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Short summary

In order to help him get a girlfriend, Stan rigs the school election to make Steve class president. Things go awry when the powers of his new position go to his head.

Not counting the title sequence, Hayley was given the honour for saying the first line in the series.

Newspaper Headline: "Democratic Party Missing: Feared Dead"

The front door sign shows us that the Smiths live at 1024 Cherry Street.

In some markets (eg the UK), the newspaper headline is blank.

God speaks with Seth MacFarlane's natural speaking voice, similar to his character Captain Ed Mercer in The Orville (2017).

User reviews

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    • Author: Trash
    I didn't know what to expect from American Dad, but it's certainly quite funny. I thought this would be a ripoff of Family Guy, but this show uses a different brand of humor. It doesn't make fun of pop culture, but uses humor to create zany situations. I like how they make Stan over-the-top and way too caring about the CIA.

    This pilot episode is about Stan and his wackiness. He uses his power to get his son, Steve voted in as class president. But as president, Steve goes above and beyond with his power.

    There were many hilarious moments in this show. I liked the confrontation between God and George W. Bush. I think the alien and the German goldfish are quite funny.

    Overall, this is a hilarious start to a surprisingly funny series. I truly like this kind of humor. I rate this episode 9/10.
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    • Author: Quemal
    Newspaper Headline: "Democratic Party Missing: Feared Dead" One of my absolute favorite episodes of American Dad! I love it very much. In this episode we meet the Smith Family. Stan works for the CIA. Francine is the stay at home housewife. Steve is their teenaged son. Haley is their hippy-ish daughter. Klaus is a goldfish, who speaks, who has the brain of a Germain skier. And Roger is the drunk alien who lives in the attic. In this episode we find out a lot about the family. Stan helps Steve get the attention of a cheerleader by rigging the school election. When he wins, Steve goes mad with power. And Francine cuts off Roger's junk food supply. But Roger comes up with a plan to get his sweet treats back. He does Haley's college papers in exchange for all his goodies. One of my favorite quotes in the episode is when Francine is throwing out all of Roger's junk food - Roger: "You know, we can't all look like those anorexic aliens in the James Cameron movies, Francine." I just think it's so funny. Another one is when Stan accidentally kills Steve's dog - Roger: "Holy Toledo, you killed your son's dog! And don't ask me to bring him back with that E.T. finger thing cause that's a giant load of crap." Another one of Roger's funny moments is also when Francine is throwing out his junk food - Roger: "Oh, no, not my Frankenberry! Oh, Francine, be reasonable!" And the last quote I'll share is when toast pops out of the toaster and Stan shoots it many times with his gun - Haley: "It's just toast, Dad." / Stan: "This time it was toast, Haley. This time." Overall one of all-favorites. 10 out of 10.
  • Episode credited cast:
    Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane - Stan Smith / Roger the Alien / Greg Corbin / Alan Greenspan (voice)
    Wendy Schaal Wendy Schaal - Francine Smith (voice)
    Scott Grimes Scott Grimes - Steve Smith (voice)
    Rachael MacFarlane Rachael MacFarlane - Hayley Smith (voice)
    Dee Bradley Baker Dee Bradley Baker - Klaus / Tony / Monopoly Hobo / Pillow Hands McGraw (voice)
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong - Snot Lonstein (voice)
    Mike Barker Mike Barker - Biology Teacher (voice)
    Chris Cox Chris Cox - George W. Bush (voice)
    Carmen Electra Carmen Electra - Lisa Silver (voice)
    Kim Fertman Kim Fertman - (voice) (as Kim Parks)
    Jeff Fischer Jeff Fischer - Jeff Fischer (voice)
    Mike Henry Mike Henry - Jackson (voice)
    Natasha Melnick Natasha Melnick - Hilary (voice)
    Kevin Michael Richardson Kevin Michael Richardson - Principal Lewis (voice)
    André Sogliuzzo André Sogliuzzo - Mr. Goodwin (voice)
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