King of the Hill

Season 11 Episode 5

Hank Gets Dusted

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 01, 2007 on FOX
7.9
out of 10
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53 votes
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When Cotton gives his beloved Cadillac to Hank's cousin Dusty Hill, from ZZ Top, Hank is crestfallen. Things get even worse when Dusty shows up at Hank's house with a reality TV show crew. When the producers see how easy it is to get Hank upset and how good of an angle it is for the show, they set out to purposely get him mad.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • ZZ Top!

    8.0
    This episode overall is just OK, but there are a couple of scenes that are absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, they are almost back to back. The first is the digging scene, and the next is when John Redcorn basically says he slept with Nancy and Dale says "yeah, Bill's wife was a couldn't stop laughing that whole time. There were other funny moments, but outside of that is really was just an average episode. I thought the concept of having the ZZ Top guy as his cousin was good, and it was nice the guys from ZZ Top went along with it. It makes me wonder how many years they had this in mind. It was highly entertaining, and one of the best ones this season.moreless
  • Hank is not exactly pleased when his cousin, practical-loving Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, comes to visit. But things turn even worse when he finds that Dusty is star of a reality TV show, whose crew find it good TV to make Hank angry. A great episode...moreless

    9.5
    As I mentioned in my review for the previous episode, 'Luanne Gets Lucky', my only real niggle with the season thus far was that Hank himself wasn't featured very much. Well, that is rectified with this enjoyable Hank-based story.



    I really like this episode, and am surprised that it doesn't hold a higher rating on TV.com (at time of writing in August 2009, it only has an 8.1 rating). To me, it feels strong enough to be a season opener, or an x-hundredth episode.



    Anyway, the story is a good one, and for me has many very funny moments. There are good lines for all of the main characters, and Hank in particular gets some very good sequences.

    We also get to see Cotton, for the first time in a quite a while, although he doesn't really have much to do in the overall story.



    Some people have commented that they don't like the third act. I admit, it maybe doesn't round off the story as well as it might have done, but personally I still found it watchable, and didn't mar the overall episode at all. And I like the final scene, with the Cadillac being buried.



    All-in-all, a very nice episode, and in my opinion it rivals season-opener 'The Peggy Horror Picture Show' as best episode of the season thus far.moreless
  • Hank gets a suprise visit from Dusty.

    9.2
    I will say this season wasnt one of the best, but most of the episodes were good, this being one of them. Hank cousin Dusty comes and so does his reality team. The team purposelly makes Hank mad because it is helping the ratings. Dusty wants to back of, but is convinced not to. The episode had its funny jokes like Bobby admiring Dusty and then the parts when Hank were really mad. Overall I was pleased with the episode.moreless
  • Juts like SerPunt, I had too much anticipation for this one and it succeeds, but it wasn't that great either.

    7.0
    This one sounds promising, and unlike the last 2 episodes, this one had LOL jokes. Seeing Hank being made fun of never gets boring, as Dusty and his friends made his life a living nightmare for him when Hank and his family were on a reality show. Hey, that's one of my ideas, but sadly, it simply wasn't as great as I thought it would be...



    Cotton Hill returns, although he wasn't as funny as he should be, and while Hank got angry and made me laugh, he could have been so much angrier. Yeah, there are some boring parts, but for the most part, the 2nd segment was the best and the funniest while the 1st segment wasn't too bad but not awesome.



    But the 3rd segment ruins this episode. What could have been one of the funniest and greatest moments on the show is ruined by some of the most boring 7 minutes I have ever seen in my life. Only 1-2 chuckles, Hank wasn't as angry as he should be, and it ended very cheesy, not good at all. If this segment was as good as the 2nd one, it would have been a 9(or higher). But the rating drops to a 7, damn it, you were so close.



