King of the Hill

Season 12 Episode 13

The Accidental Terrorist

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 02, 2008 on FOX
8.5
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Hank buys Peggy a new car, and like he has always done he pays sticker price for it. However, after he realizes that he has been ripped off for years, he plots revenge against the car salesman.

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  • The Not So Accidental Review

    8.5
    This was a pretty good episode. Not nearly as good as the amazing episode that preceded it, however, it had a lot of laughs, and a pretty decent plot. The only thing that annoyed me was the uncharacteristic aspect. Hank seems like the type of person that doesn't just let anyone get him deals. He seems like someone who would do lots of research before buying something. I just find it hard to believe he could be scammed for 25 years. But maybe just using another character. I mean, the fact that Luanne knows about sticker price and Hank doesn't scares me. It should have been the other way around. It's a pretty big thing, but I won't really let it affect my rating too much, because it did have some hilarious moments, and the idea of the episode was good.moreless
  • great

    8.0
    hank is furious when he learns he has been overpaying for all his cars for 25 years and plots revenge on the dealership. he meets a couple other people who plan on helping him (his plan is to put stickers on cars that explain how the dealership cheats people), but the other guys' blow up some of the dealership. but everyone else thinks hank did it. can he clear his name?



    decent episode. it had a funny ending and a good plot. my overall grade for this episode would be somewhere in the "B" range, good episode but not greatmoreless
  • Hank tries to teach Bobby how to shop for stuff, but gets in trouble after learning he has been overpaying for his car.

    6.0
    This episode just continues to prove how naive Hank is. Not only is he overpaying for a car, but is trusting a random teen while being oblivious to his true motive: mischieve making. While there are some great lines, seeing Hank not noticing the obvious. Furthermore, everyone assume he is lying instead of telling the truth. Dale is kinda crazy, yet his part annoying at best. This is one of many episodes that depicts Hank as a naive chump who believes everyone is honest and caring. At the end, Hank gets off the hook, yet everyone continues to believe he is a dangerous torrorist. Perhaps if they just watched the end of the tape, Hank could have gotten his name cleared and those that actually did the exposion get arrested. Sadly, that is not the case. What an absloute shame.moreless
  • Hank finds out he has been cheated by his "car guy" for the last two decades, and Arlen thinks he has taken revenge by blowing up the car lot.

    8.7
    One of my favorite episodes of the 12th season (thought not quite as great as "Untitled Blake McCormick Project"), this episode has a funny storyline that veers a little out of character for Hank. Despite not being a typical King of the Hill episode, it had some great one-liners - one of my favorite lines this season is Boomhauer's line about what he would say when the cops came to ask about Hank - "Talkin' bout, Hank was always a quiet guy...". It was also a nice turn of character for Peggy to be the one that is right in their marriage - she does the research so she can get her coveted convertible while Hank just walks in and pays sticker price. The best part of this episode was the kids that blow up the car lot, and all the energy they put into it - coming up wth nicknames, sneaking around in all black...



    One of the only things that detracts from this episode is the continuity mistakes - in a previous episode Hank buys a track not only from a different salesman, but also tells Bobby to "pretend not to like it" when they get in front of the car salesman, proving he knows how to bargain when buying a new car. However, the episode is still funny and definitely worth watching multiple times.moreless
Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Kahn Souphanousinphone

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Tom Hammond

Guest Star

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Officer Brown

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

 

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Minh Souphanousinphone; Connie

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Tagline: "Hank always seemed like a very quiet man, you know." -Boomhauer

    • In this episode, Hank states that he has a "guy" for everything he buys, in particular, the guy he buys his cars from. However, in the season 5 episode "Chasing Bobby" Hank decides to get a truck from another dealer. Not only that, but he also tells Bobby to pretend he doesn't love the truck when they get back to the dealership, maybe he was hoping to get sticker price there too? Also, when he was talking to that salesman, you'd think he'd wonder why this guy he doesn't know is going to give him the same special deal that Tom Hammond has been giving him for years.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Hank is thinking back to the first time he bought a car)
      Hank: This is my first car, so I don't really know what I'm doing...
      Car Salesman: (smirks) You see the price on that sticker? Well, that's the price you're going to pay for this car, not a dime more for the football star!

    • Peggy: The car died. Again. Luckily Bill was right behind me when it happened, so, he gave me a lift.
      Hank: Huh, he was behind you the last time it broke down. That was lucky.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title is a reference to the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler titled The Accidental Tourist . The book was made into a movie in 1988.

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