King of the Hill

Season 11 Episode 4

Luanne Gets Lucky

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 25, 2007 on FOX
8.1
out of 10
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48 votes
7

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When Lucky ditches Luanne to go stumping with Hank and the gang, Luanne accepts an invitation to attend Arlen High School's Senior Prom. Lucky's friends Mud Dobber and Elvin take it upon themselves to bully Luanne's 15-year-old date, which leads him to dump Luanne.

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  • A Night to Semi-Remember

    7.0
    This is much better than the previous episode, but a far cry from the first two episodes of the season. It has an OK, but kind of weird plot, and has some good laughs, but it just isn't super entertaining. I am a pretty big fan of Luanne, but not always her episodes. She is much better as a background character who only has a few funny lines, as suppose to being the star of an episode. The "B" Plot of the Stumpin' was OK, but didn't do much except have a set up for the main overall plot. Overall it was a pretty decent episode.moreless
  • Luanne going to the senior prom with a 15-year-old senior boy

    3.5
    I didn't get how a 15 year old high school boy would be a senior. He would have to be a genius to be a senior at that age, he didn't seem like a genius and he had no genius characteristics. He would have to be a freshman or a sophomore at that age. I don't know whose idea was it to have a 15 year old boy to be a senior in high school, that was just asinine, I tell you what.moreless
  • When Lucky declines a romantic evening with Luanne in favour of going "stumping" with Hank and the gang, she makes a date with a young student to go to the senior prom with him – much to the anger of Lucky's two friends. Not outstanding, but a nice ep...moreless

    8.5
    From the first act of this episode, I wasn't expecting much. It was okay, but definitely not classic 'King of the Hill'. However, to my pleasant surprise, over the rest of the episode, it developed into a very reasonable story overall.



    I'm not sure if 'stumping' is a real Texan thing, or something invented for this episode. But the whole plot of Luanne going to the senior prom with the young and terrified young student is well played out, and has a lot of good moments.



    One thing I would say from this season so far, is that we haven't had any stories devoted to Hank himself. Even though the show is very much an ensemble piece, Hank is still the 'main' character. But looking at the title of the next episode, 'Hank Gets Dusted', maybe this is about to be rectified.



    That said, it is a nice change to have an episode based around Luanne and Lucky. Lucky is an interesting character - neither outstandingly likeable nor dislikeable, but makes for some good moments.



    All-in-all, a reasonable episode, but the opening episode, 'The Peggy Horror Picture Show', still stands as the best episode this season thus far, IMO.moreless
  • Okay episode.

    7.0
    I didn't really like this episode very well. It was a bit broing and wasn't all that funny to begin with. Whenever Luanne and Lucky are the focus of the show, it really makes for a dragging episode. Now there a few things that weren't so bad. I thought it was kind of entertaining to see Lucky's friends bully around the kid that went with Luanne. I also liked when Luanne decided to go to the prom. I must say that the writing was average, the comedy was okay, and the plot was below my expectations. Overall, it was just average episode. Thank you.moreless
  • Another average one that barely deserves a 7, we expect more from this show.

    7.0
    It's odd that I actually cared more about the plots than the jokes themselves, which is a first for a KOTH episode. This episode wasn't bad, but it could had funnier. Lucky's plot about going after that tree stump was solid, but barely as it had like 2-3 jokes, though there aren't LOL either. And Luanne's plot about trying to go to the prom with a 15 year old senior(you heard me) was a bit stronger, but it was kind of weird of how Lucky's guys were after the boy that Luanne was going to the prom with. There simply aren't any strong jokes in this one, just chuckles, smiles and little laughs, and it did get boring on some parts. But a good story and a fairly well done ending helps it a lot. You should watch this episode, but it's not mandatory to do it though, and you could have mixed reactions as well.



    KOTH needs to be a classic again, and while this episode heads for the right direction, it's simply isn't there yet. Keep trying, you can do it.moreless
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Mud Dobber

Guest Star

Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

Jack

Guest Star

Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen

Teenage Girl

Guest Star

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Lucky

Recurring Role

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins

Elvin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Tagline: "Summon your amazing strength."  -Luanne

    • Peggy mentions that she never went to prom, and even though she could have gone with someone ugly she stuck by her principles. However, she was dating Hank by then, so while it isn't a surprise they didn't go to prom (Hank being the way he is) I don't think the reason she didn't go with someone ugly was because of her principles, but rather it'd be cheating on Hank.

    • In this episode, Lucky said he slipped on pee at the Costco when he went to buy a new winch. However, in the ninth season episode "The Arlen City Bombers," Lucky says he went to the Costco to buy a big-screen TV with a cash advance from his credit card.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jack the Barber: (Asking Luanne what prom hairstyle she wants) So what'll it be, the "Linda Evans" or the "Joan Collins"?

    • Hank: I've always wanted to see walnut in the wild...

    • (A customer is getting a new hair style for her prom)
      Luanne: I missed my prom because I have to testify against my mama. Everyone got THE most romantic night of their life, and all I got was my mama sent to jail. (sighs)
      Customer: I think I'll get an "up" do.
      Luanne: The bailiff that had to wrestle my mama had an "up" do. (sobs and cries)

    • Dale: I'm so cold.
      Hank: We're all cold Dale.
      Bill: If we huddle together we will retain our heat and we won't get hypothermia.
      Hank: Not a chance.
      Bill: C'mon on Hank no one will ever know.
      Hank: I will, and that's enough.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song playing when Luanne and Kevin first dance at the prom is "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" by Kellie Pickler. The song Lucky and Luanne dance to at the end is "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The theme of the prom is "A Knight to Remember". This is a play on words, as proms are usually considered "a night to remember".

    • Cinderella

      Luanne's hairstyle and prom gown are near replicas of the one Cinderella wore (down to the jewelry even) in the 1950 Disney animated film Cinderella.

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