Episode PremiereApril 28, 2002
Show Period1997 - 2009
Production CompanyDeedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterGreg Daniels, Greg Daniels
- 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
- Breckin Meyer as Joseph Gribble / Kid #2 / Mr. Haggerty
- Ashley Gardner
When Dale suffers from a toothache, he refuses to go to the dentist because of his fear that the government will implant a tracking device. Dale's hatred of the government traces back to when he was 10 and his dad told him that he had to leave the family because the government was after him.
Dale decides to confront his dad and tracks him down at a gay cowboy rodeo. Instead of telling Dale that he is gay and informing him of his fear that Dale would reject him, he "confesses" that he has been secretly working for the government and is investigating the rodeo. Dale is outraged that his dad has betrayed him, but Hank persuades Dale to give his dad a second chance. Dale agrees and asks his dad to hold his hand while he goes to the dentist.