American Dad!

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Sunday 9:30 PM on TBS Premiered Feb 06, 2005 In Season

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Show Summary

American Dad! from Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, is the animated story of Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan 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.

Production Company: 20th Century FOX.

Also see Family Guy.

Character Guide:

Stan Smith - Stan works for the CIA, and is constantly on the look-out for terrorists. He loves his family and will do anything to protect them, and his country.

Francine Smith - Stan's wife, she has had a past life of drugs, but she has carefully hidden her party-girl personality for the sake of the conservative man she loves. She met Stan after college.

Hayley Smith - The teenage daughter of the family, currently attending community college. Despite her father's best efforts she has turned out to be a left-wing liberal. Stan loves his daughter, but that doesn't necessarily mean he trusts her.

Steve Smith - The dorky son, he tries to act cool, but fails. Steve is on the verge of puberty - but he just can't quite make it. His low social status sometimes leads him to taking drastic action - but no matter what he does, he's just a dork.

Roger - A sarcastic alien rescued by Stan from Area 51. He resents not being allowed to leave the house, so has resorted to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes.

Klaus - A German-talking goldfish, he was a CIA experiment that went horribly wrong when they tried transplanting a German man's brain into a goldfish. Klaus lusts after Francine, and will take any opportunity that comes his way.

Theme Song Lyrics:

Stan: Good morning, USA! I got a feeling that it's gonna be a wonderful day! The sun in the sky has a smile on his face! And he's shinin' a salute to the American race! Oh boy, it's swell to saaay! Good morning, USA! (Good morning, USA!)

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FOX Broadcast History May 1st, 2005 - May 15th, 2005 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM June 5th, 2005 - June 26th, 2005 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM July 24th, 2005 - October 2nd, 2005 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM October 30th, 2005 - February 26th, 2006 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM April 23rd - May 14th --- Sundays, 9:30 PM September 10th - September 24th --- Sundays, 8:30 PM November 5th - January 7th --- Sundays, 8:30 PM January 28th - Current --- Sundays, 9:30 PM

FOX Repeats June 26th, 2005 (Ep: "Threat Levels") --- Sunday, 9:30 PM July 24th, 2005 - September 4th, 2005 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM October 30th, 2005 (Ep: "Stan Knows Best") --- Sunday, 9:30 PM December 4th, 2005 - December 11th, 2005 --- Sundays, 9:30 PM June 4th (Ep: "Francine's Flashback") --- Sunday, 9:30 PM July 9th - August 13th --- Sundays, 8:30 PM

FOX Special Presentations February 6th, 2005 --- Sunday, 11:15 PM

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[adult swim] Broadcast History May 12th, 2005 - May 26th, 2005 --- Thursdays, 11:00 PM June 16th, 2005 - June 30th, 2005 --- Thursdays, 11:00 PM September 22nd, 2005 - October 13th, 2005 --- Thursdays, 11:00 PM November 17th, 2005 - November 24th, 2005 --- Thursdays, 11:00 PM

[adult swim] Repeats May 13th, 2005 - May 27th, 2005 --- Fridays, 2:00 AM May 15th, 2005 - May 22nd, 2005 --- Sundays, 11:30 PM May 16th, 2005 - May 23rd, 2005 --- Mondays, 2:30 AM June 17th, 2005 - July 1st, 2005 --- Fridays, 2:00 AM June 19th, 2005 - July 3rd, 2005 --- Sundays, 11:30 PM June 20th, 2005 - July 4th, 2005 --- Mondays, 2:30 AM September 23rd, 2005 - October 14th, 2005 --- Fridays, 2:00 AM September 25th, 2005 - September 25th, 2005 --- Sunday, 11:30 PM September 26th, 2005 - October 17th, 2005 --- Mondays, 2:00 AM October 2nd, 2005 - October 16th, 2005 --- Sundays, 10:00 PM November 6th, 2005 - January 29th, 2006 --- Sundays, 10:00 PM November 7th, 2005 - January 30th, 2006 --- Mondays, 2:00 AM November 18th, 2005 - November 25th, 2005 --- Fridays, 2:00 AM April 9th - April 23rd --- Sundays, 10:00 PM April 10th - April 24th --- Mondays, 2:00 AM

[adult swim] Special Presentations February 13th, 2005 (Ep: "Pilot") --- Sunday, 11:30 PM February 17th, 2005 (Ep: "Pilot") --- Thursday, 11:30 PM

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  • Seth's only good show now.

