King of the Hill

Season 12 Episode 17

Six Characters in Search of a House

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Apr 06, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Peggy has trouble selling a house. When she realizes that the current residents are scaring away the buyers, she hires actors to play their parts. When the dress rehearsal, at the Hill's house, is well received, someone puts an offer on the house, and Peggy agrees to sell it.


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  • Class Act!

    This was a pretty good episode overall. There weren't a lot of laugh out loud moments, but there were enough to keep me entertained. As usual, the majority of laughs came from Dale and Bill, but actually the actors were really good. Especially the sex offender part. The plot itself, is a bit silly, but it works well, as it is always humorous to see Hank pushed out of his comfort zone.moreless
  • Peggy is trying to sell a house with people deader than her last jobs.She hires actors to be the owners of the house, but almost sells until, with Hanks help, make it look like a filth shack to keep the housemoreless

    This episode was very funny. The actors were just hilarious. All the things they did to sell the house. The people living in the house were creepy. The parts with Bobby acting were very funny. It was a shame that Hank had to make his house look like Bill's to keep it. Peggy was very funny because she was yelling all over to the actors. It would have been funnier if Dale was in the play because he'd attack every one who came by being the over protective war veteran. Overall, this was the funniest episode i have seen in a very long time.moreless
Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Chris Sizemore

Guest Star

David Koechner

David Koechner


Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Spencer, Dennis, Byrne, Actor

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Bobby (in character of Peggy's house-selling play): That's why doctors will never tell you that homesick is the worst kind of sick.

    • Hank: Dale, I've told you before, get off my bed.
      Dale: (mocking'Don't sit on my bed'. 'Don't try on my belts'. You've got an awful lot of rules there...

    • Hank: Please don't ever compare acting to propane again.

    • (Hank and Bobby are reluctantly damaging the house before the inspector comes)
      Bobby: Dad, if it makes you feel any better, I don't want to be an actor anymore.
      Hank: Thank you, son.

    • Hank: I have no interest in selling the house where I raised my boy and my dog.

    • (Bobby mentions his dream of becoming an actor)
      Actor: Bobby, do you know I'm 36 and spend my weekends in a sandwich costume just to pay rent?

    • (Peggy is writing her script while Bobby looks on when Hank comes in)
      Bobby: Dad, mom's been typing for six hours straight! Except for that 15 minutes when she just started crying.

    • Tom Sizemore: I know what you're doing here - using actors to sell houses. Brilliant! You're making real estate history, Peggy! And I want to be a part of it, more specifically I want a part in it.

    • Dale: I could rid you of your extremely attractive pests, Hank. I won't say when, I will say scorpions.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Blonde Actor: "…you'll have to answer to the Jets".
      The Jets were one of the gangs in the movie "West Side Story".

    • At the beginning of the episode, there is a poster of Chris Sizemore standing above a miniature Arlen with his arms spread and palms up and the text Team Sizemore: Resurrecting the Housing Market. The picture of Chris Sizemore is a reference to God, with the text also having a religious connotation.

    • The title is an allusion to the play Six Characters in Search of an Author.