King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 22

Talking Shop

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 23, 2004 on FOX
8.2
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Bobby signs up for Peer Counselling in order to try and find a girl. When he is told he isn't allowed to give any advice or date any of the clients, he has a hard time following the rules. One of the clients who he gives advice to winds up falling for Bobby and starts stalking him. Hank, thinking Bobby chose Auto Shop, takes his friends to go find a fixer-upper of a car for Bobby.

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  • Some Advice: Watch This Episode.

    9.0
    Season Premieres and Finales are often expected to be something special. While this isn't one of the best finales this show has produced, it definitely is a very good episode. I love the scenes with Hank trying to buy a car for Bobby, and I found Joseph's awkwardness in this episode funny, which I usually don't. Bobby's story line is really entertaining, and it's funny to see Bobby try and squirm his way out of the situation he gets himself into. Overall this is a very good episode!moreless
  • When given the opportunity to decide which elective class he wants to take, Bobby chooses Peer Counseling over Auto Shop.

    9.0
    Bobby tries to work the system to his advantage when he is given the opportunity to decide his elective class. Opting to meet girls rather than roughhouse with the shop guys he chooses Peer Counseling over Auto Shop. Once in the class he finds out that it is not all he imagined, especially when the teacher tells him the rules.



    Hank, meanwhile, thinks Bobby is in auto shop and buys a junk car that they can restore together. When Bobby runs afoul of the rules and gets into some romantic trouble, he finds out how men deal with their emotional problems...



    Overall, this is a fine example of this series. Like most kids, Bobby ignores his father's advice and learns a lesson or two when it comes time to face the consequences. I especially like the way it shows how many working class men deal with their feelings and handle problems. Once again, it takes a cartoon to shine a light on how real people think and act. That's what makes King of the Hill great.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Jenny Medina

Guest Star

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

Stacey

Guest Star

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon

April

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Voice of Eustis Miller, Randy Miller

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble, Didi Hill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bobby: You know, Dad, I think your obsession with auto shop stems from your unresolved feelings about your father. And maybe we should explore some of those feelings.
      Hank: Bobby, you know how I explore my feelings? I fix my truck or your mother's car. When Mr. Dauterive's wife left him, we tuned up his Escort. And when that little fella from the Fantasy Island died, we put the ant on top of Dale's van.

    • Hank: I didn't know if you were a Ford man or a Chevy man. It was the happiest problem I've ever faced.

    • Bobby: Think about it: why do guys like us keep striking out with the ladies?
      Joseph: Because I'm weird, and you're chubby and kind of dumb?
      Bobby: Don't be ridiculous.

    • Bobby: What we need to do is find a class with a lot of girls. Girls who don't know us.
      Joseph: Yeah, we can pretend we're from the future. And we have to experiment on them. Wait, this is why girls don't like me, isn't it?

    • Stacey: (to Bobby) Aren't you the kid they had to cut out of the soccer net?

    • Joseph: Isn't your dad going to be mad?
      Bobby: Oh, it's football season. I'm WAY off his radar.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This marks the third guest appearance of a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" cast member: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) in "They Call It Bobby Love," Eliza Dushku (Faith) in "Get Your Freak Off," and now Alyson Hannigan (Willow) in "Talking Shop."

    • All the special guest stars (Alyson Hannigan, Laura Prepon & Lindsay Lohan) are redheads. All three ladies have appeared on "That '70s Show", another FOX show, as well. Laura is a full time cast member, and Lindsay and Alyson have had recurring guest roles.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Stacey (singing): I'm your Stacey in a bottle!

      Stacey's song to Bobby is a parody of "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera.

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