King of the Hill

Keeping Up With Our Joneses

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 4/27/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Hank catches Bobby smoking, and punishes him by making him smoke a whole carton of cigarettes. The plan backfires when not only does Bobby get addicted to cigarettes, but Hank and Peggy get re-addicted. It is up to Luanne to try and help the Hills quit.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Jonathan Collier

  • Joe Stillman

  • John Rice

  • David Herman

    Enrique

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Up in Smoke!

    By pedroman01, Apr 25, 2013

  • great

    By futuramarama, Nov 22, 2010

  • Decent.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 09, 2009

  • The episode shows a little history on Hank and Peggy Hill while teaching young Bobby and Joseph a life lesson on the dangers of smoking.

    By TasForMayor, Sep 25, 2006

  • well this was all right...

    By avatartlastair, Jul 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • (Joseph and Bobby have locked themselves in the bathroom at the gas station to smoke a found cigarette)
      Hank: (knocking, then trying to pull the door while Joseph and Bobby hold the knob) Someone in there? Is this John occupied? Es esta Juan ocupado?

    • (Ending Credit's PSA) Boomhauer: Y'all listen up, man. This is Boomhauer (holds up a clean filter). This is your lungs on air. (holds up a dirty filter) This is your lungs on smoke. See the difference, man? It's going to stunt your growth all over, end up in that dang ol' hospital bed like Morton Downey, Jr. Or dang ol' Robert Downey, Jr. Even worse, man, yo. Talking about oral gratification all that dang it, is going to give you a low sperm count, man give you ear hair. It just ain't... ain't no good.

    • Peggy: Look at us-- at each other's throats. And after all we've been through. This family has survived fires and twisters and every strain of flu the orient could throw at us. Well, we are not going to be done in by a lousy tobacco leaf.

    • Luanne: Here's to three of the bravest individuals in all of Arlen. To the Hills and their tobacco-free future! Hank: My G-d, are you still talking? Bobby: Why's my potato got skin on it? I hate skin! Peggy: I will not sit here and have my work insulted. do you think the potatoes just fly into the bowl and mash themselves?!?!?! Luanne: I know y'all don't mean none of those harsh words. It's just the nicotine withdrawal. Hank: Why is she still talking?

    • (the Hills have all recently smoked, but are trying to hide it via code) Peggy: Hank, there is a 'tile' in the bathroom that I think we missed. Hank: Really? I better check that out. Heh-heh-heh (goes to the bathroom, takes a puff, and returns to the kitchen). Well, I found the 'tile', thank you very much, Peggy, and I looked at it, but there's still some more ...'tile' for you to look at. Peggy: You know, I think I will save the rest of my 'tile' for after breakfast. Bobby (annoyed): Will you stop talking about your stupid tile?!?! If it's so dirty, go clean it and if it's clean, you can shut up!

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    Notes (2)

    • The song in the flashback sequence was "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by Dionne Warwick.

    • The director of this episode was nominated for the 1997 Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a TV Production.

    Trivia (9)

    • When at the smoker's meeting, Peggy looks in the wrong direction when asked to look left and right. This may be done on purpose however.

    • When Luanne comes in the kitchen after setting up Ladybird, there is a wide shot and the make-up is now gone.

    • In the scene where Hank forces Bobby to smoke, the ash try and placement of the cigarette boxes keep moving. Also the amount of cigarettes in the ash tray changes a couple of times (not including the part where it is SUPPOSE to be increasing).

    • The label maker clearly has a label on it (there is a red rectangle) but then Hank goes and puts a label on it.

    • During the scene at breakfast at the Hill's kitchen, Hank puts down his fork, but as soon as he puts it down, the fork disappears.

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    Allusions (2)

    • "The Joneses", is referring to the neighbors that are often the envy of the nieghboorhood, usually wealthy, with nice possessions.

    • Hank says that Ladybird looks like Fran Dresser when she has the make up on. Fran Dresser is an actress, most famous for her role on "The Nanny".

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