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The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time 

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List Rules Best American Dad! episodes, no matter how popular they are, of all time

List of the best American Dad! episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Seth MacFarlane fans will also enjoy the best Family Guy episodes and the best episodes of The Cleveland Show. Stan Smith, his family, and Roger the alien refugee are a hilarious funhouse mirror of all-American values in a post-9/11 world. Although Family Guy is considered Seth MacFarlane's greatest achievement, many fans would argue that American Dad! is in fact a consistently funnier show. With so many memorable episodes, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top American Dad! episodes of all time are. Fans of American Dad! are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists - so you can vote for your favorites and find out once and for all what everyone thinks the funniest episode of American Dad! is. 

The list below includes both classic and new American Dad! episodes that are insanely funny. Everything from "Delorean Story-An" where Stan and Steve go on a road trip to "Rapture's Delight" is included below. What is the best American Dad! episode of all time? Vote below and let your voice be heard.

 

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Rapture's Delight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
December 13, 2009

Season 6, Episode 9

When the Smith family goes to church on Christmas Day, Stan is furious when he can’t get a good seat. While Francine tries to ease his frustration, a moment of divine intervention occurs. Upset ...more
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Great Space Roaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
May 16, 2010

Season 6, Episode 18

It’s Roger’s birthday, and he begs to be roasted, but when he ends up devastated by the jokes, he vows to pull his life together. Things take a turn for the worse when Roger takes it one step ...more
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For Whom the Sleigh Bell... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls December 12, 2010

Season 7, Episode 8

Despite Francine's warning, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas; Steve accidentally shoots Santa.
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The One That Got Away is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The One That Got Away October 5, 2008

Season 5, Episode 2

When Roger discovers that someone has maxed out his credit card, he is certain it is identify theft and is determined to bring down the crook. After playing "Matlock" for a few days ...more
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In Country...Club is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
In Country... Club September 27, 2009

Season 6, Episode 1

When Steve is selected to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans' Day celebration, he gets some heat from Stan who doesn't think he's ready for such an undertaking. Unimpressed ...more
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Roy Rogers McFreely is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
March 8, 2009

Season 5, Episode 12

When Stan forgets to pick up grenadine at the grocery store, Roger goes ballistic and vows to get him back by taking over a project close to his heart – the Homeowner’s Association.
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The Vacation Goo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The Vacation Goo September 30, 2007

Season 4, Episode 1

When Stan tries to trick Steve into attending summer camp, things go horribly wrong and Steve ends up in a refugee camp. However, Stan, being the eternal optimist, joins Steve and manages to ...more
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The People vs. Martin Su... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The People vs. Martin Sugar December 5, 2010

Season 7, Episode 7

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 ...more
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Cops & Roger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
April 11, 2010

Season 6, Episode 14

Francine teaches Roger to be self-sufficient so he can get his own place; at camp, Steve and his friends fall prey to a scheme.
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Phantom of the Telethon ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Phantom of the Telethon November 30, 2008

Season 5, Episode 7

When Francine decides to be a surrogate for her gay neighbors Terry and Greg, Stan's Republican blood boils. Although he pretends to be happy, when the baby is born, Stan kidnaps her and heads ...more
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Tearjerker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Tearjerker January 13, 2008

Season 4, Episode 10

Stan and the family are characters in a James Bond style spoof. Stan must stop Tearjerker, played by Roger, a diabolical film producer who makes movies that can kill. Tearjerker's fiendish plot ...more
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Bar Mitzvah Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Bar Mitzvah Shuffle March 22, 2009

Season 5, Episode 14

Steve and the gang sabotage a stuck-up kid's bar mitzvah after he hits on Steve's girlfriend, Debbie. But when Snot gets wrongly accused of stealing the kid's bar mitzvah money, he must answer ...more
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Meter Made is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Meter Made October 7, 2007

Season 4, Episode 2

In order to be taken more seriously and to be a somebody, Stan becomes a meter maid who seems to have all of the power. Now he's getting the best tables at restaurants, pocketing quarters from ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Lost in Space May 05 2013
"Lost in Space" is the eighteenth episode of the ninth season of American Dad! The episode aired on May 5, 2013, on Fox's Animation Domination lineup. The episode was written by series ...more
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Moon Over Isla Island is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Moon Over Isla Island October 4, 2009

Season 6, Episode 2

In order to get a promotion at work, Stan has to convince the dictator of Isla Island to sign a treaty. Stan meets the general and accidentally kills him and has Roger pose as the leader of the ...more
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Spring Breakup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Spring Breakup May 18, 2008

Season 4, Episode 16

Stan has a Spring Break-induced mid-life crisis. With Francine away visiting her parents, Roger invites Spring Breakers to party at the Smith household. But Stan nearly has a Spring Breakdown ...more
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Jenny Fromdabloc is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Jenny Fromdabloc April 17, 2011

Season 7, Episode 16

"Jenny Fromdabloc" is the sixteenth episode of the seventh season of the animated comedy series American Dad!. It first aired on Fox in the United States on April 17, 2011. This ...more
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A Piñata Named De... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
A Piñata Named Desire February 13, 2011

Season 7, Episode 11

Stan is excited about finally building his dream car: a DeLorean. Francine encourages him to include Steve, so the two take a road trip in search of doors for the sports car. The trip veers ...more
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Office Spaceman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Office Spaceman May 4, 2008

Season 4, Episode 14

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 ...more
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Wheels & the Legman ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key February 12, 2012

Season 8, Episode 10

Stan joins Roger and Steve's fictional detective agency, but he ruins the fun by being extremely incompetent at his "job." Roger demands that Steve fire Stan, but Steve cannot bring ...more
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Lincoln Lover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Lincoln Lover November 5, 2006

Season 3, Episode 4

Stan has his heart set on speaking at the Republican National Convention on behalf of the Langley chapter, but when they pass him up for another candidate, he accepts the only endorsement he ...more
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Merlot Down Dirty Shame ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Merlot Down Dirty Shame April 18, 2010

Season 6, Episode 15

Steve must become the man of the house when Stan re-lives his childhood.
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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Family Affair February 15, 2009

Season 5, Episode 10

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 ...more
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Best Little Horror House... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls November 7, 2010

Season 7, Episode 3

"Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls" is the third episode of the seventh season of the animated comedy series American Dad! It originally aired on Fox in the United States on ...more
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Hot Water is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
September 25, 2011

Season 8, Episode 1

Stressed out by his family and his obligations, Stan decides to buy a hot tub to relieve his stress, but gets into hot water when he finds out the hot tub is evil.