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American Dad! 

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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Stan Smith / ... 299 episodes, 2005-2020
Wendy Schaal ...  Francine Smith / ... 299 episodes, 2005-2020
Scott Grimes ...  Steve Smith / ... 299 episodes, 2005-2020
Rachael MacFarlane ...  Hayley Smith / ... 299 episodes, 2005-2020
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Klaus / ... 299 episodes, 2005-2020
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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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Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) says in season one, episode three, "Stan Knows Best", 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). See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy Boombox is teleported from his wheelchair into Mind Quad's sidecar, Jimmy Boombox no longer has his Boombox. See more »

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Roger the Alien: In a Time of Chimpanzees I was a Monkey!
Stan Smith: What?
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Crazy Credits

The Credits end with a Security Guard from Fuzzy Door Productions waving and saying "Bye, have a beautiful time!" 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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Good Morning U.S.A.
Composed by Walter Murphy, Michael Barker, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew Weitzman
[Main Title Theme]
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American Dad lays out Family Guy? You bet.
28 September 2006 | by garydiamondSee 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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6 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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