When you compare this episode to the Family Guy one that aired the same night, Love Blacktually, you have to agree that this is the better episode. Why you ask? Simple. The Plot and the jokes.
In Family Guy's episode reused the same plot line of Brain finding a new girl and becomes frustrated when he doesn't get some all the while adding bad jokes and one sided political statements; otherwise, everything we hate about it today.
But here, they properly balance of the characters to move the story forward. Stan and Fran fear of their kids' puberty was priceless. Roger's jealousy of Steve was on the ball from start to end. The last scene of 16 candles was the funniest thing I've seen from Seth all this year because it was so fitting.
It's getting hard tell that reason why American Dad is so popular either because they're better than Family Guy or Family Guy is doing worse on purpose. But still, I would watch this show over any of the newer Family Guy episodes this year.
A hilarious show, with humor similar to Family Guy, but more realistic. Unlike Family Guy, it ALWAYS has good plots, so therefore does not have to rely on humor (Im not saying Family Guy doesn't have good plots, its just American Dad always does).
American Dad is really really funny, but one of the reasons its not as popular as Family Guy, is most likely because some people compare it to Family Guy. They are quite different shows, and I'm beginning to stop laughing as much at Family Guy, because it is hardly realistic (By realistic, I mean most of the stuff they do on American Dad is stuff that you could imagine happening), and its great to have a show with similar humor that is more realistic (but still far from real life, e.g one of the main characters in an alien). My least favourite character is Steve. I just think he is unnecessary, and annoying. But all the other characters are funny. Some people just need to accept that this is not a clone of Family Guy and it wasn't trying to be either. Seth McFarlane wanted to do something different here, and in my opinion (but not everyones), I think it's better in some ways.
It's a crying shame that this incredible comedy had to live in the cold lame shadow of Family Guy. The Family Guy fans don't like it because it competes with their beloved show and the Family Guy haters don't like it because they think it's Family Guy Part II. The truth is, this show has surpassed Family Guy, which has become more and more lame over the last few years, and become a comedy unto itself with stories and gags that Family Guy and The Simpsons just cannot touch.
Yet, this show is still derided because of the Family Guy connection. Truthfully, it's one of the few shows I watch regularly every week. It's amazing.
This show redefines what amazing script writing is all about. It's edgier and funnier than Family Guy, Written and produced by the same team...but a lot more Adult oriented. If you noticed the time slots for this show it was in this order:
- Cleveland Show
- Family Guys
- American Dad
IN that order....and in order of edginess...
Cleveland show is not super crazy, or controversial...Family Guys ups that up and is a bit more aggressive.
You will also notice the Parents and the Family in Family guy are the Fat sad average American Family.
American Dad the last show of the night (Later because more kids are in bed at that time they don't need to hold back anymore) brings the crazyness to a whole new level.
It has some of the best crafted characters in TV's history. The jokes and humor will surprise you every few seconds.
THe Family in American Dad are the Top Notch successful American family, jock dad, hot mum....disturbed hippy kid and the nerdy kid. Add to that Roger the best character ever invented and you have an amazing cast of fun.
I mean it doesn't take much....watch 1 episode you will be floored.
It's so clever and so random it blows my mind. Roger is such a Limitless character...probably the best character ever created for cartoons.
Highly Recommended check out samples on Hulu it will amaze you.
Thank you Seth and your team for making such a great show!
After watching "Rodger Codger" for about 5 minutes and turning the channel to something worth watching, a question popped in my head: Why was this show made? It is a rip-off of Family Guy, from the same type of humor both shows use, down to the drawing. This show has absolutely no point in airing anymore, since it resembles Family Guy so much. If you kept track of my reviews, you'll see that I love Family Guy, even though I think it was ripped-off of The Simpsons. Why? Because Family Guy proved itself funnier than The Simpsons. American Dad didn't. Family Guy was, is, and always will be this poor excuse people call a show.
american dad a really funny show . a show that has a cia agent for a dad and a son that is an nerd a sister that is a nature protester and a alien that lives with them and wife that is always tring to help and pet fish that is always tring to get with stans wife. roger is perhaps the funnest or one of the best charaters apart of that show he says alot of out rages stuff and does alot of outrages things. and is always tring to get and be out in the real world. and stan is always tring to protect his family but doing crazy things like send his steve to campe and when the new neigbors move in he thinks there terriorist. which is hilioris. i think its great show and it brings some new stuff to animation domination and i even think its more funnier then family guy right now with the decline in that show.
