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Receive the same amount of Coins you put up for stake. Three of a Kind: Receive 3x the amount of Coins you put up for stake. Later, she becomes even more staunchly conservative than Hank. The police in the final scenes of "Dog Dale Afternoon". Arriving on the scene and mistakenly believing Dale is a sniper holed up in a tower is understandable, especially between Dale accidentally setting his stream of bug spray on fire making it look like he's firing wildly , claiming to have taken his alter-ego Rusty Shackleford hostage, then claiming to have killed him then claiming Shackleford wants pizza.
Their refusal to consider any plan of action that is not " shoot him in the head ", even after it's made repeatedly and plainly obvious that this is not the case — even after Hank has already talked him down and is coming back out with him — not so much.
They send him a singing placard fish that's bugged in order to get proof against Dale's claim. Being the paranoid nut he is, Dale almost immediately recognizes the bug, and decides to counter-bluff them. Unfortunately, he does this in some of the saddest and most painful scenes in the series by acting like a total Jerkass towards Nancy. The pilot begins with a shot of Arlen from above, with the water tower visible. The first line in the series is the now-famous "Yep, yep, mm hmm, yep.
The show tried at this again in the actual finale, with the last in-show lines being Bobby and Hank's "yeps. Of course, this one involves Peggy. Frequently Kahn, especially when he wants to a join a country club with only Asian members. In "Lady and Gentrification", the hipsters that move into Enrique's neighborhood really hate white people, despite most of them being white themselves. It doesn't work, but Cotton comes to embrace the fact that, in a strange way, Bobby's laziness and lack of motivation actually make him a really tough nut to crack.
It doesn't work because the camp "went soft" in Cotton's opinion, which just meant they weren't borderline abusing the kids due to lawsuits about the abuse. Incensed, Cotton took it over and turned it back into what it used to be, but Bobby still hung on. Monsignor Martinez does this with communion wine. This should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, but oh, well. The same character has been mentioned to use communion wafers as ninja throwing stars.
However, he has a tendency to stretch the truth with his war stories. Hank embodies this most of the time. He's hunched over while writing notes when his pen runs dry and he starts shaking it for the last bit of ink, which Peggy, watching him from outside at that moment, mistakes for masturbating and yells at Bobby to get out of the house.
The part with the pen was changed to Peggy freaking out over Hank being hunched over for TV airings, but the original pen part remains in the DVD version.
In the original version of "Joust Like a Woman," a teen at the Renaissance Faire calls King Phillip "gay" in the insulting context meaning "stupid," which has come under fire for being politically incorrect. This scene was edited for a time on [adult swim] around the time that anti-gay bullying and the resulting suicides become a big issue in fall This scene has since been reinstated. In all reruns, including the [adult swim] version, the line is changed to "pig farmer.
Dale seems to have a knack for putting together various words in the series. One of them involves trying to figure out the new persona Bill adopts for his job at a hair salon: Potential Pod Person, probable robot.
Later on, Peggy is mad at Hank and goes to the phone: Is it alright if I stay with you for a few days? At one point, an annoyed Hank asks Bobby if he has to be at school. Later, Hank asks Bobby if he has any homework. Again, Bobby replies "No. At the beginning, Peggy says the only thing Bobby can see at night is Bill dancing with his mop through his window. Towards the end of the episode, Bill is seen dancing with the mop. In "Little Horrors of Shop," Peggy attempts to impress her students during chemistry class by dipping a rose in liquid nitrogen and shattering it, only to accidentally throw it through the window.
Later in the episode, Hank talks about the state of disrepair the school is in and asks, "Has anyone noticed that broken window in the chemistry classroom? While at the museum where it is displayed, Cotton entertains Bobby's class with a story about garroting a German soldier with dental floss, saying that its always important to carry dental floss. Later in the episode, Dale betrays Cotton to the police and Cotton tries to strangle him with some dental floss.
In "Lost in MySpace," Peggy brags about posing as Ted Danson and getting her friends to open up to her about their problems. She then adds that Kahn is a manic-depressive for seemingly no reason. In "Just Another Manic Kahn-Day", it's revealed that Kahn needs to take medication in order to curb the mood swings he has from being manic-depressive. In "Cotton Comes Marching Home," there's a throwaway brick joke where Hank and Peggy are reading the paper at breakfast, and Hank remarks that the city council has voted to remove a yield sign in town.
Later, while he's driving: You're supposed to yield! Layaway Ray in "Jumping Crack Bass. Later in the episode he's on trial for insurance fraud.
He's seen again in "Propane Boom" working at the Mega Lo Mart with other former business owners who lost their shops to the aforementioned superstore. In "Hank's Bad Hair Day", Hank flashes back to getting haircuts from his father — done with a straight razor and a Pickelhaube helmet, with little Hank saying "I think you cut off part of my ear! When she gets invited to a book club by the former owner, they are reading a book called A Dinner of Onions.
The episode features several other characters reading it as well and trying to figure it out. Several seasons later, random characters can be seen reading the same book. Bring My Brown Pants: Dale in "Tankin' it to the Streets" when they find out they're stuck in an Army firing range during target practice: In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally cuts off Dale's finger and must take anger management classes to remove a restraining order. He starts taking the classes seriously and passes after he sees someone else in the class rage himself into a heart attack, but when Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck, Hank has an even worse rage outburst to get them to leave the tunnel.
