The following is a list of episode summaries for the Seth MacFarlane series, American Dad!.Note: For television broadcast, season one was split into two parts (part one goes from the pilot episode to "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" while part two goes from "Bullocks to Stan" to "Tears of a Clooney"). However, the DVD version (which puts episodes in volumes, not seasons) has both parts of season one as one season. For ease of reference, the production season will be in parentheses next to the broadcast season.
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Season 1 (season one, part one)
"Pilot": CIA agent Stan Smith helps his geeky son, Steve Smith, get the attention of a cheerleader (voiced by Carmen Electra) by rigging the student council elections in his favor. Meanwhile, Roger (an extraterrestrial living with the Smiths after Stan rescued him from Area 51) gets angry when Stan's wife, Francine, cuts off his junk food supply and turns to helping Hayley (the community college-attending, socially liberal daughter of the family) finish her term papers in exchange for sweets.
"Threat Levels": After surviving a virus scare, Francine realizes that her life is unfulfilled and she needs something to do, so Stan gets her a job as a real estate agent. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends try to start their own Girls Gone Wild-type video series and Hayley uses an empty house next door as a homeless shelter.
"Stan Knows Best": Hayley moves out of the house — and into her boyfriend's van — after having enough of Stan's harsh rules. Meanwhile, Steve claims Roger is his horribly disfigured burn-victim sister in order to gain sympathy from and ask out a girl to the school dance (and to get her bra on a dare).
"Francine's Flashback": To avoid getting beaten up and appearing on COPS, Stan brainwashes Francine into forgetting that he forgot their wedding anniversary, but a mistake makes Francine think she's a wild teenager from 1985. Meanwhile, a popular girl will only date Steve if someone goes out with her ugly best friend, Jewel — who finds a mate in a reluctant Roger.
"Roger Codger": Roger is feared dead after Stan yells at him and Roger slips into a coma.
"Homeland Insecurity": Stan suspects the new neighbors of being terrorists. Meanwhile, Steve is abused by his scout troop members and Roger excretes a golden turd that brings out the evil in people.
"Deacon Stan, Jesus Man": Stan, wanting to beat his rival, Chuck White, at something, volunteers to become a replacement deacon against him after the previous deacon dies. Meanwhile, Roger is going through his reproductive cycle and, in the process, accidentally impregnates Steve.
Season 2 (season one, part two)
"Bullocks to Stan": Hayley begins dating Stan's boss, Avery Bullock. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger get a hold of Dick Cheney's cell phone and begin crank-calling world leaders.
"A Smith in the Hand": Stan gets hooked on masturbation after Steve burns his crotch and he takes his doctor's instructions on how to apply ointment (which was really orders on saving Dick Cheney from his latest heart attack) to heart. Meanwhile, Roger opens an attic in his bar after Hayley chastises him for wasting his life on sleazy reality TV shows, drinking booze, and eating junk food.
"All About Steve": Stan discovers and is ashamed of Steve's geekiness and disowns him, but the stress of this causes damage to Stan's body, causing him to physically revert into a nerd. Meanwhile, Hayley helps Roger interact with others outside of the house.
"Con Heir": After his father's death, Stan reveals to his family that the man they called Grandpa was not their grandfather, and Stan finds out that his real father is a criminal. Meanwhile, Steve goes out with his pseudo-grandfather's elderly friend.
"Stan of Arabia": In this two-part episode, Stan is reassigned to Saudi Arabia after filling in for Jay Leno during Avery Bullock's roast. But, while the family struggles to conform to Muslim law, Stan discovers all of his greatest fantasies come true under the male-dominated society.
"Stannie, Get Your Gun": Hayley and Stan bond over guns after Hayley accidentally shoots Stan and feels so bad about it that she sells out her anti-gun beliefs. Meanwhile, Roger takes the ultimate revenge on Steve for eating his cookie by convincing him he was kidnapped.
"Star Trek": In this Sunset Boulevard parody, Steve (who is [allegedly] dead and floating in a pool of cherry Jell-O) recounts the time he became famous for writing a children's book based on Roger — and how Stan and Francine exploited him.
"Not Particularly Desperate Housewives": Francine joins a clique of adulterous wives while Stan and Roger fight for the affections of an orphaned dog named Fussy, and Hayley locks Steve and Klaus in her closet for reading her diary.
"Rough Trade": Stan and Roger experience life in each other's shoes after Stan is arrested for a DUI and is put on house arrest and Roger is made the man of the house after getting a job at a car dealership.
"Finances With Wolves": Stan gets a hefty bonus at work and uses it on himself while Francine opens a muffin shop without Stan's approval. Meanwhile, Stan puts Klaus's brain back into a human body, Hayley joins a group of environmental protesters, and Steve fears he may have been bitten by a werewolf.
"It's Good to Be Queen": Stan discovers that Francine was not supposed to have won the title of prom queen at her high school. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger have a religious experience when they hang out with a kindly pizza delivery man who looks like Jesus.
"Roger 'n' Me": Stan and Roger become best friends in Atlantic City, taking their friendship to a whole new, unexpected level, when Roger absorbs all of Stan's memories by probing him. Meanwhile, Francine fears that Stan may have cheated on her and Steve and Hayley try to break up a couple.
"Helping Handis": After being embarrassed by a student film, Francine decides to become a back-alley surgeon to gain the respect of her daughter. Meanwhile, Stan forces Steve to take steroids — and Steve becomes popular thanks to a weird side effect, while Roger goes insane trying to clean the Smith's house.
"With Friends Like Steve's": Stan befriends Steve's fat friend, Barry, who turns out to be a psycho without his medication. Meanwhile, Hayley protests against her college diverting art department funds to the fraternities, and Roger joins a fraternity after an impressive keg stand.
"Tears of a Clooney": Francine spends her birthday (and a solid year) going after George Clooney, whom she blames for stealing her chance at stardom. Meanwhile, Roger and Steve enslave foster children to create their own vineyard while Hayley comes down with a horrible disease that nearly kills her.
