'American Dad' Episode Guide - Season 7

American Dad, Season 7, aired during the 2011 - 2012 TV season. The episode "Hot Water" was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. Read recaps for Season  of American Dad.

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"Hot Water"

"Hot Water" on 'American Dad'. FOX
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--and can sing. Cee-Lo Green provides his own voice and that of the hot tub. Gabourey Sidibe has a voice cameo as a party girl. Air date: September 25, 2011.
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"Hurricane!" on 'American Dad'. FOX

When a hurricane hits Langley Falls and residents are urged to evacuate, Stan insists on sticking it out at home. Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers) makes a special guest voice appearance. Air date: October 2, 2011.

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"A Ward Show"

"A Ward Show" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Steve runs away from home after he's beaten up by teachers at school because Roger, who has been made Steve's legal guardian, gets the principal fired. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine's vacation at the world's largest water park proves disappointing. Air date: November 6, 2011.

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"The Worst Stan"

"The Worst Stan" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Stan has never been someone's best man in a wedding, so he plays matchmaker for Principal Lewis and the school superintendent (guest star Angelica Huston). He ruins his own plan when he invites an old friend of Principal Lewis' to the wedding. Stan meets Ricky Martin (guest starring as himself), and that doesn't turn out well, either. Meanwhile, Roger finds the perfect pair of shorts. Air date: November 13, 2011.

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"Virtual In-Stanity"

"Virtual In-Stanity" on 'American Dad'. FOX

When Stan feels guilty for failing to bond with his son, he creates a gorgeous virtual girlfriend (guest star Sarah Michelle Gellar) for Steve. Meanwhile, Roger starts a limo service, but he seeks revenge when customers cheat him. Air date: November 20, 2011.

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"The Scarlet Getter"

"The Scarlet Getter" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Stan runs into an ex-girlfriend (guest star Sharon Lawrence) from his CIA-training days and their romance heats up again. But Francine's plan for revenge leads to trouble—for Roger. Meanwhile, Steve accidentally wears Hayley's underwear to school, but finds it brings him good luck. NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe guest stars as himself when the CIA brings him in to catch an alien. Air date: November 27, 2011.

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"Season's Beatings"

Season's Beatings - American Dad
Season's Beatings - American Dad. FOX
Father Donovan (guest star Martin Mull) stages a Christmas play at the mall and casts Stan as Santa and Roger as Jesus. But they get into a fight and Stan is kicked out of church. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff adopt a child who turns out to be possessed. Air date: December 11, 2011.
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"The Unbrave One"

"The Unbrave One" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Steve wants to show Stan that he's a macho man—a superhero, in fact. Meanwhile, Francine has an identity crisis after getting some surprising news that could permanently alter the Smith family dynamic. Air date: January 8, 2012.

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"Stanny Tendergrass"

"Stanny Tendergrass" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Stan's hopes to join the country club are dashed, even while Steve is invited to join. But the reason he is locked out becomes clearer when he discovers who owns the club. (Hint: Roger!) Air date: January 29, 2012.

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"Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key"

"Wheels & the Legaman and the Case of Grandpa's Key". FOX

Stan joins Steve and Roger's make-believe detective agency, but Stan proves to be an incompetent fake sleuth, and Roger demands that Steve fire him. He won't do it. Then Stan is kidnapped when the pair try to track down Hayley and Jeff. "Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key" is the 100th episode of American DadAir date: February 12, 2012.

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"Old Man in the Mountain"

"The Old Man in the Mountain" on 'American Dad'. FOX

After expressing hatred for old people, Stan is magically transformed into a frail old man himself. Meanwhile, Roger takes Francine to a dance contest, and she quickly discovers that it's not what she had expected it to be. Air date: February 19, 2012.

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"The Wrestler"

"The Wrester" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Steve's good friend Barry threatens Stan's high-school wrestling record, so Stan enlists Roger to keep that from happening. But it turns out Roger is the one Stan should be worried about. Air date: March 4, 2012.

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"Dr. Klaustus"

"Dr. Klaustus" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Roger's stint as Dr. Penguin, the Smith family therapist, is interrupted when he's sent to fight in Iraq. So Klaus seizes his opportunity to be the household counselor. Air date: March 11, 2012.

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"Stan's Best Friend"

"Stan's Best Friend" on ' American Dad'. FOX

No, it's not his service revolver. Francine buys Steve a dog over Stan's objections, but when the dog is seriously injured, it's Stan who won't let the vets take it off life support. Air date: March 18, 2012.

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"Less Money, Mo' Problems"

"Less Money, Mo' Problems" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Stan makes a bet with Hayley and Jeff, who are freeloading off Stan and Francine, that they can live for a month on minimum wage. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger make it a mission to test-drive the car of their dreams. Air date: March 25, 2012.

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"The Kidney Stays in the Picture"

"The Kidney Stays in the Picture" on 'American Dad'. FOX

Stan fears that he might not be Hayley's real dad, so he travels back in time to find out who might be. Alas, he disrupts events back then and must undo them to avoid changing the future. Air date: April 1, 2012.

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"Ricky Spanish"

Ricky Spanish - American Dad
Ricky Spanish - American Dad. FOX

Roger's alter ego "Ricky Spanish," the most hated man in town, resurfaces. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine get a surprise visit from the African child they sponsor. Air date: May 6, 2012.

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"Toy Whorey"

"Toy Whorey" on 'American Dad'. FOX

In the seventh season finale, Stan takes Steve to Mexico to help his teen son grow up. When they get there, they're kidnapped by a drug cartel, and it turns out that only Steve has a chance to free them. Air date: May 13, 2012.