The Best Episodes Directed by Pam Cooke
#1 - The People vs. Martin Sugar
American Dad! Season 7 - Episode 7
If there’s one thing that Stan Smith loves, it’s a good jury trial. He anxiously awaits his annual jury summons. But when Roger is the defendant in the trial where Stan is the foreman, he is finally in a position to make Roger accountable for his misdeeds. Meanwhile, Jeff and Hayley move in with the Smiths, and Francine tries to get Jeff to clean up his act.
#3 - Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold
American Dad! Season 4 - Episode 15
Officially declared dead after an accident with a pudding truck, Stan comes back to life to realize his dream of leaving a legacy on the world and begins to excavate his home in search of Ollie North's "Contra"-band buried treasure. As the search for gold goes "North," life at home heads south as Hayley turns to body-piercing, Steve creates a robotic girlfriend and Roger files for sexual harassment.
#5 - The 42-Year-Old Virgin
American Dad! Season 4 - Episode 6
While playing poker with the guys, Stan is found to be a virgin. Not in the traditional way, but in that he's never killed anyone. Roger and the guys help Stan bust his killing cherry.
#7 - Chimdale
American Dad! Season 5 - Episode 8
When Steve suffers indignities in school because of the back brace he must wear for his scoliosis, Stan confides in him that he wears a wig to cover his baldness. Meanwhile, Roger invites both Francine and Hayley to a posh spa even though he has only two passes, so he sneaks in Hayley in a suitcase, raising the suspicions of the house detective.
#8 - Ninety North, Zero West
American Dad! Season 14 - Episode 7
The Smith's rescue Steve after he's kidnapped and taken to the North Pole, where Santa Claus is using children to mine for precious stones needed for an ancient ritual.
#9 - Rough Trade
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 10
After Stan and Roger have a rough day, they get into a fight that leads to a "Freaky Friday"-type switcheroo where they get a taste of life in each other's shoes. But after the excitement of a new life stales, they face each other's problems as Roger is under pressure at work and Stan yearns to be needed. The swap gets out of hand as the family starts to crumble.
#10 - Stanny Boy and Frantastic
American Dad! Season 7 - Episode 10
Stan and Francine have trouble keeping up with a younger couple's lifestyle.
#11 - Eight Fires
American Dad! Season 16 - Episode 19
Roger helps Francine with her terrible cooking by bringing her to a remote Patagonian island. Stan gets a nail in his head and can't speak.
#12 - Irregarding Steve
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 8
When Roger helps Steve see that his father isn't as smart as he always believed, the power-hungry pair set their sights on fame and fortune in New York City. It doesn't take long for Roger to lose everything on Wall Street, and Steve contemplates prostitution after Jon Stewart shoots down his comedy routine. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is certain that the two have just run away to the tree house, so when it explodes in a lightning storm, they are devastated, but console themselves with Steve's college fund.
#13 - The Life and Times of Stan Smith
American Dad! Season 14 - Episode 15
Stan becomes addicted to dying after Roger tricks him into thinking he had a heart attack; Klaus takes Steve to Arizona State University for a college visit, where a fraternity hazes him.
#14 - A Smith in the Hand
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 2
When Steve brings home a permission slip to take sex ed at school, Stan flips out and demands to teach it himself. However, after Stan unrealistically explains the birds and the bees to Steve, he gets into an accident that causes him to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Roger becomes a bartender in hopes of making something of himself.
#15 - Poltergasm
American Dad! Season 10 - Episode 2
Francine's dissatisfaction in the bedroom causes a haunting; Haley introduces her new guy to the family.
#16 - The American Dad After School Special
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 2
Stan realizes his own weight problem after he criticizes Steve about his new, overweight girlfriend, so he goes overboard with exercising, and develops anorexia. Steve realizes that his overweight girlfriend is the root of his father's problems, and he has to make a hard choice in an effort to save his father's life.
#17 - Flirting With Disaster
American Dad! Season 7 - Episode 18
Francine gets a job at Stan’s office, which cramps Stan’s style and his ability to flirt with co-workers. When Francine retaliates with a little flirting of her own, war breaks out at work.
#18 - Every Which Way But Lose
American Dad! Season 5 - Episode 17
Steve joins a junior football team to make Stan proud. However, when a hyper-competitive Stan assumes the position of head coach, Steve gets kicked off the team for not being good enough. Out for revenge, Steve and Roger recruit a new team of misfits who threaten Stan's perfect season. Meanwhile, Francine and Hayley compete for a blue ribbon at the Langley County Fair.
#19 - Stan & Francine & Connie & Ted
American Dad! Season 16 - Episode 3
Steve introduces Stan and Francine to Barry's parents and Steve regrets it. Roger goes blind.
#20 - Stan Knows Best
American Dad! Season 1 - Episode 3
Hayley comes home from a Green Party rally with her hair dyed green, instigating a fight with Stan. While she's sleeping, Stan cuts her hair (for her own good, of course). After learning of what Stan did, a wigged Hayley defies her father yet again by moving into the van of her new boyfriend. When Stan cuts her off financially, she gets a job as a waitress in a strip club, which pushes Stan right off the edge. Meanwhile, Steve tries to pass Roger off as his disfigured sister in order to cop a feel with a female classmate.
#21 - May the Best Stan Win
American Dad! Season 6 - Episode 12
Stan gives Francine "love coupons" for Valentine's Day, but refuses to honor them once he becomes preoccupied with his very own CIA cyborg. Meanwhile, Roger helps Steve and his friends remake a classic '80s movie.
#22 - I Can't Stan You
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 17
When Stan brings home CIA equipment designed to eavesdrop on conversations, he finds out that his neighbors don't think too highly of him. In retaliation, Stan has the entire neighborhood evicted so that he can live free of any criticism. However, when an unexpected friend comes to his rescue, he realizes that gossip is a two-way street.
#23 - Next of Pin
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 21
Stan and Steve start bowling for more quality time together; Klaus holds a contest to see whether Roger or Hayley has the worse attention span.
#24 - An Irish Goodbye
American Dad! Season 16 - Episode 11
Francine helps Hayley take a break from their marriages. Stan and Jeff pretend to be frontiersmen.
#25 - The Never-Ending Stories
American Dad! Season 15 - Episode 9
Bullock asks Stan to fill in for him at his class at the CIA Academy and Stan finds that the cadets are the perfect captive audience for his boring stories; Klaus becomes the hype-man for a famous rapper.
#26 - Widow's Pique
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 13
When Stan is on a mission, Francine pretends she's a widow. Steve and his friends play wrestling and get beat up by Principal Lewis.
#27 - Stan Smith as Keanu Reeves as Stanny Utah in Point Breakers
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 5
Stan goes undercover as a surfer a la Point Break. Steve befriends a drifter, Hayley might be pregnant, and Roger wants the World Cup to be held in the backyard.