American Dad! (2005– )
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Live and Let Fry 

Stan finds a way to get around Langley Falls' ban on trans fats, and Roger poses as Klaus to get his inheritance for him.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Mike Barker (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Stan Smith / Roger the Alien / Greg Corbin (voice)
Wendy Schaal ... Francine Smith (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Steve Smith (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Hayley Smith (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Klaus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Barker ... Terry Bates / Chuck White (voice)
Laura McCreary Laura McCreary ... Helen Washburn (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Jerry (voice)
Alan Rosenberg ... Lawyer #1 (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Avery Bullock (voice)
Jon Tenney ... Lawyer #2 (voice)
Forest Whitaker ... Daniel Turlington (voice)


Stan finds a way to get around Langley Falls' ban on trans fats, and Roger poses as Klaus to get his inheritance for him.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

1 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This is the third episode where the character Turlington appears. He's always has a different job; this time he's working for Internal Affairs. See more »


Francine Smith: [to Stan] Honey, what's the matter? What is it? I'm pregnant, aren't I? That's it, isn't it? I'm pregnant! You told me I was on the pill!
Stan Smith: No, you're not pregnant, thank God. I wouldn't want to bring a child into a world where I can't get any more trans fat.
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References The Sweet Hereafter (1997) See more »

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Irresponsibly misleading approach to the topic
10 August 2018 | by vercingerSee all my reviews

While the basic idea of the episode - Stan goes from "all laws must be followed" to "stupid laws should be ignored" immediately upon something he likes getting banned - is good, the show really screws up in its portrayal of trans fats. Over and over again it's drilled into the viewer that trans fats make food taste good and that it will taste terrible without them. This is total nonsense, as food made with other types of fat tastes no different. Trans fats are used because they slightly reduce cost and somewhat increase shelf life, not for their taste. And given how ridiculously unhealthy they are, it's irresponsible for the show to portray them as something people would want in their food. Especially given that other types of fat (even saturated fats, despite their now-discredited bad reputation) are among the most healthy sources of calories. And you just know there are people out there who will get their opinion on trans fats from this episode, and many more who will have their opinion shifted at least a bit in the wrong direction. Cue reduction in pressure on manufacturers to phase out trans fats, leading to tens of thousands of unnecessary early deaths from heart disease.

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