History Fridge / KingOfTheHill

17th Jun '17 7:55:02 PM tiger86
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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]]. Becoming a [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] requires 36 hours of college or 3 years of military service, plus 8 years in law enforcement (service as an MP does not count), and finally, a job at Texas Department of Public Safety with a rank of at least Trooper II. So [[spoiler: Boomhauer]] had to have been a [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] from the start of the series, yet it's implied at different times that [[spoiler: he's a former electrician on worker's compensation or that he is well off due to inheritance and/or his family winning the lottery.]]

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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]]. Becoming a [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] requires 36 hours of college or 3 years of military service, plus 8 years in law enforcement (service as an MP does not count), and finally, a job at Texas Department of Public Safety with a rank of at least Trooper II. So [[spoiler: Boomhauer]] had to have been a [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] from the start of the series, yet it's implied at different times that [[spoiler: he's a former electrician on worker's compensation or that he is well off due to inheritance and/or his family winning the lottery.]]]] To address possible follow-up questions, [[spoiler: Texas Rangers don't do long-term undercover work]], it's just that [[spoiler: Boomhauer]] is never shown to be on-duty during the show.
17th Jun '17 7:42:09 PM tiger86
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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]] is a minefield for this sort of thing. For example, in "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", the [[ColdOpen cold open]] involves Boomhauer getting into a drag race, only for the other guy to reveal that he's a cop, forcing Boomhauer to spout some half-baked excuse about his wife being in labour, but he seems to forget that, y'know, [[spoiler: he's also a cop.]]
** It's possible he got the job later down the line. If this is the case, it explains why Hank and his buddies got out of trouble on many occasions. He did say something about being an electrician in an early episode.

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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]] is Rangers]]. Becoming a minefield for this sort [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] requires 36 hours of thing. For example, college or 3 years of military service, plus 8 years in "Life in law enforcement (service as an MP does not count), and finally, a job at Texas Department of Public Safety with a rank of at least Trooper II. So [[spoiler: Boomhauer]] had to have been a [[spoiler: Texas Ranger]] from the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", start of the [[ColdOpen cold open]] involves Boomhauer getting into a drag race, only for the other guy to reveal series, yet it's implied at different times that he's a cop, forcing Boomhauer to spout some half-baked excuse about his wife being in labour, but he seems to forget that, y'know, [[spoiler: he's also a cop.]]
** It's possible he got the job later down the line. If this is the case, it explains why Hank and his buddies got out of trouble on many occasions. He did say something about being an
former electrician in an early episode.on worker's compensation or that he is well off due to inheritance and/or his family winning the lottery.]]
17th Jun '17 7:08:52 PM tiger86
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* In "Yankee Hankee" Hank asks his parents for his birth certificate. Why would he be getting it from them in his forties? Wouldn't he have needed it for things like getting a job, a passport, etc?
* How come Social Services were called when Bobby got a black eye but not when he was forced to live in a dog house?
** One, Bobby was living there voluntarily. Two, the social worker (Anthony Page) was sent back to Los Angeles after he screwed up the child abuse investigation by not talking to the Little League coach (who is friends with Page's boss) to see if the black eye was from an accident during the game[[note]]though Page was brought back on the episode "Junkie Business" as the social worker for the drug addict who tried to claim disability so he can work at Strickland Propane[[/note]].
** And three, Hank and Peggy repeatedly begged Bobby to move back into the house.
* In "Hank's Bad Hair Day" Hank is charged $900 for getting a haircut from Bill, since Bill works for the military. Ridiculous right? Well how do you think Bill is able to afford to live alone in a pretty decent neighborhood next to his best friends?
* What was George W. Bush even ''doing'' campaigning in Texas? The way the Electoral college system is up, candidates pretty much ''never'' campaign in their home state and leave places like Texas, New York, and California alone in favour of pushing their presence in "Swing states" like Ohio, where citizens votes count ''more''.
** Candidates actually do campaign in their home states fairly often. Sure, it's not as high profile as say Iowa, New Hampshire, or Florida but it makes for a good media appearance and is often done after going to fundraisers where candidates can easily draw in half a million dollars from the very people that got them elected to statewide office in the first place. So in 2000, George W. Bush being the former governor of Texas and all, it's very likely that he was simply fundraising and decided to make a nice media appearance to hype up his political base.

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* In "Yankee Hankee" Hank asks his parents for his birth certificate. Why would he be getting it from them in Even assuming that his forties? Wouldn't he have needed it for things like getting a job, a passport, etc?
* How come Social Services
parents were called when Bobby got a black eye but not together when he was forced to live in a dog house?
** One, Bobby was living there voluntarily. Two, the social worker (Anthony Page) was sent back to Los Angeles after he screwed up the child abuse investigation by not talking to the Little League coach (who is friends with Page's boss) to see if the black eye was from an accident during the game[[note]]though Page was brought back on the episode "Junkie Business" as the social worker for the drug addict who tried to claim disability so he can work
got his passport and his job at Strickland Propane[[/note]].
** And three, Hank and Peggy repeatedly begged Bobby to move back into the house.
* In "Hank's Bad Hair Day" Hank is charged $900 for getting a haircut from Bill, since Bill works for the military. Ridiculous right? Well how do you think Bill is able to afford to live alone in a pretty decent neighborhood next to
Propane, it's still odd that he wouldn't have his best friends?
original birth certificate or a copy with him.
* What was George W. Bush even ''doing'' campaigning in Texas? The way the Electoral college system is up, Well, candidates pretty much ''never'' campaign in their home state and leave places like Texas, New York, and California alone in favour of pushing their presence in "Swing states" like Ohio, where citizens votes count ''more''.
** Candidates
actually do campaign in their home states fairly often. Sure, it's not as high profile as say as, say, Iowa, New Hampshire, or Florida Florida, but it makes for a good media appearance and is often done after going to fundraisers where candidates can easily draw in half a million dollars from the very people that got them elected to statewide office in the first place. So in 2000, George W. Bush being the former governor of Texas and all, it's very likely that he was simply fundraising and decided to make a nice media appearance to hype up his political base.



