Torch Song Hillogy
Season 6, Episode 7
Air date February 24, 2002
Written by Emily Spivey
Peter Jackson (live-action)
Directed by Anthony Lioi
Peter Jackson (live-action)
Episode guide
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Torch Song Hillogy is the one hundred-eleventh episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on February 17, 2002. The episode was written by Emily Spivey, and directed by Anthony Lioi. The live action was written and directed by Peter Jackson.



Peggy nominates Bobby to carry the 2002 Winter Olympic Torch through Arlen to make him feel good about himself. But it's Hank who wins the honor when Dale Bill and Boomhauer nominate him based on his high school football performance. Hank admits to Bobby that he was ashamed of his endzone antics as a teenager, including walking like an Egyptian. Hank drops the torch and Bobby feels guilty about using a lighter to relight it. Bobby, and in a way Dale make up for this when they use the cigarette Dale lit using the Olympic flame. The torch is relit, Hank completes his leg of bearing the torch through Arlen, and he presents it to Bobby as a trophy.



  • The actual torch used for the 2002 Olympics relay looked nothing like the one depicted on KoTH, and featured a design in which the flame was encased in glass, which would have made it impossible for Bobby to light with a cigarette.
  • Hank and the other torchbearer's outfits look more like uniforms from the Canadian olympic team than the real jumpsuits used for the relay, which featured a blue motif (rather than red) on white.

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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