History Heartwarming / KingOfTheHill

12th Oct '17 11:32:44 PM Mikeyfan93
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** Doubles as a TearJerker, at least for this troper, once Ronnie starts speaking.

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** Doubles as a TearJerker, at least for this troper, TearJerker once Ronnie starts speaking.



** And they dance in the gym to "How Do I Live". The most touching scene in the entire series for this troper.

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** And they dance in the gym to "How Do I Live". The most touching scene in the entire series for this troper.
12th Oct '17 11:31:49 PM Mikeyfan93
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* My personal favorite has to be the episode "Happy Hank's Giving", where Hank and his neighbors all get stuck at the airport at Thanksgiving. The first one comes when the Hills finally manage to get a bus to take them to an another airport, but give up their seats to another family. The second one comes near the climax of the episode, when Thanksgiving has come and gone and none of their flights have managed to leave, after constant trouble, getting caught in the rain, having no food, etc. Having been determined to get to their plane, but now having all missed the events they were hoping to get to, the Hills and all their neighbors share Boomhauer's pizza and the bits and pieces of food they can scrounge up to have their own personal Thanksgiving dinner.

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* My personal favorite has to be the The episode "Happy Hank's Giving", where Hank and his neighbors all get stuck at the airport at Thanksgiving.Giving" is full of them. The first one comes when the Hills finally manage to get a bus to take them to an another airport, but give up their seats to another family. The second one comes near the climax of the episode, when Thanksgiving has come and gone and none of their flights have managed to leave, after constant trouble, getting caught in the rain, having no food, etc. Having been determined to get to their plane, but now having all missed the events they were hoping to get to, the Hills and all their neighbors share Boomhauer's pizza and the bits and pieces of food they can scrounge up to have their own personal Thanksgiving dinner.
19th Sep '17 12:32:36 PM TargetmasterJoe
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[[caption-width-right:350: After 13 years,[[CharacterDevelopment Hank is much more comfortable with Luanne as a whole]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: After 13 years,[[CharacterDevelopment years, [[CharacterDevelopment Hank is much more comfortable with Luanne as a whole]]]]



* The end of "Wings of the Dope" (the episode with Buckley's angel). When Buckley had initially appeared, he had wings, but no halo. After he advises Luanne to drop out of beauty school and try something else, in her case community college, he meets her one last time on the trampoline. They share one last kiss, he bounces up into oblivion, and Luanne walks back into the house. Shortly afterward, Buckley lands on the trampoline and is shown walking off down the street to the horizon - pulling a halo out of his pocket and donning it. He earned his halo for helping her.
* When Dale is scared someone is going to kill him he is trying to flee with his family. Then he get's a call from Hank tell him that psychotic gun club president that has taken Hank, Bill, and Boomhauer hostage. At first Dale is going to flee. Then Bobby comes out of the house.
--> '''Bobby:''' Is that my dad? If he's not going to make it home for dinner ask him if I can have his pork chop

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* The end of "Wings of the Dope" (the episode with Buckley's angel). When Buckley had initially appeared, he had wings, but no halo. After he advises Luanne to drop out of beauty school and try something else, in her case case, community college, he meets her one last time on the trampoline. They share one last kiss, he bounces up into oblivion, and Luanne walks back into the house. Shortly afterward, Buckley lands on the trampoline and is shown walking off down the street to the horizon - pulling a halo out of his pocket and donning it. He earned his halo for helping her.
* When Dale is scared someone is going to kill him him, he is trying to flee with his family. Then he get's gets a call from Hank tell telling him that the psychotic gun club president that has taken Hank, Bill, and Boomhauer hostage. At first first, Dale is going to flee. Then Bobby comes out of the house.
--> '''Bobby:''' Is that my dad? If he's not going to make it home for dinner dinner, ask him if I can have his pork chopchop.



* "Luane's Saga" from Season 1 puts a spotlight on Hank and Luanne's relationship. At the beginning of the episode he says that even though he hates Buckley he doesn't care if Luanne dates him because he could be her ticket out of his den, which is a continuing annoyance for him as Luanne's stuff just makes it cluttered. After Buckley dumps her she cries nonstop, further annoying Hank. Finally he ignores Peggy's orders and gets involved, helping Luanne get over Buckley and genuinely having fun with her. His priority is still getting her out of his den so he sets her up with a guy who fits all of Hank's qualifications (uses propane, plays football, loves America and Texas). Unfortunately he gets touchy with Luanne prompting Boomhauer to drive her home. While Boomhauer was just giving her a ride Hank thinks Boomhauer is trying to sleep with her. Luanne moves in with Boomhauer which pisses Hank off despite his previous apathy towards who she dates and despite the fact he finally has his den back. Later on he finally realizes that he cares about Luanne and she cares about him and is hurt by his actions. He tells her to come over to pick up her stuff, only for her to find that he has moved all of ''his'' stuff out of the den and set it up into a proper bedroom for Luanne.

