King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 2

The Buck Stops Here

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 05, 2000 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Bobby gets a job as Buck Strickland's caddy. He and Buck hit it off, and Bobby starts imitating Buck and defying his father. Things come to a head when Buck takes Bobby to Hot Springs, Arkansas on a gambling jaunt, and Hank goes after them. Peggy and Minh get into a heated competition over who can donate the most blood.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Caddy Shack!

    This episode is about Bobby and how he gets influenced by Buck Strickland, and even moves in with him at some point. This is a really funny episode, and has a very nice Bobby/Hank moment right at the end. The best part about the episode really was the whole Hot Springs section. Up until then it was just a decent episode. I loved the "heart attack" part and how Hank slowed down to let the people catch up. The B Plot line was OK, but Peggy was just being Peggy. Overall a pretty decent episode.moreless
  • perfect

    hank gets bobby a job as mr. strickland's caddy. bobby really likes hanging out with mr. strickland, until hank and peggy discover that mr. strickland has been teaching bobby some suggestive language. bobby then decides to move in with strickland, what is hank to do? peggy and minh get in a competition to see who can donate the most blood, who will eventually win?

    A funny episode, especially the main plot. The sub plot was kind of boring but the main plot was so funny and creative i did not care about the sub plot, so the episode gets an A+moreless
  • The best part of this episode is when Hank travels to Hot Springs, Arkansas in search of Bobby and his boss Buck. He passes a sign that says "HOT SPRINGS HOMETOWN OF PRESIDENT CLINTON".moreless

    Hank sends Bobby out looking for employment. Bobby gets referred by Hanks boss Buck for a job at a Golf course. As usual, Bobby screws things up, being the dimwitted half brain he is. Buck takes him under his wing and go to the dog races and then on a gambling spree

    The best part of this episode is when Hank travels to Hot Springs, Arkansas in search of Bobby and his boss Buck. He passes a sign that says "Hot Springs Hometown of president clinton". He nervously looks around and then hits the door locks. This is why I love this show. This is why I love this show. It doesn't get any better than that.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, Buck Strickland

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bouncer: Okay, kid. Hand over the wallet and the watch.
      Bobby: (waves Buck's pills) My Daddy's having a heart attack! My Daddy's having a heart attack!
      Bouncer: He already tried that. We're not buying it, now hand it over. (Bobby hands him the wallet) The watch too.
      Bobby: But, the watch is mine...
      Bouncer: That ain't what your Daddy said, he said the wallet and the watch.
      Bobby: (after a pause) The watch is mine! (runs)

    • Guy in the Alley: (after helping his girlfriend throw up) You all emptied out, Carla? (continues making out with her)
      Bobby: (disgusted) Oh, god!

    • Bill: I had a dream last night where we were all naked. Except for you, Hank, you had these little clear plastic underpants on. Actually, they weren't doing you any good, because you could see everything.

    • Bobby: Did you ever ride a block of ice?
      Mr. Strickland: Hell, I married Miz Liz, didn't I?

    • Mr. Strickland:: (Bobby) Reminds me of my boy.
      Hank: I didn't know you had a son.
      Mr. Strickland: Yeah, I lived in a different town, different woman. Name's Roy, Ray, somethin' like that. After sixteen years, I'm too embarrassed to ask.

    • Security Guard: Also sir, your car is parked more than a foot from the curb. I'm issuing you a warning.
      Hank: You're not a cop.
      Security Guard: That's why it's just a warning.

    • Bobby: Mr. Strickland got up under more balls than a midget hooker!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Bobby: It's 7:15, I'm missing The Wheel.

      This is a reference to the game show "Wheel of Fortune" which airs at 7pm weeknights.

    • Bobby mentions watching the show "Taxi", this was a real show that ran from 1978-1982 and stared Danny DeVito. The imitation Bobby does is of the character Latka Gravas, played by Andy Kauffman.

    • The episode title alludes to the sign most famously associated with one placed on the desk of President Truman. The meaning of the slogan is that the president's responsibility is ultimate. Ironically Buck Strickland acts in a most irresponsible way in the episode and is bailed out of trouble by his subordinate Hank and Hank's son Bobby.