The misadventures of Stan Smith and his wacky family. Stan works for the C.I.A., and is constantly on the look-out for terrorists. He loves his family and will do anything to protect them, and his country. Francine, Stan's wife, she has had a past life of drugs, but has carefully hidden her party-girl personality for the sake of the conservative man she loves. She met Stan after college. Hayley, the teenage daughter of the family, currently attending community college. Despite her father's best efforts, she has turned out to be a left-wing liberal. Stan loves his daughter, but that doesn't necessarily mean he trusts her. Steve, the dorky son, he tries to act cool, but fails. Steve is on the verge of puberty, but he just can't quite make it. His low social status sometimes leads him to taking drastic action. But no matter what he does, he's still just a dork. Roger, a sarcastic alien rescued by Stan from Area 51. He resents not being allowed to leave the house, so he's resorted to drinking wine and smoking cigarettes. Klaus, a German-speaking goldfish, he was a C.I.A. experiment that went horribly wrong when they tried transplanting a German man's brain into a goldfish. Klaus lusts after Francine, and will take any opportunity that comes his way.