The WORST Episodes of American Dad!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Network: TBS

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).

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 5.95
929 votes
Tapped Out

#2 - Tapped Out

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2020

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

star 6.86
199 votes
American Data?

#3 - 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 6.89
128 votes
Minstrel Krampus

#4 - 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 6.94
696 votes
Independent Movie

#5 - 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 6.96
680 votes
Salute Your Sllort

#6 - 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 6.98
121 votes

#7 - 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
613 votes
Directors: Rodney Clouden
Writers: Joe Chandler, Nic Wegener
Family Affair

#8 - 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
1,393 votes
Directors: Tim Parsons
Writers: Erik Durbin
Trophy Wife, Trophy Life

#9 - 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 7.06
138 votes
A Star is Reborn

#10 - 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
823 votes
Seizures Suit Stanny

#11 - 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 7.10
829 votes
The Census of the Lambs

#12 - The Census of the Lambs

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 2018

Stan and Hayley compete in collecting data for the US Census; Klaus has Steve and his friends model for his new camera.

star 7.10
657 votes
Blood Crieth Unto Heaven

#13 - 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 7.11
1,036 votes

#14 - 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
1,059 votes
Men II Boyz

#15 - Men II Boyz

Season 17 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 20, 2020

Klaus enlists Stan, Roger and Jeff to join him on a wild bachelor party weekend.

star 7.11
99 votes
Threat Levels

#16 - 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
2,026 votes
Directors: Brent Woods
Writers: David Zuckerman
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 7.13
168 votes
Stan-Dan Deliver

#18 - 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 7.13
1,184 votes
Directors: Shawn Murray
Writers: Emily Wood, Rachael Bogert
Into the Woods

#19 - Into the Woods

Season 17 - Episode 7 - Aired May 25, 2020

When Stan sees a middle-school classmate, he feels compelled to right an old wrong; Roger feels a cold coming on.

star 7.14
187 votes
Daesong Heavy Industries II: Return to Innocence

#20 - Daesong Heavy Industries II: Return to Innocence

Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired May 16, 2016

Stan and Francine lose their memories and resort to primitive living on an island; Jeff enlists in the Navy after he and Hayley are rescued; Roger and Steve try to survive on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean.

star 7.16
1,216 votes
Directors: Josue Cervantes
Writers: Zack Rosenblatt
100 Years a Solid Fool

#21 - 100 Years a Solid Fool

Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

While running an errand in Little Columbia, Stan is confronted by his hidden past.

star 7.17
235 votes
Daesong Heavy Industries

#22 - Daesong Heavy Industries

Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired May 9, 2016

Stan loses his faith after Steve questions everything in the Bible, so Stan takes the family to Korea to investigate the rumors of a reinvented Noah's Ark.

star 7.17
1,239 votes
Directors: Chris Bennett
Writers: Greg Cohen
Cheek to Cheek: A Stripper's Story

#23 - Cheek to Cheek: A Stripper's Story

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2020

Roger enlists Jeff as his protégé in order to open his dream chivalric strip club. Klaus moves into Steve’s room.

star 7.18
210 votes
Santa, Schmanta

#24 - Santa, Schmanta

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 25, 2017

It's Christmas time. Roger is jealous because he is not getting enough attention. He tries to ruin Christmas and shenanigans follow.

star 7.18
762 votes
Now and Gwen

#25 - Now and Gwen

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 2014

When Francine's sister Gwen comes to town, Hayley suspects she is up to no good. Meanwhile, Stan teaches Steve the art of hugging Aunt Gwen, and Klaus shadows Roger's dramatic comments.

star 7.18
951 votes