King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 17

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 18, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Bobby finds a section of his Texas History book about the first Taco Bell. But the first Taco Bell opened in California. Even though it is a bad text book, this mistake goes beyond believable.

    • Tagline: "I feel the fun slowing down." -Bill

    • When Hank comes in to tell Peggy and Bobby about the play, Bobby is sitting on the side of the table nearest the door, however, when he walks up to Hank he seems to be coming from the side nearest the camera. While he could have walked around that way, it wouldn't make much sense for him to do so.

    • Flat Stanley has "Billy" written across the back.

  • Quotes

    • (Bobby has left his textbook at school)
      Dale: You can't borrow Joseph's!
      Hank: You can borrow mine, Bobby.
      Bobby: You didn't have to return it?
      Hank: The student with the highest grade got to keep theirs. Back then, they knew how to motivate a teenager.

    • Luanne: Do we really have to worry about children wandering into pork plants and climbing onto the kill line?
      Peggy: Not if I do my job.

    • Hank: Bobby, Peggy, I just met a man named Bruce Tuttle and we're doing a historical reenactment of the Alamo.
      Bobby: Hey, that could be my extra credit! Can I be in it?
      Hank: Well, Bruce did say a lot of the soldiers were teenagers, I bet he could use someone like you to keep it authentic.
      Bobby: That's my specialty, keepin' it real.
      Hank: Authentic, Bobby, authentic.

    • Peggy: Firearm safety is one of the most important issues facing our children today.
      Luanne: Wouldn't it be easier to just have the children not shoot guns?
      Peggy: Snap outta your dream world, Luanne.

    • (To Bobby as he is about to write in the new textbooks)
      Teacher: You doodle in these books and I'll doodle you an "F"!

    • Dale: Damn revisionists, why can't they ever make history better.

    • (While disagreeing with the producer of the Alamo reenactment)
      Hank: I'm gonna kick your ass, then I'm gonna reenact kicking your ass!

    • Hank: Well Bobby sure is lucky, he's got 30 more years of Texas history to study than we did.
      Bill: If I hadn't taken Texas history, I'd be dead by my own hand.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The episode title "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo" is an allusion to the alternate title of the 1960s movie Dr. Strangelove which was How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

    • Hank: They have a whole chapter on "Selena".

      Selena Quintanilla Perez is the famouse Mexican-American singer born and raised in Texas until her brutal murder in 1995 by her fan club president.

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