History Trivia / AmericanDad

26th Aug '16 6:34:16 AM erforce
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** In one episode, Steve sings Scott Grimes' hit song, Sunset Blvd. He also says that two movies Scott Grimes was in, Critters and Critters 2, are crappy.

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** In one episode, Steve sings Scott Grimes' hit song, Sunset Blvd. He also says that two movies Scott Grimes was in, Critters ''Film/{{Critters}}'' and Critters 2, ''Film/Critters2TheMainCourse'', are crappy.
4th Aug '16 11:23:29 PM RayAP9
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* HollywoodPudgy: Numerous gags throughout the series imply that Hayley is heavier than she looks.
11th Jun '16 5:06:56 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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* TheOtherDarrin: Reggie the Koala's voice actor changed between the season four episode "Family Affair" and "Wife Insurance" and again in season five. The voices don't sound alike at all.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Reggie the TheOtherDarrin:
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Koala's voice actor changed between the season four episode for his first two appearances in "Family Affair" and "Wife Insurance" and again in season five. The voices don't sound alike at all.was done by Donald Fullilove of ''Back to the Future'' fame. But starting with "The Return of the Bling", he's now voiced by show writer Erik Durbin.



** Coach Keegan was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker in "The Wrestler" & "Naked to the Limit, One More Time". But in "Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses", he's voiced by Kyle Chandler.



** Steve also had a different design (read: he was really skinny and awkward-looking), and was going to voiced by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' writer Ricky Blitt. This design can be seen on an early trailer for the show on the ''Family Guy: Freakin' Sweet Collection'' DVD.

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** Steve also had a different design (read: he was really skinny and awkward-looking), and was going to voiced by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' writer Ricky Blitt. This design can be seen on an early trailer for the show on the ''Family Guy: Freakin' Sweet Collection'' DVD.DVD.
** An idea for a plot was proposed that Debbie would become skinny which resulted in Steve losing interest in her. Said idea ultimately never came to be likely due to one of the showrunners admitting that he thought the very idea of Debbie being seen as skinny would've felt like a betrayal to her character.
** A subplot was originally conceived for the Season 4 episode "Escape from Pearl Bailey" where Francine buys Roger his very own star. It was completely removed when the writers ended up making the main plot the only story of the episode and in turn made this the only episode to date where Roger doesn't speak.
15th Apr '16 11:00:23 AM vexer
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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.