The results reveal that she has the same father as Joseph. Peggy notices that Joseph and the girl are growing attracted to each other, and sends Bobby to hang out with them and play third wheel in order to keep things from getting Squicky. Joseph after he hit puberty: Despite his numerous flaws, Bill is one hell of a barber. Dale can be a pretty good exterminator despite being Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie: Cotton's final wishes is to have his ashes flushed down a toilet once used by General Patton before Pershing's expedition into Mexico to pursue Pancho Villa.
This causes a slight continuity issue, since Cotton arranged to be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in a previous episode. Cotton's other wish was for his head to be sawn off and delivered to the Emperor of Japan. Hank is distraught but hesitant to refuse his father's final wishes.
Peggy lies to him, claiming Cotton rescinded that wish on his deathbed. But Not Too Foreign: Junichiro, Cotton's illegitimate half-Japanese son. Women's liberation has happened too soon! I must warn the future! Take me with you! I hate it here. Everybody casually insults and makes fun of Bill. Her party getting robbed one year is the least of it.
Season 3's "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" is named after an offhand remark Bill made in Season 2 that his father would make him wear dresses to punish him. He then says, "Pretty, pretty dresses".
Calling the Old Man Out: Hank, who is normally passive with his father, calls Cotton out when he is fed up with him disrespecting his mother. Bobby does this to Hank when the latter blames him for destroying his incredibly elderly truck, despite being repeatedly told it was on the absolute last of its legs. Peggy does this to Cotton. On the man's deathbed, no less. Nancy get out of the tub He explains that he plays this up at his day job in the gay rodeo, but he's still pretty campy in his day-to-day life too.
When Bill decided to become a stylist, he pretended to be a stereotypically camp gay hairdresser. His customers were disgusted when they found out that wasn't the case. Peggy's hairdresser Ernst, a fit Germanic guy who speaks in a lisping singsong voice, wildly gesticulates when speaking, wears flashy outfits Bill when pretending to be Camp Gay , as mentioned above.
Bobby is this when he's not Ambiguously Bi. Bill's all-male chorus in "It Ain't Over Till the Fat Neighbor Sings", at first it seems like they're typical effeminate theatre-loving gay men but Hank makes the one-off comment: Stuart Dooley, an Expy of Butt-head.
You'd think every word out of Hank's mouth prior to the series was a horrible lie, considering nobody will ever listen to him until after everything's gone to hell and that's assuming they don't immediately blame him for it. In "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", Hank doesn't believe Bobby's complaints about his boss, Jimmy Wichard; he assumes Bobby is just whining.
But Hank changes his tune at the end of the episode when Jimmy forces Bobby to cross a busy race track. Hank chases Jimmy down and kicks his ass, literally. In "Texas Skilsaw Massacre", Dale, Bill and Boomhauer dig a tunnel under the street and are about to be run over by a garbage truck. They assume Hank is lying about the truck, while the driver dismisses Hank as a drunk, saying "I used to drink, too. A very odd twist; in "Yard, She Blows", Bobby damages Peggy's lawn gnome and Hank, who despises it, uses this as pretext to bury it in the woods.
Eventually he confesses, but tries to take all the blame. Peggy correctly guesses that Hank's covering for someone, but incorrectly believes that Bobby is entirely to blame and punishes him very harshly. At the end of the episode, Hank buys a replacement gnome and lets Bobby give it to Peggy; again, she gets this right but assumes that Hank was taking pity on Bobby rather than trying to salve his own guilt.
When he meets a new friend in the park, said friend gets Bill to take control of his life and have a more active lifestyle, even though the two of them are in wheelchairs. Bill does so for a while and manages to become healthy enough to the point where not only he can walk again, but his diabetes has vanished.
When Bill's friends find out about this, they assume he actually lied about having diabetes in the first place and are angry with him. On top of this, Bill is shunned by the same women that loved him when he was in a wheelchair. Bill gets depressed and tries to ingest a bag of sugar to induce a diabetic blood sugar spike since he thinks people liked him better handicapped and would listen to him then.
Luckily, Hank manages to stop Bill in time and give him a heart to heart talk. The doctor told him he'd just end up in a wheelchair and that he's a lost cause, he could always walk, but the diabetes were real, he had two diabetic shocks in a short amount of time. Bill's three Cajun cousins one by blood, two by marriage , all while wearing lingerie. They were voiced by the Dixie Chicks.
In "The Petriot Act", Hank gets very excited about housing a dog from an army soldier after watching Bill and his guest dog having a great time. As fate has it, he gets a cat named Duke that Lampshaded in Boomhauer's flashback in "A Firefighting We Will Go", in which Boomhauer himself, normally The Unintelligible , is actually intelligible and the other three are speaking gibberish consisting mostly of their catchphrases.
