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  • Starring: Scott Grimes, Scott Grimes, Seth MacFarlane
  • 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 hisAmerican 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!)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(All Times Eastern)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 PMFOX 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 PMFOX Special Presentations
    February 6th, 2005 --- Sunday, 11:15 PM---------------------------------[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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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
  • Creator: Ron Hughart, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Feb 6, 2005
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 09:30 PM
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Jul 10, 2013
    70
    Mostly a hoot. [4 Feb 2005]
  2. In its early episodes, "American Dad" not only follows the lead of "Family Guy" but also throws in digs at U.S. political institutions. [1 May 2005]
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 10, 2013
    50
    Feels forced.... What "American Dad" really resembles most is the less-funny outtakes from "Family Guy," done in a way that doesn't even pretend to be original. [4 Feb 2005]
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 10, 2013
    40
    To call "Dad" derivative of "Family Guy" would be an understatement. [28 Apr 2005]
  5. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jul 10, 2013
    40
    Lacks bite.... The series aspires to pick up where 'The Simpsons' and 'South Park' left off, but many of its jokes and cultural references seem off. [4 Feb 2005]
  6. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 28, 2013
    38
    The pilot aspires to outrageousness, but the humor needs to get a whole lot smarter.
  7. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 10, 2013
    0
    The only fun is in trying to enumerate how many ways it's offensive. [30 Apr 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    I'll admit, I watched the first few episodes when it first aired and did not like it. But years later, after watching a full season andI'll admit, I watched the first few episodes when it first aired and did not like it. But years later, after watching a full season and getting to know the characters, I like it better than Family Guy. It might not be for everyone's sense of humor, but if you like Family Guy, then you'll probably grow to like American Dad! equally if you give is a fair chance. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    Dopo I Simpson e Family Guy,American Dad è la miglior serie televisiva che io abbia mai visto in tutta la mia vita.Non sarà coinvolgenteDopo I Simpson e Family Guy,American Dad è la miglior serie televisiva che io abbia mai visto in tutta la mia vita.Non sarà coinvolgente quanto le avventure della famiglia Griffin,però è davvero emozionante e divertente,con personaggi davvero buffi che non dimenticherete mai.Un capolavoro assoluto. Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2013
    9
    Better then Family Guy (After season 7), The Simpsons (After season 5), Futurama, Bobs Burgers, Cleveland Show, King of the Hill (Not evenBetter then Family Guy (After season 7), The Simpsons (After season 5), Futurama, Bobs Burgers, Cleveland Show, King of the Hill (Not even remotely funny). The only cartoons better then this are South Park and Drawn Together (They need to bring it back). American Dad. Honestly Steve is to freaking halarious (funnier then Chris) when he freaks out I literally die, watch American Dad's episode Family Affairs, you will see. Haley weird and funny and Jeff. Francine and Lois are both great can't compare. Stan better then Peter after (season 7) now he is funny as and last but not least ROGER!!!!!!!!! (Im a guy and for me to write it like that thats something) He is ttooooooooooooooooooooooooo halarious. Especially his personas. Principle Louis I would love if my principle was him or not he is too funny. The Fish cant spell his name, how they ignore him and treat him is to funny (Not as good as Meg) but its there. I am literally moe an AD fan then FG. If I could only but AD or FG dvd's AD takes the cake. WATCH THIS SHOW. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2014
    8
    Well, still better than Family Guy. Wonder why all these shows HAVE TO include an unfunny sociopathic character who can get away with anythingWell, still better than Family Guy. Wonder why all these shows HAVE TO include an unfunny sociopathic character who can get away with anything (think: Stewie or even Bender), and here we have Roger. He is not all bad, but still, somewhat a cliché. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2012
    7
    When it comes to one of Seth MacFarlane's three shows, the least annoying would probably be American Dad. The first few episodes were nothingWhen it comes to one of Seth MacFarlane's three shows, the least annoying would probably be American Dad. The first few episodes were nothing special, especially since everyone was still tuned into the behemoth as Family Guy. American Dad follows the same formula, or cliché if you will, as Family Guy does: Attractive wife, older disowned daughter, younger awkward, nerdy brother, talking animal and a random talking creature. Is this show funny? Yes, it can be. If a person who's a Family guy fan would start watching this, he would disagree, but if you give the series some time, watch a few more episodes, it is definitely the better program. Now that Family Guy is seriously wearing off in it's comedic charm, American Dad is getting slightly better. 7/10. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2011
    6
    Quite a good show but nowhere near as funny as family guy, I only laughed out loud a few times when watching this, I would recommend familyQuite a good show but nowhere near as funny as family guy, I only laughed out loud a few times when watching this, I would recommend family guy, simpsons and futurama, all are funnier than american dad. Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2011
    0
    I can't believe people watch this crap. American Dad is terrible and unoriginal. I registered for metacritic simply to give it a 0. WatchI can't believe people watch this crap. American Dad is terrible and unoriginal. I registered for metacritic simply to give it a 0. Watch Futurama or South Park or The Simpsons. This show is a complete joke compared to all of them. Expand

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