King of the Hill

Season 7 Episode 9

Pigmalion

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 12, 2003 on FOX
7.1
out of 10
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49 votes
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Peggy forces Luanne to quit her job as a waitress, and then signs her up for a course on enterpreneurism. There she meets Trip Larsen, head of Larsen Pork Products. Trip takes an interest in Luanne, and she soon becomes his girlfriend. Peggy suspects that Trip may be crazy, but when she orders Luanne to break up with him, Luanne refuses and moves in with Trip at his mansion. Trip forcibly dyes Luanne's hair red and makes her dress in a milkmaid's outfit. Luanne discovers that he is trying to turn her into the Larsen Pork Products Girl, an advertising character his grandfather created.moreless

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  • Crazy, Weird, But Still Funny

    6.5
    This hands down, is the weirdest and creepiest episode of King of the Hill, EVER. I'm glad it is Halloween related, so that gives some type of reasoning. The episode in many spots were quite boring, which sucks, as I usually enjoy a Luanne episode (although Luanne was pretty good, just the episode itself was odd). But there were some moments of humour and it saved the episode. This could have been a complete disaster. I generally would say to skip an episode like this, but I also think you need to see the episode to really believe how odd and different this is from all other episodes. Based on the funniness of this episode alone, it's a decent episode, but it just is so strange, it brings the overall score down.

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  • fair

    6.5
    luann dates a guy named trip larsen, a pork product man. but luann soon learns that trip is a bit on the nutty side. what will happen.



    not one of their better ones. i've only seen this episode once or twice and it was not that interesting nor was it very funny. maybe if i watched it again sometime. as for now, i do not think it was a good episode, maybe there were some jokes i do not remember, but anyway, as of right now my grade is a low "C" because i do not think it deserves lessmoreless
  • Man, that was weird.

    5.5
    I have to say that this was by far one of the weirdest episodes of King of the Hill. Why you ask? Because it was a storyline that made no sense and it lacked any sort of realistic element. Luanne finds a boyfriend in a crazed lunatic who wants her to dress up like another girl. That says everything you need to know about it there. And what is worse is the ending of this episode. The huy dies and gets processed like a pig. Overall, this was a very weird episode and not at all good. I would say it was just plain weird. Thank you.moreless
  • Out of character, but well done...

    8.0
    It had all the aspects of a "regular" King of the Hill episode, except that is was creepy and out of character. I can see how most people wouldn't like the episode because of the whole pig premise, but I liked it. Well, I really had to give it a second chance but it had some of the funniest lines I had heard. Several scenes were great...party, Hank in the propane powered balloon, Tripp was nuts, and the last scene was terrific. I would have liked to have seen more of a dark side from King of the Hill...well done.moreless
  • Peggy tries to help, but makes a mess as usual.

    7.0
    This episode focuses on Luanne's stupidity and Peggy's need to control her. After forcing Luanne to quit for a minor mistake, Peggy continues by signing her up for a business course. The man who hires her is crazy, but only Peggy notices after being snubbed while trying to do Luanne's thinking. When she tries to tell everyone, no one believes her. It is somewhat of a theme in this series: Someone says the truth, yet everyone believes it to be a lie. Here is a sad ending, but Luanne manages to free herself from control hungry Peggy... for this episode at least.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

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Trip Larsen

Guest Star

Marcelo Tubert

Marcelo Tubert

 

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Tagline: (Pig oinks) "SCHWEIGEN!" -Trip

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • The door to the slaughterhouse (which Luanne blocks with the barrel) changes configurations between shots. When Trip is trying to get in, the exterior is blue with a doorknob. After Peggy busts in, it is white with a push bar across the middle. The interior is white with a push bar in all shots.

    • After Larson says that Peggy's question is actually a comment, it shows Peggy and her pad of paper disappears.

    • When Mr. Larsen chases Luanne into the pig processing factory near the end of the episode, Luanne rolls a large barrel in front of the door to block it. Mr. Larsen runs up to the door and PULLS on it, only to find it won't budge. The animators should have had him pushing on the door.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Trip: My great-grandfather started Larsen Pork Products with little more than three pigs and a killing hammer. Today, I'm proud to say, we kill more pigs than pig hepatitis.

    • Trip: Hank, how would you like a ride in a hot-air balloon? I don't need to tell you it's powered by propane.
      Hank: That's one of the eight uses of propane I haven't experienced first-hand!

    • Trip: Your head hasn't been harmed. It's been improved. I took the liberty of dyeing it while you were asleep for the last fourteen hours.

    • Luanne: At least Trip seemed happy, and now he's in a better place.
      Peggy: Honey, Trip had a mental breakdown and is now a sausage. That's not a better place.

    • Hank: Oh great, it's Luanne, I bet she can tell us where the bathroom is.
      Peggy: Is that all you care about? The bathroom? What about Luanne?!
      Hank: I can't enjoy a party until I know where the bathroom is, Peggy - you knew that when you married me.

    • Peggy: You look nice, Luanne.
      Luanne: I know, Trip told me. I'm the Larsen's Pork Products girl.
      Hank: You see, Peggy - I could have come as the Strickland Propane man!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was produced in season 5, and originally announced for season 6. It was delayed for unknown reasons (maybe its gruesomeness made the network reluctant to air it) and was finally shown as an "extra" episode in season 7.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Peggy: Do not correct my grammar unless your name is Strunk or White!

      Peggy is referring to the text The Elements of Style, a grammar handbook by William Strunk and E. B. White.

    • Pygmalion is a fictional character from the Roman poet Ovid. Pygmalion carves a woman out of ivory and falls in love with her. The statue is brought to life and Pygmalion marries her and they have a son.

    • The title is an allusion to Pygmalion, a movie and play, all based on the works of Bernard Shaw. The same works inspired the play and movie My Fair Lady.

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