King of the Hill

Season 12 Episode 12

Untitled Blake McCormick Project

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 17, 2008 on FOX
8.8
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When Bill starts dating a single mother Dale has a strange feeling about her daughter, Kate. He does some digging and soon finds out that her daughter and Joseph have the same father (which Dale believe is himself, due to aliens impregnating her). Not wanting Bill to raise his kid, Dale gets John Redcorn to seduce Bill's girlfriend and break off the relationship. Joseph and Kate start to like each other so Peggy gets Bobby to intervene since they are unknowingly half siblings.

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  • "DIRTY, FILTHY SOAP... LIKE DAYTIME TELEVISION... TEXAS,

    5.5
    by Dane Youssef



    AH, ANOTHER DAY WITH THE MOST ESTEEMED AND ICONC FAMILY IN TEXAS SINCE THE EWINGS. And... speaking of which, this is also very soap-opera-ish. "DYNASTY" and "MELROSE PLACE" some days had absolutely NOTHING on Rainey Street.



    I had nothing but contempt for Dale this week. He has a better life than he deserves... and that's kind of the joke. I mean, I know that if Bill was to break out of his miserable pathetic state is kind of "Jump the Shark" territory. But the happy ending is... now John has a steady wife and kids.



    And... Joseph didn't pursue a romantic intimate relationship with a blood relative. Now that's not just a silver lining--that's solid-gold. Joe's got enough redneck hillbilly environment to overcome....



    I guess the message here is just because everyone else seems to... doesn't mean it's right for you. Bill was doing a great job raising the seed of two different people--he wasn't enjoying it. Maybe that's 'cause he was doing it right. Dale is a devoted father. That doesn't mean he's a good father. Joseph does mostly take after Dale--and somehow, that's not really a good thing. That's not a point is Joseph's favor. Joseph has emulated Dale's goofiness, idiocy, social ineptitude and other jack-ass-ery.



    I felt like one episode should have ended with Bill marrying Kahn mother Laoma and them getting a dog together. Dale's one of my favorite characters, although he's a five-star asshole. Five? Hell, maybe six. Dale deserves nothing but the worst. I know that Nancy committed adultery on him for well over a decade, but let's all not pretend she betrayed such a good noble man. Dale's not just a coward. He's a weasel and a tool also. Like Eric Cartman and Sheldon Cooper, they're your favorite scene-stealing characters--but you wouldn't want to know these people in real life. You especially wouldn't want them as your friends.



    Bill deserves all the happiness in the world. That's pretty much why he doesn't get it. Any at all, really. I wanted to kill Dale at the end of this one. Well, not even the through it.



    See, Dale raises the seed of Redcorn and makes it own. Bill does the same with his two others--everybody wins. But... I guess the problem is if Bill ever breaks out of his misery, there's nowhere to go but downhill.



    Hmmm... well, I guess that might've worked as after twelve seasons, it was time for this thing to end. For the sun to set over the Hills--and with a nearly infallible record.



    Redcorn accepted Dale raising Joseph. Could neither Dale nor Redcorn accept Dale raising Kate and Drew? Heh... Well, it's good Redcorn finally, finally got himself a solid family. But... as we all know (as always), Bill deserved it more. WAY more. Especially more than Dale. Jesus, what a prick.



    After this weekly installment, we all kind of wish that Nancy had ran off with Redcorn... taken Joseph... and left Dale in the deepest, darkest ditch there is...





    --Always Too Sincere, DANE YOUSSEFmoreless
  • Untitled Review

    9.5
    This is one of the funniest and well written episodes of the whole series. It reminded me a lot of KOTH in it's glory days. It had a great plot which involved the Dale/John Redcorn/Nancy storyline, but was fresh. One thing KOTH did a lot in the later seasons was take story ideas and plots and do episodes based around them, and it seemed boring and like deja vu. But despite revisiting this storyline, it was very different. Yet it brought a feeling of nostalgia. I enjoyed the Joseph/Kate scenes, which were pretty funny. It was also one of, if not THE funniest episodes of Season 12. It was nice, as it showed that even in its old age, the show could still deliver brilliance!moreless
  • Bill goes on a blind date with Charlene (a single mother)

    10
    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "King of the Hill". Season 12 has been always staying strong and that's what I love about the show. The plot is that Bill goes on a blind date with a single mother named Charlene. Bill introduces Charlene to his friends. Dale was suspicious about Kate and wanted to get to the bottom of it. He gets Kate's DNA and it turns out that Kate is related to his son Joseph which means that Kate is Dale's father. The beginning of the episode was absolutely hilarious. Dale wanted to ruin the relationship between Bill and Charlene and he sets Charlene up with another guy. Hank finds out what Dale did and he made Dale confess to Bill about what happened. Bill didn't seem upset and he said that it was okay because he wasn't ready to raise kids. Peggy telling Bobby to not the girl be taken was also funny. Dale's confession to Bill was very good and the very ending of this episode was very funny. Overall, an excellent episode of "King of the Hill" that had a well written storyline with clever humor throughout the episode. 10/10moreless
  • Haha flat out ridiculous!

