Season 5 Episodes

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Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/13/2001
Bobby passes himself off as a high school student (explaining his height by claiming that he suffers from a kidney condition), and gets caught up in the school's attempt to get the band No Doubt to play at their prom.
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Hank's Back Story

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/6/2001
While preparing for the big lawn mower races in Durndle, Hank experiences back trouble. When he goes to the doctor, he is told that he has a genetic disorder called Diminished Gluteal Syndrome (DGS), meaning that he has such a small rear end that it puts added stress on his spine.
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The Trouble with Gribbles

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/22/2001
On Nancy's 40th birthday, the TV station replaces her as the weather girl, with a younger, sexier, ditzier.
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It's Not Easy Being Green

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/8/2001
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Hank's Choice

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 4/1/2001
When Bobby's runny nose and constant sneezing turn out to be an allergy to dander, he is given some medication, and Hank is told to get rid of Ladybird.
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Luanne Virgin 2.0

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/4/2001
With Hank's encouragement, Luanne signs up for a "born-again virgin" program at the church. This leads Peggy to confess something that Hank doesn't know: she had already slept with one other man before she married Hank.
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The Exterminator

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/4/2001
A doctor tells Dale that inhaling dangerous chemicals is affecting his health, and if he doesn't give up exterminating, he'll die.
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Ho Yeah!

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/25/2001
Hank's new co-worker is Tammi, a not-too-bright young woman who just moved from Oklahoma. Peggy takes Tammi under her wing and offers to let her stay at the Hill house while she studies to get her GED.
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Now Who's the Dummy?

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/18/2001
A showbiz veteran gives Bobby his ventriloquist's dummy, Chip Block. Bobby starts doing routines about Chip's love of sports, and Hank seems to like Chip's personality better than Bobby's.
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Hank and the Great Glass Elevator

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/11/2001
The guys go to Austin for Bill's birthday. At the hotel, they decide to have some fun by mooning people through the glass elevator, and Hank accidentally moons the former governor of Texas, Ann Richards.
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Yankee Hankie

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/4/2001
Hank discovers that he is not a native Texan: he was actually born in New York City, when Cotton took his wife there as part of a plot to kill Fidel Castro.
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Chasing Bobby

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/21/2001
Hank's friends all make fun of him when he cries at a "chick flick" called The Flowers of Time. Peggy thinks Hank was crying because the movie reminded him of his relationship with Bobby.
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'Twas the Nut Before Christmas

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 12/17/2000
Bill decides to create his own Santa's workshop at home and spread the Christmas cheer to all of Arlen's underprivileged youth.
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What Makes Bobby Run?

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/10/2000
Bobby is chosen to be the mascot for Tom Landry Middle School. When he informs Hank and friends of the news, they tell him about a tradition where the rival school's band beats up Arlen's mascot when Arlen is ahead.
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When Cotton Comes Marching Home Again

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/3/2000
Cotton can't support his wife and baby on his pension, so he moves from Houston to the Arlen VFW. Hank gets him a job at a local restaurant, but the manager won't let Cotton have a day off to march in the Veterans' Day parade.
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Peggy Makes the Big Leagues

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/26/2000
Peggy gets her big break when she is assigned to teach geometry at the high school. But she gets in trouble with everyone from her fellow teachers to the local Booster Club when she flunks Arlen High's star football player, David Kalaiki-Alii, the Flyin' Hawaiian.
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Spin the Choice

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/19/2000
When John Redcorn comes to Bobby and Joseph's class and tells them about the way his people were treated by the white man, Joseph doesn't care, but Bobby is so horrified that he decides to boycott Thanksgiving.
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I Don't Want to Wait

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/12/2000
With Bobby's 13th birthday approaching, Joseph comes back from summer vacation having grown six inches.
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The Buck Stops Here

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/5/2000
Bobby gets a job as Buck Strickland's caddy. He and Buck hit it off, and Bobby starts imitating Buck and defying his father.
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The Perils of Polling

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/1/2000
Appalled that Luanne is unprepared to vote, Hank takes the family to the local fair where she can meet the political candidates.