American Dad! (season 5)


American Dad! (season 5)
American Dad! Season 5
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 27, 2009 –
May 16, 2010
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 Volume 6:
April 19, 2011[1]
Season chronology
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List of American Dad! episodes

American Dad!'s fifth season aired starting on September 27, 2009. The season consists of episodes - nine from the 4AJNxx production line and four from 5AJNxx. The season also marked the series move to airing in 16:9 high definition[2] on January 3, 2010 with the episode "Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth".

The season initially ended its 13-episode run on February 21 to make room for the new Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson and was set to return to the schedule in September. However, on April 5, it was announced that Sons of Tucson was canceled after a four-episode run.[3] The fifth season of American Dad continued with five more episodes[4].

The season premiered in the United Kingdom, on BBC Three on Sunday, November 6, 2011 [5] at 10pm, with a double bill.

Contents

Reception

The season premiere, In Country...Club, was given generally positive reviews.[6]

Episodes

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
79 1 "In Country...Club" Albert Calleros & Josue Cervantes Judah Miller & Murray Miller September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) 4AJN20 7.12[7]
Stan teaches Steve that the only way he can truly appreciate the national anthem is by participating in a war re-enactment, but the experience leaves Steve looking and acting like a traumatized Vietnam War veteran. Meanwhile, Roger gets a pet bird and badgers Stan into giving him a cable code so he can watch a pay-per-view special. 
80 2 "Moon Over Isla Island" Rodney Clouden Jonathan Fener October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04) 4AJN15 7.06[8]
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 small island nation. Meanwhile, Steve and Snot compete for the sexual advances of each other's mothers. 
81 3 "Home Adrone" Brent Woods Erik Sommers October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11) 4AJN14 6.67[9]
Steve is left home alone when the family takes a trip to look at a potential college for Hayley. When his friends arrive and realize he has the run of the house, they persuade Steve to break the rules. They’re soon in over their heads when they discover that what they thought was a video game is actually a military controlled drone. As they attempt to cover their tracks, Roger has a meltdown that keeps the family from making their trip. Stan returns to find that Steve has betrayed his trust and thrust them into a high-level security situation. 
82 4 "Brains, Brains and Automobiles" Pam Cooke & Jansen Yee Keith Heisler October 18, 2009 (2009-10-18) 4AJN18 6.20[10]
Stan tries to sabotage Francine's plans to make Roger self-sufficient so Francine won't leave Stan for being boring. Meanwhile, Steve, Barry, Snot, and Toshi meet a mysterious salesman who sells them bikini underwear called "culottes." 
83 5 "Man in the Moonbounce" Tim Parsons Brian Boyle November 8, 2009 (2009-11-08) 4AJN19 4.53[11]
Steve must become the "man of the house" when Stan relives his childhood after an emotional breakdown on a moonbounce -- and ends up in Chimdale Minimum Security prison for vandalizing a house. Meanwhile, Hayley gives Klaus a wig so he can have his first haircut in years. 
84 6 "Shallow Vows" John Aoshima Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) 4AJN16 5.99[12]
When Stan lets it slip that he only married Francine for her looks days before they renew their wedding vows, Francine purposely lets herself go so she can see if Stan really does love her. Meanwhile, Steve and Hayley go on the run when one of Roger's personalities threatens to kill them. 
85 7 "My Morning Straitjacket" Chris Bennett Mike Barker November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22) 4AJN22 5.52[13]
Stan becomes obsessed with Hayley's favorite band, My Morning Jacket after trying to ban her from listening to their music. 
86 8 "G-String Circus" Bob Bowen Erik Durbin November 29, 2009 (2009-11-29) 4AJN21 6.39[14]