    8.0
    This episode was just full of crazy laughs and situations. The episode takes the show's two biggest idiots in Dale and Bill and creates this whacky scenario where everyone is being fooled. When it seems like Bill has finally found a woman in Charlene, Dale realizes that one of the woman's daughter's is actually his, or John Redcorn's, daughter. Instead of just one conspiracy, Dale makes it even more unnecessarily complicated by thinking aliens somehow implanted his seed into Charlene. Although not the funniest episode, there is more than enough laughs to go around at the stupidity of both Dale and Bill.moreless
  • Bill finally gets a girl, happy days, children.. guess what happens?

    8.0
    Dale steals Bill's girl. Yep. Bill is set up by his general or someone else who works with him in the army with a beautiful girl who loves him for who he is and even moved in with him with her children. Guess what happens? One of the children is related to John Redcorn, which means Joseph and the other person which is Kate is both related.. Etc etc what happens.. Dale helps get John Redcorn to get Bill's girl to cheat on him. How lovely. Hahaha, a very funny episode.



    To be honest, the episode was kind of good. It was very good, but I thought just it was very mean of an episode, because Bill gets cheated on and everything goes downhill and he's not even upset by it. Great episode though.



    You can't really recommend episodes but I guess reviewing episodes help the creators and producers make better episodes or just get some feedback.. just improving on things I guess. Well, I recommend that the King of the Hill guys finally make an episode where Dale finds out who the real father of Joseph is, or finds out but then thinks he was wrong all along and aliens were the father when he was right and just changed his mind.moreless
Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Charlene

Guest Star

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Kate

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Nancy Gribble

Recurring Role

Breckin Meyer

Breckin Meyer

Joseph Gribble

Recurring Role

Jonathan Joss

Jonathan Joss

John Redcorn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dale: Bill! What a relief. I dropped my keys in the back of the meat freezer and I need someone well-insulated to fish them out for me.
      Bill: I'm kinda the go-to guy for stuff like this.

    • (Bill has invited Dale to his 'family' dinner with Charlene and Kate)
      Dale: Good choice on the mashed potatoes, Kate. Tasty, and a fun place to sculpt your subconscious thoughts.

    • Hank: How could Kate be your daughter?
      Dale: As you may recall, I learned some time ago that Joseph was conceived while I was away from Nancy, an anomaly that can only be explained by alien gene traders covertly planting my DNA into my sleeping wife.
      Hank: Uh... right...
      Dale: After impregnating Nancy, the aliens must have then left my genetic material with Charlene in the hopes of engineering a master race, with me as the foundation. The "how" is simple enough. It's the "why" that troubles me.

    • Dale: John Redcorn, I bet you could romance a woman out of a relationship with a giant doofus.
      John Redcorn: Dale, are you asking me to steal your friend's companion?
      Dale: I don't want my child raised by an idiot.
      John Redcorn: Yes, it's very difficult to watch an idiot raise your child.

    • Dale: I'd like to shatter Bill's happiness in a way that doesn't leave him all mopey.

    • Hank: So, Bill, how's life as a not entirely legal guardian?

    • Dale: (to Bill) So, Charlene's moving in, huh? Have you told her about your idiosyncrasies? Like your fear of floss? And how you use your loofah for non-loofah purposes?

    • Dale: A woman who's perfect for Bill? (shudders) That's a disturbing image.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The original title of this episode was "Three Men and a Bastard", but (mostly likely due to the word bastard), was changed by Fox. On Adult Swim and cable guides, it is still referred to with the original name.

    • The song playing on the radio in John Redcorn's car is "Nothing But a Good Time" by Poison.

    • Brittany Murphy voices Kate in this episode, using the same voice she used for pre-pubucent Joseph.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dale: Have you seen the 1987 film "The Stepfather", where a seemingly loving man cozies up to a single mother only to go nuts and kill everyone? It stars the bald guy from lost.


      The movie Dale referring to is in fact real, and does star Terry O'Quinn, who was on Lost.

    • Dale: (laughing) Just remembered a funny Sniglet. Sniglets is a book by comedian Rich Hall as a collection of "any word that doesn't appear in the dictionary, but should".

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