Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?
Season 10, Episode 06
Air date December 11, 2005
Written by Dan Sterling
Directed by Adam Kuhlman
Episode guide
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown
You Gotta Believe (In Moderation)

Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana? is the one hundred-ninety-second episode of King of the Hill. It was aired first on December 11, 2005. The episode was written by Dan Sterling, and directed by Adam Kuhlman.


Kahn has longed for a pool, and Hank and the guys agree to build it in exchange for property rights on the pool (being able to use it whenever they want). Upon being told by Ted Wassanasong that he is too Americanized, Kahn vows to return to his Laotian roots, making himself and his family miserable in the process. This also spills over into Hank's problems as Kahn fills the pool with lillipads, rendering it unswimmable. Things go too far when Ted enlists Khan in a guerilla squad with designs on being air-lifted back to Laos. Minh manages to bring Kahn back to his senses when she says the reason why the Souphanouaphones emigrated to America. Finally Kahn and Minh celebrate by inviting the Hills, Gribbles, Boomhauer and Bill to a pool party, where Kahn shows new appreciation for his life of American secularism.


  • "Banana" is a derogatory term given to peoples of Asian ancestory who live a "western" or "caucasian" lifestyles.
  • The episode name is a play on the punchline "Orange you glad I didn't say banana?".
  • Something very similar allegedly happened in real life in the 2007 (two years after the episode aired), wherein a former Laotian general living in America and his cadre were charged with buying military weapons, rockets, mines, etc. in order to go back to Laos and overthrow the communist government (it is illegal in itself for Americans to attack a neutral country). His views gained a lot of sympathy and their charges were eventually dropped and recognition given to the widespread humanitarian issues in Laos.


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Hank's On Board · Bystand Me · Bill's House · Harlottown · A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown · Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana? · You Gotta Believe (In Moderation) · Business Is Picking Up · The Year of Washing Dangerously · Hank Fixes Everything · Church Hopping · 24 Hour Propane People · The Texas Panhandler · Hank's Bully · Edu-macating Lucky

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