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King of the Hill

King of the Hill


 
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Table of Contents

Main Information
Opening Theme and Intro Video
Main Summary
Hank's Relationship with his Friends
Hank and his Family
History and Future



 
Produced By: 3 Arts Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, and Judgemental Films
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Intro Video
Composed By: Brian Rush & Roger Meade Clyn
Performed By: The Refreshments
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Main Summary

From the mind (Mike Judge) that brought you Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill focuses on the daily life of a middle-class family known as the Hills. The series debuted in January 1997 and has by far been the second-longest running animated series on FOX. King of the Hill takes place in Texas, where most characters have an uptight personality in a satirical style. The culture of the Texan characters is very accurate, all taking place in the town of Arlen. Though it has faced many criticisms for its attitude toward the "Yankees," King of the Hill remains a personal favorite worldwide. It has been syndicated on the FX network; it shares a time slot with the reruns of Married ... with Children and That '70s Show.

Hank Hill is a man who is very proud of himself. He is also proud of his Texan heritage, though he begins to question it when he finds out in "Yankee Hankie," that he is indeed a Yankee. He normally likes his job at Strickland Propane, though he feels that his boss may not be the very best one around. Throughout the show, he handles problems such as sex, lies, friendship, and even murder. When he is not selling propane, he likes to mow his lawn, have a beer, watch football games, and just relax. All of this changes when he meets the Souphanousinphones, his conceited Laotian neighbor who refers to him and his family as "hillbillies." His son Bobby is in love with their daughter Connie; Hank does his best to encourage Bobby with his actions, though at many times he feels he should take the action himself. When the Hills and the Souphanousinphones are not fighting, they work together to solve a problem or evil.
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Hank's Relationship with his Friends



Bill Dauterive, Dale Gribble, and Boomhauer are Hank's closest friends. They are usually found drinking at a spot they consider to be sacred in their minds. They're usually drinking Alamo Beer, their favorite brand of beer. They proved that they just can't live without it in "Beer and Loathing," where they go as far as going to Mexico to get it. It would seem that Hank hangs out with his friends because it makes him feel smart. Bill Dauterive is a lonely divorced man who is not the brightest of the group. Dale is a man who suffers from paranoia due to theories of conspiracies. Boomhauer is a man who usually talks very quickly; so quickly it is difficult to understand what he is saying, though the guys can understand him quite well. Throughout the years, Hank has faced many problems caused by them, and this almost destroys their friendship. There are also times when Hank feels jealous of them, but in "Hank's On Board," he learns that his friendship with his friends is one of the dearest things to him; in fact, Bill, Dale, and Boomhauer just can't live without him.
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Hank and his Family



When he's not with his friends or at work, Hank likes to spend time with his family. Peggy Hill is his wife, Bobby his is his son, and Luanne Platter is his niece on Peggy's side. Hank tries to make Bobby as manly as possible, even though this is against Bobby's will. Bobby enjoys his time doing non-masculine things. This is the kind of activity that Hank is trying to remove from his life, though he tries to encourage Bobby because of Peggy's beliefs. Peggy is Hank's faithful wife; she claims that she knows Spanish, but she tends to pronounce the words the wrong way (such as espanol instead of español). She serves as a substitute teacher, though she almost lost that position when she is found hitting one of her students. When she is not at school doing substitute teacher work, she tries to do crazy things with other people; she sometimes likes to start a business, go treasure-hunting, and other things you don't do everyday. Although she enjoys having time to herself, she loves her family and makes the most of her time with them. Lastly, there is Luanne Platter. She is Hank's niece. She lives with him in the guest house, though Hank does try and get her to move out at times. She has distinct accent that none of the other characters have, but she does have a fragile heart. In one episode, "Luanne's Saga," she has cried for several minutes throughout the episode. Hank spends time with her in this episode and helps her find another guy, but he ends up wrong about his beliefs in helping her find one instead of letting her find one herself.
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King of the Hill's History and its Future

Throughout the years, King of the Hill has had a fight for the ratings against FOX's other animated series such as The Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy. It has been treated badly on FOX because of NFL On FOX going into overtime and preventing a lot of viewers from watching some of the new episodes. There have been rumors that the tenth season will most likely be the last one, but those rumors have been dispelled because of the high ratings the show has been receiving in the last season. The eleventh season began in 2007.
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Episode Info

Final: 13x24 -- Just Another Manic Kahn-Day


When Minh leaves Kahn alone, Hank is asked to keep him company. The two surprisingly hit it off, especially when Kahn comes up with an idea for a grand grill for an upcoming Strickland Propane event. However, things become unbalanced when Hank talks Kahn into ignoring a subscription refill, unaware that it's to treat his manic-depression.

Meanwhile, Bobby tries to figure out why an old comedy record of his father's is so funny.
Cast
Mike Judge
voiced Hank Hill, Boomhauer, various
Kathy Najimy
voiced Peggy Hill, various
Pamela Adlon
voiced Bobby Hill, various
Brittany Murphy
voiced Luanne Platter, Joseph Gribble, various
Johnny Hardwick
voiced Dale Gribble, various
Stephen Root
voiced Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland, various
Toby Huss
voiced Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone, Joe Jack, various (infrequently)

Reviews

Aramis

Reviews: 58
King of the Hill is one of the better adult animat...Rating: 5 likes, 1 dislikes

King of the Hill is still a pretty good show. The quality is very consistent, it has strong story lines, and the voice acting is great. Read more

Review posted on Monday, October 9th 2006 at 9:06 pm

agent_66

Reviews: 23
King of the Hill "Bottom of the Barrel"Rating: 2 likes, 3 dislikes

King of the Hill it's a boring show I watched it several times and it lacks Emotion, Character, Story. And I think it should be canceled but so many of you like King of the Hill. But you don't have to take my word for it. Read more

Review posted on Monday, March 17th 2008 at 8:40 am

REK-CAF

Reviews: 13
MehRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Ya know, I never really thought that this show was all that funny. Sure it has its humorous moments liek every show does, but it just never really completely did it for me. It seems to me like a Simpsons wannabe, but not as funny and in Texas. I can always respecy KOTH for the popularity and ratings it gets, but it will never be one of my personal favorites. Another thing: It's lasted very long, almsot as long as South Park, my favorite show. A show that can span 10 years must be doing something right, even if I'm not a big fan of it. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, December 23rd 2007 at 11:20 pm

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Recurring Guests

David Herman (1) as City Councilman, Actor (151 eps)
Ashley Gardner as Nancy Hicks Gribble (122 eps)
Lauren Tom as Minh Souphanousinphone (96 eps)
Breckin Meyer as Joseph, Michael (62 eps)
Stephen Root as Bill Dauterive (59 eps)
Dennis Burkley as Principal Moss (39 eps)
Jonathan Joss as John Redcorn, Driver #2 (33 eps)
Scott Klace as Clerk, Man in Cap, Umpire (26 eps)
Phil Hendrie as Announcer (25 eps)
Phil LaMarr as Coach Webb (24 eps)

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Warning: King of the Hill guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Adult Cartoons | Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: January 12, 1997
Ended: September 13, 2009
Themes
   
Akas
• KotH (Abbreviation)
• O Rei do Pedaço (Used In Brazil)
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