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The series is a virtual world experiment by the CIA onto Stan ala The Prisoner meets The Truman ShowStan either voluntered for a virtual world experiment or was forced into it. In real life, Stan was a pathetic racist jignostic who would blindly let his prejudices get in the way of his life. In virtual world, his dreams could all come true of being a perfect human, in either case not knowing the circumstances of why. Bullock could be the morally ambigious administraitor of this experiment and have full control over all that happens in it, right down to the non-canon episodes like "Raptures Delight" and every Big Lipped Alligator Moment. In the virtual world, Real!Stan's life is comprised of...
Jack Smith isn't really Stan's father.Or Stan's mother isn't a natural blond. Would explain where Steve got red hair.
Roger's alternate personalities are because of the Best Friending Ritual from the episode "Roger 'N Me".Within two days of doing his first ritual, he has all of three peoples' memories floating around inside of him (including his own), and one or all of the duplicated sets of memories seem to have perfect recall. He starts disguising himself before this, but they only seem to take on lives of their own (and he only forgets which personalities are actually his alternates) after the events of this episode.
The Golden Turd literally affects peoples' minds.A man beats his best friend to death for half the potential worth of the artifact (which drives him to guilt-based suicide), a long-time Ethical Cop steals evidence two weeks before his retirement, and a woman poisons her husband for planning to return the artifact and clear his conscience. It then becomes an item of reverence after the apocalypse. Possible, especially considering Money, Dear Boy, but should all of those things have happened so quickly?
Everything in this show is just a Bizarro flip from Family Guy, and thus infinitely more interesting in every way.
The disguise Roger wears in the episode where he and Steve try to tell Bush about Bin Laden's location is supposed to represent Light Yagami
Roger's real mission is to replace everyone on Earth.The crash test dummy story was a ruse. Eventually it's just going to be him impersonating everyone and the Smiths.
Barry's parents are keeping him fat for the good of humanity.As many of us know, Barry takes "vitamins" to suppress what a psycho he is. However, it is revealed at many points in the show through his dialog and actions that sometimes these pills probably don't work as well as they should("I wanna kill her with a bottle!" "Let's kill his mom, next!") So what are his parents to do if they can't completely slow him down mentally? Slow him down physically, of course! They feed him an endless stream of junk food and discourage exercise, keeping him fat and complacent. After all, we've seen how dangerous he is off his meds, could you imagine how much that level of danger would be multiplied if he was physically fit?! Unfortunately for Barry, but possibly good for the people of Langley Falls, this horrid diet has caused a large host of health problems (such as type-2 diabetes and renal failure) that are only now starting to get acknowledged by the cast. In the future, I can see an episode where Stan, disgusted by Barry's weight, puts him on a diet and exercise regimen to make him physically fit. Barry, during one of his psychotic moments of "clarity", realizes his chance and stops taking his pills or flushes them down the toilet, then starts to really fuck shit up.
The series will end with a Big Damn Movieabout Roger's world, a governement conspirancy, the place were Klaus become king or a parody of a movie.
Roger is a child of Doctor Frank N FurterA hedonistic pan-sexual alien crossdresser? anyone else think its hereditary?
Hayley isn't really biShe's shown interest in doing the nasty with other women, but hasn't actually done it. She just wants to do it with another woman because it's another way to rebel.
The CIA really does execute tattle talesStan just said that they didn't, so she wouldn't be scared of him going to his workplace. The CIA intentionally meant to kill the woman's husband.
actually a fact, Roger does have some cool alien powers 6 from what I've counted1. He craps hypnotizingly gold, jewel encrusted turds.
2. He can survive an extreme amount of punishment, as seen from the numerous times he's been hit with cars or dropped from great heights.
3. He can move at unreasonably fast speeds, as seen in "Jenny fromdablock" when he impersonated a cousin of Steve's to date Snot. Oh and the horse episode when he said I hope the horse whisperer isn't me this time. He got there and said "oh crap", as the camera moved to the seat we saw Roger all changed into his other costume and then as the camera moved back he was with Stan again and said, " thank goodness I'm just his secratary".
