History Headscratchers / KingOfTheHill

19th Apr '16 5:22:09 AM Nixterman
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\n* This one's a bit out there, but propane possibly symbolizes what Hank is, or what he wants to be. It is a volatile compound, which is contained under pressure and rendered safe and useful, much like Hank does with his emotions. It's chemically simple, but valuable to humans, much like simple {{GoodOlBoy}} Hank is valuable to his family and neighbors. It's also rather boring (who, except Hank ever gets excited about propane?), but a reliable and efficient source of energy, again, much like Hank. Furthermore, while oil and coal might be the fuels of choice of big industry, propane is the fuel of choice of small business and households, which goes well with the show's habit of mocking [[BlandNameProduct Mega-Lo-Mart]] and other big businesses.

19th Apr '16 1:59:50 AM Nixterman
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[[WMG:Hank and Dale making fun of Bill in uniform]]
* In Texas City Twister, [[TheOneWith the one with]] the twister, when the twister approaches Arlen, Hank and Dale start making fun of Bill when he's in his army uniform. Bill claims he doesn't mind them making fun of him normally, but he doesn't want it done when he's in uniform. In essence, he's asking them to show respect for sergeant Bill Dauterive, or at the very least, the US Army. Dale I can understand disrespecting any institution of the US federal government, but why would patriotic conservative Hank Hill keep making fun of Bill, even when Bill is in uniform? It seems very much out of character.
19th Apr '16 1:52:48 AM Nixterman
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* They all have their redeeming qualities, mind you. Hank might be a stick in the mud, but he's a devoted husband and father, a pillar of the community and he sells a clean-burning, natural fuel. Dale's a doting father himself, and his antics are close to 50% of the show's humor (for this troper, at least). Peggy was a good example of a modern, independent woman who didn't let feminism get to her head pre-flanderization. Even Cotton has his moments with Bobby, and let's face it, [[BadAss he killed fitty men with his fat friend's dismembered leg]]. How awesome is that? Sure they're flawed, but then again, so are we all.
21st Mar '16 5:48:40 AM SolidSonicTH
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*I have to throw in my own headscratcher for this, since you kindly made a subheading for this episode: going back to the old "ItJustBugsMe" name, Dale cannot pronounce "Pfizer" correctly, defaulting to the phonetic pronunciation of the name, but doesn't read "placebo" on sight as "place-bo". He clearly doesn't know what either thing is yet he pronounces placebo correctly. I personally find this inconsistent. *Snort and adjust thick-rimmed glasses.*
29th Feb '16 7:27:37 PM GrammarNavi
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** I'm sure she's just hanging out with Kahn's mom and the prostitute Peggy tutored in a wacky GoldenGirls style apartment.

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** I'm sure she's just hanging out with Kahn's mom and the prostitute Peggy tutored in a wacky GoldenGirls [[Series/TheGoldenGirls Golden Girls]] style apartment.
28th Jan '16 10:31:41 AM Morgenthaler
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*** He held the local {{College}} at slight-amount-of-extermination-gas-point because the thought that JFK was alive & trying to steal his lawn mower.

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*** He held the local {{College}} College at slight-amount-of-extermination-gas-point because the thought that JFK was alive & trying to steal his lawn mower.
11th Dec '15 5:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* Because as mentioned, people go through puberty at diferent rates. And as for how joseph could be so tall yet Bobby not... well, that's plausible. When I was in high school, there was a 10th grader who was about as tall as [[YuGiOh Yugi Motou]], sounded like he was ten years old, and he was older than my brother. When I attended my brother's graduation two years later, and they called the short kid's name... he's freaking ''six foot six'' and his voice was barely recognizable. Puberty sometimes hits people really fast.

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* Because as mentioned, people go through puberty at diferent different rates. And as for how joseph Joseph could be so tall yet Bobby not... well, that's plausible. When I was in high school, there was a 10th grader who was about as tall as [[YuGiOh [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Motou]], sounded like he was ten years old, and he was older than my brother. When I attended my brother's graduation two years later, and they called the short kid's name... he's freaking ''six foot six'' and his voice was barely recognizable. Puberty sometimes hits people really fast.
18th Oct '15 7:50:21 AM AdamC
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* The title card's a reference to American Gothic. The couple there look just as depressed.
18th Oct '15 7:48:26 AM AdamC
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** Ever see Cotton take Peggy to the VFW for the first time? He introduces everyone inside as either Fatty, Stinkie, or Brooklyn (save for one guy called Doc). Presumably he just defaults to calling bigger guys Fatty.
14th Oct '15 5:26:53 PM nombretomado
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* Although on the other hand, shows like ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''TheBobNewhartShow'', ''{{Taxi}}'', and to pull a current example, ''TheBigBangTheory'' seemed to be funny with only one ButtMonkey each (Ted Baxter, Mr Carlin, Louie De Palma, Sheldon Cooper) apiece, and none of them really 'unlikable' per se.

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* Although on the other hand, shows like ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''TheBobNewhartShow'', ''{{Taxi}}'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', and to pull a current example, ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' seemed to be funny with only one ButtMonkey each (Ted Baxter, Mr Carlin, Louie De Palma, Sheldon Cooper) apiece, and none of them really 'unlikable' per se.
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