King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 4

Hank's Got the Willies

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 09, 1997 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When comparing himself to Willie Nelson, Hank mentions Nelson's troubles with the IRS, then how he himself spent quite a bit of time filling out his tax return, and finishes off with a grumble about the IRS 1040EZ form. However, Hank would not file a 1040EZ for several reasons:

      1] There is no mortgage interest deduction, assuming Hank and Peggy's mortgage is large enough to qualify.
      2] There is no allowance for the educator expense deduction which Peggy might be entitled to if (among other things) she worked 900 hours in a school year.
      3] You cannot claim a dependant such as Bobby, or possibly Luanne.

  • Quotes

    • (Bobby accidentally drives Hank's mower into his truck)
      Hank: Cripes, Bobby. What happened to my truck?
      Bobby: Your mower hit it.
      Hank : Well maybe I outta send my mower to one of those children psychologists.

    • (Bobby's at Willie Nelson's house; Hank has come to pick him up from 'stalking')
      Bobby: Hey, dad.
      Willie Nelson: Hank, Bobby's been telling me all about you. I hear you're a guitar player and that you've got a narrow urethra.
      Hank: Bobby!
      Willie Nelson: He had me autograph your guitar.
      Hank: You signed my guitar?
      Willie Nelson: "To my number-one fan".

    • Bobby: I'm at Willie Nelson's, and he wants you to come over.
      Hank: Son, you're teasing the gorilla in the monkey house.

    • Hank: You don't understand, Peg. A man only gets a chance to meet Willie Nelson once in his life. It's supposed to be special.

    • (Hank is bringing Bobby to play golf with him, but he is also bringing his guitar, Betsy, to get fixed)
      Hank: Careful, Peggy. Betsy isn't strapped in yet.
      Peggy: Oh, do not tell me you are taking that thing golfing with you now.
      Hank: Don't be silly, Peg. Just bringing her in to get fixed. Sit in the middle, son. I want to make sure Betsy's in front of the air bag.

    • Hank: You know, I've been thinking, son and I realized you don't have any goals. You got to figure out what you want to do with your life.
      Bobby: Can we go to Six Flags?
      Hank: (sighs) I think you need a role model, Bobby. A hero. Someone besides that Broccoli Neck.
      Bobby: How about Eddie Stillson? Can I emulate him?
      Hank: Now, there you go-- Eddie Stillson. Which one is he? The space shuttle astronaut or the stock car champ?
      Bobby: He got to the end of level six in Scream Ninja.
      Hank: Bobby, when I say "hero" I don't mean some weird gameboy freak.

    • Hank: Don't even try to take credit for that.
      Dale (monotonously): It was not done by me. It was done through me.

    • Willie Nelson: You the kid who rakes my yard?
      Bobby: No, I'm the kid who hit you on the head.
      Willie Nelson: With a rake?
      Bobby: No, with a golf club.
      Willie Nelson: You've been raking my yard with a golf club? I want my quarter back.

    • Bill: Santa Claus can be the boy's hero. He does travel around once a year in a 24 hour period.
      Hank: Santa Claus is for babies!
      Bill: You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

  • Notes

    • On the Season 1 DVD this episode and "Luanne's Saga" are switched, because the DVD went by production order, and the other episode was produced first.

    • This is the first time a celebrity guest voiced himself.

  • Allusions

    • Bill: "You're a mean one Mr. Grinch"
      This is in reference to the Dr. Suess book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as well as the cartoon movie. In the movie there is a song, and there is a line that goes "you're a mean one Mr. Grinch..."

    • Hank's song about Peggy is remarkably similar to the Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue." Even Hank admits that it goes into a "Buddy Holly riff" at the end.

    • Hank: Why can't Bobby turn all that energy into something positive, like that boy with no legs who ran across Canada?

      This is referring to Terry Fox. Terry had to get a leg amputated because of cancer, and later ran across Canada with only one real leg to raise money for cancer research.

    • Man at Guitar Store: You mean like Celery Head? "Look, I'm Camembert Humperdinck!"

      This variation of the playing a guitar with cheese routine is another pun, this time on Engelbert Humperdinck.

    • Bobby: You play the guitar with a piece of cheese and go, 'Hey look at me, I'm Eddie Cheddar!'

      Celery Head's joke is a pun on 'Eddie Vedder', the lead singer of Pearl Jam, although 'Vedder' is not known as a guitarist.

    • Bobby: (describing Celery Head) The world's best comedian. He glues things. Like, he'd glue a tissue box to a tennis sneaker and say, "This is in case you have a runny nose!"

      Celery Head, the prop comic Bobby admires, is probably based on prop comic Carrot Top.