King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 10

Keeping Up With Our Joneses

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 27, 1997 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Hank catches Bobby smoking, and punishes him by making him smoke a whole carton of cigarettes. The plan backfires when not only does Bobby get addicted to cigarettes, but Hank and Peggy get re-addicted. It is up to Luanne to try and help the Hills quit.

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  • Up in Smoke!

    A pretty good episode overall, but not as good as most of the Season 1 episodes. I thought it was really funny, but I guess I just don't really believe Hank would ever get into smoking, especially since it was never mentioned again when talking about the past. However, it did have a lot of funny moments, especially with Luanne and the dog and the opening scene where Hank says its only been 18 years. Season 1 continues to be solid!moreless
  • great

    hank catches bobby smoking and as punishment makes him smoke a whole carton. he thinks this will work to not make him addicted, but soon bobby becomes very addicted, as do peggy and hank. luann tries to break them of their habit, will she be able to?

    a decent episode and although my score is only an 8.0 it is one of my favorites of the first season, mostly because of the simplicity of it and the humor it is. overall this episode gets somewhere in the 'B' range as a grade from me, pretty great episode i certainly thinkmoreless
  • Decent.

    I liked this episode only because it had a funny lesson that should have never been used. I honestly think Hank was a moron for letting his own son smoke all of those cigarettes. He was actually making the situation worse, but Bobby ended up learning something at the end, barely. The writing was good, the comedy was okay, and the plot was actually quite new at the time. My favorite parts had to be where Bobby gets sick from all of those cigarettes and when Hank decides he wants to smoke as well. Overall, a funny episode with funny parts scattered about. Thank you.moreless
  • The episode shows a little history on Hank and Peggy Hill while teaching young Bobby and Joseph a life lesson on the dangers of smoking.

    In Keeping Up With Our Joneses, we see that we learn that Luanne is well meaning but unbelievably stupid about her principles pertaining to animal activism. Then we see Hank and Peggy Hill deal with Bobby's misbehavior(Peg: "Now only trailor trash smokes nowadays"). For once, it looks like Dale Gribble has a good handle on the situation with his son Joseph. We learn something new about Hank and Peggy; they used to be smokers and they gave it up for the health of their only son. When they catch Bobby sneaking a smoke, they deal with the problem in a multitude of poorly planned confrontations.moreless
  • well this was all right...

    well this was all right i though that it could have been better, i think that they should have made it so that hank was going to like send some one away cause of the ciggiret, so i know a lot of people think that that is a stupid though bubt a well i can say that so ya but here the reivew i geuss:

    the reiview:

    When Hank catches Bobby smoking, he punishes him by making him smoke a whole carton of cigarettes. The plan backfires when not only does Bobby get addicted to cigarettes, but Hank and Peggy get re-addicted. They enlist many ways to help them quit as a family. Luanne saves the day, when she becomes "fed-up" with the addiction.

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter, Joseph Gribble

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive - Uncredited

Eloy Casados

Eloy Casados


Guest Star

Billy West

Billy West

Cigarenders Leader - Uncredited

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When at the smoker's meeting, Peggy looks in the wrong direction when asked to look left and right. This may be done on purpose however.

    • When Luanne comes in the kitchen after setting up Ladybird, there is a wide shot and the make-up is now gone.

    • In the scene where Hank forces Bobby to smoke, the ash try and placement of the cigarette boxes keep moving. Also the amount of cigarettes in the ash tray changes a couple of times (not including the part where it is SUPPOSE to be increasing).

    • The label maker clearly has a label on it (there is a red rectangle) but then Hank goes and puts a label on it.

    • During the scene at breakfast at the Hill's kitchen, Hank puts down his fork, but as soon as he puts it down, the fork disappears.

    • During the credits, Boomhauer gives a demonstration on how lungs look when people smoke using a dirty oil filter.

    • During the storm when the cigarette flies into the jail cell, the prisoners on the left are both sleeping on the same bunk.

