"Inside the CIA" (titled American Dad: The New CIA on DVD) was a short film for the television program American Dad!. It featured the main cast in some shenanigans in front of Stan Smith's video camera. It was shown in theatres with Fever Pitch on 8 April 2005 to promote the show. Besides the series pilot, "Inside the CIA" was the first episode of American Dad! to be aired. In another similarity to the pilot, Inside the CIA features a cutaway. Although a hallmark of Family Guy, American Dad! almost never uses cutaways.
Stan's video is ruined by constant interruption by his family, including Roger, whom Stan passes off as a kid who smoked a "marijuana cigarette", thus explaining his strange physical appearance. Hayley gets in front of the camera and starts complaining about the government. In desperation, Stan shoots at the camera, which dies with the second bullet and goes to static.