American Dad!

The BEST episodes of American Dad!

Every episode of American Dad! ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Dad!!

CIA 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 housewife with two kids: Hayley, an average rebellious teenager and Steve, 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 Smiths’ wisecracking talking fish (swapped from his human body years ago by the CIA).

Last Updated: 7/23/2022Network: TBS
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For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls
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7.91
2060 votes

#1 - For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/12/2010

Despite Francine's warning, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas; Steve accidentally shoots Santa.

Directors: Bob Bowen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
G-String Circus
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7.87
1523 votes

#2 - G-String Circus

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2009

Upset that Hayley no longer wants his advice, Stan decides to prove that she is missing out on his sage counseling. After meeting a stripper on an important CIA mission, Stan takes it upon himself to improve her life and show Hayley that his advice works. But when he opens a new business, hoping to prove Hayley wrong, he finds himself dancing for cash to cover up his failures.

Directors: Bob Bowen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Office Spaceman
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7.84
1158 votes

#3 - Office Spaceman

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/4/2008

Roger begins to release photos of himself to the local media for extra cash, prompting the CIA to initiate an Alien Task Force. Through a twist of fate, Roger ends up in charge of the task force in disguise, creating tension at home as he is now Stan's boss. Meanwhile, Francine comes to grips with being left-handed and Roger frames Stan as an alien in attempt to keep his identity a secret.

Directors: Brent Woods
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Joint Custody
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7.84
917 votes

#4 - Joint Custody

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/20/2007

Roger becomes a bounty hunter, and he and Stan race cross-country to turn in Jeff, who is wanted for smuggling pot into Florida.

Directors: Joe Daniello
Watch Now:Amazon
The Unbrave One
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7.84
1317 votes

#5 - The Unbrave One

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/8/2012

When Steve tries to prove himself as a macho man to Stan, he follows in Roger's footsteps and tries to change himself from the outside in with a superhero persona. Meanwhile, Francine is going through an identity crisis of her own when she receives surprising news that could change the family forever.

Directors: Joe Daniello
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Kidney Stays In the Picture
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7.84
1261 votes

#6 - The Kidney Stays In the Picture

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/1/2012

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lost in Space
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7.83
1104 votes

#7 - Lost in Space

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/5/2013

Jeff must prove his love for Hayley to Emperor Zing in order to find his way home from the spaceship that abducted him.

Directors: Chris Bennett
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Killer Vacation
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7.81
1484 votes

#8 - Killer Vacation

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/2012

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.

Directors: Rodney Clouden
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Spelling Bee My Baby
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7.81
1065 votes

#9 - Spelling Bee My Baby

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/24/2013

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.

Directors: Rodney Clouden
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tears of a Clooney
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7.81
1177 votes

#10 - Tears of a Clooney

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/14/2006

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.

Directors: Brent Woods
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The People vs. Martin Sugar
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7.80
1845 votes

#11 - The People vs. Martin Sugar

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/5/2010

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.

Directors: Pam Cooke
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Two Hundred
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7.80
1331 votes

#12 - The Two Hundred

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/28/2016

A haunted Stan traverses a barren Langley Falls alone because a mysterious element has reigned terror and separated him from the family.

Directors: Jansen Yee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Missing Kink
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7.79
1154 votes

#13 - The Missing Kink

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/14/2013

Francine tries to get Stan to spice up their sex life; Hayley tries to get back into dating and accepts a date with Snot.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Ward Show
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7.78
1613 votes

#14 - A Ward Show

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/2011

Roger becomes Steve's legal guardian, but gets a little overzealous in the parenting department when he gets the principal fired. After getting beat up by the other teachers at the school, Steve decides to run away. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine attempt to make waves after discovering that their vacation at the biggest water park in the world fails to get their hearts pumping.

Directors: Josue Cervantes
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Longest Distance Relationship
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7.78
619 votes

#15 - The Longest Distance Relationship

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/18/2014

Hayley meets a millionaire who tries to help her move on from her heartbreak; Snot and Steve make a discovery.

Watch Now:Amazon
Dope & Faith
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7.77
1265 votes

#16 - Dope & Faith

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2007

Stan prays for a friend and thinks God sent him one, but he turns out to be an atheist. Stan tries to convince his friend that God exists by making his life extremely hard until his plan backfires. Meanwhile, Roger convinces Steve that he has been accepted to Hogwarts.

Directors: Caleb Meurer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I Am the Walrus
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7.77
1244 votes

#17 - I Am the Walrus

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/27/2011

When Steve challenges Stan for family dominance, Stan does everything he can to prove to Steve that he is the alpha male of the Smith house. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff seek marriage counseling when the honeymoon phase wears off.

Directors: Tim Parsons
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Permanent Record Wrecker
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7.77
630 votes

#18 - Permanent Record Wrecker

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/4/2014

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).

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Worst Stan
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7.76
1487 votes

#19 - The Worst Stan

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/13/2011

When Stan realizes that he might never fulfill his dream of becoming a Best Man, he convinces his last single friend, Principal Lewis to marry the school’s Superintendent and to choose him as his Best Man. Stan invites Lewis’ old friend from prison to the wedding, only to discover a secret that could prevent the wedding from happening at all. Meanwhile, Roger finds the perfect pair of shorts, and an encounter with Ricky Martin makes him question his self-confidence.

Directors: Rodney Clouden
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Jenny Fromdabloc
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7.76
1486 votes

#20 - Jenny Fromdabloc

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/17/2011

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.

Directors: Bob Bowen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Unincludeds
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7.75
1315 votes

#21 - The Unincludeds

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/11/2016

Steve and Snot alter their futures when they throw a party for the uncool kids. Meanwhile, Roger is disgruntled when a waitress doesn't compliment his order.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Less Money, Mo' Problems
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7.75
1319 votes

#22 - Less Money, Mo' Problems

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/25/2012

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.

Directors: Chris Bennett
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Vision: Impossible
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7.75
693 votes

#23 - Vision: Impossible

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2014

After Roger gets in an accident while trying to take a picture of his crotch on a traffic cam, he begins having visions of the future.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hurricane!
star
7.74
1678 votes

#24 - Hurricane!

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2011

When a hurricane hits Langley Falls, the Smiths fight like mad to survive in their home. Part 3 of a three-part crossover with The Cleveland Show and Family Guy.

Directors: Tim Parsons
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Virtual In-Stanity
star
7.72
1510 votes

#25 - Virtual In-Stanity

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/2011

Stan makes a desperate attempt to bond with his son by creating a busty blonde bombshell.

Directors: Shawn Murray
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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