King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 12

Plastic White Female

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 11, 1997 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Bobby is is invited to his first boy-girl party, where the kids will play Spin the Bottle. At first he doesn't want to go which upsets Hank but makes Peggy happy. Luanne is worried because she has a big hairstyling test coming up. She is given a plastic "practice head". Bobby sees this as an opportunity to become better around girls, so secretly starts using it to practice interacting with the opposite sex including kissing it, which ends in disastrous results.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Wouldn't it be nice?

    This is not only an early King Of The Hill episode, but one of the first ones I ever saw, at about midnight in a hotel in summer 2008. Let me just say that seeing it again this year was so awesome. Season 1 KOTH has a bizarre, washed out feel that clearly shows how old it is (my sister was like, "when was this made??"); even two of the house room have completely different colors!

    Anyways, Joseph invites Bobby to his birthday which will have girls at it. Bobby is all nervous about it and practices being a boyfriend with a plastic head Luanne is using for practicing her desired job of cutting hair. Hank, of course, is uncomfortable with it and puts it away, and later destroys it! But then, on the day of the party, Connie gives Bobby some confidence by kissing him! I won't ruin the ending, but I'll just say it's unlike any KOTH ending you've ever seen!moreless
  • Heads Will Roll

    This is a pretty good episode, although considering it was the season finale it wasn't as good as it should have been. I think the plot is great and it contains my all time favourite quote "nobody cares Bill". It was overall a decent episode, and had some really good funny moments, but it wasn't anything special and definitely not one of the best of the season or series. Worth a watch though, as it does start the Connie/Bobby story arc.moreless
  • great

    bobby is invited to his first boy-girl party, and is excited, until he learns they are going to be playing spin the bottle. is bobby ready for such an activity? maybe not yet, but with some help of a plastic head he has been using from luann...

    pretty good episode, it is kind of boring in some parts but overall a really good episode i think, a pretty good offering from the show's first season, my overall grade for this episode would be in the "B" range or so because like i said, it is kind of boring in partsmoreless
  • It had some funny moments.

    I actually thought this was a solid episode of King of the Hill. It kept me entertained for a half hour and it was really funny. It had a decent plot and the comedy was good. I think that Bobby was the funniest in this episode and he stole the show with his hilarious antics. My favorite part of the show was when Bobby was making out with a plastic head. It was really funny when he was caught red-handed. It made me laugh and it was a good, clever idea. I have to say that this was a decent episode. Thank you.moreless
  • This episode

    This episode brings us into the world of Alrlen, Texas where Hank has the heavy responsibility of educating the general public about propane and propane accessories. Dale shows us how perceptive he really is about all the neighborhood goings on, despite his time-consuming job of uncovering government sponsored conspiracies and his highly successful extermination enterprise. Boomhauer is as easy or hard to understand as usual and Bill begins to show some oddities, like using the Hill home address for his mail personal mail and his over-eagerness to grovel and help anybody in sight; he's a lonely divorcee. **SPOILERS**

    This episode highlights the fact theat Luanne can't seem to compete with the intellectuals populating her beauty school classroom; though she is working to the best of her abilities. She comes home and attempts to practice on everything on two legs but encounters some resistance from Hank, he really has a serious hang-up about his hair; his appearance directly affects his propane salemanship. The subplot shows young Bobby Hill stressing about his first boy-girl party and coming up with his own very disturbing soutions.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter, Joseph Gribble

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive - Uncredited

Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Sharona Johnson

Guest Star

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge

Miss Kremzer

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Minh Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode. This is the first time one of the main characters do not speak.

    • When Dale walks in after Bobby spins the bottle, it shows a boy and a girl next to each other closest to the door. However when the bottle stops there are now two girls there.

    • There are two things wrong with the scene where Luanne has her test. First, there is no way that the lady could draw on Hanks hair like that. Secondly the marks on Hank's head (that he draws) disappear.

    • Peggy goes out to the living room to talk to Bobby after speaking with Hank. Luanne then comes into the Kitchen through the back door and Peggy is suddenly right next to her.

    • This episode starts the KOTH tradition of changing the theme song slightly for the season finale. In this season the guitar sound at the very beginning of the opening credits is one octave higher, and has a distorted sound.

    • Bobby and Connie share their first kiss in this episode.

    • The name of the news paper Hank is reading at the dinner table is the Arlen Courier.

    • After Hank locks the head in the cupboard, the brass keyhole disappears.

    • When Bobby is shown drinking the grape soda we actually see an Alamo Beer can in his hand.

    • When Luanne enters the room with the head, she is wearing a pink shirt and blue pants, but when Bobby is staring at the head, she is wearing a green shirt and red pants.

    • In the scene where Luanne is told she can use the new recruits for practice, Dale's hair is grey in one frame. It happens right after Hank says "I overslept".

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Hank: Hey, Dale, Bill, Boomhauer.
      Dale: Don't you "Hey, Dale, Bill, Boomhauer" us! You said noon; it's 12:15.
      Bill: Do you have any idea how long we've been waiting?

    • Peggy: I realize I am just as much to blame for your condition as the media and the Devil.

    • Bill: You know, I feel for that kid. I remember when I was starting out as a young barber. I felt so alone -
      Dale: (interrupting) Nobody cares, Bill

    • Hank: Luanne's right, all you need is practice. You think Jeff Foxworthy just woke up one morning and took some funny pills?

    • Hank: Hey there, Bobby. I guess they found a cure for the cooties (chuckles)
      Bobby: I dunno, what are cooties?
      Hank: Well, when I was a boy, that's what they called the germs you got from girls.
      Bobby: Oh, you mean like Chlamydia?

    • Luanne: Beauty is an art. It's not something you can learn in school, like gym or study hall.

    • Hank: You're usin' this head like a crutch!
      Bobby: It's not a crutch, Dad. It's just something I've come to rely on to get me through life.

    • (Hank is sorting through the mail)
      Hank: Bills, bills, bills... Why do we keep getting Bill's mail?

    • Hank: Bobby, I'm as open-minded as the next guy, but just so you know, most states won't let you marry a plastic head.

    • Hank:(to Peggy about Bobby's behavior) Don't point your finger at me, woman! You're the one who parks him in front of the TV and makes him watch all them Muppets! They got frogs kissin' pigs ... what the hell did they think was gonna happen?

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song playing in John Redcorn's car is "Rock Me" by Great White. The song playing during the montage is "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" by the Beach Boys.