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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
Rapture's Delight American Dad! - Season 6 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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For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls American Dad! - Season 6 Despite Francine's warning, Stan gives Steve a gun for Christmas; Steve accidentally shoots Santa.

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Phantom of the Telethon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Phantom of the Telethon American Dad! - Season 4 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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The People vs. Martin Sugar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The People vs. Martin Sugar American Dad! - Season 6 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) 5 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Cops & Roger American Dad! - Season 6 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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Great Space Roaster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Great Space Roaster American Dad! - Season 5 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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Roy Rogers McFreely is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Roy Rogers McFreely American Dad! - Season 4 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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In Country...Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
In Country...Club American Dad! - Season 5 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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The One That Got Away is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The One That Got Away American Dad! - Season 4 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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The Vacation Goo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The Vacation Goo American Dad! - Season 4 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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Bar Mitzvah Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Bar Mitzvah Shuffle American Dad! - Season 5 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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Moon Over Isla Island is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Moon Over Isla Island American Dad! - Season 6 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

The Best Newspaper Headlines from American Dad

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Tearjerker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Tearjerker American Dad! - Season 4 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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Spring Breakup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Spring Breakup American Dad! - Season 4 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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Meter Made is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Meter Made American Dad! - Season 4 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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Office Spaceman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Office Spaceman American Dad! - Season 4 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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100 A.D. (1) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
100 A.D. (1) American Dad! - Season 6 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

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Family Affair American Dad! - Season 4 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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A Jones for a Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
A Jones for a Smith American Dad! - Season 6 Stan puts down liberal social programs because he thinks they are a waste of money and gives Francine a hard time for lending a helping hand at the local homeless shelter. When Stan develops a ...more

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A Piñata Named Desire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
A Piñata Named Desire American Dad! - Season 6 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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Wheels & the Legman and the Ca... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key American Dad! - Season 8 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Lost in Space American Dad! - Season 8 "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

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Merlot Down Dirty Shame is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Merlot Down Dirty Shame American Dad! - Season 6 Steve must become the man of the house when Stan re-lives his childhood.

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Stan's Night Out is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Stan's Night Out American Dad! - Season 5 Stan leaves Francine at home to go out with the boys, but guys' night out goes from wild to reckless when Stan finds himself in one compromising situation after another. Meanwhile, Roger and ...more

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Lincoln Lover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Lincoln Lover American Dad! - Season 3 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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Jenny Fromdabloc is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Jenny Fromdabloc American Dad! - Season 6 "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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Stan's Food Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Stan's Food Restaurant American Dad! - Season 6 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 ...more

30+ Popular TV Characters Who Were Suddenly Written Off The Show (And Why)

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Frannie 911 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Frannie 911 American Dad! - Season 3 When an injunction prevents Langley Falls from lighting their annual Christmas tree, Stan blames secular non-believers for ruining his favorite holiday. With Stan's holiday spirit at an all-time ...more

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Joint Custody is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Joint Custody American Dad! - Season 3 Roger becomes a bounty hunter, and he and Stan race cross-country to turn in Jeff, who is wanted for smuggling pot into Florida.

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Virtual In-Stanity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Virtual In-Stanity American Dad! - Season 8 Stan makes a desperate attempt to bond with his son by creating a busty blonde bombshell.

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Return of the Bling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Return of the Bling American Dad! - Season 6 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 ...more

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Live and Let Fry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Live and Let Fry American Dad! - Season 4 When Langley Falls implements a ban on trans fats, Stan finds himself legally separated from his favorite foods. He sets a poor example for the rest of the family when he blatantly disregards ...more

The 17 Greatest Simpsons Religion Jokes

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Stanny Boy and Frantastic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Stanny Boy and Frantastic American Dad! - Season 6 Stan and Francine have trouble keeping up with a younger couple's lifestyle.

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Don't Look a Smith Horse in th... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth American Dad! - Season 6 "Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth" is the tenth episode of the sixth season of American Dad!. It aired on January 3, 2010 on Fox and was the first American Dad! episode to air in ...more

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The Kidney Stays In the Pictur... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The Kidney Stays In the Picture American Dad! - Season 8 Stan fears he may not be Hayley's real father, so he goes back in time to find the truth. In doing so, he disrupts the past and must save the future.

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Roger 'n' Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Roger 'n' Me American Dad! - Season 2 When Stan goes to Atlantic City for a bachelor party and is shunned by his so-called best friend, Roger steps in and becomes Stan's new sidekick. Their friendship goes to a whole new level, but ...more

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Weiner of Our Discontent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Weiner of Our Discontent American Dad! - Season 4 Stan has had enough of Roger's antics! When he calls Roger out, Roger claims he has been sent to Earth to determine the fate of mankind. Stan challenges him to prove it, and is tickled pink when ...more

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

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Delorean Story-An is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Delorean Story-An American Dad! - Season 4 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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Stan Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Stan Time American Dad! - Season 4 After a big fight between Stan and Roger, Francine comes up with a plan to try and reunite the pair. Hoping to show Roger that Stan still cares about him, Francine fakes Roger's kidnapping, but ...more

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My Morning Straitjacket is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
My Morning Straitjacket American Dad! - Season 6 "My Morning Straitjacket" is the seventh episode of the sixth season and the eighty fourth overall episode of the animated comedy series American Dad!. It aired on Fox in the United ...more

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Season's Beatings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Season's Beatings American Dad! - Season 8 Father Donovan holds a Christmas play at the mall and casts Stan as Santa Claus and Roger as Jesus. But after the two get in a fight and cause a scene, Stan is kicked out of the church. ...more

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Hot Water is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Hot Water American Dad! - Season 8 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.

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Dungeons and Wagons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Dungeons and Wagons American Dad! - Season 3 After Francine tells Stan she's looking for excitement in their marriage, Stan gets in the driver's seat and becomes involved in drag racing to spice things up. Meanwhile, Hayley breaks up with ...more

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Best Little Horror House in La... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls American Dad! - Season 6 "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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Escape from Pearl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Escape from Pearl Bailey American Dad! - Season 4 When Hayley decides to move to France because of imperialistic oppression, Stan will do anything to stop her including revealing the fact that she was brainwashed as a child by the CIA. Feeling ...more

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Haylias is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Haylias American Dad! - Season 4 After Francine tells Stan she's looking for excitement in their marriage, Stan gets in the driver's seat and becomes involved in drag racing to spice things up. Meanwhile, Hayley breaks up with ...more

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Dope & Faith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Dope & Faith American Dad! - Season 4 Stan prays for a friend and thinks God sent him one, but he turns out to be an atheist. Stan tries to convince his friend that God exists by making his life extremely hard until his plan ...more

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Less Money, Mo' Problems is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
Less Money, Mo' Problems American Dad! - Season 8 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 ...more

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42-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
42-Year-Old Virgin American Dad! - Season 3 While playing poker with the guys, Stan is found to be a virgin. Not in the traditional way, but in that he's never killed anyone. Roger and the guys help Stan bust his killing cherry.

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The Scarlett Getter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best American Dad! Episodes of All Time
The Scarlett Getter American Dad! - Season 8 When Stan runs into his former crush from CIA boot camp, his affection for her resurfaces, which drives Francine into a jealous frenzy. By including Roger in her plan for revenge, Francine ...more