King of the Hill (season 9)

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King of the Hill
Season 9
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes15
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseNovember 7, 2004 (2004-11-07) –
May 15, 2005 (2005-05-15)
Season chronology
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List of King of the Hill episodes

The ninth season of King of the Hill originally aired Sundays at 7:00–7:30 p.m. (EST) on the Fox Broadcasting Company from November 7, 2004 to May 15, 2005.[1][2] The Region 1 DVD was released on April 7, 2015.[3]

Production[edit]

The showrunners for the season were John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Viewers
(millions) [5]
1721"A Rover Runs Through It"Tricia GarciaDan SterlingNovember 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)8ABE226.8
The Hills travel to Montana to visit Peggy's mother for Thanksgiving. There, they find out the family is losing the ranch to Henry Winkler because of high property taxes.
Guest Stars: Henry Winkler as Himself
1732"Ms. Wakefield"Allan JacobsenJ.B. CookDecember 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)9ABE054.5
When an elderly stranger, Ms. Wakefield (voice of Marion Ross), visits the Hill residence during Christmas, Hank is thrilled to show her his house since it was also her childhood home. However, when Ms. Wakefield announces that she wants to die in their house, Hank and Peggy become shocked and get angry when all the neighbors insist that the Hills grant Ms. Wakefield her last wish.
Guest Stars: Marion Ross as Ms. Wakefield
1743"Death Buys a Timeshare"Kyounghee Lim & Boohwan LimEtan CohenJanuary 16, 2005 (2005-01-16)8ABE184.4
Cotton inherits $10,000 from the will of his friend Topsy, and goes to Mexico, with Bill in tow, to buy a timeshare. Feeling lonely after the death of his friend, Cotton gets suckered in by tales of the timeshare development's owner, O'Kelly, and decides to buy—even though Americans cannot own land in Mexico. Meanwhile during a heatwave in Arlen, Peggy, Bobby and Dale search for a pool to swim in.
1754"Yard, She Blows!"Allan JacobsenSivert Glarum & Michael JaminJanuary 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)8ABE195.2
Peggy is jealous that Hank always gets complimented on his yard, so she starts a garden in the front yard. When that plan fails, she puts Winklebottom the garden gnome in their front yard, which drives Hank insane.
1765"Dale to the Chief"Anthony LioiGarland TestaJanuary 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)9ABE025.2
When Dale reads Joseph the Warren Commission Report, he notices the absence of a discrepancy in the positioning of the local landmarks, decides that the U.S. government must be right about who assassinated John F. Kennedy (and thus, their official version of every story he had previously written off as part of some conspiracy is in fact completely factual) and goes from government-hating conspiracy theorist to government-loving right-wing super-patriot. Meanwhile, Hank discovers a mistake on his driver's license and is sent through a boatload of red tape in order to fix it—a task made all the more onerous when Dale reports Hank as a threat to America's national security, though Dale also provides the key to resolving the problem.
1776"The Petriot Act"Robin BrigstockeChristy StrattonFebruary 13, 2005 (2005-02-13)9ABE064.7
When Hank agrees to take in a soldier's pet, he gets stuck with a vicious aging beast of a cat named Duke. Hank takes Duke to visit Dr. Leslie (voice of Jason Bateman), a veterinarian who runs a battery of tests and presents Hank with a vacation-ruining bill for several thousand dollars. Hank has to find a way to cut off Dr. Leslie and a tip from a nicer veteranarian allows him to do so.
Guest Stars: Jason Bateman as. Dr. Leslie
1787"Enrique-cilable Differences"Dominic PolcinoGreg CohenFebruary 20, 2005 (2005-02-20)9ABE126.1
Hank's co-worker Enrique is having marital problems, and starts spending all his time with Hank. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to unblock the Fox network from the Hills' TV in order to watch the Daytona 500.
1798"Mutual of Omabwah"Dominic PolcinoTony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca MayMarch 6, 2005 (2005-03-06)9ABE034.5
When Hank forgets to mail his insurance payment, Hank and Bobby must protect themselves from any accidents until their insurance can be re-activated in 36 hours. Meanwhile, Dale decides to raise bees, Bill and Boomhauer discover the joys of deep-frying, and Peggy and Luanne get stuck at a rest stop when Hank asks them not to drive uninsured.
1809"Care-Takin' Care of Business"Cyndi Tang-LovelandDan McGrathMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)9ABE015.4
When the Tom Landry Middle School football team has to forfeit a game due to poor field maintenance when the caretaker goes senile, the booster club resolves to replace the school's elderly groundskeeper, Smitty (voice of Christopher Lloyd), and Hank resolves to help him keep his job by secretly doing upkeep on the field. Meanwhile, Luanne starts dating a redneck named Lucky (first seen in "The Redneck on Rainey Street"), much to Peggy's dismay.
Guest Stars: Christopher Lloyd as Smitty
18110"Arlen City Bomber"Kyounghee LimJonathan CollierMarch 27, 2005 (2005-03-27)9ABE073.8
To pay off her credit card debts, Luanne signs up to be a roller derby girl. Peggy gets in on it too and uses borrowed money to make improvements on the team, sinking both Luanne and Peggy deeper into debt.
18211"Redcorn Gambles with His Future"Matt EngstromEtan CohenApril 10, 2005 (2005-04-10)9ABE093.9
Hank is in charge of organizing the Strickland Family Fun Day. Meanwhile, John Redcorn and his band "Big Mountain Fudgecake" are having trouble finding a venue to play their music. Acting on Hank's advice, John Redcorn uses his land to open a casino so his band can have a place to play.
18312"Smoking and the Bandit"Cyndi Tang-LovelandDan McGrathApril 17, 2005 (2005-04-17)9ABE104.2

