King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 17

Escape from Party Island

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 16, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Hank takes his mother and her friends to a museum of miniatures in Port Aransas, and they get stuck in the middle of MTV's Spring Break. Bill tries to put the moves on Peggy while Hank is away.

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  • PART-Y

    Pretty good episode. Lots of famous people in this one. A weird plot but it works very well. Hank has to deal with both older ladies and younger, drunk college kids! Probably two things he hates most. It gives a good amount of laughs, but compared to some other Season 3 episodes it is only decent. But still overall it is very good. Bill's plot line is funny too and shows his desperation to be with Peggy. All the characters were funny in this one. Nice job KOTH!moreless
  • Another brilliant episode of king of the hill.

    Another brilliant episode of king of the hill. There is a tendancy to feature Hanks father as oppose to his mother - Cotton is the easy option, guarenteed laugh out loud moments and a fan favourite. Therefore we get to see little of Hanks mother but this is a prime example of how brilliant she can be. She brings out a certain flavour to Hank that is intresting to see. However the real highlight of this episode is seeing Hank out of his element (something that is always funny) so overall this is a episode with real meat and humour. Dmoreless
  • This episode was the perfect escape from bad TV.

    Hank is given many reasons to groan when he has to drive his Mother and four difficult old ladies to an island to see a Museum of Miniatures and things get much worse when the Port is terrorised by Spring Break. With Hank away; Bill sees it as the perfect chance to hit on Peggy with hilarious and downright disturbing results. First of all; the combination of drunk, partying teens and angry old ladies with the stiff and conservative Hank was genius and it's hard to say who gets more laughs from who. The Bill/Peggy sub - plot has it's moments but often Bill's antics are more depressing than funny. The worst plot - related choice involved the soppy moments with Hank and his Mom, King of the Hill is meant to be a serious show but this just took advantage of the situation.

    The impressive vocal line - up for this show adds a lot more and it really feels like a virtual world rather than Family Guy and South Park where every two voices sound alike. The crinkly guest stars are often hilarious and despite the overbearing Stephen Root; all of the reguler voices are great. I wish the same could be said for the animation but it is quite ugly. The facial models look well - detailed but don't hold - up with the stilted frame rate.

    Despite technial flaws; this was a terrific episode of King of the Hill.moreless
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • In the scene where Peggy is singing and Bill joins in, you can see his white singlet is clean. In the following shot of Bill it has a number of stains on it.

    • As Hank is driving, whilst trying to get off the island, a large Alamo beer display can drops in front of the van. In the next exterior shot you can see it actually drops again but to the left of the van.

    • Whilst Bobby is sitting on the bench at the baseball game you can see his shirt is yellow. When Bill is having his little temper tantrum, a shot of the field shows the pitcher is wearing a green shirt. Some of the other players were wearing blue.

    • Before Hank & the old ladies depart Arlen, the guys (Bill, Dale and Boomhauer) are in the alley behind the van. The next shot they are against the wall and the van is opposite them in the alley.

    • A couple of the songs that are played in the episode (from MTV) are "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" by Offspring and"Dragula" by Rob Zombie. Peggy (joined by Bill) sings "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel.

    • Tagline: "I know your kind." -Tilly's friend

    • If you look very closely you can see what looks like Dale smoking in the scene when it is dark out and Hank is trying to reach the ferry, but it is for only a split second and in the background.

    • When Hank is walking from the shop with the four drinks, you see bag of something on the tray but when he reaches the car it's gone.

    • When Hank buys the two teenagers a beer the bartender gives them the bottles unopened and they're mysteriously open in the next shot.

    • Even though Hank rushes to get the last ferry of the day, the actual Port Aransas has a 24 hour ferry service.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bobby (to Hank): Can I cheer you up by shoving some Fig Newtons up my nose?

    • Hank: Mom, that fella asked you to show him your high beams. Do you even know what he meant? Tillie: Of course I do. I've been driving for longer than you.

    • Bill: It must be nice having a man around the house, huh, Peggy?
      Peggy: Actually, Hank has only been gone an hour and a half.
      Bill: I tell you, Peggy, I'd never leave you for an hour and a half.

  • NOTES (0)