American Dad! (season 10)
|American Dad! season 10|
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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original run||September 29, 2013– May 18, 2014|
|List of American Dad! episodes|
On August 2, 2013, it was first announced that Mariah Carey would guest voice-star as a redneck character in the 10th season episode "Kung Pao Turkey". The heavily publicized episode aired on November 24, 2013. Also, the Christmas episode "Minstrel Krampus", which would have aired during the previous season but was delayed due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, aired on December 15, 2013.
Guest voice actors for this season include, Zooey Deschanel, Danny Glover, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Cuban, Olivia Wilde, Sinbad, Josh Groban, Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke, Terry Crews, Gary Busey, Mae Whitman, Pete Holmes, Diego Luna, Patrick Stewart and Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|153||1||"Steve & Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure"||Joe Daniello||Jordan Blum & Parker Deay||September 29, 2013||8AJN01||4.32|
|After failing to get dates for the high school prom, Steve and Snot try using the CIA's cloning machine to make dates, but the machine produces two fast-growing newborn babies, forcing the boys to father them in time for the prom. Meanwhile, Stan takes home the CIA's cloned pet dodo with disastrous consequences.|
|154||2||"Poltergasm"||Pam Cooke & Valerie Fletcher||Matt McKenna||October 6, 2013||8AJN02||4.47|
|In a spoof of the movie Poltergeist, the Smith home is haunted by Francine's unsatisfied sexual drive, so it is up to Roger - as medium Ruby Zeldastein - to eliminate the ghost. Meanwhile, Hayley dates a young, Hispanic man named Mauricio, and Klaus goes to Atlantic City for a self-help seminar, but ends up breaking his back and forced to watch the hotel guide channel in his room.|
|155||3||"Buck, Wild"||Josue Cervantes||Brett Cawley & Robert Maitia||November 3, 2013||8AJN05||3.75|
|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.|
|156||4||"Crotchwalkers"||Tim Parsons & Jennifer Graves||Dan Vebber||November 10, 2013||8AJN03||3.55|
|Just to show Steve she is still a "cool" mom, Francine teaches him various shoplifting techniques at the local mall "The Gash". However, their efforts to pull off the ultimate heist result in Steve getting captured and sent to a Venezuelan sweatshop. Meanwhile, Roger, Hayley and Klaus become Langley Falls' first Russian balalaika trio and Stan injures his groin (just as he did in "A Smith in the Hand") and must use a whiteboard to communicate.|
|157||5||"Kung Pao Turkey"||Rodney Clouden||Erik Richter||November 24, 2013||8AJN07||3.86|
|Stan's plans for watching football on Thanksgiving in his underwear are ruined by Francine inviting her adoptive parents over for the holiday. Meanwhile, Francine's mom encourages Hayley (who is still single following Jeff's abduction by aliens) to date again, but her true intentions are revealed at the dinner table.|
|158||6||"Independent Movie"||Shawn Murray||Judah Miller||December 1, 2013||8AJN04||3.50|
|In this send-up of independent films, Steve and his friends embark on an epic cross-country road trip to the funeral of Snot's father, so that Snot can confront his emotions and Steve's commitment to his friends is put to the test when he falls for a quirky girl. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger invent an automatic cake-cutter with the help of Hideki's investments for the Home Shopping Network, but their partnership is jeopardized by their "verbal agreement" on how to split the profits.|
|159||7||"Faking Bad"||Jansen Yee||John Unholz||December 8, 2013||8AJN08||4.36|
|In this parody of Breaking Bad, Hayley tries to fit in with her old high school friends and discovers Steve's talent for creating fake IDs that can easily be passed for real ones. Seeing this as a business opportunity, Hayley builds out Steve's operation, but find themselves up against another fake ID kingpin in Langley Falls: Kevin Ramage (another of Roger's disguises).|
|160||8||"Minstrel Krampus"||Josue Cervantes||Murray Miller & Judah Miller||December 15, 2013||7AJN19||5.00|
|A notorious Christmas demon known as Minstrel Krampus kidnaps a bratty Steve, so Stan and Roger must travel to the North Pole to save him with the help of Stan's estranged father. Meanwhile, Hayley takes a job at the airport to get her family Christmas presents.|
|161||9||"Vision: Impossible"||Pam Cooke & Valerie Fletcher||Ali Waller||January 5, 2014||8AJN10||5.03|
|A car accident gives Roger the power to foresee the future, causing the Smiths to pester him with questions of what will happen.|
|162||10||"Familyland"||Joe Daniello||Joe Chandler & Nic Wegener||January 12, 2014||8AJN09||4.47|
