King of the Hill

Season 4 Episode 18

Won't You Pimai Neighbor?

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Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Mar 19, 2000 on FOX
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A group of Buddhist monks suspects that Bobby might be the reincarnation of the Lama Sanglug. Bobby enjoys getting caught up in Buddhism, until he and Connie learn that Lamas are not allowed to have girlfriends.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Full of Spirit!

    7.0
    This is an episode that I like, despite its lack of actual comedy in it. If I were to judge solely based on the number of laughs, it would probably get a fairly poor review, but I enjoyed the plot and some of the things that happened in it. Bobby acting like a Buddhist was pretty funny and it was very typical Hank. One thing I appreciate about this show is it pokes fun of typical ignorant America. Hank is that ignorance. It makes this show more realistic and is also what makes this episode fairly tolerable. Overall just an OK episode, but its worth a watch just to see Connie and Bobby's relationship bloom!moreless
  • A group of Buddhist monks suspects that Bobby might be the reincarnation of the Lama Sanglug. Bobby enjoys getting caught up in Buddhism, until he and Connie learn that Llamas are not allowed to have girlfriends, which puts a strain on their relationship.moreless

    5.5
    The plot seems really random but interesting. I wonder what if Bobby was the Llama. It really developed Bobby and Connie's love for each other. I thought that the ending was clever, with Bobby choosing the girl (Connie) in the mirror.



    Although, one thing I absolutely hated how intolerant Hank was towards the Buddhist religion. He was confronting the monk in the alley, he seemed to have that "my God is right and yours is wrong" attitude towards him and throughout the whole episode, which made me think of his as an ignorant Christian.



    Overall, the episode was okay to watch, but Hank's attitude really knocked down the rating for this episode.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Kahn Souphanousinphone

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Chane Wasonasong

Guest Star

Ashley Gardner

Ashley Gardner

Reverend Karen Stroup

Guest Star

Soon-Teck Oh

Soon-Teck Oh

Monk

Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Voice of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone

Recurring Role

David Herman

David Herman

Junior Monk

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • The monks depicted in this episode seem to belong to the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition; they are referred to as "lama" and their leader "the Rinpoche", the mantra Bobby chants isOm Mani Padme Hum which is also chanted by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, and the search for the reincarnation of the Lama Sanglung seems to be a reference to the Tibetantulku tradition. By contrast, Laos (and presumably the Souphanousinphone family as Laotians) belongs to the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which makes use of neither the title of "lama" for monks nor of the practice of identifying reincarnated spiritual leaders.

    • When Hank looks at his invitation he reads the writing in it. The next shot you can see the writing on the card as if Hank had turned the card over pointing towards the ground. However there was not enough time between shots for him to have turned it around.

    • As Hank and Bobby are leaving the reverend's office, Hank puts his hands on Bobby's shoulders and is at an angle away from the reverend. In the next shot from the reverend's angle we can see he is facing her and the position has changed from the previous shot.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Kahn gives the guys in the alley invitations for his Pimai party. As Dale opens his invitation he places the envelope in front of the invitation he is holding. The next shot they have reversed position with the invitation in front.

    • In the scene at the "Get In, Get Out" shop, Connie and Bobby's drinks have each have a bendy straw. When Connie is walking off they have changed to normal straws as you can see the marks of bendy straws have disappeared.

    • After Bobby takes the first spiritual test, Minh and Kahn come behind Bobby. Looking at Minh's hair and the top of her dress are both very wet. However before this she was completely dry and there was no scene where water was sprayed on her. She stays wet for the rest of the scene probably indicating that there is a scene deleted from the episode as it is far too obvious to be missed.

    • At the beginning of the party scene Dale is holding a glass. When Hank shows up, it is a beer can.

    • Luanne does not have any lines in this episode.

    • Tagline: "Yeah, yeah. Buddhist, whatever. Monks." -Kahn

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Buddhist: There's a Buddhist saying. As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart, the wind cannot overturn a mountain.
      Hank: You're talking like a song from The Lion King.

    • Hank: No way. No got-dang way.

    • Hank: The Buddhist monks think Bobby's a holy man. Now that's just sad.
      Peggy: Hank, listen to this: Richard Gere is a Buddhist.
      Hank: And it just keeps getting sadder.

    • (Peggy is resolving to get along with the Souphanousinphones)
      Peggy: Let's practice. I'll be Kahn. A-hem - You are a dumb redneck!
      Hank: That sounds more like Minh.
      Peggy: Leave my wife out of this, hillbilly!
      Hank: Heh, heh, heh! (sighs) I wish they'd move.

    • Peggy: I always knew Bobby was destined for greatness. To be honest, I didn't see Lama.

    • Bobby: That guy in the dress is loco.

    • Hank (to a meditating Bobby): You can call putting paint on your head anything you want, but we're Christians and we don't do that kind of stuff. Why do you think we go to church every Sunday, for fun?

  • NOTES (5)

    • The episode was shown at the "International Buddhist Film Festival", which praised its "good writing and fearless satire".

    • The episode was shown at the "International Buddhist Film Festival", which praised its "good writing and fearless satire".

    • Actual Buddhist priests were used as consultants in this episode to make the story more accurate and plausible.

    • The directors of this episode were nominated for the 2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production.

    • This episode was originally registered under the title "Dangerous Laotians." An alternate title was "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Buddha."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode is a play on the lyrics, "Won't you be my neighbor?", sung by Fred Rogers on his syndicated TV show Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

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