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"King of the Hill" Episode Guide - Season Five

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Dale and Hank in "Hank’s Back Story"

Twentieth Century Fox
Season Five (2000 - 2001)

"The Buck Stops Here"
November 5, 2000
Bobby becomes Buck Strickland's personal caddy and picks up some bad habits. Meanwhile, Peggy and Minh compete to donate the most blood.

"I Don't Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over..."
November 12, 2000
Carl Reiner plays a lively senior whose social skills Bobby tries to share with Joseph, who errs when he tries to mend Bobby's rift with Connie.

"Spin the Choice"
November 19, 2000
Bobby rejects Thanksgiving after history lessons from John Redcorn, who longs to be a real father to his illegitimate son Joseph.

"Peggy Makes the Big Leagues"
November 26, 2000
Brendan Fraser is the voice of Arlen High's star fullback — who's out of the game when substitute-teacher Peggy fails him. Sportscasters James Brown, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw have voice roles.

"When Cotton Comes Marching Home"
December 3, 2000
Cash-flow problems plague Hank's father, who's forced to work a menial job on Veterans Day instead of marching in the parade.

"What Makes Bobby Run"
December 10, 2000
Bobby goes all-out to become school mascot, a high-profile post that suffers a low blow when he avoids a time-honored tradition.

"'Twas the Nut Before Christmas"
December 17, 2000
Bill counters his holiday loneliness by becoming a generous Santa, attracting a nice single mom and a young slacker who takes advantage.

"The Exterminator"
January 7, 2001
Repeated exposure to poisons forces Dale out of extermination and into a desk job that leads him back into extermination — of careers.

"Chasing Bobby"
January 21, 2001
Peggy thinks Hank's tears are indicative of a father-son void, but they're really about his truck, which looks headed for pickup-truck heaven.

"Yankee Hankee"
February 4, 2001
Edward Asner and Jack Carter play cronies of Cotton, who reveals that Hank's birth was not, repeat, not in Texas.

"Hank and the Great Glass Elevator"
February 11, 2001
Bill and former Texas governor Ann Richards hit it off after a chance meeting resulting from Hank's reluctant prank in an Austin hotel.

"Now Who's the Dummy?"
February 18, 2001
Bobby's ventriloquist's dummy gets more of Hank's attention than Bobby, but it's Dale who harbors a grudge against the wooden being.

"Ho Yeah!"
February 25, 2001
Renee Zellweger plays a new Strickland employee and Snoop Dogg plays her former employer — a pimp who wants her back.

"Luanne Virgin 2.0"
March 4, 2001
As Luanne's sponsor in a sexual-abstinence program, Peggy has to testify about her lifetime total of sexual partners — and it's more than one. Owen Wilson, Brittany Murphy, Kathy Najimy.

"Hank's Choice"
April 1, 2001
When Bobby develops an allergy to Ladybird, Hank builds a doghouse, an elaborate accommodation that's perfect — for Bobby. Pamela Segall, Kathy Najimy, Mike Judge.

"It's Not Easy Being Green"
April 8, 2001
Hank joins Bobby's environmental effort, but only to preserve a long-time cover-up concerning a mishap with Boomhauer's car in high school.

"The Trouble with Gribbles"
April 22, 2001
Dale plans to buy Nancy a face-lift by suing a tobacco company, which countersues — and carelessly bugs his home. Robert Stack plays the tobacco tycoon.

"Hank's Back Story"
May 6, 2001
Wearing a prosthetic rump relieves Hank's back pain, but makes him the butt of friends' jokes as they all prepare for a riding-mower race.

"Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story"
May 13, 2001
In the season finale, Bobby avoids a beating by high schoolers by pretending to be one of them and helps them win a prom concert by No Doubt (in a cameo). But it costs him with Connie.

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