Bar Mitzvah Hustle
Steve plots to save Debbie from a rival.
Season: 4 Episode: 14
Total Episode Count: 72
Prod. no.: 4AJN06
First Aired: March 22, 2009
Guest Starring: Seth Green, Judd Hirsch
Featuring: Steve Smith, Debbie, Etan Cohen, Snot
Also Appearing: Stan, Roger, Francine, Hayley, Klaus, Barry, Toshi, Bobby, Bubby Judy, Uncle Howie, Minamoto
Director: Brent Woods
Assistant Director: Chris Bennett
Writers: Chris McKenna, Matt McKenna
Storyboarders: Caleb Meurer, Erik Kuska
Roger's Disguise: Alfalfa from Frannie 911
Plot: Steve is showing off his new fart sounds machine at the mall with Debbie. Etan Cohen from Jack's Back returns and he hits on Debbie. Steve finds out later that Debbie is dumping him for Etan, wanting someone more mature. Steve decides to get even by stealing Etan's most prized possessions, his bar mitzvah gifts. He hatches a complicated scheme that distracts Etan to watch the gift table and instead takes the money and cards that conveniently fit in Etan's pocket. Etan falls for the plan and blows a gasket in front of Debbie accusing Steve of stealing his money unaware of Snot being an unwitting partner. But Snot fouls up the plan and is wrongly accused of stealing the Etan's bar mitzvah money. Steve tries to ignore things and hope they resolve themselves but Etan reports him to a council of Jewish elders, putting his own celebration in jeopardy. Debbie breaks up with Etan, unaware of Steve's plot and wants to be friends with Steve again. Roger tries to intervene but the council decides Snot is to be kicked out of Temple. In desperation, Steve comes clean about the plot but loses Debbie in the process. He nearly loses his friendship with Snot but makes up by throwing Snot a Star Trek-themed bar mitzvah by selling his toys.
Meanwhile, Stan can't find his cell phone after he sets it to vibrate the previous night at the movies. Francine proposes pitching an idea to the phone companies to override the vibrate mode with a code so the phone can be heard. Stan is impressed and arranges for him and Francine to try to sell their idea. When they return from their sales pitch, Stan breaks down and also breaks the fourth wall, revealing the entire show to be just a filmed performance.