Francine's Flashback



Episode Number:


Directed By:

Caleb Meurer and Brent Woods

Written By:

Rick Weiner and Kenny Shwartz

Originally Aired;

May 15th, 2005

Preceeded By:

Stan Knows Best

Followed By:

Roger Codger

DVD Commentary Available:



A StoryEdit

Francine is upset when Stan forgets their wedding anneversary, so Stan has the CIA memory wipe her to make her forget the last 20 minutes,but she ends up forgetting the last 20 years. Stan and Hayley recreate Francine's life from when she was 18, and stage the moment Stan and Francine first met in hopes that she'll remember.

B StoryEdit

Steve asks out Lindsey Coolidge who agrees to go out with him if he can find a date for her especially ugly friend Jewel. Steve cons Roger into going out with her and she ends up finding out his secret. Roger panics and knocks both girls out with a frying pan, and Stan ends up having them memory wiped by the CIA.

Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

  • At the start of the episode Stan is watching "Sesame Street".
  • Stan makes Whitney Huston sing "Greatest Love of All".
  • When Toshi sees Jewel, he screams "GODZILLA!"
  • Francine's old apartment has an AC/DC poster.
  • While fishing the boys reel in Ariel from "The Little Mermaid".


  • This is Roger's first disguise in the series.


First AppearancesEdit