Choosy kids choose Scooter's
The Peanut Butter Kid
Stewie snags a starring role in a national commercial.
Season: 14 Episode: 11
Total Episode Count: 260
Prod. no.: DACX08
First Aired: January 10, 2016
Featuring: Stewie Griffin, Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin
Also Appearing: Brian, Meg, Chris, Quagmire, Joe, Bonnie, Susie, Cleveland, Donna, Roberta, Cleveland Brown, Jr., Rallo, Tom Tucker, Jake Tucker, Mayor Adam West, Rupert, Queen of Burlesque Griffin, Barbara, Bob, Godzilla, Usher, Dana Plato, Scott Schwartz, Dustin Diamond, Andrew Koenig, Corey Haim
Musical Numbers: Trading Places, This is Burlesque, Who Will Buy?
Director: Greg Colton
Assistant Director: Young Baek
Writers: Artie Johann
Storyboarders: Rob Bou-Saab, Annemarie Brown, Ron Smith
Plot: When the mail arrives from the bank, the Griffins find they are still low on funds and Lois worries about Stewie's college fund. Although Lois comes up with reasonable ideas, Peter decides to search for funds with a metal detector. However, his finds land him in big trouble when he takes things from other people. Lois tells him the stunt is over and they will be returning the metal detector for the cash. At the mall, they find auditions for a national peanut butter commercial is going on and they decide to enter Stewie. His teasing of Brian catches the eye of the executives and he is chosen to be the spokesperson.
The family friends and neighbors gather for the premier of Stewie's commercial and it goes over well. He later receives a check for $2000 which Lois wants to put away for him, but Peter thinks they should keep a little to celebrate. Taking the family out to a fancy restaurant, Brian is unsure about exploiting Stewie, but finds he is already lined up for another commercial audition. When they arrive, they find that the competition has been ratcheted up. Placed on the spot for a quick demonstration of his acting skills, Stewie hurts himself and finds his parents are not so forgiving on the ride home for his failure. Brian awakens to music in the middle of the night and finds Peter and Lois putting Stewie through his paces to sharpen his skills, to Stewie's detriment. Even worse, they slip him a homemade energy drink laced with drugs to keep him going.
At another audition, Stewie is barely able to function so Lois has Peter give him more drugs. He lands the commercial and Brian finds they are spending the money on more fancy gadgets for the home. Brian goes to see Stewie and finds him still trying to work out on the “exercises” he was given. Although Stewie tries to put his trust in his parents, Brian sets out to show him that they no longer have his best interests at heart and tells him about other child actors that ended up in porn, dying or both. He gets through to Stewie and he decides to get out of the business. At yet another commercial shoot, Peter tries to slip him more drugs but he gives it to a stagehand and goes on a rampage on the set. His parents realize that they are the cause of his actions and apologize, although Brian's wink to Stewie freaks Peter out. Later, Stewie admits that the dancing and cocaine felt good and might explore it later.