American Dad Stereotypes

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American Dad is an animated sitcom by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman that started on Fox but was canceled July 16,2013 but was picked up by the cable TV station TBS for the 11th season. American Dad first aired on February 6,2005 right after Super Bowl XXXIX which was also the first time Fox called their animated programming Animation Domination. In 2005, in addition to American Dad, Animation Domination also included programs like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and King of the Hill. Seth MacFarlane explained that the idea that sparked American Dad, “It was right after the [2000] election, and me and co-creator Matt Weitzman were so frustrated with the Bush administration that we would just spend days bitching and complaining, and …show more content…
Seth MacFarlane began with the subject of Iraq and the reference of manufactured consent but these are things that the general viewing population can and do not relate to because they don’t see it for themselves. But the other things introduced after the first 5 minutes are things that the American viewers can relate to. But some people would ask who can relate to a talking alien and fish, I agree nobody but there is a point for them. Animated cartoons can’t get too real for people; they have to have comical relief to be enjoyed. Being an American it is sad to think that we had a president that claimed his decisions were based off of god telling him …show more content…
I want to start off talking about Steve because he is the person I can relate to the most. Steve throughout the seasons of American Dad is always working hard in school but is trying to devise a new plan to just get with the girls but is obnoxious and too sensitive in Stan’s eyes. In season 1 episode 7, Steve says, “I touched her hand. Her hand touched her boob. By the transitive property, I got some boob. Algebra's awesome!” this line sums up Steve the best. I know if I was just a pinch nerdier (I was already in marching band) I would’ve though up something like this in high school. Haylee throughout the seasons becomes a pot smoking hippie that protests many things the government does. As many siblings are Haylee is usually rude and insulting to Steve. Stan is the breadwinner of the house who is extremely patriotic, conservative, and religious. Stan is sometimes portrayed as an idiot by the unnecessary and extremely dangerous actions he does with the family which he states is necessary. Stan is also inconsiderate and insensitive but it is blamed on the fact father never took care of him and left his family at a young age. Francie is the stay at home mother type that was abandoned by her family at a very young age and was adopted by a Chinese parents. This is the opposite of what American reality is of American parents adopting Chinese

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