King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 3

Death Buys a Timeshare

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 16, 2005 on FOX
7.3
out of 10
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42 votes
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Cotton inherits $10,000 from the will of his friend Topsy, and goes to Mexico, with Bill in tow, to buy a timeshare. Feeling lonely after the death of his friend, Cotton gets suckered in by tales of the timeshare development's owner, O'Kelly, and decides to buy,even though Americans cannot own land in Mexico. Hank desperately tries to get him out. During a heat wave in Arlen, Peggy, Bobby and Dale search for a pool to swim in.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Wish They Hadn't Shared This Waste of a Time!

    6.0
    This is one of the most boring episodes of the whole series. Season 9 really lacked a lot of things, and interesting plot points is one of them. Previously the episodes that weren't that funny, at least weren't boring. This is one of those episodes where you spend more time asking, "is it almost over?" than actually watching the episode itself. I can see they TRIED to have Cotton be his usual self, but it just didn't work, and Bill, was somewhat funny (probably more so the first time you watch it) but seeing him get beat up just isn't entertaining enough for this episode. The best part was actually the B Plot. Those scenes were really funny. I actually wish, they spent more time in those scenes.moreless
  • They got the water that doesn't give you the hot poops. Swanky!

    8.0
    Well Topsy has died and left Cotton $10,000. So during a heat wave Cotton, Hank and Bill (or as Cotton calls him "fatty") head down to Mexico to check out a time share while Peggy, Bobby and Dale go on a trespassing/pool hopping spree.

    The plot line was a little weak but amusing especially if you've ever dealt with those smarmy time share sales people. Hank, in his typical idealistic fashion tries to save his annoying father from the scam. Absurdity ensues.

    I have to say, Cotton Hill episodes are never my favorites but this one was less bad than others.moreless
  • One of the worst episodes.

    5.0
    I only found one element funny and that was Bill being Bill. Other than that, this episode was so dull and uneventful that I almosts stopped watching the first time. It was just slow and predictable and it never really was entertaining. I have to admit that it wasn't the worst episode. Cotton was being ignorant and stupid for falling for a scam. I think that being hard-headed is very much a negative for him. Hank tried to convince him to get out of the mess, but it was no use. Overall, this was a bad episode that was rather pointless and uninteresting. Thank you.moreless
  • Good not great. Lack of Topsy is a massive shame.

    7.9
    This is a good epiosde, not great. Certainly isn't up to the standered of the previous episode although that was sensational. Nonetheless this has its moments, and its always nice to see Cotton featured. The one huge, glaring fault of this episode is Topsey. His death is brushed over in seconds which is a massive shame as all his previous apperances have been halarious and I would have loved to have seen more from him. He is one of the great overlooked charictors in the series, and therefore I think this episode is somewhat of a missed oppertunity. However still a solid episode, if a little confuesd at times. It also lapses in quality from time to time, as do many newer episodes. Still, not bad by any means.moreless
  • Cotton inherits $10,000 in a friend's will, and decides to buy a timeshare in Mexico. Hank goes too, to try and talk him out of it, in this rather plain episode...moreless

    6.4
    So much for my reviewing of season 9 - on the second episode, my DVD went corrupt before I'd even watched the episode. D'oh (oh, wrong show)! Anyway...



    This isn't really one of my favourite episodes. I found it lacking in any real gags.



    Cotton is a good character for the odd great line, but on the whole, Cotton-based episodes aren't generally amongst my favourites.



    The sub-plot, of Dale, Peggy and Bobby trying to find a place to cool off during a heatwave, is much more pleasing. I did feel it lacked a final punch-line though (so wasn't all that surprised when I read that a final scene was intended, but dropped for time restraints).



    All-in-all, one of the show's lesser episodes.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill

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

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

Lifeguard, Waiter

Guest Star

Sal Lopez

Sal Lopez

Employee, First Mate, Waiter #2

Guest Star

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Man

Recurring Role

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Jim

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Consulate Guy, Mitch

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • It doesn't make sense that between Peggy, Dale and Bobby, none of them would think to go to a public outdoor pool, as they would be open, and are free. Even if there isn't one in Arlen, they could find the nearest big city and go to one there. It wouldn't have taken any longer then they spent searching for a private pool.

    • Tagline: "Just pour it in the snorkel! Pour it!" -Bill

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Cotton: Only thing that makes sense is to head for the place where a man with American dollars can live like a king, suckling on God's great teat: Mexico.
      Bill: Margereetees and senoreetees!
      Cotton: Amen, Fatty!

    • Bill: So then Cotton says "I bet Fatty here can eat fifty potatoes." And the bartender says "no way," which of course was a terrible insult to the Colonel's honor. Long story short, I was pronounced legally dead!

    • Hank: I've got to make sure Bill doesn't do anything stupid. His wages are still being garnished by Columbia House. A timeshare is the last thing he needs.

    • Wendy: Bill, an attractive man like yourself...
      Bill: I'll buy!

    • Cotton (to Hank): You can't even control your wife and she's only half the man I am.

    • Salesman: You seem like the kind of man who'd really enjoy O'Kelly's company. He's an adventurer, explorer.
      Cotton: Yeah yeah, smells like strawberries, pees ginger beer, don't care.

    • Salesman: If you're like me, your wife would tan your hide if you thought for yourself.
      Hank: Yup, that's why I'm not buying. I'm a big fraidy cat. I'm barely even a man; my wife chases me around with a rolling pin.

    • Salesgirl: It seems this card has been denied.
      Bill: I got other cards. Do you take Blockbuster?

    • Cotton: Lookie here, they got the water that don't give you the hot-poops, swanky.

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the script, the Peggy/Bobby/Dale subplot ends with them getting locked into the high school gymnasium. The scene was cut for lack of time.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title alludes to the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday which was more recently remade as Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.

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