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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })King of the Hill is a long running animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. It aired from 1997-2010.In the fictional Texas suburb of Arlen lives Hank Hill, a long time salesman of propane and propane accessories who's trying his hardest to always do the right thing. A lot of the humor in the series comes from the fact that Hank's a gigantic stick-in-the-mud. His friends, who are also his neighbors, include down-and-out divorced Army barber Bill Dauterive, cuckolded Conspiracy Theorist and pest exterminator Dale Gribble, and Boomhauer, a womanizing motormouth whose job was unknown until a last-second reveal in the series finale.His family includes his wife, Peggy, his son, Bobby, and his niece, Luanne Platter. Hank also has plenty of conflicts with his father, Cotton, a misogynistic World War II veteran.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })One thing that stands out the most about the series is that unlike most other animated sitcoms that feature wacky or outlandish situations (i.e. The Simpsons, Family Guy, and all of their myriad offspring), King of the Hill attempts to retain realism by seeking humor in the otherwise conventional, making it the polar opposite of Judge's previous show Beavis and Butt-Head.After running for numerous seasons, the show finally ended its run on FOX on September 13, 2009. Four unaired episodes were released in syndication and on [adult swim] in 2010.The entire series is currently available on DVD and Hulu. In addition to DVD, season 13 is also available on Blu-Ray as it is the only season containing episodes produced in HD widescreen. [adult swim] aired reruns from the show's final years until 2018. note Although from around 2015 until they lost the rights in 2018, they had stopped airing the Season 1 and 2 episodes. After [adult swim] lost the rights to King of the Hill in June 2018, Comedy Central picked up the rights to air the series, including the episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 which didn't air on [adult swim] previously. note  However, the older episodes produced in 4:3 standard definition (any episode before "Lucky See, Monkey Do") air on Comedy Central in a cropped format to fit a 16:9 widescreen frame.. The show also continues to air on various local stations around the U.S in its original format. Sadly, Comedy Central dropped the show after screwing it out of a timeslot where normal people would be able to watch it (they aired the show either late at night or early in the morning). For anyone who wants to see the show, your best bets are Hulu, complete series DVD boxsets, and illegal downloading.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })In 2018, Mike Judge went on record stating that he was considering a revival of the series, and that there have been dialogues with FOX for new seasons, citing the current political and social climate as ripe for satire. As of 2020, nothing has come of this, but fans remain hopeful.
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Artistic License – Gun Safety
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Artistic License – Gun Safety: Invoked in "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying", where the safety instructor for Bobby's class explains that he lost an eye and a thumb by excitedly running downrange to show off his target - presumably he got the job for being a walking example of how not to act on a range. He later repeats this when he sees Bobby's target, while Bobby is more concerned with proving his rifle safe.
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Fat Slob
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Fat Slob: Bill became one after his divorce.
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Non-Residential Residence
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Non-Residential Residence: In "Megalo Dale", Dale discovers that Chuck Mangione has secretly moved into the local Mega Lo Mart. In "Bill Gathers Moss", Principal Moss is shown living in his office at the school after his wife kicked him out.
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Became Their Own Antithesis
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Became Their Own Antithesis: Hank in "The Bluegrass is Always Greener". Connie first started playing bluegrass with Hank and the guys because it was more fun for her than solely playing classical music, and because Hank wasn't overbearing like Kahn was. At first, Hank just liked having fun too, but when they entered in a bluegrass competition, Hank slowly became just as overbearing as Kahn was.
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Adam Westing: The rare celebrity voice actor to appear as themself usually does this: Chuck Mangione as the spokesman of Mega Lo Mart. Randy Travis as a pompous, thieving Small Name, Big Ego. Henry Winkler as a Cloudcuckoolander.
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I Was Quite a Looker
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I Was Quite a Looker: Bill. This is lampshaded a few times. Cotton before he got his shins blown off.
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No Celebrities Were Harmed
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No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bill's jerkass doctor in "Dia-Bill-ic Shock" is an obvious Expy of Dr. House. Bill's cousin Gilbert is very much a modern-day Tennessee Williams. Buck initially appears modeled on Lyndon Johnson (he even holds staff meetings on the toilet), though the resemblance is downplayed in later seasons.
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Vanity License Plate
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Vanity License Plate: Boomhauer has one, "MSSALLY", for his 1965 Mustang, after the Wilson Pickett song. Kahn has "KINGKAHN" on his van which is either a pun on King Kong or a sign of his snobby narcissism.
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Positive Discrimination: Averted; everybody has their own flaws. Token Minority Kahn is the biggest jerkass of the regular cast and a rather overt bigot, Peggy fancies herself to be Closer to Earth but is really an egomaniac who constantly overestimates her abilities, and John Redcorn is a womanizer who cuckolded one of his best friends for years and exploits Magical Native American stereotypes to get laid.
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The Artifact
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The Artifact: Buckley still appears in the intro through the end of the series, even though he was dead since the start of season 3.
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Scenery Censor
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Scenery Censor: Crops up often in "Sug Night." In Hank's erotic dreams, Nancy's breasts are covered with either a burger or a plate of them and she's holding a bag of buns over her rear. Not a case of Hand-or-Object Underwear since this is not deliberate covering on anyone's part. Later in the same episode, Hank and Peggy are covered by various objects as part of their grilling, and two nudists are always behind waist-high bushes. One of them has Godiva Hair, the other is perpetually covering herself by holding a volleyball. Near the beginning of "Naked Ambition," Bobby accidentally catches Luanne naked in the shower. When shown from Bobby's side, his head blocks the viewers from seeing anything.
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Does This Remind You of Anything?: In "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator", Peggy and Bobby try out charcoal and do their best to hide it from Hank. When he finds out, the scene is treated like a father finding his child with drugs, complete with Peggy giving the "I was holding it for a friend" excuse. Peggy outright says "I thought it was drugs!"
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The Runaway: Bobby is briefly one in "Death of a Propane Salesman" due to overhearing (and misinterpreting) Bill and Dale competing over who would get him after Hank dies.
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Tempting Fate: In "Bobby Goes Nuts," when the guys hear about Bobby kicking Hank in the groin:
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Gratuitous Spanish: Peggy actually isn't very good at it and her pronunciation is horrible. In addition, she occasionally pronounces some words as if they were Spanish. Good examples are "Monterrey Jack" and "Iwo Hima".
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Your Mom: In "Traffic Jam," Roger "Booda" Sack launches into a series of these against Hank's mom when Hank tells Buddha Sack that his mother didn't raise him right. Also Hank's urethra.
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Punishment Box: Bobby is put into one of these at a military school. It most assuredly does not break him:
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Picked Last: In "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown", Hank and his friends find a kickball and decide to start playing. When their other family members and neighbors come to join the game, they split into teams. Dale is picked last, even after Connie, a 12-year old girl who wasn't the most athletic person to choose from. Team captain Bill is obviously disappointed at having Dale on his team.
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Exactly What I Aimed At
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Exactly What I Aimed At: At the end of "To Kill a Ladybird", Dale was telling Bobby to shoot Ladybird because he thought she was rabid while Hank begged him not to. Bobby fires and Hank with relief thought he missed but he actually was aiming at (and killed) a raccoon that was about to bite Hank from behind.
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Hitler Ate Sugar: In "Movin' On Up", Luanne moves out from the Hills' house and ends up with roommates at her new place. However, they turn out to be stereotypical lazy college students who invoke Godwin's Law any time anyone attempts to exert any authority over them; when Luanne tries to set rules about smoking in the house, one of them complains:
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Genre Savvy: Peggy in "Gone With the Windstorm," when she, Dale, and Nancy were surrounded by a wildfire with a live TV camera, says:
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"Well Done, Son!" Guy: Hank. He constantly seeks his father's admiration (or at least his respect), but Cotton is a jaded World War II veteran who has absolutely no respect (and just barely a little love) for Hank, going so far to name his second son Good Hank: Bobby, Hank's son, has it rough. But compared to his grandfather, Hank is far easier to please. Female variation with Peggy and her mom. Even saving her family's Montana ranch is not enough to impress her mother, though, so Peggy just gives up on trying. When Cotton's confronted by Hank after he runs off to Las Vegas to avoid raising G.H., Cotton admits that Hank is a better father than he ever was in the most insulting manner possible: Kahn is this to his father-in-law, who apparently worked for several dictators in the past, calls Kahn a "descendant of fishermen," and generally has no respect for him. Minh can't seem to get any respect from Kahn's mother. The difference between Kahn and Minh is that Minh doesn't care if Laohma respects her, she just doesn't want to deal with her. Laohma's insistence to show Minh how to do housework "the right way" comes more from her being a professional homemaker than wanting to show Minh up. Kahn is constantly trying to prove himself to Minh's dad, whereas Minh and Laohma are more than happy to stay out of each other's way. For that matter, Kahn does nothing to stop his mom from criticizing Minh, nor does he seem to care, whereas Minh is very bothered by how her dad treats Kahn and tries to make him stop.
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Misplaced Wildlife: invoked Luanne's "Manger Babies" characters. The premise of her show being about the animals who witnessed the Nativity of Jesus. The donkey is the only one that makes sense. The other animals are a cat, an octopus, and a British penguin with a bow tie, top hat, and monocle.
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Continuity Porn: The original series finale was initially going to be Luanne's wedding, which explains why the episode's closing scene featured characters throughout the series who only appeared in one or two episodes attending the wedding. The show was greenlit for more seasons and the actual final episode is the episode where Hank discovers Bobby's talent for identifying flaws in cuts of beef, puts him on the meat inspection team at the local community college, and when Bobby wins, the two have a celebratory barbecue in their backyard. The only continuity porn we get are the neighbors coming over for a barbecue.
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Kafka Komedy: Bill's life is tragic enough to fall under this.
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The Alleged Expert: It probably would be easier to count the amount of people that appear on the series that aren't this, and even then there's a chance they at least look this way at the beginning through Bunny-Ears Lawyer performance or eventually become this through Flanderization. To provide two examples: The series' pilot episode had as an antagonist a smug and completely idiotic Social Services agent that wanted to take Bobby away without doing the proper research about his home life (and got fired by his superior, who did). The same man appeared later working for the local welfare office, clearly having not learned his lesson, and forced Strickland Propane to hire a completely incompetent junkie (and allow him to run roughshod over the place) because he didn't seemed to understand the letter or the spirit of a disability act. Peggy's work is supposed to be a substitute teacher, and the writers eventually made her so incompetent yet full of herself that she was a bigger threat to the students' welfare than whatever was the situation of the week that ailed them.
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Unreliable Narrator
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Unreliable Narrator: Certain elements of Cotton's story regarding his experiences in World War II, as well as his medical history, are rather questionable.
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Comic-Book Time: Notable here because nobody ever gets any older, yet at one point, Hank explicitly says that Luanne had been in school for two years by that point, giving a definite amount of time that has passed. Bobby is a rather weird example, in that he does age a bit over the first two seasons, but then that growth is suddenly paused, allowing for both Connie and Joseph, who are both younger than him, to go through puberty long before him. This is at least partly explained by Bobby being a late-bloomer, but it still gets odd in the final season, when Hank's comment on having waited "thirteen years" to hear Bobby take an interest in something refers to both Bobby's in-story age and how long the show had actually been airing.
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Long-Lost Uncle Aesop: Luanne's dad, who was already retconned into a felon for the episode.
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Rant-Inducing Slight: After being run ragged from doing all the baby's chores during "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall", Bobby snaps when Didi asks him to get her some lottery tickets:
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Gone Horribly Wrong
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Gone Horribly Wrong: In "Father of the Bribe", Bobby and Connie pretend to break up in order to screw with Kahn (who hates their relationship). Connie flunks a test, claiming that the break-up distracted her, and the school catches her passing a note and assumes she's suicidal. Kahn panics and sets them back together, but forces them to spend so much time together that they have a fight and really do break up. In "Patch Boomhauer", Patch hires strippers for his bachelor party and then pins the blame on Boomhauer when his fiancée Katherine walks in. At the reception, Katherine says that she's re-discovered her feelings for Boomhauer because she thinks the strippers were a crazy, desperate act to break up the wedding; when Patch confesses, she calls it "just plain sleazy" and calls off the wedding. He then tries to blame Hank.
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Kayfabe
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Kayfabe: In "Glen Peggy Glen Ross", when Peggy starts working for Sizemore Realty, she learns that Chris Sizemore has his employees do things like pretend to be married in order to improve their sales. Near the end of the episode, Peggy impresses him by having Connie pose as her adopted daughter.
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Artistic License – Geology
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Artistic License – Geology: In "Uh Oh Canada," Boomhauer's French Canadian girlfriend Suzette is mentioned as having a former lover or the like that is in an aluminium mine. While Quebec is one of the largest smelters of aluminum in the world, there are in fact no bauxite (aluminum ore) mines in Canada.
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Floorboard Failure
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Floorboard Failure: Hank falls through his kitchen floor to find that the guys have dug a Secret Underground Passage underneath his house.
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Above the Influence
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Above the Influence: Boomhauer, when Luanne gets dumped and stays at his house. She thinks he's hitting on her, only for him to put a pillow and blanket on the couch and walk away.
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On Three
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On Three: In "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall", this occurs when Hank, Boomhauer, Bill, Dale, and the doctor try to get Peggy (who's lying on a gurney) into the house. She doesn't fit, so they have to tilt the gurney, on three. There's confusion as to what that means, so Hank sighs and says, "Just lift."
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Poor Communication Kills
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Poor Communication Kills: In "Cops and Robert", Hank accidentally steals a man's wallet because he mistakenly thought the man had picked his pocket. When Hank realizes his error, he calls the man up to say that he wants to return the wallet and apologize...only he words it in such a way that it sounds like he's coming to assault and/or kill the guy. The man is waiting for Hank with a baseball bat, and at that point is beyond any further attempts at reasoning.
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I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough!
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I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough!: Said by Bobby in "Love Hurts, And So Does Art" when he's asked if he's had enough liver at the deli. A variant occurs in "Now Who's the Dummy?"; Hank finishes a beer and asks for another. Bill asks Hank if he's had enough, but Hank interrupts and reaffirms: "ANOTHER." Bill immediately gives him another beer.
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Childhood Friend Romance
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Childhood Friend Romance: Connie and Bobby until they broke up.
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No Sympathy
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No Sympathy: Hank tends to have this as a character trait: This is one of the major snags between Hank and Bobby; not that Hank is trying to be a Jerkass, it's just that the two have such differing personalities, Hank can never understand why he should be sympathetic to Bobby. When Bobby gets a job as a towel manager he's miserable since he's constantly yelled at and insulted by the coach and team, and left doing thankless, ugly gruntwork nobody appreciates, but Hank is just happy Bobby's part of a team and is assured he'll come out of this as a better person. When Bobby inevitably quits, Hank reacts with anger and confusion. In another episode where Bobby is stressed over being part of a Quizbowl team to the point of having a panic attack, Hank is baffled that he could be stressed over something so silly, complaining to his friends that Bobby's life is laughably easy. While Hank isn't unsympathetic to Bill's depression, he tends to regard it as a nuisance rather than a serious issue. When Bill becomes suicidal, Hank waits for him to "snap out of it," and eventually blows up in anger at him.
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Overly Narrow Superlative
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Overly Narrow Superlative: Amusingly, Sharona gives herself one in "Wings of the Dope", even though she's trying to one-up Luanne:
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Reality Ensues
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Reality Ensues: The end of "Cops and Roberts" has Hank finally get Barry Rollins to calm down so he can explain that he mistakenly took the guy's wallet and the whole thing was just a simple misunderstanding, which he apologizes for. Of course, that doesn't mean Hank is cool with he and his friends being chased down and attacked with a baseball bat:
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Papa Wolf
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Papa Wolf: Hank is usually very good at keeping his temper, but anyone who threatens or abuses Bobby soon learns how dangerous an angry Texan can be. And let's not even consider Peggy, who simply goes overboard with this.
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Obstructive Zealot
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Obstructive Zealot: Dale, very often.
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Heh Heh, You Said
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Heh Heh, You Said "X": Bobby does this with Hank in "The Little Horrors of Shop". Of course it goes over Hank's head:
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Birthday Party Goes Wrong
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Birthday Party Goes Wrong: In "Strangeness on a Train", it is revealed that Peggy's birthday parties have always been colossal disasters and Dale not only finds funny to recount tales of how these disasters happened but he is gleefully looking forward to how this birthday will go to hell. This year Peggy plans a Themed Party on a train: a mystery theater train ride with 70's disco theme. Hank is not sure it's such a great idea, especially the disco part, but agrees to make Peggy happy. The mystery is solved in two minutes because ditzy Luanne blabs and Dale screams it for everyone to hear. The actors leave just as the train departs. Then the train caterer announces to Peggy that the refrigeration has gone out and spoiled their dinner as well as melted Peggy's ice-cream birthday cake. They only have cheese-and-cracker snacks. Also, they've just entered a dry county so they can't serve any alcohol. Peggy runs to the bathroom in tears. Hank consoles her, and they have sex in the train's bathroom while everybody is grouching in the dining car. Peggy is cheered up. Others soon discover that someone had sex and decide to try to find out who did it to entertain themselves, which forces Peggy and Hank to double-team to clean up the evidence. This gets the whole group kicked out of the train in the middle of nowhere. Desperate Peggy breaks down and starts crying. However, they soon spot a bar and head there. Dressed in their disco clothes, the patrons look at them with suspicion but then happily cry that "Disco's back!" The bartender hangs up a disco ball and finds a 70's soundtrack, throwing a small disco-themed party for Peggy while everybody dances.
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Vice City
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Vice City: Arlen used to be a giant, city-sized brothel (Harlot Town -> Harloton -> Arlen). It got dangerously close to becoming one again thanks to a councilman wanting to cash in on Arlen's controversial history. Peggy was originally on board with the original plan of opening a heritage museum but the councilman revamped it into a "Museum of Prostitution" featuring such amenities like an erotic bakery and a "gentlemen's reading room". Then Arlen got the attention of the adult film industry and made it their new venue to hold their annual adult video award show. This resulted in Hank and Peggy protesting these changes to avoid their beloved community becoming smutty.
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Stealth Pun
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Stealth Pun: In "Returning Japanese" Hank calls his half brother Junichiro a crazy bastard. Considering his parents aren't married, it adds a new layer to Hank's term of endearment. Hank Rutherford Hill. HRH. His Royal Highness. KING of the Hill.
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Fingore
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Fingore: In "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally saws off one of Dale's fingers while distracted by the man's criticisms of his woodwork (complete with a shot of the severed finger on the wood, still curled around Dale's cigarette). This kicks the anger management plot into motion, as well as briefly causes a rift between the two.
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I Need a Freaking Drink
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I Need a Freaking Drink: Hank in "Now Who's the Dummy?" after seeing Bobby practicing his "labials" (which is basically repeating "Fluttering Butterflies" over and over) with a ventriloquist dummy. While he doesn't actually say it, the next day in the alley, he's pounding a beer back and when he finishes it he demands another.
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Obstructive Bureaucrat
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Obstructive Bureaucrat: Anthony Page. In the pilot, he investigates Hank for child abuse (Bobby got a black eye in baseball) without interviewing the little league coach and gets removed from the case for it. In "Junkie Business", he lets a clearly incompetent druggie take over Strickland Propane because he went into rehab before he was officially fired, and therefore qualified for the Americans with Disabilities Act (who is only fired when Hank quits and makes the company too small to be covered by the act).
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Not What I Signed on For
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Not What I Signed on For: Hank in "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo", where the director decides to "reinterpret" history and make the Alamo's most famous figures look like incompetent boobs, much to Hank's dismay. Hank does this to Bobby at times, whenever Bobby expresses an interest in something mildly competitive, to which Hank responds too much and ruins the joy. In one episode, Bobby becomes interested in growing roses, which Hank is against until he learned that there are Rose competitions, at which point he completely muscles Bobby out of the picture and takes over. In "Soldier of Misfortune", despite being a gun club, Mad Dog is the only one who's serious about holding Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer hostage and torturing them for real:
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Themed Party
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Themed Party: In "Strangeness on a Train", Peggy plans her birthday party on a train: a murder mystery theatre train ride combined with 70's disco theme. Hank is not sure it's such a great idea, especially the disco part, but agrees with it to make Peggy happy. Their friends show up in their disco outfits, as well as most of the actors (but those have also costumes for their roles in the play). The party goes terribly wrong in so many directions. For instance, the train toilet ends up clogged with an Andy Warhol wig and Elton John sunglasses.
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Outside/Inside Slur
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Outside/Inside Slur: Kahn's idol, Ted Wassonasong, calls him a banana, after which Kahn tries to get in touch with his Laotian culture.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: The cigarette Dale lit off the Olympic torch, coming back into play when the torch was dropped later on in the episode. In "The Buck Stops Here", Buck briefly mentions having a son in another state "named...Ray, or Roy or something." It's not until several seasons later that we actually meet his illegitimate son, Ray Roy. Bobby's aiming skills - in Season 4, when Dale and Hank think he shoots Ladybird and misses, Bobby actually aimed at a raccoon. Minh actually becoming somewhat friendly with Dale - later episodes would show her at least on friendly terms with Dale.
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Aborted Arc
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Aborted Arc: Hank and Peggy trying to have another child is an important plot point throughout Season 3 and is mentioned in the first episode in Season 4 before it's dropped completely - though it should be noted, it understandably was brought to an end with Peggy being paralyzed in a skydiving accident and requiring months of painful rehabilitation. Luanne going to college after meeting Buckley's angel in Season 3. In Season 8, she drops out of college and goes back to hairstyling, despite Buckley's angel telling her she was meant for something better. Technically, this is a Retcon, but it also aborts the ongoing arc of Luanne getting away from her trailer trash origins. This is especially the case once she hooks up with Lucky, who Peggy points out represents the life from which Luanne was originally trying to escape.
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Only Sane Man
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Only Sane Man: Boomhauer, although Hank sees himself as this.
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As the Good Book Says...
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As the Good Book Says...: In "Hilloween", Junie Harper cites Proverbs 1:32: "The complacency of fools will destroy them." Hank retaliates: "Get out of my house! Exodus!"
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Companion Cube
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Companion Cube: Hank and his truck. Especially in "Chasing Bobby". Hank's love of propane to the point of him affectionately calling it "Lady Propane" in a few episodes. In "Sug Night", it is almost implied that he has a fetish for it.
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Know-Nothing Know-It-All
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Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Peggy, especially in later seasons after she underwent Flanderization to make this trait progressively more pronounced. She's convinced she's perfectly fluent in Spanish even though she's worse than some of the students she teaches, frequently acts like the smartest woman in the room on any subject, and generally goes into something with such ferocity and tenacity that people learn to just stay out of her way so as not to get caught in the collateral damage. The Hills tend to run into a lot of so-called "experts" over the course of the series. Frequently, someone will stroll into Arlen with more self-assurance than talent, only to get exposed by Hank Pulling the Thread or having their own hubris undo them.
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Saw
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Saw "Star Wars" 27 Times: Hank's seen The Great Santini dozens of times. Bobby claims to know a ton about golfing due to having seen Happy Gilmore fifty times.
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Anachronism Stew
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Anachronism Stew: invoked In the episode "Joust Like a Woman", Hank and Peggy visit a Renaissance fair that is stated to imitate England in 1590. The boss is "King Philip." In 1590, England had a queen. Also, the costumes for the working wenches exposes too much skin, and King Philip's outfit looks more like a medieval outfit. Not to mention there was never a King Philip of England. Peggy attempts to correct some of the inaccuracies, and that is the start of Philip disliking her.
