The Best Episodes Directed by Rodney Clouden
#2 - When a Stan Loves a Woman
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 16
After Stan discovers that Francine has a secret sex garden, he feels like their marriage may be crumbling. Looking to rekindle their romance, Francine asks for a divorce so that Stan can experience life as a bachelor again, and both learn a valuable lesson in love. Meanwhile, addicted to an energy drink, Steve finds himself panhandling in the streets to support his new habit.
#3 - Fart-break Hotel
American Dad! Season 7 - Episode 9
After Roger releases lethal gas into the Smith residence, the family moves into a hotel while the fumes clear. With no housework to do, Francine finds herself with a lot of free time on her hands. After befriending the hotel concierge (guest voice Elizondo), she soon finds herself working in the construction business, but realizes that perhaps she is better suited for family life. Meanwhile, Steve travels back in time to 1981 to meet the artist who painted a portrait of his dream girl.
#4 - Stan of Arabia (1)
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 5
Stan has to throw a party for his boss and assumes his wife Francine will do all the work, but she refuses. With Stan as party planner, the event turns into a disaster. As a result, Stan's boss relocates Stan and his family to Saudi Arabia, where they quickly get a taste of life on foreign ground. As American and Arabian social norms clash, gender wars heat up.
#5 - Moon Over Isla Island
American Dad! Season 6 - Episode 2
In order to get a promotion at work, Stan has to convince the dictator of Isla Island to sign a treaty. Stan meets the general and accidentally kills him and has Roger pose as the leader of the small island nation. Meanwhile, Steve and Snot become competitive to see who can get farther with the other’s mom.
#6 - Oedipal Panties
American Dad! Season 4 - Episode 11
When Stan’s mom gets dumped for the umpteenth time by a boyfriend, she comes running to Stan for support. Feeling threatened by her always-visiting mother-in-law, Francine is determined to cut Stan’s umbilical cord and figure out what keeps going wrong with the men in her life. Like a regular Cagney & Lacey, Francine and Roger go undercover to solve the case. Meanwhile, Klaus gives Steve the ick.
#7 - School Lies
American Dad! Season 7 - Episode 14
In an attempt to advance in the CIA, Stan enrolls Steve in the same private school as Senator Buckingham's daughter. After Steve quits and joins a Latina street gang, Roger fills in & things are going well until Roger accidentally sells the senator’s daughter to a drug lord.
#8 - American Dream Factory
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 11
When Stan feels like he's not climbing the ladder fast enough at work, he turns to his lifelong ambition of making festive teddy bears. However, when he realizes that making a quick profit takes a lot of work, he resorts to using illegal aliens as cheap labor. Meanwhile, Hayley sees her father's new business model as an atrocity and takes matters into her own hands by calling Uncle Sam.
#9 - Klaustastrophe.tv
American Dad! Season 15 - Episode 7
Stan begins to experience crippling separation anxiety, which affects his performance at work; Klaus builds a website and forces the rest of the family to participate.
#10 - Portrait of Francine's Genitals
American Dad! Season 14 - Episode 4
Stan is embarrassed when a painting of Francine's genitals, done by a famous artist, is unveiled at the museum. Steve turns to helping people after masturbation is ruined by his mom's portrait.
#11 - One Little Word
American Dad! Season 5 - Episode 3
When Stan becomes his boss' go-to guy, he feels like he can't say no to anything including outrageous personal requests. But when Francine gets roped into the annoying ordeal and her romantic Valentine's Day get-away is ruined, she lays down the law and forces Stan to say "NO".
#12 - Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth
American Dad! Season 6 - Episode 10
When Stan gets told by Francine to get rid of his gas-guzzling SUV, he and Roger hatch up a plan at the local horse track to avoid losing his car. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends help an old friend.
#13 - Pride Before the Fail
American Dad! Season 16 - Episode 16
Roger tries to force Hayley into graduating from community college so he can move into her room. Klaus repairs Francine’s car.
#14 - Homeland Insecurity
American Dad! Season 1 - Episode 6
Francine decides to throw a block party to get in touch with the neighborhood. Stan learns his new neighbors are Iranian and immediately suspects that they are terrorists. To prepare Steve for living near terrorists, Stan makes Steve join a group of scouts, who turn out to be trouble makers. Roger is convinced he possesses hidden alien powers and is determined to find out what they are.
#15 - Failure is Not a Factory-Installed Option
American Dad! Season 3 - Episode 3
Stan loses his confidence, and his job, when a car salesman gets the best of him in a negotiation. Meanwhile, Roger and Steve set up a makeshift drive-in to try to get to first base with popular schoolgirls.
#16 - Bazooka Steve
American Dad! Season 14 - Episode 12
Steve becomes the town pariah after he convinces the star quarterback of the arena football team to stop playing; Roger forces Hayley to become a cab driver to pay him back for her gambling debts.
#17 - Jack's Back
American Dad! Season 5 - Episode 13
Steve signs Stan up for a father-son bike tournament, but the plan veers off-track when Stan admits that his father never taught him how to ride a bike. Determined to make things better, Steve helps reconcile Stan with his convict father. Meanwhile, Hayley needs internship credit for school, so Roger hires her to bartend at his makeshift bar in the attic.
#18 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Smith
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 2
Steve joins the high school water polo team to get girls. Meanwhile, Roger and Stan get a boat.
#19 - It's Good to be the Queen
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 12
Because of a past incident at his own prom, where he was lured into a dance with the homecoming queen only to have a pile of pigs dropped on him, Stan wants revenge by showing off that he married a homecoming queen, Francine. A proud Stan accompanies Francine to her reunion, but when they find out that two ballots were lost and that Francine didn’t actually win the crown, Stan is devastated. Meanwhile, a dejected Steve is “saved” by a pizza delivery man with a Messianic message.
#20 - Garbage Stan
American Dad! Season 14 - Episode 20
Stan and Steve open up their own father-son garbage business after Stan inherits his father's old truck; Roger finds Hayley is a natural at bumper pool and brings her to play with the best player in town.
#21 - Kung Pao Turkey
American Dad! Season 10 - Episode 5
Stan’s plans for a perfect Thanksgiving, watching football in his underwear are thwarted when Francine invites her adoptive parents to join them for the holiday.
#22 - Anchorfran
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 9
Francine sets out to help news anchor Greg when he and Terry split up. Roger becomes obsessed with a fictional boy from an old game called Dream Phone.
#23 - Mine Struggle
American Dad! Season 13 - Episode 18
Stan discovers a salt mine in the backyard, but Steve turns out to be the rightful owner of the land, and faces pressure from the family to sell.
#24 - One-Woman Swole
American Dad! Season 15 - Episode 14
After her family accuses her of being a quitter, Francine becomes a bodybuilder. Klaus claims to have invented the high five.