King of the Hill

Season 10 Episode 14

Hank's Bully

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 07, 2006 on FOX
8.6
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The new neighbor's son, Caleb, starts following Hank around, making fun of him and generally annoying him. Hank isn't sure how to deal with such a young bully. Peggy and Dale try to win a taxidermy contest.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Dusty Old Bones!

    8.5
    For a 200th episode, it wasn't very special, but as just a regular episode, it's pretty decent. It's entertaining to say the least, and it was fun to see Hank have to deal with someone else's kid, because the way that you can do that is much different then with your own kid. I thought the B Plot was hilarious, much more so then the main plot, but it was still an overall enjoyable episode, with enough jokes to keep me entertained.moreless
  • Damn kids!

    8.0
    Kids are such a pain and this episode does a great job of exemplifying this. Seeing Caleb just step all over Hank while he tries living out his life was actually pretty annoying to watch, and the worst part was that he couldn't do a thing about it or lawsuits would be rammed up in his ass like no tomorrow. What this episode did a great job of showing though was that Hank sort of had it coming. After Caleb was continuously violating Hank's private and Hank did nothing to stop it, Caleb saw that Hank wouldn't find back and took advantage. Good that it ended the way it did though.moreless
  • Really annoying kids are painful.

    8.0
    Why is it that kids on King of the Hill are such pain in the rear ends? This episode was okay, but I thought that the entire episode revolving around a stupid, annoying kid was a waste of time. Hank is rather stupid sometimes as he doesn't figure things out until it's almost too late. I will say that the writing for the episode was average, but it was entertaining because I got to see Bobby trick the annoying kid's parents. I liked that they got a taste of their own medicine. In terms of comedy, this was a day where King of the Hill was off its game. But it was a decent show, so I won't complain about it all. Thank you.moreless
  • The young son of some new neighbours starts pestering Hank, making fun of him and damaging his property, and the parents refuse to discipline him. Meanwhile, Dale takes up taxidermy, and enters a competition with Peggy. A top notch episode...moreless

    9.9
    This is an excellent episode of the series, and a perfect choice for the (true) 200th episode (although the next episode was the 'official' 200th episode).



    The plot is very good, with a lot of really funny moments, and very true of some of today's parents and their young tearaway children.

    It's really good as young Caleb starts to drive Hank insane, with Hank being helpless to respond.



    The episode's sub-plot, of Dale and Peggy entering a taxidermy contest, is also well panned out, and unlike many of the b-plots of late, actually plays through and goes somewhere.



    As well as Dale's b-plot, we also get to see more of Bill and Boomhauer, which is a good thing as Hank's friends haven't been featured as much in recent episodes.



    The story wraps up well and in a satisfying way, with young Caleb's parents getting a taste of their own medicine.



    All-in-all, a terrific episode. I think it may be one of my all time favourites and in my personal top 10.moreless
  • One of the funniest and most poignant episodes EVER!! A new family moves on the fellas' street. After Hank reaches out to the family, the family's son begans to harrass Hank, but his parents seem him as a gifted boy who is just enamored with Hank.moreless

    10
    I love this episode, because it seems to be so relevent to the times that we are living in now. It seems as though parents try to make any excuses to explain why their children are just plain bad ("he/she is precoious, they have a vivid imagination, etc.) instead of just admitting that their children are bad, and they failed in the discipline department.



    Being in this situation is usually really hard to act, so I believe that Hank did an EXCELLENT job dealing with Caleb through out the entire relationship.



    One more of my favorite things, is how Bill was sympathetic to Hank. HILLARIOUS!!!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, Buck Strickland

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Peggy and Dale have entered a taxidermy competition and brought a very lack-luster entry, which they are trying to remedy last-minute)
      Peggy: Oh good, you're back; what did you get?
      Dale: So, you know how there's never anything big and dead around when you need it?
      Peggy: What did you get? Let's see; 3 groundhogs and ...what is this?
      Dale: (dejectedly) Half a groundhog.

    • Hank: You've gotta be kidding me; who's gonna lick a stamp with Bill Clinton on it?

    • Hank: I do not have a bully. An adult cannot be bullied by a ten year old
      Bill: You sure talk a big game when Caleb's not around...

    • Caleb: I like nicknames; call me C-Unit
      Hank: Okay, C-Unit
      Caleb: Now you need a nickname! I think...Dusty Old Bones (sing song) - dusty old bones, full of green dust, dusty old bones, full of green dust.

    • Dale: (while hunting big game with Peggy) Is that a deer?
      Peggy: No Dale, that's the picture on the sign. Again.

    • Caleb: (riding his bike by Dale, Bill, Hank and Boomhauer in the alley) Dusty old bones, full of green dust!
      Hank: I don't get it. Why did he pick on me? I mean, Dale has a dead possum on his shoulder and Caleb completely ignored it!

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Guy: Hey look, I'm Kelly Slater!


      Kelly Slater is a famous competitive surfer.

    • Peggy: We call it 'No Taxidermi-ation without Representation.'

      Dale and Peggy's final entry into the taxidermy competition is a mock Declaration of Independence signing where a popular catchphrase for the war against England was 'No taxation without representation.' Their display includes a rodent Ben Franklin complete with a kite to represent his experiments with electricity.

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