King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 18

My Own Private Rodeo

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 28, 2002 on FOX
8.5
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Dale and Nancy are renewing their marriage vows, and Nancy wants to invite Dale's estranged father, Bug, a rodeo performer. Dale hates his father for making a pass at Nancy on their wedding day, but when Hank goes to see Bug, he discovers that the rodeo is a gay rodeo, and Dale's dad is gay.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • It Was a Gay Ol Time!

    9.5
    One of my favourite episodes, and one that helps the case for Season 6 being one of the best! It had a great plot and was incredibly funny. It was not the best portrayal of gay people however, this show has always made fun of the typical American and how stupid and ignorant they can be. Dale couldn't tell his dad was gay, no matter how obvious it was, and it even took Hank, Bill and Boomhauer a while to figure out they were at a gay rodeo, and I think that was part of the show. Them being so oblivious is what makes this show funny. If they were masculine then it would make sense they couldn't figure it all out. Dale, obviously steals the show in this one, and Jaun-Pedro is probably one of my favourite one time appearances. Overall a fantastic episode, and a KOTH classic.moreless
  • I did like the fact that they introduced a gay character however it was played more for camp and stereotypes.

    7.5
    i liked the fact that they had a gay character ,in this case Dales dad was gay and lived a lie and succumbed to pressures from peers and family to do so. What I didn't like was they made him effeminate and did the stereotypical thing of making the gay man use fem pronouns and act like a queen. I do go to gay rodeo and while they do have camp events like goat dressing etc , the men are quite masculine , they aren't all YMCA dancing idiots. This episode used some bad cliches by playing RUPAUL and Village People ,Im surprised they didnt play Barbra Streisand.



    Dales dad didn't have to be portrayed as an old queen stereotype nor did they have to use such really bad feminine role models like his lover who was an over the top mexican queen in daisy dukes. i just wish for once they would portray ordinary masculine men who are gay. Plenty of those out there. As for the other reviewer hinting why did he kiss Nancy , he was scared and was not drunk , he didn't want Dale to see him even near the Filipino guy.

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  • Oh my god the gay rodeo episode is hilarious.

    8.3
    I thought the episode with Dales dad coming back for the wedding was hilarious the last thing I was expecting is Dales Dad being gay. I thought the gay rodeo scene was so funny with Dales dad putting underwear on the goat. I think they should bring Dales dad back in one of the future episodes. I think gay people are funny as hell. I thought it was odd that Dales dad ould kiss his wife. Instead of kissing Dales wife he could of just stop kissing the gay guy. Why would you go and kiss the bride. I guess he was a little after party drunk.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

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

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer

Voice of Joseph Gribble (season 5 +)

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Bug Gribble & Juan Pedro

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The depiction of Dale's father contradicts an earlier appearances in a flashbacks in "The Order of the Straight Arrow" and "Now Who's the Dummy?", in which he looks and sounds like an older version of Dale.

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Monkey-style! Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" -Dale

    • Dale says "John Redcorn's gay and I've been friends with him for years". Dale first made mention of his thoughts of Redcorn being gay back in Season 4's "Nancy Boys".

    • While discussing the Gay rodeo with Bug, Dale uses the term confirmed bachelor which is an outdated euphemism for a homosexual man. Dale does not seem to realize this and uses the term in a more literal sense to describe his dad and creates a kind of double irony.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dale: I loved my father like a father, and he betrayed me like a betrayer!

    • Nancy: The only people who know about the affair are me, John Redcorn, and God. And you. And Hank. And Bill, and Boomhauer, and possibly Bobby. Oh, and of course John Redcorn's sister -- she's got a mouth on her.

    • Bill: I don't get it. Why would Bug be in a gay rodeo?
      Hank: Well, the guy's 60 -- maybe he couldn't cut it on the regular circuit. It's like those guys who have to play European basketball, or Canadian football.

    • Joseph (dressed as an Indian) Check it out, Dad! I'm John Redcorn!
      Dale: I don't see it.

    • Bug: I'm not the man you think I am. My rodeo is a gay rodeo.
      Dale: Why would a confirmed bachelor such as yourself work at a gay rodeo?

    • Nancy: Why is God punishing me? (to God) Why, sug?

    • Bug: Oh, sweetie, there's been a huge misunderstanding. I'm gay!
      Dale: If only that were true.
      Bug: Dale, it is true! I'm gay!
      Dale: Nice try, J. Edgar.
      Bug: Dale! Denial ain't just a club outside McMaynerbury!

    • Dale: Listen up, homosexuals and so-called bisexuals!

    • Nancy: So are you really okay with your dad being gay?
      Dale: Why would I have a problem with it? John Redcorn's gay, and I've been friends with him for years!

    • Dale: Prepare to be destroyed by the deadliest of all martial arts -- monkey-style! (Makes monkey-like battle gestures) Pressure point! Gouge the eyes! Grab the tongue! Achilles tendon!
      Bug: I deserved that, and any other kind of monkey-mischief you can throw at me.

  • NOTES (4)

    • During the flashback at Dale's wedding, the song playing in the background is "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas. The song that the people are dancing to at the gay rodeo when Hank is there is "Y.M.C.A." by Village People. The song at the rewedding is "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2003 WGA Award (TV) for Animation.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2003 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (In a Series Without a Regular Gay Character).

    • Charles Nelson Reilly voiced the part of Bug in the original storyline. In this version, Dale suffers from a toothache and refuses to go to a dentist, fearing a tracking device would be implanted in him by his father's cohorts. Most of the episode's events, like Hank going to the rodeo, remain the same, but the ending is different in that Bug, feeling Dale would reject him if he told the truth, covers his sexuality by explaining he is monitoring the gay rodeo's activities. Relieved, Dale has his father hold his hand while he goes to the dentist. After the script was re-written, David Herman was hired to do Bug's voice.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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