King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 2

The Buck Stops Here

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 05, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Whilst Bobby is talking to the other caddies about the ice blocking, Bobby is holding a coned ice cream in his hand. You can see he is holding a napkin around the cone below his fingers. In the following shot that shows a close up of his Bobby's face the napkin has moved up and is under his hand.

    • Tagline: "Miz Liz! Two hot toddies!" -Buck Strickland

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.