King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 11

Boxing Luanne

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 02, 2003 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Buck comes up with a scam to make money off of Luanne's good looks, by putting her in the boxing ring, and having contestants dive so Luanne wins. After a few bouts where Luanne dominates her opponents, she grows confident. Believing that the set-up bouts are real, she calls on Freeda Foreman for her biggest match yet. Hank finds out it was all fixed and warns her of the charade, but Luanne has a point to prove.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Respect For Luanne

    Luanne is dumb, we all know that, but one thing that Luanne often brings to the table is her desire to be loved for her heart, not her looks. She struggles being a beautiful girl in a shallow world. Unlike Peggy who thinks she is better than everyone, Luanne knows she is just like anyone else, but also knows its not right to treat women as objects. This isn't the first time in the series where they have tried to show Luanne as more then a typical dumb blonde, and its part of why I really love her character. She is more then just the "dumb" character that most comedy shows have. She is well rounded. This episode not only does a great job dealing with the issue, but has a great plot and is really funny too. I always forget how good this episode is until I see it. Great episode, every KOTH fan should watch.moreless
  • great

    buck uses luann's good looks to make money by having her be a boxer. she believes she is really a good boxer and goes as far to challenge Freida Foreman, a profesional woman boxer. will she go through with the fight after realizing all previous fights were fixed?

    a pretty good episode and one of their better ones from the seventh season, i think so. it's not one of their best ever but it was pretty funny and it did have a somewhat good, original plot. so because of all this my overall grade is somewhere in the "B" rangemoreless
  • This episode made me look at women differently than most guys, even though before watching this episode, I already respected them from the beginning.

    This was a good episode. Luanne, like most women in her area, has less respect from the opposite gender. Tired of being looked at as a piece of meat, she decides to box after knocking a woman bigger than her. Strickland, Hank's boss, decides to push her as a boxer, with Luanne not knowing that the fights are mostly fixed just so she can look good. Later on, she goes against Freeda Foreman, daughter of the legendary George Foreman. When Hank realizes that most of the fights are fixed, he goes to George Foreman and convinces the fight to be off. That is until Hank calls George Foreman's grills "novelty". Luanne fights Freeda anyway. She may not have won, but still put up a good fight. She ends up getting respected by some of the younger guys who looked at her as just a bimbo.

    Anyway, a good episode I thought. The plot was great. And there were funny moments too. Like the Hank and George scene.moreless
  • A very good episode.

    This episode is the exact reason why i watch this series. I saw it for the first time today, and it was a great episode. I have seen many episodes of King of the Hill, and i have to say if this was the first episode i had ever seen of King of the Hill, i would by the end of the episode, find out what each character was like.

    In this episode Luanne has been tricked by Hanks boss, to beleive that she is a professional boxer, when really all they want her for is to make money because of her looks and body. Not knowing this, Luanne challenges the boxing womens champion of Texas.

    Even though she didn't win the fight, she still put up a good fight, and got some respect from the younger men of Arlen.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 Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

Randy Strickland

Guest Star

Freeda Foreman

Freeda Foreman


Guest Star

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra


Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Tagline: "Novelty grills? Fight's on!" -George Foreman. 
      The tagline is actually consisted of two lines said about a minute apart with a bunch of lines in between, although, they were in the same scene.

    • During her fight with Freeda Foreman, Luanne's boxing gloves begin the fight red, then change blue, then back to red, then blue again, and then back to red for the final time.

    • While the song "Respect" by Pink is playing, the closed captions show the lyrics to "Just A Girl" by No Doubt.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Hank: (about Luanne) Maybe she'll get food poisoning. You gave it to me that one time. You could do it again.
      Peggy: Excuse ME for making chicken tartare.

    • Luanne: Dear Lord, one of your creatures may be hurt tonight. Please let it be the other creature. Amen.

    • Luanne: My mama's in prison 'cause she fights so much. Do you think that there's some way her genes could have been passed down to me?

    • Luanne: If you were lookin' at me, I'm going to have to have both of your gym memberships revoked. And I would hate to do that, because you both look terrible.

    • Buck (After Hank sees Buck's maid in the inside of the house): What in the...(stuttering) OK, you caught me with my pants down.

    • Peggy: She is not gonna show tonight. She asked herself, what would Jesus do if he were a lady boxer? The answer: Not show.

    • Luanne: But I'm a great boxer! That's why the fans are always yelling, and hollering, and throwing dollar bills, and oh God, am I stupid.

    • Bill: Women boxing, huh? If they wear gloves, how do they scratch each other?

    • Luanne: I closed my eyes and I was thinking of those stupid guys in my math class... oh, and the guy in the parking lot... and that volunteer pool cleaner who always comes by when I'm swimming.
      Angela: Tell me about it. I once fell for a free breast examination in a bar.

    • Bobby: (watching a movie) Why don't the nerds just move across town instead of living right next door to the jock fraternity? That way, nobody'll be constantly breaking their gadgets.

    • George Foreman: How would you feel about carrying my grill in your shop?
      Hank: Oh, sorry. We have a strict policy about that. No novelty grills.
      George Foreman: Novelty grill?
      Hank: Yeah, no offense, but your grill is kind of like an iron.
      George Foreman: You're calling my grill an iron? I've been hit below the belt before, but nothing like this!

    • Hank: (hearing about Tae-Bo from Luanne) You mean it's like dancing?
      Bobby: Dad, can...
      Hank: No!

    • Luanne: I got too much self respect for that, even if every guy in the world thinks I'm a bimbo.
      Bobby: Guys suck!

  • NOTES (1)