King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 10

Arlen City Bomber

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 27, 2005 on FOX
7.6
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To pay off her credit card debt, Luanne takes a second job, skating with a roller derby team. Peggy ends up joining the team as well. When the checks are much lower then originally expected they decide to buy the team,which gets them in even more financial trouble. Lucky helps Bobby experience eating a corn chip off the manufacturing line.

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  • Roller Derby and Corn Chips!

    7.0
    This is another decent, but not great episode. I thought Luanne was brilliant here, and Peggy Peggy. It had a fair amount of humour, but could have been funnier. It was entertaining, but was still boring at times. I don't know what it was, but this episode just seemed to be lacking something. The B Plot was OK, but it wasn't funny, just not boring. Overall this episode was just decent.moreless
  • Luanne takes a job with a roller derby team to help pay of her debt. Seeing the money she will supposedly make, Peggy joins up too. Then they find that their boss is conning the members out of most of their wages, in this average episode...moreless

    7.4
    This is a fair episode, but a pretty average one in my view.



    It is nice to get both a Peggy story and a Luanne one, as it's been a little while since we had one of either.



    The plot isn't bad, but not outstanding either. I have to say though, I'd heard before seeing it that season 9 wasn't all that great, but I've yet to see an episode that I find truly bad.



    In a brief but enjoyable b-plot, Lucky tries to get Bobby into a pototo chip factory to taste a freshly baked chip straight off the line.

    After it maybe seeming that Lucky was just a one-off character in the previous episode, here we find that he looks set to become a (semi) regualar. Which is quite good, as he has some good lines.moreless
  • Lucky does it again! A great episode with hilarious dialogue. Peggy and Luanne are as naive as ever, and Lucky is back with his laid-back white-trash charm.

    8.3
    I love this episode, it gets funnier each time I watch it. Both the main plot and subplot are great, plus this one is full of hilarious one-liners. In the main plot, Hank finds out that Luanne has been getting cash advances on her credit card, and decides that she needs to take a second job to pay them off. Luanne searches the want ads and decides to take a job as a roller derby skater. Peggy sees that Luanne has responded to a shady-looking ad and goes to the rescue, but then ends up joining the roller derby team as well. The players are not getting paid as much as they are promised, so Peggy suggests that they pool their money to buy a roller derby team of their own. To get their share, Peggy and Luanne get even further into credit card debt. Although they can’t stand each other, the team pretends to be happy and harmonious to attract Lane Pratley to buy the team. In the end, they get a handsome offer from Pratley, and only have to skate until the check is cashed since they don’t have contracts. Peggy and Luanne get their money back, and Hank gets the lawn furniture Peggy promised him.

    In the side plot, Bobby and Lucky concoct a plan to get inside the corn chip factory so Bobby can taste a corn chip off the line. Lucky jumps the security fence, and agrees not to sue the company for his current quote of $53,000 for his “pain here, and sufferin’ here” and his “contusions and lacerations” in exchange for Bobby getting a chip. Lucky is a great addition to the show, and definitely a contributing factor to the humor in this episode. Don’t miss this episode!moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

Mo Collins

Mo Collins

Carly, Felicia

Guest Star

Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Weir

Nureen

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Shelwyn

Guest Star

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Lucky

Recurring Role

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Gretta, Lane Pratley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Hank: Shall we celebrate now and buy a piece of patio furniture, or wait and get the whole grouping at the end of the month?
      Peggy: I say we delay gratification.
      Hank: Well, I do like delaying gratification.

    • Bill: (watching Gretta) That woman is perfect. She's beautiful and could be a father figure.

    • Peggy: By putting on these skates, I am putting Luanne on solid footing. After playing the Maulers next week, she'll have enough to pay down her credit card debt. After taking on the Destroyers, she will catch up on her car payments. And after beating the tar out of those Poisonettes, she will make a deposit into an interest-bearing account.
      Hank: You just want to smash into people, don't you?

    • Dale: Credit cards are a last resort after cash, check, plasma, urine, and alien urine. Sure, there's bone marrow, but that is more prudently used as a retirement vehicle, or so says Lou Dobbs.

    • Lucky: If I'd never gotten an advance on my credit card, I never would've gone to the Costco to buy a 78-inch TV, never would've slipped in pee-pee, never would've got my settlement money. Scary to think about the road not travelled, huh?

    • (roller derby teammates, in trying to decide who goes first in the warmup skate)
      Teammate 1: I could bring in a chicken. Whichever person the chicken runs to, that's who wins.
      Teammate 2: Well of course the chicken's gonna run to you, it's your damn chicken!

    • Hank: (after Lucky explains how roller derby is played) But how do they score?
      Lucky: No one really knows.

    • Luanne: (reading) Plumber... nurse's aide... all these jobs are racist towards people who have no skills!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lucky: I'm gonna help you run down that dream, Bobby.

      Tom Petty, who voices Lucky, is a famous rock star. One of his most famous songs is "Runnin' Down a Dream."

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