American Dad!: Season 5, Episode 6

Shallow Vows (15 Nov. 2009)

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Francine lets herself go right before she and Stan renew their vows after she learns that Stan married her for her looks. Stan responds by having his retinas removed so that he doesn't have to look at her.


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Episode credited cast:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Cuthbertson ...
Akiko (voice)
Erik Durbin ...
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Toshi (voice)


Stan and Francine are set to renew their wedding vows until Stan reveals he only married Francine for her looks. Furious with Stan, Francine "lets herself go" to see if Stan actually loves the woman he's been married to for 20 years. Meanwhile, Steve and Hayley search for the perfect wedding gift. Written by Fox Publicity

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The One Where Francine Lets Herself Go...
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I absolutely love this episode. It shows how much it takes for a woman to look good. It takes a lot of effort. And guys never notice. Especially Stan Smith. In this episode, Stan and Francine's 20th wedding anniversary is coming up. And they decide to renew their vows. So of course, Roger dresses up as Jeanie Gold, a wedding planner, and helps get everything ready for the big day. After Stan accidentally states, that he only married Francine for her looks. Big mistake. So for revenge, Francine decides that it would be a good idea to spend two weeks away from each other before the big day. But while Stan is away, Francine stops trying and lets herself go. She stops working out, dying her hair, waxing and plucking, as a way to test his love. Stan, trying to make it work, eventually makes himself blind. Eventually, everything works out and Stan and Francine get remarried. Also, another one of Roger's disguises threatens Hayley and Steve, if they don't find the perfect gift for the wedding. I just love this episode because it shows how much woman work to feel and look pretty. Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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