Season 3 (season 2)
"Camp Refoogie": Stan's attempts to get Steve into a summer camp lands the boy in an African refugee camp. Meanwhile, Roger and Francine role-play as husband and wife, which leads to a brutal fight after neither of them can get their backstories right.
"The American Dad After School Special": While on the run from the gym teacher, Steve meets and falls for a chubby Perky Goth named Debbie, but Stan disapproves of her because of her weight. Meanwhile, Roger falls for Debbie and the family becomes concerned when Stan's crash diet is making him anorexic.
"Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option": Stan loses his confidence when a car salesman gets the best of him in a negotiation, and plots his revenge, leaving the family to struggle with finances when Stan abandons them. Meanwhile, Steve turns the backyard into a drive-in theater and Roger's gold turd finds its way to a police detective about to retire (and his wife, who wants his retirement money all to herself).
"Lincoln Lover": Desperate to speak at anything Republican after losing out to a woman, Stan creates a play based on Abraham Lincoln and his close male friend — which creates a following with The Log Cabin Republicans (who have gay men as their members).
"Dungeons and Wagons": Stan gets into drag-racing after catching Francine watching The Fast and The Furious. Meanwhile, Hayley breaks up with Jeff, and Jeff gets involved with Steve's online computer game.
"Iced, Iced Babies": After Steve begins taking his relationship with Debbie to a new level, Francine tries to convince Stan to have another baby. Meanwhile, Roger becomes a college professor and Hayley finds a new crush in her classmate Ethan, who turns out to be mentally deranged.
"Of Ice and Men": In the distant future, a human-again Klaus tells his grandson the story of how Francine reignited Stan's youthful passion for figure skating by becoming his skating partner. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends fight over a Russian mail-order bride.
"Irregarding Steve": Steve and Roger run away from home — and head to New York City to strike it rich. Meanwhile, the rest of the Smiths have a breakdown when they fear Steve and Roger died in the treehouse during a lightning storm, and a family of squirrels re-enact What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
"The Best Christmas Story Never Told": Stan, depressed over the holiday season becoming politically correct by removing all things Christmas, goes back to 1970 and kills Jane Fonda to stop the wave of Political Correctness Gone Mad in the future. Meanwhile, a 1970s Roger finds a cassette tape Stan left in the past and becomes famous for inventing disco.
"Bush Comes to Dinner": Then-President George W. Bush comes over to the Smiths' house for dinner after Stan wins an essay-writing contest, prompting Hayley to drill him on the Iraq War and his administration's questionable actions. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger try to get the President to open up on Osama bin Laden's exact whereabouts, but ultimately get the President drunk.
"American Dream Factory": Stan turns entrepreneur and opens a teddy-bear factory when he feels he is slowing down at work. But when he discovers that quick profit equals hard work, he resorts to using illegal aliens for cheap labor. Meanwhile, Roger begins to take over Steve's rock band.
"A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial": Roger makes friend with a boy who turns out to be abusive to him. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine try to save their favorite soda (Mr. Pibb) from getting discontinued.
"Black Mystery Month": While researching a paper about George Washington Carver in celebration of Black History Month, Steve uncovers a conspiracy that's been going on since the Civil War and strives to expose it to the public. Meanwhile, Roger stalls during a game of Jenga with Hayley.
"An Apocalypse to Remember": A misunderstanding at the CIA leads Stan to believe that the world is coming to an end, and takes his family out into the woods. Meanwhile, Roger seeks to marry a Jewish woman in order to buy a new blender in time for Grey's Anatomy night.
"Four Little Words": Stan goes to great lengths to never, ever end up in a situation ending with Francine telling him, "I told you so," but how far will he go to stop Francine from saying those words? Meanwhile, Roger disguises himself as Kevin Bacon after Hayley and Steve fit him with noses from a celebrity make-up kit.
"When a Stan Loves a Woman": Stan feels his marriage is on shaky ground after discovering Francine's secret sex garden note (Francine planted one rose bush for every man she slept with, and, because of her sexually promiscuous past, she has the biggest sex garden in the country — one that has tour guides and an ancient tribe who has never seen a white man), so Francine divorces Stan so Stan can be with another woman and see that sex without love is meaningless. Meanwhile, Steve drinks some of Hayley's Cougar Boost energy drink and begins acting like a meth addict.
"I Can't Stan You": Stan brings some special CIA equipment home to eavesdrop on neighbors, discovering what they really think about him. Meanwhile, Roger and Steve team up to scam businesses out of money by threatening to file lawsuits against them for faulty quality/service.
"The Magnificent Steven": While on trial, Stan recounts the time he led his son and his friends on a cattle drive (with cattle that were infected with mad-cow disease) in order to make them more manly (after discovering that Pearl Bailey High's phys ed classes are no longer brutal and competitive). Meanwhile, Roger starts a cat fight between Francine and Hayley after he unintentionally gives one a little more attention.
"Joint Custody": Roger and Stan become bounty hunters after discovering that Jeff is wanted in Florida for smuggling marijuana. Meanwhile, Steve believes he has psychic powers after getting electrocuted from hot-wiring a car.
Season 4 (season 3)
Because of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, there was a shortage of episodes this season. Much like Family Guy, the episodes that did air during the WGA strike aired without permission from Seth MacFarlane, since MacFarlane showed support for the writers by not finishing any planned episodes until the strike ended. This is also the last season with the newspaper headline Couch Gag in the opening credits.
"The Vacation Goo": When Francine discovers that all of their family vacations have been artificial memories created by the CIA so that Stan could ditch the family, she demands a real vacation. Meanwhile, Roger (in drag) lives the life of a wannabe actress after being turned down for an audition for not being able to cry on cue.
