“American Data?” American Dad! S17E10

Steve and his friends take part in a prison experiment.

Steve, Snot, Barry, and Toshi want new  calf implants for some reason.  They go to  check their secret stash in the bushes.  But Steve took  $100 for a designer backpack.  The boys are mad at him but need to earn the extra money

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They find a newspaper  ad to participate in a science experiment at the Pearl Bailey High School.  They find that Roger is running this experiment.  After sorting guards and prisoners, the experiment begins.

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The boys’ treatment of the prisoners is too harsh and the prisoners quit, so Roger recruits real prisoners, who quickly turn the tables on the boys.

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The prisoners take over.  Steve won’t stand up to them so they take him along, only to find out he can actually cook

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Shenanigans ensue, and an attempted prison break out only leads to a pizza party at the end.  Also, Roger only hired white collar criminals.

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The boys are still pissed at Steve for being so selfish, so Steve decides to earn back the money they need for those calf implants.   Crash test dummy

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Shock therapy among other ways of earning money

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They boys finally forgive Steve when they see how he’s not being so selfish after all.  They get those implants and all is well between them in the end.

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B Plot

Bullock announces that the CIA groundskeeper has passed away.  No one seems to care except Stan.  He is tasked with getting rid of  a leaf blower.  But this makes Stan very sad.

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Which he takes it out on the family.

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Frustrated, Francine gets Stan to “talk” to a therapist  Dr. Ray Petit.  Dr. Ray  convinces Stan to honor the groundskeeper’s emory by clearing  the central quad at the CIA.

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As he finishes, a whirlwind spirit forms and thanks Stan for completing his dream.  Also, Dr. Ray gets killed “accidentally’ by Stan’s leaf blower, making Stan happy again

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I did not like this one very much at all .  Very few laughs, very dumb plots, even by American Dad standards

Grade : C-