History WesternAnimation / KingOfTheHill

19th Jan '18 7:56:52 AM PF
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* BrokenAesop:
** In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally cuts off Dale's finger and must take anger management classes to remove a restraining order. He starts taking the classes seriously and passes after he sees someone else in the class rage himself into a heart attack, but when Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck, Hank has an even worse rage outburst to get them to leave the tunnel.

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* BrokenAesop:
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BrokenAesop: In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally cuts off Dale's finger and must take anger management classes to remove a restraining order. He starts taking the classes seriously and passes after he sees someone else in the class rage himself into a heart attack, but when Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck, Hank has an even worse rage outburst to get them to leave the tunnel.
18th Jan '18 4:54:43 PM PF
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*** Mrs. Kalaiki-Alii also appears as the Hill's insurance adjuster when Hank has deal with his accident with Kahn in "Traffic Jam".

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*** ** Mrs. Kalaiki-Alii also appears as the Hill's insurance adjuster when Hank has deal with his accident with Kahn in "Traffic Jam".



** In another episode, Hank describes medium rare as the perfect way to grill a steak. When Bobby asks what they do if someone wants their steak well done, Hank responds:

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** In another episode, Hank describes medium rare as the perfect way to grill a steak. When Bobby asks what they should do if someone wants their steak well done, Hank responds:



* SkewedPriorities: Due to the fact that football is SeriousBusiness in Texas, Hank and the waffle board are willing to ruin David Kalaiki-Ali'i's future by letting him coast through high school after Peggy failed him. Hank changes his stance when he realize that Peggy made the right decision.

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* SkewedPriorities: Due to the fact that football is SeriousBusiness in Texas, Hank and the waffle board are willing to ruin David Kalaiki-Ali'i's Kalaiki-Alii's future by letting him coast through high school after Peggy failed him. Hank changes his stance when he realize that Peggy made the right decision.



* SkewedPriorities: See that LongList of things that are considered SeriousBusiness? Any one of them can lead a character to making stupid, painful decisions. A particular example was when the Booster Club attempts to keep the aforementioned David Kalaiki-Ali'i out of getting a proper education and coming down on Peggy for actually trying to make sure he studied, just because doing so might limit his chances to play football:

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* SkewedPriorities: See that LongList of things that are considered SeriousBusiness? Any one of them can lead a character to making stupid, painful decisions. A particular example was when the Booster Club attempts to keep the aforementioned David Kalaiki-Ali'i Kalaiki-Alii out of getting a proper education and coming down on Peggy for actually trying to make sure he studied, just because doing so might limit his chances to play football:
18th Jan '18 4:49:18 PM PF
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* AccidentalMisnaming: In "Hank's Got the Willies":

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming:
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In "Hank's Got the Willies":
18th Jan '18 3:41:34 PM PF
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** Jack the barber also somewhat resembles his voice actor, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray. He originally looked younger and had a mustache just like Doyle-Murra).

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** Jack the barber also somewhat resembles his voice actor, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray. He originally looked younger and had a mustache just like Doyle-Murra).Doyle-Murray).



** [[inovked]] Another has a little ValuesDissonance, when the friend of an overly-permissive dad refers to him as "UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan" in a pejorative sense:

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** [[inovked]] [[invoked]] Another has a little ValuesDissonance, when the friend of an overly-permissive dad refers to him as "UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan" in a pejorative sense:
18th Jan '18 3:36:23 PM PF
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* ButIReadABookAboutIt: Dale.

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* ButIReadABookAboutIt: Dale.Dale:
18th Jan '18 3:33:52 PM PF
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* SkewedPriorities: See that LongList of things that are considered SeriousBusiness? Any one of them can lead a character to making stupid, painful decisions. A particular example was when the Booster Club attempts to keep the aforemention David Kalaiki-Ali'i out of getting a proper education and coming down on Peggy for actually trying to make sure he studied, just because doing so might limit his chances to play football:

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* SkewedPriorities: See that LongList of things that are considered SeriousBusiness? Any one of them can lead a character to making stupid, painful decisions. A particular example was when the Booster Club attempts to keep the aforemention aforementioned David Kalaiki-Ali'i out of getting a proper education and coming down on Peggy for actually trying to make sure he studied, just because doing so might limit his chances to play football:
18th Jan '18 1:53:28 PM PF
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* TokenMinority: An interesting InUniverse variation, in which Hank is invited to join a country club because Ted Wassonasong is concerned that its all-Asian membership looks bad.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: When it starts snowing, Peggy says, "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"