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Surprisingly Happy Ending
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Surprisingly Happy Ending: "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying". It ends with Hank missing the final shot in the father/son shooting competition. At first it looks like a Downer Ending because Hank let down Bobby (who was a better shot) but Bobby's ecstatic that they won second place and wants to compete again next year.
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Verbal Tic
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Verbal Tic: I'll tell you what, that dang ol' Boomhauer, man. Joe Jack saying "Honey". Nancy saying "Sug":
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Russian Reversal
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Russian Reversal: In "The Bluegrass is Always Greener", Bobby wrote a joke for Yakov Smirnoff:
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Funny Background Event
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Funny Background Event: In "Shins of the Father", when Joseph asks Cotton where his legs are, Bill and Hank, knowing how Cotton will react, share a smile. In "Order of the Straight Arrow," when the ranger is talking to Hank about the missing whooping crane, a hippie chick can be seen crawling out of Boomhauer's tent. In the ending of "Pretty, Pretty Dresses", after Hank puts on a dress and pretends to be Lenore to give Bill closure (and get him to stop wearing a dress and acting like Lenore) and they both take off the dresses, Dale can be seen walking into the alley wearing a dress and a purse (Hank had said it was "that kind of party"), then runs off when he sees no one else is wearing a dress anymore. In "Yard She Blows", Joseph is frequently seen driving recklessly on his motor scooter. Near the end of the episode, he is seen walking down the sidewalk with a crutch and a cast on one of his legs.
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Shower Shy
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Shower Shy: This happens to Bobby in "The Incredible Hank."
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Reused Character Design
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Reused Character Design: Ms. Stovall is basically a palette swap of one of the first ladies of propane, both seen in "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis."
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Dale and (especially) Bill. This is the actual name of the episode where Nancy loses her hair. It's Laser-Guided Karma for her cheating on Dale for years with John Redcorn.
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Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor: The episode "The Exterminator" could pretty much act as a sequel to Mike Judge's Office Space, given that it also takes place in an oppressive white collar office, skewers the corporate rules and social situations of working in an office, and deals with firing people in the last act.
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Camp Straight
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Camp Straight: Peggy's hairdresser Ernst, a fit Germanic guy who speaks in a lisping singsong voice, wildly gesticulates when speaking, wears flashy outfits... and has a wife and kid at home. Bill when pretending to be Camp Gay, as mentioned above. Bobby is this when he's not Ambiguously Bi. Bill's all-male chorus in "It Ain't Over Till the Fat Neighbor Sings", at first it seems like they're typical effeminate theatre-loving gay men but Hank makes the one-off comment: "I noticed a lot of those chorus guys have wives." The chorus leader also stated to Bill that he's had members quit because they had to spend more time with their children or go to couples therapy.
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Glurge Addict
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Glurge Addict: Hank's mom, who had to collect porcelain figurines, as they kept her sane while she was married to Cotton.
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Forklift Fu
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Forklift Fu: Dale tries to kill Hank with a forklift in "Dream Weaver."
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Small Name, Big Ego
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Small Name, Big Ego: Peggy, to the point where she could have been the Trope Namer had The Mary Tyler Moore Show never existed. And let's not forget Cotton, though part of this also seems to be dementia brought on by his old age - while he did have to be a legitimate badass to survive the injuries he took during World War II and kill fitty men, he also seems to believe he fought on both the Western and Pacific fronts within days of each other and essentially won the war on his own.
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Shoddy Shindig
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Shoddy Shindig: In "Strangeness on a Train", Peggy plans a Themed Party on a train: a mystery theater train ride with 70's disco theme. Hank is not sure it's such a great idea, especially the disco part, but agrees to make Peggy happy. The mystery is solved in two minutes because ditzy Luanne blabs and Dale screams it for everyone to hear. The actors leave just as the train departs. Then the train caterer announces to Peggy that the refrigeration has gone out and spoiled their dinner as well as melted Peggy's ice-cream birthday cake. They only have cheese-and-cracker snacks. Luanne tries to entertain others with her hand puppets. They've just entered a dry county so they can't serve any alcohol. Everybody is grouching in the dining car because they are bored.
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Bilingual Bonus
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Combined with Bilingual Bonus in the "Returning Japanese" two-parter. "Junichiro" translates to "genuine first son".
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Lampshade Hanging
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Boomhauer often started sentences with: "Yo man, I tell you what man …" before going on an almost incoherent, fast-talking rant. Lampshaded in Boomhauer's flashback in "A Firefighting We Will Go", in which Boomhauer himself, normally The Unintelligible, is actually intelligible and the other three are speaking gibberish consisting mostly of their catchphrases.
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Sadist Teacher
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An often overlooked example is that whenever Bobby goes to Hank for help, he brushes his complaints off as whining. Keeping mind that this involves things such as Sadist Teacher, Bad Boss, and Sore Loser, yet despite the fact it regularly puts Bobby’s life in danger Hank continues to brush off his concerns as Wangst.
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Restaurant-Owning Episode
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Restaurant-Owning Episode: In the "Hanky Panky" and "High Anxiety" episodes, Peggy takes over running Sugarfoot's Barbecue and adds some "innovations" to the restaurant that prove unpopular with its customers and the owner, Buck Strickland.
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Bring My Brown Pants
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Bring My Brown Pants: Dale in "Tankin' it to the Streets" when they find out they're stuck in an Army firing range during target practice:
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Bland-Name Product
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Luanne Platter's name is one to the Lu Ann Platter, a combination dish served at a Texas-based restaurant chain called Luby's. Which has a Bland-Name Product Shout-Out in the form of Luly's.
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Artifact Title
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Artifact Title: "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator". Only the first act ties into the episode title, as it centers on Hank getting in trouble for mooning while in a glass elevator; the rest is about Bill's relationship with the former governor of Texas, Ann Richards (although mooning does come into play at the very end). Presumably the chance for such an on-the-nose Punny Title was just too good to pass up.
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Nausea Dissonance
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Nausea Dissonance: In "My Own Private Rodeo", when Dale recounts how he caught his father, Bug, kissing his wife Nancy on their wedding day, his story starts off catching Bill puking in the bathroom, and afterwards, nonchalantly heading straight to the kitchen, where he caught Bug in the act.
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Ice-Cream Koan
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Ice-Cream Koan: Hank's encounter with a monk whose order suspects Bobby of being their reincarnated lama, much to Hank's dismay:
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Cool, but Inefficient
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Cool, but Inefficient: Dale goes into this on regular occasions. Subverted at one point — his duty on a suicide watch involves threatening to kill whoever's being watched. The shock of it actually works.
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Potty Emergency
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Potty Emergency: In "Beer and Loathing", Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer drink tainted beer and eat bad bananas:
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Gossip Evolution
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Gossip Evolution: In the pilot, Hank yelling at a Mega Lo Mart employee who was too stupid to help him find a tap and die and some WD-40 while Bobby is nearby turns into "Hank beat his son and a Mega Lo Mart employee who tried to stop him". Not helped by the fact that Bobby accidentally hits Peggy with a baseball right before a CPS worker arrives. In "Bobby Goes Nuts", Bobby kicking a few students in the testicles is embellished to the point where Connie thinks Bobby was suspended for kicking Principal Moss in the testicles.
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Daddy's Little Villain
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Daddy's Little Villain: Minh was the daughter of a general in her native Laos, and enjoyed terrorizing the peasants.
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My Master, Right or Wrong
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My Master, Right or Wrong: Hank is willing to overlook a lot of Buck Strickland's faults, but even he has his limits. Later episodes hint that Hank knows perfectly well his boss is an total moron and is constantly having to run damage control to mitigate his screw-ups. Hank even states his actual loyalty is more to the company he's dedicated the last 15 years of his life to, than the man who runs it.
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Eskimos Aren't Real
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Eskimos Aren't Real: Dale once used a pirate radio station to ask viewers if they had ever seen any proof that Hawaii was real.
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Shower of Angst
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Shower of Angst: Dale in "The Trouble with Gribbles", after Nancy leaves him.
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Vocal Evolution
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Vocal Evolution: Dale and Bill both were initially given lower voices but they got higher in subsequent seasons as the voice actors gave them more range. Hank originally had a more forceful voice but it gradually softened a bit.
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Older Than They Look
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There were two separate characters named Donna that worked at Strickland Propane. The first Donna was a black woman around Hank's age who never had a speaking role. The second Donna was a Caucasian woman, also the same age as Hank, with a relatively minor role in some episodes. Apparently, Buck has had an affair with a Donna but it's unclear which one. It's possibly the former because she was fired for stealing office supplies.
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Accidental Pervert
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Accidental Pervert: The main plots of "Hank's Dirty Laundry"note where Hank's good credit is messed up when a video store clerk accuses him of not returning a porno movie and "Naked Ambition"note where Bobby accidentally sees Luanne naked during a day camping trip, and Connie thinks Bobby did it on purpose played with this.
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 King of the Hill / int_3039ffc7
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Breaking the Cycle of Bad Parenting
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Breaking the Cycle of Bad Parenting: Cotton was emotionally abusive to Hank that led him to repress most emotions. Hank tries to be a better father to Bobby, but Bobby is a very different person than Hank, and Hank ends up being somewhat abusive in his attempts to help him. While he does give genuinely good advice and loves his son, he has to relearn the same lesson(that accepting Bobby for who he is leads to a better outcome than trying to change him) multiple times a season. Hank once expressed worry that he is a bad father to Cotton who responded with this gem:
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Medication Tampering
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Medication Tampering: Bobby tries to get even with Luanne when her then boyfriend throws a party at Boomhauer's house which he was house-sitting. He set up pranks against Luanne and she retaliates back. Finally, he goes far enough to change Luanne's birth control pills with candy. Hank and Peggy decide to make Bobby "marry" Luanne to teach him a lesson.
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Strange Minds Think Alike
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Strange Minds Think Alike: In "Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby's Saga", Hank takes Bobby to the Arlen Speedway and shows him the NASCAR pace car behind a velvet rope. Bobby is more impressed by the rope, saying it's "soft and pretty." A few days later when NASCAR arrives; Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer meet Dale Earnhardt by the pace car. The starstruck men start talking about racing but Earnhardt just looks at the rope and says it's "soft and pretty."
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Fantasy-Forbidding Father
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Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Hank to Bobby.
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Full-Name Basis
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Full-Name Basis: Everybody refers to John Redcorn solely as John Redcorn. Every time. Kahn and Mihn, particularly Mihn, tend to refer to everyone in this manner.
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Suicide as Comedy
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Suicide as Comedy: Bill in "Pretty Pretty Dresses." He even tries to slam his own head in a drawer, kill himself using an electric oven, and is kept from shooting himself by Dale threatening him with a gun.
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Logic Bomb
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Logic Bomb: In "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying", Hank asks Dale how he can support the NRA, an organization based out of Washington, D.C. After thinking about it, Dale responds:
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Embarrassing Nickname
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Embarrassing Nickname: In "Traffic Jam":
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The Unintelligible
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The Unintelligible: Boomhauer. This is lampshaded several times. For example: In the pilot, after the child services investigator asks Dale (who tells him Hank does not abuse Bobby), he talks to Boomhauer, who complains about Ladybird barking, so the social services investigator slowly backs away. Played with in an episode where Boomhauer has a flashback: Hank, Dale, and Bill all talk like him, while he talks normally. Played with again in an episode where Boomhauer falls asleep in an inner tube and floats all the way to Houston; the locals don't understand him and he's committed to a mental hospital. Hank will often say "Boomhauer, I can't understand a word you just said", attributing the lack of intelligibility to interference, like loud music or the echoes of a cave. Subverted on the episode "The Bluegrass is Always Greener", where Boomhauer's singing voice is actually coherent. And sounds just like Vince Gill. When Boomhauer makes an impassioned (and barely intelligible) plea to Dale to surrender to the police before they use force against him, Dale responds "Boomhauer, if I ever heard anyone reading from a script, that was it." In "Propane Boom", the episode where the Mega Lo Mart explodes, Boomhauer gets on the phone to call 911 and the operator tells him she can't understand what he's saying, urging him to speak more slowly, which he does and it's just as unintelligible as whenever he speaks normally.
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Out of Focus
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Out of Focus: Connie after she breaks up with Bobby. Luanne at various points in the series.
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The Prankster
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The Prankster: All of ZZ Top, but especially Dusty (Hank's cousin) towards Hank in "Hank Gets Dusted". However, after the Jerkass Reality Show producer goes too far, Dusty tells him to back down by pointing out "You've seen what we do to Hank, and we like him!"
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Anything That Moves
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Anything That Moves: Donna is revealed to be this in "Lost in MySpace".
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Hollywood Law
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Hollywood Law: In "Junkie Business", various employees abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act to bring Hank's workplace to a virtual standstill with frivolous requests for accommodations. The ADA does not work that way! For one thing, you cannot get an accommodation from an essential job function. One of the ways to determine whether a job function is essential is if that function applies to all employees similarly situated. For instance, if a disabled employee wants his employer to relax a production quota, which is universally applied to all employees similarly situated, then that employee may well be out of luck. However, if the employer has a policy or practice of relaxing the production standard for any reason, then they must relax it (within reason) to accommodate the disabled employee. Even then, an accommodation cannot be overly burdensome on the employer, as the string of frivolous accommodations obviously were in the episode in question.
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Out of Order
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Out of Order: Several Season 3 episodes. Episodes where Luanne's hair is completely grown back are followed by episodes where it's much shorter than usual. "The Company Man" was produced during season 1 but aired during season 2. Its earlier art style stands out amidst the re-designs.
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Girl-on-Girl Is Hot
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Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Joseph's reaction to seeing a bunch of girls (in line to pick an elective):
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Critical Research Failure
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Critical Research Failure: invoked Hank attempts to do this in order to discredit Professor John Lerner whom Peggy has allowed to dig up their lawn after Hank found an arrowhead there while mowing. He creates a necklace out of twine and fried chicken bones and plants it for Lerner to discover. However, his plan backfires when Peggy finds it instead. She then embarrasses herself by declaring it to be authentic. When Lerner hands it to his grad students, they immediately recognize it as a fake.
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Out-Gambitted
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Out-Gambitted: In "The Substitute Spanish Prisoner", Peggy, of all people, manages to successfully con a tricky bastard of a Con Man into successfully conning an obviously bad con so that he'd put the money in his room safe, which was actually not a room safe, but a safe Peggy had put there. If that plan had failed, Peggy was just going to steal his car.
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King of the Hill / int_362bdb30
 King of the Hill / int_36e63b81
type
Rule of Cool
 King of the Hill / int_36e63b81
comment
Monsignor Martinez does this with communion wine. This should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, but oh, well. The same character has been mentioned to use communion wafers as ninja throwing stars.
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1.0
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King of the Hill / int_36e63b81
 King of the Hill / int_373273af
type
Throwing Out the Script
 King of the Hill / int_373273af
comment
Throwing Out the Script: Played with:
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King of the Hill / int_373273af
 King of the Hill / int_37499c8
type
OnceAnEpisode
 King of the Hill / int_37499c8
comment
Once an Episode: Though, not always in this order:
 King of the Hill / int_37499c8
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King of the Hill / int_37499c8
 King of the Hill / int_3754b680
type
Temporary Blindness
 King of the Hill / int_3754b680
comment
Temporary Blindness: Hank, after witnessing his mother and her boyfriend having sex, temporarily goes blind in "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying".
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1.0
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King of the Hill / int_3754b680
 King of the Hill / int_375b6a06
type
That Was Objectionable
 King of the Hill / int_375b6a06
comment
That Was Objectionable: When Dale has a restraining order put on Hank after he accidentally saws off Dale's finger:
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King of the Hill / int_375b6a06
 King of the Hill / int_37a6a66a
type
Instrumental Theme Tune
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comment
Instrumental Theme Tune: Played by The Refreshments.
 King of the Hill / int_37a6a66a
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King of the Hill / int_37a6a66a
 King of the Hill / int_37cee864
type
Real Award, Fictional Character
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comment
Real Award, Fictional Character: Cotton is a heavily decorated World War II vet, with his decorations are slowly revealed throughout his appearances. In "Returning Japanese", his uniform includes the Medal of Honor and American Campaign Medal. In "Cotton Comes Marching Home", his Silver Star is shown in a display case in the Arlen VFW. In Season 12, he shown wearing the third class, Commandeur, of the French Legion of Honour, the highest decoration in France and only awarded to a handful of Americans during the war.
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King of the Hill / int_37cee864
 King of the Hill / int_3823c722
type
Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...
 King of the Hill / int_3823c722
comment
Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: Parodied in "Plastic White Female" as Hank is going through the bills:
 King of the Hill / int_3823c722
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King of the Hill / int_3823c722
 King of the Hill / int_38d02d44
type
Batman Gambit
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comment
Batman Gambit: In "Lupe's Revenge", Peggy's poor grasp of the Spanish language leads to her unwittingly kidnapping a young Mexican girl. In court, her lawyer wants to use this as a defense, but Hank is afraid it'll destroy Peggy since she's convinced she's fluent in the language. He then hits upon the idea of having Peggy speak in her own defense: the judge gets to see first-hand how poor her Spanish is and realizes it was all a misunderstanding, while Peggy remains convinced that her passionate appeal was what saved the day.
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King of the Hill / int_38d02d44
 King of the Hill / int_38d3a0f7
type
Pac-Man Fever
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comment
Pac-Man Fever: Averted; Bobby is shown playing a Tomb Raider-style game in "Get Your Freak Off", plays a Dance Dance Revolution-style game in "Returning Japanese", and Hank gets addicted to a Grand Theft Auto clone (the 3D games, that is) in "Grand Theft Arlen". All feature visuals on par with the rest of the show. Somewhat played straight in that the show suggests two guys in their early twenties are able to create an entire 3D open world sandbox game with multiplayer, sounds, voice acting, etc. within 24 hours of meeting Hank. Even a mod would take significantly more time than that. When Bobby pretends to be playing a game (to throw his family off the trail) by mashing buttons randomly... on a GAME OVER screen. Justified, however; one can spot that the D-pad and the buttons were swapped.
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King of the Hill / int_38d3a0f7
 King of the Hill / int_392372f9
type
Actor Allusion
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comment
Actor Allusion: In "Arlen City Bomber", Bobby says that his dream is to eat a corn chip right off the production line. Lucky tells him "I'm gonna help you run down that dream". Lucky's voice actor had a song called "Runnin' Down a Dream". Ben Stein voices a quiz bowl host in one episode. Hank, like Mike Judge, is a musician, though unlike Judge, Hank never played professionally. In "The Perils of Polling," Hank asks why the false identity that Dale gave him is Ecuadorian if he wasn't born in Ecuador. Mike Judge, though raised in Albuquerque, NM, was born in Ecuador. Alabaster Jones was played by an actual pimp, albeit a retired one.
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King of the Hill / int_392372f9
 King of the Hill / int_399a6b0e
type
 King of the Hill / int_399a6b0e
comment
"Risky Business" Dance: Spoofed. Bobby slides in his underwear just as Luanne is watching the scene on TV. Turns out he hasn't seen the movie.
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King of the Hill / int_399a6b0e
 King of the Hill / int_39b8d3d6
type
Boring, but Practical
 King of the Hill / int_39b8d3d6
comment
Boring, but Practical: Hank embodies this most of the time.
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King of the Hill / int_39b8d3d6
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type
Epunymous Title
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comment
Epunymous Title: In both the English and Spanish translations. In the English translation, Hank is "King of the Hill" family. In Spanish, Hank goes by "Hector Reyes" ("Reyes" means "kings" in Spanish) and the show is called Los Reyes de la Colina.
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King of the Hill / int_3a98aac8
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type
G-Rated Drug
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comment
Played with whenever it comes to grilling; no matter what kind of food it is, if it's made on a charcoal grill, Hank will not only refuse to eat it, but lecture whoever is within the vicinity about how it's essentially toxic waste. Of course, Hank doesn't like any method of cooking food that doesn't use propane (he felt extremely betrayed upon finding an electric stove in Buck's house), but he seems to hold a special hatred of charcoal. An entire episode centred around Peggy and Bobby trying charcoal-grilled food for the first time and finding it so delicious they're addicted to it, sneak out of the house every night to secretly grill with charcoal, and have to hide evidence of their activities from Hank.
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King of the Hill / int_3aa2ac42
 King of the Hill / int_3ac583f4
type
SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism
 King of the Hill / int_3ac583f4
comment
Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The show is very mundane and can head in either direction. However, this show does still have a lot of heart and feel-good moments.
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King of the Hill / int_3ac583f4
 King of the Hill / int_3aec9e5e
type
Properly Paranoid
 King of the Hill / int_3aec9e5e
comment
Properly Paranoid: In one episode, a theory Dale had was actually right. Of course, it's probably pretty rare to find an example of that. Dale's conspiracy paranoia (which he gave up for flag-waving patriotism after discovering that the U.S. government could be right about who killed John F. Kennedy) plays into another episode where he helps Hank get his driver's license corrected by threatening a DMV attendant with going to his superiors, which he correctly lists in order of ascending authority: Early in "Death of a Propane Salesman", the following exchange happens:
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King of the Hill / int_3aec9e5e
 King of the Hill / int_3b113b7
type
Character Development
 King of the Hill / int_3b113b7
comment
Character Development: Bobby initially aspired to be a prop comic. By the last few seasons, he more favored observational humor.
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King of the Hill / int_3b113b7
 King of the Hill / int_3c0a4666
type
Noodle Incident
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comment
Noodle Incident: In "Hank's Bad Hair Day", Hank's old barber, Jack, is seen gradually going insane throughout the beginning of the episode. After Hank tells Jack that he will no longer be going to his shop during a haircut, Jack walks outside, clotheslines a bicyclist and steals his bike. Bill visits Hank that night and says: "I heard about Jack, I'm really sorry." Hank asks how did he hear about Jack and Bill responds with: "It was on TV, didn't you see the high speed chase?"
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King of the Hill / int_3c0a4666
 King of the Hill / int_3c3f28a5
type
Blessed with Suck
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comment
Blessed with Suck: "Peggy's Turtle Song" has Bobby having to take medication to focus in class better. On one hand, the medication ends up giving him Hyper-Awareness, which borders on Super Senses. On the other hand, he ends up acting perpetually stoned out of his mind:
 King of the Hill / int_3c3f28a5
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King of the Hill / int_3c3f28a5
 King of the Hill / int_3cb1d38d
type
Bad Boss
 King of the Hill / int_3cb1d38d
comment
Bad Boss: Buck, of course. Jimmy Wichard, the concession manager at the Arlen Speedway, who abuses Bobby (and illegal drugs, possibly), even ordering him to run across the track during a race to get him a drink. Hank sees this, and cue Literal Ass-Kicking.
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King of the Hill / int_3cb1d38d
 King of the Hill / int_3d2c6d30
type
Skewed Priorities
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comment
Skewed Priorities: See that Long List of things that are considered Serious Business? Any one of them can lead a character to making stupid, painful decisions. A particular example was when the Booster Club attempts to keep the aforementioned David Kalaiki-Alii out of getting a proper education and coming down on Peggy for actually trying to make sure he studied, just because doing so might limit his chances to play football:
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King of the Hill / int_3d2c6d30
 King of the Hill / int_3e007d5d
type
Title, Please!
 King of the Hill / int_3e007d5d
comment
Title, Please!: The episode titles don't appear onscreen.
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King of the Hill / int_3e007d5d
 King of the Hill / int_3e378863
type
Last Het Romance
 King of the Hill / int_3e378863
comment
Last Het Romance: Peggy was in this with a close friend who decided that he was definitely gay after sleeping with her.
