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



  • Trivia

    • Tagline: "My breath stinks like blood and peppermints" -Mr. Strickland

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Buck gets his jacket destroyed in the bar fight, but in the final scene his jacket is back to normal. It is possible however, that he managed to get them to give him a new one.

    • Buck's illegitimate child was first mentioned in the Season 5 episode "The Buck Stops Here", and has been mentioned a few times since. This is his first and only appearance on the show.

    • Hank says in this episode that Strickland and his son mooned the graves of Elvis and his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley at Graceland which is impossible since Jesse's actual grave is in Tupelo, Mississippi.

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.