King of the Hill

Meet the Propaniacs

Season 4, Ep 20, Aired 4/16/00
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  • Episode Description
  • At a Strickland Grillstravaganza, Bobby saves the day with a propane comedy act, when they run out of BBQs. Strickland decides to create a comedy group, Propaniacs, to tour the rest of Strickland Propane branches, in which Bobby is in charge of. Surprisingly Hank thinks this comedy routine is hilarious and starts to really bond with his son.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Toby Huss

    Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr., Joe Jack

  • Lauren Tom

    Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • PANE-fully funny

    By pedroman01, Jul 31, 2013

  • Bobby entertains a crowd with propane-related jokes.

    By Brucie133, Jul 08, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Charlie Fortner: Go on Hank, laugh ... a man in a diaper, and that's not enough, I have to buy them with my own money! Hank: Sir, if it makes you feel better, I too wear ... (Hesitates) protection. Charlie Fortner: Oh, really? What brand is the most absorbent? Hank: Uhhh ...

    • Hank: Sorry, Dale, you've got to work at Strickland to be in the group. Except for Luanne, she's in or Buck won't pay for T-shirts.

    • Charlie Fortner: Tell you what, you just keep doing your little propane comedy show, you just have fun with it, and I will see that you never work in this business again. You'll be back hawking dungarees at Jeans West before you can say "Oo-la-la Sassoon!"

    • Dale: Gas cop, gas cop, whatcha gonna do, Whatcha gonna do when he comes for you?

    • Bobby: (playing a propane salesman) I only sell C-3-H8. That smells like C-H4. Joe Jack: (dressed as a big baby) I need a new diaper. Baby did a bad, bad thing. Peggy: (Hank laughs like crazy) It is a fart joke, Hank. (Hank pauses a moment, then laughs again).

    Trivia (3)

    • Tagline: "Blackout!" -Hank. Bobby and Hank laugh

    • Despite Donna being part of the Propaniacs, none of the skits shown have her in them.

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    Allusions (4)

    • Bobby mentions Tony Randall and his wife doing the New York Crossword. Tony Randall was an actor from New York and his wife at the time was Heather Harlan.

    • Joe Jack: I've never met a president before, well I have met Patrick Swazye, but that doesn't count.

      Joe Jack is referring to the movie Point Break, where his character wears masks of presidents to rob banks.

    • Bobby mentions that Gleason had six bus uniforms. He is referring to Jackie Gleason who played a bus driver on "The Honeymooners".

    • There are a number of songs parodied in this episode.
      The theme song for the Propaniacs is a parody of "She's a Maniac" by Hall and OatsĀ 
      The Gas Cop theme song is a parody of "Bad Boys" by Bob Marly. The original song is used as the theme for the show Cops, hence the reference.
      When Bobby sings You must buy, you must buy, you must buy, propane heĀ is singing this to the tune of "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton.

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