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King of the Hill / int_3e378863
 King of the Hill / int_3eee0728
type
Captain Obvious
 King of the Hill / int_3eee0728
comment
Captain Obvious: Stuart Dooley, an Expy of Butt-head. In "Chasing Bobby", as Hank is test-driving the new truck:
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King of the Hill / int_3eee0728
 King of the Hill / int_3f7a958b
type
Secret Test of Character
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comment
Hank's anger management instructor pretended to do this by misspelling his name as "Hink Hall" on his certificate. It turned out this was a final test to see if he'd properly channel his anger. He passed, but the same can't be said for "Chick" Mangione.
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King of the Hill / int_3f7a958b
 King of the Hill / int_3fe2b13f
type
Ungrateful Bastard
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comment
Ungrateful Bastard: Hank uses the American way to get his temporary obnoxious Canadian neighbor out of jail by sacrificing his "kegerator" to pay the defense attorney to get him out. What does the guy do after reuniting with his family whom acted more civil and apologized to the Hills? Boast that Canada is better than America. Despite this, Hank feels he did the right thing. The entire HCJC meat team and their manager is this. After being hijacked by their rivals for having sprayed pepper on their eyes the previous night, Bobby is the only one to show up and do every event flawlessly without their help. Once they come to the event, they all kick Bobby aside without thanking him for holding them on and they were fated to lose in their examination, hadn't Bobby stepped in when they ignored a fatal flaw on the meaty carcass.
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King of the Hill / int_3fe2b13f
 King of the Hill / int_400b9d22
type
Sunglasses at Night
 King of the Hill / int_400b9d22
comment
Sunglasses at Night: Dale who almost always wears them 24/7.
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King of the Hill / int_400b9d22
 King of the Hill / int_401d4116
type
Broken Aesop
 King of the Hill / int_401d4116
comment
Broken Aesop: In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally cuts off Dale's finger and must take anger management classes to remove a restraining order. He starts taking the classes seriously and passes after he sees someone else in the class rage himself into a heart attack, but when Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck, Hank has an even worse rage outburst to get them to leave the tunnel.
 King of the Hill / int_401d4116
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King of the Hill / int_401d4116
 King of the Hill / int_40cc0c7e
type
Bittersweet Ending
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comment
Bittersweet Ending: Luanne eventually overcomes her sorrow at the death of Buckley and finds the place in the world she has been so desperately seeking from the start. Unfortunately, this comes about through her marriage of Lucky, a three-toothed conman hillbilly who makes a living by suing various businesses. While Lucky is genuinely goodhearted, it doesn't change the fact that he's lazy, shortsighted, and content with barely scraping by. Thanks to her baby and lack of education, there is little doubt that she has trapped herself and her child in the same situation she fought every episode up to Lucky's arrival to escape from and avoid. Hank, however, has shown that while he does dislike the fact that Luanne was mooching off of him, he's still willing to help her wherever and whenever she needs it. This makes her modest birthday present (a little coupon for a local getaway and some advice from Hank) all the more awesome and heartwarming, since Hank basically told her so and ensured a good future for her child.
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King of the Hill / int_40cc0c7e
 King of the Hill / int_42affc96
type
Under the Mistletoe
 King of the Hill / int_42affc96
comment
Under the Mistletoe: Brought up during one episode:
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King of the Hill / int_42affc96
 King of the Hill / int_42cfbfc6
type
2D Visuals, 3D Effects
 King of the Hill / int_42cfbfc6
comment
2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Dale's swarm of bees in "Mutual of Omabwah".
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King of the Hill / int_42cfbfc6
 King of the Hill / int_434d893c
type
Funny Foreigner
 King of the Hill / int_434d893c
comment
Funny Foreigner: The Souphanousinphones.
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King of the Hill / int_434d893c
 King of the Hill / int_43a46119
type
Surrounded by Idiots
 King of the Hill / int_43a46119
comment
Surrounded by Idiots: This is what Hank believes.
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King of the Hill / int_43a46119
 King of the Hill / int_4413d368
type
Standardized Sitcom Housing
 King of the Hill / int_4413d368
comment
Standardized Sitcom Housing: Completely averted. Every house on the show is designed like a real house, which would be a pain to shoot on a live action three camera sitcom.
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King of the Hill / int_4413d368
 King of the Hill / int_44c385ee
type
That's What She Said
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comment
That's What She Said: The plot to the title of the same name; a new employee at Strickland Propane, voiced by Ben Stiller, frequently replies to people with this catchphrase. At first, everyone thinks he's hilarious, but soon they begin to feel uncomfortable because every time they open their mouth, they fear he will turn whatever they say into a Double Entendre. At the end of the episode, after they finally get rid of him, they do indeed take their words back and talk about a grill deliberately using as many of them as humanly possible since they couldn't before with him around.
 King of the Hill / int_44c385ee
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King of the Hill / int_44c385ee
 King of the Hill / int_44f5d199
type
Pretty in Mink
 King of the Hill / int_44f5d199
comment
Pretty in Mink: In the episode "Snow Job," Luanne is shown standing outside in her normal skimpy outfit and a white fur muff, which probably doesn't do much considering it's cold enough that it has snowed in Texas. In "The Hank's Giving Episode," Luanne wears a white fur jacket.
 King of the Hill / int_44f5d199
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King of the Hill / int_44f5d199
 King of the Hill / int_45cec696
type
God Guise
 King of the Hill / int_45cec696
comment
God Guise: Thanks to her self-absorption, Peggy thinks this is happening to her when the Mexican villagers are thanking God for the return of a child she accidentally kidnapped ("Do not worship me, worship my actions"), but she finds out soon enough that this is not exactly the case when she is handcuffed.
 King of the Hill / int_45cec696
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King of the Hill / int_45cec696
 King of the Hill / int_46118dc5
type
Adult Fear
 King of the Hill / int_46118dc5
comment
Adult Fear: The series as a whole offers a lot of everyday concerns parents and adults have. What if I have nothing in common with my kid? What if my kid gets bullied for being different? What if my spouse cheats on me? What if my spouse leaves me? All of the main characters face very real problems.
 King of the Hill / int_46118dc5
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King of the Hill / int_46118dc5
 King of the Hill / int_4623b3bb
type
Why Couldn't You Be Different?
 King of the Hill / int_4623b3bb
comment
Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Bobby, as viewed by Hank: A few episodes showed Bobby having a similar attitude towards Hank. Wishing his dad was cooler, had more money, was more open-minded, etc.
 King of the Hill / int_4623b3bb
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 King of the Hill / int_4623b3bb
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King of the Hill / int_4623b3bb
 King of the Hill / int_46b5a2f2
type
Historical Character's Fictional Relative
 King of the Hill / int_46b5a2f2
comment
Historical Character's Fictional Relative: Hank Hill is cousins with Dusty Hill of ZZ Top.
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King of the Hill / int_46b5a2f2
 King of the Hill / int_46d7e20a
type
Sustained Misunderstanding
 King of the Hill / int_46d7e20a
comment
Sustained Misunderstanding: From "Hank's Got the Willies":
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King of the Hill / int_46d7e20a
 King of the Hill / int_46e53efd
type
Screams Like a Little Girl
 King of the Hill / int_46e53efd
comment
Screams Like a Little Girl: Inverted; Hank has a very manly scream, which sounds so ridiculous that it became a Running Gag. "D-WOOOAAAGH!" Played semi-straight with Bobby: Hank says as much about Dale: "I don't hear any girlish screams so either Dale's not here yet or he's dead." As if he wasn't enough of a Butt-Monkey already, we also find out Bill has a very high-pitched, unmanly scream.
 King of the Hill / int_46e53efd
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Cultural Posturing
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Cultural Posturing: Usually Kahn and Minh complaining about the "dumb hillbillies" they have as neighbors, while ignoring how much they neglect their own culture.
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Magical Native American
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Magical Native American: Zigzagged; in the early episodes, John Redcorn played it straight, complete with an unexplained breeze blowing his hair whenever he spoke, even indoors. In the later episodes, it was subverted, as John Redcorn only plays up being this to get women to sleep with him.
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold
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Cotton jumps between being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Jerk with a Heart of Jerk every episode with little to no in-between. Unfortunately, he died firmly in the latter.
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Characterization Marches On
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Characterization Marches On: In the early seasons, Luanne is not nearly the ditz she is by the end of the show. Seeing her grab Cotton by the wrist and snarl at him to never touch her again is wildly out of character of her later on. Heck, in early episodes, she was such a competent mechanic that Hank allowed her to touch his truck unsupervised. Peggy goes from a down-home Texas homemaker who understood Spanish and spoke a decent amount of it (in the pilot, she says, Los estudiantes son mis amigos ["The students are my friends"]) to a Small Name, Big Ego who was terrible at speaking Spanish. Hank and Cotton's relationship changed radically after the first season. Originally, Cotton was portrayed as a boisterous, short-tempered, and sexist old man who was on good terms with his son, to the extent that he sabotaged his own car just so he'd have an excuse to stay at Hank's house longer. Starting with Season 2, Cotton was portrayed as being a verbally abusive parent who had zero respect for Hank, though it could be chalked up to the fact that Hank chose his wife over his father during the climax of "Shins of the Father," and Cotton being Cotton, probably hasn't forgiven him for it. If he can't let go of the fact that Japanese soldiers shot his legs off, then he probably can't let go of the fact that his own son betrayed him.
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Everyone Owns A Mac
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Everyone Owns A Mac: Hank and Peggy's computer is an iMac.
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Butt-Monkey
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As if he wasn't enough of a Butt-Monkey already, we also find out Bill has a very high-pitched, unmanly scream.
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The Stinger
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The Stinger: Nearly every episode featured a sound clip from earlier in the episode over the "Deedle Dee Productions" logo. It's usually a line that is made funnier due to there being no context, though in some episodes ("The Arrowhead", for example) it's a continuation of what was happening before the credits. The logo was silent during the first season, with the exception of "The Company Man". The show itself, considering after the series finale, there were still four unaired episodes.
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Public Service Announcement
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Public Service Announcement: Hank gives one during the end credits of "The Perils of Polling" (which aired before the 2000 presidential election): Boomhauer gave one during the end credits of "Keeping Up With Our Joneses": Parodied during the end credits of "Traffic Jam": In "Serves Me Right for Giving George S. Patton the Bathroom Key":
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Road Trip Plot
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Road Trip Plot: "Three Days of the Kahn-Do," "Escape from Party Island," "Shins of the Father," "A Beer Can Named Desire," "The Bluegrass Is Always Greener," "Queasy Rider," "Living on Reds, Propane and Vitamin C," and "The Honeymooners."
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Planet of Steves
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Planet of Steves: Luanne once unwittingly joined an all-woman Cult masquerading as a sorority where all the members were named Jane.
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie: Cotton's final wishes is to have his ashes flushed down a toilet once used by General Patton before Pershing's expedition into Mexico to pursue Pancho Villa. This causes a slight continuity issue, since Cotton arranged to be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in a previous episode. Cotton's other wish was for his head to be sawn off and delivered to the Emperor of Japan. Hank is distraught but hesitant to refuse his father's final wishes. Peggy lies to him, claiming Cotton rescinded that wish on his deathbed.
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the final episode, when Bobby expresses an honest interest in a manly hobby, Hank says "I've been waiting thirteen years to hear you say that." 13 is both Bobby's age and the number of seasons the show ran. Also from the finale: as the episode draws to a close, Hank and Bobby are grilling steaks. Bobby looks at the final steak left to be cooked and says meaningfully "Well, dad, I guess this is the last one." Finally, the finale aired as the second half of a two-parter with the penultimate episode, which began with the foursome in the alley realizing, "Oh no, we're out of projects!"
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Hood Hornament
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Hood Hornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In "The Company Man", Hank rents a '70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck in order to impress a potential client named Mr. Holloway. Kahn notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car".
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Obnoxious In-Laws
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Obnoxious In-Laws: Cotton always treats Peggy with contempt and never even addresses her by her name. Minh's Laotian military general father is this to Kahn. Kahn's mother is this to Minh. Inverted with Peggy's family, who get along better with Hank when the Hill family visit the ranch.
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Ping-Pong Naïveté
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Ping-Pong Naïveté: Hank about certain issues, like the concept of being transgender. In one episode, he references "the bank teller who is between genders". However, in the episode where he's informed that Peggy's new friend is a crossdresser, he replies, "Now hold on there, that doesn't make any sense!" Hank is frequently shown to be extremely careful with money, yet is for some reason under the impression that the sticker price is the best price possible on a car in "The Accidental Terrorist." In the same episode, he's shocked to see a salesman trick people ("I know [you are a salesman], that's why this doesn't make any sense"). However, in "Death Buys a Timeshare", the episode where Cotton buys a timeshare, he is very savvy to various sales tricks.
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Lost Him in a Card Game
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Lost Him in a Card Game: Buck Strickland may as well be the poster child for this: Apparently, he usually bets Joe Jack, meaning this must occur quite often. But Joe Jack's not the only one this has happened to; He once bet — and lost — Hank to Thatherton in a game of poker. He also lost his North Branch this way.
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God Help Us All
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God Help Us All: A variant is said by Hank in "Bills Are Made to Be Broken" when nearly everyone in the crowd cheers Ricky Suggs's phony touchdown (which beat Bill's record):
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Black Comedy Rape
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Black Comedy Rape: In "Return to La Grunta", Hank is raped by a dolphin. This isn't unheard of in Real Life.
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Snipe Hunt
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Snipe Hunt: "Order of the Straight Arrow".
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Stop Being Stereotypical
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Stop Being Stereotypical: Inverted in "The Company Man", where Hank is dealing with a client from Boston named Mr. Holloway, who expects everything in Texas to be cowboys and country, meaning Hank has to act stereotypical in order to draw Holloway's attention. Eventually, Hank gets sick of it and tells Holloway off, saying (in effect) "If you want dumbass cowboy antics go with Thatherton, but if you want quality propane stick with Strickland." The guy ends up going with Thatherton.
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First Name Ultimatum
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In another episode, Bobby says "In school they told me that you're not supposed to call them Indians. You're supposed to call them Native Americans. Just like you say 'same-sex partners' instead of …" and is immediately cut off by both parents delivering a First Name Ultimatum.
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Decade-Themed Party
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Decade-Themed Party: In "Strangeness on a Train", Peggy plans her birthday party on a train: a murder mystery theatre train ride combined with 70's disco theme. Hank is not sure it's such a great idea, especially the disco part, but agrees with it to make Peggy happy. Their friends show up in their disco outfits, as well as most of the actors (but those have also costumes for their roles in the play). The episode ends with a small impromptu disco-themed party at a random bar. The bartender hangs up a disco ball and finds an appropriate soundtrack.
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ADayInTheSpotlight
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A Day in the Spotlight: Most of the supporting cast get a few episodes focusing on them: Boomhauer: "Dang Ol' Love," "Patch Boomhauer," and "Four Wave Intersection." Kahn, Buck, and Cotton have enough focus episodes that they could almost count as main characters. Nancy has "Nancy Boys," "Spin the Choice," "Gone With the Windstorm", and "Hair Today, Gone Today" among others. Minh: "Board Games" and "The Minh Who Knew Too Much." John Redcorn: "Spin the Choice," "Vision Quest," and "Redcorn Gambles with His Future." Reverend Stroup: "Revenge of the Lutefisk" and "Passion of the Dauterieve." Principal Moss: "Bill Gathers Moss." Monsignor Martinez (or the actor who plays him): "Flirting With the Master." Debbie: "Hanky Panky." Donna: "Lost in MySpace." Enrique: "Enrique-cilable Differences" and "Lady and Gentrification."
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: The later seasons were more energetic. The first few episodes are really laid back, with a bit of difference in the characters' speech as the actors "found" their voices. Hank has more of a temper (he spends an early-season Halloween episode urging Bobby to commit minor acts of vandalism and the pilot episode had him accused of beating his son after Bobby comes home with a black eye he got during a baseball game when he got hit by a line drive while standing on first base), Luanne is viewed as an Idiot Savant when it comes to auto repair, and Peggy is actually sane and has an okay grasp on the Spanish language. Conversely, the Season 1 episode "King of the Ant Hill" features Bobby getting hypnotized by a fire ant queen. This sort of surreal humor would become less common on the show in later seasons. Hank in later seasons is so loyal to propane that he refuses to go near anything else to the point where he's outraged that Buck Strickland has an electric stove in his house and was disappointed in Peggy and Bobby for eating charcoal-grilled burgers behind his back. But in Kahn's debut episode, Hank tries a burger cooked by mesquite and actually enjoys it. In early seasons, Strickland Propane had a lot more employees, most of them being nameless background characters. But as the series progressed, the Strickland team was cut down to just being Hank, Joe Jack, Enrique, Donna, and occasionally Roger. Joe Jack and Enrique were also just bobtail drivers early on but later became regular office workers. The former actually serving as a rival sales person to Hank in one episode.
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Smug Snake
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Smug Snake: Peggy in the later episodes
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Excuse Boomerang
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Excuse Boomerang: Unsuccessfully attempted by Hank in the episode "Junkie Business". When the employees of Strickland Propane start claiming to suffer from ridiculous disabilities in order to take advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Hank answers them by claiming to suffer from "Good Worker Syndrome", which requires people around him to give 100%. However, the lawyer accuses him of trying to abuse the system:
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Disproportionate Retribution
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Disproportionate Retribution: This is the main plot of "Cops and Robert" when Hank accidentally steals a man's wallet because Hank thought he just pickpocketed him. The man, Barry Rollins, is a timid pushover who lets people walk all over him, and when Hank takes his wallet, Barry decides he's tired of being a victim and chases Hank across town with a baseball bat when he comes to Barry's house and tries to give the wallet back.
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That's What I Call
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That's What I Call "X"!: "Traffic Jam" has: "BAM! Now THAT'S what I call general haberdashery!"
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Not What It Looks Like
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Not What It Looks Like: Many instances, but "Dog Dale Afternoon" really stands out. When Hank, Bill and Boomhauer secretly steal Dale's lawnmower as a prank, Dale becomes increasingly paranoid, but forgets about it when he finds out he has an appointment to spray for silverfish at the community college. Bill sees Dale spraying the bell tower and thinks he has a gun and intends to shoot people (similar to Charles Wittman), and calls the police, then calls Hank and Peggy.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: The pilot begins with a shot of Arlen from above, with the water tower visible. "To Sirloin with Love," the intended Grand Finale, ends with a similar shot. The first line in the series is the now-famous "Yep, yep, mm hmm, yep." The last line in the original finale ("Lucky's Wedding Suit"), not counting the Deedle-Dee tag, is this as well. The show tried at this again in the actual finale, with the last in-show lines being Bobby and Hank's "yeps." This time, the tag is simply the guys saying it, instead of a quote from the episode. "Soldier of Misfortune": Towards the beginning of the episode, Dale's militia group asks him to re-tell a story of heroics. Dale replies, "Again?... Gladly." At the end of the episode, the group asks Dale to re-tell how he defeated Mad Dog. Dale: "Again?... Gladly."
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Book Safe
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Book Safe: Of course, this one involves Peggy.
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Flashback
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In "Hank's Bad Hair Day", Hank flashes back to getting haircuts from his father — done with a straight razor and a Pickelhaube helmet, with little Hank saying "I think you cut off part of my ear!" Later, when Bill is describing all the unique quirks he's noticed about Hank's head over the years, he mentions that Hank's ear looks like it's missing a tiny piece; "I'm sure there's a story there."
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But I Read a Book About It
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But I Read a Book About It: Dale:
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Asian Rudeness
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Asian Rudeness: The Souphanousinphones can sometimes seem like this, especially Kahn, whose rudeness is justified when it's revealed that he's a manic-depressive and the medication he takes to curb his mood swings make him act like an ass. Likewise, Minh was raised by elitist parents, whose father, as general in a Revolutionary Party-led country, had presumably one of the most powerful positions in the country, leading her to be raised like she's better than everyone else. This is averted with Connie though, who's friendly, patient, polite, and typically ashamed of her parents' conduct.
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Real Men Hate Sugar
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Real Men Hate Sugar: Comically subverted. Dale's "macho" gun club is fond of desserts, with Dale regularly baking macaroons as part of (or possibly his entire) campaign for presidency. His opposition in one election, Mad Dog, is basically a walking macho stereotype and prepared a wide variety of cakes to one-up Dale:
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Politically Incorrect Hero
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Politically Incorrect Hero: Cotton, who is a war hero.
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Albinos are Freaks
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Albinos are Freaks: When Peggy gets a letter from a former student of hers who's currently in prison for murder, she tries to think of which student she had that could've become a killer, remarking, "I think he might've had wavy blond hair," before adding disdainfully, "Or was he that albino boy?"
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"Stuck at the Airport" Plot: "Happy Hank's Giving" has this happening to the Hills, the Gribbles, the Souphaniousinphones along with Bill and Boomhauer over Thanksgiving (which involves the destruction of Hank's propane-smoked turkey when a bomb-sniffing dog barks at his luggage). After everyone misses their flights, the families eventually settle with eating dinner at the airport with whatever they can scrape together.
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Mistaken for Gay
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Mistaken for Gay: Dale thinks John Redcorn is gay, explaining why he was never suspicious about all the time the latter spent with his wife Nancy. Though in "Hank Gets Dusted", when John Redcorn outright says "I slept with my best friend's wife!", Dale dismissively assumes he's talking about Bill's ex-wife Lenore. Peggy mistakes her hairdresser for this in "Goodbye Normal Jeans" and finds out that he has a wife and child. The police and medical personnel briefly think that the conflict between Hank and Dale over the former sawing off the latter's finger by accident in "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre" is an abuse case between domestic partners. Hank and Dale's arguments over the tunnel the latter built under their houses don't help matters. Hank was mistaken for gay in "Be True to Your Fool" after he sees a doctor to get his "BILL" tattoo removed. The doctor warns Hank that tattoo removal is a long and painful procedure and asks if it would be easier to just "work things out with this Bill." Dooley mistakes Joseph for being gay for Bobby in "I'm With Cupid". Their school has a Valentine's event where girls buy carnations for boys they like, Bobby already has two while Joseph has none. Bobby helps Joseph talk to a girl by lending him his carnations. After Joseph succeeds in asking the girl out, he happily returns the carnations to Bobby and thanks him. Dooley walks in on Joseph pinning the second carnation on his shirt. Dooley tells Joseph, "That took courage."
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type
Let's Get Dangerous!
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comment
The Ace from the episode "You Gotta Believe (In Moderation)"; his entire schtick is hosting celebrity softball games against local teams, where he and his team humiliate their opponents through wild stunts and upon winning, gives the money to charity. Hank didn't get the joke and convinced his team to play a very boring bunt game, causing a very distraught Ace to declare Let's Get Dangerous! and absolutely destroy Hank's team; this time, on winning, he keeps the money for himself rather than give it to charity, and blames it on Hank. Later on, when Hank and the others confront him, Ace reveals he only gives away the charity money because he makes so much from endorsements and lands attractive dates because of his celebrity status, and Hank's performance put that in jeopardy. After forcing Hank to humiliate himself in exchange for donating the money, Ace reneges on his word and refuses to donate anyway.
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King of the Hill / int_562abd51
 King of the Hill / int_565106b3
type
Women Are Wiser
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comment
Women Are Wiser: Inverted with Hank and Peggy, though played straight for Kahn & Minh and Dale & Nancy.
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type
Artistic License – History
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comment
Artistic License – History: In "Harlottown," Vance Gilbert says that witches were burned at the stake in Salem, Massachusetts. In actuality, most were hanged, and one was crushed under stones.
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King of the Hill / int_56515a39
 King of the Hill / int_565ce678
type
Game Show Appearance
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comment
Game Show Appearance: In Season 7's "Vision Quest", Bobby dreams of himself appearing on the Whoopi Goldberg version of The Hollywood Squares ....as a panda.
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King of the Hill / int_565ce678
 King of the Hill / int_571833a
type
Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?
