King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 19

Leanne's Saga

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 19, 1998 on FOX

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  • This episode features a rare dynamic between Luanne and Bill. Luanne's mother gets released from prison and heads directly for the Hill house.

    This episode showcases the fact that folks should always listen to the voice of reason: Hank Hill. When Luanne's mother comes to find her, Hank immediately rolls UP the welcome mat. She needs a place to live until she gets back on her feet, but for some reason she doesn't opt to return to the trailer park (where her trailer home is located). Luanne gets her way and moves her mother right into Hank's garage the very first night, Bill later runs into Leanne there with his entire stash of alcohol. Little does he know, Leanne cannot control herself in the presence of the tempting fridge full o' beer.


    If you know anything about the history of Luanne's parents, you'd realize that access to alcohol is the very last thing Leanne Platter needs in her new life. In prison, she changed her ways and stopped drinking but with Bill as her new boyfriend and her husband no where to be found, she goes back to her old ways real quick! At the first sign of difficulty in her relationship with Bill, she starts drinking all over again. Too bad, because poor Luanne was really looking forward to having a new stepdaddy in Bill. Things escalate into violence and stupidity and no one's happy again until Leanne drunkenly skips town in a stolen vehicle! Tune in for a wild ride..