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King of the Hill

Episode 5.09 : Chasing Bobby

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

January 21, 2001

Distributor

Fox TV

Genre

Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1997 - 2009

Production Company

Deedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Director

Anthony Lioi

Screenwriter

Greg Daniels, Mike Judge

Main Cast

  • Mike Judge
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Pamela Adlon as Bobby Hill (voice)
  • Brittany Murphy as Luanne Platter/Joseph Gribble (Age 12)
  • Johnny Hardwick
  • Stephen Root
  • Toby Huss

Additional Cast

  • Marcelo Tubert

Synopsis


Hank's gone soft!

When Hank takes his family to see a "chick flick," Hank gets caught up by the movie's father-son symbolism and breaks out in tears. Showing a little concern, but more excitement, Peggy practices her amateur psychology to analyze Hank's newfound emotions. She determines that Hank has been crying because of his own relationship with Bobby. It turns out, though, that Hank is crying because his old truck is now on its last legs and he can't seem to fix it anymore.

Convinced that Hank is really hiding his feelings for Bobby, Peggy urges Bobby to spend time helping Hank fix his truck. When all rescue attempts fail to fix the truck to full working status, Bobby suggests they go to a repair shop 40 miles away that's supposed to work miracles. Hank grudgingly agrees, but when the repair shop really turns out to be a truck retailer, Hank turns right around and heads back to Arlen, now mad at Bobby.

Halfway out of town, the truck stalls on some railroad tracks. The truck won't start up again and a train comes along and destroys it. Extra angry with Bobby, Hank walks back to the truck dealer blaming Bobby for the disaster. When they get there, Bobby decides to leave Hank and walk home in the pouring rain. Hank soon realizes that Bobby is gone, so he borrows a truck for a "test drive" and races through off-road terrain to find him. Hank finally catches up to Bobby; they reunite inside the new truck and bond over the beauty of all the new features the truck has to offer.

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