History Headscratchers / KingOfTheHill

19th Nov '17 4:11:37 PM MeteoXavier
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* I personally think a majority of it could be something as simple as the fact that Cotton and G.H. were born in Texas while Hank was born in New York. It's unbelievably insane, but watch the episode and you'll think "oh my God, that probably IS why." Of course, it does help that directly raising Bobby is Hank's job, not Cotton's job, so the dynamic there would naturally be different.
21st Sep '17 4:02:08 AM AdamC
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* Okay, that explains why he's not in a mental asylum. ... Beyond RuleOfFunny is there any stated reason that Cotton isn't in ''prison?''
12th Sep '17 3:18:12 PM Minni128
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**If my memory is correct, she landed in an area with trees, so it's possible, she hit trees on the way down
3rd Sep '17 9:55:24 PM maxwellsilver
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Why does this show not have that kind of page, especially since it premiered during the late 20th century (along with. WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/Futurama, all of which have Radar pages.)

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Why does this show not have that kind of page, especially since it premiered during the late 20th century (along with. WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/Futurama, WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}, all of which have Radar pages.)



*** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Everyone seems to be overlooking the event leading up to Cotton firing nails into Jimmy Carter's presidential limo]], namely holing up in a Habitat for Humanity because he was jealous of his son's boss and destroying most of the house out of spite. However, the main reason I'd say Cotton isn't institutionalized is that his son's sense of dignity, honor and warped love that he'd never let his dad get institutionalized and would probably find a way to avoid getting him put in.

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*** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Everyone seems to be overlooking the event leading up to Cotton firing nails into Jimmy Carter's presidential limo]], limo, namely holing up in a Habitat for Humanity because he was jealous of his son's boss and destroying most of the house out of spite. However, the main reason I'd say Cotton isn't institutionalized is that his son's sense of dignity, honor and warped love that he'd never let his dad get institutionalized and would probably find a way to avoid getting him put in.




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** But FDR's presidency was during World War II and Truman was president for five years before the Korean War.



** Yes but sometimes it's bad. She once mentioned that her high IQ was an educated guess, [[YouFailLogicForever made by her]]. Where does the logic come in? To be fair she was contemplating the ''possibility'' of her being wrong, but coming to a conclusion like that in the first place makes you wonder if she can actually hear herself talk.

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** Yes but sometimes it's bad. She once mentioned that her high IQ was an educated guess, [[YouFailLogicForever made by her]].her. Where does the logic come in? To be fair she was contemplating the ''possibility'' of her being wrong, but coming to a conclusion like that in the first place makes you wonder if she can actually hear herself talk.



*** That sounds ''suspiciously'' like a programmed response. :p



[[WMG:Why doesn't Hank see Buck Strickland for the BadBoss that he is?]]

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[[WMG:Why doesn't Hank see Buck Strickland for the BadBoss PointyHairedBoss that he is?]]



* 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.


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* 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}} 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]] Mega-Lo-Mart and other big businesses.




* People tend to do that when they hear a name that's unusual, it's fun to say. This troper was the only Cambodian at her school and had a very unique first and last name, yet was always called by the whole name for the novelty I suppose. Plus, the Hills strike me as knowing a lot of guys named John.

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* People tend to do that when they hear a name that's unusual, it's fun to say. This troper Me was the only Cambodian at her school and had a very unique first and last name, yet was always called by the whole name for the novelty I suppose. Plus, the Hills strike me as knowing a lot of guys named John.



*** No, he's shown to love Bobby before then, and even tells Bobby he wasn't going to be his grandpa during his stay there, and would be the sadistic commandant of his youth. He gains respect for Bobby afterwards, but he's always loved him unconditionally.

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*** No, he's shown to love Bobby before then, and even tells Bobby he wasn't going to be his grandpa during his stay there, and would be the sadistic commandant of his youth. He gains respect for ''respects'' Bobby afterwards, but he's always loved him unconditionally.



[[WMG:[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to Kahn's mother?]]]]

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[[WMG:[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What [[WMG:What happened to Kahn's mother?]]]]mother?]]



[[WMG:[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to Caroline?]]]]

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[[WMG:[[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What [[WMG:What happened to Caroline?]]]]Caroline?]]



** I think that was Hank's point. The mower was filled with meaningless luxury items that didn't contribute to the performance.

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** I think that That was Hank's point. The mower was filled with meaningless luxury items that didn't contribute to the performance.



** Hank is a little bit of a MartyStu, this troper has noticed that people only judge Hank when they're dead wrong about him.

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** Hank is a little bit of a MartyStu, this troper me has noticed that people only judge Hank when they're dead wrong about him.




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** Not every episode has Hank be in the right. Some have him be called out for his views and behaviour, like when someone makes a play about the Alamo that presents everyone in an unflattering light and Hank is convinced not to smash up the set because censoring someone you disagree with is wrong.



** The doctors are also total [[WhatAnIdiot Idiots]]. '''You'd expect''': They would fit him for prosthetics. '''Instead''': They ''sew his feet to his knees''. He somehow survives this grafting (in 1940s technology).

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** The doctors are also total [[WhatAnIdiot Idiots]].Idiots. '''You'd expect''': They would fit him for prosthetics. '''Instead''': They ''sew his feet to his knees''. He somehow survives this grafting (in 1940s technology).
*** If it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid.



