American Dad!

American Dad!


Related to The Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, this less slapstick absurd comedy is grounded in family stories and real-world issues. And aliens.

The series focuses on the eccentric upper middle class Smith family in the fictional community of Langley Falls, Virginia and their three housemates: Father, husband, CIA Agent, Republican, and breadwinner Stan; his wife and homemaker/housewife, Francine; their liberal, hippie, college-aged daughter, Hayley; and their dorky high-school-aged son, Steve. There are three additional main characters, including Hayley’s boyfriend/husband, Jeff Fischer; the family’s unusual goldfish, Klaus, who has the mind of an East German athlete; and Roger, the alien, who is a deceitful, self-serving master of disguise. Stan’s CIA boss, the Deputy Director Avery Bullock, is a recurring focal point.

Notable Queer-Centric Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 16 "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" - Linda Memari and Francine Smith. Linda is a closeted lesbian who kisses Francine to save her from being killed by the Ladybugs. Linda is genuinely attracted to Francine; Francine thinks the kiss was fake. Linda appears in other episodes, but her sexual interest in Francine is not discussed.
  • Season 3, Episode 8 "Surro-Gate" - Francine becomes a surrogate for her neighbours. At some point, Stan tries to kidnap a child from their lesbian parents, to prove that gays shouldn't have children, it backfires. The kids are normal.
  • Season 10, Episode 10 "LGBSteve" - Steve & Hayley join an all-female roller derby team. A lesbian team.


There are 5 queer characters listed for this show; none are dead.

Recurring (1)

Guests (4)

This page was last edited on May 23rd, 2023.
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