American Dad! (season 2)


American Dad! (season 2)
American Dad! Season 2

DVD box sets for American Dad! Volumes 2 and 3; the season was released in two separate volumes.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 10, 2006 –
May 20, 2007
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 Volume 2: May 15, 2007
Volume 3: April 15, 2008
Season chronology
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List of American Dad! episodes

American Dad!'s second season aired from September 10, 2006 to May 20, 2007.

The season consisted of nineteen episodes. The first half of the season is included within the Volume Two DVD box set, which was released on May 15, 2007, and the second half is included within the Volume Three DVD box set, which was released on April 15, 2008. The second season consisted of no leftover 1AJNxx episodes.

Contents

Reception

The season was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for the episode Lincoln Lover and a Golden Reel Award for Dungeons and Wagons.

The American Dad After School Special was nominated for the 2007 Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production. [1]

Reviews were generally positive. (Expand with reviews) [2] [3] [4] [5]

Episodes

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
24 1 "Camp Refoogee" Albert Calleros Josh Bycel & Jonathan Fener September 10, 2006 (2006-09-10) 2AJN06 8.93[6]
Stan tries to get Steve to attend summer camp; the only one available that he can find, however, turns out to be a refugee camp in Africa. Meanwhile, Roger and Francine role play as a husband and wife, though they can not come up with a mutual backstory. 
25 2 "The American Dad After School Special" Pam Cooke Dan Vebber September 17, 2006 (2006-09-17) 2AJN05 7.71[7]
Stan freaks out when he discovers that Steve's new girlfriend (a Goth named Debbie) is fat, but when Hayley, Klaus, and Francine point out that Stan is just as chubby as Debbie, Stan takes the news to heart and goes on a crash diet...which turns him anorexic. 
26 3 "Failure is Not a Factory-Installed Option" Rodney Clouden Etan Cohen September 24, 2006 (2006-09-24) 2AJN07 8.36[8]
Stan loses his confidence when a car salesman gets the best of him in a negotiation, and plots his revenge. Meanwhile, Roger and Steve set up a makeshift drive-in to try to get to first base with popular schoolgirls, and the saga of Roger's golden, jewel-encrusted turd continues. 
27 4 "Lincoln Lover" Brent Woods Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz & Nahnatchka Khan November 5, 2006 (2006-11-05) 2AJN11 7.71[9]
Stan gets passed up to speak at the Republican National Convention and is desperate to speak at anything Republican. When he creates a play based on Abraham Lincoln and his close male friend, a local chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans choose Stan to be their speaker (which unnerves Stan when he learns that the Log Cabin Republicans are known for having male homosexuals as their members). 
28 5 "Dungeons and Wagons" Kurt Dumas & Anthony Lioi Michael Shipley & Jim Bernstein November 12, 2006 (2006-11-12) 2AJN08 8.48[10]
After discovering Francine is looking for some 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 her boyfriend Jeff, who joins Steve's world of online gaming
29 6 "Iced, Iced Babies" Caleb Meurer Steve Hely November 19, 2006 (2006-11-19) 2AJN09 8.24[11]
After Steve begins taking his relationship with his girlfriend to a new level, Francine develops empty nest syndrome and tries to convince Stan to have another baby. Meanwhile, Roger becomes a college professor and Hayley finds a new crush in her classmate Ethan. 
30 7 "Of Ice and Men" John Aoshima Brian Boyle November 26, 2006 (2006-11-26) 2AJN10 8.76[12]
In the distant future, Klaus (now an elderly human male with a grandson) tells the story of how Francine discovered Stan's passion for figure skating and how Steve and his friends fought over a Russian mail-order bride. 
31 8 "Irregarding Steve" Pam Cooke Chris McKenna & Matt McKenna December 10, 2006 (2006-12-10) 2AJN12 7.11[13]
When Roger helps Steve see how stupid Stan is, they run away to New York to become successful. Meanwhile, the rest of the family is certain that the two have just run away to the tree house, which is promptly destroyed during a lightning storm, which is home to three squirrels re-enacting scenes from What's Eating Gilbert Grape
32 9 "The Best Christmas Story Never Told" Albert Calleros Brian Boyle December 17, 2006 (2006-12-17) 2AJN14
With Stan's Christmas spirit at an all-time low (thanks to special interest groups trying to make the holiday season more politically correct), the Ghost of Christmas Past visits him and tries to show him the true meaning of Christmas by takeing him to 1970. However, Stan is convinced that Christmas can be saved by killing Jane Fonda. Meanwhile, Roger from the the 70's finds a tape from Stan with music from 1974 to 1980 claiming its from the future. Soon he becomes rich by selling the tape to a music producer. 
