King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 2

Texas City Twister

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 26, 1997 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Man at Door: Hello is there a Luanne Platter living here?
      Hank: Well who wants to know?
      Man at Door: Shiny Pines Trailer Park. Miss Platter owes 6 months back rent.
      Hank: You must have that wrong mister, Luanne doesn't have any trailer, that's why she lives here.
      Man at Door: So she does live here.
      Hank: Don't play mind checkers with me man. I'm not in the mood.
      Man at Door (pulls wrench out of jacket pocket): Uh we're both reasonable people.
      Hank (grabs golf club and holds it behind door): You said it friend.
      Man at Door: My records show a trailer at the corner of Shady Oak Lane and Unpaved Access Drive: Luanne Platter - Resident.
      Hank: That can't be right. Luanne use to live in a trailer, but her parents had a fight, the trailer tipped over, her momma went to jail and the cops hauled it off.
      Man at Door: Sir, if you're calling me a liar, you better be holding something stronger than an umbrella.
      Hank (pulls club out from behind door): 9 iron.
      Man at Door: Y'all have a nice day.

    • Peggy: (Imitates Hank) I surely am not un-fond of you Peggy, I tell you what. What kind of marriage proposal is that?

    • Nancy: Mention your home was destroyed, and get a free 5lb bag of onions.

    • (Discussing what tools to use to winch the trailer)
      Bill: I could get you an Army tank from the base. There's nothing better for pushing, except maybe a bulldozer, but of course they lock those up.

    • Peg: Well they asked me to substitute for a German class, so I said "nein", which I thought meant "yes", but apparently "nein" means "no", so I blew a big opportunity.

    • Hank: Just in case I am incapacitated for any reason, do you know how to start a man's heart with a downed power line?
      Bobby: No
      Hank: Well, there's really no wrong way to do it.

    • Dale: A storm that level will blow an egg through a barn door. Through two barn doors if one of them's open.

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less).

  • Allusions

    • The Texas City Disaster of 1947 when a ship carrying ammunition and fertilizer exploded at the dockside was considered the worst industrial accident in U.S. history. The episode title may be intended to pay homage to that important event in Texas history.

    • Spike etc. on a radio: " WHOOPEE!" *Musical instruments, cowbell, and a pistol shot*
      Earlier in the episode, Peggy had told Luanne they had "better get on the road before that Dr. Demento starts stinking up the air waves." Just before one of the commercial breaks, the scene cuts from Hank to Peggy and Luanne driving, the storm about to break. The song coming from the radio is Cocktails For Two, by Spike Jones. This is, indeed, a popular staple from The Dr. Demento Show, appearing on the 20th Anniversary Collection CD's.