History WesternAnimation / KingOfTheHill

23rd Jul '17 9:03:26 PM MyLittleXero
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** The circumstances of Bill's divorce. It's either his fault because he's a fat lazy slob or he turned into a fat lazy slob because his marriage was terrible and was doomed from the start. The writers really couldn't decide and it's jarring even after Lenore turned out to be a manipulative shrew who forced her way into Bill's life because he was prom king with someone else.

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** The circumstances of Bill's divorce. It's either his fault because he's a fat lazy slob or he turned into a fat lazy slob because his marriage was terrible and was doomed from the start. The writers really couldn't decide and it's jarring that they apparently still couldn't decide even after Lenore turned out to be a manipulative shrew who forced her way into Bill's life because he was prom king with someone else.else and only came back because he was with Ann Richards at the time.
10th Jul '17 7:16:36 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: In "Born Again on the Fourth of July", Bobby stays home from church and steals 20 bucks from Peggy's purse to order pizza. When Hank and Peggy find out, Peggy immediately acts like he used it to buy drugs, saying she's going to check between his toes for needle marks.
6th Jul '17 8:04:08 AM ElSquibbonator
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The later seasons were more energetic. The first few episodes are ''really'' laid back, with a bit of difference in the characters' speech as the actors "found" their voices. Hank has more of a temper (he spends an early-season Halloween episode urging Bobby to commit minor acts of vandalism and the pilot episode had him accused of beating his son after Bobby comes home with a black eye he got during a baseball game when he got hit by a line drive while standing on first base), Luanne is viewed as an IdiotSavant when it comes to auto repair, and Peggy is actually sane and has an okay grasp on the Spanish language.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The later seasons were more energetic. The first few episodes are ''really'' laid back, with a bit of difference in the characters' speech as the actors "found" their voices. Hank has more of a temper (he spends an early-season Halloween episode urging Bobby to commit minor acts of vandalism and the pilot episode had him accused of beating his son after Bobby comes home with a black eye he got during a baseball game when he got hit by a line drive while standing on first base), Luanne is viewed as an IdiotSavant when it comes to auto repair, and Peggy is actually sane and has an okay grasp on the Spanish language. Conversely, the season 1 episode "King of the Ant Hill" featured Bobby getting hypnotized by a fire ant queen. This sort of surreal humor would become less common on the show in later seasons.
2nd Jul '17 4:55:27 PM foxley
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* MedicationTampering: Bobby tries to get even with Luanne when her then boyfriend throws a party at Boomhauer's house which he was house-sitting. He set up pranks against Luanne and she retaliates back. Finally, he goes far enough to change Luanne's birth control pills with candy. Hank and Peggy decide to make Bobby "marry" Luanne to teach him a lesson.
15th Jun '17 2:49:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). She goes to host a "Hell House" a [[TheMoralSubsitute Christian version]] of haunted houses which intend to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which shockingly [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].

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** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). She goes to host a "Hell House" a [[TheMoralSubsitute [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian version]] of haunted houses which intend to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which shockingly [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].
14th Jun '17 9:44:20 PM Skagit
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** Even though he is supposed to be a Texas Ranger, Boomhauer is never shown doing his job, what with all the standing around in the alley with the guys and his excessive canoodling.

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** Even though he is supposed to be a Texas Ranger, Boomhauer is never shown doing his job, what with all the standing around in the alley with the guys and his excessive canoodling. We don't even know what he does until his ID shows up in the series finale.


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* 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."
14th Jun '17 9:38:14 PM Skagit
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** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). She goes to host a "Hell House" a [[MoralAlternative Christian version]] of haunted houses which intend to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which shockingly [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].

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** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). She goes to host a "Hell House" a [[MoralAlternative [[TheMoralSubsitute Christian version]] of haunted houses which intend to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which shockingly [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].
14th Jun '17 8:24:51 PM Skagit
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*** Hank tells the monks to stay away from Bobby and that he has no control over what they do at airports. Buddhist monks don't preach at airports but Hare Krishna, a Hindu sect, are well known for doing so. In fact Hare Krishna airport evangelism was a staple joke in comedy films until most airports banned solicitation. Hare Krishna members often wear saffron robes similar to Buddhist monks and Hank likely wouldn't know the difference.



** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].

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** Junie Harper, the antagonist-of-the-day in "Hilloween", tells Luanne that Halloween was created by druids, and later gets the holiday banned in Arlen by claiming separation of church and state. She does have a point for the latter, but not for the reason she thinks (Halloween was actually invented by Christians co-opting two pagan holidays, kind of like how Christmas came to be). She goes to host a "Hell House" a [[MoralAlternative Christian version]] of haunted houses which intend to convert by scaring patrons with images of Hell, which shockingly [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. [[HypocriticalHumor This is the source of most of the episode's humor, of course]] - for instance, Harper's lack of acknowledgement that she herself is forcing her [[HolierThanThou "everything I disagree with is Satanic" religious beliefs on the city]].
13th Jun '17 10:44:21 AM TheRealYuma
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** In "Untitled Blake McCormick Project," it is revealed that John Redcorn had another child, from a woman named Charlene, who was the same age as Joseph. Charlene was initially dating Bill but moves in with John Redcorn at the end of the episode. She is never seen or mentioned again, as if this episode never happened.
9th Jun '17 8:42:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvince: the town of Arlen is located in fictional Heimlich County, Texas.
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