American Dad: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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Our first set of the seven things you didn’t know about American Dad in part one surprised you, to say the least, and now we have finally returned with part two! We have found all of the most exclusive tidbits of knowledge about this show, and we are eager to share them with you! Read on to discover the final top eight things that you didn’t know about American Dad!

Number Eight: Post-Super Bowl Hit

The success of American Dad is largely contributed to its premier in 2005. The show first aired after the Super Bowl in this year on Fox.

Number Seven: Breaking Headlines

In the opening of each episode, Stan can be seen picking up a newspaper while he sings the theme song. Make sure to pay attention to the headlines of these papers, as they change every episode. Usually, they give a small jab to society in the form of a joke.

Number Six: Inconsistencies

Within the show, the side-character Toshi has a younger sister. When she first appears in the series, she is much younger than the teenage boys. However, when her character returns, she is old enough to attend high school with Steve and her brother.

Number Five: The Replacement on American Dad

It is often criticized that American Dad is far too similar to the television series Family Guy. This is for good reason. The planning for American Dad initiated when Family Guy was temporarily cancelled. The show was set to air after Family Guy’s cancellation to console the frustrated viewers, but Family Guy (thankfully) came back with a new season. However, American Dad still premiered at the same time as the new season’s start.

Number Four: The Inspiration

When it comes to creating hit episodes, the staff of the show reveals that much of their inspiration comes from listening to music. This sprouted from producers Mike Barker’s attendance of the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival, where he watched My Morning Jacket perform in the rain.

Number Three: Made in Advance

It takes a lot of time to create a wildly successful episode of a hit television series, but the team for American Dad likes to work ahead of the game. At any given time, they have anywhere from 20-40 episodes ready for airing, requiring only final tweaks before their debut.

Number Two: A Place for Captain Picard

When watching the show, it is obvious that Stan’s boss, Avery Bullock, is voiced by Patrick Stewart. This actor is most known for his iconic role as Captain Picard in Star Trek. To pay homage to the classic roots, writers of the show often throw in subtle hints to the role, such as Avery’s holodeck that is identical to the one in Star Trek. When the character is confronted with the similarities, he claims to have never heard of Star Trek.

Number One: Revenge of the Nerds

The character of Snot is said to be based on the character “Booger” from the movie Revenge of the Nerds. The depiction is quite similar to the actor, and they actually landed the actor to voice Snot. Unfortunately, he claims to have never heard of the movie. We hope you enjoyed exploring our list of everything you didn’t know about American Dad!

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