A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.
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 Hank Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Peggy Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Bobby Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
Johnny Hardwick ...
 Dale Gribble / ... (257 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Bill Dauterive / ... (256 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Luanne Platter / ... (231 episodes, 1997-2009)
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 Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. / ... (151 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Buckley / ... (146 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Nancy Hicks Gribble / ... (124 episodes, 1997-2010)
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King of the Hill is another animation hit for Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, who also voices the starring character Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman in the fictional town Arlen, Texas. Hank is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but he finds (some) serenity in his home-life with his wife, substitute Spanish teacher Peggy, his awkward son Bobby and his live-in niece-in-law Luanne Platter. Adding flavor to the ordinary dish the series serves are Hank's friends, divorcee military barber Bill Dauterive, paranoid Dale Gribble (with an obsession with Government conspiracy theories) and gibberish spouting Boomhauer. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Looking for laughs as big as Texas? Head for the hills!


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12 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The school which Bobby Hill attends, Tom Landry Middle School (named after the Dallas Cowboys football coach), really does exist. It is located in Irving, Texas, in the sub-division of Valley Ranch, just a few blocks down MacArthur Boulevard from the Dallas Cowboys' Office and Training Facility (most of the streets in the neighborhood are also named after Dallas Cowboy greats). This is not a middle school, but an elementary school in Valley Ranch. See more »

Goofs

Hank, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer alternate drinking beer "in the alley", (presumably *behind* the Hills' house), and in front of the house (as evidenced by the garage, as in the show's opening, or by events yapping on Rainey Street, in front of the four. See more »

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[repeated line, mainly when starting a Boggle game but said at other times too]
Peggy Hill: Hoo Yeah!
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Crazy Credits

Usually during the credits, Hank talks to the audience and apologizes for the content of the episode, or disputes occurring during the show were resolved. See more »

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One of the best shows on TV.
21 December 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

King of the Hill is probably one of the best shows that you're not watching. A very droll sense of humor abounds in this show about a propane salesman and his family. Along with extolling the virtues of propane and propane accessories, Hank reveres everything and anything Texan: steak, the Cowboys, Tom Landrey. Hank navigates life with the help of his Boggle playing wife Peggy, who is a substitute Spanish teacher. And then there's Bobby Hill, Hank's only son because of a narrow ureathra. The supporting players add color to this mix. You have paranoid, whacko Dale, lonesome Bill and Boomhauer. Then there's Hank's niece LuAnn, his neighbor Khan, and his father, Cotton. Throw them all together and you have a show that is worth watching. One could argue that this show could be done as live action, I think it benefits from being animated. Dream sequences are easier to pull off, and some of the more oddball things that Dale and Cotton Hill do could only be done on an animated show. Smartly written and full of humor.


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