King of the Hill

Season 5 Episode 10

Yankee Hankie

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Feb 04, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Hank discovers that he is not a native Texan: he was actually born in New York City, when Cotton took his wife there as part of a plot to kill Fidel Castro. When Hank confronts his father about this, Cotton offers to help Hank become a "real Texan." But it turns out that Cotton is just making Hank the fall guy for yet another Castro-killing scheme.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • New York Blues

    This is a pretty good episode. I thought the general plot line of Hank being from New York was funny, but the whole Castro killing aspect was kind of dumb, although it did bring some humorous moments. Cotton's friends were really funny especially the guy with the breather. I loved the part where Hank comes out in Davie Crockett's outfit and says "Why am I wearing the hat?" It's really funny, because cartoons do that all the time. Put on a part of the costume they don't really need. There were some other good moments too, so overall I really enjoyed this episode.moreless
Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Voice of Cotton Hill

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Tagline: "Well, I suppose -- SUCKER PUNCH!" -Cotton

    • Luanne does not appear in this episode.

    • When Hank runs into the building to hide and lays down in the square of moonlight on the floor, he looks up at the window and a couple of clouds pass by. The clouds move too quickly, and when Hank is shown again, no shadows from the clouds move across him.

    • After the old guys take Hank's clothes & throw him over the fence at the Alamo, Hank goes right into the building without having to unlock the door. Despite the fence being locked up, it seems a little odd that such an historical monument like the Alamo wouldn't have its main door locked.

    • According to Hank's birth record he was born at 3:07 A.M. Yet when we see the events leading up to his birth its daytime.

    • In this episode we find out that Hank's Social Security Number is 135-01-6629.

    • Cotton tied up Hank's hands before taking off his clothes, so there is no way he could have done so.

    • When Hank went to the Alamo the South Carolina Flag had a yellow background.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Peggy: Hank, when you were a child did your parents ever say you were adopted?
      Hank: How do I even know that's my name? My real parents probably named me Henry or Chris, oh God Peggy; what if I'm a Chris?

    • Cotton: ...And at midnight, we rendezvous in Mexico with one Jorge Lopez. As you know, he's half-Mexican, half-Cuban. For this job, we'll be using the half that's Cuban.

    • Cotton: Well, Fidel, you should've stayed in Washington on your unofficial visit. Now they're gonna have to carry you off on a seventh-inning stretcher!

    • Boomhauer: Yep.
      Bill: Yep.
      Dale: Yep. Or should I say "yada yada yada?" Hank, should I?
      Hank: Shut up, Dale.
      Bill: Boy, you New Yorkers really are rude.

    • Peggy: Hank, informed sources tell me that you were dead in the water, and then you came back to life. So you were reborn in Texas. Meaning you are a native Texan.
      Hank: No, I'm not a native Texan. I'm just a Texan.
      Peggy: And I am a Texan too.
      Hank: I don't remember seeing any Montana flag at the Alamo.
      Peggy: Well, it wasn't a state then.
      Hank: Fine, everybody's a Texan. Change planes in Dallas, you're a Texan.

    • Cotton: Fine, you sissy girls, I'll row to Cuba myself! Hell, I'll swim to Cuba with this wrench between my teeth! Then I'll pose as a beautiful female plumber, and when the toilet clogs at the Presidential palace, I'll... I'll... oh. I just wanted to kill Castro!
      Hank: I know, Dad. I know.

    • Stinky: It's starting to drizzle.
      Cotton: Aw, suck it up, Stinky. Rained for seventeen days at Guadalcanal, I didn't hear you complain then.
      Stinky: I complained a lot.

    • Hank: I'm pretty sure the license people are gonna need to see a birth certificate. Otherwise you'd have a bunch of Oklahomans trying to get Native Texan license plates.

    • Cotton: Is that a kiwi in there? You know how I feel about hairy fruits!

    • Hank: Dad, you can't kill Castro. You shouldn't even be driving at night.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode, we learn that Hank's parent's full names are: Tillie Mae Hill, and Cotton Lyndal Hill. The spelling of Hank's mom's name is pretty new, as if you watch the DVD's of Seasons 2-4 (she did not appear in Season 1) with the subtitles on, her name is spelt Tilly.

    • Hank was born in Yankie Stadium in New York.


    • Seinfeld

      Dale: ...or should I say 'Yadda, Yadda, Yadda'? Should I, Hank?

      Dale is referring to the show Seinfeld which is credited for coining the phrase 'yadda yadda yadda' to mean 'whatever'. Since everyone is ribbing Hank about being born in New York and 'Seinfeld' is based on Jerry Seinfeld's life in New York, it's a nice little dig.