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I've yet to see the episode, but our old friend @Stupid Idiot made his thoughts known on TinyChat, which I will now share with you all as his ban. American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker There are three additional main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend and later .. And of course, we use an orchestra for each episode. . In the episode "The Longest Distance Relationship" Jeff gets in touch with Hayley. Just as Haley finally gets over Jeff and considers dating a millionaire, Jeff contacts her from space via C.B. Title: The Longest Distance Relationship (18 May ) Stan Smith / Roger the Alien (voice).
Sunwoo Entertainment of Korea was said to handle that end of the pre-production process. However, Barker has also stated, "It's really hard to accept anything less than perfect when you start to get wrapped up in this process of being able to constantly make changes.
Eventually you have to kind of bring down the hammer at the color stage and live with what you've got. I think I like the fine tuning of things and making things happen just so. Making the episode just kind of pop in its own subtle ways.
As many as 20 to 42 unaired episodes are typically ready for finishing touches. Barker explained that a key to this system is making sure that the writing is timeless, as opposed to topical and contemporary. He added that if any material within the script deals with contemporary issues, the creators have to hope that they're also contemporary issues two years down the line. When asked whether or not this method has ever brought on difficulties, Barker answered in the affirmative and explained: And I remember watching on air and having to Google who our own joke was, because it had been so long since the joke was pitched.
But in terms of stories, we're less likely to be burned by a current-event issue no longer being current. It's an enormous amount of work. What goes into putting together an animated show, it's just staggering I always knew there was a lot of work that went into making an animated show. Doing a traditional sitcomprocess-wise it feels like a breeze compared to doing an animated show.
You can get it all done in a couple of months as opposed to a year. Doing an animated show, it's like putting together a little movie every week. Everything is storyboarded with the intricacy of a feature film action sequence.
You have to edit with a musical score in mind. And of course, we use an orchestra for each episode. So it's really like putting together a little feature each week and I was just shocked at how much—not to underplay all the work that goes into live-action sitcoms—but my God, it's definitely a much more difficult medium to me. Working on animated shows like American Dad!
You don't have to worry about sets and such that you have to worry about for live-action. Animation can give you more freedom. In addition, the Smith house is apparently enhanced with numerous secret rooms, facilities, and large habitatsthese unorthodox attachments usually only seen once for each i.
Within the neighborhood, they are portrayed as running a neater and tidier home than the Smiths.
It gets to the point where they divide the house in two, each decorating their half of the house in their desired fashion. Not satisfied with this however, they both attempt to drive the other out of the home and eventually erect a colossal block wall, dividing the two halves of the house. The rest of the family members are forced to spend one holiday after the next alternating between Fran's and Stan's place the sides of the house treated as distinct homes.
As another example, in the episode " Stan's Food Restaurant ", Stan asks for Roger's help in starting a restaurant.
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As things progress, Roger makes heavy changes in the layout, eventually kicking Stan out of the project. Stan retaliates by opening another restaurant next door, which becomes a smashing success.
Roger responds by blowing up Stan's restaurant but destroying his own in the process. Stan threatens to kill Roger, but backs down after Roger pulls a gun on him and tells him to relax. The control room door's exterior side is camouflaged with the grass surrounding it.
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The room is filled with highly advanced, state-of-the-art equipment. This arises when the show's focus becomes sidetracked by entirely unknown and unrelated characters in circumstances that are irrelevant to the episode's main plot.
Typically when this happens, it is after the show has maintained focus on its main characters for much of the episode; following this, the scenes randomly lose focus and become deeply wrapped up into the lives of never-before-seen characters who are non-central to the plot. A prime example of this is in the episode " Homeland Insecurity ". As opposed to scenes focusing on main characters, attention is redirected deep into the lives of unknown characters who gain possession of Roger's transforming feces turned gold.
As another example, in the episode " The Missing Kink ", the show's focus is sporadically sidetracked with brief scenes revolving around the life of a drug abusing bird and Francine's inexplicable ability to both understand and communicate with the bird's chirping. Because Steve is able to correctly predict Roger's original game plan of handling the situation himself under an alter ego, Roger throws him a curveball: As another example, in the episode " The Vacation Goo ", Francine becomes frustrated that she cannot get the family together for Sunday night dinner.
For family time, Stan suggests a vacation, and the Smiths have a great time in Maui as a family. This is up until Roger shuts down the mechanism Francine and the kids are all attached to so as to believe they are all on vacation. Francine and the kids then learn that Stan has been programming a pseudo-vacation every year in a contraption dubbed "the goo chambers".
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After learning of this, Francine demands they go on a real vacation. Twice they appear to do so, first skiingthen to Italyuntil it is ultimately revealed that they are in the "goo chambers" all along, with Steve and then Hayley having programmed the vacations, respectively. On several occasions, a circumstance expands and progresses across a collection of episodes. Carriage driver from " Adventures in Hayleysitting " Plot: After an incident with Steve in Iran, Francine expresses concern that Hayley is moping due to the one-year anniversary of Jeff's abduction due to Roger.
Francine tries to get her to perk up without luck. Francine proposes a therapist but Stan decides to smoke her out instead, setting the house on fire. Hayley lands in the hospital, she sees two doctors making fun of a janitor and shames them into leaving him alone.
The janitor turns out to be Matt, a millionaire who takes on odd challenges to experience life. They hit it off and he invites her to join in some of his adventures. Skydiving into the house, he impresses the family, and brings them a new house.
Meanwhile, Steve finds a CB radio and takes it to Snot where they play with it until they discover a girl who is willing to chat with them but lose the signal. Steve discovers Jeff on the air and tells Hayley. She follows the tale of his adventures and tells the family, but learns he has no idea how to get home. Stan objects, wishing Hayley to stay with the millionaire.