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This is a list of episodes of the FOX animated television series King of the Hill. The series was originally broadcast from January 12, 1997 to September 13, 2009.




# of
Originally aired Prod. line DVD releases
1 12 1997 4Exx R1: July 1, 2003
R2: March 13, 2006
R4: March 15, 2006
2 23 19971998 5Exx R1: November 11, 2003
R2: March 13, 2006
R4: May 23, 2006
3 25 19981999 3ABExx R1: December 28, 2004
R2: August 28, 2006
R4: September 26, 2006
4 24 19992000 4ABExx R1: May 3, 2005
R2: January 15, 2007
R4: June 20, 2007
5 20 20002001 5ABExx R1: November 22, 2005
R2: February 26, 2007
R4: April 23, 2008
6 22 20012002 6ABExx R1: May 2, 2006
7 23 20022003 7ABExx --
8 22 20032004 8ABExx --
9 15 20042005 9ABExx --
10 15 20052006 AABExx --
11 12 2007 BABExx --
12 22 20072008 CABExx --
13 20 20082009 DABExx --



Pilots: 1995-1996

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
0 (1) "Original Pilot" September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24) 3E01
This is the Original Pilot Episode of King of the Hill Short 
0 (2) "Last Short" December 29, 1996 (1996-12-29) 3E02
This is the Original Last Episode of King of the Hill Short 

Season 1: 1997


# Title Original airdate Prod. code
1 (1) "Pilot" January 12, 1997 (1997-01-12) 4E01
When a baseball hits Bobby in the eye during a baseball game, the resulting black eye and Hank's short temper (from dealing with a teenaged Mega-Lo-Mart clerk) cause a social worker to suspect Hank of child abuse. Meanwhile, Hank's friends, conspiracy nut Dale Gribble, down-and-out Army barber Bill Dauterive, and womanizer Boomhauer, try to fix Hank's truck. 
2 (2) "Square Peg" January 19, 1997 (1997-01-19) 4E02
Peggy is mortified and tongue-tied when she finds out she has been chosen to teach the middle school's sexual education class. 
3 (3) "The Order of the Straight Arrow" February 2, 1997 (1997-02-02) 4E03
Hank, Bill, Dale, and Boomhauer take Bobby and his friends on an Order of the Straight Arrow camping trip where the men send the boys on a snipe hunt...and Bobby ends up killing a whooping crane. Meanwhile, Peggy sneaks out to buy special shoes for her large feet. 
4 (4) "Hank's Got the Willies" February 9, 1997 (1997-02-09) 4E05
Hank is worried that Bobby doesn't have a role model in life--and things get worse when Bobby accidentally hits Hank's idol, Willie Nelson (voiced by Nelson himself) with a golf club during a day on the green. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
5 (5) "Luanne's Saga" February 16, 1997 (1997-02-16) 4E04
Hank's promise to find Luanne a new boyfriend (guest-voiced by Mando Navarro) in forty-eight hours backfires when Luanne hooks up with Boomhauer. 
6 (6) "Westie Side Story" February 23, 1997 (1997-02-23) 4E06
Hank's attempt to be neighborly with the new Laotian family next door is sorely tested after his neighbor treats him rudely, and even more so when he's convinced his neighbor served him hamburgers made from dog meat. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
7 (7) "Hank's Unmentionable Problem" March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03) 4E07
Hank's ongoing constipation causes great concern for Peggy and, much to Hank's embarrassment, everyone else in Arlen. 
8 (8) "Shins of the Father" March 23, 1997 (1997-03-23) 4E08
Hank's brash, sexist father, Cotton Hill, crashes Bobby's 12th birthday party--and stays over the Hill's house, which doesn't sit well with Peggy when Cotton's misogyny begins rubbing off on Bobby. Rated TV-PG-DLV. 
9 (9) "Peggy the Boggle Champ" April 13, 1997 (1997-04-13) 4E09
Hank's promise to coach Peggy at the Texas State Boggle Championship is jeopardized when his buddies try to lure him away to the Ninth Annual Dallas Mower Expo. Meanwhile, Bobby and Luanne freak out when they leave a condensation ring on the new coffee table. Rated TV-PG-L. 
10 (10) "Keeping Up With Our Joneses" April 27, 1997 (1997-04-27) 4E10
When Hank catches Bobby smoking a cigarette, he punishes him by forcing him to smoke an entire carton. The plan backfires when Bobby begins, while Hank and Peggy resume, an addiction to tobacco. Rated TV-PG-L. 
11 (11) "King of the Ant Hill" May 4, 1997 (1997-05-04) 4E13
After telling Dale never to spray insecticide on his lawn again, Hank's expensive new lawn becomes mysteriously infested with fire ants. Rated TV-PG-L. 
12 (12) "Plastic White Female" May 11, 1997 (1997-05-11) 4E11
Bobby is invited to his first boy/girl party, and Peggy is horrified when she discovers him playing Spin the Bottle with one of Luanne's plastic beautician school heads. Rated TV-PG-DL. 

Season 2: 1997-1998

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
13 (1) "Bobby Slam" October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05) 5E01
Hank is delighted when Bobby announces he's joining the school wrestling team, but Peggy is mortified when she learns her son must first wrestle Connie in order to make the team. Rated TV-PG-L. 
14 (2) "Texas City Twister" October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12) 5E02
Hank must save Peggy and Luanne from a tornado after he regrets not showing remorse for throwing Luanne out of the house and moving her back to the trailer that she moved out of after her parents were incarcerated for domestic abuse. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
15 (3) "The Arrow Head" October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19) 5E04
Peggy's excitement over finding Indian artifacts in the front yard distresses Hank when a condescending university professor tricks Peggy into letting him dig in the Hills' yard. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
16 (4) "Hilloween" October 26, 1997 (1997-10-26) 5E06
Hank goes to war with a litigious Evangelical Christian woman bent on banning Halloween and indoctrinating the kids by inviting them to a hell house. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
17 (5) "Jumpin' Crack Bass" November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02) 5E03
Hank finds himself facing possible jail time after mistakenly buying crack cocaine to use as fish bait. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
18 (6) "Husky Bobby" November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09) 5E05
Hank is determined to save his son from humiliation after Bobby decides to model for a husky boy clothing line. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
19 (7) "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteberg" November 16, 1997 (1997-11-16) 5E07
Hank, Boomhauer, Bill and Dale face off in a paintball war against the teenage members of a garage band (guest-voiced by the members of Green Day). 
20 (8) "The Son That Got Away" November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23) 5E08
Bobby, Connie and Joseph run away to "The Caves", where "half of Arlen's unplanned pregnancies begin," after each of them gets in trouble at school for disrupting class. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
21 (9) "The Company Man" December 7, 1997 (1997-12-07) 4E12
When a new housing development is in need of a propane supplier, Buck instructs Hank to show the owner, an obnoxious Northerner who acts like a Southerner, a good time. Rated TV-PG-DLSV.
NOTE: This episode is included on the King of the Hill complete first season DVD set due to its production code. 
22 (10) "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying" December 14, 1997 (1997-12-14) 5E10
When Bobby displays a talent for target shooting, Hank signs up for a father–son fun shoot competition—only to discover a buried childhood memory is still sadly affecting his aim. 
23 (11) "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" December 21, 1997 (1997-12-21) 5E09
In this first Christmas episode, Hank is psychologically shocked into blindness after accidentally catching a glimpse of his mother and her new boyfriend having sex on Hank's kitchen table. 
24 (12) "Meet the Manger Babies" January 11, 1998 (1998-01-11) 5E12
Hank faces a dilemma of Biblical proportions when Luanne asks him to portray God in a live TV broadcast of her Christian puppet show, which is scheduled to occur during Hank's beloved Super Bowl party. 
25 (13) "Snow Job" January 18, 1998 (1998-01-18) 5E11
During a snow storm, a shaken and confused Hank becomes disillusioned about his life and career after discovering that his boss doesn't use a propane stove in his house and doesn't share Hank's passion for propane. 
26 (14) "I Remember Mono" March 1, 1998 (1998-03-01) 5E13
While updating files at Arlen High School, Peggy learns that Hank's two-week absence from classes during their high school days was due to mononucleosis, not a back injury, and is crushed that the story of how they met in high school is now a sham. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
27 (15) "Three Days of the Kahndo" March 8, 1998 (1998-03-08) 5E15
Kahn's misreading of an advertisement for a Mexican time share results in him, Hank, and Dale getting trapped in Mexico. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
28 (16) "Traffic Jam" March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15) 5E14
When Hank and Kahn collide with each other, they are both forced to attend traffic school courses taught by a raunchy black comedian (voiced by Chris Rock), who begins mentoring Bobby in the art of stand-up. Rated TV-PG-DL.
NOTE: Originally, Buddha Sack's name was "Busta Nut", but FOX censors objected. The name was then changed to Busta Sack, but was also objected by FOX censors. 
29 (17) "Hank's Dirty Laundry" March 22, 1998 (1998-03-22) 5E16
While purchasing a new dryer, Hank discovers that his credit is bad, thanks to a video store clerk who accuses Hank of renting a porno film and never returning it. 
30 (18) "The Final Shinsuit" April 12, 1998 (1998-04-12) 5E17
After losing his driver's license, Cotton moves in with Dale and plots to steal Antonio López de Santa Anna's wooden leg to use as a bargaining chip with the DMV. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
31 (19) "Leanne's Saga" April 19, 1998 (1998-04-19) 5E18
Luanne's alcoholic mother is released from prison and starts dating Bill, who she begins to abuse. Rated TV-PG-DLSV. 
32 (20) "Junkie Business" April 26, 1998 (1998-04-26) 5E19
Strickland Propane's new employee (who Hank hired because he preferred a man over the qualified woman who applied) turns out to be a drug addict who uses a legal trick that frees him from responsibility on the job and from being fired. Rated TV-PG-LS. 
33 (21) "Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby's Saga" May 3, 1998 (1998-05-03) 5E21
Bobby gets a job at the Arlen race track, where he discovers that his boss is a mildly retarded sociopath (played by David Herman). Hank does not empathize with Bobby's horror stories until he witnesses the mistreatment firsthand. Meanwhile, Boomhauer is given the chance to drive the pace car in an upcoming race. Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt guest appears in the episode. 
34 (22) "Peggy's Turtle Song" May 10, 1998 (1998-05-10) 5E22
When Bobby is misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (after eating too much sugary cereal and disrupting class), Peggy quits her job as a substitute teacher and becomes a stay-at-home mom. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
35 (23) "Part I:Propane Boom" May 17, 1998 (1998-05-17) 5E23
Part one of two. Strickland Propane closes its doors after Mega-Lo-Mart begins selling propane for cheap, leaving Hank out of a job--and into one that he despises. 