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* "Luane's "Luanne's Saga" from Season 1 puts a spotlight on Hank and Luanne's relationship. At the beginning of the episode he says that even though he hates Buckley he doesn't care if Luanne dates him because he could be her ticket out of his den, which is a continuing annoyance for him as Luanne's stuff just makes it cluttered. After Buckley dumps her she cries nonstop, further annoying Hank. Finally he ignores Peggy's orders and gets involved, helping Luanne get over Buckley and genuinely having fun with her. His priority is still getting her out of his den so he sets her up with a guy who fits all of Hank's qualifications (uses propane, plays football, loves America and Texas). Unfortunately he gets touchy with Luanne prompting Boomhauer to drive her home. While Boomhauer was just giving her a ride Hank thinks Boomhauer is trying to sleep with her. Luanne moves in with Boomhauer which pisses Hank off despite his previous apathy towards who she dates and despite the fact he finally has his den back. Later on he finally realizes that he cares about Luanne and she cares about him and is hurt by his actions. He tells her to come over to pick up her stuff, only for her to find that he has moved all of ''his'' stuff out of the den and set it up into a proper bedroom for Luanne.



* "It Ain't Over Till The Fat Neighbor Sings": Bill is more down than usual, since he feels he isn't appreciated at his job, and that no one will even notice if he stopped showing up. It initially seems to be true, but at the very end.

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* "It Ain't Over Till The Fat Neighbor Sings": Bill is more down than usual, since he feels he isn't appreciated at his job, and that no one will even notice if he stopped showing up. It initially seems to be true, but Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer go find him when it turns out he'll get in trouble with the army. When they find Bill, this is what convinced him to leave the Harmonaholics:
-->'''Hank:''' Bill, you already have a nickname-- "Army Sergeant Not-In-Jail Dauterive." Remember you asked if anyone would notice if you didn't go to work? Well, the Army sure noticed. If you don't get back to cut the General's hair, you're AWOL. The Army is going to lock you up for 30 years. You know how much that's going to cost them? Hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'd say that's taking notice.
-->'''Bill:''' But the Harmonaholics are my friends.
-->'''Hank:''' Are they really? All they've asked from you is to give, give, give. Well, friendship is a two-way street. Heck, you know we gave up Monday Night Football tickets to come get you? That's a friend. Not these guys.
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16th Jul '17 8:02:51 AM embala
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* [[TheScrappy Vocal parts of the fan base may not agree]], but several episodes ("Peggy the Boggle Champ" and "Peggy's Pageant Fever," for example) center around the theme of just how much Hank adores Peggy, [[JustTheWayYouAre Just The Way She Is]]. No matter what your feelings on Peggy, you can't help but "awwww" a little at their relationship.
6th Jul '17 10:09:27 AM Collectionchange
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* A blink and you'll miss it moment from '''Manger Baby Einstein''' where Hank talks to Luanne about how she's a mother now and notes that even if the country ran mainly on propane [[ItMakesSenseInContext and he were to become the vice president]], he would still be a father first. After Luanne notes that he's an uncle second (actually fourth), she gives Hank a hug, to which not only does he pat her back, but if you not the picture on the right side of the screen, he even smiles. Given how in the early seasons he would more than often direct her to Peggy for a hug (given how uncomfortable he is for the most part about physical contact), it really shows how far he's come with her since the Pilot.

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* A blink and you'll miss it moment from '''Manger Baby Einstein''' where Hank talks to Luanne about how she's a mother now and notes that even if the country ran mainly on propane [[ItMakesSenseInContext and he were to become the vice president]], he would still be a father first. After Luanne notes that he's an uncle second (actually fourth), she gives Hank a hug, to which not only does he pat her back, but if you not note the picture on the right side of the screen, he even smiles. Given how in the early seasons he would more than often direct her to Peggy for a hug (given how uncomfortable he is for the most part about physical contact), it really shows how far he's come with her since the Pilot.
23rd May '17 9:13:49 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* The episode wherein Redcorn is in a band with Dale as the "manager". When the band breaks up and Redcorn discovers that he can sing very calmly and simplistically (like Raffi), Dale is the only one who sticks besides him.

