King of the Hill: Season 1 (1997)

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Season 1
King of the Hill

Critics Consensus

King of the Hill's mild yet extremely funny depiction of small-town Texas life is refreshingly worlds away from from conventional prime-time animation.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 11
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 12, 1997
2
Air date: Jan 19, 1997
3
Air date: Feb 2, 1997
4
Air date: Feb 9, 1997
5
Air date: Feb 16, 1997
6
Air date: Feb 23, 1997
7
Air date: Mar 2, 1997
8
Air date: Mar 23, 1997
9
Air date: Apr 13, 1997
10
Air date: Apr 27, 1997
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Cast

Stephen Root
as Bill Dauterive
Mike Judge
as Hank Hill/Boomhauer
Kathy Najimy
as Peggy Hill
Pamela Adlon
as Bobby Hill
Johnny Hardwick
as Dale Gribble
Gailard Sartain
as Anthony's Supervisor
Victor Aaron
as John Redcorn
Dawnn Lewis
as Miss Johnson
Lauren Tom
as Minh Souphanousinphone/Connie Souphanousinphone
Jennifer Coolidge
as Miss Kremzer
Toby Huss
as Kahn Souphanousinphone/Cotton Hill
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Critic Reviews for King of the Hill Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

Some of "King of the Hill," set in a small Texas town, was subversively funny; but parts of it just seemed strange. Still, all of it seemed different enough and quirky enough to make me want to see more episodes.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Whatever the series hopes to do, it better move fast. So far it suffers severely from a lack of funny lines.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"King of the Hill" is a small town treat made by people who love small towns. Don't forget it.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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Its simplicity bolsters the show's ambling tone, which could be a welcome sedative on Sunday evenings and may eventually be what football fans appreciate after the afternoon rush.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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As the stellar first season of King Of The Hill illustrates, [the show's creators'] commitment to discipline has paid off.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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A fine, nuanced portrait of a middle-class Texas family that also happens to be a cartoon from the man who gave us Beavis and Butt-head, King Of The Hill is both extremely funny and intelligent.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"King of the Hill" rules.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Hill" is a pleasant surprise, touching and winsome and deliciously sly.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Troubles are hashed out by the community in a comic manner, though it's sometimes difficult to discern whether the moralistic views are real "American values" or a parody of them.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are some great episodes in this season, and all of the characters were really solidifying by the end of the first season, with their final voices pretty much on by the time the season wrapped.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

King of the Hill, about a lower-middle-class family in a Texas suburb, is harmless and pointless.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

With sly humor and rich humanity, Judge's series spent 13 seasons capturing a slice of middle-class America rarely depicted on television.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for King of the Hill: Season 1

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