Season 3: 1998-1999

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
36 (1) "Propane Boom II: Death of a Propane Salesman" October 4, 1998 (1998-10-04) 5E24
Conclusion. The aftermath of the propane explosion from part one leaves Hank suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder around propane, a now bald Luanne repressing her grief for Buckley (who was the only casualty in the propane explosion) by becoming a Sinéad O'Connor-esque activist, and Bobby worried about death. 
37 (2) "And They Call It Bobby Love" October 11, 1998 (1998-10-11) 3ABE01
Bobby falls in love with a 14-year old classmate (guest-voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar), but soon learns that love hurts when the girl confesses that she only wants a platonic friend. Meanwhile, Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer become attached to a couch that was thrown out in the Hills' yard. 
38 (3) "Peggy's Headache" October 18, 1998 (1998-10-18) 5E20
Peggy gets hired to write for the Arlen Bystander, but the stress of a new career leads her to get treated by John Redcorn--and soon discovers that John Redcorn had an affair with Nancy and is Joseph's biological father. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
39 (4) "Pregnant Paws" October 25, 1998 (1998-10-25) 3ABE02
While Hank is busy trying to breed Ladybird, Dale decides to add a little excitement to his life by enrolling in a 4-hour bounty hunter training course. 
40 (5) "Next of Shin" November 1, 1998 (1998-11-01) 3ABE05
After Hank learns his sperm count is low, his mood worsens when Cotton shows up boasting that his new wife Didi is pregnant. 
41 (6) "Peggy's Pageant Fever" November 8, 1998 (1998-11-08) 3ABE07
Peggy enters the Mrs. Heimlich County Beauty pageant in hopes of winning a truck, but quickly discovers that she is not fit to compete with the other contestants. 
42 (7) "Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men" November 15, 1998 (1998-11-15) 3ABE08
While shopping at the mall on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Hank, Dale, Bill, Kahn, and Boomhauer are invited to be part of a focus group for a new mower (with Cotton as an uninvited guest), Luanne goes ice skating to forget about Buckley, and Peggy falls asleep at a shoe repair shop after tearing her loafer. 
43 (8) "Good Hill Hunting" December 6, 1998 (1998-12-06) 3ABE04
Hank takes Bobby hunting in order to initiate him into the mysteries of manhood. However, everything goes wrong when Hank discovers that it is too late for him to get a hunting license. 
44 (9) "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" December 20, 1998 (1998-12-20) 3ABE10
In this second Christmas episode, Bill becomes more depressed than usual. Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer decide to watch Bill so he doesn't commit suicide, but when Hank yells at him for being a burden, Bill's depression turns into delusion when he begins dressing in drag and impersonating his estranged wife, Lenore. 
45 (10) "A Firefighting We Will Go" January 10, 1999 (1999-01-10) 3ABE11
In a Rashomon-style story, Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer tell their own versions of their day as firefighters after getting arrested for burning the firehouse to the ground. Meanwhile, Peggy pulls a groin muscle and Bobby helps her recover. 
46 (11) "To Spank with Love" January 17, 1999 (1999-01-17) 3ABE03
Peggy gains a reputation as an abusive disciplinarian when she spanks Dooley for humiliating her during class. 
47 (12) "Three Coaches and a Bobby" January 24, 1999 (1999-01-24) 3ABE12
Hank gets his former football coach to take on guidance of Bobby's football team, but the plan falls apart when Bobby joins the soccer team headed by a politically correct coach (voiced by Will Ferrell). Meanwhile, Hank realizes that his former coach is a lot more erratic than he remembers. 
48 (13) "De-Kahnstructing Henry" February 7, 1999 (1999-02-07) 3ABE14
Hank accidentally gets Kahn fired after revealing one of Kahn's top secret plans for his company. Kahn eventually abandons his family, leaving Hank to fix the mess. 
49 (14) "The Wedding of Bobby Hill" February 14, 1999 (1999-02-14) 3ABE09
To teach Bobby and Luanne a lesson in playing pranks, Hank orders Bobby to marry Luanne after Bobby takes her birth control pills. 
50 (15) "Sleight of Hank" March 7, 1999 (1999-03-07) 3ABE15
Peggy is chosen to be a magician's assistant, but angers Hank when she won't tell him the secret behind one of his tricks. 
51 (16) "Jon Vitti Presents: 'Return to La Grunta'" March 14, 1999 (1999-03-14) 3ABE06
Luanne gets a job as a drink girl at a resort called "La Grunta", where she's being sexually harassed by the golfers. Meanwhile, Hank goes to La Grunta to swim with the dolphins--and gets molested by one of them. 
52 (17) "Escape from Party Island" March 21, 1999 (1999-03-21) 3ABE16
Hank reluctantly drives his mom and her friends to Port Aransas to shop for glass miniatures, but things get even worse when Hank and the rude old women are trapped on the island by college-age spring break revelers. 
53 (18) "Love Hurts and So Does Art" March 28, 1999 (1999-03-28) 3ABE13
An X-ray of Hank's colon from "Hank's Unmentionable Problem" winds up as the main attraction in an art museum. Meanwhile, Bobby is diagnosed with gout after eating chicken livers at a new deli. 
54 (19) "Hank’s Cowboy Movie" April 4, 1999 (1999-04-04) 3ABE18
Hurt by Bobby's negative views of his hometown, Hank tries to get the Dallas Cowboys to move their training camp from Wichita Falls to Arlen. However, his promotion video for Arlen is ruined by his wife's and his friends' incompetence. 
55 (20) "Take Me out of the Ball Game" April 11, 1999 (1999-04-11) 3ABE17
Hank is picked to coach the company's softball team, spurring friction between Peggy and Hank. 
56 (21) "Revenge of the Lutefisk" April 18, 1999 (1999-04-18) 3ABE19
Bobby accidentally burns down his church after getting sick from eating lutefisk, but Cotton gets blamed for it due to his sexist attitude towards the church accepting a female pastor. 
57 (22) "Death and Texas" April 25, 1999 (1999-04-25) 3ABE20
Peggy visits a convict who tricks her into thinking he was a former student and uses her as a cocaine mule. 
58 (23) "Wings of the Dope" May 2, 1999 (1999-05-02) 3ABE21
Hank Hill gets a trampoline for his yard, where Luanne begins seeing the spirit of her dead boyfriend, Buckley, who tries to guide her to do something better with her life than attend beauty school. 
59 (24) "Dog Dale Afternoon" May 9, 1999 (1999-05-09) 3ABE22
After Dale annoys his friends by gloating over his new mower, he goes insane when they steal it as part of a prank. 
60 (25) "As Old as the Hills" May 16, 1999 (1999-05-16) 3ABE23
Part one of two. Fearing that they may be getting too old to be cool, Hank and Peggy spend their anniversary sky-diving, which comes to an end when Peggy's parachute malfunctions and she crashes onto a field. Meanwhile, Bobby struggles with taking his pregnant step-grandmother Didi to the hospital when her water breaks. 