"Meter Made": Stan finds himself becoming a meter maid after assaulting one, and stealing parking meter money to live the good life. Meanwhile, Hayley poses nude for a life drawing class to prove that women shouldn't be ashamed of their bodies — until she discovered that Roger is in the life drawing class Hayley is posing for and Steve is using Roger's painting as a masturbatory aid.
"Dope & Faith": Stan befriends a man who is just like him, except for one thing: Stan's new friend doesn't believe in God. Meanwhile, Steve is tricked by Roger into thinking that he's a boy wizard and a neighborhood crackhouse is Hogwarts.
"Big Trouble in Little Langley": Stan searches for Francine's biological parents after her adopted ones (a Chinese couple) drive him nuts. Meanwhile, Steve pretends to be a daredevil to get the chance to grab some boob from a popular girl.
"Haylias": When Hayley wakes up from a nightmare involving herself being brainwashed at school as a child, she decides to move to France and live a sexually liberated lifestyle — until Stan shouts Hayley's trigger phrase and brainwashes her into being the obedient daughter he always wanted.
"42-Year-Old Virgin": Stan reveals that he is a virgin — when it comes to killing someone, and his friends help him find a willing person with a death wish. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends befriend a pedophile who was fired from the local water park for molesting kids.
"Surro-Gate": Francine decides to be a surrogate mother for her gay neighbors Terry and Greg, but Stan kidnaps the baby in order to give it a better life, away from gay people (even though Virginia is one of a lot of states that doesn't allow gay people to have parental rights). Meanwhile, after Klaus swears horrible revenge on Steve and Roger for pushing him down a water slide, the two become reclusive and hide in the attic.
"The Most Adequate Christmas Ever": Stan dies during his quest to find the perfect Christmas tree, and finds himself in limbo with a guardian angel lawyer trying to convince the judge that Stan needs to return to the mortal world.
"Frannie 911": Francine tries to show Roger that Stan still loves him by faking his kidnapping, but when Roger acts up (and Stan reveals that he knew about the plan all along), she forces him to act nice, but his new nice attitude is literally killing him. Meanwhile, Steve practices becoming a backup dancer while Hayley and Klaus play "Truth or Dare."
"Tearjerker": In this James Bond parody, Stan plays a 007-type secret agent sent to stop the diabolical Tearjerker (played by Roger) from fulfilling his master plan to create a movie so sad that it causes anyone who watches it to cry themselves to death.
"Oedipal Panties": Feeling threatened by Stan's mother, to whom Stan is once again giving support with her failing relationships, Francine seeks to loosen the umbilical cord and find out what goes wrong with her boyfriends. Meanwhile, Steve accidentally catches the ich from Klaus.
"Widowmaker": Francine pushes Stan to open up to her emotionally but, after a few psychiatrist sessions with Roger, he's more touchy-feely than she can handle when he tells her he killed her friend's husband. Meanwhile, Steve vows vengeance when Hayley kills the queen bee from his science project.
"Red October Sky": Stan is assigned to track down a former KGB agent, eventually discovering that the man is his new next-door neighbor and is trying to turn Steve into a Communist. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus head to Europe on vacation.
"Office Spaceman": When the CIA initiates an Alien Task Force, a peculiar twist of fate puts Roger in charge of the task force in disguise, who marks Stan as an alien to protect his own identity. Meanwhile Francine freaks out when she finds Steve with a black girl as his study-buddy, but reveals that she didn't freak out because Steve's study-buddy is black, but because she's left-handed.
"Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold": After officially dying and coming back to life, Stan decides to leave a legacy on the world and begins to search for legendary buried treasure. As the search for gold goes "North," life at home heads south as Hayley becomes addicted to body-piercing, Steve turns the vacuum into a robotic girlfriend, and Roger hatches a scam to get sexually harassed at work so he can win an out-of-court settlement.
"Spring Breakup": With Francine away visiting her parents, Roger (as "Scotch Bingington") invites Spring Breakers to party at the Smith household.
Season 5 (season 4)
Starting with this season, the episodes are animated in digital ink and paint and the opening sequence is changed. The new Couch Gag-style running gag is Roger appearing in Stan's car with a different costume (all of which have appeared in past episodes).
"1600 Candles": It's Roger's 1600th birthday, but Steve is the one who gets all the attention when he gets his first pubic hair and Stan and Francine (still traumatized over Hayley's hormonal rampages when she hit puberty) steal a serum from the CIA lab that curbs the effects of puberty by aging the patient.
"The One That Got Away": Roger thinks someone is out to ruin his life, only to discover that it's one of his personalities. Meanwhile, the Smiths and Klaus are caught up in a game of Simon.
"One Little Word": Stan is finally given the opportunity to become Bullock's personal assistant after Stan's coworker refuses to stand in line to get Bullock opera tickets due to personal issues.
"Choosy Wives Choose Smith": Stan gets stranded on a desert island as part of a plan to see if Francine really loves him or her first boyfriend (who was also a pilot who ended up missing).
"Escape from Pearl Bailey": A Day in the Limelight episode for Steve, who sets out to get revenge on the people who are harassing Debbie.
"Pulling Double Booty": After the cops tell them that Hayley is one break-up-induced rampage away from spending the rest of her life in jail, Stan and Francine decide to vet Hayley's potential boyfriends, but Hayley has already fallen for Stan's body double, Bill. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger get a job in a slaughterhouse full of chickens as part of their "summer of exotic adventure."
"Phantom of the Telethon": Roger sets out to sabotage the CIA's telethon to help them raise money needed to torture terrorists.
"Chimdale": Stan reveals a "hair-raising" truth about himself after Steve is forced to go through the school wearing a back brace for his scoliosis, while Roger wins a trip to a spa, but has to sneak Hayley in, as he only has two tickets.
"Family Affair": The Smiths discover that Roger is a member of more than one family and has been lying about them for years.
