King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 8

The Son That Got Away

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Nov 23, 1997 on FOX
8.4
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Tired of always getting in trouble Bobby and Connie decide to ditch punishment and run off to the caves, and Joseph goes with them. The parents of the three kids get nervous when they find out their location as it is where kids their age go to have sex and Kahn and Hank go in after them.

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  • Cave of Hillarity

    10
    One of my favourite episodes of all time. It is the beginning of Dale being completely clueless of John Redcorn and his wife, even when the signs are obvious. He really was the star of this episode. I also love it when Hank says he cannot understand Boomhauer and then gives a reason why. He does this in a couple of other episodes too, and it always makes me laugh. Hank and Kahn's relationship is always interesting as they are so alike yet cannot get along. Another amazing KOTH episode.moreless
  • Bobby has deep feelings for Connie but poor Joseph has been a lone wolf for too long. When the kids get lost in the caverns of Arlen, hidden angst is suddenly revealed and the parents must come to terms with each other all of this.moreless

    8.3
    The Son That Got Away is an epic episode about the adventure of the kids disappearing during a normal day of playing and the parents going completely crazy in the meanwhile. Bobby, Conn Jr. and Joseph go into the same caves that Arlen's teenagers notoriously go to make "whoopie" and the kids have no idea how to get back out of the catacomb-like structure. While they're contending with their dilemma, their parents (who aren't exactly the best of friends anyhow) commence to back-biting and hurting each other's feelings about which child is at fault or whose kid has better behavior in general. Tune in to laugh at Kahn, Hank, Mihn and Peggy falling apart in their search for the kids.moreless
  • Shows Teen Habits very well

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    This episode shows the rebellious nature of Teens very well in how teens do not want to be told what to do by parents. The way this episode was written was well done because it showed the common impulses of teens wanting to get away from the controlling parents well.
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

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 Joseph Gribble, Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

John Ritter

John Ritter

Eugene Grandy

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Voice of Nancy Hicks Gribble

Recurring Role

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

Voice of John Redcorn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (17)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Monsignor Montoya: Vaya Con Dios


      This famous phrase that he always uses means "Go to God" or "Goodbye" in Spanish.

    • Weird Al Yankovich is mentioned a few times this episode. As noted he is a parody song writer. He did not however kill himself in the late 80s. In fact, he is still alive (as of the time of this post in 2013).

    • Frampton Comes Alive:

      Inside the cave, there is graffiti. One of the graffiti reads, "Frampton Comes Alive", which was Peter Frampton's 1976 album.

    • The Piano

      Joseph mentions that he snuck into an R rated movie once, but the only person who was naked was Harvey Kietel. This is a reference to the movie The Piano, in which Harvey Kietel has a full frontal scene.

    • Minh: Look at my hand. Still as a Monet waterlily.

      Claude Monet was a French painter who helped start the art movement called Impressionism. He liked to paint the same landscape or object several times in order to capture how his subjects looked at different times of the day and in different weather. Monet's many paintings of waterlilies were based on the flowers in his own Japanese garden.

    • Music Teacher: I've suffered through everything from "Old Man Liver" to "The Smell-O Nose Of Texas!" These songs were parodies of "Old Man River" and "The Yellow Rose Of Texas." "Old Man River" is from the Broadway musical Showboat. "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" is a traditional folk song that has been recorded by country artists like Mitch Miller and Johnny Lee.


      Bobby later sings "I'm a Skoal man". This is a reference to the song "Soul Man" by Sam and Dave. Skoal is also a brand name for chewing tobacco.

    • Bobby: My Mom's making Pork Pockets!.

      This is an allusion to the food item "Hot Pockets".

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