American Dad! (season 9)

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American Dad! season 9
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Original channelFox
Original runSeptember 30, 2012 (2012-09-30) – May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
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American Dad! season 9
American Dad! (season 9).png
Digital download season cover art
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Original channelFox
Original runSeptember 30, 2012 (2012-09-30) – May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 8
Next →
Season 10
List of American Dad! episodes

American Dad!'s ninth season debuted on the Fox network on September 30, 2012, at 9:30/8:30c,[1] and concluded on May 12, 2013.

Guest stars for the season include Mariah Carey,[2] Rupert Grint, Jon Hamm, Alison Brie, Nathan Fillion, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Forte, Charlie Day,[3] Shaun White, Wayne Brady, Michelle Dockery & frequent guest star Patrick Stewart.

Episode plots include Jeff being stranded on an alien space ship (Lost in Space), Klaus finding his human body (Da Flippity Flop), Roger becoming Stan's stepfather (American Stepdad) and Hayley getting a job as a bar singer for Roger (Love, AD Style), etc.

The episode "Minstrel Krampus" was scheduled to air on December 16, 2012, but was replaced by a repeat of "Wheels & the Legman and the Case of Grandpa's Key" out of sensitivity for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.[4][5] To compensate for this, they aired the episode "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story" early. "Minstrel Krampus" eventually aired in the tenth season.


