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King of the Hill (season 7)

King of the Hill (season 7)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes23
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseNovember 3, 2002 (2002-11-03) –
May 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)
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List of King of the Hill episodes

The seventh season of King of the Hill originally aired Sundays on the Fox Broadcasting Company at 8:30–9:00 p.m. (EST), 7:30–8:30 p.m. (EST) and 7:00–7:30 p.m. (EST) from November 3, 2002 to May 18, 2003.[1][2] The Region 1 DVD was released on November 18, 2014.[3]

Production

The showrunners for the season were John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.[4] The wackier stories from recent years began to be phased out.[4] Series creator Mike Judge described the episodes from this season as "small personal stories like we did in the second season."[4]

The episodes "Goodbye Normal Jeans" and "Pigmalion" were both produced and copyrighted in 2001. "Pigmalion" came from the 5ABE (Season 5) production line and was originally announced as a holdover episode for season 6. It was delayed for unspecified reasons (presumably due to its disturbing content), eventually being shown as an "extra" episode in season 7.

This was also the first season which did not include a Christmas episode.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1271"Get Your Freak Off"Tricia GarciaGarland TestaNovember 3, 2002 (2002-11-03)7ABE01
Hank takes Bobby and his friends to a music concert, but is dismayed to see Bobby and a friend dancing inappropriately to boy band music, so he tries to make Bobby's adolescence more wholesome. Meanwhile, Peggy, Nancy, and Minh try to decide who is the best-looking out of Hank, Dale, Boomhauer, Kahn and Bill. Guest stars Eliza Dushku, Milla Jovovich, Debra Messing, and Elizabeth Perkins.
1282"The Fat and the Furious"Allan JacobsenAlex Gregory & Peter HuyckNovember 10, 2002 (2002-11-10)7ABE03
Bill becomes a competitive eater after downing Hank's entire platter of hot dogs during a barbecue, but his dreams are soon crushed when Dale (who thinks competitive eating is degrading) beats him. Guest stars include Pamela Anderson, Jeff Garlin, and Kid Rock.
1293"Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do"Kyounghee Lim & Boowhan LimTom Saunders & Kell CahoonNovember 17, 2002 (2002-11-17)6ABE19
Connie's criminal cousin, Tid Pau (voiced by Lucy Liu), becomes Bobby's science project partner and makes him an unwitting accomplice in creating a drug lab.
1304"Goodbye Normal Jeans"Kyounghee Lim & Boowhan LimKit BossNovember 24, 2002 (2002-11-24)6ABE01
Peggy becomes jealous of Bobby when he uses his Home Ec. class cooking skills in the Hill kitchen.
1315"Dances with Dogs"Anthony LioiNorm HiscockDecember 1, 2002 (2002-12-01)7ABE02
Bobby and Hank use Ladybird to compete in a dog dancing contest. Meanwhile, Bill is tricked into buying an ill-tempered Rottweiler from an animal shelter. Scott Hamilton guest stars.
1326"The Son Also Roses"Dominic PolcinoDan SterlingDecember 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)6ABE22
Bobby becomes a rose grower when he tires of doing the Landry football team's laundry, and recruits the help of two cannabis cultivators to help him win a contest. Michael Clarke Duncan guest stars as Morgan, a rose growing enthusiast.
1337"The Texas Skillsaw Massacre"Shaun CashmanAlan R. Cohen & Alan FreedlandDecember 15, 2002 (2002-12-15)6ABE18
The Hills are forced to live with the Gribbles after Dale digs a tunnel underneath the Hills' kitchen, and the inspector declares the Hill house uninhabitable until the necessary repairs are done. Things get worse when Hank is sentenced to take anger management classes after accidentally cutting one of Dale's fingers off with a circular saw.
1348"Full Metal Dust Jacket"Adam KuhlmanDan McGrathJanuary 5, 2003 (2003-01-05)7ABE04
Peggy takes over the lease of a bookstore, but when the bookstore's business plummets, she allows Dale and his gun group to sell firearms at the store. Peri Gilpin guest stars as Mary Ellen.
1359"Pigmalion"Dominic PolcinoJonathan CollierJanuary 12, 2003 (2003-01-12)5ABE23
Luanne becomes involved with the psychotic owner (voiced by Michael Keaton) of a pork processing plant who wants Luanne to be just like the woman on the company logo.
13610"Megalo Dale"Cyndi Tang-LovelandJ.B. CookJanuary 12, 2003 (2003-01-12)7ABE05
