King of the Hill

Episode 8.14 : Dale Be Not Proud

  • King of the Hill
    • Episode Premiere : March 14, 2004
    • Distributor : Fox TV
    • Genre : Animation, Comedy
    • Seasons : 8
    • Show Period : 1997 - 2009
    • Production Company: Deedle-Dee, Judgmental, 3 Art, Film Roman, Fox TV
    • Official Site :

Cast and Crew

  • Director Anthony Lioi
  • Screenwriter Jonathan Collier
  • Main Cast
    • Mike Judge,
    • Kathy Najimy,
    • Pamela Adlon as Dolores Rebchuck,
    • Brittany Murphy as Brenda Drexell,
    • Johnny Hardwick,
    • Stephen Root,
    • Toby Huss

  • Additional Cast
    • John Force,
    • Larry Miller

The Story

The day begins as Hank, Bill, Dale and Boomhauer make a trip to the local Arlen Speedway and are excited to meet the fastest funny-car race driver ever...John Force. Unfortunately, John's force is forceless now that he is suffering from a kidney disease that lands him in the hospital.

Hank, Bill and Boomhauer are willing to go to heroic lengths to save their favorite speedster, although we cannot say the same for Dale who is suffering from another incurable paranoia. While Hank, Bill and Dale donate blood to put the force back in John, Dale resists the prick, but blood is drawn anyway. To his surprise (and dissatisfaction) his blood type is a perfect match to John Force's, making him the ideal kidney donor. While Dale resists giving away his precious organ, Hank encourages him to be a hero until he finally agrees. Dale gives Hank the special privilege of being Dale Gribble while he is under the knife.

However, big shoes bring big responsibilities and making decisions for Dale means making them the Dale way. So when Force is cured, Dale's kidney is up for grabs. Hank must make the decision to re-implant it back in Dale or give it to little Timmy Croston who will die without it. Hank cracks under pressure and gives the kidney away knowing that Dale would never commit himself to such profitless acts of charity.

When Dale regains consciousness Dale's hospital paranoia becomes real as his organs are tossed around from patient to patient. After stealing all of Timmy's toys, Dale feels he has been adequately reimbursed for his body part. In the end, Timmy is saved, Dale thinks he is a hero, and Hank can return to his good, old, non-paranoid self.






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