American Dad is a series that centers itself around the idea that it features what’s for all intents and purposes the “typical” American family. The Smiths enjoy the many modern luxuries of the world and they’re a family that embraces their status and the perks that their country affords them. It’s for these reasons that Stan believes that America is great, but it’s also led to Hayley becoming soft in ways that he never anticipated. Desperate to keep his daughter from plummeting even further into uselessness, Stan takes the luxuries out of his families life and forces them all to adopt a life of farming. This new lifestyle is a lot for the Smiths to acclimate towards, but when Hayley actually starts to toughen up and change, Stan worries that his daughter might have been better off how she was before.