King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 19

Leanne's Saga

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



  • Trivia

    • When Leanne first arrives, she kisses Luanne, and gets red lipstick marks on her. Later, when Leanne and Luanne are near the bathroom and Leanne says "I knew you would understand" (about Bill), she kisses Luanne, but there are no marks from her lipstick. Even if she mostly kissed Luanne's neck, at least part of some of the marks should show when Luanne turns to leave (after talking to Peggy).

    • The type of BBQ Bill is using looks like it is charcoal. Hank would never let Bill use a charcoal grill.

    • There was no tagline for this episode as it had a closing scene over the credits instead of the theme song.

    • In the scene where Leanne and Bill are in the garage after their shopping spree, Bill has his socks off, but there are no lines down the centre of the foot to indicate toes (you can tell it is suppose to be his feet and not shoes by the shape). Then when Leanne walks over he has one foot with just a sock and another foot with a shoe on as well.

    • By looking at the receipts shown (and doing some math) it appears that the sales tax in Arlen is 8%.

    • When you see Hank and the gang stand in their usual spot, Bill has a black eye and a bruise. In the next shot it's gone.

    • As an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army, Bill would receive free medical care and medication. Therefore, he would have been able to continue his fungus treatment and spend his money carelessly.

    • Hank pulls off Bill's sock and shoe but in the next shot of his feet, he has his sock on.

  • Quotes

    • Bill: The only person I showed my toes to was my ex-wife. She used them against me in the divorce.

    • Bill: We're engaged.
      Leanne: It was supposed to be a surprise! (Punches Bill in the arm and burps) I need a smoke. (Walks away)
      Bill: This is the happiest day of my life.

    • Dale: Poor Bill, He doesn't realize his lady is making a fool out of him.
      John Redcorn: (places hand on Nancy's shoulder) I hear you man.

    • Bobby: You kicked her ass mom!
      Peggy: Yes, I did.
      Bobby: But she's a better dancer.
      Peggy: You do not know that.

    • Leanne: I just love a man that takes care of his feet.
      Bill: You only get two!

    • Hank: You can't just let her steal your truck, Bill. You've gotta call the police.
      Bill: No, I think the best thing to do is just let her go. If she doesn't come back, that means we were never meant to be. And if she does come back, well... THEN I'll call the police.

  • Notes

    • In the UK British Satellite Channel Sky1 banned this episode in 2003 due to it's high depictions of Domestic and Parental Abuse, However FOX and 4Music later aired this episode a year later and the episode can be seen on the season 2 DVD set.

    • The song heard during the shopping montage was "Wrap It Up" by Sam Moore.

    • This is the only appearance of Luanne's mom in the entire series, outside of a cameo at Luanne and Lucky's wedding in "Lucky's Wedding Suit".

    • Holly Hunter was originally announced as the voice of Leanne, but she apparently had to cancel, so Pamela Segall took over the role.

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is most likely a reference to Season 1 episode "Luanne's Saga".

    • The truck that Leanne comes out of has the label Tom Thumb on it. Tom Thumb is a fairy tale about a very short man (the size of a thumb).

    • Bill is shown grilling on half of a sliced open steel drum which seems to be labeled (A)GENT (O)RANGE. Agent Orange is the combination of the code names for Herbicide Orange (HO) and Agent LNX, one of theherbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War.