An Apocalypse to Remember
Stan thinks its the end of the world when he believes the CIA Nuclear Drill is real.
Season: 3 Episode: 14
Total Episode Count: 37
Prod. no.: 2AJN19
First Aired: March 25, 2007
Guest Starring: Lisa Edelstein, Elliott Gould
Featuring: Stan Smith, Buckle
Also Appearing: Hayley, Francine, Steve, Roger, Klaus, Avery Bullock, Jackson, Dick, Duper, Saunders, Linda Memari, Bob Memari, Principal Lewis, Mr. Brink, Trish, Sharri Rothberg, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rothberg
Director: John Aoshima
: Bob BowenWriters
: Erik Durbin Storyboarders
: Paul Lee
, Mike Mayfield Newspaper Headline
: "Scooter Libby farts, pardoned" Plot
The morning after he is humiliated in front of his family while attending a banquet honoring African-Americans, Stan is late to work, arriving in the middle of a nuclear war drill. Thinking it is real, he and his confused family evacuate to the woods, convinced they are the only humans left on Earth. It is only later when Stan gets a phone call from Roger that he realizes the drill was fake. But instead of admitting to the family that he was wrong, he keeps up with the charade. Later, they meet a mountain man named Buckle, who went to live in the forest ten years for fear of a nuclear apocalypse, and tells everyone that those who did survive the nuclear fallout became horrible mutants. Stan, fearing for his role as leader, takes the family back into the woods. Searching for food he stumbles upon Camp Winnicooper for the Deaf, but once the campers see him stealing their food they chase after him. Francine, Steve, and Hayley think Stan's being chased by mutants, and after running out of the forest they learn that the world hasn't ended. Mad at Stan, they lose all trust in him, and go back home thinking he's a boob.
During this, Roger's blender breaks right before Grey's Anatomy. While shopping online, Klaus informs him that married couples get to register for gifts and don't have to pay. Roger goes onto JDate with elaborate plans to marry a desperate woman named Sharri simply for the gift. He proposes and she accepts on their first date as Roger hastily tries to set up the wedding before the next episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Once home, Stan is desperate to win his family's trust back, and is horrified to learn that Buckle secretly followed them home in an effort to stalk Hayley, but the family is unwilling to believe him after what he put them through. The next day, at the wedding, Roger finally gets his blender and wants nothing more to do with the annoying Sharri. However, her father won't accept any of his excuses to call off the ceremony. Buckle tries to abduct Hayley but is stopped by Stan. He explains that he was desperate for Hayley since this was the first time he'd seen in a woman in years. In the end, Buckle and Sharri marry and the Smith's come to trust Stan again.