King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 4

Goodbye Normal Jeans

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 24, 2002 on FOX

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  • This is an awesome episode where Hank and Bobby bond and Peggy gets brought down a notch.

    In this Thanksgiving episode, Bobby takes Home Ec and learns to do everything Peggy does around the house, but better. His assignment is to successfully launder a stained cheerleader’s uniform. Peggy confidently tries to help him get the stains out by using a combination of presoak, hot water, and bleach. After it is washed, they find that the uniform is still stained, full of holes, and shrunken to half its size. They also realize that they accidentally washed a pair of Hank’s jeans in with the uniform, and they are ruined. With help from his home-ec teacher, Bobby makes Hank a new pair of jeans, which turn out to be perfect. Then he starts cooking really delicious meals and puts Peggy’s predictable meals on the back burner. In an attempt to get Hank’s attention, Peggy goes to her hairdresser and gets a “sexy” new hairstyle. Hank never really clues in, and when it’s time for bed, Hank can’t stand the smell of her hair so he separates his mattress from hers to move farther away from the smell. Peggy gets mad and goes to sleep on the sofa, but Bobby has just shampooed it so she sleeps in Bobby’s bed and Bobby sleeps in hers. Hank and Bobby bond over caramel popcorn and stay up all night talking and watching tv. Peggy is feeling displaced and jealous so she steals the Thanksgiving turkey that Bobby has been up all night making and runs to her hairdresser’s. Upon finding out that her hairdresser is not lonely like her and in fact has a family who loves him, she returns home, only to find Hank dressed for dinner. Bobby is gone to the neighbor’s and Hank has prepared Spa-Peggy and Meatballs. Hank tells Peggy that he didn’t marry her for her cooking, but for, you know, “the love.” In the side plot, Bill gives Dale a check for $1 million after losing a bet, and Dale cashes it, leaving Bill broke. This is one of my favorite episodes. It is nice to see Hank and Bobby bonding, and Peggy being brought down a notch.