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comment
Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Luanne stays over at Boomhauer's for a few nights, she assumes it is a pretext for sex and tries (unconvincingly) to let Boomhauer down gently, and is then bewildered when he puts a blanket and pillow on the couch and goes to his bedroom.
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King of the Hill / int_571833a
 King of the Hill / int_57980ca0
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Smoking Hot Sex
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comment
Smoking Hot Sex: Subverted in "Nancy's Boys"; there's a close-up of Dale smoking and saying, "Oh yeah." The camera cuts back to reveal that he and Nancy still have their clothes on and haven't begun yet. Parodied in another episode, where Dale claims the last time he did this, the bed caught fire.
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Cats Are Mean
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comment
Cats Are Mean: In "The Petriot Act", Hank gets very excited about housing a dog from an army soldier after watching Bill and his guest dog having a great time. As fate has it, he gets a cat named Duke that... ...arrives a little earlier, preventing the Hills from going on a planned vacation. ...is extremely violent and has it out for anybody (''especially' Hank)' that isn't a pet doctor. ...is very messy and territorial. ...has no fear of dogs, so that keeps Hank from convincing the soldiers from taking it away. ...drives Hank to pay for expensive medical bills from lousy doctors trying to give him the very best methods to calm him down, which happen to be expensive and he doesn't know any better. ...eventually, makes the Hills cancel their vacation once they finally get rid of him for good.
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King of the Hill / int_58e43f17
 King of the Hill / int_59907e4f
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Police Are Useless
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comment
Police Are Useless: Every time the cops show up, it's to misunderstand things and blame the good guys for something, leaving it to Hank and his friends to solve the problem of the week. Police in Arlen seem bored, lazy, easy to annoy, and overly committed to doing things with instructions even when they turn out to be useless. On the other hand, "High Anxiety" has a Texas Ranger show up to investigate a murder case and he turned out to be very competent and attractive, in contrast to the fat local sheriff who was more focused on getting an arrest than actually finding out who the criminal was. Averted in "Love Hurts, and So Does Art" when a policeman helps Hank get the picture of his colon taken down from the art museum, as the X-rays are considered defamatory to Texas beef, which is considered an offense.
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PantyShot
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comment
Panty Shot: Luann in "Luann Virgin 2.0."
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type
The Un-Reveal
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comment
The Un-Reveal: Boomhauer's first name, Jeff, isn't revealed until near the end of the series, but was mentioned on various websites years prior.
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type
Thinly-Veiled Dub Country Change
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comment
Thinly-Veiled Dub Country Change: The Québécois dub did this to this one of all series, changing the setting from Texas to small-town Quebec (Ste-Irène)... despite the fact that the setting is almost always referenced as being warm, the times snow actually does pop up (which often tends to be a light coating at most), it's treated as a major crisis in universe, and the plots and setting being very steeped in Texan culture (the characters are all obsessed with football and barbecues).
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Education Mama
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comment
Education Mama: Gender Flipped in that it's Kahn who's hard on Connie, not Minh.
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type
Nightmare Sequence
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comment
Nightmare Sequence: "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg" features one.
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Dumb Jock
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comment
Dumb Jock: Deconstructed in "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues" with David Kalaiki-Alii, the high school's star running back. David is neither dumb nor a jerk, merely lazy and spoiled. After his mother embarrasses him by telling Hank and Peggy he's learning disabled, David takes his studies seriously and proves to be a good student.
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 King of the Hill / int_5ce7dbb9
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Central Theme
 King of the Hill / int_5ce7dbb9
comment
Central Theme: One such theme is Hank's struggle to bond with Bobby; this is resolved at the very end, when Bobby demonstrates the ability to judge and grill cuts of beef well.
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King of the Hill / int_5ce7dbb9
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type
Chocolate Baby
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comment
Chocolate Baby: Joseph, clearly fathered by John Redcorn during his long-standing affair with Nancy. Of course, Dale never figures this out. Everyone else knows, but won't tell Dale (though John Redcorn admitted to dating "his best friend's wife" during a reality show taping, but Dale thought John Redcorn was talking about Bill's wife). When he does figure out that he couldn't possibly have been there on the night Joseph was conceived, he immediately concludes that Joseph is the result of an alien impregnating Nancy in her sleep. Then he and Joseph convince themselves the aliens must have used Dale's own semen.
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 King of the Hill / int_5f54a67b
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Enter Stage Window
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comment
Enter Stage Window: This is how Bobby comes over to Connie's room, because Kahn can't stand him.
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 King of the Hill / int_5f9fbd83
type
Not Allowed to Grow Up
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comment
Not Allowed to Grow Up: Not allowed to hit puberty in Bobby's case. He does age a year or two over the course of the series, but he never changes, in spite of being older than Joseph and Connie, both of whom have episodes about them growing up.
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 King of the Hill / int_61066d95
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Fictional Counterpart
 King of the Hill / int_61066d95
comment
Fictional Counterpart: The Mega Lo Mart.
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 King of the Hill / int_6128da9c
type
Stupid Statement Dance Mix
 King of the Hill / int_6128da9c
comment
Stupid Statement Dance Mix: The Baaah! song, which consists of variations of Hank's Baah!
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 King of the Hill / int_61b8f9e2
type
Bunny-Ears Lawyer
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comment
Hair is always serious business to Bill; despite all his quirks, he's one hell of a barber. In "Hank's Bad Hair Day", Bill offers to cut Hank's hair after his regular barber is forced to retire due to going senile, but Hank declines. Later on Bill tells Hank that the refusal feels like a massive insult ("It's like you're callin me an IDIOT!!") and actively dismisses Peggy's remarks on the matter — which, considering his massive stalker-crush on her, is pretty shocking.
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 King of the Hill / int_62ef4163
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Boot Camp Episode
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comment
Boot Camp Episode: In "An Officer and a Gentle Boy", Cotton enrolls Bobby in a boot camp to toughen him up. It doesn't work - even after Cotton, incensed that the camp "went soft" (meaning they weren't borderline abusing the kids like in his day because of lawsuits about such abuse), takes it over and turned it back into what it used to be - but Cotton comes to embrace the fact that, in a strange way, Bobby's laziness and lack of motivation actually make him a really tough nut to crack.
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 King of the Hill / int_634d6df8
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Badass Native
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comment
Badass Native: John Redcorn, when he serves as frontman for a heavy metal band. This is subverted in the same episode when he decides instead to play children's music.
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 King of the Hill / int_6375f746
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Drill Sergeant Nasty
 King of the Hill / int_6375f746
comment
Dale's version has himself as being tall and muscular with long-flowing hair (and Hank was dressed as a Drill Sergeant Nasty).
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 King of the Hill / int_63b02752
type
Hair-Trigger Temper
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comment
Hair-Trigger Temper: Big Jim in "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre". Heck, he dies of anger.
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 King of the Hill / int_63f136ec
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It Is Pronounced
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comment
It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Rad Thibodeaux pronounces his last name as "Thib-A-Day-Ox". This is lampshaded by Hank: Averted in "A Beer Can Named Desire" where the Hills, Luanne, Dale, and Boomhauer meet Bill's relatives in New Orleans—they use the French pronunciations, but nobody says anything about it, despite Hank and Peggy's usual ignorance of other cultures. In "Ho Yeah!": "Congo, by Michael Krichton."
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 King of the Hill / int_63f492d1
type
Bluff the Eavesdropper
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comment
Bluff the Eavesdropper: "The Trouble with Gribbles" centers around Dale attempting to sue the Manitoba Tobacco Company for "ruining Nancy's skin" with their cigarette smoke, so he can use the money to get her some plastic surgery. They send him a singing placard fish that's bugged in order to get proof against Dale's claim. Being the paranoid nut he is, Dale almost immediately recognizes the bug, and decides to counter-bluff them. Unfortunately, he does this in some of the saddest and most painful scenes in the series by acting like a total Jerkass towards Nancy.
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 King of the Hill / int_643659d4
type
Spit Take
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comment
Spit Take: Hank play it straight in "Square Peg" when he spits beer when he hears Peggy yelling "VAGINA!" Two examples in one when Bill, Dale, and Boomhauer do a synchronized spit-take upon discovering that the beer they've been drinking has been tainted: Subverted in "Hilloween" when Peggy tells Hank that Bobby has gone off to Junie Harper's anti-Halloween party, he comes about as close as possible to a spit take before swallowing hard:
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 King of the Hill / int_64e6f231
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No Matter How Much I Beg
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comment
No Matter How Much I Beg: In "To Kill a Ladybird", Dale goes underneath the house after the raccoon, instructs Hank to put the grate back on, and tells him that no matter how much he begs, to not remove the grate until he's subdued the raccoon. Within only a few seconds, Dale is begging for Hank to remove the grate so he can get out. In an amusing subversion of this, the grate gets loose and the raccoon gets out, fights Ladybird, and runs away. Dale then emerges and says, "I give you one task, and you screw it up!"
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 King of the Hill / int_65244998
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Lightning Can Do Anything
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comment
Lightning Can Do Anything: An electric shock to the head cures the Ax-Crazy Trip Larsen of his insanity... just in time for him to realize that his crazy self was in the middle of gleefully committing suicide-by-pig-grinder.
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 King of the Hill / int_6560b1
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Buffy Speak
 King of the Hill / int_6560b1
comment
Buffyspeak: Joseph after he hit puberty:
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 King of the Hill / int_65bc92fc
type
Four-Temperament Ensemble
 King of the Hill / int_65bc92fc
comment
Four-Temperament Ensemble: Of course... Dale (choleric), Hank (melancholic), Boomhauer (leuquine), and Bill (sanguine). For the Hill family: Peggy (choleric), Hank (melancholic), Bobby (leuquine), and Luanne (sanguine).
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King of the Hill / int_65bc92fc
 King of the Hill / int_665d24fb
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Did You Die?
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comment
Did You Die?: In "Nancy Boys", Dale helps out John Redcorn, but has to lie to Nancy and tells her he was at the gun club playing Russian Roulette:
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 King of the Hill / int_66b98472
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Erotic Dream
 King of the Hill / int_66b98472
comment
Erotic Dream: Hank has a series of them about Nancy, which squicks him out, until he realizes the dreams were more about him being at peace while he grills burgers and have nothing to do with being sexual.
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Shooting Gallery
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comment
Shooting Gallery: In "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo", Peggy puts a Flat Stanley cutout into one of these for a series of photos to "teach kids lessons", it then gets shot to pieces.
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 King of the Hill / int_66c57017
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Anyone Remember Pogs?
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comment
Anyone Remember Pogs?: Played for Drama in "Reborn to Be Wild", where Hank fears that Bobby's conversion to Christianity through a skateboarding ministry is too shallow to form a lasting faith, and will turn out to be yet another passing fad like his interest in Tamagotchi, Beanie Babies, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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 King of the Hill / int_67013b78
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Aluminum Christmas Trees
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comment
Aluminum Christmas Trees: Hank forcing Bobby to smoke an entire carton of cigarettes in "Keeping Up With Our Joneses" after catching the latter smoke one cigarette sounds like a ridiculous punishment, right? In actuality, this was disturbingly real punishment for years. The episode "Hilloween" features Junie Harper, a religious fanatic, who takes Bobby and several other kids on the tour of her "Hallelujah House," which aims to show what happens when people stray from the path of God. For example, she shows that an unmarried couple died because: "it's true what they say, sex kills!" She then shows them a scene where a gorilla eats its human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hallelujah Houses usually spring up around Halloween, particularly in Southern states, like Texas, where the show takes place, and they really do give haunted houses a run for their money in terms of sheer horror. Though while haunted houses do it for entertainment, Hallelujah Houses do it to instill a fear of God.
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 King of the Hill / int_670ca248
type
Go-to Alias
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comment
Go-to Alias: Dale likes to go by Rusty Shackleford, generally whenever he's doing something sneaky, although he also refuses to sign his real name to almost any document, being a comical Right-Wing Militia Fanatic.note According to Hank and Dale in "New Cowboy on the Block", the block charter was the only document that the latter signed with his real name. At one point in the series, the actual Rusty Shackleford shows up.note Dale knew him as a kid and had thought Rusty had died. It turns out that Rusty had just moved away and wasn't happy being connected with Dale's various acts of stupidity.
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All Asians Know Martial Arts
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comment
All Asians Know Martial Arts: Hank says fighting Chane Wasanasong must have been difficult for Bobby, because Chane must know all kinds of Oriental martial arts. When Kahn becomes a hillbilly, he shows himself to be quite proficient at a distinctly non-hillbilly fighting style, besting a significantly larger man. This results in him being invited to "stick fights", where Buck assumes he has "real crafty ninja moves". Careful observers will note that Kahn is using Pencak Silat.
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Go to Your Room!
 King of the Hill / int_686424b6
comment
Go to Your Room!: Hank to Bobby, after Bobby cuts up in school and church and pranks Hank with a whoopie cushion at the dinner table.
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Railroad Tracks of Doom
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comment
Railroad Tracks of Doom: In "Chasing Bobby," Hank's truck stalls on a railroad track. Hank barely makes it out, but the truck is "killed."
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 King of the Hill / int_687c8839
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Mean Character, Nice Actor
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comment
Mean Character, Nice Actor: Monsignor Martinez, a priest/crime boss on a popular Mexican soap opera. When Peggy meets his actor, Eduardo Filipe, the latter's shown to be a humble, down-to-earth family man.
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 King of the Hill / int_6a3a5e03
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Flying Under the Gaydar
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Flying Under the Gaydar: Inverted. Bill has to pretend to be gay in order to work at Hottyz, a trendy salon that does not believe straight men have what it takes to cut hair.
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King of the Hill / int_6a3a5e03
 King of the Hill / int_6a47a1e2
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Knight of Cerebus
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Knight of Cerebus: Plenty of villains, none morso then Trip Larson and Luanne's parents.
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Through a Face Full of Fur
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Through a Face Full of Fur: In "Death of a Propane Salesman (Part 2)", at the funeral, Dale opens a casket and looks into it as a part of uncovering one of his conspiracy theories involving Mega Lo Mart and insurance fraud. The sight of the corpse causes him to turn pale and he throws up.
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 King of the Hill / int_6ae4dedd
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The Unfair Sex
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The Unfair Sex: This is subverted concerning Dale and Nancy's relationship. Her cheating on him is played for laughs rather than to make Dale look like a bad husband. In fact, he's usually portrayed pretty sympathetically as far as this issue goes. It gets brought up in the episode "Night and Deity" where Nancy thinks Dale is flirty with a female exterminator and Nancy is afraid that he will cheat. Dale mentions that he never had any problems with Nancy spending so much time with John Redcorn.
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 King of the Hill / int_6ae754f4
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Hidden Wire
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Hidden Wire: In "Death of a Propane Salesman", Buck tries to record Hank saying he blew up the Mega Lo Mart. He tries to get him to say it by asking if Hank has a guilty conscience; when Hank asks why he would have a guilty conscience and denies blowing up the Mega Lo Mart, Buck replies, "I'm glad you said that, Hank. I'm wearing a wire for an unrelated matter."
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 King of the Hill / int_6b05b601
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Jerkass Has a Point
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comment
Jerkass Has a Point: In "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo", Hank butts heads with a man who has a less-than-flattering interpretation of the Alamo (namely, that the Texans involved were a bunch of drunken cowards). The other man points out the logic behind his views, such as citing Sam Houston's troubled life and documented alcoholism and pointing out that the only people who know exactly what happened at the Alamo are long dead so all they have to go off of is historical records. In the end, Hank is dissuaded from smashing up the stage when he realizes that it's wrong to censor someone else just because you don't like their message, but he insists on giving a speech to relate the bare facts of the battle before the play begins. In “The Arrowhead”, Professor John Lerner’s humiliation of Peggy, while undoubtably mean, isn’t entirely unwarranted. She was walking around thinking that digging around in her yard with the professor for a week pretty much put her on the same level as the grad students who had been studying archaeology for years. While he certainly didn’t need to be such a jerk about it, Peggy definitely needed to be taken down a notch. In "Straight as an Arrow", Wesley Cherish, the new leader Order of the Straight Arrow, comes off as seeming overprotective and uninteresting because he doesn't allow the children to eat candy or perform outdoor activities. However, it's justified in that his two children that are in the group: one has ADHD and the other is hyperglycemic, and thus too much sugar can be dangerous to them.
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The Reveal
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The Reveal: The Grand Finale reveals, in a quick shot during the final couple of minutes, what Boomhauer's job is: he's a Texas Ranger.
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Serious Business
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Beer is worshipped by the guys. Beer is so sacred that it even supersedes the lawn in the Serious Business hierarchy, with Hank saying he wouldn't pour out a beer to extinguish a grass fire. Spitting out beer is to be avoided at all costs, so much so that when someone actually does it, it's for a serious reason. Even that which contains beer, the cooler, is treated with respect. When Cotton blindly drives his Cadillac Car down the alley and nearly kills Bill, Hank's immediate concern is whether or not the cooler was dented.
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Meaningful Name
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comment
Meaningful Name: "Kahn" is an anagram of "Hank". Lampshaded in "Just Another Manic Kahn-Day", where Kahn points out the anagram and says it's proof that he and Hank were destined to be friends. Combined with Bilingual Bonus in the "Returning Japanese" two-parter. "Junichiro" translates to "genuine first son". Coach Sauers, Hank's old football coach from "Three Coaches and a Bobby," seems to be in a perpetually foul mood.
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King of the Hill / int_6bda9a30
 King of the Hill / int_6bedf674
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Name's the Same
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comment
Name's the Same: invoked In "Junkie Business", Leon decides that he now wants to be known as "Hank", in order to distance himself from his drug days:
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 King of the Hill / int_6ccb6be
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My Car Hates Me
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comment
My Car Hates Me: Hank is about to be mowed down by a train in "Chasing Bobby" but desperately tries to start his old truck so he can drive off the train tracks. Eventually he does exit the vehicle but his truck is destroyed. In the pilot, Hank tries to unbolt the alternator, but Dale move the light and the wrench slips off. The hood then collapses on him for no apparent reason.
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King of the Hill / int_6ccb6be
 King of the Hill / int_6eec6377
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Soap Box Sadie
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Soap Box Sadie: Averted with Bobby. He's often just as obnoxious as a straight example, but thankfully never portrayed as being in the right.
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 King of the Hill / int_6ef9d3fe
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Christmas Episode
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Christmas Episode: "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying", "Pretty, Pretty Dresses", "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas", "The Father, the Son and J.C.", "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane", and "Ms. Wakefield".
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 King of the Hill / int_6f66bef7
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But Not Too Foreign
 King of the Hill / int_6f66bef7
comment
But Not Too Foreign: Junichiro, Cotton's illegitimate half-Japanese son.
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 King of the Hill / int_6fb4d332
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Invulnerable Knuckles
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comment
Invulnerable Knuckles: Played straight in "I Remember Mono". Peggy is dismayed to find out that the story of hers and Hank's blossoming love is based on a lie. Hank told her that he threw out his back playing football when in reality he had mono. Peggy realizes the real possibility that Hank cheated on her since she never had mono. After some snooping, she finds the woman who gave it to him. She tells Peggy that she forced a kiss onto Hank. Peggy's response: she punches a side of beef hard enough to break several of its ribs, wipes her hands on the woman's apron and walks away. Averted in "I Don't Want to Wait (etc.)". Bobby punches Joseph in the face, and immediately remarks: "If my hand didn't hurt so much, I'd do it again. Oh what the hell. (punches Joseph again)"
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 King of the Hill / int_6fba77ef
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Moon-Landing Hoax
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comment
Moon-Landing Hoax: In "Meet the Manger Babies", Dale suggests that the Super Bowl is pre-selected and is filmed in an unidentifiable location where they filmed the fake Moon landing, months before the game ever began. In "Dale to the Chief", Dale discovers that the government report on the Kennedy assassination actually made sense and said, "If the government was right about this then maybe we really did go to the moon."
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King of the Hill / int_6fba77ef
 King of the Hill / int_701243b8
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Comical Overreacting
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comment
Comical Overreacting: Hank, upon finding out Peggy and Bobby grilled using charcoal instead of propane in "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator":
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 King of the Hill / int_7089d02e
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All Germans Are Nazis
 King of the Hill / int_7089d02e
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All Germans Are Nazis: Mentioned by Bobby after Cotton tells Bobby's class how he garroted a German soldier with dental floss:
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 King of the Hill / int_71152dd
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One Dialogue, Two Conversations
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comment
One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Comes up often when Nancy's affair with John Redcorn is involved, as his act of "healing" her "headaches" is used as a euphemism for their relationship which only Dale is oblivious to.
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 King of the Hill / int_71a223fc
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Up to Eleven
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Up to Eleven: The Halloween Special "Pigmalion" was banned for several years as it's considered so disturbing that it earned the infamous reputation of being the darkest episode of the entire show.
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 King of the Hill / int_71bd62b9
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Calling Your Attacks
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Calling Your Attacks: POCKET SAND! Nancy get out of the tub... ELECTRIC TOASTER!
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King of the Hill / int_71bd62b9
 King of the Hill / int_720e28a4
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Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs
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comment
Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Dale seems to have a knack for putting together various words in the series. One of them involves trying to figure out the new persona Bill adopts for his job at a hair salon:
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 King of the Hill / int_722b3319
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Camp Gay
 King of the Hill / int_722b3319
comment
Bill when pretending to be Camp Gay, as mentioned above.
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 King of the Hill / int_72c275d9
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Insecurity System
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Insecurity System: Dale's front door is protected by a rather ridiculous security system which included primed crossbows (as befitting his personality). However, John Redcorn comes and goes as he pleases through the unlocked bedroom window. He does get shot with a BB gun one time, but Dale set that up to protect his new lawn mower. Another instance has Dale lock three locks on his front door before heading to work, only for John Redcorn to unlock them with his own key.
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 King of the Hill / int_73a7d1b3
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Radish Cure
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comment
Radish Cure: In the episode "Keeping Up with Our Joneses," Hank makes Bobby smoke a whole carton of cigarettes as punishment for catching him smoking. The plan backfired spectacularly; not only does Bobby end up hooked, but Hank and Peggy fell victim to their own past cigarette habits as well.
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 King of the Hill / int_7426582d
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Token Minority
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comment
Token Minority: In an interesting variation, Hank is invited to join a country club because Ted Wassonasong is concerned that its all-Asian membership looks bad.
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 King of the Hill / int_7431b974
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Vile Villain, Saccharine Show
 King of the Hill / int_7431b974
comment
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: For such a down-to-earth slice of life cartoon, KOTH has had some nasty villains. Trip Larson from "Pigmalion" is a controlling, emotionally abusive, and completely psychotic pork mogul who forces Luanne to conform to his standards of perfection before trying to kill her when she refuses. The sorority from "Fun With Jane and Jane" is a disturbingly realistic depiction of a cult: they force their members to dress exactly the same and change their names to Jane, deprive their members of proper food or bathroom breaks, forcibly sever their group members' ties with family and the outside world, strictly punish those who even think of breaking their rules, and eventually send off their newly-brainwashed members into a life of slavery on a jam-and-jelly farm. The lead Jane also displays an eerie knack for manipulation, convincing Luanne and Peggy to join by appealing to the former's desire for friendship and the latter's ego within seconds of meeting them. Mad Dog is a Right-Wing Militia Fanatic who, unlike Dale, is totally humorless, scarily competent, and unashamedly evil to the point where he comes within a hair's breadth of successfully murdering Dale and his friends.
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 King of the Hill / int_745049a6
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Suicide Watch
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comment
Suicide Watch: In the episode "Pretty, Pretty Dresses", Bill becomes suicidal as the approaching Christmas season reminds him of his ex-wife Lenore. This prompts Hank and his other friends to take turns watching over him to make sure he doesn't kill himself, including one memorable scene of Dale threatening him at gun point.
