my sister told me i was like hank hill (at least in the later seasons) so i figured i should start watching the show. usually tv show dads are either completely inept (homer simpson, peter griffin, al bundy) or strong centers of the family (tony soprano, archie bunker, etc.). hank hill is somewhat of a hybrid. he’s put out by the things the people around him do, like an al bundy, but he’s also usually the problem solver and he’s definitely the alpha of the group (tony soprano). al bundy’s life is one where everything around him is failing and falling apart and he is powerless. tony sopranos life is one where things are happening and he feels the pressure, but he’s always solving the problems of his and others’ making.
peggy hill is a stronger character than you might expect from a show about a texas family. she suffers through hank’s fits like a champ and keeps the family balanced. the show itself is balanced as a result.
bobby hill is the sole son of the family and he’s decidedly unlike his father. he’s nerdy and out of it, even somewhat effeminate at times. he’s also consistently very funny. voiced by pamela adlon of louis c.k.’s show. i’ve got another 250+ episodes to go if i want to finish out the series. we’ll see about that.Watched on TV