When Arlen bans smoking in all restaurants and bars, Dale becomes the rebellious "Smoking Bandit" to impress Joseph. Meanwhile, Peggy decides to tail the "Bandit" and unmask him.

Note: Originally, the episode "Bill's House"[6] was meant to air before being switched with this episode a few days later.[7] This results in an error in continuity since Peggy is seen working at the Arlen Bystander in this episode, even though she doesn't start until the Season 10 episode "Bystand Me" (8ABE21).

Tone Lōc guest stars.
18413"Gone with the Windstorm"Yvette KaplanWyatt CenacMay 1, 2005 (2005-05-01)9ABE085.7

When Channel 84 hires a new meteorologist, Irv Bennett, Nancy and her less-than-accurate weather reports are left out in the cold -- and the only way back to being hot is for Nancy to cover news of a forest fire. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to fight back against a bully who springs out and scares his victims.

Note: This is the first episode to be part of Fox's Animation Domination block.
18514"Bobby on Track"Tricia GarciaAron Abrams & Gregory ThompsonMay 8, 2005 (2005-05-08)9ABE134.8
Upset with Bobby's habit of giving up what he starts (after Bobby does not complete the miles needed to run for a charity race), Hank puts Bobby on the school's track team, but soon learns that the coach only wants Bobby as a "Stick" so he can push the other team members to do better.
18615"It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings"Julius WuEtan CohenMay 15, 2005 (2005-05-15)9ABE194.5
Bill joins an all-male chorus (based on a real Dallas-based men's chorus called The Vocal Majority) who end up using Bill and forcing him to blow off his appointment to cut the general's hair at the Army base. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby get caught up in a game of Pong after Peggy finds her old Atari console in the closet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV Listings for November 7, 2004
  2. ^ TV Listings for May 15, 2005
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://www.macleans.ca/authors/jaime-weinman/a-koth-kronology/[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160326025151/http://www.quidsweb.com/foros/viewtopic.php?t=4695&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=1aa61befcfb8e59798bc2303b42b5a7b
  6. ^ "Listings | TheFutonCritic.com - The Web's Best Television Resource". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Listings | TheFutonCritic.com - The Web's Best Television Resource". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 16 November 2019.