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"Frankensteve" is the seventh episode of Season 1 and the seventh episode of China, IL.
After both Frank and Steve sustain life-threatening injuries during a wrestling match, Dr. Falgot performs surgery on them turning Frank and Steve into a super brother.
During a wrestling match, Frank and Steve endure severe injuries. Falgot does a procedure on them, conjoining the brothers due to alleged heavy organ losses. Forced to live together, Steve is disgusted with Frank's habits and reveals that he had sex with Jen, Frank's crush, to Frank's anger. Going to a restaurant to meet with Jen, Steve confesses that it was a one-night stand and that he'll cut off any ties he has with her. Instead, Frank seeks to ruin Steve's life by hindering his attempts to end things with Jen, despite this meaning that he can't have her as long as Steve does. Afterward, Steve asks that Frank let him dump Jen, or he'll stay with her just to prevent Frank from getting her. In retaliation, Frank notes that he'll date her simply to make him unhappy.
The next day, the brothers experience conflict in trying to give a lecture. As the class file out, Falgot encourages them to go back to wrestling, and Steve considers simply so he can have sexual relations with cheerleaders. Aware of these plans, Frank intends on making this impossible for Steve by prolonging his relationship with Jen. After many consecutive victories, the conjoined brothers attend a party, where Frank tries to get Jen back as part of his plan. Steve, however, feigns interest in Jen simply to annoy Frank, but when one of Frank's taunts angers Steve, Steve partially tears the seams connecting the brothers, forcing them to see Falgot.
Entering the campus hospital, Frank and Steve overhear Falgot's scheme of having all of the school's athletes conjoined. Angered at this, Steve realizes that he and Frank didn't need to be conjoined but only were for the sake of UCI's athletics, then grabs a saw, destroying any remaining stitches holding him and Frank together. Later, a now-independent Steve flirts with cheerleaders, but he faces ridicule when the students, Jen included lose their school spirit, their faith in the once-conjoined Smiths shattered.
Another wrestling match is about to take place, and the opponents have two of their athletes conjoined to compete with UCI, causing Frank to worry since Steve is no longer with him. Steve enters the gym and claims that he and Frank can telepathically communicate, and after verifying this, Frank faces the two-in-one opponent. With Steve's help, Frank wins the match, and Steve wins Jen back, only to dump her, getting his repressed feelings out. As Jen grabs Frank, Frank pushes her away, claiming that since he no longer feels the need to annoy his brother, their relationship is no longer.
- Running Gag: The Dean pulling the legs off of his opponents, which is against the rules. Only at the end does Falgot allow this, due to the match having ended when the Dean does it.
- Despite airing eighth, some sources consider this the seventh episode.
- The title is a play on the name Frankenstein.
- Finger Guy appears in this episode after being introduced in "Baby Boom".
- In Frank's apartment, a picture of Steve's Son from "Baby Boom" and a picture of Kenny Winker can be seen about four minutes into the episode.
- The aquarium boss from "Dean vs. Mayor" can be seen in the stands at nine minutes and twenty-five seconds into the episode.
- Near the start of the episode, Donny's clothes when he's seen in the bleachers are different from when he first enters.
- Falgot: I saw you think, and you thunk!
- [Frankensteve attacks a nurse.]
- Falgot: They're alive.
- Baby Cakes: Ladies and gentlemen, it's Frankensteve!
- Jen: Only two things matter to me: loyalty and huffing paint.
- Steve: Jen, okay look. I'm just not that into you, all right?
- Jen: Steve, sometimes I get the feeling that you're just not that into me.
- Sammy: Stevefrank!
- Frank: I can't do this alo—o—one.
Characters Appearing Edit
- Aquarium Boss
- Baby Cakes
- Coach Branson
- Finger Guy
- Gang Sang
- Kenny Winker (pictured)
- Stacy Megan
- Stephen Smith
- Steve's Son (pictured)
- The Dean
|"Prom Face/Off"||"Chinese New Year"|
|Pilots||"China, IL: The Funeral" • Unaired Pilot|
|Season 1||"Rewind, Pause, Pay!" • "Dean vs. Mayor" • "Baby Boom" • "Coming Out of the Casket" • "Secret Society" • "Prom Face/Off" • "Frankensteve" • "Chinese New Year" • "Dream Reamer" • "Dean's List"|
|Season 2||"The Perfect Lecture" • "Is College Worth It?" • "Do You Know Who You Look Like?" • "The Diamond Castle" • "Kenny Winker Rules" • "China-Man Begins" • "Total Validation" • "Surfer God" • "Prank Week" • "Wild Hogs"|
|Season 3||"A Gentleman's Bet" • "Best Face Forward" • "Charlize" • "Crow College" • "Bi-Topping-Ality" • "Parent's Day" • "Displays of Manhood" • "Life Coaches" • "Gummie World" • "Magical Pet"|