King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 12

Now Who's the Dummy?

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 18, 2001 on FOX
8.5
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40 votes
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Episode Summary

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A showbiz veteran gives Bobby his ventriloquist's dummy, Chip Block. Bobby starts doing routines about Chip's love of sports, and Hank seems to like Chip's personality better than Bobby's. Dale, who was scared at a young age by a doll based on Chip, schemes to destroy the dummy.

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  • What a Dummy of an Episode!

    8.0
    This episode is good for more reasons than its humour, which it did have a fair amount of. It was, at the heart, a Hank/Bobby episode, which I tend to enjoy. I always like seeing how they are going to have them bond. Hank may always seem awkward and like he doesn't like his son, but usually in the end, he shows that he really loves his son. And I think that, above all else, is what makes this a good episode. Funny wise, Dale and Mr. Poppers make this episode! Mr. Poppers reminds me of my grandfather who also thought the maid in his old folks home was stealing from him!moreless
  • bobby the ventriloquist

    10
    bobby and some other kids are performing a skit at an old folks home and one of the old folks takes a shine to bobby, who gives him his ventriloquist dummy. at first, bobby is over thrilled, but soon realizes that people (especially his dad) think the dummy is the funny one, not bobby.



    good episode, i like the humor in it and i like the plot of dale trying to get rid of the dummy. overall a pretty good episode and another of my personal favorites from the series, this episode, at least from me, gets an A+ for a grademoreless
  • A dummy is decent.

    8.5
    This had a lot to like in terms of entertainment. I think that the comedy was good and I liked the fact that it was focused on a dummy instead of one of the characters. I thought the writing was good and I liked how well everything was played out. I think for the reason that I did like this episode, there are the reasons why I thought this was great. Bobby was of course being his normal sad self. Hank was Hank and the rest of the crew were probably on lunch break. Overall, it was a good episode. Thank you.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Tom Poston

Tom Poston

Jerry Popper

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Voice of Buckley, Eustis, various guest characters

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The birthday song (Someone's got a birthday I wonder who) the kids were singing at Dale's party, during his flashback was the same song Bill sang in "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator".

    • Tagline: Jerry Popper doing his impression of windshield washers.

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Octavio who made his first appearance in this episode, was mentioned back in "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" by Dale.

    • As Dale is taking photos of Bobby's ventriloquist doll you can see he is taking the photo from the upper right of where Bobby is standing in his house. However the angle of which he takes the photo from would be impossible as it's to the left of their screen doors and there is no window or see-through material from that angle.

    • Whilst the old man in the retirement home is about to give Bobby the ventriloquist doll, there is a shot of just Bobby. In this shot you can see the jacket and hat on the coat rock and the coat is on the top rack. When we see both of them together the coat rack has another rack above the jacket now.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song Bobby sings throughout this episode is "Frog Went A-Courting" which is an English language folk song. Its first known appearance is in Wedderburn's "Complaynt of Scotland" (1548).

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