Hilarious in Hindsight: On the season one episode, "Hank's Unmentionable Problem" note , Peggy has a nightmare where Hank dies from complications of his constipation and his father flushes his son's casket down the toilet-cum-grave. Around thirteen seasons later, Cotton dies (after being burned on a flat-top grill at a Benihana-style Japanese restaurant and eating shrimp, which he's allergic to) and requests that his ashes be flushed in a bar toilet once used by General George S. Patton (even though an early episode revealed that Cotton was supposed to be buried at a veteran's cemetery).
- In "Bills Are Made to be Broken" in season four, Hank tells Bill to "Suit Up".
- In an episode made during the campaign trail of the 2000 election:
Hank: Governor Bush needs every vote he can get or they won't call it a landslide [win].