This was a pretty good episode, although not super funny. It was nice to finally see Luanne's mom as she had been mentioned so many times before. I loved Hank's reaction to Bill and Leanne having sex in the garage. It was probably the best part of the episode. I would have to say, what made this episode was the plot, more so than the humour. I often found, especially in the later seasons, while the show is not always hilarious, it is at least entertaining, which is usually not the case for comedy shows. Comedy shows that aren't funny are usually quite boring, but KOTH can still be good, even when not funny, and this is a good example of that.
This episode showcases the fact that folks should always listen to the voice of reason: Hank Hill. When Luanne's mother comes to find her, Hank immediately rolls UP the welcome mat. She needs a place to live until she gets back on her feet, but for some reason she doesn't opt to return to the trailer park (where her trailer home is located). Luanne gets her way and moves her mother right into Hank's garage the very first night, Bill later runs into Leanne there with his entire stash of alcohol. Little does he know, Leanne cannot control herself in the presence of the tempting fridge full o' beer.
If you know anything about the history of Luanne's parents, you'd realize that access to alcohol is the very last thing Leanne Platter needs in her new life. In prison, she changed her ways and stopped drinking but with Bill as her new boyfriend and her husband no where to be found, she goes back to her old ways real quick! At the first sign of difficulty in her relationship with Bill, she starts drinking all over again. Too bad, because poor Luanne was really looking forward to having a new stepdaddy in Bill. Things escalate into violence and stupidity and no one's happy again until Leanne drunkenly skips town in a stolen vehicle! Tune in for a wild ride..
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