King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 7

The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 16, 1997 on FOX
8.8
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Hank and his friends find themselves fighting a group of teens after constant annoyance from their garage band and challenge them to a paintball match after they gang up against Bobby and Joseph during a paintball game. After losing the guys fear that they're growing old and after a rematch they admit it is true. However, Hank feels that there is a way to beat them. Get inside their heads!

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  • Paintball Hillarioty

    9.5
    This episode is just beyond funny. Between Hank's self righteous attitude and the stereotypical punk teenager, this episode is full of laughs, especially the scene where Cane "pretends" his parents are both not around. This is one of those episodes that, while a bit far fetched in some sense, is also very real about how there is always an older person who thinks the next generation is weird and forgetting that their parents once (and might still) feel the same. Bill being the bait(and shot twice in the drive by) was a classic moment and one of the many "it's always Bill" parts. Overall one of the best of the series and definitly of Season 2moreless
  • The Man Who Shot Cane Sdretteburg is a real eye opener in that Hank and the gang really give the neighborhood whippersnappers something to contend with when they try to make them out to be old fogeys.moreless

    8.5
    The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg is a great episode and shows Hank Hill at his best; leader extraordinaire. Some nieghborhood teenage bullies try to make Hank and the guys look like they can't keep up with the hipsters anymore and Bobby of course starts to idolize the idiotic teens. That really gets Hank's blood boiling and he ends up insulting then challenging the punks to a game of paintball. Hank, Dale Bill and Boomhauer take on the teenagers in an ill fated round at the outdoor arena and end up getting completely humiliated in front of even the "ball boy". We will have a good ending as usual and even a moral to the story for young Bobby's benefit. Tune in for a great family oriented story.moreless
  • King of the Hill at its best; my favorite episode

    9.5
    This episode is classic. It's the best episode of the entire series and a great example of how good this show used to be. Hank, Bill, Boomhauer and Dale face off in a paintball match against a group of teenagers led by Cane Skretteburg. After facing constant losses, Hank and co. challenge them to one last rematch. Dale, Boomhauer and Bill are shot by Cane's friends early on, but Hank manages to disguise himself as a ball cleaner. When Cane comes up and asks him where Hank is, Hank finally shoots him (with slo-mo and all).



    I haven't seen this episode in a while, but it has always been one of my favorites. Especially when Hank finally beats Cane. "Oh, and young man...you lose." It's too bad the King of the Hill would become a painfully unfunny show in its final years, but at this time, it was in its prime.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

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong

Band Member

Guest Star

Tre Cool

Tre Cool

Cane Skretteburg

Guest Star

Mike Dirnt

Mike Dirnt

Band Member

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Buckley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • At the very end of the episode the drums show the name of the band as Stubborn Stains, however the rest of the episode had it with a Z at the end.

    • The voice of Luanne is a recording of an answering machine greeting. However, it seems highly unlikely that she would be the one leaving the recording at the Hill's (besides it says "its Luanne"), and she has never been shown to have a cellphone before. And even if she did, none of the guys seem tech savy enough to know how to get it off her phone!

    • Tagline: "Dad! The raccoons are back!" -Bobby

    • Hank's nightmare is similar to the delusion scene in the desert in the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America which was made a year earlier by King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. King was based on B&B and many similarities and influences are visible throughout, in fact Hank himself is based on the B&B character Tom Anderson.

    • When Hank shoots Cane at the end of the paintball match cane's safety goggles are missing as he falls down in slow motion. Afterwards, they re-appear.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bobby: Dad, can we please play paintball?
      Hank: They give you kids guns and let you shoot at each other? Well okay, I guess.

    • Hank: Does your father know you're doing this? Kane: My dad's dead. Hank: Oh, I'm sorry I didn't know. My condolences. Does your mother know you're doing this? Kane: My mom's in prison. For killing my dad.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is the first time Bill mentions his ex-wife by name. Her name is Lenore.

    • Hank's nightmare is similar to the delusion scene in the desert in the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America which was made a year earlier by King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. King was based onB&B and many similarities and influences are visible throughout, in fact Hank himself is based on the B&B character Tom Anderson.

    • In the DVD commentary for this episode, "Bill" (Stephen Root) takes a shot at Johnny Hardwick about a fast-said line in the episode. Hardwick wrote this episode.

    • Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong are, in real life, the punk group Green Day. In the cartoon, Tre played the lead singer (Cane Scretteberg) and Mike and Billie Joe played the other band members, while in real life, Billie Joe is the lead singer.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Luanne and Peggy play a game called "Chuck Norris Head Kick". Chuck Norris is an actor famous for doing fighting/martial arts type movies as well as his show, Texas Ranger.

    • Hank mentions Tony Danza, in this episode. Tony Danza is an actor best known for his role in "Who's the Boss?"

    • Dale tells Pops to keep watching Touch By an Angel. Touch By an Angel is a show that aired on CBS, starring Roma Downy.

    • The title is a reference to the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart.

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