It's Not Easy Being Green
Season 5, Episode 17
Air date April 8, 2001
Written by John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky
Directed by Jeff Myers
Episode guide
Hank's Choice
The Trouble with Gribbles

It's Not Easy Being Green is the one hundred-first episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on April 8, 2001. The episode was written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and directed by Jeff Myers.


When the quarry is going to be drained for a landfill, Hank must pretend he is interested in environmental issues in order to keep a secret from Boomhauer.


Non Speaking Character


  • In the UK, there is a reality TV show with the same title. There is no relation between the two.
    • On that basis, the episode name is a reference to Kermit the Frog's line "It's not easy being green", which in turn was paraphrased from the song "Bein' Green."
  • It is revealed Dale is a certified scuba diver
  • In the sequence where Dale is allowed to handle Boomhauer's car, the theme song from Live and Let Die, is heard playing.
  • This is the first in a few episodes where Hank is arrested.
  • This is the first episode where Sally appears.
  • When Bobby is handing Peggy an environmental ticket, the letters on the "Tea" jar behind Peggy move up a bit.

Season 4 Season 5 Season 6

The Perils of Polling · The Buck Stops Here · I Don't Want to Wait · Spin the Choice · Peggy Makes the Big Leagues · When Cotton Comes Marching Home · What Makes Bobby Run? · 'Twas the Nut Before Christmas · Chasing Bobby · Yankee Hankee · Hank and the Great Glass Elevator · Now Who's the Dummy? · Ho Yeah! · The Exterminator · Luanne Virgin 2.0 · Hank's Choice · It's Not Easy Being Green · The Trouble with Gribbles · Hank's Back Story · Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story

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