King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 20

Junkie Business

0
Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 26, 1998 on FOX
8.0
out of 10
User Rating
51 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT

After Hank realizes that his new employee at Strickland Propane is a drug addict, he can't fire him, because drug addiction counts as a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Peggy is mad at Hank for turning down a woman, because she thinks the reason was that he was attracted to her.

moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Sunday
8:00pm
TOON
8:30pm
TOON
11:00pm
TOON
11:30pm
TOON
Monday
8:00pm
TOON
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • OD'd on Laughs

    9.5
    This is one of the best episodes in the whole series. I love it so much. Dale is particularly funny in this episode, and shows why he is arguably the best character. I liked how everyone tried using the disability thing to get out of working. It was a nice touch, and probably not too far off of the truth. I know it was done for comedy, but Hank could have fired him, not based on the fact that he WAS a drug user, but that he was using illegal drugs while on the job. But then the whole thing wouldn't have happened. The Peggy story was funny, but got a bit old, and just shows how annoying her character can be. Overall a very funny episode though.moreless
  • Junkie Business shows how gullible a person can be when they're not exactly street-smart. Hank unintentionally hires a drug addict when Mr Strickland gives him full reign over the hiring aspect of the business.moreless

    7.0
    Junkie Business starts out in Buck Strickland's "back office" and shows how valuable, sturdy and loyal Hank Hill has been throughout his venerable history at Strickland Propane. Hank needs to interview a few folks to fill a position at the office, he must choose between a beautiful and qualified woman and a young man who seems to really respect the Cowboys and propane. Of course, because he's so uptight, he hires the young man instead of the very qualified siren. Right off, the newly hired associate shows his true colors; he shows up to work on his first full day extremely tardy, drunk and full of tall tales about how his lateness is not his fault.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Jim Dauterive

Jim Dauterive

Jason Adderly

Guest Star

Bertila Damas

Bertila Damas

Maria Montalvo

Guest Star

Brent Forrester

Brent Forrester

Leon Petard

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Anthony Page

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Before Hank fires Leon he is seen in the showroom foaming from the mouth and there is a door to his right. In the next shot when Mr Strickland is talking to Hank, there is now a bulletin board to Leon's right and the door has disappeared.

    • Tagline: "Oh, no!" -Leon

    • Hank "quits" so that there will be 14 people, which would nullify the Disabilities Act. In the episode "Snow Job", Mr. Strickland mentions that there are 5 Strickland Propane branches. If he has other branches of Strickland Propane, he still has more than 15 people working for his company, and therefore he illegaly fired Leon.

    • In the scene where Hank tells Leon he's fired, at the beginning of the scene, Leon has his "clean" face, but shortly later, it changes to his "junkie" face.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Hank: Dale I have known you since first grade.
      Dale: You don't know me. I am unknowable.

    • Lawyer: (Putting up a copy of the ADA) This is the Americans with Disabilities Act. It ensures that no person, no matter how disadvantaged, how short or obese or blind or gay or even stoned can be discriminated against once his healing has begun.
      Mr. Strickland: Well, right now I'd kill for a big fat blind gay guy if we could just get some dammed work done around here!

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode Anthony makes it sound like being gay is a disability. While it is not, nor does the Act make that claim, the Act does cover a person who is regarded as having such impairment, particularly if you were to act based on myths, fears, or stereotypes. For example, although AIDS is a disability, homosexuality is not. However, if an employer were to treat gay persons as if they had AIDS, that would be covered under ADA.

    • Second apperance of Anthony Page, the social worker. He was first seen in "Pilot". They even had him use the line "thanks for the latte..." as he did in that episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

More
Less