Spin the Choice
Season 5, Episode 4
Air date November 19, 2000
Written by Paul Lieberstein
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
Episode guide
I Don't Want to Wait
Peggy Makes the Big Leagues

Spin the Choice is the eighty-eighth episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 19, 2000. The episode was written by Paul Lieberstein, and directed by Allan Jacobsen.

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Despite Hank's excitement to let him carve the turkey this year, Bobby boycotts Thanksgiving after hearing John Redcorn's presentation at Arlen Elementary about what white man did to the Native Americans. John tries really hard to get Joseph to engage in their Native American history, but Joseph shows no interest at all. John Redcorn continuously tries to get Joseph's attention and engage him somehow as a father, but to no avail. Peggy is excited for another Thanksgiving Boggle tournament, but Luanne informs her that people are tired of them as Peggy gives grades instead of prizes--making it feel like school. So Peggy invents a game of her own called "Spin The Choice" as she finds out online that people like to spin and choose in their games. John Redcorn wants Joseph to embrace the Native American heritage. He wants Joseph to rise up and reclaim everything the Native Americans once owned. He claims he wants "his son back." He breaks down in tears to Hank, who flees in horror and discomfort.

Bobby announces that the Native Americans practiced a traditional meal where they would cook and eat their human enemies after war. He calls it a "Truly Native American Thanksgiving Tradition." Joseph is horrified and disgusted. He completely shuns Redcorn and Redcorn runs away in frustration. He goes home and begins smashing things in his trailer in anger. Joseph has more contempt for John than ever, but Nancy scolds Joseph and tells him how much John has really lost. And decided to sit him down and tell him everything.

Dale drives over to Redcorn's trailer and hands him a to-go plate--the real leftovers. John Redcorn feels he is being low-balled yet again. He readies himself to tell Dale that he conceived Joseph. Dale is scared that John Redcorn may eat him and calls Hank, terrified. Hank goes over to smooth things out, Bobby and Joseph insist on coming. When Joseph arrives, John Redcorn plans to tell both Dale and Joseph. But Joseph gives an impassioned speech that subtly implies that Nancy has told Joseph the truth. Redcorn feels appeased, accepts the government's measly settlement of 12 acres and gives them to Dale to be accepted upon Redcorn's death, which will then be given to Joseph. It is next to a busy road, but they decide to try to make the most of it.

For the game rules and how to play, see the Spin the Choice (Game) page.


Bobby: "Mr. Redcorn, this head's for you". 

Stinger Quote

Hank: "Oh my God, it's so juicy!"


  • John Redcorn is called an Anasazi Indian, however, the Anasazis were an ancient tribe which died out approximately 500 years ago. Also, the Anasazis were never in Texas. They were in the areas which are now northern Arizona, southern Utah, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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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