King of the Hill

Dia-Bill-ic Shock

Season 13, Ep 1, Aired 9/28/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Bill finds out he has adult on-set diabetes, and his doctor tells him he is going to lose his legs. Bill gets a wheel chair, and after meeting a cool guy named Thunder, who also is in a wheelchair, he starts enjoying his life. Hank, Dale and Boomhauer help Bill by remodelling his house so he can reach everything. After everyone discovers Bill can still walk, they all get mad at him. Peggy doesn't want anyone to get diabetes in the family so she goes on a health kick and forces Bobby to eat only health foods.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pamela Adlon

    Bobby Hill

  • Stephen Root

    Bill Dauterive

  • Mike Judge

    Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Luanne Platter

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Bill Does it Again!

    By pedroman01, Nov 30, 2013

  • A great season premiere.

    By McKellars, Sep 30, 2008

  • bill has diabities

    By coolchris44, Sep 29, 2008

  • Bill is hilarious.

    By RoryBrody, Sep 29, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Hank: Dr. Weissman, my friend Bill would like to register a complaint. Dr. Weissman: Ohh, are you upset or something? I said you had diabetes, not cry-a-betes. Bill: You told me I was going to lose my legs! Dr. Weissman: No, I said your legs could fail one day, possibly. I-I never said anything that could constitute malpractice, other it's current definition. Bill: Hmm, my legs work just fine. Isn't that inspiring! (Bill closes the door and starts beating up Dr. Weissman) Hank (to nurse): Uh, my friend is just, uh... Nurse: I don't hear a thing.

    • Dr. Weissman: Have you seen other doctors? Bill: Yes. Dr. Weissman: Did they tell you to diet and exercise? Bill: Yes. Dr. Weissman: Did you do it?

    • Dale: You know it's amazing how we don't get sunburned.

    • Hank: You could never really describe Bill as able-bodied before, but now it's not even an option.

    • Dale: Bill can't keep his hands off the sweets. He's just like Winnie the Pooh . . . who also has diabetes.

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    Notes (1)

    • The scene in which Bill is playing basketball with the Rugby team, the song playing is "I'm Shipping Up to Boston". The song says that the man is going to lose his legs, just like Bill thought he would do.


    Trivia (4)

    • The theme song has the triangle and yeehaw added to it, like the show usually does for its finales.

    • Tagline: Thunder making the noise of a massage chair.

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • When Bill gets up to reveal he can walk, his wheelchair disappears for the remainder of the scene.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a take-off on "Diabetic Shock", also called Hypoglycemia, which is a low blood sugar condition associated with diabetes.

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