Season 4: 1999-2000

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
61 (1) "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall" September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26) 3ABE24
Conclusion. Peggy struggles to regain her strength following her skydiving accident. Meanwhile, Bobby delivers Cotton's son (which Cotton names "Good Hank") but gets overwhelmed when neither Cotton or Didi embrace new parenthood. 
62 (2) "Cotton's Plot" October 3, 1999 (1999-10-03) 4ABE01
Cotton takes over Peggy's physical therapy in exchange for help getting a burial plot in the Veterans' Administration cemetery, but Peggy discovers a discrepancy about Cotton's service in the Army during World War II. 
63 (3) "Bills Are Made to Be Broken" October 24, 1999 (1999-10-24) 4ABE02
Bill's high school football record is broken unfairly and he tries to get back on the field to set things right. 
64 (4) "Little Horrors of Shop" October 31, 1999 (1999-10-31) 4ABE03
Buck Strickland insists that Hank take two weeks off from Strickland Propane, where Hank begins teaching wood shop at Tom Landry Middle School. However, Hank gets in trouble for violating the school's zero-tolerance policy on weapons when he asks his students to bring in tools from home. 
65 (5) "Aisle 8A" November 7, 1999 (1999-11-07) 4ABE04
Kahn and Minh go to Hawaii for Kahn's job and asks Hank to take care of Connie, who's excited that she'll be staying with Bobby, but becomes emotional and mean-spirited when she gets her first period, leaving an extremely uncomfortable Hank to both deal with the unstable Connie and have to explain "the birds and the bees" to his son, Bobby (who doesn't know why Connie is so emotional). 
66 (6) "A Beer Can Named Desire" November 14, 1999 (1999-11-14) 4ABE05
Hank wins an Alamo Beer contest for a chance to win a million dollars by throwing a football through a one-foot hole in a giant Alamo Beer can, while Bill visits his eccentric Cajun relatives in Louisiana. 
67 (7) "Happy Hank's Giving" November 21, 1999 (1999-11-21) 4ABE08
The Hills plan to fly to Montana, but are stranded with their neighbors at the airport by a snowstorm.
Amanda Mealing guest stars. 
68 (8) "Not in My Back-hoe" November 28, 1999 (1999-11-28) 4ABE06
Drew Carey guest stars as a man who befriends Hank Hill after the two discover that they are very much alike. Meanwhile, Bill and Dale steal Hank's backhoe and take it to a pet cemetery, with disastrous results. 
69 (9) "To Kill a Ladybird" December 12, 1999 (1999-12-12) 4ABE07
Dale and Ladybird may have contracted rabies from a raccoon Bobby befriended. 
70 (10) "Hillennium" December 19, 1999 (1999-12-19) 4ABE10
As Christmas approaches, Hank gets irritated over everyone panicking about the supposed technological apocalypse that will happen on January 1st, 2000 due to the Y2K computer virus -- but soon finds himself trying to safeguard his family after a propane shortage. 
71 (11) "Old Glory" January 9, 2000 (2000-01-09) 4ABE09
Peggy writes a school essay for Bobby, and they both catch fire for it by a vengeful English teacher who accuses them of plagiarism. Meanwhile, Hank and his friends try to get rid of an oversized American flag. 
72 (12) "Rodeo Days" January 16, 2000 (2000-01-16) 4ABE11
Bobby becomes a rodeo clown, much to Hank and Peggy's dismay. 
73 (13) "Hanky Panky (Part 1)" February 6, 2000 (2000-02-06) 4ABE13
Part one of two. When Buck Strickland and his wife Miz Liz separate, and Buck dumps his secretary/mistress Debbie Grund, Hank ends up getting seduced by Miz Liz--and Debbie Grund ends up dead and in the Dumpster behind Sugarfoots'. 
74 (14) "High Anxiety (Part 2)" February 13, 2000 (2000-02-13) 4ABE14
Conclusion. Peggy is put in charge of Sugarfoots'--with disastrous results, while Hank unwittingly tries marijuana and becomes a suspect in the murder of Debbie Grund. 
75 (15) "Naked Ambition" February 20, 2000 (2000-02-20) 4ABE12
Bobby accidentally sees Luanne naked. When Joseph hears the story, his imagination runs wild and he wants to see her nude too. 
76 (16) "Movin' On Up" February 27, 2000 (2000-02-27) 4ABE16
Luanne moves out of Hank's den and into her own house--with three deadbeat roommates who aggravate her. 
77 (17) "Bill of Sales" March 12, 2000 (2000-03-12) 4ABE15
Peggy and Bill become salesmen for a pyramid scheme, but Bill's unrequited love for Peggy gets in the way of business. 
78 (18) "Won't You Pimai Neighbor?" March 19, 2000 (2000-03-19) 4ABE18
Bobby undergoes tests to find out if he is the reincarnation of the Buddhist Lama Sanglug, much to Hank's discomfort. 
79 (19) "Hank's Bad Hair Day" April 9, 2000 (2000-04-09) 4ABE19
Hank gets a haircut on base from Bill, and puts Bill out of the job after lodging a complaint to the government about a $900 bill for the tonsorial procedure. 
80 (20) "Meet the Propaniacs" April 16, 2000 (2000-04-16) 4ABE17
While working for Hank during the summer at Strickland Propane (instead of going to an acting camp), Bobby, some Strickland co-workers, Dale, and Luanne form a sketch comedy troupe calle The Propaniacs. 
81 (21) "Nancy's Boys" April 30, 2000 (2000-04-30) 4ABE20
Nancy breaks off her adulterous affair with John Redcorn after going on a date with Dale and falling in love with him all over again. 
82 (22) "Flush with Power" May 7, 2000 (2000-05-07) 4ABE22
Arlen's City Council forces Hank to install low-flow toilets against his wishes when a drought hits town. Hank's anger leads him to join the local zoning board, which he discovers is rife with corruption. 
83 (23) "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet" May 14, 2000 (2000-05-14) 4ABE21
After admitting her real shoe size during a night of bowling, Peggy feels ashamed of her big feet--until a man makes Peggy an Internet star on a foot fetish website. 
84 (24) "Peggy's Fan Fair" May 21, 2000 (2000-05-21) 4ABE23
While attending a Nashville music festival with Hank and the guys, Peggy claims that Randy Travis stole lyrics from a song she wrote years ago. 

Season 5: 2000-2001

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
85 (1) "The Perils of Polling" October 1, 2000 (2000-10-01) 5ABE01
When Hank takes Luanne to an election fair, Hank meets George W. Bush and shakes his hand, only to discover that Bush's handshake is weak, making Hank have second doubts about voting for him. Meanwhile, Luanne becomes infatuated with Communist candidate Robert Parigi. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
86 (2) "The Buck Stops Here" November 5, 2000 (2000-11-05) 5ABE02
Bobby becomes a golf caddy for Buck Strickland, who takes him along for the ride on a gambling junket. Hank and Peggy are disturbed when Buck's habits rub off on Bobby. Brad Renfro guest stars. Rated TV-PG-DL. 
87 (3) "I Don't Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over..." November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12) 4ABE24
With Bobby's 13th birthday approaching, Joseph comes back from summer vacation having grown six inches. Bobby is upset that everyone still treats him like a little kid, and Joseph is being driven crazy by the onset of puberty. Meanwhile, Hank tries to build coffins for himself and Peggy. 
88 (4) "Spin the Choice" November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19) 5ABE05
Despite Hank's promise to let him carve the turkey this year, Bobby boycotts Thanksgiving after talking with John Redcorn about the shameful history behind it. Meanwhile, Peggy creates a pointless new game called "Spin the Choice" when everyone gets sick of playing Boggle with her every year. 
89 (5) "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues" November 26, 2000 (2000-11-26) 5ABE04
Peggy substitute-teaches at Arlen High School, but arouses the enmity of nearly all (including Hank and her fellow teachers) when she flunks the school's slackademic football star (guest voiced by Brendan Fraser). 
90 (6) "When Cotton Comes Marching Home" December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) 5ABE03
Cotton moves to the VFW, and wants to march in the Veterans Day parade, but his boss will not let him have the time off from his degrading restroom attendant job. 
91 (7) "What Makes Bobby Run?" December 10, 2000 (2000-12-10) 5ABE07
When Bobby becomes the school mascot, the "Landry Longhorn," he is deemed a coward after he runs away from a traditional half-time beating by the opposing team's band. 
92 (8) "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17) 5ABE08
In the third Christmas episode, Bill's holiday loneliness leads to him opening a "Christmas village" in his yard, but things get out of hand when he takes on a twenty-something petty criminal as a surrogate son. 
93 (9) "Chasing Bobby" May 20, 2001 (2001-05-20) 5ABE10
Peggy takes Hank to see a tearjerking movie about a father and son's relationship, and mistakes Hank's crying as evidence that he doesn't spend enough time with Bobby, but Hank is actually upset about his truck breaking down. 
94 (10) "Yankee Hankee" February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04) 5ABE06
Hank deals with the utter shock of discovering that he was born in a women's bathroom at Yankee Stadium in New York City, while Cotton and his cronies hatch a hare-brained scheme to assassinate Castro. 
95 (11) "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator" February 11, 2001 (2001-02-11) 5ABE12
Hank moons the former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards, and Bill enters into a relationship with her. 
96 (12) "Now Who's the Dummy?" February 18, 2001 (2001-02-18) 5ABE14
Bobby acquires a ventriloquist's dummy named Chip Block, which dredges up childhood anxieties for Dale. Meanwhile, Hank becomes overly attached to Chip due to the dummy's "knowledge" of sports. 
97 (13) "Ho Yeah!" February 25, 2001 (2001-02-25) 5ABE15
Tammi (guest voiced by Renee Zellweger), a prostitute from "The OKC" (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) hires on at Strickland Propane, moves in with the Hills, and encourages Peggy to add spice to her own life. Things heat up when Tammi's ex-pimp Alabaster Jones (guest voiced by Snoop Dogg) comes to Arlen and mistakes Hank for a pimp trying to steal Tammi away from him.
NOTE: On FOX, this episode was rated TV-14 for offensive language (L), making it the first King of the Hill episode not to carry a TV-PG rating. On Cartoon Network, this episode is rated TV-PG for suggestive dialogue (D) and offensive language (L). 
98 (14) "The Exterminator" March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04) 5ABE09
Dale is forced to quit the exterminating business after learning that the cumulative effect of on-the-job exposure to poisons may kill him before he turns 50 years old, so he accepts a position at an adhesives company called "Stik Tek" (formerly Stik Co), where his job is firing other employees. 
99 (15) "Luanne Virgin 2.0" March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) 5ABE16
When Luanne reveals to Hank that she's no longer a virgin (after her latest boyfriend breaks up with her), Hank puts Luanne in the church's "born-again virgin" program, where Luanne meets a sexually insecure man (guest-voiced by Owen Wilson) and Peggy confesses that she had sex with a man (who turned out to be a homosexual) before she met Hank. 
100 (16) "Hank's Choice" April 1, 2001 (2001-04-01) 5ABE11
When it turns out that Bobby is allergic to Ladybird, he ends up living in Ladybird's luxurious new doghouse while Ladybird continues living in the household. The arrangement is enjoyed by all parties until Hank and Peggy discover that their neighbors are mocking them as a result. 
101 (17) "It's Not Easy Being Green" April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08) 5ABE18
When the quarry is going to be drained for a landfill, Hank must pretend he is interested in environmental issues in order to keep a secret from Boomhauer. 
102 (18) "The Trouble with Gribbles" April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22) 5ABE19
When Nancy turns 40, the television station replaces her with Luanne, who is much younger. This leads to Nancy telling Dale that she wants a facelift. Dale plans to pay for it by filing suit against the makers of his favorite brand, Manitoba Cigarettes ("Manitoba is the brand to smoke, you'll enjoy it toke for toke..."), claiming that second-hand smoke has made his Nancy unattractive. This results in Dale being both counter-sued and estranged from Nancy. 
103 (19) "Hank's Back Story" May 6, 2001 (2001-05-06) 5ABE17
Hank finds out his back problems are caused by "diminished gluteal syndrome" (a condition that has worn down Hank's butt and has put pressure on his spine), and attempts to come to terms with wearing a prosthetic posterior while preparing to compete in a lawn-mower race. 
104 (20) "Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story" May 13, 2001 (2001-05-13) 5ABE22
Bobby pretends to be a high school student with a kidney disorder that stunted his growth, and helps the student body win a radio station contest, with No Doubt performing at the high school prom as the prize. 

