The new and improved nice Roger
Roger nearly kills himself to be nice.
Season: 3 Episode: 9
Total Episode Count: 51
Prod. no.: 3AJN06
First Aired: January 6, 2008
Featuring: Stan, Roger, Francine
Also Appearing: Hayley, Klaus, Steve
Director: Joe Daniello
Assistant Director: Shawn Murray
Writers: Brian Boyle
Storyboarders: Eric Fredrickson, Paul Scarlata
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Plot: Francine comes up with an elaborate plan to reunite Stan and Roger after a big fight. She fakes Roger's kidnapping in the hopes of showing Roger that Stan still cares about him, but when Stan never shows up to pay the ransom, he simply delayed. Once she realizes that Stan knew all along, she confronts Roger in the hotel he was staying in, telling him that either he'd be nice or he's out of the house. It forces Roger to rethink the way he treats people. For at least a year, he had been nice. However, it turns out that being nice is deadly to Roger's physiology, noted by a flower slowly dying. On his deathbed, he reveals that his species had to be jerks otherwise he'll die. He creates a big insult of Steve's dancing, restoring himself to health. Though Francine returns to being an enabler, but she will let Stan beat him up when he deserves it. She and Hayley lock him in the attic, leaving Roger to be beaten off screen.
In a sub story, Hayley and Klaus constantly challenge each other to a true-or-dare game, mainly using dare. Klaus took a picture of Francine's undergarment and later filled his bowl with jelly. Hayley had to go naked and say she lost her penis. By the end, they had learned nothing.