King of the Hill

Season 10 Episode 2

Bystand Me

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 25, 2005 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Helpful Hints!

    This was a decent episode. Not nearly as strong as the previous episode, but still pretty good. Peggy wasn't exactly annoying in this episode, but it's still hard to enjoy a Peggy centred episode. It had some really funny moments, but overall the laughs were just OK. The plot was decent, but there could have been more to it. Even the B Plot seemed to be missing something. The idea was great, but it just didn't come out as funny as it could have. Overall a decent episode.
  • Hank decides that Bobby should get a paper round, but Bobby, loathing the idea, makes a deal with Dale. Meanwhile, Peggy gets a job with the paper writing a household hints column, with hints given to her by Minh in return for the crossword solutions...

    This is a fairly enjoyable episode of the series.

    Most of the laughs come from Dale, as he tries to pose as a teen to get a paper delivery route (for reasons that never seem to be made overly clear) and striking up a deal with Bobby to do his route while Bobby sleeps in the back of his van.

    Meanwhile, Peggy also strikes a deal with Minh to get household hints in return for supplying her with the crossword solutions. We haven't seen much from Minh or Khan in a while, so it was good to see them featured.

    There is a continuity error as Peggy gets her job working for the Arlen Bystander, as she had already been seen working there in 'Smoking and the Bandit' last season.
    This story is actually hold over episode from not last season, but season eight!

    Peggy's accident with giving out a recipe for mustard gas seems a little too convenient, and leads to some almost modern-'Simpsons' "wackiness", but it doesn't mar things too much and makes a satisfying conclusion to the story.

    By no means a classic, but reasonable in its own way.
  • Not a bad one.

    All the paper old paper guys were fired because the new editor, wanted kids to be the face of the newspaper delivery business. Hank makes Bobby apply, at first it looks like Bobby is trying but Dale is actually doing some of his route, the rest isn't getting done. Bobby just sleeps in the back of Dale's van. Also Peggy gets a job at the Bystander, writing household hints. Peggy is getting all her tips from Minh, but she is getting it from Khan's mother, they fight and Peggy is cut-off. Peggy tries to make her own tip but ends up making a poisen chemical and Bobby, Hank, Peggy and the old Paper boys have to get the paper's back before some one uses the toxic tip. Not a bad episode, very funny scene where Dale steals the paper from the old lady and she does'nt want to give up.