“Blood Crieth Unto Heaven” (January 27, 2013)

Yes, we’re giving you two American Dads this season, with this one representing how this show uses high-concept premises better than most other sitcoms. In this one, the show presents itself as a stage play, complete with all the restrictions and encumbrances that come with denying itself the ability to do quick cuts, and what results is as funny as it is bizarre. Here to discuss why this episode is a stand-out is Johnny LaZebnik, who sings the praises of Wendy Schaal’s comedic delivery.

Should this technically be a Weirdest Episode Ever? Sure, but here’s the thing: When we label episodes in the main feed as this, you all tend to click on them less. Will dropping this on the main feed with a non-Weird title get us more listens? Only time will tell.

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Listen to Johnny’s previous GEE episode, where he discusses writing a Simpsons with his papá.

If you want to hear about another good, weird American Dad episode, listen to Talking Simpsons’ episode about “Gold Top Nuts.” Also listen to Drew and Glen on their episode about Conan O’Brien’s pilot, Lookwell.

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