King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 5

Aisle 8A

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 07, 1999 on FOX
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Kahn and Minh go to Hawaii on a business trip, leaving Connie with the Hills. While there, Connie get her first period. Dale gets a new indestructible garbage can.

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  • A pretty intense episode

    I knew next to nothing about this episode when I watched it. It was out of pure luck that I did end up watching this one. But I was surprised at how good it was.

    I haven't seen a ton of early KOTH episodes with Connie but in the ones I'd seen, she seemed a lot nicer, friendlier, and overall more likeable than the rather easily agitated Connie of season 5 and beyond.

    So as far as I know, this is where her character changed.

    So here's the plot. Minh and Kahn are going out to some sort of award ceremony for Kahn and Connie is left with the Hills. Things are cool at first but Bobby starts to worry about how to act around Connie, so he starts acting it's around this time that Connie suddenly starts being a jerk.

    Well, it turns out she's becoming a woman. Yeah, and she ends up needing help at the moment that Peggy isn't home. It ends up being a pretty intense episode, considering it shows what dicks Minh and Kahn are. On top of being angry for the first time (that I've seen), Connie also cried for the first time (that I've seen), and both were with good reason. She's been overworked by her parents and now, when she needs them the most, they're off on vacation! You feel sorry for Bobby, too, considering he hasn't hit puberty yet, so suddenly it's like there's this whole world between him and Connie.

    Looking back, this could be considered the beginning of the end for Bobby and Connie's relationship, since she's becoming a woman and he'll always be a kid. Of course, it's still a damn good episode, as all of KOTH of seasons 1-5 was.moreless
  • This episode is funny. Period.

    Another great KOTH episode, where Hank gets forced into an extremely uncomfortable position. There isn't too much to say, as I liked the episode as a whole. The plot was good, and it had a ton of funny moments. It isn't the best one of the season but it is a good one. I liked how they dealt with the situation and kept it very really, and yet found the humour within that situation.moreless
  • Hank is extremely uncomfortable with the human body

    This episode may be about Connie getting her first period, but it's more of a look at Hank being un-nerved by having to deal with the human body, particularly the female human body. It's been a running joke on KOTH that Hank hates dealing with anything that reminds him of bodily functions. Even in the pilot, he yells at Bobby for listening to a prank call where someone makes farting noises ("My God, it's all toilet sounds!"). So imagine Hank's predicament when he's left alone with Connie, who is staying in the bathroom for a really, really long time. When Hank find out what was going on, he tries desperately to get ahold of Peggy. When that fails, he does the only other natural thing- he takes Connie to the emergency room! If that's not embarrassing enough for Hank, he is then informed that Connie needs some "special supplies" from the store. Hank is mortified by the idea of going to the dreaded "Aisle 8-A". Connie goes by herself and is overwhelmed by the choices. Hank sees her beginning to panic and goes to help her get what she needs. Meanwhile, Dale is excited by his fancy new Rubbermaid trashcan that is indestructable and holds a seemingly limitless supply of empty beer cans. Dale and the guys are distraught when a garbage truck accidentally takes the can with it and drives away. While this was a pretty funny B-plot, it seemed too much like the much funnier "couch in the alley" plot to be that good. This episode is a high point for Hank, showing that his natural decency and loyalty to his friends easily overcomes his fears, even his deep fear of discussing bodily functions.moreless
  • While Connie is staying at the Hills house, she gets her first period.

    Kahn and Minh have to go away to give a big speech. Connie stays at the Hills house. For a while, everything is going ok, but then Connie starts getting mad at Bobby. After Bobby and Peggy leave for school and Hank is left with Connie, she tells him she got her first period. Hank can't contact Peggy or Minh so he has to take Connie to get her "supplies." They go to the Mega-Lo Mart and Connie goes down Iisle-8A. Finally, Hank gets ahold of Kahn and Minh, who head home. Connie tells Bobby what has happened and says he won't break up with him. She also says for the few days a month, he needs to stay away from her.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Joseph Gribble, Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Beth Grant

Beth Grant


Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • After Connie tells Hank she is experiencing her first period, Hank consults the book that Connie's parents left for Hank. There is a close up of the folder from Hank's point of view and you see there are not many pages on each side. You can tell this as you can see the binder's covers below the papers on each side and there is not much material on either side. The next shot that shows Hank skimming through the papers each side of the folder has a lot more papers on each side than the previous shot.

    • There is a scene when Hank & Peggy are talking in the garage. Next to Peggy there is a belt sander or something similar to a belt sander. In shots of Peggy from over Hank's shoulder, it disappears.

    • When Hank takes Connie to the doctors, he is in the waiting room. After Connie and the doctor come out they open the two doors and stand in front of the doors. Towards the end of the scene as the doctor is about to leave them, they have all moved far a short distance from the left of the doors.

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Do you want to be in charge?" -Peggy "No." -Hank

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Peggy: You went down aisle 8a? In twenty years, I haven't been able to get you past aisle 5!

