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'King of the Hill' Episode Guide - Season 11

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"Dream Weaver"
When the Gribbles experience financial trouble due to Dale's slow extermination business, Peggy suggests he participate in a program where people go on vacation to learn different trades – a "Vocation Vacation." She encourages Hank to accompany him, and to Hank's disappointment, Dale signs them up for his hobby and lifelong professional dream of basket weaving. While Hank's work is admired by the teacher, Dale's work is looked at as less appealing. When Hank is given the opportunity to fill in for ill factory workers and is offered a permanent job, Dale tries to run him over with a tractor so he can have the job himself. But Hank helps him face the hard truth that he isn't very good at basket weaving. To restore Dale's confidence, Hank and the instructor pretend that beetles have infested the factory, and Dale "saves the day" by performing an extermination. A couple of basket weaving participants become curious about Dale's work and he lands a job after all – as a "Vocation Vacations" teacher of extermination. Meanwhile, Peggy helps Bill and Kahn create an internet video where Bill's hat seemingly blows off his head and lands on Kahn's.

"Doggone Crazy"
Hank turns to a "dog spiritualist" when Ladybird begins to act up around loud noises. The spiritualist informs Hank that his lack of leadership skills is the source of Ladybird's tantrums, so Hank learns some canine commands. When Ladybird doesn't respond to Hank, the spiritualist encourages him to try different approaches. Hank thinks Ladybird needs to be around other elderly people, so the Hill family takes her to a nursing home where she seems at peace. When a loud thunderstorm rolls in and throws Ladybird back into her old ways, the Hill family becomes determined to find out what is wrong with the pooch.

"Trans-Fascism"
When the Arlen City Council bans the sale of foods containing trans fats, Sugarfoot's Restaurant goes out of business. Hank, who feels the ban is an infringement on freedom, encourages Strickland to fix things. Strickland's solution to the problem is to sell his delicious, trans-fatty foods on a lunch truck so he can evade the law. Bribery and police corruption ensue, and Hank begins to have second thoughts on his activism to repeal the ban. However, before he can back out, a rival lunch truck (Rooster's Roost) terrorizes the Sugarfoot truck, and a turf war develops. The fierce competition convinces Hank to stay on board with Sugarfoot's until they can shut Rooster’s down. With the help of a reporter, Hank puts his best investigative skills to the test and becomes determined to unearth evidence to bring Rooster's down and show the city council that sometimes the world just needs tasty, unhealthy fare.

"Untitled Blake McCormack"
Bill becomes involved with a single mother, Charlene (Melinda Clarke) who has returned to Arlen after being away for some years. When Charlene introduces her two children to Hank, Dale and Boomhauer, Dale immediately dislikes her oldest, Kate. He confides in Hank that he thinks something is wrong with Kate and that he intends to get to the bottom of it. Hank tells him to leave it alone but Dale steals a sample of Kate's hair and orders a DNA analysis. When the test discovers similarities between Kate’s DNA and Joseph's, his son, and realizes that they are half-siblings. He hypothesizes the same aliens that impregnated Nancy also impregnated Charlene with his genetic material to start a Dale-based master race. Not wanting Bill to raise his daughter, Dale tries to sabotage his relationship by asking John Redcorn to seduce Charlene. John soon realizes that Charlene is a woman he slept with years ago, although he knew her only by her stage name.

"The Accidental Terrorist"
When Peggy needs a new car, Hank insists they buy from Tom Hammond (Ted Danson) his go-to salesman for 25 years. With her heart set on a convertible, Peggy begins the negotiation behind Hank's back and gets the price down considerably. Hank catches her and agrees to buy the convertible, provided he can make the deal himself. Tom jacks the price back up to sticker and tells Hank he's getting a deal. When Peggy discovers how much Hank paid, she realizes he's been swindled on every car he's ever bought. She tries to keep Hank from finding out, but he does and becomes disillusioned and depressed. To exact justice, Hank places flyers reading "Tom Hammond's World of Lies!" on the cars in Tom's lot early one morning. He is joined by a group of radical college students, one of whom he met in the copy shop the day before. As Hank drives away, the students blow up a number of cars, and Hank is arrested because he was the only person on the surveillance tapes, but Tom Hammond doesn't press charges. He tells Officer Brown (Fred Willard) that if Hank Hill looks you in the eye and says he didn't do something, he didn't do it. The truth is Tom doesn't believe Hank’s innocence, but knows Hank would fight the charges, which would mean bad publicity for Tom's dealership.

"Lady and Gentrification"
Enrique encourages his daughter, Inez, to ask Hank to speak at her Quinceañera and Hank reluctantly agrees to her request. He starts spending time with Inez so he has something to write about in his speech. Hank begs Peggy to accompany him on his first visit, so Peggy meets Hank at Enrique's with a real-estate client waiting in the car, a 30-year-old hipster who hasn't been satisfied with any of the homes he's been shown. The hipster becomes enchanted with Enrique's Mexican neighborhood, and Peggy closes a deal with him. But when a slew of hipsters follow and buy up homes in the neighborhood, the fruit stands and Goodwill clothing stores are soon replaced by trendy salons and art galleries. At the Quinceañera, Enrique publicly blames Peggy for the gentrification of his neighborhood and explains that the rent on his home has skyrocketed such that they will have to move. Feeling horrible, Peggy tricks the hipsters into believing that the simpler, down-home folks of Arlen (like Dale and Boomhauer) are moving into the neighborhood and the hipsters soon move out. Enrique’s neighborhood is restored to its former glory and Enrique is able to buy his home.

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