King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 6

After the Mold Rush

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 07, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Hank has signed up for the "Parade of Homes" but just days before it is discovered he has mold in his house. The company in charge of clearing it away keeps making it seem as if the mold is getting worse and worse. Hank can no longer take it, and decides to get revenge.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • No Mold in This Episode.

    This was a great episode, which pitted Hank against his worst repairing his house for him. This was a clever plot with lots of humour. It's one of my favourites from Season 8. Hank was really great in this episode, and so was Bobby. It was one of those episodes where everything in it just seemed to work. It wasn't the funniest episode ever, but it was really enjoyable throughout and handles a very real situation in a very fun way. Overall a great episode.moreless
  • Mold is bad.

    I think it was a solid episode. It was funny it some area but I have to say I thought it was also boring at times. Hank had problems with mold and thought he had it under control whe he called the con artists. Hank was very gullible again and thought that they weren't suspicious at all. But they pulled one over him and it made for a roller coaster episode. My favorite parts of the episode had to be where Hank is getting them back with Bill. I thought that it was pretty clever and also very entertaining. Thank you.moreless
  • Hank out-smarts the insurance company.

    This is not one of my favourite King of the Hill episodes, but i do say that it is still a good one.

    In this episode Hank has an accident with water in his house. Hank then tries to get insurance from the Insurance Company, but they will not pay him becuase of a mold issue. Eventually Hank finds himself being kicked out of his own house, while the Insurance company and the mold company start taking Hank's cash. However then good old reliable Hank finds a way to both get back at the Mold and Insurance comanies, while also moving back into his house. He gets help from his good freind Bill, who we don't see that much of in this episode.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

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

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Rob Holguin

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Various guest characters

Recurring Role

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Steve Goodman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Peggy (reading from a textbook while Bobby sleeps on the couch beside her): Listen to this, Hank; "Mold has been known to cause itchiness, asthma, chronic fatigue and disorientation." Bobby, quick, what's your middle name? When's my birthday? Here, follow my finger.
      Bobby: Your birthday is... I don't know!
      Peggy: Hank, the mold's got him!
      Bobby: Help me, Dad!

    • Peggy: Hey, Erin Brockovich has got mold. And Ed McMahon. Oh, it killed his dog Muffin. Maybe we'll meet them at a survivors' group.

    • Hank: What kind of sick bastard runs a water-pipe through a stud without installing a nail-guard?
      Bobby: I don't know!

    • Dale: Leave it to you to make a hospital gown look unsexy, Hank.

    • (The mold monitor found mold in the Hills' bedroom wall)
      Peggy: Remember that night I thought I heard something, and you said it was nothing? Well, thank you - you just signed my death warrant!

    • (The guys are in a hardware store when Dale sits down)
      Dale: How do I look on this one?!
      Hank: We're not here to joy-ride the toilets, Dale.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Hank: Lets enjoy it now before Bobby puts up that poster of babies dressed as strawberries.

      This is a reference to Gerber Babies, who often released photos of babies dressed up in various fruit and vegetable costumes.

    • Peggy: Erin Brockovich has got mold. Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an American legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in winning a $333 million case against California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for contaminating drinking water in 1993. She assisted with other pollution cases, and after experiencing problems with mold contamination in her own home in the Conejo Valley, Brockovich became a prominent activist and educator about the dangers of mold contamination.

    • The episode title is a play on the 1970s Neil Young song "After the Gold Rush."