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The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time

List RulesBest 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.


  • Star Trek

    November 27, 2005

    Season 2, Episode 8

    Steve becomes a famous author, and the entire family gets caught up in his celebrity, including Stan, who becomes an unbearable "stage parent." After Steve hooks up with an agent, he abandons his family to lead a "Cribs" lifestyle.

  • Rabbit Ears

    May 6, 2019

    Season 16, Episode 4

    Stan gets obsessed with a 1960s television show after picking up a secondhand TV. Roger decides to live as a baby and the family cares for him.

  • OreTron Trail

    April 30, 2018

    Season 15, Episode 12

    Roger becomes worried about outliving the family; Klaus opens a convenience store in the attic.

  • Familyland

    January 12, 2014

    Season 10, Episode 10

    When the cryogenically frozen founder of Familyland is mistakenly thawed, the Smiths find themselves prisoners at the theme park.

  • 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 November 7, 2010.  ...more
  • 19

    Season 3, Episode 18

    After Stan is prosecuted for sending contaminated cattle to a slaughterhouse, he says that it began as a quest to make a man out of Steve. Meanwhile, Roger sparks a cat fight between Francine and  ...more
  • 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 when he
  • 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.  ...more
  • 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 and dishing out
  • Lost in Space

    May 5, 2013

    Season 9, Episode 18

    Jeff must prove his love for Hayley to Emperor Zing in order to find his way home from the spaceship that abducted him.

  • Mine Struggle

    May 30, 2016

    Season 13, Episode 18

    Stan discovers a salt mine in the backyard, but Steve turns out to be the rightful owner of the land, and faces pressure from the family to sell.

  • 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 to the
  • 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 finally
  • 546

    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 too  ...more
  • 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 stage a  ...more
  • 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 meters
  • 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 to the
  • Return of the Bling

    February 21, 2010

    Season 6, Episode 13

    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. Determined to make things better, Steve helps
  • 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 in
  • Bahama Mama

    December 5, 2016

    Season 14, Episode 5

    Stan gets upset at the idea of becoming a grandfather after Hayley and Jeff announced they're trying to have a baby; Steve and Klaus join a drug gang.

  • Stan & Francine & Connie & Ted

    April 29, 2019

    Season 16, Episode 3

    Steve introduces Stan and Francine to Barry's parents and Steve regrets it. Roger goes blind.

  • Stan's Food Restaurant

    November 14, 2010

    Season 7, Episode 4

    Stan is ecstatic when Roger offers to help him live out his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant to rival his favorite childhood haunt - until their different visions for what the eatery should be  ...more
  • Brains, Brains and Automobiles

    October 18, 2009

    Season 6, Episode 4

    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.
  • Joint Custody

    May 20, 2007

    Season 3, Episode 19

    Roger becomes a bounty hunter, and he and Stan race cross-country to turn in Jeff, who is wanted for smuggling pot into Florida.
  • Flirting With Disaster

    May 15, 2011

    Season 7, Episode 18

    Francine gets a job at Stan’s office, which cramps Stan’s style and his ability to flirt with co-workers. When Francine retaliates with a little flirting of her own, war breaks out at work.  ...more