King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 16

Bad News Bill

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 03, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Peggy: You know, outfield is the new infield.

    • Bobby: That must be what it feels like in baseball hell.

    • Dale: Remember when the stomach flu was going around? Bobby's team could only field eight players, and he still didn't start. They actually had a kid playing "lenter field."

    • Luanne: Uncle Hank, don't think of it as being banned from the baseball league. Think of it as being welcome everywhere else.

    • Hank: Hey, Bobby, I was wondering if you wanted to hit the batting cages. What are you doing?
      Bobby: I'm practicing my baseball card stance. Coach said that if I work really hard, I could be a Major Leaguer.
      Hank: What?
      Bobby: I should start figuring out what team I want to play for. Chicago has great fans, but New York has the nightlife.
      Hank: Well...I'm glad you're excited, but...uh, it takes a lot of, uh, ability and whatnot to be in the big leagues.
      Bobby: Wait, are you saying you don't believe I can do it? 'Cause Coach thinks I can.
      Hank: Look, I'm glad you're having fun, but the big leagues is quite a stretch. It's just...I don't want you to be disappointed when it definitely doesn't happen.
      Bobby: I'm sorry, Dad, but I have set my mind to it, and that means with enough hard work and dedication, it'll happen. Right?
      Hank: Well, son, uh... uh, I think you should play for the Yankees.

    • Hank: From now on, I'm going to support him no matter what.
      Peggy: You are truly one of the best fathers who gave up on his son and changed his mind about it that has ever lived.

    • (Bobby has been put into the baseball game and has gotten a hit)
      Peggy: He did it! He accidentally did it!
      Hank: That's the most hits he had in the last 2 seasons combined!

    • Bill: Parents AND volunteers? So, people can make a difference even if they haven't made children?

    • Dale: Where do you think Kobe beef comes from? Japanese baseball players!

    • Char: I found the batting gloves I want. Look at me, I'm a chicken! (begins making 'chicken' squawks).

    • Bobby: Right now, I'm too tired to make it to the house. Could someone put down an orange cone so no one drives on me?

    • Hank: It's nice to make a fresh start. I feel like a serial killer who relocated to Mexico.

    • Hank: (about the baseball registration form) This never arrived. You never saw anything.
      Luanne: But you're not making any sense. That did arrive, and I saw something.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Bobino: The nickname that the coach gave Bobby is obviously a reference to Bambino, one of the nicknames for Babe Ruth.

    • Bill: Take that Big Brothers
      Big Brothers is an organization in which older males become mentors to young males. There is also a Big Sister program, which does the same thing but for girls.

    • The title is an allusion to The Bad News Bears which was a series of little league baseball movies done in the 1970s, and further a remake of the original 1976 movie done in 2005.