King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 18

Uh-Oh Canada

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM May 17, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Due to the song being played at the end, there was no tagline for this episode.

    • Gordon made a claim that the Canadians had discovered penicellin, which is untrue. Alexander Flemming, the true discoverer of penicellin, was Scottish and was never involved with Canada, however, the Canadians did invent insulin.

    • This episode is the first episode since Season 8's "Daletech" to have a cold open. Unlike all the other ones, this has multiple scenes and is about two and a half minutes long. Usually the cold opens for this show are one scene and fairly short.

    • This episode reveals Boomhauer's first name: Jeff.

  • Quotes

    • (Hank has been bailed out of jail by Buck and his lawyer)
      Gordon: What about me?
      J.J. Womack: You're a foreign national who committed a criminal offense. May God have mercy on your soul.
      Gordon: Hank, you gotta help me!
      Hank: Oh, you mean, bail you out of trouble? How terribly American that would be of me

    • Gordon: Ah, now, this is a beer. Why can't America make a decent ale?
      Hank: Probably because we're too busy making medical breakthroughs and blockbuster movies and going to the moon!
      Gordon: Yeah, well, we invented zippers, penicillin and the Zamboni!
      Bill: I love Canada's national anthem. Too bad they don't play it much at the Olympics!
      Kahn: And your money has a girl on it!

    • Ollie: So how tall are you?
      Bobby: 4 Foot 11.
      Ollie: Cool; that's like, 157 centimeters.
      Bobby: Wow; I sound taller in Canada! I wonder if it makes me thinner, too...

    • Bobby: Mom, can I have another half liter of OJ, please?
      Hank: What? Bobby, we speak English in this house.
      Bobby: But, Dad, Canada's metric system makes so much more sense. A yard, a foot, an ounce... That's so random. Why not measure things in squirts and dog's tails?

    • Kahn: If you ask me, America's building a wall along the wrong border!

    • (Hank has gotten all of the regulars personalized beer mugs that he will keep frosty, and let's Gordon use Boomhauers. Bill and Dale start singing the theme to Alamo Beer)
      Gordon: Well, I guess it's a fine beer, you know, if you're not into flavor, but you love going to the washroom all night (Gordon laughs). Oh, sorry. Maureen's giving me our secret signal to leave. Good to meet all you.

    • Suzette: Allo, my name is Suzette. I live next door.
      Boomhauer: Dang ol Bon Jour, man.

    • Hank: Be polite, Dale. We're Americans. We're the world's Welcome Mat. It doesn't matter if they're from Canada, Laos, or God forbid, California...

    • Dale: I'm thinkin' a new hammock. For me, laying and swaying is like a morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    • Hank: Ah, summer. What America does best. Heck, we were BORN in summer.

    • Hank: Boomhauer, don't you dare come back a hockey fan.

    • Hank: Canada? A man only has so many summers Boomhauer. Why would you waste yours in a country that is dismantling it's navy?

  • Notes

    • Due to the portrayal of Canadians, this episode caused a stir online with many Canadian fans.


    • The song heard during the montage was "Whiskey Rock-a-Roller" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song heard during the closing credits is "Only in America" by Brooks and Dunn.

    • This episode was initial thought of a series finale, since it was the last one to air in the standard season time slot. However, Fox later announced that there would be an hour (two 30-min episodes) finale in September.

  • Allusions

    • Gordon brings over a two-four case of Slewbacks to challenge Hank to a beer drinking contest. The moose design on the Slewback case is similar to the Moosehead Beer design.

    • Bill: Don't Mess with Texas

      This is a trademark phrase coined by the Texas Department of Transportation, in which is used to combat littering.

    • Proots: The shirt that Ollie wears and the one sweater that Gordon wears is an allusion to popular Canadian clothing company Roots.

    • Maureen: I'm just going to slip this young lady behind the chesterfield.
      Chesterfield is a Canadian term for couch, however, it is almost never used anymore.

    • Kahn: And your money has a girl on it.
      This is a reference to Queen Elizabeth II who appears on all the Canadian coins since Canada still has ties to England.

    • Kahn: I'd doge bullets in the Killing Fields for two extra years, instead of going to Canada.
      The Killing Fields were numerous sites in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed by the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot's regime in Cambodia.

    • The episode title is a play on the title of the Canadian national anthem "O Canada".