Tagline: "I want my binky back." - Young Hank
To help himself hit the target, Hank suggests visualizing a "McDonnell Douglas L-1011". The L-1011 was manufactured by Lockheed, not McDonnell Douglas
Hank: I never get to bond with Bobby on account of he's not good at much
Hank: The boy shows a real talent for shooting, Peggy. This could be his sport! We should get him a rifle-
Peggy: He's too young
Hank: He's 12. He hasn't been too young for 5 years!
Bobby: Can I keep my new gun in my room?
Bobby: Can I keep the bullets in my pocket?
Hank: If you want.
Bobby: Can I put a gun rack on my bike.
(Hank stops, looks at Bobby and pauses)
Hank: Do you know how long I've been waiting for you to ask me that?
Cotton: (to Hank and other boys in flashback) Someday soon, all of you will be drafted in a war. Some of you, like Hank, will be killed. Others can shoot and they become war heroes. Now, commence to firing!
Cotton: Sorry I'm late. I had to stop by the wax museum again and give the finger to FDR.
Hank: Look at that, we're in second place.
Luanne: Good news! The McKays just came out of The Gauntlet, and the younger one blew away an entire picnicking family!
(Announcer at shooting tournament)
Announcer: The format for today is the same as last year: Start with the tandem shoot, then the quick draw, followed by the pretend-to-be-sleeping-grab-the-loaded-gun-under-the-bed-and-shoot-a-figure-in-the-shadows...
Sports Psychologist: Imagine the dart flying from your gun to the target. Don't pull the trigger until you can see it.
Hank: (while aiming, has flashback of a menacing Cotton) (Shaking) Huh, whenever I start to shoot -- even aim -- I, I remember me as a boy, My Dad behind me yelling, and I always let him down. I was so scared of...
Sports Psychologist: Hank please, you're wasting valuable session time.
Hank: Some times people choke, Bobby. We just gotta be proud that God took the time to give us a fault.
Bobby: Then why doesn't he want to shoot with me in the tournament? Is he afraid I'm gonna embarrass him?
Peggy: Well... it must be, because he loves guns.
Boomhauer: I tell you what man, that dang ole NRA's our rights man. The, the insurance together with dismemberment mie like that. You get like 20-thousand dollars just for beh, your arm blows off, man.
Dale: Let me ask you this: A guy breaks into your house, but you don't have a gun. How are you going to shoot him?
Dale: Guns don't kill people, the government does.
Hank: The NRA is a Washington, D.C. based organization. Are you telling me you support Washington D.C.?
(Everyone looks at Dale)
Dale: That's a thinker.
Hank and Peggy's room's wall changes. It was a beige/orangey type colour with dots on it, and from now on it is green with little flowers on it.
Starting in season 2, supervising director Wes Archer created new model sheets for most of the main characters. Hank in particular had his design simplified and streamlined, as did Peggy.
Beginning with the second season, almost every episode's credits end with a brief audio clip from the episode (the "tagline") played over the production-company logo.
The episode title alludes to the book and musical play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Bobby Hill finds that he's a great success at rifle shooting much to his father's surprise and initial pleasure.
Bobby: (with ping pong balls in his mouth) Look Dad! I'm the Commish!
Bobby is imitating Michael Chiklis who starred as Tony Scali on The Commish which ran from 1991-1995.