You always want to watch more of American dad, even though I find it very vulgar and at times offensive. But hey - i have a sense of humor. What is striking about the show is the unexpectedness of the plot. I mean,, you watch the show and yu can never guess what will happen next. Pretty much like the Simpsons, but in a more chaotic, i'd even say absurd way. Absurd which is funny.
Of course, the aim of the show remains the same - a parody on contemporary america and all culture alltogether, but it is doen in a very original way.
American Dad is pure, concentrated, unadulterated garbage. It's painfully obvious from even the most cursory viewing that the makers were trying to recapture the success of Family Guy. Unfortunately, they failed to capture the charm of Family Guy and instead try to cram the jokes down the viewer's throats. Unlike Futurama's improvement over The Simpsons, American Dad is a step backwards from Family Guy.
The show also seemed to push a left-wing message and seemed very preachy. In one episode, the mother uses pages from the Bible to clean up a mess in the garage. Religious humor CAN be funny, but not when its done with such flagrant malice and bias. At least South Park insults all religions equally. This show needs to be put out of its misery.
Is this show really made by Seth McFarlane? It sure as hell doesn't seem like it.
Sure the animation looks the same as Family Guy, but the writing?
This show is horrible. I watch Family Guy and American Dad every sunday. I can't believe how bad American Dad is.
Family Guy makes me laugh so hard I think I'm going to pee my pants. Then it is followed up by this horrible waste of a television show. It has so much potential but it falls flat every week. The jokes just aren't funny.
I expected a lot better from the guy who created Family Guy.
Ok. Family Guy was good at times, The Simpsons has a few choice episodes which I still relish in to this day for it's writing genius. Futurama, is godly. But American Dad is the bottom of the barrel.
I watched the first episode of this, and was not impressed at all. It relies on obviously jokes and bland, bland humour to engage the viewer. Like I said, this is just a clone of the now dying Simpsons and the on-the-rocks-because-of-FOX Family Guy. I would rather have these 2 shows, which actually have respect, than have another carbon copy of them.
What else can you expect from a left-wing political satire? There is no humor, the characters are not at all likeable, and yet people keep watching this show. As I am writing this, I keep in mind the news I have just heard: this show is signed on for more new episodes. PLEASE! This is so unoriginal! The charm of a talking pet is no longer there. There are no more simple laughs based on situations. However, a few things have carried over from Family Guy, still fully entact. Seth MacFarlane still can't do voices.
When it made its first appearance following the Super Bowl, American Dad filled that needed fix for new Family Guy random and completly senseless comedy that had mad the show such a success on Cartoon Network (and for some reason, not much of a success on FOX). It was possible to overlook the lack of creativity, and the obvious lack of creativity, with only a mixing of personailites to mask even the same figures being used. Almost as bad as most Anime imports, once they are butchered for American audiances, this show has everything you need for success, save creativity, talent, and purposefull humor. While Family Guy continiues to amaze with its ability to randomly make fun in the least appropriate way all that society holds dear, American Dad only seems to be a small and inconsiquential attempt to harnous a rising star.
That sound you hear is the rush of air, filling the void of what is soon to be an open show slot for FOX. Hopefully, this will not midigate the success of Family Guy.
It ain't The Simpsons. It ain't Family Guy. It ain't funny.
That may have come off a bit harsh, and I will admit that this show is better than I thought it would be. That said, I thought that this show would be utter crap, but it's just mild crap instead.
This show is basically Family Guy, except they sucked all of the laughs out of it. This shows a side of laziness in Seth MacFarlane that I didn't know existed - he basically took Family Guy and made it one million times lamer.
I laugh maybe once or twice an episode. The disappointment of this show also lies in that it airs right after The Simpsons and Family Guy, two hilarious comedies. The third of the trio should be the funniest, but it's not by a long shot.
