King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 6

When Cotton Comes Marching Home

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Dec 03, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Tagline: "Waffles! Where's my waffles?!" -Cotton

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • Boomhauer does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Before Topsy and Cotton tie up the restaurant manager there is a quick shot that shows the sign on the door for the men's room. It has the symbol on it for disability access. However in one of the previous shots when Cotton tries to leave the restaurant the sign is the same but there was no wheelchair accessible symbol.

    • As we see the float for the time in the driveway when Cotton arrives home, the float is vertical to the driveway. In the following shot Peggy starts asking Cotton for his war medals, the float is now turned around horizontally to the driveway.

    • As Hank visits Cotton to give his uniform, Cotton goes into the middle stall of the bathroom. If you look at the stall to the right it has its door open and no one is in there. As they are speaking you can see the door has closed in the reflection of the mirror. You can see even see it's closed without using the mirror when Hank puts the uniform down on the chair.

    • When Cotton is trying to use the circular saw on the car dealer, the extension plug it's connected to gets disconnected around half way onto the alley road. The next shot its moved to just past the driveway, and the following shot it's now moved to about halfway down the driveway.

    • When Peggy is pouring Hank his coffee, it looks like it is going just outside the cup as suppose to in the cup.

    • This episode aired four weeks after Veteran's Day.

  • Quotes

    • Didi: Sorry I'm late. I had to take three buses: one to get here, one to go back and get G.H., and one to get here.

    • Cotton: Topsy, you shouldn't be waitin' for a bus! You strangled Herman Goering, for God's sake!

    • Cotton: Now you listen to me, Junior. I led a platoon of men through the jungle of Sai Pan. I think I can lead a party of four to table six.

    • Cotton: I'll be marchin' in Arlen, with my war buddies: Topsy, Stinky, Brooklyn, Fat Brooklyn, and of course, Irwin Linker.
      Hank: What happened to Lucky?
      Cotton: Dead!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: When Cotton Comes Marching Home

      This is an allusion to the film When Johnny Comes Marching Home which was loosely based on the sentimental song of the same name about soldiers returning home from war.