King Of The Hill Episode Guides
Suite Smells of Excess
Bobby develops an interest in football, much to Hank's delight. However, complications arise, when Hank and the guys take Bobby to a Texas-Nebraska game and Bobby goes into a retired quarterback's VIP suite.
The Minh Who Knew Too Much
Kahn and Minh finally decide to ditch their hillbilly neighbors after Dale runs into their rose bushes with a homemade go-cart. The Souphanousinphones seek refuge at Nine Rivers, an upscale country club to which they were denied membership three times. Desperate to join, Kanh convinces Minh to befriend Dale and the rest of the Arlen Gun Club members so Minh can join the Nine Rivers skeet-shooting team. Kahn keeps his eyes on the prize while Minh begins to understand and accept the ways of her hillbilly neighbors. When Minh ditches the Arlen Gun Club to join the Nine Rivers team, Dale seeks revenge at the Tri-Club Skeet Classic.
Untitled Blake McCormack
Bill becomes involved with a single mother, Charlene who has returned to Arlen after being away for some years. When Charlene introduces her two children to Hank, Dale and Boomhauer, Dale immediately dislikes her oldest, Kate. He confides in Hank that he thinks something is wrong with Kate and that he intends to get to the bottom of it. Hank tells him to leave it alone but Dale steals a sample of Kate's hair and orders a DNA analysis. When the test discovers similarities between Kate's DNA and Joseph's, his son, and realizes that they are half-siblings. He hypothesizes the same aliens that impregnated Nancy also impregnated Charlene with his genetic material to start a Dale-based master race. Not wanting Bill to raise his daughter, Dale tries to sabotage his relationship by asking John Redcorn to seduce Charlene. John soon realizes that Charlene is a woman he slept with years ago, although he knew her only by her stage name.
Hank turns to a "dog spiritualist" when Ladybird begins to act up around loud noises. The spiritualist informs Hank that his lack of leadership skills is the source of Ladybird's tantrums, so Hank learns some canine commands. When Ladybird doesn't respond to Hank, the spiritualist encourages him to try different approaches. Hank thinks Ladybird needs to be around other elderly people, so the Hill family takes her to a nursing home where she seems at peace. When a loud thunderstorm rolls in and throws Ladybird back into her old ways, the Hill family becomes determined to find out what is wrong with the pooch.
Lady and Gentrification
Enrique encourages his daughter, Inez, to ask Hank to speak at her Quinceaera and Hank reluctantly agrees to her request. He starts spending time with Inez so he has something to write about in his speech. Hank begs Peggy to accompany him on his first visit, so Peggy meets Hank at Enrique's with a real-estate client waiting in the car, a 30-year-old hipster who hasn't been satisfied with any of the homes he's been shown. The hipster becomes enchanted with Enrique's Mexican neighborhood, and Peggy closes a deal with him. But when a slew of hipsters follow and buy up homes in the neighborhood, the fruit stands and Goodwill clothing stores are soon replaced by trendy salons and art galleries. At the Quinceaera, Enrique publicly blames Peggy for the gentrification of his neighborhood and explains that the rent on his home has skyrocketed such that they will have to move. Feeling horrible, Peggy tricks the hipsters into believing that the simpler, down-home folks of Arlen are moving into the neighborhood and the hipsters soon move out. Enrique's neighborhood is restored to its former glory and Enrique is able to buy his home.
When the Arlen City Council bans the sale of foods containing trans fats, Sugar foot's Restaurant goes out of business. Hank, who feels the ban is an infringement on freedom, encourages Strickland to fix things. Strickland's solution to the problem is to sell his delicious, trans-fatty foods on a lunch truck so he can evade the law. Bribery and police corruption ensue, and Hank begins to have second thoughts on his activism to repeal the ban. However, before he can back out, a rival lunch truck (Rooster's Roost) terrorizes the Sugar foot truck, and a turf war develops. The fierce competition convinces Hank to stay on board with Sugar foot's until they can shut Rooster's down. With the help of a reporter, Hank puts his best investigative skills to the test and becomes determined to unearth evidence to bring Rooster's down and show the city council that sometimes the world just needs tasty, unhealthy fare.
