King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 11

Redcorn Gambles With His Future

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 10, 2005 on FOX
7.5
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Hank is in charge of the Family Fun Day Picnic, for Strickland Propane. He struggles to find entertainment and John Redcorn suggests his band. Hank says no and encourages John Redcorn to bet on himself. John Redcorn tries to open a Native American gambling casino to provide a venue for his band, but it gets shut down.

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  • Big Mountain Fudgecak!

    7.0
    This was an entertaining episode, and is funnier the first time you see it, then it is once you've watched it multiple times. It does have some pretty good laughs, especially with Dale forgetting the "e" in the band name. One thing that I noticed with a lot of the later seasons is they tried to have story lines based around the recurring characters as suppose to the main characters. I think there is a reason that these characters, while good, are meant to be supporting characters and not main ones. They just can't hold an episode themselves. That is probably the biggest issue with this episode. John Redcorn really isn't that interesting or funny enough to have his own plot. After the Nancy affair ended, his character always seemed "there" but with really no point. It wasn't a terrible episode, but it could have been much better.moreless
  • John Redcorn takes a serious look at his life and decides to get a little of his youth back.

    7.5
    When John Redcorn realizes that he is 40 and has yet to accomplish all the things he once hoped that he could, he decides to form a heavy metal rock band. The problem is, they aren't any good and when the job offers don't exactly come rolling in, he decides to take gamble and starts his own Indian casino. Luckily, when trouble happens, his manager is there to help him out...



    This is another good episode of King of the Hill. By this point in the series most viewers know all the characters well and are used to their quirky personalities. However, rather than being just a bunch of one dimensional cartoon figures, the characters of King of the Hill remain rooted and consistent in their behavior. This show uses those roots in a good way and comes up with a surprising and fun result.



    While there may be better episodes of King of the Hill, this one stands as a fine, clever example of the series.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Joe Jack

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

Paul Butcher

Paul Butcher

Kenny

Guest Star

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Angry Dad, Dealer, Clerk

Recurring Role

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Octavio

Recurring Role

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Angry Mom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (12)

  • NOTES (1)

    • As of this episode, Greg Daniels' executive producer credit is no longer displayed at the end of the show (he is working on NBC's The Office), and showrunners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky are credited at the end of the show along with Mike Judge.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Dale: I recreated him as the Native American Raffi.

      Raffi is a famous children's entertainer, who has released many albums.

    • Bill: So John Redcorn is opening a casino? I always wanted to see a white tiger before I died.

      Bill is referring to the white tigers featured in the "Siegfried and Roy" show at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas. The show, which had been at The Mirage since 1990, closed in October 2003 after Roy Horn was bitten by a white tiger during the show.

    • Luanne: What's a Yoko?

      Dale calls Luanne "Yoko." Yoko Ono was the wife of Beatles singer/songwriter John Lennon. Many people view Yoko Ono as being responsible for the downfall of the group as she sent Lennon into strange musical directions. Luanne is too young (and ignorant) to know who she was.

    • References to many 70's icon bands were made in this episode: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (hits like Takin' Care of Business and You Aint Seen Nothing Yet), Foghat (Slow Ride), Deep Purple (Smoke On The Water and Woman From Tokyo), and ELO (Don't Bring Me Down).

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