King of the Hill

Junkie Business

Season 2, Ep 20, Aired 4/26/98
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  • Episode Description
  • After Hank realizes that his new employee at Strickland Propane is a drug addict, he can't fire him, because drug addiction counts as a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Peggy is mad at Hank for turning down a woman, because she thinks the reason was that he was attracted to her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

  • Johnny Hardwick

    Voice of Dale Gribble

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • OD'd on Laughs

    By pedroman01, May 28, 2013

  • Junkie Business shows how gullible a person can be when they're not exactly street-smart. Hank unintentionally hires a drug addict when Mr Strickland gives him full reign over the hiring aspect of the business.

    By TasForMayor, Nov 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Hank: Dale I have known you since first grade. Dale: You don't know me. I am unknowable.

    • Lawyer: (Putting up a copy of the ADA) This is the Americans with Disabilities Act. It ensures that no person, no matter how disadvantaged, how short or obese or blind or gay or even stoned can be discriminated against once his healing has begun. Mr. Strickland: Well, right now I'd kill for a big fat blind gay guy if we could just get some dammed work done around here!

    Notes (2)

    • In this episode Anthony makes it sound like being gay is a disability. While it is not, nor does the Act make that claim, the Act does cover a person who is regarded as having such impairment, particularly if you were to act based on myths, fears, or stereotypes. For example, although AIDS is a disability, homosexuality is not. However, if an employer were to treat gay persons as if they had AIDS, that would be covered under ADA.

    • Second apperance of Anthony Page, the social worker. He was first seen in "Pilot". They even had him use the line "thanks for the latte..." as he did in that episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • Before Hank fires Leon he is seen in the showroom foaming from the mouth and there is a door to his right. In the next shot when Mr Strickland is talking to Hank, there is now a bulletin board to Leon's right and the door has disappeared.

    • Tagline: "Oh, no!" -Leon

    • Hank "quits" so that there will be 14 people, which would nullify the Disabilities Act. In the episode "Snow Job", Mr. Strickland mentions that there are 5 Strickland Propane branches. If he has other branches of Strickland Propane, he still has more than 15 people working for his company, and therefore he illegaly fired Leon.

    • In the scene where Hank tells Leon he's fired, at the beginning of the scene, Leon has his "clean" face, but shortly later, it changes to his "junkie" face.

    Allusions (3)

    • Bobby: "You had me at fruit pie".

      This is an allusion to the popular line "you had me at hello" said by Rene Zellweger's character in "Jerry McGuire".

    • Jason says that "Garth Brooks" and then later "The Oak Ridge Boys" would die if he moved. These are both Country artists.

    • Jimi Hendrix: Joe Jack calls Leon Jimi Hendrix, who is a famous guitar player who died of an OD of drugs.

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