Cotton has "I killed fitty men! Caught in a Snare: Hank and Boomhauer get snared, and Bill trips the wire for one but is too fat for the tree to pull him up. He removes the foot-lasso and runs to get help but falls into a pit trap instead. One such theme is Hank's struggle to bond with Bobby; this is resolved at the very end, when Bobby demonstrates the ability to judge and grill cuts of beef well.
A few supporting characters were killed off. Bill's extended family consists of a colorful assortment of effete New Orleans layabouts. Almost all of them are either dead, institutionalized in a mental hospital, or have been revealed to be not blood-related to the Dauterives between episodes, except Gilbert who isn't interested in marrying a woman and keeping the Dauterive bloodline alive — and probably can't anyway, since there are heavy hints that he's a homosexual.
Topsy, the creepy old guy with the balloon-face, was the last to perish before Cotton. Big Jim, though he was only featured in one episode. He befriends Hank when they meet at an anger management class. At one point, he gets so angry that he ends up dying of a heart attack. Trip Larson's death involved him being utterly messed up in the head while trying to shape Luanne into his wife's image as seen in the products.
While wearing a pig outfit and riding on an active conveyor belt he was chasing after Luanne , he gets shocked in the head which makes him snap out of his mental state , but he gets skewered alive and turned into human pork. In the early seasons, Luanne is not nearly the ditz she is by the end of the show.
Seeing her grab Cotton by the wrist and snarl at him to never touch her again is wildly out of character of her later on. Heck, in early episodes, she was such a competent mechanic that Hank allowed her to touch his truck unsupervised. Peggy goes from a down-home Texas homemaker who understood Spanish and spoke a decent amount of it in the pilot, she says, Los estudiantes son mis amigos ["The students are my friends"] to a Small Name, Big Ego who was terrible at speaking Spanish.
Hank and Cotton's relationship changed radically after the first season. Originally, Cotton was portrayed as a boisterous, short-tempered, and sexist old man who was on good terms with his son, to the extent that he sabotaged his own car just so he'd have an excuse to stay at Hank's house longer. Starting with Season 2, Cotton was portrayed as being a verbally abusive parent who had zero respect for Hank, though it could be chalked up to the fact that Hank chose his wife over his father during the climax of "Shins of the Father," and Cotton being Cotton, probably hasn't forgiven him for it.
If he can't let go of the fact that Japanese soldiers shot his legs off, then he probably can't let go of the fact that his own son betrayed him. The cigarette Dale lit off the Olympic torch, coming back into play when the torch was dropped later on in the episode. Ray, or Roy or something.
Bobby's aiming skills - in Season 4, when Dale and Hank think he shoots Ladybird and misses, Bobby actually aimed at a raccoon. Minh actually becoming somewhat friendly with Dale - later episodes would show her at least on friendly terms with Dale.
Connie and Bobby until they broke up. Joseph, clearly fathered by John Redcorn during his long-standing affair with Nancy. Of course, Dale never figures this out. Everyone else knows, but won't tell Dale though John Redcorn admitted to dating "his best friend's wife" during a reality show taping, but Dale thought John Redcorn was talking about Bill's wife.
When he does figure out that he couldn't possibly have been there on the night Joseph was conceived, he immediately concludes that Joseph is the result of an alien impregnating Nancy in her sleep. Then he and Joseph convince themselves the aliens must have used Dale's own semen. Satirized in "Reborn to Be Wild". As Hank tells the musicians, "You're not making Christianity better, you're making rock and roll worse!
Bobby attends a clowning class at the local college. He's disappointed to learn that the class teaches Commedia dell'Arte -type clowning instead of circus clowning, and the teacher takes it very seriously.
Comically Missing the Point: Dale's former status as a cuckold. Bill being a creepy stalker type even after dating several lovely woman and girls.
When Connie's attempts to get impressive experiences for her private school application by shadowing Peggy is going poorly: I've seen the test scores for Arlen High. Well, on the radio they both sound like good institutions, but She apparently had no idea that the veterans at said parade would find it incredibly offensive. Dale eventually realizes that Joseph isn't his real son. When it comes to concluding who the real father is, though, he settles on aliens who used his own seed.
In another episode, while Hank, Dale, and Bobby are attempting to make Joseph have a spiritual vision on John Redcorn's advice, Dale ends up having the vision instead. He sees a Native American man wearing a massive Indian headdress making love to Nancy, and then Nancy giving birth to Joseph, who is wearing the same headdress. He immediately comes to the conclusion that it means that he is a Native American.
Notable here because nobody ever gets any older, yet at one point, Hank explicitly says that Luanne had been in school for two years by that point, giving a definite amount of time that has passed. Bobby is a rather weird example, in that he does age a bit over the first two seasons, but then that growth is suddenly paused, allowing for both Connie and Joseph, who are both younger than him, to go through puberty long before him. This is at least partly explained by Bobby being a late-bloomer, but it still gets odd in the final season, when Hank's comment on having waited "thirteen years" to hear Bobby take an interest in something refers to both Bobby's in-story age and how long the show had actually been airing.
Hank and his truck. Especially in "Chasing Bobby". Hank's love of propane to the point of him affectionately calling it "Lady Propane" in a few episodes. In "Sug Night", it is almost implied that he has a fetish for it. Buck talked about a son he may have named Ray Roy, whom he meets seasons later and calls by the same name despite it not being his name. Peggy mentions offhand in one of the first seasons that she had never kissed a man until she was 20, and even then he was gay.
