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Steve und Snot erschaffen mit einer Maschine ungewollt zwei Babys, die nun versorgt werden müssen. Steve möchte seinem Vater endlich beweisen, dass er kein kleiner Junge mehr ist, und begleitet ihn und seine CIA-Freunde zu ihrem jährlichen. American Dad (Originaltitel: American Dad!) ist eine im US-amerikanischen Fernsehen gestartete Zeichentrickserie von Seth MacFarlane. Die Handlung. American Dad ›› Stan Smith ist ein CIA-Waffenexperte, großer Patriot und immer bereit, sein geliebtes Vaterland vor Terroristen zu beschützen. Eigentlich sind. Als Parodie zeigt „American Dad“ das Familienleben der Smiths. Neben Stan gibt es hier noch seine Ehefrau Francine, deren Kinder Hayley und Steve sowie. In zahlreichen Episoden von "American Dad" steht Stan Smiths panische Angst vor Terroranschlägen im Mittelpunkt. Oft trifft der Patriot deswegen übertriebene.
In zahlreichen Episoden von "American Dad" steht Stan Smiths panische Angst vor Terroranschlägen im Mittelpunkt. Oft trifft der Patriot deswegen übertriebene. Find American Dad, Volumes at wmtf.nl Movies & TV, home of thousands of titles on DVD and Blu-ray. American Dad (Originaltitel: American Dad!) ist eine im US-amerikanischen Fernsehen gestartete Zeichentrickserie von Seth MacFarlane. Die Handlung.
They aren't first responders, they are the worst responders. Stan Smith, who works for the C. In addition to Stan's wife and teenage children, the Smith household has two rather unconventional members.
There's Roger, the sarcastic space alien who rescued Stan from Area 51, who deeply resents the fact that he's not allowed to leave the house, and therefore, has been reduced to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes, and Klaus, a lascivious, German-speaking goldfish; the result of a C.
Stan's son is a dorky teenager who tries to be cool. His wife has had a past life of sex and drugs. I always liked Family Guy. What it lacked in plot it made up for in outrageous non-sequitur humour and Peter Griffin's ubiquitous laugh.
The juxtaposition of random jokes and standard plots made for some hilarious moments. But after season four it got old.
It was a great one-dimensional concept while it lasted, but the appeal of a show with wafer-thin plots just to produce set-pieces can't last forever.
Enter American Dad and his huge chin. It started off pretty good. The thirteen episodes on the first DVD technically not the whole first season if the production numbers are anything to go by get stronger and more likable as they go by.
Then it got better - MUCH better. Seth knows how to draw his characters in ways that suit the initial ideas he had when he started the show and leaves plenty of opportunity for comedy as he fleshes them out.
He's really got a feel for how to pace his episodes and how to write great stories, still retaining his trademark for outlandish humour.
Certainly there are a few episodes in the whole run so far that are weak, but they are more than made up for by the best ones. Family Guy has more consistency but it doesn't have the sheer brilliance of American Dad when it's at it's best.
What we have here is an animated show that is nearly as strong as my personal favourite, Futurama. In other words, Seth MacFarlene's best work to date.
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Also in both, the daughter lives in her parents' home with her boyfriend turned husband as a housemate. In American Dad! This was to the extent that American Dad!
Because he was not getting the show at the time, he was described as "just going along for the ride".
Likewise, the rest of the show's creators Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were also trying to figure out the show and where it was going.
After American Dad! Standing out from its counterparts increasingly with each passing season, the series has been described as eventually becoming the weirdest show in network prime time.
It has been characterized as serving up distinguishing blasts of surrealism. After the show's first several seasons, MacFarlane not only came to fully understand and appreciate American Dad!
Taking note of his Twitter followers increased fanaticism and excitement over American Dad! He added that American Dad! And for that reason, I think our humor is a little more evergreen.
On developing scripts for American Dad! That whole episode came about from one of our writers Dave Hemingson coming into our office, telling us he just visited the dentist and he may need to get braces.
And the idea of a grown man with braces appealed to us, and we just decided what if we put Stan in braces, and he understands for the first time what it's like to feel like a geek.
During the —13 season , Barker revealed that much of his inspiration for American Dad! Barker's revelation to use music as a muse for his American Dad!
During that event, he watched the rock band My Morning Jacket perform a four-hour set in the rain and realized from the experience that he could generate ideas for American Dad!
In particular, Barker has credited music from Wax Fang for his inspiration in writing certain American Dad! Said Barker, "There's just something so inherently cinematic about Wax Fang's music.
And his lyrics are specific enough to build stories around while staying flexible enough for different interpretations.
Barker has stated that once he and the rest of the show's staff get the idea for the plot line , they spend a couple of weeks in a room with all the screenwriters.
There, they break the story and make sure that each act of the two act breaks are strong. As another procedure, Barker stated that they make a point of twisting the story in such a way so as to make audiences come back for more after the commercial break.
The screenwriter gets two weeks to write the script. The script then comes back. In February , Barker stated that as creative directors, all decisions made about the plot line and direction of the series go through himself and Weitzman.
