American Dad!

Series 6 - 1. In Country - Club

In Country - Club
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

American Dad never gets as much attention as Family Guy, creator Seth Macfarlane’s much-garlanded first-born animated sitcom child. But Dad can so often be much tougher and a lot more sharply satirical than Family Guy, which even Macfarlane admits has probably seen better days.

In a new-to-BBC3 episode, the first of a double bill, American Dad’s witty use of pop culture and satire is seen to great effect when Stan Smith, all-round American idiot and half-witted CIA agent, forces his dim son Steve to join a society that re-enacts the Vietnam War. For real. This is Stan’s way of toughening Steve up so he can sing the national anthem at Veterans Day at the Langley Falls Country Club. But poor Steve, in a scene that borrows from every Vietnam war film you have ever seen, goes native.

About this programme

1/18. Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at a Veterans Day celebration, but Stan is convinced he is not ready to undertake such a prestigious task, and decides he will only be capable of performing with feeling once he has experienced war first-hand.

Cast and crew

Cast

Stan/Roger
Seth MacFarlane
Steve
Scott Grimes
Francine
Wendy Schaal
Hayley
Rachael MacFarlane
Klaus
Dee Bradley Baker

Crew

Director
Albert Calleros
Director
Josue Cervantes
Writer
Seth MacFarlane
Writer
Mike Barker
Writer
Matt Weitzman
Writer
Murray Miller
Writer
Judah Miller

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