King of the Hill

The Order of the Straight Arrow

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 2/2/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Hank and his friends take Bobby and his troop on a wilderness trip called "The Order of the Straight Arrow". The whole thing is really just one big practical joke but Bobby takes things very seriously. On the trip the group thinks they have killed a rare species of bird, the Whooping Crane, during the Snipe Hunt. With the boys gone and Luanne off to see her mom for the arraignment of her trial, Peggy goes on a secret shopping mission.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kathy Najimy

    Peggy Hill

  • Klay Hall

  • David Herman


  • Victor Aaron

    John Redcorn

  • Cheryl Holliday

    Randy Miller

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Wo Lu Lu!

    By pedroman01, Apr 08, 2013

  • Season 1 continues to have some perfect episodes.

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 15, 2011

  • Decent.

    By cactusjack39, Apr 15, 2009

  • Wematanye this is still one of the best king of the kill episodes to date. This episode alone makes owning the season on DVD worthwhile. Wematanye.

    By rezzbian, May 08, 2007

  • Order of the Straight Arrow is easy to relate to for many guys because, well frankly, who hasn't heard about or participated in the classic "Snip Hunt" in the woods?

    By TasForMayor, Sep 24, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • On the mirror in Lubbocks Very Large Footwear: Objects in mirror are bigger than they appear.

    • John Redcorn: The spirit bag is very sacred. You should not make light. Dale: I like how you say everything's sacred. Let's use that!

    • Randy: Wematanye, Texas license plate, wematanye. Bobby: Wematanye, it says Texas, wematanye. Hank: Will you all shut up? Everyone else: You didn't say Wematanye!

    • Bill: I'm so depressed, I can't even blink.

    Notes (3)

    • This is the first episode to have a tag. A tag is a scene that happens as the closing credits appear on screen. In the early seasons there were many episodes with tags, but as the series went on there were less.

    • This episode starts a recurring theme of John Redcorn's hair blowing in the wind any time he talks about something sacred or related to "his people"

    • Victor Aaron who voiced John Redcorn had died on September 4, 1996, 5 months earlier. This episode is dedicated to his memory.

    Trivia (8)

    • When they got to the camp site, they had sticks instead of slim jims.

    • Peggy seems to not want to tell Hank she got new shoes and instead says she got a microwave. First, getting new shoes isn't a big deal, it is pretty obvious Hank does not believe that she only wears one pair of shoes, so there is no point in lying. Secondly, in later episodes Hank knows how big her feet are (and if they are 16 it would be very obvious they are huge) so another reason to not lie. Thirdly, it seems very odd that Hank wouldn't notice that the microwave never changes, despite Peggy's claim that she buys new ones a lot. It doesn't seem to be very clear why she lied, and how she possibly gets away with it. And this shoe store is never once mentioned again, the entire series.

    • Bobby and Joseph are playing at the beginning of the episode and Joseph is wearing his typical green shirt, then about 10 seconds later he comes on screen again and is in his Straight Arrow uniform.

    • Dale backs up for quite a while when trying to explain how he is not connected to the rest of the group, but then when they change angles he is inches from them.

    • It is in this episode that we learn Peggy's shoe size is size 16 triple E

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    Allusions (3)

    • Hippie: The brown herbal ecstasy is bad. Do not take the brown herbal ecstasy. This an allusion to a similar announcement that was made at "Woodstock".

    • Hank: He will recommend us to the spirit in the sky. Norman Greenbaum's song Spirit in the Sky contains the line, 'You gotta have a friend in Jesus, so you know that when you die, he's gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky.'

    • The Order of the Straight Arrow is based on Scoutings National Honor Society, The Order of the Arrrow. It is a brotherhood of cheerful service, where scouts and scouters who enjoy camping can come together to bond, and learn from each other. The Order of the Arrow has well over one million members, including men from all walks of life.¬†Wematanye is the KOTH version of Wimachtendienk.


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