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 King of the Hill / int_745bb9ab
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Green Around the Gills
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Green Around the Gills: In "Keeping Up with Our Joneses", Bobby's face became green after smoking several packs of cigarettes, which his father Hank had him do to teach him a lesson after learning his son had been smoking.
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 King of the Hill / int_75bfffd4
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Bat Scare
 King of the Hill / int_75bfffd4
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Bat Scare: This is why Dale's plan to get rich selling guano failed. Dale planned to collect bat guano to sell, so he, Bill and Boomhauer go into a cave. Inevitably, they run out screaming after waking up the bats:
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 King of the Hill / int_762b9ea8
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The Worst Seat in the House
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The Worst Seat in the House: In "Suite Smells of Excess", Hank, his son, and a few of their friends attend the Texas-Nebreska game. They buy absurdly expensive seats that turn out to be in the bloodiest of the nosebleed section, but through some good luck they end up in a luxury suite by the end of the game.
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 King of the Hill / int_766c1cc6
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Who Would Be Stupid Enough?
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Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: This was Peggy’s initial reaction when Hank and Cotton float the idea of sending Bobby to his old military academy - Fort Berk.
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 King of the Hill / int_770c9008
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Political Correctness Gone Mad
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Political Correctness Gone Mad: In "Tears of an Inflatable Clown", a diversity expert inflicts white guilt (and black guilt, and every other kind of guilt) on Bobby and his classmates, nearly derailing the school fair they were organizing. Thankfully Hank and the others keep the fair going and convince the kids not to beat themselves up over what other people did in the past.
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 King of the Hill / int_771f6307
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BrotherSisterIncest
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Brother–Sister Incest: invoked In "Untitled Blake McCormick Project", Bill starts dating a single mother and a distrusting Dale does a DNA test on her daughter. The results reveal that she has the same father as Joseph. Peggy notices that Joseph and the girl are growing attracted to each other, and sends Bobby to hang out with them and play third wheel in order to keep things from getting Squicky.
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 King of the Hill / int_77494f30
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X Days Since
 King of the Hill / int_77494f30
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X Days Since: In the beginning of “Father of the Bribe”, the sign outside the school reads “48 Hours Without a Dress Code Violation.”
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 King of the Hill / int_77b009ea
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Phrase Catcher
 King of the Hill / int_77b009ea
comment
Phrase Catcher: ...Thatherton!
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 King of the Hill / int_78270847
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Curse Cut Short
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comment
Curse Cut Short: In "The Order of the Straight Arrow", Bobby and Joseph are camping in the backyard and Bobby says, "Fuh-" That instant, Peggy pulls open the tent and cuts Bobby off. In "The Company Man": In another episode, Bobby says "In school they told me that you're not supposed to call them Indians. You're supposed to call them Native Americans. Just like you say 'same-sex partners' instead of …" and is immediately cut off by both parents delivering a First Name Ultimatum. In "Escape from Party Island":
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 King of the Hill / int_78c9ebbf
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Gretzky Has the Ball
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comment
Gretzky Has the Ball: At one point, Bill rejoins his old high school football team in his forties to reclaim his rushing TD record because he dropped out to join the Army and never graduated. Texas High School football has an age limit, regardless of academic status. In "Husky Bobby", Bobby is in a photo shoot for a children's clothing magazine. In one shoot, Bobby is dressed as a football player and the photographer shouts at him "go for the fifty yard line, go for the sixty yard line! This is your Olympic dream come true!" Hank cringes at the photographer's lack of football knowledge.
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Crying Wolf
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Crying Wolf: In "Peggy's Fan Fair", Peggy discovers that Randy Travis recorded a song with lyrics she herself had written and mailed to him. Unfortunately, Peggy is such a Know-Nothing Know-It-All who enjoys taking credit for other people's work that nobody believed it was true. Not even Hank.
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 King of the Hill / int_7960ab92
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Sanity Ball
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Hank doesn’t seem to understand that his mother's marriage to his father wasn’t the happiest period in her life and is honestly baffled every time he’s told this. Good examples of this are when he learned that she repeatedly took odd jobs to get out of the house and that her miniature collection was literally her Sanity Ball. It barely sinks in later in the show, where Hank believes his Dad's obviously-fake story about taking his mother on a dream vacation at first, but only requires minimal prompting to understand the (quite abusive) truth.
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Mistaken for Racist
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Mistaken for Racist: In "Racist Dawg," Ladybird attacks a black repairman trying to fix the water heater, prompting everyone to think that Hank and Ladybird are racists. Turns out Ladybird is actually responding to Hank's hostility toward any outside person, black or white, having to make repairs to his house.
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Impoverished Patrician
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Impoverished Patrician: As if Bill's life didn't suck enough, the Dauterive family were once a noble bloodline that heralded generations of statesmen and artistes, but have long since fallen from grace. "Blood and Sauce" really hammers in how much influence they've lost; Bill throws a family reunion for every relative he knows, only to be disappointed when his cousin Gilbert is the only one to show up. Gilbert explains not only that he had to sell the ancestral manor to publish a magazine, but that all of the blood relatives Bill invited are either dead, institutionalized, infertile, or outed as impostors, leaving (as Hank put it) "a crying drunk and an angry sissy" as the last living vestiges of the dying aristocracy.
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New Media Are Evil
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New Media Are Evil: Played with. Hank expresses disappointment when all of the violent video games Bobby plays don't affect him, wondering "What's the point?"
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Airport Novel
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Airport Novel: In "I Remember Mono", Peggy tells a romantic story about Hank to her friends. One of them says she could write that story into a book, put Fabio on the cover, and sell it at airports. In "Ho, Yeah!", Peggy, in her efforts to educate Tammi, gives her a copy of Congo. Tammi exclaims "This is the kind of book people read in airports!" with a certain amount of awe.
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Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure
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Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Hank's knowledge of famous people, such as the fact "Weird Al" Yankovic "blew his brains out in The '80s because no one bought his music" (Yankovic is still alive and still making music parodies) or that Rudy, from Rudy, died of cancer shortly after the big game (he actually spent ten years pitching the movie to studios afterwards, though this isn't exactly common knowledge). In "The Peggy Horror Picture Show", Peggy tells a Diana Ross impersonator: "If she wasn't dead I would swear you were the real thing." Like the "Weird Al" example, Diana Ross is still alive, though, unlike "Weird Al", she's not in the spotlight much.
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Unishment
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Unishment: In "An Officer and a Gentle Boy", Bobby is able to withstand all of Cotton's punishments, including sitting on a block of ice, eating the mixed-up leftovers of cafeteria food, and having to sit in a tiny cell for days.
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ShoutOutToShakespeare
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Shout-Out to Shakespeare: In "Six Characters in Search of a House," Peggy's boss Chris Sizemore recites part of a monologue from Pericles, Prince of Tyre, one of Shakespeare's more obscure plays. In "Full Metal Dust Jacket," Dale and Cotton use the Complete Works of Shakespeare as a target for shooting practice.
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Distinction Without a Difference
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Distinction Without a Difference: From "Plastic White Female":
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"Rashomon"-Style: How Hank and company burned down the firehouse. Bill, Hank, Boomhauer, and Dale tell their versions of what went wrong. They also have their own interpretations of the other three: Dale's version has himself as being tall and muscular with long-flowing hair (and Hank was dressed as a Drill Sergeant Nasty). Bill's version has himself being a good hundred pounds fatter and completely bald. Boomhauer's version has himself speaking normally, while everyone else speaks with his Verbal Tic.
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Hartman Hips
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Hartman Hips: Donna of Strickland Propane.
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THeUnfavorite
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The Unfavorite: Hank was this to Cotton even before G.H. was born. To a lesser extent, Hank glaringly prefers Ladybird to Bobby, though he does love Bobby. For what it's worth, Hank also makes it no secret he views his niece Luanne as a burden.
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Boomerang Bigot
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Boomerang Bigot: Frequently Kahn, especially when he wants to a join a country club with only Asian members. Depending on the episode, he's something of a Tragic Bigot: he wants to assimilate, and it really bothers him that he doesn't fit in anywhere in his new home in America. He also hated his life in Laos (and by extension, anything that reminds him of it). In "Lady and Gentrification", the hipsters that move into Enrique's neighborhood really hate white people, despite most of them being white themselves.
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Rewind, Replay, Repeat
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Rewind, Replay, Repeat: In "The Perils of Polling", Hank repeatedly plays the tape of George W. Bush shaking a random guy's hand:
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: In "The Incredible Hank", Hank shoots down Dale's theory that he's a clone of a warrior from the future, using four bullet points. Dale gets progressively more meek with each point Hank makes. Dale gives one to Bill (and the rest of the Harmonaholics) near the end of "It Ain't Over Till the Fat Neighbor Sings". Kahn receives an absolutely brutal one from his father-in-law in "Pour Some Sugar on Kahn," but instead of getting upset, he concedes it.
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Slice of Life
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Slice of Life: A relatively rare Western-animated "adult" example.
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Wrote the Book
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Wrote the Book: Crossed with Metaphorgotten:
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the episode "Pretty, Pretty Dresses," Hank's misguided attempts to keep Bill from killing himself only make the situation worse (he even yells at Bill for being a burden and abandons him). It's almost a checklist of what not to do when dealing with a suicidal person.
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
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Breather Episode
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Breather Episode: "A-Firefighting We Will Go" is a purely comedic episode after the more serious "Pretty, Pretty Dresses".
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Left Hanging
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Left Hanging: The vigilante who tried to shoot Dale in "Dog Dale Afternoon" was never identified, but it's possible he was arrested off-screen. At the end of the show, Dale never learns that Nancy cheated and had an illegitimate son with John Redcorn due to every attempt to explain it to him being muddled by his neurotic mind spinning wild conspiracy theories. Bill remains hopelessly single, with any chance of getting a new woman in the future very unlikely due to his unattractive mannerisms. While Bobby and Connie don't get back together, they never truly stopped having feelings for one another.
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Bobby. This makes sense considering he wants to be a comedian.
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Motor Mouth
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Motor Mouth: Boomhauer. It can be very difficult to make out what he's saying most of the time.
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The Whitest Black Guy
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The Whitest Black Guy: Kahn is accused of being the whitest Asian guy in the episode "Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?" when Ted calls him a banana.note A pejorative term used to refer to Asians who live a "white" lifestyle, i.e. "yellow on the outside, white on the inside." So, he tries to avert this by restyling his entire life to get more in touch with his ancestry. After finding he doesn't enjoy his new lifestyle, he comes to terms with himself and accepts he should just be happy with who he is, and enjoy what he likes:
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Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
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Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: By Season 2, everybody takes turns being this. It's hard to feel bad for Hank when his problems are often caused by his own naivete or even flat-out ignorance, or Peggy when her problems are caused by her ego, or the rest of the cast, who apparently juggle Idiot Balls or make JerkAss decisions.
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Has Two Mommies
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Has Two Mommies: Referenced in the cold open for "To Spank With Love":
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Artistic License – Law
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Artistic License – Law: "Junkie Business" gets several things wrong on the ADA. First, the law says you have to provide reasonable accommodations, not tolerate every absurdity. There is an interactive process, potentially including medical professionals, to determine what those accommodations would be. More critically, addiction is only granted limited protections compared to other medical conditions, and someone actively using alcohol or drugs would not be covered. That said, considering the welfare worker who's letting a junkie get away with all of this is the same guy who showed a clear lack of competence at investigating child-abuse claims back in the pilot, this might be intentional.
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Stepford Smiler
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Parodied by the super-trendy Katt Savage, who makes it her life's calling to be ahead of the pop-culture curve and has a storage room full of fads that stopped being cutting-edge. It leaves her a Stepford Smiler on the verge of a breakdown.
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ForgotICouldFly
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Bill is told by a doctor that he has diabetes that will take his legs away within a year. In order to prepare, he starts making all his movements in a wheelchair and seems to have forgotten he could actually still use his legs until he was drunk in a bar and stood up, shocking and majorly pissing off the wheelchaired basketball players he had befriended.
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?: It's established that Arlen is in Texas. Where in Texas varies from episode to episode. Some episodes have it close to the Mexican border,note Which would make sense, given that Arlen has a sizable Mexican population and it is implied in "Lupe's Revenge" and "Three Days of the Kahn-Do" that heading to Mexico from Arlen doesn't take that long. while others have it in central Texas, and a couple have it somewhere near Dallas or Houston in the eastern half of the state.
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Advice Backfire
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Advice Backfire: "Suite Smells of Excess" has a double-backfire version: Hank and his friends sneak into the box seats at the Texas-Nebraska football game, only to discover it belongs to a famous Nebraska player. Late in the game, the Nebraska coach calls the box to ask for advice and Hank, pretending to be the player, gives him a terrible suggestion, only for it to improbably work perfectly, costing Texas the game.
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Fatal Family Photo
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Fatal Family Photo: Discussed in "Unfortunate Son" by a Vietnam veteran.
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The Cassandra
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The Cassandra: You'd think every word out of Hank's mouth prior to the series was a horrible lie, considering nobody will ever listen to him until after everything's gone to hell (and that's assuming they don't immediately blame him for it).
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: Not only do Cotton's wife, Didi, and infant son, Good Hank, not appear at his deathbed, they aren't even mentioned (though it is implied that Didi divorced Cotton and took Good Hank with her). In the episode "Daletech", Cotton finishes an argument with Didi with "Fine, call your lawyer!" before Didi speeds off and Cotton informing the Hill family Didi has "gone to visit her folks" and telling the family he doesn't know when she will be back, suggesting Didi divorced him and moved away. Didi does show up, in a new Cadillac (having remarried less than a year after Cotton's death) to give Hank some of Cotton's possessions and will in "Serves Me Right for Giving General Goerge S. Patton the Bathroom Key", including a final wish to flush his ashes down the toilet Patton used during WWI, which contradicts his earlier securing of a burial plot in a veteran's cemetery. This happens to Kahn's mother, who in "Maid in Arlen" is in a relationship with Bill. She is mentioned in the next episode, but never appears again. This has happened quite a few times: in "Pretty, Pretty Dresses", Bill gets a pet iguana whom he names Lenore, in "Returning Japanese" Luanne buys another bloodhound whom is presumably male after she thinks she's killed Ladybird, and in "I'm with Cupid", Bobby gets a new girlfriend named Debby, but none of these characters are ever seen again. One of John Redcorn's old flings and his newly discovered daughter end up moving into his trailer with him in "Untitled Blake McCormick Project". They are never seen or mentioned again.
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Jerk Jock
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Jerk Jock: Chane Wassanasong thinks he's the greatest thing the world has ever seen and has the hots for Connie. She can't stand him, but her parents keep trying to set them up together, mainly because they'd love any connection to Chane's father, Ted. Hank was one when he was younger: The gang's treatment of Eustice in "The Order of the Straight Arrow". They all call him "Useless" and this is also referenced in flashback. In "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues", it seems at first that Peggy is dealing with one in David Kalaiki-Alii because he won't study. David, for the most part, isn't a jerk, but is just lazy and a little self-absorbed. He isn't happy when he learns that his mother is willing to pretend that he has a severe learning disability to get Hank and Peggy to stop inquiring about his grades, which they immediately believe. David admits that he deserves to have Peggy think of him as mentally challenged after neglecting all her attempts at making him better in math and explains to her it was a lie his mom made up. Played straight with Willie Lane, the boorish, hard-drinking ex-Dallas Cowboy who moves into Rainey Street in "New Cowboy on the Block" and causes trouble for Hank and his friends.
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Kiddie Kid
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Bobby's maturity. Sometimes he tries his best to act like a young-adult, while other times he's a full on Kiddie Kid.
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Truth in Television
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Football at any level is serious business. This is very much Truth in Television in Texas.
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Iwo Jima Pose
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Iwo Jima Pose: Done three times. First, when Peggy makes a float for the Veterans' Day parade and again when she changes the soldiers to skeletons raising the flag and the caption to "The Futility of War." The pose appears again when Hank and the gang put up a flagpole in Bill's yard.
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Couldn't Find a Lighter
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Couldn't Find a Lighter: Dale has lit a cigarette on a variety of weird things, including: The Olympic torch. This became a plot point when the actual torch was accidentally extinguished later on. An engine fire. A fake volcano in Las Vegas. He claims to have used two rocks while camping.
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Plague of Good Fortune
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Plague of Good Fortune: The subplot of "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" involves Bobby and Joseph trying to prank various people around Arlen, only for them to run into good luck as a result.
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Hipster
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Hipster: Hank and friends confront a particularly obnoxious group of hipsters in "Lady and Gentrification."
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Do Wrong, Right
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Do Wrong, Right: Hank catches Bobby smoking and punishes him by making him smoke the whole carton until he pukes. But during the punishment, he also feels compelled to correct Bobby's smoking technique: "Whatever you do you should do right, even if it's something wrong."
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Beat Them at Their Own Game
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Beat Them at Their Own Game: In "After the Mold Rush" a Mold Inspector forces unnecessary tests and repairs on the Hill's house to test for mold that isn't there as part of a scam with Hank's insurance company. This includes damaging their property and forcing them into a disgusting motel. Hank manages to get his own certificate as a Mold Inspector and when the inspector won't back down, Hank does a test on the inspector's own house and purposely does it near Bill's toe fungus infected feet. Hank threatens to send the results to the company and they will do to the inspector's house what he did to Hank's house, forcing the inspector to leave Hank's house alone and admit that it is mold free.
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Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
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Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Luanne leases a house with others in an attempt to move out of Hank's house. These unbelievably immature assholes don't lift a finger to help, make up a series of one lame excuse after another to avoid paying the rent, and are mind-blowingly rude to everyone. Luanne finally gets even with them by paying all the utility bills and then closing the accounts, figuring that if they want food or water so badly they can pay for it themselves. Then one of the roommates meets Cotton and one of his wartime buddies, Topsy, and call them Nazis. This particular roommate become an Asshole Victim when Cotton and Topsy actually have an awesome moment when they wade in and beat him up.
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Stalker with a Crush
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Bobby interestingly works as a sanity pet for Bill on occasion. With Bobby being the closest thing to a son he has due to his "closeness" to the Hills, Bill and Bobby often bond over things, reaching a very heartwarming Pet the Dog peak in "Blood and Sauce" where Bill and Bobby bond over the preparation and cooking of barbecue, ending with Bill making Bobby an honorary member of his family.
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Band of Brothers
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Band of Brothers: Hank thinks this extends to all his old football buddies. At one point, he wants to finally give up on Bill but doesn't because "a good running back never abandons his fullback." His former teammates share this sentiment - when Hank is trying to organize a state championship rematch over twenty years later, one player responds, "Hank, I live in Phoenix now. You want me to drop everything, fly back to Arlen to play a flag football game against our high school rivals? Of course I will." The only reason he moved to Phoenix in the first place was to get away from the constant yearly hazings that came afterward from their rivals. When they win the game, he's happy that he can finally move back home and "get the hell out of Phoenix."
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic: As close to "Mundane" as animation could be.
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Out-of-Character Moment
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Cotton doesn't have much respect for Peggy. However, when she's learning to walk again, for no apparent reason, Cotton helps rehabilitate Peggy in his own way. It seems like an almost Out-of-Character Moment until Hank explains to Peggy that Cotton had been in the same situation that she was in when the doctors thought that he would never walk again.
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Non-Standard Prescription
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Non Standard Prescription: During marriage counselling, the councilor prescribes Hank and Peggy a motorcycle, because they had been planning on buying a pair of motorcycles and riding around the country together.
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Took a Level in Jerkass
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Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Everyone in the cast does something genuinely selfish or rude throughout the series: Depending on the Writer, Kahn. He's a downright jerkass during the earlier seasons, yet sometimes in the later seasons, he seems to genuinely want to help or be friends with everyone else, just is too stubborn (though an episode from season 13 reveals that Kahn's jerkass ways stem from the side effects of the medication he has to take for his bipolar disorder). Minh is a bit better at it than he is, though. Dale invoked this in "The Trouble with Gribbles", where he is attempting to sue the Manitoba Tabacco Company on the premise that they ruined his wife's skin. When they try to bug him to expose him, Dale counter-bluffs them by acting as an emotionally abusive husband to Nancy. It doesn't end well, and nearly costs him his marriage.
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Nasal Trauma
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Nasal Trauma: In "Bwah My Nose", Hank suffers a broken nose while practicing for a football game. After surgery, he finds himself more attractive and becomes obsessed with protecting it.
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Artistic License – Medicine
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Artistic License – Medicine: "Hank's Unmentionable Problem": They wouldn't do a colonoscopy without flushing your system first. Which would've rendered the entire episode pointless, since constipation was the reason he was getting one in the first place.
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Insane No More
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Insane No More: While on a trip to the lake, Boomhauer falls asleep in an inner tube and floats downstream to a bridge in a city center. His speech pattern and his bathing suit get him involuntarily committed to a hospital for a psych evaluation. Too embarrassed to call Hank, he calls Dale to help him out. Dale bribes a patient to get in... and can't get out, so he calls Bill, who voluntarily commits himself after reading a pamphlet. They try to escape and fail, so they call Hank. Hank talks to the doctor and the latter reveals the following: Boomhauer was only committed for 72 hours and had been deemed not a danger to himself or others, so he was free to go; Dale was never officially admitted to the hospital, so legally, he was free to go (but the doctor felt he should keep taking his medication); and Bill voluntarily committed himself, so he could have left at any time, and his medical insurance wouldn't pay for his stay.
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House Amnesia
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House Amnesia: Luanne puts a Communist party sign at her yard when someone tells her to go home. She simply enters the house.
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Mistaken Nationality
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Mistaken Nationality: Kahn. When Hank first meets him, he asks him, "Are you Chinese or Japanese?" Cotton correctly identifies Kahn as Laotian at first glance (as he fought in World War II, so he would know the difference between a Chinese person, a Japanese person, and a Laotian), surprising even Kahn:
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Dumb Blonde
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Dumb Blonde: Luanne and Didi. Didi moreso in all of her appearances. With Luanne, it zigzags. Yes, she does come off as a Brainless Beauty, but then, you have episodes like "Boxing Luanne," "Pigmalion," "Shins of the Father," "The Good Buck," and "Lucky See, Monkey Do" where it shows that Luanne has a brain in her head and, with some encouragement, can use it.
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Asshole Victim
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Asshole Victim: In "Après Hank, le Deluge", the refugees at the Tom Landry Middle School endlessly try to blame Hank for them supposedly thinking he destroyed their homes in south Arlen by opening the flood gates (to lessen the potential chaos of the dam breaking through a growing crack). Bill gets on this by being too much of an Innocently Insensitive person holding the Jerkass Ball.
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Soccer-Hating Americans
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Soccer-Hating Americans: Hank disapproves of Bobby's switch from football to soccer, and eventually convinces him to switch back, because real Americans play football.
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Booze Flamethrower
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Booze Flamethrower: Monsignor Martinez does this with communion wine. This should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, but oh, well. The same character has been mentioned to use communion wafers as ninja throwing stars. Cotton is seen doing this with sake to Japanese soldiers during a World War II flashback. However, he has a tendency to stretch the truth with his war stories.
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Tongue on the Flagpole
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Tongue on the Flagpole: In "Snow Job", when it starts snowing, Peggy says, "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"
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Kissing Cousins
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Kissing Cousins: Played with. Hank and Peggy punish Luanne and Bobby by making them think they have to get married since Bobby messed Luanne's birth control pills, telling him that he caused her to get pregnant,note She wasn't having sex at the time, she was just using them for her complexion. then telling them that Bill, the officiant for their fake wedding, was an actual ordained minister and they really were married, but Bill breaks down immediately and tells them the truth. Of course, Kahn isn't surprised by the "hillbilly cousin wedding": In "A Beer Can Named Desire", Bill travels to New Orleans with the Hills to visit his family and Bill's three cousins — two married in, one blood — fight over him because he is the last straight Dauterive male and they want to continue the family line.