He explained that the show had reflected their point of view since the beginning. Barker has also credited the program's other staff beyond himself, Weitzman, and MacFarlane, remarking "We couldn't have made it all happen without them.
When Barker was asked what his favorite part was of the American Dad! To me, that's the most gratifying. Barker and Matt Weitzman have stated that they are accustomed to feeling scruples with adding certain material into the plots, but always follow this up by going ahead with incorporating the material anyway.
They added that their goal is to create laughs combined with groans and going over the line. MacFarlane played a lead role in the animated character designs for American Dad!
In describing the characters' appearances, Weitzman remarked "It's all very bright, very easy on the eyes. In explaining the animated side of the job, Barker stated, "Fifty or so animators from the Fox animation group are involved.
A lot is done in-house: poses, models, props, all storyboards and timing. Also as reported in February , animation for American Dad! Sunwoo Entertainment of Korea was said to handle that end of the pre-production process.
Barker has explained that because American Dad! However, Barker has also stated, "It's really hard to accept anything less than perfect when you start to get wrapped up in this process of being able to constantly make changes.
Eventually you have to kind of bring down the hammer at the color stage and live with what you've got.
Barker has explained that, ultimately, the creation process of an American Dad! When American Dad! I think I like the fine tuning of things and making things happen just so.
Making the episode just kind of pop in its own subtle ways. As many as 20 to 42 unaired episodes are typically ready for finishing touches.
Barker explained that a key to this system is making sure that the writing is timeless, as opposed to topical and contemporary. He added that if any material within the script deals with contemporary issues, the creators have to hope that they're also contemporary issues two years down the line.
When asked whether or not this method has ever brought on difficulties, Barker answered in the affirmative and explained:.
In discussing the creation of American Dad! In addition, the Smith house is apparently enhanced with numerous secret rooms, facilities, and large habitats , these unorthodox attachments usually only seen once apiece i.
Within the neighborhood, they are portrayed as running a neater and tidier home than the Smiths. It gets to the point where they divide the house in two, each decorating their half of the house in their desired fashion.
Not satisfied with this however, they both attempt to drive the other out of the home and eventually erect a colossal block wall, dividing the two halves of the house.
The rest of the family members are forced to spend one holiday after the next alternating between Fran's and Stan's place the sides of the house treated as distinct homes.
As another example, in the episode " Stan's Food Restaurant ", Stan asks for Roger's help in starting a restaurant.
As things progress, Roger makes heavy changes in the layout, eventually kicking Stan out of the project.
Stan retaliates by opening another restaurant next door, which becomes a smashing success. Roger responds by blowing up Stan's restaurant but destroying his own in the process.
Stan threatens to kill Roger, but backs down after Roger pulls a gun on him and tells him to relax. As further examples of surrealism on American Dad!
The control room door's exterior side is camouflaged with the grass surrounding it. The room is filled with highly advanced, state-of-the-art equipment.
Among one of the many forms of surreal humor and nonsense elements that have been used by American Dad! This arises when the show's focus becomes sidetracked by entirely unknown and unrelated characters in circumstances that are irrelevant to the episode's main plot.
Typically when this happens, it is after the show has maintained focus on its main characters for much of the episode; following this, the scenes randomly lose focus and become deeply wrapped up into the lives of never-before-seen characters who are non-central to the plot.
A prime example of this is in the episode " Homeland Insecurity ". As opposed to scenes focusing on main characters, attention is redirected deep into the lives of unknown characters who gain possession of Roger's transforming feces turned gold - this storyline of the dramas resulting from "The Golden Turd" continues in later episodes.
As another example, in the episode " The Missing Kink ", the show's focus is sporadically sidetracked with brief scenes revolving around the life of a drug abusing bird and Francine's inexplicable ability to both understand and communicate with the bird's chirping.
The series has abounded with random, unexpected occurrences and surprise plot twists as result of the characters and the very makeup of the program.
Because Steve is able to correctly predict Roger's original game plan of handling the situation himself under an alter ego, Roger throws him a curveball : he not only hires someone else, Stelio Kontos from the episode " Bully for Steve " who was Stan's bully, to handle the matter but hires him to bully Steve so Steve's original bully Luiz won't since bullies don't want another bully's sloppy seconds.
Then Luiz encouraged by Steve goes to beat up the guy that beat him up, when he finds out he is Stelio Kontos they team up with Roger and make Stelio Kontos's song adding " and Luiz ".
As another example, in the episode " The Vacation Goo ", Francine becomes frustrated that she cannot get the family together for Sunday night dinner.
For family time, Stan suggests a vacation, and the Smiths have a great time in Maui as a family. This is up until Roger shuts down the mechanism Francine and the kids are all attached to so as to believe they are all on vacation.
Francine and the kids then learn that Stan has been programming a pseudo-vacation every year in a contraption dubbed "the goo chambers".
After learning of this, Francine demands they go on a real vacation. Twice they appear to do so, first skiing , then to Italy , until it is ultimately revealed that they are in the "goo chambers" all along, with Steve and then Hayley having programmed the vacations, respectively.
