King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 3

Lupe's Revenge

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 12, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Peggy takes the school Spanish club on a field trip to Mexico. She mistakes a little Mexican girl, Lupe, for one of her students, and takes her back on the bus with her. When she realizes her mistake, she brings Lupe back to Mexico and is arrested for kidnapping. Hank finds himself the object of a female cop's affections, who keeps pulling him over for various reasons, in order to spend time with him.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Lost in Translation

    It's always good to have an episode where Peggy's stupidity is mocked. Although there is no satisfaction in her actually finding out how bad she is. The episode has a pretty good plot and a lot of funny moments, but I really think I just like the concept of the episode more than the funniness of it. It's not an episode that is hilarious every time you watch it, in fact I barely laughed at all this last time. But it is entertaining and has some really good moments. The B plot isn't really that good outside of a couple of chuckles (and a way to have Hank's friends in it) and is actually more of a mini A plot as they intertwine a couple of times. Overall a pretty good episode, that is much funnier the first few times you watch it.moreless
  • Can Peggy Speak Spanish

    A Spanish field trip to Mexico turns bad when Peggy accidentally takes back home a Mexican girl named Lupe. When she figures this out, she returns her to Mexico, but everyone hates Peggy for kidnapping the girl.

    This goes to court, and, in a hilarious final scene, Peggy, in her own Spanish, explains {or tries to explain} what really happened.

    The episode ends with the Judge saying that she is not guilty {in Spanish}, and Peggy thinks he said she was.

    This is surely a hilarious episode, if not for the finale few minutes in court. One of the best from season 6moreless
  • A funny, decent episode.

    Usually I don't care much for Peggy Hill. I still don't after watching this episode. She is so stupid, so cocky, and so ignorant that it makes me want to change the channel whenever she is the main focus for an episode. This was a good episode as it exposed her for the idiot that she really is. She is awful in Spanish and she can't speak it worth anything. I say that she should have gone to jail, but she was bailed out by the writers. She adds nothing to the show and is too full of herself. The story was funny and I actually thought Peggy was funny for once. Thank you.moreless
  • peggy is bad at spanish

    Peggy is put in charge of the spanish club's field trip to mexico. she takes bobby along. peggy's lack of fluency in spanish creates many problems which lead to lupe accidently being transport back to america. lupe trys to tell peggy she needs to go back to mexico and her family but peggy just can't understand. meanwhile hank is having trouble with a lady cop and trys to ward of her advances towards him to peggy then takes lupe back to mexico and thinks she him. hank discovers lupe thanks to lady bird. he then convinces peggy to take her back. peggy takes her back and thinks she is hero but the mexicans think she is kidnapper and she is arrested and but on trial. hank rush to help her and is able to convince peggy to use her fluency in spanish to save herself. her lack of spanish fluency saves her from being thrown in jail. lol!moreless
  • Peggy's Spanish fluencey is what makes this episode hilarious.

    In this episode of King of the Hill, we find Peggy taking the Spanish club on its field trip to Mexico. What I found so hilarious was how inept Peggy was in speaking Spanish when she claims she is fluent in speaking the language and bad her pronunciation was when she spoke in her foreign tounge.

    Another thing that was pretty good about the episode was how when the club crossed the Mexican border and wanted everyone to stop speaking in English and start speaking in Spanish. I thought it was quite funny that Peggy thought the butcher worked at a circus instead of at a butcher's shop and when they arrived at the shop she was saying "Polo for u, Polo for u" (Chicken for you, chicken for you).

    In all, this is possibly my favorite episode of King of the Hill. I find this so funny because how bad Peggy understands Spanish in this episode.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Tagline: "My chicken's the star of the show." -Dooley

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • When the kids are at the butcher's shop, there is one shot where you see Connie standing beside Bobby, but she appears no where else in the episode.

    • At the beginning of the dinner scene Hank puts tomatoes on his taco, in the later shots it shows just lettuce. Later it shows the tomato and then Hank puts lettuce on.

    • When Dooley hands Peggy the paper, she holds it so the writing side is facing her. Then when she collects all the other papers she has the writing facing towards the camera. When she moves the stack so we can see the first paper (Dooley's) it is blank. She never switched it so it should be the side with writing on it.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Police Officer: Did you know that in Greek mythology, a siren was a beautiful woman who sang so sweetly she could make sailors crash their boats into the rocks? Kind of romantic, isn't it?
      Hank: Actually, it's pretty irresponsible.

    • Peggy: Hank, close the blinds or put the wig back on Lupe!

    • Dooley: I drank the water.
      Peggy: In Espanol, por favor.
      Dooley (in Spanish, subtitled): You are a pig.
      Peggy: Muy bueno!

    • Police Officer (listening to her radio): Oh God, I am NOT in the mood for a possible arson right now.

    • Chairman Geiger: I didn't make it to Department Head, supervising three people, by letting a substitute teacher take students to a foreign land.
      Peggy: And I didn't make it to Substitute Teacher of the Year by taking "no" for an answer. Except on "yes or no" tests when "no" was the right answer.

    • Lupe: (in Spanish, subtitled) "My parents have no telephone."
      Peggy: Oh, no. She refuses to call her parents because they hate her. Lupe, tu madre amore mucho, mucho.
      Lupe: (in Spanish, subtitled) "I have no idea what you're saying, but it had better not be anything about my mother."
      Peggy: I was afraid of this. Now she wishes I were her mother.

    • Lupe: Yo vivo en Mexico. ("I live in Mexico")
      Peggy: Yes, "Long live Mexico." Now where are your parents?

    • Boomhauer: Yeah, Hank, flirtin' your way out of a little ol' ticket, man... didn't know you had it in you.
      Hank: I was not flirting. I didn't even mention that I worked in propane.

    • Peggy: Hank, why don't you want me to go to Mexico? Is it the exchange rate?
      Hank: No, it's just that the Spanish they speak there is... you know... fluent.
      Peggy: And I'm not fluent?! In fact, I am so fluent, I may tutor a few Mexican kids while I'm down there! How about that?

    • Judge: (in Spanish) I find the defendant, Peggy Hill, not guilty.
      Peggy: Oh, no! I'm goin' to jail!

    • Peggy: (her testimony translated into English) You honor, I find that you are a reasonable horse. I am very pregnant because of what happened with Lupe. She ate my bus accident and all I wanted to do was make Lupe into a book. I find that I have many good anuses ahead of me to spend in a cigar factory.

  • NOTES (1)

    • "Lupe's Revenge" was originally supposed to air as the next-to-last episode in season 5. But the season was cut short, and "Lupe's Revenge" was postponed until the following season.


    • The episode title and Dooley's confession (I drank the water) alludes to the Mexico visitors' term Montezuma's revenge for the gastric illnesses caused by drinking the local water.