King of the Hill

King of the Hill Characters

Series Description

King of the Hill is is a 30 minute adult, animated comedy series on the FOX Network about a good old Texas boy who is a bit on the redneck side who also has a strong moral code and truly cares about others. Unfortunately, he has to deal with his "know-it-all" wife, a son who constantly lets him down, a strong-willed father, and a bunch of loser friends. Somehow, he manages to cope with it all!

King of the Hill Characters


Brittany Murphy .... Joseph Gribble / Luanne Platter
Mike Judge .... Hank Hill / Dooley / Boomhauer
Kathy Najimy .... Peggy Hill
Pamela Segall .... Bobby Hill
Johnny Hardwick .... Dale Gribble
Stephen Root .... Bill Dauterive
Toby Huss .... Cotton Hill
David Herman .... Buckley / Eustis
Breckin Meyer .... Joseph Gribble
Ashley Gardner .... Nancy Gribble

King of the Hill Trivia

There were four episodes of the King of the Hill that were produced but were not broadcast. There titles were: "The Honeymooners", "Bill Gathers Moss", "When Joseph Met Lori, and Made Out with Her in the Janitor's Closet", and "Just Another Manic Kahn-Day". Some local stations did broadcast them and they were seen on Adult Swim on May 17th through May 20th of 2010.

There were rumors that ABC might pick up The King of the Hill for a fourteenth season but the the President of the network turned down the proposal.

King of the Hill was broadcast under the title "Hank of the Hill" in some portions of Western Europe.

Hank Hill's character was actually inspired by a character named "Tom Anderson" on the series "Beavis and Butt-Head". Hank's catchphrase, "That boy ain't right" was also inspired by Tom Anderson saying "That boy ain't right in the head" on an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head.

Stuart Dooley on this series is also inspired by Butt-Head himself!

In the third season episode titled, "Death and Taxes" there was an inmate on death row named "Wesley Martin Archer". Bobby Hill says that it is a good name for a killer. That episode was directed by a man named Wesley Archer.

The eighth season episode titled, "Stressed for Success" featured the final television role for actor John Ritter ("Three's Company"). John provided the voice for "Eugene Grandy", a role that he had played on three previous episodes.

When the final episode of the King of the Hill aired it was the the second longest-running American animated series with only "The Simpsons" being on the air longer. In March of 2010, "South Park" surpassed the King of the Hill in number of seasons on the air but as of this writing (October 2011) it still hasn't aired as many episodes as King of the Hill.

Hank Hill's full name is Henry Rutherford Hill.

While the King of the Hill generally played second fiddle to The Simpsons, it did lead in the ratings for a portion of the 1997-1998 season.

King of the Hill certainly was a powerhouse series in it's own right! Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine and TV Guide have all noted it as being one of television's all time best TV shows. It won an Emmy in 1999 for "Outstanding Animated Program" beating not only the Simpsons but also "Futurama", "The PJs" and "The Powerpuff Girls" for the prize! Pamela Adlon won the series another Emmy in 2002 for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" and was nominated for another five Emmys. It also won 3 Annie Awards, one BMI Award and one Prism Award along with numerous other various nominations!

The Hill's dog was named "Lady Bird" after Lady Bird Johnson, first lady of President Lyndon Johnson.

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