Pour Some Sugar on Kahn
Kahn's father-in-law, General Gum, visits the Souphanousinphone family. The General gives Kahn a hard time and makes him feel like a failure. Hank and the gang feel for Kahn, which never happens and take him under their wing. Peggy and Bobby know that Kahn is just showing his emotional side while the General is in town and as soon as Arlen is without the General, Kahn will show his true colors.
The Accidental Terrorist
When Peggy needs a new car, Hank insists they buy from Tom Hammond his go-to salesman for 25 years. With her heart set on a convertible, Peggy begins the negotiation behind Hank's back and gets the price down considerably. Hank catches her and agrees to buy the convertible, provided he can make the deal himself. Tom jacks the price back up to sticker and tells Hank he's getting a deal. When Peggy discovers how much Hank paid, she realizes he's been swindled on every car he's ever bought. She tries to keep Hank from finding out, but he does and becomes disillusioned and depressed. When he confronts Tom on all the years of lies, Tom says that he's a salesman and it's what he does. To exact justice, Hank places flyers reading "Tom Hammond's World of Lies!" on the cars in Tom's lot early one morning. He is joined by a group of radical college students, one of whom he met in the copy shop the day before. As Hank drives away, the students blow up a number of cars. Hank is arrested since he was the only person on the surveillance tapes--the students dressed in black and crawled on the ground. Tom Hammond doesn't press charges in order to avoid bad publicity.
Behind Closed Doors
Tom Landry Middle School holds an emergency community meeting when a child goes missing in Arlen. Relationship expert Stephens Davies is invited to speak at the meeting and makes an example of Peggy by questioning her parenting skills. Peggy goes on "mommy" mode and is determined to know Bobby's and Hank's every move. The boys get irritated with Peggy and rebel, but they soon come to realize that Peggy is only looking out for their own good.
It Came From the Garage
Hank and Bobby get in some father/son bonding time when Hank dumps the old team of Dale, Bill and Boomhauer to help Bobby in a boat-building competition. During the building process, Hank gets spooked by bats that invade the construction garage, forcing Bobby to do the building all alone.
Gribbles experiences financial trouble due to Dale's slow extermination business, so Peggy suggests he participate in a program where people go on vacation to learn different trades --a "Vocation Vacation." She encourages Hank to accompany him, and to Hank's disappointment, Dale signs them up for his hobby and lifelong professional dream of basket weaving. While Hank's work is admired by the teacher, Dale's work is looked at as less appealing. When Hank is given the opportunity to fill in for ill factory workers and is offered a permanent job, Dale tries to run him over with a tractor so he can have the job himself. But Hank helps him face the hard truth that he isn't very good at basket weaving. To restore Dale's confidence, Hank and the instructor pretend that beetles have infested the factory, and Dale "saves the day" by performing an extermination. A couple of basket weaving participants become curious about Dale's work and he lands a job after all -- as a "Vocation Vacations" teacher of extermination. Meanwhile, Peggy helps Bill and Kahn create an internet video where Bill's hat seemingly blows off his head and lands on Kahn's.
The Powder Puff Boys
Bobby is not a happy camper when he is asked to dress up as a cheerleader and shake his pom-poms to support the girls as they play football in the school's annual Powder Puff game. Hank encourages him to get into the spirit of things, having once been a Powder Puff boy along with Bill, Dale and Principal Moss. Bobby changes his attitude and is soon the leader of the squad. Meanwhile, Peggy volunteers with the PTA and meets Alexis, an ex-attorney who has left her job to become a more involved mother. Alexis rallies to stop the boys' antics, with Peggy's reluctant support, and Principal Moss shuts them down. Hank goes before the PTA to reverse the decision, with Peggy changing her stance. However, Bobby and the boys still find a way to carry on the tradition.
Raise the Steaks
After buying tough, unsavory steaks at the Mega-Lo-Mart, Hank, at Appleseed's suggestion, visits the town co-op in search of better meat. After falling in love with the delicious organic food, Hank becomes a co-op volunteer and co-owner. The co-op starts to make money and eventually is bought out by the Mega-Lo-Mart Corporation, which turns it into a "Mega-Lo-Op" that doesn't live up to the original co-op "fresh" mentality. Motivated to preserve something of the original co-op, Hank convinces Appleseed that they should start their own mini co-op farm in his backyard. Cattle from the farm wander onto Kahn's property and the plan is no longer Prime.