Season 6: 2001-2002

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
105 (1) "Bobby Goes Nuts" November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11) 5ABE24
After getting attacked at a slumber party by Chane Wassanasong, Hank lets Bobby sign up for a boxing class at the YMCA, but Bobby ends up taking a women's self-defense course where Bobby is taught to attack his aggressors by kicking them in the groin. 
106 (2) "Soldier of Misfortune" December 9, 2001 (2001-12-09) 6ABE02
Dale is running for re-election as the Arlen Gun Club president, but his chances seem to be shot when he accidentally discharges his gun. To give Dale his confidence back, Hank pretends to be "Mr. Big," answers Dale's ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine, and assigns Dale to pick up a briefcase. But Dale bungles the job, and nearly gets his friends killed by his opponent at the Gun Club.
Gary Busey guest stars. 
107 (3) "Lupe's Revenge" December 16, 2001 (2001-12-16) 5ABE13
Peggy takes the school Spanish club on a field trip to Mexico, and ends up in trouble for kidnapping a Mexican girl named Lupe thanks to Peggy's horrible comprehension of the Spanish language. Meanwhile, Hank finds himself the object of a female cop's affections, who keeps pulling him over for various reasons, in order to spend time with him. 
108 (4) "The Father, the Son, and J.C." December 20, 2001 (2001-12-20) 6ABE04
While Hank is building a Habitat for Humanity house for Buck Strickland, Buck promotes him to manager of Strickland Propane. In the excitement of the moment, Hank emotes and declares, "I love you" to Mr. Strickland. Because of this, Cotton Hill is angry with Hank. Peggy's attempts to bring father and sons together only throws gasoline onto the fire. They get into an altercation, which must be solved by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
109 (5) "Father of the Bribe" February 3, 2002 (2002-02-03) 6ABE06
Kahn tries to bribe Bobby to break up with Connie. Connie and Bobby decide to pretend to break up so they can get the money. When a schoolteacher thinks Connie may be depressed after Connie writes a note that reads "I'm so bored, I could kill myself" (which was a response to a dull lecture), her parents try to push her and Bobby back together. After endless double dates with the parents, they become tired of each other, and decide to break up, to Kahn's horror. Meanwhile, Dale hosts a pirated radio show. 
110 (6) "I'm With Cupid" February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10) 6ABE09
Following the events from the previous episode, Bobby seems fine in regards to his breakup with Connie and the upcoming Valentine's Day. However when he is left home alone while Peggy and Hank go out, Bill depresses Bobby by suggesting that Bobby blew his only shot at true love. Hank then asks Boomhauer to give Bobby advice on how to deal with women. 
111 (7) "Torch Song Hillogy" February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17) 6ABE12
Peggy nominates Bobby to carry the 2002 Winter Olympic Torch through Arlen, but it's Hank who wins the honor—and bungles it. 
112 (8) "Joust Like a Woman" February 24, 2002 (2002-02-24) 6ABE03
Peggy works as a cleaning wench at a Renaissance Faire, where her boss (Alan Rickman) refuses to give his female workers equal pay and benefits. 
113 (9) "The Bluegrass Is Always Greener" December 15, 2002 (2002-12-15) 6ABE14

Connie and the guys form a bluegrass band and head to Branson, Missouri, against Kahn's wishes.

NOTE: Vince Gill provides Boomhauer's singing voice. 
114 (10) "The Substitute Spanish Prisoner" March 3, 2002 (2002-03-03) 5ABE21
After handing back tests to her class, Peggy is dumbfounded when Dooley asks her to explain the answer to a question. To restore her self-confidence, Peggy takes an internet IQ test and discovers she's a genius, but discovers that the IQ test is a scam when she blows Hank's retirement fund on a diploma. Jeff Goldblum guest stars. 
115 (11) "Unfortunate Son" March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10) 5ABE20
Cotton's VFW is in dire straits as members are dying and the veterans are behind on their propane bill, so the VFW move to Hank's house. 
116 (12) "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Hill" March 17, 2002 (2002-03-17) 6ABE07
Peggy must pretend she is a nun after she gets a job at a Catholic school
117 (13) "Tankin' It to the Streets" March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24) 6ABE10
After Bill finds out the Army performed a secret medical experiment called "Operation Infinite Walrus" on him, he gets drunk and steals a tank, leaving his friends to try and save him from life in prison. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby try to win a free ice cream sundae at the Mega Lo Mart. 
118 (14) "Of Mice and Little Green Men" April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07) 6ABE08
When Hank and Dale find they have more in common with each others' sons than their own, Dale comes to the conclusion that Joseph is actually the offspring of an alien
119 (15) "A Man Without a Country Club" April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14) 6ABE11
Hank is asked to join the exclusive all-Asian Nine Rivers Country Club as a token white male, enraging a highly envious Kahn. 
120 (16) "Beer and Loathing" December 8, 2002 (2002-12-08) 6ABE13
Peggy lands a job at Alamo Beer, which is a dream come true for Hank...until the new batch of beer makes everyone sick. 
121 (17) "Fun with Jane and Jane" April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21) 6ABE15
Luanne and Peggy unwittingly join a cult disguised as a college sorority. Meanwhile, Hank and his buddies try to find a place for Buck Strickland's emus. 
122 (18) "My Own Private Rodeo" April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28) 6ABE16
Dale and Nancy renew their wedding vows, and Nancy invites Dale's gay dad, who Dale hates for supposedly hitting on Nancy, to the ceremony. 
123 (19) "Sug Night" May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05) 6ABE05
Hank freaks out when he has a dream where he's grilling naked--with Dale's wife, Nancy. 
124 (20) "Dang Ol' Love" May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05) 6ABE17
Boomhauer falls in love with a woman who wanted only a one-night stand, which crushes Boomhauer now that he feels like the many women he's seduced in the past. 
125 (21) "Returning Japanese" May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12) 6ABE20
Part one of two. Cotton wants to return to Japan to apologize to the widow of a soldier he killed, and Peggy arranges to bring the family along. Hank is shocked to discover that Cotton actually had an affair with the widow and fathered another son. 
126 (22) "Returning Japanese II" May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12) 6ABE21
Conclusion. When Junichiro renounces his Hill ancestry, Cotton declares his own personal war on Japan by spitting in the Japanese emperor's face. 

Season 7: 2002-2003

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
127 (1) "Get Your Freak Off" November 3, 2002 (2002-11-03) 7ABE01
Hank takes Bobby and his friends to a music concert but is dismayed to see Bobby and a friend dancing inappropriately to boy band music, so he tries to make Bobby's adolescence more wholesome. Meanwhile Peggy, Nancy and Minh discuss who is the best-looking out of Hank, Dale, Boomhauer, Kahn, Bill and John Redcorn. 
128 (2) "The Fat and the Furious" November 10, 2002 (2002-11-10) 7ABE03
Bill becomes a competitive eater after downing Hank's entire platter of hot dogs during a barbecue, but his dreams are soon crushed when Dale (who thinks competitive eating is degrading) beats him.
Guest stars include: Jeff Garlin, Pamela Anderson, and Kid Rock
129 (3) "Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do" November 17, 2002 (2002-11-17) 6ABE19
Connie's criminal cousin, Tid Pau (voiced by Lucy Liu), becomes Bobby's science project partner and makes him an unwitting accomplice in creating a drug lab.
NOTE: In the original airing, Tid Pau calls Bobby a "pigfucker" (with "fucker" bleeped out). In all reruns, the word was changed to "pig farmer". 
130 (4) "Goodbye Normal Jeans" November 24, 2002 (2002-11-24) 6ABE01
Peggy becomes jealous of Bobby when he uses his Home Ec. class cooking skills in the Hill kitchen. 
131 (5) "Dances with Dogs" December 1, 2002 (2002-12-01) 7ABE02
Bobby and Hank use Ladybird to compete in a dog dancing contest. Meanwhile, Bill is tricked into buying an ill-tempered Rottweiler from an animal shelter.
Scott Hamilton guest stars. 
132 (6) "The Son Also Roses" December 8, 2002 (2002-12-08) 6ABE22
Bobby becomes a rose grower and recruits the help of two cannabis cultivators to help him win a contest. 
133 (7) "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre" December 15, 2002 (2002-12-15) 6ABE18
The Hills are forced to live in Dale's house after Dale digs a tunnel underneath the Hill's kitchen, and the inspector declares the Hill house uninhabitable until the necessary repairs are done. Things get worse when Hank is sentenced to take anger management classes after accidentally cutting Dale's finger off with a skilsaw. 
134 (8) "Full Metal Dust Jacket" January 5, 2003 (2003-01-05) 7ABE04
Peggy takes over the lease of a bookstore, but when the bookstore's business plummets, she allows Dale and his gun group to sell firearms at the store. 
135 (9) "Pigmalion" October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26) 5ABE23
Luanne becomes involved with the psychotic owner of a pork processing plant who wants Luanne to be just like the woman on the company logo.
NOTE: This was originally supposed to air as a season six episode (even though it has a season 5 production code), but was pulled, presumably for its violent, disturbing content. 
136 (10) "Megalo Dale" January 12, 2003 (2003-01-12) 7ABE05
Dale is hired to exterminate at the Mega Lo Mart, but it turns out the "pest" is Chuck Mangione, the Mega Lo Mart spokesman. 
137 (11) "Boxing Luanne" February 2, 2003 (2003-02-02) 7ABE07
To prove to men that she's more than just a pretty face and a sexy body, Luanne becomes a boxer, but soon learns that the boxing she's been doing is foxy boxing, and that every fight she's won has been fixed. 
138 (12) "Vision Quest" February 9, 2003 (2003-02-09) 7ABE09
John Redcorn is worried about how Dale is raising Joseph so he gets Hank to take Joseph on a "vision quest," but Dale is the one who gets a vision and mistakenly believes that he's an American Indian. 
139 (13) "Queasy Rider" February 16, 2003 (2003-02-16) 7ABE10
Hank and Peggy try to fix their strained marriage by buying a motorcycle and immersing themselves in the biker lifestyle. 
140 (14) "Board Games" March 2, 2003 (2003-03-02) 7ABE08
Peggy, Nancy, and Minh run for school board against each other after Tom Landry Middle School cuts all after-school programs out of the budget. 
141 (15) "An Officer and a Gentle Boy" March 9, 2003 (2003-03-09) 7ABE06
Hank sends Bobby to Cotton's old military academy, where Cotton tries to break the boy's spirit. 
142 (16) "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill" March 16, 2003 (2003-03-16) 7ABE11
Bobby becomes a salesman at Strickland Propane and uses unethical tactics from Joe Jack to sell more grills. Meanwhile, Dale gets a weather balloon and tests it out on Bill, who ends up flying away. 
143 (17) "The Good Buck" March 30, 2003 (2003-03-30) 7ABE13

