Anthropomorphic animal characters
There are several appearances by anthropomorphic animals in American Dad!, including:
Klaus Heisler is a goldfish. He was originally a (human) East German Olympic ski-jumper until his brainwaves were switched by the CIA to prevent him from winning a gold medal at the 1986 (sic) Winter Olympics. He now lives in a goldfish bowl in the Smith household and is a regular character in the series.
Reginald is a koala. He was originally a homeless man who, like Klaus, had his mind swapped with an animal's in a CIA experiment. As a koala, Reginald now works for the CIA, relying on his cuteness to infiltrate various agencies.
American Dad! and furry
One Little Word
The third episode of the fifth season, "One Little Word", included a short scene set within a furry convention. The spot involves the show's lead character, Stan, and his boss, Bullock, and is within a larger scene involving Bullock's attempt to pick up a girl.
The pair start out at a regular nightclub, but after failing to find anything but tall, beautiful white women they proceed to hanging out in a Goth bar, participating in a line dance in a barn, playing spin the bottle with a group of teens, and at a furry convention.
In each case, they are shown wearing the appropriate clothing; at the convention, this is naturally a fursuit.
In what appears to be a reference to roadkill, a carsuiter (also with a male voice) appears and bumps into the squirrel, knocking him to the floor. The carsuiter proceeds to hump against the squirrel, apparently to their mutual enjoyment.
The car reappears at the end of the episode, humping the unconscious body of the show's space alien, Roger. He is revealed to be Dick, a member of Bullock's CIA staff.
|Stan: Helping you pick up girls? That's our dangerous mission? -- Bullock: It is tonight, Number One. Now keep your eye out for the rarest of birds: the plump Asian skank.|
|Carsuiter: Vroom. Vroom. *humps* -- Squirrel fursuiter: Oh yeah. I'm a squirrel, and that feels greeeaaatt.|
The clip was positively received within the fandom as a good case of humor not taken-too-far in nature.
- Social-network MyFursona temporarily changed it's banner image to read MyCarsona, featuring an image of the car-suiter from the episode.
The Missing Kink
Episode 15 of series 9, entitled "The Missing Kink", revolves around Stan's wife Francine developing a spanking fetish (much to the horror of prudish Stan). Space-alien Roger takes Stan to a sex dungeon (apparently hidden beneath Stan's house), and tries to help him become more comfortable with the idea of sexual kinks with a musical number. The song, "He's Got A Kink", ends with the lines:
|Ray: So if you like us old
Al Tuttle: Or fat
- Klaus Heisler on the American Dad! wiki. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- Reginald Koala on the American Dad! wiki. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "He's Got A Kink" - lyrics on the American Dad! wiki. Retrieved January 8, 2014.