American Dad

Mariah Carey may no longer be a judge on American Idol, but she's still working with Fox. On the Nov. 24 episode of American Dad, the pop diva voices a character quite unlike her glamorous self.

"Mariah was great to have in the studio," says ­executive producer Matt Weitzman. "She'd never done voiceover work before, but she was clearly so comfortable in front of the mike. She's naturally funny."

Carey lends her pipes to Laura, a Southern football fan who meets Stan at a Cowboys game and invites him to join her tailgating festivities. But it's all too good be true — Stan's ideal Thanksgiving-day game turns out to be a dream; in actuality, he is stuck at home with his in-laws. That's some tough turkey.

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