Buck becomes a born-again Christian (courtesy of Luanne) after his wife divorces him, but Hank is worried that Buck only wants Luanne for sex. Meanwhile, Bobby hides out from his track coach and makes friends with two old ladies at Hotel Arlen's restaurant during tea time.

NOTE: On FOX, this episode was rated TV-G (making it one of two King of the Hill episodes that don't have the TV-PG rating ["Ho Yeah", originally rated TV-14, is the other]). On Cartoon Network, the episode is rated TV-PG for suggestive dialogue (D). 
144 (18) "I Never Promised You an Organic Garden" April 13, 2003 (2003-04-13) 7ABE14
Peggy takes over the organic garden at the school, but she is caught using pesticides on the garden. 
145 (19) "Be True to Your Fool" April 27, 2003 (2003-04-27) 7ABE12
When Hank gets his head shaved (after Bill gives Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer lice), he discovers a tattoo in the back of his head he got as a teenager during a drunken night out. Meanwhile, Bill makes friends with a bullpen of prisoners at the county jail. 
146 (20) "Racist Dawg" May 4, 2003 (2003-05-04) 7ABE17
Hank hires an African-American repairman (guest-voiced by Bernie Mac), who Ladybird attacks, prompting the town to think that Hank and his dog are racists. 
147 (21) "Night and Deity" May 11, 2003 (2003-05-11) 7ABE16
After Bill attracts pigeons to the alley, Dale must work with an attractive, female exterminator, who makes Nancy jealous. 
148 (22) "Maid in Arlen" May 18, 2003 (2003-05-18) 7ABE18
Bill and Laoma, Kahn's mother, enter into a romantic relationship that Kahn works overtime to sabotage. 
149 (23) "The Witches of East Arlen" May 18, 2003 (2003-05-18) 7ABE20
Bobby gets involved with a group of post-adolescent geeks who are into tarot cards and witchcraft. David Cross guest stars. 

Season 8: 2003-2004

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
150 (1) "Patch Boomhauer" November 2, 2003 (2003-11-02) 8ABE01
Boomhauer's brother, Patch (voiced by Brad Pitt), is getting married to a woman Boomhauer has always been in love with, opening old wounds between the two. 
151 (2) "Reborn to Be Wild" November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09) 8ABE02
Fearing that Bobby is succumbing to bad influences, Hank makes him join a local church youth group. Bobby discovers that the group consists of cool punks (guest voiced by the band members of Sum 41[1]), including their tattooed pastor, i.e. "Pastor K", who worship God through skateboarding and rock. Hank approves of Bobby's newfound interest in religion, but disapproves of the way the group treats Christianity as a fad. Meanwhile, Hank's friends (and Kahn) start a club called "The Last Meal Club", where they come up with what meals they would like to eat before they die. 
152 (3) "New Cowboy on the Block" November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16) 7ABE15
A washed-up former Dallas Cowboys player moves into the neighborhood, and no one, not even Hank, can admit that he's a jerk--until the player starts harassing Hank. 
153 (4) "The Incredible Hank" November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23) 8ABE04
Hank takes Bobby to the doctor to get him some testosterone supplements to boost his energy, but Hank becomes the one who sorely needs a testosterone boost. Meanwhile, Bobby faces his fear of showering after gym class. 
154 (5) "Flirting with the Master" December 7, 2003 (2003-12-07) 7ABE22
The actor who plays TV's "Monsignor Martinez" invites Peggy to Mexico City to tutor his children for an English language exam. Meanwhile, Luanne takes on Peggy's duties at home. 
155 (6) "After the Mold Rush" December 14, 2003 (2003-12-14) 7ABE19
When Hank's house sustains minor water damage, a man from the insurance company sets out to get rich by determining that the Hill household is infested with mold
156 (7) "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" December 21, 2003 (2003-12-21) 8ABE05
Hank needs to take some antique furniture to his mother in Arizona, so he rents an 18-wheeler and takes Bobby on a road trip (with Dale, Bill and Boomhauer stowing away). Meanwhile, Peggy and Luanne try to write a Christmas novelty song. 
157 (8) "Rich Hank, Poor Hank" January 4, 2004 (2004-01-04) 7ABE21
Bobby thinks Hank is secretly a rich miser after hearing Peggy talking about Hank's new $1000 bonus, and Bobby steals Hank's emergency credit card to go on a shopping spree. 
158 (9) "Ceci N'Est Pas Une King of the Hill" January 25, 2004 (2004-01-25) 8ABE03

When Hank asks Peggy to design an art piece for Strickland Propane, she creates the "Probot," a statue made out of propane tanks. Her sculpture is rejected by the city board, but picked up by an art dealer from Dallas. Unfortunately, Peggy finds out that the dealer presents her to the public as an uneducated hillbilly. Meanwhile, Dale starts wearing a suit of armor and uses his newfound invincibility to insult people without consequences.

The episode won an Annie Award for writing.[5] 
159 (10) "That's What She Said" February 8, 2004 (2004-02-08) 8ABE06
A new employee named Rich (voiced by Ben Stiller) becomes popular around Strickland Propane for telling lewd jokes, but Hank thinks this is a breach of sexual harassment laws. 
160 (11) "My Hair Lady" February 15, 2004 (2004-02-15) 8ABE09
Luanne and Bill both get jobs at the hippest hair salon in Arlen called "Hottyz." But in order to keep his job, Bill must pretend to be a homosexual. Meanwhile, Hank's elderly barber has a hard time staying in business. 
161 (12) "Phish and Wild Life" February 22, 2004 (2004-02-22) 8ABE10
Hank takes Bobby and the guys on a fishing trip, where they vow to eat only what they catch. A very hungry Bobby befriends the campers next to them, who are a group of hippies. After they feed him half of a hamburger bun, Bobby starts to eat with them. The hippies run out of their supply, and come to Bobby for repayment. 
162 (13) "Cheer Factor" March 7, 2004 (2004-03-07) 8ABE07
Peggy volunteers to help with the school cheerleading squad, in order to get them to learn some cheers to motivate the football team. Up until now, the squad is only concerned with winning the dance competitions and trophies from other schools. When Peggy gets the crowds behind the team, the school principal replaces the current coach with Peggy....who takes it too far. 
163 (14) "Dale Be Not Proud" March 14, 2004 (2004-03-14) 8ABE11
When NHRA driver John Force needs an organ transplant, Dale is the only one who can save him. Hank encourages Dale to ignore his fear of hospitals and give up his kidney to save Force. Dale reluctantly agrees, but only if Hank takes his place being Dale for the day, a task that consists of outlandish duties. 
164 (15) "Après Hank, le Deluge" March 21, 2004 (2004-03-21) 8ABE08
When flood threatens the town, the Arlenites gather in the communal shelter: the Tom Landry gym. Meantime, the kids go wild in the yearbook office, Peggy regresses, and Dale schemes to build an ark to float his family to safety. 
165 (16) "DaleTech" March 28, 2004 (2004-03-28) 8ABE12
Dale starts a security company called "DaleTech", but his business is threatened by Cotton, who has become a new local auxiliary police officer. 
166 (17) "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo" April 18, 2004 (2004-04-18) 8ABE14
Hank tries to teach Bobby about the Alamo after discovering that the new history textbooks in school contain revisionist history. Meanwhile, Peggy and Luanne mail out a paper cut-out boy named Flat Stanley to be passed around America. 
167 (18) "Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon" April 25, 2004 (2004-04-25) 8ABE16
Luanne tries to help Hank protest against a grilling contest when it's revealed that the contest doesn't allow propane grills. Meanwhile, Peggy tries to visit a house where a famous murder took place, but the real estate agent is only letting in potential buyers. 
168 (19) "Stressed for Success" May 2, 2004 (2004-05-02) 8ABE13
Bobby joins the school's Quiz Bowl team because of his extensive knowledge of pop culture, but he becomes stressed out by the pressure. 
169 (20) "Hank's Back (AKA The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hank)" May 9, 2004 (2004-05-09) 8ABE15
When Hank suffers a back injury at work and none of his doctors can fix it, he tries the healing powers of Yoga. At first, he finds it a little too wacky, but thanks to the help of Yogi Victor (Johnny Depp), he realizes that it actually works, but Hank's insurance company uses this to prove that Hank is taking unfair advantage of his workman's comp. Meanwhile, Peggy fights to keep the old Pink & White market open. Angela Bloomfield guest stars. 
170 (21) "The Redneck on Rainey Street" May 16, 2004 (2004-05-16) 8ABE17
Connie is turned down for admission to a prestigious summer school after filling its quota of Asian kids. Realizing that working hard and overachieving will never help them get ahead in life, Kahn and Minh decide to give up and live like beer-drinking, El Camino-driving rednecks, which nearly drive them to homelessness when they stop making payments on their house. Bob Hoskins guest stars. 
171 (22) "Talking Shop" May 23, 2004 (2004-05-23) 8ABE20
Despite Hank's wishes for Bobby to take auto shop, Bobby takes peer counseling so he can give advice to vulnerable teenage girls. Meanwhile, Hank finds a wrecked car for Bobby to fix.
NOTE: Guest stars include: Alyson Hannigan, Laura Prepon, and Lindsay Lohan

