Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 13

Stew-Roids

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

After Susie Swanson beats the crap out of Stewie, he and Peter take to the gym. What Stewie doesn't know is that Peter is giving him a little extra help to get those six-pack abs. Meanwhile, Chris begins dating one of the popular girls in school, but her popularity soon begins to subside.moreless

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  • Stewie takes steroids and Chris goes out with a popular girl

    9.0
    After Susie Swanson beats the crap out of Stewie, he and Peter take to the gym. What Stewie doesn't know is that Peter is giving him a little extra help to get those six-pack abs. Meanwhile, Chris begins dating one of the popular girls in school, but her popularity soon begins to subside. For most of the part, this was a superb episode. I liked the main plot better...the subplot however really dropped the score, I'll tell ya why in a bit after listing the funny parts. I laughed at Quagmire peaking at Lois and Bonnie (classic), Stewie getting beat up Susie, Peter and Stewie bonding, Stewie getting steroids, Stewie kept blocking Brian, "And now here's something you'll really liked," and the last line. Those were all in the main plot. Subplot only laughed a few times especially the Fred Flinstones reference (by the way all the cutaways in this episode were enjoyable/hilarious). However, the subplot was not the best. I hated how Meg wasn't invited to the party (yet it is still in their house) Chris here was unlikable a little bit but not his worst role. Also, it was boring... I did liked Neil's brief appearance and he'll not appeared again until a season 10 episode. Overall score 9/10moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    what i liked- susie beating up stewie, peter allowing stewie to be taking steroids, the way connie and meg get back at chris, meg asking connie if she can think about her in the tub, connie says no, but meg says "well I'm gonna", Stewie on steroids, amongst a few other things.

    good episode. I would have liked to see more of Stewie on steroids. The whole reason he took them was because Susie had beaten him up so easily and Peter did not want a 'sissy' as a son, but they never really resolved that. I would have liked to see Stewie try and get revenge on Susie (and then have a 'twist' where Susie still beats the crap out of him haha). the rest was good. Chris dating Connie and then becoming popular was a nice plot. B+ or somoreless
  • Mediocre

    5.5
    After Susie Swanson beats the crap out of Stewie, he and Peter take to the gym. What Stewie doesn't know is that Peter is giving him a little extra help to get those six-pack abs. Meanwhile, Chris begins dating one of the popular girls in school, but her popularity soon begins to subside.



    5.5/10
  • Peter injects Stewie with steroids. Meanwhile, Chris becomes popular at school when he goes out that popular girl named Connie.

    7.0
    This was just an average episode of "Family Guy"... it was overall good but it could have been better for the most part. I liked the main plot much more than the subplot though. The main plot was when Peter injects Stewie with steroids and I thought it was hilarious when Stewie has a buff body after Peter injects him with steroids. It was hilarious when Lois punched Peter after he told her that he injected Stewie with steroids. Stewie blocking Brian was also hilarious. Stewie being on steroids throughout this episode really made me laugh hard. The cutaway with Fred Flintstone was hilarious. I also thought the cutaway was hilarious when that pigeon is laughing at that Adam Sandler film. I didn't like the subplot that much when Chris became popular and he became a huge jerk to Meg. It was just cruel for Chris to tell Meg that she is not invited to his party even though it is at their own house and poor Meg was crying. Meg also had to help Connie when Connie became unpopular since Chris got all of the popularity. It even angered me when Connie was still not gonna be friends with Meg even though Meg helped her. Oh yeah, I also laughed when Stewie's body turned flabby since the steroids are wearing off and then Stewie was flying. Overall, I loved the Stewie on steroids plot but I really didn't the Chris being popular plot... it was an overall good episode. 7/10moreless
  • Stewie Roids and Chris Raises..To Popularity

    10
    So, Peter giving Stewie was disturbing and so DUMB of Peter. Man, that was the dumbest thing he's ever done. He always does stupid stuff, but this took the cake. He would shoot drugs up his own SON. Sometimes he's a terrible parent.



    I like Joe and Bonnie's daughter. She is a good character. Her beating up Stewie really showed how whipped Stewie got. Not that there's anything wrong about a girl beating up a boy (If he hit first), but Stewie could usually kill someone with the snap of his hand. Whether he's pulling a lazor gun from behind his back or using a regular object (Golf Club, Lamp, etc).



    The ending with Stewie's "Flying" gag was funny though!

    Chris is sweet when he's not all popular. I think him and Conny could of been good together. The whole "Thinking about you in the tub later" gag was funny especially at the end with Meg saying "Well, I'm still gonna", implying slight lesbianism.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller

Jock #4/Popular Kid #2

Guest Star

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford

Jock #2/Popular Kid #4/Trainer

Guest Star

Camille Guaty

Camille Guaty

Gina

Guest Star

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Bonnie

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Meg's lunch
      An orange peel, a picture of Lois eating a turkey leg, and the cut-off crusts of Chris' peanut butter and jam sandwich. (Whoever packed Meg's lunch either forgot about her peanut allergy or was actively trying to kill her.)

    • This episode reveals that Kevin Swanson, Joe's son, died in Iraq, explaining his sudden disappearance from the show (also, in the DVD commentary for Peter's Two Dads, the creator Seth MacFarlane said that he was a very boring character). However, this is later retconned in Season 10 by stating that Kevin was MIA (Missing in Action).

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (the built-up Stewie is flexing around Brian and talking non-sensibly)
      Stewie: Ooh! I am hotter than phone-sex with a blind girl! (scene cuts away to a man and woman on phone)
      Man: So....what are you wearing?
      Woman: I don't know.

    • Principal: (to Connie) Connie, the person who humiliated you has been humiliated. By the rules of High School, you are now popular again.

    • Meg: (To Connie about Chris) When we're done with him, he'll be more of an outcast than a seagull at a Adam Sandler movie.
      (Cut to a movie theatre that's playing "Adam Sandler in The 35-year-old Bicycle Delivery Boy")
      Adam Sandler: This is my old bicycle that I had from when I was ten. (A seagull is seen in the theatre squaking with laughter) Sometimes the banana seat hurts my hiney. (the seagull laughs again)
      Man in theatre: Will you shut up?
      Seagull: You shut up man, it's a comedy.
      Adam Sandler: When I ring the bell it makes my pants feel funny. Ring-ring-ring. (The seagull laughs again)

    • Peter: I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse! (scene cuts to Peter in bed with a horse) I, er... I misspoke.

    • Stewie: Doesn't matter how you find the pot of gold, B to the rian, all that matters is that you beat the leprechauns.
      Brian: That doesn't even make any sense!
      Stewie: When your muscles are this strong, it doesn't have to make any sense!

    • Peter: Look at that Connie. So young and live. Look at the shape of that body. Look at the shape of that body!
      (Peter Pulls out an old medallion) Peter: That's it Brian, that's where One-eyed Willie buried his gold!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Ambien
      The pills Lois leaves with Meg, also called Zolpidem, are perscribed for short-term insomnia treatment. It was approved for sale in the US in 2007. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, anterograde amnesia (the inability to produce new memories), poor motor coordination, increased appetite, changes in libido, impaired judgement, and lack of inhibition. Overdose leads to comas and, predictably, death.

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