The BEST Episodes of King of the Hill
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2020
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.
#1 - Rich Hank, Poor Hank
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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.
#2 - Returning Japanese (1)
Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.
#3 - My Own Private Rodeo
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.
#4 - Death Picks Cotton
Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.
#5 - Cops and Robert
Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#6 - It Came From the Garage
Season 12 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.
#7 - Vision Quest
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Dale to the Chief
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.
#9 - Bobby Goes Nuts
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.
#11 - Dang Ol' Love
Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#12 - Little Horrors of Shop
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - Hank's Choice
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 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 it...so 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.
#14 - Lucky's Wedding Suit
Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired May 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.
#15 - Trans-Fascism
Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 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.
#16 - Bill, Bulk, and the Body Buddies
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired May 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.
#17 - Hank's Back
Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#18 - Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#19 - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired May 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.
#20 - Megalo Dale
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 12, 2003
The Mega Lo Mart has a pest-control problem, and the manager asks Hank to recommend an exterminator. Though fearing that Dale will screw it up, Hank reluctantly recommends him for the job, because he needs the work. The extermination process begins, and he soon suspects that the real culprit is not rats, not mice, but Mega Lo Mart spokesman Chuck Mangione. With hank's reputation on the line, he takes matters into his own hands.
#21 - The Miseducation of Bobby Hill
Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 16, 2003
Hank takes Bobby to work at Strickland Propane, where Bobby shocks his father by using unethical sales tactics to sell grills. Meanwhile, Bill gets his foot stuck to a weather balloon and winds up flying around the town.
#22 - Luanne Virgin 2.0
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 11, 2001
With Hank's encouragement, Luanne signs up for a "born-again virgin" program at the church. This leads Peggy to confess something that Hank doesn't know: she had already slept with one other man before she married Hank. Luanne meets a 22 year-old "real virgin," Rhett Vandergraaf, who wants to sleep with Luanne so much that he asks her to marry him, and she accepts. When Peggy objects, Luanne blurts out her secret in front of Hank.
#23 - Maid in Arlen
Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2003
Kahn is appalled when his visiting mother becomes a maid for the Hills. It gets even worse when she also goes to work for Bill, and they strike up a romance. When Kahn decides to take matters into his own hands, he breaks the two love birds up, sending Laoma back home, and out of Bill's life.
#24 - Returning Japanese (2)
Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#25 - Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Propane
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 14, 2003
Hank needs to take some antique furniture to his mother in Arizona, so he rents an 18-wheeler and takes Bobby on a road trip (with Dale, Bill and Boomhauer stowing away). At a truck stop, they meet several tough truckers who scoff at Hank for trying to "play trucker." Meanwhile, Peggy and Luanne try to write a Christmas novelty song.