King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 15

It Ain't Over Till The Fat Neighbor Sings

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 15, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Bill is in another state of depression and Hank refuses to let Dale make fun of Bill, so that Bill doesn't get too depressed again. When he winds up joining an all-male chorus, the Harmonaholics, Dale can barely contain himself. Bill really loves the group, but they tell him he must make sacrifices, including his job. This leads to Bill missing a ton of work, and the guys find out Bill is about to go AWOL, unless they can stop him. Peggy and Bobby battle each other in Pong.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Swan Song!

    This season had some really good episodes, some really bad episodes, and some in between ones. Now, most seasons do, but even the in between ones, were substandard for this show. This is one of them. It was not terrible, and actually had some pretty good jokes, however, it just was a bit weird. I liked it, but it didn't sing (pardon the pun) "season finale". It seemed like just a regular episode to me. This season was very rocky, and this is one of the better ones, and it ended much better than it started, but still, overall this season, and this episode was pretty lack luster.moreless
  • A funny episode with singing.

    It is a funny thing to see Bill sing. It is even funnier to see him join a male chorus. This episode of King of the Hill was funny and it was a good form of entertainment. I will have to say that it was really ridiculous, but in a good way. I thought that Bill was the highlight of the show. His antics were like normal, but the story he was put in was clever. I thought the whole ping pong situation with Peggy and Bobby was rather dumb, as it just didn't add anything to the show. Hank was of course his usual self, but it was really an episode where Bill stole the show. Thank you.moreless
  • Bill is feeling depressed, so Hank takes him to church, where he winds up joining all-male chorus the Harmonaholics, but the chorus starts to take over Bill's life and jeopardise his job. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby become addicted to Pong. A so-so episodemoreless

    Season nine wraps up with this so-so episode.

    One again, Bill is feeling very depressed and unwanted. They seem to knock at least one of these episodes out per season. (That's not to say it's a bad thing).

    The funniest moments of the episode come as Dale nearly explodes as Hank stops him from making fun of Bill's new hobby.

    The B-plot involves Peggy and Bobby becoming addicted to Peggy's ancient video game of Pong. Peggy, being her usual competitive self, is determined not to let Bobby win.

    The episode, especially the later sections of it, are a bit silly, as Bill jeopardises his job cutting hair for the Army as he takes off with the Harmonaholics to Dallas.

    The episode is watchable and has some enjoyable moments, but winds up an average one at best.moreless
  • Some parts are good. Other parts will make you watch or rewatch a KOTH episode that didn't suck.

    This is the best episode of the season (beside that other one)? I could write a better episode than this. While Bill is stupid again, and we like him like that, it's mostly what he does that make him like this over what he says, which doesn't have enough jokes to back it up. Giving up your job, not to mention life, to be with a bunch of guys to sing with is just dumb. I admit that Dale was funny in this one, but he has mostly forgettable jokes that you would care and not care about once you've seen it. Hank is serious again, and the sideplot had no substance to it (Peggy and Bobby playing pong? What's next, a side plot that's more boring than that. Well, Season 10 had some worse than that). We can learn something from this episode, but you've seen this one before already. This one had more jokes than the other episodes, but they really fall flat though. As I watch these episodes over and over again, if there's more episodes like this, I'm very slowly hating this show as it focus on real life boring problems instead of real life funny and entertaining ones. Bill is stupid, but not as funny as it should be, and we deserve better than this from the creator of such talents.moreless
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Dan Finnerty

Dan Finnerty


Guest Star

Phil Hendrie

Phil Hendrie

Captain, General & Jim

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Joe, Kris, Otto

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Hart, Early & Pa

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (the Harmonaholics drop Bill off in the alley)
      Dale: What the hell was that?
      Bill: I joined a men's chorus.
      (Dale muffles a laugh)
      Bill: It's called the Harmonaholics.
      Dale: More like the Assahol--
      Hank: (interrupting) Dale!

    • Hank: So... I noticed a lot of those chorus guys had wives.

    • Hank: Bill, I'm taking you to the one place that can fix whatever you've got going on inside you. You know, the despair and whatnot.

    • Dale: (To Bill) BILL!! Bill, you have to be the stupidest man on the planet to think this is a good idea! Have you seen what you're wearing?! That outfit makes you look like a sequined trainwreck! LOOK AT YOU! You're part of a twelve-headed jackass! This choir is the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity! You people make me envy the deaf and the BLIND!! UNDERWEAR!! MONEY! FAT!! (passes out)

    • Bill: If I didn't go to work tomorrow, I don't think anyone would notice.
      Dale: Yes they would... when there is suddenly enough food to go around. (pause) The point I'm trying to make is that you are fat.

    • Hank: Yep
      Dale: Yup
      Bill: Yep-yep-yep-yep-yep-yep-yep
      Boomhauer: Oh,Um-mm

    • Dale (looking at the choir cutout): Hey, Nancy has the very same blouse.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The Harmonaholics are based on the Dallas-based men's chorus the Vocal Majority

    • The first song the Harmonoholics sing, when Bill discovers them, and then sing again later is "When I Fall In Love" by Peabo Bryson. Bill's audition song is "Singin' in the Rain" by Gene Kelly. When Bill gets dropped off they all sing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow". The first song in the performance where the guys attend is "Happy Together" by The Turtles, and the second is "Summer Nights" from the movie "Grease".

    • When Hank says "We've seen him (Bill) like this before, and it ended with me spending Christmas pulling his head out of the oven", it is referring to the episode "Pretty, Pretty Dresses".