"Live and Let Fry": When Langley Falls bans foods with trans fats in them, Stan travels to a general store on the edge of town that still sells trans fats and smuggles the contraband into town. Meanwhile, Roger poses as Klaus after Klaus reads a newspaper notice calling for Klaus to pick up an inheritance from a dead relative.
"Roy Rogers McFreely": Roger steps in as head of Langley Falls' Homeowners' Association after Stan refuses to buy Roger grenadine to make a Roy Rogers, prompting Stan to join his daughter in becoming part of the counterculture.
"Jack's Back": Steve signs Stan up for a father-son bike tournament, but the plan veers off-track when Stan admits that his father never taught him how to ride a bike. Meanwhile, Hayley needs internship credit for school, so Roger hires her to bartend at his makeshift bar in the attic.
"Bar Mitzvah Hustle": Steve and the gang sabotage a stuck-up kid's bar mitzvah, after he hits on Steve's girlfriend, Debbie. But when Snot is wrongly accused of stealing the kid's bar mitzvah money, he must answer to the Rabbi, putting his own celebration in jeopardy.
"Wife Insurance": When Stan gets kidnapped in Colombia, Francine fears he is gone for good, but when Stan finally reappears unharmed, the real trouble erupts 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."
"Delorean Story-an": Stan is excited about finally building his dream car: a DeLorean DMC-12 (the same one from the Back to the Future movies). Meanwhile, Roger, Hayley, and Francine try to have an adventure of their own.
"Every Which Way But Lose": When a hyper-competitive Stan assumes the position of head coach, Steve gets kicked off the football team for not being good enough, and teams up with Roger to create their own football team. Meanwhile, Francine and Hayley (disguised as a woman named Carlotta Monterrey) compete for a blue ribbon at the Langley County Fair.
"Weiner of Our Discontent": Years of Roger's rude behavior (both before and after his life with the Smiths) takes its toll on Stan, who calls Roger out on being important, prompting Roger to take Stan to a storage center in Nevada that has Roger's spaceship in it. Meanwhile, Toshi challenges Steve to a hot-dog eating contest after Steve uses his heirloom chopsticks as walrus tusks.
"Daddy Queerest": Terry's father, a famous football player who doesn't know that his son is gay, comes over and Terry tells his father that Francine is his girlfriend and that the baby he had with her is illegitimate, and that Stan and Greg are "the homos next door." Meanwhile, Steve buys beer from Roger and learns the true meaning of "beer goggles" after hooking up with a hideous girl (Jewel from "Francine's Flashback").
"Stan's Night Out": A Day in the Limelight episode for Stan and his buddies at work, whose night out turns into a disaster after Dick incapacitates a cop and kidnaps his dog from his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Roger dates a frat boy who takes him to a pig party (a college party where frat boys bring the ugliest dates they can find).
Season 6 (season 5)
As of "Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth," this show is now in high-definition
"In Country...Club": To make Steve's singing of the national anthem really heartfelt, Stan puts Steve in a Vietnam War re-enactment. Meanwhile, Roger gets a pet bird and badgers Stan into giving him a cable code so he can watch a Barbra Streisand pay-per-view special, and an amputee mental patient who has psychic powers escapes from a mental hospital on a motorcycle.
"Moon Over Isla Island": In order to get a promotion at work, Stan has to convince the dictator of a banana republic called Isla Island to sign a treaty, but when the dictator dies from choking on a corndog, Stan tricks Roger into posing as the dictator. Meanwhile, Steve and Snot compete for the sexual advances of each others' mothers, after Francine saves Snot from drowning and Snot finds himself with a faceful of Francine's boobs.
"Home Adrone": Steve is left home alone when the family takes a trip to look at a potential college for Hayley — and ends up causing a security breach when he plays around with one of Stan's military drones.
"Brains, Brains and Automobiles": With Steve at summer camp, Hayley living in a tree to protest logging, and Roger moving into his own place, Stan and Francine finally have the house to themselves so they can bond all over again, but Stan fears that Francine will leave him for being boring, so he makes Roger sick by poisoning him. Meanwhile, Steve, Barry, Snot, and Toshi meet a mysterious salesman who sells them bikini underwear called "culos" so they can be cool at summer camp.
"Man in the Moonbounce": Stan relives his childhood after an emotional breakdown on a moonbounce – and ends up in Chimdale Minimum Security prison for vandalizing a house. Meanwhile, Hayley gives Klaus a wig so he can have his first haircut in years.
"Shallow Vows": When Stan lets it slip that he only married Francine for her looks days before they renew their wedding vows, Francine purposely lets herself go so she can see if Stan really does love her. Meanwhile, Steve and Hayley go on the run when one of Roger's personalities threatens to kill them.
"My Morning Straitjacket": Stan becomes obsessed with Hayley's favorite band My Morning Jacket after trying to ban her from listening to their music.
"G-String Circus": Stan opens up a dry-cleaning shop with 20-year-old strippers as the workers to prove Hayley should take his advice, but when Stan's business goes south, Stan decides to take off his own clothes for money. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends go to space camp (which turns out to be boring) and try to escape when he sees a webcam shot of Roger housing Stan's stripper dry-cleaning workers in Steve's room.
"Rapture's Delight": Stan is upset when he cannot find his family a good seat for a Christmas Day church service, but that proves to be the least of his worries when Stan discovers that he, Roger, and Francine are the last people left on Earth and everyone else has ascended into Heaven as part of the Biblical end of days.
"Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth": When Stan gets told by Francine to get rid of his gas-guzzling SUV, he and Roger hatch up a plan at the local horse track to avoid losing his car. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends help an obese man out of his bedroom.
"A Jones for a Smith": Stan gives Francine a hard time when she is sentenced to work in a soup kitchen following a drunk driving arrest (since Stan does not believe social programs that help the homeless and impoverished are of any value to American society), but when Stan gets hooked on crack cocaine, he refuses to get help (and costs Steve a chance to hook up with a beautiful high school girl who's attracted to nerds), but later he discovers that asking others for help doesn't hurt you.
