King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 16

Beer and Loathing

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 14, 2002 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Texas is out of Alamo beer, and Peggy happens to land a job at the company. However, she agrees to not share any company secrets, including the reasoning for the shortage. Hank gets mad and Peggy eventually tells him, and he goes and blabs to the guys. The truth is that the beer has been shipped to Mexico. What Peggy doesn't tell Hank is that the beer is tainted and everyone in Mexico is getting sick. So the guys travel to Mexico to get beer, and of course, all wind up sick. Peggy is appalled that the company isn't doing anything about its Mexican customers and decides to take action into her own hands.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Beer Be Gone

    This is an entertaining episode, but not really all that funny. It has a decent plot line, and reminds me of the Flush With Power when Peggy gets the company to sample their own tainted beer, as Hank got the board to use the low flows. It's not an episode I can watch over and over, but it's worth at least watching once through. It's an interesting episode because it delves into the realm of, how loyal should someone be to their company? Was Peggy right for not blabbing? Or was the offence serious enough to tell everyone? It's a pretty good and realistic plot, which is why I enjoyed it, because it wasn't for the humour, that's for sure. Overall a decent episode, but I wish there was more humour in it.moreless
  • just gross

    This was a classless, disgusting, gross episode. That's all I have to say. Oh wait! One more thing. Vomiting isn't funny.
  • perfect

    Hank gets Peggy to call the Alamo beer company to talk to them about why there is no beer in Arlen anymore. Peggy ends up getting a job at Alamo Beer, where she learns that they are trying to increase business in Mexico. However, the beer makes all the Mexicans sick with diarrhea and vomiting. Hank and the guys also get sick because Hank got Peggy to tell him where the beer is, and they go to Mexico. Now Peggy is torn between her husband and her job.

    Good episode. It had some funny parts and it was a good plot. Surprised Peggy didn't stand by her husband throughout the whole episode, but the resolution itself was pretty good, so overall my final grade is A+, great episode from a great seasonmoreless
  • Funny yet good.

    I thought that Peggy would for sure put aside her loyalty and side with Hank. She did, although it took quite some time. Hank had to find out how stupid he was in getting sick after Peggy warned him not to do it. She told him not to tell anyone, but of course being the dumb beer drinking redneck that is Hank, he did the opposite and stupid thing. I thought this was a funny episode and I could barely keep myself contained with frustration after watching the whole thing play out. Good writing and comedy with a nice plot. Thank you.moreless
  • Megan Mullally's debut on King Of The Hill

    This episode of King of the Hill (later refered to as KOTH) is my favourite. I'm not sure whether it's because its a good episode (which it is) or whether its because it stars Megan Mullally as the voice of Theresa. KOTH is a great show and happens to be one of my favourites, but this episode is a favourite of mine because Megan Mullally (Will & Grace's Karen Walker) stars and she is my all time favourite actress. When I first heard Theresa speak I was like "Oh my God, Megan Mullally!". However, the episode is a great episode in itself and doesn't need to be credited on it's guest star.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Tagline: "Lemonade stand, ol' little treehouse." -Boomhauer

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • When Peggy goes to see her boss in the scene where they talk about child starvation, the boss has papers on the desk, but when she stands up, there is nothing on her desk.

    • In the Alamo commercial announcing the beer recall, Konrad Meinhoffer IV pours himself a glass of Alamo beer and takes a drink. In reality, such a commercial would never air in the United States because it is illegal to depict individuals drinking alcohol in television commercials (and was already illegal at the time that this episode aired).

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Alamo Customer Service Hotline: Thank you for calling Alamo Beer. For English, press 1. Para continuar en Espanol, opprime al numero dos.
      Peggy: Oh! I've never been indignant in Spanish before (presses two).

    • Peggy: I'm sorry, Hank. Alamo trusts me not to tell you their secrets. Just as you trust me not to tell them about your narrow urethra. And believe me, I had the perfect opportunity.

    • Dale: I'll tell you what's going on with our beer. They've sold it to the Japanese, who will change the formula and repackage it in square bottles that will only fit cupholders in Japanese cars.

    • Dale (in Mexico) I don't mean to sound racist, but this is by far the best selection of beans I have ever seen.

    • Hank: (in frustration) My wife lies to me. My beer company betrays me. Americans are giving Mexicans diarrhea. What the hell is going on here?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
      The title is a take on the 1998 movie (or the Hunter S. Thompson book on which it is based) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas about a drug-induced-psychedelic road trip to Las Vegas in search of the "American Dream."