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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], shows, ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.
17th Mar '16 7:22:04 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The obvious one: Stan's boss is '''''[[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]'''''!
*** In Germany, Stan is voiced by Commander Riker...
** It's a testament to Seth [=MacFarlane=]'s vocal talents that his voice doesn't leap out at you as much in this series (or ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', as [=MacFarlane=] only voiced Tim the Bear and Dr. Fist[[note]]who were later replaced with JessHarnell and Bryan Cranston, respectively[[/note]]). Most viewers can figure out that Seth voices Stan [[note]](since the voice of Stan has been used on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in a couple of parodies of 1950s educational short films, like the one on "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar" about how men should treat women in the workplace [which includes a lot of emotional manipulation and sexual harassment, as this is the 1950s])[[/note]], but a surprisingly large number of people aren't aware he voices Roger the alien[[note]]though, if you watch both this show and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' long enough, you can sort of tell that Seth voices Roger because Roger's crying sounds exactly like Peter Griffin's. On top of that, Seth actually broke out his Roger voice during his monologue on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and a DVD-exclusive special on how ''American Dad'' was created and the table read for the second episode "Threat Levels" and Greg the newscaster.[[/note]]
** Hayley is voiced by Rachael [=MacFarlane=], Seth's younger sister, which leads to a lot of incestuous undertones as both Seth and Rachel have played characters who get romantically involved (Stewie Griffin and Olivia; a couple episodes of ''American Dad'' have had references to Hayley being romantically involved with her father -- in "Francine's Flashback," Stan's plan of revenge after Hayley's boyfriend runs off with Francine is for Stan and Hayley to date each other [until Stan realizes that he didn't think the plan through], and "Pulling Double Booty" was all about Hayley dating a man who actually looks like Stan).
** [[Series/{{Friends}} Phoebe Buffay]] is a Christmas Spirit in one episode.
** [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice Spottswoode]] is Stan's dad, Jack.
** "An Apocalypse to Remember" has Roger trying to get married to a Jewish woman; the father of the woman is [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Ron Stoppable's dad]] (Elliot Gould)
** It's funny to see that [[MadMen Joan Holloway Harris]] ended up with a trailer and a bunch of kids by the time she was dating Roger.
** [[Series/{{House}} Dr. Cuddy]] plays mountain man Buckle's incredibly Jewish wife Shari.
** [[Franchise/BaldursGate Sarevok]] took a break from trying to be a god to work as the principal at Steve's school.
** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker is Klaus.
** The first voice actress for Toshi's sister Akiko (GreyDeLisle) played Lizzie on ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
*** The second actress is [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Grace Park]].
** [[Series/TheShield Jon Kavanaugh]] apparently moonlights as a [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals series of detectives]] in Langley Falls all named Turlington.
** Ethan from "Iced, Iced Babies" (the episode where Francine wants to have another baby and Hayley has a crush on a guy from her class) is [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]].
** Hot-to-trot but slightly crazy (and not only because she ''wants'' to have sex with Steve) Ashley in "Stan's Food Restaurant" is [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Kairi]].
** In addition to Kairi, Steve's love interests have included [[Series/TrueBlood Amy Burley]] (the closest thing he's had to a regular girlfriend), [[WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy Kitty Katswell]] (who later becomes [[Series/HawaiiFive0 Kono Kalakaua]]), [[Series/CriminalMinds Emily Prentiss]], [[Film/TheHungerGames Effie Trinket]], [[Series/{{ER}} Makemba Likasu]], [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Dakota Block]], [[Series/{{Banshee}} Carrie Hopewell]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg]].
** In France and Hungary, Hayley and Steve are respectively [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Stacy Hirano]] and [[Series/That70sShow Fez]].
*** Also in Hungary, Hayley and Jeff are [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Wendy and Dipper]]. In turn, Roger (later Stan Smith) is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]].
** Mary Jo Catlett, the voice of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' character Mrs. Puff, voices the owner of a gift shop in the episode "American Dream Factory".
10th Mar '16 12:03:29 AM jormis29
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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''Series/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.

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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''Series/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.
9th Mar '16 1:41:24 PM Hossmeister
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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.

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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), the vastly underrated ''BobsBurgers''[[note]]which ''Series/BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.
22nd Jan '16 9:19:11 PM Willbyr
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** Hot-to-trot but slightly crazy (and not only because she ''wants'' to have sex with Steve) Ashley in "Stan's Food Restaurant" is [[KingdomHearts Kairi]].

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** Hot-to-trot but slightly crazy (and not only because she ''wants'' to have sex with Steve) Ashley in "Stan's Food Restaurant" is [[KingdomHearts [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Kairi]].
22nd Jan '16 7:06:44 PM Lexpro
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*** In Germany, Stan is voiced by Commander Riker...
17th Jan '16 11:33:28 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of it's upcoming 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals[[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), and Bob's Burgers which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular, ''American Dad'' has moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.

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* ChannelHop: Because of low ratings and FOX's plans to revamp their Sunday night line-up with live-action shows (''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' (''Series/BrooklynNineNine''[[note]]though that show has been moved to Tuesday nights and has been replaced with ''Cooper Barrett's Guide to Life''[[/note]] and ''The Last Man on Earth''[[note]]originally, the sitcom ''Mulaney'' was there, but it was such a critical and rating failure that it's been canceled[[/note]]) alongside the CashCowFranchise animated shows they still have (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[[note]]though the show's future as of it's upcoming its 27th season is looking a little hazy due to contractual negotiations, falling ratings, and belated renewals[[/note]] renewals, though it has been renewed for 44 episodes -- which sounds like a lot, but is really just two seasons [seasons 27 and 28][[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''), and Bob's Burgers which the vastly underrated ''BobsBurgers''[[note]]which actually has a loyal viewership and critical acclaim, even if the ratings aren't spectacular, spectacular[[/note]], and the new show ''Bordertown''[[note]]which got a lot of negative reviews, but is doing well enough in the ratings for a second season[[/note]], ''American Dad'' has moved to TBS in late 2014. Initially, it was going to end its run there by airing a handful of episodes that FOX never did, but has recently been renewed for another season with new episodes being made.



** The obvious one: Stan's boss is [[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]!

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** The obvious one: Stan's boss is [[Creator/PatrickStewart '''''[[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]!Picard]]'''''!
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