Many seasons later, she reveals that man was also the first person she ever slept with. In "Now Who's the Dummy? Kalaiki-Alii appears as the Hill's insurance adjuster when Hank has deal with his accident with Kahn in "Traffic Jam". Hank and Peggy ate at that restaurant for their 20th wedding anniversary in "As Old as the Hills. A few seasons later, when he makes an appearance, it's explained that the oil rig was a lie and Luanne's father really was in jail and, if he commits one more crime, he'll be there for life.
The original series finale was initially going to be Luanne's wedding, which explains why the episode's closing scene featured characters throughout the series who only appeared in one or two episodes attending the wedding.
The show was greenlit for more seasons and the actual final episode is the episode where Hank discovers Bobby's talent for identifying flaws in cuts of beef, puts him on the meat inspection team at the local community college, and when Bobby wins, the two have a celebratory barbecue in their backyard. The only continuity porn we get are the neighbors coming over for a barbecue. The body style changes every time it appears. Most times it resembles a Cadillac Eldorado, either an early '70s or an mid '80s model, sometimes it resembles a Fleetwood sedan, and at least twice it was a convertible.
In some episodes, it resembled a s Ford Ranger and other times it resembled a late '90s Ford F It would also have an automatic transmission in some episodes and a manual in others.
The writers can't seem to agree on what Lucky went into the Costco to do. The only consistent detail of that story is slipping on pee in the bathroom. Cool and Unusual Punishment: In "Jumpin' Crack Bass", a judge with a preference towards "creative" punishment presides over a car thief's trial.
He sentences the thief to 90 days in the cab of pickup since he liked trucks so much and reasons if he went to prison, he would just learn how to be a better car thief. For added measure, he orders the truck be a foreign make.
Dale goes into this on regular occasions. Subverted at one point — his duty on a suicide watch involves threatening to kill whoever's being watched. The shock of it actually works. A soundbite from each episode is played over the production company's title card. Often the quotes are taken out of context for added humor, such as "Hank Gets Dusted", whose quote is Hank saying, "It's time to rock".
In context, he was warning Bobby not to ask Dusty Hill what time it was, because that would be his inevitable answer. Couldn't Find a Lighter: Dale has lit a cigarette on a variety of weird things, including: This became a plot point when the actual torch was accidentally extinguished later on.
A fake volcano in Las Vegas. He claims to have used two rocks while camping. Done in the episode "Rich Hank, Poor Hank" where Bobby thinks Hank is wealthy and overly thrifty, so he decides to steal his credit card and buy a ton of stuff with it.
Most episodes used the usual ending theme a slightly different version of the opening , but a few episodes had different music: Any post-Season 2 scene or episode centring around Peggy will take this Up to Eleven , given that she is Small Name, Big Ego incarnate, but really, you could say quite a bit of the show involves either characters getting embarrassed or, if they're slow on the uptake, the audience getting embarrassed for them.
He creates a necklace out of twine and fried chicken bones and plants it for Lerner to discover. However, his plan backfires when Peggy finds it instead. She then embarrasses herself by declaring it to be authentic. When Lerner hands it to his grad students, they immediately recognize it as a fake. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Dale actually often appears to be one, even though his extreme paranoia and tendency to panic and overreact can normally make him look like The Ditz.
He will often manage to devise surprisingly efficient solutions of course, more often than not, they are solutions to problems which he had caused in the first place , and was occasionally portrayed performing some remarkable feats, including infiltrating a heavily guarded military base, learning fluent Russian with nothing but a correspondence course, and being able to successfully drive an M1A2 Abrams on the first try after only reading its manual.
Bobby somewhat exemplifies this, being a mediocre student but a pop culture whiz, excellent cook, crack shot and expert at grading meat. In "Peggy's Fan Fair", Peggy discovers that Randy Travis recorded a song with lyrics she herself had written and mailed to him. Unfortunately, Peggy is such a Know-Nothing Know-It-All who enjoys taking credit for other people's work that nobody believed it was true. Usually Kahn and Minh complaining about the "dumb hillbillies" they have as neighbors, while ignoring how much they neglect their own culture.
In "Luanne Virgin 2. This is presented more sympathetically than most examples, as the man was the one who asked because as Peggy puts it , being gay in Texas in the '60s wasn't exactly a lot of fun.
When Luanne asks "Did you fix him? Bobby, Peggy Hill knows half a swear word when she hears one. In "The Company Man": In another episode, Bobby says "In school they told me that you're not supposed to call them Indians. You're supposed to call them Native Americans.
Not the show itself, which is a Long Runner , but the DVD releases ended after Season 6 due to low sales the entire series, however, is available for purchase on iTunes. However, in , the DVD releases resumed under a new company and beginning with Season 7. Minh was the daughter of a general in her native Laos, and enjoyed terrorizing the peasants. A Day in the Spotlight: Most of the supporting cast get a few episodes focusing on them: Wakefield" focuses on the titular elderly woman, who used to live in the Hill house, returning because she wishes to die there.
