16 Hall of Fame Jokes from ‘King of the Hill’
Mike Judge’s King of the Hill is held in the same iconic regard as Family Guy and The Simpsons but could achieve hilarity without ever having to go “full cartoon.” It’s garnered such a fanbase from its original run to syndication to streaming that a sequel series is currently in the works. And I tell ya whut, with the number of classic jokes and moments we had to omit to make this list manageable, it’s no surprise that it’s making a comeback.
Hank Accidentally Smokes Weed
When Hank unintentionally smokes a blunt instead of a cigarette, his straitlaced nature causes him to freak out more than marijuana could ever make him.
Peggy Is Not A Travel Expert
Peggy’s know-it-all attitude can bite her in the ass sometimes, never more so than when the Hill clan visits Japan.
Hank Pulls Bobby Out of Husky Modeling
Knowing the mindset of the average middle schooler, Hank overlooks Bobby’s pleaful speech about modeling to save him from bullies trashing the fashion show.
Boomhauer Learns of the Dangers of Virtual Reality
Peggy’s Anti-Swinging Stance
Peggy makes this confident observation after a series of couples dates with the Gribbles gets misinterpreted as potential swinging.
Boomhauer Speaks Clearly
In “A Fire Fighting We Will Go!,” we see all the guys tell their versions of how a fire started within a fire station started when they were volunteering as firefighters. During Boomhauer’s flashback, he can be heard clearly for the first and only time in the series.
Hank’s Steak Grilling Lesson
Grand Theft Propane and Propane Accessories
Hate Is a Great Motivator for Peggy
As part of her rehabilitation after surviving a skydiving accident, Peggy got tough-love (tough-hate?) motivation from Cotton to get her back on her feet.
Khan Adding Lyrics to Axel Foley’s Theme
Khan lets his musical side show as he excitedly sings his own lyrics to the iconic theme from Beverly Hills Cop.
Mr. Gilbert Fontaine De la Tour D’Haute Rive
Bill’s cousin certainly made an impact as a charismatic Southern gay man who starkly contrasts with Bill while being a great influence on Bobby as King of the Hill’s answer to Oscar Wilde.
Hank Using WD-40 to Open WD-40
In one of the few times Hank appreciated Bobby’s comedy (well, maybe the only time), the Hills bond over the best sketch team ever centered around clean-burning fuel: The Propaniacs.
Hank the Pimp
Hank is perceived as the “Mac Daddy of Heimlich County” to defend his friend/employee Tammy, who has a pimp named Alabaster Jones, voiced by Snoop Dogg.
In the episode “Soldier of Misfortune,” Dale mistakenly grabs the wrong briefcase Hank set up to be taken in a fake caper, which gives us a treasure of a simple concept that has blinded schoolyard bullies for decades now.