4. I would call this a power while most wouldn't, his ability to completly and mentally snap of a personality of his into it's own life, still within himself. As seen in the episode mentioned above with the horse, but more importantly as seen in the episode where he was missing a glove and it turned out to belong to another persnality that he lost when it got married.
5. He can probe you and learn everything you know.
6. He seems to stand still on time, he was around when biggie was shot, he was around when he got those free nights at the hotel, he was around when he ended up becoming the creator of disco, but he always looks the same. He created disco when stan went back in time with that angel and left a record there, that Roger happened to find. And he got the free night in the hotel when stan Steve went back in time to end up becoming the person in the painting he jacked it to.
Stan from American Dad! and Quagmire from Family Guy share the same father, or at least grandfather.Stan got his chin and build from their father, and Quagmire got his promiscuity, cheating, and chin from their father. Both also share the same hair color.
Francine is Obfuscating Stupidity.Despite acting ditzy she has moments of brilliance such as in 'Stan Time'.
Jewel and Francine share the same grandmother.In 'Shallow Vows' when she does not touch up her beauty regimen she looks like Jewel. Anyone else think that?
This show is not in the same world as Family GuyThe god here and on Family Guy are different. Their Jesus are two completely seperate characters. The crossover in the "Stewie Kills Lois" two parter was just part of the ep's use of VR. There's been no gag of Cleveland taking a bath and being blown out of the house.
The characters in "American Dad!" are actors who live the same lifes as the characters they play"Family Guy" is (in universe) made by the same network. The episodes where family guy is portrayed as a tv show are acted out and the ones where they coexist are really happening.
Roger was the single worst person on his otherwise utopian planet.How would a society where most of the people were like Roger function? It simply couldn't survive long enough to invent fire, let alone space travel. Since they would need to suppress their bitchiness to function, the ones with a naturally high bitch level would die, or at least be to weak to fight off illnesses. Thus, over time you end up with a civilization consisting of kind, generous, altruistic individuals. But every once in a while, you end up with a bunch of recessive genes coming together...
Stan IS good in a crisisHe just really hates his family.
Judging from the damage everyone received, I think he hates Francine the most, I mean he shot her, that's pretty bad.
He also beat the snot of Jeff, but has already, on several occasions, mentioned he hates him.
To add to that I think he had C.I.A. agents plant the shark specificaly for Halie to be taken by.
And had them move his house off of the foundation
Janet lives with a foster familyWe don't see her living with Principal Lewis.
The show will end with either Stan and Francine dying or some other big thing happening.
There'll be an episode where Linda Memari confess her feelings for Francine.She doesn't care if Francine is married or straight, Linda wants to be with her. Things will be awkward between them and become estranged. Linda becomes obsessed to the point of kidnapping Francine and driving off to where Linda can marry Francine against her will.
Roger has a special power that prevents people from recognizing him.
The Ladybugs will come after Francine again.They turn out to be a global organization, with Langley Falls as one of its branches.
Roger will eventually be caught by the CIA.
Roger comes from a genderless species.
Family Guy is a TV show that people in American Dad watchThere's been at least two hints to support this. Stan mentions Brian as his favorite fictional dog; Brian, who's revealed to be right next to him, reacts like a celebrity who feels pestered by the public might. ("Do I know you?") Later, Stan is shown apparently watching and commenting on the same episode we (the viewers) are watching; when Brian decides to (temporarily) become Republican, Stan says, "Good for him." Thus, Stan is a fan of Family Guy. Alternately...
Barry is the grown-up version of StewieLois is a redhead. Barry is a redhead. Peter and Chris are fat. Barry is fat. Stewie is an Evil Brit. When Barry stops taking his pills, he turns into an Evil Brit. By the current season in Family Guy, the Griffins (or just Brian) eventually figured out he was evil and started giving him "vitamins" to stunt his homicidal intent, resulting in Stewie's current Diminishing Villain Threat. (Maybe the pills fix the shape of his head somehow?) As he grows up, he gets fatter and stupider. He calls himself Barry instead of Stewie because he confuses his name with that of Bertram's, his half brother by Peter (who he calls Barry because "Bertram" is now too hard for him to say).
