King of the Hill

Bad News Bill

Season 13, Ep 16, Aired 5/3/09
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  • Episode Description
  • It's baseball season, and Hank wants to keep Bobby away to save himself embarrassment. When he finds out about a new league where he doesn't know anyone he decides to sign Bobby up. The coach is very encouraging and puts Hank down for giving up on Bobby. When Bobby appears to be playing really well, Hank puts his pride aside and agrees to help out, but, in order to prove himself, he is forced to do menial tasks by Bill who has also volunteered and is high up in the organization. Hank fears that Bobby is in for a big disappointment when the coach convinces Bobby he can make it to the major league.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pamela Adlon

    Bobby Hill

  • Stephen Root

    Bill Dauterive

  • Mike Judge

    Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Luanne Platter

  • Photos (1)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Bad News, Sort Of.

    By pedroman01, Dec 08, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Peggy: You know, outfield is the new infield.

    • Bobby: That must be what it feels like in baseball hell.

    • Dale: Remember when the stomach flu was going around? Bobby's team could only field eight players, and he still didn't start. They actually had a kid playing "lenter field."

    • Luanne: Uncle Hank, don't think of it as being banned from the baseball league. Think of it as being welcome everywhere else.

    • Hank: Hey, Bobby, I was wondering if you wanted to hit the batting cages. What are you doing? Bobby: I'm practicing my baseball card stance. Coach said that if I work really hard, I could be a Major Leaguer. Hank: What? Bobby: I should start figuring out what team I want to play for. Chicago has great fans, but New York has the nightlife. Hank: Well...I'm glad you're excited, but...uh, it takes a lot of, uh, ability and whatnot to be in the big leagues. Bobby: Wait, are you saying you don't believe I can do it? 'Cause Coach thinks I can. Hank: Look, I'm glad you're having fun, but the big leagues is quite a stretch. It's just...I don't want you to be disappointed when it definitely doesn't happen. Bobby: I'm sorry, Dad, but I have set my mind to it, and that means with enough hard work and dedication, it'll happen. Right? Hank: Well, son, uh... uh, I think you should play for the Yankees.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Tagline: "About your outfit Bill. No." -Hank

    Allusions (3)

    • Bobino: The nickname that the coach gave Bobby is obviously a reference to Bambino, one of the nicknames for Babe Ruth.

    • Bill: Take that Big Brothers
      Big Brothers is an organization in which older males become mentors to young males. There is also a Big Sister program, which does the same thing but for girls.

    • The title is an allusion to The Bad News Bears which was a series of little league baseball movies done in the 1970s, and further a remake of the original 1976 movie done in 2005.

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