King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 5

Flirting With the Master

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 30, 2003 on FOX
7.7
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The actor who plays TV's "Monsignor Martinez" invites Peggy to Mexico City to tutor his children for an English-language exam. In Mexico, Peggy starts to suspect that her suave employer might be hitting on her. Luanne takes on Peggy's duties at home, with little success.

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  • Monsignor Martinez For Real!

    8.5
    While I usually can't stand Peggy centric episodes, this one was actually very funny. It was cool to see Peggy being wrong (again) and nice that Hank is trying to put SOME effort into being romantic. Luanne was also very funny in this episode. I was surprised that an episode could work with Peggy being the star and the friends having basically nothing to do at all. I really enjoyed Monsignor Martinez in this episode. It was nice to see the actor behind the character. Overall, a pretty good episode.moreless
  • When the opportunity to get the main actor of her favorite show to come to her Spanish class, Peggy sets out to meet him. He acknowledges her passion for teaching and employs her to tutor his children, in Mexico. She misread his politeness for affection.moreless

    10
    I love this episode. In the majority of the episodes in King of Hill, we always get a glimpse of Peggy's dilluted sense of self, but in this episode we are able to see her in her finest. With her mispronouciation of easy Spanish terms (like enunciating the 'h' sound in words like "Hola"), confusing geography, and thinking that Mr. Martinez is truly infatuated with her, we see Peggy as she really is.



    Through all of this, we see Hank as he truly is as well. Even though he tries to avoid public forms of affection (my favorite one is a picture of him and Peggy on their wedding day, and instead of kissing, they shook each other's hands), we see that Hank truly does love his wife, and he shows it in the best way that he can.moreless
  • The actor that plays Monsignor Martinez asks Peggy to come to Mexico as a tutor for his two kids. When there's a translation problem that isn't Peggy's fault, she thinks his wife's dead, and she begins to suspect he's flirting with her.moreless

    8.0
    "Flirting with the Master" is one of the better episodes of the eighth season (though not quite up there with classics like "The Incredible Hank" and "Redneck on Rainey Street"), and definitely one of the best episodes with a Peggy plot line, up there with "Square Peg," "Beer and Loathing" and "Peggy's Headache." Not only that, but the secondary story is funny and ties in well with the main plot. The funniest part of this episode is the miscommunications in the translation of Spanish to Enlgish. However, unlike other episodes such as "Lupe's Revenge," it isn't Peggy making the mistake this time: Eduardo tells Peggy his wife is with her ancestors, and Peggy thinks she is dead. After a romantic night drinking wine on the balcony of his home, Peggy begins reading (incorrectly) little signs that may mean Eduardo is in love with her. It's fun to see Peggy interpret everything as a come on, and she is rendered speechless when Eduardo brings home flowers one afternoon and begins singing "Besa Me Mucho." Many King of the Hill episodes have no twist (save perhaps "Hanky Panky/High Anxiety," "DaleTech," and a handful of others).



    One of the best parts of this episode is waiting for the other shoe to drop - there is no way a television star would be interested in a homely Texas housewife, but he is being awfully friendly for a mere employer. But, honestly, Peggy?



    While Peggy thinks she is being romanced during her stay in Mexico, back in Arlen Luanne begins picking up many of Peggy's chores and duties around the house, much to Hank's dismay. Soon, Luanne even begins discussing the need for the "Birds and the Bees" talk that Bobby needs. Watching Luanne trying to be a mother and wife is hilarious - especially since she uses the same "grown-up" voice I remember from "Pigmalion" ("Tripp says nothing is ever solved with a run-on sentence, Aunt Peggy.").moreless
  • Not the worst episode, although it's far from good, even average for that matter.

    4.0
    Yes, this is a Peggy episode, a character I've never liked since Season 1. She may be funny sometimes, but most of the time she's annoying and downright boring. Surprisingly, this isn't the worst Peggy episode ever (because Season 9 had filled that void in with Season 6). It was midly funny how she was so attracted to that guy who played that weird Mexican show on T.V., only to find out he had a wife all along. She was so mad about it that it's sad but a little funny. Luanne was sort of funny too at doing Peggy's job, but not enough Hank, Bobby and funnier characters are there to make this a great episode, not to mention the lack of any REAL jokes for a comedy show like this. Still,I shouldn't recommend you to watch this, all thanks to slow pacing, nearly nonexistent jokes and a 50/50 chance of a predictable ending. While this episode brought Peggy away from half the bad I'm used to seeing her in, sadly, this episode did not work for me at all.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 Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

Ruth Livier

Ruth Livier

Cristina

Guest Star

Marcelo Tubert

Marcelo Tubert

 

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Teenager

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Dale: So Peggy phoned Nancy last night and apparently this actor fellow is real sweet on Peggy.
      Hank: What? I think Nancy must have had a bad connection or something, because I talked to Peggy last night and she said he was just being cordial.
      Dale: Hmmmmm, no.

    • Peggy: (on her first day in Mexico) I tasted some of his homemade Mexican wine!
      Hank: That sounds unnecessary.

    • (Peggy invited Monsignor Martinez to speak at her class, but lied and said she teaches sick children so he will come)
      Peggy: I have a confession - that boy in my class this morning was not sick at all. Actually, that boy is my healthy son Bobby.
      Monsignor Martinez: I am an actor. I could tell right away that he was not sick. I do not mean to be unkind, but your son gave a terrible performance.
      Peggy: Yes, he was terrible wasn't he?
      Monsignor Martinez: Yes, yes, but not as terrible as this fish! WAITER!!

    • Hank: Luann, you're fired from being Peggy! Luanne: GOOD! I'm glad I'm fired! I don't wanna be Aunt Peggy anymore! Her life is so dull, It's no wonder she ran away to Mexico!

    • Bobby: Can I wear a giant bubble?

  • NOTES (1)

    • This is the only episode in which Monsignor Martinez appears as an actual character and not just on the TV show (outside of his cameo at Luanne and Lucky's wedding in "Lucky's Wedding Suit"). His real name is Eduardo Philipe.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Peggy: He wants to kiss me much!

      The song Eduardo Phillipe is singing in the shower is "Besame Mucho ("Kiss Me A Lot"), a popular Spanish ballad. Translated to English, the first verse contains the lyrics:
      Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
      As if tonight were the last time
      Kiss me, kiss me a lot,
      For I'm scared to lose you, to lose you afterwards.

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