American Dad!: Season 4, Episode 18

Weiner of Our Discontent (3 May 2009)

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Roger is heartbroken after he finds out that he's not "The Decider" and actually came to Earth as a crash test dummy, so he takes a job at a hot dog factory.




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Episode credited cast:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Snot Lonstein (voice)
Mike Barker ...
Second Worker (voice)
Erik Durbin ...
Gerald (voice)
Jonathan Fener ...
Steward (voice) (as Jon Fener)
Akiko (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Animal Control Guy #1 (voice)
Animal Control Guy #2 (voice)
Laura McCreary ...
Stewardess (voice)
Matt McKenna ...
Fat Guy (voice)
Third Worker (voice)


Roger is heartbroken after he finds out that he's not "The Decider" and actually came to Earth as a crash test dummy, so he takes a job at a hot dog factory.

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The episode title is a reference to the opening lines of "Richard III", by 'William Shakespeare': "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun of York". See more »


Roger the Alien: [In front of Storage Unit] BEHOLD, my fortress of solitude.
Stan Smith: [whistle] Impressive.
Fat Guy: Afternoon, Sotineers. Strawberry Coors, it something I invented, I take a regular Coors and I drink it through a twizzler, you see.
Stan Smith: I really Like your roommate.
[Roger opens his storage slightly and rolls through opening]
Stan Smith: Nice touch, with the rolling. Don't want open the door too wide, and let disability check Dan there, See your...
[in awed my Roger's slightly damaged spacecraft]
Stan Smith: fortress of solitude. Oh, good lord, ...
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References A Life Interrupted (2007) See more »

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The One Where Roger Is Not The Decider...
24 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode is so funny. After having a huge argument with Stan and the rest of the Smith family, Roger blurts out that he is the "decider" for the whole human race. That he was sent here from his home planet, to decide if Earth was worthy enough to continue on. Throughout the episode we see him in different time periods, deciding whether to let the humans live. Stan and the rest of the family all laugh and, understandably, don't believe him. When Roger takes Stan to his spaceship, we find out that Roger is intact, not the decider, not at all. It turns out that he was just a crash test dummy for the spaceship. I feel so bad for Roger. This puts Roger in a deep depression, obviously. He's upset that, not only did his planet use him for a meaningless mission, but that he doesn't hold the key to killing the entire human race. Overall, I give this episode, a 9 out of 10.

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