A Rover Runs Through IT - Episodes - Season 2: 1997–1998

Season 2: 1997–1998

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
13 1 "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying" Adam Kuhlman Paul Lieberstein September 21, 1997 (1997-09-21) 5E01
When Bobby displays a talent for target shooting, Hank signs up for a father–son fun shoot competition—only to discover a buried childhood memory is still sadly affecting his aim.
14 2 "Texas City Twister" Jeff Myers Cheryl Holliday September 28, 1997 (1997-09-28) 5E02
Hank must save Peggy and Luanne from a tornado after he regrets not showing remorse for throwing Luanne out of the house and moving her back to the trailer that she moved out of after her mother tried to kill her father. Rated TV-PG-DL.
15 3 "The Arrow Head" Klay Hall Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19) 5E04
Peggy's excitement over finding Indian artifacts in the front yard distresses Hank when a condescending university professor tricks Peggy into letting him dig in the Hills' yard. Rated TV-PG-DL.
16 4 "Hilloween" John Rice David Zuckerman October 26, 1997 (1997-10-26) 5E06
Hank goes to war with a litigious Evangelical Christian woman (voice of Sally Field) bent on banning Halloween and indoctrinating the kids by inviting them to a hell house. Rated TV-PG-DL.
17 5 "Jumpin' Crack Bass (It's a Gas, Gas, Gas)" Gary McCarver Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02) 5E03
Hank finds himself facing possible jail time after mistakenly buying crack cocaine to use as fish bait. Rated TV-PG-DL.
18 6 "Husky Bobby" Martin Archer Jonathan Collier November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09) 5E05
Hank is determined to save his son from humiliation after Bobby decides to model for a husky boy clothing line. Rated TV-PG-DL.
19 7 "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteberg" Monte Young Johnny Hardwick November 16, 1997 (1997-11-16) 5E07
Hank, Boomhauer, Bill and Dale face off in a paintball war against the teenage members of a garage band (guest-voiced by Green Day).
20 8 "The Son That Got Away" Tricia Garcia Jim Dauterive November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23) 5E08
Bobby, Connie and Joseph run away to "The Caves", where "half of Arlen's unplanned pregnancies begin," after each of them gets in trouble at school for disrupting class. Rated TV-PG-DL.
21 9 "The Company Man" Klay Hall Jim Dauterive December 7, 1997 (1997-12-07) 4E12

When a new housing development is in need of a propane supplier, Buck instructs Hank to show the owner, an obnoxious Northerner who acts like a Southerner, a good time. However, Hank is none too thrilled to learn that this will require him to act like a cowboy stereotype. Rated TV-PG-DLSV.

Note: This episode is included on the Season 1 DVD set due to its production code.
22 10 "Bobby Slam" Chris Moeller Gina Fattore December 14, 1997 (1997-12-14) 5E10
Hank is delighted when Bobby announces he is joining the school wrestling team, but Peggy is mortified when she learns her son must first wrestle Connie in order to make the team. Rated TV-PG-L.
23 11 "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" Cyndi Tang Loveland Paul Lieberstein December 21, 1997 (1997-12-21) 5E09
In this first Christmas episode, Hank is psychologically shocked into blindness after accidentally catching a glimpse of his mother and her new Jewish boyfriend (voiced by Carl Reiner) having sex on Hank's kitchen table.
24 12 "Meet the Manger Babies" Jeff Myers Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger January 11, 1998 (1998-01-11) 5E12
Hank faces a dilemma of Biblical proportions when Luanne asks him to portray God in a live TV broadcast of her Christian puppet show, which is scheduled to occur during Hank's beloved Super Bowl party.
25 13 "Snow Job" Adam Kuhlman Cheryl Holliday and Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland and Jim Dauterive February 1, 1998 (1998-02-01) 5E11
During a snow storm, a shaken and confused Hank becomes disillusioned about his life and career after discovering that Buck Strickland does not use a propane stove in his house and doesn't even share Hank's passion for propane.
26 14 "I Remember Mono" Wes Archer Paul Lieberstein February 8, 1998 (1998-02-08) 5E13
While updating files at Arlen High School, Peggy learns that Hank's two-week absence from classes during their high school days was due to mononucleosis, not a back injury, and is crushed that what was a romantic story of young love is now a lie. Rated TV-PG-DL.
27 15 "Three Days of the Kahndo" Lauren MacMullan John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky February 15, 1998 (1998-02-15) 5E15
Kahn's misreading of an advertisement for a Mexican time share results in him, Hank, and Dale getting trapped in Mexico. Rated TV-PG-DL.
28 16 "Traffic Jam" Klay Hall Johnny Hardwick February 22, 1998 (1998-02-22) 5E14
When Hank and Kahn collide with each other's cars, they are both forced to attend traffic school courses taught by a raunchy black comedian (voiced by Chris Rock), who begins mentoring Bobby in the art of stand-up. Rated TV-PG-DL.
29 17 "Hank's Dirty Laundry" Shaun Cashman Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger March 1, 1998 (1998-03-01) 5E16
While purchasing a new dryer, Hank discovers that his credit is bad, thanks to a video store clerk who accuses Hank of renting a pornographic video and never returning it.
30 18 "The Final Shinsult" Jack Dyer Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15) 5E17
After losing his driver's license, Cotton moves in with Dale and plots to steal Antonio López de Santa Anna's wooden leg from a museum to use as a bargaining chip with the DMV. Rated TV-PG-DL.
31 19 "Leanne's Saga" Tricia Garcia David Zuckerman April 19, 1998 (1998-04-19) 5E18
Luanne's alcoholic mother is released from prison and starts dating Bill, whom she begins to abuse. Rated TV-PG-DLSV.
32 20 "Junkie Business" Cyndi Tang-Loveland Jim Dauterive April 26, 1998 (1998-04-26) 5E19
Strickland Propane's new employee (whom Hank hired because he preferred a man over the qualified woman who applied) turns out to be a drug addict who uses a legal trick that frees him from responsibility on the job and from being fired. Rated TV-PG-LS.
33 21 "Life in the Fast Lane – Bobby's Saga" Adam Kuhlman John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky May 3, 1998 (1998-05-03) 5E21
Bobby gets a job as a concession boy at the Arlen race track, where he discovers that his boss is a retarded sociopath (voice of David Herman). Hank pays very little attention to Bobby's horror stories until he witnesses the mistreatment firsthand. Meanwhile, Boomhauer is given the chance to drive the pace car in an upcoming race. Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, Sr. guest appears in the episode. In real life, Earnhardt Sr. never won a NASCAR race held in the state of Texas during his career.
34 22 "Peggy's Turtle Song" Jeff Myers Brent Forrester May 10, 1998 (1998-05-10) 5E22
When Bobby is misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (after eating too much sugary cereal and disrupting class), Peggy quits her job as a substitute teacher and becomes a stay-at-home mom, but soon realizes that she needs a hobby for her newfound time and begins taking guitar lessons. Rated TV-PG-DL.
35 23 "Propane Boom" (Part 1) Gary McCarver Norm Hiscock May 17, 1998 (1998-05-17) 5E23

Part one of two. Strickland Propane experiences discontinuation from business after the wholesale of economical propane from Mega Lo Mart, rendering Hank unemployed and forcing him to collude in a plot to disrupt a publicity stunt.

Note: Sometimes, this and "Death of a Propane Salesman" are aired as an hour-long episode.

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