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I Don't Want To Wait For Our Lives To Be Over, I Want To Know Right Now, Will It Be... Sorry. Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Doo...[1], often shortened to I Don't Want to Wait..., is the eighty-seventh episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 12, 2000. The episode was written by Paul Lieberstein, and directed by Adam Kuhlman. The name comes from the lyrics of the 1996 song "I Don't Want to Wait".



With Bobby's 13th birthday approaching, he briefly visits his paternal grandmother Tilly and her domestic partner Gary in Arizona, where is treated with pleasure. However, soon after Bobby returns to Arlen, a major shock occurs after Joseph comes back from summer vacation having undergone some puberty, which results in him growing six inches, gaining a more mature voice, and starting to grow a mustache. When Joseph and Bobby meet at the restaurant Rattlesnakes, Joseph gets an adult menu and is offered beer and Bobby gets a kids menu, despite the fact that Bobby is old enough to receive the adult menu and Joseph being the same age as Bobby. Joseph's newfound maturity sparks jealousy in Bobby, as he had been tutored on how to be a man the whole summer and how he was going to take Joseph "under his wing", while Joseph is filled with anxiety over his all-over acne, can't get girls out of his head, and has outgrown his bike. All in all, the two wish they could trade places.

Meanwhile, Hank and Peggy build their caskets. Joseph tearfully confides in Connie and the two kiss. Bobby sees this and is infuriated. He punches Joseph twice in the nose and Joseph is bleeding. Minh goes to tend to Joseph's nose, but while Joseph is staring down Minh's cleavage, Joseph kisses her. Minh is amused and says Kahn will be also but Connie, who witnessed the whole thing, feels betrayed and runs out. Joseph steals Dale's Bug-a-bago and Connie comes aboard as the two say they want to get as far away from this town and this life as possible. Bobby comes aboard as he doesn't want either of them to go. But halfway down the street, Joseph crashes the Bug-a-bago and they evacuate. Dale furiously wants to know who did this and suspects a nearby old lady with a walker. The three kids, who have returned to the scene of the crime, answer "Teenagers," secure that their parents don't think of them as teenagers yet. Peggy demonstrates this when she presents Bobby with his birthday cake, in accordance with her control freak nature.


Stinger Quote

Dale: "Jennifer, we're fantastic!"


  • The title is a reference to the Paula Cole song "I Don't Want to Wait."
  • As Peggy assures Bobby that he will go to his grandma Tilly's for his birthday, she uses part of Tony the Tiger's catchphrase "they're grrrrrreat!".
  • During his last appearance in "Peggy's Turtle Song", it is suggested Gary and Tilly were living together. By this point in time, however, Gary reveals to Bobby his bachelor pad.
  • When Bobby is speaking with Gary, he asks the question "Is that an Arizona thing?". This is undoubtedly referencing his previous interest in Gary in regards to Arizona in the episode "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" where he uses very similar phrases.
  • When Gary throws Bobby the golf cart keys, the tag visibly reads: Senior Citizen Discount."
  • In the episode "High Anxiety", a washer and dryer appear for the first time in the Hills' garage, and disappear up until this episode. As of this episode, the green washer and dryer in the garage, indefinitely remain in the corner of the garage for the remainder of the series.


  1. The Season 5 DVD lists this as the episode title, although fans commonly shorten the title to "I Don't Want To Wait..."

Season 4 Season 5 Season 6

The Perils of Polling · The Buck Stops Here · I Don't Want to Wait... · Spin the Choice · Peggy Makes the Big Leagues · When Cotton Comes Marching Home · What Makes Bobby Run? · 'Twas the Nut Before Christmas · Chasing Bobby · Yankee Hankee · Hank and the Great Glass Elevator · Now Who's the Dummy? · Ho Yeah! · The Exterminator · Luanne Virgin 2.0 · Hank's Choice · It's Not Easy Being Green · The Trouble with Gribbles · Hank's Back Story · Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story