American Dad!: Season 4 (2008 - 2009)


Season 4
American Dad!

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Critic Ratings: 3


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User Ratings: 75
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Air date: Sep 28, 2008
Air date: Oct 5, 2008
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Air date: Nov 9, 2008
Air date: Nov 16, 2008
Air date: Nov 30, 2008
Air date: Jan 25, 2009
Air date: Feb 8, 2009
Air date: Feb 15, 2009
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Season 4 of the animated misadventures of CIA operative Stan Smith and his family opened in a blaze of glory with "1600 Candles," which was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour). In it, Roger celebrates his 1600th birthday, but the Smiths are too freaked out by Steve's impending puberty to celebrate. So Roger decides to make his own birthday fun. In other excellent outings: Stan learns that Francine was engaged to another man before she met him, and tracks the guy down to size him up. Then he wants Francine to choose between them; and Stan spends a night out with the guys and has a lot of explaining to do because of it. The latter episode featured the voice talent of singer Joss Stone who played an unattractive young woman and a hooker.


Critic Reviews for American Dad! Season 4

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The show always seems far too eager to ape Family Guy rather than dig deeper for a unique entry point into the world of nihilistic shock comedy.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Fortunately, the writers get their act together by the time series four comes around.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

American Dad was designed to replace Family Guy. But it was also made with the lessons that McFarlane learned from his first show's limitations. But, the second show often tries to act like the first, and it falls apart.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Dad!: Season 4

  • Jul 25, 2019
    Just as good as Season 3, if not better, American Dad! finally 100% escapes from Family Guy's shadow with great voice acting, episodes that decide to experiment a bit with the show's formula (hint: it's the "Tearjerker" episode) and better gags with characters that might have been cringy in earlier episodes being...slightly less cringy making the fourth season the season that's a must-have for your DVD collection of Seth MacFarlane shows.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Not a fan of this show at all!

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