The Hills are aghast by her request and try their hardest to get her to leave. However, Hank is treated as the Designated Villain by the neighborhood for supposedly tormenting a harmless old woman. By the end, Hank decides to let her have her way and offers her permission to die during the Hills' Christmas party.
Wakefield concedes that it's not an appropriate time, and Hank offers that she can come back again whenever she wants instead. Hank blames Chet Elderson for inadvertently burning down the firehouse. Dale was really at fault for plugging in a malfunctioning beer sign. Department of Redundancy Department: Luanne trying to flirt with customers for tips in "My Hair Lady": Your hair is so sexy! It reminds me of In "Pregnant Paws", Dale attends a bounty hunter class. The teacher begins by saying: That's the one that's gonna be in tomorrow's paper tomorrow.
Depending on the Writer: Dale as an exterminator. Sometimes he's a bunny ears exterminator , while other times he's incredibly incompetent to the point where it's life-threatening. The relationship between Hank and Kahn always flip-flops between being friends, enemies, or in-between.
Sometimes he tries his best to act like a young-adult, while other times he's a full on Kiddie Kid. Dale's gun club regarding gun safety. In one episode, they elected their president with "all those in favor, fire once into the ground! However, in another episode, Dale was shunned by the gun club after him recklessly playing with a gun resulted in an accidental discharge. The circumstances of Bill's divorce.
It's either his fault because he's a fat lazy slob or he turned into a fat lazy slob because his marriage was terrible and was doomed from the start. The writers really couldn't decide and it's jarring that they apparently still couldn't decide even after Lenore turned out to be a manipulative shrew who forced her way into Bill's life because he was prom king with someone else and only came back because he was with Ann Richards at the time.
Arlen alternates between having Shady Pines and Shiny Pines as a trailer park. You're not really familiar with the game, are you? In "Peggy the Boggle Champ", Bobby and Luanne go to extraordinary lengths to clean up a drop of varnish that accidentally gets on the carpet , up to and including hiring a full-on cleaning crew.
This is the main plot of "Cops and Robert" when Hank accidentally steals a man's wallet because Hank thought he just pickpocketed him. The man, Barry Rollins, is a timid pushover who lets people walk all over him, and when Hank takes his wallet, Barry decides he's tired of being a victim and chases Hank across town with a baseball bat when he comes to Barry's house and tries to give the wallet back.
Distinction Without a Difference: From "Plastic White Female": You're just using this head as a crutch. It's not a crutch, Dad. It's something I've come to rely on to help me through life. Hank catches Bobby smoking and punishes him by making him smoke the whole carton until he pukes. But during the punishment, he also feels compelled to correct Bobby's smoking technique: In "Movin' On Up", Tanya, Luanne's roommate, is always shown barefoot, being a lazy deadbeat who will shuck shoes anytime she's holed away indoors.
Does This Remind You of Anything? When he finds out, the scene is treated like a father finding his child with drugs, complete with Peggy giving the "I was holding it for a friend" excuse. Peggy outright says "I thought it was drugs! Don't Explain the Joke: Like I tell my gym class, girls can't play sports.
At least I've found one who can get it over the plate , if you know what I mean. Hank gives this as his answer when Bobby asked why it's considered okay for guys to have sex, but not girls: It's called the 'double standard' son, and don't knock it. We got the long end of the stick on that one. Cotton is this to Peggy when he coaches her back through rehabilitation following her skydiving accident.
He even tells her that if she can walk up the cemetery hill where his burial plot is located, she can dance with him on his grave. She does make it, and they do.
Hank becomes one in Dale's imaginary version of past events, complete with an immaculate uniform and a Smokey hat. Cotton again in flashbacks of Hank's childhood: Close the other eye before I poke it out! Didi moreso in all of her appearances. With Luanne, it zigzags. Yes, she does come off as a Brainless Beauty , but then, you have episodes like "Boxing Luanne," "Pigmalion," "Shins of the Father," "The Good Buck," and "Lucky See, Monkey Do" where it shows that Luanne has a brain in her head and, with some encouragement, can use it.
David is neither dumb nor a jerk , merely lazy and spoiled. After his mother embarrasses him by telling Hank and Peggy he's learning disabled, David takes his studies seriously and proves to be a good student.
Cotton makes four minor appearances in flashbacks and dreams before his proper introduction in "Shins of the Father. The later seasons were more energetic. The first few episodes are really laid back, with a bit of difference in the characters' speech as the actors "found" their voices. Hank has more of a temper he spends an early-season Halloween episode urging Bobby to commit minor acts of vandalism and the pilot episode had him accused of beating his son after Bobby comes home with a black eye he got during a baseball game when he got hit by a line drive while standing on first base , Luanne is viewed as an Idiot Savant when it comes to auto repair, and Peggy is actually sane and has an okay grasp on the Spanish language.
Conversely, the Season 1 episode "King of the Ant Hill" features Bobby getting hypnotized by a fire ant queen. This sort of surreal humor would become less common on the show in later seasons. Hank in later seasons is so loyal to propane that he refuses to go near anything else to the point where he's outraged that Buck Strickland has an electric stove in his house and was disappointed in Peggy and Bobby for eating charcoal-grilled burgers behind his back.
