The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone And His Boy Jabari
Francine tries to teach Roger the value of hard work.
Season: 8 Episode: 09
Total Episode Count: 142
Prod. no.: 7AJN11
First Aired: January 13, 2013
Guest Starring: Wayne Brady
Featuring: Francine Smith, Roger
Also Appearing: Steve, Stan, Klaus, Hayley, Snot, Barry, Toshi, Greg Corbin, Terry Bates, Chuck White, Samantha, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, Andrew, Maria, Rhonda, Mark Spasnic Nasdic, Jabari, Mr. Brink, Hannah, Gary, Ryan Cramwell, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Director: Josue Cervantes
: John O'DayWriters
: Brian Boyle Storyboarders
: Brian Mainolfi
, George Kaprillian Roger's Disguise
: Reaganomics Lamborghini: present day version from "Fartbreak Hotel
When Roger gets a diploma for archeology in his persona of Twill Ongenbone from Georgetown University, Francine is the only family member to show up for the graduation. Back home, the rest of the family admits that since he faked the credits to graduate, there was no point in going, as he had purchased or faked most of his awards including an Oscar from Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Roger vows to impress them by running a marathon and Francine pledges to help him train. After weeks of training, Francine gives Roger an award of her own for his hard work. Roger starts off on the marathon but collapses just feet from the starting line. As Francine starts to drive him home, Roger admits that he faked the training and then has her stop the car where he finishes the marathon in first place. Francine becomes upset at having been duped by Roger and takes back her personal award and gives it to Steve which upsets Roger and he vows to do something for real to make her proud.
Roger decides to put his archeology degree to use and goes on a dig with Francine. When the dig site collapses into a sink hole, they are dropped into a cave where they find what appears to be a primitive culture living undiscovered. Roger is able to communicate with them and Francine is impressed, but the entire thing turns out to be a ruse for Francine's benefit and the natives are actors hired by Roger. Francine refuses to leave and the actors start getting tired. Roger tries to set up a chase by the "natives" that goes badly and Francine accidentally stabs and kills Cuba Gooding, Jr., one of the actors, with a stalagmite. As Roger tells the entire truth about having to hire and train the actors in a process that took weeks to prepare, he mopes about having failed to impress Francine again. Francine surprises him by giving him back his award for the very hard work he put into trying to impress her.
Meanwhile, Steve has to get an interview from his dad for a report for school but Stan isn't interested in talking to him. With his friends listening in over a speakerphone, Steve tries to get more info from his dad and Stan launches into detail about killing people which horrifies the boys. When Steve realizes that he can't use that as a story, he calls again and the boys get an earful about Stan's sexual relations with Francine. Steve tries to blow off the assignment, but when pushed by his teacher, he calls up Stan again who launches into a depressing monolog about killing himself and Steve's teacher throws himself out the window.
Back at his lunch, Stan suddenly realizes something is wrong as Francine has just stabbed Cuba Gooding, Jr.. He takes the Oscar that Roger purchased and returns it to him in his casket at the funeral where he is one of the few mourners.