King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 7

What Makes Bobby Run?

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 10, 2000 on FOX
7.8
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Bobby is chosen to be the mascot for Tom Landry Middle School. When he informs Hank and friends of the news, they tell him about a tradition where the rival school's band beats up Arlen's mascot when Arlen is ahead. When Arlen takes the lead in the game, Bobby runs away, disgracing the whole school. He enlists Dale's help in trying to regain his reputation by kidnapping the mascot of another school.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Run Bobby Run!

    7.0
    This is an OK episode with a few funny moments, but overall it is a bit boring. Dale driving off and leaving Bobby alone was probably the funniest thing of the episode. The plot was OK, but nothing super interesting. None of the characters were really all that interesting, except Bobby who kind of had to be. Season 5 is not as great as Season 3 and 4, but it still had some really good episodes. Sadly, this is not one of them.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 Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

John Ritter

John Ritter

Eugene Grandy

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Voice of Buckley, Eustis, various guest characters

Recurring Role

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Luanne doesn't appear in this episode

    • Tagline: "We are the Landrymen! Fight, fight, fight!" -Dub Taylor

    • Considering this whole episode revolved around Football, it seems odd Joseph wasn't in the episode. It's possible he is not on the team anymore, but still.

    • Whilst Bobby is trying out for the mascot position of the Landry Longhorns, they have a tape player on the judge's desk for the music. In the end of Bobby's tryout there is a shot from behind the desk and the tape player has disappeared.

    • When the Belton kids take the garbage bin that has the mascot in it, you can see that Bobby is not wearing it, as the face part is shown and his face isn't there. Later when he gets out of the bin, he is wearing it. No way, he had the room to move around enough to put it on. Clearly they wanted the audience to assume Bobby was not in the bin.

    • At the beginning of the episode it shows Connie clicking the mouse as if doing something on the computer, but when they show the screen it is off.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hank: He's probably camped out in the bushes. No, that takes guts. He probably spent the night at Denny's.

    • Hank: Don't let them tease you too much. Remember, you're the mascot, not the placekicker.

    • Dale: That middle school is impregnable. Cannot be pregnated. Except by me. But I don't come cheap.
      Bobby: I don't have a lot of money.
      Dale: Fine, I'll come cheap. You got five bucks?
      Bobby: I can get four.
      Dale: I'm in.

    • Hank: (as Bobby runs away) This is some kind of comedy bit. He's gonna turn around any second. Maybe he's just going to the car to get a... He's gone.

    • Bobby: McMaynerbury's gonna kill me. I'm a lover, not a... I'm not even a lover!

    • Connie: The PTA says we can't do the eighth-grade poll this year.
      Bobby: What!? Why not?
      Connie: Last year's "worst dresser" turned out to be really poor.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The episode title alludes to the novel What Makes Sammy Run? by Schulberg about a boy who begins his path to popularity and success by stealing a coworker's work. Bobby Hill as the Longhorns' mascot steals the rival Armadillo mascot Crackers to the cheers of his own team and fans. Bobby like Sammy ends up somewhat badly by the end.

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