The BEST episodes of King of the Hill

Every episode of King of the Hill ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of King of the Hill!

In the little town of Arlen, Texas, lives a man who embodies the spirit of the Lone Star State. Hank Hill tends his lawn with pride, never overcooks his steak and sells propane and propane accessories. In this animated series from Mike Judge, Hank and his wife Peggy work to raise their son Bobby, be good neighbors and uphold their middle-class Texas values amid a changing world.

Last Updated: 5/23/2023Network:FOX
Rich Hank, Poor Hank
269 votes

#1 - Rich Hank, Poor Hank

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/4/2004

After becoming inquisitive about how much money the family makes, Bobby decides that he will do some investigating of his own. After seeing some old paperwork in the garage, Bobby determines that Hank is a rich miser. Feeling that Hank is just being greedy, he goes on a shopping spree with Hank's emergency credit card. Meanwhile, news of Hank's hidden wealth spread through the alley and out about town.

Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writer: Etan Cohen
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Cops and Robert
217 votes

#2 - Cops and Robert

Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/4/2008

Bobby has to work as a deputy for the school's police officer after he is framed for throwing a soda can. Meanwhile, Hank accidentally takes the wallet of a man he thought stole his own wallet, however when he tries to return the wallet the man does not take it too well.

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Returning Japanese (1)
179 votes

#3 - Returning Japanese (1)

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/12/2002

The Hills head to Japan because Cotton wants to apologize for his actions in WWII. The grizzled vet says he plans to address the widow of a soldier he killed. Peggy arranges to cover the visit for the local paper, but the family arrives to find it has become an overblown media event. Cotton admits to Hank that the "widow" was never married, and the "action" did not occur in battle. Meanwhile, back home, Dale and Bill prove themselves dedicated house sitters by dressing up as Hank and Peggy; and Luanne finds a replacement dog when she thinks she has killed Ladybird.

Directors: Allan Jacobsen
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It Came from the Garage
189 votes

#4 - It Came from the Garage

Season 12 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/11/2008

Wanting to spend some quality time with his son, Hank distracts Dale, Bill and Boomhauer with a boat building competition. However, when bats attack the construction garage, Hank has to give up his idea of spending time with Bobby.

My Own Private Rodeo
213 votes

#5 - My Own Private Rodeo

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/28/2002

Dale and Nancy are renewing their marriage vows, and Nancy wants to invite Dale's estranged father, Bug, a rodeo performer. Dale hates his father for making a pass at Nancy on their wedding day, but when Hank goes to see Bug, he discovers that the rodeo is a gay rodeo, and Dale's dad is gay.

Death Picks Cotton
295 votes

#6 - Death Picks Cotton

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2007

When the family goes out to a restaurant where the food is cooked at the table Cotton throws a tantrum and gets into a fight with the chef. The fight leaves Cotton near death in the hospital.

Bobby Goes Nuts
356 votes

#7 - Bobby Goes Nuts

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2001

The episode opens innocently enough with Bobby's girlfriend Connie inviting him over to add some spark to her dying slumber party. But after Bobby's beaten up by a crasher, Hank urges him to enroll in a boxing class at the Y. That class is full, so Bobby enrolls in the next best thing: women's self-defense. There, he quickly masters the technique of targeting an attacker below the belt.

Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writer: Norm Hiscock
Dale to the Chief
311 votes

#8 - Dale to the Chief

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/2005

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.

Directors: Anthony Lioi
Vision Quest
271 votes

#9 - Vision Quest

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/9/2003

Worried about how Dale is raising Joseph, John Redcorn asks Hank to take the boy he fathered on a vision quest. It's Dale who winds up having a vision -- and it leads him to decide that he's really an Indian. To John Redcorn's horror, Dale starts to "train" Joseph in the Indian way, shown to him through a series of odd dreams. Dales dream interpretation is all wrong, and takes him and Joseph to the zoo, to kill some pandas.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writer: Etan Cohen
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The Texas Panhandler
257 votes

#10 - The Texas Panhandler

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/30/2006

Instead of getting a job, Bobby and Joseph discover that they can make more money, and look cooler, by hanging out on street corners and begging.

Hank's Back
197 votes

#11 - Hank's Back

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/9/2004

When Hank suffers a back injury at work and none of his doctors can fix it, he tries the healing powers of yoga. At first, he finds it a little too wacky, but thanks to the help of Yogi Victor, he realizes that it actually works. Meanwhile, Hank's insurance company sets out to prove that his worker's compensation claim is false and Peggy fights to keep the old Pink & White market open.

Directors: Robin Brigstocke
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Bill, Bulk, and the Body Buddies
228 votes

#12 - Bill, Bulk, and the Body Buddies

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/20/2007

Bill has to shape up for an upcoming Army physical, but when he becomes friends with a group of body builders he becomes aggressive and develops a bad attitude. Hank and the gang have to come to the rescue.

