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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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 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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Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but 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 were Hank's friends, divorcé 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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Following the season two cliffhanger ending, rumors begin spreading through various FOX commercials and promotional spots that the Hills would be moving to Hollywood. TV Guide ads and the like even touted Propane Boom (the season two finale) as the "last episode in Texas!" This was all later, of course, revealed to be a hoax, meaning that this show (not the characters on the show) was moving to another night on the network, a move that nearly killed the series. Fortunately, this was later rectified, and the show eventually regained the coveted Sunday night primetime slot for the remainder of its run. See more »

Goofs

When Hank was a senior in high school in (what according to his calendar is) February 1975, he had a Jaws movie poster on his bedroom wall. Jaws wasn't released until the following summer. See more »

Quotes

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

Alternate Versions

When the episode "Lianne's Saga" aired in syndication, the ending was altered. Originally during the beginning of the closing credits, dialogue went like this: Bobby: "You kicked her ass, Mom". Peggy: "Yes". Bobby: "But she's a better dancer than you." Peggy: "You do not know that." That was cut and just featured Bill saying, "And if she does come back, well, then I'll call the police." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) See more »

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Yahoos and Triangles
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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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Release Date:

12 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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