King of the Hill

Season 1 Episode 7

Westie Side Story

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 02, 1997 on FOX
8.4
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Laotians Kahn and Minh Souphanousinphone and their daughter Kahn Jr. (AKA Connie) move into the house next door to Hank. The Hills and Souphanousinphone's don't get along at all, except for the children. Both the men and the women at various points try to put their differences aside, but keep finding ways to annoy each other. Connie and Bobby loose the two dogs, trying to set them free so they can be together.

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  • Needs No Nutmeg

    10
    This episode is perfect the way it is. So many great moments, its impossible to write them all. Minh walking in Peggy's shoes, her jokes about nutmeg, Luanne saying they get free pizza if they take longer than 30 minutes. So many classic moments in this episode making it one of the best of the series. Often a first season has issues because it focuses on character development, but I think Season 1 as a whole, is arguably the best season, and definitely ONE of the best. Another amazing episode, with an introduction to three great characters.moreless
  • perfect

    10
    laotions kahn and minh move in, and hank does not particularly like them. bobby starts liking their daughter, 'kahn jr", or connie. hank thinks, because dale mentioned it, that they feed on dogs. this seems to be true when hank can not find lady bird. good episode and one of my favorites of the first season. it isn't the best story line or the funniest episode but it is a personal favorite of mine for some reason. overall my grade for this episode would be an A+, i really like this episode and think it is a great, well-written offeringmoreless
  • Typical southerners.

    6.0
    I just think that it is so typical for southerners to be dumb headed rednecks. They are really dull in the head and this episode proved true to reality. I didn't like this episode and I have to say the only reason I watched it was because I got tricked into thinking I was going to see a better episode. This one had so many flaws that I am almost ashamed to even watch the show during the first season. The one thing that was even passable was the half hour. Overall, I have to say this was bad. Thank you.moreless
  • A Laotian family moves in next door and the fun begins in Arlen. Hank and the guys are neighborly enough but Kahn is not making a good first impression on anyone.moreless

    7.9
    Hank and Peggy go out of their way to make the new neighbors feel welcome but Kahn, Mihn and Connie J.R. aren't used to such hosptality. Kahn has spent the last two decades in competitive high priced California and Mihn is a genuine Soccer Mom. They both have insulting manners and it's taking a little bit of time to work out the kinks. Halfway through the episode, we see that Kahn strongly suspects Hank of racism because Ladybird is a purebred Georgia Bloodhound and will only be mated with another such purebreed. Hank insists that he doesn't like Kahn the man ("it doesn't matter where he's from"). Eventually things work themselves out, though it will always be a race with the jones's next door as far as Mihn and Kahn are concerned.moreless
Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter, Joseph Gribble

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive - Uncredited

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Minh Souphanousinphone, Kahn 'Connie' Souphanousinphone, Jr.

Recurring Role

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Cotton Hill, Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr., Joe Jack, additional voices

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • This is the very first episode that addresses Peggy's abnormally large feet. But when we see them throughout this episode, they are obviously considerably small. And although they are drawn very largely later, they seem to be quite little unless there's a joke or plot point about Peggy's feet that needs to be addressed.

    • Kahn is cooking the burgers and then all of a sudden he gives one to Hank, and it is in a bun with toppings, all within a second.

    • When Kahn was lighting the BBQ at first it was empty, then the angle switched and there were suddenly burgers on it, and he was still lighting it.

    • When Bobby lets Doggie go free, he just unhooks the leash, however, later when Dale picks up the leash the collar is attached.

    • When Peggy and Luanne are going to get pizza Minh jumps in the middle of the road it shows Peggy and Luanne in the car and you can hear Minh's voice say "stop" but it didn't sound like she was yelling it out to Peggy, just randomly saying stop.

    • When Kahn shows the invite card at first all it says is "howdy", then it shows "howdy howdy howdy" and a bunch of scribbles the next time it shows it.

    • In the scene where Hank is talking to Connie about the dog's Ladybird is right up next to the tree and it is close to Hank's property. A few seconds later, he is talking to Kahn and Ladybird is not behind them. Then Ladybird appears again when Doggie jumps on her. When Hank goes to take Ladybird away the tree is much further away from Hank's place then before.

