History WesternAnimation / KingoftheHill

17th Dec '17 5:34:25 PM SoapheadChurch
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* AffectionateNickname: Earlier on, Hank affectionately calls Peggy "Peg-Leg." [[CharacterizationMarchesOn In later seasons]], Hank loses his ability to show affection in such a way, so this is dropped.



** The episode [[HalloweenSpecial "Hilloween"]] features [[TheFundamentalist Junie Harper, a religious fanatic,]] who takes Bobby, and several other kids on the tour of her "Hellhouse," 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 it's human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hellhouses 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 for entertainment, [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm hellhouses 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 "Hellhouse," "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 it's human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hellhouses 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 for entertainment, [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm hellhouses do it to instill a fear of God.]]



** 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 [[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]].

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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 "Hallelujah House" a [[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]].



%%* BlondRepublicanSexKitten: Luanne.

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%%* * BlondRepublicanSexKitten: Luanne.Luanne in some of the later seasons. Earlier on, she's the stereotypical apolitical 90s teenager. Later, she becomes even more staunchly conservative than Hank. Though, unusually for this trope, her values are the result of her naiveté.
12th Dec '17 3:46:37 AM jormis29
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** Henry Winkler as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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** Henry Winkler Creator/HenryWinkler as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
3rd Dec '17 5:28:34 PM Kadorhal
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** Dale's version has himself as being tall and muscular with long-flowing hair (and Hank was dressed as a DrillSergeantNasty). Bill's version has himself being a good hundred pounds ''fatter'' and completely bald. Boomhauer's version has himself speaking normally, while everyone else speaks with his VerbalTic.

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** Dale's version has himself as being tall and muscular with long-flowing hair (and Hank was dressed as a DrillSergeantNasty). DrillSergeantNasty).
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Bill's version has himself being a good hundred pounds ''fatter'' and completely bald. bald.
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Boomhauer's version has himself speaking normally, while everyone else speaks with his VerbalTic.



-->'''Officer Brown:''' "Sir, will you be pressing charges?"
-->'''Hank:''' "Well, hell ''yeah!''"

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-->'''Officer Brown:''' "Sir, Sir, will you be pressing charges?"
-->'''Hank:''' "Well,
charges?\\
'''Hank:''' Well,
hell ''yeah!''"''yeah!''
22nd Nov '17 8:58:49 PM foxley
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* HoodHornament: Occasionally seen driven by wealthy Texans. In one episode Hank rents a 70s Cadillac Eldorado from Buck Strickland to impress a potential client, his neighbor Khan notes the bull horns and calls it a "silly cow car."
4th Nov '17 12:41:58 AM ergeis
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* GeniusBonus: In Hilloween, Junie Harper tries to smugly quote the Bible ("The complacency of fools shall destroy them. Proverbs."), Hank counters with "Get out of my house! Exodus." In Exodus 10:28, the Pharaoh says this to Moses as he banishes him from his home and demands to never see his face again.
4th Nov '17 12:37:23 AM ergeis
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* GeniusBonus: In Hilloween, Junie Harper tries to smugly quote the Bible ("The complacency of fools shall destroy them. Proverbs."), Hank counters with "Get out of my house! Exodus." In Exodus 10:28, the Pharaoh says this to Moses as he banishes him from his home and demands to never see his face again.
28th Oct '17 7:48:08 PM Kadorhal
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* BloodKnight: The police in the final scenes of "Dog Dale Afternoon". Arriving on the scene and mistakenly believing Dale is a sniper holed up in a tower is understandable. Their refusal to consider any plan of action that is not "[[BoomHeadshot shoot him in the head]]", even after it's made repeatedly and plainly obvious that this is not the case, not so much.

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* BloodKnight: The police in the final scenes of "Dog Dale Afternoon". Arriving on the scene and mistakenly believing Dale is a sniper holed up in a tower is understandable. understandable, especially between Dale accidentally setting his stream of bug spray on fire (making it look like he's firing wildly), claiming to have taken his alter-ego Rusty Shackleford hostage, [[NotHelpingYourCase then claiming to have killed him]]. Their refusal to consider any plan of action that is not "[[BoomHeadshot shoot him in the head]]", even after it's made repeatedly and plainly obvious that this is not the case, case - even after Hank has ''already talked him down and is coming back out with him'' - not so much.



** Female variation with Peggy and her mom: even saving her family's Montana ranch is not enough to impress her mother, though, so Peggy just gives up on trying.

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** Female variation with Peggy and her mom: even mom. Even saving her family's Montana ranch is not enough to impress her mother, though, so Peggy just gives up on trying.
10th Oct '17 7:36:37 PM Lanes17B
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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 "Hellhouse," 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 it's human grandchild (actually a doll) because evolution is taught in schools. In reality, Hellhouses 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 for entertainment, [[http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm hellhouses do it to instill a fear of God.]]
9th Oct '17 5:40:53 AM PF
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** The latter is partially excusable due to Hank's naivete and deep faith in human kindness. Very often, and as a direct result of these traits, Hank is either unwilling to acknowledge or accept the illegal, immoral, and/or unethical nature of Strickland's orders or is genuinely unable to comprehend their underlying nefariousness. However, the reasons for Hank's lack of intuition or common sense in these situations as well as his apparent inability to learn anything from the inevitable discovery of (and repercussions for) said acts are anyone's guess.
8th Oct '17 1:40:57 PM Voinic
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Hank repeatedly emphasizes how honest he is and always pushes to be honest during the course of the series. Yet it does not stop him from lying (or having people lie) to dissuade Bobby from aspirations that differ from what he wants Bobby to be/do. It also doesn't stop him from committing all sorts of illegal and underhanded acts for Buck Strickland.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Hank repeatedly emphasizes how honest he is and always pushes to be honest during the course of the series. Yet While he does live up to his claims in most cases, it does not stop him from lying (or having people lie) lie on his behalf) to dissuade Bobby from aspirations that differ from what he wants Bobby to be/do. It also doesn't stop him from committing all sorts of illegal and underhanded acts for Buck Strickland.Strickland.
**The latter is partially excusable due to Hank's naivete and deep faith in human kindness. Very often, and as a direct result of these traits, Hank is either unwilling to acknowledge or accept the illegal, immoral, and/or unethical nature of Strickland's orders or is genuinely unable to comprehend their underlying nefariousness. However, the reasons for Hank's lack of intuition or common sense in these situations as well as his apparent inability to learn anything from the inevitable discovery of (and repercussions for) said acts are anyone's guess.
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