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Encyclopedia > The Best Christmas Story Never
American Dad! Episode
"The Best Christmas Story Never"
Episode no.: 33
Prod. code: 2AJN14
Airdate: December 17, 2006
Writer(s):
Director:
Guest star(s): Lisa Kudrow
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American Dad! season 2
September 10, 2006 - Spring, 2007
List of American Dad! episodes This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Image File history File links ADsmall. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lisa Valerie Kudrow (born July 30, 1963) is an Emmy Award and SAG-winning American actress best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom Friends. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series American Dad!. The series premiered on February 6, 2005 As of Decmber 10, 2006, there have been 31 episodes of American Dad! televised. ...

Episodes:

  1. Camp Refoogee
  2. The American Dad After School Special
  3. Failure is not a Factory-installed Option
  4. Lincoln Lover
  5. Dungeons and Wagons
  6. Iced, Iced Babies
  7. Of Ice and Men
  8. Irregarding Steve
  9. The Best Christmas Story Never
  10. Bush Comes to Dinner *
  11. I Can't Stan You *
  12. American Dream Factory *
  13. A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial *
  14. Four Little Words *
  15. An Apocalypse to Remember *
  16. Black Mystery Month *
  17. The Magnificent Steven *
  18. The Vacation Goo *
  19. When a Stan Loves a Woman *
  20. Joint Custody *
  21. House of Horror *
  22. Mission Stan-Possible *

* Episode expected to air in the future. Air order may change at TV network's discretion. Camp Refoogee is the second season premiere of the animated series American Dad!, with 8. ... The American Dad After School Special is the second episode of the second season of the animated series American Dad!, which aired on September 17, 2006 on Fox. ... Failure is not a Factory-Installed Option is the third episode of the second season of the animated series American Dad!, with 8. ... Lincoln Lover is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Notes Categories: | ... Dungeons and Wagons is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. The episode is expected to deal with torture. ... Iced, Iced Babies is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Elijah Wood guest stars. ... Of Ice and Men, after Steinbecks Of Mice and Men, is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. This episode begins in the year 2045, where Klaus---who inexplicably is human now---tells his grandson a bedtime story about his past. ... Irregarding Steve is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Spoiler warning: The episode begins with the family in the kitchen, when suddenly terrorists attack and quickly kill everyone but Klaus and Francine. ... Bush Comes to Dinner is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... I Can Stan You is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... American Dream Factory is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... Four Little Words is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... An Apocalypse to Remember is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... Black Mystery Month is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... The Mafnificent Steven is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... The Vacation Goo is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... When a Stan Loves a Woman is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... Joint custody is a court order whereby custody of a child is a awarded to both parties. ... House of Horror is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ... Mission Stan-Possible is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Categories: | | | ...

"The Best Christmas Story Never" is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Plot summary

The episode begins with the family in the town square. Roger is horribly depressed and drunk, complaining that since landing on Earth sixty years ago he's accomplished almost nothing; Stan, however, is overjoyed, until he finds out that the Christmas Tree has been banned due to its religious nature. He is further dismayed when more signs of secularism occur---the clerks at the mall aren't allowed to say "Merry Christmas," and the town goes so far as to rename the annual attacker, the Christmas Rapist, the "Holiday Rapist." Stan blames the whole thing on Jane Fonda---his logic being that her going to North Vietnam revitalized the dying hippie movement, and that since yesterday's hippies grew up to be modern liberals, modern liberalism is her fault. Stan finally becomes so enraged that he destroys the tree and the presents; the kids and Roger are horribly sad, and Francine is so mad she banishes him to the couch. Roger the Alien (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is one of the main characters in the animated comedy American Dad!. A space alien (whose appearance resembles that of the greys) living with the Smith family, Roger is sarcastic, surly, and speaks in swish; this and other traits have led some to... Stan Smith (born December 14, 1946 in Pasadena, California) is an American tennis player who, with his partner Bob Lutz, was one of the best doubles players of all time. ... Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN), or less commonly, Vietnamese Democratic Republic (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, September 2nd1945 and was recognized by the Peoples Republic of China and the... Francine Smith Francine Smith (voiced by Wendy Schaal) is a fictional character on American Dad! and is the 38-year-old wife of Stan Smith and the mother of Steve and Hayley. ...