Basically, this is Seth's failed attempt at a second show. They should cancel this show immediately so that he can focus all of his attention on Family Guy to make it even greater than it is now.
At first I was reluctant to watch this show, as I thought Family Guy was beginning to tire so this can't possibly be any better. But at times it is, the idea of having a talking German fish and an alien called Roger from Area 51 is ludicrous. And I love it. The show has the potential to go for longer than Family Guy and I believe it will. This show has some absolutely hilarious moments and also some mediocre ones. Anyone up for a laugh should check it out though. It's worth at least one try, in my opinion.
This show started kind of slowly. It felt like Family Guy's annoying little brother. By the end of the second season and into the third and the fourth, the show started to develop its own identity.
Now, at the start of season 5, the show stands alone as a great comedy. Definitely not recommended for anyone under 16, though. This series has less pop culture humor than Family Guy, but focuses more on slapstick and adult humor.
There are subtle differences between the family showcased here and that of Family Guy. Stan is smarter than Peter, but he is also insane. Francine is not as intelligent as Lois, but is more lascivious. Hayley is more attractive and older than Meg. Steve is more intelligent than Chris. One key difference is that the Smiths have two 'pets', versus the Griffins' one pet. Roger gets more screen time than Klaus, and he is also the favorite of the two pets.
I haven't seen much of it... and I expected a laugh since it is made from the creator of Family Guy, and I did laugh. Its a good series... American Dad follows Stan Smith and his family, he works for the CIA and never wants to see his country or family in harms way. ALong with him are his family... wife Francine and children Hayley and Steve; and also an alien named Roger and a talking fish named Klause. If you have never seen it, expect a laugh and maybe continue watching it... thanks to Seth MacFarlane, another great series everyone has enjoyed!!!
A show about an ultranacionalist man, Stan Smith, who is a father of two and a husband of one, host of German scientist's brain living in a fish in a bowl and an androgynous alien with a getto attitude.
Stan lives in a dream house with a pool and fence [but no dog] and works as an agent for the CIA. His moto is "USA rules" even when it doesn't and, when that arrives, he does the unthinkable to make it happen.
The show used to be better when it satirized American politics, policies and politicians more though it still is a great show.
The voice cast of this show is better than Family Guy's, there are more actors providing their voice talents and it reflects in the variety of characters that appear on-screen, very few of them sound repetitive or familiar.
Fortunately, this show's episodes have a plot unlike Family Guy, which appears to be a random succession of Tv and POP cultures incoherences.
This show is extremely funny and is better then Family Guy because it is funnier, it does not rely on cutaways, and it has better storylines. Also don't think I hate Family Guy it is my second favorite show. I will admit I did not like this show about 2 months ago, I found entertaining but not funny then I started watching it more and I realised it was just so funny and over the past month or two I have watched every episode except for two. Overall a show that I will watch for a long time and it desrves to last a very long time.
American Dad is about CIA agent Stan Smith and his family; his wife Francine, son Steven, daughter Hayley, an alien named Roger who lives with them and a talking goldfish named Klaus, who has the brain of a german.
Just like the intro of many cartoons, American Dad! has a joke that changes with every episode. In the First three seasons it was always about a newspaper cover. While Stan walks out the front door he picks up the newspaper and quickly looks at the front page. The text is different in every episode. The text on the front page is an satire, aimed at the mass-media, the American government and recent news items.
From season four the intro was changed. Stan isnt picking up the paper anymore. Instead Roger shows up in Stans car at the end of the intro. Roger then sings the last part of Good morning USA and how he is dressed up changes with every episode. The writing is hilarious and the jokes keeps you laughing all the way trough the episode.
But to be honest…we don't expect anything less from the creator of Family Guy.
American dad is made by the same creator of Family guy, while the style of comedy couldnt not be further apart. The style of American Dad comedy is more sitational moreover than just straight out jokes. This lends to its own original feel, and causes a good all around comedial experience. The show relies heavily on storyling, but retains the normal comedy cartoon show formula, everything is the same at the end of each episode. Becuase it has a unizue storyline every episode, the comedy elements of the show rarely become stale. If your looking for a slightly more family friendly, and more laid back comedy experience, American Dad is the show for you.
