King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 9

Pretty, Pretty Dresses

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 15, 1998 on FOX

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  • It shows a true side to human nature, one we would rather not see, through the fall of Bill.

    This is one of my favorite episodes to date.

    The episode shows Bill in a deeply troubling time, and I believe the writers have nailed the traumas and his reactions to them very well. Bill's constant attempts to kill himself are vaguely amusing, albeit a bit disturbing if one ponders for too long how one can be laughing at suicide. Also, Bill's idea of closure, to "become" Lenore in order to fill her absense, is out-of-the-box but rational, and characteristic to the strange alternatives Bill uses to solve his problems (the ones he can solve, anyway). This episode shows a side of Bill that most of us never expected to see. It's a desperate side, one that re-occurs often enough in the future (i.e. stealing a tank from the army). It leaves an imprint of his dependant and oddly endearing nature (in some strange, strange way). One of the finest episodes, but also one of the rawest in nature.