King of the Hill

Season 3 Episode 21

Revenge of the Lutefisk

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 20, 1999 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Tagline: "But not in the face -- that's how I make my livin's." -Cotton

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • In the beginning, you can see Nancy, John Redcorn and Joseph sitting together at church, however Nancy appears to have orange hair.

    • Bobby takes of his shoe and slides it under the pew to excuse himself from Church, then heads down the hall to the bathroom. When he's walking down the hall, he has both shoes on, then only one shoe again when he's in the bathroom.

  • Quotes

    • Cotton: What did I miss? Did she dance yet?
      Peggy: How did he find out about this?
      Dale: Psst. Colonel, I saved you a seat.
      Rev. Stroup: Here's another Minnesota tradition that's not so easy to throw in the garbage. Let's everyone rise and hug the person next to you.
      Cotton: Leave it to a woman to turn God's house into a love shack.
      Dale: Permission to hug you, Colonel?
      Cotton: DENIED! Go hug your wife!
      Dale: I can't, she's hugging the person next to her.
      Rev. Stroup: Looks like you need someone to hug.
      Cotton: Looks like you need to read your Bible, and I quote "Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission. -Corinthians
      Rev. Stroup: Yes, but in the book of...
      Cotton: Billy Graham, Man. Jimmy Swaggert, Man. Karen Stroup,-
      Bill: ENOUGH! If you hurt this woman, This single woman, and you take her away from me, I promise, I will strike you down!
      Cotton: I've made my point. If you need me, I'll be in the one part of this church that's still men's only.

    • Bobby: Mom, as long as we're confessing: remember when Grandpa broke the arm of your Boggle trophy 'cause he was playing soccer in the house?
      Peggy: I will never forgive him for that.
      Bobby: It was me.
      Peggy: I forgive you.

    • Cotton: If I can take a bullet for my grandson, I'll do it. But not in the face... that's how I make my livin's.

    • Cotton: It's only a matter of time before they accuse me of church-burnery.
      Dale: Colonel, I would be honored if you used my phone to claim responsibility.

    • Reverend Stroup: Protestant and Catholic, Jew and Buddhist, man and woman, we are all brought together today by hate.
      Luanne: Oh, I hate hate!

    • Hank: I told you to stop sending my dad 'The Gribble Report.'
      Dale: You tell me a lot of things, Hank. Most of which I publish.

    • Reverend Thomason: And now, friends, I'm sad to say I've decided to retire from Arlen First Methodist.
      Peggy: (to Hank) Retire? The man works half a day a week!
      Reverend Thomason: After much reflection and soul-searching, I've decided that the future of God is on the internet. will spread the gospel to every online soul in the world, unless you have AOL.

    • Cotton: Look for the man with the terrible smell! He's the one you want, you hear me? The man with the terrible smell!

  • Notes

    • Mary Tyler Moore portrays Rev. Stroup in this episode, but in future episodes they get one of the series regulars to do it.

    • This episode did not air on its originally scheduled date in the Colorado area due to the Columbine High School massacre.

  • Allusions