    10
    Let me start off with saying that this show is way better then Family guy. But I can't just say that without some valid reasoning right? Well, American dad!, on the humor part, relies on satires, rather than on Family guy's cut away gags ( now don't get me wrong, Family guy used to be really good, but it got to crude and just plain unfunny in my opinion ). Also, while Family guy nowadays relies more on is crude, overused, and plain unfunny humor. American dad! does have funny humor. Not to mention its unique and lovable cast:

    Stan Smith: a heavily conservative CIA agent, husband and father, who often clashes with his family because of his point of views and attitudes. Can be quick-witted, and will stop at nothing to ''keep America pure''

    Francine Smith: Basically the trophy wife of the family. She is usually at the house, but there are occasions where she is willing to do something different, sometimes with the help of Roger.

    Roger Smith: Undoubtly the funniest character on the show. Roger is a zany alien who is most of the time drunk, takes reckless decisions, and acts like a mentor to Steve. He has made countless alter egos, who bring him in trouble at times, but also bring great humor to the show.

    Steve Smith: The youngest son of Francine and Stan. He is the nerdy and wimpy kid of the show. He tries to come over as confident to his peers, though he (possibly?) suffers from low esteem. However, he is very loyal to his friends and family, and will help them with anything, even if he will get hurt in the process. He's also very smart and wise.

    Hayley Smith: Stan and Francine's eldest daughter. She is ultra liberal, and usually spends her time either smoking weed, protesting against things or helping the homeless. But don't let her nice side fool you, cause she has a temper and knows how to stand up for herself.

    Klaus Heissler: A german skier who switched brains with a goldfish, and is now in a goldfish's body. He is found in either his fishbowl, or he is dragging around in a dish with water. He is usually treated like a outcast. Also, Klaus usually has dark behaviour, and plans witty evil schemes on those who do things to him unexpectly.

    So yeah, that's the basic outline of the characters. If you thought the characters sounded great, the plots are just as great! The plotlines are very enjoyable to watch, and each episode has new humor or other ideas added in. One episode had Stan buying a hot tub, to relieve all his stress, amd Not to mention the awesome voices and designs the characters have, even the background/minor characters!

    All in all, this is a hilarious show with much uniqueness added in its characters, humor, plots and art. A show that handles satire humor excellent.

    10/10

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  • At least This Show Did Not Tank After Family Guy Did In Season 10-11-12

    10
    Family Guy's recent episodes contain flat jokes and burned out comedy.

    American Dad! recent episodes are pure comedy.
  • Seth MacFarlane colpisce ancora!

    10
    American Dad la mia seconda serie televisiva preferita dopo I Griffin e The Simpsons che mi ha saputo coinvolgere dall'inizio alla fine!
  • Quite enjoyed early on

    10
    Many ep (05-14)
  • Top three.

    10
    I only have three shows that I watch exclusively, and those are American Dad, Family Guy, and Futurama.

    NO, American Dad is NOT a knockoff of Family Guy. They are two different shows with extremely different plot points and different jokes.

    American Dad is amazing, and should never be canceled. It could end, but I don't see that happening. I love it, and several new episodes could be created, if they put their minds to it.

    I love it.

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    Animation, Comedy

    Themes

    Family Comedies, beings from another world, paranoia, 9/11 undertones, outrageous situations