King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 5

Luanne's Saga

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 16, 1997 on FOX

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  • Luanne's Saga revolves around the issue of Hank needing his much-beloved den back for his peace-of-mind and for general puttering around. Unfortunately, his neice is currently a long-time house guest and has yet to vacate the aforementioned den.

    Luanne's Saga is an evolution of Hank's innermost feelings about life and family. On the outset of this episode, the apparent issue is that Hank wants his den back and Luanne has worn-out her welcome (she used to live in a trailer park with her parents until the day her momma got dragged off to jail for stabbing her father with a fork in a fight about the last quart of bedtime beer). Later we see that the issues get more convoluted because Hank was counting on Buckley to take Luanne home with him at his apartment eventually. Buckley dumps Luanne and now Hank has not only an occupied den but a weeping niece on his hands. Hank and the guys go to Ulgly's Saloon to pick-out a new boyfriend for Luanne and things go downhill from then on.