Did Hank or Peggy sue the place for a faulty parachute? The guy leading the trip told Peggy to pull both tabs and then pulled his own and went away. I'm no expert in skydiving but aren't they supposed to hold on the person and then pull on their own cord? I guess they could HandWave [[FridgeBrilliance it by saying they covered the hospital bills]] but this really confuses me. If they let my wife die I would want a huge payback for it. Also why would they put "Free Falling" as a song to play during the credits? That's like confirming that the rest of the show was a DyingDream.

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Did Hank or Peggy sue the place for a faulty parachute? The guy leading the trip told Peggy to pull both tabs and then pulled his own and went away. I'm no expert in skydiving but aren't they supposed to hold on the person and then pull on their own cord? I guess they could HandWave [[FridgeBrilliance it by saying they covered the hospital bills]] bills but this really confuses me. If they let my wife die I would want a huge payback for it. Also why would they put "Free Falling" as a song to play during the credits? That's like confirming that the rest of the show was a DyingDream.



Is it [[Tropers/SpiderFan14 me]] or was the cult of Jane in the titular episode have the ability to brainwash people really easily? It just seems that the girls only needed three words of encouragement to willingly join their brainwashing cult.
* Peggy and Luann are both very ''very'' stupid and gullible. It doesn't take much.

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Is it [[Tropers/SpiderFan14 me]] me or was the cult of Jane in the titular episode have the ability to brainwash people really easily? It just seems that the girls only needed three words of encouragement to willingly join their brainwashing cult.
* Peggy and Luann Luanne are both very ''very'' stupid and gullible. It doesn't take much.



--->'''Hank:''' You're not gonna get fired; you're a substitute teacher. They'll just stop calling.

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--->'''Hank:''' ---->'''Hank:''' You're not gonna get fired; you're a substitute teacher. They'll just stop calling.



** 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.

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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).Erwin Linker). Presumably he just defaults to calling bigger guys Fatty.



** And three, Hank and Peggy repeatedly begged Bobby to move back into the house.

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** And three, Hank and Peggy repeatedly begged Bobby to move back into the house.house.

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3rd Sep '17 8:26:35 PM maxwellsilver
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[[WMG: What happened to hank's truck after they all fled it in panic after they tried to leave mexico after their arrest? Why were they allowed to drive in the first place with no identification?]]



* Actually, with TheVentureBrothers, it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because [[spoiler:the boys are clones, and none seem to be perfect]].

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* Actually, with TheVentureBrothers, ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because [[spoiler:the boys are clones, and none seem to be perfect]].
17th Jun '17 8:03:03 PM tiger86
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**** Becoming a 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 Boomhauer would've had to have been a Ranger from the start. But it does seem like a last minute added detail, so any puzzling behavior is likely due to inconsistent writing.



I know that King of the Hill generally doesn't have much in the way of continuity, but how come he went from being fired (and selling steaks) to living in the school?

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I know that King of the Hill generally doesn't have much in the way of continuity, but how come he went from being fired (and selling steaks) to living in the school?school?

[[WMG: Pilot/Social Services]]

* (Moved here from Fridge Logic) 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.
20th May '17 7:17:17 PM Nicoaln
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[[WMG: Why does Boomhauer stay friends with Hank?]]
* Hank repeatedly teases him and yells at him (Especially in the firefighting episode), at one point he even exiled Boomhauer from the group because Luanne was living with him and.... okay, this is just RuleOfThree.



* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.

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* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.once''.

[[WMG: How did Moss get his job back?]]

I know that King of the Hill generally doesn't have much in the way of continuity, but how come he went from being fired (and selling steaks) to living in the school?
20th May '17 8:22:52 AM CrypticMirror
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* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.

[[WMG: Hate crime against Irish?]]

Seriously how can anyone be able to get Peggy fired as a cheerleading coach for doing a hate crime against ''white'' people? White people are highly AcceptableTargets - and being Irish isn't good enough to get the label removed.

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* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.

[[WMG: Hate crime against Irish?]]

Seriously how can anyone be able to get Peggy fired as a cheerleading coach for doing a hate crime against ''white'' people? White people are highly AcceptableTargets - and being Irish isn't good enough to get the label removed.
once''.
19th May '17 5:14:50 PM Nicoaln
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* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.

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* I think it isn't so much ''that'' Ashes are in the toilet as it is how ''much'' Ashes are flushed down the toilet ''at once''.once''.

[[WMG: Hate crime against Irish?]]

Seriously how can anyone be able to get Peggy fired as a cheerleading coach for doing a hate crime against ''white'' people? White people are highly AcceptableTargets - and being Irish isn't good enough to get the label removed.
15th May '17 11:09:09 PM Nicoaln
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** It can also hit people pretty early. There was a 5th grader who was 5'11" - the height you would expect of a ''high school senior'' and his voice already started dropping. The next tallest person (me) at the time was 5' EVEN.



*** Or Bobby's girlfriend hooked up with the fourth kid from the first Straight Arrow episode.




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** The doctors are also total [[WhatAnIdiot Idiots]]. '''You'd expect''': They would fit him for prosthetics. '''Instead''': They ''sew his feet to his knees''. He somehow survives this grafting (in 1940s technology).
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