    Oh well, hopefully if Hank gets angry in the future, it should be better than this. The 2nd segment alone is worth watching, but avoid the 3rd segment altogether, it's not worth seeing that boring mess. Another good episode but not great episode that had serious potential to shine.moreless
  • Hank gets a surprise visit from his cousin, Dusty Hill from ZZ Top. When Cotton gives Dusty the family Cadallac, Hank's world is turned upside down. To make matters worse, Hank discovers that he is going to be a part of Dusty's freaky reality TV show.moreless

    9.2
    The TV show producer is amused by Hank's temper, and constantly provokes him. Ultimately, Hank saves Dusty's life, when his beard gets stuck in his safety belt, and he is trapped inside a burning car. OOps, that's a spoiler! This episode was delightfully funny and unpredictable. The ending was clever too, with Hank saving his idiot cousin. There's a funny scene in this episode where John Redcorn tells Hank he should be on TV, because he slept with his best friend's wife for 10 years. Dale thinks John Redcorn is talking about Bill Dautrive's ex-wife. That cracked me up!moreless
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Dusty Hill

Dusty Hill

Himself

Guest Star

Frank Beard

Frank Beard

Himself

Guest Star

Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons

Himself

Guest Star

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

John Redcorn

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • While Hank is reminiscing about the car with his father he is in the garage and does not realise he is being filmed by the cameras, as they are on a roof across the street. However, when the production staff is watching the footage it is a close up of Hank, as if the camera was in the garage.

    • As the ZZ top members are trying to convince Bobby about staying in school, there is a distinct microphone error after Frank speaks. When he says "and the presidents", you can hear it quite distinctively. It is the sound that happens when someone says a "p" sound, kind of like a pop. It is as if he spoke too close to the microphone at the end of his sentence.

    • It makes no sense why the producer has not got Hank to sign a release form or even talked about it. Throughout the episode Hank is upset by the fact that Dusty's reality show is featuring him. While Hank might not be aware of a release form, the producer would be fully aware if Hank did not sign one all the footage and most of the show would be unusable. Being that Hank was so against the project, this would also make it a riskier move.

    • Tagline: "It's time to rock" -Hank

    • Boomhauer and Luanne do not have any lines in this episode.

    • When Hank answers the door we see his door doesn't have a mail slot, however in earlier episodes we see that there is a mail slot.

    • The name of the Arlen racetrack is the "Tut Rampy Racetrack". The dam in the episode "Apres Hank, Le Deluge" is named the "Tut Rampy Dam".

    • Even though people from the neighborhood began to dig holes all over Hank's lawn, in the next scene the lawn looks perfect.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Hank: Your beard's a girl?!?!

    • Hank: I wonder if he's gonna paint flames onto this car, like he did to his go-kart. Yeah, like THAT made it go faster.
      Dale: Wait, it didn't?

    • (Dusty is pouring charcoal into Hank's grill, and Hank shows up angry)
      Hank: I'm gonna punch you silly, you-- (screen switches to Hank with a "Born to Act" sign on his back) Gonna knock your teeth in, I tell-- (screen switches to Hank holding up a fist) You got dang-- (screen switches to Dusty throwing a Frisbee at Hank) THAT TEARS IT!!

    • Hank (to Dale): Move aside unless you want me to kick your ass!
      Dale: Do it! That's how I'll be on TV!
      Bill: Ooh, kick mine! I want to be on camera!
      John Redcorn: (pushing Bill aside) I believe I'm the one that deserves the kicking. I slept with his best friend's wife for 13 years.
      Dale: Yeah, Bill's wife was a tramp. Big deal. Now, shut up and let Hank kick the ass he started on! (Hank pushes Dale and John Redcorn aside)

    • Hank: I'm gonna tear your beard off!

    • Hank: I still remember the day Cotton brought that car home. It was on my birthday... after that, it became known as the car's birthday. Now we'll finally be able to celebrate together!

    • Kahn: Your cousin, eh? Isn't that hillbilly term for wife?

    • (As they see the Cadillac after Dusty has pimped it out)
      Hank: Good Lord, it looks like a giant toilet seat cover.
      Bill: So soft, yet so powerful.

    • Producer: The car's at the shop. They're reinforcing the gas tank and removing the radiator.
      Hank: Well that is idiotic. These old V8s run hot. It'll seize up in a few hundred miles!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song that Cotton's car's horn plays is "La Cucaracha". The song ZZ Top performs in the video Hank shows Bobby is "Sharp Dressed Man" by them and the song in the montage is also by them, called "Legs".

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • In the final scene of this episode the Cadillac's front end is buried in a hole along with several other Cadillacs. This is an allusion to an identical "public art installation" called the "Cadillac Ranch", located in Amarillo, Texas.

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