Roger has something of a Freudian ExcuseHis life on his home planet was unspeakably awful. It explains why it's almost never brought up.
Toshi had an experience with aliens once.In one episode, Steve introduces him to his "Uncle Roger", whom Toshi recognizes as "the alien in a wig". The only ones who can recognize Roger as an alien are Stan's family and the workers at Area 51, people who have had prolonged contact with him.
Hayley's personality is the result of being brainwashed as a child.She is shown to be a Daddy's Girl when she was a little kid, but once he tried to condition her to be an assassin so they could be a team, their relationship got tense and distant. Enraged by what her father put her through, she subconsciously designed herself to be precisely what Stan hates.
When he went crazy, Roger forced each Smith to roast the family member they love most for extra sadism.Thus:
Stan is Hayley's biological father.They both have black hair (which is a recessive trait, if memory serves) and similar personalities. The only thing that other guy had in common with Hayley was a headband which... isn't exactly genetic.
Reginald, as a human in an animal body will eventually go insane like Klaus did.It may not happen in the present (seeing how Klaus was turned into a fish in the 80's, it probably takes a while for insanity to set in) and it may just be in a flash-forward of some sort. Of course, because Reggie is capable of moving around and doing everything he could as a human (unlike Klaus who is confined to a fishbowl), that could delay the onset of insanity.
As an alternate to the above, Reginald will always be happier as a koala.Before Reginald had his mind put into the body of a koala, he was homeless and had nothing going for him. He may have even had some physical problem or illness that prevented him from moving up. But as a koala CIA agent, he has a great job and seems to make plenty of money, and even manages to get plenty of girls. When Klaus was put into the body of a goldfish, he was a successful skier and lost everything, and gained nothing when he became a goldfish. Reginald may be a koala but his life is great, and since he's a successful CIA agent, he could easily have his mind put into the body of another creature when the koala one gets old, frail, or sick. He might not want to go back to being human because he was miserable for much of his life as a human and thus equates being human with misery.
Alternative to the above WMG that Stan and Quagmire sharing a father......taking into account Quagmire only LOOKS 30-ish and is actually nearing 70, Jack Smith isn't Stan's father, Glenn Quagmire is.
Steve is gonna snapHow long till all of the the abuse he's been through takes it toll?
Roger is mildly psychicWhich is why all his disguises work so well. He's only mildly psychic and that's why people who get close to him (i.e. The Smiths) and see right through his disguises.
Roger's species weren't Always Chaotic Evil...at first.By all rights, a species that can't survive without being jackasses wouldn't be able to organise themselves into a city, let alone a civilization capable of interstellar travel. The reason why Roger needs to be a Jerkass is not biological, but psychological. How so? After they invented interstellar travel, a group of jackasses took over and turned the planet into schaundenfrude dystopia. The corruption was so prevalent that, generation after generation, his people being bigger jerks in order to cope with/enjoy their awful lives. By the time Roger is born, this method of coping is so ingrained that their brains are near-incapable of true empathy-Roger is the result of an Inherent in the System Crapsack World. Of course, given Roger is 1600 years old, there's a good chance that this has been going on for millions of years.
Roger's race is Frieza's raceThey're both of Ambiguous Gender and are both sociopaths...
Bullock knows Stan is keeping Roger...As we all know, Deputy Director Bullock is a pretty important guy in the CIA, and apparently knows all the ins and outs of the Government. There is no way he knows nothing about all the aliens they keep, which included Roger. He's also good at getting the truth out of people and sensing the truth from people (Because he's in the CIA, and in this universe, they openly talk about torturing people and using Illegal Surveillance). I believe Bullock knows Stan is keeping Roger hidden, and I believe Bullock can tell who Roger is when he's disguised, but he's testing Stan and Roger. Why? My guess is its to give Stan a promotion and to see if Roger is peaceful (Which Roger is failing at obviously).
