American Dad!: Season 1, Episode 16

Not Particularly Desperate Housewife (18 Dec. 2005)

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In order to gain entry in a women's social club known as the Ladybugs, Francine pretends she is cheating on Stan. After her fellow Ladybugs wish to meet her "boytoy", guilt stricken ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Barker ...
Terry Bates / Researcher (voice)
Casey (voice)
Manager (voice)
Cop #1 / Editor (voice) (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Linda Memari (voice)
Hector (voice)
Kristy (voice)
Avery Bullock (voice)
Fat Lady / Female Officer (voice)


In order to gain entry in a women's social club known as the Ladybugs, Francine pretends she is cheating on Stan. After her fellow Ladybugs wish to meet her "boytoy", guilt stricken Francine confesses that she is not having an affair. Now she must either actually cheat on her husband or the Ladybugs will kill her in an attempt to keep their secrets safe. Written by Bukue_One

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The One Where Francine Is Supposed To Cheat On Stan...
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Newspaper Headline: "Clever Bumper Sticker Ends Abortion Debate". I really love this episode. It was one of the episodes that sticks in my head the most. Basically, Francine meets a group of women, who she befriends. But there is a catch of joining their club. The members must all cheat on their husbands or they will die. Since Francine doesn't want to cheat on Stan, she tries to convince her new found friends that she is, in fact, cheating on him. But this doesn't work very well. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger fight over the attention of a small dog. Which happens to be the dog of a former member of Francine's club. She was killed because she clearly didn't cheat on her husband, which makes Francine even more scared, because she knows that they are serious. And Steve and Klaus are caught by Haley, when reading her diary and she locks them in her closet as punishment. This episode has a ton of funny lines, with a bit of a serious element as well. I love the episode title as well, "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives", it just fits so well. Overall, I give this episode, a rating of 9 out of 10.

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