King of the Hill

King of the Hill (1997)

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To Sirloin with Love - S13-E20

Question: What is Boomhower's occupation?

Chosen answer: Jeffrey Boomhauer is a Texas Ranger as can be seen in the final episode at the end when he sets his wallet down, it flips open revealing a Texas Ranger badge.

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Question: Everyone tells Luanne that her father is working on an oil rig, not wanting her to know that he is actually in jail. But she knew that her mother was in jail, so why not tell the truth about her father?

Chosen answer: Couple things, first only Peggy knew the truth about Hoyt (Luanne's father) being in prison and Peggy is the one who said he's on an oil rig. But, Hoyt is Peggy's brother, so she could have been trying to hide the fact her brother is in jail. Lucky (Luanne's husband) deduced Hoyt had been in prison, but seems to be the only other person to know the truth, so when Hoyt went back to prison, he kept Peggy's lie up to spare Luanne. Additionally, Luanne was there when her mother stabbed Hoyt and was arrested, so it's not like someone had to break the news to her and they couldn't hide the fact. With Hoyt, even if Peggy wasn't trying to protect her brother's reputation, she didn't want Luanne, who is a sensitive and emotional young woman, to have to deal with knowing both parents are in jail.

Bishop73

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Question: What is Boomhauer's first name?

Chosen answer: His full name is Jeffery Dexter Boomhauer III. (His father is Jeffery Boomhauer II). While he does say his name in the video game, in "Uh-Oh Canada", a woman calls him Jeff.

Bishop73

Death of a Propane Salesman (2) - S3-E1

Question: Why does Kahn act so emotional about Buckley (especially when he criticizes Luanne for not crying)? Even though he says that he sought Buckley out and got to know him, there haven't been any signs of him befriending Buckley until now.

Chosen answer: Because Kahn doesn't like Hank and Buckley annoyed Hank so much.

Captain Defenestrator

The Man Who Shot Kane Skretteberg - S2-E7

Question: When we first meet Kane Skretteberg, what is the song he and his band are playing in the garage? It is right before they start singing Funcenter over and over.

Chosen answer: If you are talking about the "Thou shalt not do this, thou shalt not do that" song, I'm not sure if a song like that actually exists. Green Day, the guest voices on the episode, might have just been improvising to keep their appearance from being too obvious.

The Wedding of Bobby Hill - S3-E14

Question: When Luanne tells Bobby that he wasn't in Rad's inner circle and he was just a hanger-on, what does she mean when she says "like AJ"?

Chosen answer: This is a reference to the Backstreet Boys, of whom AJ was the least popular member.

Answer: We're never told, but he was just a friend of Rad.

Bishop73

Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet - S4-E23

Question: Hank says that Boomhauer has known Peggy longer than he has. How did Boomhauer and Peggy meet first?

Chosen answer: It is never mentioned.

MasterOfAll

It's Not Easy Being Green - S5-E16

Question: How could Bobby and the rest of Mr. McKay's class have showed up at Strickland Propane without Hank knowing? Surely the students would not have been allowed to go on a field trip without a parent's permission. If Peggy had signed a form at some point, she mostly likely would have mentioned to Hank that Bobby would be at his workplace.

Chosen answer: Peggy is a substitute teacher. She may have been teaching at the school the day the permission slips were sent out and Bobby could have just walked to her classroom, had her sign it, and taken it back to his teacher and both just forgot to tell Hank when they got home. ("There are ways" is my point).

Captain Defenestrator

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Question: What happened to Peggy's brother (Luanne's father)? Why isn't he around?

Chosen answer: Luanne's father does show up in an entire episode: the 12th season finale 'Life: A Loser's Manual.' He stays with the Hills after getting out of jail. However, Peggy has not told anyone that he has been in prison, not even Hank. They believe that he works on an oil rig. But it all comes to light when he causes trouble and lands Lucky and then himself in jail. By the end of the episode he is headed back to prison. The Hills and Lucky keep up the oil rig charade for Luanne's sake.

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Question: I know that this is a cartoon, but could Hank and Peggy really produce a blonde son, with both them having brown hair?

Chosen answer: Parents, even if they each have brown hair and brown eyes, can produce a blonde, blue-eyed child if they both carry the recessive genes for those traits.

raywest

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Question: Is this one of the longest-running animated shows after The Simpsons? It's been around for eleven seasons.

Chosen answer: As of 2014, King of the Hill finished with 11 season, putting it 6th among longest running US animated shows (with at least 3 animated shows already in 9th or 10th season.) In terms of episodes, it's 3rd with 259 episodes, behind The Simpsons and The Bugs and Tweety Show, with South Park nearing that number.

