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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

Hank is seen as owning two pick-up trucks in the series. At the start of the series, he drives a 1997 Ford Ranger. Later in the series, when he is forced to replace his truck, due to it being hit by a train, he upgrades to a Ford F-250. (The model year is unknown.) See more »

Goofs

Hank's drivers license lists his address in Arlen TX with a zip code of 73104. Although Arlen TX is a fictitious town, the zip code is real. However, the zip code they chose is in the wrong state - 73104 is in Oklahoma City OK. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hank: I'm going to kick your ass!
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the opening title sequence may play a slightly different opening sound depending upon the nature of the episode. For example, an episode where the Hills go to Mexico plays a distinctly Mexican guitar riff at the beginning, whereas the 100th episode had a bell ringing and a hooting sound on top of the other "normal" instrumentation. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hungarian dub of the first six seasons included many profanities. While these were relatively rare and somewhat tamer in the original English version (most commonly "ass", "damn", and very few uses of "bitch"), the Hungarian dubbing made every character a foul-mouth who kept using the words "fuck", "fucking", "shit", "cunt", "dick", "whore", "fagot" etc. to make the dialogue sound more natural. For example, the famous "You're fired!" line from the pilot was translated as "A big horse-dick!", and Boomhauer would usually say one "fuck" per sentence. The profanities stopped when the dubbing studio hired another translator in season 7, who wrote the dubbing script as an almost word-for-word translation of the original dialogue (which sadly resulted in numerous lines and phrases not making sense in Hungarian). See more »

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One of the best shows on TV.
21 December 1999 | by bat-5See all my reviews

King of the Hill is probably one of the best shows that you're not watching. A very droll sense of humor abounds in this show about a propane salesman and his family. Along with extolling the virtues of propane and propane accessories, Hank reveres everything and anything Texan: steak, the Cowboys, Tom Landrey. Hank navigates life with the help of his Boggle playing wife Peggy, who is a substitute Spanish teacher. And then there's Bobby Hill, Hank's only son because of a narrow ureathra. The supporting players add color to this mix. You have paranoid, whacko Dale, lonesome Bill and Boomhauer. Then there's Hank's niece LuAnn, his neighbor Khan, and his father, Cotton. Throw them all together and you have a show that is worth watching. One could argue that this show could be done as live action, I think it benefits from being animated. Dream sequences are easier to pull off, and some of the more oddball things that Dale and Cotton Hill do could only be done on an animated show. Smartly written and full of humor.


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