King of the Hill

Season 6 Episode 10

The Substitute Spanish Prisoner

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 03, 2002 on FOX
8.1
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Peggy takes an online I.Q. test sponsored by the "Intelligence Institute of Texas," and is declared a genius. When the head of the Institute, Dr. Vayzosa, offers her a chance to get a PhD for only $900, she uses the family savings to pay for it. When Luanne takes the online I.Q. test and also scores as a genius, Peggy realizes that she has been conned, and she comes up with an elaborate sting to get the money back.

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  • Conned Into Liking Peggy

    8.0
    This episode is not very funny, but is very enjoyable, and is one of the few episodes where Peggy doesn't get on my nerves. She is the star of the episode and does a very good job doing so. It's not often she admits she was wrong, but in this episode she does it. I liked the entire idea of a con and how well everything was planned out. This season is back on track and looking good again.moreless
  • Peggy was actually good.

    8.0
    This was one of the few times Peggy Hill has actually stolen the show. I thought that she was really funny for her arrogance and stupidity, but also for her determination to make up for her mistakes. I thought that the con artist storyline was interesting and it was really well done by the writers. I have to admit that I dislike the Peggy character, but she was actually decent in this episode. Hank was okay and I enjoyed all the dumb characters working together to get back their money. It made for an entertaining show and I enjoyed it. Thank you.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Joseph Gribble (seasons 1-4), Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Dr. Vayzosa

Guest Star

Lupe Ontiveros

Lupe Ontiveros

Anne

Guest Star

Patricia Place

Patricia Place

Betty

Guest Star

David Herman

David Herman

Jimmy Witchard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Bill does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Aaagh! She pulled her thumb off! Call a doctor!" -Jimmy

    • Outwardly, Peggy runs a scam called Past posting in which the mark thinks he will be told the winner of a race early enough to sneak in a Late bet on a known winner. The terminology comes from horse racing and was portrayed much like this episode in The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Such scams relied on beating the speed of publishing results and make little sense in the modern age of instant news. Further, Jimmy is allegedly feeding results of drag races which last for a shorter time than his phone calls. Drag racing tracks also make use of electronic lights and timing clocks which display result instantly.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jimmy: I'm Jimmy. I work at the racetrack, where the cars race. If I was Doctor Jimmy, nobody would call me stupid.
      Peggy: "Doctor Jimmy" does have a ring to it.
      Jimmy: Hey, I thought of it first!
      Peggy: Well, I know, but --
      Jimmy: Give it back! Give it back to me!

    • Peggy: I must admit I'm surprised to see Jimmy Witchard here. I'm quite familiar with the man, and his... work, and I --
      Dr. Vayzosa: Peggy, if you dropped a bunch of toothpicks in front of him, you'd understand why we at the Institute expect great things from Jimmy Witchard.

    • Hank: They could have rigged that test so anyone would look like a genius.
      Peggy: Anyone, Hank...?
      (Cut to Luanne finishing up the test)
      Luanne: I'm a genius!

    • Peggy: Things are not always as they appear to be. This looks like I pulled my thumb off, but --
      Jimmy: Aaagh! She pulled her thumb off! Call a doctor!

    • Peggy: I should have listened to you, but I didn't. While you were talking, I was humming a song inside my head just waiting for you to stop.

    • Jimmy: We gonna con him! Con him good!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The Spanish Prisoner is a con in which the mark is convinced that a wealthy prisoner is being held captive without access to his riches, and that if he or she helps bribe the captors, they'll get a reward. It has become generic slang for any confidence game.

    • Originally supposed to air December 2, 2001, but it was pre-empted on the East Coast because of a long-running football game.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode's title is a reference to the 1997 movie The Spanish Prisoner. The term Spanish Prisoner is also a con in which the mark is convinced that a wealthy prisoner is being held captive without access to his riches, and that if he or she helps bribe the captors, they'll get a reward. It has become generic slang for any confidence game.

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