"May the Best Stan Win": For Valentine’s Day, Stan gives Francine “love coupons,” but refuses to honor them, prompting a cyborg version of Stan from the future to challenge him for Francine's heart. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends remake the 1980s movie Mannequin after finding a sex doll in Toshi's parents' room.
"The Return of the Bling": Stan begins worshipping Roger when he reveals that he played on the gold-medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team ("The Miracle on Ice"), but Stan's vision of Roger is shattered when Roger revealed that he took steroids to up the team's chances of winning.
"Cops and Roger": Roger joins the police force after he and Francine are mugged, but he turns crooked, and Hayley breaks up with her new boyfriend, Ian, after realizing that she may have feelings for Reginald.
"Merlot Down Dirty Shame": Roger winds up kissing Francine when the two go wine-tasting, leading Francine having to tell Stan so it's not bad if they told soon, but Roger tries everything to keep Francine from telling Stan. Meanwhile, Klaus and Hayley screw with Steve's head by making him think his reality is a lucid dream, but he goes too far when he tries to fly out the window.
"Bully for Steve": Stan dresses up as a teenage thug and bullies Steve into standing up for himself. Meanwhile, Roger studies crime scene photography.
"An Incident at Owl Creek": In preparation for a neighborhood party, Stan tells his family to get in shape, but an accident in the pool makes Stan a laughing stock.
"Great Space Roaster": Roger goes on a rampage against the Smith family after getting a comedy roast for his birthday.
Season 7 (season 6)
This season contains the 100th episode (which is "100 A.D." according to advertisements, but is actually "Stan's Food Restaurant," according to episode and production code order).
"100 A.D.": Hayley and Jeff elope, prompting Stan and Francine to rally many past characters to catch them for a $50,000 reward.
"Son of Stan": During a memorial service for the 97 people killed in the bus crash from the previous episode, Francine and Stan clash over how to raise Steve now that Hayley proved to be a failure, and Stan creates a clone of Steve so he can raise him right. Meanwhile, Roger travels to Thailand to harass Hayley and Jeff for the $50,000 reward.
"Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls": After years of hosting the scariest haunted house in the neighborhood, Stan finds himself outdone by Buckle (the survivalist who married a Jewish woman in "An Apocalypse to Remember"), so Stan brings in five of the country's most dangerous serial killers to make his haunted house scarier. Meanwhile, Steve goes trick-or-treating with Toshi's sister, Akiko.
"Stan's Food Restaurant": Roger offers to help Stan live out his dream of opening a restaurant until their difference in vision for what the eatery should be causes havoc. Meanwhile, Steve tries to score with a girl who thinks her favorite doll is alive — and was raped by Snot.
"White Rice": Steve brings home a female fish to keep Klaus company, while Francine lives out her repressed dream of being a stand-up comic who makes jokes about being a white girl adopted by a Chinese couple.
"There Will Be Bad Blood": The Smiths prepare for the arrival of Stan's half-brother, Rusty and his Native American family, who turn out to be wealthy, thanks to Rusty inheriting desert land that is rich in copper.
"The People vs. Martin Sugar": Stan anxiously awaits his annual jury summons — and gets put on a case where Roger is the defendant. Meanwhile, Francine bans Jeff from smoking weed in the house, and keeps catching Jeff masturbating.
"For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls": After Steve accidentally shoots Santa, he sends the North Pole into a tizzy and jeopardizes the holiday season, leading to an all-out war between the Smiths and Santa Claus. Meanwhile, Roger befriends a redneck who makes his own moonshine.
"Fart-Break Hotel": After Roger releases lethal gas into the Smith residence, the family moves into a hotel while the fumes clear. Francine finds herself with a lot of free time on her hands, and finds herself posing as the head of a construction company. Meanwhile, Steve tries to go back to the 1980's to meet a girl from a painting he saw.
"Stanny Boy and Frantastic": Stan and Francine befriend a young, childless couple whose (highly dangerous) lifestyle proves too much for Stan and Francine.
"A Piñata Named Desire": Roger asks Stan to attend an acting class, but tempers flare when they audition for the same role, which Hayley believes is underlying sexual tension between the two. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends have their last slumber party as kids.
"You Debt Your Life": Roger moves out of the house after realizing that Stan only kept him as part of a "life debt" deal, but Roger's replacement — Andy Dick (voiced by Nick Kroll, not the real Andy Dick) — turns out to be worse than Roger. Meanwhile, Steve is chosen to do the morning announcements at Pearl Bailey High, but lets the position go to his head.
"I Am the Walrus": Steve challenges Stan for dominance, with Stan winning as he does the one thing Steve hasn't done yet (have sex with a woman), but Steve teams up with Roger to be a ladies' man. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff are held hostage by Principal Lewis as part of a marriage counseling session.
"School Lies": Stan arranges a plan to get a raise through a favor of U.S. Senator Buckingham (voiced by Burt Reynolds), but Roger ends up getting the Senator's daughter in trouble with cocaine dealers. Meanwhile, Steve joins a Hispanic girl gang after being dropped off at an arcade on the bad side of town.
"License to Till": Roger and Klaus try unsuccessfully to make Steve one of the popular kids. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine wage a prank war.
"Jenny Fromdabloc": Snot gets a new girlfriend — who turns out to be Roger in drag. Meanwhile, Stan tries to live like a man of the 1960s by making Francine serve him martinis after work, despite that Stan can't hold his liquor.
"Home Wrecker": Stan and Francine divide the house after arguing over how it should be decorated.
"Flirting with Disaster": Francine begins working at the CIA office with Stan, which makes Stan uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger build birdhouses for cash.
"Gorillas in the Mist": Steve and Stan begin acting more like friends than father and son, which turns to disaster when Steve ends up cutting school to go to the zoo. Meanwhile, Roger marries an abusive, trailer trash single mother so he can experience the pain and heartbreak found in country songs.