Stan opens up a dry-cleaning shop with 20-year-old strippers as the workers, but when Stan's business goes south, Stan decides to take off his own clothes for money. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends go to space camp (which turns out to be boring) and try to escape when he sees a webcam shot of Roger housing Stan's stripper dry-cleaning workers in Steve's room. 
87 9 "Rapture's Delight" Joe Daniello Chris McKenna & Matt McKenna December 13, 2009 (2009-12-13) 4AJN17 6.19[15]
Stan is upset when he cannot find his family a good seat for a Christmas Day church service, but that proves to be the least of his worries when Stan discovers that he, Roger, and Francine are the last people left on Earth and everyone else has ascended into Heaven as part of the Biblical end of days. 
88 10 "Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth" Rodney Clouden Matt Fusfeld & Alex Cuthbertson January 3, 2010 (2010-01-03) 5AJN01 5.91[16]
When Stan gets told by Francine to get rid of his gas-guzzling SUV, he and Roger hatch up a plan at the local horse track to avoid losing his car. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends help an obese man out of his bedroom. 
89 11 "A Jones for a Smith" John Aoshima & Jansen Yee Laura McCreary January 31, 2010 (2010-01-31) 5AJN02 5.06[17]
Stan gives Francine a hard time when she is sentenced to work in a soup kitchen following a drunk driving arrest (since Stan does not believe social programs that help the homeless and impoverished are of any value to American society), but when Stan gets hooked on crack cocaine (and costs Steve a chance to hook up with a beautiful high school girl who's attracted to nerds), he discovers that asking others for help isn't useless. 
90 12 "May the Best Stan Win" Pam Cooke Murray Miller & Judah Miller February 14, 2010 (2010-02-14) 5AJN04 5.23[18]
For Valentine’s Day, Stan gives Francine “love coupons,” but refuses to honor them, prompting a cyborg version of Stan from the future to challenge him for Francine's heart. Meanwhile, Roger and Steve remake the 1980s movie Mannequin after finding a sex doll in Toshi's parents' room. 
91 13 "The Return of the Bling" Joe Daniello Nahnatchka Khan February 21, 2010 (2010-02-21) 5AJN03 5.64[19]
Roger reveals that he played on the gold-medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team as a steroid-abuser. Stan is able to convince Roger to return his Olympic gold medal, but Roger has a difficult time dealing with the loss. Meanwhile, Hayley reevaluates her relationship status with Reginald the Koala. 
92 14 "Cops and Roger" Tim Parsons Erik Durbin April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11) 5AJN06 5.09[20]
Roger joins the police force after he and Francine are mugged, and Hayley gets a new friend. 
93 15 "Merlot Down Dirty Shame" Josue Cervantes Brian Boyle April 18, 2010 (2010-04-18) 5AJN08 5.17[21]
Roger winds up kissing Francine when the two go wine-tasting. Meanwhile, Klaus and Hayley screw with Steve's head by making him think his reality is a lucid dream
94 16 "Bully for Steve" Rodney Clouden Matt Fusfeld & Alex Cuthbertson April 25, 2010 (2010-04-25) 5AJN11 5.31[22]
Stan bullies Steve to try to toughen him up while Roger studies crime scene photography. 
95 17 "An Incident at Owl Creek" John Aoshima & Jansen Yee Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland May 9, 2010 (2010-05-09) 5AJN10 5.75[23]
In preparation for a neighborhood party, Stan tells his family to get in shape, but an accident in the pool makes Stan a laughingstock. 
96 18 "Great Space Roaster" Joe Daniello Jonathan Fener May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) 5AJN12 5.82[24]
It is Roger's birthday, and he begs to be roasted, but Roger takes the cruel jokes to heart and goes on a rampage against the Smith family. 

References

General
  • American Dad: Volume 5 and 6 episode commentaries. 2006-7. 
Specific
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  4. ^ "FOX Bumps "Sons of Tucson" to Summer, "American Dad" to Return This Sunday". The Futon Critic. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/04/05/fox-bumps-sons-of-tucson-to-summer-american-dad-to-return-this-sunday/8606. 
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