AMERICAN DAD “White Rice” Review

AMERICAN DAD "White Rice"

AMERICAN DAD “White Rice” Season 7 Episode 5 – What if you could hypnotize your spouse to forget all of the bad things, the issues, the arguments, and only remember the good things and also share your love for Emilio Estevez? Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Well, except for the Emilio Estevez part. However, in this week’s episode of American Dad, Stan finds out that it would have been much easier to just talk things through.

Every year Francine confronts Stan about her father’s advancing age and about discussing moving her parents to town. Every year, Stan and Francine get in a fight and Francine goes across the street to the neighbors, strips, jumps in their hot tub, and complains until Stan comes over and offers to go to counseling. The neighbors are puzzled as to why Francine doesn’t remember this yearly occurrence. The reason is Jason Alexander. Or at least a therapist voiced by him. Stan has convinced the therapist to give Francine “an annual tune up” with a list of things to make her forget and things to make her love. Sounds ingenious, doesn’t it? It would probably still be continuing had Stan only bought that therapist a sandwich.

Once Francine’s memories start coming back, Stan loses more and more ground and more confidence. How does one deal with a spouse that is now different than they have been for the past 20 years, even if it was you that made them different? Francine remembers her love for stand up comedy and with the help of her new found agent, Roger, she is off to Hollywood. Was anyone surprised that her show, White Rice, got canceled? I guess stereotypical ethical jokes don’t go over so well two decades later. However, lessons were learned. Francine learned she should always follow her dream. Stan learned he shouldn’t hypnotize his wife and that Francine did not think moving her parents to town was a good idea, she just wanted to discuss it. Stan also learned he looked funny in cargo shorts.

This episode really had me laughing. I thought I was going to die every time Stan yelled out “Emilioooo.” Other things that made me laugh were:

“Oh, I am pushing it. I’m pushing REAL good.”

When the neighbor pretended to use a screwdriver on a plant so that he could eavesdrop.

Klaus, his new wife and all of their children.

“Next year I will have you hypnotize my penis”

The Chuckle Box and Hilareolas. Who knew there was a topless stripper/comedy circuit?

“Your ha-ha’s have to be bigger than the ta-ta’s”

What did you think of this week’s episode of American Dad? What was your favorite moment or joke? Do you think Klaus is going to eat his wife? I loved when he said “I hate your seeing your face.” Tell us what you thought of this episode in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

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