* Hank clearly looks more like his mother than his father. So then why does his Japanese half-brother look almost exactly like him when they have different mothers that don't look anything alike?

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* Hank clearly looks more like his mother than his father. So then why does father, but his Japanese half-brother look looks almost exactly like him when they have different mothers that don't look anything alike?alike.
3rd Jan '17 9:41:27 PM omnicritic
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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]] is a minefield for this sort of thing. For example, in "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", the [[ColdOpen cold open]] involves Boomhauer getting into a drag race, only for the oher guy to reveal that he's a cop, forcing Boomhauer to spout some half-baked excuse about his wife being in labour, but he seems to forget that, y'know, [[spoiler: he's also a cop.]]

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* [[TheReveal The reveal that]] [[spoiler: Boomhauer works for the Texas Rangers]] is a minefield for this sort of thing. For example, in "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", the [[ColdOpen cold open]] involves Boomhauer getting into a drag race, only for the oher other guy to reveal that he's a cop, forcing Boomhauer to spout some half-baked excuse about his wife being in labour, but he seems to forget that, y'know, [[spoiler: he's also a cop.]]
24th Sep '16 10:50:57 PM JoeCB1991
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* In "Wings of the Dope," Buckley'sangel has wings but no halo throughout the episode. As he walks toward the horizon at the end, he pulls a halo out of his pocket and puts it on - he earned his halo for giving Luanne closure and helping her find a better path in her life than beauty school.

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* In "Wings of the Dope," Buckley'sangel Buckley's angel has wings but no halo throughout the episode. As he walks toward the horizon at the end, he pulls a halo out of his pocket and puts it on - he earned his halo for giving Luanne closure and helping her find a better path in her life than beauty school.
25th May '16 6:01:16 AM Frzzo
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* In "Hank's Bad Hair Day" Hank is charged $900 for getting a haircut from Bill, since Bill works for the military. Ridiculous right? Well how do you think Bill is able to afford to live alone in pretty decent neighborhood next to his best friends?

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* In "Hank's Bad Hair Day" Hank is charged $900 for getting a haircut from Bill, since Bill works for the military. Ridiculous right? Well how do you think Bill is able to afford to live alone in a pretty decent neighborhood next to his best friends?
25th May '16 5:59:48 AM Frzzo
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* In "Hank's Bad Hair Day" Hank is charged $900 for getting a haircut from Bill, since Bill works for the military. Ridiculous right? Well how do you think Bill is able to afford to live alone in pretty decent neighborhood next to his best friends?
19th May '16 12:09:43 AM LeeAnn
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* In "Wings of the Dope," Buckley's angel has wings but no halo throughout the episode. As he walks toward the horizon at the end, he pulls a halo out of his pocket and puts it on - he earned his halo for giving Luanne closure and helping her find a better path in her life than beauty school.

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* In "Propane Boom Part 2," Luanne seems to go off the rails following Buckley's death and suddenly becomes obsessed with the world's injustices. This is PlayedForLaughs, but sadly TruthInTelevision - many people who have lost someone, especially to to a sudden or violent death, experience a period of anger at how unfair the death was and how unfair God or the world is for taking people in such a way.
* In "Wings of the Dope," Buckley's angel Buckley'sangel has wings but no halo throughout the episode. As he walks toward the horizon at the end, he pulls a halo out of his pocket and puts it on - he earned his halo for giving Luanne closure and helping her find a better path in her life than beauty school.
13th May '16 10:52:00 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* In the episode with [[Creator/ChrisRock Buddha Sack]], he jokes that [[BerserkButton Hank's urethra]] is so narrow that sperm have to exit in single file. Sperm are actually the smallest cells in the human body (0.05 millimeter, or roughly 0.002 inch), so he's not only saying Hank's urethra is narrow, he's saying it's microscopic!
11th Feb '16 2:38:04 PM JoeTheDragon
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* "Lost in Myspace" features Strickland Propane getting [[WereStillRelevantDammit a MySpace]] [[DeaderThanDisco page for the company.]] While it comes across as dated for 2008 (and a sign that the show writers are trying to stay hip and relevant, even though it's years past that), many Southern and Western towns in the U.S. like Arlen in real life are a bit behind the times and would embrace trends like MySpace after everyone else has moved on to the next thing.

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* "Lost in Myspace" features Strickland Propane getting [[WereStillRelevantDammit a MySpace]] [[DeaderThanDisco page for the company.]] While it comes across as dated for 2008 (and a sign that the show writers are trying to stay hip and relevant, even though it's years past that), many Southern and Western towns in the U.S. like Arlen in real life are a bit behind the times and would embrace trends like MySpace after everyone else has moved on to the next thing. Also at the time fox owned MySpace.
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