History WesternAnimation / KingOfTheHill

19th Mar '17 4:12:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CringeComedy: Any [[CharacterizationMarchesOn post-Season 2]] scene or episode centring around Peggy will take this UpToEleven, given that she is SmallNameBigEgo incarnate.

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* CringeComedy: Any [[CharacterizationMarchesOn post-Season 2]] scene or episode centring around Peggy will take this UpToEleven, given that she is SmallNameBigEgo incarnate.incarnate, but really, you could say quite a bit of the show involves either characters getting embarrassed or, if they're slow on the uptake, the audience getting embarrassed ''for'' them.
18th Mar '17 5:13:40 PM maxwellsilver
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* VanityLicensePlate: Boomhauer had one, "MSSALLY", for his 1965 Mustang, after the Wilson Pickett song.



** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white belt 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."
** "My Own Private Rodeo" was nominated for a Gay And Lebian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award for its portrayal of Dale coming to terms with his dad being gay. It aired in 2001 - ''two years'' before ''Lawrence v. Texas'' made it legal to be gay in the state and across the country.

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** "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," complete with a funny PSA at the end with Boomhauer holding up a clean white belt 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."
** "My Own Private Rodeo" was nominated for a Gay And Lebian Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award for its portrayal of Dale coming to terms with his dad being gay. It aired in 2001 - ''two years'' before ''Lawrence v. Texas'' made it legal to be gay in the state and across the country.
17th Feb '17 2:27:58 PM AdamC
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* NoSympathy

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* NoSympathyNoSympathy: Hank tends to have this as a character trait.
** This is one of the major snags between Hank and Bobby; not that Hank is ''trying'' to be a JerkAss, it's just that the two have such differing personalities, Hank can never understand why he ''should'' be sympathetic to Bobby. When Bobby gets a job as a towel manager he's miserable since he's constantly yelled at and insulted by the coach and team, and left doing thankless, ugly gruntwork nobody appreciates, but Hank is just happy Bobby's part of a team and is assured he'll come out of this as a better person. When Bobby inevitably quits, Hank reacts with anger and confusion. In another episode where Bobby is stressed over being part of a Quizbowl team to the point of having a panic attack, Hank is baffled that he could be stressed over something so silly, complaining to his friends that Bobby's life is laughably easy.
** While Hank isn't ''unsympathetic'' to Bill's depression, he tends to regard it as a nuisance rather than a serious issue. When Bill becomes suicidal, Hank waits for him to "snap out of it," and eventually blows up in anger at him.


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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 attempted to keep a star Football player 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.
-->'''Hank:''' Peggy, a hundred years from now, nobody'll know what a hexagon is, but if we go to state? That winds up on the water tower.
14th Feb '17 6:53:28 AM speedyboris
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* FalseFriend: The plot to "New Cowboy on the Block". Hank initially hits it off with Willie Lane, an ex-NFL player, but after Willie harasses Kahn and repeatedly breaks the block rules, Hank sees Willie for what he is. This is only exacerbated when Willie slugs Hank in the face.
29th Jan '17 7:48:46 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: From "Plastic White Female":
--> '''Hank:''' You're just using this head as a crutch.
--> '''Bobby:''' It's not a crutch, Dad. It's something I've come to rely on to help me through life.



* NoExceptYes: From "Plastic White Female":
--> '''Hank:''' You're just using this head as a crutch.
--> '''Bobby:''' It's not a crutch, Dad. It's something I've come to rely on to help me through life.
11th Jan '17 1:00:41 AM Mthrndr01
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* {{Fingore}}: In "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally saws of one of Dale's fingers while distracted by the man's criticisms of his woodwork (complete with a shot of the severed finger on the wood, still curled around Dale's cigarette). This kicks the anger management plot into motion, as well as briefly causes a rift between the two.

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* {{Fingore}}: In "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally saws of off one of Dale's fingers while distracted by the man's criticisms of his woodwork (complete with a shot of the severed finger on the wood, still curled around Dale's cigarette). This kicks the anger management plot into motion, as well as briefly causes a rift between the two.
7th Jan '17 4:30:19 AM PF
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* HehHehYouSaidX: Bobby does this with Hank in "The Little Horrors of Shop", of course it goes over Hank's head:

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* HehHehYouSaidX: Bobby does this with Hank in "The Little Horrors of Shop", of Shop". Of course it goes over Hank's head:



** The one-off character Alabaster the pimp resembles Music/SnoopDogg if he was a white guy.

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** The one-off character Alabaster the pimp resembles Music/SnoopDogg if he was were a white guy.



