King of the Hill

King of the Hill (1997)

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Bobby Goes Nuts - S6-E1

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode, Khan makes Connie's friends sign a contract when they come over for Connie's sleepover. Despite being an intelligent man he should know that even if a child signs a contract, it is null and void unless the child is with a parent or legal guardian. Khan might be rash and strict but with how seriously he takes these contracts it seems doubtful he would forgot something as important as a minor needing an guardian to sign an contract. Evidence of how serious he was about the contract that a little later in the episode, he even takes away the girls pillows when they are fighting in order to avoid anyone getting hurt. Then after this one of the girls makes a comment how Connie's dad made her pay for breakfast.


Correction: You have completely missed the point of the situation. Khan is a control freak and he is always pressuring Connie to become a success i.e. "Bluegrass is Always Greener on the Other Side". He comes up with the idea of a special contract, which is only valid in his house and does not apply in any legal system whatsoever, as a means of preventing the other girls from making his daughter a stupid party girl.

Correction: Khan thinks he's smarter than everyone else in town. And considering that it's Arlen, he's usually right. He thinks they're dumb hicks who would never think to talk to a real lawyer about it and find out he can't do that.

Captain Defenestrator

Not in My Back Hoe - S4-E8

Corrected entry: Hank finds Dale and Bill in the hole and as he's rescuing them Hank says, "Well you haven't moved in about 50 hours?" Hank found out they were missing when the guy who rented the backhoe comes looking for it and Hank is surprised to find they have gone missing. Seems a bit odd no one noticed them missing or decided to report it over 2 days. Whilst Bill lives alone and maybe no one would have noticed, Dale's wife (Nancy) and son would have noticed after that length of time. Despite Nancy still having an affair with Redcorn, there is too much evidence throughout the show's history that show both she and Joseph were constantly concerned when anything happened to Dale.


Correction: As seen in other episodes, Dale does go on adventures and trips without always bothering to inform Nancy first. She may be getting concerned after fifty hours, but not enough to panic yet, knowing Dale as she does. Also, just because we don't see something happening, does not mean that it never did. She or Joseph could have expressed mild concern at any time without it being shown.

Hank Gets Dusted - S11-E5

Corrected entry: Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer talk about the fun they had in Cotton's Cadillac when they were kids. However, in the season 5 episode "When Cottom Comes Marching Home", Lane Pratley comes to take the Cadillac away because Cotton is a few months behind on payments. This means that Cotton couldn't have had the car since Hank and the other guys were kids. Lane Pratley is around Hank's age, so he wouldn't have sold Cotton a car back then.

Correction: In the season 3 episode "Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men", Lane Pratley stated "I own Pratley Ford, Pratley Honda and I got my eye on Pratley Cadillac- my daddy ain't doin' so good". Presumably the elder Pratley sold Cotton the Cadillac before his son bought his Cadillac dealership.

Pigmalion - S7-E9

Corrected entry: Before Luanne moves in with Trip, he tells her that he had her things shipped to the house, and some movers are shown carrying a couch and other things. But later, Luanne is shown staying in a room with the mansion's furniture and none of her things.

Correction: That is not a mistake, but just the oddity of Trip. As we see in the episode, Trip wanted to make Luanne look just like the girl from the advertisement, with whom he grew up. The fact he replaced all her clothes with those like the ad, and colored her hair would explain that he wanted to control everything about her. As for her belongings, they likely put it all in some other room or in storage, yet another means of control.


Hank's Back - S8-E20

Corrected entry: Buck Strickland and Hank discuss how Hank has never missed a day of work except when Bobby was born (and Hank pretended to be sick that day). But Hank skipped work in the episode "The Buck Stops Here" (season five), when he searched for Buck and Bobby in Hot Springs.

Correction: Since Hank rescued Buck and Bobby from the jam he'd gotten them into in that episode, and often has to go above and beyond his job description for him, Buck probably counts that as working for him.

Captain Defenestrator

Dale to the Chief - S9-E5

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode we see Hank at the motor vehicle office alone which means he drove himself there. Dale later comes in and helps to get Hank's license changed back to male. Afterwards Hank gets into Dale's van and puts on his seat belt implying Dale is driving him home. Hank should have gotten into his own truck.


Correction: Or he could have taken a bus, or a taxi, or had someone else drop him off, or even walked there.


Correction: This is one of those mistakes that is due to watching the episodes out of order. This episode (production code 4ABE09) was produced before "Hillennium" (production code 4ABE10).


Correction: So they changed the hours between the episodes. Mr. Strickland is the kind of guy who'd arbitrarily decide one day that 8:00 is too early to start work.

In addition to this, it's also possible that the business opens at 8:00, but Hank does not always arrive until 9:00. I've worked at places where "key-holder" employees would perform some opening or closing duties.

Correction: There's nothing I saw that indicated she was surprised Cotton lost his shins, or that she didn't know that. She's upset because she thinks all the stories Cotton told her were lies, and when Hank says "that fraud used to be 6'4"", her response was "so", as in what's your point. And the point of Hank's story wasn't Cotton lost his shins, but that he was walking again after 18 months. If anything, that's what Peggy was surprised at, or that Hank thinks his dad was heroic.


