King of the Hill

Season 10 Episode 4

Harlottown

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 20, 2005 on FOX
8.2
out of 10
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Peggy decides to write an article on the history of the teakettle, a historic landmark of Arlen, and finds out Arlen was originally called Harlottown and was founded by prostitutes. The new city manager wants to open up a museum to share Arlen's history. Hank is completely against it, but Peggy is for it. That is, until she realizes that the manager only wants to focus on the prostitution, and gets the Adult Video Awards to be hosted in Arlen.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Harlen Was Not So Darlin'!

    8.0
    This is a pretty good episode. It has a pretty good plot and is actually pretty funny too. I think the concept of the town being a huge prostitution ring and how Hank was so patriotic to the town being appalled was very good. Bobby was particularly funny in this episode. He didn't really do much to add to the plot, but he had a lot of really funny lines. Kahn was also pretty funny too. Overall it is a good episode!moreless
  • When Hank tries to clean up a local landmark, Peggy writes an article on the spot for the paper, only to uncover that Arlen used to be called Harlottown, a centre of ill repute. Hank is aghast when the town starts promoting its history. An enjoyable tale.moreless

    9.2
    I really enjoyed this episode, a lot more than the previous one (the rather average 'Bill's House').



    The story is a good one, as it emerges that Arlen used to be full of brothels and prostitutes. Hank is even more aghast when the new town managers starts celebrating and promoting the fact, using the town's history to turn it into a tourist attraction.



    I have heard a lot of people say that seasons nine and ten are pretty weak, but - even though they might not be the most vintage of seasons - judging on the quality of this sort of episode, I wouldn't say I particularly agree with that notion.



    I did find the last stage of the story maybe a little too convenient (something that affects a lot of stories of late), but it wraps the episode up well and in a satisfying manner.



    All-in-all, a very good episode.moreless
  • i didn\'t really like it i mean just not very intersesting.

    6.5
    eah not the best episode i mean just a bunch of misconceptions lies and betrayers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .well hank is his usual self wanting morals while everyone around him is doing stupid things bobby is doing hwat he is told and peggy is her usual bossy self and thinking she is the hottest thing since the sun and politics is like in real life changing and hiding things whilst peggy trys to clean up the mess she made and hank comes into help..... not the best episode like ive said before so thats all thank you for listening to my review.moreless
  • one of the better ones when we find out that arlen used to be a brothel town. it did have fine people coming into it but not for business but for pleasure even the texas rangers had fun. hank wants to leave town but strangers stranded make him change mindmoreless

    10
    we get to find out that arlen really was harlen and before that it used to be a place like the bunny ranch is now. hank doesnt like it and they try to exploit it and such. one of the better ones being made today. such a way to cancell a fine show.
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth

Candee

Guest Star

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Vance Gilbert

Guest Star

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Ted Wasonasong

Guest Star

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

John Redcorn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (The guys are in the alley talking about the recent discovery of Arlen's past as Harlottown)
      Bill: If I'd been around back then, maybe I would have rescued one of those "Teakettling" ladies and she would have been grateful and would have lived on a farm with me for a few years before she ran off with a traveling preacher!

    • Hank: (Reading a sign from the old Harlottown) Shave 25 cents... Deluxe shave 4 dollars... Oh God!

    • Peggy: Hank, if we don't learn from the past, what's the point of even having one?
      Vance Gilbert: That's going in the brochure.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • In the scene at the Adult Video Awards, there is a character who looks a lot like retired adult film actor Ron Jeremy.

    • This episode is remarkably similar to the pilot episode of the "Newhart" TV show where Dick Loudon discovers that his Stratford Inn served as a brothel during the American Revolution. He tells the ladies' group in his talk that they are not so much "daughters of the American Revolution" as they are "daughters of a three-day-pass."

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