Episode PremiereNovember 14, 1999
Show Period1997 - 2009
Production CompanyDeedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV
Cast and Crew
DirectorChuck Austen, Chris Moeller
ScreenwriterGreg Daniels, Jim Dauterive
- Mike Judge
- Kathy Najimy
- Pamela Adlon as Bobby Hill (voice)
- Brittany Murphy as Luanne Platter/Joseph Gribble (Age 12)
- Johnny Hardwick
- Stephen Root
- Toby Huss
- Meryl Streep
- Emily Robison
- Don Meredith
- Natalie Maines
Hank wins an Alamo Beer contest, which gives him the chance to win a million dollars; meanwhile, Bill rediscovers his Southern roots
Who says beer drinking doesn't pay? After many a six-pack, Hank wins a trip to the New Orleans vs. Dallas game, where he can try to win a million dollars during a halftime contest. If Hank can throw a football 10 yards into a small hole in the side of a giant Alamo beer can, he wins. Or, Hank can opt to have a former Dallas Cowboy quarterback throw the football, and settle for a hundred thousand dollars. Either way, Hank gets to meet his idol, "Dandy" Don Meredith.
The drive to New Orleans becomes quite a road trip when Bill, Dale and Boomhauer invite themselves along. Bill insists they stop to visit his Aunt who lives in Louisiana. They are all shocked to find not a "tar-paper shack," but the Dauterive Plantation--an impressive estate. Even more impressive are Bill's relatives, three young, beautiful women, all widowed by Bill's cousins and all desperate to hook up with Bill--the last eligible Dauterive man (except for Jean Robert, but he's not too interested in women). Bill stays with his family, taking advantage of the Southern "hospitality," while the others continue their journey to the Superdome.
Even though Hank's been practicing for weeks on a giant replica beer can, he's having second thoughts about gambling on Bobby's college fund. So, there on the turf in front of millions, Hank opts for the "sure thing." He lets Don Meredith take the shot. And sure enough, Don misses. In fact, Don didn't even bother to take off his coat! A disappointed Hank tackles Don right there on the field. Afterwards, Don reveals that he too had been practicing for weeks with a giant replica beer can. And since he had practiced with his coat on, he didn't want to throw without it. Hank understands, and even though he didn't win any money, he's honored to have stood on the field with a football legend.