King of the Hill

The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/16/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Hank and his friends find themselves fighting a group of teens after constant annoyance from their garage band and challenge them to a paintball match after they gang up against Bobby and Joseph during a paintball game. After losing the guys fear that they're growing old and after a rematch they admit it is true. However, Hank feels that there is a way to beat them. Get inside their heads!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Luanne Platter

  • Johnny Hardwick

    Voice of Dale Gribble

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Paintball Hillarioty

    By pedroman01, May 11, 2013

  • The Man Who Shot Cane Sdretteburg is a real eye opener in that Hank and the gang really give the neighborhood whippersnappers something to contend with when they try to make them out to be old fogeys.

    By TasForMayor, Oct 29, 2006

  • King of the Hill at its best; my favorite episode

    By zone46, Jan 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Bobby: Dad, can we please play paintball? Hank: They give you kids guns and let you shoot at each other? Well okay, I guess.

    • Hank: Does your father know you're doing this? Kane: My dad's dead. Hank: Oh, I'm sorry I didn't know. My condolences. Does your mother know you're doing this? Kane: My mom's in prison. For killing my dad.

    Notes (4)

    • This is the first time Bill mentions his ex-wife by name. Her name is Lenore.

    • Hank's nightmare is similar to the delusion scene in the desert in the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America which was made a year earlier by King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. King was based onB&B and many similarities and influences are visible throughout, in fact Hank himself is based on the B&B character Tom Anderson.

    • In the DVD commentary for this episode, "Bill" (Stephen Root) takes a shot at Johnny Hardwick about a fast-said line in the episode. Hardwick wrote this episode.

    • Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong are, in real life, the punk group Green Day. In the cartoon, Tre played the lead singer (Cane Scretteberg) and Mike and Billie Joe played the other band members, while in real life, Billie Joe is the lead singer.

    Trivia (5)

    • At the very end of the episode the drums show the name of the band as Stubborn Stains, however the rest of the episode had it with a Z at the end.

    • The voice of Luanne is a recording of an answering machine greeting. However, it seems highly unlikely that she would be the one leaving the recording at the Hill's (besides it says "its Luanne"), and she has never been shown to have a cellphone before. And even if she did, none of the guys seem tech savy enough to know how to get it off her phone!

    • Tagline: "Dad! The raccoons are back!" -Bobby

    • Hank's nightmare is similar to the delusion scene in the desert in the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America which was made a year earlier by King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. King was based on B&B and many similarities and influences are visible throughout, in fact Hank himself is based on the B&B character Tom Anderson.

    • When Hank shoots Cane at the end of the paintball match cane's safety goggles are missing as he falls down in slow motion. Afterwards, they re-appear.

    Allusions (4)

    • Luanne and Peggy play a game called "Chuck Norris Head Kick". Chuck Norris is an actor famous for doing fighting/martial arts type movies as well as his show, Texas Ranger.

    • Hank mentions Tony Danza, in this episode. Tony Danza is an actor best known for his role in "Who's the Boss?"

    • Dale tells Pops to keep watching Touch By an Angel. Touch By an Angel is a show that aired on CBS, starring Roma Downy.

    • The title is a reference to the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart.

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