American Dad!

Season 2 Episode 14

Helping Handis

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 30, 2006 on TBS
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Stan wants Steve to be popular and goes to desperate measures giving him steroids to make him bigger, better, and part of the in-crowd at school. But when the steroids have an unexpected side effect, Steve gets a lot more attention than anyone expected. Meanwhile, after Hayley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, Francine is determined to start a new career as a doctor.moreless

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  • This episode was funny

    10
    Stan wants Steve to be popular and goes to desperate measures giving him steroids to make him bigger, better, and part of the in-crowd at school. But when the steroids have an unexpected side effect, Steve gets a lot more attention than anyone expected. Meanwhile, after Hayley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, Francine is determined to start a new career as a doctor. I thought this episode was excellent. I really enjoyed it and it is actually one of the best for season 1. Both plots were hilarious. I LOL'd when Hayley made a movie about Francine working at home...funniest part in that plot. I thought it was funny when she wanted to be a doctor and helped some guys. As for the main plot, it was funny as well. Steve having breasts was hilarious. It was funny when Stan decide to has steroids as well. The ending was super funny. Overall, a funny episode. 10/10moreless
  • Another perfect one.

    10
    Stan wants Steve to be popular and goes to desperate measures giving him steroids to make him bigger, better, and part of the in-crowd at school. But when the steroids have an unexpected side effect, Steve gets a lot more attention than anyone expected. Meanwhile, after Hayley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, Francine is determined to start a new career as a doctor.



    10 out of 10
  • perfect

    10
    Stan gives Steve steroids to make him bigger, but the steroids have an unexpected side effect; they give Steve boobs. Now, all the men are attracted to him because of it. Haley makes a movie about Francine's life as a housewife, but Francine does not like it and sets out to prove she has something worth telling.



    Good story. I did not like Francine's plot a whole lot but I really liked Stan's and Steve's, especially when the boobs came in, it seemed to get a lot funnier, like the resolution of the episode. Good episode overall, my final grade is of course going to be an A+.moreless
  • It was weird but hilarious

    10
    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "American Dad". It had a lot of hilarious moments. The main plot was that Stan gives Steve steroids that will make him more bigger, better, and popular at school but the steroids gave Steve an unusual effect which was boobs. The subplot was when Francine was humiliated after seeing Haley's movie at school so she goes to work at the hospital because she feels like Haley doesn't respect her feelings. It was very funny when Francine said "Now I know why those nurses on "Scrubs" don't have time to be funny" and then Klaus says "I like Scrubs". Steve developing boobs after taking the steroids was very weird but it was somehow hilarious. Roger's part in this episode was also funny when he is trying to make the house look very clean. Stan wanted to show Steve that Steve is only popular because the guys like his boobs so Stan injects one and he gets boobs as well. The ending of Haley and Francine's plot was funny and the ending of Stan and Steve's plot was hilarious. Overall, an excellent episode of "American Dad". 10/10moreless
  • Steve takes steroids that have an unusual affect on him. Meanwhile Francine is approach by the \"handicapped\" mafia to do some illegal work.

    7.0
    "My son's a slut!!!!"



    LOL Ok I gotta admit I like American Dad, while it may not be up to par as "Simpons" , or "Family Guy" it is a funny show. They took a pretty familiar theme and premise and made it funny. In this episode Steve takes steroids which give him basically female boobs...obviously this is nonsense as steroids actually on both males and females has the effect of lowering pubes but I digress. It was still funny. He instantly becomes a hit with jock and hip crowds, and starts throwing parties. Stan is glee with joy until he sees guys start hitting on Steve because of his breasts.



    Meanwhile Francine who was recently humiliated by a film Haley did decides to be a surgeon with the "handicapped mafia". Haha one of the goons looked like Paulie from "The Sopranos". Francine ended up turning the tables on these morons at the end. Not a bad episode really.

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John Cho

John Cho

Vince Chung

Guest Star

Juanita Jennings

Juanita Jennings

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Guest Star

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Barry

Recurring Role

Matt McKenna

Matt McKenna

Coach Andrews

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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Sully

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Hayley: (checking the contents of a bag) Stem, stem, seeds, stem... Damn it, Gary, I slept with you!

    • Jock #1: Did you hear what Vince Chung just said?
      Jock #2: Yeah, he's so popular, you forget he's Asian.