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* TokenMinority: An In an interesting InUniverse variation, in which Hank is invited to join a country club because Ted Wassonasong is concerned that its all-Asian membership looks bad.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: When In "Snow Job", when it starts snowing, Peggy says, "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"
18th Jan '18 12:34:30 PM Landmark520
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** Hank in later seasons is so loyal to propane that he refuses to go near anything else to the point where he's outraged that Buck Strickland has an electric stove in his house and was disappointed in Peggy and Bobby for eating charcoal-grilled burgers behind his back. But in Kahn's debut episode, Hank tries a burger cooked by mesquite and actually enjoys it.
** In early seasons, Strickland Propane had a lot more employees, most of them being nameless background characters. But as the series progressed, the Strickland team was cut down to just being Hank, Joe Jack, Enrique, Donna, and occasionally Roger. Joe Jack and Enrique were also just bobtail drivers early on but later became regular office workers. The former actually serving as a rival sales person to Hank in one episode.
18th Jan '18 11:22:27 AM PF
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** For some reason Dale, not the even-less-attractive Bill, is the ButtMonkey with this. In "The Exterminator," he wears a hospital gown in the alley after being hospitalized and bends over in a gratuitous butt shot, then later stripteases attempting to be sexy for Nancy before standing on their bed and wiggling side to side. Even Nancy is repelled by this. In "The Trouble with Gribbles", he is shown naked and crying in a bathtub in fetal position, and in "Get Your Freak Off," the camera zooms in on a thong being swallowed by his buttcrack as he mows.

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** For some reason reason, Dale, not the even-less-attractive Bill, is the ButtMonkey with this. In "The Exterminator," he wears a hospital gown in the alley after being hospitalized and bends over in a gratuitous butt shot, then later stripteases attempting to be sexy for Nancy before standing on their bed and wiggling side to side. Even Nancy is repelled by this. In "The Trouble with Gribbles", he is shown naked and crying in a bathtub in fetal position, and in "Get Your Freak Off," the camera zooms in on a thong being swallowed by his buttcrack as he mows.



** Dale invoked this in "The Trouble with Gribbles" where he is attempting to sue the Manitoba Tabacco Company on the premise that they ruined his wife's skin. When they try to bug him to expose him, Dale counter-bluffs them by acting as an emotionally abusive husband to Nancy. It doesn't end well, and nearly costs him his marriage.

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** Dale invoked this in "The Trouble with Gribbles" Gribbles", where he is attempting to sue the Manitoba Tabacco Company on the premise that they ruined his wife's skin. When they try to bug him to expose him, Dale counter-bluffs them by acting as an emotionally abusive husband to Nancy. It doesn't end well, and nearly costs him his marriage.



-->'''Hank:''' Now I don't want to name names, but due to last years unfortunate "[[NoodleIncident Kissing Incident"]], Mistletoe is banned from this years Christmas party.

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-->'''Hank:''' Now I don't want to name names, but due to last years unfortunate "[[NoodleIncident Kissing Incident"]], kissing incident"]], Mistletoe is banned from this years Christmas party.



** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white air filter for his car engine next to a greasy black one and compares them to "your lungs on air" and "your lungs on smoke," respectively. Even with his garbled speech, he manages to make the dangers clear: "Dang ol' ear hair, mang, low sperm count."



** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white air filter for his car engine next to a greasy black one and compares them to "your lungs on air" and "your lungs on smoke," respectively. Even with his garbled speech, he manages to make the dangers clear: "Dang ol' ear hair, mang, low sperm count."



* WannabeDiss: Bobby, when getting interested in Tarot reading, joins a group of losers claiming to be genuine wizards or something. When he sees that these idiots are ineffectual dorks that have likely been emotionally broken due to being picked on and are just throwing together a bunch of crap they likely saw in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', he tells them that [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards even ''he'' wants to kick their asses.]]
* WarriorPoet: Minh's father General Gum considers himself one. When we actually hear his poetry, though...

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* WannabeDiss: Bobby, when getting interested in Tarot reading, joins a group of losers claiming to be genuine wizards or something. When he sees that these idiots are ineffectual dorks that have likely been emotionally broken due to being picked on and are just throwing together a bunch of crap they likely saw in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', he tells them that [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards even ''he'' ''[[EvenNerdsHaveStandards he]]'' wants to kick their asses.]]
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* WarriorPoet: Minh's father General Gum considers himself one. When we his poetry is actually hear his poetry, heard, though...
18th Jan '18 11:17:11 AM PF
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** Dale tries to do this to the Manitoba Tobacco Company, figuring they wouldn't bother refuting a suit in Small Claims court for "a measly five large". Not only do they contest the suit, [[OhCrap they countersue him for $1.5 million.]]



