King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 18

I Never Promised You an Organic Garden

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 13, 2003 on FOX
7.6
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Peggy hears about the organic garden at Bobby's school being shut down and decides to take it over. At first things go great, but soon it is filled with bugs. Hank helps Peggy find ways to get rid of bugs, but Peggy discovers the only real way is through bug spray. She goes behind the teams back and sprays. Soon she is caught and they kick her out, and the garden once again, starts failing. Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer, start their own composting business using waste from Bill's yard and bat guano.

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  • Peggy Peggy, Oh How Your Garden Fails.

    7.5
    This was a decent episode with some pretty funny moments. There was nothing about this episode that stood out, and if one were to skip it, they wouldn't miss much, but if you do watch it, at least you won't be completely bored. Considering the plot (both of them really) were gardening themed, they did find a way to make it at least enjoyable to sit through. And as I've mentioned before, it's always nice to see Hank and Bobby bond and to have Hank feel pride about his son. The B Plot was just OK. It too had some funny moments, but also, had nothing that stood out. Overall just an average episode.moreless
  • Not bad.

    7.5
    This was an okay episode that had some good comedy that made it better. The storyline of the show was unique, but it was also very slow and predictable. I think that I lost interest when the kids started to have trouble growing food because of the bugs. I wish that they would have made the kids successful throughout the netire show instead of spending a big chunk of the time creating problems. The comedy was decent, the storyline was okay, the writing was average, and the plots were just borderline okay. Overall, it was a decent episode, but not very good. Thank you.moreless
  • Peggy tries, and fails, to make an organic garden.

    8.0
    This episode is another episode where Peggy tries to do something that she lacking any talent or skill. Just like her Spanish, she is lousy gardening. However, her ego prevents her from stopping. Hank tries to help, and manages to save the garden. Peggy, however, ruins it with her aforementioned lack of skill and talent. As a side story, Hank's friends are trying to help via collecting bat poop. It is forgettable, boring, and predictable. At the end, the garden is shut down and Peggy learns a lesson about honesty. This entire episode adds nothing to the allover plot line.moreless
Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

Voice of John Redcorn (season 2 +)

Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer

Voice of Joseph Gribble (season 5 +)

Martin Starr

Martin Starr

Andrew/Tommy

Guest Star

Monica Keena

Monica Keena

Rain/Maria

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Voice of Buckley, Eustis, various guest characters/Mr. Tomich

Recurring Role

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Is there anything beer can't do?" -Hank

    • During the scene where Peggy still finds insects over the tomatoes, she goes to show Hank one of the tomatoes. As she is showing the tomato it has around six or seven flies buzzing around it. The next shot shows Peggy from behind still holding the tomato, and you can see there are no flies around the tomato.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Hank: Organic garden? That's what hippies eat. When was the last time you saw a hippie that could take on an offensive tackle?

    • Dale: You know what would make this baby sing? Bat guano. Nature's miracle-grow.
      Bill: Where do you buy bat guano? Sears?
      Dale: Yes. But it lacks the potency of straight-out-of-the-bat feces. Nope, we need to go straight to the source, mano a guano.

    • Peggy: Oh, my God, you grew a garden of lies.
      Mr. Tomich: Yes, and tomatoes the size of your cranium. Look, if you want to keep your garden and your job, you gotta use pesticides. What do you think is keeping termites from eating this deck? Love?

    • Hank: Is there anything beer can't do?

    • Dale: Oh, God, we've awakened a sleeping, pooping giant!

    • Peggy: I had no choice. You can't get anything good without chemicals. Chemicals are what keep my hair so high and brown.

    • Peggy: I've gone straight, I swear. I'm off chemicals. I didn't even use any shampoo or soap or deodorant this morning. Smell me!

    • Hank Hill: Well, I guess I'm going to head on in to watch some of the Home and Garden Network. It's compost week. Bobby and I are thinking of making a batch for the team.
      Dale Gribble: Dang it, now I've got compost fever, too.
      Bill Dauterive: Me too. Maybe we can pitch in.

    • Dale: (pause, after the bat leaves one small pellet) We need more bats.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The boys playing in the garden were talking about saving Queen Amidala from the dark side. Queen Amidala, was a character in Star Wars Episode 1.

    • Peggy compares bugs being attracted to beer and drowning in it to Judy Garland. Judy Garland, best known as Dorthy, from "The Wizard of Oz" had a serious alcohol and drug problem.

    • The episode title is a reference to the Lynn Anderson song, "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden."

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