That night, Stan is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past (a former Tooth Fairy named Michelle), who takes him back to 1970. Stan, however, runs away from her, in an effort to find Jane Fonda in order to assassinate her, thus changing the future. The Ghost, unsure where he has gone, goes back to the present to get Francine; the two then return to the past to find Stan. The Ghost of Christmas Past was a character in what was one of the best-known works of the English novelist, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. ... Look up Tooth fairy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Stan has tracked Fonda down to a studio, where he finds out that Donald Sutherland was the one who led her to politics, and changes his plan to assassinate him instead. He finds her at a Hollywood party, where he happens to meet Martin Scorsese and convinces him to give up drugs. Francine and Michelle then grab him and bring him back to the present, where they are shocked to discover the street desolate, with Soviet tanks patrolling. They eventually figure out what has happened---by getting Scorsese off drugs, they stopped him from ever making the movie Taxi Driver; as a result John Hinckley, Jr. never saw Jodie Foster in the movie and fell in love with her, which resulted in him never trying to assassinate Ronald Reagan. This dented his popularity in the 1984 election, as the near-death experience made him appear stronger; in the new reality he thus lost to Mondale, who quickly surrended the country to the Soviet Union. The group then goes back to attempt to fix what Stan did. Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Donald McNicol Sutherland OC (born July 17, 1935) is a prolific Canadian actor with a film career spanning over 40 years. ... Martin Luciano Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an iconic American film director. ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital (and largest city) Moscow None; Russian de facto Government Federation of Soviet Republics  - Last President Mikhail Gorbachev  - Last Premier Ivan Silayev Establishment October Revolution   - Declared... Taxi Driver is a 1976 American film drama directed by Martin Scorsese. ... John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


Stan decides to make the movie himself; however, he quickly alienates Robert De Niro and decides to make the movie with John Wayne instead. Unfortunately, this does not impress Hinckley, which means that the future remains changed. The Ghost then transports them to March 31, 1981, and tells Stan that the only way to fix the future is if he shoots Reagan instead. Stan is shocked; he is unable to shoot his favorite president. Francine reminds him how much he wanted Christmas, and points out that it wouldn't exist at all if the Soviets ruled; Stan replies that he doesn't care about trees and presents, but would be happy as long as he had Francine and the kids. The Ghost then informs him that in the alternate future Francine and Stan may never meet, meaning also that Steve and Hayley won't exist. Stan then decides that he must shoot Reagan, and shoots him. Just as he does, the two suddenly transport back into their bed on Christmas morning, 2006. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), popularly known as The Duke, was an Academy Award winning, American film actor whose career began in silent movies in the 1920s. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Several persons have been called Steven Smith or Stephen Smith, which both may be familiarised to Steve Smith: Professor Steve Smith (academic) British academic. ... These are some of the past main characters in the daily Australian soap opera Home and Away, which have left show by the episodes cast currently airing in Australia. ...


The two are relieved to find out that history is back to normal, and after fixing the presents and tree, the family enjoys a happy Christmas. The Ghost appears to Stan one last time to give him a gift for saving her job---a brand new gun he says he bought the previous night. When Stan asks how that is possible, as the Brady Bill requires a week waiting period, she informs him that he only shot Reagan and not Brady, meaning that buying guns is incredibly easy. Stan rejoices that he changed the future for the better. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known as the Brady Bill, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 30, 1993. ...


Cultural references


The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on 7 December 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers or about 28,000 miles. ...

Preceded by:
"Irregarding Steve"
American Dad! Episodes Followed by:
"TBA"


Irregarding Steve is a second season episode of the animated series American Dad!. Spoiler warning: The episode begins with the family in the kitchen, when suddenly terrorists attack and quickly kill everyone but Klaus and Francine. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series American Dad!. The series premiered on February 6, 2005 As of Decmber 10, 2006, there have been 31 episodes of American Dad! televised. ... TBA Online Game TBA, or The Time Before Adventure is a new, free online MMORPG adventure game developed by Digitil Entertainment. ...


 
 

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