The Courtship of Joseph's Father
Joseph Gribble, Dale's son, becomes the star quarterback for Landry High School, and Arlen residents are bursting with excitement and hoping this is their year! Spencer Academy, a very wealthy prep school, approaches Joseph with an offer to play football for them. Joseph wants to turn them down, but Dale sees only dollar signs when the offer includes an exclusive cash contract. Dale quickly realizes the Gribble family doesn't fit into the upper-class lifestyle, and he devises a plan to raise the money to pay back the prep-school for breaking the obligation.
Bobby protests against soda machines in the school and his determination attracts the attention of his socially conscious classmate Olivia. He continues his fight in hopes of getting a date with her. The "protest" leads to the machines being removed from campus which sends the teachers into a panic because they are using the funds to pay for their "retreat". The teachers devise a new plan to raise money by placing electronic news tickers with advertising for energy bars around the school, which further outrages Olivia, who encourages Bobby to have them removed. In response, Bobby arranges a school walkout but struggles to maintain the crowd, and he looks to Hank for help.
Strangeness on a Train
Peggy is depressed that her birthday always ends up being a bust, so she vows to plan the party of the year. Hank, Bill, Boomhauer, Kahn, Luanne and the rest of the gang gather to celebrate with a disco-themed shindig on a mystery train, and everyone gets dressed in their sharpest 70s attire. Luanne ruins the mystery, and it becomes clear this is just another typical Peggy party. However, when a couple tucks away to the train's bathroom for some extracurricular activity, a new mystery unfolds and the gang tries to find out who did the deed.
Six Characters in Search of a House
Peggy finds a great home listing that she must sell within two weeks. However, the home is currently occupied by the strangest family in Arlen. Peggy doesn't feel they are visually appealing enough to get the home sold in time, so she decides to bring in a "Hollywood" family to sell the home. The Hill family opens their house to rehearse the home-selling scene, and Peggy finds herself in a pickle when she gets a buyer for her own home! Hank does whatever it takes to hold on to his family's house.
Tears of an Inflatable Clown
While Bobby heads a carnival planning committee at his school, a representative from the Superintendent's office visits Tom Landry Middle to carry out diversity tolerance exercises. Targeting the carnival committee, Bobby and his co-planners are led to feel ashamed of their respective cultures' contributions to racial intolerance. They cancel the carnival and instead try to talk to the Landry students about taking responsibility for past racial injustices. But the students grow angry over the carnival cancellation, and Hank, Peggy, Kahn and Minh slip away to set up the delivered but unassembled equipment so the carnival can still go on. Meanwhile, Hank, Luanne and the guys try to force Lucky to go to a hospital after he catches a Frisbee made of barbed wire.
Life: A Loser's Manual
Luanne's long lost father and Peggy's brother, Hoyt, returns to Arlen after being incarcerated for years. With nowhere to go, he turns to his daughter and sister for guidance and a little bit of dough. When Peggy denies him, he decides to take matters into his own hands and robs a restaurant for cash. Meanwhile, Luanne's husband, Lucky, turns to Hank for some insight on how to become a better father. He comes to the conclusion that taking the blame for Hoyt's crime might be a great way to step it up.
Cops and Robert
When Hank accidentally lifts another man's wallet, the man becomes bent out of shape and vows revenge. Hank, Bill and Boomhauer try to return the wallet to his home and the man decides to chase the guys all the way to the new sports bar where Dale works. The man is apprehended by Officer Brown at the restaurant, and the men of Arlen are safe. Meanwhile, Bobby is falsely accused of a crime at school and as a punishment he is assigned to follow Officer Brown around town.
Four Wave Intersection
Death Picks Cotton
Hank, Peggy, Luanne and Lucky decide to celebrate the first trimester of Luanne's pregnancy at an upscale Japanese restaurant. Peggy and Hank plan to attend the celebration until Bobby's sitter cancels at the last minute. Cotton stops by the house and volunteers to stay with Bobby, but Peggy is hesitant about the whole idea. After an evening of reckless babysitting, Cotton decides to crash the dinner party with Bobby and finds himself in a deathly situation with a chef who resembles an enemy from his WWII days. After Cotton's many chances at cheating death, it finally catches up with him.
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