King of the Hill

Season 9 Episode 4

Yard, She Blows!

Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 23, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hank: I need a gnome. But not just any gnome. I need a Winklebottom.
      Salesman: A Winklebottom? You might as well ask me to move a rainbow!
      Hank: I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or just weird.

    • Hank: Come on, Peggy, it was just a garden gnome.
      Peggy: Yeah, and propane is just a stupid gas!

    • (Hank buys a gnome named Figgleforth)
      Salesman: Come back and see us any time.
      Hank: Yeah, I don't think so.
      Salesman: I was speaking to Figgleforth!

    • Dale: So, is that a ceramic gnome or did Peggy kill a real gnome and take it to a taxidermist?

    • Hank: Why would anyone do drugs when they could just mow a lawn?

    • Hank: I'm not a dork, I sell propane.

    • Peggy: Excuse me, do you know of a plant that can withstand over-watering, inadequate fertilization, and perhaps some overzealous pruning?
      Garden Store Clerk: Yeah, they're called weeds.

    • Hank: Yeah, Peggy's fixin' up the front yard a bit
      Dale: Gee Hank, if your wife wants to screw something up, why can't she just stick to Bobby?

    • Bill: (about the garden gnome) Gosh, Hank, what will people think when they see that thing out here?
      Hank: God willing, they'll think Peggy's a widow.

    • Luanne: Ooh! An estate sale! Pull over, dead people have tons of clothes that they don't want anymore.

    • Hank: Well, it's just that people are starting to, you know, say nasty things about our house.
      Peggy: Like what? What are they saying?
      Hank: Like yesterday, I heard the Fed Ex guy call our house `the one with the gnome out front`.

    • Hank: I tell you what, how 'bout we repaint the kitchen? You can pick out any shade of white you want.

  • Notes

    • The song Hank is singing while watering his lawn is the theme tune to a classic TV show 'Green Acres'.

    • The German tourist town, "New Hoffensheim," is based on a real place on I-35, New Braunfels. In the script, the town is actually called New Braunfels, but it was changed to a fictionalized name.

    • Kathy Najimy and Cynthia Mann previously worked together on Veronica's Closet.

  • Allusions

    • Peggy (about her drapes): I bought these the day John Lennon was shot!

      That would have been December 8, 1980. Singer-songwriter, activist and former Beatles guitarist John Lennon was killed in New York City by a severely disturbed young man who had a bizarre obsession with him.

    • Title pun: Thar, she blows! A line from Melville's Novel Moby Dick.