King of the Hill

Episode 5.19 : Hank's Back Story

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 06, 2001


Fox TV


Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1997 - 2009

Production Company

Deedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV

Cast and Crew


Cyndi Tang


Alan Freedland, Alan R. Cohen

Main Cast

  • 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

Additional Cast

  • Tom McGowan
  • Harry Groener


Hank's unique health condition threatens his ability to compete in the Durndle County Mower Races

When Dale tells the guys about the 1st Annual Durndle County Mower Races, Hank, Bill and Boomhauer decide to throw their mowers into the ring and compete. Meanwhile, Hank's back goes out again and Peggy begs him to see a doctor. When he finally gives in, he is shocked to discover his true ailment. Hank suffers from a genetic disorder called Diminished Gluteal Syndrome (DGS). Basically, Hank has no butt and it puts added stress on his spine.

With the aid of an orthogluteal (i.e. fake butt), Hank is ready to resume his mower training. However, the guys soon learn of his "condition" and Hank becomes the butt of their childish gags - which culminate with his silicone cheeks suspended from the electrical line. Hank gives up on the mower race until Peggy tricks him into attending a DGS support meeting. Once his confidence returns, Hank is back in the race - and ready to kick mower butt!

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