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The Best Episodes of King of the Hill

Every episode of King of the Hill ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of King of the Hill!

Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, family, and country, but his values and ethics are often challenged by the situations he, his family, and his beer-drinking neighbors/buddies find themselves in.


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The best episode of "King of the Hill" is "Bobby Goes Nuts", rated 8.9/10 from 692 user votes. It was directed by Tricia Garcia and written by Norm Hiscock. "Bobby Goes Nuts" aired on 11/11/2001 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Ho Yeah!".

  • Bobby Goes Nuts
    8.9/10 692 votes

    #1 - Bobby Goes Nuts

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2001-11-11

    Bobby goes from bullied to bully after learning a counterattack move in a self-defense class--for women.

    Director: Tricia Garcia

    Writer: Norm Hiscock

  • Ho Yeah!
    8.8/10 639 votes

    #2 - Ho Yeah!

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-02-25

    Unaware that the new employee at Strickland Propane is a prostitute, Peggy becomes her best friend and even offers her a place to stay--Hank's den.

    Director: Tricia Garcia

    Writer: Peter Huyck

  • A Firefighting We Will Go
    8.6/10 686 votes

    #3 - A Firefighting We Will Go

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 1999-01-12

    Hank and his friends become volunteer firefighters. They manage to wreck a fire hydrant, ruin a funeral, and finally burn down the Arlen firehouse. When the Fire Captain comes to ask what happened, the trio turns the story around to match each of their scenarios.

    Director: Cyndi Tang

    Writer: Greg Daniels, Mike Judge

  • Aisle 8A
    8.6/10 515 votes

    #4 - Aisle 8A

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 1999-11-07

    Hank is the only one home when houseguest Connie has her first encounter with menstruation--and neither knows what to do. Meanwhile, someone has to explain PMS to Bobby.

    Director: Allan Jacobsen

    Writer: Garland Testa

  • High Anxiety
    8.6/10 499 votes

    #5 - High Anxiety

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2000-02-13

    Hank becomes the prime suspect in an investigation led by Sheriff Buford.

    Director: Adam Kuhlman

    Writer: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen

  • Returning Japanese (1)
    8.5/10 462 votes

    #6 - Returning Japanese (1)

    Season 6 Episode 21 - Aired 2002-05-12

    The Hills are off to Japan so Cotton can apologize to the widow of a soldier he killed in WWII, but something about Cotton's story doesn't quite add up.

    Director: Allan Jacobsen

    Writer: Etan Cohen, Kit Boss

  • To Sirloin with Love
    8.5/10 446 votes

    #7 - To Sirloin with Love

    Season 13 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-09-13

    Thankful to finally have something in common with his son, Hank is proud when Bobby’s knowledge of beef earns him a spot on a college team bound for the State Championships.

    Director: Kyounghee Lim

    Writer: Tony Gama-Lobo, Christy Stratton, Rebecca May, Jim Dauterive

  • A Beer Can Named Desire
    8.4/10 544 votes

    #8 - A Beer Can Named Desire

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 1999-11-14

    Bill meets Cajun relatives and Hank competes for $1 million in a beer promotion at a football game in New Orleans.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jim Dauterive

  • Hank's Dirty Laundry
    8.3/10 556 votes

    #9 - Hank's Dirty Laundry

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 1998-03-01

    When Hank tries to buy a new dryer, he is told that his credit is no good because he owes money to Arlen Video. The video store's computer says he rented and never returned a pornographic movie, Cuffs and Collars. Hank refuses to pay for a movie he never rented, and sets out to prove that the computer was wrong.

    Director: Shaun Cashman

    Writer: N/A

  • Hanky Panky
    8.3/10 471 votes

    #10 - Hanky Panky

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2000-02-06

    Hank and Peggy are caught in the middle after Strickland's wife catches him with his girlfriend.

    Director: Adam Kuhlman, Jeff Myers

    Writer: Jim Dauterive, Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen

  • Naked Ambition
    8.3/10 433 votes

    #11 - Naked Ambition

    Season 4 Episode 15 - Aired 2000-02-20

    Bobby's accidental glimpse of a naked Luanne has Joseph yearning to get his own look. But Connie catches them trying to peep, and thinks she's the target.

    Director: Anthony Lioi

    Writer: N/A

  • Keeping Up with Our Joneses
    8.2/10 734 votes

    #12 - Keeping Up with Our Joneses

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1997-04-27

    Hank and Peggy's love of cigarettes is rekindled after Hank catches Bobby smoking, but Luanne is determined to nip their habit in the butt.

