King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 2

Reborn To Be Wild

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 09, 2003 on FOX
7.9
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Fearing that Bobby is succumbing to bad influences, Hank makes him join a local Christian youth group. Bobby discovers that the group consists of cool kids and their tattooed pastor, Pastor K, who worship God through skateboarding and rock n' roll. Hank approves of Bobby's new found interest in religion, but disapproves of the way Bobby starts to dress and talk. When Bobby gets his ear pierced, Hank forbids Bobby to attend the big Christian rock festival, Messiahfest. Bill, Boomhauer, Dale and Kahn decide that death row convicts shouldn't be the only ones to get great meals, so they create the Last Meal Club, dedicated to creating perfect 'last meals' for themselves.

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  • Jesus Rocks! And So Does This Episode.

    9.0
    This is a really good episode which pins new school vs. old school. Growing up in a church with a lot of old school people who think you can't be a Christian with tattoos and piercings and such I can relate a lot to this episode. I think they did a great job of handling it. I like how they showed that you can do whatever you want as long as it pleases Him, but that it also needs to really be about Him and not just because its cool. I think there are some people who are gonna think Hank is just being a stickler, and to a degree he is. But I loved the ending scene with Bobby which explains his reasoning. I also think getting Gene Simmons (who's nickname is the Devil) to play a Christian man is genius. Not only did I enjoy the plot, it was also extremely funny, especially the B Plot. Overall a great episode!moreless
  • Hank Hill

    8.5
    King of the Hill is like a fine wine, it gets better with age. When the series first appeared i was not interested, but the older i get, the more i appreciate all the episodes. Mike Judge lays down a very strong foundation, that has a unique sense of stabilization that our society is in dire need of. Family that adheres to value, for better or worse. We need another series like this for different demographics.moreless
  • great

    8.0
    hank makes bobby join a local church youth group, lead by a skateboarder named pastor k. at first, hank is pleased with the results, but later does not like how bobby is acting and forbids him from seeing pastor k. what will happen when bobby sneaks out of the house?



    good episode but like others it seems to get kind of boring in the last half, at least to me. it started off pretty strong but the last act or so was kind of boring for me. overall my grade for this episode is somewhere in the "B" range methinksmoreless
  • Hank takes on the New Christians...

    9.5
    When Bobby starts getting carried away by his love of hard rock, Hank takes him to the church counselor. When the counselor recommends Bobby join an after school youth group, Hank is all for it until it turns out the group's take on Christianity is not the same as the old-time religion that Hank believes in.



    This is a great episode, maybe one of the very best in the whole series. It uses broad strokes to paint the way Christianity is being marketed to today's kids. Bobby even gets a new, "Extreme Bible" from the youth group leader. In the end, Hank takes Bobby out of the group because he feels that their views on religion are counter to what he wants his son to learn. The explanation at the end sort of says it all.



    Like so many others, this episode of King of the Hill ends up in a way where Hank's everyday values triumph. A lot of parents could learn from the way Hank takes charge when he sees an influence on his son's life he doesn't approve of. Great show, with a lot of laughs - I give it a 9.5.moreless
  • An average episode.

    6.5
    I didn't really care much for this episode. I think that it was a bit of an insult to the religion of Christianity. It was kind of painful to watch in some areas because I knew exactly what was going to happen. I did not care for the storyline of Bobby trying to be hip. H e is very easy to sway and Hank is right. But either way, it was a bit boring to watch and the writing seemed okay, but the comedy was not there. Overall, it was fairly entertaining and it wasn't bad at all. It was just okay. Thank you.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

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

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Jessie

Guest Star

Sum 41

Sum 41

Christian Youth Group

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Pastor K

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Peggy: (to Bobby) Here's the fake goatee you wanted, they were all outta black nail polish. So, you'll just hafta use a sharpie.
      Hank: No Way!! The only way that you are having a black fingernail, is if you hit yourself in the hand with a hammer!

    • Bobby: I can't believe you are making me do this. It is so UNCOOL !
      Hank: You know what 's not cool? HELL !!!

    • Hank: You aren't making Christianity better, you're just making Rock and Roll worse.

    • Bobby: (Referring to his planned tattoo) Dad, it's just my way of giving mad respect to the Lord."
      Hank: Bobby, the Lord has been getting mad respect since the beginning of time, he does not want you defacing your body.

    • Pastor K: Jesus had long hair!
      Hank: Only 'cause I wasn't his father!

    • Dale: For my last meal, I'd ask for the world's rarest truffle, then, while they were searching for it, I'd tunnel my way out of prison. Although, I would miss out on eating the world's rarest truffle. Quite the quandary.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Furby: Inside the box there was a creature that looked exactly like a famous toy in the 90's a Furby, which was a furry animal with a beak and could talk.

    • Hank: Farrah Fawcett was very popular back then.

      As Hank mentioned Farrah Fawcett, who was an actress, was very popular in the 70s. It was a very "in" thing to do for women to wear their hair exactly like Farrah Fawcett, and it was even the name of the of hair.

    • Boomhauer: Dang ol' band Garbage, man.

      Garbage is the band led by Shirley Manson. Some of their hit songs are "Stupid Girl," "When I Grow Up," and "I'm Only Happy When It Rains."

    • The episode title is an allusion to the song "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf.

    • Bobby: Is it about Esau the eggplant and the prodigal cucumber?
      This is a reference to a Christian animated series called VeggieTales where talking vegetables act out Bible stories. While no eggplant has ever been in a video, one of the main characters is a cucumber.

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