Season 9: 2004-2005

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
172 (1) "A Rover Runs Through It" November 7, 2004 (2004-11-07) 8ABE22
The Hills travel to Montana to visit Peggy's mother. There, they find out the family is losing the ranch to Henry Winkler because of high property taxes. 
173 (2) "Ms. Wakefield" December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19) 9ABE05
When an elderly stranger, Ms. Wakefield (Marion Ross), visits the Hill residence during Christmas, Hank is thrilled to show her his house since it was also her childhood home. However, when Ms. Wakefield announces that she wants to die in their house, Hank and Peggy want nothing more than for her to leave, despite her bothersome insistence. 
174 (3) "Death Buys a Timeshare" January 16, 2005 (2005-01-16) 8ABE18
Cotton inherits $10,000 from the will of his friend Topsy, and goes to Mexico, with Bill in tow, to buy a timeshare. Feeling lonely after the death of his friend, Cotton gets suckered in by tales of the timeshare development's owner, O'Kelly, and decides to buy—even though Americans cannot own land in Mexico. Meanwhile, Peggy, Bobby and Dale search for a pool to swim in. 
175 (4) "Yard, She Blows!" January 23, 2005 (2005-01-23) 8ABE19
Peggy is jealous that Hank always gets complimented on his yard, so she starts a garden in the front yard. When that doesn't work she puts Winklebottom the garden gnome in their front yard, which drives Hank nuts. 
176 (5) "Dale to the Chief" May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22) 9ABE02
When Dale reads Joseph the Warren Commission Report, he discovers that the U.S. government could be right about who assassinated John F. Kennedy and turns his government-hating, right-wing mania into insufferable, flag-waving patriotism. Meanwhile, Hank discovers a mistake on his driver's license and is sent through a boatload of red tape in order to fix it. 
177 (6) "The Petriot Act" February 13, 2005 (2005-02-13) 9ABE06
When Hank agrees to take in a soldier's pet, he gets Duke, a vicious, mean-spirited cat, against Hank's wishes. Hank takes Duke to visit Dr. Leslie, a veterinarian who runs a battery of tests and presents Hank with a bill for several thousand dollars. 
178 (7) "Enrique-cilable Differences" February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20) 9ABE12
Hank's co-worker Enrique is having marital problems, and starts spending all his time with Hank. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to unblock the Fox network from the Hills' TV. 
179 (8) "Mutual of Omabwah" March 6, 2005 (2005-03-06) 9ABE03
When Hank forgets to mail his insurance payment, Hank and Bobby must protect themselves from any accidents until their insurance can be re-activated in 36 hours. Meanwhile, Dale decides to raise bees, Bill and Boomhauer discover the joys of deep-frying, and Peggy and Luanne get stuck at a rest stop when Hank won't let them drive uninsured. 
180 (9) "Care-Takin' Care of Business" March 13, 2005 (2005-03-13) 9ABE01
When the Tom Landry Middle School football team has to forfeit a game due to poor field maintenance when the caretaker goes senile, the booster club resolves to replace the school's elderly groundskeeper, Smitty, and Hank resolves to help him keep his job by secretly doing upkeep on the field. Meanwhile, Luanne starts dating a redneck named Lucky (first seen in "The Redneck on Rainey Street"), much to Peggy's dismay. 
181 (10) "Arlen City Bomber" March 27, 2005 (2005-03-27) 9ABE07
To pay off her credit card debts, Luanne signs up to be a roller derby girl. Peggy gets in on it too and uses borrowed money to make improvements on the team, sinking both Luanne and Peggy deeper into debt. 
182 (11) "Redcorn Gambles with His Future" April 10, 2005 (2005-04-10) 9ABE09
Hank is in charge of organizing the Strickland Family Fun Day. Meanwhile, John Redcorn and his band "Big Mountain Fudgecake" are having trouble finding a venue to play their music. Acting on Hank's advice, John Redcorn uses his land to open a casino so his band can have a place to play. 
183 (12) "Smoking and the Bandit" April 17, 2005 (2005-04-17) 9ABE10
When Arlen bans smoking in all restaurants and bars, Dale becomes the "Smoking Bandit" to impress Joseph. 
184 (13) "Gone with the Windstorm" May 1, 2005 (2005-05-01) 9ABE08
When Channel 84 hires a new meteorologist, Irv Bennett, Nancy and her less-than-accurate weather reports are left out in the cold. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to fight back against a bully who constantly scares him at school. 
185 (14) "Bobby on Track" May 8, 2005 (2005-05-08) 9ABE13
Upset with Bobby's habit of giving up what he starts (after Bobby doesn't complete the miles needed to run for a charity race), Hank puts Bobby on the school's track team, but soon learns that the coach only wants Bobby so he can push the other team members to do better. 
186 (15) "It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings" May 15, 2005 (2005-05-15) 9ABE19
Bill joins an all-male chorus (based on the Dallas-based men's chorus the Vocal Majority) who end up using Bill and forcing him to blow off his appointment to cut the general's hair at the Army base. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby get caught up in a game of Pong

Season 10: 2005-2006

The majority of episodes in this season are leftover episodes from the 8ABE and 9ABE production line. The AABE production line (much like The Simpsons' 3G production line for seasons eight and nine) is a short-lived line and only lasts for five episodes (four airing this season and the fifth airing as a leftover episode next season).

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
187 (1) "Hank's on Board" October 16, 2005 (2005-10-16) 9ABE14
Hank fears he is being shunned when his friends go on a vacation without him. 
188 (2) "Bystand Me" October 6, 2005 (2005-10-06) 8ABE21
When the Arlen Bystander newspaper gets a new editor, Peggy gets a job writing a household hints column (even though Peggy doesn't know any household hints). Meanwhile, Hank makes Bobby get a paper route. 
189 (3) "Bill's House" November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13) 9ABE15
Bill turns his house into a rehabilitation center for alcoholics. 
190 (4) "Harlottown" November 20, 2005 (2005-11-20) 9ABE04
Peggy and Hank protest when Arlen's city manager wants to open a Museum of Prostitution and host the Adult Video Awards. 
191 (5) "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown" December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04) 9ABE16
Bobby goes to clown college and becomes a classical clown, but he discovers his new act isn't funny. 
192 (6) "Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?" December 11, 2005 (2005-12-11) 9ABE11
Upon being told that he is too Americanized and called a "banana" (the Asian equivalent to an Oreo [a black person who acts white]), Kahn vows to return to his Laotian roots. 
193 (7) "You Gotta Believe (In Moderation)" December 18, 2005 (2005-12-18) 9ABE17
Hank invites a softball team to compete against his own team of misfits, to raise money to save Tom Landry Middle School's baseball team. 
194 (8) "Business Is Picking Up" March 19, 2006 (2006-03-19) 9ABE18
Hank tries to get Bobby interested in working as a propane salesman during Tom Landry Middle School's Career Day, but Bobby shadows a young, handsome man who makes his living picking up animal (and human) waste. 
195 (9) "The Year of Washing Dangerously" March 26, 2006 (2006-03-26) 9ABE20
Kahn buys the local car wash as part of a plan to get rich, and Hank finds himself working for his disrespectful, money-obsessed neighbor when Buck takes a stake in the business as well. 
196 (10) "Hank Fixes Everything" April 2, 2006 (2006-04-02) 9ABE21
Buck Strickland hires the guys from the reality show American Chopper to perform at Strickland Propane in order to win a price war with Thatherton Fuels, then gets into a price fixing conspiracy with the other propane companies in Arlen. 
197 (11) "Church Hopping" April 9, 2006 (2006-04-09) 9ABE22
When the Hill family finds out that their pew of many years has been given away to another family at church they abandon their staid Methodist church and come about to worship at a new megachurch
198 (12) "24 Hour Propane People" April 23, 2006 (2006-04-23) AABE01
When Buck gets banned from his favorite strip club, he refocuses on making Strickland Propane a "fun" place to work, which sits well with everyone but Hank. 
199 (13) "The Texas Panhandler" April 30, 2006 (2006-04-30) AABE02
Instead of getting a real job, Bobby and Joseph discover that they can make more money, and look cooler, by hanging out on street corners and begging for money. 
200 (14) "Hank's Bully" May 7, 2006 (2006-05-07) AABE03
A young boy, Caleb, starts following Hank around, making fun of him and generally annoying him. Meanwhile, Dale and Peggy enter a taxidermy competition. 
201 (15) "Edu-macating Lucky" May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14) AABE04
Lucky asks Peggy to help him get his GED in the hopes of improving his chances of marrying Luanne. Peggy agrees to help him study for the test, but is torn between her wish to help him and her wish to keep him away from her niece. 