But in Kahn's debut episode, Hank tries a burger cooked by mesquite and actually enjoys it. In early seasons, Strickland Propane had a lot more employees, most of them being nameless background characters. Joe Jack and Enrique were also just bobtail drivers early on but later became regular office workers. The former actually serving as a rival sales person to Hank in one episode.
Gender Flipped in that it's Kahn who's hard on Connie, not Minh. Hank is unsatisfied with some laws passed by the Arlen city council and thus decides to run for a seat on the council. However, when he goes to file for his campaign, he's informed that there's a vacancy and he wins it by default.
Hank faces a crisis of conscience after finding out that his hero, George W. Bush , has a weak handshake. I told you never to call me that. This is how Bobby comes over to Connie's room, because Kahn can't stand him.
In both the English and Spanish translations. In the English translation, Hank is "King of the Hill" family. Hank has a series of them about Nancy, which squicks him out, until he realizes the dreams were more about him being at peace while he grills burgers and have nothing to do with being sexual. Dale once used a pirate radio station to ask viewers if they had ever seen any proof that Hawaii was real. Dale stands up to Peggy when she gains a reputation as "Paddlin' Peggy". Her spur of the moment spanking of Dooley gains her a reputation as a fearsome disciplinarian, which goes to her head and causes her to almost hit Dale's son, Joseph, for stealing her paddle.
Dale intervenes and says he took it, because "Somebody had to stop [her]! Bush just because he has a weak handshake. Even Dale , of all people, thinks he's crazy. There are plenty of people who have earned Dale's scorn or fear , like Jimmy Wichard, or Bill, when he tried competitive eating.
Speaking of Jimmy Wichard, Dale mentions that he was kicked out of his gun club for being too crazy. The gun club members themselves are pretty nutty at times but even they thought Jimmy was too much. Peggy is usually far more supportive of Bobby's interests compared to Hank, but even she draws the line when he joins an impossibly geeky gang of "warlocks" in "The Witches of East Arlen: He tells Hank this in the Season 3 episode "Peggy's Headache," and this plays a role in his and Nancy's breakup Dale had done a very valuable favor for John Redcorn, and he couldn't bring himself to continue sleeping with the man's wife after such a display of friendship.
When Peggy is injured in a skydiving accident and is put in a full body cast, the first thing Cotton says on seeing her is "What did you do to your wife?! I didn't teach you that! Hank and Peggy's computer is an iMac. Everything Is Big in Texas: Exactly What I Aimed At: At the end of "To Kill a Ladybird", Dale was telling Bobby to shoot Ladybird because he thought she was rabid while Hank begged him not to.
Bobby fires and Hank with relief thought he missed but he actually was aiming at and killed a raccoon that was about to bite Hank from behind. Unsuccessfully attempted by Hank in the episode "Junkie Business". However, the lawyer accuses him of trying to abuse the system: You see, I recently came to realize that I, too, suffer from a disability: I get sick to my stomach unless every one around me is giving percent.
The symptoms include pride, responsibility, and a feverish enthusiasm. It used to be a common condition among Americans. Hank immediately figures out what the mold expert actually meant, and it's highly mundane: Everything from frictional irrigation with a concentrated chlorine solution to forced atmospheric dehydration.
So, wait, you're gonna rub it with bleach and then blow it dry? In "Junkie Business", one of Hank's co-workers takes advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act to claim that he has a medical condition called a "priapism" and needs a roomier desk with a view of Debbie in order to be able to work properly. Priapism is the medical term for an erection that doesn't go away naturally, meaning this doubles as an example of Getting Crap Past the Radar.
Hank is significantly based on Mr. Anderson from Judge's Beavis and Butt-head. There is a recurring character a classmate of Bobby's named Stuart Dooley who talks and behaves like Butt-head. Particularly being more competent compared to Arlen's investigator.
Bill pretends to be gay in order to work at a hip salon, and all the women fawn over him. When it's revealed that he isn't gay: When you were gay, you were intriguing, with an artistic bent.
Now you're just a sleazy barber. In "Peggy's Gone to Pots", Peggy gets involved in a pyramid scheme while the real Rusty Shackleford shows up, alive and well, demanding Dale stop using his name as an alias and sign a document. They stage a hilariously awful fight that ends with Hank's shed exploding.
Part of the floor collapses and reveals Peggy and Dale in a bunker, popping champagne Dale suggests they pretend to be ghosts as a last-ditch. Peggy's higher-up in the pyramid scheme asks to be reported dead as well.
The plot to "New Cowboy on the Block". This is only exacerbated when Willie slugs Hank in the face. For some reason, Dale, not the even-less-attractive Bill, is the Butt-Monkey with this. In "The Exterminator," he wears a hospital gown in the alley after being hospitalized and bends over in a gratuitous butt shot, then later stripteases attempting to be sexy for Nancy before standing on their bed and wiggling side to side. Even Nancy is repelled by this.
In "The Trouble with Gribbles", he is shown naked and crying in a bathtub in fetal position, and in "Get Your Freak Off," the camera zooms in on a thong being swallowed by his buttcrack as he mows.
