King of the Hill

Season 10 Episode 7

You Gotta Believe (In Moderation)

0
Aired Sunday 8:30 AM Jan 29, 2006 on FOX
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
48 votes
4

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT

In order to raise money to save the Tom Landry Middle School baseball program, Hank invites a Harlem Globetrotters-type softball team, The Ace of Diamonds and his Jewels, to compete against his community league team, the Arlen Zephyrs, who are proud of their undefeated record. When Hank convinces everyone on the team they can win, they ruin the show by taking the game seriously. The Ace decides to not donate the money to the team, and Hank realizes he made a big mistake.

moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Friday
2:00am
MNT
8:00pm
TOON
8:30pm
TOON
11:00pm
TOON
11:30pm
TOON
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Hank Gets Defeated

    8.0
    This is a pretty decent episode, much better then the last couple. It had a fun plot, and it was funny to see that Hank actually thinks he can beat the team. The only thing that was a bit odd was how he convinced the whole team to feel the same. I have a hard time believing that the entire team didn't get that it was all for show and that they could beat them. The lines are funny though, especially Dale (as usual). Overall it was a pretty good episode, that brings in a good amount of laughs.moreless
  • Hank was stupid.

    8.5
    I think that this was a solid episode of King of the Hill. I will really say that I liked the entire episode. It was fairly entertaining and the plot was decent. the only thing that lacked was the realism. But to say this was an okay epsidoe would be a lie. My favorite aspects had to where Hank gets mad about the way the other team is playing so he decides to take things into his own hands. The funny part was that the other team was actually a really good team and ended up showing Hank's team how the game is really played. Thank you.moreless
  • In an attempt to raise money for the school baseball team, Hank invites a leading softball team, renowned for their on-field antics, to play his own community league team. But things turn sour when he plays the game to win. Not one of my favourites...moreless

    6.8
    Straight off I'll admit that I'm not really a sports fan, and even beyond that, baseball is mostly an American thing (I'm a Brit), but even so, I can't say that I overly enjoyed this episode.



    There have been other sports-themed episodes of the series, but they mostly served up interesting stories at least. This one just didn't do it for me.



    It's always nice to see Hank and the neighbourhood characters acting as a team and eventually winning agains the odds, but beyond that I found the story mostly unappealing.



    Things could at least done with a seperate b-story to even things out a bit, but no such luck.



    I didn't realise until the closing credits rolled, that the guest voice was John Schneider, best known as Bo Duke in 'The Dukes of Hazzard', one of my all-time favourite television series (yes really!!). So it's a shame that he guested on such an unmemorable episode. He could have done with a better character, one where he sent up his 'good ol' boy' persona more.



    I'm watching these episode through Channel 4 (U.K.)'s irregular, middle-of-the-night broadcasts, but they jumped from the season premiere ('Hanks On Board') to this episode for some unknown reason (go figure!). So I can't speak for the episodes in between as of yet, but certainly in terms of their broadcast order, this is the weakest episode of the series I've seen in some time.moreless
  • Another sport themed episode

    6.7
    In short, the episode had some key moments however it didn\\\'t stand out from the many other sport themed episodes which can be considered filler material,equivalent to clip episodes. Not to say that this was a bad episode however it didnt have as many funny moments as it should have.
Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Voice of Luanne Platter

Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick

Voice of Dale Gribble

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Voice of Peggy Hill

Mike Judge

Mike Judge

Voice of Hank Hill, Boomhauer

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Bobby Hill

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Voice of Bill Dauterive

John Schneider

John Schneider

The Ace

Guest Star

Mac Davis

Mac Davis

Announcer, Sports Jock

Guest Star

Dennis Burkley

Dennis Burkley

Principal Moss

Recurring Role

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo

Enrique

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hank: We're not giving up - we just need to reach down and grab what's in every one of us! Let's do this, Zephyrs!
      Bill: Uh oh, the hair on my back is starting to tingle!
      Hank: Your hair knows something you're about to find out!

    • (Hank is trying to apologize to The Ace of Diamonds for ruining the fun of the game)
      Hank: Think about the kids - you always give the winner's check to charity.
      The Ace of Diamonds: Yeah, and I always clear a few grand in merchandise and score a little overnight company. But thanks to your boring little stunt The Ace slept alone last night and has an RV full of unsold bobble-heads! Do you know what that's like when I go over rail road tracks?

    • Dale: Why'd we ever think we could take on the Ace and His Jewels?
      Bill: Hank got me so fired up I was willing to believe in anything...even myself.

    • Hank: We're gonna play good D, and play lots of small ball, because the whole season we did what?
      Team: Believed to achieve!
      Enrique: Yeah! (Jumps off the couch and tears off his shirt and waves it above his head) I believe Hank! We'll win because our lord Jesus Christ chose us to win!

    • Principal Moss: Hank, how would you like to give a motivational talk at school tomorrow?
      Hank: Really? I'd be honored.
      Principal Moss: Good, the magician had to cancel. Who knew a dove could do all that to a man's face?

    • Bobby: I wonder if cows know how tasty they are.

  • NOTES (1)

    • It is implied that Joe Jack may be dead, or at least that something very bad happened to him. However, later this season in "24-Hour Propane People," he appears to be healthy again.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Jenkins: Davids pick up your slingshots. We're going to slay the Ace.

      This is a reference to David from the Bible who defeated the giant Goliath with a slingshot and a stone.

    • Ace and His Jewels: The Ace and his Jewels is a parody of the 4-man softball team The King and His Court.

More
Less