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AMERICAN DAD (article first published : 2005-06-7)

Premièring in M-Net's Open Time on June 13 at 18h30 is the hilarious animated series, American Dad. This subversive new show is about Stan Smith (voice of Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy), a CIA agent who is an undisputed weapons expert and proud family man.

Stan is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity and will go to extremes to protect his beloved America and keep his homeland secure. There is a terror-alert dial on his refrigerator and his immediate reaction is to shoot holes in the toaster whenever toast pops up.

But his personality is always 'under attack' from the home front. The party girl personality of his wife Francine's (Wendy Schaal) tends to come out when he least expects it. His constantly disagreeing, 18-year-old daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) is the headache he doesn't need. His 13-year old son is the hapless, geeky Steve (Scott Grimes) who seems to be on the verge of puberty but just can't quite make it past his own awkwardness.

The Smith household is rounded out by two rather unconventional members. There's Roger (Seth MacFarlane), the sarcastic space alien, Stan rescued. Roger resents the fact that he's forced to stay inside the house and watch bad television, especially when he just wants to run to the local convenience market and purchase cigarettes. Then there's Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), a lascivious, German-speaking goldfish - the result of a CIA experiment gone seriously wrong - who has an unhealthy attraction to Francine.

With a guy like Stan trying his best to make America safer, it's bound to be a wild adventure.




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