King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 20

To Sirloin With Love

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Sep 13, 2009 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Bobby discovers he has a lot of knowledge about beef, which Hank is excited about. He decides to sign up for the Meat Examination Team at Heimlich County College, which is competing at the Regional Meat Evaluation Tournament. After messing up in the preliminary round, and almost knocking his team out, they start to distrust Bobby and he decides to quit. Bobby realizes how important this is to his dad so he changes his mind and shows up to the State Finals. When the rest of the team gets stranded on the way there, it's up to Bobby to do all the work.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Goodbye to all of the characters of "King of the Hill"

    The show has closed with a very decent episode. Too bad the show was cancelled for reasons.
  • Good-Bye KOTH (For Now)

    The Series Finale, but not the last episode technically. Either way, it was still a great send off. As mentioned in the Season 11 finale, I thought that was a better "last" episode. But that being said I still enjoy this. It has a decent plot and lots of laughs. I love Hank and Bobby episodes, and this is one of the best ones. The ending was sweet, having some of the biggest recurring characters in it, and makes me glad I have the episodes on DVD/Computer so that I can relive the series. This episode on its own is still really good, but I think the high reviews are more nostalgia than anything. This could have been better so I won't give it a 10, but it was legitimately a very good episode, not just because of the fact it's the finale. I would say I am going to miss KOTH, but, I have all the episodes. What I will miss is seeing new adventures from my favourite Texas family. I was happy they released the unaired episodes, so there are still four more I can relive! :)moreless
  • A very fond farewell to our favorite Texan family...

    Simply put, the KOTH series finale delivers on almost all possible levels! It truly feels written as a fitting finale without going over the top. Obviously the show runners knew that Hank and Bobby's characters more than any others, needed to have an emotional bonding episode in order to present the stage to fit an overall perfect ending. With that in mind this episode alone plays well within it's own finality, the little things left unsaid and undone get wrapped up here, i.e. Boomhauer's vocation, among others. But what really hit home was the somewhat cheesy BBQ ending with all the neighbors gathering at the smell of Hank and Bobby's divine grilling, finally letting the two come to terms with each other through something the could both understand. Do yourselves a favor and check out what is sure to be an iconic episode and classic series finale for years to come.moreless
  • Conclusion of King Of The Hill

    "To Sirloin With Love"

    Grade: A*

    So after being on the air for 13 years, King Of The Hill comes to a close on its thirteenth season with this episode. To Sirloin With Love ended the series on an excellent note, with funny moments, a decent relationship conclusion of Hank and Bobby starting from the beginning of the series, to a plot that even I thought was satisfying and surprising to watch. It's no surprise that for long or even casual viewers of the show that the final scene might even let a tear or more out, but honestly I felt everything came full circle with this one (they finally reveal what Boomhauer's job is!), and the last quotes used were perfect to end the show with. Goodbye King Of The Hill, you had a decent run!moreless
  • An extremely dissapointing way to end a great show. Appearances by Chuck Mangione, the crazy announcer guy, and a decent ending with character development highlight an otherwise very mediocre plot.

    I was expecting a true series finale, not a mediocre episode full of recycled jokes and a questionable storyline. This isn't the first episode where Bobby wins his dad's heart. Anyone recall "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying", "Meet the Propaniacs", "The Son also Roses", "Dances with Dogs", must I go on. My point is that I don't think they really put a lot of effort into this episode. Lets face it the show went down hill after the 6th season, and it should've ended after the 10th season, which at the time felt like a series finale. They let the show drag on too long and this is the punishment, a poor way to end a great show. I liked the ending and how Bobby gets his own Wagner grill, but the episode should've concentrated on Hank Hill, the main character of the show, rather than on Bobby joining a team and impressing his dad for the umpteenth time. The supporting characters were hardly in this episode until the end which lasted a minute. Overall, I think any true fan should be let down by this so-called series finale.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Bobby looks out his window and sees Joe Jack and Enrique delivering the BBQ, they look different from their usual selves (i.e. hair color), but then when it shows them putting it in the back yard they look normal.

    • Dale's van was presumably converted into The Beef-a-bago for the tag-along trip to the Meat Evaluation State Finals. A large T-bone steak replaced the usual giant Dead Bug on the van roof. Previously shown to be a Chrysler Magic Wagon cargo version as Dale's exterminator working truck, it now has two rows of passenger seating and is carried eleven persons comfortably plus a live calf mascot behind the rear bench.

    • The final line of the series is "Yep" (said by Bobby), which was the first line of the series (said by Bill). Also the episode ended with a view of the Arlen Water Tower, which is how the show started. In this episode the camera pans up to the tower, while in the first episode it panned down from it. These two things show the series has come full circle.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Boomhauer is a Texas Ranger. He drops his badge on his dresser at the end of the episode.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (while out to dinner with his team, Bobby discovers how truly disturbing the other members are)
      Hank: How was dinner? Did you eat lots of protein and say some prayers?
      Bobby: We did neither, unless you consider eggs protein.
      Hank: I do not.
      Bobby: Turns out those meat team people are a bunch of weirdos.
      Hank: A boy who has a unicorn ranch in his bedroom shouldn't call other people weird.

    • Bobby (after Hank's encouragement): You know, dad, usually your pep talks go in one ear and out the other, but this time, I'm feeling the pep!

    • (Bobby has just learned about the meat examination team)
      Bobby: Dad! How come you never told me about this?!?!?
      Hank: Because you never like anything good!

    • Hank: If I had a nickel for every time I buckled under pressure, I'd have five nickels.

    • Bobby: Can I, Dad? Can I join the team?
      Hank: I have been waiting 13 years for you to ask me that. Absolutely.

    • Hank: I haven't even had breakfast and that boy ain't right.

    • Lucky: I've often thought my profile bears a striking resemblance to a New York strip.

    • Waiter: Two Kansas City strips, medium rare.
      Bobby: Excuse me, sir, there's something wrong with our steaks. These should be prime, and this isn't the marbling for prime. It's fatty in all the wrong places.
      Hank: Bobby, don't insult a man's steak before tasting it – you'll get us killed!

    • Minh (about Bobby): This talent is a party trick to nowhere! But it's cute that you think your boy will be successful someday.

    • Bobby: What's a meat examination team?
      Hank: (very excited): It's like a debate team, only instead of doing something useless you get to grade the cut and quality of meat!

    • (Last lines of the series)
      Bobby: Well, Dad, it looks like this is the last one.
      Hank: Oh, you're just getting started, Bobby. You'll be grilling your whole life.
      Bobby: Just like you.
      Hank: Yep.
      Bobby: Yep.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Texas A&F is a parody of real-life Texas A&M University, based in College Station.

    • Title: An allusion to the 1959 novel To Sir, with Love made into a film of the same name in 1967 starring Sidney Poitier. Poitier's teacher character eventually realizes that his efforts to mold his impossible students may have at least partly succeeded after all. Yep!