King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 18

Love Hurts...and So Does Art

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 23, 1999 on FOX
8.1
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Bobby's school dance is coming up and he is excited to go with Connie, until he finds out he might have to kiss her. Bobby starts overeating at the local deli, and develops gout. Hank goes to an art gallery in Dallas and finds that they are displaying an X-ray of his constipated colon.

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  • Clogged Colon, Broken Heart and Gout!

    9.0
    Another classic Season 3 episode and one of the first official Connie/Bobby dating ones. It isn't the FUNNIEST episode, but is very enjoyable and has two great plots. Bobby gets gout and that alone is hilarious, but the other things in the episode that happen just add to it. Bobby being on a scooter, and having a cane. It was nice to see Bobby man up at the end though, and see the beginning of the relationship. The Hank plot is pretty good to. Well the plot itself is OK, but what happens in it is good. Especially the part where he turns the TVs off! Overall a very good episode, that continues to show why Season 3 is one of the best if not THE best season of KOTH!moreless
  • When Bobby develops gout from overeating at a new york style deli,his relationship with girlfriend Connie reaches a vital point ,meanwhile an x-ray of hank's beef filled colon becomes the centre piece of an artist's statement against foreign hunger.moreless

    8.4
    Although i enjoy most episodes centered around bobby,this one proved to be a distinguishing statement towards Bobby and Connie's relationship,Bobby's condition of gout begins to affect his confidence in taking connie to the approaching school dance, so he decides to drown it out with new york style cuisine, but soon learns he must fight his problem and come through for Connie.Meanwhile Hank is outraged and embarrassed when an x-ray of his colon(clogged with beef)becomes an artist's statement against foreign hunger.In my opinion this episode really is for Bobby's benefit, considering that he makes the emotional transition to respect Connie's needs within their relationship,but hank has a victory himself in proving that his high school football photo contains more respect then an X-ray of his colon,so in conclusion this episode illustrates the development of one character and the victory of two.moreless
  • A touching and funny episode that would make my list of top 5 best episodes for sure

    10
    In this episode, Bobby starts to take a liking to food from a new deli that opened up in Arlen. At the same time, a dance is coming to Tom Landry Middle School and after hearing how Connie is going to kiss him at the end, Bobby is reluctant to go after his less-than-successful romantic encounters plus his friendship with Connie he doesn't want to strain. After eating one too many liver plates from the new deli, Bobby is diagnosed with gout. He sees this as an excuse to not go to the dance, so he eats more and more of the deli's food in order to worsen his gout. Connie catches him and decides to go alone. The night of the dance, the owner of the deli helps Bobby to realize that the girl he likes is more important than food that gives him gout. He goes over to the dance by hopping all the way there (after his electric scooter breaks down) and under his advice of his father to "play through the pain," him and Connie enjoy a dance together. Meanwhile, a photo of Hank's x-rayed colon (from Hank's Unmentionable Problem) is being displayed at the art museum - much to Hank's embarrassment. After many unsuccessful attempts to get it removed, he brings the sheriff in, who arrests the artist because it is illegal in Texas to defame beef. A great victory for the Hill men!

    This episode would probably be the second best episode of the series for me. It had a touching, coherent plot and plenty of good gags (Kahn buying Hank's colon photo to hang in his den, "Madame," the TV gag, and Carl was an entertaining one-time character.) Everything was done perfect from beginning to end - you can't expect that from most TV show episodes. Overall, this episode gets a very high A+.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Joseph Gribble, Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Julianne Buescher

Julianne Buescher

Voice

Guest Star

Jill Parker

Jill Parker

Voice

Guest Star

Lisa Jane Persky

Lisa Jane Persky

Voice

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Dennis Burkley

Dennis Burkley

Principal Moss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Whilst Hank is trying to take the painting off the wall from the gallery, the artist has his hands by his chin. As Hank is being dragged away in the following shot, the artist is being held up by a guy behind him. Its too quick for him to have changed positions that quickly and looks like part of the scene must have been deleted as the change is too large to have been missed.

    • When Bobby is showing off his injured toe at school and doing a Q & A session, the pillow below his foot is white but in the next shot it is blue.

    • At the start of the show when Joseph is tying up his bike it is a green color. As the girls leave and Joseph starts talking to Bobby it changes to a blue color. Then Joseph starts to ride his bike and it changes back to being green.

    • In the medical center as Peggy is filling out the forms there is a sign above Peggy's head. When the shot change to where Hank is taking Bobby into the doctor's office, the sign has moved to a bit below Peggy's head.

    • As Hank puts up his football picture in the museum, he places it on the wall. Once he does there is now a pin holding it up at the top of the picture even though he never put a pin there.

    • After Hank fills up the ice trays and then throws them into the sink, if you look inside the sink you will see they are empty. A few moments later you can see the sinks are full of water without Hank or anyone else filling them up.

    • Tagline: "I've got gout!!" -Bobby

    • One of the photos of comedians that is seen in the deli is of Johnny Hardwick, who provides the voice of Dale.

    • In 'Hilloween', Bobby said that Hank made him eat liver once. Yet here, Hank says that Bobby doesn't eat liver because he isn't a 'ghoul'. So, judging by this, Hank dosen't eat liver.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Luanne: (reading the menu, seeing knish) What's a Kay-nish?
      Peggy: That's pronounced 'nish'; the K is silent.

    • (standing outside a new deli)
      Hank: (reading a sign) 'New York-style deli'; they think that's a selling point?!?!

    • Luanne: (about Bobby) If I've never heard of the thing he wants to eat, he can not eat it.

    • Peggy: Caring for Bobby is nothing to be embarrassed about.
      Connie: Oh, yeah? He named his swollen toe Madame and she talks with a French accent.
      Peggy: I did not know that. Well, it's still better than seeing your husband's colon on the wall.

    • Joseph: I have tried tripping her. I've hid her lunch. I'm running out of ways to show her that I like her.
      Bobby: I assume you tried throwing utility balls at her head.
      Joseph: I can't ask her to the dance unless I know she likes me. God, you're lucky. Connie likes you, so after the dance you know you're getting a kiss. And then you'll have a girlfriend. And then I'll be your nerdy friend who doesn't have a girlfriend. I'm gonna go whack Charisse in the butt with a shovel!

  • NOTES (3)

    • The song being played when Bobby is climbing up the Hill is "Love Hurts" by The Everly Brothers. The song played at the dance is "How Do I Live?" by LeAnn Rimes.

    • Bobby mentions that he and Connie have had a practice kiss. This occurred in the Season 1 episode "Plastic White Female".

    • The x-ray of Hank's colon refers to Season 1 episode, "Hank's Unmentionable Problem." There are a couple of things wrong with this. First, Dr. Morley did a colonoscopy, not an x-ray. Secondly in that episode he makes a comment that he can't figure out why Hank is constipated, because he didn't find anything there.

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