King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 20

Dog Dale Afternoon

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 13, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Dale gets a new mower and becomes very arrogant, which ticks off all his friends. To get back at him they steal his mower and it makes Dale go crazy. During a pest control job in a tower, Bill thinks Dale has gone so crazy he brought a gun, and causes an alarm.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

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, Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

Billy West

Billy West

Sergeant Barber

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

Voice of John Redcorn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Hank: (regarding the theft of Dale's mower) It was just a joke.
      Dale: Jokes start with 'knock knock' and 'what do you get when you cross a...?'

    • Dale: You know, you used to be on my list of trustables, and it was a very short list. I wasn't even on it. But now, I just don't know. I guess you're not my friend.

      Hank: Dale, if I could do it again... Hey, what the heck is that? I am too your friend! I am as good a friend as a weirdo like you is ever going to have! Now do you trust me or not?

    • Dale: (to Hank, about leaving his mower down near the gas station) What would weirdos be doing at the gas station?
      Wait; what would weirdos be doing at the gas station??

    • Dale: (to the police regarding his bug sprayer) This isn't a gun, it's a wand! (Dale inadvertently lowers his cigarette next to the flammable bug spray, turning it into a flamethrower) AHHHH!

    • Hank: Well here's Dale's mower back. While it was held captive please let him know that it was properly lubricated.
      Nancy: Well sug I dont know why you would go to such extreme to make a fool out of Dale, it's really easy all you have to is gain his trust (Hank glares at Nancy) but... whatever turns your switch that's what I say.

    • (Dale gets a picture of his mower and a newspaper)
      Dale: Look at the date on that newspaper! That is tomorrow's newspaper! Who would have access to a paper from the future? The paper boy!
      Hank: Dale, that's today's paper.
      Dale: The date on my watch has been set incorrectly! When did the paper boy have access to my watch?

    • Hank: Where's my mower?
      Dale: It ran out of gas, down past the gas station.

    • Dale: Say Hello to the Allegro X9J, code named Redeemer at the Mason Mower Skunk works inside Mount Hood. 73 decibels of twin barrel, four stroke war cry! All at a price I can't really afford.

    • Dale (After Hank is shot): HANK! Don't die! Don't die! Oh god, your dying! I will never forget you, Hank. I'll bury you in my backyard. I'll dedicated my life to propane. And don't you worry about Peggy. I'll keep Bill away from her.
      Hank: I'm fine, Dale, but if you're serious about the propane, I have got some pamphlets.

    • Dale: (As he sees John Redcorn stepping on his lawn mower as he is sneaking through Nancy's bedroom window) I know what you're here for!
      John Redcorn: Dale, this isn't how I wanted you to find out.
      Dale: Quit screwing around with my mower!
      John Redcorn: You've got to be kidding.
      Dale: I don't kid about my mower. Now get inside and start massaging my wife!
      John Redcorn: He's taking some of the fun out of this.

    • Dale: What time is it? One A.M.? Three A.M.?
      Nancy: It's six.
      Dale: A.M.?
      Nancy: No.
      Dale: Oh, is dinner ready?

    • Policeman: (through bullhorn): Mr. Hill, move six inches to your left and clear a path for the you-know-what into Mr. Gribble's head.

    • Hank: (About Dale's frame of mind) We're putting extra stress on a structure that wasn't up to code in the first place.

    • Hank: Have you been sleeping, Dale? You got kind of that county fair smell.

    • Dale: Why would somebody senselessly torture me? Unless, they were my enemies.

    • Dale: (After being doused in tear gas) Is that the best ya got? I use stuff stronger than this to kill squirrels!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Desi Arnaz was an actor, best known for playing Ricky Ricardo, on the show "I Love Lucy".

    • The soda Dale puts in Hank's mower is "Mr. Pibb".

      "Mr. Pibb" was a carbonated drink from the Coca Cola Company which was similar to Dr. Pepper.

    • Dale (shopping by phone): How do I know it's Jack Ruby's hat?

      Jack Ruby was the Dallas nightclub owner who shot Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after Oswald had been arrested for the assassination of President Kennedy.

    • The whole later part of the episode, with Dale as a supposed sniper in the college tower, is an allusion to the sniper case of Charles Whitman in Austin, Texas.

    • The title is taken from the 1975 movie Dog Day Afternoon.