Season 8 (season 7)
"Hot Water": In this Series Fauxnale-turned-Bizarro Episode, Cee-Lo Green narrates this twisted tale of Stan buying a hot tub to relieve his daily stress, only to get into hot water when the hot tub begins killing his family and friends.
"Hurricane!": In the thrilling conclusion to the Night of the Hurricane trilogy/crossover, Stan tries to protect his family from a hurricane that started in Stoolbend, blew through Quahog, and is now headed for Langley Falls, but every increasingly poor decision Stan makes endangers the family more than the actual storm.
"A Ward Show": Roger becomes Steve's legal guardian, but gets overzealous in the parenting department with one part of it getting Principal Lewis fired. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine go to the nation's biggest water park — and immediately get bored with it after riding every ride within the span of two hours.
"The Worst Stan": When Stan realizes that he might never fulfill his dream of becoming a best man for his best friend's wedding, he convinces his last single friend, Principal Lewis to marry the school’s Superintendent, who only wants to marry a black man so she can win votes for city comptroller. Meanwhile, Roger finds the perfect pair of shorts in a strange room inside a Ross Discount Clothing Store and vacations in Miami, where he meets Latin pop singer Ricky Martin (who guest stars As Himself).
"Virtual In-Stanity": After discovering that he has never been there for Steve while growing up, Stan decides to use the CIA's avatar system to pose as a hot, blond teenage girl — whom Steve plans to have sex with at the school dance. Meanwhile, Roger starts his own limo service, and when a group of frat boys “drive and dash,” he goes on a manhunt to get his revenge.
"The Scarlett Getter": When Stan runs into his former crush from CIA boot camp, his affection for her resurfaces, which drives Francine into a jealous frenzy. Meanwhile, Steve (in a rush to get dressed for school) slips on Hayley's panties and is blessed with good luck — until Snot takes them away to satiate his obsession for Steve's sister.
"Season's Beatings": In this year's Christmas episode, Stan finds himself excommunicated from Christianity after news hits that he beat up Jesus (actually, a drunk Roger dressed up as Jesus) during the town's Christmas pageant. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff adopt a child who may be the spawn of Satan.
"The Unbrave One": After being branded a coward by Stan for not helping him during a movie theater fight, Steve takes Roger's advice and dresses up as a superhero, but the plan goes pearshape when Roger is the one who reveals that he's Langley Falls' local crimefighter. Meanwhile, Francine worries over being pregnant and gets dubious advice from an Internet physician known as "Dr. Vadgers."
"Stanny Tendergrass": Stan gets Steve a job as a country club groundskeeper to show him what it means to work hard to get what you want. Meanwhile, Francine — with Klaus's help — tries to come up with a memorable catchphrase.
"Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key": Stan joins Roger and Steve’s fictional detective agency, but he ruins the fun by being extremely incompetent at his “job”.
"Old Stan in the Mountain": Stan is cursed by an elderly man to live as an old geezer. Meanwhile, Roger takes Francine on a road trip to a dance competition — which turns out to be a plot involving a dead redhead.
"The Wrestler": When Barry threatens Stan's old high school wrestling record, Stan enlists Roger to beat Barry and defend his small claim to fame. However, Stan is caught off-guard when Roger turns out to be the threat to Stan's high school record.
"Dr. Klaustus": Roger acts as the Smiths' family therapist Dr. Penguin note (first seen on "Widowbreaker" as an unnamed therapist and last seen on "Man on the Moonbounce" as a prison therapist), but when Klaus forges a letter calling Roger away to fight in Iraq, Klaus takes over and ends up driving the family apart by revealing their horrible secrets note (Stan's hatred of Francine's food, Francine stealing Stan's money to buy drugs, Steve using Greg and Terry as his alternate parents in order to score with a girl, Hayley playing Ultimate Frisbee with someone else because of Jeff's lack of athletic ability, and Jeff having a crush on Francine).
"Stan's Best Friend": Despite Stan's objections, Francine buys Steve the dog he has always wanted note (despite that the family has already adopted two dogs: the 19-year-old walking corpse that Stan accidentally shot on the pilot episode and Fussy the dog in "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives"). However, when the dog suffers a horrific accident, Stan refuses to take the pup off life support. Meanwhile, after seeing Stan's dog on life support, Hayley and Jeff see a lawyer to plan out their last wishes and wills — and Hayley discovers that Jeff holds the rights to Blues Travelers' first album master tapes, which he gave to the daughter of an old woman he married years ago.
"Less Money, Mo' Problems": 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 a Ferrari after hearing that Klaus had one back when he was human.
"The Kidney Stays in the Picture": While out drinking with Francine and an old friend from Francine's days as a party girl, Hayley drinks herself into kidney failure and Stan rushes to the hospital ready to donate — until he learns from Francine that there's a chance Hayley may not be Stan's real daughter, so the two go back to the 1990s to find him.
"Ricky Spanish": While going through his costumes in the closet, Roger finds one that's connected to an evil alter-ego that the whole town wants dead. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine's sponsored child from Africa comes to visit them.
"Toy Whorey": Tired of his son acting childish by playing with toys and using his imagination, Stan takes Steve to Mexico to make a man out of him by having sex with a prostitute, but the trip turns deadly when they get abducted by drug runners. Meanwhile, Roger sets out to steal a rare bottle of wine that Greg and Terry bought from a French wine shop.
Season 9 (season 8)
"Love, AD Style": Roger develops a crush on Hayley after he recruits her as the main entertainer in his new crooner's bar, and ends up kidnapping her after she turns him down. Meanwhile, Stan (once again) tries to prove his manhood by negotiating a good price for an SUV he wants, and ends up trying to sell his black SUV to get money for the new one.
"Killer Vacation": The Smith's family's tropical vacation turns out to be anything but relaxing when Stan is assigned a mission to kill the activities director at their resort, whom his boss at the CIA insists is an ex-war criminal. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff try to revive their dead sex life and meet a swinger couple, Steve teams up with a British boy to find a nude beach, and Roger (posing as an old widow) falls for an old widower.
