History WesternAnimation / KingOfTheHill

19th May '18 8:55:21 PM hzhfggxggh
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18th May '18 2:04:25 PM MetaFour
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* FlashInThePanFad:
** Parodied by the super-trendy Katt Savage, who makes it her life's calling to be ahead of the pop-culture curve and has a storage room full of fads that stopped being cutting-edge. It leaves her a StepfordSmiler on the verge of a breakdown.
-->'''Katt:''' See, I follow trends. All of them, no matter what -- piercings, colonics, trendy surgeries, online affairs. I've even done some street fighting.
** PlayedForDrama on the episode "Born Again to be Wild", wherein Bobby becomes part of a radical Christian youth group that is essentially TheMoralSubstitute skater punk rocker gang. Bobby associating religion with "radical" heightens his love of God. But Hank, ever the FantasyForbiddingFather, comes to detest the group because he's afraid Bobby will eventually grow bored of the skater fad and ditch religion altogether as a result.
23rd Apr '18 11:27:38 PM Arima
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* UpToEleven: The Halloween Special "Pigmalion" was banned for several years as it's considered so disturbing that it earned the infamous reputation of being the darkest episode of the entire show.
19th Apr '18 7:37:35 PM TFielding38
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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: In "Uh Oh Canada," Boomhauer's French Canadian girlfriend Suzette is mentioned as having a former lover or the like that is in an Aluminium mine. While Quebec is one of the largest smelters of Aluminum in the world, there are in fact no Bauxite (Aluminum Ore) mines in Canada.
11th Apr '18 12:24:25 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* AnyoneRememberPogs: PlayedForDrama in "Reborn to Be Wild", where Hank fears that Bobby's conversion to Christianity through a [[TotallyRadical skateboarding ministry]] is too shallow to form a lasting faith, and will turn out to be yet another passing fad like his interest in VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}, Toys/BeanieBabies, and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
2nd Apr '18 2:40:56 PM TrueDargent
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* ShoeSizeAngst: A few episodes show Peggy being ashamed of her unusually large feet, which are nearing size 20.
16th Mar '18 6:20:15 PM Kadorhal
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'''Peggy:''' Well, on the radio they both sound like good institutions, but...
--->''(Connie glares at Peggy)''

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'''Peggy:''' Well, on the radio they both sound like good institutions, but... \n--->''(Connie \\
''(Connie
glares at Peggy)''



* ComicBookTime: Notable here because nobody ever gets any older, yet at one point, Hank explicitly says that Luanne had been in school for two years by that point, giving a definite amount of time that has passed. Bobby is a rather weird example, in that he ''does'' age a bit over the first two episodes, but then that growth is suddenly paused, allowing for both Connie and Joseph, who are vboth younger than him, to go through puberty long before him.

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* ComicBookTime: Notable here because nobody ever gets any older, yet at one point, Hank explicitly says that Luanne had been in school for two years by that point, giving a definite amount of time that has passed. Bobby is a rather weird example, in that he ''does'' age a bit over the first two episodes, seasons, but then that growth is suddenly paused, allowing for both Connie and Joseph, who are vboth both younger than him, to go through puberty long before him.him. This is at least partly explained by Bobby being a late-bloomer, but it still gets odd in the final season, when Hank's comment on having waited "thirteen years" to hear Bobby take an interest in something refers to both Bobby's in-story age ''and'' how long the show had actually been airing.



* ContinuityPorn: The original series finale was initially going to be Luanne's wedding, which explains why the episode's closing scene featured characters throughout the series who only appeared in one or two episodes attending the wedding. The show was greenlit for more seasons and the actual final episode is [[spoiler:the episode where Hank discovers Bobby's talent for identifying flaws in cuts of beef, puts him on the meat inspection team at the local community college, and when Bobby wins, the two have a celebratory barbecue in their backyard. The only ContinuityPorn we get are the neighbors coming over for a barbecue]].

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* ContinuityPorn: The original series finale was initially going to be Luanne's wedding, which explains why the episode's closing scene featured characters throughout the series who only appeared in one or two episodes attending the wedding. The show was greenlit for more seasons and the actual final episode is [[spoiler:the episode where Hank discovers Bobby's talent for identifying flaws in cuts of beef, puts him on the meat inspection team at the local community college, and when Bobby wins, the two have a celebratory barbecue in their backyard. The only ContinuityPorn continuity porn we get are the neighbors coming over for a barbecue]].



** Cotton's Cadillac Car. The body style changes every time it appears. Most times it resembles a Cadillac Eldorado, either an early '70s or an mid '80s model, sometimes it resembles a Fleetwood sedan, and at least twice it was a convertible.

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** Cotton's Cadillac Car.Cadillac. The body style changes every time it appears. Most times it resembles a Cadillac Eldorado, either an early '70s or an mid '80s model, sometimes it resembles a Fleetwood sedan, and at least twice it was a convertible.



* CouldntFindALighter: Dale lit a cigarette:
** On the Olympic torch.

