Archive for American Dad

Secret Agent Stan

Posted in Music and Videos, Music Videos with tags , , , on January 13, 2011 by Charlie Brooks
Click here to download the video.

Click here to download the video.

Here’s another American Dad video. The show has a great sense of the bizarre despite being essentially a family sitcom. Seeing as how Stan is basically a secret agent, albeit a bumbling one, I figured a perfect song to pair him up with would be Johnny Rivers’ “Secret Agent Man.”

Click on Stan dancing with his Flava Flav clock and his rocket boot to download the music video.

American Dad: Live and Let Die

Posted in Music and Videos, Music Videos with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2011 by Charlie Brooks
Click on the dancing raccoon to download the video.

Click on the dancing raccoon to download the video.

American Dad is like Family Guy if Family Guy didn’t start to suck badly. It’s wacky and over the top, but it still has somewhat sympathetic characters, particularly the likable boob Stan Smith. Since Stan is a member of the CIA and often has James Bond-like moments (albeit without Bond’s suaveness), I figured it would be fun to make a music video combining the two. This video uses “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings, the theme song to the Bond movie of the same name, and combines it with clips from the first season of American Dad. Click on the image of the dancing raccoon above to download the video.

Rapture’s Delight

Posted in Film, Time for Some Christmas Specials with tags , , , on December 22, 2010 by Charlie Brooks

This is what the word epic was made for.This will probably be it as far as Christmas special-related posts go for me this year. So I might as well wrap up with a bang.

“Rapture’s Delight:” one of the top five best things ever.

As I’ve already mentioned, American Dad does great Christmas specials. But even they pale before the glory that is “Rapture’s Delight.” I’d love to show it off to you in its full glory, but unfortunately the folks over at Fox are very bad at proper use of the Internet as an advertising tool, so the episode is nowhere to be found on Hulu. American Dad as a whole is, however, available on the Netflix instant queue, so if you have that, go check it out there. Everyone else has to take my word for it that it is just awesome.

Several things make “Rapture’s Delight” truly awesome. For starters, it’s one of the few Christmas specials I’ve seen outside of Christian programming that deals with the holiday as a religious event. True, the religion here is so mutilated in the name of humor that it probably enrages many folks who take their beliefs too seriously, but it does deal specifically with Christ. In fact, it mangles its way through a whole slew of religious dogma, as the Rapture actually happens and Stan and Francine get left behind. And that’s not even the over the top part. Continue reading

For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

Posted in Film, Rants, Time for Some Christmas Specials with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by Charlie Brooks

Gunfire, carnage, and family...everything that is wonderful about Christmas.

Christmas is coming, and I’m more jazzed about the season than I’ve been in a long time. A lot of good things are coming together to put me in a cheerful mood. My family is coming up to visit for the holiday, and I’ll be able to host them instead of invading their home for a change. I got to go out and cut down a Christmas tree for my new house, and I haven’t done that since I was a little kid. Most of my shopping was done online, so I haven’t even needed to go into a mall that often. Most importantly, I’ve been jazzed for the past few months because my wife Sarah is pregnant, which is enough to put me in a good mood no matter what.

With Christmas coming and me being in the holiday spirit in a way that I haven’t been for many years, it seems like a good time to check out some holiday programming. Sarah was one step ahead of me, and picked this year’s American Dad Christmas special on Hulu, “For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls.” And it was awesome. Continue reading

The Life and Times of Adam West

Posted in Fake Rants, Rants with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2010 by Charlie Brooks

I guess that will show him. Nobody messes with Adam We...Although he has accumulated quite a fan base through his work on such television series as Batman and Family Guy, the great and powerful Adam West remains an enigma. Few people take the time really necessary to learn about such an important figure in American history. This piece serves as an unauthorized biography of this great American hero. Don’t bother trying to check my facts – the people who control the flow of information are hideous pinko commies who would do everything in their power to besmirch Mr. West’s good name and hide his many accomplishments. Continue reading