King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 3

The Arrowhead

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Oct 19, 1997 on FOX
8.0
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After Hank finds a couple of Native American artifacts in his yard, a snobbish archaeology professor from Arlen University gets Peggy's permission to dig there. Peggy is fascinated by the professor's sophistication and knowledge, and Hank becomes jealous.

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  • Don't Dig This Ep.

    6.5
    Probably one of the worst of the season and series in terms of amount of laughs, but the scenes/moments and lines that are funny make up for the lack of laughs in this episode. I didn't mind the plot, but it wasn't the most entertaining. Hank was really the only one who had funny lines in this episode, which is sad, as it has a lot of great characters. So far Season 2 is not as good as Season 1 was.moreless
  • A throw away episode.

    5.0
    I didn't like this episode. In fact, it made me want to just fall asleep. It was very boring and very slow paced. I must say that this episode needed a boost, but it never came from any character or bit. I guess the best bit was when Hank pushed the nerd person in the pit over and over and over. That was funny to watch because it made the guy look sad. The writing was average, the comedy was average, and the storylines were below average. I wasn't that much entertained and I wish they would have made it better. Thank you.moreless
  • Peggy shows us her intellectual prowess when Hank accidentally unearths an arifact during his lawncare routine. The local university gets involved and Hank ends up defending his lawn, his propert and even his own marriagea as the plot thickens.moreless

    7.2
    This episode brings us an up close and personal look at Peggy's need to appear competant as an educator. Hank unearths an old arrowhead when he tries out a new John Deere contraption, Peggy and John Redcorn lead him to believe it's a valuable arifact and Hank sells it to the local university.



    **SPOILERS**







    The professor who hustles Hank out of his valuable find later shows up at the Hill home to trick Peggy into signing away their rights to an important archaelogical find. Hanks lawn gets destroyed in short order and the sneaky professor even somewhat flatters Peggy into feeling some new self-worth, thanks to his presence. This escalates into a bombshell when Hank sees not only his lawn ruined, but his homelife threatened. He decides to take matters into his own hands. Tune in for the rest.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive (Uncredited)

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Prof. John Lerner

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

Voice of John Redcorn

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode Peggy mentions that they (or technically Bobby) use to own a cat. This seems highly unlikely as not only does Hank hate cats, but they already had Ladybird. While many people have both cats and dogs, the Hills don't seem like the type to go and get a cat for Bobby, when they already have a dog. It is seemingly used purely as a device for a joke, and not an actual hint of the past.

    • Tagline: "You'll get tired of this long before I do." - Professor Lerner. This is not actually a line from the episode but an extension on the ending when Hank, Peggy and Bobby continuously pushed him into the hole.

    • Hank is there when Peggy has her class at the dig site, however, that would most likely mean it is a school day. Hank should be at work.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Peggy: Hank, I thought you told Bill not to mow his lawn so early...
      Hank: That's not Bill's mower... in fact... that doesn't sound like a mower at all. (opens his curtains to see a backhoe digging up a massive hole in his yard and screams) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (wipes fog off his window as he screams into it)

    • (Boomhauer has been looking over a contract Peggy signed against Hank's will that lets an archeologist destroy his precious lawn)
      Boomhauer: "Herefore after referred to as 'dang ol' aforementioned antiquities' pursuant to the public domain title six of the state". I tell you what, man, it's airtight.
      Hank: Boomhauer, I didn't understand a word you just said.

    • John Redcorn: It's a tool used for straightening the shaft of an arrow.
      Hank: Yeah but in a pinch you could jab it into someone's brainstem, right?
      John Redcorn: Yes, but that's true of almost any tool.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Peggy mentions PBS being able to educate Bobby because of viewers like her. PBS' slogan is "broadcasting made possible because of viewers like you."

    • In the opening shot it shows some random person mowing a lawn and then pans right next door to Hank's house. However Hank's two next door neighbours are Khan and Dale, and it was not either of them mowing.

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