The Accidental Terrorist

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • (Hank is thinking back to the first time he bought a car) Hank: This is my first car, so I don't really know what I'm doing... Car Salesman: (smirks) You see the price on that sticker? Well, that's the price you're going to pay for this car, not a dime more for the football star!

  • Peggy: The car died. Again. Luckily Bill was right behind me when it happened, so, he gave me a lift. Hank: Huh, he was behind you the last time it broke down. That was lucky.

Trivia (2)

  • Tagline: "Hank always seemed like a very quiet man, you know." -Boomhauer

  • In this episode, Hank states that he has a "guy" for everything he buys, in particular, the guy he buys his cars from. However, in the season 5 episode "Chasing Bobby" Hank decides to get a truck from another dealer. Not only that, but he also tells Bobby to pretend he doesn't love the truck when they get back to the dealership, maybe he was hoping to get sticker price there too? Also, when he was talking to that salesman, you'd think he'd wonder why this guy he doesn't know is going to give him the same special deal that Tom Hammond has been giving him for years.

Allusions (1)

  • The title is a reference to the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler titled The Accidental Tourist . The book was made into a movie in 1988.