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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Stan Smith / ... 250 episodes, 2005-2018
Wendy Schaal ...  Francine Smith / ... 250 episodes, 2005-2018
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Klaus / ... 250 episodes, 2005-2018
Scott Grimes ...  Steve Smith / ... 249 episodes, 2005-2018
Rachael MacFarlane ...  Hayley Smith / ... 249 episodes, 2005-2018
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Stan Smith, who works for the C.I.A. 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 C.I.A. experiment gone seriously wrong, where the C.I.A. 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.

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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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Official Sites:

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Dad See more »

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Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

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The Engineer says there are 49 possible Jenga moves, when there aren't enough blocks in Roger's Jenga tower for that to be true. See more »

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Stan Smith: She's called Thundercat.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew Weitzman
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American Dad lays out Family Guy? You bet.
28 September 2006 | by Zeke PliskinSee all my reviews

I always liked Family Guy. What it lacked in plot it made up for in outrageous non-sequitur humour and Peter Griffin's ubiquitous laugh. The juxtaposition of random jokes and standard plots made for some hilarious moments. But after season four it got old. It was a great one-dimensional concept while it lasted, but the appeal of a show with wafer-thin plots just to produce set-pieces can't last forever. Enter American Dad and his huge chin.

It started off pretty good. The thirteen episodes on the first DVD (technically not the whole first season if the production numbers are anything to go by) get stronger and more likable as they go by. 'A Smith In The Hand' which satirises the supposed taboo of masturbation and 'All About Steve' which demystifies geek culture are personal favourites.

Then it got better - MUCH better. Around the time of the episode 'It's Good To Be The Queen' things really started to come together. Seth knows how to draw his characters in ways that suit the initial ideas he had when he started the show and leaves plenty of opportunity for comedy as he fleshes them out. He's really got a feel for how to pace his episodes and how to write great stories, still retaining his trademark for outlandish humour. Certainly there are a few episodes in the whole run so far that are weak, but they are more than made up for by the best ones. Family Guy has more consistency but it doesn't have the sheer brilliance of American Dad when it's at it's best.

What we have here is an animated show that is nearly as strong as my personal favourite, Futurama. In other words, Seth MacFarlene's best work to date.


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