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.
From the creator of "Family Guy" comes a man who will stop at nothing to protect his country.
Did You Know?
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
. See more
When the family are in The Diving Bell retrieving part of Roger from the Marianas Trench, Rogu looks much clearer than the rest of the family through the window. See more
Why do I have to do the Sign, can't these people read? Oh, they can't, right...
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
Up until the '08-'09 season, the opening credits featured a shot of Stan looking at a newspaper headline, which would be a joke headline relating to recent events. Episodes shown on Adult Swim have the headlines blanked out, leaving Stan looking at just white space. The credit sequence for new episodes for '08 - '09 eliminate this sequence altogether. See more
Good Morning U.S.A.
Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane
, Matthew Weitzman
[Main Title Theme] See more