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King of the Hill 

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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 / ... 257 episodes, 1997-2010
Stephen Root ...  Bill Dauterive / ... 256 episodes, 1997-2010
Brittany Murphy ...  Luanne Platter / ... 232 episodes, 1997-2010
Toby Huss ...  Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. / ... 152 episodes, 1997-2010
David Herman ...  Buckley / ... 147 episodes, 1997-2010
Ashley Gardner ...  Nancy Hicks Gribble / ... 125 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Hills' dog is named Lady Bird after Lady Bird Johnson. See more »

Goofs

In the early episodes, Luanne clearly has automotive skills - she is seen repairing cars and even ordering Hank parts he needs to fix his truck at one point. From "Jumpin' Crack Bass" on she has little to no knowledge of cars. 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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The music that plays over the closing credits can vary depending upon the nature of the episode. See more »

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When the episode where Chris Rock plays a comedian driving school instructor aired in syndication, during the credits he and Hank apologized for the content of the show. This only aired once when it played on Sunday nights and showed that the show used to be on at 8:30, because Hank says "coming up next is the X-Files", even though The X-Files does not air in syndication after this show, the line remains intact. See more »

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Getting Life Lessons Across Via the Animated Route.
21 June 2005 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Very excellent prime-time animated series from the highly creative and brilliant mind of Mike Judge ("Beavis and Butt-Head" fame). "King of the Hill" deals with a small town Texas family and their wild misadventures. Shades of "The Flintstones" and "The Simpsons" here as the show has vivid characters galore. Propane salesman Hank Hill and substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy rear awkward adolescent son Bobby in the fictional town of Arlen. Hank has a wild World War II hero for a dad (Cotton), a niece who lives with him and his family (Luanne), a far from perfect boss (Buck Strickland), a slew of childhood friends (conspiracy theorist/bug exterminator Dale, lonely divorcée/Army barber Bill and often verbally incoherent swinging bachelor Boomhauer) and even Laotian neighbors. These vivid characters create a wholesome landscape of small-town Texas community life that accurately shows how lives intertwine and interweave. The situations in the series are hilarious and yet many times life-affirming as the show's brain trust do their best to have messages that center around family, friends and personal sacrifice. The running gags (Dale's wife having a torrid affair with a Native American new age healer who actually conceived her only son while her husband has no earthly clue) and the constant humanity and vulnerability of the featured characters make "King of the Hill" a real sight to behold. The art and science of television production combine to make a truly outstanding and intelligent sitcom for most all age groups. 5 stars out of 5.


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