    • Connie: Technically, I think I'm only a woman four days a month.
      Bobby: Well, that's for most people. But you're super-organized. I bet you can get through it in two days.
      Connie: I don't think that's how it works.

    • (Hank takes Connie to the Megalo Mart for feminine supplies)
      Hank: Aisle 8A. We sure are a long way from automotive. Do you have your list?
      Connie: Yes! Just because I started my period doesn't mean I can't hold onto a piece of paper!

    • Dale: (after having seen his favorite trash can destroyed, then fixing itself automatically) Big Bad Can!!!!

    • (Kahn and Minh showing the hills Connie's babysitting book)
      Minh: It teach you how to be a parent this week; what time Connie should eat; acceptable reading material...
      Hank: Newsweek, huh, not in this house.
      Peggy: Oh, how very nice. You included recipes. Oh look, and pictures, well that's good, because I have no idea what scrambled eggs look like.

    • (Peggy needs to explain Connie's condition to Bobby)
      Bobby(After school): Uh-oh, last time you were waiting for me, I learned about goldfish heaven.
      Peggy: Come on Bobby, let's go to Whataburger.
      Bobby: Alright! Oh God, where's Ladybird?

    • Connie: You know what I've always wondered? Propane is called 'liquid petroleum,' but isn't it a gas, Mr. Hill?
      Hank: Please Connie, call me Hank.

    • Connie: This is a great dinner, Mrs. Hill.
      Peggy: Well, we have your mother to thank for that. She recommended that I stir the macaroni with a spoon. No more burnt hands, Hank!

    • Bobby: May I take those plates out of your way, sir? And can I tempt you with some toaster strudels -- or are we watching our figures?
      Hank: (Annoyed) Just take the plates Bobby.
      Bobby: Right away, sir.

    • (Trying to help Connie with her first period)
      Hank: Do you have any idea how to tie a tourniquet?

    • Connie: Ug, how many cows do you people eat in a year?
      Hank: Wait, we figured this out once.

    • Joseph: Word is, Connie's Aunt Flo is in town.
      Bobby: Yeah, probably 'cause she started her period.

    • Connie: Mom, I was really mean to Bobby, and I don't know why.
      Minh: He annoying little boy.

    • (Hank takes Connie to the ER)
      Hank: Is she gonna be okay?
      Nurse: She's going to be fine. I've taken care of things for now, but here is a list of products for Connie, which you can pick up at any pharmacy.
      Hank: Uh, couldn't you just give her this stuff? You are a hospital.
      Nurse: No, you have to go and buy them.
      Hank: I mean, let's say I got stitches: you might send me home with a box of Band-Aids if I asked for 'em, right?
      Nurse: Band-Aids aren't going to work in this situation -- please, don't try Band-Aids.

    • Connie:(About starting her period)You know Mr. Hill, maybe this isn't such a big deal after all.
      Hank: Nope, not such a big deal. In fact, this is such a little deal that we won't have to talk about it anymore.

    • (after the whole period thing)
      Kahn: Oh Hank, you ruin my life, so nice to see you.
      Connie: Oh hi Mr. Hill, sorry this week was so boring (laughs slightly)
      Hank: (laughs back) Right, good to see you too Connie (Connie leaves)
      Kahn: Why she not cry at you, all she does is cry at me, it not fair......I make more money than you.
      Hank: Yeah well, I'm just returning your parenting manual, I added a chapter at the begining.
      Kahn: "Aisle 8A" what Aisle 8A?
      Hank: You know....down near the ointments....
      Kahn: (makes little strangled sobbing noise)
      Hank: Yeah, I know.

    • Hank: Bobby, every woman has a period... uh, uh, of time, every month ...
      Bobby: Even Mom?
      Hank: Bobby, if we're gonna get through this, you cannot ask me questions like that.

    • (Peggy rushing home in a panic)
      Peggy: Where's Bobby?
      Hank: It's Connie.
      Peggy: Hank, what is it?!"
      Hank: You know, the special time in girls' lives, and the freshness... and all that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The writer of this episode was nominated for the 2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production.


    • Bobby: My name is, my name is, my name is Slim Shady!

      This is alluding two things. The repeating of my name is, is a famous part of Kid Rock's act. Slim Shady is Rapper Eminem's nick name.

    • Minh (talking to Connie about PMS): Makes sad movies truly excellent. You watch Titanic on the right day, it blow you away. Titanic is the 1997 James Cameron movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as two young travelers who fall in love during the maiden voyage of the Titanic; tragically, only one of them survives.

    • Kahn: In the words of Maya Angelou . . .

      Maya Angelou is the African-American writer of the powerful autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and several collections of poetry. Kahn doesn't actually get to quote her though; Minh hands him a note about Connie and he screams instead.

    • Joseph: Word is, Connie's Aunt Flo is in town. Aunt Flo is sometimes used as a slang for a woman's period.

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