King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 5

Dances With Dogs

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 01, 2002 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
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Episode Summary


Hank catches Bobby on a new craze, dog dancing, and at first is repulsed by it. Hank later discovers that Ladybird wants to do it, so he decides to start dancing with her. When he enters a dog dancing competition, in which Bobby has entered with Doggie, Hank and him become enemies. Bill also wants to join in the competition, but gets conned into buying a Rottweiler who just wants to attack Bill.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Dance The Episode Away

    This isn't a great episode, as it's pretty funny the first couple of times, but the plot itself is so dumb and bad, that the more you see it the less funny it is. Great episodes, are funny and great no matter how many times you've seen them. That being said, this is a pretty good episode, and I agree with those who say underrated. It sounds (and the plot is) completely ridiculous, but it does have funny moments, and most of them are with Bill. I think a lot of people may not like it because of how odd it is to see Hank doing this, and I think I felt that way too, at first, but really, he would do anything for his dog so it makes sense.moreless
  • great

    bobby informs hank of a dancing with dogs competition and hank does not believe him at first, thinking it is an excuse for him to be weird. but when it is real, bobby dances with connie's dog, and hank decides to dance with ladybird. who will end up winning? either of them?

    good episode. not one of my favorites by any means but it is a pretty fun and funny episode. bill's plot makes me laugh usually when i watch. the ending is kind of boring but it did end in a nice-ish way. Overall grade for this- a B+moreless
  • An underrated episode.

    I really liked this episode. I thought that it was funny and I liked the story, plot, the comedy, and the writing in this one. I think that it is a very underrated episode and should be rated higher. Either way, I was thoroughly entertained and I didn't get bored. My favorite aspects of this show was Bill getting mauled by his dog that he had to dance with. His entire interaction with the dog was hilarious, especially when he had to drug him in order to calm him down. Overall, this was a very solid episode and one that is overlooked. Thank you.moreless
  • Pretty damn funny episode.

    This episode got a pretty negative response (at least from the few people I spoke to about it) and I'll admit that at first I was a little put off by the idea of an episode about dancing with a dog. But I watched it again recently, and once you get past the strange idea of Hank entering a dog dancing competition, there are a lot of laughs in this episode.

    "What was I supposed to do? NOT dance with dogs?" - Bobby

    "Boy, the alley is dead today." - Dale

    Bill and his new dog also provided a lot of laughs. At any rate, either this episode has aged well, or the lack of strong episodes the past couple years has tricked me into thinking this episode was better than it actually was. Whatever it is, I really enjoyed this episode.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

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

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Sketch Randall

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Various Guest Characters

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hank: Fine, go home to Bobby and the neighbor's dog. While you're at it, why don't you just move in with Kahn and Minh? You can eat rice every day and never celebrate Christmas.

    • Kahn: So you want to dance with my dog. But what's in it for the big dog: me, Kahn? How about you pick up Doggie's poo from my yard? That way, child prodigy Connie get to study more, poo-picking hillbilly get to dance with dog. Universe in harmony.

    • Bobby: It's called "Musical Canine Freestyle."
      Hank: Liar.
      Bobby: No, it's a real thing. They have contests and everything. It started up in Canada.
      Hank: They're supposed to be our allies!

    • Hank: (watching as Peggy, Bobby and Doggy get in the car to go to the competition) What do they see in that yappy little rat anyway? We can win this thing without them, right Ladybird? You look beautiful in that outfit by the way.

    • Peggy: It is certainly nice to get out of the house - it's been so tense with all the arguing and barking!

  • NOTES (2)

    • On Cartoon Network and Fox TV, this episode is rated TV-PG for violence (V).

    • The song that Bobby and Ladybird dance to at the beginning is "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles. The song Bill puts on to dance to is "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus. In the McMaynerberry competition, Hank and Ladybird dance to "I Go Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline, and Bobby and Doggy dance to "Move This (Shake That Body)" by Technotronic.