Sep 13, 2009
Wow. Can you believe it? The last new King of the Hill episode to air on Fox. Fox made the controversial decision not to air the rest of the new episodes. Considering there are no DVDs planned for any season past season 6, it looks like the only way to see the remainder of the series is in syndication on Adult Swim. It's a disappointing move by Fox.
As for the episode itself, Bobby and his father Hank ... Read More
Sep 13, 2009
One of my most frequent complaints with King of the Hill's final season is so much of it feels familiar, like we've seen it multiple times in the past. I was hoping the second-to-last new episode was going to change this, but it did feel familiar, even though I can't think of specific episodes where the plot was identical.
There was a big dance at Bobby's school and he and Joseph were without a date. Joseph found a date with a ... Read More
Aug 29, 2009
"Uh-Oh Canada" was entirely different from the episode which preceeded it. It was actually funny. Boomhauer made a deal with a family of Canadians to swap houses for a few weeks and this meant the Hank and the fellas would be without one of their best friends. More importantly, it meant Canadians were coming to Arlen.
The experience was entirely different for Boomhauer and the Canadians. While Boomhauer had a great time meeting a woman, the Canadians didn't get ... Read More
Aug 29, 2009
I'm amazed that Fox even aired "Manger Baby Einstein". It's honestly one of the worst episodes of any show I've ever seen. It's shocking that this entire episode wasn't left on the cutting room floor. It was truly awful.
The episode dealt with the events following Luanne's daughter's birth. In an attempt to cheer the little tyke up, Luanne used some hand puppets and it worked like a charm. Before you knew it, Luanne was a big star, ... Read More
Jun 1, 2009
King of the Hill's thirteen season run is nearly over and before it goes out, it went back to an old formula which was light on comedic attempts and more about heart. Despite the episode having Bill's name in it, Bill didn't play nearly as large of a role as I anticipated. That doesn't mean he was insignificant. In fact, his role in the episode was important at times.
With the boys in town getting invitations for baseball, Bobby was ... Read More
May 2, 2009
"Serves Me Right For Giving General George S. Patton The Bathroom Key" has got to be one of the longest episode titles in television history and as far as quality, well, I didn't think this episode stacked up very well compared to some of the other episodes of this season.
It's true that King of the Hill isn't as funny as it used to be. There have been some pretty decent episodes this year, but I don't consider this one to be ... Read More
Apr 30, 2009
Fox has some of the absolute worst timing ever. Why would you air an episode with a clear July 4th plot in the middle of April? I know King of the Hill will end before July, but you get my point. It just felt completely wrong to have this episode air right now.
"Born Again on the Fourth of July" showed a different side of Bobby, one that is lethargic. Okay, so it's not exactly a new side of ... Read More
Apr 4, 2009
"Nancy Does Dallas" was a pretty good episode to take a break with. King of the Hill only has a few episodes left for the season (and series) and I would have to consider this episode to be fairly typical for the show; all of the main characters seem to be themselves with one exception.
Dale's wife Nancy doesn't often get made the central character of an episode and this was really the only thing that made this episode seem a little ... Read More
Mar 21, 2009
This past episode of King of the Hill had another familiar feel to it. I can't recall a specific episode which is similar to this one, but it does feel like we've seen this story before.
After realizing she is not hip anymore, Peggy finds herself examining her life and where she stopped paying attention to trends. All fingers point to when she had Bobby, even if she doesn't realize it. A chance encounter with the queen of all things ... Read More
Mar 18, 2009
On the anniversary of one of the biggest losses in Arlen school history, Hank Hill and his friends are in the dumps. The day is further magnified by the fact that the winning school drops by every year to rub the win in their face. Tired of it, Hank challenges the school to a rematch, many years after the game and the other school accepts.
As I was watching this episode, I tried to think of where I've seen this story ... Read More