The Father, the Son, and J.C.
Season 6, Episode 4
Air date December 16, 2001
Written by Etan Cohen
Directed by Tricia Garcia
Episode guide
Lupe's Revenge
Father of the Bribe

The Father, the Son, and J.C. is the one hundred-eighth episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on December 16, 2001. The episode was written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Tricia Garcia. David Herman plays former president Jimmy Carter.



While Hank is building a Habitat for Humanity house for Buck Strickland, Buck promotes him to manager of Strickland Propane. In the excitement of the moment, Hank emotes and declares, "I love you" to Mr. Strickland. Because of this, Cotton is angry with Hank. Peggy's attempts to bring father and sons together only throws gasoline onto the fire. They get into an altercation, which is soon solved by Jimmy Carter.


  • Jimmy Carter plays a metaphor for Jesus Christ in this episode. The metaphor includes having the same initials (J.C.), being a carpenter, and being called upon to resolve disputes. Additionally the episode is set during Christmas.

Season 5 Season 6 Season 7

Bobby Goes Nuts · Soldier of Misfortune · Lupe's Revenge · The Father, the Son, and J.C. · Father of the Bribe · I'm With Cupid · Torch Song Hillogy · Joust Like a Woman · The Bluegrass is Always Greener · The Substitute Spanish Prisoner · Unfortunate Son · Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill · Tankin' it to the Streets · Of Mice and Little Green Men · A Man Without a Country Club · Beer and Loathing · Fun with Jane and Jane · My Own Private Rodeo · Sug Night · Dang Ol' Love · Returning Japanese · Returning Japanese II