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(2005– )

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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.
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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 Series co-Creator, 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 thirty-ninth birthday.
The Smiths' living room is modeled after Ray Romanos' living room in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
FOX showed a viewer discretion warning before airing American Dad!: Threat Levels (2005), due to cartoon nudity.
Beginning with season four, in the opening sequence, you can see Barry, Toshi, and Snot looking into an adult store.
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.
Roger's voice is based on Paul Lynde.
The series was partially inspired by All in the Family (1971).
The series premiere aired following FOX's coverage of Super Bowl XXXIX.
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.
Francine's birthday is September 26.
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).
The Japanese pop song in season five, episode twelve, "May the Best Stan Win" is "Monochrome Effect" by Perfume.
Klaus' voice is based on Peter Lorre.
Currently the 118th longest running American Primetime series.
The headline of the Langley Falls Post, that Stan reads in the opening credits, is different in every episode.
In "Meter Made", Francine asks her 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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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.

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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From the season five episode "May the Best Stan Win", it was revealed at the end of the episode exactly when Stan and Francine were born. Stan was born in 1967, and Francine in 1971. We see this information written on their gravestone when they died and are buried next to each other. Today, 2017, Stan is fifty years old and Francine is forty-six years old. Both will die in 2067, Stan will be one hundred years old, and Francine will be ninety-six years old.
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