The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.
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S12.E15 The Life and Times of Stan Smith
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Roger runs off in disguise as a Julia Roberts character to a small town after Stan hurts his feelings. Steve plans a meeting when he finds out that Jeff and Barry have never met.


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 Stan Smith / ... (228 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Francine Smith / ... (228 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Hayley Smith / ... (227 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Terry Bates / ... (99 episodes, 2005-2014)
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Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity, will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm; as evidenced by the terror-alert color code on his fridge, and his frequent knee-jerk reaction of shooting holes in the toaster whenever the toast pops up. In addition to Stan's wife and teenage children, the Smith household has two rather unconventional members. There's Roger, the sarcastic space alien who rescued Stan from Area 51 who deeply resents the fact that he's not allowed to leave the house, and therefore, has been reduced to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes, and Klaus, a lascivious, German-speaking goldfish; the result of a CIA experiment gone seriously wrong where the CIA tried to give a fish a German man's brain. Stan's son is a dorky teenager who tries to be cool. His wife has had a past life of sex and drugs. Written by Anonymous

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From the creator of "Family Guy" comes a man who will stop at nothing to protect his country.

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Trivia

The final frame of the introduction was changed for seasons beyond the first. At the end of the credits in the first season, all that could be seen was a big "American Dad!" logo in front of the American Flag. In all subsequent scenes, this logo was shrunk to fit the names to the series creators on the same screen. See more »

Goofs

In one episode Toshi marries the Russian mail order bride. Yet he claimed in an earlier episode he had an arranged marriage waiting for him in his homeland. See more »

Quotes

Roger the Alien: [Steve has an electric guitar. Roger has an Octopus, an abacus and a hairdryer] Your thing looks more interesting
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Crazy Credits

Up to and including the 2007-2008 season, each episode would include a different Langley Falls Gazette headline, each of which was comical and satirical (examples include "President finally gets joke about last name" and "Israel pulls out of Gaza, Gaza not pregnant." See more »

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Spoofed in Family Guy: Foreign Affairs (2011) See more »

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Good Morning U.S.A.
Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew Weitzman
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Absolutely Hilarious!
2 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First and foremost this is my first IMDb review, so i am pretty excited. American Dad is absolutely hilarious because it has witty charm and the characters are easily likable. Roger, Steve and Stan are the best though because their interactions and dialogues always seem to make me laugh . I believe this is a lot funnier than family guy, which i do still watch. It just offers more from the characters and the jokes and dialogues are just better, plus the plots are interesting with life-long lessons for children and adults at the end. I am 22 years old and some of the jokes won't be caught by others, but when you do understand them then the show will be that much funnier for you(which is saying a lot because its already pretty darn funny!). I can re-watch episodes over and over because the characters and their interactions are always funny and i can honestly say when I am having a rough day this show will always bring my mood up(and then some). Keep it going Seth.


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