King of the Hill

I Never Promised You an Organic Garden

Season 7, Ep 18, Aired 4/13/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Peggy hears about the organic garden at Bobby's school being shut down and decides to take it over. At first things go great, but soon it is filled with bugs. Hank helps Peggy find ways to get rid of bugs, but Peggy discovers the only real way is through bug spray. She goes behind the teams back and sprays. Soon she is caught and they kick her out, and the garden once again, starts failing. Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer, start their own composting business using waste from Bill's yard and bat guano.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Toby Huss

    Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

  • Lauren Tom

    Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Peggy Peggy, Oh How Your Garden Fails.

    By pedroman01, Oct 04, 2013

  • Not bad.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 25, 2009

  • Peggy tries, and fails, to make an organic garden.

    By DragonBlazer200, Mar 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Hank: Organic garden? That's what hippies eat. When was the last time you saw a hippie that could take on an offensive tackle?

    • Dale: You know what would make this baby sing? Bat guano. Nature's miracle-grow. Bill: Where do you buy bat guano? Sears? Dale: Yes. But it lacks the potency of straight-out-of-the-bat feces. Nope, we need to go straight to the source, mano a guano.

    • Peggy: Oh, my God, you grew a garden of lies. Mr. Tomich: Yes, and tomatoes the size of your cranium. Look, if you want to keep your garden and your job, you gotta use pesticides. What do you think is keeping termites from eating this deck? Love?

    • Hank: Is there anything beer can't do?

    • Dale: Oh, God, we've awakened a sleeping, pooping giant!

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode won an Environmental Media Award for best use of environmental themes in a half-hour sitcom episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Is there anything beer can't do?" -Hank

    • During the scene where Peggy still finds insects over the tomatoes, she goes to show Hank one of the tomatoes. As she is showing the tomato it has around six or seven flies buzzing around it. The next shot shows Peggy from behind still holding the tomato, and you can see there are no flies around the tomato.

    Allusions (3)

    • The boys playing in the garden were talking about saving Queen Amidala from the dark side. Queen Amidala, was a character in Star Wars Episode 1.

    • Peggy compares bugs being attracted to beer and drowning in it to Judy Garland. Judy Garland, best known as Dorthy, from "The Wizard of Oz" had a serious alcohol and drug problem.

    • The episode title is a reference to the Lynn Anderson song, "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden."

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