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Debbie Grund
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Name Debbie Grund
Gender Female
Hair Blonde
Age 23
Job employee of Strickland Propane
Relatives
First appearance "Hanky Panky"
Voiced by Reese Witherspoon


Debbie Grund (1977-2000, age 23) was an employee of Strickland Propane and one of Buck Strickland's many mistresses. She was a silent character, never having an on-screen speaking role until the episode "Hanky Panky," when she was voiced by actress Reese Witherspoon.

After discovering her husband's affair, Miz Liz kicked Buck out and took over managerial duties at Strickland Propane. She placed Debbie on tank wipe, which according to Hank is the worst paying and most degrading position.

Peggy Hill discovered Debbie's corpse in a dumpster, prompting a tense murder investigation headed by Sheriff Mumford, but the case was ultimately solved by Texas Ranger Lester Payton, much to Sheriff Mumford's dismay.

Debbie's Death

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Last time Debbie Grund was seen alive.

Debbie was a central character in Hanky Panky. After Miz Liz takes over Stickland, she demotes Debbie to tank wipe. Feeling rejected, she pursued Hank's affections, only to be rejected by him as well. She finally snapped when the Stricklands made up, and intended to shoot Buck and Liz, and maybe Hank and Peggy with a shotgun. As she juggled the gun and a snack as she tried to hide out in a dumpster, she accidentally set the gun off, resulting in an accidental suicide.

Donna is Debbie's successor as Mr. Strickland's mistress. Peggy mentioned her in the episode Ho Yeah!

Trivia

  • Debbie was voiced by actress Reese Witherspoon in the episode "Hanky Panky".
  • The character of Debbie was drawn to look just like Reese Witherspoon.
  • Her first words were when Mr. Strickland calls her over the intercom, to tell her to write a check for $2000. She responds "Right away Buck!" in a high nasal voice.[1]
  • Her first on-screen words were spoken in the episode "Hanky Panky". They were "Mmm-humm, thank you!" after Miz Liz's divorce lawyer complimented her on her beauty and "I see how you can a weak man stupid".
  • She was a pitcher for the company softball team—the Strickland Bobtails.[2]
  • She lived at the Casa Linda apartments with her roommate, Gayle.

Episode Appearances

Season 2

  1. Propane Boom (mentioned only)

Season 4

  1. High Anxiety
  2. Hanky Panky

References

  1. Peggy's Pageant Fever
  2. Take Me out of the Ball Game

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