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

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  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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