When Barry threatens Stan's old high school wrestling record, Stan enlists Roger to beat Barry and defend his small claim to fame. However, Stan is caught off-guard when Roger, not Barry, is actually the threat to Stan's record.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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This Television Series is referred to by The Wrestler part of American Dad! Season 8
Stan shows Steve the trophy room/museum in the house, dedicated to his wrestling trophies and awards. Roger dressed as a curator in the trophy museum, tells Steve "Like Ross on Friends, I'm a docent."
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It refers to these books...

Charlotte's Web
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This Book is referred to by The Wrestler part of American Dad! Season 8
Outside the school gymnasium, Francine scolds Charlotte for making a web with a derogatory message about Stan, now that Barry is on track to break Stan's wrestling record.

It refers to these movies...

Taxi Driver

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This Movie is referred to by The Wrestler part of American Dad! Season 8
Stan explains his rise to success in wrestling to Steve. He tells Steve that he went from Zero to Hero to DeNiro, adding "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?", the line made famous by Robert DeNiro in the film Taxi Driver.
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American Dad! Season 8

# Title Air Date
American Dad!
8:19 Gorillas in the Mist May 22, 2011
8:1 Hot Water Sep 25, 2011
8:2 Hurricane! Oct 2, 2011
8:3 A Ward Show Nov 6, 2011
8:4 The Worst Stan Nov 13, 2011
8:5 Virtual In-Stanity Nov 20, 2011
8:6 The Scarlett Getter Nov 27, 2011
8:7 Season's Beatings Dec 11, 2011
8:8 The Unbrave One Jan 8, 2012
8:9 Stanny Tendergrass Jan 29, 2012
8:10 Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key Feb 12, 2012
8:11 Old Stan in the Mountain Feb 19, 2012
8:12 The Wrestler Mar 4, 2012
8:13 Dr. Klaustus Mar 10, 2012
8:14 Stan's Best Friend Mar 18, 2012
8:15 Less Money, Mo' Problems Mar 25, 2012
8:16 The Kidney Stays In the Picture Apr 1, 2012
8:17 Ricky Spanish May 6, 2012
8:18 Toy Whorey May 13, 2012


The Wrestler

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The Wrestler
performed by Bruce Springsteen

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The Wrestler
performed by Slick Sixty