King of the Hill

Strangeness on a Train

Season 12, Ep 19, Aired 4/27/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Peggy, who always has disastrous birthdays, is determined to make this year's better. She plans a disco themed murder mystery on a train. But when Luanne, who is asked to replace an actress, blurts out the murderer before the murder even happens, Peggy becomes distraught. When Hank follows her to the bathroom, they wind up having sex, which creates a new mystery, when someone finds evidence. Bobby, Connie and Joseph, try and make a club house.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pamela Adlon

    Bobby Hill

  • Johnny Hardwick

    Dale Gribble

  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Mike Judge

    Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Stephen Root

    Bill Dauterive

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Choo Choo!

    By pedroman01, Nov 27, 2013

  • It's Peggy's birthday and she is dreading it because her birthdays always bring disaster.

    By Steve509, Apr 28, 2008

  • Finally A Episode With Action

    By jaws2341, Apr 28, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • (the party has been kicked off the train for pulling the break) Dale: By the looks of all the abandoned farm machinery, we're stranded in Outer Durndle. It looks very tetanus-y.This is Peggy's worst birthday ever. I should feel on top of the world; yet I'm not. I feel strangely hollow inside.

    • Kahn: I am Kahn Souphanousinphone. Upon entering the lavatory, I observed two sets of footprints: one set pointing up and the other down, evidence of love most foul! I discovered the deplorable act, and I will find the perpetrators. I will begin my questioning with you, Dale Gribble. Has your wife been out of your sight for even five minutes? Dale: No, she's been clingy all night. John Redcorn: I can verify that Nancy has not been out of Dale's sight at all. Bill: I don't have an alibi. Kahn: You're Bill Dauterive. That your alibi.

    • Hank: It'll be a disaster if we get caught, Peggy. We're on a train. That means we are at this very moment under the jurisdiction of the Texas Railroad Commission. Peggy: Yes, so? Hank: The railroad commission also regulates propane. If what we did in that bathroom becomes public, Strickland Propane could receive sanctions, maybe even the propane death penalty.

    • Bobby: What a cool place for a secret clubhouse! Connie: I hope there are old textbooks up there from when your parents were in school. Joseph: I hope there are mannequins! Connie: I'm not going first. Joseph: You gotta go, Bobby, 'cause if your deformed twin brother's up there, he should see your face first. Bobby (sighs): I guess you're right.

    • Lucky: It's all right. We've all messed up and given away the plot of something. Take it from me; "Fire" ain't the worst thing you can yell in a theater. It's "Bruce Willis is dead!"

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    Trivia (1)

    • Tagline: "A Chubb Randolph production." -Hank

    Allusions (4)

    • Joseph: "You gotta go Bobby 'cause if your deformed twin brother's up there he should see your face first" This allusion is a reference to another Fox show The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror VII" in the segment called "The Thing and I", where Bart discovers he has a deformed twin brother in the attic.

    • Kahn: Oh, happy feet! Happy Feet is a 2006 animated film about a tap-dancing penguin. It won an Academy Award for "Best Animated Feature."

    • Lucky: "Fire!" ain't the worst thing you can yell in a theater. It's, "Bruce Willis is dead!" This refers to the plot twist at the end of the 1999 horror movie The Sixth Sense, which starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

    • The title of this episode is a reference to Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, a novel that was adapted as a 1951 Alfred Hitchcock movie. The plot follows two men who meet on a train and agree to "exchange murders," and each kill someone in the other man's life in exchange for the murder of someone in their life, but only one man takes it seriously.

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