American Dad: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

American Dad is the comical guilty pleasure of many, and we have all of the exclusive details for you! This television show is the perfect source for a good, satirical laugh every now and again. However, even those of you who have seen every episode have much to learn about the series. Read on to find out all of the juicy secrets that you never knew about this show! Don’t forget to come back and see our part two article, featuring the top eight facts that you didn’t know about American Dad!

Number Fifteen: American Dad’s Klaus was Originally French

Klaus, the sometimes obnoxious but hilarious goldfish side-character of the show, is most often known for his comical German personality. However, in the original planning show for the show, the goldfish was meant to be of French origin, named Francois. The character was altered simply because voice actor Dee Bradley Baker had a much more convincing German accent than French.

Number Fourteen: The Underdog Farewell

If you pay attention to the closing credits of the show, you have become familiar with the farewell man of Underdog Productions, who goes by the name of Peña. If you pay extra close attention, you might notice that his police badge changes between various stations. In addition, there are four versions of the clip that the studio uses, in which Peña repeats phrases such as “Bye, have a great time!”, “Bye, have a great night!”, “Bye, have a beautiful time!”, or “Bye, have a wonderful time!”.

Number Thirteen: The Big Lie

Many of us loved the television series’ milestone 150th episode, Lost in Space, where Jeff had to fight for his release from his alien enslavers. However, if you do the math, you might realize that this renowned episode is actually number 151. This is one of Fox’s biggest lies, although the fan base didn’t seem to notice it at all.

Number Twelve: Family Ties

For those of you who pay extra-close attention to the end credits, you may have seen the name “Rachel McFarlane” pop up. Believe it or not, Seth’s sister, Rachel, is the voice of Hayley in the show. She has been a popular voice actress since even before Seth got his big break in Hollywood.

Number Eleven: Seth Doesn’t Get It

Seth McFarlane is largely credited with the creation of American Dad because of his involvement in its start-up, but he had nothing to do with the writing of the show in the beginning. In fact, he didn’t really get the humor at all. He didn’t really express any interest in the show’s production until the audience demanded more weird and random scenarios for the characters.

Number Ten: Roger’s Iconic Voice

We can all agree that the character of Roger has quite a distinct voice, but it is actually based off of a well-known star. The basis for this character was designed after Peter Lynde, who was best known for his role as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched. The character was created in honor of the man’s campy demeanor and self-deprecating sense of humor.

Number Nine: The Origin

The plot of American Dad is actually centered around the hit television series All in The Family. That is, it was in the beginning, at least. Since the early days, the show has gotten a bit out of hand to meet the comedy demands of its viewers, but the original intentions were good. Don’t forget to come back and see our part two article, featuring the top eight facts that you didn’t know about American Dad!