Episode PremiereDecember 16, 2001
Show Period1997 - 2009
Production CompanyDeedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV
Hank joins habitat for humanity and drops one too many L-Bombs! Hank - Love?
When Buck is arrested for drunk driving and forced to perform community service, Hank offers to drive him around and help him out. Hank accompanies him to his community service project, Habitat for Humanity. Taking advantage of Hank's loyalty, Buck has him do all the work and build the house himself. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Buck tells everyone how proud he is of Hank and promotes him to manager. In response, Hank tells Buck that he "loves" him, which makes everyone uncomfortable and elicits endless taunts from his friends.
Meanwhile, Peggy and Bobby are trying to find Hank the perfect gift for Christmas. Peggy decides that the best gift would be to reconcile Hank and Cotton's relationship. While at the newly built house, Cotton criticizes his son and causes Hank to tell Cotton that he hates him. Cotton flips his lid and kicks everyone out of the house. Bobby, distraught over the standoff, runs to find help. He winds up finding Jimmy Carter, who uses his diplomacy skills to get Cotton to come out of the house. Hank and Cotton can't tell each other that they love one another, but it's mutually understood.