That whole episode came about from one of our writers Dave Hemingson coming into our office, telling us he just visited the dentist and he may need to get braces.
And the idea of a grown man with braces appealed to us, and we just decided what if we put Stan in braces, and he understands for the first time what it's like to feel like a geek." During the 2012–13 season, Barker revealed that much of his inspiration for American Dad! Barker's revelation to use music as a muse for his American Dad!
As the series progressed, Mac Farlane realized that Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were on to something uniquely appealing; moreover, he realized they were on to something that sharply contrasted from Family Guy, which audiences appreciated.s value but also came to consider himself a huge fan of the series.
Taking note of his Twitter followers increased fanaticism and excitement over American Dad!
"The final process," Barker explained, "is sending a screenwriter out to write the script.
The screenwriter gets two weeks to write the script.
The script then comes back." Barker explained that they then all edit and rewrite it, "hopefully keeping as much of the first draft as we can and punching the jokes and making sure all the motivations are there, and then we take it to the table and read it." In February 2005, Barker stated that as creative directors, all decisions made about the plot line and direction of the series go through himself and Weitzman.
He explained that the show had reflected their point of view since the beginning.
"Just as an example," Barker explained, "All About Steve" is an episode where Stan wants his son to be more of a jock and more like he was when he was his age.Also in both, the daughter lives in her parents' home with her boyfriend turned husband as a housemate. in its original form was even said to have been inspired by All in the Family.s initial seasons Mac Farlane was described as focusing more attention on his coexisting obligation of Family Guy. was completely secondary to him, and he did not understand the show.Because he was not getting the show at the time, he was described as "just going along for the ride." Likewise, the rest of the show's creators Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman were also trying to figure out the show and where it was going.s initial couple of seasons and as it progressed, the show began to increasingly develop its very own distinct approach and identity, becoming more and more distinguished from all other programs on the air.It was right up our alley, and everything just fell into place." On September 14, 2003, Variety reported that Fox Broadcasting had ordered a pilot presentation of the then tentatively titled American Dad! could launch as early as fall 2004." At the time, Fox was aiming to develop a new lineup of adult animated sitcoms. The rest of the first season, however, would not launch until May 1, 2005, on Fox's Animation Domination lineup which had its debut on that date.Initially, it was a replacement for the originally failed series Family Guy (1999–2002). was originally intended to be Fox's answer to the hordes of fans left behind from the original failure of Mac Farlane's previous animated venture. series debut, a writer of The Washington Post published a piece that reads "But those same executives have also given Mac Farlane a whole new animated half-hour to play with in the disappointing American Dad!