** Dale tries to do this to a tobacco company, figuring they wouldn't bother refuting a suit in Small Claims Court for "a measly five large". Not only do they contest the suit, [[OhCrap they countersue him for $1.5 million.]]



* TheMoralSubstitute: Subverted; Christian Rock suddenly becomes big in their area, but after hearing it, Hank denounces it: "You're not making Christianity better -- you're making rock 'n' roll ''worse!''"
* MotorMouth: Boomhauer.

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* TheMoralSubstitute: Subverted; In "Reborn Again to be Wild", Bobby joins a youth group consisting of [[GangOfHats skater punks]], so he starts listening to Christian Rock suddenly becomes big in their area, but after hearing it, rock and is even seen playing a Bible video game. Memorably skewered by Hank denounces it: "You're not who says:
--> "You aren't
making Christianity better -- any better, you're only making rock 'n' and roll ''worse!''"
worse."
* MotorMouth: Boomhauer. It can be very difficult to make out what he's saying most of the time.



** When Bobby was thought to be the Lama, he used the third option of "Pick anything you see on this rug" and he picked Connie, whose reflection he could see in the mirror.

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** When Bobby was is thought to be the Lama, he used uses the third option of "Pick anything you see on this rug" rug", and he picked picks Connie, whose reflection he could see in the mirror.



* ThatCameOutWrong: In their addiction support group, Bobby mentions that he's been an addict since his dad "let" him smoke a whole carton, to horrified reactions. Hank tries to correct him, in that he "made" him smoke them (neglecting to mention it was a punishment for smoking at all), to even more horrified reactions.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: In their addiction support group, Bobby mentions that he's been an addict since his dad "let" him smoke a whole carton, to horrified reactions. Hank tries to correct him, in that he "made" him smoke them (neglecting them, neglecting to mention it was a punishment for smoking at all), all, to even more horrified reactions.



* ThatsWhatSheSaid: The plot to the title of the same name; a new employee at Strickland Propane (voiced by Ben Stiller) frequently replies to people with this catchphrase. At first, everyone thinks he's hilarious, but soon they begin to feel uncomfortable because every time they open their mouth, they fear he will turn whatever they say into a DoubleEntendre (particularly bad for a business which sells items to cook ''meat''). As usual, it's up to Hank to set things right.

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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: The plot to the title of the same name; a new employee at Strickland Propane (voiced Propane, voiced by Ben Stiller) Stiller, frequently replies to people with this catchphrase. At first, everyone thinks he's hilarious, but soon they begin to feel uncomfortable because every time they open their mouth, they fear he will turn whatever they say into a DoubleEntendre (particularly DoubleEntendre. This is particularly bad for a business which sells items to cook ''meat'').''meat''. As usual, it's up to Hank to set things right.



* TheMoralSubstitute: In "Reborn Again To Be Wild" Bobby joins a youth group consisting of [[GangOfHats skater punks]], so he starts listening to Christian rock and is even seen playing a Bible video game ([[AluminumChristmasTrees which are a real thing]]). Memorably skewered by Hank who says "you aren't making Christianity any better, you're only making Rock N Roll worse."



* TitlePlease

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* TitlePleaseTitlePlease: The episode titles don't appear onscreen.



* TongueOnTheFlagpole: When it starts snowing in ''King of the Hill'', Peggy says "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"

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* TongueOnTheFlagpole: When it starts snowing in ''King of the Hill'', snowing, Peggy says says, "Nobody lick any flagpoles!"



** Hank's co-worker and Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie died ([[spoiler:she accidentally killed herself while trying to get her rifle and a basket of nachos into the dumpster she was hiding in]]); she was a relatively minor character.

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** Hank's co-worker and Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie died ([[spoiler:she died. [[spoiler:She accidentally killed kills herself while trying to get her rifle and a basket of nachos into the dumpster she was she's hiding in]]); she was a relatively minor character.in.]]



** Bobby, who can be influenced by pretty much anything: his sexist grandfather, a white supremacist website, a group of teenagers pretending to know wizardry the list goes on. He personifies this so much that one of the most frequently-reused episode plots is "Bobby falls in with a bad crowd of some sort and Hank bails him out".

