From ‘American Dad’ being a TV show within a TV show to Roger being ‘Man of Steel’ – Here are the top 5 crazy ‘American Dad’ theories you wouldn’t believe.
Even 15 years later, one of the greatest animated sit-coms ‘American Dad’ is living up to its signature craziness. Amid all the madness that goes around in ‘American Dad’ with an alien named Roger, Smith Family, and the CIA, fans have still managed to brainstorm some crazy theories. The theories are super crazy, and yet you won’t know whether to believe in them or not. Throughout the years in the timeline of ‘American Dad’, there had been enough moments which left us wondering what to believe. These top 5 crazy ‘American Dad’ theories will make you believe in what you never dreamt would happen on the show.
- 5 craziest ‘American Dad’ theories you wouldn’t believe
- ‘American Dad’ is a TV show on ‘Family Guy’
- Everyone is secretly Roger
- Roger is no one but Smith Jr.
5 craziest ‘American Dad’ theories you wouldn’t believe
‘American Dad’, created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman, debuted on Fox in 2005. The show had a hilarious run of 11 seasons on Fox. Later, the show was picked up by TBS in 2014. It currently has 17 seasons with Seasons 18 and 19 in the pipeline.
‘American Dad’, alongside its peers ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Cleveland Show’, is hailed as one of the greatest aminated sit-coms. There’s no doubt that fans are crazy about the show. However, you have no idea how crazy these top 5 ‘American Dad’ fan theories are. Let’s take a look!
Superman Roger – The Son of Krypton
You would not believe this, but the fact is that Roger, the alien, is none other than a disguised form of Superman – the Son of Krypton. This isn’t just us, but many popular fan theories have already approved of this possibility.
Roger possesses all that ridiculous power that Superman boasts about. While throughout the show Roger displays unbelievable powers, some of the moments in episodes like “Jenny Fromdabloc” (Season 6, Episode 16), “Great Space Roaster” (Season 5, Episode 18), and “Cops and Roger” (Season 5, Episode 14), puts him ahead of the ‘Man of Steel’.
Roger possesses super strength, super speed, can do mind control, can survive in space without oxygen, is also fireproof, and the list goes on.
The CIA knows everything
This theory is more popular and likely to be true among all the 5 listed ‘American Dad’ theories, and we are not surprised. What if, at some point in ‘American Dad’, you discover that the entire conflict of the CIA looking for the escaped alien and turning the world upside down is just a fake setup? And what if we tell you that the CIA knows exactly where Roger is?
To go further crazy, this theory suggests that it was the CIA who planted Roger with Smith and his family for N number of reasons. As per the theory, there could be many reasons why the CIA planted Roger with Smith, one of them being to keep Roger in disguise to keep him safe, as Area 51 is such an obvious place to hide an alien. Here’s the entire theory on Reddit.
A crazy fan theory suggests that Roger in ‘American Dad’ is actually Superman.
‘American Dad’ is a TV show in ‘Family Guy’
One of the top 5 theories introduces the idea that ‘American Dad’ might just be a TV show inside the ‘Family Guy’ universe. Many fans believe this could actually be true, and there are several pieces of evidence to support this theory.
One of the main reasons this theory is popular is because the show keeps breaking the 4th wall in such a manner that it shows the setting of ‘American Dad’ as a TV show set. In season 4 episode 14 “Bar Mitzvah Hustle”, the show shocks the fans by breaking the 4th wall and literally showing Stan refusing to read his line and walking off the stage. While he walks off, we see the entire crew and the green screen in a studio setting.
In season 3 also, we see a BTS celebration of the show’s completion of 1000 vagina jokes. These can’t even be called hints, they are straight out proofs that ‘American Dad’ can be a TV show inside a TV show.
Everyone is secretly Roger
Now, we admit that this theory isn’t true or can’t be true, and the fan who brought up this theory himself admits that it’s a bit of a stretch. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth discussing. One of the least popular of the top 5 listed ‘American Dad’ theories advocates the idea that all the characters in ‘American Dad’ are Roger himself.
According to Reddit user u/The_FactSphere, this happens after Roger destroys all life on Earth and suffers a trauma. While this theory is a bit vague, it is definitely an interesting perspective.
Roger is no one but Smith Jr.
No one believes this theory, at first, but wait till you read it in detail. This extremely popular theory on Reddit suggests that Roger is no one else but Smit’s first-born son. The theory states, “Roger is actually Stan and Francine’s first child whereas Hayley is their second and Steve the third”.
The fan further suggests that Roger was abducted by aliens and was experimented upon, thus, Roger became what he is now. This theory truly makes sense when you read it with all the details included in the Reddit discussion – check it out.
Roger being Stan Smith’s son also makes sense due to the fact that the creators chose the same actor i.e. Seth MacFarlane, to lend voice to both the characters. Could this be something we should have always been aware of?
While there are many more crazy fan theories around ‘American Dad’, these are the top 5 among them. Which theory, do you think, could actually turn out to be true?