King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 3

Bills are Made to be Broken

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Oct 24, 1999 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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