* InsaneNoMore: While on a trip to the lake, Boomhauer falls asleep in an inner tube and floats downstream to a bridge in a city centre. His speech pattern and his bathing suit get him involuntarily committed to a hospital for 72 psych evaluation. Too embarrassed to call Hank, he calls Dale to help him out. Dale bribes a patient to get in... and can't get out, so he calls Bill, who voluntarily commits himself after reading a pamphlet. They try to escape and fail, so they call Hank. Hank talks to the doctor and explains: Boomhauer was only committed for 72 and had been deemed not a danger to himself or others, so he was free to go; Dale was never officially admitted to the hospital, so legally, he was free to go (but the doctor felt he should keep taking his medication); and Bill voluntarily committed himself, so he could have left at any time, and his medical insurance wouldn't pay for his stay.

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* InsaneNoMore: While on a trip to the lake, Boomhauer falls asleep in an inner tube and floats downstream to a bridge in a city centre. center. His speech pattern and his bathing suit get him involuntarily committed to a hospital for 72 a psych evaluation. Too embarrassed to call Hank, he calls Dale to help him out. Dale bribes a patient to get in... and can't get out, so he calls Bill, who voluntarily commits himself after reading a pamphlet. They try to escape and fail, so they call Hank. Hank talks to the doctor and explains: the latter reveals the following: Boomhauer was only committed for 72 hours and had been deemed not a danger to himself or others, so he was free to go; Dale was never officially admitted to the hospital, so legally, he was free to go (but the doctor felt he should keep taking his medication); and Bill voluntarily committed himself, so he could have left at any time, and his medical insurance wouldn't pay for his stay.
5th Jan '17 6:29:46 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* WordSalada: Hank actually accuses Dale of this at the beginning of "Dale to the Chief" after one of his characteristic conspiracy-theorist ramblings.

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* WordSalada: WordSalad: Hank actually accuses Dale of this at the beginning of "Dale to the Chief" after one of his characteristic conspiracy-theorist ramblings.
5th Jan '17 6:29:18 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* WordSalada: 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?
3rd Jan '17 2:13:26 PM Kadorhal
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---> '''Connie:''' Dang it, Mrs. Hill! I've seen the test scores for Arlen High. If I have to go there, my only options will be [=DeVry=] or the University of Phoenix. Which one, Mrs. Hill?
---> '''Peggy:''' Well, on the radio they both sound like good institutions, but [then she notices Connie's glare].
** In "Unfortunate Son", Peggy makes a parade float for Veterans Day consisting of three skeletons raising a Jolly Roger flag in the IwoJimaPose, with "THE FUTILITY OF WAR" on the sides of the float. She apparently had no idea that the veterans at said parade would find it incredibly offensive. Originally her float was a standard IwoJimaPose, but she changed it when Cotton refused to lend her his medals (though he did offer to rent them for $400 a day), because authentic medals would apparently add a special element to it... even though such a detail would go unnoticed and the actual men involved weren't wearing medals at the time (the flag was raised in the during combat on the fifth day of the 35 day Battle of Iwo Jima).

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---> '''Connie:''' --->'''Connie:''' Dang it, Mrs. Hill! I've seen the test scores for Arlen High. If I have to go there, my only options will be [=DeVry=] or the University of Phoenix. Which one, Mrs. Hill?
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Hill?\\
'''Peggy:''' Well, on the radio they both sound like good institutions, but [then she but... ''[then notices Connie's glare].
glare]''.
** In "Unfortunate Son", Peggy makes a parade float for Veterans Day consisting of three skeletons raising a Jolly Roger flag in the IwoJimaPose, with "THE FUTILITY OF WAR" on the sides of the float. She apparently had no idea that the veterans at said parade would find it incredibly offensive. Originally her float was a standard IwoJimaPose, Iwo Jima pose, but she changed it when Cotton refused to lend her his medals (though he did offer to rent them for $400 a day), because authentic medals would apparently add a special element to it... even though such a detail would go unnoticed and the actual men involved weren't wearing medals at the time (the flag was raised in the during combat on the fifth day of the 35 day 35-day Battle of Iwo Jima).



* ComicBookTime: Notable here because Bobby (or anyone) never 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.

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* ComicBookTime: Notable here because Bobby (or anyone) never 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.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, both younger than him, to go through puberty long before him.



-->'''Hank:''' What's wrong, Connie?
-->'''Connie:''' Um *''hands Hank a note''*
-->'''Hank:''' Lessee *''reading''* "Mr. Hill, I just got my first period." *''beat''* BWAAHHH!

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-->'''Hank:''' What's wrong, Connie?
-->'''Connie:''' Um *''hands
Connie?\\
'''Connie:''' Um... ''(hands
Hank a note''*
-->'''Hank:''' Lessee *''reading''*
note)''\\
'''Hank:''' Lessee... ''(reading)''
"Mr. Hill, I just got my first period." *''beat''* ''(beat)'' BWAAHHH!
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