American Dad is set 24-25 years after Total Drama Island.
Steve will eventually turn gay after suffering many incidents of Did Not Get the Girl
Roger's turn from Jerk with a Heart of Gold to full-blown Jerkass are a response to almost dying of niceness.As shown, Roger has to be a jerk to live. After trying to be a genuinely decent person, Roger almost died in in a rather nasty way, and afterwards Roger became terrified of being nice and going through that again, resulting in him developing a total Lack of Empathy as a sort of defense mechanism. The very rare occasions of Pet the Dog are a result of that yearning for people to like him by being a nice guy(Roger has basically abandoned compassion, but he's still theoretically capable of feeling it-he chooses not to). Sidney Huffman is an attempt to make a loophole out of this.
Steve will end up like his dad.Stan was nerdy like him and he turned out successful. So Steve will be successful too. And he will finally be manly Republican just like he taught him and work in a government agency.
Toshi can speak English, he just chooses not toHe seems to understand everyone else just fine
Roger had his memory erased prior to the early episodesIn the early episodes Roger has to stay in the house but goes out into the real world after Steve shows him a Rastafarian outfit in "Francince's Flashback." It was retconned that he had multiple lives prior to living with the Smiths, so it's possible he had his mind erased or suffered amnesia for a short time.
Roger is an alien superweapon.Think about it: along with superpowers like crapping hypnotising gold and being really fast, Roger is capable of generating full-fledged alternate lives for himself(Sidney Huffman), and most importantly seems to be able to alter the laws of nature in order to fufill his disguises(his most recent gambit which involved poisoning himself for his younger persona's benefit being a prime example). This goes beyond the Rule of Funny into having the ability to will the universe to fit his story. Roger is an unknowing super-soldier that his race engineered with this power to conquer the universe, but eventually realised one of their own having this power is something even they don't want to release on the universe and cancelled the project, killing him(or so they think). Roger is gradually getting more and more aware of his reality bending powers, and becoming more sociopathic because, quite frankly, it's really hard to resist abusing that kind of power, especially if you were already a dick. The interest in personas was designed as a way of ensuring that, if Roger survived the crash, he'd focus his powers on just playing pretend.
The show is going to be wrapping up soon.The newest episode "Lost in Space" showed us Roger's home planet and people, and an upcoming episode is going to involve Klaus's original body. These are things fans have been waiting years for so all that's left is Steve finally getting lucky and they can end the show.
Roger was set up.Roger was sent to earth believing he was the decider, when in actuality he was a crash test dummy. This is all fine, until in the most recent episode, Lost in Space, we see that he was the king's lover, and was caught having sex with a human. The king, heartbroken and upset, the king sent Roger out to earth under the pretense of being the decider, but in reality he sent him to earth out of spite, in hopes he would either die on impact or be killed by the inhabitants.
Emperor Zing will become the Big Bad of the series.
Hayley is going to get another long-term relationship, and then Jeff will return.Hayley will be forced to choose between the two, maybe even taking several episodes to make the final decision.
Klaus will be in a woman's body for at least one episode.
Klaus will be put in the body of a teenager for several episodes.So he would still have to live with the Smiths, with Stan and Francine as his legal guardian.
Klaus will get a permanent human body before the show ends.He is shown in one episode to have a human body in the future, and the writers of this show love call backs. Wizard Hurricane Style and sent it through the A.R. Worlds where it would end up going through Quahog, Stoolbend and Langley Falls, to bring the three Seth MacFarlane shows together.
In "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure", Stan accidentally kills the girl Glitter was cloned from, thinking it's GlitterIt would be nice if this was a deleted scene but it was probably deleted and replaced with that pointless "Pop Quiz" scene. Ok, it would work like this... While Stan is hunting down Steve and Glitter at the prom, Stan would stumble across the girl Glitter was cloned from and instantly shoot her to death until he realizes she has a belly button, after he gets out of that awkward moment somehow he would run outside and see the two and Snot in the limo. Stan is known for making such violent mistakes like that.
