King of the Hill

You Gotta Believe (In Moderation)

Season 10, Ep 7, Aired 1/29/06
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  • Episode Description
  • In order to raise money to save the Tom Landry Middle School baseball program, Hank invites a Harlem Globetrotters-type softball team, The Ace of Diamonds and his Jewels, to compete against his community league team, the Arlen Zephyrs, who are proud of their undefeated record. When Hank convinces everyone on the team they can win, they ruin the show by taking the game seriously. The Ace decides to not donate the money to the team, and Hank realizes he made a big mistake.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kit Boss

  • John Schneider

    The Ace

  • Yvette Kaplan

  • Brittany Murphy

    Voice of Luanne Platter

  • Johnny Hardwick

    Voice of Dale Gribble

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Hank Gets Defeated

    By pedroman01, Nov 04, 2013

  • Hank was stupid.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 17, 2009

  • In an attempt to raise money for the school baseball team, Hank invites a leading softball team, renowned for their on-field antics, to play his own community league team. But things turn sour when he plays the game to win. Not one of my favourites...

    By Jay-Spacedust, Dec 23, 2007

  • Another sport themed episode

    By scaletrix, Sep 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Hank: We're not giving up - we just need to reach down and grab what's in every one of us! Let's do this, Zephyrs! Bill: Uh oh, the hair on my back is starting to tingle! Hank: Your hair knows something you're about to find out!

    • (Hank is trying to apologize to The Ace of Diamonds for ruining the fun of the game) Hank: Think about the kids - you always give the winner's check to charity. The Ace of Diamonds: Yeah, and I always clear a few grand in merchandise and score a little overnight company. But thanks to your boring little stunt The Ace slept alone last night and has an RV full of unsold bobble-heads! Do you know what that's like when I go over rail road tracks?

    • Dale: Why'd we ever think we could take on the Ace and His Jewels? Bill: Hank got me so fired up I was willing to believe in anything...even myself.

    • Hank: We're gonna play good D, and play lots of small ball, because the whole season we did what? Team: Believed to achieve! Enrique: Yeah! (Jumps off the couch and tears off his shirt and waves it above his head) I believe Hank! We'll win because our lord Jesus Christ chose us to win!

    • Principal Moss: Hank, how would you like to give a motivational talk at school tomorrow? Hank: Really? I'd be honored. Principal Moss: Good, the magician had to cancel. Who knew a dove could do all that to a man's face?

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    Notes (1)

    • It is implied that Joe Jack may be dead, or at least that something very bad happened to him. However, later this season in "24-Hour Propane People," he appears to be healthy again.

    Trivia (4)

    • In the very last shot of the episode, there is clearly not enough players on the defending team.

    • As Ace hands back the giant check at the end it reads "The Winners", but in the next shot it reads "The Winner's".

    • Tagline: "I ain't your daddy!" -Mr. Strickland

    • Luanne does not have any lines in this episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jenkins: Davids pick up your slingshots. We're going to slay the Ace.

      This is a reference to David from the Bible who defeated the giant Goliath with a slingshot and a stone.

    • Ace and His Jewels: The Ace and his Jewels is a parody of the 4-man softball team The King and His Court.

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