33 10 "Bush Comes to Dinner" Mike Kim Mike Barker & Matt Weitzman January 7, 2007 (2007-01-07) 2AJN13 9.12[14]
President George W. Bush comes over to the Smiths' house for dinner after Stan wins an essay-writing contest, prompting Hayley to drill him on the Iraq War and his administration's questionable actions. Meanwhile, Steve and Roger try to get the President to open up on Osama bin Laden's exact whereabouts, but ultimately get the President drunk. 
34 11 "American Dream Factory" Rodney Clouden Nahnatchka Khan January 28, 2007 (2007-01-28) 2AJN16 7.49[15]
Stan turns entrepreneur and opens a teddy-bear factory when he feels he is slowing down at work. But when he discovers that quick profit equals hard work, he resorts to using illegal aliens for cheap labor. Meanwhile, Roger begins to take over Steve's rock band. 
35 12 "A.T. the Abusive Terrestrial" Joe Daniello Dan Vebber February 11, 2007 (2007-02-11) 2AJN17 6.60[16]
When Roger is rejected by Steve, he heads out in search of a new human companion. But when his new friend starts to physically abuse Roger, Steve and Hayley plot to get Roger out of the bad relationship. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine team up to save the Mr. Pibb factory after news hits that Mr. Pibb is going to be discontinued. 
36 13 "Black Mystery Month" Brent Woods Laura McCreary February 18, 2007 (2007-02-18) 2AJN20 7.06[17]
While researching a paper about George Washington Carver in celebration of Black History Month, Steve uncovers a conspiracy thats been going on since the Civil War and strives to expose it to the public. Meanwhile, Roger stalls during a game of Jenga with Hayley. 
37 14 "An Apocalypse to Remember" John Aoshima Erik Durbin March 25, 2007 (2007-03-25) 2AJN19 6.64[18]
A misunderstanding at the CIA leads Stan to believe it is the end of the world. Even after he realizes his error, he keeps his family convinced they are the last people on Earth so they can respect him. Meanwhile, Roger gets married so he can buy a new blender in time for his Grey's Anatomy night. 
38 15 "Four Little Words" Caleb Meurer David Zuckerman April 1, 2007 (2007-04-01) 2AJN18 5.94[19]
Stan goes to great lengths to never, ever end up in a situation ending with Francine telling him, "I told you so." She lets him hook his boss Bullock up with her friend, but when Bullock accidentally kills the woman, Stan frames Francine so she will stop asking questions. 
39 16 "When a Stan Loves a Woman" Rodney Clouden Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz April 29, 2007 (2007-04-29) 2AJN23 6.71[20]
Stan feels his marriage is on shaky ground after discovering Francine's secret sex garden, so Francine insists on a divorce in order to rekindle their romance, and so that Stan can experience life as a bachelor again. Meanwhile, Steve becomes addicted to an energy drink. 
40 17 "I Can't Stan You" Pam Cooke Michael Shipley & Jim Bernstein May 6, 2007 (2007-05-06) 2AJN15 6.31[21]
Stan brings some special CIA equipment home to eavesdrop on neighbors, discovering what they really think about him. To get back at them, he has the entire neighborhood evicted. Meanwhile Roger convinces Steve to join him in scamming store owners out of money. 
41 18 "The Magnificent Steven" Mike Kim Steve Hely May 13, 2007 (2007-05-13) 2AJN21 5.67[22]
Stan recounts his story of how he set out on a quest to make Steve a man, which gets him prosecuted for slaughtering contaminated cattle. Meanwhile, Roger starts a cat fight between Francine and Hayley after he unintentionally gives one a little more attention. 
42 19 "Joint Custody" Joe Daniello Keith Heisler May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20) 2AJN24 7.62[23]
Roger and Stan turn into bounty hunters and chase Jeff, who is wanted for smuggling marijuana to Florida. Meanwhile, Steve becomes convinced that he has been cursed with a psychic gift after getting electrocuted from hot-wiring a car. 

References

General
  • American Dad: Volume 2 and 3 episode commentaries. 2006-7. 
Specific
  1. ^ Awards for American Dad at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/27723/american-dad-vol-2/
  3. ^ http://dvd.ign.com/articles/790/790618p1.html
  4. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/reviews/American-Dad-Volume-Release/7403
  5. ^ http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33713/american-dad-vol-3/
  6. ^ "Weekly Program Ratings". ABC. September 12, 2006. http://abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=091206_11. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
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