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* The episode wherein Redcorn is in a band with Dale as the "manager". When the band breaks up and Redcorn discovers that he can sing very calmly and simplistically (like Raffi), Dale is the only one who sticks besides him.him.
* Even before the main plot kicks off, "Hilloween" is entirely about Hank wanting Bobby to have the best Halloween possible, simply because he believes the holiday is good clean fun and worries that Bobby might soon be too old to enjoy the holiday as much. It's enough that when a fanatical christian woman has Halloween canceled in Arlen and is indoctrinating Bobby into her own little Christian cult instead, Hank dresses up in Bobby's Hallloween costume and starts a protest march that the whole neighbourhood joins in on. Then at the very end, when Hank and the woman each try to convince Bobby to choose their side of the conflict, Bobby chooses Hank. Not because he cares more about Halloween or doesn't care about Jesus, but because:
-->'''Bobby:''' I just want to be with my dad.
17th May '17 9:01:04 PM Nicoaln
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* "Of Mice And Little Green Men" has Dale finally discover something is amiss between him and his son, Joseph, and comes to most obvious conclusion....that his wife was [[ComicallyMissingThePoint impregnated by extra terrestrial life.]] Joseph at first is dumbfounded by this accusation, but then, [[LikeFatherLikeSon as a sign of his father's genes]], starts to believe it and even starts adding in other bizarre theories such as the aliens still using Dale's sperm for the experimentation that could still make the two related. Hank and Bobby come to the conclusion the two are very much two peas in a pod.

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* "Of Mice And Little Green Men" has Dale finally discover something is amiss between him and his son, Joseph, and comes to most obvious conclusion....that his wife was [[ComicallyMissingThePoint impregnated by extra terrestrial life.]] Joseph at first is dumbfounded by this accusation, but then, [[LikeFatherLikeSon as a sign of his father's genes]], starts to believe it and even starts adding in other bizarre theories such as the aliens still using Dale's sperm for the experimentation that could still make the two related. Hank and Bobby come to the conclusion the two are very much two peas in a pod.pod.
* The episode wherein Redcorn is in a band with Dale as the "manager". When the band breaks up and Redcorn discovers that he can sing very calmly and simplistically (like Raffi), Dale is the only one who sticks besides him.
15th May '17 6:12:25 PM Psi001
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* In "It's Not Easy Being Green", Hank tries to prevent the draining of a local quarry to prevent Boomhauer from finding out that he, Dale and Bill took his car for a ride in high school and accidentally crashed it into the quarry. At the end of the episode, the car is dredged up and Bobby calls Boomhauer to get back at Hank for pretending to be interested in his environmental causes for the sake of keeping the quarry filled. At the end of the episode, Bobby asks Boomhauer how long they should be mad at Hank, and Boomhauer tells Bobby that life is too short to hold grudges, and says maybe two or three weeks. Bobby tells him that he sees why Hank is always quoting him, and Boomhauer, flattered, decides to bump it down to one week (but only for Hank).

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* In "It's Not Easy Being Green", Hank tries to prevent the draining of a local quarry to prevent Boomhauer from finding out that he, Dale and Bill took his car for a ride in high school and accidentally crashed it into the quarry. At the end of the episode, the car is dredged up and Bobby calls Boomhauer to get back at Hank for pretending to be interested in his environmental causes for the sake of keeping the quarry filled. At the end of the episode, Bobby asks Boomhauer how long they should be mad at Hank, and Boomhauer tells Bobby that life is too short to hold grudges, and says maybe two or three weeks. Bobby tells him that he sees why Hank is always quoting him, and Boomhauer, flattered, decides to bump it down to one week (but only for Hank).Hank).
* "Of Mice And Little Green Men" has Dale finally discover something is amiss between him and his son, Joseph, and comes to most obvious conclusion....that his wife was [[ComicallyMissingThePoint impregnated by extra terrestrial life.]] Joseph at first is dumbfounded by this accusation, but then, [[LikeFatherLikeSon as a sign of his father's genes]], starts to believe it and even starts adding in other bizarre theories such as the aliens still using Dale's sperm for the experimentation that could still make the two related. Hank and Bobby come to the conclusion the two are very much two peas in a pod.
26th Apr '17 2:11:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The whole episode, really. As mortified as Hank and Peggy are to find out that Tammy's actually a hooker, they've come to care about her too much to let her go back to Oklahoma City. Hank buys off her pimp and tells him to get lost, while Peggy promises to help Tammy get a G.E.D. so she can start building a brighter future for herself.

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** The whole episode, really. As The Hills are mortified as Hank and Peggy are to find out that Tammy's actually a hooker, but when Tammy sadly resigns herself to returning with her pimp to Oklahoma City, Hank and Peggy realize they've come to care about her too much to let her go back to Oklahoma City. back. Hank stands up to the pimp, buys off her pimp him off, and tells him to get lost, while Peggy promises to help keeps helping Tammy get a G.E.D. so she can start building a brighter future for herself. Things apparently worked out for Tammy, as we see her attending Luanne's wedding much later on.
25th Apr '17 6:09:46 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The whole episode, really. As mortified as Hank and Peggy are to find out that Tammy's actually a hooker, they've come to care about her too much to let her go back to Oklahoma City. Hank buys off her pimp and tells him to get lost, while Peggy promises to help Tammy get a G.E.D. so she can start building a brighter future for herself.
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