    Director: John Rice

    Writer: Jonathan Collier, Joe Stillman

  • Propane Boom
    8.2/10 528 votes

    #13 - Propane Boom

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 1998-05-17

    When Mega Lo Mart starts selling propane, Strickland Propane can't compete with their prices, and Hank loses his job. He winds up working in the propane department at Mega Lo Mart, under the supervision of Luanne's boyfriend Buckley. Hank and other Mega Lo Mart employees decide to protest the way the company destroys small businesses, by disrupting a concert by the company spokesman, Chuck Mangione. Meanwhile, Luanne, who wanted Buckley to give her the job that he gave to Hank, tells Buckley she's breaking up with him. And Hank, Luanne and Buckley are the only people in the Mega Lo Mart when Hank notices a leak...

    Director: Gary McCarver

    Writer: Norm Hiscock

  • The Wedding of Bobby Hill
    8.2/10 497 votes

    #14 - The Wedding of Bobby Hill

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1999-02-09

    Angry that Luanne cost him his job house-sitting Boomhauer's house, Bobby replaces her birth control pills with candy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jonathan Collier

  • Jon Vitti Presents: "Return to La Grunta"
    8.2/10 453 votes

    #15 - Jon Vitti Presents: "Return to La Grunta"

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 1999-02-23

    Hank gets Luanne a job as a golf course drink girl at the La Grunta resort. In gratitude, Luanne gets Hank a chance to swim with a dolphin. Hank pets the dolphin, and the dolphin becomes aroused and tries to become sexually intimate with him. In return for his silence, the hotel pays him off, and Hank tells Luanne never to talk about what happened. Luanne gets sexually harassed by one of the golfers, she decides to follow Hank's example and not talk about it.

    Director: Gary McCarver

    Writer: Jon Vitti

  • Love Hurts... and So Does Art
    8.2/10 479 votes

    #16 - Love Hurts... and So Does Art

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 1999-03-23

    Worried at the prospect of going to a school dance with Connie, Bobby starts overeating at the local deli, and develops gout. Meanwhile, Hank goes to an art gallery in Dallas and finds that they are displaying an X-ray of his constipated colon.

    Director: Adam Kuhlman

    Writer: N/A

  • Little Horrors of Shop
    8.2/10 425 votes

    #17 - Little Horrors of Shop

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1999-10-31

    Forced to take a vacation, Hank becomes a substitute shop teacher, and a popular one, rousing jealousy in Peggy.

    Director: Adam Kuhlman

    Writer: Kit Boss

  • Nancy Boys
    8.2/10 410 votes

    #18 - Nancy Boys

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2000-04-30

    After joining the Hills for a free romantic dinner, the Gribbles sleep together, and guilt grabs Nancy for cheating on her lover, John Redcorn.

    Director: Tricia Garcia

    Writer: N/A

  • The Exterminator
    8.2/10 414 votes

    #19 - The Exterminator

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2001-03-04

    Repeated exposure to poisons forces Dale out of extermination and into a desk job that leads him back into extermination--of careers.

    Director: Shaun Cashman

    Writer: N/A

  • Hank's Back Story
    8.2/10 399 votes

    #20 - Hank's Back Story

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2001-05-06

    Wearing a prosthetic rump relieves Hank's back pain, but makes him the butt of friends' jokes as they all prepare for a riding-mower race.

    Director: Cyndi Tang

    Writer: Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen

  • Megalo Dale
    8.2/10 402 votes

    #21 - Megalo Dale

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Aired 2003-01-12

    Dale exterminates at the Mega Lo Mart, thanks to an endorsement from a reluctant Hank.

    Director: Cyndi Tang

    Writer: J.B. Cook

  • Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane
    8.2/10 398 votes

    #22 - Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane

    Season 8 Episode 7 - Aired 2003-12-14

    Hank and Bobby take an 18-wheeler to Arizona, with Dale, Bill and Boomhauer as stowaways.

    Director: John Rice

    Writer: Dan McGrath

  • Texas City Twister
    8.1/10 614 votes

    #23 - Texas City Twister

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1997-09-26

    Luanne moves back into her home, a trailer, just as a twister is about to hit.

    Director: Jeff Myers

    Writer: Cheryl Holliday

  • Hilloween
    8.1/10 649 votes

    #24 - Hilloween

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1997-10-26

    Hank is excited about Halloween until someone complains and has the holiday canceled.

    Director: John Rice

    Writer: David Zuckerman

  • Pretty, Pretty Dresses
    8.1/10 533 votes

    #25 - Pretty, Pretty Dresses

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 1998-12-15

    At Christmastime, Bill becomes even more depressed than usual, because it's the anniversary of when his wife Lenore left him. Bill tries to commit suicide, and when that doesn't work out, he dresses up in Lenore's old clothes and declares that he is Lenore.

    Director: Dominic Polcino

    Writer: Paul Lieberstein