Bishop73

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Question: Last year, Fox decided to cancel "King of the Hill". Was "Uh-Oh Canada" the final episode or do they have more episodes to come before the show ends?

Chosen answer: The series finale ("To Sirloin, With Love") aired September 13, 2009. Additionally, there were unaired episodes which were first aired as part of the show's syndication package.

Hank's Bad Hair Day - S4-E19

Question: At work, when Buck first sees Hank's bleached blonde hair, he says "You look like the fella who killed the other fella." Is this a reference to any real-life crime?

Chosen answer: No, it's just a throw-away joke.

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Question: Two questions about Nancy and John Redcorn's affair. First, has it ever been explained why Nancy had an affair for so long and didn't leave Dale? Her relationship with John seemed to be more than just fun. Also, have the show's creators ever said why they didn't do an episode where Dale finds out about the affair?

Chosen answer: Nancy's and John's relationship was based solely on a physical one. they both seem to agree that THAT was the way things were and nothing more could come from it. The reason why there was never an episode of Dale finding out is cause it was one of the shows running gags.

High Anxiety (2) - S4-E14

Question: There may not be any reason for this, but why did Buck want to ride to the quarry in Hank's truck?

Chosen answer: At that point in the investigation Buck was trying to frame Hank for the murder of Debbie. Buck tried incriminating him on tape and planting a shotgun shell in his truck. Using Hank's truck to go to the quarry gave him an opportunity to plant the shotgun shell. Why he picked the quarry specifically is left unknown, but it was likely one place that would be deserted and easy to speak freely.

Lummie

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Question: Does anyone know why the seventh season hasn't come out on DVD yet?

Chosen answer: While no official response from Fox as for its long delay, many have speculated the reason is due to the mixed success the series has had on DVD. The second season is generally used as the example, as the DVD set didn't contain any special features whatsoever. Generally a sign the studio is not confident of the DVD's success.

Lummie

Racist Dawg - S7-E20

Question: When Hank told Roger that he was accused of being a racist, why did Roger ask if the man who called him that was wearing a bow tie?

Chosen answer: Roger was referring to the Nation Of Islam, an organisation preaching self-reliance for black people within an Islamic framework. Members wear smart dark suits with red bow ties.

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Question: Has there ever been any clear indication that Luanne does or doesn't know about Nancy and John Redcorn's affair?

Chosen answer: There is nothing to specify that she did or didn't know but most of the characters bar Dale and Peggy before she found out, acknowledged it was common knowledge. As Hank pointed out to Peggy about how else do you explain Joseph.

Lummie

Pretty, Pretty Dresses - S3-E9

Question: Why did this episode show a scene first (where the guys are standing outside and Bill starts crying) and then the theme song and opening credits for the show? Almost all of the other episodes have the theme song and credits first, then the entire show.

Chosen answer: In a number of episodes especially in the first few seasons, there was every now and then a short scene before the episode. One for example was "Bills were made to be broken". The guys are listening to the radio and all run home to enter the competition that is announced. Boomhauer uses his cellphone and answers the question before it goes to the opening theme and credits.

Lummie

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Question: Are there any plans to do a King Of The Hill movie?

Chosen answer: There are no current plans to make a movie, however, with the success of the "The Simpsons Movie" that could change.

OneHappyHusky

The Substitute Spanish Prisoner - S6-E2

Question: Where does the title of this episode come from? It seems like "The Substitute Spanish Prisoner" would actually be better for the episode where Peggy accidentally sneaks a Mexican girl back into America during a field trip, and is later arrested in Mexico.

Chosen answer: The title comes from a con trick that is similar to the scam emails from people claiming to represent wealthy Nigerians. (For more information on this click here.) Being that much of the episode revolves around a con man and conning the title seems more suitable than to the episode Peggy accidentally kidnaps the Mexican girl Lupe.

Lummie

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Question: Is there any meaning behind the name of the street that the Hills live on, Rainey Street?

Chosen answer: It's a real street in Austin, Texas, and was apparently where Johnny Hardwick (one of the show's writers and the voice of Dale Gribble) used to live.

Sierra1

The Substitute Spanish Prisoner - S6-E2

Question: What does Dr. Visoza mean when he says that if Peggy "dropped a box of toothpicks" in front of Jimmy Witchard, she would understand how the Intelligence Institute expects a lot from him?

Chosen answer: He's referencing the movie "Rainman." He's saying Jimmy is autistic.

Grumpy Scot

Hank's Dirty Laundry - S2-E17

Question: Who left the videos and the note on the porch for Hank?

Chosen answer: Bill. We see him pick up the videos after the trial.

