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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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Cast

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 / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Brittany Murphy ...  Luanne Platter / ... 254 episodes, 1997-2010
Toby Huss ...  Kahn Souphanousinphone Sr. / ... 164 episodes, 1997-2010
David Herman ...  Buckley / ... 153 episodes, 1997-2010
Ashley Gardner ...  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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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 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 a side for a low price. 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 »

Quotes

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

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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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The most underrated show of all time
2 August 2011 | by GorillaWarfareSee all my reviews

King of the Hill is unquestionably different from its rivals in many ways: calmer, more subtle and simple. However, what defines KotH more than anything else is its timelessness: other shows seem to benefit off referencing the news and pop culture (South Park and Family Guy primarily). KotH on the other hand, builds its plot inwards around its own characters and locations. It could be shown to anyone in the next 40 years and they would understand it as much as today. Instead of simply racing towards offending the biggest celebrity or corporation, it keeps conservative and to itself. As well as this, the characters are memorable and brilliantly crafted: Hank, an every day man who sometimes makes stupid decisions. Dale Gribble, an anti-government obsessive. Jeff Boomhauer, the most 'modern' of the 4, but who cant seem to talk properly. And finally Bill Dauterive, a slobby but likable bachelor. The one reason I gave this 8/10 is because sometimes the show doesn't always seem to 'get going' and draw you in to the plot, however this is rare and not something that should put you off the show. To conclude, King of the Hill is a show which never got the attention it deserved, and a great alternative for anyone bored of modern ultra-paced cartoons.


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