    • Stan: Oh, my God!
      Roger: Oh, my God!
      Stan: My son's a slut.
      Roger: I just made that bed.

    • (Francine's pager beeps)
      Francine: Oh, it's work. Tell your father I'll be gone all night. Man, these hours are brutal. No wonder those doctors on Scrubs don't have time to be funny. (Leaves)
      Klaus: I like Scrubs.

    • Johnny Four-Legs: That was amazing, Dr. Smith. Let me introduce everyone. You know Blind Jimmy. I'm Johnny Four-Legs. These are the twins -- Large Monty.
      Large Monty: Hey, how you doing?
      Johnny Four-Legs: And Little Tex.
      Little Tex: Howdy.
      Johnny Four-Legs: And that's Deaf Teddy. We call him Wheels. But it don't really matter what we call him, 'cause he's deaf. Ain't that right, Melissa?
      Deaf Teddy: Nice to meet you.

    • Barry: But we're behind on our project for the science fair.
      Stan: How do I say this nicely? (To Snot, Barry, & Toshi) Loser! Loser! Loser!
      Steve: Dad!
      Stan: I'm kidding! (To Snot, Barry, & Toshi) Not kidding!

    • Doctor: (Looking at Francine's "diploma") Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Oh! Yeah, this degree is a complete joke. No one will ever hire you.
      Francine: But you just said "Oh" like you were impressed.
      Doctor: Yeah. Yeah, I did.
      (Long pause)

    • Stan: Let's not panic. The CIA scientist gets back from vacation in a few days. So until I get the antidote, we just have to keep your magnificent ta-tas under wraps.
      Steve: What am I supposed to do now?
      Stan: Strap 'em down with these Ace bandages. It's what Hilary Swank used to hide her breasts in Boys Don't Cry. You know, that movie where she got what she deserved?
      (Steve gasps)
      Stan: An Oscar! And brutally sodomized.
      Steve: Dad!
      Stan: In a review by Derek Simms of the Detroit Free Press!

    • Steve: Damn your experimental steroids!
      Stan: It's okay, Son. You're experiencing a perfectly natural side effect called 'roid rage.
      Steve: Oh, I'm experiencing a side effect all right. I have boobs!
      Stan: Oh, my God!
      Klaus: I know. Talk about a butter-face.

    • Francine: Well, today, I became a surgeon. My diploma.
      Hayley: This is printed on the back of a Chinese take-out menu. You've clearly been scammed, Mom.
      Francine: Doctor! I didn't go to school for 12 hours to be called "Mom!"

    • Stan: Son, I know a better way we can make you a better athlete and get you in with the cool kids.
      Steve: Really? How?
      Stan: Well, we could embark on a strict three-year training program where we'd spend lots of time together, bonding as father and son.
      Steve: Oh, I'd like that.
      Stan: Yeah, me neither. That's why you should take these steroids.

    • Stan: Come on, Coach! I didn't pay you to not play my son! Scared he's going to be too good? (Starts clucking like a chicken)
      Coach Andrews: (Sighs) 30 years of smoking and I'm still alive.

    • Francine: Her film made me look like a boring housewife who's only good at cleaning.
      Roger: Oh, that is an outrage!
      Francine: Thank you, Roger.
      Roger: You're a terrible cleaner. Look at this place. It's filthy!

    • Francine: How humiliating. Hayley made me look like a total idiot.
      Stan: Honey, you're not a total idiot. I mean, you got the point of the film, right?

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Lori and George Schappell
      The conjoined twins, where the smaller one sings country music, is a reference to Lori and George Schappell. Born as Lori and Dori Schappell, the sisters are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the head and sharing 30% of their brain matter, but having very different personalities and living, insofar as possible, individual lives. As a mark of individuality, and disliking the fact that their names rhymed, Dori changed her name to Reba. By 2007, she was preferring to be known as George.

    • Fast Times At Ridgemont High
      Steve coming out of the river in slow motion is a reference to the famous pool scene in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. They even use the same music.

    • Klaus: I know. Talk about a butter-face.
      A woman is said to have a "Butter Face" if she has a great body, but is not very pretty. It comes from saying, "She's got a great body, but her face..."

    • Johnny Four-Leg: (to Deaf Teddy) We call him Wheels.
      In the film, X-Men (2000), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) insulted Prof. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) as Wheels.
      Wolverine: What did they call you, Wheels?
      Due to both Xavier and Deaf Teddy being in wheelchairs.

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