King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 12

Meet the Manger Babies

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 11, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • While Hank and his friends are watching the game, right before Bill says, "Yes! Made it to the commercials!" he wipes his hands on the couch and leaves a mess on it, but when he is imitating the football player's touchdown dance, you can see that the mess is gone.

    • Tagline: "That's right. Uh-huh. Come on..." -Bill

    • It is HIGHLY unlikely that Hank could get to the studio in time to save the car from going off the "cliff" as Luanne was about 10 seconds from dropping the car when Hank was still at home.

    • The math in this episode is wrong. Hank made it sound as if Super Bowl XXIV (24) was at Boomhauer's. This Super Bowl would have been 32. He said the order was Bill, Hank, Dale, Boomhauer. If 24 was at Boomhaer's than so should this one, not at Hank's.

    • The episode pointed out that the NFC always wins the Super Bowl in a blowout, but ironically in 1998, the Denver Broncos (AFC) won the Super Bowl 31-24 (not a blow out).

    • This goof may be intentional (it's a common mistake): Luanne said that Jesus was "born in a manger", when actually he was born in a stable, and laid in a manger.

  • Quotes

    • Peggy: (after realizing her remote had no batteries in it when she was changing the channels on Hank watching the Super Bowl) Bobby? When did you take out my batteries?
      Bobby: Before the Super Bowl.
      Peggy: But... but then how did I...? (looks up toward the sky)
      Bobby: (as the screen goes dark) Or maybe it was after... I dunno.

    • Dale (as the TV channel keeps switching from the Superbowl to Luanne's show): What are you doing, Hank? If I wanted to spend Superbowl Sunday looking at my wife, I would have married Fran Tarkenton.

    • Peggy: Another Superbowl, another can of Scotchgard. It would be a lot simpler if you would just ask Bill not to wipe his hands on the cushions.
      Hank: I got a better idea. You sit here and Boomhauer, Dale, me and Bobby will sit here.
      We'll do a zone defense around the chips.
      Peggy: What if Bill tries scrambling around the coffee table?
      Hank: He doesn't have that kind of quickness, Peggy. Not anymore.

    • Peggy: Bravo! bravo!
      Nancy: Luanne really shouldn't waste this kind of talent on church. If you want, i could show her tape to my boss at channel 84. He's always looking for quality children's programming and home videos of things blowing up.
      Peggy: Luanne really could use a boost right now but I could not take advantage of our friendship like that, no.
      Nancy: Oh, Peggy, honey, this is show business. That's what friends do.

    • Bobby: I like it over at Mr. Dauterive's house because he always keeps snacks in his couch cushions.

    • Hank: (looks at shopping list Peggy put on the refrigerator) Diet soda? Peggy, we're going shopping for the superbowl party, not your feminine items.

    • (Hank notices a nail is sticking out of Luanne's puppet stand)
      Hank: I shoulda nailed that thing in harder.
      Peggy: Oh, Hank, you're the only one that notices.
      (Camera pans over to a bunch of guys)
      Guys: (Murmuring about the sticking out nail)

    • Hank: Suffering is a part of every religion. Peggy, I mean, look at what the Jews have been through and you never hear them complaining.

  • Notes

    • The jacket that Peggy is wearing in this episode is the one she got in the episode "Peggy the Boggle Champ".

  • Allusions

    • Fran Tarkenton: The person Dale said he could have married if he wanted to look at his wife on Super Bowl Sunday is a former NFL player and commentator on Monday Night Football.