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** Bobby, who can be influenced by pretty much anything: his sexist grandfather, a white supremacist website, a group of teenagers pretending to know wizardry wizardry, the list goes on. He personifies this so much that one of the most frequently-reused episode plots is "Bobby falls in with a bad crowd of some sort and Hank bails him out".



** Dale invoked this in-verse in "The Trouble with Gribbles" where he was attempting to sue the company that makes his smokes on the premise that they ruined his wife's skin. When they try to bug him to expose him, Dale counter-bluffs them...by acting as an emotionally abusive husband to Nancy. It doesn't end well, and nearly costs him his marriage.

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** Dale invoked this in-verse in "The Trouble with Gribbles" where he was is attempting to sue the company that makes his smokes Manitoba Tabacco Company on the premise that they ruined his wife's skin. When they try to bug him to expose him, Dale counter-bluffs them...them by acting as an emotionally abusive husband to Nancy. It doesn't end well, and nearly costs him his marriage.



* UnCancelled: After spending its last few seasons being constantly victimized by sports preemptions and schedule changes, Season 11 was finally announced as being the last, with [[spoiler:Luanne's wedding]] being the series finale. It was unexpectedly picked up for two additional seasons, however, when Fox decided to revamp its animation lineup in the Fall of 2007, but was later cancelled for good at the end of season 13, leaving 4 unaired episodes to debut in syndication.

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* UnCancelled: After spending its last few seasons being constantly victimized by sports preemptions and schedule changes, Season 11 was finally announced as being the last, with [[spoiler:Luanne's wedding]] being the series finale. It was unexpectedly picked up for two additional seasons, however, when Fox decided to revamp its animation lineup in the Fall of 2007, but was later cancelled for good at the end of season Season 13, leaving 4 four unaired episodes to debut in syndication.



%%* TheUnfairSex: Not played entirely straight; Nancy cheating on Dale is played for laughs rather than to make Dale look like a bad husband. In fact, he's usually portrayed pretty sympathetically as far as this issue goes. It gets brought up in the episode "Night and Deity" where Nancy thinks Dale is flirty with a female exterminator and Nancy is afraid that he will cheat. Dale mentions that he never had any problems with Nancy spending so much time with John Redcorn.

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%%* * TheUnfairSex: Not played entirely straight; Nancy This is subverted concerning Dale and Nancy's relationship. Her cheating on Dale him is played for laughs rather than to make Dale look like a bad husband. In fact, he's usually portrayed pretty sympathetically as far as this issue goes. It gets brought up in the episode "Night and Deity" where Nancy thinks Dale is flirty with a female exterminator and Nancy is afraid that he will cheat. Dale mentions that he never had any problems with Nancy spending so much time with John Redcorn.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: By the second season, everybody takes turns being this. It's hard to feel bad for Hank when his problems are often caused by his own naivete or even flat-out ignorance, or Peggy when her problems are caused by her ego, or the rest of the cast, who apparently juggle {{Idiot Ball}}s or make {{JerkAss}} decisions.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: By the second season, Season 2, everybody takes turns being this. It's hard to feel bad for Hank when his problems are often caused by his own naivete or even flat-out ignorance, or Peggy when her problems are caused by her ego, or the rest of the cast, who apparently juggle {{Idiot Ball}}s or make {{JerkAss}} decisions.



** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white air filter for his car engine next to a greasy black one and compares them to "your lungs on air" and "your lungs on smoke," respectively. Even with his garbled speech he manages to make the dangers clear: "Dang ol' ear hair, mang, low sperm count."

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** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white air filter for his car engine next to a greasy black one and compares them to "your lungs on air" and "your lungs on smoke," respectively. Even with his garbled speech speech, he manages to make the dangers clear: "Dang ol' ear hair, mang, low sperm count."



** "Aisle 8A" and "I Don't Want to Wait..." deal with concerns about puberty - respectively, Connie's first period and Bobby struggling with being a late bloomer (and being treated like a child) while Joseph laments being an early bloomer.

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** "Aisle 8A" and "I Don't Want to Wait..." deal with concerns about puberty - respectively, puberty. The former deals with Connie's first period and Bobby struggling with being a late bloomer (and and being treated like a child) child, while the latter deals with Joseph laments lament about being an early bloomer.



