King of the Hill

Season 12 Episode 1

Suite Smells of Excess

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 23, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Bobby finally takes a liking to football. Not wanting him to loose interest, Hank and the gang decide to take Bobby to a Texas vs. Nebraska game. While there Bobby wanders into the luxury box of former Nebraska quarterback, Jack Middleton. Eventually Hank and the gang join him. When Hank (acting as Jake) calls a play that wins the game for Nebraska, all the Texas fans are out to get him, and they have to escape, without Bobby knowing what is going on. Peggy and Luanne watch from home, and Luanne gets scared off Peggy's aggressiveness.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Suite Episode

    This is a pretty good episode to start the season. I usually enjoy Hank and Bobby moments, and this is one of those ones I really enjoy. Minus the fact that Bobby is acting as if Football is some new thing he's never heard of before, it was nice to see him get so into it and Hank doing anything he can (including buying tickets from a scalper-bwah!) to make sure Bobby has the best time ever. I thought it had a lot of really funny moments, and was enjoyable. The B plot was kind of pointless and obviously just something to make sure the episode was long enough, although I did like Luanne and the cat! Overall it was a pretty decent start to the season!moreless
  • While Hank, Peggy, and Bobby shop at the Megalo Mart, Bobby begins to like football. Hank, wanting to keep his love for football intact, takes him to a Nebraska VS Texas football game. Mayhem begins to ensue from there on out.moreless

    Seriously, this was a very funny episode with witty jokes and great writing.

    I don't understand why Bobby begins to just suddenly like football (or why it doesn't carry on in future episodes), but it was funny seeing how desperate Hank is to keep Bobby's love for football in tact. Like Dale said, he broke many rules to make Bobby like football.

    I like how when Hank tried to make Nebraska lose by telling them some stupid play, and they end up winning! And then, the guys try to escape the stadium without being found out by the angry Texas fans.

    Overall, this was a classic episode that I love. This is one of my favorite episodes!moreless
  • A great way to start out the season.

    The one thing I didn't like about this episode was that Bobby started to like football because he has also been the art kid who never wanted to be a jock. What would make the writers do that but other than that it was a great episode. The part where they got the seats up high reminded me of the time I went to a WVU VT game. My favorite part was when they had to get back to their car and everything. This was very good episode I can't remember how many times I watched this one on my DVR.moreless
  • funny episode

    it's a good episode and very funny. trying to get bobby to like football, go to a college rose bowl game, trapped in some former college stars VIP box seat, Hank deciding nebraskas winning play... a quick kick, they get a touchdown, trying to stay safe from angry football fans, peggy going crazy, and they are forced to drive all the way to nebraska... i love it classic. if you like this episode... your a smart person. if you don't... well watch it again and again. i thought this beat the simpsons season premiere but not really family guy"blue harvest" that was pretty hilariousmoreless
  • Bobby and football

    hank discovers booby watching football on the tv at the store and thinks bobby is interested in fotball. so he and his friends dale bill and boomhauer decide to watch football with bobby to make sure he likes it. so they then take him to a game but dioscover their tickets are fake since they say texas vs nebraski. so they must buy tickets off a scalper. so thye have terrible seats. and the boby ends up in a suite so ahnk and friends come and watch the game and bring good luck to texas and then hank has to act as the former nebraska quarterback jake (i forgot the last name) and calls a quick cll when the assistant coach of nebraska calls him because he has to take over since the head coach was hurt. so the quick kick leads to a nebraska win. this causes a riot when the real jake whathisname shows up and hank and friends try to escape disquised as nebraska fans but the texas fans surrrond them until the nevraska team tells them to follow their convoy. peggy has to buy a new tv so takes luanne who gets confused by the hd tv showing a cat.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The other bowl choices were Gator Bowl or Peach Bowl (which should have been Chick-Fil-A Bowl). While the former bowl had an agreement to host a Big 12 team at the time of the episode airing, the latter did not. Likewise, the Rose Bowl Game also does not have a partnership with the Big 12, but has hosted Big 12 teams on four occasions - Nebraska in 2002, Oklahoma in 2003, Texas in 2005 and again in 2006 (all but Nebraska won).

    • As the Nebraska convoy heads north, they pass a "Welcome to Oklahoma" sign by the side of the road. The actual Oklahoma state line runs along the south bank of the Red River, and the sign should be next to a bridge across the river.

    • Tagline:" Wrap him up college boy!" -Peggy

    • Bobby may not know much about football, despite being on a team, and seeing games before, but it almost seems as if he's never been introduced to the sport before.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Hank lists the Holiday Bowl as a possible bowl for the Longhorns following their loss in the Big 12 Championship Game. The 2007 Texas Longhorns football team actually ended up playing in the Holiday Bowl where they beat Arizona State.


    • Dale: Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Jack Ruby, caught and stuffed, every one.
      Jack Ruby was the man convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.

    • Title: An allusion to the 1957 film classic The Sweet Smell of Success with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. The film features a character who yearns for the trappings of wealth that he can see but not afford.

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