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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  • 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.