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Mic Drop
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Mic Drop: In "Manger Baby Einstein", Luanne grabs the microphone at the local kid's pizza joint and scolds her former puppet show fans. She ends her rant by dropping the mic.
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Ignored Epiphany
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Ignored Epiphany: Spoofed in "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying". Hank has trouble shooting a gun and so sees a sports psychologist. In the middle of their session, Hank starts talking about how when he was a kid, Cotton would scream and curse at him while trying to teach him how to shoot — but the therapist interrupts his would-be breakthrough and says they're wasting valuable session time.
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Laser-Guided Karma
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Laser-Guided Karma: Hank believes in this, according to "Torch Song Hillogy" — he states that his ankle breaking before he could win the biggest football game of his life in high school was God punishing him for showboating after a touchdown just minutes before. Nancy cheated on her husband for over a decade and abused his trust without a single negative consequence. Until she started to go bald. It is implied that she started to go bald because she stopped cheating on her husband. Her mother had the same thing happen to her. John Redcorn gets his comeuppance for his affair with Nancy by having to watch his only son be raised by a deranged conspiracy nut (even though Dale actually does show glimmers of being a better father figure, even if the son he has isn't his biologically). At one point, he gives Joseph a hunting knife that had been passed down from father to son for generations as a symbol of burgeoning manhood and as a rite of passage, only for Joseph to not care and not understand the significance. Dr. Weissman tells Bill that he'll lose his legs to diabetes and claims he'll be wheelchair bound for the rest of his life, acting incredibly insensetive and dismissive of Bill throughout. When it turns out he wasn't telling the truth and Bill's legs are in fact perfectly fine, Bill goes to complain over his undue stress, only to be mockingly dismissed once again. Bill then pushes Weissman into his office, closes the door behind him then proceeds to kick his ass:
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Art Shift
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Art Shift: In "Bad News Bill", after the opposing baseball team starts laughing at Bobby's performance, they suddenly turn into extremely distorted caricatures as if viewed extremely close up through a wide-angle lens, with different shading than usual. The dream sequence in "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill" is animated with digital Ink & Paint instead of the traditional style of the rest of the episode, a full season and a half before the show switched over to it full time. This also applies to the intro and fellow Season 6 episode "Bobby Goes Nuts" in their entirety and a couple of scenes in the subplot of "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill".
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Hero-Worshipper
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Hero-Worshipper: Hank idolizes Willie Nelson.
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Hypocrisy Nod
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Hypocrisy Nod: In "The Arrowhead", Hank finds a Native American artifact in his yard and asks John Redcorn what it's worth. John Redcorn severely says, "Hank, it's wrong to take what belongs to someone else for-" and is interrupted as Nancy says, "Come Back to Bed, Honey". Blushing, John Redcorn says, "Well, food for thought" before making a hasty retreat. Dale's quote, from a time when a restraining order stated that Hank had to be more than a hundred feet from him, sums it up nicely:
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Credits Jukebox
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Credits Jukebox: Most episodes used the usual ending theme (a slightly different version of the opening), but a few episodes had different music: "The Final Shinsult" has the National Anthem of Mexico over narration about Santa Anna's leg. "Hank's Dirty Laundry" played the theme in a porn style. "Hank's Cowboy Movie" played "Go You Dallas Cowboys, Go!" "Ho Yeah!" played the theme in a 1970s blaxploitation (think Shaft) style. "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" has a parody of the song "Convoy" by CW McCall. "Harlottown" has a melody used earlier in the episode.
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Bitter Almonds
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Bitter Almonds: Cotton claims that Tilly tried to poison him with a chicken laced with cyanide, which Tilly claims was just chicken almondine (chicken with almonds).
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Fast-Forward Gag
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Fast-Forward Gag: The opening is in sped-up-film style. As Hank and his friends stand in the alley and drink beer, an entire day passes.
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Monster Clown
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Monster Clown: A gag from "Lucky See, Lucky Do" has Peggy digging up Bobby's old things from when he was a baby. One of them is a clown doll with a creepy stare and grin:
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Take a Third Option
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Take a Third Option: In "Bobby Slam", Connie and Bobby have to wrestle each other for the last spot on the team, but each has too much to lose. So they take Refuge in Audacity and stage a full-on WWF style chair throwing extravaganza so that they'll both be kicked off, but be hailed as heroes by the other students. In "Won't You Pimai Neighbor?", when Bobby is thought to be the Lama, he uses the third option of "Pick anything you see on this rug", and he picks Connie, whose reflection he could see in the mirror. In "Movin' On Up", Luanne moves out of the Hills' den, but ends up with a bunch of lazy jerkass roommates who won't pay their share of the bills and call her a Nazi whenever she tries to exert any authority. Given the choice between putting up with them or admitting defeat and moving back with the Hills, she closes the house's accounts, meaning the roommates can't sponge off of her for power, heat, water or phone lines anymore, while living in the yard with a hidden stash of food at the bottom of the pool. In "Lupe's Revenge", Peggy's poor grasp of the Spanish language results in her accidentally kidnapping a young girl during a field trip to Mexico. Hank knows they can prove her innocence, but is worried about crushing Peggy's feelings by outright telling her that her Spanish sucks. The solution he finds: have Peggy testify herself, in Spanish; the judge realizes that she didn't know what she was doing and declares her innocent, while Peggy remains convinced that her impassioned plea won him over.
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The New Rock & Roll
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The New Rock & Roll: Referenced in "Father of the Bribe", where the school mistakes a note Connie wrote ("I'm so bored I could kill myself!", which she wrote sarcastically because of how boring class was) for a suicide note, and Principal Moss notes that they want to avoid a double suicide "Dungeons & Dragons thing".
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First Period Panic
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First Period Panic: In "Aisle 8A", Connie has her first period while her parents are away on business and she's left in Hank's care. Connie doesn't panic; she's just embarrassed and has to write down the news because she can't bring herself to say it out loud. It's the adults who freak out — first Hank, then Connie's parents when he tells them.
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Heel Realization
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Bobby's clown professor is really hard on and sarcastic to Bobby, but when he notices that he actually hurt Bobby's feelings, he tries to encourage him (albeit in the wrong way). That said, he still remains the antagonist for the rest of his episode.
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Only Sane Employee
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Only Sane Employee: Hank at Stickland Propane.
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Guns Do Not Work That Way
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Guns Do Not Work That Way: In "Dog Dale Afternoon", when Dale claims to have killed Rusty Shackleford, a police officer makes a pumping motion on the forestock of his weapon like a pump-action shotgun. Granted, there are actually shotguns, including pump-action models, with detachable magazines like his gun has - but the weapon in question is otherwise a straight animated copy of the M14, which is an automatic battle rifle, not a manually-operated shotgun.
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Mistaken for Profound
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Mistaken for Profound: Hank does this to his father-in-law.
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A-Team Firing
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A-Team Firing: Dale and all of his gun club buddies are terrible shots. Apparently, the Japanese soldiers who tried to take down Cotton were afflicted with this, as all they were able to do was blow his shins off, when they really should have turned him into Swiss cheese.
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Never My Fault
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Never My Fault: Peggy's ego renders her incapable of recognizing she made a mistake or taking responsibility for it: "Death and Texas". A prisoner on death row claims that Peggy was his substitute teacher and wants her to teach him before he's put to death. It's obvious to everyone, except Peggy herself, that his man is clearly in his 40's and is only using her naive belief in her skills as a teacher. He reveals he was indeed lying and used her to smuggle cocaine into his cell. She tells Hank this, but doesn't admit her fault in believing the lies. Instead, she makes Hank out to be the guilty one and makes him help her. In fact, she insists that Hank apologize to her after he saves her. "Goodbye Normal Jeans". When Bobby takes a home-ec class and must wash a cheerleader's uniform for homework, Peggy puts it in the washing machine and dumps bleach on it, then has Bobby push the on button. When Hank's (apparently only) pair of jean is ruined note the cheerleader's uniform is also full of holes, Peggy merely states "surgeons make mistakes" and "people die". In other words, she never apologizes.
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Repurposed Pop Song
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Repurposed Pop Song: After Big Mountain Fudgecake collapses, John Redcorn repurposes their songs for children and becomes "the Native American Raffi". For example, he rewrites a song about suicide into being about personal hygiene:
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Appeal to Audacity
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Appeal to Audacity: In "Hank's Back", Hank is accused of worker's compensation fraud. He can't sway the oversight board into believing him. He then brings the yoga instructor who helped him as a witness. When the instructor acts obnoxious, Hank points out that he would never spend time with a guy like this unless he absolutely had to. This is enough to convince the board that Hank is telling the truth.
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Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!
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Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Cotton, although he was probably always like that regardless of his age. Tilly's friends in "Escape From Party Island" are this, the opposite of Nice to the Waiter, and The Load.
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Poke the Poodle
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Poke the Poodle: In "Be True to Your Fool", Bill wants to get stuck in jail because the prisoners treat him better than Dale, Hank, and Boomhauer do. Hank tries to get arrested so he can go apologize. His first two attempts are using a crosswalk when the "Don't Walk" sign is lit, and taking off his shirt in a store; both times he's in full view of policemen, both times they just kind of shrug and don't care. Then he just barely taps a patrol car's rear bumper and gets arrested immediately:
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: Realized by Hank and Kahn in "Westie Side Story" when they both punish Bobby and Connie: In "The Perils of Polling", Hank criticizes Luanne for supporting George W. Bush for entirely shallow reasons (she thinks he's handsome and has a nice smile). But when Hank questions his support of Bush due to a weak handshake, Luanne calls him on the fact that he's being just as shallow. In "The Bluegrass is Always Greener", Kahn is seen pressuring Connie to be a concert violinist, but she hears Hank and the guys playing bluegrass and gets into it. They form a band, but Hank quickly becomes just as bad as Kahn. In "Cops and Robert," Hank accidentally steals a man's wallet because he mistakenly thinks the man just pick-pocketed him. Throughout the episode, the man is shown, like Hank, to be sick and tired of getting ripped off by slimeballs; in fact, before the wallet incident, Hank sees the man getting ripped off by a pretzel vendor and remarks on it to Peggy. Hank and his father have a lot in common, mainly in how they treat their son and how that affects them. Hank's so uptight because Cotton would scream at him any time he ever showed the slightest hint of emotion. It has been hinted numerous times that Bobby’s nïevete is mainly due to the fact that Hank refuses to appreciate his other skills. For example, in "The Witches of East Arlen", Bobby loses his part in the play Oklahoma! to Ken Hayashi, another actor, and begins to doubt what he is good at. He always thought that acting was his "thing." At the behest of Peggy, Hank takes him to the flea market to find something new, preferably something Hank would approve of. And anyone who saw the sheer loof of determination in Bobby's eyes in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown" after Hank told him that he didn’t find him funny will know that he went on that stage to prove Hank wrong.
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"Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: invoked Bobby attempts to try to figure out what's so funny about Ray Jay Johnson, a comedian all the adults love.
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Holding the Floor
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Holding the Floor: In the episode "Flush with Power", Hank filibusters by reading Peggy's old newspaper columns (she carries them around in her purse) at a town hall meeting in order to make the board members use the restrooms in the hall so that they realize the terrors of the lo-flow toilets that were recently installed.
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Slow Clap
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Slow Clap: Occurs in "Plastic White Female".
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Mooning
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Mooning: In "The Order of the Straight Arrow", Dale repeatedly moons Hank, Bill, and the troop members as Boomhauer passes them in his vehicle. Boomhauer is forced off the road briefly, scraping Dale's ass against a treeline. A plot point in "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator": Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer guilt trip Hank into feeling like he's no fun, so when the trio want to moon the hotel lobby as they ascend an elevator, Hank decides to prove them wrong. But Hank is the only one who pulls down his pants, and he accidentally moons former governor of Texas, Ann Richards: Dale and Cotton moon Hank in "The Final Shinsult". In a twist, Dale has to pick Cotton up so he's high enough for his ass to be seen.
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Screw the Rules, I'm Famous!
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Screw the Rules, I'm Famous!: "Peggy's Fan Fair" featured Randy Travis (played by Randy Travis himself) plagiarizing lyrics to a song that Peggy wrote. Much to her aggravation when she found out about it. At the end of the episode, he claimed that he saved Hank from drowning when it's the other way around. Hank would've punched him but Peggy stopped him. "New Cowboy on the Block" had a former Dallas Cowboys player moves into Hank's street. Despite being a horrid neighbor such as teaching Bobby foul sportsmanship, having rowdy parties late in the night, and using pieces of Hank's fence for a bonfire; he uses the fact he used to play for the Cowboys to avoid legal trouble with the police. Even the police tries to pin the blame on Hank when the latter tried to report to the former.
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False Friend
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False Friend: The plot to "New Cowboy on the Block". Hank initially hits it off with Willie Lane, an ex-NFL player, but after Willie harasses Kahn and repeatedly breaks the block rules, Hank sees Willie for what he is. This is only exacerbated when Willie slugs Hank in the face.
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Springtime for Hitler
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Springtime for Hitler: Dale applies for a job at a hooters Knockoff in order to sue for sexual harassment, only he's hired. Also See Advice Backfire.
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Values Dissonance
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invoked Another has a little Values Dissonance, when the friend of an overly-permissive dad refers to him as "Ronald Reagan" in a pejorative sense:
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A Day in the Limelight
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In his initial appearances, Dale's dad, Bug, appears to be an ordinary guy, looking a lot like his son. In his focus episode "My Own Private Rodeo," Bug is revealed to be a gay rodeo star with no physical, let alone personality resemblance to Dale.
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Cure Your Gays
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Cure Your Gays: In "Luanne Virgin 2.0", Peggy admits that before she met Hank, she slept with a gay male friend in an attempt to "fix" him. This is presented more sympathetically than most examples, as the man was the one who asked because (as Peggy puts it), being gay in Texas in the '70s wasn't exactly a lot of fun. When Luanne asks "Did you fix him?", Peggy responds "Oh, he wasn't broken. Just gay."
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Fag Hag
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Fag Hag: Bill pretends to be gay in order to work at a hip salon, and all the women fawn over him. When it's revealed that he isn't gay:
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Right on Queue
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Right on Queue: In "Hank Fixes Everything", Lucky, Luanne, and Bobby waiting line for several days to get the first tickets to see Brownsville Station (of "Smokin in the Boy's Room" fame). When the box office opens, not a single person has gotten in line behind them. Then Lucky starts waiting at the door:
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Continuity Nod
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Continuity Nod: Buck talked about a son he may have named Ray Roy, whom he meets seasons later and calls by the same name (despite it not being his name). Peggy mentions offhand in one of the first seasons that she had never kissed a man until she was 20, and even then he was gay. Many seasons later, she reveals that man was also the first person she ever slept with. In "Now Who's the Dummy?", Hank is making a ventriloquist dummy for Bobby modeled after various football players; one of his reference pictures is David Kalaiki-Alii, from the episode "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues". Mrs. Kalaiki-Alii appears as the Hill's insurance adjuster when Hank has deal with his accident with Kahn in "Traffic Jam". In "Grand Theft Arlen", the Pro-Pain video game has a virtual reproduction of Alabaster Jones from "Ho Yeah". In "Not in My Back-hoe", Hank and his new friend Hal visit a revolving hardware store in McMaynerberry and Hal mentions it used to be a restaurant. Hank and Peggy ate at that restaurant for their 20th wedding anniversary in "As Old as the Hills." In "Leanne's Saga", it's mentioned that Luanne's dad is "hiding on an oil rig" and won't come ashore until Hank faxes him Leanne's death certificate. A few seasons later, when he makes an appearance, it's explained that the oil rig was a lie and Luanne's father really was in jail (and, if he commits one more crime, he'll be there for life). Bill orders meat from Larson Pork Products for his barbecue in "Blood and Sauce." That's fairly disturbing if you remember "Pygmalion."
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Single-Issue Psychology
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Single-Issue Psychology: When he is seeing a psychologist to fix his aim, Hank tries to interpret his problem this way and connects it to Cotton yelling at him as a boy, but the actual psychologist cuts him off and has him do visualization techniques.
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Flashback Cut
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Flashback Cut: "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre" features a brief batch of clips from previous episodes of Hank getting angry.
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Long Title
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Long Title: "I Don't Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over, I Want to Know Right Now, Will It Be... Sorry. Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Doo..." (often just abbreviated to "I Don't Want to Wait"). "When Joseph Met Lori, and Made Out with Her in the Janitor's Closet". "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis". "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key". "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo". "Jumpin' Crack Bass (It's a Gas, Gas, Gas)." "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet".
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Leitmotif
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Leitmotif: Dale gives each guy in the alley one in "Behind Closed Doors". Gets a Brick Joke halfway through when Hank hears keyboard music outside and says, "Good, Boomhauer's home."
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Pre-Asskicking One-Liner
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Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Bobby saying, "That's my purse! I don't know you!" in "Bobby Goes Nuts".
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Gun Nut
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Gun Nut: Take a guess. Of course, he likes all weapons, not just guns.
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Real Men Eat Meat
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Real Men Eat Meat: Hank fervently believes this. On "Hank's Unmentionable Problem," it's implied that Hank is so ignorant (or abhorrent) of vegetables that he orders macaroni and cheese to balance out the meat he ordered at a cafeteria.
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Kitsch Collection
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Kitsch Collection: Hank's mother and her porcelain miniatures. Played for Drama in that her kitsch collection was the only thing keeping her sane when she was married to Cotton.
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Fat Best Friend
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Fat Best Friend: Bill, who is this played straight as an adult. Flashbacks showed that Bill wasn't fat as a teenager. He was more-or-less muscular, as he was a high school football player who went on to join the Army. Bobby is this for Joseph.
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Hand-or-Object Underwear
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Crops up often in "Sug Night." In Hank's erotic dreams, Nancy's breasts are covered with either a burger or a plate of them and she's holding a bag of buns over her rear. Not a case of Hand-or-Object Underwear since this is not deliberate covering on anyone's part. Later in the same episode, Hank and Peggy are covered by various objects as part of their grilling, and two nudists are always behind waist-high bushes. One of them has Godiva Hair, the other is perpetually covering herself by holding a volleyball.
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Homage
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Homage: The Out-Gambitted entry below begins when Peggy recreates the con from The Sting.
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Artistic License – Religion
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Artistic License – Religion: Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. That's actually completely the opposite of how separation of church and state works: even if she were right about Halloween being a druid holiday, that would mean that the state government wouldn't have the power to ban it without a very, very good reason. She is, naturally, also wrong about the origins of Halloween on multiple counts. Halloween is a secularized version of a Christian holiday (Allhallowtide) whose celebrations draw somewhat on ancient Celtic traditions. Also druids were just the priests of the ancient Celtic religion, not a sect in and of themselves, let alone one that could "invent" a holiday. She goes on to host a "Hallelujah House", a Christian version of haunted houses which intends to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which is based in the very wrong (but sadly, not uncommon) belief that "everything I disagree with is Satanic". Peggy was wrong to suggest Bobby might be "god to billions of Asians". A lama is more like "reincarnated prophet to millions of Tibetans," though this is pretty in-character for her, given that she's a Small Name, Big Ego (in this case especially, reacting to someone else's bumper sticker claiming her child is an honor student) and the Hills are the kind of family that wouldn't know anything about other religions, except the Christian-based ones that are prevalent in the Southern and Midwestern United States, like Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopalian. Additionally, Hank tells the monks to stay away from Bobby and that he has no control over what they do at airports. Buddhist monks don't preach at airports; it's a Hindu sect, Hare Krishna, who are well known for doing so. In fact, Hare Krishna airport evangelism was a staple joke in comedy films until most airports banned solicitation. Hare Krishna members often wear saffron robes similar to Buddhist monks and Hank likely wouldn't know the difference. Arlen First Methodist in one episode displayed the trademarked logo of the United Methodist Church. Its disappearance in other episodes afterwards leads one to assume that the show mistakenly believed it was a generic Methodist logo. Moreover, due to the UMC's status as the majority organization in its brand of Christianity, Methodist churches in America almost always have the word "United" before "Methodist." In "Luanne Virgin 2.0," Luanne participates in a church ceremony to become a "born again virgin" and agrees to join a Christian abstinence outreach program. While Methodists do believe premarital sex is a sin, "born again virginity" and a heavy focus on "purity" are more characteristic of Evangelical and Baptist demoninations. This one may be the product of Reverend Stroop being pretty breezy with the actual tenets of her faith, and trying desperately to be relevant to younger parishioners, though it's a little unusual for her to approach the issue by being more puritanical than her faith calls for.
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A Fool for a Client
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A Fool for a Client: Dale represents himself at a lawsuit in "The Trouble With Gribbles," with predictable results. The judge tries talking Dale out of it and is visibly annoyed throughout Dale's "examination."
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Nice to the Waiter
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Tilly's friends in "Escape From Party Island" are this, the opposite of Nice to the Waiter, and The Load.
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Election Day Episode
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Election Day Episode: Hank is unsatisfied with some laws passed by the Arlen city council and thus decides to run for a seat on the council. However, when he goes to file for his campaign, he's informed that there's a vacancy and he wins it by default. "The Perils of Polling" centers around the 2000 presidential election. Hank faces a crisis of conscience after finding out that his hero, George W. Bush, has a weak handshake.
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Mood Whiplash
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Mood Whiplash: In "Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta", Hank comes clean about how the dolphin "attacked" him (really trying to become intimate). What starts as derisive laughter from Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer abruptly turns serious when Bill reveals the same thing happened to him years prior.
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As Himself: Chuck Mangione, who's more or less a part of the supporting cast as he has so many appearances. At first, he's just the spokesman for Mega Lo Mart.note And cardboard cutouts based on the album art for Feels So Good are a common sight in the store. Then he apparently moved to Arlen and could be spotted around town at various places. Unofficially this was due to the fact that his contract with Mega Lo Mart states he has to be at every store opening they hold, so he started hiding out in the one in Arlen for free as a form of revenge.
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Rule of Drama: Lampshaded in one episode:
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Rule of Three: In "What Makes Bobby Run":
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Bill being a creepy stalker type even after dating several lovely woman and girls.