Seeing Kahn shirtless in "De-Kahnstucting Henry" is pretty gross since you'd expect him to have a decent physique, instead he looks like a saggy old man.
The opening is in sped-up-film style. As Hank and his friends stand in the alley and drink beer, an entire day passes. Discussed in "Unfortunate Son" by a Vietnam veteran. Bill, who is this played straight as an adult. Flashbacks showed that Bill wasn't fat as a teenager.
He was more-or-less muscular, as he was a high school football player who went on to join the Army. Bobby is this for Joseph. Bill became one after his divorce. A Fate Worse Than Death: In "Born Again on the Fourth of July", Bobby stays home from church and steals 20 bucks from Peggy's purse to order pizza.
When Hank and Peggy find out, Peggy immediately acts like he used it to buy drugs, saying she's going to check between his toes for needle marks. The Mega Lo Mart. Arlen is located in fictional Heimlich County, Texas. In "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre", Hank accidentally saws off one of Dale's fingers while distracted by the man's criticisms of his woodwork complete with a shot of the severed finger on the wood, still curled around Dale's cigarette.
This kicks the anger management plot into motion, as well as briefly causes a rift between the two. The weird thing about the show's Flanderization, is that it is paired with character development. This is why it is hard to detect: Flash In The Pan Fad: Parodied by the super-trendy Katt Savage, who makes it her life's calling to be ahead of the pop-culture curve and has a storage room full of fads that stopped being cutting-edge. It leaves her a Stepford Smiler on the verge of a breakdown.
See, I follow trends. All of them, no matter what — piercings, colonics, trendy surgeries, online affairs. I've even done some street fighting. Played for Drama on the episode "Born Again to be Wild", wherein Bobby becomes part of a radical Christian youth group that is essentially The Moral Substitute skater punk rocker gang.
Bobby associating religion with "radical" heightens his love of God. But Hank, ever the Fantasy-Forbidding Father , comes to detest the group because he's afraid Bobby will eventually grow bored of the skater fad and ditch religion altogether as a result.
Hank falls through his kitchen floor to find that the guys have dug a Secret Underground Passage underneath his house. Flying Under the Gaydar: Bill has to pretend to be gay in order to work at Hottyz, a trendy salon that does not believe straight men have what it takes to cut hair. A Fool for a Client: Dale represents himself at a lawsuit in "The Trouble With Gribbles," with predictable results.
The judge tries talking Dale out of it and is visibly annoyed throughout Dale's "examination. One episode had a Christian woman successfully get Halloween banned in Arlen. The ban is apparently overturned by episode's end after Hank organizes a impromptu costume party.
Dale choleric , Hank melancholic , Boomhauer leuquine , and Bill sanguine. For the Hill family: Peggy choleric , Hank melancholic , Bobby leuquine , and Luanne sanguine. The Friend Nobody Likes: Depending on the Writer with Hank's group, most of the time it's either Dale or Bill. However, on a rare occasion it's Hank.
Dale tries to do this to the Manitoba Tobacco Company, figuring they wouldn't bother refuting a suit in Small Claims court for "a measly five large". Lucky sustains himself on these: Everybody refers to John Redcorn solely as John Redcorn. Kahn and Mihn, particularly Mihn, tend to refer to everyone in this manner. In "Yankee Hankee", despite still being in boxer shorts, Hank says "I've got to hide my nudity! Hank, getting an Icy-Hot backrub, freaking out and pulling on his shirt when Bobby walks into the room, despite being fully dressed from the waist down.
In an early episode, Luanne walks in on Hank and Peggy getting ready for bed. Hank mentions wanting to get "dressed" and then puts on his glasses. Apparently, this suffices as they continue the conversation. The "Fun" in "Funeral": In "Death of a Propane Salesman", instead of saying some words about the deceased Buckley, Luanne put up a poster of Bobby in his underwear, claiming it to be of "a starving Irish child", and shouted "Fight the occupation!
However, they lose their balance while carrying the casket and fall into the grave, with Chet's pants accidentally pulled off in the process. In "Order of the Straight Arrow," when the ranger is talking to Hank about the missing whooping crane, a hippie chick can be seen crawling out of Boomhauer's tent. In the ending of "Pretty, Pretty Dresses", after Hank puts on a dress and pretends to be Lenore to give Bill closure and get him to stop wearing a dress and acting like Lenore and they both take off the dresses, Dale can be seen walking into the alley wearing a dress and a purse Hank had said it was "that kind of party" , then runs off when he sees no one else is wearing a dress anymore.
In "Yard She Blows", Joseph is frequently seen driving recklessly on his motor scooter. Near the end of the episode, he is seen walking down the sidewalk with a crutch and a cast on one of his legs.
In the pilot, Dale claims to know what's wrong with Hank's truck: You know what they say Ford stands for, dontcha? It stands for Fix It Again, Tony. You're thinking of a Fiat, Dale. In "The Company Man", M. Thatherton stands for either "motherfucker" according to Hank or "my friend" according to M. John Redcorn's rock band is named B ig M ountain F udgecake. Luanne has many sequences of this.