American Dad is the story of CIA agent Stan Smith and his paranoid, "manly" ways. Although Stan effectively drives many of the stories, particularly regarding his attempts to make a man out of his son, deal with his liberal daughter and his trophy wife, the true comedic star is the alien Roger, whom Stan protects and shelters at his house. Roger is an asexual, dramatic creature who is stuck alone because of his circumstances but craves human contact and in absence of that deals with the loneliness by boozing and watching television. His collection of wigs and desires to act out fantasies of social life leads to many funny situations and zany type humor. His deadpan deliveries and occasional commentary on that social life, the outsider perspective, really add to the comedy and insight of the show. One favorite line is when Roger said, "I'm a gossip, I tell other people's secrets to make myself seem momentarily more interesting." It is not just the line but the voice which makes the line funny. The fish, Klaus, whose insertion in the pilot seemed like a somewhat over done attempt to manufacture character drama, has turned out to be just about right. He's not overused, nor over done- just right. This can characterize the show in general.
This show began somewhat heavy-handedly in its attempts to establish the characters and character conflicts, along with the satire of a dominant-father family, but has really grown into a clever and funny show with a lot more depth and variety. It is not nearly as crudely funny as MacFarlane's Family Guy but manages to deliver a great dose of laughs in its own unique style and with its own distinct identity. Given the high expectations it must have had, it has definitely managed to live up to the creative level which we now expect from MacFarlane. He is truly a creative force in our society. This shows seems to be underappreciated in fandom, but is definitely a worthy second effort from MacFarlane and a great addition to our Sunday night comedy line-up.
American dad follows the lives of the Smith family. Stan a CI agent protects his family and the world from terrorists. Francine his beautiful but naive wife. Hailey the teen drama queen . Steve the awkward 14 year old son and Roger the Alien shut-in.
This show is pretty good. I love the Smith family. My favorite Charaters are Stan and Francine. Stan is paranoid and obsessed with keeping the country safe and keeping American the good old fashion way. Francine is so naive yet so funny. Roger the family Alien is also pretty funny. I love all his disguises and his heavey drinking. This show makes me laugh at least five times an episode. The only charater I don't care for is Claus the fish. He dosen't do anything. I would have had Claus be a Dog like Brian from Family Guy or a cat at least.
From the mastermind who brought you the awesome Family Guy, comes American Dad, a hilarious show about CIA agent Stan Smith and his strange family. So basically, American Dad has to be good, right? It has the same writers of Family Guy and some of the same voices. Not necessarily. American Dad could of come been a not funny, knock off of Family Guy. But it isn't. It is hilarious, to me just as funny as Family Guy. It uses story related jokes in place of Family Guy's cutaway gags. I guess you could say that American Dad's characters are similar to those of Family Guy.A dim witted father, a not so loved daughter, a geeky son, a supportive wife, and a talking animal. But then theres Roger. Roger is an alien who drinks, smokes, and watches TV in the Smith's attic. Did I mention that he is the best character in the show? While every character in American Dad has some funny lines, Roger has the most. It seems that American Dad used to live in the shadow of Family Guy, but now it is starting to rise up. With that said, American Dad isn't for everyone, but for Family Guy fans and Simpsons fans alike, it sure is a good cartoon.
It is unfortunate that forever American Dad! will forever be compared to Family Guy and even more unfortunate that it's future probably depends on it's continuing success. As a Family Guy fan from the outset it worried me that American Dad! wouldn't be able to match the success that Family Guy had and continues to have. However, when I watched it, it automatically captured a place in my heart. In my opinion it is in fact a better show than Family Guy. Since season 1 the show has gone from strength to strength with continually funny story lines and great character development. The show itself centers around a dysfunctional family, known as the Smiths. Stan, an ultra-conservative Republican is the undoubted star of the show who's arguments with liberal minded Haylie, his daughter, make the show what it is. Roger, an illegal alien, literally, gives the audience more comedy with his irreverent humour and selfish nature. Where as Steve, Klaus, the fish, and Francine make up the rest of the show they also provide us with many more laughs. So far American Dad! has laughed it's way through almost four seasons and In my opinion has taken over from Family Guy as the best animated sitcom on TV. Some episodes may be ridiculous at times but that's what makes the show great. It is unfortunate that American Dad! however has failed to draw in the same audiences and as such has been on the ropes for the last couple of years. I sincerely hope that FOX continues to keep this show running as long as the writers want to do it. Canceling this show would be a huge mistake and in my opinion this show deserves a much higher score that it currently boasts on this website. Bottom line: tune in, you wont be disappointed.