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* CouldntFindALighter: Dale has lit a cigarette:
cigarette on a variety of weird things, including:
** On the The Olympic torch.torch. This became a plot point when the actual torch was accidentally extinguished later on.
16th Mar '18 2:50:43 PM PF
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** The episode [[HalloweenSpecial "Hilloween"]] features [[TheFundamentalist Junie Harper, a religious fanatic]], who takes Bobby and several other kids on the tour of her "Hallelujah House," which aims to show what happens when people stray from the path of God. For example, she shows that an unmarried couple died because: "it's true what they say, [[DeathBySex sex kills!]]" She then shows them a scene where a gorilla eats its human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hallelujah Houses usually spring up around Halloween, particularly in [[TheDeepSouth Southern states, like Texas]], where the show takes place, [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahburton/evangelical-hell-houses-that-will-terrify-you-if-youre-int?utm_term=.qjG9810Ja#.nuLMlBA7G and they really do give haunted houses a run for their money in terms of sheer horror.]] Though while haunted houses do it [[RuleOfFun for entertainment,]] [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm Hallelujah Houses do it to instill a fear of God.]]

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** The episode [[HalloweenSpecial "Hilloween"]] features [[TheFundamentalist Junie Harper, a religious fanatic]], who takes Bobby and several other kids on the tour of her "Hallelujah House," which aims to show what happens when people stray from the path of God. For example, she shows that an unmarried couple died because: "it's true what they say, [[DeathBySex sex kills!]]" She then shows them a scene where a gorilla eats its human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hallelujah Houses usually spring up around Halloween, particularly in [[TheDeepSouth Southern states, like Texas]], where the show takes place, [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahburton/evangelical-hell-houses-that-will-terrify-you-if-youre-int?utm_term=.qjG9810Ja#.nuLMlBA7G and they really do give haunted houses a run for their money in terms of sheer horror.]] Though while haunted houses do it [[RuleOfFun for entertainment,]] entertainment]], [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm Hallelujah Houses do it to instill a fear of God.]]



* HoodHornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In "The Company Man", Hank rents a '70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck Strickland in order to impress a potential client named Mr. Holloway. Kahn notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car".

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* HoodHornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In "The Company Man", Hank rents a '70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck Strickland in order to impress a potential client named Mr. Holloway. Kahn notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car".



** The episode "Nancy Boys" takes the traditional "wife discovers cheating" plot and shuffles the players: John Redcorn, Nancy's long term boyfriend is hurt and upset that she's cheating on him with... her husband, Dale. Nancy's desperately trying to retain both relationships, and Dale winds up trying to apologize ''to John Redcorn''[[note]] He clobbered John Redcorn over the head when he climbed into their bedroom at night.[[/note]] and covering for his absences with Nancy by giving {{Lame Excuse}}s.

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** The episode "Nancy Boys" takes the traditional "wife discovers cheating" plot and shuffles the players: John Redcorn, Nancy's long term boyfriend is hurt and upset that she's cheating on him with... her husband, Dale. Nancy's desperately trying to retain both relationships, and Dale winds up trying to apologize ''to John Redcorn''[[note]] He Redcorn''[[note]]He clobbered John Redcorn over the head when he climbed into their bedroom at night.[[/note]] and covering for his absences with Nancy by giving {{Lame Excuse}}s.



** Mr. Holloway in "The Company Man". Hank is tasked with Strickland to win over his business, but the man is a jerk who insists that all Texans are stereotypical hicks. When Hank tries to convince him otherwise, Holloway threatens to walk. Hank plays along, but when he's had enough and points out that treating everyone in Texas like that is wrong, Holloway leaves and takes his business to Thatherton's out of spite.

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** Mr. Holloway in "The Company Man". Hank is tasked with Strickland by Buck to win over his Holloway's business, but the man is a jerk who insists that all Texans are stereotypical hicks. When Hank tries to convince him otherwise, Holloway threatens to walk. Hank plays along, but when he's had enough and points out that treating everyone in Texas like that is wrong, Holloway of Holloway's antics, the latter leaves and takes his business to Thatherton's out of spite.
16th Mar '18 6:41:50 AM Lloigor
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* HoodHornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In "The Company Man", Hank rents a '70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck Strickland in order to impress a potential client named Mr. Holloway. Kahn notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car."

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* HoodHornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In "The Company Man", Hank rents a '70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck Strickland in order to impress a potential client named Mr. Holloway. Kahn notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car." car".



** Mr. Holloway in "The Company Man." Hank is tasked with Strickland to win over his business, but the man is a jerk who insists that all Texans are stereotypical hicks. When Hank tries to convince him otherwise, Holloway threatens to walk. Hank plays along, but when he's had enough and points out that treating everyone in Texas like that is wrong, Holloway leaves and takes his business to Thatherton's out of spite.

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** Mr. Holloway in "The Company Man." Man". Hank is tasked with Strickland to win over his business, but the man is a jerk who insists that all Texans are stereotypical hicks. When Hank tries to convince him otherwise, Holloway threatens to walk. Hank plays along, but when he's had enough and points out that treating everyone in Texas like that is wrong, Holloway leaves and takes his business to Thatherton's out of spite.
15th Mar '18 4:47:43 PM Kadorhal
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** The vigilante who tried to shoot Dale in "Dog Dale Afternoon" was never identified, but it's possible he was arrested off-screen.
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