OKay i can now safely say i prefer american dad over family guy. WHen i first started this thread i hadn't watched a single episode of AD, but after doing so i feel that it's better than FG even though FG has like 7 seasons vs 4 seasons of AD. Firstly this is not very fair to family guy but the lead character in american dad is like a caricature of the ideal republican american, it's easier to make jokes out of that. Next since he works as a secert agent in the CIA the writes are able to create more scenerios with more interesting stories compared to FG. Stan is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed but he's definitely smarter than Peter hence he is able to mouth off pretty smart retorts that would fly over Pete's head. FG makes too many references to outside events not related to their characters. For eg if someone says this guy is less crazy than tom cruise it cuts to tom cruise, this person is fatter than oprah it cuts to oprah, this person looks more dikish than ellen it cuts to her. AD makes outside references but they still feature all the main characters. Not their wives. I feel the blond wife of stan is more interesting than pete's wife. She's supposed to be dumb, while i guess pete's wife is something like a counter balance to pete. She's actually pretty bland. Out of the 3 offspring of Pete, only the baby has the most lines since he's the most intelligent and interesting. The other 2 are less featured since they are pretty dull. In AD both children have the same amount of screen time with the main character. The only character that seems to have less is the talking fish which is pretty interesting. LAstly the funniest character in my opinion in AD is the alien. He's a drunkard, foul mouthed self centred and has homosexual tendencies and he likes to cross dress and act as a woman to seduce men. Since he's not from this planet they are able to make him deviate from what normal earthlings do. Like if he starts acting nice he actually grows old and will die. The talking dog in family guy is boring compared to the alien roger. Hopefully american dad replaces FG rather than be the spin off series. PS who's the italian, hispanic dude that says goodbye at almost the end of every episode of AD?