American Dad!

American Dad!

Overview

Related to The Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, this is a less slapstick show. Kind of. It’s absurd comedy, 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

  • “Not Particularly Desperate Housewives” December 8, 2005: 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.

Characters

There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.

Recurring (1)

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