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American Dad - S02E14

Animation . Comedy

Stan wants Steve to be popular and goes to desperate measures giving him steroids to make him bigger, better, and part of the in-crowd at school. But when the steroids have an unexpected side effect, Steve gets a lot more attention than anyone expected. Meanwhile, after Hayley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, Francine is determined to start a new career as a doctor.

Episode Title: An Apocalypse to Remember
Airs: 2007-03-25 at 21:30
  • Adam Buckman

    About as appetizing as fried roadkill. [5 Feb 2005]

    New York Post Full Review
  • Jonathan Storm

    The only fun is in trying to enumerate how many ways it's offensive. [30 Apr 2005]

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    As in "Family Guy," MacFarlane and company rely on a fast-moving formula predicated on the mindset that if a joke doesn't work, another will be along momentarily. There's something to that for small fry, but the low batting average and scatological emphasis conspire to narrow the program's appeal. [4 Feb 2005]

    Variety Full Review
  • Noel Holston

    Determinedly irreverent and politically incorrect, but so obvious in its targets and so unoriginal in its barbs that it ends up being mostly an ode to its own crudity. [29 Apr 2005]

    Newsday Full Review
  • Robert P. Laurence

    "Dad" is even spottier than "Family Guy," a nearly random collection of blackouts in search of a story. [29 Apr 2005]

    San Diego Union-Tribune Full Review
  • Thomas Conner

    The jokes aren't funny, the story is silly (or, really, not silly enough) and the new writers follow the "Family Guy" model so closely they fail to explain any of the characters or even the premise of the show. [28 Apr 2005]

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Terry Kelleher

    The pilot aspires to outrageousness, but the humor needs to get a whole lot smarter.

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Little more than an empty vehicle for clever jokes on America since 9/11. [30 Apr 2005]

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    To call "Dad" derivative of "Family Guy" would be an understatement. [28 Apr 2005]

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    Lacks bite.... The series aspires to pick up where 'The Simpsons' and 'South Park' left off, but many of its jokes and cultural references seem off. [4 Feb 2005]

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Bianculli

    It's a bit cruder and ruder [than "Family Guy"], and its family seems unimaginatively similar to Peter Griffith's - except that the dad works for the CIA, and there's a talking alien instead of a talking dog. [28 Apr 2005]

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    If you're not expecting much, you'll come away satisfied. But compared to a good episode of "Family Guy" - or even a mediocre "Simpsons" episode - it's pretty thin gruel. [28 Apr 2005]

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Sid Smith

    As with "Guy," the idea is to cram this new animated cartoon series with a laugh a second, or at least a second-by-second attempt. Trouble is, too many of the laughs are so-so, too fleetingly funny or disturbingly potty-mouthed. [4 Feb 2005]

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Mike McDaniel

    It cribs from Family Guy, which has a similar family makeup, and, as with that series, its laughs are hither and yon. [30 Apr 2005]

    Houston Chronicle Full Review
  • Hal Boedeker

    The scattershot humor ranges from perceptive to sophomoric to blah. [6 Feb 2005]

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    Feels forced.... What "American Dad" really resembles most is the less-funny outtakes from "Family Guy," done in a way that doesn't even pretend to be original. [4 Feb 2005]

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Aaron Barnhart

    Mostly a hoot. [4 Feb 2005]

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Sarah Rodman

    Although 'Dad' also was created by [Family Guy's Seth] MacFarlane and has even more outlandish characters - a gay alien, a randy German goldfish - it feels like the more conventional (read: less funny) sitcom. [1 May 2005]

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • John Maynard

    "Family Guy" fans, prepare to be disappointed: "American Dad" looks a lot like its predecessor, but it lacks the zing and smarts that made "Family Guy" a cult hit. [1 May 2005]

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Charlie McCollum

    In its early episodes, "American Dad" not only follows the lead of "Family Guy" but also throws in digs at U.S. political institutions. [1 May 2005]

    San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    If you like Family Guy, you'll probably like American Dad. The problem is, if you've seen Family Guy, you've already seen American Dad. [4 Feb 2005]

    USA Today Full Review
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