King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 16

Daletech

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 28, 2004 on FOX
8.4
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Episode Summary

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Dale is trying to set up his new neighborhood security company, Daletech, but no one seems interested. When Cotton becomes the local auxiliary police officer, Dale comes up with a plan to stop him from being the protector of the neighborhood. Hank tries to get Kahn to put up a privacy fence in front of his bathroom. Hank also notices that things in his house keep moving or disappearing. To make Cotton feel important, and stop him from annoying everyone, he puts him on the case.

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  • To Observe and Laugh

    10
    This was a great episode of KOTH! Cotton and Dale being the two leads was awesome. Both of them did a fantastic job in this episode. The episode was more then just entertaining. It was actually one of the funniest ones all season. The scene where they all trash talk Cotton is one of the funniest things KOTH has had in a long time. Everything and everyone in this episode was A+ and just worked. It is probably the best episode of, not only this season, but of the later seasons too. I also liked how much change you see Cotton go through in this episode and he really is shown as a well rounded person, which is rare for his character. Fantastic job KOTH!moreless
  • The audience FINALLY gets to see the somewhat human side of Cotton Hill. During a random drop in visit to see his son, Cotton goes from unwelcomed guest,to unruly senior day camp attendee, to auxillary cop, to solving his son's nuances.moreless

    10
    I LOVE this episode!!! Within the first few minutes, the tone that was set for the entire episode was amazing, and the episode did a good job keeping the tempo.



    The audience acutally gets a chance to see the human side of Cotton Hill. Even though he is still very overbearing, he does try to connect with Hank and his family. He attempts to help Peggy at the beginning, and he even tries to have a nice conversation with her (granted, he still called her "Hank's wife."). He tried to help sell grills at Strickland, even though he accidentally burns off a customer's eyebrows. The audience gets a sense that Cotton is actually trying to connect, but he fails. This causes a sense of compassion for Cotton that I don't think the audience had before, or had very little in "Returning Japanese 1 & 2." When Cotton finally solves the mystery of how Hank's possessions are moved around (and his grapefruit juice is being drunk), it is all thanks to Dale's Daletech. The two characters that seem (at the beginning) to ruin everyone else's lives on Rainy street, ends up being the two who saves the day.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

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

Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Customer

Guest Star

Katherine Crabtree

Katherine Crabtree

Social Director

Guest Star

Scott Klace

Scott Klace

 

Guest Star

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)

    • Tagline: "I'm not sleepy!" -Cotton

    • When Hank first drops off Cotton at the Day Care, they are in a hallway which is half painted white. Then they do a few close ups and when they do a wide shot and Hank leaves, they are now around the corner. But they didn't move.

    • Cotton was able to start the BBQ by pushing the red button, but display models wouldn't work. It would be much too dangerous.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Hank: Can Daletech do anything about getting me a privacy hedge?
      Dale: To be honest, we're more into the invasion of privacy business, not the creation of privacy business.

    • Dale: Cotton's got to go. But he's got Hank behind him, and Hank's the alpha neighbor. I'm gamma or delta at best.

    • Dale: Daletech's a bust. I guess this isn't the right economic climate for an expensive, poorly-trained visionary.

    • Bill: He pulled my belly hairs with a juicer!
      Luanne: It took me sixteen years to get my first driver's license! I'm too old to start over!
      Bobby: He keeps on pressing me to name Connie as a Communist. I had to!

    • Cotton: (sitting down at the kitchen table where Peggy is working) Whatcha doin'? Some kind of women's work? Bakin'? Sewin'? Which one is it?

    • (Hank hears his trashcan fall, sees Dale standing next to it)
      Dale: You just missed the criminals, Hank. I'm glad I'm protected by DaleTech.
      Hank: Were they about 5'10, wearing a baseball cap, and about to get their ass kicked by me?
      Dale: It all happened so fast I... Look, propane! (Dale runs away).

    • Cotton: If he gets near a fire, it's gonna be Chinese New Year!

  • NOTES (1)

    • In this episode, Cotton mentions that his friend Topsy is dead. Topsy was supposed to die onscreen in the "Returning Japanese" episode, but the scene was cut.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Cotton becomes depressed, Dale suggests going to Six Flags Over Texas to cheer him up. He also indirectly references riding Titan by wanting to "give them the finger when they take the picture", as Titan is the only roller coaster at the park to feature an onride camera.

    • The show Cotton is watching is a parody of Teletubbies, a children's show about four creatures.

    • Dale: Did you ever see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? You're Jack Nicholson.

      The scene where Dale tries to smother Cotton with a pillow is (as Dale points out) from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, where a character puts the lobotomized Jack Nicholson character out of his misery by smothering him to death with a pillow.

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