* ViewerGenderConfusion: In-universe example with Gale, Debbie's roommate. [[spoiler: When he is charged Debbie's murder and his arrest is shown on TV]], Luanne believes that he is a woman because of his name and appearance. Even after Hank corrects her, she still thinks that Gale's a woman.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: In-universe example with [[invoked]] Gale, Debbie's roommate. [[spoiler: When he is charged Debbie's murder and his arrest is shown on TV]], Luanne believes that he is a woman because of his name and appearance. Even after Hank corrects her, she still thinks that Gale's a woman.



** Hank. He constantly seeks his father's admiration (or at least his respect), but Cotton is a jaded World War II veteran who has absolutely no respect (and just barely a little love) for Hank, going so far to name his newborn son Good Hank.

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** Hank. He constantly seeks his father's admiration (or at least his respect), but Cotton is a jaded World War II veteran who has absolutely no respect (and just barely a little love) for Hank, going so far to name his newborn son Good Hank.Hank:



** Bobby, his own son, also has it rough. But compared to his grandfather, Hank is ''far'' easier to please.

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** Bobby, his own Hank's son, also has it rough. But compared to his grandfather, Hank is ''far'' easier to please.



** When Cotton's confronted by Hank after he runs off to Las Vegas to avoid raising G.H., Cotton admits that Hank is a better father than he ever was (in the most insulting manner possible of course).

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** When Cotton's confronted by Hank after he runs off to Las Vegas to avoid raising G.H., Cotton admits that Hank is a better father than he ever was (in in the most insulting manner possible of course).possible:



** Kahn is another example. He tries to impress his father-in-law, who apparently worked for several dictators in the past, calls Kahn a "descendant of fishermen," and generally has no respect for him.
** Minh, for that matter, can't seem to get any respect from Kahn's mother either. The difference between Kahn and Minh is that Minh doesn't ''care'' if Laohma respects her, she just doesn't want to deal with her. Laohma's insistence to show Minh how to do housework "the right way" comes more from her being a professional homemaker than wanting to show Minh up. Kahn is constantly trying to prove himself to Minh's dad, whereas Minh and Laohma are more than happy to stay out of each other's way. For that matter, Kahn does nothing to stop his mom from criticizing Minh, nor does he seem to care, whereas Minh is very bothered by how her dad treats Kahn and tries to make him stop.

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** Kahn is another example.Kahn. He tries to impress his father-in-law, who apparently worked for several dictators in the past, calls Kahn a "descendant of fishermen," and generally has no respect for him.
** Minh, for that matter, Minh can't seem to get any respect from Kahn's mother either.mother. The difference between Kahn and Minh is that Minh doesn't ''care'' if Laohma respects her, she just doesn't want to deal with her. Laohma's insistence to show Minh how to do housework "the right way" comes more from her being a professional homemaker than wanting to show Minh up. Kahn is constantly trying to prove himself to Minh's dad, whereas Minh and Laohma are more than happy to stay out of each other's way. For that matter, Kahn does Kahndoes nothing to stop his mom from criticizing Minh, nor does he seem to care, whereas Minh is very bothered by how her dad treats Kahn and tries to make him stop.



** Not only do Cotton's wife, Didi, and infant son, Good Hank, not appear at his deathbed, they aren't even mentioned (though it is implied that Didi divorced Cotton and took Good Hank with her). In the episode "Daletech", Cotton finishes an argument with Didi with "Fine, call your lawyer!" before Didi speeds off and Cotton informing the Hill family Didi has "gone to visit her folks" and telling the family he doesn't know when she will be back, suggesting Didi divorced him and moved away. Didi does show up, in a new Cadillac (having remarried less than a year after Cotton's death) to give Hank some of Cotton's possessions and will in "Serves Me Right for Giving General Goerge S Patton the Bathroom Key", including a final wish to flush his ashes down the toilet Patton used during WWI, which contradicts his earlier securing of a burial plot in a veteran's cemetery.

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** Not only do Cotton's wife, Didi, and infant son, Good Hank, not appear at his deathbed, they aren't even mentioned (though it is implied that Didi divorced Cotton and took Good Hank with her). In the episode "Daletech", Cotton finishes an argument with Didi with "Fine, call your lawyer!" before Didi speeds off and Cotton informing the Hill family Didi has "gone to visit her folks" and telling the family he doesn't know when she will be back, suggesting Didi divorced him and moved away. Didi does show up, in a new Cadillac (having remarried less than a year after Cotton's death) to give Hank some of Cotton's possessions and will in "Serves Me Right for Giving General Goerge S S. Patton the Bathroom Key", including a final wish to flush his ashes down the toilet Patton used during WWI, which contradicts his earlier securing of a burial plot in a veteran's cemetery.