Season 11: 2007

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
202 (1) "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" January 28, 2007 (2007-01-28) BABE02
Peggy, feeling a bit unfeminine because of her masculine clothes and size-16 feet, befriends Carolyn, who views Peggy as the epitome of womanhood. Hank is thrilled that Peggy finally has someone else to talk to about her girl problems, but discovers that Carolyn is a drag queen who thinks Peggy is one too. 
203 (2) "serPUNt" March 11, 2007 (2007-03-11) BABE01
When a python Lucky gives to Bobby as a gift gets into the toilet, Hank calls Animal Control. But instead of taking care of the problem, they make the city believe that the problem is worse than it is in order to get higher salaries, causing panic. 
204 (3) "Blood and Sauce" March 18, 2007 (2007-03-18) BABE03
Bill calls a reunion of all the Dauterives due to feeling lonely. After amassing a giant barbecue it's found out that Gilbert, his cousin, is the only other Dauterive.Due to such good tasting food, people want to buy the recipe, however Gilbert won't let Bill whore out the Dauterive family. 
205 (4) "Luanne Gets Lucky" March 25, 2007 (2007-03-25) BABE04
Lucky neglects Luanne when he becomes obsessed with retrieving a walnut stump his grandfather found, so Luanne accepts a 15-year-old's invitation to the senior prom. 
206 (5) "Hank Gets Dusted" April 1, 2007 (2007-04-01) BABE05
Hank is devastated when Cotton's Cadillac is given to Hank's cousin Dusty (voice of ZZ Top's Dusty Hill), but when Dusty and his bandmates show up at Hank's house to play practical jokes for a reality show taping, it's more than Hank can bear. 
207 (6) "Glen Peggy Glen Ross" April 8, 2007 (2007-04-08) BABE06
Peggy is fired from The Arlen Bystander and begins a new career as a real estate agent. Meanwhile, after Dale buys a set of titanium golf clubs at a police auction, he gives the clubs to Hank, who doesn't want them after learning they were used as a murder weapon. 
208 (7) "The Passion of Dauterive" April 15, 2007 (2007-04-15) BABE07
Bill searches for meaning in his life after surviving a roof collapse, leading to a relationship with Reverend Stroup. 
209 (8) "Grand Theft Arlen" April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22) BABE08
Hank protests against a new school program that lets failing gym students play video games--and becomes addicted to a Grand Theft Auto-style video game centered on propane and featuring Hank as the protagonist. Meanwhile, Bobby trains for the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. 
210 (9) "Peggy's Gone to Pots" May 6, 2007 (2007-05-06) BABE09
Peggy tries to reach the pinnacle of real estate success by selling houses in the exclusive neighborhood of Arlen Heights, but she winds up selling kitchen supplies for a scam company. Meanwhile, Rusty Shackleford, the man whose identity Dale often uses, pays a visit to Dale. 
211 (10) "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" May 13, 2007 (2007-05-13) BABE10
Nancy turns to her mother (voiced by Rue McClanahan) for help when the stress of home life and unresolved feelings for John Redcorn cause her to lose her hair. Meanwhile, Dale takes a ride with Kahn's delinquent nephew in a souped-up racecar during the vernal equinox and thinks he's traveled through time. 
212 (11) "Bill, Bulk and the Body Buddies" May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20) BABE11
Bill meets a body builder named Dirk who agrees to help him train for an upcoming Army physical, but when Bill starts working out with Dirk and his two meat head buddies, Bill develops a bad attitude and alienates his former friends. 
213 (12) "Lucky's Wedding Suit" May 20, 2007 (2007-05-20) AABE05
When Lucky wants to give Luanne the expensive wedding that she desires, he sues Dale with a frivolous lawsuit after having an accident on the job. Rated TV-PG-L
NOTE: This episode was originally scheduled to be King of the Hill's final episode (explaining why the AABE production line is so short and why this episode contained many secondary characters). [2] 

Season 12: 2007-2008

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
214 (1) "Suite Smells of Excess" September 23, 2007 BABE13
When the guys take Bobby to a University of Texas football game their hijinks land them in a VIP box suite, where Hank is mistaken for a former player of the opposing Nebraska Cornhuskers, and is asked to call a crucial play for the team. 
215 (2) "Bobby Rae" October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07) BABE12
Bobby feigns interest in activism when he goes after the heart of a real student activist, who protests the installation of soda machines in the school (and the funds from said soda machines being used to pay for the teachers' vacation). 
216 (3) "The Powder Puff Boys" October 14, 2007 (2007-10-14) BABE16
Hank encourages Bobby to be a part of the school's Powder Puff team (a team where boys dress in drag and impersonate female cheerleaders). However, the boys learn that Peggy and the PTA are trying to put a stop to the tradition. 
217 (4) "Four Wave Intersection" October 21, 2007 (2007-10-21) BABE15
Arlen is hit by a heat wave and Hank takes the kids to the water park. Unfortunately, they have to tangle with a group of surfer bullies to enjoy the "Endless Wave." Meanwhile, Boomhauer, who is usually cool, winds up embarrassing himself, and Bill becomes known as the famous "Heat-Waver" when he begins to stand on the side of the highway and wave to motorists. 
218 (5) "Death Picks Cotton" November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11) BABE14
While at a Japanese restaurant, Cotton suffers a war flashback and ends up getting hospitalized after falling on the grill, where Peggy learns that Cotton may not have long to live.[3] 
219 (6) "Raise the Steaks" November 18, 2007 (2007-11-18) BABE17
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. 
220 (7) "Tears of an Inflatable Clown" November 25, 2007 (2007-11-25) BABE19
Bobby convinces the student council to put on a carnival, and he's put in charge of it, but a dour so-called "diversity expert" comes to school and nearly puts the kibosh on Bobby's plan by making everything politically correct. Meanwhile, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer try to get a reluctant Lucky to the hospital when he injures himself. 
221 (8) "The Minh Who Knew Too Much" December 9, 2007 (2007-12-09) BABE18
Minh joins the Arlen Gun Club to learn skeet shooting, a skill she hopes will make an exclusive country club want her and Kahn as members. Meanwhile, Hank tries to solve the mystery of who's been discarding trash in his trash cans. 
222 (9) "Dream Weaver" December 16, 2007 (2007-12-16) BABE20
Nancy wants Dale to get a new job since he's not making any money, so he and Hank go on a "vocation vacation" to learn basket weaving. Meanwhile Peggy, Kahn and Bill try to achieve Internet stardom by creating a wacky viral video. 
223 (10) "Doggone Crazy" February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03) CABE01
The Hill's dog, Ladybird, goes on a rampage, breaking things all over the house and later biting Hank's hand. After Ladybird is put on a list of vicious dogs, the veterinarian suggests that Hank takes her to a dog spiritualist. 
224 (11) "Trans-Fascism" February 10, 2008 (2008-02-10) CABE02
When the Arlen City Council bans the sale of foods containing trans fats, Sugarfoot'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. 
225 (12) "Untitled Blake McCormack Project" February 17, 2008 (2008-02-17) CABE03
Bill becomes involved with a single mother, Charlene, who once had an affair with John Redcorn, and, like Nancy Gribble, has a half-Native American child who, like Joseph Gribble, is oblivious to her biological father's identity. 
226 (13) "The Accidental Terrorist" March 2, 2008 (2008-03-02) CABE04
Hank finds out his car salesman has been tricking him into paying more than he should when purchasing a car, and gets tangled in a botched plan cooked up by two college-aged activists. 
227 (14) "Lady and Gentrification" March 9, 2008 (2008-03-09) CABE05
Peggy inadvertently ruins Enrique's life when she sells a house in Enrique's neighborhood to a hipster (who invites his hipster friends over to live in the same neighborhood). Meanwhile, Hank is asked to speak at Enrique's daughter's Quinceaños celebration. 
228 (15) "Behind Closed Doors" March 16, 2008 (2008-03-16) CABE06
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, prompting Peggy to become stricter in her parenting. 
229 (16) "Pour Some Sugar on Kahn" March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30) CABE07
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. Kahn becomes depressed until he stumbles upon a Laotian karaoke bar where he becomes a star singing "The Morning After". 
230 (17) "Six Characters in Search of a House" April 6, 2008 (2008-04-06) CABE08
Peggy, a passionate realtor, finds a great home listing that she must sell within two weeks. One catch, though, 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. 
231 (18) "The Courtship of Joseph's Father" April 13, 2008 (2008-04-13) CABE09
Joseph becomes the Star quarterback at Tom Landry Middle School, and gives the school hope that they'll actually win this year. A wealthy prep school offers Joseph to play for their school instead. Joseph wants to stay at Landry, but Dale wants him to take the cash offering. Dale realizes that his family doesn't fit in the upper-class lifestyle and tries to raise money to pay back the school's exclusive contract. 
232 (19) "Strangeness On a Train" April 27, 2008 (2008-04-27) CABE10
Depressed over her botched birthday parties, Peggy schedules a 1970s-style murder mystery party on a train, but when Dale ruins the surprise, thanks to Luanne's discovery of what her role is, a new mystery crops up--after Hank and Peg have sex in the train bathroom. 
233 (20) "Cops and Robert" May 4, 2008 (2008-05-04) CABE11
When Hank accidentally steals another man's wallet (thinking that the man pickpocketed him), the man begins exacting his revenge on Hank. Meanwhile, Bobby gets sentenced to spend the day with the school security guard after being framed for throwing a soda can at him and Dale attempts to get a job at a Hooters-esque restaurant called "Bazooms" by citing sexual discrimination if he's not hired. Paul Sorvino guest stars. 
234 (21) "It Came From the Garage" May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11) CABE12
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. 
235 (22) "Life: A Loser's Manual" May 18, 2008 (2008-05-18) CABE13
Luanne's long lost father and Peggy's brother, Hoyt (voiced by Johnny Knoxville), returns to Arlen after being incarcerated for years (it had been assumed that he worked on an oil rig). 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. 

