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Gertie (Rachael MacFarlane) is a minor villainess from "Roger Codger", episode 1.05 of American Dad! (airdate June 5, 2005). She was a resident of Dignity Towers Retirement Home, and she encountered Roger when he came on the retirement home bus while she and the other residents were on their way to a trip in Washington D.C. (as Roger had disguised himself as an elderly woman to make his way home after Stan threw him in a dumpster after fainting). He and Gertie became instant friends and had fun as they visited the White House.
Episode 5: Roger Codger
Afterwards, Roger managed to call the rest of the Smith family and get them to come to D.C. as he and Gertie were browsing a recently made wing of the Smithsonian Museum dedicated to the show Dynasty. When Stan showed up with intent to kill Roger to protect his family from the CIA, who were in hot pursuit of him, Gertie attacked Stan. She also threw derogatory racial remarks at Stan, who was Caucasian. After the Smith family was chased into a closet of artefacts, Gertie ran after Stan as well, but was easily subdued by the CIA agent when he threw her into a sarcophagus that he used to barricade the door. After finally realizing that he cared about Roger and didn't want to have to kill him or give him over to the CIA, Stan came up with a plan to save him: strip Gertie of her wig before presenting her to the CIA as the alien they were searching for. Gertie was taken away and, as revealed in a Season 7 episode, was seen being contained in a tank of goo to presumably be studied.
"You Debt Your Life" is the twelfth episode of the seventh season of American Dad!. It aired on Fox in the United States on February 20, 2011. The episode focuses on two of the show's main characters, Roger the Alien and Stan Smith. After he saves Roger from being run over by a bus, Stan has repaid what Hayley calls his "life debt", which forces Roger to moving out of the household, and Stan replaces him with Andy Dick. Roger intuitively figures out he can get reaccepted by Stan and move back in by forcing him into a new life debt, by getting him attacked by a polar bear at a zoo and then saving his life at Area 51. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends abuse the power of being public announcers at Pearl Bailey High School.
This episode was written by Erik Sommers and directed by Chris Bennett, before the conclusion of Season 6. It is the second episode of the season Sommers and Bennett worked, the first being "Son of Stan".
In addition to the regular cast, comedian Nick Kroll guest starred in this episode. Recurring voice actors Curtis Armstrong, Daisuke Suzuki and Eddie Kaye Thomas guest starred as Steve's friends in the episode, while Kevin Michael Richardson would return to play his part as Principal Lewis.
"You Debt Your Life" was first broadcast on February 20, 2011 as part of the animation television night on Fox. It was followed by The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy. and The Cleveland Show. It was viewed by 4.27 million viewers upon its original airing achieved a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen ratings. Both the episode's total viewership and rating was lower than those of every other show featured in the animation television night. The episode's total viewership and ratings increased slightly from the previous episode, "A Piñata Named Desire", which was viewed by 3.9 million viewers upon its initial airing, and garnered a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Much like The Simpsons and Futurama before it, American Dad's opening title sequence also features a running visual gag that changes from episode to episode. In more recent seasons, you'll see Roger popping up from under the dashboard of Stan's car in various disguises, but for the first four seasons of the series, the ever-changing newspaper headline was what keen-eyed fans looked out for. From topical political statements to snarky quips to hysterical one-liners, here's a list of all the American Dad newspaper headlines that have graced your TV screen. Vote up the newspapers on American Dad that made you laugh the most!
American Dad! is an American animated television series created by Seth MacFarlane and owned by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions. It is produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Creators and main directors, MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy) as well as two former Family Guy writers, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman aired the pilot episode in the United States on Fox on February 6, 2005, thirty minutes after the end of Super Bowl XXXIX; the regular series began May 1, 2005, after the season premiere of Family Guy. American Dad! follows the events of CIA agent Stan Smith and his family. Unlike Family Guy, American Dad! does not contain cutaway gags, but relies more on situational humor and non sequiturs. 041b061a72