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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:
...  Hank Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Peggy Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Bobby Hill / ... 258 episodes, 1997-2010
Johnny Hardwick ...  Dale Gribble / ... 257 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Bill Dauterive / ... 256 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Luanne Platter / ... 232 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. / ... 152 episodes, 1997-2010
...  Buckley / ... 147 episodes, 1997-2010
...  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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12 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Producer John Altschuler created the character of Lucky Kleinschmidt. He described the him to Series Creator Mike Judge as a guy who "ought to look like Tom Petty without the success". This led producers to pursue Petty to provide the voice for the character, and to their surprise, he enthusiastically agreed. See more »

Goofs

In certain episodes, the Hill family goes to the hospital called Heimlich County Medical Center. In other episodes they go to the same hospital (according to looks) and the sign outside reads Arlen McMaynerbury Medical Center, not Heimlich County Medical Center. However, it is not uncommon for public buildings (hospitals, schools, convention centers, recreation centers, etc.) to share common designs. There are likely many medical centers of this same design all around Arlen, McMaynerbury, Durndle, and the other cities in Heimlich County. See more »

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[repeated line]
Hank: Dang it, Bobby!
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Usually during the credits, Hank talks to the audience and apologizes for the content of the episode, or disputes occurring during the show were resolved. See more »


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Better than most non-animated shows
19 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Now that Mike Judge has made a fortune off Beavis and Butthead, he gets to do what he wants - thankfully his creativity extends far beyond the crude (though very funny) humor of his previous series. KOTH has its share of humor, but I think it shines because of the perceptiveness it displays about life. The series is full of very touching moments between Hank and his son Bobby, which rang very true with me, since I am an only child (Hank has a narrow urethra, so Bobby is his only offspring). All in all, this is a great show to watch, and I hope it stays on the air for a long time.


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