American Dad 10 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
(80) IMDb 7.4/10

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Starring:
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
December 19, 2005

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Brent Woods
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal
Supporting actors Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker, Paget Brewster, Eric Edwards, Mike Hagerty, Sandra Oh, Megyn Price, Freddy Rodríguez, Molly Shannon, Patrick Stewart, Jill Talley
Season year 2006
Network FOX
Producers Mike Barker, Carter Bays, Robert Cohen, Mark Douglas, Seth MacFarlane, Kenny Schwartz, Craig Thomas, Kara Vallow, Matt Weitzman, Rick Wiener
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Customer Reviews

The humor is fun and irreverent.
NY3972
Stan is offset by his extremely liberal daughter Haley, and each is wrong about as many times as they're right - very much like political extremists in real life.
Charlie Brooks
A good show that was on its first season so you can expect it to become better.
Tommy Skylar

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chris Heikes on June 30, 2006
Format: DVD
I love the show and i watch it when ever it's on but i won't buy it because American Dad did something that many of my favorate show do that pisses me off. They sell the show in Volumes instead of in seasons, this show was even worse then the others because they charged the same price as if they would sell by the season. Instead of wasting the fans money, take a little more time and put all 23 episodes on the dvd instead of 13.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robin Orlowski on May 14, 2006
Format: DVD
Not since the days of Caroll O' Connor's `Archie Bunker' has a character so expertly satirized current events---all while making all audiences feel like he promoted their side of things.

When it looked like the show was about to be cancelled the creators of `Family Guy' came up with another series. Critiquing `post 9-11' America, `American Dad!' updates `All in the Family's' formula through a cartoon format. The animation style and some of the voices are similar to 'Family Guy', but this series has much more in common with those inherently political sitcoms of the 1970's.

CIA Agent Stan Smith wants to protect his country-but he also

wants to maintain his own little sheltered world view. Despite his job Stan ultimately has a very limited grasp of international affairs. However he does know that he loves his family and is only trying to do what he thinks is best for them---by any means necessary!

In the pilot episode, Stan attempts to get his son Steve a dog so he will then be popular with the ladies-never mind the fact that this particular dog had been selected only because it was alive during the Reagan administration-making the poor thing older than dirt in people years! After it is accidentally killed during a `home invasion' false alarm, he again tries to help his son out by rigging the school elections so Steve is elected the school president!

"Threat Levels" exposes the realities of public sector vs. private sector pay. When the formerly homemaking Francine enters the real-estate business and then quickly becomes a success Stan feels emasculated. He loves his wife, but her new career cuts away at his fantasy of the `male-breadwinner head of household' myth he had constructed and maintained for himself.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. J Rey on April 25, 2006
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From the twisted mind of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), come the misadventures of a man who will stop at nothing to protect his family and country in the hilarious animated comedy series "American Dad!". Stan Smith is an overprotective and high-strung CIA agent who loves his family and is constantly on the look-out for terrorist activity. In addition to his sympathetic trophy wife Francine, his ultra-liberal daughter Haley and his awkward pre-teen son Steve, the Smith household also includes a freeloading alcoholic space alien named Roger and a perverted German-talking goldfish named Klaus. "American Dad!" is the latest animated sitcom in Fox's Sunday Night lineup. The animated series shares numerous similarities with "Family Guy". "American Dad!" follows a more plot-driven storyline without the heavy use of cutaways and flashbacks. Its cutting-edge humor and outrageous characters are great. The 3-disc box set features such memorable episodes as "Francine's Flashback", "Bullocks to Stan", "A Smith in the Hand" and "Stan of Arabia", and guest voice stars like Carmen Electra, Stephen Root, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Gina Gershon, Matthew Lillard, Molly Shannon, Seth Green and Patrick Stewart.

If you're looking for riotous humor and fine extras, then check out "American Dad!: Volume One". All 13 episodes of the uproariously funny animated series are presented in standard full screen format. Its picture quality is quite good with solid colors. Its 5.1 Dolby Digital sound is crisp and clear. Among special features, the 3-disc set includes in-depth audio commentaries by series writers and voice cast on 12 episodes, "All in the Family" and "Secrets of the Glass Booth" behind-the-scenes featurettes, numerous deleted scenes, animated comparisons and promo spots. Overall, "American Dad! Volume One" scores a "B+".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Swanson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 25, 2008
Format: DVD
When this show first aired I, like many, assumed it was going to just be a lesser version of "Family Guy", and indeed the first few episodes seemed to bear this out.

I think it was somewhere around "Homeland Insecurity" and "A Smith in the Hand" that I began to change my mind on the show. That was when it began to show some real potential and begin to shine on its own, regardless of what was going on in "Family Guy".

"American Dad!" contains some of the sharpest political satire this side of Steven Colbert and John Stewart. Like Colbert is mocks the state of affairs in the nation today with an "everything is rosy!" attitude, and that's something I always enjoy. It also helps that this show can go even more over-the-top than "Family Guy" can.

Really there's not too much more I can say about this show. If you like funny, sharp, intelligent political satire, you'll get a big kick out of it. If you don't, well... you're doomed, so there. :P
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By B. Potts on February 11, 2006
Format: DVD
Closet Monster ????????? - I think this guy must be talking about a different show. Seth Mcfarlene has taken the Family Guy formula into a new domain of superb american satire. American Dad is fast establishing itself as a show to equal the genius of Family Guy. Seriously funny can't wait for the DVD release!!
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