King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 1

Death of a Propane Salesman (2)

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 15, 1998 on FOX
8.8
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64 votes
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Hank and Luanne survive the Mega Lo Mart explosion, but Buckley does not. At first Hank does not think he has any issues, and then admits he is afraid of propane, and must come to terms with the fact that what he is really afraid of is death. Luanne, who losses all of her hair, acts as if she is not sad at all, and instead wants to show the world for what it really is.

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  • Death of Buckley!

    10
    What a way to start a season. This is even better than Part 1, which was incredible. This not only had a very solid plot line but was also hilarious. All the little mini-plots were good, with Dale seeking out the truth, Bobby feeling scared of his dad dying etc. It also had pretty much every recurring guest character on the show, minus Cotton, Didi and Tilly. This two-parter is extremely well written and is a must watch for all KOTH fans, and even non-KOTH fans. As mentioned with Part 1, it takes something that is a pretty serious situation and manages to find a ton of laughs in it, without really making fun of the situation itself. One of the best of the series, and starts off arguably the best season of the series.moreless
  • great

    8.0
    conclusion to the previous episode finds hank and luann have survived, but buckley has died. luann has lost all her hair and must cope, and hank finds out that he is now of propane because of how the accident happened, and fear of dying. can he cope?



    good episode and an overall good conclusion to the previous episode, i just find some of it, especially near the end, to be kind of boring, and that is why my grade isn't higher. Overall it was a nice opening to the third season, arguably one of the best seasons. Grade- a Bmoreless
  • Hank Hill is in a very precarious place in his career during this episode. The Mega-Lo-Mart is conducting an investigation because of the recent explosion and Hank seems to have a very obvious motive for this particular crime.moreless

    8.6
    In this episode many factors come into play after the big bang at the Mega-Lo-Mart. Hank now fears propane, crime scene investigators and his co-workers' knowing glances. Even Mr. Strickland wears a wire and beats around the bush a bit about the explosion. Now Hank feels he needs to pretend to really miss Buckley, though he barely ever spoke to the boy in real life. Luanne, on the other hand, has not only lost her hair - but she's also lost her entire mind! She now seems to think she's irish (not Texan) and has taken up a cause similar to the IRA's battle against the United Kingdom. We even see her at Buckley's funeral spouting "fight the occupation!" and showing a photo of a very fat Bobby as a stupid example of a "starving Irish child". Tune in to laugh at all your favorite charactures.moreless
  • Hank and Luanne have lived threw the explosion, but Buckley is dead, Luanne is bald, and Hank is now scared of propane.

    9.1
    After a Recap of the last episode, Hank and Luanne live threw the explosion which blew up the Mega Lo Mart. Luanne lost all of her hair and Buckley died. Hank soo discovers he is scared of propane. Buck gives him his job back, but he is still scared of being blown up. They go to Buckley's funeral where Kahn tells a joke about a strawberry. Meanwhile, Luanne has decided to become a activist. Bobby overhears Hank talking to his friends about what would happen to Bobby if Hank died. Bobby gets scared and runs away. Hank learns that Bobby ran away and finds him. He talks to Bobby and makes him feel better. then, Hank tells Bobby the same story Kahn told, only it is slightly differant.moreless
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

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Alan Freedland

Alan Freedland

Fireman

Guest Star

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Daniel

Guest Star

Eloy Casados

Eloy Casados

Enrique

Guest Star

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Chuck Mangione

Chuck Mangione

Himself

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • There was no tagline for this episode as it had a closing scene over the credits instead of the theme song.

    • After Luanne reads the card from Buckley she puts her hands down, and when she brings them up she has two Manger Babies on her hands. First, when she walks into the room the are clearly not on the ground, but even if they were she did not move enough to have put them on.

    • During the opening theme the "King of the Hill" sign appears above the guys as they are drinking, and the theme ends when Hank puts the trash in the garbage can, as suppose to its usually ending of his head and the title.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dooley: (to Bobby) Your dad got blown up.

    • Luanne: I'm fine, aunt Peg. I broke up with Buckley just before it happened and never looked back. (pause) That's why I still have my eyebrows.

    • Luanne: Sock puppets are for babies. In the real world, beauty fades and penguins die a cold, horrible death.

    • Chuck Mangione: (while Mega-Lo-Mart survivors are undergoing therapy) Now Every song I play sounds like "Feels so Good."
      Therapist: Maybe that's be cause it does "Feel so Good" to be alive.
      Chuck Mangione: No, that's not it.

    • Hank: I did not blow up the Mega Lo Mart!
      Buck: I'm glad you said that, Hank. I'm wearin' a wire for an unrelated matter.

    • (Showing a picture of Bobby in his underwear at Buckley's funeral)
      Luanne: This is a picture of a starving Irish child. Fight the occupation! Fight the occupation!

    • Dale: So, Quincy, find anything yet?
      Investigator: Not yet, sir.
      Dale: Ha! That's what they want you to believe!
      Investigator: Sir, we are 'they'.
      Dale: (Yelps)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Quincy: When Dale calls the man Quincy it is most likely an allusion to Dr. Quincy from the show Quincy M.E. who was a coroner.

    • "I think therefore I am"


      Boomhauer changes up this famous Decarte quote when he says "I think therefore you are."

    • Boomhauer mentions the song Candle in the Wind. This is an Elton John song originally written for Marilyn Monroe after her death, and later redone for Princess Diana when she died.

    • "Death of a Salesman"

      The title is a parody of the famous Tennesee Williams play.

    • Kahn: The more you hold in the more you put on strange Sinead O'Connor act!
      Sinead O'Connor is an Irish rock star and activist. She's best known for revealing a photo of Pope John Paul II and tearing it in half after a rendition of her song "War" on an episode of "Saturday Night Live."

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