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1600 Candles



Episode Number:


Directed By:

Caleb Meurer

Written By:

Rick Weiner and Kenny Shwartz

Original Air Date:

September 28, 2008

Proceded By:

Spring Breakup

Followed By:

The One That Got Away

DVD Commentary Available:



Today's Roger's birthday, but it gets interrupted by Steve when he's going through puberty by showing his first pubic hair.[]

Stan and Francine are horrified at this because they have reoccurring memories of when Hayley's menstruation didn't go well as she had wild mood swings for every development; her period, her breasts and even face acne.

Never wanting to survive Steve's puberty moments, they use serums from the CIA to regress his puberty to a toddler and skip it to adult hood, gone wrong as an old man. This angers Steve, as he plans to meet with Lisa Silver. As a toddler, she thought he was Steve's "nephew," and she ran away from when the old Steve was sleeping. Steve becomes pissed, so he goes into a retirement home, threatening to kill himself, making his parents regret their decision on keeping making Steve miss living the rest of his amazing and wonderful life, so they inject another serum in him, making him 14 years old again, and that he got to go to the school dance with Lisa.

Unfortunately for him, his dream is nearly crushed when a drunken Roger, who was furious at the latter for ruining his birthday, pulls down his pants showing his one pub, which also resulted in him getting a swirly from bullies. Stan and Francine learn a lesson that puberty isn't perfect for anyone, whether you're a guy or a girl.

In the end, Steve manages to get even with Roger for humiliating him at the dance, which results in the alien saying, "I hate Steve so much ."

Unbeknownst to them, the pubic hair lands on Roger's birthday candle, blewing it out, meaning that Roger's 1600 birthday is over.


Pop Culture References[]

  • The last shot of the episode, and the title reference the movie "Sixteen Candles".
  • When Steve loses his pube the scene is taken from the opening scene of "Forrest Gump".