They publicly release a video of Chris dancing naked in his room in the style of Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs.
Connie instantly becomes popular again, while Chris is rendered back to his low social standing and apologizes to Meg for everything, and he tells her what it was like to be a part of the "in-crowd".
Meanwhile, Connie D'Amico learns what it is like to walk in Meg's shoes after she asks Chris out (intending it to be a short-lived relationship), the relationship actually goes somewhere then, at a party at the Griffins (where Meg is not invited), Chris breaks up with Connie to date two other girls.
The title is based on the family of drugs called steroids that is used medically to rebuild body tissue and is illegally used by athletics to increase muscle tissue, but has adverse mental and physical consequences that include dependence and aggression. The jokes have been redundant and the cutaway gags have been too long.
The PTC's review cited the episode's crude jokes, "tiresome pop culture cutaways" and "its conceit that its content is original." The latter referred to the plotline about Chris's sudden popularity at school and having a swelled ego as a result.s eighth season and seven from the seventh season, were released on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on June 15, 2010.
The sets included brief audio commentaries by Seth Mac Farlane and various crew and cast members for several episodes, a collection of deleted scenes, a special mini-feature which discussed the process behind animating "Road to the Multiverse", and mini-feature entitled "Family Guy Karaoke".
As a result, Chris' popularity increases at school, which leads to accolades by the jocks, cheerleaders, and other socially powerful students.
Meg tries to use the relationship to gain popularity herself, only to find herself snubbed off by Chris' newfound shallowness.
The episode featured guest performances by Wilhoit, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Jeff Bergman, Gary Cole, Chace Crawford, Camille Guaty, Wentworth Miller and Mae Whitman along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.The episode featured many of the show's recurring guest voice actors including: Alexandra Breckenridge, Chris Cox, Ralph Garman, and writers Danny Smith, Alec Sulkin, and John Viener also made minor appearances.Chris says he hates classic rock stations because they always end up playing “We Built This City” from Starship.The radio station Chris tunes in to is "Classic Rock 103.7 WHTT".WHTT was the callsign for the current Boston, MA radio station WODS, a classic hits station at the time that played the same music the fictional WHTT apparently airs before flipping to Top 40 in 2012 as 103.3 Amp Radio. This further references Boston influences on the TV show.Joe and Bonnie host a backyard barbecue, where Joe's baby daughter, Susie, gets into a fight with Stewie over a doll and attacks him.Upset by this, Peter takes Stewie to train at the local gymnasium.After Stewie's steroids injection wears off and he jumps out the bedroom window, the music playing is from the cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Heisler stated that neither of the storylines "held any water", because they were "ridiculously short".He also commented: "I'm starting to wonder if this show is even watchable anymore – 18 minutes of filler, 45 seconds of inspired silliness." The Parents Television Council, a frequent critic of Family Guy, named "Stew-Roids" its "Worst TV Show of the Week" for the week ending August 28, 2009; the review was based on a repeat airing.Elsewhere, Connie D'Amico is unhappy to learn that she has dated nearly every single boy in the school and plans to date an unpopular guy to gain better popularity, eventually deciding on Chris.During their first date, Chris reveals that he likes Connie, who is surprised by his kind heart and actually becomes attracted to him.