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The animated sitcom American Dad focuses on the misadventures of the Smith family, who are not quite your ordinary American household. Consisting of Stan, his wife Francine, and their two kids Steve and Hayley, plus their goldfish-with-a-human-brain Klaus, and Roger, an escaped alien from Area 51, things can be pretty crazy in the Smith home.

Stan, who works for the CIA, is constantly trying to make his family happy while simultaneously proving his intense patriotism, something that he will stop at no ends to show to the rest his beloved country. With Francine by his side, there's no telling what Stan will get himself involved in next, all while Francine tries to keep the peace with her family and make up for her often hinted about wild-child past. This crazy couple is matched in eccentricity only by the rest of their household.

Steve Smith only wants to be popular in school, especially with the girls, and often recruits Roger for help. Seeing as how Roger is still on the run from the government, he's forced to dress up in disguises anytime he wishes to travel out, often requiring him to put on ridiculous costumes and make the most of the situation with hilarious jokes that usually result in embarrassing Steve more than helping him.

While Steve is out trying to woo the ladies at his high school, his sister Hayley spends all of her time trying to protect the planet with her environmentalist views. The polar opposite of Stan, Hayley's passion for peace and eco-friendliness often clash with Stan's views of nothing but patriotism and honor for one's country, making for comedic instances where they just can't understand each other's motivation.

Stan's crazy plans, mixed with the rest of his eclectic family, make for numerous unexpected situations that never fail to bring about comedic results. From the family goldfish's infatuation with Francine, to Stan's many attempts to help his son become a man, it's impossible to know what's going to happen next, making American Dad an excellent parody of the American Dream.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on TBS
12 Seasons, 223 Episodes
February 6, 2005
Adult Cartoon, Animation & Cartoons, Comedy
7.5/10
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  • Francine steals from the CIA and pretends to be a super villain to incite Stan to be more seductive; Roger tricks Hayley and Steve into trapping Jay Leno so he can take revenge.

  • Klaus gets moved to the navigation system of Stan's car when Stan won't pay for a life-saving operation; Steve and his buddies trick Roger, who then terrorizes them for revenge.

  • Steve and his pals learn witchcraft to earn power and popularity at school; Stan and Klaus become preoccupied with remembering '90s bands.

  • Francine looses her attraction to Stan when he becomes involved with slot car racing.

  • The Smith's save Steve after he's abducted and taken to the North Pole, where Santa Claus is using kids to mine for precious stones required for an ancient ritual.

  • Stan becomes distraught about the idea of becoming a grandfather after Hayley and Jeff revealed they're trying to have a baby; Steve and Klaus become part of a drug gang.

  • A cast of Francine's vagina is displayed in a museum.

  • Hayley takes Roger with her to a meditation center and he quickly takes over, becoming one of the world?s leading authorities on meditation. Stan and Steve become apprentices as they are taught the art of making sushi.

  • Stan goes over-the-top to produce a reenactment of Charles Lindbergh's solo flight for Steve's school project after he gets an F. Klaus buys a pair of shoes online and Hayley helps him harass the neighbor they believe has stolen them.

  • The Smith family forgets to celebrate Father's Day, and so to make it up to Stan, they plan out the perfect day. Stan uses a CIA device to erase their memories and have them continually plan perfect days for him.

  • Stan plots to get out of a suicide mission by becoming a DJ and taking on Bullock in a DJ Battle; and, when Jeff gains a taste for psychedelic teas, Roger pitches in to make him an imaginary musical instrument.

  • Stan and Steve start bowling for more quality time together; Klaus holds a contest to see whether Roger or Hayley has the worse attention span.

  • Stan takes on a mission to find out who neglected to bring a present to the CIA's Secret Santa party; and good-guy Steve fills in as boyfriend to a number of female classmates.

  • To educate Hayley on history, Stan brings President James A. Garfield back to life from the 1800's; and Steve is hired to write for the school paper.

  • Stan discovers a salt mine in the backyard, which a company offers to purchase, but it becomes apparent that Steve is the proper owner of the land and the family pushes him to sell.

  • While Roger takes care of an injury, Francine pressures Stan to get him into his basketball league; and Steve parodies music by R. Kelly.

  • Stan takes the family to church and Steve questions everything. Stan decides to help Steve develop some faith, but the plan backfires when Steve points out logical flaws with faith and religion. Stan spirals into a deep depression where he attempts to find pleasure and meaning in life, but finds none. When Stan almost drowns in a pool he has a vision of God. Stan believes that he is the new Noah and that he must get his family to an ark in order to survive the flood.

  • After Stan has his religious faith shaken, he gets the family together and races off to Korea searching for a rumored Noah's Ark.

  • Francine joins Steve and his pals for a live-action role-playing game; Stan opens a Seaworld knock-off in the house.

  • When Stan is on a mission, Francine pretends she's a widow. Steve and his friends play wrestling and get beat up by Principal Lewis.

  • Roger loses his identity after becoming obsessed by a local dentist's wife. Meanwhile, Klaus hosts a get-together when Stan and the children can't move from being sore.

  • Stan, tattooed and haunted, travels a barren Langley Falls alone. Meanwhile, a mysterious element known as "The Two Hundred" has reigned terror on the town and separated Stan from his family.

  • Francine sets out to help news anchor Greg when he and Terry split up. Roger becomes obsessed with a fictional boy from an old game called Dream Phone.

  • Roger becomes a teacher at Steve's school and gets involved with a class of underprivileged kids. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine visit a retirement home and Stan decides to stay.

  • Stan is placed in charge of putting together the CIA calendar, but Hayley is determined to destroy it. Also, Roger fakes his own death to get out of paying a big debt on a credit card.

  • After Stan and Francine experience a disappointing "Kiss Cam" experience, Stan questions everything about their marriage.

  • Stan goes covert as a surfer at Point Break. Steve makes friends with a drifter, Hayley may be expecting a baby, and Roger hopes that the World Cup might be held in the backyard.

  • Steve goes to work with Stan and finds out about the N.S.A.. Hayley decides ditch being a vegetarian and consume meat for a day.

  • A mental problem has Hayley regressing to a 6-year-old; and Steve attains a crock pot.

  • Steve signs up for the high school water polo team to attract girls. Also, Roger and Stan obtain a boat.

  • When Langley Falls reveals plans to build an Arena Football stadium, Stan discovers construction will require an old tree be torn down... a tree Stan claims is his father.

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