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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.
Hayley's middle name is "Dreamsmasher."
In some establishing shots of the Smith house, a yellow ribbon can be seen tied around a tree, which represents the support of soldiers during wartime and their safe return home.
Steve's friend Snot is based on Booger from Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and is voiced by Curtis Armstrong, who played Booger.
Steve's middle name is "Anita."
Steve's original design was much geekier and gawky, and he was voiced by Ricky Blitt. Halfway through production, his voice actor changed to Scott Grimes and his design was made to be more attractive, so he would be less comparable to Neil Goldman, from Family Guy (1999). This design is a caricature of one of the series creators, Mike Barker.
The Season four openings changed from different newspaper headlines, to Roger in a new disguise at the end.
In American Dad!: Francine's Flashback (2005), we find out that Francine was twenty in 1985. We can draw from this, that Francine was born in 1965, and that in the cartoon she is around forty years old. This is confirmed in American Dad!: Tears of a Clooney (2006), in which it is Francine's 39th birthday.
FOX showed a viewer discretion warning before airing American Dad!: Threat Levels (2005) due to cartoon nudity.
The Smiths' living room is modeled after Ray Romanos' living room in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
The series premiere aired following FOX's coverage of Super Bowl XXXIX.
Beginning with season four, in the opening sequence, you can see Barry, Toshi, and Snot looking into an adult store.
The series was partially inspired by All in the Family (1971).
Roger's voice is based on Paul Lynde.
Rob Paulsen, Billy West, and John DiMaggio auditioned for the voice of Klaus.
Klaus makes many mentions of being older than he is. One episode he talks about "Berlin in '38". However, he was abducted during the Winter Olympics somewhere between 1986-1988.
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The Japanese pop song in season five episode twelve "may the best Stan win" is "Monochrome Effect" by the Japanese group Perfume.
Francine's birthday is September 26th.
Avery, who is played by Sir Patrick Stewart, also appears in the Family Guy episode "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven," not as Avery, but as Stewart himself.
Hayley says in American Dad!: Stan Knows Best (2005) that she is eighteen years old. Based on this information, we can assume that she was born in either 1986 or 1987 (depending on her month of birth).
Currently the 118th longest running American Primetime series.
Klaus's voice is based on Peter Lorre.
The headline of the Langley Falls Post that Stan reads in the opening credits is different in every episode.
The uniformed officer in the Underdog Productions logo at the end says something different in every episode. (Not unique, just out of a small assortment.) In the season seven finale, he was given a speaking role as Steve's imaginary friend "Pedro".
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.
In some episodes, the opening sequence is shortened severely, and the final few seconds (the flag and the accompanying "Good morning, USA!") of animation is all that remains.
In "Meter Made", Francine asks her adopted sister Gwen "how are you enjoying being three years younger than me". Later, in "Now and Gwen", Gwen is a senior in high school while Francine is a freshman, making her roughly three years older.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Stan is actually dead, as shown in Raptures Delight. At the end of the episode, he is seen in Heaven walking through a door to his family, and the episode ends.
In the season three episode "Camp Refoogee" Stan flies to Africa and turns a refugee camp into a summer camp. However, in the season seven episode "Ricky Spanish", a sponsored child from Africa, named Tungee, comes to live with the Smiths. Stan asks, "Does this mean Africa's real?"
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