Hank Hill is facing trying times. His presidential candidate
of choice, George W. Bush, has a limp handshake, his wife
and son prefer barbecuing with charcoal over his precious
propane, and his new co-worker from Oklahoma has taken up
some illegal after-hours employment on a street corner. However,
in true King of the Hill style, we can always count
on Hank to do the right thing by his town, his friends, his
family and his country...
Fifth Season of King of the Hill chronicles
another momentous year for everyone's favourite redneck family,
The Hills. Bobby Hill, turns the momentous age of 13. He becomes
the school mascot and demonstrates his maturity by saving
the life of a drowning pig at the country fair. Hank's niece
Luanne shows less great judgement when she decides to vote
communist because she likes the candidate's red tie, and Peggy
allows her ambitious nature to get the best of her when she
and Minh compete to see who can donate the most blood.
of this collection of 20 episodes include:
Perils of Polling: Hank becomes disillusioned with the
whole idea of voting after he meets his preferred candidate
George W Bush, and is shocked to learn he has a limp handshake.
Bobby saves a diving pig from drowning at the town's annual
fair and becomes a hero.
Buck Stops Here: Bobby gets a summer job working for his
dad's boss. He was only supposed to be his golf caddy, but
Mr Strickland takes a shine to the young man, as he reminds
him of himself at that age, and the two start to hang out
more. When Bobby uses foul language at home Hank is disturbed
to discover that he learnt it from his boss. Rebelling, Bobby
moves in with Mr Strickland, who is probably the worst influence
for such a impressionable young boy. Meanwhile Peggy gets
into a battle with a neighbour while giving blood - both are
eager to give the most blood and therefore win the much coveted
"Give Blood" mug.
the Choice: We learn why Dale's son Joseph doesn't look
anything like Dale - his real father is a native American.
Joseph has no idea that Mr Redcorn is his real father. All
Mr Redcorn wants to do is pass on his ancestors customs and
history to his son, but Joseph has no interest. Bobby, on
the other hand, hears about the injustices that befell Mr
Redcorn's people, thanks to the white man, and decides to
protest at the upcoming Thanksgiving Festival. Meanwhile,
Peggy goes a little crazy and invents a new game, which is
totally unplayable, for all their friends and family to play
Cotton Comes Marching Home: Hank's father, Cotton, comes
to town for the Veteran's Day parade, but has no intention
of looking up his son. Hank soon discovers that Cotton, his
young wife and their baby, have become homeless. Cotton ends
up getting a job working in a restaurant as a greeter. After
making a scene he is demoted to toilet attendant. When he
asks for time off to take part in the Veteran's parade his
boss won't let him, much to Hank's anger.
the Nut Before Christmas: It's almost Christmas and Hank's
neighbour, Bill, is a little sad because he's never experienced
the joy of bringing up children at Christmas. He spends a
small fortune on turning his house into Santa's grotto and
dressing as Santa and giving away presents to all the children
that come to his house. He enjoys himself so much, that once
Christmas is over he continues to dress as Santa and keeps
his decorations up. He manages to end up treating one drunken
teenage slob as his own son - but Bill has no idea that the
yob is simply using him.
and the Great Glass Elevator: While on a lads only weekend,
Hank accidentally moons the governor while in a glass elevator.
Bill takes the blame and ends up dating the governor. Everything
is going great until Bill's ex-wife appears on the scene and
tries to ruin Bill's new life. Meanwhile Peggy and Bobby have
discovered that burgers cooked on a charcoal barbecue are
much, much tastier than those cooked on a propane fuelled
barbecue. The two get constant cravings for charcoal cooked
food, but must keep this from Hank, who has spent his life
pushing propane - as he works for a propane gas company.
Yeah!: Hank's boss has hired a new secretary and it's
obvious that Mr Strickland has only employed her for her looks.
Peggy befriends her and before they know what has happened
she is moving in with them. It soon becomes clear to all,
but the Hills, that this woman is a prostitute.
Choice: Bobby become very sick and it soon becomes clear
that he has suddenly become allergic to their pet dog. Hank
builds a dog house in the back yard, but his faithful companion
just won't use it. Bobby ends up moving into it, much to his
Not Easy Being Green: The local planners have decided
to drain the local quarry in order to use it as a city dump.
Hank, Dale and Bill don't want this to happen as they have
a terrible secret. Boomhaur's old love is at the bottom of
the quarry and it's all down to his three friends - who have
wisely kept their crime from him since High School. Now Hank,
Dale and Bill decide to pretend that they care about the environment
in order to stop the quarry from being drained, and their
secret from being uncovered.
these are the highlights, for me, of Season Five, I
have to admit that here isn't really a bad episode in this
collection - all have something going for them. The only negative
thing I have to say is that there are no extras of any description.
But then, the price tag reflects that.
a collection you should add to your "must buy" list.