Dale is hired to exterminate at the Mega Lo Mart, but it turns out the "pest" is Chuck Mangione, the Mega Lo Mart spokesman. Topher Grace and Danny Masterson make guest appearances.
13711"Boxing Luanne"Mike DiMartinoDean YoungFebruary 2, 2003 (2003-02-02)7ABE07
To prove to men that she is more than just a pretty face and a sexy body, Luanne becomes a boxer. By the time she finds out that Buck has paid all her opponents to take a dive, though, she is scheduled for a real bout against George Foreman's daughter, Freeda.
13812"Vision Quest"Dominic PolcinoEtan CohenFebruary 9, 2003 (2003-02-09)7ABE09
John Redcorn is worried about how Dale is raising Joseph, so he gets Hank to take Joseph on a "vision quest", but Dale is the one who gets a vision and mistakenly believes that he is a Native American.
13913"Queasy Rider"Wes ArcherKit BossFebruary 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)7ABE10
Hank and Peggy try to fix their strained marriage by buying a motorcycle and immersing themselves in the biker lifestyle, only to find that the biker lifestyle is very misogynistic.
14014"Board Games"Kyounghee Lim & Boowhan LimSivert Glarum & Michael JaminMarch 2, 2003 (2003-03-02)7ABE08
Peggy, Nancy, and Minh run for school board against each other after Tom Landry Middle School cuts all after-school programs out of the budget -- and all three women will stop at nothing to get the empty seat.
14115"An Officer and a Gentle Boy"Gary McCarverDan SterlingMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)7ABE06
Fed up with Bobby's laziness, Hank sends him off to Cotton's old military school Fort Berk Academy, but Cotton is dismayed that Fort Berk has softened up and sets out to make it as brutal as possible.
14216"The Miseducation of Bobby Hill"Tricia GarciaTim Croston & Chip HallMarch 16, 2003 (2003-03-16)7ABE11
Bobby becomes a salesman at Strickland Propane (although Hank doubts his ability, citing his inexperience) and uses underhanded tactics learned from Joe Jack to sell more grills. Meanwhile, Dale builds a Lawnchair Larry flight-inspired flying lawn chair and tests it out on Bill, who ends up battered, bruised, and lost in Mexico.
14317"The Good Buck"Allan JacobsenAlex Gregory & Peter HuyckMarch 30, 2003 (2003-03-30)7ABE13
Buck becomes a born-again Christian (courtesy of Luanne) after his wife divorces him, but Hank is worried that Buck only wants Luanne for sex. Meanwhile, Bobby hides out from his track coach and makes friends with two old ladies at Hotel Arlen's restaurant during tea time.
14418"I Never Promised You an Organic Garden"Adam KuhlmanTony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca MayApril 13, 2003 (2003-04-13)7ABE14
Peggy takes over the organic garden at the school, but she is caught using pesticides on the garden when every organic treatment fails to save the garden from bug infestation.
14519"Be True to Your Fool"Anthony LioiDan McGrathApril 27, 2003 (2003-04-27)7ABE12
When Bill accidentally infects Hank, Dale, and Boomhauer with lice, they are forced to shave off their hair, only for Hank to discover the word "Bill" tattooed on the back of his head. Meanwhile, Bill befriends prisoners at the county jail after being arrested for being drunk in public.
14620"Racist Dawg"Mike DiMartinoJ.B. CookMay 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)7ABE17
Peggy calls an African-American repairman (guest-voiced by Bernie Mac), whom Ladybird attacks, prompting the town to think that Hank and his dog are racists.
14721"Night and Deity"Gary McCarverGarland TestaMay 11, 2003 (2003-05-11)7ABE16
After Bill attracts pigeons to the alley, Dale must work with an attractive female exterminator (voice of Janeane Garofalo), who makes Nancy jealous.
14822"Maid in Arlen"Kyounghee Lim & Boohwan LimDan SterlingMay 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)7ABE18
Kahn's mother Laoma arrives and soon becomes the Hills' housekeeper, much to Kahn's annoyance. Bill and Laoma later enter into a romantic relationship that Kahn works overtime to sabotage.
14923"The Witches of East Arlen"Matt EngstromSivert Glarum & Michael JaminMay 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)7ABE20
After losing out on playing Curly in the school production of Oklahoma!, Bobby gets involved with a group of post-adolescent geeks who are into tarot cards and witchcraft. David Cross guest stars.

References

  1. ^ TV Listings for November 3, 2002
  2. ^ TV Listings for May 18, 2003
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c [www.macleans.ca][permanent dead link]