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* BabyDontGotBack: Famously, Hank Hill. There's been jokes thrown his way all through the series about his lack of ass, and at least one entire episode about it where he's diagnosed with "diminished gluteal syndrome" (which seems inspired by an actual condition). Outside the show, his small butt has been the subject of MemeticMutation for years.


--> '''Boss:''' When you were gay, you were intriguing, with an artistic bent. Now you're just a sleazy barber.



--> '''Boss:''' When you were gay, you were intriguing, with an artistic bent. Now you're just a sleazy barber.


** Hank's co-worker and Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie died. [[spoiler:She accidentally kills herself while trying to get her rifle and a basket * TookALevelInJerkAss: Everyone in the cast does something genuinely selfish or rude throughout the series:

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** Hank's co-worker and Buck Strickland's mistress Debbie died. [[spoiler:She accidentally kills herself with a shotgun while trying attempting to get her rifle and hide in a basket dumpster]].
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Everyone in the cast does something genuinely selfish or rude throughout the series:


* ParentPreferredSuitor: Kahn would very much prefer his daughter Connie date fellow Laotian Chane Wassonasong instead of Bobby. Note that this probably has absolutely nothing to do with race or even his dislike of the Hills, and everything to do with his desire to suck up to Chane's father Ted as much as humanly possible. Funnily enough, his wife Minh reveals Kahn himself was not her own father's first choice of husband material for her, so this apparently is a running trend in their family.

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* ParentPreferredSuitor: Kahn would very much prefer his daughter Connie date fellow Laotian Chane Wassonasong instead of Bobby. Note that this his reasons probably has have absolutely nothing to do with race or even race, his dislike of the Hills, or even Chane himself; and everything to do with his desire to suck up to Chane's father Ted as much as humanly possible.Ted, who Kahn utterly worships and will shamelessly brownnose at every available opportunity. Kahn probably figures that if he can get Chane and Connie together, it will get him closer to Ted. Funnily enough, his wife Minh reveals Kahn himself was not her own father's first choice of husband material for her, so this apparently is a running trend in their family.


* ParentPreferredSuitor: Kahn would very much prefer his daughter Kahnie develop a relationship with fellow Loatian Chang Wusahnasahn over her preferred beau Bobby Hill. Funnily enough, his wife Minh reveals Kahn himself was not her own father's first choice of husband material for her, so this apparently is a running trend in their family.

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* ParentPreferredSuitor: Kahn would very much prefer his daughter Kahnie develop a relationship with Connie date fellow Loatian Chang Wusahnasahn over her preferred beau Bobby Hill.Laotian Chane Wassonasong instead of Bobby. Note that this probably has absolutely nothing to do with race or even his dislike of the Hills, and everything to do with his desire to suck up to Chane's father Ted as much as humanly possible. Funnily enough, his wife Minh reveals Kahn himself was not her own father's first choice of husband material for her, so this apparently is a running trend in their family.



* PottyEmergency: In "Beer and Loathing", Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer drink tainted beer and eat bad bananas:

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* PottyEmergency: In "Beer and Loathing", Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer drink tainted go all the way into Mexico to get beer when there's none left in Texas. Unfortunately the beer they get is contaminated and eat bad bananas:causes diarrhea and vomiting, which hits them on the drive back.


'''Luanne:''' ''(lifts her shirt up to reveal a pair of [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]])'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I'm wearing shorts, Uncle Hank.]]

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'''Luanne:''' ''(lifts her shirt up to reveal a pair of [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]])'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I'm wearing shorts, Uncle Hank.]]

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* EasilySwayedPopulation: The population of Arlen seems to have this in spades, as Hank and his friends and family seem to need to pull their town out of mistakes they have latched onto.

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** Other than occasional bursts of fatherly love from Cotton, of all people, baby G.H. seems to engender more annoyance and resentment in his family members than love, for various reasons.