This includes an "outtake" where she tries to excitedly inform Hank about something when her breasts pop out: You already got the job! Kahn named his daughter Kahn Jr. They'd never let us die.
We're on TV, how would they show that? Joseph's reaction to seeing a bunch of girls in line to pick an elective: I've got a plan. Dale, we're gonna need your scuba gear. Because they can't find Boomhauer's car if it's not there. But it is there. Maybe we should use Dale's scuba gear to pull the car out.
Now that's a plan, Hank! Hank groans in annoyance Peggy also does this a lot. I just took your horrible idea and made it a great one! Hank's mom, who had to collect porcelain figurines, as they kept her sane while she was married to Cotton. Thanks to her self-absorption, Peggy thinks this is happening to her when the Mexican villagers are thanking God for the return of a child she accidentally kidnapped "Do not worship me, worship my actions" , but she finds out soon enough that this is not exactly the case when she is handcuffed.
God Help Us All: Going by the Matchbook: In "Revenge of the Lutefisk", a matchbook is found at the church after it burned down. Due to his prior altercation with Reverend Stroup, it is believed that Cotton committed arson. It turns out that Bobby did it when he accidentally started the fire in the bathroom. He was trying to use the matches as an incense in order to get rid of the smell of his own lutefisk induced odors. Peggy's therapist in "Cotton's Plot" tells her therapy takes time, using the Grand Canyon as an analogy: It was million years!
In "Father of the Bribe", Bobby and Connie pretend to break up in order to screw with Kahn who hates their relationship. Connie flunks a test, claiming that the break-up distracted her, and the school catches her passing a note and assumes she's suicidal.
Kahn panics and sets them back together, but forces them to spend so much time together that they have a fight and really do break up. At the reception, Katherine says that she's re-discovered her feelings for Boomhauer because she thinks the strippers were a crazy, desperate act to break up the wedding; when Patch confesses, she calls it "just plain sleazy" and calls off the wedding. He then tries to blame Hank. Hank is the poster child for this, but is portrayed as a decent-hearted man.
In the pilot, Hank yelling at a Mega Lo Mart employee who was too stupid to help him find a tap and die and some WD while Bobby is nearby turns into "Hank beat his son and a Mega Lo Mart employee who tried to stop him".
Not helped by the fact that Bobby accidentally hits Peggy with a baseball right before a CPS worker arrives. In "Bobby Goes Nuts", Bobby kicking a few students in the testicles is embellished to the point where Connie thinks Bobby was suspended for kicking Principal Moss in the testicles. Dale likes to go by Rusty Shackleford, generally whenever he's doing something sneaky, although he also refuses to sign his real name to almost any document, being a comical Right-Wing Militia Fanatic.
At one point in the series, the actual Rusty Shackleford shows up. It turns out that Rusty had just moved away and wasn't happy being connected with Dale's various acts of stupidity.
Go to Your Room! Hank to Bobby, after Bobby cuts up in school and church and pranks Hank with a whoopie cushion at the dinner table. Peggy actually isn't very good at it and her pronunciation is horrible. In addition, she occasionally pronounces some words as if they were Spanish. Good examples are "Monterrey Jack" and "Iwo Hima ". Green Around the Gills: In "Keeping Up with Our Joneses", Bobby's face became green after smoking several packs of cigarettes, which his father Hank had him do to teach him a lesson after learning his son had been smoking.
Gretzky Has the Ball: At one point, Bill rejoins his old high school football team in his forties to reclaim his rushing TD record because he dropped out to join the Army and never graduated. Texas High School football has an age limit, regardless of academic status. In "Husky Bobby", Bobby is in a photo shoot for a children's clothing magazine.
In one shoot, Bobby is dressed as a football player and the photographer shouts at him "go for the fifty yard line, go for the sixty yard line! This is your Olympic dream come true! The natural conclusion of Bobby accidentally taking women's self-defense classes. It does not work on Peggy, though, because "I do not have any testicles! Not as much as a man, but it would still hurt. Of course, he likes all weapons, not just guns. In "Dog Dale Afternoon", when Dale claims to have killed Rusty Shackleford, a police officer makes a pumping motion on the forestock of his weapon like a pump-action shotgun.
Granted, there are actually shotguns, including pump-action models, with detachable magazines like his gun has - but the weapon in question is otherwise a straight animated copy of the M14, which is an automatic battle rifle , not a manually-operated shotgun.
Dale and especially Bill. This is the actual name of the episode where Nancy loses her hair. Heck, he dies of anger. Donna of Strickland Propane. A few episodes have these. C" starts out with Hank losing a promotion after accidentally telling Mr. Strickland that he loves him. It then switches in mid-stride to a story about Hank and Cotton. Most two-part episodes do this, feeling less like a single story cut in half and more like two stories with a connecting event in the middle.
After a tornado blows off his clothes, Hank is left between using either the Texas state flag or a cactus to preserve his modesty as he makes his way to shelter. He chooses the cactus. Bobby sports one in "Joust Like a Woman", though it's hard to tell whether or not there are any bells.
Referenced in the cold open for "To Spank With Love": Your mom's as cool as most people's dads.