History YMMV / KingOfTheHill

11th May '17 3:25:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NauseaFuel: Bobby drops an apple Brown Betty right next to a pile of fresh horse crap, then scoops it ''back into the pan'' and serves it to [[Music/BrooksAndDunn Kix Brooks]], who ends up contracting severe food poisoning.
8th May '17 9:29:54 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** What keeps the episode about Bobby learning to shoot a rifle from falling into ValuesDissonance territory are two things -- first off that Bobby is instructed to attend safety courses, as well as the fact that Hank is (rightfully) mortified at Bobby suggesting he take a rifle to school. "Guns are not toys and must ''always'' be handled safely and responsibly" is a very important message that both sides of the debate agree on.

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** What keeps the episode about Bobby learning to shoot a rifle from falling into ValuesDissonance territory are two things -- first off that Bobby is instructed to attend safety courses, as well as the fact that Hank is (rightfully) mortified at Bobby suggesting he take a rifle to school. "Guns are not toys and must ''always'' be handled safely and responsibly" is a very important message that both sides of the debate wholeheartedly agree on.
8th May '17 9:27:56 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** What keeps the episode about Bobby learning to shoot a rifle from falling into ValuesDissonance territory are two things - first off that Bobby is instructed to attend safety as well as the fact that Hank is (Rightfully) mortified at Bobby suggesting he take a rifle to school.

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** What keeps the episode about Bobby learning to shoot a rifle from falling into ValuesDissonance territory are two things - -- first off that Bobby is instructed to attend safety courses, as well as the fact that Hank is (Rightfully) (rightfully) mortified at Bobby suggesting he take a rifle to school. "Guns are not toys and must ''always'' be handled safely and responsibly" is a very important message that both sides of the debate agree on.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be pretty hard to feel sorry for Bill considering how creepy he gets with his public fantasizing, and how he's implied to be stalking Peggy on more than one occasion. Especially when he was put in charge of a flood shelter, where most of what he does it abuse his power and actually keeps everyone in ''after'' the flood ends until Hank convinces him otherwise. But he made the people feel happy, so that's apparantly the important part and the residents looking up to him is treated as a good thing. The way that the show never really allows him to develop or grow out of this and [[StatusQuoIsGod only makes it last an episode]] if he does show signs of character development doesn't help, since as a result he'll show a sympathetic side and work his way into something one episode then suddenly go back to being a creep the next.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be pretty hard to feel sorry for Bill considering how creepy he gets with his public fantasizing, and how he's implied to be stalking Peggy on more than one occasion. Especially when he was put in charge of a flood shelter, where most of what he does it abuse his power and actually keeps everyone in ''after'' the flood ends until Hank convinces him otherwise. But he made the people feel happy, so that's apparantly apparently the important part and the residents looking up to him is treated as a good thing. The way that the show never really allows him to develop or grow out of this and [[StatusQuoIsGod only makes it last an episode]] if he does show signs of character development doesn't help, since as a result he'll show a sympathetic side and work his way into something one episode then suddenly go back to being a creep the next.
8th May '17 5:19:40 AM Zufgh
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* MisaimedFandom: ''King of the Hill'' started as a parody of middle America (even though Texas would be considered Southern, but not Southern in the way that Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, northern Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Arkansas are). But because the humor wasn't as scathingly satirical as it is on ''TheSimpsons'' or even Judge's own ''Beavis and Butthead'', the show quickly became beloved by the very demographic it was mocking. After the first couple of seasons, the show became a straight-up AffectionateParody, and to this day it's still remembered warmly by conservative middle Americans for being a show that didn't portray them in a negative light.
7th May '17 10:20:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbnzBO6odgw "Yahoos & Triangles" by The Refreshments]], otherwise known as the show's theme tune.

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbnzBO6odgw "Yahoos & Triangles" by The Refreshments]], otherwise known as the show's theme tune.tune.
** There's quite an array of great songs used throughout the series, both diegetic and non-diegetic, across several different genres.
28th Apr '17 8:01:16 PM Nicoaln
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*** Related: A season 2 episode features Bobby asking if he could bring a gun to school. This episode aired in 1997 - fortunately [[ValuesResonance Hank's response is exactly what anyone's would be today]] in telling him that's dangerous.



