King of the Hill

Season 2 Episode 16

Traffic Jam

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 22, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Bobby goes to talk to Budda Sac at the club there is one ketchup bottle turned upside down onto another one, and then a third one by itself. Throughout the scene there the upside one disappears and then reappears several times.

    • When the initial credits come up (before the final scene with the credits on) the music is more of a DJ scratching sound as suppose to the standard music that is played there.

    • Tagline: "Boom! That's what I call general haberdashery!" -Toenail

    • When Hank makes a complaint about Booda he says "And then he said that my mother's stretch marks are so big they have names." However, Booda never said that at all.

    • After Bobby gets booed and Booda comes on stage the cable to his mic disappears in the close-up.

    • When Hank first pulls up to the traffic school parking lot all the vehicles are really parked poorly.

  • Quotes

    • Booda Sack: (To Hank) Your mother's so fat, that when she wears high heels, she strikes oil.
      Hank: I don't think you know my mother.

    • (Hank must attend traffic school and Bobby is reading one of the brochures
      Bobby: Hey, ice cream lovers traffic school. I can help you with your homework!

    • Booda Sack: Thomas Jefferson is spinning in his grave right now...with the slave woman on top!
      Hank: Now see here! Thomas Jefferson is a founding father!

    • Booda Sack: I have something called "freedom of speech." Have you ever heard of the First Amendment?

  • Notes

    • Booda makes a joke about Hank's butt and in the end he says that Hank actually has a very nice butt. In a later episode we find out that Hank "has no butt".

    • Originally, Booda Sack's name was "Busta Nut", but Fox censors objected. The name was then changed to Busta Sack, but was also objected by Fox censors.

    • Johnny Hardwick, who wrote this episode (and also voices Dale) is himself a standup comic.

  • Allusions

    • Red Asphalt is a series of instructional driver's education videos produced by the California Highway Patrol. The films are known for their graphic depictions of fatal car accidents. Horrendously injured and dismembered bodies are shown in the documentary, typically those of negligent drivers. Five volumes in the series have been produced, and some are still shown at some high schools and private driving schools.

    • Breakfast at the Apollo: This is most likely a reference to "Showtime at the Apollo" which was a reality music show.

    • Booda Sack makes a numerous amount of Popular Culture references in this episode. The following are some notes on them in order that they were mentioned in the episode.

      Opie Taylor: One of the names Bobby is given by Booda is a reference to the character from the "The Andy Griffith Show" played by Ron Howard.

      Poppin' Fresh: That is the name of the Pillsbury Mascot. He is more widely known as the Pillsbury Doughboy

      Rerun: Booda Sack calls Bobby the white Rerun. Rerun was the name of the character portrayed by Fred Berry in the show "What's Happening!"

      Moesha: Moesha was a comedy show starring Brandy. It had many black comedians appear on it, including Bernie Mac, however Chris Rock (voice of Booda) was never on it.

      Shuckey-Ducky: He was a stand up comedian whose real name is Cecil Armstrong and is from Dallas, Texas.

      Drew Carey: Hank gets called Drew Carey at the end. Drew Carey is a comedian who has glasses very similar to Hank's. He would also voice a character on this show a few seasons later.

    • Def Ensive Driving School:

      The course name for Booda Sack's driving class is a reference to the hip-hop and rap recording label, Def Jam Recordings.

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