|At Francine's insistence, the Smiths go on vacation at a Disneyland-esque theme park called Familyland. Unfortunately, the visit turns disastrous when Roger, Hayley, Stan and Steve all separate to go to different regions of the park. Francine, disappointed in how the park broke up her family, complains in front of a statue of the park's founder Roy Family. As Francine walks off with Klaus, the statue begins to cry and eventually crack revealing the original Roy Family inside. Roy, angry at how his park has failed to be a good influence over families decides to shut down the park and lock in all visitors. After one week, each member of the Smith family carves out their own personal "kingdom" out of the park while Francine struggles to find a way to end the chaos.|
|163||11||"Cock of the Sleepwalk"||Shawn Murray||Brian Boyle||January 26, 2014||8AJN12||3.30|
|After Stan completes his 100th kill, he accidentally releases a benevolent persona of himself while sleeping, and this new incarnation goes on a spree of doing good deeds that the real Stan would never undertake. This persona eventually gets Stan fired from his job at the CIA, leading the original Stan to go to drastic measures to get his persona to stop.|
|164||12||"Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses"||Josue Cervantes||Judah Miller||March 16, 2014||8AJN13||2.71|
|In a parody of Face/Off, Roger switches faces with Steve to help him win over the hot girl at school, but soon decides he wants her for himself -- until the girl reveals that she is pregnant with her jock ex-boyfriend's baby. 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.|
|165||13||"I Ain't No Holodeck Boy"||Jansen Yee||Matt McKenna||March 23, 2014||8AJN16||2.70|
|Against Francine's wishes, Stan takes Steve and his friends into the woods for some outdoor playtime, where they wind up on the CIA's holodeck. Meanwhile, Hayley claims she is Roger's queen after purchasing his home star on an international star registry.|
|166||14||"Stan Goes on the Pill"||Chris Bennett||Brett Cawley & Robert Maitia||March 30, 2014||8AJN14||2.79|
|Unable to listen to Francine's constant chatting, Stan turns into a woman after taking the CIA's experimental drug to remedy the issue. Things get complicated, however, when Avery Bullock begins making romantic advances towards the now-female Stan.|
|167||15||"Honey, I'm Homeland"||Tim Parsons & Jennifer Graves||Dan Vebber||April 6, 2014||8AJN11||2.68|
|Stan tries to infiltrate a leftist cell he believes is planning a terrorist attack. He eventually infiltrates the cell, only to be convinced into actually joining the troupe in destroying Mount Rushmore with a Missile Battery. Hayley discovers this beforehand and sets out to stop Stan from double-crossing his country. In the end, the entire event is revealed to be a meticulously planned CIA defense drill of Mount Rushmore's new "Laser Artillery System" embedded in the eyes of the four presidents, which infuriates Hayley.|
|168||16||"She Swill Survive"||Chris Bennett||Rick Singer||April 13, 2014||8AJN06||2.36|
|Stan fears that Hayley has no life skills, so he forces her to take a job as a bartender in Roger's attic. However, when Bullock becomes Hayley's best customer, Stan realizes that he can use his daughter's knowledge to get ahead at work.|
|169||17||"Rubberneckers"||Rodney Clouden||Joe Chandler & Nic Wegener||April 27, 2014||8AJN15||2.40|
|Stan's newfound talent of checking out women on the sly leads to an auto accident, and a tough insurance agent threatens to rat him out to Francine. Meanwhile, after spilling wine on the new couch, Roger and Klaus come up with a far-fetched plan to keep from being caught.|
|170||18||"Permanent Record Wrecker"||Tim Parsons & Jennifer Graves||Brian Boyle||May 4, 2014||8AJN19||2.51|
|CIA budget cuts leave Stan out in the cold, and since his company work record is classified, his only employment opportunity is at a local grocery store that is managed by Steve. Meanwhile, Roger and an annoying coffee-shop musician engage in a wager that leads Roger into a Faustian pact with an infomercial guitar instructor.|
|171||19||"News Glance with Genevieve Vavance"||Shawn Murray||Ali Waller||May 11, 2014||8AJN20||2.40|
|Hayley starts an internship at a local news station under Genevieve Vavance, a Nancy Grace-type reporter who turns out to be Roger in disguise. Meanwhile, Steve pretends to be missing after his sex-ed teacher reads his embarrassing question during a Q&A session.|
|172||20||"The Longest Distance Relationship"||Pam Cooke & Valerie Fletcher||Jordan Blum & Parker Deay||May 18, 2014||8AJN18||2.36|
|Hayley is still heartbroken and trying to get over Jeff's abduction, and meets a millionaire who helps her deal with the tragedy. However, Steve and Snot discover that Jeff is alive and, along with the ghost of Sinbad, is trying to make his way back to her.|
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