King of the Hill

Three Coaches and a Bobby

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 1/26/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Hank gets his tough old football coach to lead Bobby's football team. When the coach proves to be a tyrant, Bobby decides to quit football and join the soccer team, much to Hank's disappointment. Peggy tries to fit in with the other soccer moms, and takes a crash course from Minh on Soccer-mom etiquette.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Various Guest Characters

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Joseph Gribble, Luanne Platter

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Coached to Perfection

    By pedroman01, Jun 11, 2013

  • Will Ferrell guest stars. You know it is going to be funny.

    By scooper549, May 15, 2006

  • Soccer is funny.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 27, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Joseph: Coach Sauers, I think there's something wrong with my helmet. Sauers: Then get over there and do the helmet test. Put on the helmet and run into that brick wall. Joseph: Yeah, right. And end up with headaches like my mom? Sauers: You're going the wrong way! Hey, put your helmet back on! All right, you big baby! I'll do it! (crashes into the wall headfirst and begins yelling) Ow!

    • (blows the whistle) Coach Lucas: Tie game! Everybody's a winner!

    • Minh: Cashmere sweater with pearl button. Now they like you. Peggy: Oh, it's just a sweater. If the other mothers do not like me for the wit and wisdom that is Peggy Hill then I want nothing to do with them. Minh: You not get it. You soccer mom now. If you not fit in, then Bobby not fit in and that boy have enough problem. Peggy: How do you know so much about this? Minh: Connie play A.Y.S.O. in Orange County. That the birthplace of soccer moms. I start the whole sweater thing. That mine.

    • Peggy: Thanks for the latte, Allie. Allie: You're welcome. That's a lovely...overshirt you're wearing. Peggy: Oh, thank you. That's a lovely sweater're all wearing.

    • Hank: What's that on your upper arm there, Bobby? Is that a muscle? Bobby: That's a lump from when I got hit by a football. You know, dad, the kids playing soccer don't have any lumps or bruises and Coach Lucas gives them oranges at half-time. Hank (sighing): Bobby, I didn't think I'd ever need to tell you this but I would be a bad parent if I didn't. Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking. Bobby: Why do you have to hate what you don't understand? Hank: I don't hate you, Bobby. I meant soccer.

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    Trivia (12)

    • As the football team is meeting Coach Sauers for the first time, you can see the team from behind with Bobby kneeling and Joseph behind him to his right. However, when the shot shows the group from the front, Joseph is now to the left and some kid with brown hair to Bobby's right.

    • When Coach Sauers is trying to run over the football players with his car on the football field, there are a lot of track marks on the field. There is then a tracking shot of Sauers from straight ahead of his car and you can see there are absolutely no track marks whatsoever, on the field behind him.

    • If you look carefully during Coach Sauer's training run while Bobby is running down the stands, you will quickly see the mud disappear on Bobby's face and reappear in the next frame.

    • When Hank sees Coach Sauer driving his car on the field, you can see Sauer's car has a red front bumper. When we see the front bumper again a few shots later it is grey.

    • The two women near Peggy, who are sitting on the benches in the stands, are seated on the fourth and fifth levels in the wideshots, but in the close-up they're seated on the third and fourth levels.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Rudy: He was a former college football player for Notre Dame, best known for the inspiration of the film Rudy, starring Sean Astin, about his life.

    • Mark Gastineau: He was a football player for the New York Jets from 1979-1988. He also had a small stint in the CFL, before turning to boxing

    • Coach Sauers mentions Julia Louis-Dreyfus who was the actress best known for playing Elaine on the hit show Seinfeld. However she has never been in a Sci-Fi film, as this episode suggests.

    • The episode title 'Three Coaches and A Bobby' is an obvious parody of the movie title Three Men and a Baby.

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