---> Khan: "If you want someone to play round of golf, give me call! If you want someone to feel guilty about the way they choose to live, call someone else."
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subverted. It's established that Arlen is in Texas. ''Where'' in Texas varies from episode to episode. Some episodes have it close to the Mexican border (which would make sense, given that Arlen has a sizeable Mexican population and it is implied in "Lupe's Revenge" and "Three Days of the Khan-Do" that heading to Mexico from Arlen doesn't take that long), while others have it in central Texas, and a couple have it somewhere near Dallas or Houston.

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---> Khan: '''Khan:''' "If you want someone to play round of golf, give me call! If you want someone to feel guilty about the way they choose to live, call someone else."
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subverted. It's established that Arlen is in Texas. ''Where'' in Texas varies from episode to episode. Some episodes have it close to the Mexican border (which border,[[note]]Which would make sense, given that Arlen has a sizeable sizable Mexican population and it is implied in "Lupe's Revenge" and "Three Days of the Khan-Do" that heading to Mexico from Arlen doesn't take that long), long.[[/note]] while others have it in central Texas, and a couple have it somewhere near Dallas or Houston.



* WordSalad: Hank actually accuses Dale of this at the beginning of "Dale to the Chief" after one of his characteristic conspiracy-theorist ramblings.
---> '''Hank''': Did you mean for all those words to come out together or did they just fall out randomly?
* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse: There's an episode where Hank, his son, and a few of their friends attend a conference title game in Dallas. They buy absurdly expensive seats that turn out to be in the bloodiest of the nosebleed section, but through some good luck they end up in a luxury suite by the end of the game.

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* WordSalad: Hank actually accuses Dale of this at the beginning of "Dale to the Chief" after one of his characteristic conspiracy-theorist ramblings.
ramblings:
---> '''Hank''': '''Hank:''' Did you mean for all those words to come out together or did they just fall out randomly?
* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse: There's an episode where In "Suite Smells of Excess", Hank, his son, and a few of their friends attend a conference title game in Dallas.the Texas-Nebreska game. They buy absurdly expensive seats that turn out to be in the bloodiest of the nosebleed section, but through some good luck they end up in a luxury suite by the end of the game.



-->'''Storekeeper''': This fella never went to school. He grew up in the hills, but he wrote the book on homemade bait. 'Course it's just a bunch of scribbles 'cause he never went to school.

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-->'''Storekeeper''': -->'''Storekeeper:''' This fella never went to school. He grew up in the hills, but he wrote the book on homemade bait. 'Course it's just a bunch of scribbles 'cause he never went to school.



* YankTheDogsChain: Poor, poor Bill...
** In "Tankin' it to the Streets", Bill notices that the vast majority of his military medical records are censored. Dale gets ahold of the original documents and spills the secrets: When Bill joined the military in his '20s, he was given an experimental injection that would cause excess hair and fat growth. It was designed to prepare soldiers for being stationed in Alaska. Upon hearing this, Bill is at first dismayed that the military gave him this drug without telling him the side effects (he assumed they were booster shots), gets drunk and steals a tank from the base. Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer convince Bill that at least now he knows that his shortcomings aren't actually his fault. However, later Dale mentions the "name" of the injection: "Placebo". So Bill wasn't really being injected with body-altering substances, and he realizes that his hair growth and excess body fat ''are'' his own doing.
** Typically Bill is getting his chain yanked whenever anything positive happens to him thanks to StatusQuoIsGod. Especially if it involves women in any way. Poor man just can't catch a break.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Poor, poor Bill...
** In "Tankin' it
This usually happens to the Streets", Bill notices that the vast majority of his military medical records are censored. Dale gets ahold of the original documents and spills the secrets: When Bill joined the military in his '20s, he was given an experimental injection that would cause excess hair and fat growth. It was designed to prepare soldiers for being stationed in Alaska. Upon hearing this, Bill is at first dismayed that the military gave him this drug without telling him the side effects (he assumed they were booster shots), gets drunk and steals a tank from the base. Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer convince Bill that at least now he knows that his shortcomings aren't actually his fault. However, later Dale mentions the "name" of the injection: "Placebo". So Bill wasn't really being injected with body-altering substances, and he realizes that his hair growth and excess body fat ''are'' his own doing.
** Typically Bill is getting his chain yanked
whenever anything positive happens to him thanks to StatusQuoIsGod. Especially This is especially true if it involves women in any way. Poor man just can't catch a break.
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