- First and foremost, American Dad! and the other shows to date of Fuzzy Door Productions are considered "shows-within-shows" with the characters being actors in a production. Nothing is canon and the term is discouraged from use. Characters will sometimes recall previous events at the whim of the writers and can ignore previous events at any time such as a death of a character like Bad Larry. The point of this wiki is to document happenings in various episodes without regard to how they affect reality.
The American Dad! Wiki is a reference tool. This is a site dedicated to providing the maximum amount of information on the American Dad! series. This is not a discussion site, a chat server, or anything else. Any personal messages should remain off of articles. Blog or talk pages used as a substitute for chat will be deleted and persistence may result in disciplinary action. Such pages are reserved for fact checking or operations discussions.
Due to the work involved with plot summaries and providing episode information for American Dad and Family Guy, editors are asked to refrain from editing pages unrelated to new episodes on those nights. Working outside of this request will result in a temporary block until the night has concluded.
The American Dad! Wiki has some policies that have been formulated by the administrators of the site, either on their own or at the suggestion of various members. Please read through the policies below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.
See the Episode Guide for the full details
After years of conflicting but equal information from FOX, we decided in 2015 to follow the then-new TBS system of the short first season, a three-episode season 11 and TBS starting their ownership with season 12. Since then, FOX/Hulu has reasserted some rights over the episodes, plus, TBS had changed their own method repeatedly leading to a lot of confusion. In 2018, we elected to follow the FOX/HULU counts.
The following are general policies regarding various facets of the American Dad! Wiki: