Years after Family Guy found its place in the animated adult game, Seth MacFarlane got his second show off the ground. “American Dad!” debuted in 2005, drawing the attention of the Smith family of Langley Falls, Virginia, who found themselves in absurd but, compared to the Family Guy, more mundane situations – sometimes due to the work of father and husband Stan (MacFarlane) in the Central Intelligence management. Agency. The Smiths have met the Griffins several times over the years, and according to Redditors like u/Substantial_Box5994, crossovers with “American Dad!” undoubtedly the best Family Guy has to offer.
While it’s fun to see casts of “American Dad!” and Family Guy interact with each other, we’re yet to see a feature-length crossover episode between the two shows. Although, according to Seth MacFarlane himself, this does not mean that such an idea could not happen if everything fell into place. “Despite The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons, I still think it would be a good idea. I think it’s quite possible. I think this is your next one-hour special right here. Call me when it’s done,” he said at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 (via cinema blend), apparently hoping that “American Dad!” airing on TBS while Family Guy is airing on Fox isn’t an insurmountable hurdle to overcome.
Maybe someday there will be a real “Family Guy” – “American Dad!” The crossover episode will become a reality, but until then, at least we still have some fun mini-episodes to enjoy during their time on TV.