American Dad: Rough Trade
As we all know by now, Roger is a drunk that doesn't do much besides take advantage of the Smiths, so when Stan gets
a DUI charge because Roger drove into a parked car, Stan's had enough. The two decide to switch places for a couple of
days to "walk a mile," each thinking they'll be more productive than the other in their respective roles.
Stan stays home and drinks all day, while Roger finds a job as a car salesman to earn a living for the family. Things
start off very well for Roger; he's doing well at the dealership, helping Fran redecorate the house, working with
Hayley to rescue beauty product test monkeys, and assisting Steve with landing the girl of his dreams. After a little
hesitation, Stan too settles into his role as the family drunk.
Unfortunately, things turn nasty quickly. Roger hits Fran on accident, leading the neighbors to believe that Stan is abusing her. Come on, he is under house arrest and drunk all the time. Pictures of Steve in questionable positions start showing up online and Hayley's monkeys attack police officers. Stan is sent to prison for all of this while at the dealership, Roger's sidekick turns on him, and takes credit for all of his sales, leaving Roger with nothing but a pink-slip. Roger goes to prison to apologize to Stan, and they come to an agreement; they're both going to go back to their original roles and doing what they do best. After framing Phil (Roger's sidekick) for all of Stan's accusations that is.
Again, I'm liking the show a little more every time, but I just feel disappointed in it. I know it could be so much better than it is. Let me know what you think.
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