King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 12

Phish and Wildlife

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 22, 2004 on FOX
8.0
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Hank takes Bobby on a camping trip that he is going on with the guys in which they vow to eat only what they catch, in order to teach Bobby self-relience. A very hungry Bobby befriends the campers next to them, who are a group of hippies. After they feed him, the hippies run out of their supply, and come to Bobby for repayment. Dale and Boomhauer leave, and Bill joins the hippies. Back at home, Peggy starts helping people around town, who don't actually need her help.

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  • Phorget About This One.

    6.5
    This has some funny moments, and isn't really boring, but this show has already done the, "being annoyed by hippies" thing. I tend to enjoy Bobby/Hank episodes/moments, but this episode was just kind of boring. Not too much happened, and it wasn't really that funny. A few hippie jokes is OK, but this was just bash after bash, and got tiresome. For once, Peggy was not annoying (while being annoying). It was actually funny watching her annoy other people, which I guess is very ironic. Bill joining the hippies is, again, something they have done many times, with him belonging to a group that the rest of the guys think is stupid or weird. I think there was just not enough original or funny material in this to make it good.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

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Topaz, Singing Hippie

Guest Star

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Fudgie, Police Chief

Guest Star

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Ranger Bradley, Reclining Hippie

Guest Star

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Dora Shelwyn

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Frisbee Hippie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bobby: Maybe it's just like you said: to catch a fish, you have to think like a fish. We just have to think like hippies.
      Hank: That is impossible.
      Bobby: Come on, Dad, just try. Okay: I'm a hippie, and I'm naked because I smoked all my clothes.
      Hank: Yeah. And I don't like to work.
      Bobby: Right. I like everything handed to me. I'm just like a kid.

    • Hank: Dangit, if I have to pull one more hook out of Bill!

    • Bill: I use my survival training every day. Being alone in the woods prepared me for being alone everywhere else.

    • (Hank and Bobby are watching Bill drive off with the hippies)
      Bobby: Will we ever see Mr. Dauterive again?
      Hank: Not until around the 15th. That's when he has to report back to work or he's AWOL.

    • Bobby: Dad, I ate hippie gumbo!!
      Hank: (horrified) What?!

    • (Bill is counting fish they caught during the first day of the camping trip)
      Bill: That's three for me, three for Dale, and four for Boomhauer.
      Dale: ...And nadda for Bobby. And since this is an "eat what you catch only" trip, Bobby will be dining on filet of zero!
      Hank: (sighs) Shut up, Dale!

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The hat that Bill is wearing is the "Cat in the Hat" hat, which is a famous Dr. Suess character, from a book of the same name.

    • One of the stickers on Hank's truck at the end says: "What Would Jerry Do?" which is a play on "What Would Jesus Do?"

    • The Gathering:
      This episode takes some cheap shots at the Rainbow Gathering, a real event in which real people, many of them very hippy-like, gather in a National Forest each year (it was in Texas in 1988), create a money-free counter-culture for a few weeks, say "Welcome Home" and "I Love You" a lot, dig their own latrines, provide for their own water, and clean up after themselves.

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