King of the Hill

Season 8 Episode 8

Rich Hank, Poor Hank

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 04, 2004 on FOX
7.8
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After becoming inquisitive about how much money the family makes, Bobby decides that he will do some investigating of his own. Bobby overhears part of a conversation where Hank says he made a thousand dollars that day, and thinks he makes a thousand dollars everyday. He also comes across a box marked "oil records" in the garage and misinterprets it. Feeling that Hank is just being a rich miser, he goes on a shopping spree with Hank's emergency credit card. News of Hank's hidden wealth spreads through the alley and out about town, and everyone wants in on the action.

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  • Richie Hank!

    8.0
    This was a pretty good episode of KOTH. It, like many of the later episodes, didn't have a ton of laughs, but was entertaining enough, and had enough humour to keep me from being bored. I liked how the handled the Bobby and Hank relationship, by allowing Bobby in on the finances without having Hank change his character. Often in shows they make a character do something they normally wouldn't for the sake of a plot, but they didn't do that in this episode. I think the Bobby/Hank chemistry was really great in this episode, and has always been one of my favourite aspects of the show.moreless
  • When Bobby overhears his parents discussing money, he suddenly assumes that his family is rich and tries to get in on the action.

    9.5
    When Hank gets his annual bonus and jokes with Peggy about how much he makes, Bobby overhears and assumes that Hank makes that much everyday. He discusses the matter with his friends and they decide that Hank must really be a wealthy miser who is hoarding cash. So, in an attempt to get his hands on some of the family cash, Bobby steals the emergency credit card and goes on a spending spree.



    I think this is the finest King of the Hill episode written to date. It really is a slice of American life and portrays the way many working class families teach their kids about money - by never discussing it with them. I can understand every character's point of view in this episode, Hank's, Bobby's, the neighborhood kids and even the adults in the neighborhood who are willing to believe a crazy rumor that they know in their hearts can't really be true.



    King of the Hill may be one of the finest working class comedies to ever show on American TV. It has a good message and, despite the fact that it is a cartoon, the show accurately portrays the way working class people think and act. Mike Judge and the rest of the production team can be proud of their product.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

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

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

 

Guest Star

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

 

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Various

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Tagline: "Dad, gimme a big wad of cash!" -Bobby

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • In this episode, which aired in January 2004, Boomhauer mentions Hank got "a dang ol' new truck last year." In "Chasing Bobby," an episode in the fifth season in January 2001, Hank gets his new truck. However, this is probably not an error on the writers' part, it is just another example that time passes slower in Arlen, Texas.

    • During the episode, Hank suggests to Bobby that he collect cans and bottles to raise money and tells him that the street is metaphorically "littered with nickels." However, Texas is not one of the states that has instituted a deposit recyling program.

    • A common mistake in credit card commercials shows up in the cab. When the driver scans in the card Bobby gives him, he scans it so the card reads right side up to the viewer. This means he scanned in the bottom of the card. However, the stripe is on the top of the card, which means, when swiped, a "viewer" from the front will see the card turned upside down.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dale: So Hank frittered away his fortune. God, if Peggy was the best he could do with money, what's going to happen now when she leaves him?
      Boomhauer: Man, talkin' 'bout how the mighty have dang ol' fallen, man.
      Bill: I heard it had something to do with the Internet.
      Dale: Usually does.

    • Dale: "The Millionaire Next Door." I read that book, but I had no idea it was about Hank.

    • Connie: I don't know, Bobby. We've lived next door to you for a long time, and you don't seem rich. I mean, you guys don't have half the stuff we do, and everything you do have, we have a better version of.

    • Bobby: (shopping for a wallet) This one's pretty snazzy, and it looks like it could hold a ton of money. That way, if I wanted to impress someone, I could pull out a really big wad of cash... Bam! Dad, gimme a big wad of cash!
      Hank: What are you trying to do, get us mugged?

    • Hank: (to pet store clerk) Just how soft are these "soft begging strips", because Ladybird's gums are very sensitive?

    • Hank: Only jackasses go around saying how much they make.
      Bobby: What are you talking about? Julia Roberts makes $20 million a picture - are you calling America's sweetheart a jackass?

    • Dale: Way to go Bill, you've single-handedly de-railed the Gravy Train.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This was the last King of the Hill episode to use traditional cel animation. From this point on, the show remains hand-drawn but all painting and coloring is done digitally. King of the Hill was the last animated show to go digital (The Simpsons, the other holdout, went digital the year before).

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode "Rich Hank, Poor Hank" is an allusion to the popular book and television mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man.

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