The BEST Episodes of American Dad!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2019
C.I.A. Agent Stan Smith is constantly fighting off terrorists who threaten the safety of the USA (sometimes causing more harm than good). His wife Francine is an average house wife with two kids, Hayley, Stan's only daughter, an average rebellious teenager and Steve, Stan's only son, a geek who enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, gaming and comic book conventions. Then there's Roger, the home's illegal (space) alien who the Smith's are keeping protected. Last but not least, there's Klaus, the Smith's wisecracking talking fish (swapped from his human body years ago by the CIA).
#1 - Lost in Space
Season 9 - Episode 18
Jeff must prove his love for Hayley to Emperor Zing in order to find his way home from the spaceship that abducted him.
#2 - Spring Breakup
Season 4 - Episode 16
Stan has a Spring Break-induced mid-life crisis. With Francine away visiting her parents, Roger invites Spring Breakers to party at the Smith household. But Stan nearly has a Spring Breakdown when he falls prey to booze-cruising Jessica and Steve tries to lose his virginity to the luscious Carmen Selectra.
#3 - Joint Custody
Season 3 - Episode 19
Roger becomes a bounty hunter, and he and Stan race cross-country to turn in Jeff, who is wanted for smuggling pot into Florida.
#4 - The Kidney Stays In the Picture
Season 8 - Episode 16
Stan fears he may not be Hayley's real father, so he goes back in time to find the truth. In doing so, he disrupts the past and must save the future.
#5 - Jenny Fromdabloc
Season 7 - Episode 16
After Snot professes his love for Hayley and gets shot down, Steve and Roger devise a plan to cheer him up. Roger dresses up as Steve’s cousin from New Jersey, Jenny Fromdabloc, and Snot falls hard for her. Meanwhile, Stan wants to live like a gentleman of the 1960s, complete with dark suits and dry martinis.
#6 - Permanent Record Wrecker
Season 10 - Episode 18
When budget cuts result in Stan getting fired, his work experience is considered classified and he is forced to take a job at the store Steve manages; Roger makes a bet with an irritating coffee shop musician (Robin Thicke).
#7 - For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls
Season 7 - Episode 8
Despite Francine's warning, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas; Steve accidentally shoots Santa.
#8 - The Vacation Goo
Season 4 - Episode 1
When Francine discovers that all of their family vacations have been artificially created memories, she gets very angry and demands a real vacation. However, when the vacation seems too good to be true, Francine is convinced it's the work of the CIA and causes the family to suffer the consequences. Meanwhile, Roger attempts to become the greatest actor who ever lived.
#9 - Killer Vacation
Season 9 - Episode 2
During the Smith family's tropical vacation, Stan is ordered to kill the activities director at their resort; Jeff and Hayley try to rekindle their romance.
#10 - Spelling Bee My Baby
Season 9 - Episode 14
Francine tries to rig the school spelling bee so that Steve will win; Stan and Roger try to rush Hayley's grieving process so she will be available to judge their badminton game.
#11 - Wife Insurance
Season 5 - Episode 15
When Stan gets kidnapped in Colombia, Francine fears he's gone for good. Stan finally reappears unharmed, but the real trouble erupts in the Smith household when he admits that he has a plan to marry his dentist if Francine dies before him. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger play detective duo "Wheels and the Legman."
#13 - Tears of a Clooney
Season 2 - Episode 16
When Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children.
#14 - Stan's Night Out
Season 5 - Episode 20
Stan leaves Francine at home to go out with the boys, but guys' night out goes from wild to reckless when Stan finds himself in one compromising situation after another. Meanwhile, Roger and Hayley use their charm and looks to attract a frat boy.
#15 - Da Flippity Flop
Season 9 - Episode 19
When Stan refuses to switch Klaus back into his original body, he steals Stan's body; Roger builds a gym in the attic.
#16 - In Country... Club
Season 6 - Episode 1
When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking. Unimpressed with Steve's vocal talents, Stan decides Steve needs to experience real war in order to sing about our country's military prowess. But things quickly go south when Roger gets involved and Steve goes bananas.
#18 - Stan of Arabia (2)
Season 2 - Episode 6
As the Smiths continue to live in Saudi Arabia, Stan is fully enjoying the male-dominated society, while the rest of the family struggles with the different social norms. Meanwhile, Francine's musical expos on gender roles gets her into trouble, and a brush with death leads the Smiths to return to the United States.
#19 - You Debt Your Life
Season 7 - Episode 12
After an argument with Stan, Roger moves out of the house and is subsequently replaced. Meanwhile, Steve acquires a new job at Pearl Bailey High School.
#20 - License to Till
Season 7 - Episode 15
When Steve has trouble crossing over into the "cool kids" social circle, Klaus and Roger place their bets to see how quickly Roger can make him cool. Everything they try backfires until Steve becomes the in-crowds designated driver. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine take turns pranking each other.
#21 - Less Money, Mo' Problems
Season 8 - Episode 15
After losing patience with Hayley and Jeff for their freeloading ways, Stan bets the young couple that he and Francine can live on minimum wage for a month. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger embark on a mission to test drive the car of their dreams.
#22 - Stan Time
Season 5 - Episode 9
Stan is ecstatic when a co-worker gives him pills that allow him to stay up all night but feel like he slept for eight hours.
#23 - Dr. Klaustus
Season 8 - Episode 13
Roger acts as the family therapist as his alter-ego "Dr. Penguin" until he is sent out to fight the war in Iraq. Klaus decides to take Roger's role while he is away, but not without major ruckus being caused.
#24 - Delorean Story-An
Season 5 - Episode 16
Stan is excited about finally building his dream car: a DeLorean. Francine encourages him to include Steve, so the two take a road trip in search of doors for the sports car. The trip veers off-track when there is a mad dash across the country to get the last set of doors available.
#25 - Rapture's Delight
Season 6 - Episode 9
When the Smith family goes to church on Christmas Day, Stan is furious when he can’t get a good seat. While Francine tries to ease his frustration, a moment of divine intervention occurs. Upset that he has been left on earth with Francine during the ultimate fight between good and evil, Stan ditches his wife to get into the pearly gates of heaven, but when Francine is kidnapped, Stan fights to get her back.