King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 2

Square Peg

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 19, 1997 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Bobby's school is doing a Sex Ed. course and at first his parents are reluctant, until they realize they can't talk to him about it. Peggy winds up having to teach the course after someone (Dale) makes a threat and the actual teacher quits. She struggles with how she is going to teach it and it causes a riff in her relationship with Hank. Hank and the guys are also working on cutting down some overgrown tree branches.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Sexy Episode

    Even better than the first one. This episode is one of the best of the entire series. Again, all the characters are so funny, and play a good role. Some classic lines in this episode, especially by Dooley, one of the greatest characters this series had. What is great about some of these earlier episodes, is that Peggy hasn't become the arrogant person she becomes later on, and is just funny. Love the part where she is yelling out body parts. Another perfect 10 in this premiere season!moreless
  • The second episode of King of the Hill had some great humor in it.

    In this episode, Peggy has to teach a sex-education class after Dale prank calls the teacher and scares her away. This episode was great as well, the humor in it was great, it had some classic moments like the icy hot scene, Peggy shouting out swear words and hank spitting his beer out, Hank's reactions to everything he saw about sexual relations, and much more. In conclusion, Square Peg is a perfect KotH episode that has great humor in it.

  • Hilarious

    One of their funniest episodes from the first season, In my opinion anyway. I really can not stand Peggy usually but in this one she was funny. Some of the episode, especially in the later half, may not be very appropriate for children because it is talking about sex, but the overall episode is good, and I think most fans of the show will like this one, even if it isn't their all-time funniest or best, it is still a great offering.

    So, my overall grade would be an A+, it really is one of their funniest, I think anywaymoreless
  • Peggy Hill is a professional subsitute Spanish teacher and when she gets called in to teach Sex Ed, things take a turn for the worse because Peggy can't speak about such unlady-like subjects out loud. She just was not raised that way.moreless

    Peggy-with-a-Y Hill has been voted Substite Teacher of the Year and holds the respect of the middle school principal. She is the first subsitute phoned for this assignment and unfortunately for all involved, Peggy never really took a Sex Ed class in her entire life. You see, in Peggy's pre-adolescent days, school wasn't very direct in broaching this subject. Peggy's mother supplemented her knowledge back in those days with a picture book about the wonderment of women (the book was a wide-spread publication back then and parents' common subsitute for "The Talk"), it was basically a book filled with drawings of flowers - not exactly informative. Eventually, Hank Hill argues with Peg enough to give her the strength to teach body parts to the students in her class - only to find that Bobby Hill is the lone student in the Sex Ed class.moreless
  • Bobby is going to take a sex-ed class with Peggy as the teacher. In order to teach the class, Peggy must over come her fear of saying body parts in front of a class.moreless

    Bobby is going to take a sex-ed class. Hank and Peggy agree to let him. Dale scares the sex-ed teacher causing her to quit. Peggy is assigned to teach the class. Hank pulls Bobby out of the class, deciding he doesn't want Peggy teaching him. Peggy overcomes her fear of saying body parts after praticing, and she is ready to teach the class. On the day she is going to teach, Bobby goes to work with Hank. Hank realizes it is ok for Bobby to learn about sex, and takes him to the school. No one is allowed to take sex-ed except for Bobby. Peggy starts to teach Bobby about sex-ed.moreless
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Joseph Gribble; Luanne

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer; Dooley

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive - Uncredited

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Hank says that Peggy is teaching a bunch of fifth graders, however, Bobby is in Grade 7, not 5.

    • Hank says that the permission form HAD to be signed by both parents. It seems the school isn't very inclusive of its students who may have only one parent.

    • Peggy says that the book she was given had "only pictures of flowers" however when she opened it, it had scribbles, which looked to be writing, and no pictures.

    • In the scene where Hank is cutting down some branches and Bill comes out the tree is much further out from the fence then in the rest of the episode.

    • Dooley seems to imply that he will be in the Sex Ed class but he isn't shown in that scene.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Bobby: (holding 2 male dolls) You want my Chandler, or my Ross?
      Joseph: Can I shoot him FULL OF BBs?
      Bobby: Okay
      Joseph: Then Ross.

    • Peggy: (to a mirror) Happiness... Happy-ness. Ha-penis... (breathes) penis. Oh! I did it!

    • Hank: No need for Bobby to get all bothered up learning about sex when he can't do a damn thing about it anyway, at his age... and with his features.

    • Dooley: Your mom's gonna teach sex ed.
      Bobby: Yeah.
      Dooley: We're gonna get to see her boobs.
      Bobby: I guess so.
      Dooley (to someone else): Your dad lost his job.

    • Hank: answers the phone Hello?
      Dale: on other end, disguising his voice You don't know who I am, but I know where you live. And if you teach that Sex Ed class so help me, I'll-
      Hank: Dale, is that you?
      Dale: normal voice Oh Hank. Can I speak with Peggy?
      Hank: sets down phone and walks away Peggy, it's for you. It's Dale.
      Peggy: picks up phone Hello, Dale.
      Dale: disguises voice You don't know who I am, but I know where you live.
      Peggy: on answering machine You have reached the Hill residence. Please leave a message at the tone.
      Dale: disguised voice You don't know who I am. But I know where you live, Sex Ed teacher. And you better cut it out if you know what's good for you. normal voice Oh, and Hank, we changed that tee-off time to 3:00. See ya.

    • Peggy: Bobby, honey, um -- what do you know about sexual relations?
      Bobby: I don't know. Nothing much. I'm a little worried about being a slut.

    • Hank: Nobody likes a know-it-all who sits around talking about their genitalia!

    • Hank: Stay tuned for the X-Files. I thought it was some kind of porno because of the name, but it turns out it's about two young people who don't have sex. Now that's entertainment.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The song playing at the end of the episode is "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always & Forever)" by Randy Travis. It was mentioned earlier in the episode that Peggy likes Randy Travis' music.

    • It is shown that Peggy has won a "Substitute Teacher of the Year Award". These don't really exist.

    • This episode was nominated for the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less).

    • The original FOX broadcasts of this episode ended with a tag where Hank talks to the audience and introduces "The X-Files," which followed King of the Hill at that time. (The tag used the same animation as the tag from "Hank's Unmentionable Problem.") In most syndication versions and on DVD, this tag is replaced by the regular credits and theme music.


    • When Bobby offers Joseph his Chandler or his Ross he is refering to the characters Chandler Bing and Ross Gellar, two main characters on the hit sitcom Friends.