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The Buck Stops Here
Season 5, Episode 2
131927
Air date November 5, 2000
Written by Norm Hiscock
Directed by Mike DiMartino
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The Buck Stops Here is the eighty-sixth episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 5, 2000. The episode was written by Norm Hiscock, and directed by Mike DiMartino. Brad Renfro guest stars.

Synopsis

Hank is annoyed with Bobby's attutude; treating summer vacation as a time to loaf. Buck Strickland hires Bobby to work as a caddy at the Everwood Country club, a job he is fired from quickly after riding a block of ice down a hill and accidentally colliding with Corky Raywood, the club's membership chairman. After this mishap, Hank takes Bobby to Buck's house to apologize, but Buck not only forgives him, but hires him as his personal caddy. Although Hank is glad Bobby has been put to work, some of Buck's negative traits begin to rub off on Bobby.

Meanwhile, Peggy and Minh race against each other to reach the milestone of a gallon's worth of blood donated to earn a coffee mug. However after both were deemed ineligible to donate (due to having to wait several weeks before donating again), they are sent home. Peggy travels to Houston to donate and gets the mug, enraging Minh. However, this comes at a cost as Peggy suffers from weakness due to loss of blood.

After one game where Buck convinces Bobby that "it is only cheating if you get caught", he gives Bobby his watch as a tip. Hank, fed up with Bobby copying Buck's attitude and language, orders Bobby to return the watch. Hank says that there is no cheating in the Hill residence, and says if Bobby wants to cheat he should go to the Strickland residence. Hank figures Bobby will learn his lesson, surmising Buck does not run a daycare center and will refuse to invite Bobby the night over. However, Buck welcomes Bobby, backfiring on Hank. The next morning, Hank goes to get Bobby, only to learn that he left with Buck for Hot Springs, Arkansas. An enraged Hank then makes the long trip from Texas to Arkansas in order to retrieve Bobby from possible danger.

While in Hot Springs, Buck takes Bobby to a dogtrack and orders him to hold onto his wallet. Later, both Bobby and Buck are relaxing in a mineral bath. Buck says that Hank is too uptight to have a good time like them, to which Bobby agrees. However, when Buck bribes an attendant for information about Rooster's crap game, he throws the money into the mineral bath and laughs as the attendant retrieves it, causing Bobby to feel uncomfortable about Buck's attitude. Things only get worse as Buck loses big time at the crap game and Bobby is threatened by some of the locals. Hank arrives in time to rescue Bobby and Buck, with the latter riding back to Arlen in the back of Hank's pick-up truck.

Characters


Trivia

  • This episode is the first time Buck Strickland mentions that he has a son.
  • Buck: "Yeah, I lived in a different town, different woman. His name is Roy/Ray something like that".
  • This is also the first appearance of Rooster. He appears in another episode, Trans-Fascism running an illegal lunch truck to compete with Buck's own illegal lunch truck. In that episode, he appears much younger and has a higher voice

Goofs

  • Buck and Bobby go the dog track in Hot Springs; however, Hot Springs only has a horse track. (Arkansas' dog track is in West Memphis.)


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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