King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 2

Ms. Wakefield

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 19, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Tagline: "Peppermint schnapps makes me sloppy." -Bill

    • When Hank first brings Ms. Wakefield to the taxi, Bobby is following behind with the walker, but it never shows what he does with it. The taxi drives off and Bobby is gone, and there was not enough time for him to put it in the trunk.

    • The opening theme song had Jingle Bells playing in the background. This is the second time they have used this opening. The first being "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying".

    • In this episode Hank's address is revealed as 123 Rainey Street. In "Hank's Dirty Laundry" it was 320 Rainey Street. In "Hank's Choice" it was 84 Rainey Street. For the remainder of the series the address goes back and forth between 84 and 123 Rainy Street.

  • Quotes

    • Hank: Okay, here's one for Bill. Could this be that ear-and-nose trimmer he's been needing?
      Bill: I hope it's hungry.

    • Bill: That poor old woman. She committed the crime of loving Hank's house too much. Are we not all guilty?

    • Dale: Help me figure out what to get Nancy for Christmas. I'll never top that oil painting I commissioned last Christmas: "Nude Dale In Repose." Tasteful, yet you can see everything.

    • Hank: Now, I'm not gonna mention any names, but due to last year's unfortunate kissing incident, mistletoe is banned from this year's Christmas party.
      (Everyone looks at Bill)
      Bill: Peppermint schnapps makes me sloppy.

    • Peggy: I still cannot believe you invited that old woman over for dinner, Hank. That's like putting a saucer of milk out for a stray cat. One lap, you'll never get rid of her.
      Hank: All she wants is a walk down Memory Lane. Besides, most seniors are lactose-intolerant.

    • Luanne: You have such wonderful memories. Now I can't wait to get all old and wrinkly and grow a little hump on my back.

    • Luanne (looking for Ms. Wakefield under the bed): Ms. Wakefield? If you're under there, please don't grab my throat and drag me down to the gates of hell.

    • Bill: I'll probably die in my house, wedged behind the bathroom door, inaccessible to the paramedics. Well, what can you do?

    • Hank: It's reasonable not to want someone to die in your house, right?
      Peggy: M-hm. We cannot open that door. I mean, if Bill gets wind...

    • Bobby: This is my room. It's chock full of memories for me. Like the time I dressed our dog Ladybird in my underwear and pretended that we were Calvin Klein models.

    • Peggy: Bobby, I do not know how a giraffe got in the nativity scene, but I like it. Let's go find a zebra.

  • Notes

    • Originally scheduled to air at 7:00pm ET, FOX made a schedule change and the episode aired at 9:30pm ET.

    • The first song played at the Christmas party is "Frosty the Snowman" by Willie Nelson. The second song is "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms.

  • Allusions

    • Dale: What if I sealed myself in a crate and had myself delivered to Nancy?

      This may be a reference to Charles McKinley. In 2003, McKinley had himself sealed in a packing crate that was loaded onto a Boeing 727 that flew from New York to Dallas. He charged the shipping fee to the company he worked for. Apparently he didn't want to pay for a plane ticket. He was sentenced to probation and given a $100000 fine, which was ironic because a plane ticket would have cost him about $300 dollars.