH1 Pop up videos. I thought it was pretty interesting and neat, and fans of the show should enjoy it.
"In Country . . . Club" is one of my favorite Roger episodes, along with Frannie 911 (and several others). Roger singing "Best Night of My Life" to himself while sipping wine and settling into a foot bath in preparation for a Barbara Streisand does Celine Dion cable PPV special . . . FUNNY!
Stan, C.I.A agent and head of household, is a riot: zany yet all the time insisting he's the sane one. Francine, his wife, is HOT! Too bad she's just 2D :). Everybody else in the home, the alien Roger, the son Steve and the daughter are just as nutty as the adults.
I have every DVD set so far. I can't get enough of these guys.
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