The WORST Episodes of American Dad!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Network: TBS

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).

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American Fung

#1 - American Fung

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired May 25, 2015

"American Dad" is sold to a Chinese businessman. Meanwhile, Stan has Francine committed to an insane asylum when he forgets their anniversary.

star 5.94
945 votes
The Future is Borax

#2 - The Future is Borax

Season 15 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 8, 2019

While trying to rekindle their marriage, Stan and Francine get trapped on a hot air balloon. The rest of the family wins a jingle writing contest.

star 6.00
3 votes
Klaus and Rogu in Thank God for Loose Rocks: An American Dad! Adventure

#3 - Klaus and Rogu in Thank God for Loose Rocks: An American Dad! Adventure

Season 18 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2021

When the family goes to a dude ranch, Klaus and Rogu have to work together to survive in the wilderness.

star 6.59
106 votes
Directors: Jansen Yee
Writers: Joe Chandler
Tapped Out

#4 - Tapped Out

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2020

Steve discovers his mom has never stopped giving him her breastmilk.

star 6.83
266 votes
Little Bonnie Ramirez

#5 - Little Bonnie Ramirez

Season 18 - Episode 7 - Aired May 31, 2021

After a series of boring personas, Roger goes to great lengths to prove to Francine he still has "his edge".

star 6.84
19 votes
Shakedown Steve

#6 - Shakedown Steve

Season 18 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2021

Steve and Jeff try to bond as brothers while the rest of the family visits an escape room.

star 6.92
117 votes
Directors: Rodney Clouden
Writers: Tim Saccardo
Trophy Wife, Trophy Life

#7 - Trophy Wife, Trophy Life

Season 17 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2020

After Stan is injured, Francine nurses him back to health and he becomes dependent on her; the family discovers Tuttle is a Korean reality show star.

star 6.93
214 votes
The Chilly Thrillies

#8 - The Chilly Thrillies

Season 17 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 24, 2020

Francine explores ASMR with Roger. Steve gets a pole in his head and a secret admirer.

star 6.93
192 votes
Minstrel Krampus

#9 - Minstrel Krampus

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 15, 2013

When Steve begins acting like a spoiled brat, Stan takes him to see Grandpa Jack (Daran Norris), who shares a story about a demon (Danny Glover) who would punish naughty children on Christmas; Hayley lands a job at the airport.

star 6.93
705 votes
Independent Movie

#10 - Independent Movie

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 1, 2013

A girl distracts Steve from his mission to help his friend deal with his father's death; Stan and Roger invent an automatic cake cutter.

star 6.95
688 votes
The Wondercabinet

#11 - The Wondercabinet

Season 18 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2021

Steve spins out about his future, but a radio show about new age mysticism gives him a hopeful new understanding of life. Roger struggles to get into the adult film industry.

star 6.99
94 votes
Directors: Joe Daniello
Writers: Brett Cawley, Robert Maitia

#12 - Rubberneckers

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 27, 2014

Stan learns how to slyly check out other women; Roger and Klaus try to cover up a stain on a new couch.

star 7.00
625 votes
Directors: Rodney Clouden
Writers: Joe Chandler, Nic Wegener
Salute Your Sllort

#13 - Salute Your Sllort

Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 6, 2020

Steve's efforts to befriend a Swedish exchange student backfire in a big way; the family calls in an animal behaviorist to deal with Klaus.

star 7.00
209 votes
The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler

#14 - The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler

Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 7, 2020

The Smiths take a trip on an old steam locomotive to visit Francine's aunt only to discover it's being hijacked.

star 7.00
203 votes
American Data?

#15 - American Data?

Season 17 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 29, 2020

Steve and the boys take part in a prison experiment to earn some cash. Meanwhile, Stan deals with the death of his CIA groundskeeper friend.

star 7.03
221 votes
Family Affair

#16 - Family Affair

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 15, 2009

When the Smiths try to plan a family game night, Roger is full of excuses about prior commitments. However, when he is caught in a lie, the Smiths feel stabbed in the back when they realize Roger has been cheating on them with other families. Stan, Francine, Hayley and Steve go on the offensive to teach Roger a lesson about monogamy until Roger has a breakthrough about why he isn't a one family kind-of-guy.

star 7.03
1,407 votes
Directors: Tim Parsons
Writers: Erik Durbin
One Fish, Two Fish

#17 - One Fish, Two Fish

Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 2020

Hayley tries to save Klaus from being deported.

star 7.05
239 votes
A Star is Reborn

#18 - A Star is Reborn

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2015

While on vacation in Los Angeles, Stan joins the world of old Hollywood. Meanwhile, Roger kennel-trains Steve and Hayley.

star 7.06
838 votes
Stan Moves to Chicago

#19 - Stan Moves to Chicago

Season 18 - Episode 3 - Aired May 3, 2021

Stan moves to Chicago to become a comic while Steve and Hayley host Roger for a nice night in.

star 7.06
119 votes
Directors: Shawn Murray
Writers: Nic Wegener
Dammmm, Stan!

#20 - Dammmm, Stan!

Season 17 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 31, 2020

Stan goes to great lengths to find the right couple's activity for him and Francine. Hayley and Steve look into some mysterious markings they find on the doorframe.

star 7.07
205 votes
Seizures Suit Stanny

#21 - Seizures Suit Stanny

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 1, 2015

When Stan lies about his texting-and-driving accident, he takes a seizure medication and suffers from the side effects. Meanwhile, Roger helps Steve with his performance anxiety.

star 7.09
842 votes
Blood Crieth Unto Heaven

#22 - Blood Crieth Unto Heaven

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 27, 2013

When Francine invites Stan's father to a party, a dark secret about the Smith family's past is revealed.

star 7.10
1,048 votes

#23 - CIAPOW

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 27, 2014

When Bullock sends a drone to do the job Stan and his colleagues are supposed to do, Stan is determined to prove that humans are better than robots. Meanwhile, Francine and the rest of the family participate in a slow motion race against one another in the living room.

star 7.11
1,074 votes
Threat Levels

#24 - Threat Levels

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 1, 2005

Stan Smith is mad because after getting his wife a job (or "hobby") as a Real Estate agent, she makes more money than him. In the meantime, his daughter Hayley ran a program that helped the homeless, and Stan's son Steve had an idea to have a Bum Fight program. To get back and to try to gain more money than his wife, Stan takes Steve's idea and starts a Bum Fight Night where he takes bets and treats the homeless like wrestlers. But with the homeless petition, Stan has to end up fighting like a homeless man himself.

star 7.12
2,057 votes
Directors: Brent Woods
Writers: David Zuckerman
Stan-Dan Deliver

#25 - Stan-Dan Deliver

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 14, 2016

Roger becomes a teacher at Steve's school and gets involved with a class of underprivileged kids. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine visit a retirement home and Stan decides to stay.

star 7.12
1,197 votes
Directors: Shawn Murray
Writers: Emily Wood, Rachael Bogert