King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 18

The Final Shinsult

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 15, 1998 on FOX
7.6
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Episode Summary

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When Cotton learns that the U.S. government is giving the artificial leg of General Santa Ana back to Mexico, he teams up with Dale to steal the leg from the Arlen Museum.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Leg Up!

    7.0
    This is a pretty decent episode. Not great, but not really bad. It didn't have a ton of laughs, but it had Cotton, so of course it couldn't be boring. I didn't feel the plot was that great, and not much really happened, but it was still at least an entertaining episode. One of the worst Cotton ones though. I think I enjoyed it more the first time I watched it, but the more I see it the less funny it is. Overall a good episode, but it just is missing something.moreless
  • The Final Shinsult shows Cotton Hill once again undermining Hank's parenting of young Bobby Hill and rampaging all around the community. When Cotton has a spat with his wife, he shows up on Hank's doorstep and the laughs ensue.moreless

    7.2
    The Final Shinsult is an episode fraught with Cotton Hill-ism's and Di-Di's stupidity. When Cotton and Di-Di have their final falling-out, Cotton decides to disrupt Hank's homelife (with the willing help of neighbor Dale Gribble. It all starts with Cotton trying to renew his driver's licence and nearly escalates to international espionage! ****************SPOILERS**************













    Dale sucks up to Cotton so much so that it drives Hank nuts. Cotton decides to use a fake license made at home by Dale and then drives illegally and of course gets into a crash. Dale has taken to calling Cotton "Daddy"; this also angers Hands. Tune in for a fun-filled episode.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

Erica Clare

Erica Clare

Unknown

Guest Star

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (3)

    • The song played by John Redcorn in his car (although he is not seen, just the music heard) is "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner. This is the second time the song is heard, as it is also the song playing in "Pilot". The song in the flashback and when Didi wins over Cotton again is "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)" by the Andrew Sisters. It is revealed in a later episode that Cotton loves the Andrew Sisters.

    • The announcer (over the final credits) is Mike Judge himself, speaking in his normal voice.

    • The story of giving Santa Ana's artificial leg back to Mexico is fictional; as the announcer explains over the closing credits, the leg is actually still kept in a Chicago museum.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Romeo and Juliet: Didi compares her and Cotton to Romeo and Juliet, who are lovers in the Shakespeare play with the same name.

    • The cereal box that Cotton's fake licence is made from is Cheerios. You can tell because it has CHEER on it. The name on his licence is also General Mills, which is the company that makes that cereal.

    • Tokyo Rose (alternative spelling Tokio Rose) was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.

    • Benedict Arnold: After Hank changes the eye test so Cotton fails and cannot drive, he calls his son "Benedict Arlen," a play on "Benedict Arnold".

      Benedict Arnold was a general for the Continental Army in the American War for Independence, but switched sides to support the British. His name is commonly associated with being a traitor.

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