    • Peggy said to Luanne that the pizza was pineapple, but when she and Hank are actually eating it, you can clearly see that it's pepperoni.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Kahn: (Sees Hank outside his window yelling) It's that crazy red neck again. Why is he so mad? Did we do something wrong? Minh: You're the one who insulted his propane. Kahn: You're the one who made fun of Peggy Hill's monster feet.

    • Hank: Welcome to the neighborhood, Kahn (struggling with the last name) Soup-ha-nous-in-phone.
      Kahn: Just call me Kahn...I don't got all damn day.

    • Hank: uh uh, Peggy I can't go I won't not after what he said about Ladybird.
      Peggy: Oh, Hank come on. Now Minh, and I just made up, we have to go. And if you stay home people will think that you don't like Khan just because he's oriental.
      Hank: That is ridiculous I hate the man, because he's rude and nasty. Not because of what his people did to us in WWII.
      Peggy: Well I know that, but everyone else will say that Hank Hill is a racist.
      Hank: What the Hell kind of country is this where I can only hate a man if he's white.

    • Minh: (seeing Peggy's rabbit stew) God! You rednecks eat anything!

    • Peggy: Do you think my feet are too big, Hank?
      Hank: Oh no, sweetie. There's...just more of you to love.
      (Hank takes a step closer and he and Peggy are a good 12 inches apart)
      Peggy: Ow.
      (Hank looks down and realizes he stepping on her huge feet)
      Hank: Oh, sorry.

    • (furious about the jokes Minh made about how big her feet are)
      Hank: Oh, she was just kidding, honey.
      Peggy (enraged): It... it doesn't matter. You-you don't go over to a woman's house and insult her feet. You-you just don't.

    • (deleted scene)
      Hank: Dale, you're right. Their dog is gone, all gone!
      Bill: There's no leftovers?

    • Minh: Hello, dog pound? (Hank looks over) I'm looking for dog. Sweet, sweet dog. We had big barbecue and dog run out. About 20 to 25 pounds.

    • (Grabs one of Peggy's shoes)
      Minh: Wow Peggy Hill! What big feet you have. Like boat.
      Peggy: Well this is how God made me.
      (Peggy looks down at her large feet and clenches her toes in)

    • Hank: Oh, I get it, just because I'm from Texas I must be a redneck... Chinese and their damn stereotypes.

    • Bobby: So,your name is Kahn Jr.?
      Connie: Yeah. My dad wanted a boy.
      Bobby: Yeah, my dad did too.

    • Hank: Look at this recipe. It says a quarter pound chopped meat, not chopped dog.
      Dale: Dog is meat.

    • Kahn: Howdy? What is this? Howdy howdy howdy. I'm not going. Minh: Try not to piss off neighbor. We kicked out of Laos, we kicked out of Anaheim, I'm tired of running. Kahn: I could stay home with a bucket of KFC and watch Hee-Haw. Same thing.

    • Minh: (trying on Peggy's shoes) Hey, I'm like little girl playing dress-up in Mamma's shoes!

    • Hank: How many burgers do you have under your belt, Dale?
      Dale: Zero.
      Hank: How come?
      Dale: I don't eat dog.

    • Hank: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
      Kahn: I live in California last 20 year, but first come from Laos....We Laotian.
      Bill: The ocean? What ocean?
      Kahn: We are Laotian! From Laos, stupid! It's a landlocked country, in southeast Asia. It's between Vietnam and Thailand, OK? Population 4.7 million!
      Hank: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
      Kahn (in disgust): D'oh...

    • Kahn: ( reluctantly accepting a gift of propane from Hank) You honor me, by giving me gas.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Hank: (about his dog, Ladybird) She's a purebread Georgia Bloodhound. Her mama tracked down James Earl Ray.

      James Earl Ray is the man convicted of shooting and killing Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • The title is a play on the movie West Side Story. Kahn's Doggie is a West Highland White Terrier or Westie for short. The brief "romantic" interest between Doggie and Hank's (Georgia) Bloodhound Ladybird resembles the romance between two principal characters in West Side Story (Tony and Maria) and the eponymous pair Romeo and Juliet the Shakespearean starcrossed lovers who originated it all.

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