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1341"Love, AD Style"Josue CervantesErik DurbinSeptember 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)7AJN035.25[6]
Roger develops a crush on Hayley after he recruits her as the main entertainer in his new crooner's bar, and ends up kidnapping her when she tells him that she cannot be in love with him because she is married. Meanwhile, Stan (once again) tries to prove his manhood by negotiating a good price for an SUV he wants, and tries to sell his black SUV to get money for the new one. 
1352"Killer Vacation"Rodney CloudenRick Wiener & Kenny SchwartzOctober 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)7AJN055.18[7]
The Smith's family's tropical vacation turns out to be anything but relaxing when Stan is assigned a mission to kill the activities director at their resort, whom his boss at the CIA insists is an ex-war criminal. Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff try to revive their dead sex life and meet a swinger couple, Steve joins a British boy (guest star Rupert Grint) to find a nude beach, and Roger (posing as an old widow) falls for an old widower. 
1363"Can I Be Frank With You"Pam Cooke & Valerie FletcherJudah MillerNovember 4, 2012 (2012-11-04)7AJN083.99[8]
Francine fears that she and Stan are growing apart because he spends so much time hanging out with his buddies at the "CIA Chill Zone". Meanwhile, Steve and his friends are recruited to join a boy band and make a music video. 
1374"American Stepdad"Shawn MurrayJordan Blum & Parker DeayNovember 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)7AJN104.21[9]
Stan invites his mother to come live with the family after Stan’s stepfather, Hercules, dies, and tensions rise when Roger is forced to share his attic with her. But Roger and Stan’s mom quickly fall in love and get married, and Stan is forced to deal with Roger as his new stepdad, which goes very well once Roger actually makes fatherly advice to Stan. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends discover a mysterious plane crash while on a bike ride and come across a long-lost script of a Fast and the Furious sequel that reveals a shocking truth about the entire series. 
1385"Why Can't We Be Friends?"Jansen YeeJonathan FenerDecember 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)7AJN064.25[10]
Stan decides that Snot is not cool enough to be Steve's friend, so he attempts to separate them by staging a shooting at an ice cream parlor, of which Snot is the only witness and is then placed in the CIA Witness Protection program. Meanwhile, Roger hires Jeff to clean his attic for extra cash, but keeps robbing him every time he goes back to Hayley's room. Features Joe Satriani's "Always with Me, Always with You". 
1396"Adventures in Hayleysitting"Tim Parsons & Jennifer GravesMatt Fusfeld & Alex CuthbertsonDecember 9, 2012 (2012-12-09)7AJN094.67[11]
The Smith family's regular babysitter, Lindsay, breaks her leg in a soccer match, so Stan and Francine are forced to leave Steve with Hayley, despite her track record of being extremely irresponsible. When Hayley teases Steve about being a dweeb, Steve is determined to prove her wrong and sneaks out of the house to go to a party with the cool kids. 
1407"National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story"Chris BennettMurray MillerDecember 23, 2012 (2012-12-23)7AJN044.21[12]
When Greg and Terry's new talk show does a news story on the 35th anniversary of the rescue of "Baby Franny", Francine begins to feel guilty over wasting her life while the fireman who rescued her from a well died in her place. Meanwhile, Stan and Roger team up with Toshi's dad Mr. Hideki Yoshida to invent and market sexy shoes for male strippers. 
1418"Finger Lenting Good"Joe DanielloLaura McCrearyJanuary 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)7AJN075.65[13]
Francine encourages the family to give up their various vices for Lent (Stan's yelling, Steve's crying, Hayley's junk food snacking, Jeff's need to hug people, and Francine's cigarette smoking), but they all get drunk at Roger's Mardi Gras party and sign a pact letting Deputy Director Bullock stay over to make sure the Smith-Fishers stick to their sacrifices. Meanwhile, in a risque parody of Cinderella, Roger finds a nipple pastie the morning after the Mardi Gras party and, along with Klaus, goes searching for the perfect bosom. 
1429"The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari"Josue CervantesBrian BoyleJanuary 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)7AJN114.82[14]
Francine tries to teach Roger the value of hard work after his character "Twill Ongenbone" fakes a degree in archaeology, but she quickly regrets her decision. Meanwhile, Steve asks Stan questions about Stan's past for a school project, but is disturbed when he keeps recording Stan's depressing ramblings about his life. 
14310"Blood Crieth Unto Heaven"Joe DanielloBrian BoyleJanuary 27, 2013 (2013-01-27)7AJN154.27[15]
In this parody of the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play "August: Osage County," Francine throws a birthday party for Stan, which brings back bad memories of when his father abandoned him. Meanwhile, Roger (playing a black maid named Edna) kills off the love child had between Avery Bullock and Hayley. 
14411"Max Jets"Tim Parsons & Jennifer GravesKeith HeislerFebruary 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)7AJN173.88[16]
A waitress gets her claws on Roger's philanthropic character Max Jets, who's just gotten out of prison and is helping the Smiths with their financial woes. 
14512"Naked to the Limit, One More Time"Chris BennettKeith HeislerFebruary 17, 2013 (2013-02-17)7AJN124.15[17]
Roger tries to convince Jeff that he is his imaginary friend so Roger can go naked in the house, but when Jeff blabs that the Smiths have an alien, Stan must choose between killing Roger or Jeff so the secret can stay a secret. Meanwhile, Steve feels left out when his friends' butts have filled out, but not his. 
14613"For Black Eyes Only"Jansen YeeJonathan FenerMarch 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)7AJN223.27[18]
In this follow-up to season four's James Bond parody "Tearjerker," Sexpun T'Come (Francine) is shot and killed by Black Villain (Principal Lewis). Stan must now team up with Tearjerker (Roger) to stop Black Villain's plan to melt the Arctic glaciers, even if going through a clone of Sexpun T'Come, who is black instead of white. 
14714"Spelling Bee My Baby"Rodney CloudenLesley Wake WebsterMarch 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)7AJN134.53[19]
Francine enters Steve in a spelling bee contest, where he faces competition from Toshi's sister, Akiko. Meanwhile, Roger and Stan try to rush Hayley in getting over her lost husband, Jeff (who was caught off guard by Roger and chucked into a spaceship by Roger and thus sent into outer space in "Naked to the Limit, One More Time"), all for the purposes of getting her to act as a line official for them in a game of badminton
14815"The Missing Kink"Pam Cooke & Valerie FletcherJeff Chiang & Eric ZiobrowskiApril 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)7AJN164.23[20]
Unsatisfied with missionary sex, Francine finds out she has a spanking fetish when Stan tries to punish Steve. Meanwhile, Hayley tries to move on from Jeff being sent into outer space and agrees to go out on a date with Snot. 
14916"The Boring Identity"Jansen YeeErik SommersApril 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)7AJN143.81[21]
After a failed CIA raid at a restaurant where Osama bin Laden is working, Stan loses his memory, which Francine takes full advantage of for him to become the perfect husband. Meanwhile, Roger joins Steve's paper route, but he gets involved in the seedy side of the business. 
15017"The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith"Shawn MurrayErik DurbinApril 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)7AJN184.03[22]
CIA Internal Affairs tells Stan that Deputy Director Bullock is showing early signs of dementia and must have his memory erased. Meanwhile, Steve runs into a bully at school, so Roger hires an old friend, Stelio Kontos, to take care of the problem.[23] 
15118"Lost in Space"Chris BennettMike BarkerMay 5, 2013 (2013-05-05)7AJN205.00[24]
Months after the events on "Naked to the Limit, One More Time," Jeff—still on a spaceship owned by Roger's race of aliens that was originally intended to return Roger back to his birth planet—must prove to the emperor (voiced by Michael McKean) of the alien spaceship that he's truly in love with Hayley so as to get back to Earth. 
15219"Da Flippity Flop"Rodney CloudenMatt WeitzmanMay 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)7AJN214.01[25]
Klaus' human body is located and placed in a freezer at the CIA. When Klaus finds out, he begs Stan to put him back in it, but when Stan refuses, Klaus swaps bodies with him. Meanwhile, Roger turns the attic into a gym, and tries to pressure Steve into a long-term membership. 


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