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Cee Lo Green Guests as a Hot Tub of Horrors on 'American Dad' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 5:15AM
'American Dad' - 'Hot Water'Cee Lo Green was a revelation on the Season 7 premiere of 'American Dad' (Sun., 9:30PM ET on FOX), and that's not easy to do as a guest voice actor on an animated series. Still, we couldn't help but notice the way his unique style and sense of humor permeated every aspect of this musical experience.

An obvious nod to 'Little Shop of Horrors,' the plant was replaced by a sentient hot tub voiced by Green. He lured Stan in and slowly began to take over his life. Eventually, Stan left his family behind along with his job, devoting himself entirely to the hot tub.

We loved the classic R&B video shot of Steve and Roger singing about how their father has left them, complete with rippliing muscles beneath open and billowing white shirts. As the episode progressed, we were hoping a soundtrack was going to be made available with a few extended versions of some of the tracks.

The staff revealed that this was originally intended to be the series finale when they thought 'American Dad' was going to be cancelled. That's why they followed the stage production's ending for 'Little Shop' and had the hot tub successfully kill both Francine and Stan by the end.

Cee Lo Green himself narrated the episode, complete with a few live-action interstitials between scenes to fill us in on what was going on. His animated version appeared during Stan and Francine's first joyous romp in the hot tub, before Francine rejected it and it started to get possessive of Stan.

The episode was a tremendous amount of fun, as 'American Dad's occasional forays into outright fantasy and the ridiculous usually are. Even more surprising, Roger was reduced to a straightforward child role for the duration of the episode, and his lunacy wasn't misssed in light of the strong storytelling and plot.

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why are the damn comercials ,befor the clips , longer then the clips themselves !??!?!?

September 26 2011 at 1:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

P.S. Where the **** was Roger?!?!?!?! He MAKES the show.

September 26 2011 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This episode of American Dad was by far the worst one I have ever witnessed. I love American Dad, I think it is one of the best animated shows out there today. But this episode? What was Seth McFarlane shooting up when he thought a musical with a black t-rex was going to top the charts? Because if he is going to keep having musical episodes I might as well shoot up with him and maybe, JUST MAYBE, i'll understand the sense of humor it is lacking.

worst episode ever.

September 26 2011 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That may have been the single best American Dad episode yet.
Which is good because the rest of the animation block was weak.

September 26 2011 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This was the most hysterical episode I've seen. Too funny. But as always the message is clear: clean up the mess you make.

September 26 2011 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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