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 & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Stan Smith / ... 309 episodes, 2005-2021
Wendy Schaal ...  Francine Smith / ... 309 episodes, 2005-2021
Scott Grimes ...  Steve Smith / ... 309 episodes, 2005-2021
Rachael MacFarlane ...  Hayley Smith / ... 309 episodes, 2005-2021
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Klaus / ... 309 episodes, 2005-2021
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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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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Avery Bullock: Why do I have to do the Sign, can't these people read? Oh, they can't, right...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cleveland Show: The Hurricane (2011) See more »

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Good Morning U.S.A.
Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew Weitzman
[Main Title Theme]
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Wasn't expecting too much. I underestimated this show.
10 November 2005 | by StonedwithoutdopeSee all my reviews

I was expecting this to just be a family guy clone with different character, This is more than that, its hilarious. The characters and humor are on the same sort of level as family guy but Seth McFarlane managed to work his magic and create a whole new different level of humor and wit for this show which sets itself apart from family guy.

A secret service FBI agent, prone to overreacting must find a way to use his skills to help his family and their new illegal alien housemate with basic troubles in life. Problem is sometimes it proves too much with hilarious results.

Remember this isn't a kid's show and I guess thats what makes this and family guy so special. They can put in all the added toilet humor it needs and the writers seem to know how to do it perfectly. The characters are great but the main character Stan Smith stands out above all the rest (With their alien friend coming in a close second). Anyone who wants a laugh, drop everything and watch this.


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6 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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American Dad! See more »

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