The BEST Episodes of King of the Hill

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

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Rich Hank, Poor Hank

#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.

star 8.66
282 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Etan Cohen
Death Picks Cotton

#2 - 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.

star 8.54
308 votes
Returning Japanese (1)

#3 - 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.

star 8.53
176 votes
Directors: Allan Jacobsen
Writers: Etan Cohen, Kit Boss
Cops and Robert

#4 - 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.

star 8.52
218 votes
It Came From the Garage

#5 - 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.

star 8.52
193 votes
My Own Private Rodeo

#6 - 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.

star 8.51
216 votes
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
Vision Quest

#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.

star 8.45
272 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Etan Cohen
Dale to the Chief

#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.

star 8.41
331 votes
Directors: Anthony Lioi
Writers: Garland Testa
Bobby Goes Nuts

#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.

star 8.38
374 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Norm Hiscock
The Texas Panhandler

#10 - The Texas Panhandler

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.34
262 votes
Writers: Rebecca May, Tony Gama-Lobo
Hank's Back

#11 - 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.

star 8.32
203 votes
Writers: Aron Abrams, Gregory Thompson
Hank's Choice

#12 - 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 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.

star 8.32
314 votes
Writers: Jon Vitti
Lucky's Wedding Suit

#13 - 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.

star 8.31
220 votes
Bill, Bulk, and the Body Buddies

#14 - 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.

star 8.30
234 votes

#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.

star 8.29
228 votes
Little Horrors of Shop

#16 - 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.

star 8.28
323 votes
Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writers: Kit Boss
It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings

#17 - 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.

star 8.26
194 votes
Directors: Julius Wu
Writers: Etan Cohen
Dang Ol' Love

#18 - 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.

star 8.25
167 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Dean Young
Returning Japanese (2)

#19 - 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.

star 8.25
93 votes
Directors: Anthony Lioi
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story

#20 - 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.

star 8.24
259 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Garland Testa
Megalo Dale

#21 - 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.

star 8.24
275 votes
Writers: J.B. Cook
Ho Yeah!

#22 - Ho Yeah!

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.24
328 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
Redcorn Gambles with His Future

#23 - Redcorn Gambles with His Future

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 10, 2005

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

star 8.23
213 votes
Directors: Matt Engstrom
Writers: Etan Cohen
Mutual of OmAbwah

#24 - Mutual of OmAbwah

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.22
253 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Rebecca May, Tony Gama-Lobo
Uncool Customer

#25 - Uncool Customer

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.22
237 votes