"Can I Be Frank With You": Francine fears that she and Stan are growing apart because he spends so much time hanging out with his buddies at the "CIA Chill Zone," so she poses as a man to get inside. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends are recruited to join a boy band and make a music video.
"American Stepdad": Stan invites his mother to come live with the family after Stan’s stepfather, Hercules, dies, and tensions rise when Roger is forced to share his attic with her. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends find a lost script to the seventh Fast and the Furious movie in a plane crash — and find out that the script (and the entire movie series) is packed with homosexual subtext.
"Why Can't We Be Friends?": Stan decides that Snot is not cool enough to be Steve's friend, so he attempts to separate them by staging a shooting at an ice cream parlor, of which Snot is the only witness and is then placed in the CIA Witness Protection program. Meanwhile, Roger hires Jeff to clean his attic for extra cash, but keeps robbing him every time he goes back to Hayley's room.
"Adventures in Hayleysitting": To prove that she's responsible, Hayley offers to babysit Steve after the regular babysitter ends up in the hospital with a broken leg.
"National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story": When Greg and Terry's new talk show does a story on the 35th anniversary of the rescue of "Baby Franny," Francine begins to feel guilty over wasting her life while the fireman who rescued her died in her place — until she finds that the fireman is alive and has been living as a hermit in the well for years. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger team up with Toshi's dad to invent and market sexy shoes for male strippers.
"Finger Lenting Good": Francine encourages the family to give up their various vices for Lent (Stan's yelling, Steve's crying, Hayley's junk food snacking, Jeff's need to hug people, and Francine's smoking), but they all get drunk at Roger's Mardi Gras party and sign a pact letting Deputy Director Bullock stay over to make sure the Smith-Fishers stick to their sacrifices. Meanwhile, in a risqué parody of Cinderella, Roger finds a nipple pastie the morning after the Mardi Gras party and, along with Klaus, goes searching for the perfect bosom.
"The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari": Francine tries to teach Roger the value of hard work after his character "Twill Ongenbone" fakes a degree in archaeology. Meanwhile, Steve asks Stan some questions about his past, but ends up seeing a side of Stan that frightens him and interests his friends.
"Blood Crieth Unto Heaven": In this parody of the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play, August: Osage County, Francine throws a birthday party for Stan, which brings back bad memories of when his father abandoned him. Meanwhile, Roger (playing a black maid named Edna) kills off the love child had between Avery Bullock and Hayley.
"Max Jets": One of Roger's multiple personalities (a rich old man who's just been released from prison) is targeted by a gold-digging waitress.
"Naked to the Limit, One More Time": Roger tries to convince Jeff that he's his imaginary friend so Roger can go naked in the house, but when Jeff blabs that the Smiths have an alien, Stan must choose between killing Roger or killing Jeff so the secret can stay a secret. Meanwhile, Steve feels left out when his friends get their adult butts, but he doesn't.
"For Black Eyes Only": In this follow-up to the non-canon James Bond parody episode "Tearjerker," Black Villain (Principal Lewis) kills Sexpun T'Come (Francine) and Agent Smith (Stan) teams up with Tearjerker (Roger) to stop Black Villain from melting the polar ice caps.
"Spelling Bee My Baby": Francine trains Steve for the school's spelling bee in order to give her son an edge over the other kids when they apply for college. Meanwhile, Roger and Stan try to help Hayley cope with losing Jeff by rushing her through the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) so they can use her as a line judge for their tennis matches.
"The Missing Kink": Francine wants Stan to be more sexually adventurous, but, after a lavish musical number by Roger, Stan becomes a sex freak. Meanwhile, in the continuing arc of Hayley missing her husband following his alien abduction, Hayley decides to get back in the dating world — and ends up going out with Snot, who has second thoughts about being with a lonely and willing Hayley.
"The Boring Identity": After the CIA discovers that Osama bin Laden is still alive and working at a Dave and Buster's style arcade and restaurant, Stan and his friends are assigned to take him out once and for all, but an accident during the raid gives Stan amnesia — and Francine the chance to turn the macho Stan into the mild-mannered husband she's always wanted.
"Dementor" (a.k.a "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith"): CIA Internal Affairs tells Stan that Deputy Director Bullock is showing early signs of dementia and must have his memory erased. Meanwhile, Steve has bully problems once again, and enlists the help of Stan's old bully, Stelio Kantos.
"Lost in Space": A Day in the Limelight episode for Hayley's stoner husband, Jeff Fischer, who has been on Roger's spaceship for months, and now must prove to the emperor of Roger's species that he loves Hayley so much that he should be let go, but things don't go as planned when the emperor pulls up memories of Jeff being a selfish, childish jerk to his wife.
"Da Flippity Flop": Klaus finds his human body and begs Stan to return him into it, but when the body turns out to be rotting, Klaus knocks Stan out and puts his brain into Stan's body while Stan lives life as a fish. Meanwhile, Roger badgers Steve into joining his attic gym.
Season 10 (season 9)
"Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure": Steve and Snot use Stan's CIA lab equipment to create girlfriends, but end up making total babes (as in "infants") that they must father in time for a school dance. Meanwhile, Stan takes home the CIA's cloned pet dodo and makes it his pet.
"Poltergasm": In this Poltergeist parody, Francine's unsatisfied sex drive begins haunting the Smith household. Meanwhile, Hayley (still single from Jeff's disappearance last season) gets a newer, younger boyfriend and Klaus' vacation in Atlantic City is ruined when he breaks his back and is forced to watch the hotel's entertainment guide on a loop.
"Buck, Wild": In order to prove his manhood, Steve accompanies Stan and his CIA buddies on their hunting trip, while Roger and Klaus embark on a cross-country trek to get their car to 10,000 miles on the odometer.
