With Friends Like Steve's
Barry's off his meds...and his rocker.
Season: 1 Episode: 22
Total Episode Count: 22
Prod. no.: 2AJN03
First Aired: May 7, 2006
Guest Starring: Craig Ferguson
Featuring: Stan Smith, Steve Smith, Barry
Also Appearing: Hayley, Roger, Francine, Klaus, Gary, Beth, Donnie, Evan, Tuk-Tuk, Tara Reid
Musical Numbers: Food, Glorious Food
Director: John Aoshima
: Bob BowenWriters
: Erik Durbin Storyboarders
: Jim Shellhorn
, Jansen Yee Newspaper Headline
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Having seen and heard the same things over and over, Steve loses interest in his activities with Stan, who quickly dumps him for Barry, a kid who appreciates him. But Barry's very different when he's not taking his "vitamins," which are actually aggression-suppressive pills and he goes insane. Stan gets him to quit taking his pills, not realizing their importance. Being preferred, Barry frames Steve for the destruction of Stan's Franklin Mint plate collection and has him sent to a youth penal oil rig in the Atlantic ocean. When Stan still puts Francine first before Barry, he buries her in the back yard and reveals his true nature to Stan, forcing him to play with him. Learning of the true importance of Barry's pills when the kids at the oil rig are given them, Steve avoids the pills and uses his father's CIA skills to escape. Challenging Barry to outsmart him, he claims to have placed a pill in a glass of water and instructs him to pick one, with Steve drinking the second. Steve wins by having fooled Barry by placing pills in both glasses but becomes temporarily retarded himself in the process as Stan decides they should dig up Francine to fix them breakfast.
Meanwhile, Hayley and her friends picket at Groff Community College after their Eskimo-studies funds are given to the fraternities and used for parties. Roger's beer-swilling skills come in handy when he decides to join a fraternity at Hayley's college. Inviting Hayley and her friends to study the frat at a party, Hayley's friends abandon their cause and Hayley ends up sleeping with an Eskimo frat brother. Roger leaves the fraternity when they tell him newbies have to clean after the party while brothers sleep.