The Best Episodes Directed by Anthony Lioi
#2 - Returning Japanese (2)
King of the Hill Season 6 - Episode 22
It is revealed that Hank has a long-lost half-brother, who disowns his American relatives. Angered by this, Cotton plans to spit in the face of the Japanese Emperor Akihito at a ceremony honoring WW2 veterans later that night. As the Hill Brothers try to stop their father, they come to realize how much they have in common. Meanwhile, Bobby develops a relationship with his dance partner at the local arcade.
#3 - Naked Ambition
King of the Hill Season 4 - Episode 15
Bobby accidentally sees Luanne naked, Joseph becomes obsessed with getting a peek as well. When Connie catches Bobby and Joseph standing outside holding binoculars, she accuses them of peeping at her. Meanwhile, Boomhauer accidentally gets committed to a mental institution, and when Dale and Bill try to get him out, they get committed too.
#4 - The Waterbending Scroll
Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 9
After Katara attempts to teach Aang waterbending, but realizes that he is learning it much faster than she is, she is desperate to improve her abilities. When Katara inadvertently stumbles across a waterbending scroll that can help improve her ability while Aang is looking at a pirate’s store, she decides to steal it after she realizes that she couldn’t hope to afford it; but will she be capable of stealing from the pirates without causing herself and her friends trouble?
#5 - Chasing Bobby
King of the Hill Season 5 - Episode 9
Hank's friends all make fun of him when he cries at a "chick flick" called The Flowers of Time. Peggy thinks Hank was crying because the movie reminded him of his relationship with Bobby. It turns out that Hank was really crying because his beloved truck is breaking down and can't be fixed. In an effort to salvage her, Hank goes to extremes, but the inevitable is just around the corner.
#6 - Stan of Arabia (2)
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 6
As the Smiths continue to live in Saudi Arabia, Stan is fully enjoying the male-dominated society, while the rest of the family struggles with the different social norms. Meanwhile, Francine's musical expos on gender roles gets her into trouble, and a brush with death leads the Smiths to return to the United States.
#7 - Cotton's Plot
King of the Hill Season 4 - Episode 2
When Peggy gets out of her body cast, she is unable to walk and depressed by the long, slow process of rehabilitation. Cotton decides to teach her to walk again by challenging her, military-style, and inspires her with tales of his wartime heroism. But Peggy starts to lose confidence when she finds out that Cotton's war stories were all fake.
#8 - Dale to the Chief
King of the Hill Season 9 - Episode 5
When Dale re-reads the Warren Commission Report, he is stunned to realize that maybe the government was right all along about who killed Kennedy. Dale decides to abandon his anti-government ways and becomes an insufferable flag-waving patriot. Meanwhile, Hank tries to battle through government red tape when his sex is listed as "female" on his new driver's license.
#9 - Dale Be Not Proud
King of the Hill Season 8 - Episode 14
When NHRA driver John Force needs an organ transplant, Dale is the only one who can save him. Hank encourages Dale to ignore his fear of hospitals and give up his kidney to save Force. Dale reluctantly agrees, but only if Hank takes his place being Dale for the day, a task that consists of outlandish duties.
#10 - Unfortunate Son
King of the Hill Season 6 - Episode 11
When Cotton's VFW has to close down due to a shortage of members, Hank tries to get Vietnam vets to join. But the WWII vets and the Vietnam vets hate each other, and when Hank tries to bring them together, he and Cotton wind up getting pursued by kill-crazy Vietnam veterans who are having flashbacks. Meanwhile, Dale gets a falcon that keeps attacking Bill.
#11 - Talking Shop
King of the Hill Season 8 - Episode 22
Forced to decide between enrolling in shop class where he'll work with guys and sharp objects, or joining the peer counseling class where he'll talk lonely young girls through their problems, Bobby goes where the ladies are. But after a few days of giving advice to these crazy girls, Bobby is the one who needs counseling.
