Francine fakes Roger's kidnapping so that she can prove to Roger that Stan still cares about him. So why won't Stan pay his ransom?


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Episode credited cast:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cinema Ticket Man (voice)


Francine comes up with an elaborate plan to reunite Stan and Roger after a big fight. She fakes Roger's kidnapping in hopes of showing him that Stan still cares about him. But when Stan never shows up to pay the ransom, it forces Roger to rethink the way he treats people. After all, it won't kill him to be nice to people... will it? Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy



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6 January 2008 (USA)  »

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The tattoo on Hayley's lower back is Chinese for "6 9". See more »


When Roger was cleaning the large window that the crow flew into, the only large window like that is their front window, and the pool is in the back yard. See more »


Francine Smith: [Francine slaps Roger]
Roger: Roger: You... You struck me with a bass.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


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Written by Glenn Shorrock
Performed by The Little River Band
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The One With The Fake Kidnapping...
7 November 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. I think it's so funny. I love episodes where Roger is a huge part of the plot, so of course I'm going to love this episode.

In this episode, Stan, and Roger get into a huge fight, and Francine desperately wants to help reunite the two. So she comes up with a big, elaborate plan to make it happen. She fakes Roger's kidnapping, in the hopes that Stan will show some emotion about it. But then Stan never pays the ransom, which leads Roger to think that maybe he should be a little nicer to people. Meanwhile, Hayley, and Klaus keep challenging each other to dares. So many funny dares, which one was my favorite. Either Klaus filling his bowl with Jell-O, or Hayley running around naked, saying she lost her penis.

Newspaper Headline: Local Golf Pro Also Pretty Good At Gambling.

Best part of the episode: Roger.

Worst part of the episode: Stan, he's a douche.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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