King of the Hill

Hank's Cowboy Movie

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 4/6/99
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  • Episode Description
  • When Hank takes Bobby to the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Wichita Falls, Bobby says he likes Wichita Falls better than Arlen. Fearing that Bobby will leave Arlen when he grows up, Hank decides to make a video to convince the Cowboys to move their training camp to Arlen.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Movie Magic

    By pedroman01, Jun 29, 2013

  • Get a lesson in Texas geography by watching this great KOTH episode. Soon, you'll be able to locate both Wichita Falls AND Corpus Christi on any map of the Lone Star State.

    By BatJane, Feb 17, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Hank: I guess this means you're going to leave us when you grow up, huh? Bobby: Yeah, I'll probably leave, but it's not for a while, I'm only 12. We've still got plenty of time together. Hank: And even after you move Wichita Falls is only a six-hour drive. Bobby: I can't be a prop comic in Wichita Falls. I'm moving to New York City or Hollywood. Maybe Vegas. Hank: Well, at least it's not Wichita Falls. Bobby: I may keep a place there for tax purposes.

    • Hank: Dale, stop putting your bug truck in the background of all the shots. What kind of message are we sending? Arlen is full of bugs? Dale: You think that's all I do? I killed eight gophers last year and a purebred Tennessee Walking Horse that was looking at me funny.

    • Hank: And the problem is our kids are leaving. Dale: Hank is right. If all the children leave Arlen there will be no young to take care of our old. Our old will feed off our very old. Our very old who are not eaten will wish they'd been eaten.

    • Peggy: Well, Bobby sure had a good time on your trip. Hank: Yeah. too good. Now he's down on his hometown. All his dreams from now on will be about leaving and then some high school guidance counselor is going to tell him to follow his dreams. Then how will he end up? A fruit pie salesman with a whoopee cushion living in Wichita Falls. Peggy: Hank, it's happening to the best of our young people. There is nothing here for them. Last week, two sixth-graders told me they wanted to be astronauts. You can't find work as an astronaut in Arlen, Hank. Mm-mmm. not anymore. Hank (sighs): I've been trying to hire some teenagers at Strickland for months. No one wants to be a tank-wipe these days.

    • Hank: So I guess this means you'll be leaving us when you grow up. Bobby: Yeah, I'll probably leave. But it's not for a while, Dad. I'm only twelve. We've still got plenty of time together. Hank: Yeah. And even after you leave, Wichita Falls is only six hours away. Bobby: I can't be a prop comic in Wichita Falls. I'm moving to New York City, or Hollywood. Maybe Vegas. Hank: Ugh! Well, as long as it's not Wichita Falls. Bobby: Well, I might keep a house there for tax purposes.

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    Notes (4)

    • The song Bobby sings while on the vibrating bed is "Wannabe" by Spice Girls.

    • This is the first episode Nancy uses Hicks-Gribble. Previously she said it was just Gribble.

    • The very end of the movie Peggy puts together is a shot from the episode "And They Call it Bobby Love".

    • The writer of this episode was nominated for the 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production.

    Trivia (5)

    • After the manager of the Wichita Falls propane store & his son start feuding with Hank about the Dallas cowboys, they start singing the theme of the Sooners football team. Hank starts singing the cowboys theme and they all try to outsing each other. When they do you can see that the son's mouth doesn't match up with what he is shouting particularly as Hank is about to leave the store.

    • Luanne does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Sweet Jethro Pugh." -Hank

    • The end credits have the Cowboy's Fight Song, as suppose to the regular end credits.

    • In this episode, Peggy eventually puts a movie together to impress the Cowboys. The movie is made of clips from all the home movies she gathered. One of the clips shows Hank grilling on a home-made BarBQ. He says, "I made that out of two different grills". However, if you look closely, Hank is grilling with charcoal, very odd for Hank!

    Allusions (3)

    • The ice cream store that Hank and Bobby go to is Dairy Queen, which is an actual ice cream place.

    • Zapruder: Abraham Zapruder was an American manufacturer of women's clothing best known for his home movie documenting the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

    • Hank: Sweet Jethro Pugh! Jethro Pugh is a former defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys (1965-1978).

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