Another technique used by American Dad! On several occasions, a circumstance expands and progresses across a collection of episodes.
In that episode, Jeff is blindsided when Roger hurls him into a spaceship. This spacecraft belongs to Roger's race of aliens and was intended to return him back to his birth planet; however, Roger remains behind after casting Jeff into the spaceship.
The spaceship immediately takes off and Jeff is not seen until several episodes later, the episode " Lost in Space ". During episodes that aired between the two aforementioned episodes, allusions to the ongoing plot line are made.
In the episode, Roger and Stan attempt to rush Hayley through her grieving process so she will be willing to be their tennis official.
This story arc is finally resolved in the episode " Holy Shit, Jeff's Back! This plot point is continued at the end of " Bahama Mama ", where Roger mentions Jeff cannot get Hayley pregnant because he has an alien body, so he agrees to rebirth Jeff in " Roger's Baby ".
By the end of the episode, Jeff is human again and with Hayley on Earth. Much of the wit used in American Dad! Later on in the episode while Principal Lewis was driving his vehicle with Steve as the passenger, he informed Steve that he was about to drive off the Grand Canyon in a murder-suicide.
This culminated in Roger saving the day, his love supernaturally allowing the car to fly once Principal Lewis drove off the Canyon; however, another vehicle with a random white man and a black boy in it opposite of Principal Lewis, a black man and Steve, a white boy had also, coincidentally enough, driven off the opposite side of the Grand Canyon in a murder-suicide attempt.
This resulted in a midair collision between the car with Principal Lewis and Steve in it and the car with the white man and black boy in it.
In these messages, Roger is also heard snapping on various people, killing three individuals from reckless driving , landing himself in court , and subsequently becoming irate and shooting up numerous people at the city courthouse for being scolded to turn off his mobile phone.
There are multiple conflicting reports and models of the number of seasons American Dad! A : One of the reports upholds a one-season-fewer numbering model: Under this arrangement, season 1 is a combination of both the first 7 episodes and the following 16 episodes, despite the separation of these two episode collections by a summer hiatus.
Under this system, season 1 is uncharacteristically longer in contrast to the rest of the show's seasons, consisting of 23 episodes.
B : The other report upholds a one-season-more numbering model: Under this arrangement, season 1 ended after the program's first 7 episodes leading into the summer hiatus.
Season 2 then picked up when the following 16 episodes began that fall. Under this system, season 1 is uncharacteristically shorter in contrast to the rest of the show's seasons, consisting of only 7 episodes.
C : Hulu , which is the online streaming home for American Dad! Commentary from American Dad! Fox advertisements for the episode " Lost in Space " promoted the episode as American Dad!
Subsequently, numerous mainstream media reports also labeled the episode as the th. In addition, Fox promoted the episode's plot as the revealing of Roger's birth planet.
While the setting of this episode is a spaceship owned by members of Roger's alien race, to date, Roger's birth planet has yet to be revealed.
While the series premiere of American Dad! The actual pilot is a 6-minute version of the first 6 minutes in the series premiere.
While much of the dialogue and general scenery were simply redone between the precursory pilot and the following series premiere, there are sharp distinctions between the two.
Differences also exist between the precursory pilot and the official series as a whole. Most of these are in pictorial technique.
For example, scenes from the pilot are drawn in a rougher, more cursory fashion with weaker coloration than scenes from the official series.
Most prominently, Steve's physical design and outfit in the predecessor greatly contrast from his official design and outfit.
In addition, Steve is voiced by Ricky Blitt in the precursory pilot but by Scott Grimes in the official series.
There are also variations in Steve's personality. Early episodes of the series featured political banter between the conservative Stan and liberal Hayley.
However, the creators learned quickly that this had only "a limited shelf life" and did not provide them as much as they originally thought it would.
Said co-creator Matt Weitzman, "There are times when we still have that kind of dynamic between them, but not nearly what it was in the first season.
And I think the show, honestly, has grown and benefited from it, because that would have gotten boring after a while. Roger was enhanced by being provided with a running gag of alternate disguises and freedom to exist outside of the Smith house.
The show's original concept basically portrayed him as being similar to ALF , having him sit in the house all day while commenting on life.
The creators, however, have stated that the character was far too much fun to keep restricted to the house, and having him interact with different people provided for lots of material.
The creators have further appreciated the direction of Roger for the fact that he almost serves as a different guest star for each episode what with his many alter egos.
The show's staff believe this element of the show highlights MacFarlane's versatility as he voices Roger and his countless alter egos.
There have been three versions of the "Steve" character, the creators having twice made considerable adjustments to his design. Steve's initial design ended up being a one-off execution limited to the unaired precursory pilot not to be confused with the series premiere, entitled "Pilot".
By the season premiere, Scott Grimes had begun voicing Steve, and his design was made taller, more filled out, and less geeky.
After early seasons of the series, Steve was remodeled again. November 7, Archived from the original on September 3, November 14, November 21, November 28, Archived from the original on February 29, December 12, ABC Medianet.
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