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
From the creator of "Family Guy" comes a man who will stop at nothing to protect his country.
Did You Know?
Originally Klaus was going to be French and named François. When Dee Bradley Baker
auditioned he told the producers that his French wasn't very good and that he would read the lines in German instead, they liked his performance so much they retooled him so he was German instead. See more
In the first episode, the man whose brain was switched with Klaus's is shown at the 1986 Winter Olympics. There was no Winter Olympics in 1986; Winter Olympics were held in the same years as Summer Olympics (for example, 1984 in Sarajevo, and 1988 in Calgary) until 1994. See more
If they cut your head off, try to blink your eyes for as long as possible. I have a theory to test...
Jeez Klaus, how can you be so terrible?
I'm German! It's what we do.
As of the 2008-2009 season, the intro sequence has been completely redone with more modern animation. There are a few minor changes to what happens during the sequence. For instance, Haley puts a peace sign post-it on Stan which Francine subsequently removes, and Klaus kicks Stan his car keys. The old "different newspaper" gag is removed, and instead each intro features Roger in the car with Stan, wearing a different outfit in each episode. See more
Referenced in Family Guy: Blue Harvest
Good Morning U.S.A.
Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane
, Matthew Weitzman
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