King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 4

Hilloween

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Oct 26, 1997 on FOX
8.6
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Junie Harper, a conservative church member, declares that Halloween is a Satanic holiday, and gets the school to shut down Hank's "Haunted House" on the grounds that it violates the separation of church and state. Luanne and even Bobby start to believe Junie when she says that Hank is a Satanist, and Hank has to fight against Junie's attempt to cancel Halloween for the whole town.moreless

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  • Hillarious!

    8.5
    This episode is great. While it doesn't have a ton of laughs it is still one of my favourites. It is really entertaining and shows a new side of Hank. It is a good touch on how some Christians can be with things such as Halloween. I do not like it myself, but not because it is about the devil. This episode does a good job of bringing laughs to something that is very true when it comes to varying opinions. Best part has to be with Dale freaking out and in the council meeting!moreless
  • Happy

    10
    That Junie Harper was such a... ugh! I hated her sooooo much. So happy that she doesn't get her own way.



    This episode is a very good one that I like to watch every Halloween {and of course, on my DVD player}. It is a pretty funny episode with an interesting theme.



    But at times Junie Harper was such a witch. I know that was the point, and I am not trying to say I hated it, I liked the way it ended, with her not getting her way.



    Overall, a good Halloween episode. Not unlike others that tries hard to be scary, this didn't. A special Halloween episodemoreless
  • Junie Harper, a conservative Christian, manages to brainwash Luanne into thinking that Halloween is a Satanist holiday. Not only does she manage to close down Hank's haunted house, but she also brainwashes Bobby into thinking his father is a Satanist.moreless

    10
    I thought that this was a really good Halloween episode. I liked how it dealt with the controversy of Christians claiming that Halloween is a Satanist holiday.



    Though, I absolutely hate the character, Junie Harper. I do not mean to offend anyone (in fact, I'm a Catholic), but she is everything I don't like about religion. I understand that she wants religion in her life, but she over did it. She's so high and mighty that she criticizes the Hills for not being Christian (I actually appluad Peggy for telling her and Luanne off). During her Hallujuah house scene, I found her to be even more annoying, brainwashing children.



    Overall, I thought the episode was great, but I do not want to see Junie Harper again anytime soon.moreless
  • It was a good showing.

    9.0
    This episode was really entertaining as I thought that it was really funny and it had a good story. Usually I am not a big fan of Luanne, but I thought she was good in this episode. Her stupidity was funny as she is always is that way. I actually think she had some potential to be a comic buster after seeing her in this episode, but I was wrong. I also thought that Bobby and Hank were really good in this show. I enjoyed watching them get in trouble for pulling a prank on someone. It isn't like Hank to do such a thing, but he broke out of his shell in this one. Thank you.moreless
  • A local religious nut tries to ruin Halloween for everyone, but Hank saves the day by showing people that even a grown man can trick-or-treat for a good cause.

    10
    In this episode, we get a further idea of Hank's own brand of conservatism- Texan practicality. He has an endearing uncomfortability about sex and toilet activities. He has a love for Texas that knows no bounds, to the point that his dog is named after Lyndon B. Johnson's wife. He never wastes money. He thinks that Dale's far-right notions are going way too far. And in Hilloween, we learn that he likes good, old-fashioned fun, and though his family is religious enough, they are not silly with it. Also, I think this episode shows that Hank is not afraid to be the first to speak out when something is just ridiculous.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

David Zuckerman

David Zuckerman

Group Leader

Guest Star

Neil Giuntoli

Neil Giuntoli

Closer #2

Guest Star

Sally Field

Sally Field

Junie Harper

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

City Councilman

Recurring Role

Dennis Burkley

Dennis Burkley

Principal Moss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Hank and Bobby throw toilet paper over Junie Harper's tree, Hank is only able to throw one roll over the tree and after Bobby knocks over the birdhouse they have to run away. The next morning when Hank is driving Bobby they look over to see Junie Harper trying to get the toilet paper out of the trees, but there is now a lot more than just one roll.

    • Tagline: "Dang ol' boo, man!" -Young Boomhauer

    • Junie lives on Hank's street as Hank sees her house across the street when at Dale's, and yet Luanne drives Bobby to her house later on. Also when doing the "Trick or Treat" march they walk a long time before reaching her house.

    • After Junie puts the picture of the witch back in her Bible it disappears when the shot changes.

    • After Luanne joins Hank and the gang to protest against the curfew, none of their mouths are moving when they are saying "Trick Or Treat".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bill (With a sheet over his head): Here comes a ghost! (The sheet rips and he makes into a toga robe) Toga!

    • Junie Harper: "The complacency of fools will destroy them." Proverbs.
      Hank: Get out of my house! Uh, Exodus.

    • Luanne: Junie Harper says a haunted house is the devil's mousetrap, and fun is the cheese.
      Hank: Luanne, just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talking.

    • Junie Harper: ...do you see what I'm saying?
      Luanne: Well, I don't know.
      Junie Harper: Satan be gone! Now do you see?
      Luanne: Yes.

    • Luanne: Trick or Treat! Smell my feet! Give me something(starts crying) good to eaaat!

    • Dale: The vandalism upon my house can only be described as a hate crime! Somebody hates me!
      Councilman: (looking very bored) Let the record show that somebody hates Dale Gribble.

    • Hank:(referring to her stance on Halloween) Last time I looked, it wasn't Junie Harper's face in the stained glass window at Arlen First Methodist.

  • NOTES (3)

    • We learn that the Hills are Methodists and that their church is Arlen First Methodist.

    • This is the first time we see Bobby's room in season two. Apparently they painted it. It is now blue with green and purple squares/triangles, as suppose to the plain white wall in season one. It stays this way for the remainder of the series.

    • Overly zealous Junie Harper claims Halloween to be a religious holiday to impede a haunted house at the local school. She refers Hank Hill to the Constitution for 'Separation of Church and State' which is not from the Constitution nor the First Amendment. 'Separation of Church and State' is actually credited to the philosophies of John Locke and the term itself is traced to a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists in 1802. A second reference is made latter in the episode by Peggy Hill mocking the comment by Junie Harper saying "There is no such thing as 'Separation of Church and garage.'"

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • The argument between Junie Harper and Hank while they are in the angel and devil costume respectively with Bobby in the middle seems to resemble the cartoonish depiction of a conscience.

    • During Hank's flashback of when he was trick or treating as a kid, the music playing is the famous piano music from the Charlie Brown specials.

    • Hank (looking at Halloween masks): Elmo? Aladdin? Jenny McCarthy? I don't even know what these things are.

      Elmo is a red Sesame Street muppet. The Aladdin mask is probably based on Disney's series of animated Aladdin movies. Jenny McCarthy is an actress who used to host the MTV dating show Singled Out.

    • When Dale is watching TV before his house gets hit with toilet paper and eggs, you can hear the Sanford and Son theme. This is probably further alluding to the fact that guest voice actor Dennis Burkley co-starred with Redd Foxx in the short-lived sequel series Sanford.

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