American Dad! – “Choosy Wives Choose Smith”

American Dad Volume 4 DVD

Original Air Date: November 2, 2008
Starring: Scott Grimes, Curtis Armstrong, Seth MacFarlane
Directed by: Joe Daniello

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: Stan (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) sets out to meet the pilot his wife Francine (voiced by Wendy Schaal) was previously in love with.  Steve (voiced by Scott Grimes) tries to befriend a cat with horrific results.

Cartoon Cat: The subplot of the episode is Steve’s interest in a stray cat he sees across the street while walking to a cello lesson.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon on sidewalk

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Steve looking at orange cat Simon across street

Kitty Carnage Warning! The cat begins to cross the street to meet Steve and is struck by a car.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Steve leaning over injured orange cat Simon on street

Steve is horrified and tries to help but when he picks up the cat it scratches him like mad. Steve throws the cat down in anger and storms off.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon attacks Steve animated gif

Later Steve brings his friend Snot (voiced by Curtis Armstrong) who has brought a box. Snot finds the cat to be sweet and loving and places him in the box.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon allows Snot to pet him

Steve has renewed hope that he and the cat, whom he has named Simon, will finally become friends.  But the cat attacks him again.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon attacks Steve again

Steve has a dream about his relationship with Simon if the accident had not happened. Many of the scenarios are parodying romantic moments.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Steve with orange cat Simon

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Steve comforting orange cat Simon on beach under full moon

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon licking whipped cream off Steve's nose

At the end of the dream, Simon is on the back of a truck which pulls away.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon on back of truck driving away

When Steve has his cello recital, Simon shows up and appears to die. Steve waxes about how Simon really loved him in the end.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Steve sad sitting next to dead orange cat Simon

But Simon is not dead and viciously attacks Steve again. (Cat lovers should be aware that Steve really beats the crap out of Simon at this point).

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon about to attack Steve again

At the end of the episode, Roger the alien (also voiced by Seth McFarlane) shows up wearing Simon on his head.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - Roger the alien wearing orange cat Simon on his head

Simon lunges for yet another attack.

American Dad - Choosy Wives Choose Smith - orange cat Simon lunging at camera

Final Mewsings: Unlike girlfriends, cats will make it clear when they are angry with you!


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