Top 10 Reasons Why American Dad Is Better Than Family Guy

Seth McFarlane created both shows, yes Family Guy came first but it's actually American Dad that is better. It seems that more work is put into it. Here are the reasons why it's better.

The Top Ten

1 No gag flashbacks

A lot of them go on for too long.

They are funny though, like when...flashback - YOSHIA2121

As I'm from Ireland several jokes or gags are unknown in Europe like ones from less popular T.V. shows or minor celebrities references also Kool Aid was unavailable until recently

The cutaway gags were fine for the first three seasons, they aren't funny anymore.

American Dad doesn't rely on this crap.

2 The characters are way better in American Dad

What about peter - YOSHIA2121

3 Chris is annoying while Steve is actually funny

true - YOSHIA2121

4 Singing in Family Guy goes on for too long

Same with american dad - YOSHIA2121

5 Roger Smith

I like Brian, but Roger is better.

Roger is the best thing about American Dad!

He's hilarious - YOSHIA2121


6 American Dad has an alien and a talking fish. Family guy has a talking baby and dog, not so cool

I actually like Brian and stewie more than roger. And I don't like clause.

This list would have been better without this item. - kcianciulli

7 Hayley doesn't have to get beat up to be funny

She's a hot nerd - YOSHIA2121

8 American Dad actually lets other characters have a main story in an episode
9 The stories are more detailed
10 American Dad has a gay couple

So does Family Guy

The Contenders

11 Not quite as offensive

As much as I love Family Guy, sometimes it goes too far.

12 The Family
13 Straightforward stories
14 Plot development
15 Stan and Francine have a better relationship than Peter and Lois

This one true Peter some act act like a JackAss while Lois act like a Hoe.

16 Francine is a better less annoying wife and character than Lois

She also hotter

Francine is awesome.

17 Seth MacFarlane doesn't force his liberal agenda in American Dad nearly as much as Family Guy

I'd argue that American Dad is more conservative where as Family Guy is liberal. - SomePersonYouHate

Not true

18 American Dad doesn't rely on shock humor

It does, just not as much.

19 Less reliant on cutaways
20 American Dad played Change by the Deftones
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Top Remixes

1. Chris is annoying while Steve is actually funny
2. The characters are way better in American Dad
3. No gag flashbacks
1. No gag flashbacks
2. Singing in Family Guy goes on for too long
3. The characters are way better in American Dad



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