American Dad Stereotypes

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The TV show that I chose for this assignment is American Dad. American Dad is an adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane. The series focuses on the eccentric upper middle class Smith family in Northern Virginia and their three housemates: Father, husband, CIA Agent, Republican, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his wife and homemaker/housewife, Francine Smith; their college-aged daughter, Hayley Smith; and their high-school-aged son, Steve Smith. Outside of the Smith family, there are three additional main characters, including Hayley's boyfriend turned husband, Jeff Fischer; the family's man-in-a-goldfish-body pet, Klaus; and Roger, the alien, who is "full of masquerades, brazenness, and shocking antics". Stan Smith is a CIA agent painfully dedicated to homeland security. Francine is a ditzy housewife. His daughter Hayley is a liberal and Steve is a socially awkward teenage boy. Also living in the family's Langley Falls, Va., home are Klaus, a goldfish with the brain of an East German Olympic ski jumper, and Roger, an escaped alien from Area 51, who Stan houses in defiance of his employer due to owing Roger a "life debt." Sounds just like the typical American family, right? Maybe not. I have diagnosed the main character of American Dad, Stan Smith, with narcissistic personality disorder. Stan Smith…show more content…
The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is estimated at 1% in the general population. Narcissists rarely enter treatment and, once in treatment, progress very slowly. We're talking about two or more years of frequent sessions before the narcissist can acknowledge even that the therapist is sometimes helpful. It's difficult to keep narcissists in treatment long enough for improvement to be made -- and few people, narcissists or not, have the motivation or the money to pursue treatment that produces so little so

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