It Makes Way More Sense For Bobby To Be Bill's Son In King Of The Hill
Have you ever noticed that Bobby Hill doesn't much resemble his father? We're not genetic experts or anything, but it's kinda weird that they don't look anything alike. Hank (or "Propane Daddy" as we call him) is tall, capable, and brown-haired, whereas Bobby is short, portly, uncoordinated, and blond.
20th TelevisionThe butane of the family, if you will.
According to one theory, however, this all makes total sense. Hank isn't Bobby's father. This guy is:
20th TelevisionOuch. Harsh trade.
That's Bill Dauterive, Hank's friend, neighbor, and all-around failure at life. A recurring joke in the show is that Hank has a narrow urethra (a real medical condition, believe it or not), which led to him and Peggy having great trouble making Bobby. The show reveals that getting a puppy relaxed Hank enough for them to conceive, but this theory holds that in truth, Peggy and Bill slyly hooked up and then went their separate ways ... forgetting that they live next door to each other.
It's a persuasive idea, not least because it explains an awful lot about Bill -- from his crush on Peggy, to how he keeps winding up doing typical father-son bonding activities with Bobby, to how he once passed on a super secret family recipe to Bobby. Oh, and the fact that he flat out states that he's jealous of Hank's family, which is a super creepy thing to say about your friends -- try it and see! -- unless there's some prior history there.
20th TelevisionIn retrospect, it's not exactly subtle.