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American Dad 1AJN17 Roger suit
Roger and Stan try to figure out who has the tougher life

Rough Trade
Roger and Stan walk in their shoes

Season: 2 Episode: 10
Total Episode Count: 17
Prod. no.: 1AJN17
First Aired: January 8, 2006

Guest Starring: David Faustino, Andy Richter, Jason Lee
Featuring: Roger, Stan
Also Appearing: Francine, Steve, Klaus, Hayley, Avery Bullock, Bob Memari, Linda Memari, Greg Corbin, Terry Bates, Doyle, Mr. Fusfeld, Maria, Phillip, Lt. Goldberg, Magnum, P.I., Greg Brady, Dianne Feinstein, David Faustino
Director: Pam Cooke
Assistant Director: Joe Daniello
Writers: David Zuckerman
Storyboarders: Aldin Baroza, Ron Brewer, Zeke Johnson

Newspaper Headline: "Britney Spears' Baby To Enter Pre-Hab"

Plot: Roger wakes up bored with his life but accidentally destroys his television. Stan is frantically searching for his manual for a top-secret weapons system and the presentation goes badly when he can't find it. While drowning his troubles at the Cloak & Stagger, Roger calls to nag about needing a new television and the Memari's overhear, thinking Stan is having marital troubles with Francine. Stan orders Roger to make Hayley come pick him up but Roger shows up instead and takes Stan to get him his TV. Stan refuses and Roger wrecks the car attempting to leave. Roger ditches Stan leaving him to take the heat and he is arrested for drunk driving and sentenced to home arrest.

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When Roger attempts to go out, he and Stan get into a face off and both wish they could trade lives. Taking up the challenge, they agree to switch places, Stan staying home drinking and Roger going to work. Stan starts to enjoy lounging around while Roger gives family advice and goes to work as a salesman at a car lot. Roger finds out about a competition to sell the most cars and runs afoul of Maria. At home, Stan and Roger's role reversal is more complete than they realized, Stan is becoming annoying and Roger becomes the hit with the family. Stan becomes depressed because he isn't needed, while Roger faces problems at work and teams up with Phillip to win the sales contest. At home, things start to fall apart for Roger as well and he accidentally hits Francine, blacking her eye. Linda shows up and finds a drunk Stan and injured Francine and assumes the worst. She calls the police and things look even worse for Stan when he finds out Roger hurt Francine and he is sent to prison.

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Roger finds he was stabbed in the back by Phillip who put his name on all of Roger's sales to win the contest. Roger meets Stan in prison and admits that he can't handle Stan's responsibilities although Stan refuses to admit he can't deal with Roger's life. Stan comes up with a plan to get him out of jail by framing Phillip and planting Nazi paraphernalia in his desk. Though Phillip is quick to deny the allegations, the police lieutenant has him arrested, given that he was a Holocaust survivor.

Meanwhile, Hayley rescues monkeys from a lab and things go bananas.

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