I can't wait to watch new episodes of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show has grown on me, but I still say that the best part of FOX's Sunday evening animation block is American Dad. The quick pace, clever writing, and hilarious performances from the cast make for one of the best animated programs since The Simpsons at its prime. Considering how much money merchandising can bring in for a long-running property, I've wondered for a while if there's been any consideration to developing an American Dad video game. Last week at the Paley Center for Media, the cast and showrunners sat down to discuss the creative process when it comes to producing new episodes and, right at the end of the hour, the team talked a little about whether or not they'd like to see Stan Smith make the leap to the world of video games. Thanks to Hulu, we can peek in and hear the answer for ourselves.
I believe that the American Dad writers could come up with an amazing video game concept. They're already proven that they know plenty of gaming source material. Just consider the gags on the show in which characters have dressed and acted as famous characters such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Chun-Li. We've seen parodies of bizarre Japanese video games and a hodgepodge of genres crammed into a single fictional game. These people get it. There's a fantastic interactive adventure starring Stan and his family just waiting to happen. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long to see it come to fruition.