His family includes his wife, Peggy, his son, Bobby, and his niece, Luanne Platter. Hank also has plenty of conflicts with his father, Cotton, a misogynistic World War II veteran.

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His family includes his wife, Peggy, his son, Bobby, and his niece, Luanne Platter. Hank also has plenty of conflicts with his father, Cotton, a misogynistic World War II veteran.
veteran, and his uptight Laotian next-door neighbor Kahn.

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* TheDragon:
** Emily, the 12 year old hall monitor at Tom Landry Middle School, is this to Principal Moss. She takes the job dead serious.
** "The Exterminator" had Dale as the very eager Dragon to Amy Pittman, the manager of Stik-Tek, who was trying to downsize after a disastrous product rollout.


* VocalEvolution: Dale and Bill both were initially given lower voices but they got higher in subsequent seasons as the voice actors gave them more range. Hank originally had a more forceful voice but it gradually softened a bit.

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* VocalEvolution: Dale and Bill both were initially given lower voices, Dale's voice actor has even admitted that his performance in the earlier seasons was based on Creator/JackNicholson. Both characters' voices but they got higher in subsequent seasons as the voice actors gave them more range. Hank originally had a more forceful voice but it gradually softened a bit.


** The dream sequence in "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill" is animated with digital Ink & Paint instead of the traditional style of the rest of the episode, a full season and a half before the show switched over to it full time. This also applies to the intro and fellow Season 6 episode "Bobby Goes Nuts" in their entirety and a couple of scenes in the subplot of "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill".

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** The dream sequence in "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill" is animated with digital Ink & Paint instead of the traditional style of the rest of the episode, a full season and a half before the show switched over to it full time. This also applies to the intro and fellow Season 6 episode "Bobby Goes Nuts" and the Season 7 episode “Megalo Dale” in their entirety entirety, as well as a scene of Bobby and Peggy walking through the house in “Board Games” and a couple of scenes in the subplot of "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill".


** In the early seasons, Luanne is not ''nearly'' the ditz she is by the end of the show. Seeing her grab Cotton by the wrist and snarl at him to never touch her again is ''wildly'' out of character of her later on. Heck, in early episodes, she was such a competent mechanic that ''Hank'' allowed her to touch his truck unsupervised.
** Peggy goes from a down-home Texas homemaker who understood Spanish and spoke a decent amount of it (in the pilot, she says, ''Los estudiantes son mis amigos'' ["The students are my friends"]) to a SmallNameBigEgo who was terrible at speaking Spanish.

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** In the early seasons, Luanne is not ''nearly'' the ditz she is by the end of the show. Seeing her grab Cotton by the wrist and snarl at him to never touch her again is ''wildly'' out of character of her later on. Heck, in early episodes, she was such a competent mechanic that ''Hank'' allowed her to touch his truck unsupervised.
unsupervised. By the second season she became fares competent.
** Peggy goes from a down-home Texas homemaker who understood Spanish and spoke a decent amount of it (in the pilot, she says, ''Los estudiantes son mis amigos'' ["The students are my friends"]) to a SmallNameBigEgo who was terrible at speaking Spanish.Spanish by the end of the third season.

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* FaintInShock: In the episode "Revenge of the Lutefisk," Bobby accidentally starts a fire which destroys the community church. He spends an entire day [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone consumed with shame and remorse]], and the next day, upon hearing an official announcement that the police are on the trail of the "arsonist," the sheer terror on top of it all drives him into a faint.


* SpiritualAnthesis: To ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''. Whereas ''Beavis and Butthead'' was a cynical, aggressive work of satire, ''King of the Hill'' is a lot more idealistic and restrained in its' social commentary.

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* SpiritualAnthesis: SpiritualAntithesis: To ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''. Whereas ''Beavis and Butthead'' was a cynical, aggressive work of satire, ''King of the Hill'' is a lot more idealistic and restrained in its' social commentary.

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