King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 8

Good Hill Hunting

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 01, 1998 on FOX
8.2
out of 10
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All the kids in the neighborhood are going on their first hunt, but Hank is unable to get a hunting license for him and Bobby. Bobby is so upset about being denied the chance at a rite of passage that he starts to regress into acting like a little kid. Hank reluctantly decides to take Bobby hunting at the La Grunta Resort.moreless

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  • Killer Episode.

    7.0
    This was a pretty good episode. With KOTH I usually don't judge it based on the amount of laughs, as many episodes, especially the later ones don't have a lot, but they can still be good. This is one of those episodes. I am not a fan of everyone going on about how it is a rite of passage for 12 year olds to shoot. I don't believe anyone should need a gun, but that being said, I do like the aspect of the father-son relationship this father had, and it shows Hank and Bobby really bonding, for once. It wasn't really funny at all, but I still enjoy watching it.moreless
  • Touching episode

    8.6
    This is a soft, emotional episode dedicated to Hank and his son Bobby. The focus is on father son relationships and we also see this in the interaction between Dale and Joeseph. Because of the nature of the episode it wont be to everyones taste, but I really enjoy the more personal aspects of the episode and found Bobby and Hank to be on top form. As well as this I also thought the animation was really good, particualy the touching final five minutes. This is in my opinion one of the most memorable episodes from the third season so I would recomend it.moreless
  • One of the few times i've been let down by King of the Hill.

    5.0
    In it; Hank's new mission to make a man of Bobby is to take him out to hunt deer but when the county office runs out of permits he has to find an alternative or Bobby will lose the two b's and stay a "boy".



    Although the combination of hunting and a show like this sounds like the ingredients for a winner; the cheesy moral lesson and revelation just kills all the fun especially since Hank is just as stiff and dull as ever and Bobby is beginning to take after him.



    The few funny bits come from the usual suspects (Dale, Bill and Peggy) but these aren't enough to save this episode from being a little too preachy. For some reason Boomhauer and Khan don't say a word when the opportunity for a one - liner from them seemed certain. Consistent with the content; the episode looks and sounds boring with dreary visuals and listless voice acting.



    A lowpoint of the 3rd season.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

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

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

James

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

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

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • After Hank returns from the permit office and he and Bobby are in the car, Hank has his seat belt on and his hands on the steering wheel. However in the very next shot his seat belt is completely off without moving his hands.

    • When Hank Hill decides to take his son, Bobby, to shoot a deer at a local recreational resort named La Grunta, Hank shows Bobby what is supposedly a La Grunta brochure, but the description at the bottom-right of the brochure states that the text therein is referring to the "Shropshire House Inn & Resort."

    • Tagline: "I'm drivin' the hell out of this truck!" - Bobby

    • When Bobby has the deer drawn on the cardboard box, in the shot from the kitchen you can see a heart drawn on it with a fruit pie stuck to it. Then it goes to the outside shot and it shows Bobby drawing the heart and putting on the fruit pie.

    • Dale's bug on top of his van is right side up in this episode, whereas it is usually upside down.

    • After Hank and Bobby return from the La Grunta hotel, Hank parks the car halfway into the garage. But when Peggy washes the blood from the deer off the front of the truck, the truck is now on the driveway, away from the garage.

    • At the end of this episode Bobby is driving Hank's truck and it is clearly an automatic, however in other episodes, such as the one where the truck breaks down and Hank must get a new one, the truck is claearly a standard.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bobby: Wow, this is fancy. Where do the deer stay?
      Hank: The deer don't stay in the hotel, Bobby. At least I hope not...

    • Connie: Good luck on your hunting trip Bobby.
      Bobby: Thanks. Just so you know, I'm leaving a boy and coming back a man.
      Connie: You're lucky; I'm leaving a girl and coming back a man.

    • Bobby: Everything looks so Christmasy. Everybody has a deer and I don't. Now I know how the Jewish kids feel.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The song Hank sings in the bathroom is "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson. The song hear in John Redcorn's car is "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.

    • The reason Luanne's hair is shorter in this episode, whereas it was long in the previous two is because this was produced earlier then those ones, so she was still growing it out at this point.

    • Hank mentions that you can swim with the Dolphins at La Grunta. This becomes a major plot point in a later episode. He also mentions there being a museum of miniatures, which is also later brought up.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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