"Crotchwalkers": Francine tries to spend time with Steve by teaching him how to shoplift. Meanwhile, Stan severely injuries his testicles again (see "A Smith in the Hand") by stepping on a rake, and Hayley, Roger, and Klaus start a Russian folk band.
"Kung Pao Turkey": Francine's Chinese parents come to visit for Thanksgiving, prompting Stan to do what he can to kick them out, as their visit cuts into his football-watching time. Meanwhile, Mama tries to set Hayley (who's still depressed over Jeff being abducted by aliens) up with a new boyfriend.
"Independent Movie": In this mash-up of all the cliches, tropes, and character archetypes found in American independent movies, Steve goes on a road trip for Snot's estranged father's funeral, but gets seduced by a quirky girl.
"Faking Bad": In this loose parody of the AMC drug drama Breaking Bad, Hayley uses Steve to create fake IDs to impress her old high school friends, but gets in trouble with the CIA (Stan) and fake ID kingpin Kevin Rammage (Roger).
"Minstrel Krampus": A Christmas Episode (and former Banned Episode due to bad timingnote the episode was scheduled to air around the time that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened) in which Stan's father tells Steve the story about a Christmas-wrecking demon known as The Krampus.
"Vision: Impossible": An accident gives Roger the ability to see into the future, and the Smiths try to milk it for all it's worth, which leaves them paranoid wrecks who are afraid to go outside and live life.
"Cock of the Sleepwalk": After making his 100th kill, Stan develops a bleeding-heart side of himself that does nice things while the real Stan is asleep.
"Introducing The Naughty Stewardesses": In a parody of Face/Off, Roger and Steve switch faces so Steve can score with a girl in school. Meanwhile, in a parody of Charlie's Angels, Stan and Francine's vacation to Sacramento gets sidetracked when they befriend a quartet of sexy stewardesses and go undercover to help them thwart Mark Cuban's plan to blow up the sun.
"I Ain't No Holodeck, Boy": Stan uses the CIA's holodeck to trick Steve and his geek friends into playing outside (even though he tried to do it once before on "The Magnificent Steven"). Meanwhile, Hayley buys Roger's home star on the International Star Registry and declares herself queen.
"Stan Goes on the Pill": Stan becomes a woman after ingesting experimental estrogen pills from the CIA. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus buy an abandoned warehouse and use it to sell Stan's suits.
"Honey, I'm Homeland": Stan attempts to infiltrate the "Occupy" movement when he believes a leftist cell is planning a terrorist attack, but he comes back a changed man. Meanwhile, Roger tries to get rid of 100 candles he bought as part of a planned vigil for Stan.
"She Swill Survive": Hayley takes a job at Roger's bar after Stan worries that she doesn't have the skills to survive in the real world, but when Bullock becomes her best customer, Stan sees an opportunity to get ahead at work.
"Rubberneckers": In this semi-Musical Episode, Stan learns the art of rubbernecking (checking out other women on the sly without his wife knowing), but his rubbernecking gets him into trouble with an insurance agent when Stan causes a car accident. Meanwhile, Roger and Klaus spill wine on the Smiths' new white couch and decide to sit on the spot for the rest of their lives to hide it.
"Permanent Record Wrecker": Roger makes a bet with a coffee shop musician that he can outplay him in a week. Meanwhile, Stan is laid off from his job at the CIA due to budget cuts and takes a job at a grocery store, which Steve is managing as part of a school project.
"News Glance with Genevieve Vavance": Hayley becomes an intern at the local news station and works for a Nancy Grace-esque reporter named Genevieve Vavance (Roger). Meanwhile, Steve is humiliated during a sex-ed Q&A session and Hayley helps him disappear so Genevieve Vavance can have a sensational news story.
"The Longest Distant Relationship": In the continuation of the "Jeff in Space" arc, Hayley begins dating a millionaire after coming to terms with the fact that Jeff is dead — until Steve and Snot discover that Jeff is alive and trying to find his way back to Earth.
Season 10.5/Season 10/Leftover Episodes for FOX
Even though American Dad began airing on TBS in October 2014, FOX chose three leftover episodes to run (two on September 14th, 2014 and one on September 21st, 2014), making this a mini-season.
"Roger Passes the Bar": When the stress of running an attic bar gives Roger a heart attack, he decides to sell it, but the bar is turned into a TGIFridays-style family restaurant. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends do chores for a sexy woman who is registered as a sex offender.
"A Boy Named Michael": The Smiths are invited to Greg and Terry's party when they announce they're adopting a Russian boy — who turns out to be Roger, who wants to live the posh, sophisticated life. Meanwhile, Stan buys a La-Z-Boy chair and slowly becomes white trash.
"Blagsnarst: A Love Story": In the Series Finale (at least on FOX), Roger hooks up with a pink, furry female alien (voiced by Kim Kardashian) and the CIA tries to track her down.
Season 11 (Season One for TBS)
"Blonde Ambition": Hayley goes blond so she can be taken more seriously in her activist endeavors. Meanwhile, Stan and Steve search for a new home.
"CIA Pow": Stan sets out to prove that man is better than machine when a military drone takes his job. Meanwhile, Francine and the family compete in a slow-motion race.
"Scents and Sensei-bility": Klaus lives outside after developing an odor. Meanwhile, Snot and Steve enroll in a karate class after getting fed up of being bullied.
"Turkey Bacon": Roger opens up a bed and breakfast at the Smith home, while Stan becomes a college security guard after the CIA goes on a furlough.
""Now and Gwen": Francine's hot sister, Gwen (who has been mentioned in several past episodes, but never seen), is up to no good when she comes to town. Meanwhile, Stan teaches Steve the art of the Man Hug, and Klaus shadows Roger's dramatic comments.
"Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas": This year's fantasy Christmas episode is a spoof of It's a Wonderful Life in which Stan wishes he could have Principal Lewis' life.