I never intended to watch American Dad, but one after while channel surfing a joke caught my attention and I've been hooked ever since. I had been a little wary of this show because of the whole talking goldfish and the alien living in the attic scenario that they have going on. I mean, I love Brian on the Family Guy, but a fish and an alien? Come on. It just seems like it would be a bit much.
I was very wrong! This show is hilarious. It takes a LOT (and I mean a lot!) from a TV show/Movie to get me to laugh out loud, and while watching an episode of American Dad I will laugh out loud at least a couple of times. I'm usually laughing like crazy throughout the whole show, though! The characters are insanely funny and easy to like. Roger (the alien) is one of my favorites! You just have to love and feel sorry for Roger. Some of the story lines are a bit much, but it just makes for an even funnier episode. I believe the show is now 6 seasons strong, and it just keeps getting better and better. This is definitely a series I could own on DVD and watch over and over. If you enjoy Family Guy, I can almost guarantee that you will love American Dad.
Oh wait, lemme guess...you saw the 1st season and was like "That was utter crap!"...If you were one of those people then STFU. The first season wasn't exactly something to be watched over and over except the last two episodes. Season 2 was a huge improvement and made character's better. Season 3 was a gigantic improvement and made nearly the characters good (minus Haley). And with Season 4 (so far) it is the best season and Steve is one of the funniest character's in this season cos of his non-stop yelling (the one where he says to Roger "I'LL KILL YOU!!!" and also when he fights the cat non-stop, especially when he yells "AH! WHAT THE HELL!!!...SON OF A WHORE!!!) Haley is good in one episode where she goes on a rampage. The other characters are still funny. However, there is one bad point which that there isn't enough singing from Seth MacFarlene. He has an amazing voice. He sings alot in Family Guy as Brian. I want to see him sing more as Stan.
Overall it's a great program that is getting better and better. It's not as good as Family Guy but ti still manages to be funny.
Twisted soul that I am, I think American Dad is a close runner up to Family Guy as one of the funniest shows on telivision. The chemistry between the characters isn't quite as good as with those of Family Guy but it's there none the less and I love a show that takes as many chances as the ones Seth Macfarlane and crew come up with. A recurring theme in the books I've written is truth is stranger than fiction, but I swear there was a regular customer of mine while I was driving a hack at nights that was just like Roger the Alien. Speaking from personal experience, American Dad is almost weird enough to qualify as truth.
I LOVE THIS SHOW, too badd (for me) that it is bearly ever on TV. am i rightt? I believe that the show needs to be aried more than once a week on fox 8. At first i found this show a tadd weirdd, but once i started to watch it a couple of timess i became obssesed with it andd lovedd it soo much. It is soo funnyy andd cann alwayss makee u laughtt. Trust me. Stan makee the show extremly funny becuase he is a CIA agents and has an alien living in his housee? what the. haha
ANY wayy i recommend this showw to anyonee whoo feelss likeee a goood LAUGH
After Stand finds out that Francine was once engaged to another man but she thought he had died in a plain crash, she married Stan. Stan unsettled by this decides to find him and find out how great he is, he does and he's great.So he decides to "disapear" for a while and see if she'll rekindle to flame with her ex fiance.
He disapears, hides camera's, (she knows about the cameras because Stan is a total idiot,as we all know and is one of the things that makes us come back every week) so to trick Stan she gets together with this guy and has sex with him for 3 monthes, and Stan comes back. They talk and Stan finds out that Francine didn't settle.
The subplot is a rather funny one where Steve sees a cat get run over and it keeps scartching him, it's rather funny.
Very funny episode, predictable, but there are some very funny weird plot twists.
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