** Kahn and Minh both fall here. While they just barely avoid being [[EthnicScrappy walking Asian stereotypes]], they are both obnoxious jerkass people who take utter pleasure in being dicks towards their neighbors, including referring to them as "Rednecks" in a derogatory sense. While they do have some redeeming qualities (such as genuinely caring for their daughter, Connie), said good aspects of them are overshadowed by their flaws. One episode in the series had Kahn not only sexually harass Hank (all because Hank could see Kahn through Kahn's bathroom window), but also he and Mihn would break into Hank's house, raid the fridge, mess with the furniture, and it's implied they would have ''sex'' there as well all the while mocking Hank and Peggy. There's being a jerk, and then there's blatantly breaking the law just for [[ForTheEvulz the sick amusement of it.]]

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** Kahn and Minh both fall here. While they just barely avoid being [[EthnicScrappy walking Asian stereotypes]], they are both obnoxious jerkass people who take utter pleasure in being dicks towards their neighbors, including referring to them as "Rednecks" in a derogatory sense. While they do have some redeeming qualities (such as genuinely caring for their daughter, Connie), Connie or Minh's [[CharacterDevelopment gradual developing friendship with the women and even Dale]]), said good aspects of them are overshadowed by their flaws. One episode in the series had Kahn not only sexually harass Hank (all because Hank could see Kahn through Kahn's bathroom window), but also he and Mihn Minh would break into Hank's house, raid the fridge, mess with the furniture, and it's implied they would have ''sex'' there as well all the while mocking Hank and Peggy. There's being a jerk, and then there's blatantly breaking the law just for [[ForTheEvulz the sick amusement of it.]]


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** What keeps the episode about Bobby learning to shoot a rifle from falling into ValuesDissonance territory are two things - first off that Bobby is instructed to attend safety as well as the fact that Hank is (Rightfully) mortified at Bobby suggesting he take a rifle to school.
4th Apr '17 9:44:49 AM CASCHero
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** The episode that depicts Bobby taking women defense class and going a little too overboard with the GroinAttack. He tries it on Peggy (yes, really) but she claims it doesn't work since she doesn't have a crotch. However, any women will tell you that just because they have vaginas doesn't mean ''it still doesn't hurt when hit there'' as that area is still a sensitive part of the body.
2nd Apr '17 7:57:59 PM Ploopyandproud
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* DesignatedHero: A common complaint about the series is that, all too often, while Hank is usually a well-meaning person, his characterization as a stereotypical middle class Conservative Bible Belter with rather SkewedPriorities is not played for comedy (of the "look at what a dumbass this guy is/can be" variety), but as something to be respected and admired. There are many episodes in which Hank comes off as, frankly, a bigoted self-righteous {{jerkass}} and yet viewers are still supposed to be on his side.

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* DesignatedHero: A common complaint about the series is that, all too often, while Hank is usually a well-meaning person, his characterization as a stereotypical middle class Conservative Bible Belter with rather SkewedPriorities is not played for comedy (of the "look at what a dumbass this guy is/can be" variety), but as something to be respected and admired. There are many episodes in which Hank comes off as, frankly, as a bigoted condescending, self-righteous {{jerkass}} and yet viewers are still supposed to be on his side.agree with him.
22nd Mar '17 2:56:15 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbnzBO6odgw "Yahoos & Triangles" by The Refreshments]], otherwise known as the show's theme tune.
19th Mar '17 1:46:11 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The episode in which Luanne's mother returns ("Leanne's Saga") reminds us that a domestic abuser is a domestic abuser, regardless of gender, and just because the abuser is a woman doesn't mean she can get away with it.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The later seasons after the SeasonalRot has set in tend to be like this. Not epically bad, but just kind of bland and mediocre.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
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The episode in which Luanne's mother returns ("Leanne's Saga") reminds us that a domestic abuser is a domestic abuser, regardless of gender, and just because the abuser is a woman doesn't mean she can get away with it.
** "Get Your Freak Off" drops two of them; one on Hank, who has to accept that kids can't stay sheltered forever and will have to mature and become adults at some point, and against Bobby and the other kids, who come to understand that they're still just kids, and shouldn't feel pressured into making grown-up decisions when they're not ready to handle the responsibilities that come with them.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The later seasons after the SeasonalRot has had set in tend to be like this. Not epically bad, but just kind of bland and mediocre.
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