King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 2

Soldier of Misfortune

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 09, 2001 on FOX
8.7
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Dale is running for re-election as Gun Club president, but his chances seem to be shot when he accidentally discharges his gun. To give Dale his confidence back, Hank and the gang respond to Dale's ad in a paper and send him on a fool proof assignment, which Dale screws up. Thinking that the person who sent him on the mission is his rival, Dale decides to take him out, and its up to Hank, Bill and Boomhauer to try and stop him.

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  • Fortunate to See This Episode.

    9.5
    Season 6 is off with a bang, with two solid back-to-back episodes. Dale is a great character and always has the best episodes. This episode did more than just provide a lot of laughs. One of the things I enjoyed was showing how smart Dale can be, despite his usually idiotic remarks and actions. This episode actually shows that Dale planned things ahead and didn't just rush in and try and save the day. It also was just an incredibly funny episode with a really good plot line. One of the best of this season for sure.moreless
  • dale episodes are usually great and this was no exception

    10
    dale wants to be president of the gun club but he accidentally fires his gun and it costs him it. hank and friends try to gain him his confidence back by sending him on an 'important' mission, but dale ruins it, and when hank tries to fix it, dale's opponent at the gun club nearly kills hank, dale, boomhauer and bill. will they be saved?



    good episode and like i said, dale episodes, at least to me, are generally good. dale's probably my favorite character of the show, or at least one of them. overal grade for this- an A+moreless
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

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Mad Dog

Guest Star

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Earl, Bennett

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer

Voice of Joseph Gribble (season 5 +)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dale: In about two minutes, a CIA swat team is gonna swarm this place like flies on Bill.

    • Dale: The falcon has the egg. By "egg" I mean briefcase. Oh, and this is Dale, from the ad.

    • Hank: Mr. Big is pleased.

    • Hank: Don't worry, Dale. I'm sure next week one of those guys will shoot somebody's toe off, and this will all be forgotten.
      Dale: Oh, God, if that happened I'd kiss his bloody nub.

    • Dale: The Generalissimo was guarded better than a Mafia Don's virgin daughter. We needed the element of surprise, so me and my team showed up disguised as flower delivery men. He answers the door thinking someone sent him a bouquet of roses. But instead, he's pushing up daisies! Sh-sh-sh-sha!

    • Peggy: (looking at Dale through the kitchen window) How long do I have to watch Dale moping around in his underwear? No, wait, there goes the underwear.

    • Hank: Dale, Mr. Big is not Mad Dog, I'm Mr. Big.
      Dale: No you're not.
      Hank (disguising his voice): I'm Mr. Big.
      Dale: But, but I known you since the second grade, when did this happen? First grade?

    • Dale (Talking about Maddog's vote leading): He's already got the black vote, Earl, and the gay vote, Earl.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song Dale is listening to in his van when pulling up to the Gun Club at the very beginning of the episode, is "I Fought the Law" by The Crickets.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dale's rescue plan involving the swarm of flower delivery men carrying long boxes relies on the obvious allusion to guns being concealed in florists' boxes in old gangster movies and such films as Dog Day Afternoon and Terminator 2 Judgment Day. The allusion is so powerful, Dale's gun club buddies surrender even though the florist trucks are just plain florist trucks.

    • The title is an allusion to Soldier of Fortune, a well-known military magazine.

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