King of the Hill

Hank's Unmentionable Problem

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 2/23/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Hank is constipated, and everyone wants to offer an opinion on how to cure it. Hank finally agrees to go to the doctor and finds out there he might need surgery. Peggy puts Hank on a strict diet, which Hank reluctantly agrees to go on.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Various

  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Greg Daniels

  • Adam Kuhlman

  • Steven Banks

    Dr. Morley

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • It May lack Crap, But it's Full of Laughs

    By pedroman01, Apr 10, 2013

  • it was pretty funny

    By mattrocks123, Dec 19, 2012

  • Season 1 gives us another great episode

    By jmbsonic555, Jan 01, 2012

  • fair

    By futuramarama, Nov 22, 2010

  • A gross episode.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 26, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (Hank has been directed to take his pants off so the doctor can do a probe. He is alone in the room with Peggy, and quite clearly uncomfortable)
      Hank: (facing the wall) Look at that, Peg. Cotton balls. White ones. Huh. A whole jar. How many do you think are in there? I bet 30. Yep. 30.

    • Dr. Morley: Hi, I'm Dr. Morley. So, you're suffering from consumption?
      Peggy: Constipation.
      Dr. Morley: Oh, constipation. Well, that's quite a different matter

    • *in Peggy's dream where Hank has died from being constipated)
      Bill: He looks like an angel; a dead angel.

    • Peggy: Would that be good for a man who's constipated? Hank: Peggy! Peggy: Well, I didn't say it was you. Clerk: Is this for your husband? Peggy: Yes.

    • Peggy: Hi Luanne. How did the big shampooing final go? Luanne: Well, I passed the lather part okay, but I failed rinse, and then I failed repeat too, because that includes rinse, which I don't think is very fair.

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    Notes (2)

    • On the Season 1 DVD this episode and the next one, "Westie Side Story" are reversed, because the DVD was done in production order.

    • Co-creator Greg Daniels has named this as his favorite episode.

    Trivia (5)

    • It's possible that the scene at the end takes place a bit after the scene before, but it seems to be the same time. If that is the case, they have Bobby outside playing with Joseph and then suddenly he is in the bathroom in his pajamas. Also Luanne was outside mowing and then shows up right on cue.

    • In "Pilot", Hank puts bacon grease on his sandwich, but in this episode he tells Dale he won't eat bacon grease.

    • The camera is pointed at Hank's right eye, but the screen shows his left eye.

    • At the end of the episode, Bobby is wearing his pajamas. When Hank comes out of the bathroom he is wearing his normal clothes again. Then when Bobby hugs him he is wearing his pajamas once more.

    • When Hank unplugs the TV, there is one shot you can still see it glowing like its on.

    Allusions (1)

    • Hank asks if the guy on the TV is Howard Stern, because he considered him vulgar, and that is what Howard Stern is known for.

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