King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 14

Born Again on the Fourth of July

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 19, 2009 on FOX

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  • Another typical Bobby-centric episode.

    At the this episode, Bobby seems to be lazier than usual. He fails to go to church with his parents because of his slothfulness. Worse, while at home, he steals from his mother's purse to buy a pizza. That causes Peggy to overreact and make outlandish assumptions. Lucky decides to intervene via taking Bobby to his church (Continuity, what's that?). Inside the "church", Bobby meets his-inspiration-of-the-episode.

    Meanwhile, Hank and the rest are preparing for the 4th of July. Hank wants to outdo a rival street via having a better fireworks display than them. John Redcorn makes a brief appearance as an illegal fireworks sells man... for some reason. However, Bobby, who is spouting ridiculous phrases, ruins everything when he smashes a paper-mache of Uncle Sam. Hank, being his usual oblivious and obsessive self, blames the rival street instead of noticing the obvious.

    Hank inadvertently starts a fight, which ends with both sides losing everything for nothing. And Bobby, who will revert to his usual lazy ways the next episode, barely manages to escape punishment.

    Overall, this is a typical Bobby-centric episode with an okay setup. The ending, however, is terrible. Nobody learns anything, and everything returns to the status quo. How predictable.