American Dad! (season 2)

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American Dad! Season 2
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DVD box set for Volume 1
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 16
Release
Original channel Fox
Original release September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) – May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14)
Season chronology
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List of American Dad! episodes

American Dad!‍‍ '​‍s second season aired from September 11, 2005, to May 14, 2006. The season consisted of sixteen episodes. The season is included within the Volume One DVD box set, which was released on April 25, 2006.

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
8 1 "Bullocks to Stan" Brent Woods Alison McDonald September 11, 2005 1AJN09 7.83[1]
Stan finds Deputy Director Bullock, his supervisor, starting a relationship with Hayley. However, he cannot risk saying or doing anything about it because he's up for a promotion at the CIA. He tries to make Jeff tougher so Hayley will take him back, but the plan backfires when Hayley dumps Bullock and takes Jeff back, leading Bullock to order Stan to kill Jeff in order to get his promotion. Meanwhile, Steve finds Dick Cheney's BlackBerry and uses the contact numbers to play pranks on political figures.
9 2 "A Smith in the Hand" Pam Cooke David Hemingson September 18, 2005 1AJN10 8.60[2]
Upon finding out that Steve's school is giving a sex education class, Stan volunteers to teach a more wholesome and clean class himself. Stan has never masturbated prior to this and teaches Steve that it is wrong. However, after getting a groin injury and having to rub ointment on himself, he discovers masturbation and becomes addicted to it. Meanwhile, Roger turns the attic into a bar after Hayley accuses him of wasting his life by eating junk food and watching trashy reality TV shows.
10 3 "All About Steve" Mike Kim Chris McKenna & Matt McKenna September 25, 2005 1AJN08 7.63[3]
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. When Steve breaks the code of a cyber-terrorist, the two must unite to save the world, and Stan comes to accept that nerds can do "macho" jobs such as antiterrorism. Meanwhile, Roger tries to find a suitable way to interact with the outside world.
11 4 "Con Heir" Albert Calleros Steve Hely October 2, 2005 1AJN11 7.43[4]
After his father's death, Stan reveals to his family that the man they called Grandpa was not their grandfather. Meanwhile, Steve goes out with his pseudo-grandfather's elderly friend.
12 5 "Stan of Arabia: Part 1" Rodney Clouden Nahnatchka Khan November 6, 2005 1AJN12 7.30[5]
After doing a terrible job standing in for Jay Leno at Bullock's anniversary roast, Stan is reassigned to Saudi Arabia. While his family begins to go through hell, Stan discovers all of his greatest fantasies come true under the male-dominated society.
13 6 "Stan of Arabia: Part 2" Anthony Lioi Carter Bays & Craig Thomas November 13, 2005 1AJN13 7.74[6]
Stan has renounced his American citizenship to live in Saudi Arabia, though his family finds themselves in their own awkward situations that lead them to getting sentenced to death by stoning. Meanwhile, Roger is wooed by an Arab prince.
14 7 "Stannie Get Your Gun" John Aoshima Brian Boyle November 20, 2005 1AJN14 8.19[7]
Stan and Hayley attempt to bond, but things are difficult due to Stan's obsession with guns and Hayley's stance against them. In the process, Hayley herself accidentally shoots Stan and paralyzes him. Meanwhile, Roger takes the ultimate revenge on Steve for eating his cookie by convincing him he is adopted and later was kidnapped by Stan and Francine.
15 8 "Star Trek" Mike Kim Chris McKenna & Matt McKenna November 27, 2005 1AJN15 8.80[8]
A drowned Steve tells the story of how he became famous for writing a story about Roger the alien, and how his parents exploited his talents to get what they want.
16 9 "Not Particularly Desperate Housewife" Brent Woods Dan Vebber December 18, 2005 1AJN16 7.84[9]
Francine pretends to be having an extra-marital affair in order to join an exclusive women's club called The Ladybugs, where membership is dependent upon the member cheating on their husband. However, Francine's life is threatened when she asks to quit. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger fight over the attention of an adorable little dog, and Hayley locks Steve and Klaus in her closet for reading her diary.
17 10 "Rough Trade" Pam Cooke David Zuckerman January 8, 2006 1AJN17 6.9[10]
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, which leads to disaster.
18 11 "Finances with Wolves" Albert Calleros Neal Boushell & Sam O'Neal January 29, 2006 1AJN18 8.23[11]
Stan gets a hefty bonus at work and uses all it on himself, while Francine uses a part of the bonus to open a muffin shop without Stan's approval. Now without a housewife at home, Klaus tricks Stan into putting Klaus's brain back into a human body in order to replace Francine around the house. Klaus (now with a human body) beats Stan up and ties him, before heading to Francine's muffin shop in an attempt to seduce her and make her leave Stan to start a new life with him. Meanwhile, Steve is convinced he's becoming a werewolf after watching a scary movie of it and being attacked by a wolf.
19 12 "It's Good to Be Queen" Rodney Clouden Alison McDonald February 26, 2006 1AJN19 7.70[12]
Stan seeks revenge for being the focus of a prank during his high school years by showing off that he married Francine, who is the homecoming queen. However, when they find two uncounted votes for Francine's arch-rival, Betty Sue, and her title is revealed to be a mistake, Stan's pride gets the best of him and goes out with the real queen.
20 13 "Roger 'n' Me" Anthony Lioi Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz April 23, 2006 2AJN01 7.34[13]
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. When Francine wants to find out what happened, the situation ends up with her in the hospital in a coma. Meanwhile, Hayley and Steve conspire to break up a good-looking couple so that they can date the two.
21 14 "Helping Handis" Caleb Meurer Nahnatchka Khan April 30, 2006 2AJN02 6.51[14]
After being embarrassed by Hayley's student film about her life as a housewife, Francine decides to become a back-alley surgeon to gain the respect of her daughter. Meanwhile, Stan forces Steve to take steroids – and Steve instantly becomes popular for two reasons, while Roger goes insane trying to clean the Smith's house.
22 15 "With Friends Like Steve's" John Aoshima Erik Durbin May 7, 2006 2AJN03 6.60[15]
After Steve shows a lack of interest in Stan's job, Stan replaces him with Barry, Steve's obese friend, who is in fact malicious (without his medication) and plots to replace Steve completely. Meanwhile, Roger does an impressive keg stand and becomes a fraternity brother.
23 16 "Tears of a Clooney" Brent Woods Chris McKenna & Matt McKenna May 14, 2006 2AJN04 6.86[16]
Haunted by resentment towards George Clooney (who Francine blames for her failure to become an actress), Francine resolves to win his heart with the intention of breaking it. However, her plan is sabotaged by Stan, who becomes close friends with Clooney as part of his wife's scheme. Meanwhile, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop using foster children and Hayley, the only one who can save the children, is incapacitated with an unnamed lung disease.

References[edit]

General[edit]

  • American Dad: Volume 1 episode commentaries. 2006. 

Specific[edit]

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