    • Right after the outside shot of "Smokey's" cuts to the shot of the inside, on the bottom right of the screen the menu says "Smoky's", and after the waitress picks it up, the next one has it spelled correctly as "Smokey's"

    • When Hank empties the 200 pack that is 10 packs of 20. A lot more than 10 fall out.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (Joseph and Bobby have locked themselves in the bathroom at the gas station to smoke a found cigarette)
      Hank: (knocking, then trying to pull the door while Joseph and Bobby hold the knob) Someone in there? Is this John occupied? Es esta Juan ocupado?

    • (Ending Credit's PSA)
      Boomhauer: Y'all listen up, man. This is Boomhauer (holds up a clean filter). This is your lungs on air. (holds up a dirty filter) This is your lungs on smoke. See the difference, man? It's going to stunt your growth all over, end up in that dang ol' hospital bed like Morton Downey, Jr. Or dang ol' Robert Downey, Jr. Even worse, man, yo. Talking about oral gratification all that dang it, is going to give you a low sperm count, man give you ear hair. It just ain't... ain't no good.

    • Peggy: Look at us-- at each other's throats. And after all we've been through. This family has survived fires and twisters and every strain of flu the orient could throw at us. Well, we are not going to be done in by a lousy tobacco leaf.

    • Luanne: Here's to three of the bravest individuals in all of Arlen. To the Hills and their tobacco-free future!
      Hank: My G-d, are you still talking?
      Bobby: Why's my potato got skin on it? I hate skin!
      Peggy: I will not sit here and have my work insulted. do you think the potatoes just fly into the bowl and mash themselves?!?!?!
      Luanne: I know y'all don't mean none of those harsh words. It's just the nicotine withdrawal.
      Hank: Why is she still talking?

    • (the Hills have all recently smoked, but are trying to hide it via code)
      Peggy: Hank, there is a 'tile' in the bathroom that I think we missed.
      Hank: Really? I better check that out. Heh-heh-heh (goes to the bathroom, takes a puff, and returns to the kitchen). Well, I found the 'tile', thank you very much, Peggy, and I looked at it, but there's still some more ...'tile' for you to look at.
      Peggy: You know, I think I will save the rest of my 'tile' for after breakfast.
      Bobby (annoyed): Will you stop talking about your stupid tile?!?! If it's so dirty, go clean it and if it's clean, you can shut up!

    • Hank: That is not how to inhale, Bobby. You're hot-boxing it. You got to inhale slow (inhaling slowly, then exhaling). You see? S-sloow, like that.
      Bobby (coughs): Okay.
      Hank: Let me show you one more time. No two ways about it smoking is a filthy, disgusting habit.
      Bobby (inhaling and then exhales): How come you smoked?
      Hank: Well, it wasn't as bad for you back then.

    • (Hank, Luanne and Bobby find Peggy hiding in the closet with a cigarette)
      Peggy: Close the damn door, can't you see that I am knitting?

    • Luanne: I cannot believe you're all smoking! Don't you know more people
      die of smoking than die of... war... in Vietnam... every day?

    • Hank: All right, 'Joe Camel'. You wanna go smoke? Let's go smoke.
      (Hank empties an entire carton of cigarette packs out onto a table.)
      Hank: Now lookie here. You are going to smoke this entire carton of cigarettes.
      Bobby: I thought you didn't want me to smoke anymore.
      Hank: (opening a pack) Oh this will take care of that. Start puffing boy. We have to get through 200 of these.

    • Cigarenders Leader: I think your problem is that you're a little weak right now...
      Hank: Weak?! Look at you with those birdy arms! They're no bigger than a cigarette, I could smoke them arms!

    • Hank: (reading cigarette box to Bobby) Cancer, heart disease, emphysema...
      Bobby: I thought those were the ingredients.

  • NOTES (2)


    • "The Joneses", is referring to the neighbors that are often the envy of the nieghboorhood, usually wealthy, with nice possessions.

    • Hank says that Ladybird looks like Fran Dresser when she has the make up on. Fran Dresser is an actress, most famous for her role on "The Nanny".