King of the Hill

Season 13 Episode 9

What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 15, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary


When Buck is inducted into the Hall of Flame, Hank accompanies him to the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis. Hank's role of keeping Mr. Strickland out of trouble is challenged when Buck meets his long lost son "Ray Roy". Peggy attempts to become a member of a clique made up of the wives of some of the top propane executives.


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  • What Happens in This Review, Um, Everyone Reads About...

    This is a pretty boring episode overall. I like the majority of the recurring characters on the show, however I also tend to feel that they do not make very good main characters. This is a prime example. Strickland is usually humorous, although not one of my favourite characters, but he isn't good enough to hold an episode on his own. The jokes were dull, and even the good characters like Bill and Dale were not used to their full potential. It was interesting to see Buck have to save Hank for once, but that was probably the most (or rather only) interesting part of the episode. One of the worst episodes in a long time.moreless
Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bill Dauterive; Buck Strickland

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Peggy Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Dale Gribble

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hank: I don't ever want to hear the name Strickland again.
      Dale: What are you talking about? This whole thing is because your name isn't Strickland.
      Hank: You think I'm jealous of Buck and Ray Roy? Who cares? I sure don't.
      Bill: Now, Hank, that's just the rum and tequila and vodka and gin talking.

    • Hank:I'm sorry Buck's not here, Ms. Scovall. He was at a Q and A session, and wouldn't you know he got more "Q"s than he bargained for. I'll see that he shows up from now on.
      Ms. Scovall:Your boss should take conventions more seriously. The United States Constitution was written at a convention. This is Mr. Strickland's Hall of Flame jacket. I'm entrusting you with it until the ceremony tomorrow night. Do not make me regret it.
      Hank (almost dreamily): The rainbow blazer.

    • Dale: Admit it, Hank; you just want to be the bastard son Buck Strickland never had, but apparently he did.

    • Ray Roy: Are you the famous Buck Strickland?
      Buck: I am. Who are you?
      Ray Roy: I'm your bastard son!
      Buck: Uh...Ray...Roy...
      Ray Roy: My name's Jody, but you can call me whatever you want. The important part of my name is 'Strickland'.

    • Hank (arriving at the convention): I can't believe I'm finally here. Peggy, this is my Superbowl.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The title of the episode is based on the famous saying "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".

    • The episode storyline alludes to the 1974 Harry Chapin song Cat's in the Cradle about dysfunctional father-son bonding. Hank directly mentions the Cat's in the Cradle situation to Buck on the convention floor. Later, as the group leaves the hotel to return from Memphis, a brief portion of the song is played.