King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 21

Nancy Boys

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 30, 2000 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
43 votes

By Users

Episode Summary


Nancy and Dale go to a romantic restaurant with Hank and Peggy and Nancy falls for Dale all over again. She decides to end her affair with John Redcorn and be faithful to her husband but she soon starts to wonder whether she made the right decision. Hank is annoyed by having to constantly have double dates with the Gribbles.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Major Plot Line

    This episode is a big deal as it officially ends the affair between John Redcorn and Nancy. It was a great plot with a lot of funny moments. I liked how Nancy acted as if she was cheating on John Redcorn. It was a really funny twist to the plot. I also like how they left it open that Dale still has no clue as it is still a recurring thing in later episodes. Overall a great episode, especially for this season.moreless
  • An ok episode, but not my favorite. Nancy ends her affair with John Redcorn so she can focus on Dale.

    Hank saves a mans life and gets a free dinner for four at a very good restraunt. They invite Dale and Nancy to go with them. After they eat, Nancy gets drunk and has sex with Dale. She realizes how much she likes him. She then ends her relationship with John Redcorn. John sneaks into Nancys room to give her flowers when Dale wakes up and hits him with a lamp. Nancy lies and says he was dropping off buisness forms. Dale agrees to help John gets some of his land back that the white people stole from him. John keeps the secret and Dale gets him a few acres. Nancy decides to stay with Dale.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

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr


Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

Voice of John Redcorn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Dale knocks John Redcorn the shape of the lamp he's holding changes between shots. The shape you can see changes between the shot of Dale knocking him out and the next shot that shows a wide shot of the people in the room. The other mistake in the shot is when Dale drops the remaining part of the lamp. Despite dropping it from about chest height the remaining part doesn't break when it's dropped.

    • When Dale is talking about getting the silver medal, you can see that on the wall, near the bed, there is a wind catcher. Once Nancy says "If you say so, I was pretty drunk", the wind catcher disappears.

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Love train! Woo-woo!" -Dale

    • When Nancy sits on the bed after telling Dale she has an appointment with John Redcorn she is up by the head of the bed. Then when Dale first puts his head in her lap she is near the foot. In the close up of his head on her lap, she is back by the head of the bed.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Hank: (regarding the restaurant) Guess who I got to come with us?
      Peggy: Nancy and Dale.
      Hank: Oh, well I guess Nancy already told you.
      Peggy: Hank! I was joking!

    • Dale: I just wanted to apologize for beating you up last night.
      John Redcorn: You didn't beat me up. You hit me with a lamp.

    • Dale: I was at John... uhh, at the gun club, playing Russian Roulette.
      Nancy: Awww, did you win?
      Dale: You're not really familiar with the game, are you?

    • Dale: Boy, if they gave an Olympic medal in sexual gymnastics, I would've taken home the silver last night.

    • Bill: I thought you were withholding intimacy to preserve your life-force.
      Dale: I was, but then Hank had to go draggin' me and the old lady to some Italian Romanceria. Next thing you know, we're on our second honeymoon. Only this time, no cruise ship and I only vomited once.
      (Nancy overhears)
      Dale: I think I finally got to the point where I actually love her more than my mother.

    • Dale: (to Nancy) Are you sure you're not an alien? 'Cause you just abducted my heart!

    • Peggy: Nancy, now you know my position on monogamy... I am in favor of it.

    • Peggy: (To Hank, concerning Nancy & Dale)You know she only sleeps with him on his birthday and Christmas. That's why she always gets depressed around the holidays.

    • Dale:(Speaking to Hank about Nancy) Boy, her 'can' looks so sexy when she's walking away, it's almost a shame she's gonna turn around and come back.

    • Nancy: (to Dale) Oh! I forgot you have brown eyes. They're so cute, and close together.

    • Hank: (Speaking of Dale) He thought that we wanted to 'swing'.
      Peggy: What? You get Nancy and I get Dale? Who's the clear winner there? Dale!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The first song heard durring the roller skating scene is "Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Convention and the second is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. The song John Redcorn is listening to at the end is "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest.

    • This is a major turning point in the series' run in that Nancy breaks up with John Redcorn. Dale is still in the dark about their relationship, which would provide fodder for future episodes.


    • The episode title Nancy Boys alludes to the old euphemistic term for effeminate or gay men chiefly in the U.K. although usage may persist today as roughly equal to the terms "sissy" or "metro sexual" in some circles. The John Redcorn - Nancy - Dale triangle becomes disrupted in this episode with Dale secretly receiving therapy from John Redcorn in his trailer while Nancy gets stood up. Nancy then nearly walks in on them as Dale quickly puts his shirt back on. At the end Dale wonders aloud to Nancy if John Redcorn might be gay.