#13 - Soldier of Misfortune
King of the Hill Season 6 - Episode 2
Dale is running for re-election as Gun Club president, but his chances seem to be shot when he accidentally discharges his gun. To give Dale his confidence back, Hank pretends to be "Mr. Big," answers Dale's ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine, and assigns Dale to pick up a briefcase. But Dale bungles the job, and nearly gets his friends killed by his opponent at the Gun Club.
#14 - Patch Boomhauer
King of the Hill Season 8 - Episode 1
Boomhauer discovers that his brother, Patch, is getting married to the girl Boomhauer loves, Katherine. When it reaches a boiling point, Boomhauer drops out as best man at the wedding and Hank is forced to take his place.
#15 - Roger 'n Me
American Dad! Season 2 - Episode 13
When Stan goes to Atlantic City for a bachelor party and is shunned by his so-called best friend, Roger steps in and becomes Stan's new sidekick. Their friendship goes to a whole new level, but when they return home and face Francine, Stan realizes that what happens in Atlantic City doesn't necessarily stay there. Meanwhile, Hayley and Steve team up to break up a good-looking couple.
#16 - Be True to Your Fool
King of the Hill Season 7 - Episode 19
Hank and the guys refuse to drink beer with Bill after he passes lice on to each of them. When Hank & the gang decide to shave their heads, Hank uncovers a unexpected "Bill" tattoo, and becomes irate. Meanwhile, Bill gets arrested & his popularity in jail pushes him into never wanting out, so Hank decides to go in after him.
#18 - Dances With Dogs
King of the Hill Season 7 - Episode 5
Hank and Bobby go head to head in a craze imported from Canada: dog dancing. Hank catches Bobby Dog Dancing with LadyBird, and he is furious. He demands that Bobby stop. Bobby takes on Connie's dog, 'Doggie' as his next partner, and they begin to train. Meanwhile, LadyBird lets Hank know that she wants to dance, so the competition begins, Old school vs. New age. When a competition comes to town, they showcase their talents, along with Bill, who purchased a Rottweiller that hates him.
#19 - Flirting with the Master
King of the Hill Season 8 - Episode 5
The actor who plays TV's "Monsignor Martinez" invites Peggy to Mexico City to tutor his children for an English-language exam. In Mexico, Peggy starts to suspect that her suave employer might be hitting on her. Meanwhile, Luanne takes on Peggy's duties at home.
#20 - Double Fried Flavor!
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 1
“The Drinky Hiro Show!” – It’s after hours and Hiro’s home… Drunk! After amusing himself with his sleeping family, the wasted wastrel decides it’s time for a midnight snack. Mmm! Steak pancakes! Alerted by the danger to his food supply, Shin is soon drafted in the cause. Gross quickly dissolves into disgusting. Hiro, that smear better be chocolate mashed potatoes! “Trading Faces!” – Take one worn out mother and add one boy, desperately dashing for the potty, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster! Shin and Mitzi find their roles reversed… Literally! And their first problem: Plumbing! You’re sure you know how to use that thing, Mom? Hmm, it can’t be that hard! Uh oh, Shin, I need you to breastfeed your little sister! “Trading Faces! Part 2!” – Things only get weirder as Hiro comes home… This is not what was meant by role playing! Hima’s not the only one freaked out as Mitzi/Shin cares for her/his daughter/sister at school, while back at the house Shin/Mitzi is getting busy stuffing face. Boy, this is getting confusing! And when Shin/Mitzi leaves the house against orders, embarrassment will be redefined for the neighborhood!
#21 - How to Bury a Smack-Addict Clown
Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 10
“Crash, Test Dummy!” – It’s a flashback to life in the “Falling Apartments” and Yonro’s preparing to fail his fifth entrance exam… “Makeup, Little Penny!” – Having lured Shin and the gang over with another promise of sweets, it’s makeover time… Now try not to get too excited Maso! “Fairly Bad Things!” – Still in flashback mode, this time on a Saturday morning after a hard night spent out in the desert burying a clown… No, really!