King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 4

The Father, the Son and J.C.

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 16, 2001 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hank: How about I buy you an ornament?
      Cotton: (seeing the one Hank picked)
      "Peace"?!? You'd like that, you draft-dodger. Sure you can't find one with a flag burning on it?
      Hank: It's Jesus peace,not hippie peace.
      Cotton: Either way, we've always been a "Joy" family.
      Hank: But-
      Cotton: (interrupting)JOY!

    • Cotton: It's the first Christmas dinner in my new apartment, so you better bring a Christmas gift, a housewarming gift, and a chair if you want to sit.

    • Hank: Okay, I've put together a schedule which gives us four days to finish this house.
      The frame's a prefab, so we could build it in two but let's take four and really enjoy it.
      Bill: Since we're starting from scratch why don't we make it a dream house and put the toilet in the living room?

    • Bobby: (trying to get Hank a holiday gift) Why don't we just get him a gift certificate?
      Peggy: That's a great idea, Bobby. We will give your father, who worked so hard to conceive you, the same thing we give the paper boy. Who did nothing.

    • Didi: Cotton is easy to shop for. Either he likes what I get him, and he's happy, or he doesn't like what I get him, and he shoots it, and he's happy.

    • Peggy: And, Bobby, that is how I saved Christmas.

    • Didi: Hank is too cruel.
      Peggy: No, Didi, Cotton is the cruel one. Hank is the one who sells propane.
      Didi: But Hank is cruel. He said he loved Buck. He should say he loves Cotton. And that's not just what I think, it's what Cotton told me to think.
      Peggy: Cotton is jealous? But that is a human emotion.

    • Hank: Don't worry sir, you'll be back drivin' just as soon as I finish paying your debt to society.
      Buck: Yup, you really pulled my eggs outta the frying pan THIS time.

    • Buck: You drive nice, Hank.
      Hank: I pretend that the gas pedal is an egg.

    • Bobby (shopping) Dad! The world's BEST hammer!!
      Hank: Son, Sears already sold me the world's best hammer, so someone is lying.

    • Hank (to Jimmy Carter): Wow, you ran our country... AMERICA.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Cotton: Well he's nobody but a one-terming peanut farmer.

      This joke is a reference to Carter only being in office for one term, and before going into politics worked on a peanut farm.

    • Cotton: Henpecked by the OPEC.

      The OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. The joke is a reference to the 1979 energy crises which occurred which Carter was in office.

    • Jimmy Carter: The Egyptians once said they would never accept Isreal's right to exist.

      This refers to the war between the two nations which started with a 1948 war, and it wasn't until 1979 that a peace treaty was signed between the two.

    • Episode Title: The Father, the Son and the J.C.

      This episode's title is a reference to the Holy Trinity of Christian religion - The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.