King of the Hill

Season 11 Episode 1

The Peggy Horror Picture Show

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 28, 2007 on FOX
8.6
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Peggy feels unfeminine after a clothing exchange party with the neighborhood girls. To try and cheer herself up she goes to a new shoe store, 'Clairissa's Closet', where she hits it off with another woman, Carolyn. They become the best of friends, until Peggy finds out that Carolyn is a actually a drag queen, who thought Peggy was one too. Bobby and Joseph get a book full of pranks, but none of them seem to work properly.

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  • What a Drag!

    8.5
    This isn't one of the best season premieres, and and even as just a regular episode it is not fantastic. But it is different and fresh, and funny. I liked the plot line and I really liked the character of Carolyn/Jamie. I thought that the writers did a good job of not just making a big stereotype (although at the end some of the drags had moustaches). It wasn't super funny but it did have a lot of good scenes in it, and overall was pretty entertaining. I thought the B Plot was hilarious and one of the best ones of the whole series!moreless
  • Peggy is befriended by a woman called Carolyn who shares her taste in clothes. However â€" Peggy doesn't realise Carolyn is a man in drag, and Carolyn mistakenly believes that Peggy is a drag queen too. A great start to the eleventh season...moreless

    9.5
    Well, after over a year’s break, the much-underrated 'King of the Hill' finally resumes on British television (yes I expect it's knocking around on $ky somewhere, but I don't have / want that). Now it is on Freeview channel E4, and at least it’s on at a slightly more decent time of 11 p.m. (the previous couple of seasons were shown irregularly at around three in the morning!!), although personally I record all of the episodes anyway.



    This episode was billed as the start of the season on E4, but for some reason at the very last minute they changed it to the second episode, 'SerPUNt'. I have no idea why â€" they never acknowledged it so it may have just been a mix up. Either way, this week, we finally got the first 'proper' episode of season 11, 'The Peggy Horror Picture Show', and what a great episode it is.



    Episodes that centre around Peggy typically fall into two categories â€" annoying, or very amusing. Thankfully, this one falls into the latter camp, and it a nice subtle story that has many nice moments.



    One of the strengths of the story is that, while it has a few gentle pokes, it never really out-and-out makes fun of Carolyn. In fact, they very much play it in reverse â€" it is Carolyn who is shocked when she realises that Peggy is in fact, not a drag queen.



    The b-plot, with Bobby and Joseph using a practical joke book to play puns on people, only for it to bring the people good luck, is as much strange as it is amusing. I didn't mind this plot too much, but it is never concluded in a satisfying manner, and just sort of peters out, which is a shame.



    But the main story wraps up nicely, with Peggy learning to take the fact that she resembles a drag queen as a compliment. It reminds me why I like this series so much â€" gentle stories full of kind-hearted people.moreless
  • Yet another perfectly written episode where Peggy's ego makes her oblivious to the real world.

    10
    Peggy is a piece of work. Reality is something to be ignored because she's convinced that her stink don't stink. No one knows Spanish as well as she does, no one writes newspaper columns as well, and no woman is more feminine and alluring that her. That's why she becomes fast friends with the gals she meets in this episode; they're as glamorous as she THINKS she is. This episode is another wonderfully written story that gets its laughs from the characters being true to themselves and acting exactly like they're supposed to. Peggy is exposed to wonderful people she would generally avoid if her guard was up, but since she's temporarily blinded by her own greatness, she makes new friends and, unlike most of her adventures, they aren't trying to take advantage of her. (Kudos to the writer for making these characters actual people instead of doing the usual lazy crossdresser/drag queen caricature.) Hank's response to all of this is classic. Unlike his usual horrified reaction to everything that doesn't fit into his rigid brain (when he makes that great "Mwwwaaaah!" noise), he goes into total shutdown mode. Watching him deal with crossdressers without actually dealing with crossdressers (because Hank doesn't not want to even "go there".) is priceless.moreless
  • The episode was hilarious.

    8.5
    I am so happy Peggy got one of the ultimate insults. She was mistaken for a transexual. I don't know how women fell about his kind of insult by I take it that they don't like it. Serves Peggy right for always being so blindly arrogant, stupid, and blind. I thought watching the whole thing play out was just off the charts good. The episode was really good and was entertaining from the beginning to the end. Good writing, good comedy, and a refreshing storylne. Overall, I have to say that this was great to watch and it was also funny. Thank you.moreless
  • Why does everyone like this episode so much?

    5.7
    First off, I'm a huge fan of the King: the show is by far the best thing on Sunday night FOX and, quite frankly, one of the best (in fact, scratch that), THE best animation of all time. However, this season opener is very sub par.



    At first glance this should be a great episode because it is very "kingofthehillish" (note to self: get that word in dictionary), but for some reason it just didn't appeal to me. The story felt very tacked together and didn't flow that well.



    The only highlight of this episode is the subplot featuring Bobby and Josepth playing with a very unfunny joke book. However, in this story didn't get wrapped up and fell a bit short.



    For a season premire, this leaves a lot to be desired and I hope the King gets back on track for the next episode.moreless
Michael Jamin

Michael Jamin

Carolyn

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

 

Guest Star

Scott Klace

Scott Klace

 

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Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Minh Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Gribble

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Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer

Joseph Gribble

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