American Dad!

Stan Knows Best

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 5/8/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Hayley comes home from a Green Party rally with her hair dyed green, instigating a fight with Stan. While she's sleeping, Stan cuts her hair (for her own good, of course). After learning of what Stan did, a wigged Hayley defies her father yet again by moving into the van of her new boyfriend. When Stan cuts her off financially, she gets a job as a waitress in a strip club, which pushes Stan right off the edge. Meanwhile, Steve tries to pass Roger off as his disfigured sister in order to cop a feel with a female classmate.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wendy Schaal


  • Scott Grimes


  • Dee Bradley Baker


  • Seth MacFarlane


  • Rachael MacFarlane


  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Stan cuts off Hayley's hair while Rodger pretends to be Steve's disfigured sister.

    By Murvine_Taylor, Sep 21, 2014

  • Super

    By PascalIliopou, Dec 03, 2012

  • Another decent episode of American Dad

    By fsaenz0125, Dec 26, 2011

  • Perfect.

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 13, 2011

  • superb

    By futuramarama, Jun 13, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Francine: (to Hayley after her hair was cut off by Stan) Don't worry Hayley, you don't in any way resemble a penis.

    • (Steve has been kicked in the groin by one of the girls he is asking for a bra)
      Snot: How's your bra quest going?
      Steve: (smugly) Making progress. A girl just groped me with her foot.

    • Stan: These wigs are fashioned after the most revered Republican first ladies of our times. (pointing out the various wigs) The Barbara Bush, the Nancy Reagan, the Maria Shriver.... (looks directly at the audience) Stay tuned. Hayley: Those are horrible! Stan: Hey! Girls your age have to go through chemo to get a wig this nice!

    • Stan: (To a stripper in a sheep-herding outfit) Hey, Bo Peep! I know where you can find your sheep: in hell!

    • Hayley: Jeff's here. Later. Stan: Who's Jeff?! Hayley: My boyfriend, don't wait up. Stan: Boyfriend? How can she be old enough to have a boyfriend? She still wets her bed.

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    Notes (12)

    • Stan originally said "She (Hayley) has the same nipples as you" to Francine when they were at the crowd of Hayley's pole dance. The line was altered to "You used to look like that".

    • Jeff Fischer introduced Matt Weitzman and Mike Barker at a casino in Las Vegas.

    • The writers and creators of this episode, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, were particularly proud of how this episode turned out.

    • Jeff Fischer is a friend of Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman.

    • Channel 7 (AU) airdate: December 29, 2005.

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    Trivia (4)

    • When the CIA helicopters shoot at Stan, there are bullet holes all around the door. In later scenes, they are gone.

    • If Stan had earplugs in his ears, he would not have been able to hear Francine's question about the French toast, which he clearly did.

    • Roger makes a sarcastic remark about bringing pneumonia back to his home planet, though in the previous episode he claims his people are immune to all human ailments.

    • When Roger is dressed up like a girl and has make-up on, the make-up is on the top eyelid, but when he blinks it goes around the whole eyelid.

    Allusions (5)

    • Meg Ryan Roger comments that he knows how to act as a burn victim because he's watched Meg Ryan's latest film.

    • Lion King: Blanket When he is talking to Francine, Stan mentions that Hayley has a Lion King blanket.

    • Episode Title: Stan Knows Best The title is a spoof of the VH1 reality TV show, Hogan Knows Best.

    • Stan: Maria Shriver... stay tuned. When Stan displays the wigs of Republican first ladies, he names Maria Shriver and says "Stay tuned," alluding to the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be the first foreign-born President.

    • Episode Title: Stan Knows Best This episode title is a spoof of the TV show, Father Knows Best.

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