History Tearjerker / KingOfTheHill

28th Apr '16 12:13:04 PM fruitstripegum
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28th Apr '16 12:13:03 PM fruitstripegum
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* When Peggy is about to break to Dale about how Nancy has been cheating on him all these years with John Redcorn, when Joseph (John Redcorn's biological son) comes out of the house and asks Dale for some money to see a movie. Dale gives him extra for snacks, and you realize how much Dale loves Joseph (even though Joseph is biologically not his). Peggy can see this too and decides not to tell the truth.

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* When Peggy is about to break to Dale about how Nancy has been cheating on him all these years with John Redcorn, when Joseph (John Redcorn's biological son) comes out of the house and asks Dale for some money to see a movie. Dale gives him extra for snacks, and you realize how much Dale loves Joseph (even though Joseph is biologically not his). Peggy can see this too and decides not to tell the truth.truth.
* In the first episode, Hank is under investigation by Social Services, because people mistakenly thought he hit Bobby. When the investigation was called off due to the social worker's incompetence, Bobby (who intercepted the call) lies and tells Hank that if he continues to lose his temper, the government will take him away. When Peggy learns from the case manager that the investigation was halted a week earlier, she confronts Bobby...and he admits that he is doing it because he doesn't believe Hank loves him.
2nd Apr '16 9:20:23 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* The series finale is too much to watch, I watch the show all the time, and it always feel like it's still going on and will never end. The realization at the end of the finale makes me break down every time. This really is one of the greatest animated series ever made. If you've seen every episode, you get attached to the characters. Just thinking that we'll never see them again really hurts.

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* The series finale is too much to watch, I watch watch. This troper watches the show all the time, and it always feel feels like it's still going on and will never end. The realization at the end of the finale makes me this troper break down every time. This really is one of the greatest animated series ever made. If you've seen every episode, you get attached to the characters. Just thinking that we'll never see them again really hurts.
20th Mar '16 5:31:38 PM Raikoh
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* [[AbusiveParents Cotton]] was a complete and utter, unrepentant Jerkass towards Hank his entire life, but when [[spoiler: suffering from internal wounds, severe burns, and a shellfish allergy at the same time,]] Hank doesn't even think much of it because his dad's "been through much worse," even outright denying there'd be long-term problems because of how stubborn a bastard Cotton can be. [[spoiler: When he finally starts thinking it could finally be fatal,]] not only does Cotton promptly chew out Hank and [[spoiler: fake his death]] to screw with him, the two minutes he leaves the room with Cotton and Peggy to cool off [[spoiler: is all Cotton needed to basically commit suicide by stopping his heart - just to spite Peggy.]] The sad part isn't so much [[spoiler: Cotton's death]] as it is Hank just not being able to come to terms with it all properly or emotionally due to how much emotional abuse Cotton heaped on him his whole life.

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* [[AbusiveParents Cotton]] was a complete and utter, unrepentant Jerkass towards Hank his entire life, but when [[spoiler: suffering from internal wounds, severe burns, and a shellfish allergy at the same time,]] Hank doesn't even think much of it because his dad's "been through much worse," even outright denying there'd be long-term problems because of how stubborn a bastard Cotton can be. [[spoiler: When he finally starts thinking it could finally be fatal,]] worse than he thought, not only does Cotton promptly chew out Hank and [[spoiler: fake his death]] to screw with him, the two minutes he leaves the room and Peggy with Cotton and Peggy to cool off [[spoiler: is all Cotton needed to basically commit suicide by stopping his heart - just to spite Peggy.]] The sad part isn't so much [[spoiler: Cotton's death]] death,]] as it is Hank just not being able to come to terms with it all properly or emotionally due to how much emotional abuse Cotton heaped on him his whole life.
20th Mar '16 5:29:46 PM Raikoh
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* [[AbusiveParents Cotton]] was a complete and utter, unrepentant Jerkass towards Hank his entire life, but when [[spoiler: suffering from internal wounds, severe burns, and a shellfish allergy at the same time,]] Hank doesn't even think much of it because his dad's "been through much worse," even outright denying there'd be long-term problems because of how stubborn a bastard Cotton can be. [[spoiler: When he finally starts thinking it could finally be fatal,]] not only does Cotton promptly chew out Hank and [[spoiler: fake his death]] to screw with him, the two minutes he leaves the room with Cotton and Peggy to cool off [[spoiler: is all Cotton needed to basically commit suicide by stopping his heart - just to spite Peggy.]] The sad part isn't so much [[spoiler: Cotton's death]] as it is Hank just not being able to come to terms with it all properly or emotionally due to how much emotional abuse Cotton heaped on him his whole life.



