A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.
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 Hank Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Peggy Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Bobby Hill / ... (258 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Dale Gribble / ... (257 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Bill Dauterive / ... (256 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Luanne Platter / ... (231 episodes, 1997-2009)
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 Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. / ... (151 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Buckley / ... (146 episodes, 1997-2010)
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King of the Hill is another animation hit for Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, who also voices the starring character Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman in the fictional town Arlen, Texas. Hank is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but he finds (some) serenity in his home-life with his wife, substitute Spanish teacher Peggy, his awkward son Bobby and his live-in niece-in-law Luanne Platter. Adding flavor to the ordinary dish the series serves are Hank's friends, divorcee military barber Bill Dauterive, paranoid Dale Gribble (with an obsession with Government conspiracy theories) and gibberish spouting Boomhauer. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Looking for laughs as big as Texas? Head for the hills!


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12 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Breckin Meyer and Brittany Murphy had previously appeared in the film Clueless (1995), before voice acting on King of the Hill (1997). Both of them even voiced the same character, albeit at different stages of that character's life. Brittany Murphy voiced Joseph Gribble before he went through puberty, and Breckin Meyer voiced Joseph Gribble after he went through puberty. Murphy also voiced Hank's niece, Luanne Platter. See more »

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The Returning Japanese two-parter states Hank inherited his narrow urethra from his father, while Cotton distinctly says in another episode he inherited it from his mother. Of course, Cotton says a lot of things, including the claim that he can pass a bowling ball through his urethra. See more »

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Hank: Calm down, Boomhauer! I can't understand a word you're saying!
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In the episodes that were originally broadcast in HD, the episodes were clearly drawn with a widescreen presentation in mind. However, during the credits, the Deedle-Dee Productions "American Flag" credit screen is clearly cropped, with some text nearly being cut off as a result. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) See more »

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Getting Life Lessons Across Via the Animated Route.
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very excellent prime-time animated series from the highly creative and brilliant mind of Mike Judge ("Beavis and Butt-Head" fame). "King of the Hill" deals with a small town Texas family and their wild misadventures. Shades of "The Flintstones" and "The Simpsons" here as the show has vivid characters galore. Propane salesman Hank Hill and substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy rear awkward adolescent son Bobby in the fictional town of Arlen. Hank has a wild World War II hero for a dad (Cotton), a niece who lives with him and his family (Luanne), a far from perfect boss (Buck Strickland), a slew of childhood friends (conspiracy theorist/bug exterminator Dale, lonely divorcée/Army barber Bill and often verbally incoherent swinging bachelor Boomhauer) and even Laotian neighbors. These vivid characters create a wholesome landscape of small-town Texas community life that accurately shows how lives intertwine and interweave. The situations in the series are hilarious and yet many times life-affirming as the show's brain trust do their best to have messages that center around family, friends and personal sacrifice. The running gags (Dale's wife having a torrid affair with a Native American new age healer who actually conceived her only son while her husband has no earthly clue) and the constant humanity and vulnerability of the featured characters make "King of the Hill" a real sight to behold. The art and science of television production combine to make a truly outstanding and intelligent sitcom for most all age groups. 5 stars out of 5.


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