King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 18

I Never Promised You an Organic Garden

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 13, 2003 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • This episode won an Environmental Media Award for best use of environmental themes in a half-hour sitcom episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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."