King of the Hill

When Cotton Comes Marching Home

Season 5, Ep 6, Aired 12/3/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Cotton can't support his wife and baby on his pension, so he moves from Houston to the Arlen VFW. Hank gets him a job at a local restaurant, but the manager won't let Cotton have a day off to march in the Veterans' Day parade. Peggy tries to create an eye-catching float for the parade.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Toby Huss

    Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

  • Mike Judge

    Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

  • Kathy Najimy

    Voice of Peggy Hill

  • Pamela Adlon

    Voice of Bobby Hill

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Just Keep Marching

    By pedroman01, Aug 08, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Didi: Sorry I'm late. I had to take three buses: one to get here, one to go back and get G.H., and one to get here.

    • Cotton: Topsy, you shouldn't be waitin' for a bus! You strangled Herman Goering, for God's sake!

    • Cotton: Now you listen to me, Junior. I led a platoon of men through the jungle of Sai Pan. I think I can lead a party of four to table six.

    • Cotton: I'll be marchin' in Arlen, with my war buddies: Topsy, Stinky, Brooklyn, Fat Brooklyn, and of course, Irwin Linker. Hank: What happened to Lucky? Cotton: Dead!

    Trivia (9)

    • Tagline: "Waffles! Where's my waffles?!" -Cotton

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Before Topsy and Cotton tie up the restaurant manager there is a quick shot that shows the sign on the door for the men's room. It has the symbol on it for disability access. However in one of the previous shots when Cotton tries to leave the restaurant the sign is the same but there was no wheelchair accessible symbol.

    • As we see the float for the time in the driveway when Cotton arrives home, the float is vertical to the driveway. In the following shot Peggy starts asking Cotton for his war medals, the float is now turned around horizontally to the driveway.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Title: When Cotton Comes Marching Home This is an allusion to the film When Johnny Comes Marching Home which was loosely based on the sentimental song of the same name about soldiers returning home from war.

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