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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Complete series cast summary:
Mike Judge ...  Hank Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Kathy Najimy ...  Peggy Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Pamela Adlon ...  Bobby Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Johnny Hardwick Johnny Hardwick ...  Dale Gribble / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Stephen Root ...  Bill Dauterive / ... 199 episodes, 1997-2010
Brittany Murphy ...  Luanne Platter / ... 254 episodes, 1997-2010
Toby Huss ...  Kahn Souphanousinphone Sr. / ... 163 episodes, 1997-2010
David Herman ...  Buckley / ... 149 episodes, 1997-2010
Ashley Gardner ...  Nancy Hicks Gribble / ... 123 episodes, 1997-2010


Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but 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 were Hank's friends, divorcé 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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The Luann Platter is a type of combination plate available at Luby's Cafeteria, a popular restaurant in Texas (In the show, it's referred to as "Luly's"). It has a meat, a roll, and two sides for a low price. See more »


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 »


Dale Gribble: I'm your worst nightmare! I have nothing better to do!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

When shown on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, there are humorous "sponsor spots" before/after the commercials, featuring businesses seen on the show (Arlen Library, Waffle Hut, Arlen Advocate newspaper, etc.), complete with comical slogans for said businesses. See more »


Spoofed in The Simpsons: Helter Shelter (2002) See more »


Yahoos and Triangles
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Great show.
20 May 2003 | by chthon2See all my reviews

King of the Hill is about Hank Hill, a proud propane salesman in Texas. When he isn't at work, he spends time with his family and three friends. The entire cast is great, and the writing is top notch. The show is funny without going over the top. In fact, this is probably quite a realistic portrayal of life in Texas. One worth watching.

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12 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)| Dolby Digital (Season 13-)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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