December 16th, 2005

Hercules

The Bobby Hill In All Of Us

It has come to my attention that not every fan of King of the Hill enjoys the antics of one Robert Jeffrey Hill. He has been criticized as being unfunny and spongelike. So I feel that I must defend him.

Bobby is at a tender age. He was 12 when the series premiered and eventually turned 13. Bobby has gone through a lot throughout the course of the series. He has had to deal with his best friend hitting puberty before him and a father who thinks he "ain't right".

I admire Bobby. He has dated an Asian girl and saved a pig from drowning. If I ever accomplished just one of those, I will have lived a meaningful life.

I suppose Bobby is a bit of a sponge and throws himself into current fads just to be cool, but haven't we all done that at some point in our lives? When Bobby really likes something, he gets into it, and I think that's an admirable trait. So what if he goes too far sometimes? He's still a kid.

Bobby knows how to joke out of a situation, which keeps him from getting too down or depressed about things. He accepts that he's fat, but he doesn't let it get to him. I can easily see Bobby becoming an adjusted and well-rounded adult.

Maybe we should all try to be a little more like Bobby.