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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 Bobby Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
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 Bill Dauterive / ... 256 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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Season three, episode twenty-two, "Death and Taxes" has a death row inmate named "Wesley Martin Archer". Bobby comments that it's a good name for a killer. This episode was directed by Wesley Archer. See more »

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In one episode Hank refers to his mother as a widow when she is actually a divorcee. See more »

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Dale Gribble: Sh-sh-sh-sha.
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In the opening credits, the "Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels" credit is shown on the side of a garbage bag that the Hills are throwing out. See more »

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Better than most non-animated shows
19 April 1999 | by (Haverford, PA) – See all my reviews

Now that Mike Judge has made a fortune off Beavis and Butthead, he gets to do what he wants - thankfully his creativity extends far beyond the crude (though very funny) humor of his previous series. KOTH has its share of humor, but I think it shines because of the perceptiveness it displays about life. The series is full of very touching moments between Hank and his son Bobby, which rang very true with me, since I am an only child (Hank has a narrow urethra, so Bobby is his only offspring). All in all, this is a great show to watch, and I hope it stays on the air for a long time.


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