King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 9

The Bluegrass is Always Greener

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 24, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dale: We could be your backup band. "The Dale Gribble Bluegrass Experience."
      Hank: Hm. I like it.

    • Connie: We only have enough money for a t-shirt or a row of tickets at the Andy Williams show.

    • Earl: You ever think about taking her to Branson?
      Hank: You think she's Branson good?

    • Bill: I want to hear "Puff the Magic Dragon". Play that song, I like it, play it... "Puff the Magic Dragon"!
      Hank: Bill, do you have any idea what that song is about? It's about a dragon!

    • Bobby: In America, you put "In God We Trust" on your money. In Russia, we have no money!

    • Hank: Boomhauer, you're good at stage patter.
      Boomhauer: Yeah, man, maybe I'll give 'em a bit of that little old "How you doin' in Branson, man... lemme hear you say 'yeah.'"

    • Hank: Uhhh... I'm a jackass...
      Kahn: Stop stating the obvious!

  • Notes

    • The song that the band plays throughout the episode is "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Bill Monroe.

    • A week after the airing of this episode The Simpsons also went to Branson in the episode "The Old Man and the Key."

  • Allusions

    • Bill: Yakov is so funny. He should be the center square. I'm so sick of Whoopi. 

      This is an allusion to the gameshow "Hollywood Squares", where Whoopi Goldberg was permanently in the centre square at that time.

    • Puff the Magic Dragon: The song Bill suggests Hank play and then starts to sing is "Puff the Magic Dragon" which is the theme song from the 1978 TV special of the same name. When Hank asks "do you know what that song means?" it is an allusion to the fact that many people say it is about drugs.

    • The episode title alludes to the famous idiom The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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