American Dad!: Season 5, Episode 17

An Incident at Owl Creek (9 May 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Stan cannot escape the shame and humiliation from an embarrassing incident in the pool at a neighborhood party, until he discovers that the only person who can save him is president Obama.


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Episode cast overview:
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Various (voice)
Sharri Rothberg (voice)
Tim Kelleher ...
Matt McKenna ...
Michelle Obama (voice)
Evil Dave ...
Barack Obama (voice) (as Dave Van Dam)


In preparation for a neighborhood pool party, Stan tells his family to get in tip-top shape. But when an accident ruins the Smith family name, a humiliated Stan fakes his family's deaths and moves everyone out of Langley Falls to escape his shame. Written by Fox Publicity

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The title of the episode alludes to "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", a short story by Ambrose Bierce. In the original story, and subsequent screen adaptations and re-tellings, life and a death is not as it seems. See more »


Stan Smith: You had to remember
Mercyville resident: Come on, you're not gonna kill me just cause I know your secret
[Stan enters the Smith's new house with his shirt covered in blood]
Stan Smith: So this place isn't working out
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References Purple Rain (1984) See more »

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