American Dad!: Season 3, Episode 1

The Vacation Goo (30 Sep. 2007)

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Francine discovers that every one of their family vacations have been artificially experienced in tanks filled with green goo. This makes her very angry and she demands a real vacation. ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith / Actress (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Snot (voice)
Becky Arangino (voice)
Mike Barker ...
Jerry (voice)
Parker (voice)
Jeff Fischer ...
Jeff Fisher (voice)
Matt McKenna ...
Toshi (voice)


Francine discovers that every one of their family vacations have been artificially experienced in tanks filled with green goo. This makes her very angry and she demands a real vacation. When they finally go on a real vacation Francine thinks this vacation must be fake too since it seems too good to be true. She therefore causes the family to suffer the consequences. Simultaneously, Roger attempts to become the greatest actor who ever lived. Written by Adrian Leopoldson

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This episode was pushed back because of the Virginia Tech shooting. There was a scene where Stan and Klaus were in VTech attire and were rooting for the Hokies. This was later changed to Georgetown to avoid stirring up any unintentional bad feelings. See more »


Stan Smith: [Hayley changes her mind about eating Becky] Hayley!
Hayley: This won't be a problem. I've eaten macrobiotic burritos, I can do this.
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References Ghost Whisperer (2005) See more »


Written, Published and Performed by Jane's Addiction
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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The One With The Fake Vacation Then The Real Vacation...
20 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Newspaper Headline: Al Gore honors Carlos Mencia for recycling jokes. This is one of my all time favorite American Dad episodes. Actually, it's in the top five, at least. In this episode, Francine discovers that all the family vacations she has been on with Stan, Steve, Hayley, Roger and Klaus, have all been fake. Stan implanted the vacation memories into their heads, using CIA technology, so he can have some downtime alone. Francine is furious and demands a proper vacation. So they do. They go on a cruise where things go wrong. Obviously, they had to go wrong, otherwise it would be a boring episode. Meanwhile, Roger makes a huge effort to be able to cry on cue. I love this episode. It's so funny. Overall, I give this episode a definite 10 out of 10.

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