King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 8

Not in My Back-Hoe

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 28, 1999 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • The episode title is connected to the NIMBY phenomena or "not in my back yard" attitudes that arise in relation to the location of necessary but unpleasant facilities like sewage treatment plants. Bill's septic tank was at one point believed to be literally "not in my back yard" but rather, he thinks, in the side yard. While searching, the back hoe destroys Bill's back yard. In the end Hank has learned that it is not such a good thing to have a friend who is not close enough to his back yard for sharing a beer.