King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 11

Hank and the Great Glass Elevator

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 11, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The guys go to Austin for Bill's birthday. At the hotel, they decide to have some fun by mooning people through the glass elevator, but Hank is the only one to do it and accidentally moons the former governor of Texas, Ann Richards. Bill takes the heat for it, and winds up dating her. Peggy and Bobby discover how good cooking with charcoal tastes.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • my favorite episode ever!

    I loved this episode! It was so funny and had some very memorable quotes. The B plot with charcoal was pure genius.
  • Mooning, Lenore and Charcoal! Oh My!

    Another pretty good Season 5 episode. This has Hank letting (a bit too) loose and mooning the hotel lobby, in which Anne Richards is speaking. It leads to Bill's relationship with her and a few laughs. It is also the episode that finally shows Lenore. She is a very interesting character, and I think would have been fun to see in more. The B plot is a plot you knew they were eventually going to do. Peggy falling in love with Bwahhhhh Charcoal! It is pretty funny how they handle the B plot and at times is actually better than the A plot. Overall this was a pretty good episode. One of the better ones of this season.moreless
  • Peggy is a cheater.

    King of the Hill kicks off an episode where Hank and the gang go to Austin. Sounds simple and innocent, right? Well, Hank and his friends moon people and the a political figure in the process. I thought that this was a funny episode and it really was a clever little plot. At home, Peggy decides to try charcoal and falls in love with it. She and Bobby try to hide their love for charcoal from Hank. When a burger is made, they secretly like the coals than the propane. After Hank finds out, they try to cover for their secret, but it doesn't matter. Thank you.moreless
  • This episode is about Bill's relationship with Ann Richards. It is revealed that Peggy and Bobby like their barbecue with charcoal instead of propane.

    I like this episode because Bobby and Peggy prefer charcoal over Propane. I also prefer charcoal instead of propane. It is funny how they were hiding it from Hank. I also like it how Bill gets along with Ann Richards. I also enjoyed how Bill stood up against his ex-wife, Lenore. I found it sad because they did not continue their relationship. I also enjoyed it because it showed how the charcoal makes the barbecue taste better than propane and how Peggy stood up against Hank's Test. I liked the last comment she said to Bobby about "listening to her senses"moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

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, Buck Strickland

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Tagline: "I'm doing it! I'm a mooner!" -Hank

    • After the banquet dinner where Bill sees Lenore, she comes to visit him at home. They are sitting down on the couch and when she's talking she has her hand on his chest and you can see there is a pen in Bill's right shirt pocket. Between shots she talks about stealing Bill away at the prom and in one quick shot the pen disappears and the next shot it returns. Also look at Lenore's hand in this scene. It goes from being next to his chest, away from his chest back to being on his chest.

    • As Peggy is testing the burgers at the end to see the difference she moves to the charcoal grill and puts three patties between 2 buns. In the next shot when she is throwing them out there are two extra buns in amongst the middle patties.

    • When Hank & the guys are talking about mooning from the glass elevator, Hank is positioned with his back next to the wall as he is sitting at the table. When Dale says his high school mooning was the best thing he ever did it. It then shows Hank and he says, "The vice principal gave you a week's detention" and is now sitting away from the wall with his back to a group of men in the opposite table.

    • This is the only episode that features Bill's ex-wife, Lenore.

    • Lenore's date at the dinner looks exactly like Bill, except with a full head of hair.

    • When Peggy says that she and Bobby ate all the hamburgers, if you look in the background, you can see a full plate of them.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Hank: :(while holding a choice of two hamburgers, one cooked with charcoal or propane) So... tell me, Peggy... Which do you want? Charcoal... or me?

    • Lenore: Bill, why did I ever leave?
      Bill: You said it was because I was fat and bald and I got too jealous whenever you had a date.

    • (Trying to cover up the smell of charcoal)
      Peggy: Quick, Bobby! Strip off your clothes, put them in the dryer, and throw in some fish sticks! Your father has a nose like a Doberman!

    • Dale: Ann Richards, it's been awhile! You may not remember me, but I've seen you on TV!

    • Hank: I can't just leave work ten minutes early on a Friday!

    • Bill: This is the hotel where Lenore and I spent our honeymoon. That's the couch where I slept.

    • Bill: I'm a mature man, older but wiser. And Lenore is older but still pretty.
      Dale: True, Lenore is ten times hotter than Ann Richards. And Ann Richards is hot!

    • Dale: Perhaps you are unaware this is the club floor. I believe we have certain immunities.
      Hank: Sir, I officially resign my room effective immediately.
      Bill: No Hank, I'm the one who mooned.
      Hank: Bill, no.
      Bill: Let me take the fall for you, Hank. I don't have as far to drop.

    • Hank: I'm going to kick all of your asses!
      Dale: Why is it always about asses with you, Hank?

    • Hank: Look at the soot under the boy's nails! You don't get that with a clean-burning fuel!
      Bobby: You don't get the rich, smooth smoky texture either...
      Hank: You shut your mouth!

    • Hank: (shocked, to Peggy) You brought charcoal into our house!

    • Ann Richards: (to Bill mooning LaNore) While you're at it, blow her a kiss too!

    • Ann Richards: Bill, whenever they serve humble pie, why do you always come back for seconds?

    • Bobby: (upset at Peggy for choosing propane over charcoal) You lied, Mom.
      Peggy: No, Bobby, I came to my senses. All of them, except for taste.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Title: Hank and the Great Glass Elevator
      This episode's title refers to that of the children's book, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator."