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Originally, Klaus was going to be French, and named François. When Dee Bradley Baker auditioned, he told the producers that his French wasn't very good, and that he would read the lines in German instead, they liked his performance so much, they retooled him so he was German.
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Hayley's middle name is "Dreamsmasher."
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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.
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Steve's friend Snot is based on Booger from Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and is voiced by Curtis Armstrong, who played Booger.
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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 (1998). This design is a caricature of Series co-Creator, Mike Barker.
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Steve's middle name is "Anita".
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The season four openings changed from different newspaper headlines, to Roger in a new disguise at the end.
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The Smiths' living room was modelled after Ray Romano's living room in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
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FOX showed a viewer discretion warning before airing season one, episode two, "Threat Levels", due to cartoon nudity.
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In season one, episode four, "Francine's Flashback", we find out that Francine was twenty in 1985. We can draw from this, that Francine was born in 1965, and that on the show, she is around forty-years-old. This was confirmed in season one, episode twenty-three, "Tears of a Clooney", in which it is Francine's thirty-ninth birthday.
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Klaus makes many mentions of being older than he is. One episode he talks about "Berlin in '38". However, he was abducted during the Winter Olympics somewhere between 1986-1988.
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Roger's voice is based on Paul Lynde.
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The series premiere aired following FOX's coverage of Super Bowl XXXIX (2005).
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Rob Paulsen, Billy West, and John DiMaggio auditioned for the voice of Klaus.
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The series was partially inspired by All in the Family (1971).
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Beginning with season four, in the opening sequence, you can see Barry, Toshi, and Snot looking into an adult store.
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Avery, who is played by Sir Patrick Stewart, also appeared on Family Guy (1998) season seven, episode eleven, "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", not as Avery, but as himself. The same thing happened on this show, season eight, episode ten, "Blood Crieth Unto Heaven", in which he played Avery and himself.
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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).
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Francine's birthday is September 26.
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Klaus' voice is based on Peter Lorre.
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Currently the 118th longest running American primetime series.
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The Japanese pop song in season five, episode twelve, "May the Best Stan Win", is "Monochrome Effect" by Perfume.
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The uniformed officer, in the Underdog Productions logo at the end, says something different in every episode. In the season seven finale, he was given a speaking role as Steve's imaginary friend "Pedro".
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In season three, episode two, "Meter Made", Francine asks her sister Gwen, "How are you enjoying being three years younger than me?" Later, in season ten, episode eight, "Now And Gwen", Gwen is a senior in high school, while Francine is a freshman, making her roughly three years older.
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From season five, episode twelve, "May the Best Stan Win", it was revealed at the end of the episode exactly when Stan and Francine were born. Stan was born in 1967, and Francine in 1971. We see this information written on their gravestones when they died and are buried next to each other. Today, 2017, Stan is fifty-years-old and Francine is forty-six-years-old. Both will die in 2067, Stan will be one hundred-years-old, and Francine will be ninety-six-years-old.
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The headline of the Langley Falls Post, that Stan reads in the opening credits, is different in every episode.
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The C.I.A. Secretary who disfigured Francine in an acid attack apparently got her job back afterwards, as she can be seen in a later episode.
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The final frame of the introduction was changed after the first season. At the end of the credits in the first season, all that could be seen was a big "American Dad!" logo in front of the American Flag. In all subsequent seasons, this logo was shrunk to fit the names to the series creators on the same screen.
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In some episodes, the opening sequence is shortened severely, and the final few seconds (the flag and the accompanying "Good morning, USA!") of animation is all that remains.
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In the season two opener, "Camp Refoogee", Stan flies to Africa and turns a refugee camp into a summer camp. However, in season seven, episode seventeen, "Ricky Spanish", a sponsored child from Africa, named Tungee, comes to live with the Smiths. Stan asks, "Does this mean Africa's real?"
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In season three, episode twelve, "Widowmaker", Stan tells Francine that his favorite movie is The 'Burbs (1989). Wendy Schaal, who voices Francine, co-starred in The 'Burbs (1989).
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James Avery was the original choice for Principal Lewis.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Stan is actually dead, as shown in season five, episode nine, "Rapture's Delight". At the end of the episode, he is seen in Heaven walking through a door to his family, and the episode ends.
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