King of the Hill

Luanne's Saga

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 2/16/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Luanne is dumped by her boyfriend Buckley, and she drives Hank crazy by crying all day and all night. Peggy warns Hank not to interfere, but Hank decides to find a new boyfriend for Luanne. Things don't turn out the way he was expecting though.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Paul Lieberstein

  • Pat Shinagawa

  • David Herman


  • Brittany Murphy


  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Boom-Yeah!

    By pedroman01, Apr 09, 2013

  • Quite underrated.

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 15, 2011

  • fair

    By futuramarama, Nov 22, 2010

  • Just a weird episode.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 24, 2009

  • Luanne's Saga revolves around the issue of Hank needing his much-beloved den back for his peace-of-mind and for general puttering around. Unfortunately, his neice is currently a long-time house guest and has yet to vacate the aforementioned den.

    By TasForMayor, Sep 25, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Hank (Sees Luanne crying): Look at that, she's crying again. I guess she just got dumped by her new boyfriend, Boomhauer. Peggy (Under her breath): Boomhauer didn't dump her, you did. Hank: What? What was that? Bobby (Out loud): She said "Boomhaur didn't dump her, you did." (Pause) Pass the catsup.

    • Bill: Hank, maybe it's time to settle this. Hank: Yeah. I just hate these big emotional scenes. Well, let's get it over with. Boomhauer! Boomhauer: Yep? Hank: Beer? Boomhauer: Yep. Dale: That was beautiful.

    • Dale: That one's boomhauer's. Hank: That cradle robber's getting none of my beer. Dale: Boomhauer didn't do anything. And even if he did, why do you care? Luanne's not your relation. Hank: Hell, she's my wife's brother's daughter. You can't get any closer than that.

    • Hank: Why aren't you with Wade? I want Wade. Luanne: As soon as you left, Wade turned into Mr. Grabby Sam. I think that you just fixed me up with him so you could get your den back. Thank goodness, Boomhauer gave me a lift. Hank: A lift? Is that what they're calling it these days? You can't trust this guy. He's a no-good, immoral skirt-chasin' rascal. Luanne: So? At least you like him better than Buckley. Hank: You're saying he's your new boyfriend? Luanne: What if he is? You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father. Hank: You're damn straight I'm not. But while you're under my roof I'm your landlord. And as your landlord, I forbid you to date Boomhauer. Peggy: Shut up, Hank. Luanne: I can find another roof. I'll stay at Boomhauer's. Hank: Fine. Luanne: Fine! Boomhauer: This ain't gonna work out, man. Just flat out no, man. Luanne: Thanks, Boomhauer. let's go. Boomhauer: Dang ol' women from Mars, man, I'll tell .. Hank: Don't go in there, Luanne! I'm warning you! You'll be sorry! Damn it. Dale: This neighborhood is turning into Melrose Place.

    • Hank: Pass me some more of that cookie dough. I never knew you could eat it raw. It's almost as good as ice cream. Luanne: You know, they make ice cream with cookie dough already in it. Hank: Damn, sister, get me my keys! (later, both are laughing) Peggy: Luanne, where have you been? We were supposed to be crying all night.

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    Notes (2)

    • It is official revealed how Luanne is related to the family. She is Peggy's brother's daughter.

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

    Trivia (3)

    • In one scene Hank is scene in what looks like his garage trying to make noise to block out Luanne's crying, however, there is a window that looks out into the yard and into a window on the left that belongs to the den. This room is never seen again.

    • In this episode it seems that Dale lives across the alleyway, however for the rest of the series he lives next door to Hank.

    • When Boomhauer first pulls up next to Hank's house his car is close to the edge of Hank's property. After the break the car looks to be more in the middle of the road. Also, when Boomhauer drives home he just drives straight and then stops, but then when he and Luanne get out, he is tucked into his driveway a bit.

    Allusions (1)

    • Boomhauer: Dang ol' CK One. CK One is a fragrance by Calvin Klein that was marketed to both men and women.

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