Well, after all these years, we finally learn the origin of the name "Arlen", and the foundation of it. That's ONE KotH mystery solved.
-This was an earlier entry in the Season 9 episodes, but has come to be a bright spot for an otherwise gloomy Season 10.
-I've always wondered who Arlen's mayor was. And with our hometown under the watch of a control board, I can fully understand the context behind Arlen's City Manager.
-An interesting pair-up with Kahn Soupinousinphone and Ted Wassonosong.
-A chunk of this story involved Peggy's new job for the Bystander, which makes the delay of "Bystand Me" more shameful (sorry, but you can't undo the past).
-I'm gonna go out on a limb and make but a superficial comparision to The Simpsons' "Lisa the Iconoclast". I always enjoy any story that focuses on town heritage. And this was just the type of premise that King of the Hill was badly in need of.
-In-between, there were great characterizations and good jokes, all strung together in a smooth, vivid storyline.
Again, this was much-needed relief for what has become the norm for King of the Hill these days. I'm gonna give THIS bad boy something that I haven't given in a LONG time...a GREAT grade. They truly earned it. :thumbsup