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Karma Houdini: Peggy gets away with being an asshole to others a little too much. The only time anyone calls her out on either this or on her massive ego are the episodes in which she's portrayed sympathetically, and as such, turns out to have been right all along. Randy Travis in "Peggy's Fan Fair", mostly because as the one with the microphone, everyone only hears his side of the story, and because Peggy has a reputation for trying to gain credit when she doesn't deserve it. Nancy basically got away for years with cheating on Dale and mothering a child with John Redcorn. Even worse, just about everybody except Dale knows, but nobody says anything to him. Karma did eventually creep up on her when she began to go bald after she ended the affair. John Redcorn. He cheated on Nancy without being caught and he doesn't get called out on it. He would eventually receive a karmic punishment in being repeatedly denied a role in Joseph's life and having to watch an idiot raise his son. And there was also that time Dale mistook him for an intruder and whacked him in the face. Also, while he found some minor success being a children's entertainer, "Redcorn Gambles With His Future" shattered his dreams of becoming a famous rockstar and losing his Native American casino after investing thousands of dollars on it. While these unfortunate events may not be directly connected to his prior sins, it does go to show that not everything goes his way. Kahn took a big risk showing Hank the top secret project he was working on and specifically told Hank to never tell anyone. Hank immediately told Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer and after Bill blabbed about it at work, Kahn was fired for treason. The only way he was able to get another job was to take one in Houston, three hours away. Hank blamed it on Kahn being an asshole, despite the fact that he was the one went back on his word and got Kahn fired in the first place. The only punishment Hank got was a What the Hell, Hero? from Peggy and doing some housework for Mihn, which he liked anyway. In Kahn's case, he did it purposefully to brag about his new promotion by luring Hank to his workplace under the pretense that they needed propane, then after showing off everything he did, revealed they actually had no need for propane at all. Buck has gotten away with illegal activities several times. He's bet branches of his company and employees on poker games. He refused to pay child support for his illegitimate son Ray-Roy, and freely admitted that he would've planted evidence that Hank murdered Debbie Grund in front of a Texas Ranger and still gets off scot-free. The reason Hank works for him in spite of all this is that he believes somewhere deep down inside him, is the amazing businessman he used to be. The only time karma ever really hit this man is when his emus attacked him in a parking lot since he was trying to have them killed to commit insurance fraud. In "Junkie Business", instead of hiring the incredibly well-qualified and knowledgeable Maria Montalvo for the new Accessories Associate position at Strickland Propane, Hank hires Leon Petard, who later turns out to be a drug addict. While Anthony Page later giving Leon free run can be seen as Laser-Guided Karma, Hank committed two various obvious forms of discrimination as not only did he refuse to hire a woman but he asked her about her religious belief despite knowing it was illegal. Given the fact that Strickland could have been sued because of Hank’s actions, Leon seems like a mild inconvenience. At least they're shown hiring her at the end. In "Get Your Freak Off", Hank is flanderized to a level that would make the Amish look modern. Basically, Hank punishes Bobby for seeing him and his girlfriend do suggestive dance moves at a concert by literally stripping his room clean of everything except his bed, and when he leaves, he says something along the lines of: "Okay have fun!". Not to mention the fact that he forces Bobby to cut off all ties he has with his friends. Nobody bothers to call Hank out on his overreaction, not even Peggy says anything, and this episode had her portrayed as smarter than she normally was Post-Flanderization. The hijackers from the Grand Finale were never caught. Though Bobby's team acted like general jackasses, the opposite team went a little too far. The three terrorists in "The Accidental Terrorist" never got caught after bombing the car dealership and leaving Hank to take the blame. In "Bad News Bill", Bobby's new Little League coach tries an over-enthusiastic approach to encourage Bobby to do well in baseball and makes Hank look like a horrible dad for "giving up on Bobby" when he really was just being realistic, not wanting Bobby to feel disappointed if things go bad instead of giving him false hope. Nobody calls out the coach on his attitude towards Hank, even when his techniques eventually fail to help Bobby and only humiliate him, though Peggy says Hank knows what is best for his son. In the same episode Bill is given a position of authority and rubs it in Hank's face. He refuses to let Hank watch Bobby play without doing meaningless tasks, where he has to deal with hostile people who call him a bad father. Hank is eventually banned from watching Bobby play and Bill remains in his position. The only consequence Bill receives is Dale and Boomhauer agreeing with Hank that Bill is in the wrong and running off after Hank has enough of his attitude and threatens to kick his ass.
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Only Known by Their Nickname: Most of Cotton's war buddies are only known by their nicknames, primarily because the only people who refer to them is Cotton (who likely gave them the nicknames) and Hank (who doesn't know a whole lot about them to begin with). Elroy Kleinschmidt is known as "Lucky". He got his nickname from a lawsuit he filed against Costco for slipping on urine in the restroom.
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The Friend Nobody Likes: Depending on the Writer with Hank's group, most of the time it's either Dale or Bill. However, on a rare occasion it's Hank.
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Misleading Package Size: Luanne gives Hank a shoebox gift. However, it turns out that it only contain a tiny gift box containing a pass to swim with the resort's dolphin.
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Blond Republican Sex Kitten: Luanne in some of the later seasons. Earlier on, she's the stereotypical apolitical '90s teenager. Later, she becomes even more staunchly conservative than Hank. Though, unusually for this, her values are the result of her naiveté.
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Clown School: Bobby attends a clowning class at the local college. He's disappointed to learn that the class teaches Commedia dell'Arte-type clowning instead of circus clowning, and the teacher takes it very seriously.
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The Moral Substitute: In "Reborn Again to be Wild", Bobby joins a youth group consisting of skater punks, so he starts listening to Christian rock and is even seen playing a Bible video game. Memorably skewered by Hank who says:
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Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Dale actually often appears to be one, even though his extreme paranoia and tendency to panic and overreact can normally make him look like The Ditz. He will often manage to devise surprisingly efficient solutions (of course, more often than not, they are solutions to problems which he had caused in the first place), and was occasionally portrayed performing some remarkable feats, including infiltrating a heavily guarded military base, learning fluent Russian with nothing but a correspondence course, and being able to successfully drive an M1A2 Abrams on the first try after only reading its manual. Bobby somewhat exemplifies this, being a mediocre student but a pop culture whiz, excellent cook, crack shot and expert at grading meat.
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Warrior Poet: Minh's father General Gum considers himself one. When his poetry is actually heard, though...
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Obfuscating Disability: Bill is told by a doctor that he has diabetes that will take his legs away within a year. In order to prepare, he starts making all his movements in a wheelchair and seems to have forgotten he could actually still use his legs until he was drunk in a bar and stood up, shocking and majorly pissing off the wheelchaired basketball players he had befriended. Inverted in "Lucky's Wedding Suit", when Lucky gets talked out of suing Strickland Propane, and obfuscates not having a disability so his Amoral Attorney can't go through with suing them. When it was just about to fail, Hank gets Dale to "injure" Lucky in the office in the same stunt that caused the actual injury, forcing the lawyer to match Lucky's settlement from Costco.
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Wedding Episode: "Lucky's Wedding Suit" features the long awaited marriage between Luanne and Lucky, with Hank and company trying to help Lucky find a way to pay for Luanne's lavish wedding plans. "The Wedding Of Bobby Hill" becomes this when Peggy and Hank attempt to teach Bobby and Luanne a lesson as a result of an escalating prank war. There's even a faux bachelor party for Bobby.
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Rousing Speech: Bobby gives one at the end of "Old Glory", which is more meant to be an apology for taking the credit for Peggy's work on a paper, but ends up being more of a Patriotic Fervor speech:
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Underdogs Never Lose: Averted in "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying". The episode concerns Hank overcoming his problems with firing a rifle. However, even when he manages to get it together during the shooting tournament, he still loses on the final shot. However, it's still a happy ending because Bobby's thrilled that he and Hank got second place and wants to compete again next year. Averted in "Hank's Back Story", where Hank loses the mower racing competition. He's content that he placed high enough to compete again next year, and that Dale, his rival in the race, also lost.
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Men Are Uncultured: Hank may as well be the Trope Namer; see the "Billy Elliot" Plot listing above.
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Straw Misogynist: Cotton, most definitely. Coach Kleethammer, with his constant claims that girls can't play sports.
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Van in Black: Invoked and subverted in "Dale to the Chief". Dale expects an FBI agent to arrive in a black Chevy Suburban. Instead, the agent arrives in a green Ford Taurus. Dale still assumed it's a Suburban:
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Halfway Plot Switch: A few episodes have these. For example, "The Father, The Son and J.C" starts out with Hank losing a promotion after accidentally telling Mr. Strickland that he loves him. It then switches in mid-stride to a story about Hank and Cotton. Most two-part episodes do this, feeling less like a single story cut in half and more like two stories with a connecting event in the middle.
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Oh, Crap!: Hank's reaction when Dale tells him how much of an idiot Jimmy Witchard (who Bobby was working for) is and he realizes that Bobby was right about him being an abusive sociopath. Hank's reaction in "Propane Boom" when he smells a propane leak just before Mega Lo Mart explodes as a result. Trip Larsen's reaction when he was zapped while on the pig grinder and became sane just in time to see where the conveyor belt was taking him.
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Trademark Favorite Food: Bobby sure loves his fruit pies. Hank is quite fond of burgers and steak. Played with whenever it comes to grilling; no matter what kind of food it is, if it's made on a charcoal grill, Hank will not only refuse to eat it, but lecture whoever is within the vicinity about how it's essentially toxic waste. Of course, Hank doesn't like any method of cooking food that doesn't use propane (he felt extremely betrayed upon finding an electric stove in Buck's house), but he seems to hold a special hatred of charcoal. An entire episode centred around Peggy and Bobby trying charcoal-grilled food for the first time and finding it so delicious they're addicted to it, sneak out of the house every night to secretly grill with charcoal, and have to hide evidence of their activities from Hank.
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Fictional Province: Arlen is located in fictional Heimlich County, Texas.
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Accidental Misnaming: In "Hank's Got the Willies": Hank's anger management instructor pretended to do this by misspelling his name as "Hink Hall" on his certificate. It turned out this was a final test to see if he'd properly channel his anger. He passed, but the same can't be said for "Chick" Mangione.
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Catchphrase: Hank has: "Dang it, Bobby." "I sell propane and propane accessories." "I tell you what..." "Shut up, Dale." "Damn it, Dale!"note This is occasionally said to Bill as well. "I'm gonna kick your ass!" "That boy ain't right." "BWAAAHHH!!!" Dale has: "S'go!" "Sh-sh-sshhaa!" "Wingo!" "Gih!"note Whenever he's startled or surprised. Peggy has: "HO YEAH!" "HEY HEY HEY!" Boomhauer often started sentences with: "Yo man, I tell you what man …" before going on an almost incoherent, fast-talking rant. Lampshaded in Boomhauer's flashback in "A Firefighting We Will Go", in which Boomhauer himself, normally The Unintelligible, is actually intelligible and the other three are speaking gibberish consisting mostly of their catchphrases. Cotton has "I killed fitty men!" Monsignor Martinez has: "Vaya con Dios." Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer have: "Yep." "Yep." "Yep." "Mm-hmm."note In varying orders. Principal Moss says variants of "My hands are tied" whenever describing why he made a decision regarding school policy.
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Ms. Fanservice: Luanne during most of the show (bikini scenes, close-ups of bouncing breasts, and "hands over boobs" shots, as well as an episode where Bobby accidentally sees Luanne naked and becomes depressed over it, while Joseph wants to see Luanne naked for himself), and Nancy shows up in a tiny string bikini (or nude) at other times.
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Viewer Gender Confusion: invoked Gale, Debbie's roommate. When he is charged Debbie's murder and his arrest is shown on TV, Luanne believes that he is a woman because of his name and appearance. Even after Hank corrects her, she still thinks that Gale's a woman.
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Retcon: This series has had a number of 'em: Peggy's background was rewritten so that she spent most of her early life in Montana, rather than spending her high school years in Arlen. This complicates the episodes where Hank and Peggy are shown as High-School Sweethearts. Not only that but Peggy's mother went from being older-looking version of Peggy, who was a bit critical of her, into a downright mean and verbally abusive bitch who never forgave Peggy for abandoning the family ranch, even after saving it. It also contradicts the episode "I Remember Mono" where she sends Bobby a gift and is all-but stated to be on good terms with Peggy. Luanne's father. In the first episode, Luanne, then aged 18, is dropped off at the Hill residence after her mother stabs him. In later episodes, it is revealed that he is working on an oil rig just to stay safely away from Luanne's psycho mother, refusing to come back until Hank faxes him her death certificate and even visiting his and Peggy's family for Thanksgiving. All this is chucked out the window when he finally makes an appearance. He's introduced as a manipulative drunken bastard and Hank and Peggy decide to cover up the truth about him to his grown daughter. He claims that Luanne was five when he last saw her. He's a felon out of prison, rather than having been working on an oil rig (he used the "oil rig" story to keep Luanne from knowing that he is a felon). And he looks nothing like his sister Peggy. In an earlier episode, he was described as strongly resembling Peggy but with smaller feet. Hank and his old Arlen High School football teammates challenged the team that they lost against in the state championship to a rematch that they eventually win. This one is made more glaring by the fact that Hank had come to terms with losing the game in an earlier episode. Cotton's second starring episode deals with him going senile. Hank notices that Cotton has gone from being his crazy old self to just plain crazy and Cotton is portrayed as such. The only reason Cotton avoids being institutionalized is by having Didi be his caretaker. However, in all subsequent episodes, Cotton's senility is either toned down or abandoned entirely and Didi eventually divorces him (and is implied to take Good Hank with her, since we don't hear about Good Hank ever again following the divorce). Dale's understanding of John Redcorn's sexuality. In "My Own Private Rodeo", the episode where Dale and Nancy renew their vows, Nancy asks Dale if he is truly OK with his dad being gay. Dale replies, "Why would have a problem with it? John Redcorn's gay and I've been friends with him for years". A later episode, "Untitled Blake McCormick Project", has him send John Redcorn after Bill's new girlfriend Charlene, to break them up, and even calls him a "chick magnet". In his initial appearances, Dale's dad, Bug, appears to be an ordinary guy, looking a lot like his son. In his focus episode "My Own Private Rodeo," Bug is revealed to be a gay rodeo star with no physical, let alone personality resemblance to Dale. Cotton's wartime service, though some of it is heavily implied to be lies and senility like claiming to have been in Münich on April 30 and Okinawa on May 2. It was originally established that Dale's alias, Rusty Shackleford, came from the birth certificate of a child that died in 1953. However, in "Peggy Goes to Pots", it is revealed that the alias actually came from a third grade classmate whom Dale thought had died.note In reality, he simply moved away. He came back to Arlen to get Dale to sign some paperwork so he could move on with his life. Cotton's funeral. In "Cotton's Plot", he earns a plot in the Texas State Cemetery in recognition of his service and he is later stated to have been buried there. However, in "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key", it's revealed he was cremated with a final request to be flushed down a toilet once used by General Patton. It is also revealed Topsy and the rest of Cotton's platoon were flushed down the same toilet, yet Cotton stated that he scattered Topsy's ashes over a prostitute.
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Military School: Fort Berk, Cotton's old boarding school. Implied to be what turned Cotton into the Jerkass he is through constant beatings, psychological torture and solitary confinement, the memories of which made him work up some of his "pain water". Hank wanted to go but Cotton didn't allow it as he didn't think he was good enough for it. Bobby got sent there for a two week bootcamp but to Cotton's dismay the school had been defanged. As Cotton put it, "[They] went and turned my childhood home into a giant sissy factory!"
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Everyone Has Standards: Dale stands up to Peggy when she gains a reputation as "Paddlin' Peggy". Her spur of the moment spanking of Dooley gains her a reputation as a fearsome disciplinarian, which goes to her head and causes her to almost hit Dale's son, Joseph, for stealing her paddle. Dale intervenes and says he took it, because "Somebody had to stop [her]!" In "The Perils of Polling", Hank loses faith in George W. Bush just because he has a weak handshake. Even Dale, of all people, thinks he's crazy. There are plenty of people who have earned Dale's scorn or fear, like Jimmy Wichard, or Bill, when he tried competitive eating. Speaking of Jimmy Wichard, Dale mentions that he was kicked out of his gun club for being too crazy. The gun club members themselves are pretty nutty at times but even they thought Jimmy was too much. Peggy is usually far more supportive of Bobby's interests compared to Hank, but even she draws the line when he joins an impossibly geeky gang of "warlocks" in "The Witches of East Arlen:" John Redcorn who, although a womanizer, will not sleep with the wives or relatives of his friends. He tells Hank this in the Season 3 episode "Peggy's Headache," and this plays a role in his and Nancy's breakup (Dale had done a very valuable favor for John Redcorn, and he couldn't bring himself to continue sleeping with the man's wife after such a display of friendship). When Peggy is injured in a skydiving accident and is put in a full body cast, the first thing Cotton says on seeing her is "What did you do to your wife?! I didn't teach you that!"
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Smarter Than You Look: Lucky has often shown that he's pretty savvy in certain areas, even if he gives off the vibe that he's just … not.
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Take That!
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Take That!: Dale does not think Julia Roberts is attractive. In "The Trouble with Gribbles":
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Cold Open: The pilot episode, "Order of the Straight Arrow," "Three Days of the Kahndo," "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", "Good Hill Hunting", "To Spank with Love", "The Bluegrass is Always Greener," and "Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story." Definitely more common in earlier episodes.
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Too Dumb to Live: Anthony Page, the social worker in the pilot who puts the family under investigation after Bobby gets a black eye at baseball, but doesn't bother questioning the coach. Bobby, who can be influenced by pretty much anything: his sexist grandfather, a white supremacist website, a group of teenagers pretending to know wizardry, the list goes on. He personifies this so much that one of the most frequently-reused episode plots is "Bobby falls in with a bad crowd of some sort and Hank bails him out". The rest of the cast has their moments of insane stupidity. Many other episodes feature the Dale/Bill/Boomhauer trio or one of the three (usually Dale or Bill) getting into trouble for something stupid until Hank saves the day (including the time they tried frying everything imaginable and started a grease fire, while Dale used bees to cure things, even his own broken arm … and then there's the fact Dale's allergic to bees). All the young employees at Mega Lo Mart are clueless about their own respective departments, pissing off customers like Hank, and have supervision over older and wiser coworkers. Most notably, Buckley died in a propane explosion after he failed to listen to Hank's advice about not dragging the propane tank by the nozzle, thus causing a leak. In "Fun with Jane and Jane", Luanne joins a sorority that is obviously a front for a cult. After she escapes, Peggy takes her right back to the cult because she doesn't understand (despite Luanne saying that they deprived her of food and sleep and punished her by locking her in a closet and yelling at her) and takes Luanne right back writing off their dangerous behavior as "hazing" to a new member saying that "all sororities do hazing, the harder it is the stronger the friendship; why do you think POW's are always having reunions?"— and joins the cult herself because they offer to let her vent about her terrible mother.
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Inverted in "Lucky's Wedding Suit", when Lucky gets talked out of suing Strickland Propane, and obfuscates not having a disability so his Amoral Attorney can't go through with suing them. When it was just about to fail, Hank gets Dale to "injure" Lucky in the office in the same stunt that caused the actual injury, forcing the lawyer to match Lucky's settlement from Costco.
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The Tag: Occasionally done, usually with Hank giving the viewer a humorous disclaimer.
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In "The Arrowhead", Hank finds a Native American artifact in his yard and asks John Redcorn what it's worth. John Redcorn severely says, "Hank, it's wrong to take what belongs to someone else for-" and is interrupted as Nancy says, "Come Back to Bed, Honey". Blushing, John Redcorn says, "Well, food for thought" before making a hasty retreat.
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Double Standard: Hank gives this as his answer when Bobby asks why it's considered okay for a guy to have had sex, but not a girl:
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Twofer Token Minority: When Dale is being opposed for Gun Club President, he laments that his opponent has "already got the black vote — Earl — and the gay vote — Earl." Buck is told that he isn't allowed to fire a drug-addicted employee because he is in rehab, which makes his addiction legally classified as a disability, and it's illegal for a business of his size to fire an employee based on their race, sexual orientation, disability, weight, etc. Buck then utters this line in his frustration:
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Hypocritical Humor: In the Souphanousinphones' debut episode, "Westie Side Story", Hank and the others continually misunderstand that their new neighbors are not poor Chinese immigrants. About halfway through, Hank is angry that Kahn called him a redneck, stating, "He thinks just 'cause I'm from Texas that means I'm a redneck. Damn Chinese and their stupid stereotypes!" In "Hank's Dirty Laundry", Bill is the one who rallies against pornography the most, but he was the one to anonymously deliver his own porn tapes to Hank's house so Hank could get enough evidence to clear his name. In "Junkie Business", when Hank's had enough of the rest of Strickland Propane blatantly taking advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, he makes up his own disability that he claims requires everyone else around him giving 100%. Anthony Page, the unqualified social worker who let a drug addict in rehab basically take control of the company in the first place, guilt-trips him over this, claiming that people like him make it harder for people with real disabilities - as he shows his "disability" is a sprained wrist, in a cast that was not present fifteen seconds prior. In "Keeping Up With Our Joneses", Boomhauer complains about secondhand smoke when Hank lights a cigarette, even though Dale is standing next to him, smoking a cigarette. The episode "Nancy Boys" takes the traditional "wife discovers cheating" plot and shuffles the players: John Redcorn, Nancy's long term boyfriend is hurt and upset that she's cheating on him with... her husband, Dale. Nancy's desperately trying to retain both relationships, and Dale winds up trying to apologize to John Redcornnote He clobbered John Redcorn over the head when he climbed into their bedroom at night. and covering for his absences with Nancy by giving lame excuses.
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Blood Knight
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Blood Knight: The police in the final scenes of "Dog Dale Afternoon". Arriving on the scene and mistakenly believing Dale is a sniper holed up in a tower is understandable, especially between Dale accidentally setting his stream of bug spray on fire (making it look like he's firing wildly), claiming to have taken his alter-ego Rusty Shackleford hostage, then claiming to have killed him (then claiming Shackleford wants pizza). Their refusal to consider any plan of action that is not "shoot him in the head", even after it's made repeatedly and plainly obvious that this is not the case — even after Hank has already talked him down and is coming back out with him — not so much.
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Tonight, Someone Dies
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Tonight, Someone Dies: The Mega Lo Mart explosion and the shooting cliffhangers both were advertised as this. Fox actually spoofed this with the Mega Lo Mart explosion cliffhanger, which left four characters — Hank, Luanne, Buckley, and Chuck Mangione — unaccounted for, one of whom viewers were told would die. Over the summer, Fox ran a series of commercials in which their execs threatened to kill off Hank unless he agreed to let the show be retooled and moved to Los Angeles (where it would be renamed "King of the Hollywood Hills"). Eventually, Hank got ahold of some compromising photos of Fox executives and they agreed to let him stay in Texas without killing him off. In the end, Buckley was the one who died. Hank's co-worker and Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie died. She accidentally kills herself while trying to get her rifle and a basket of nachos into the dumpster she's hiding in.
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Love Triangle: Kind of; Joseph has an unrequited attraction to Connie, but he seems to interpret it as her being interested. In one episode, he outright tells her to choose, and she responds that Bobby's her boyfriend; the next day, Bobby asks if he understood that it was just a friend date, and Connie says it doesn't seem that way, looking a bit creeped out.
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Forbidden Holiday
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Forbidden Holiday: One episode had a Christian woman successfully get Halloween banned in Arlen. The ban is apparently overturned by episode's end after Hank organizes a impromptu costume party.
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Ink-Suit Actor: Rumor has it that John Redcorn was modeled after Victor Aaron, his original voice actor, who was later replaced with Jonathan Joss after Aaron's death in 1996. The one-off character Alabaster the pimp resembles Snoop Dogg if he were a white guy. Jack the barber also somewhat resembles his voice actor, Brian Doyle-Murray. He originally looked younger and had a mustache just like Doyle-Murray). M.F. Thatherton looked like a redheaded doppelgänger of his original voice actor, Burt Reynolds. Hal, the man who's like Hank and has a brief friendship with him, looks like Drew Carey if he were built like Hank. Officer Brown, voiced by Fred Willard, also looks like him.
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Metaphorically True: When Joseph crashes the Bug-a-Bago into a telephone pole after having just hit puberty, the parents want to know who did it. Bobby (who was with Joseph and Connie in the van) replies, "It was probably teenagers." The parents react as if that meant unknown teenage hoodlums instead of the teenage trio that stands before them.
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Tan Lines: Hank, Dale, and Bill in hot weather.
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Literal Ass-Kicking: Hank has a habit of doing this to people who really piss him off, so much so that "I'M GONNA KICK YOUR ASS!" has become somewhat of a catchphrase. Hank actually 'did'' manage to kick a couple of people's asses in the literal sense during the show's run, too.
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Wannabe Diss: Bobby, when getting interested in Tarot reading, joins a group of losers claiming to be genuine wizards or … something. When he sees that these idiots are ineffectual dorks that have likely been emotionally broken due to being picked on and are just throwing together a bunch of crap they likely saw in Dungeons & Dragons, he tells them that even he wants to kick their asses.
