The ContentAmerican Dad! Is based around an American family and their everyday mishaps. Stan Smith,who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go toextremes to protect his beloved America from harm. In addition to Stans wife and teenagechildren, the Smith household has two rather unusual members. Theres Roger, the sarcasticspace alien who rescued Stan from Area 51 who deeply resents the fact that hes not allowed toleave the house, and therefore, has been reduced to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes, andKlaus, German-speaking goldfish. The result of a CIA experiment gone seriously wrong wherethe CIA tried to give a fish a German mans brain. Stans son is a dorky teenager who tries to becool. His wife has had a past life of sex and drugs.
The Cast and CharactersStan Smith the main character of American Francine Smith, Stans wife andDad! a CIA agent. Stan is Francines mother of Steve and Hayley.husband and Hayley and Steves father. Francine is an enabler, usuallyRoger is an alien who lives in the Smith going along with the actions offamilys attic. Both these characters are the family, though shevoiced by Seth MacFarlane. occasionally serves as the voice of reason. She is voiced by Wendy Schaal. Klaus Heissler was once an East German Olympic ski- jumper until his mind was transferred into the body of a goldfish during the 1986 Winter Olympics by the CIA to prevent him from winning the gold medal, leaving him permanently trapped in the goldfishs body. He lives in a fishbowl in the Smiths home. He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
The Cast and CharactersHaley Smith, Stan and Francines daughter. She iseighteen and attends a community college. She isportrayed as ultra-liberal, which often brings herinto conflict with her father. She is voiced byRachael MacFarlane. Steve Smith, Stan and Francines fourteen- year-old son. He is a geek, which Stan does not like. He has also come into conflict with Stan, who wants Steve to follow in his footsteps. He is voiced by Scott Grimes.
The StructureAmerican Dad! Always starts with the same intro of Stan singing “Good Morning U.S.A”. Itshows his normal morning and when he goes to work. The episodes always start with alittle story to throw you off track and then goes into the real story of the episode. Theepisodes usually have a problem which the family have to deal with. By the end, theproblem is dealt with and the family goes back to normal.
The Language StyleAmerican Dad! Is aimed at young adults, as it uses situational humour and it uses jokes withlack of meaning that are so absurd to the point of it being humorous. The language used isinformal.“Damn it, Hayley, I dont care if your deadbeatboyfriend lives in his van” “is a worthless piece of crap who never accomplished anything” “The dude who makes them uses a syringe to inject” “Jeff, your dad is a humongous jerk”
Amount of Seasons and Episodes25 Series 120 Series 2 Series 315 Series 410 Series 5 Series 65 Series 70 Episodes Running Time Each episode – 22-24 minutes
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