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Connie Souphanousinphone, also referred to as "Kahn Jr." (born November 11, 1985) is the daughter of Kahn Souphanousinphone and Minh Souphanousinphone. She currently attends Tom Landry Middle School. Connie represents a typical Asian stereotype student who gets A's or better and dreams of good colleges. Her parents often refer to her as "Kahn Jr." as they both wanted a boy named after Kahn.


Appearance

Standing 5'0", Connie is a 13-year-old Laotian girl. She has brown skin and has long, straight, and black hair. She almost always wears a blue/green shirt, red shorts, and brown sandals.

Her formal attire consists on pink dresses with a braid tied around her hair or pink jackets and skirts with her hair tied up in a ponytail.

Personality

Connie is an intelligent, kind young girl who is seen to be somewhat patient, as Bobby sometimes gets into trouble and may insult or hurt Connie in the process, in which they usually reconcile. Nonetheless, her patience does have a breaking point and will snap at either Bobby or Joseph when they get on her nerves, or when she is upset.

Even as her parents gave in to all of the pressure to have her life devoted to education, Connie was able to maintain her grades. However, she still desires to have a normal and sociable teenage life. Connie's name is based off of her father's because he originally wanted a son. He even refers to her as "Kahn Jr.", and so does her mother (in Aisle 8A).

Relationships

Family

Kahn Souphanousinphone

Connie has a strained relationship with her father since he is very strict with her, refers to her as "Kahn Jr." because he wanted a son and expects her to date Chane Wassanasong, a boy that Connie considers a jerk, because he is Laotian like them and to get on his rich family's good agilities.

Minh Souphanousinphone

Connie's relationship with her mother is no better than the one she has with her father since she too is very strict with Connie and Minh always takes Kahn's side when it comes to who Connie dates or her studies but Minh sometimes takes a more sensitive approach to Connie's issues, but that is very rare.

Tid Pao Souphanousinphone

Connie has a strong dislike of her paternal cousin Tid Pao due to the latter's unpleasant behavior and the fact that she once abandoned Connie at an amusement park. Connie's disdain for her got worse after Bobby, who had a crush on Tid Pao, decided to work in a science fair project with Tid Pao instead of her, leaving Connie with Joseph, and after Tid Pao nearly got Bobby in trouble with the police after he brought Tid Pao's meth lab to school for the science fair (believing that it was a candy factory) Connie ended up having to save Bobby right before Officer Soto realized what was going on. After that it is likely that Connie, Bobby or both alerted their parents/the police and got Tid Pao sent away.

Romantic

Bobby Hill

Throughout the series, Connie and Bobby date on and off. Their briefly broke up during Bobby's birthday after he caught kissing Joseph. Nevertheless, their relationship continued until they eventually realized they were better off as friends so they broke up yet even after they broke up for good, she and Bobby remained good friends and are often seen talking or hanging out together, much to Kahn's chagrin.

Joseph Gribble

Joseph begins to show interest in her through the series as well while Connie showed some interest in him but lost most of it when Connie began dating Bobby. At one point, the two kiss but nothing else happened after that since Connie quickly went back to apologize to Bobby. Connie's explanation implies that she is attracted to Joseph for his looks alone after he hit puberty.

After Connie and Bobby break up, Joseph attempts to flirt with her a few times but Connie shows no interest and seems to find him annoying and slow minded since she insulted his intelligence out of anger after Bobby decides not to work with her in their science project (because he wanted to work with Tid Pao) by claiming that Bobby and Joseph couldn't make a decent project together. Joseph eventually moved on and developed interest in other girls and he and Connie still remained friends.

Others

Chane Wassanasong

Connie's parents want Connie to date Chane just because he is Laotian and his family is well off economically but Connie is completely not interested in Chane and the one time she willingly went on a date with him she only did so to get back at Bobby for rumoredly spying on her with Joseph (Bobby was really trying to stop Joseph from spying on Luanne) and in the end the date went badly for Connie since Chane was a jerk and even cheated on their game of mini golf. Meanwhile, Chane has flirted with Connie a few times, although he may have done so to annoy her and he seems more interested in bullying Bobby.

Peggy Hill

She is one of Peggy's students. Also, when Peggy tried to teach the cheer leaders routines, Connie took charge during the next game. She was an intern for Peggy and helped her get her Sizemore job.

Episode Appearances

Season 1

  1. Westie Side Story
  2. Shins of the Father
  3. Peggy the Boggle Champ
  4. King of the Ant Hill (non-speaking)
  5. Plastic White Female

Season 2

  1. The Son That Got Away
  2. Bobby Slam
  3. Three Days of the Kahndo
  4. Traffic Jam

Season 3

  1. Death of a Propane Salesman

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Season 10

Season 11

Season 12

Season 13

Trivia

  • Connie dislikes being called "Kahn Jr."
    • It is never made clear if Kahn Jr. is her real name since her parents call her both names and everybody else call her Connie.
  • Apparently Connie cannot speak Laotian fluently since her mother had to write down sentences in Laotian for Connie to say when Minh demanded that Connie called Chane Wassanasong.
  • Connie can play the violin and is naturally talented with bluegrass music, much to her parents' chagrin since they expect her to play classical music only, although Kahn eventually comes to appreaciate her daughter's talent for bluegrass music.
  • Connie has an irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Unlike Bobby and Joseph, Connie did not date or showed interest in anyone after her break up with Bobby (Bobby tried to date her cousin Tid Pao while Joseph dated Lori)

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