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It's All About Me: Peggy in "Little Horrors of Shop."
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Happy Harlequin Hat: Bobby sports one in "Joust Like a Woman", though it's hard to tell whether or not there are any bells.
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Precision F-Strike: Peggy manages to deliver this in "Death and Texas", without even using an actual f-bomb:
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Mistaken for Masturbating: In "Hank's Dirty Laundry", Hank is getting unjustly fined for not returning a pornagraphic video that, being Hank, he clearly did not rent. At one point, someone (i.e. Bill) sends him some videotapes to provide evidence (that the date Hank supposedly rented the film was before it was even made) that he did not rent it so Hank locks himself in the bedroom to watch them. Peggy walks in on him thinking he was masturbating and runs out; he was actually crouched down and taking notes.note Originally, Hank was supposed to be shaking a pen that had dried up while he was taking notes, but the FOX censors thought this was too raunchy and asked that the scene be changed. Keep in mind, this was before Family Guy exploded on the scene with its brand of humor. The original scene can be found on DVD and in some non-FOX broadcasters.
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Berserk Button: Implying a sexual attraction to Nancy will piss Dale and Peggy off big time, as Hank learned in "Sug Night" when John Redcorn told Dale that Hank had an erotic dream about her and Dale told Peggy while trying to kill Hank because of it. John Redcorn also wasn't happy about this. Never denigrate propane or suggest that charcoal is superior for grilling in front of Hank. He'll be pissed. That just ain't right. This is lampshaded in "Hank Gets Dusted" where the Jerkass Reality Show producer suggests making fun of propane to get a rise out of Hank, and Dusty, who had been trolling Hank for a long time prior to this, tells him that there are just some lines you don't cross. Bobby also mentions to his friends that Hank considers butane to be the "bastard gas". Hank: Don't question Texas. On a closely related subject, don't speak favorably of California or Oklahoma in front of him. Don't get Arlen confused with Austin. Peggy: Never question her fluency in Spanish, no matter how strong the urge. Don't imply that her intelligence is anything below genius. Don't ever bring up the subject of her shoe size. One example in "Boxing Luanne": you should never classify George Foreman's grills as a "novelty" in front of him. "Fight's on!" Don't call Cotton a Nazi. Especially when his friends are nearby.
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Un-Cancelled: After spending its last few seasons being constantly victimized by sports preemptions and schedule changes, Season 11 was finally announced as being the last, with Luanne's wedding being the series finale. It was unexpectedly picked up for two additional seasons, however, when Fox decided to revamp its animation lineup in the Fall of 2007, but was later cancelled for good at the end of Season 13, leaving four unaired episodes to debut in syndication.
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Discussed. When Bobby is planning on stealing a rival school's mascot (an armadillo), he asks Dale if he could pump poison into the school to render the mascot's guards unconscious. Dale points out that the amount of poison needed would kill an armadillo. Plus the kids probably wouldn't wake up.
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Bobby is this when he's not Ambiguously Bi.
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Negative Continuity: Cotton's Cadillac Car was always a different model or bodystyle every time it appeared. In "Hilloween", Bobby mentions Hank made him eat chopped liver. Just one season later in "Love Hurts and So Does Art", when Bobby gets gout, Hank says they've never fed Bobby chopped liver because they're not "ghouls." In "Lady and Gentrification", Hank's coworker Enrique has a quinceañera for his daughter, Inez. This contradicts "Enrique-cilable Differences", where Enrique and his wife are having marital problems and he mentions the kids have moved out of the house. In "Cotton's Plot", Cotton fights to get a burial plot at the Texas State Cemetery and ultimately succeeds. However, in "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key", his ashes are flushed down a toilet, and not just any toilet, but one General Patton used back in World War I (before pursuing Pancho Villas in Mexico, not while serving in France). The episode "A Rover Runs Through It" portrays Peggy's mother with a completely different appearance, personality, and life to her previous appearances. The episode also claims that Peggy has not spoken with her mother in twenty years. The other "version" of the character appeared in the episode "I Remember Mono", a subplot in a Valentine's Day episode as Bobby's secret admirer, and the plot of the Thanksgiving episode revolved around the Hill's trying to get to Peggy's parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner. "Pregnant Paws" also reveals that Hank and Peggy have her on speed-dial. In "Untitled Blake McCormick Project," it is revealed that John Redcorn had another child, from a woman named Charlene, who was the same age as Joseph. Charlene was initially dating Bill but moves in with John Redcorn at the end of the episode. She is never seen or mentioned again, as if this episode never happened. A minor one, but social worker Anthony from the pilot transferred back to L.A. after being taken off the Hill case, but he reappears in "Junkie Business" to represent Leon, as if he never left town to begin with.
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Perfectly Cromulent Word:
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Frequently Kahn, especially when he wants to a join a country club with only Asian members. Depending on the episode, he's something of a Tragic Bigot: he wants to assimilate, and it really bothers him that he doesn't fit in anywhere in his new home in America. He also hated his life in Laos (and by extension, anything that reminds him of it).
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The Theme Park Version
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The Theme Park Version: In "The Company Man", Hank has to do business with a pushy Bostonian who seems to think Texas is/should be this. In order to keep his business, Hank tries to conform to the man's beliefs, making himself an Extreme Doormat (as Peggy points out). After a heart-to-heart with a stripper, Hank finally tells the man off, but he goes to Thatherton Fuels to get what he wants. However, in the deleted scene from the DVD version, his wife, who was kept by Peggy's company, is the actual owner of the business and decides to go with Strickland Propane.
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The Neidermeyer: Cotton may have long since left military service, but he still maintains the strict, militaristic attitude nevertheless.
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Big Applesauce
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Big Applesauce: Hank's true birthplace.note More specifically, the women's bathroom at Yankee Stadium. He is distraught to learn it.
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Scout-Out
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Scout-Out: The Order of the Straight Arrow. Much to Hank's dismay, the more scout-like survival lessons have been gutted in favor of "safer" activities like "camp-ins" with toy knives and indoor campfires with streamers for flames. Averted in "Flush With Power", when Hank said he made it to Eagle rank in the Scouts.
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Ugly Guy, Hot Wife
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Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Cotton is a short, stocky, grumpy old misogynist whose face looks like a roadmap, and yet he's married to the much younger, shapely, buxomly Didi. Lucky the middle-aged redneck wed the stunning young Luanne. Dale isn't particularly ugly, but he's still a scrawny, balding weirdo married to the shapely blonde Nancy. Kahn is more average-looking than ugly (and he's sometimes drawn with an impressive physique) but Minh is said to be attractive by several characters. Ted Wasonasong is pencil-thin and has an unflattering combover, while his wife is rather pretty. Maybe it's the money...
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 King of the Hill / int_bf996668
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Sliding Scale of Continuity
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Sliding Scale of Continuity: Mostly Level 3, with earlier seasons leaning further towards Level 4 and later seasons leaning back to Level 2. Major changes to the status quo in the first five seasons include Buckley's death, Luanne quitting beauty school, Didi giving birth to G.H., Luanne moving out of the Hill house, Nancy breaking up with John Redcorn and Joseph going through puberty.
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Cool and Unusual Punishment
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Cool and Unusual Punishment: In "Jumpin' Crack Bass", a judge with a preference towards "creative" punishment presides over a car thief's trial. He sentences the thief to 90 days in the cab of pickup since he liked trucks so much and reasons if he went to prison, he would just learn how to be a better car thief. For added measure, he orders the truck be a foreign make.
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Jump Scare
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Jump Scare: "Gone with the Windstorm" has a subplot of Bobby being terrorized by a classmate that just loves to give these. When Hank, Bobby, and Bill are startled by the HDTV Peggy bought (and no one knows how to operate) when it gets out of Sleep Mode.
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Spin the Bottle
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Spin the Bottle: Played in "Plastic White Female".
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Subverted Trope
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Hank is unsatisfied with some laws passed by the Arlen city council and thus decides to run for a seat on the council. However, when he goes to file for his campaign, he's informed that there's a vacancy and he wins it by default.
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CharacterDeath
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Character Death: A few supporting characters were killed off. The first to go was Buckley,note Who was the only casualty in the Mega Lo Mart explosion. followed by Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie Grund,note Who was thought to have been shot to death in the midst of a sex scandal, but really accidentally killed herself because she tried to balance a loaded shotgun with the safety off and a basket of nachos in her hands while trying to hide in a dumpster. and finally Cotton Hill.note Who suffered a flashback at a teppanayki restaurant and died from a shrimp allergy and severe burns on the flat-top griddle. Bill's extended family consists of a colorful assortment of effete New Orleans layabouts. Almost all of them are either dead, institutionalized in a mental hospital, or have been revealed to be not blood-related to the Dauterives between episodes, except Gilbert (who isn't interested in marrying a woman and keeping the Dauterive bloodline alive — and probably can't anyway, since there are heavy hints that he's a homosexual). Cotton's war buddies. Topsy, the creepy old guy with the balloon-face, was the last to perish before Cotton. Big Jim, though he was only featured in one episode. He befriends Hank when they meet at an anger management class. At one point, he gets so angry that he ends up dying of a heart attack. Trip Larson's death involved him being utterly messed up in the head while trying to shape Luanne into his wife's image as seen in the products. While wearing a pig outfit and riding on an active conveyor belt (he was chasing after Luanne), he gets shocked in the head (which makes him snap out of his mental state), but he gets skewered alive and turned into human pork.
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Going by the Matchbook
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Going by the Matchbook: In "Revenge of the Lutefisk", a matchbook is found at the church after it burned down. Due to his prior altercation with Reverend Stroup, it is believed that Cotton committed arson. It turns out that Bobby did it when he accidentally started the fire in the bathroom. He was trying to use the matches as an incense in order to get rid of the smell of his own lutefisk induced odors.
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Advertising by Association
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Advertising by Association: Many of the early previews mentioned, "from the creator of Beavis And Butthead."
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Win Her a Prize
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Win Her a Prize: A Gender Inverted example in "Chasing Bobby" with Connie winning a claw machine prize for Bobby.
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Show Within a Show
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Show Within a Show: Los Dias y Las Noches de Monsignor Martinez. Now with its own page.
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Fun with Acronyms
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Fun with Acronyms: In the pilot, Dale claims to know what's wrong with Hank's truck: In "The Company Man", M.F. Thatherton stands for either "motherfucker" (according to Hank) or "my friend" (according to M.F.). John Redcorn's rock band is named Big Mountain Fudgecake.
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Big
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Big "NO!": Several times over the course of the series, and almost always by Hank. "Bwah!"
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True Companions
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True Companions: Hank, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer for sure. No matter how much of a creepy loser Bill is or how much of an untrustworthy idiot Dale is the four will always be best friends. Even when Hank, Dale and Bill stole Boomhauer's beloved car, accidentally destroyed it after a joyride and lied about it for 20 years, Boomhauer told Bobby he'd only be mad at them for two weeks, maybe three. Hank was then reduced to one week after Bobby told Boomhauer that Hank always quotes him.
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Xanatos Gambit
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Xanatos Gambit: By Peggy, of all people. After getting conned, she hatches up a scheme with all the other victims to get their money back. They trick the conman into bringing the money to a motel where they've set up a phony gambling hall. If he keeps betting, it's rigged so that he'll lose it all. If he tries to leave with the money, they have several other ways of stealing it back from him.
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Irony
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Irony: From "Nancy's Boys": Peggy complains about such a situation in "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall", venting how she and Hank have consistently failed to have another child and that in her current state (stuck in a full-body cast after a skydiving accident) she, "one of the finest mothers in Texas", can't even wipe a baby's bottom, while "Cotton and Stupid" are parading about trying to find someone to take care of their new baby that they don't even want.
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No, You
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No, You: In the pilot:
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Sting
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Sting: From "The Perils of Polling":
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Aesop Amnesia
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Aesop Amnesia: Hank has learned to forgive Bobby's lack of athleticism and appreciate his other skills about 37 times, and it never sticks. Maybe it's genetic, as Hank has earned the grudging respect of his father Cotton on several occasions, and that never stuck, either. No matter how many times Hank learns to loosen up, this still happens a lot: Hank constantly forgets that Bobby is good at some sports, like shooting, football, and wrestling. Hank doesn’t seem to understand that his mother's marriage to his father wasn’t the happiest period in her life and is honestly baffled every time he’s told this. Good examples of this are when he learned that she repeatedly took odd jobs to get out of the house and that her miniature collection was literally her Sanity Ball. It barely sinks in later in the show, where Hank believes his Dad's obviously-fake story about taking his mother on a dream vacation at first, but only requires minimal prompting to understand the (quite abusive) truth. An often overlooked example is that whenever Bobby goes to Hank for help, he brushes his complaints off as whining. Keeping mind that this involves things such as Sadist Teacher, Bad Boss, and Sore Loser, yet despite the fact it regularly puts Bobby’s life in danger Hank continues to brush off his concerns as Wangst. Kahn and Minh quite frequently learn to respect their redneck neighbors only to forget it. Quintessential to this is Buck Strickland, who fails to learn that his illegal schemes will put his business at risk, and Hank, who worships Strickland, never gets an Aesop that his boss is an immoral jackass and that he'll always get in trouble for trying to clean up after his boss's schemes. "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" has John Redcorn attempting to rekindle his affair with Nancy, even though in "Nancy Boys", John Redcorn was the one who ended the affair because he felt guilty about betraying Dale's trust after the latter helped him file a lawsuit against the government.
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Couch Gag
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Couch Gag: A soundbite from each episode is played over the production company's title card. Often the quotes are taken out of context for added humor, such as "Hank Gets Dusted", whose quote is Hank saying, "It's time to rock". In context, he was warning Bobby not to ask Dusty Hill what time it was, because that would be his inevitable answer.
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Yank the Dog's Chain
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Yank the Dog's Chain: This usually happens to Bill whenever anything positive happens to him thanks to Status Quo Is God. This is especially true if it involves women in any way.
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Nice Guy
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Nice Guy: Many characters show a sense of decency at some point: Hank is a normal, well-meaning family man. Bobby is a really sweet, kind-hearted, and caring kid.
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Felony Misdemeanor
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Felony Misdemeanor: In "Born Again on the Fourth of July", Bobby stays home from church and steals 20 bucks from Peggy's purse to order pizza. When Hank and Peggy find out, Peggy immediately acts like he used it to buy drugs, saying she's going to check between his toes for needle marks.
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Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000
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Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000: In "Grand Theft Arlen", Hank gets addicted to a Grand Theft Auto clone programmed by local college students and featuring a badass version of himself as the hero. Somewhat subverted in that the game lets the player be a "good guy", which is how Hank plays it, rather than just being a straight-up criminal.
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Cringe Comedy
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Cringe Comedy: Any post-Season 2 scene or episode centring around Peggy will take this Up to Eleven, given that she is Small Name, Big Ego incarnate, but really, you could say quite a bit of the show involves either characters getting embarrassed or, if they're slow on the uptake, the audience getting embarrassed for them.
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Insane Troll Logic
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Lucky's lawyer, Edward Johnson. He's the driving force behind the frivolous lawsuits that Lucky uses to stay afloat, but after an accident renders Dale the target of his latest one, the lawyer realizes Dale has nothing worth suing over, and uses Insane Troll Logic to blame Strickland Propane for it. Lucky realizes that the lawsuit would sink his and Hank's shaky friendship and likely sink Strickland Propane, so he tries to call it off. The lawyer refuses since he wouldn't be able to make a profit that way. It's only through some shenanigans on Lucky, Hank, and Dale's part that they're able to get him to back down.
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Fan Disservice
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Fan Disservice: For some reason, Dale, not the even-less-attractive Bill, is the Butt-Monkey with this. In "The Exterminator," he wears a hospital gown in the alley after being hospitalized and bends over in a gratuitous butt shot, then later stripteases attempting to be sexy for Nancy before standing on their bed and wiggling side to side. Even Nancy is repelled by this. In "The Trouble with Gribbles", he is shown naked and crying in a bathtub in fetal position, in "Get Your Freak Off," the camera zooms in on a thong being swallowed by his buttcrack as he mows, and in “Vision Quest,” he dresses in a Native American outfit that leaves almost nothing to the imagination (complete with a gratuitous butt shot). Seeing Kahn shirtless in "De-Kahnstucting Henry" is pretty gross since you'd expect him to have a decent physique, instead he looks like a saggy old man. The shots of Hank's butt, or lack thereof, in "Hank's Unmentionable Problem" and "Hank's Back Story." Bobby's bare butt in assless chaps in "Rodeo Days". "After the Mold Rush" lampshades this, when Hank is rushed out of the house in a hospital gown:
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Cliffhanger
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Cliffhanger: Naturally occurs for the two-part episodes: "Propane Boom": Ends with the Megalo Mart exploding, with Hank, Luanne, and Buckley unaccounted for. "As Old As the Hills": Ends with Peggy's parachute not opening and Hank watching her hit the ground after falling hundreds of feet. "Hanky Panky": Ends with Peggy coming across Debbie's body in the dumpster behind Sugarfoot's: "Someone... shot... Debbie!"
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Shout-Out
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A lot of Texas references are completely accurate, from Big Tex at the state fair, to a Laotian minority population, football (whether it's the NFL or high school) and beef being a big deal, to a Shout-Out to Luly's cafeteria.
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Paintball Episode
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In "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg," both Hank's team and the teenage bullies do things that would get them thrown off the range instantly in real life. No one's wearing face masks or eye protection, required before even stepping onto the playing field. There are no marshals or range masters anywhere to be seen. The bullies line up Hank's friends in a firing squad-style shooting. In a rematch, Hank and company use tape recorders, and Hank even dressed up as a ball guy to fool one of the teens.
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No Name Given
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No Name Given: Boomhauer lacks a first name for most of the series, until it's revealed online and in the episode "Uh-Oh, Canada" to be Jeff.
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Series Continuity Error
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Series Continuity Error: In "Hilloween", Bobby mentions how Hank once made him eat chopped liver. In "Love Hurts and So Does Art", when Bobby gets gout from eating too much chopped liver, Hank mentions they never feed Bobby foods like that.
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Caught in a Snare
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Caught in a Snare: Hank and Boomhauer get snared, and Bill trips the wire for one but is too fat for the tree to pull him up. He removes the foot-lasso and runs to get help but falls into a pit trap instead.
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My Eyes Are Up Here
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My Eyes Are Up Here: In "The Arrowhead", before entering the professor's office, a student walks out with a distracting T-shirt. She admonishes Hank for reading it:
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Shoe Size Angst
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Shoe Size Angst: A few episodes show Peggy being ashamed of her unusually large feet, which are nearing size 20.
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My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels
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My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Peggy's Spanish skill amounts to this. Fortunately, it also serves to convince the Mexican court that her kidnapping of a young girl was really a terrible misunderstanding as she had no clue what the girl was saying:
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Second Place Is for Losers
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Second Place Is for Losers: Subverted when Hank enters a shooting competition with Bobby, who is glad they did that well in an actual competition.
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Golden Mean Fallacy
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Golden Mean Fallacy: Peggy's therapist in "Cotton's Plot" tells her therapy takes time, using the Grand Canyon as an analogy: "It took over 200 years to make." Peggy counters by saying it was "millions of years." Next time they meet, the therapist tells Peggy "We were both right. It was 200 million years!"
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Cassandra Truth
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Cassandra Truth: In "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", Hank doesn't believe Bobby's complaints about his boss, Jimmy Wichard; he assumes Bobby is just whining. But Hank changes his tune at the end of the episode when Jimmy forces Bobby to cross a busy race track. Hank chases Jimmy down and kicks his ass, literally. In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck. They assume Hank is lying about the truck, while the driver dismisses Hank as a drunk, saying "I used to drink, too." Hank gets them to leave by threatening to cut off all their fingers and toes, then the truck crashes into the tunnel. A very odd twist; in "Yard, She Blows", Bobby damages Peggy's lawn gnome and Hank, who despises it, uses this as pretext to bury it in the woods. Eventually he confesses, but tries to take all the blame. Peggy correctly guesses that Hank's covering for someone, but incorrectly believes that Bobby is entirely to blame and punishes him very harshly. At the end of the episode, Hank buys a replacement gnome and lets Bobby give it to Peggy; again, she gets this right but assumes that Hank was taking pity on Bobby rather than trying to salve his own guilt. In "Dia-BILL-ic Shock", Bill becomes diabetic and accepts the fact that his life will change for the worse. When he meets a new friend in the park, said friend gets Bill to take control of his life and have a more active lifestyle, even though the two of them are in wheelchairs. Bill does so for a while and manages to become healthy enough to the point where not only he can walk again, but his diabetes has vanished. When Bill's friends find out about this, they assume he actually lied about having diabetes in the first place and are angry with him. On top of this, Bill is shunned by the same women that loved him when he was in a wheelchair. Bill gets depressed and tries to ingest a bag of sugar to induce a diabetic blood sugar spike since he thinks people liked him better handicapped and would listen to him then. Luckily, Hank manages to stop Bill in time and give him a heart to heart talk. The doctor told him he'd just end up in a wheelchair and that he's a lost cause, he could always walk, but the diabetes were real, he had two diabetic shocks in a short amount of time.
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Mad at a Dream
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Mad at a Dream: Dale, when he finds out Hank had an erotic dream of himself and Nancy.
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No Periods, Period
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No Periods, Period: Subverted in the episode "Aisle 8A" when Connie is staying with the Hills while her parents are out of town:
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Mrs. Robinson
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Mrs. Robinson: Miz Liz, Strickland's wife, who is visibly a much older woman, who has an emotional breakdown after mentioning that everyone calls her madame now instead of miss. She also went after Hank in the episode she shows up in.
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How's Your British Accent?
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How's Your British Accent?: Alan Rickman guest stars in "Joust Like a Woman" as the American owner of a Renaissance Faire. He spends most of the episode as the "king" of the fair speaking in his own voice, until the end, where the "king" slips back into a Texan accent.
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Mundane Made Awesome
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Mundane Made Awesome: From Bobby's point of view, at least. When Hank gets his head shaved to get rid of his headlice problem, Bobby acts like it's the coolest thing ever: Peggy competes in a Boggle championship in Dallas that's structured almost like a regional chess tournament, but with excited sportscasters, coaches, and heavily regulated matches. The soundtrack even has an inspirational montage track in the final match between Peggy and Cissy Cobb.
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Flash-in-the-Pan Fad
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Flash In The Pan Fad: Parodied by the super-trendy Katt Savage, who makes it her life's calling to be ahead of the pop-culture curve and has a storage room full of fads that stopped being cutting-edge. It leaves her a Stepford Smiler on the verge of a breakdown. Played for Drama on the episode "Born Again to be Wild", wherein Bobby becomes part of a radical Christian youth group that is essentially The Moral Substitute skater punk rocker gang. Bobby associating religion with "radical" heightens his love of God. But Hank, ever the Fantasy-Forbidding Father, comes to detest the group because he's afraid Bobby will eventually grow bored of the skater fad and ditch religion altogether as a result.
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That Came Out Wrong
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That Came Out Wrong: In their addiction support group, Bobby mentions that he's been an addict since his dad "let" him smoke a whole carton, to horrified reactions. Hank tries to correct him, in that he "made" him smoke them, neglecting to mention it was a punishment for smoking at all, to even more horrified reactions.
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PlayedForDrama
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Played for Drama on the episode "Born Again to be Wild", wherein Bobby becomes part of a radical Christian youth group that is essentially The Moral Substitute skater punk rocker gang. Bobby associating religion with "radical" heightens his love of God. But Hank, ever the Fantasy-Forbidding Father, comes to detest the group because he's afraid Bobby will eventually grow bored of the skater fad and ditch religion altogether as a result.
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Kissing Warm-Up
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