The Best Episodes of King of the Hill

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, family, and country, but his values and ethics are often challenged by the situations he, his family, and his beer-drinking neighbors/buddies find themselves in.

Returning Japanese (1)

#1 - Returning Japanese (1)

Season 6 - Episode 21

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 8.23
86 votes
Directors: Allan Jacobsen
Writers: Kit Boss, Etan Cohen
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Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story

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

Season 5 - Episode 20

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 8.11
94 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Garland Testa
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Aisle 8A

#3 - Aisle 8A

Season 4 - Episode 5

Kahn and Minh go to Hawaii on a business trip, leaving Connie with the Hills. Minh leaves Peggy with a thick book of hand written instructions, on "How to be a parent", covering any thing and everything--except Connie's first period. Hank and Connie are left to figure that problem out on their own.

star 8.04
156 votes
Directors: Allan Jacobsen
Writers: Garland Testa
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Bobby Goes Nuts

#4 - Bobby Goes Nuts

Season 6 - Episode 1

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 8.04
183 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Norm Hiscock
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Night and Deity

#5 - Night and Deity

Season 7 - Episode 21

After Peggy organizes a bird society, Bill begins trying to attract birds by laying out food in everyone's yard. When pigeons begin to flock to Bill's yard as well as all the neighbors, Dale is called in to exterminate but can't get rid of them. Dale calls in the "pigeon god," Arlen's greatest exterminator, Sheila Repkin, who turns out to be a beautiful woman who takes an interest in Dale. When Sheila invites Dale to go on an all-night exterminating session with her, Nancy fears that Dale may cheat on her the way she used to cheat on him. Meanwhile, Luanne celebrates her 21st birthday by going to a bar with two friends, and brings Hank along as the designated driver.

star 8.04
91 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Garland Testa
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To Spank with Love

#6 - To Spank with Love

Season 3 - Episode 11

After being taunted and pantsed by one of her students, Peggy loses it and spanks him. She is immediately fired, but Cotton and his old buddies start a campaign to get "Paddlin' Peggy" reinstated. Once she is back teaching, Peggy uses her reputation for violence to scare her students, and takes things too far, in true Peggy fashion.

star 8.03
128 votes
Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writers: David Zuckerman
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Sug Night

#7 - Sug Night

Season 6 - Episode 19

Hank repairs a propane-powered hot tub for a bikini-clad Nancy Gribble, and starts to have dreams about him and Nancy grilling burgers in the nude. When Peggy finds out, she concludes that Hank is bored with her and that they need to spice up their marriage by going to a nude beach.

star 8.02
96 votes
Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
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Megalo Dale

#8 - Megalo Dale

Season 7 - Episode 10

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 8.02
98 votes
Writers: J.B. Cook
Rich Hank, Poor Hank

#9 - Rich Hank, Poor Hank

Season 8 - Episode 8

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 8.02
109 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Etan Cohen
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High Anxiety (2)

#10 - High Anxiety (2)

Season 4 - Episode 14

Debbie is found dead in the dumpster behind Sugarfoot's restaurant, and Hank is a suspect. Hank was with Debbie's roommate Gayle at the time, but he's afraid to tell the police, because he'd have to admit that he accidentally smoked some of Gayle's marijuana. Buck decides that he loves his wife after all.

star 8.00
101 votes
Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writers: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen
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Grand Theft Arlen

#11 - Grand Theft Arlen

Season 11 - Episode 8

Hank becomes obsessed with a video game about propane. Meanwhile, Bobby trains for the Presidential Fitness Test.

star 8.00
126 votes
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Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men

#12 - Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men

Season 3 - Episode 7

After a Thanksgiving dinner where Cotton constantly insults Hank's mother, Hank, his neighbors, and his father attend a lawn mower focus group. The company announces that it is retiring its old model and introducing a new, "yuppified" version. Hank is the only one on the group who defends the old mower -- but is he trying to defend the mower, or his mother?

star 8.00
153 votes
Directors: Shaun Cashman
Writers: Jim Dauterive
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Hank's Choice

#13 - Hank's Choice

Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.99
115 votes
Writers: Jon Vitti
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Pretty, Pretty Dresses

