American Dad! is voted as a top-rated adult animated sitcom carrying mature humor. The popular American show debuted on February 6, 2005, on Fox, and the other episodes aired after three months. The show became the first-ever television series on the network’s Animation Domination block. The executive creators Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were largely responsible for the show, but due to their conflict with the other producer Seth MacFarlane, a counter series of the show was created. The show has released 17 episodes so far and expectedly decided to extend the seasons.
The show is around Smith’s family, which has four members. Stanford Leonard “Stan” Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is the main character of the show. He is the father of two kids, husband to Francine, and also a CIA agent, Republican. The second character is Francine (voiced by Wendy Schaal), who is a housewife and is also portrayed as a silly character. Hayley (voiced by Rachel MacFarlane) and Steve (voiced by Scott Grimes) are their two children, Hayley is an independent-minded college student and also has a hippie. And the youngest member of the family is Steve, who is a nerdy high school student. The show shows light on the relationship between the members in the house, and real issues that normal families face, and the fights that family members go through.
More Dig Into The Show, American Dad
The show mainly has four characters who are family members. The show additionally has Jeff Fischer, Hayley’s long-time boyfriend turned husband, an atypical goldfish named Klaus, a dishonest alien named Roger, and Avery Bullock, Stan’s boss, who is also the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The family lives in Langley Falls, VA, and the story between an overly loyal country agent, a left-winged daughter, a betrayer alien, and also a self-serving master, an uncommon goldfish with the brain of an East German athlete, takes different turns and is beautifully blended with dark comedy and jokes. The family encounters bizarre adventures involving terrorists, spies, patriotism, and conspiracies.
American Dad Season 18 Episode 1 Release Date
The show has reached 18 million viewers across the world, and its increasing demand and popularity led to Season 17 of the show. Season 17 Episode 1 got aired on April 13, 2020, on TBS. The name of the episode was “100 Years a Solid Fool”. The 17th season aired till December 21, 2020, consisting of 22 episodes. American Dad Season 18 Episode 1 is scheduled to release on April 19, 2021.
Here’s how you can watch the upcoming episode:
Date: Monday, April 19
Time: 9 pm Eastern
TV Channel: FOX
Audience Impact And Review of the Show, American Dad!
Till 2014, the show aired on Fox Broadcasting Company after that year, it aired on TBS. The show has amounted to 300 episodes in total, each of 22 to 24 minutes. The show was a joint production between Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Television Animation and distributed by Disney–ABC Domestic Television. The opening theme song is “Good Morning, USA” by Seth MacFarlane. American Dad! got many awards nominations and won four Primetime Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards. In June 2013, it was awarded as top television series according to the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
The show initially faced a few controversies due to its high relatability with ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Cleveland Show’, which are other animated shows created by Seth MacFarlane. But as the story revealed more, the audience understood that American Dad! was different and had a unique perspective. The show is much appreciated for its comic timing, and its dark comedy is relevant to the story and the climax. The animation and the action sequences in the show were brilliant.
The character detailing and story composition got better with every comeback and never disappointed their fans. Though, the plot takes a lot of weird turns and has faced criticism for its bizarre comedy and questionable climax brought in the plot. The story nearly has no cut-away gags or meta-humor and is solely based on unusual dark humor and also a political overview.
Overall, considering the critics and reviews of the show, it is concluded that American Dad! is undoubtedly an entertaining watch for adults.