King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 2

And They Call It Bobby Love

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 22, 1998 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

out of 10
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  • Bobby falls in love with an older girl (who breaks his heart) and Hank and the guys find an abandoned couch in their alley.

    Bobby's first foray into love leaves him looking pathetic but ultimately triumphant. Using his prop comic talents to attract attention from a popular school flirt, Bobby gets infatuated immediately after the girl kisses him on the couch that mysteriously appeared in the alley.
    Such a quick bite of the love bug is nothing new among young boys, neither on TV nor in reality. Bobby's early hubris (trying to tell Hank and Peggy that his love affair is stronger than theirs!) is nervy, but believable, and sets him up for Peggy's kick-him-when-he's-down, "I guess my and your father's love is stronger than yours with Marie" slam when he gets dumped.
    Bobby's revenge is small consolation, but allows him to regain his self-esteem, and illustrates classic King of the Hill attitude.