King of the Hill

Death and Texas

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 4/27/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Peggy gets a letter from a death row convict who says that he is a former student of hers, and that she had the most positive impact on his life. She starts visiting him in prison and bringing him what she thinks is timer sand for Boggle, not realizing that it's actually cocaine. Dale becomes the prison's exterminator in hopes that it will lead to him becoming the executioner.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Toby Huss

    Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Luanne Platter

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  • She Don't Like, She Don't Like, She Don't Like...

    By pedroman01, Jul 01, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Dale: I'm gonna kill a killer! I'm gonna kill a killer!

    • Peggy: (crying to Hank) I guess you're happy now. (sobs) You get to say.....I told you so. (sobs some more and then mutters) Jerk.

    • (In a store, Dale tries on some kitchen gloves, and then asks a lady) Dale: Excuse me, but would you know if these gloves are good for killing a man? (The lady takes off in fear. Dale then finds a turkey baster and pretends to use it on himself like a lethal injection needle)

    • Wesley: Peggy, if you bring me my Boggle set, you'll make my dreams come true. Peggy: I am a 'dream weaver'.

    • Wesley: How do you say: Peggy is the smartest, most talented woman in this world? Peggy: Hmmm. That would be: Peggy is bueno.

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    Notes (3)

    • Peggy says that Wes sang "White Christmas" to her. "White Christmas" is a slang term for cocaine.

    • Listed as a potential executioner is John Altschuler, a writer of this and 8 other King of the Hill episodes.

    • The Convict on death row is named Wes Archer. Wes is the director of this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • Tagline: "All sloppy and no Joe." -Bobby

    • The strip on Peggy's nose disappears on the side view shots.

    Allusions (3)

    • The Susan Sarandon movie Boomhauer is referring to is "Dead Man Walking", which is about a woman who starts a special relationship with a man on death row (played by Sean Penn). Boomhauer also talks about Spicoli, which is a character in another movie ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High"), but is played by Sean Penn.

    • The episode, Death and Texas refers to the old joke, "The only sure things in life are death and taxes."

    • On the list of prison guards is the name "Alex de Large", who is also the central character in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

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