King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 14

Born Again on the Fourth of July

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 19, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • In "Church Hopping" Lucky said that he didn't attend any type of church, but here, he goes to one.

    • Tagline: "I want salvation!" -Bobby

    • Technically Bill, Boomhauer, and Lucky and Luanne all live on Milton Street, but they have always seemed to claim loyalty to Rainy, so it makes sense they fight against Milton in a way, but is still somewhat an error.

  • Quotes

    • Hank (Sees Bobby sitting lazily on the couch and eating chips off his chest): Bobby, would you do me a favor and stand up? I just wanna see if you still can.

    • Lucky: Come on, Bobby, your dad asked us to gather as much Ladybird poop as we can find. We're moving out at 2100 hours. I don't know how many o'clocks that is, but we'll figure it out together.

    • Hank (as Bobby destroyed his dad's 'false idol', a paper mache Uncle Sam): Now, this is all that remains of Uncle Sam. But it's enough to see that the people of Milton Street are barbarians. And now, though I'm reluctant to do so, I'm turning it over to Dale, an expert in counter-attacks.

    • Bobby: Lucky's church was great! We pulled down the devil's pants and spanked his evil red butt. How was your church, Dad?
      Hank: Well, I didn't make it to services this morning, Bobby. I was kinda busy here.
      Bobby: You chose Uncle Sam over worshipping our Lord and Savior? Interesting.

    • Hank: Peggy, just to make sure we out-do Heck Dorland, me and the guys are heading out to John Redcorn's fireworks stand. Now, I know it's dangerous, but now is not the time to play it safe.
      Peggy: All right then. Be careful.
      Bobby: Mom, I'm gonna be home late. I got to spread the good word and reach into the fires of hell with Jesus's oven mitts and save a few souls from getting extra crispy!
      Peggy: All right then. Be careful.

    • Bobby: Hey, guys, guess what? I've been saved! The preacher said I was in a bad place, and if I didn't change, the devil would burn all my skin off.
      Hank: Well, all right, Bobby. Sounds like they talked some sense into you.
      Bobby: They sure did. I'm gonna go clean my room now. You can't be pure of heart if you're not pure of room. Good night and G-d bless.

    • Bill: I think it's great how our hate for other people brings us together. I love you guys.

    • Luanne: I don't want Bobby to steal my baby and use her to buy pizza!

    • Peggy: Thirteen is that critical age when boys come to a fork in the road. And when Bobby gets there he might use that fork to kill us.

  • Notes

    • The song that is played after Bobby claims salvation is "Are You Ready For a Miracle?" by Patti LaBelle.

  • Allusions

    • The show that Bobby is watching at the very beginning looks like a spoof of "The Transformers".

    • Milton:
      Milton was a series of animated shorts made by Mike Judge that inspired the movie Office Space.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the title of the 1989 film Born on the Fourth of July, of which the title is taken from the lyrics of the song "Yankee Doodle Boy" from the 1942 musical Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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