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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 school which Bobby Hill attends, Tom Landry Middle School (named after the Dallas Cowboys football coach), really does exist. It is located in Irving, Texas, in the subdivision of Valley Ranch, just a few blocks down MacArthur Boulevard from the Dallas Cowboys' office and training facility (most of the streets in the neighborhood are also named after Dallas Cowboy greats). This is not a middle school, but an elementary school in Valley Ranch. See more »

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Through out the early seasons when Hank has the Ford Ranger, the transmission changes from a manual transmission to automatic several times. As well in some episodes when its portrayed as an automatic, the gear shifter is on the floor. No Ford Ranger stock has the gear selector been on the floor, only the steering column. See more »

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Lord Featherbottom: It's just as well we're going to die. Who wants to live in a World without God?
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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 »

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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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