King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 20

Dog Dale Afternoon

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



  • Trivia

    • When Dale is finishing showing his mower after first getting it, it moves between shots. It goes from being right next to Dale to being a good few feet to his right.

    • The man cutting Hank's hair is either not Jack (who always cuts his hair) or is Jack, but drawn completely different than any other episode.

    • Tagline: "Can you mow your lawn in a hurricane nope didn't think so hahahaha!" -Dale

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode. This is the first episode that a main character does not appear.

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.