Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon
Season 8, Episode 18
Air date April 25, 2004
Written by Dan McGarth
Directed by Cyndi Tang-Loveland
Episode guide
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo
Stressed for Success

Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon is the one hundred-sixty-seventh episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on April 25, 2004. The episode was written by Dan McGrath, and directed by Cyndi Tang-Loveland.



Hank is outraged when he finds that the Texas State Fair Grill-Off doesn't allow grilling with propane. Luanne, who wants to be treated like an adult, offers to help Hank organize a grilling protest. Luanne enlists the help of college protestors, which so appalls Hank that he kicks her off the protest. Determined to prove herself, Luanne climbs up into Big Tex, the State Fair's giant mascot, and continues protesting on her own. Meanwhile, Peggy tries to visit a house where a famous murder took place, but the real estate agent is only letting in potential buyers.


  • The mansion Peggy wants to visit, the "Baxter Death Mansion", was likely inspired by the murder of Daniel and Linda Broderick by his ex wife, Betty. Similar to the Baxters, Betty had worked to put Daniel through medical school early in their marriage, though he later left her for his assistant, Linda. Enraged, Betty killed the couple while they slept. Betty was portrayed by Meridith Baxter in the Lifetime film about her crime, which is where the name of the mansion may come from.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to the song "Girl You'll be a Woman Soon" by Neil Diamond.
  • Big Tex, the State Fair's giant mascot, is voiced by Jonathan Joss who also voices John Redcorn.
  • This episode is the second time that a fair is the setting for a dazzling display of Luanne's political naivete. In "The Perils of Polling," she ends up backing the Communist Party candidates.

Stinger Quote

Boomhauer: "Dang ol' 'propane, propane, propane', man."

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Patch Boomhauer · Reborn To Be Wild · New Cowboy on the Block · The Incredible Hank · Flirting With the Master · After the Mold Rush · Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane · Rich Hank, Poor Hank · Ceci N'est Pas Une King of the Hill · That's What She Said · My Hair Lady · Phish and Wildlife · Cheer Factor · Dale Be Not Proud · Après Hank, le Deluge · DaleTech · How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo · Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon · Stressed for Success · Hank's Back (AKA The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hank) · The Redneck on Rainey Street · Talking Shop