King of the Hill

The WORST episodes of King of the Hill

Every episode of King of the Hill ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 6/4/2022Network: FOX
211 votes

#1 - Pigmalion

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/12/2003

Peggy forces Luanne to quit her job as a waitress, and then signs her up for a course on enterpreneurism. There she meets Trip Larsen, head of Larsen Pork Products. Trip takes an interest in Luanne, and she soon becomes his girlfriend. Peggy suspects that Trip may be crazy, but when she orders Luanne to break up with him, Luanne refuses and moves in with Trip at his mansion. Trip forcibly dyes Luanne's hair red and makes her dress in a milkmaid's outfit. Luanne discovers that he is trying to turn her into the Larsen Pork Products Girl, an advertising character his grandfather created.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Full Metal Dust Jacket
213 votes

#2 - Full Metal Dust Jacket

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/5/2003

Peggy, who yearns to meet more people who love books, takes over a local independent bookstore. The store starts losing money, so Peggy allows Dale to sell guns there. The gun sales pass the book interests, and Peggy begins to sadden and turn her back on the book idea. Especially when the book club elitist snub Peggy at their dinner party.

Directors: Adam Kuhlman
Manger Baby Einstein
174 votes

#3 - Manger Baby Einstein

Season 13 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/10/2009

Luanne tries to become a breakout star in the children's entertainment industry.

Old Glory
179 votes

#4 - Old Glory

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/9/2000

Bobby gets an F in English, from a former colleague of Peggy's. So she helps him write a new essay, and winds up writing the whole thing. The essay gets an A, and Bobby gets the credit, making Peggy jealous. Meanwhile, Bill brings home a huge American flag from the army base.

Directors: Gary McCarver
Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do
200 votes

#5 - Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2002

Connie's delinquent cousin, Tid Pao is staying with the family, due to some drug debts that she is hiding from back home. Bobby falls for her thug-life ways, and makes Connie jealous. When Bobby drops Connie as his science partner to be Tid Pao's, problems pop up. Unknown to Bobby, he helped Tid Pao make a meth lab for their science project. It is up to Connie to pull Bobby out of a big mess.

Peggy's Fan Fair
255 votes

#6 - Peggy's Fan Fair

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/21/2000

When the Hills go to the Country Music Fan Fair in Nashville, Peggy hears Randy Travis singing a new song, "Just the Way God Made Me," and accuses him of having stolen it from her.

Directors: Jeff Myers
Reborn to Be Wild
195 votes

#7 - Reborn to Be Wild

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/2003

Fearing that Bobby is succumbing to bad influences, Hank makes him join a local church youth group. Bobby discovers that the group consists of cool punks (including their tattooed pastor, Pastor K) who worship God through skateboarding and rock n' roll. Hank approves of Bobby's newfound interest in religion, but disapproves of the way Bobby starts to dress and talk, and when Bobby gets his ear pierced, Hank forbids Bobby to attend the big Christian rock festival, Messiahfest. Meanwhile, Hank's friends (and Kahn) decide that death row convicts shouldn't be the only ones to get great meals, so they create the Last Meal Club, dedicated to creating perfect 'last meals' for themselves.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Born Again on the Fourth of July
276 votes

#8 - Born Again on the Fourth of July

Season 13 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/19/2009

Bobby is offered an intervention at the church, after Hank becomes upset by his misbehavior. Meanwhile, Hank and his pals challenge a rival neighborhood to a Fourth of July fireworks showdown

Behind Closed Doors
278 votes

#9 - Behind Closed Doors

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/16/2008

Peggy becomes over-protective after a child goes missing in Arlen.

Enrique-cilable Differences
186 votes

#10 - Enrique-cilable Differences

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2005

Hank's co-worker Enrique is having marital problems, and starts spending all his time with Hank. Even though he feels he should stay out of it, Hank reluctantly agrees to help Enrique get back together with his wife. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to unblock the Fox network from the Hills' TV.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
New Cowboy on the Block
220 votes

#11 - New Cowboy on the Block

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/2003

A washed-up former Dallas Cowboy moves into the neighborhood, and nobody can admit that he's a jerk. Hank becomes so star-struck by meeting 'Big' Willie Lane, that he forgets all about his duties as "Block Captain", bending and breaking the rules to accomodate his idol. When things go too far, Hank has to draw the line, and take charge of a former hero, to maintain his standing in the neighborhood.

Pour Some Sugar on Kahn
183 votes

#12 - Pour Some Sugar on Kahn

Season 12 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/30/2008

Kahn escapes to the bar and takes up Karaoke after Minh's father comes to visit. Meanwhile, Bobby and Peggy compete in an escalating game where they try to outdo each other.

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill
185 votes

#13 - Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/17/2002

Unable to find a full-time teaching job, Peggy agrees to go to work with Hank at Stickland Propane. An idea that Hank is much fonder of than Peggy. When the opportunity arrises for Peggy to teach full time, she lies about her religion, to teach at a Catholic school.

