In the Season 8 premiere, Roger turns the attic into a nightclub and inserts Hayley as the main performer and when she becomes the star attraction and the toast of Langley Falls, Roger begins to see her in a new light. Meanwhile, Stan turns up the macho as he negotiates to buy a new car.
Roger is getting ready to open up a new club but Hayley is already pissing him off with her potato bread eating ways. That said, Roger needs a hot opening act and after hearing her from the bathroom, we find out that Hayley has a lovely singing voice and is offered a lounge singing gig at Roger’s club. Not only is Hayley a great singer, but Roger is so taken back by her abilities that he starts falling for his newest starlet and its totally noticed by Steve. Roger is having a tough time with the realization that he likes Hayley and as such Steve recommends a hobby so that he can get over it. Hayley is already an emotional wreck because Jeff is on Deadliest Catch and it gets worse when Roger fires her from the singing gig in favor of Klaus’ act. Eventually, Roger comes clean about his crush to Hayley but after she turns him down Roger pulls a glock and puts HER down. Thankfully, Hayley survives but Roger knocks her ot with a vase and brings her to a warehouse with a bed and is pretty much dry fucking her. Thankfully, Jeff shows up put gets skinned alive by Roger. Don’t worry though because Roger is over the crush and he gives back his Jeff costume.
Stan is getting ready to buy a new car, a “Hummie C.O.K. Guzzler” but despite the fact that he has a trade in SUV, he can’t afford it. When the dealer declines, Stan vows to sell the car itself for $15 grand which is exactly what he paid for it. At first, Stan posts an ad up on Craigslist but that doesn’t work and instead it gets taken as a sex ad. Eventually, he actually does get a couple of potential buyers but one of them only offers 10 g’s which isn’t enough, and the other two get killed on the test drive. Lastly, Stan tries to do a auction on his front lawn with the car, a lion, and a hot chick who takes off with the car to escape getting eaten and instead smashes into a tree…and yes she still gets eaten.
Wow, this premier for Season 8 was a night and day better job than the shitty premier for Season 7. For one it was classic American Dad, no guest stars, no stupid plots, just Stan trying to sell a car and Roger wearing skin. Nothing TOO crazy, that said it was freakin’ hilarious! I honestly thought that with the club opening it was going to be all about that but really Roger’s obsession comes off as insane as you think it would and it KILLS! Holy shit, I mean he fucking put a camera setup in the bathroom to watch Hayley and even worse tries to reenact the infamous Yoko/John Lennon Rolling Stone spread. You would think that’s the worst it gets but no he skins fucking Jeff! Hahahahaha
If it wasn’t for the fact that we had a lame B-plot with Stan, this might have been a perfect episode. That said, Stan’s plot did serve up some great moments like the couple getting splattered in his car, getting beat up by a lawn figure, and the prize being the lady getting eaten alive by a lion that is on fire! Yea, and Francine shows up for a cameo, but the jokes were there. This week’s American Dad had all the ingredients for a great opener…and boy did that shit get made!
(9.0 out of 10)