#14 - Pretty, Pretty Dresses

Season 3 - Episode 9

At Christmastime, Bill becomes even more depressed than usual, because it's the anniversary of when his wife Lenore left him. Bill tries to commit suicide, and when that doesn't work out, he dresses up in Lenore's old clothes and declares that he is Lenore.

star 7.99
147 votes
Writers: Paul Lieberstein
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The Exterminator

#15 - The Exterminator

Season 5 - Episode 14

A doctor tells Dale that inhaling dangerous chemicals is affecting his health, and if he doesn't give up exterminating, he'll die. Hank gets Dale a new job as a faceless drone at the adhesives company, Stik Tek. But Dale's experience at killing living things proves invaluable when he is placed in charge of telling people they're fired. Meanwhile, Joseph and Dale are preparing for a "hatch".

star 7.98
120 votes
Directors: Shaun Cashman
Writers: Dean Young
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Ho Yeah!

#16 - Ho Yeah!

Season 5 - Episode 13

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 7.97
127 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
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The Redneck on Rainey Street

#17 - The Redneck on Rainey Street

Season 8 - Episode 21

Connie is turned down for admission to a prestigious summer school because it already has too many Asian kids. Realizing that working hard and overachieving will never help them get ahead in life, Kahn and Minh decide to give up and live like beer-drinking, El Camino-driving rednecks.

star 7.95
104 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Jim Dauterive
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My Own Private Rodeo

#18 - My Own Private Rodeo

Season 6 - Episode 18

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 7.95
99 votes
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
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Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta

#19 - Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta

Season 3 - Episode 16

Hank gets Luanne a job as a golf course drink girl at the La Grunta resort. In gratitude, Luanne gets Hank a chance to swim with a dolphin. Hank pets the dolphin, and the dolphin becomes aroused and tries to become sexually intimate with him. In return for his silence, the hotel pays him off, and Hank tells Luanne never to talk about what happened. Luanne gets sexually harassed by one of the golfers, she decides to follow Hank's example and not talk about it.

star 7.95
129 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Jon Vitti
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To Sirloin With Love

#20 - To Sirloin With Love

Season 13 - Episode 20

In the series finale, Bobby's new found passion for judging the quality of meat brings the Hill men closer as they bond as father and son for the first time. Jeff Boomhaeur's job as a Texas Ranger is finally revealed.

star 7.95
151 votes
Directors: Kyounghee Lim
Writers: Jim Dauterive, Tony Gama Lobo, Rebecca May, Christy Stratton
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Hank's Bad Hair Day

#21 - Hank's Bad Hair Day

Season 4 - Episode 19

Hank's long time barber goes senile, so he turns to Bill, an army barber, for his haircuts. Bill gives him a great haircut, but it turns out that the bill for an army haircut comes to $900. When Hank protests this waste, the army base shuts down its barber unit, and Bill is out of a job.

star 7.93
123 votes
Directors: Gary McCarver
Writers: Jon Vitti
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A Fire Fighting We Will Go

#22 - A Fire Fighting We Will Go

Season 3 - Episode 10

Hank and his friends become volunteer firefighters. They manage to wreck a fire hydrant, ruin a funeral, and finally burn down the Arlen firehouse. When the Fire Captain comes to ask what happened, the trio turns the story around to match each of their scenarios.

star 7.93
149 votes
Writers: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland
Returning Japanese (2)

#23 - Returning Japanese (2)

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.

star 7.93
42 votes
Directors: Anthony Lioi
Writers: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
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Luanne Virgin 2.0

#24 - Luanne Virgin 2.0

Season 5 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.93
95 votes
Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Writers: Kit Boss
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The Bluegrass Is Always Greener

#25 - The Bluegrass Is Always Greener

Season 6 - Episode 9

Kahn wants Connie to practice classical music so she can become a great concert violinist, but Connie discovers she has a talent playing bluegrass. Hank and the guys form a band with Connie, the "Dale Gribble Bluegrass Experience," and go to Branson, Missouri to participate in a contest. But in his desire to win, Hank pushes Connie to practice and takes all the fun out of playing, just like Kahn did.

star 7.92
105 votes
Directors: Tricia Garcia
Writers: Norm Hiscock
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