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King of the Hill

Episode 8.04 : The Incredible Hank

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 23, 2003

Distributor

Fox TV

Genre

Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1997 - 2009

Production Company

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

Cast and Crew


Director

Wesley Archer

Screenwriter

Mike Judge, Greg Daniels

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

Synopsis


An increasingly irritable Hank takes Bobby to the doctor to check his testosterone levels after learning Bobby is failing P.E. Hank is annoyed, however when the doctor suggests that Hank may be suffering from irritable male syndrome and may require testosterone himself, while Bobby is completely healthy.

Unwilling to accept the doctor's suggestion, a furious Hank leaves the hospital, while Peggy stays behind and retrieves the prescription the doctor has written for Hank. Unable to deal with Hank's moodiness, Peggy secretly begins doping Hank and he quickly becomes a new person. This newfound energy causes Hank to take an interest in the "Viva Los Arlentinos Day" planning committee which Peggy is a part of and he signs himself up for Arlen's running of the bulls.

Meanwhile, Bobby admits the reason he was failing P.E. is because he refused to shower with the other boys, but with new Hank's encouragement, Bobby promises to give it another try. Thrilled at Hank's new attitude, Peggy ups the testosterone she is administering until Hank becomes overly aggressive, challenging the guys to wrestling matches in the alley, while developing acne like a teenager. Worried that it's gone too far, Peggy confesses what she's done. Hank is angry, but determined to run with the bulls without the testosterone and face his fears, just like Bobby did when he showered in gym class even though he didn't want to.

Bobby admits he never actually showered, but Hank runs with the bulls anyway to prove that not everyone in the Hill family is a liar.

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