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King of the Hill: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

by Adam Finley, posted May 14th 2007 12:40PM

king of the hill(S11E10) Holy crap! Nancy loses some of her hair in this episode, just like Marge did in The Simpsons episode "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious!" Quick, somebody make a video so we can expose how King of the Hill is ripping off The Simpsons!

Anyway, this wasn't a bad episode, but it wasn't anything that great either. It felt like a snapshot of a typical day in Arlen, which means it's probably not a bad episode to show someone unfamiliar with the series, but for long-time fans, it took us places we've already been to many times before.

As usual, Dale is obsessed with aliens, and his constant yammering about the vernal equinox and his pestering Nancy about cooking the right food for the aliens has stressed her out so much her hair starts falling out. Naturally, going back to the bliss she once felt with her former lover John Redcorn starts to seem like a good idea.

I've always felt bad for Dale in regards to Nancy and Redcorn's affair, at least, I would feel bad if Dale wasn't completely oblivious to many aspects of reality. Of course, one can hardly blame Nancy for seeking out an oasis of sanity considering she has to deal with Dale's eccentricities every day. What I love so much about King of the Hill is that the characters really do try to be good, but they're also human and no immune to making bad decisions. In the end, Dale, in his own crazy way, lets Nancy know he cares for her, and even if we've seen it before, it still felt genuine.

Also, Dale thinking he had traveled through time and his constant avoidance of himself was pretty damn funny. That alone made this episode for me.

I'll give it a 5 out of 7.

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Mister Semaj

This was sorta in the vein of The Peggy Horror Picture Show. It gave the show a more feminine perspective, but a good story was weighed down by little to no humor. There wasn't anything that stood out for me.

Still, it continues the consistent streak the show has been on all season.

May 14 2007 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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