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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 / ... 251 episodes, 2005-2019
Wendy Schaal ...  Francine Smith / ... 251 episodes, 2005-2019
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Klaus / ... 251 episodes, 2005-2019
Scott Grimes ...  Steve Smith / ... 250 episodes, 2005-2019
Rachael MacFarlane ...  Hayley Smith / ... 250 episodes, 2005-2019
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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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Official Sites:

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

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American Dad! See more »

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Trivia

The Japanese pop song in season five, episode twelve, "May the Best Stan Win", is "Monochrome Effect" by Perfume. 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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Video Store Clerk: [to Klaus] Hey, are you Nemo? There's people looking for you, man!
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Up to and including the 2007-2008 season, each episode would include a different Langley Falls Gazette headline, each of which was comical and satirical (examples include "President finally gets joke about last name" and "Israel pulls out of Gaza, Gaza not pregnant." 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 »

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I find it much better than "Family Guy"
5 July 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

People joke about how similar this is to Seth MacFarlane's other show in terms of characters, but it really is quite different. The biggest difference is that there are no cutaway gags. I mean, just watching this I really get a sense of much more of a story and an effort to make jokes relevant to a story. I think it's great how Seth Macfarlane has managed to make something unique, but still loyal to his own style. I also love how this show has a ton more ongoing story lines, especially with Jeff being stuck in space. I can only say that Sinbad has never been funnier. I feel more for these characters because it's a show that knows it should take itself more seriously.

It's another animated sitcom from Seth MacFarlane about a dysfunctional family, only with a talking goldfish and alien. The character Steve especially comes off as fairly realistic as he's more intelligent and has interesting friends. Yeah, half of them are mostly the same joke over, but it's still nice. Hayley is a pretty smart and free spirited girl who has nice arcs devoted to her. Roger (the alien) is one of the most insane characters I've come across and is mostly entertaining in his insanity even though it does make you wonder why the Smith family never punishes him. The show actually goes through changes as Hayley gains a husband. The jokes just seem better timed and the best part is how these characters really don't exist as mouthpieces for Seth Macfarlane's political views.

It's weird, because I think that was the whole intention of this show's creation. It actually ended up becoming distinctive in its own right. I really do praise the show for that. The laughs are more subtle and Francine is pretty hot, lol. Whatever your political allegiance, I recommend this. ***1/2


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