King of the Hill is another animation hit for Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge, who also voices the starring character Hank Hill, a propane gas salesman in the fictional town Arlen, Texas. Hank is often besieged by the idiosyncrasies of society, but he finds (some) serenity in his home-life with his wife, substitute Spanish teacher Peggy, his awkward son Bobby and his live-in niece-in-law Luanne Platter. Adding flavor to the ordinary dish the series serves are Hank's friends, divorcee military barber Bill Dauterive, paranoid Dale Gribble (with an obsession with Government conspiracy theories) and gibberish spouting Boomhauer.
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How and when the show's last episodes would air became a point of uncertainty after FOX officially cancelled it early in 2009. The network originally planned to show unaired season thirteen episodes at some point in the early 2009 - 2010 season. It was later speculated that ABC would pick up the show for a fourteenth season, but the idea was shot down by ABC's President. FOX later said it would not air any of the season thirteen episodes, and fans believed they would premiere on either the cable Cartoon Network or a season thirteen DVD. In the end, two new episodes comprising a series finale aired on FOX on September 13, 2009. See more
In one episode, Hank explains that tow truck drivers don't need to have a Hazardous Material license to tow the propane trucks. In fact tow truck drivers are required to have all endorsements on their license in order to tow commercial vehicles. See more
It's just as well we're going to die. Who wants to live in a World without God?
The beginning of the opening title sequence may play a slightly different opening sound depending upon the nature of the episode. For example, an episode where the Hills go to Mexico plays a distinctly Mexican guitar riff at the beginning, whereas the 100th episode had a bell ringing and a hooting sound on top of the other "normal" instrumentation. See more
When the show was shown during the week, some changes were made. Like the opening was altered. Now the title just appears over the heads of Hank, Bill, Dale and Boomhauer whereas in the original version, the title appeared on a seperate screen with Hank's head in the middle; In the original airing of the episode "Square Peg", during the credits, Hank drove up on his riding mower and apologized if the content of the episode was offending to anyone. This was probably cut because Hanks says "Coming up next is a show called X-Files" which he thought was a pornography show but it's about a man and woman who don't have sex. See more
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