American Dad! (also known as American Dad) is a very popular American comedy show, known for its clever storytelling, unoriginal characters, and commitment to being an equal opportunity offender.
The concept for American Dad came about in the early 2000s, when Seth MacFarlane, creator of Incessant Hit Or Miss Cutaway Gag Clip Show, decided that his genius could scarcely be contained in only one primetime television slot. Assembling a crack team of Ivy League graduates (the only people capable of writing good fart jokes, MacFarlane believed) and artistically inclined chimps, he managed to produce the pilot episode of American Dad in only four days. The result was poorly received by audiences, critics, the Fox Broadcasting Company, the Pope, the Vice Pope, my grandma, and a very horny reindeer. MacFarlane himself, however, was pleased with the pilot, and responded to the wave of criticism by laughing to himself in his vast piles of money.
American Dad is basically the same as Seth MacFarlene's first show, Family Guy. There's a stupid man, his hot wife who does all the house work, two kids of opposite sex, a talking pet, and many background characters based off of numerous stereotypes. The difference is that the main character is not a fat lazy drunk guy, but rather a racist working for the CIA. Also, instead of an evil genius baby, there's a gay alien who constantly disguises himself to hide from the troops who are out to get him.
- Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane): The main protagonist of the show. Stan is the descendant of Family Guy's Joe Swanson, noticed by their large chins and their love for America. Stan is a well-groomed maniac who was hired to work for the CIA. Thinking that CIA stood for "Crap Investigating Area", Stan joined. Stan now works tirelessly to eliminate terrorists, spies, werewolves, and other threats to American civilization. But he is doing a terrible job at it so far.
- Francine Smith (voiced by Sinéad O'Connor): Francine is Stan's wife and most fans want her to be eaten alive by the Ku Klux Klan. Sometimes she goes on outlandish vacations to places like Pikachusetts or MegaTexas. She was some kind of slut when she was younger, but not anymore, so who cares?
- Steve Smith (voiced by The Angry Video Game Nerd): The family's only (biological) son. He is a horny rapist. He is kind of a Clark Kent/Superman type character, being a stereotypical geeky white boy in day to day life, but able to transform himself into a large black wide receiver during New York Giants football games.
- Hayley Smith (voiced by Yoko Ono): She is a hippie. Her long trips away from home are to cover up for her multiple pregnancies with unknown fathers. She has hypocritically given her illegitimate children to foster care, not aborting them despite her incredibly liberal views.
- Klaus (voiced by Cyborg Hitler): Item one that usually doesn't talk in real life but does in this show. (Substitute for talking baby) A German goldfish. He has an unrequited sexual desire for Francine (sick pervert). Klaus is the most depressing thing on earth. Studies have shown that even Hunter S. Thompson was creeped out by Klaus' loneliness; so much so that it was caused him to commit to suicide. (That's right America, it wasn't the drugs that screwed up his brain). "Spaetzel!" "Wunderbar!" "There goes my fleischosen."
- Roger (voiced by Tommy Wiseau/The Ghost of Paul Lynde): An alien Stan found at Area 51, Roger is E.T.'s super-catty, extra-bitchy, extremely fabulously flamboyantly gay cousin. He was sent on a mission to Earth to collect Tobacco and bring it back to his planet for consumption. He can be very cynical at times and is fluent in crap, with the ability to speak it at 500 turds/sec. He is the only good thing about the show and the only reason why it isn't cancelled yet. But don't worry, Fox is nearly halfway there.
- Avery Bollock (voiced by Captain Picard): Stan's boss. He became bald from a nuclear reaction caused by a terrorist attack on a hot dog stand. Since that fateful day after losing both his hair and his lunch, he decided to run the CIA in hopes of making America a better place, but is only making it worse. He always sends Stan to these phony wild goose chases while the other workers get the real missions.
- Jeff Fischer (voiced by Some Guy): A hippie boy who became Hayley Smith's love interest. For the first few seasons, they did stuff. Then they ran away, did more stuff, and got married.
Parental groups backlashed the show from the start, but additional backlash came from people who didn't like John Jr. Chickenpox had this to say: "No one disses John Madden and gets away with it. SUCK LEMONS BITCHES! HAHAHA!" After this, Chickenpox filled all its slots with John Madden videos, but by then nobody was watching so there was no controversy.
Seth Macfarlane was quoted as saying: "I know this is a rip off of Family Guy and before that The Simpsons, but as long as my team of slave, sorry pet manatees keep churning out crap, I can afford to live in a dream land where I am better than Matt Groaning and Bob Odenkirk ."
Some people have said about the show 'I'd rather castrate myself with a plastic knife than watch the show', while others said the complete opposite. Many people enjoyed this show in it's earliler seasons while it was humorous and was not used as a means for Seth to force his political and worldly views upon the viewing masses, ( does that sound at all like the story of Family Guy, too??? ) but upon realizing Seth's hypocritical agenda, decided it was more enjoyable to shove rusty, broken screws sideways in their own urethra while being violently mouth-raped by an angry mule-horse.