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King of the Hill 

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
Johnny Hardwick ...
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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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Storyline

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

Following the season two cliffhanger ending, rumors begin spreading through various FOX commercials and promotional spots that the Hills would be moving to Hollywood. TV Guide ads and the like even touted Propane Boom (the season two finale) as the "last episode in Texas!" This was all later, of course, revealed to be a hoax, meaning that show show itself (not the characters on the show) was moving to another night on the network, a move that nearly killed the series. Fortunately, this was later rectified, and the show eventually regained the coveted Sunday night prime time slot for the remainder of its run. See more »

Goofs

In earlier episodes, it's stated that Peggy grew up in Arlen and her mother was basically an older version of her. Later episodes change her backstory to say that she grew up in Montana, with a mother who was a harsh rancher. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hank: I sell propane and propane accessories.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gonzo: On the Couch with Noel Gallagher (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Yahoos and Triangles
by The Refreshments
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Better than most non-animated shows
19 April 1999 | by 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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