* When Peggy is about to break to Dale about how Nancy has been cheating on him all these years with John Redcorn, when Joseph (John Redcorn's biological son) comes out of the house and asks Dale for some money to see a movie. Dale gives him extra for snacks, and you realize how much Dale loves Joseph (even though Joseph is biologically not his). Peggy can see this too and decides not to tell the truth.

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* When Peggy is about to break to Dale about how Nancy has been cheating on him all these years with John Redcorn, when Joseph (John Redcorn's biological son) comes out of the house and asks Dale for some money to see a movie. Dale gives him extra for snacks, and you realize how much Dale loves Joseph (even though Joseph is biologically not his). Peggy can see this too and decides not to tell the truth.
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1st Oct '15 4:45:22 PM AsForMyHandle
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**** Look at what you do! You made me think about that, we all know how Hank is...and him crying about Ladybird is the only time anything on TV has ever made me cry.
28th Jan '15 6:05:12 PM CarCrashHeart
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* "John Vitti Presents: Return To La Grunta" for its handling of sexual harassment. Its realistic portrayal of the stigma against teporting, especially for men, hits home to many survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Even better is Hank's CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he [[spoiler:throws Luanne's harasser into the pool and then stimulates the dolphin, causing it to attack the offender]].
12th Dec '14 8:37:15 PM WhizzerMckwoff
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* Boomhauer's BreakTheHaughty moment in "Dang Ol' Love" and his subsequent TenMinuteRetirement.
3rd Dec '14 6:37:38 AM CarCrashHeart
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** Meta example: "Wings of the Dope" premiered two weeks to the day after the [[{{UsefulNotes/Columbine}} Columbine shooting]]. Mike Judge received a letter from a young woman from Littleton about a month after the episode aired. She went to Columbine, had a crush on a classmate she knew, and promised herself during the shooting that if both survived, she would tell him how she felt. She never got the chance - [[spoiler: he was one of the shooters]]. Like Buckley's final birthday card to Luanne, "Wings of the Dope" was what finally prompted the girl to open up and grieve after pressure to bottle up her feelings from people who believed the boy didn't deserve it. To turn the tearjerker factor UpToEleven, someone who knows the girl]] has said that the girl quoted Luanne in the letter and hoped he wasn't "guardianin' some other girl", since he never knew how she felt.

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** Meta example: "Wings of the Dope" premiered two weeks to the day after the [[{{UsefulNotes/Columbine}} Columbine shooting]]. Mike Judge received a letter from a young woman from Littleton about a month after the episode aired. She went to Columbine, had a crush on a classmate she knew, and promised herself during the shooting that if both survived, she would tell him how she felt. She never got the chance - [[spoiler: he was one of the shooters]]. Like Buckley's final birthday card to Luanne, "Wings of the Dope" was what finally prompted the girl to open up and grieve after pressure to bottle up her feelings from people who believed the boy didn't deserve it. To turn the tearjerker factor UpToEleven, [[http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2ep3lx/til_in_1999_mike_judge_got_a_thankyou_letter_from/ck90avc someone who knows the girl]] has said that the girl quoted Luanne in the letter and hoped he wasn't "guardianin' some other girl", since he never knew how she felt.
3rd Dec '14 6:36:57 AM CarCrashHeart
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** Meta example: "Wings of the Dope" premiered two weeks to the day after the [[{{UsefulNotes/Columbine}} Columbine shooting]]. During a Comic-Con discussion in the early 2000s, Mike Judge recalled a letter he received from a young woman from Littleton about a month after the episode aired. She went to Columbine, had a crush on a classmate she knew, and promised herself during the shooting that if both survived, she would tell him how she felt. She never got the chance - [[spoiler: he was one of the shooters]]. Like Buckley's final birthday card to Luanne, "Wings of the Dope" was what finally prompted the girl to open up and grieve after pressure to bottle up her feelings from people who believed the boy didn't deserve it. To turn the tearjerker factor UpToEleven, it's been said that the girl quoted Luanne in the letter and hoped he wasn't "guardianin' some other girl", since he never knew how she felt.

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** Meta example: "Wings of the Dope" premiered two weeks to the day after the [[{{UsefulNotes/Columbine}} Columbine shooting]]. During a Comic-Con discussion in the early 2000s, Mike Judge recalled received a letter he received from a young woman from Littleton about a month after the episode aired. She went to Columbine, had a crush on a classmate she knew, and promised herself during the shooting that if both survived, she would tell him how she felt. She never got the chance - [[spoiler: he was one of the shooters]]. Like Buckley's final birthday card to Luanne, "Wings of the Dope" was what finally prompted the girl to open up and grieve after pressure to bottle up her feelings from people who believed the boy didn't deserve it. To turn the tearjerker factor UpToEleven, it's been someone who knows the girl]] has said that the girl quoted Luanne in the letter and hoped he wasn't "guardianin' some other girl", since he never knew how she felt.
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