The BEST Episodes of American Dad!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 11, 2021
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).
#1 - For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2010
Despite Francine's warning, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas; Steve accidentally shoots Santa.
#2 - G-String Circus
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.
#3 - The Unbrave One
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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.
#4 - The Kidney Stays In the Picture
Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Office Spaceman
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired May 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.
#6 - Joint Custody
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired May 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.
#7 - Lost in Space
Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired May 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.
#8 - Killer Vacation
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#9 - Spelling Bee My Baby
Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 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.
#10 - Tears of a Clooney
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired May 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.
#11 - The People vs. Martin Sugar
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#12 - The Missing Kink
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 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.
#13 - The Two Hundred
Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 28, 2016
A haunted Stan traverses a barren Langley Falls alone because a mysterious element has reigned terror and separated him from the family.
#14 - I Am the Walrus
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.
#15 - A Ward Show
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.
#16 - Permanent Record Wrecker
Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired May 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).
#17 - Dope & Faith
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#18 - The Worst Stan
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#19 - Vision: Impossible
Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.
#21 - Jenny Fromdabloc
Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 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.
#23 - Less Money, Mo' Problems
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 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.
#24 - Hurricane!
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#25 - Stan Time
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 8, 2009
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.