Lucky's Wedding Suit
215 votes

#13 - Lucky's Wedding Suit

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/20/2007

Season finale. When Lucky wants to give Luanne the expensive wedding that she desires, he sues Dale with a frivolous lawsuit after having an accident on the job. After Lucky's lawyer finds out that Dale does not have insurance, he goes after Strickland Propane.

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Hank's Choice
307 votes

#14 - Hank's Choice

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/1/2001

When Bobby's runny nose and constant sneezing turn out to be an allergy to dander, he is given some medication, and Hank is told to get rid of Ladybird. Hank is taken aback, trying to find any way around he builds a luxurious new doghouse. During the 'Grand Opening' of the house, Ladybird refuses to go in. Hank rethinks his options, and sends Bobby out to live in the house. When he finds that he enjoys living on his own, he finds ways to stay allergic.

Writer: Jon Vitti
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Redcorn Gambles with His Future
207 votes

#15 - Redcorn Gambles with His Future

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/10/2005

John Redcorn tries to open a Native American gambling casino to provide a venue for his band, Big Mountain Fudgecake.

Directors: Matt Engstrom
Writer: Etan Cohen
Dang Ol' Love
168 votes

#16 - Dang Ol' Love

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/5/2002

Bill tries to get the attention of a beautiful jogger, by setting a trap in the street. She trips and falls, hurting her ankle but instead she goes home with Boomhauer. For the first time in his life Boomhauer finds himself in love, and heartbroken... like so many he has left behind.

Directors: Gary McCarver
Writer: Dean Young
It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings
192 votes

#17 - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/15/2005

Desperate to be needed, Bill searches for a new hobby. He joins an all-male chorus, the Harmonaholics, and the guys are taken by surprise but vow to be supportive. When Bill goes AWOL to tour with the Harmonaholics, the guys go after him. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby undertake a Pong tournament at home.

Directors: Julius Wu
Writer: Etan Cohen
Mutual of OmAbwah
242 votes

#18 - Mutual of OmAbwah

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2005

When Hank forgets to mail his insurance payment, the coverage lapses for 36 hours, causing Hank and Bobby to go into a state of emergency to protect the house from any major disasters. Meanwhile, Dale decides to raise bees, Bill and Boomhauer discover the joys of deep-frying, and Peggy and Luanne get stuck at a rest stop when Hank won't let them drive uninsured.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?
290 votes

#19 - Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/11/2005

Kahn is accused of having become so assimilated that he's a "banana" -- the Asian equivalent of an "Oreo." To get back to his Laotian heritage, Kahn adopts a simple lifestyle and abandons the swimming pool his neighbors helped build.

Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writer: Dan Sterling
Little Horrors of Shop
316 votes

#20 - Little Horrors of Shop

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/1999

When Hank becomes a substitute shop teacher at Tom Landry Middle School, he is so popular that he may beat Peggy as Substitute Teacher of the Year. When Bobby is found bringing a keyhole saw to Hank's shop class, because the class has no tools, Hank gets in trouble for violating the school's zero-tolerance policy on weapons. The punishment is that he may no longer teach shop at Tom Landry.

Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writer: Kit Boss
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224 votes

#21 - Trans-Fascism

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/10/2008

Hank helps Buck Strickland battle the Arlen City Council and a rival restaurant after "Sugarfoots" loses its business due to a local ban on the sale of foods containing trans fats.

Ho Yeah!
320 votes

#22 - Ho Yeah!

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/25/2001

Hank's new co-worker is Tammi, a not-too-bright young woman who just moved from Oklahoma. Peggy takes Tammi under her wing and offers to let her stay at the Hill house while she studies to get her GED. Peggy and Hank enjoy Tammi's company and the cool clothes she buys for them, though they're concerned that her dates never seem to last more than an hour. But when Alabaster Jones, the baddest pimp in Oklahoma City, comes to bring Tammi back, Hank finally realizes that Tammi is a hooker and that everybody thinks he's her new pimp.

Directors: Tricia Garcia
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Returning Japanese (2)
99 votes

#23 - Returning Japanese (2)

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/2002

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.

Directors: Anthony Lioi
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Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story
260 votes

#24 - Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/13/2001

Bobby passes himself off as a high school student (explaining his height by claiming that he suffers from a kidney condition), and gets caught up in the school's attempt to get the band No Doubt to play at their prom. Meanwhile, Dale creates the perfect outhouse, the Port-a-Gribble the envy of all the neighbors.

Directors: Gary McCarver
Uncool Customer
220 votes

#25 - Uncool Customer

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/15/2009

After Peggy finds out that she is not cool she befriends one of Arlen's most glamorous and cool moms in an effort to learn how to be cool. Bobby befriends her daughter, a girl named Michael Savage.

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