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.
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.