History Tearjerker / KingOfTheHill

26th Sep '16 10:29:49 AM CastingCrowns
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* 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.

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* 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.him.
* When Bobby accidentally burns down the church, Cotton takes the blame for it. His reasoning is that Bobby's life would be tainted forever by this. If it was Cotton's fault, however, it could be written off as being brought on by his well known unstable mental state. As huge of a jerkass as Cotton is, this is one of the few times he shows that he does have a heart underneath all his bluster and cruelty.
28th Aug '16 12:00:06 PM TheKoS
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* There's also the episode "Propane Boom," the finale of the second season. When the Mega Lo Mart explodes as a result of a negligent propane leak, Peggy screams in terror for Hank and Luanne, who're both inside. The scene is not PlayedForLaughs, with the season ending upon Boomhauer calling 911 and a horrified Peggy watching him do so, unaware if her husband or pseudo-daughter are alive.

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* There's also the episode "Propane Boom," the finale of the second season. When the Mega Lo Mart Mega-Lo-Mart explodes as a result of a negligent propane leak, Peggy screams in terror for Hank and Luanne, who're who are both inside. The scene is not PlayedForLaughs, with the season ending upon Boomhauer calling 911 and a horrified Peggy watching him do so, unaware if her husband or pseudo-daughter are alive.
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.
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