Merlot Down Dirty Shame
Season: 5 Episode: 15
Total Episode Count: 93
Prod. no.: 5AJN08
First Aired: April 18, 2010
Featuring: Stan Smith, Francine Smith, Roger
Also Appearing: Hayley, Steve, Klaus, Snot, Mr. Pinkerton, Amy, Mark, Dennis, Mia, Usher, Katherine Helmond
Musical Numbers: Lips are for Kissing
Director: Josue Cervantes
Assistant Director: John O'Day
Writers: Brian Boyle
Storyboarders: Erik Kuska, Brian Mainolfi
Roger's Disguise: Black Woman from Oedipal Panties
Plot: The episode begins with Roger and Stan stuck in an elevator. After they get out, they become best friends and buy necklaces in shapes of hands so they can high-five them. It ends up in several months later where Stan bails on Francine for wine tasting. Roger and Francine use wine diaries and Roger started to explain his. They then go and get drunk. Then a guy hits on Francine and Roger defends her. Then Roger collapses and they go to another bar. Then they go to the hotel and they end up kissing.
Francine pushes him off. He then explains his drunkenness and falls out the window. They get breakfast and Roger pigs out. They talk about last night. Roger wants to cover it up. Francine decides to tell Stan. Stan shows up. They show their necklaces. A guy bumps into Francine. He talks about her boobs and Stan punches him. They run off into the car and Roger sings freeform jazz. Roger tries everything to get rid of Francine. Stan gets golf shirts and then Roger begs her not to tell and he knocks her out and buries her alive. Stan comes back with the shirts. Francine screams but Roger tells Stan it is a cat. Roger still cover it up. The guy who hit on Francine comes and tells him how to cover up the kiss. He gives her chips, sandwich and air. Steve arrives at school and has fun and slaps his teacher and kisses the girl from the beginning and jumps out a window and she is stabbed on a gate. Roger tries to get Mia and Stan to kiss. They go to the room. Mia leaves and Stan explains that kissing a friend's girl is bad. Francine shows up and tries to explain about Roger kissing but Roger had already convinced Stan that it was she who kissed him. Stan gets mad at her. Stan and Roger leave and gas up the car. Stan tells Roger that because of this, he will have to file for divorce and have to sell the house, meaning that Rgoer has to be kicked out too. In response, Roger knocks Stan out and buries him, confessing the truth, enraging Stan. The scene then skips to "Next time on America Dad", Stan beats the crap out of Roger, who is dressed in a cat suit. He then takes their friendship necklaces to remake as earrings for Francine.
Meanwhile, Steve demonstrates the ability to perform lucid dreams, simply by seeing a red ball bounce in his sleep. Klaus asks to teach him how to do it but is refused. Hayley finds the lucid dreams annoying. At first, they think to use their mind reading powers against Steve, before deciding to fool him into thinking that he's actually dreaming. Unfortunately, their little prank goes out of control, as Steve causes chaos around the town. Things to come to a head when he hits on a a pretty girl from chemistry class and attempts to take her flying out the window, only to fall to the ground. Steve gets his bones broken, while the girl is impaled on metal pipes. During the credits, Steve, his body is now in a cast, got angry at both Klaus and Hayley for tricking him and the girl's family might persecute him for attempted murder. The door bell rings, Hayley opened the door, only to see Snot, shaved and well groomed, trying to have a date with her. She replies by shutting the door.