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Bobby Goes Nuts
Season 6, Episode 1
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Air date November 11, 2001
Written by Norm Hiscock
Directed by Tricia Garcia
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Bobby Goes Nuts is the one hundred and fifth episode (season 6, episode 1) of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 11, 2001. The episode was written by Norm Hiscock, and directed by Tricia Garcia.
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Bobby kicks Clark in the nuts.

Synopsis

Connie invites Bobby to liven up her boring slumber party, but Chane and his gang crash the party and make fun of him. Kahn kicks all the boys out, forcing Bobby to exit through the window while Chane and his gang gets to use the front door. Outside the house, Chane attacks Bobby, making him literally eat dirt.

Hank is disappointed in Bobby's weakness, and attempts to enroll him in a boxing class at the YMCA. However, when Bobby gets there, all the boxing classes are full, so he instead signs up for a women's self-defense course, where the primary attack is a groin kick while yelling phrases such as "That's my purse!" and "I don't know you!" Bobby quickly catches on.

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Later, at school, Chane and his toadies harass Bobby again, but when Bobby is shoved onto the ground, he yells, "Let go of my purse!", confusing the attackers. He then kicks Chane in the groin, and the rest scatter. Going home, Bobby happily tells his parents that he won the fight with Chane. Hank and Peggy are delighted that their son successfully defended himself, but only because Bobby left out the detail of how he won the fight.

After that, every time Bobby is confronted, he hits the offender in the groin and quickly makes everyone in the school afraid to go near him. This repeated action gets him a visit to Principal Moss, who calls his parents in for a conference regarding Bobby's eminent suspension. Hank is proud of Bobby for defeating the bullies, but he and Peggy are aghast when he hears of Bobby's groin-hitting, something considered taboo in school-yard fights among young men. Bobby tells his parents where he learned the move, and Peggy quickly reminds Hank this is his fault for sending Bobby to the YMCA in the first place.

Hank decides to teach Bobby himself, and tries to show his son some boxing techniques and warns his son he may need to take a few hits before he gets it. The lesson doesn't go well, and Hank pops Bobby in the face a few times and does not go easy on him. Ultimately becoming enraged, Bobby savagely groin kicks Hank, who quickly collapses in agony. Hank wakes up when he hears Bill declaring that he was kicked in the testicles, and the paramedic says he was able to locate one testicle by palpation. He then adds that he wasn't able to find the other testicle (much to Hank's consternation), but he's pretty sure it will turn up when the swelling goes down.

As a result, Hank is barely able to move, and will need several days to recover. Bobby is initally apologetic, but gets angry when Hank forbids him to watch TV or play video games. He also bans him from eating ice cream and gives him a long list of chores. Bobby sneaks into Connie's house, and runs into Khan who is angry over what Bobby did to Chane but happy over what he did to Hank, leaving him confused. He encourages Bobby to rebel, reminding him Hank can't move so won't be able to enforce his punishment.

Later Hank hears Bobby playing his Gameboy and demands he turn it off and hand it over. Bobby refuses, and when Hank painfully stands and tries to catch him Bobby keeps out of his reach. As Bobby openly disrespects his father, Peggy decides enough and enough and steps in, demanding Bobby turns over the Gameboy. Bobby initially refuses, amused his mother is trying to take him on however when he goes outside she has Hank hold her glasses and squares off with Bobby, giving him several "love taps" to the face (similar to Hank's abortive boxing lesson) and using her arm length to hold Bobby off and keep him from landing a blow in return.

Bobby then tries to use his groin-kick, but is horrifed when Peggy doesn't flinch. She explains that she does not have testicles to hit, then humilates Bobby by gives him a series of noogies in front of all the neighbors. Hank finally calls her off and explains to Bobby that he can get her to do that whenever he wants, pointing out that he now knows what its like when someone doesn't fight fair. Upset that his power play failed, Bobby grudgingly goes inside to finish his chores, as a triumphant (but still in serious pain) Hank hobbles in behind him.

Characters

Trivia.

  • This is the first episode to feature digital coloring. However, the series wouldn't fully switch over to digital coloring until season 8.
  • It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Pamela Adlon.
  • The color of the Game Boy Bobby is playing is blue although in previous and later episodes The color of the Game Boy is dark red. Bobby either probably must have had a second Game Boy or traded the blue one for a red one. It is also possible he has "skins" that attached to the outside of his Game Boy, which would explain the color changes.

Stinger Quote

  • Bobby: That's my purse! I don't know you!

Gallery

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Season 5 Season 6 Season 7

Bobby Goes Nuts · Soldier of Misfortune · Lupe's Revenge · The Father, the Son, and J.C. · Father of the Bribe · I'm With Cupid · Torch Song Hillogy · Joust Like a Woman · The Bluegrass is Always Greener · The Substitute Spanish Prisoner · Unfortunate Son · Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill · Tankin' it to the Streets · Of Mice and Little Green Men · A Man Without a Country Club · Beer and Loathing · Fun with Jane and Jane · My Own Private Rodeo · Sug Night · Dang Ol' Love · Returning Japanese · Returning Japanese II

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