King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 3

Bills are Made to be Broken

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Oct 24, 1999 on FOX
8.3
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Bill's Arlen High School record for touchdowns is about to be broken, by Arlen's current football hero, Ricky Suggs. When Ricky breaks his leg, the other team allows him to score so he can get the record. Outraged by this bad sportsmanship, Hank convinces the Arlen High coach to let Bill (who never officially graduated from high school) play a game so he can get his record back.moreless

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  • Asterisk!!!!!!

    8.0
    This is a really funny episode, and much better than the previous one in my opinion. It had a great plot and great characters. Even though it is an episode about Bill, it is very much a Hank episode, as he is the one who drives the plot and humour of the episode. There were a lot of hilarious moments and lines. I really liked when Bobby was trying to do the pogo stick. And when Dale thought everyone was clapping because they were glad Ricky was injured was just too funny. It's not the best episode, but it's one that is good for a few really big laughs.moreless
  • The weakest season 4 episode, but still a gem

    7.5
    Season 4 has always been my favorite season, due to it being consistently funny, interesting and touching. In fact, some season 4 episodes are so good to me, I sometimes tear up when thinking about them.



    This episode is quite possibly the weakest of the glorious fourth season, but it is still solid gold like all of them. I don't know what it is about this episode, specifically. I think it might have to do with me never being a sports fan, so the premise isn't particularly interesting.



    However, I'd take it over any episode from the seasons after season 4.moreless
  • This was great fun.

    8.5
    I thought this episode was good. It wasn't hilarious or that funny in terms of how it normally is, it was just an entertaining episode. The thing that kept me interested was the story of how Bill needed to get his record back. I thought they did a nice job of writing Bill in. I did have to admit that it was very unrealistic, but it was interesting to see a 40 something overweight man earn his title back. Normally, I have to say that it wouldn't have worked in terms of the regular King of the Hill stories, but this one worked as the writers pulled it off. Thank you.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

Clint Black

Clint Black

Chad

Guest Star

Mac Davis

Mac Davis

Sports Jock

Guest Star

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble, Didi Hill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Whilst Bill is practicing football in Hank's yard there is an aerial shot that shows Bobby & Hank walking towards Dale & Boomhauer and are close to them. In the following shot they are quite a bit further away from their previous position. Also the position of Dale & Boomhauer next to the garage changes between shots.

    • In no other episode before or after this does Bill have a shelf on the wall where the ball was. Obviously it was used for just the sake of the plot of this episode.

    • The tagline for this episode is a clip of Bill stammering unintelligibly at a football game.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Dale: This record is all Bill's got. Should we rock-paper-scissors to see who keeps him from killing himself in the bathroom?

    • (Peggy runs into Ricky Suggs at the gym)
      Rick: Doctors say I'm out for the season.
      Peggy: Oh, what do doctors know? A doctor told me I might never walk again. Well, not only am I walking, I hear his marriage has gone south too.

    • Peggy: Poor Bill. He was living in his past and that boy has stolen it. Where is Bill supposed to live now?

    • (Hank is at a school board meeting)
      Hank: Mr. Chairman, I would like to respectfully submit that you put an asterisk next to Ricky Suggs's name in the record book. And that asterisk should read: "This record was attained through the use of fraud and bad sportsmanship."
      Eustis: That motion is denied, Mr. Hill. Ricky Suggs is an inspiration to us all. Now on to more important matters: My motion to add "fatty fatty boom-balatty" to the list of unacceptable hate speech.

    • Hank: Ok, then. Hit the showers.
      Bill: Too tired.
      Hank: I'll get the hose.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The song that the radio plays is "We Are The Champions" by Queen. The song during the flashback is "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath.

    • Bill Dauterive's loss of the record to Ricky Suggs is a real-life parody of the Nykesha Sales case. Nykesha Sales was injured in a collegiate game, and was allowed a lay up the next game by the Villanova University. This allowed her to break the all-time career scorer record in the 1997-98 season.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The song that is mentioned as the new song is "Candle in the Wind" which was a song written by Elton John, originally for the Marilyn Monroe after she died. He did a new version for Princess Diana, which is why Bill asks which version.

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