American Dad! (2005– )
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Steve fancies himself and the guys as stars of an independent "coming of age" movie as they join Snot on a cross-country trip to his dad's funeral.


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Episode cast overview:
Stan Smith / Roger the Alien (voice)
Francine Smith (voice)
Steve Smith (voice)
Hayley Smith / Infomercial Lady (voice)
Klaus (voice)
Snot Lonstein (voice)
Dream Girl (voice)
Hideki Yoshida (voice)
Judah Miller ...
Daisuke Suzuki ...
Toshi Yoshida (voice)
Angela Pupello ...
Barry Robinson (voice)


Determined to get Snot to confront his emotions after his father passes away, Steve and friends embark on an epic cross-country road trip to the funeral. But Steve's commitment to his friend wavers when he falls for a Pixie Dream Girl along the way. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger invent an automatic cake-cutter for the Home Shopping Network, but their partnership is tested when they only make a "verbal agreement" to split the profits. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy





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1 December 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Steve describes the girl he meets as a "manic pixie dream girl." This is a term coined by film critic Nathan Rabin. It was inspired by Kirsten Dunst in the film 'Elizabethtown' and is defined as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." See more »


The guys understand Toshi's Japanese in the cornfield in this episode, when usually they misinterpret it. See more »


Steve Smith: [Sees Snot has made it to the funeral] Just drive.
Trucker: A railroad gypsy took my vas deferens but you, boy, are just bumming me out.
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References Garden State (2004) See more »


Written by Matthew Logan Vasquez, Kelly Winrich, Jon Jameson, Will McLaren, and Brandon Young
Performed by Delta Spirit
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Wow. Perfect.
12 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was about to give up on American Dad. 9 seasons of mostly so-so entertainment. I watched it more to keep my mind distracted than to enjoy quality TV. While I do think there's the odd really good episode, this one took me by surprise. I hadn't watched the show on Netflix for about a week and a half, which is a while for me, but I figured I'd watch one more since I had nothing better to do. I thought the title sounded interesting and once the story actually started moving I was quite invested, the episode somehow managed to perfectly balance a real, almost heart breaking story and make a farce of the entire indie genre at the same time. There were actual deep moments, metaphors that really made you think and at the same time cheesy lessons that made you critical of indie films too. Really a brilliant piece of work, if I could buy this one episode and add it to my Blu-Ray collection I would. I hope other people get a chance to watch this too and that maybe I've convinced a few more people to make it to this point, because I honestly think, it's worth it.

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