Season 13: 2008-2009

Beginning with the episode "Lucky See, Monkey Do," King of the Hill is now shown in 720p high-definition. This is also the final season of King of the Hill.

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
236 (1) "Dia-BILL-ic Shock" September 28, 2008 (2008-09-28) CABE16
Bill, unwilling to change his sugary eating habits, is diagnosed with diabetes by a mean-spirited doctor who tells him that he is going to lose his legs. After deciding to use a wheelchair (which he really doesn’t need), he is befriended by a rugby player named Thunder, who teaches him how to be independent, but their friendship is strained when Thunder realizes Bill isn’t really disabled. [4] 
237 (2) "Earthly Girls are Easy" October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05) CABE17
A local paper plans to run a story about Strickland Propane illegally dumping old propane tanks into the river. Hank suggests the company go green, and when the ladies of Arlen hear of the eco-efforts made by the company, Dale decides to help out Strickland with their carbon off-sets to garner the attention of the girls. To impress the ladies, Mr. Strickland organizes an earth benefit concert that goes wrong. [4] 
238 (3) "Square-Footed Monster" October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19) CABE18
After Hank and the guys fix up the recently deceased Dotty Dwyer's house, Dotty's nephew sells the house to Ted Wassonasong. But when Ted has construction workers tear down the home to make way for a "McMansion", the Hill family and the rest of the neighborhood visit the City Council to protest the construction. 
239 (4) "Lost in MySpace" November 2, 2008 (2008-11-02) CABE14
To boost business, Strickland Propane creates a MySpace page despite Hank's bad feelings about the idea. Mr. Strickland gives Donna full responsibility over the page, but she fills it with personal information about the employees, leading to conflicts throughout the office. Meanwhile, Dale rents a pig to hunt truffles, loses it, and has to borrow Ladybird in order to track it down. 
240 (5) "No Bobby Left Behind" November 9, 2008 (2008-11-09) CABE15
To raise the school's grade point average due to the No Child Left Behind program, Bobby and Joseph are assigned as "special needs" students, which irks Hank. 
241 (6) "A Bill Full of Dollars" November 16, 2008 (2008-11-16) CABE19
After losing money in the stock market, Peggy, Minh and Dale decide to study Bill, "an average man", in order to improve their odds. 
242 (7) "Straight as an Arrow" November 30, 2008 (2008-11-30) CABE20
When Bobby decides to become a member of the Order of the Straight Arrow (even though it was established that Bobby is already a member according to the season one episode "Order of the Straight Arrow"), Hank decides to get involved as well, but when he bumps heads with the Arrowmaster, who happens to be a new resident of Arlen, this stirs up trouble with Peggy, who has volunteered to serve as the Welcome Wagon representative for the town. 
243 (8) "Lucky See, Monkey Do" February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) DABE01
When Peggy plans a baby shower for Luanne, Lucky invites his sister Myrna and her children to the party. Myrna has conflicting parenting information to give Luanne, and is described by Peggy as a "modern mother". After a scuffle between Myrna and Peggy on where to birth the baby, Luanne decides to do it "her way" and take Peggy's advice about going to the hospital to give birth.
NOTE: This was the first episode of the series to air in 720p High Definition
244 (9) "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis" February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) DABE02
When Buck Strickland is invited to the National Propane Gas Convention as the newest inductee into the Propane Hall of Flame, he asks Hank to accompany him. Although Hank is honored, he quickly realizes his primary responsibility will be babysitting Buck and preventing him from getting into trouble. Hank's job is made that much more difficult when Buck meets his illegitimate son Ray Roy (guest voice Diedrich Bader) at the convention and stays out late carousing with him.[5] 
245 (10) "Master of Puppets" March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01) DABE03
When Hank and Peggy forget to pick up Bobby at the mall, Bobby begins using emotional blackmail to get them to do whatever he wants. Meanwhile, Dale emulates Survivorguy (a parody of Survivorman} by camping out in the backyard. 
246 (11) "Bwah My Nose" March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08) DABE04
During a football game practice for an upcoming rematch, Bill breaks Hank's nose. After trying to live with the injury, Hank reluctantly gets plastic surgery...and becomes hung up on his looks. 
247 (12) "Uncool Customer" March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15) DABE05
After Peggy finds out that she is not cool, she befriends one of Arlen's most glamorous and coolest moms in an effort to learn how to be cool. Bobby finds himself enchanted by her daughter. 
248 (13) "Nancy Does Dallas" March 22, 2009 (2009-03-22) DABE06
Nancy moves to Dallas after landing a job as a reporter for a metropolitan news station and back-stabs her way to the top. Meanwhile, Dale conducts a hare-brained experiment by turning the house into an igloo. 
249 (14) "Born Again on the Fourth of July" April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19) DABE07
Hank gets involved in a neighborhood war over 4th of July decorations, and Bobby discovers that his apathy over neighborhood pride is what's tearing the neighborhood apart. 
250 (15) "Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key" April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) DABE08
Hank receives a special delivery of his recently deceased father’s personal belongings, including a list of bizarre final requests--one of which calls for Hank to flush Cotton's ashes in the toilet of a bar once used by General George S. Patton. Meanwhile, Dale and Bill bicker over an empty beer can Dale discarded in Bill's yard and won't pick up. 
251 (16) "Bad News Bill" May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03) DABE10
When Hank tries to be realistic about Bobby’s below-average baseball abilities, he is vilified by Bobby’s over-enthusiastic Little League coach, who only wants to set Bobby up for disappointment. Meanwhile, Bill is hired as the head of the baseball field's snack counter. 
252 (17) "Manger Baby Einstein" May 10, 2009 (2009-05-10) DABE09
While adjusting to her new career and life as a mom, Luanne resurrects her Manger Baby puppets and, with help from John Redcorn, starts a series of direct-to-DVD educational shows, but risks selling out when the franchise grows stale and other entertainers line up to take her place. Final appearance of John Redcorn. 
253 (18) "Uh-oh, Canada" May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17) DABE11
When Boomhauer decides to house-swap with the Huskins, a Canadian family, for the duration of the summer, Hank and the Rainey St. regulars find themselves putting up with the neighbors from hell. Meanwhile, Boomhauer romances a Quebecer. Mira Sorvino guest stars. Buck Strickland makes his final appearance in this episode. 
254 (19) "The Boy Can't Help It" September 13, 2009 (2009-09-13)[6] DABE12
Bobby becomes quite the ladies' man when several girls in his class consider him a potential date for the Homecoming dance, but Hank is worried that Bobby is being used. 
255 (20) "To Sirloin With Love[7]" September 13, 2009 (2009-09-13) DABE17

In the series finale, Hank discovers that Bobby has a talent for inspecting and distinguishing cuts of meat, and puts Bobby on a meat-inspecting team run by Heimlich County's community college. This episode reveals that Boomhauer has a job as a Texas ranger.

The episode ends with Bobby and Hank grilling; everyone in their neighborhood comes to their house to eat, and the final shot of the series is a view of the Arlen Water Tower. The post-credits line is also the famous "yep" scene, the first dialogue of the series. 

Syndication: 2010

20th Century Fox Television initially ordered 13 DABE[2] production episodes, but decided to keep the show in production for four additional episodes (DABE14-DABE17). However, the network only aired the final two episodes, and confirmed it will not air all of these episodes in prime time, opting instead for syndication.

# Title Original airdate Prod. code
256 "The Honeymooners"[9] TBA DABE13
Hank is shocked when his mother announces she is marrying a man she has only known for a few weeks. Soon after, the newlyweds celebrate by purchasing an RV and heading to Hank's. When Hank's mom and new stepfather have a heated argument, she takes off with the RV and Hank is left to rescue his mother once again.[8] 
257 "Bill Gathers Moss [10]"[11] TBA DABE14
258 "When Joseph Met Lori, and Made Out with Her in the Janitor's Closet [12]"[13] TBA DABE15
259 "Just Another Manic Kahn-Day [14]"[15] TBA DABE16


"Bill, Bulk and the Body Buddies"
King of the Hill episode
Episode no. Season 11
Episode 11
Guest stars Diedrich Bader

Randy "The Macho Man" Savage

Production no. BABE11
Original airdate May 20, 2007
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"Bill, Bulk and the Body Buddies" is the 212th episode of the FOX animated television series King of the Hill.


Bill has an upcoming Army physical, which he is in no shape to pass, as he only passed the last physical through a mistake. Knowing he will have to shape up, he starts by buying a set of weights and machines, converting his garage into a home gym for his friends and their families to use. When he goes to a GNC-style supplement store to buy vitamins, he meets a bodybuilder named Dirk, who is friendly but very macho and aggressive. With the help of Dirk and fellow bodybuilders Coach and Gorilla, Bill manages to bulk up, but becomes aggressive himself and develops a bad attitude, alienating Hank and the gang. Everyone else leaves the garage in search of other places to work out.

Bill collapses during a workout, but the three misunderstand his condition and put him in the garage to exercise all night instead of taking him to the hospital. He tries to call Hank for help, without success, and the bodybuilders return the next morning to keep him in training. Hank and the gang are reluctant to help at first, but eventually they come to the rescue, tricking the bodybuilders by pretending to argue about which one has the best physique. Soon Dirk, Coach, and Gorilla get caught up in posing against each other in front of their mirror, and Hank is able to sneak Bill away from them.

Due to his extensive injuries, Bill is told not to work out for six months and his Army physical is postponed. Although he will lose the bulk he gained by then, he and Hank (now reconciled) agree that it is for the best.


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