King of the Hill

Season 12 Episode 16

Pour Some Sugar on Kahn

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 30, 2008 on FOX
8.7
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When Minh's father, General Gum, who hates Kahn, comes for a visit, Kahn can't stand being at home, and finds solace in a karaoke bar, where he becomes a hit. General Gum can't stand Kahn being popular, so he steals his song at the Nine Rivers Fundraiser, where Kahn was suppose to sing, sending Kahn into a depression. Bobby and Peggy make bets for bragging rights.

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  • Pour Some Laughs On It

    7.0
    This episode is very disappointing compared to the brilliance that was the previous one. It wasn't very funny, and was pretty boring. General Gum reminds me of Cotton, only if Cotton was annoying and not funny. It did have some moments of humour, but not enough to save this episode. Another Kahn centred one that was boring, so no surprise there. Also, when did Kahn become a decent singer? He has always had a horrible voice. I know it's only a cartoon, but I've always gotten annoyed when shows have changed the skills or even personalities of a character just to fit a script. Maybe I am continuity OCD, but still. I am not going to give this a horrible rating because some moments, mostly Bill and Dale, did make it tolerable.moreless
  • Kahn is dismayed when Minh's father comes to stay with them, but finds solace in karoake, at least until the General steals Kahn's signature song.

    8.7
    While this episode has its ups and downs, overalll it's a funny episode, and introduces Minh's father, General Gum, who rivals Kahn's mother (seen in the seventh season episode "Maid in Arlen") as the most overbearing parent. It was nice to see some character development this season for Kahn, who has been in too few episodes - other than "The Minh Who Knows Too Much," he really hasn't been one of the primary characters, usually getting a few lines, and even in that episode it was more about Minh and Dale.



    We also are treated to an appearance by Ted Wassonasong when Kahn finds him in the karaoke bar. Kahn begins confiding in Ted, who quickly tells him to "save it for the stage". He is quickly becoming an Arlen staple with his dry wit and condescension.



    The B-story keeps this episode from being spectacular. Peggy and Bobby competing for "bragging rights" made me smile a little at the beginning, it quickly became irritating. The only time it really tied into the main storyline was when Peggy and Bobby bet that Kahn will go back to being his arrogant, condescending self once the General leaves, and even then it wasn't nearly as funny as the writers probably hoped.moreless
Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Kahn Souphanousinphone

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

David Herman

David Herman

David, Emcee

Guest Star

James Sie

James Sie

General Gum

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Minh Souphanousinphone; Connie

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Tagline: "Drag and drop!" -General Gum "But I..." -Kahn "Drag and drop!" -General Gum

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • In every other episode where you hear Kahn singing, his voice is really bad and sounds almost like his talking voice, however in this episode his voice sounds like an actual singing voice and is a bit better.

    • When Kahn is picking out hot sauce for the General, the bottles have a rooster on them. In the sixth season episode "Man Without a Country Club," Peggy and Hank meet the creator of the sauce at Nine Rivers Country Club, and Peggy mistakenly says she recognizes him from the picture on the bottle, but he informs her there is a rooster on it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Hank: Huh, Kahn must be really good at this. I've never seen so many people happy to see him before.
      Bill: I've heard five people refer to Kahn as: 'the "Morning After" guy'.

    • Dale: In the world of Karaoke, stealing another man's song is like sleeping with his wife...and making him listen while other people cheer.

    • Kahn: Hello, Hank Hill. I accidentally got some of your mail.
      Hank: Hey, I've been waiting for Snap-On to send me their catalog for years.
      Kahn: Yeah, I know. I've been getting your catalog for years. I usually throw it out, but today I thought, "What the heck?"
      Hank: What has gotten into you, Kahn?
      Kahn: Ever since I started doing karaoke, nothing bothers me anymore. Not the General, not you guys, nothing. Hey, you guys want to come watch me sing? I'll put you on my guest list.
      Bill: I'm on a list!

    • Kahn: I was a big hit at the karaoke bar in Little Laos. The crowd loved me. They even took my picture and put it on the "Wall of Fame."
      Connie: Wow, Dad! That's so cool!
      Minh: Kind of reminds me of the rebel with shiny shirt and pompadour I met at disco in Laos.
      The General: Don't be so happy with yourself.You're just singing someone else's songs. No skill involved. Unlike poetry. I shall now recite a poem I wrote while awaiting trial at The Hague. (clears throat) So much depends upon inhumanity... and death. We must not forget yet we cannot remember/Death be not proud?/Then who?

    • General Gum: So, you're good with computer.
      Kahn: (pleased) Yes.
      General Gum: Then put MP3s on my watch!

    • Bobby: The only part of soccer I like is when the announcer yells, "Goal!"

    • Hank: (to Kahn) You'll get back on stage and walk it off, like an athlete. That sings.

    • Dale: In the world of karaoke stealing a man's song is like sleeping with a man's wife - and making him listen to it as others watch and cheer!

    • Kahn: Hello office slaves!
      Bill: Hello!
      Kahn: My boss is letting me telecommute. You know what that word means, stupid hillbillies? It's English for work from home!

    • Kahn: I thought the general wasn't coming until end of the week!
      Minh: Took control of Home Owner's Association earlier than planned. It was daddy's first bloodless coup!

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