Directors: Gary McCarver
Escape from Party Island
284 votes

#14 - Escape from Party Island

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/16/1999

Hank takes his mother and her friends to a museum of miniatures in Port Aransas, and they get stuck in the middle of MTV's Spring Break. Meanwhile, Bill tries to put the moves on Peggy while Hank is away.

Directors: Gary McCarver
The Year of Washing Dangerously
209 votes

#15 - The Year of Washing Dangerously

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/26/2006

Hank gets sucked into Kahn's get-rich-quick scheme when Kahn buys the car wash that hosts car cruising on Friday nights. But Kahn wrecks the business by trying to cut corners, and gets bought out by Buck Strickland. Meanwhile, Peggy tries to figure out if Nancy is deliberately refusing to take her calls.

Meet the Manger Babies
236 votes

#16 - Meet the Manger Babies

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/11/1998

After seeing that Luanne is depressed, Hank volunteers to buy her some hand puppets at a rummage sale. Luanne starts doing a Christian puppet show, The Manger Babies. Hank agrees to play God in the televised version of the puppet show. When it turns out that the show will be on at the same time as the Super Bowl, Hank has to choose between helping Luanne or watching the game.

Directors: Jeff Myers
Father of the Bribe
232 votes

#17 - Father of the Bribe

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/6/2002

Kahn tries to bribe Bobby to break up with Connie. Connie and Bobby decide to pretend to break up so they can get the money. When Connie's behavior convinces Kahn and Minh that she is depressed without Bobby, they try to push her and Bobby back together. After endless double dates with the parents, they become tired of each other, and decide to break up, to Kahns horror.

A Man Without a Country Club
183 votes

#18 - A Man Without a Country Club

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/14/2002

Kahn covets membership in an all-Asian country club, and is invited...if he brings Hank and his family along. Hank is the one who is targeted for membersip, but only to keep the club from being Asian exclusive.

When Cotton Comes Marching Home
231 votes

#19 - When Cotton Comes Marching Home

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/3/2000

Cotton can't support his wife and baby on his pension, so he moves from Houston to the Arlen VFW. Hank gets him a job at a local restaurant, but the manager won't let Cotton have a day off to march in the Veterans' Day parade. Meanwhile, Peggy tries to create an eye-catching float for the parade.

Directors: Tricia Garcia
Dances with Dogs
256 votes

#20 - Dances with Dogs

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/2002

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.

Directors: Anthony Lioi
The Texas Skilsaw Massacre
299 votes

#21 - The Texas Skilsaw Massacre

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/15/2002

When Hank falls through his kitchen floor, he discovers the underground escape tunnel Dale has been building. What's worse, Hank can't move back into his house until the floor is repaired, and he is forced to move in with the Gribbles, where Dale's annoying habits threaten to push Hank over the edge. When Hank accidentally cuts off Dale's finger with a skilsaw, Dale claims he did it on purpose. A judge orders Hank to stay 100 yards away from Dale at all times, and to attend anger management classes.

Directors: Shaun Cashman
Plastic White Female
395 votes

#22 - Plastic White Female

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/11/1997

Bobby is worried because he's been invited to his first boy-girl party, where the kids will play Spin the Bottle. Luanne is worried because she has a big hairstyling test coming up. When Luanne brings home a plastic "practice head," Bobby secretly starts using it to practice interacting with the opposite sex. To Peggy's horror, she walks into Bobby's room and finds him kissing the plastic head.

Directors: Jeff Myers
The Son Also Roses
251 votes

#23 - The Son Also Roses

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2002

Bobby quits the football team as towel manager, to grow roses. His preference for gardening over gridiron irks Hank, until he enters Bobby in a rose-growing contest & finds that he enjoys it as well. The fun ends for Bobby when Hank takes over,and finds them a sponsor. Eventually Hank's lust for winning kills the love for the hobby.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Next of Shin
291 votes

#24 - Next of Shin

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1998

Hank tries several different methods to improve his sperm count so he can get Peggy pregnant. The frustration of not being able to have another child becomes worse when Cotton shows up and announces that he got his wife pregnant. But Cotton becomes so nervous at the prospect of having a baby at his age that he flees to Las Vegas, and Hank, Bill and Dale go after him.

Directors: Jeff Myers
What Makes Bobby Run?
257 votes

#25 - What Makes Bobby Run?

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/2000

Bobby is chosen to be the mascot for Tom Landry Middle School. When he informs Hank and friends of the news, they tell him about a tradition where the rival school's band beats up Arlen's mascot when Arlen is ahead. When Arlen takes the lead in the game, Bobby runs away, disgracing the whole school. He enlists Dale's help in trying to regain his reputation by kidnapping the mascot of another school.

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