Correction: The opening theme isn't a continuous shot, it's a montage that take place over the course of the day. The 4 are just shown to be constantly drinking, but not from the same can, and at some point during the day they throw the empty cans away and get a new one. If you pause it before Peggy shows up, you'll see all 4 of the guys have no beer cans in their hand before Peggy hands Hank the trash. But again, as a montage it's only meant to show they had finished their beers and before they could get new ones, Peggy comes out.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the episode where Luanne's mother, Lee Ann, comes back, Hank says that Luanne's father (Peggy's brother) is hiding out on an oil rig in the Gulf Coast. However, in a Thanksgiving episode (the one where everyone is stuck at the airport), it's mentioned that Luanne's father is in Montana.

Correction: Luanne's father was nearly always in jail, so they always made something up about where he was instead so she wouldn't get upset.

Correction: The scene doesn't go exactly as stated. The main part is Hank was upset there wasn't more about the Alamo and Bobby says he thinks he saw something else about it. But it turns out just to be a picture of a Taco Bell (shaped like the Alamo). Bobby's statement "the first Taco Bell" is just relating to Texas getting its first Taco Bell (as if it was important Texas history) and not saying the first ever Taco Bell was opened in Texas. There is no error, factual or character.


Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby's Saga - S2-E21

Corrected entry: When Boomhauer is getting ready for the race to be the pace car driver, Dale mentions that he could be like Jeff Gordon if he had a rich daddy. However, Jeff Gordon's dad was not rich, nor was his step father. Gordon's step father, John Bickford, worked as a mechanic for a Van shop installing chair lifts for disabled. In order for Jeff to race, they had to save every little cent, and sometimes had to sell the trophies Gordon won in order for him to race.


Correction: Dale is crazy and reaches insane conclusions. It's a character mistake.

Captain Defenestrator

It's Not Easy Being Green - S5-E16

Corrected entry: There is no explanation shown for Bill, Hank, and Dale being able to start Boomhauer's car in the flashback. Boomhauer wouldn't let them drive it, so he obviously didn't give them the keys.

Correction: Boomhauer never stated he wouldn't let them drive his car. However even if he had there are a number of explanations of how they could have driven the car. Boomhauer loaned them the car, they were going to take care of it, they took his keys, they made a copy of the key etc.


Correction: A lot of organizations are considered based in Washington, even though the actual buildings are in surrounding Virginia or Maryland.

Season 5 generally

Corrected entry: In seasons 1-4 the Texas-shaped clock in the Hills' kitchen is silver, or gray, seemingly metal. In season 5 and all episodes after, it is just a blank Texas-shaped piece of wood with the wood grain visible, no hands or markings.

Correction: So they replaced the clock with something else.


Peggy Hill: the Decline and Fall (2) - S4-E1

Corrected entry: Hank states that DiDi is three years older than Peggy. However, in the episode "Shins of the Father", he said that he went to kindergarten with Didi, which would make him three years older than Peggy as well. This is not possible, though, because he says in "Luanne Virgin 2.0" that he and Peggy were married when they were eighteen. (If he is three years older than Peggy and he was married to her at age eighteen, he would have married a fifteen-year-old).

Correction: She could have gone to school late. Kindergarten isn't mandatory in the US.

Captain Defenestrator

I don't think Didi could have gone to school three years late, though. That would make her twenty-one years old when she graduated from high school, even if she didn't fail a year.

It's quite possible that she only started kindergarten one year late. Then she failed other grades and had to repeat them. The repeated grades would cause her to graduate at age twenty-one. The rules for each school are different, but at my high school, a student could keep attending until age twenty-one.

People have graduated at age 21 or higher in the past. There's no law stating that one can only be in school until the age of 18. Just because YOU doubt it doesn't mean it couldn't have happened.

Captain Defenestrator

Correct. At my high school, anyway (graduated in 2006), a person could keep going until they turned 21, then they were required to get a GED instead.


Escape from Party Island - S3-E17

Corrected entry: Whilst Bobby is sitting on the bench at the baseball game you can see his shirt is yellow. When Bill is having his little temper tantrum, a shot of the field shows the pitcher is wearing a green shirt. Some of the other players were wearing blue. I doubt there were more than 2 teams or more than two different uniforms.


Correction: The pitcher is wearing a blue shirt just like his teammates, not green. The shot of the field there are only 2 team colors seen, yellow and blue.


Correction: There is a scene that shows Bobby re-entering the church and sitting down next to his parents.

Aisle 8A - S4-E5

Corrected entry: After Peggy finds out about Connie experiencing her first period, Peggy takes Bobby to Whataburger. If you look at Bobby's drink whilst they are eating it changes from the left to the right of the tray in almost every shot of the scene.


Correction: Not true. The scene switches between looking at Bobby straight on and over his shoulder. In the different perspectives, it may look like the drink has switched, but actually it stays on Bobby's right side the whole time.

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