Captain Defenestrator

Racist Dawg - S7-E20

Question: When Bobby goes into the room with the water heater and says "Hello, I'm Bobby" to Mack, he sort of sounds like he is trying to do a British accent. Beside the fact that Bobby likes to be funny, is there any specific reason why is he doing this?

Chosen answer: I believe when he says this he is doing it in his normal voice but in a more pleasant and happier tone than his regular scratchy voice. Being that Bobby can be fairly friendly with friends and strangers goes to reason why he would be this nice.

Lummie

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Question: Do we know anything about Bill's parents?

Chosen answer: Much of Bill's background was revealed in the episode "A beer can of desire". He was born to a wealthy Cajun family in Louisiana. Although most of the information about his parents is fairly unknown. Bill has from time to time mentioned that his father was abusive and I believe an alcoholic.

Lummie

After the Mold Rush - S8-E6

Question: In Bobby's room, there is a poster of three people in red clothes. Is this supposed to be any real-life music group?

Chosen answer: The poster always remains a bit too out of focus and far away to make a positive identification of who the makers might be referring to but the one thing that can be seen is that it is three women.

Lummie

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Question: I once saw a clip that shows Luanne excitedly telling Hank, Bill, Dale, and Boomhauer about something, and she jumps up and down until her breasts (which aren't shown) come out of her shirt. Was this a deleted scene or a joke made by the show's creators?

Chosen answer: I believe it was a joke. If I remember correctly the scene was once shown on a tv clip show that was showing goof moments from tv shows. As it is an animation it would have to be a joke.

Lummie

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Question: In the show's theme music, the person who says "Wooooo hoooooo hooooooo" sounds like Dale. Is it him?

Chosen answer: Listening closely, it's not Dale. It's not meant to be anyone from the show.

A Fire Fighting We Will Go - S3-E10

Question: What does Dale's "bee-eye-bicky-bo-bicky-bye-bo" song mean?

Chosen answer: Dale is singing the classic Three Stooges song "Swinging the Alphabet" (composed by Septimus Winner) from the short film "Violent is the Word for Curly" (1938). A google search on either the song title or film title will provide you with a wealth of information on this hilarious episode.

Matty Blast

A Fire Fighting We Will Go - S3-E10

Question: What does the "bee-eye-bicky-bo" song that Dale keeps singing mean?

Chosen answer: It's based on a song called "Swingin' the Alphabet" featured in the Three Stooges episode "Violent is the Word for Curly". The song starts "B A Bay, B E Bee, B I Bicky By, B O Bo Bicky By Bo, B U Bu, Bicky By Bo Bu". The song then can be repeated for each consenant "C A Say, C E See, ...". At the end of the episode, "Three Blind Mice" is heard - the Three Stooges theme song.

Myridon

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Question: Why doesn't Hank like Oklahoma? He makes jokes about the state and the people there.

Chosen answer: There is a long standing rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma, so being a loyal Texan he would make fun of Oklahoma.

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Question: What is Bobby's full name? There is one episode where Peggy says that she and Hank gave him a dumb middle name.

Chosen answer: Bobby's full name is Robert Jeffrey Hill. I cannot recall the episode however on whether it was a joke to give him a dumb middle name.

Lummie

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Question: Is Irritable Male Syndrome (the condition that Hank has in one episode) real?

Chosen answer: Yes, it is a real condition, although debated by some. IMS is by this page considered the male equivalent of menopause for woman.

Lummie

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Question: Did Peggy always live in Montana when she was younger? There's one Valentine's episode where a flashback shows her and Hank in high school.

Chosen answer: This has been somewhat of a topic of discussion amongst fans of the show. Along with the difference with her mother in a couple of shows, its never really been set when she left Montana and by what age as its changed at times. What seems to be at least certain is she was born and for a certain period lived in Montana.

Lummie

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Question: Is there an episode where Dale Gribble discovers that his son, Joseph, is really the biological son of John Redcorn?

Chosen answer: No, despite more than enough clues and close calls. Peggy and John Redcorn are the only ones who have come close to telling Dale that Joseph is not his real son but both Dale and Joseph have never found it out.

Lummie

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When Leanne first arrives, she kisses Luanne, and gets red lipstick marks on her. Later, when Leanne and Luanne are near the bathroom and Leanne says "I knew you would understand" (about Bill), she kisses Luanne, but there are no marks from her lipstick. Even if she mostly kissed Luanne's neck, at least part of some of the marks should show when Luanne turns to leave (after talking to Peggy).

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During Hanks's conversation with Bobby when he tells him that he will have to marry Luanne, look at the shelf behind Bobby. There is a Bart Simpson doll there. A few years before this was featured the Hill family was in the crowd at one of the pee wee football games in the Simpsons episode "Bart Star".

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