Toons These Days – American Dad!

Does Doggy have anything swell to say about American Dad?

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26 Comments on "Toons These Days – American Dad!"

Redem
Guest

I think American Dad is prety awesome

ThatOtherZ
Guest

It’s really not. There’s little to no development with the main characters, I can’t remember a time I laughed at a single joke, & it doesn’t mold anything beyond mean spirited. If you like it fine, but it is far from awesome as you can get.

Anthony Williamson
Guest

American Dad is actually very well done. Its surreal sense of humor; while, admittedly, a little too quirky to cater to everyone’s taste, never ceases to make me laugh.

You should really avoid outright denouncing something as crap just because you couldn’t get into it, especially without offering any evidence of it being a lesser show (not having much development isn’t really an issue in a show that doesn’t follow a straight narrative).

IanFisch
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I agree. It can be really creative (the episode where Jeff meets Roger’s alien race, for example), and feels very different from Family Guy.

Doggy’s review is incredibly superficial.

Devlerbat
Guest

You forgot to pluralize reviews. All of Doggy’s reviews are superficial and that’s the point of them.

Emilie Bennett
Guest

American Dad isn’t very different from Family Guy, but the gimmicks used do give it some sort of identity.

IanFisch
Guest

How many episodes have you actually watched? Have you seen any past the second season? American Dad is leagues above Family Guy.

abort_user
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Wow this couldn’t be any more wrong. Yeah I mean the initial concept of the show is pretty similar to Family but it’s because they are both borrowing from the same mold (the archetypal sitcom family). But the shows are actually very different, even early on. I actually avoided American Dad until this very year because it was made by Seth MacFarlane (though technically he’s only one of the creators). I hated Family Guy and this looked like Family Guy 2.0. I’m assuming you just made the same sweeping surface level judgement I made when you made this video, because… Read more »
IanFisch
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Agree. I really enjoy American Dad, and this review is so surface-level, I’d say it really doesn’t belong on Channel Awesome.

Very disappointing.

RockmanX3
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Not a big fan of Seth MacFarlane’s work and everything that’s been said about his work has already been said.

Love the NC animated character cameo and you should get Doug to voice him in a future episode!

Moviemantweeter1999
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Since you didn’t know the dads voice is Seth MacFarlane. But in that photo of the man getting crushed with an anvil I think that was the critic who actually dropped it on him.

Kessler
Guest

I don’t like Family Guy, but American Dad can be pretty funny. It’s at its best, when they go off in completely unexpected directions.

KingKabuki
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American Dad couldn’t be more different than Family Guy. The characters have much stronger personalities and are actually fleshed out, the jokes are wittier and better paced (no annoying cutaways either), and the stories can oftentimes be genuinely creative (see “Rapture’s Delight”, “Blood Crieth Unto Heaven”, “Lost In Space”, “Independent Movie”). The show sadly doesn’t get the respect it deserves just because it’s seen as Family Guy 2.0, and that’s a shame. I’m just glad it hasn’t aged horribly over time like MacFarlane’s other series and has been given a new life on TBS. I hope it keeps going for… Read more »
Roger C
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I like Family Guy and I find American Dad extremely derivative, so I think I agree with the opinion shown on the video.

Jon McKenzie
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I’ve long said that Seth MacFarlane is America’s most talented sociopath.

abort_user
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Having rewatched some of the early episodes of American Dad after writing my first message, I think I see what happened. I think you just watched the pilot episode of the show. It is a lot like an early Family Guy episode.

But shows rarely resemble their pilots (or even their first seasons). Pilots are very rough ideas presentations used to sell the show to the network. Things usually get refined and tweaked after that. It’s very evident in this show.

Oliver Smith
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I will admit I do have a guilt pleasure with American Dad but it did took me awhile to get use to watching it because of those cliches prominent from both Family Guy and The Simpsons. For example, Stan is the bumbling dad trope I’ve seen before and while he isn’t as fat or stupid as Peter Griffin, Homer Simpson, or even Cleveland Brown from The Cleveland Show he still has some of the same personality attributes that do correlate with them. Francine has the stay in kitchen, beloved mother, and supportive housewife trope compared to both Marge and Dexter’s… Read more »
Oliver Smith
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I know some people have a hatred for Seth Macfarlane in the similar to how movie goers despise Michael Bay. And while I normally don’t like some of the repetitive they work with weather it’s another Family Guy cookie cutter or another Transformers’ sequel I don’t fully blame them with the material they work because the studios they work with are as much a bigger fault particularly when there is so many executives and writers involved.

KouTheMad
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American Dad is actually funny……..mostly cause it has different writers than Family Guy.

Writers who actually try to be funny rather than just try to insult everyone and their mother.

TEOL
Guest

Its a great show. Agree with the guy that said that most pilots are crap.

Tyler M. Mannix
Guest

American Dad! is the best, funniest, most original and most brilliantly written animated sitcom currently on television.

saint22
Guest

i saw it was barely over a minute long and i thought to myself. this guy is gonna talk out of his ass. and he did!

angel85
Guest

I grew to hate this show over the years, mostly because the entire cast consists of unsympathetic dickwads.

CyborgPrince
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I haven’t seen American Dad in a while, so I’m not sure if it’s gotten worse over the years like Family Guy has. However, it still seems to have better writing than Family Guy, which at this stage I think is just trying to be as gross and offensive as possible with no context behind it. I never found the Cleveland Show that funny either. At least in American Dad, unlike Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane and his writers can inject their liberal political commentary into the series and it doesn’t feel out of place or too forced, as Stan Smith… Read more »
BB Shockwave
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None of the episodes I saw made me want to watch it, it felt really like Family Guy with different characters. Why isn’t this show and the one with the african-american family in the same universe?

But hey, you are all commenting and discussing it, so I guess this very short skit has done its job even if you do not agree with Doggy. 🙂

sheamcc2
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I rather like american dad one of my favourite episodes is camp refugee it was a fun commentary on how we view things like starvation and war in other countries it was even funny to see haley who is one of those collage students who read 1984 and they think they know politics to actually do what people would doin that situation and come on how many people think that what the un does over there

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