Stan doesn't want to be a grandfatherWhy do you think he constantly either intentionally or unintentionally ruins the chances of Steve getting a girlfriend and doesn't like Hayley's choice in men? He seems ok with getting rid of Jeff and Hayley's boyfriend who was black. Also worse is when Stan continues to try to kill Glitter despite Steve telling him he's her father. He can't even get his son a hooker in Mexico for crying out loud! royally screwed up his people, and that his excuse of being a jerky race is in serious question. Add the fact that Jeff knows that, and has a space-craft to go home to, it's quite possible that he's screwed. It would also fit into Seth McFarlane taking criticisms to heart: he knows how too much of an imbalance between the comedically dickish and getting away with massive amounts of said dickery can cause people to hate the character. That, and we all know what happened to his last Creator's Pet. Also, Jeff and/or Roger's people coming back would be fuel for an Alien Invasion storyline, and developing both Roger and his people's histories.
Stan's extremely anti-terrorism personality is because of guilt over 9-11In one episode, we find out that Stan was in the airport about to board one of the planes and had an opportunity to stop it from happening. However, being Stan, he not only missed his flight but had no idea anything bad was going on. And so his family will have to help him with yet another of his personal demons. It will also be another outlet for Seth's Survivors Guilt.
One of the Smiths will be Killed Off for RealYou've probably heard about what Seth MacFarlane has done with Brian on Family Guy. It is possible he will do the exact same thing to one of American Dad's main characters to test the audience. Will they know that the character will be revived, or will someone make a petition towards the show like last time?
When/if Klaus gets a human body, another pet will temporarily replace himGoing with some related theories I saw above (including the one directly above), the writers might simply re-humanize Klaus instead of killing him off. Then, as said before, Stan will bring home another wacky pet from the CIA.
Bullock is bisexual.Bullock has been with women before, but in "Cock with a Sleepwalk" he asked Stan to leave his pants zipper down and smiled.
Francine is secretly a spy or some other type of criminal.In several episodes, she's seen to have a pretty messed-up dark side and some criminal tendencies. Marrying a CIA agent would be both the perfect way to get information and the perfect cover. Maybe her adoptive parents actually trained her to spy for China or something. Over time, she may have still come to actually care for Stan (and she seems to legitimately care for her kids), but this could just be an extremely elaborate act. Eventually, this might be revealed - after all, when cyborg Stan comes back in time, he says that the last time he saw her, she was in the electric chair.
During the "vacation goo" episode, even the last holiday was in the goo.In the vacation goo episode, the final holiday the family goes on is meant to be outside of the simulation Stan used previously. When Francine jumps overboard to prove she won't die (as they can't in the goo), the family then finds her clinging to a floating, loose tree branch. In the sea. Throw in the inaccuracy of Steve having a girlfriend (as lampshaded by Francine), that the major fall doesn't actually kill Francine, and that the family agrees the goo is for the best — what if it was all a Kansas City Shuffle by Stan to get them to accept the goo?
Steve and Snot will start dating each other out of desperationAnd then they genuinely start falling in love.
Sergei will attempt to get his revenge before the show ends.An upcoming episode is titled "From Russia With Love", and the writers like to make callbacks even to very early events in the show, and the show has been taken off FOX and moving to TBS where it may or may not survive, so the writers could be trying to tie up loose ends.
Steve encountered one of Kamineko's distant relatives.The injured orange cat and Kamineko share the trait of unreasonable aggression and sadism.
Klaus is going through Stockholm SyndromeThis is why he always wants to be part of the family, even if it's a small part and the family treats him like crap. This is also why he fell in love with Francine. He's unconsciously trying to normalize his situation of being stuck as a fish in a family that mistreats him.
Roger is a Reality Warper
Francine's parents will return.