View Poll Results: Does this episode deserve the rainbow jacket?

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  • 3/5 Cat's in the cradle, and whatnot

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    Rate/review KotH: "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis..."

    (full title: "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis")

    Buck meets his long-lost son and does some bonding the only way a Strickland knows how. Meanwhile, Hank has his hands full keeping the duo in check. Rate/review here!
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    This was a Golden Flame episode! 5/5!


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    I laughed a lot at sitting in every chair in the hotel for some reason. lol I kinda hate myself for it.


    I don't watch this show much anymore but I tuned in to this one, and I'm glad I did. Seeing Hank drunk and angry is a damn milestone.

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    Dont feel bad..I chuckled at the chair joke too.

    I really enjoyed it. Definitely the best this season!

    The story was great.. Ray-Roy was an awesome character. The ending was brilliant. I was going to be upset if they just went their separate ways..Buck jumping in the car was a perfect ending.

    I think there could have been more life and laughs from Peggy and Bobby (maybe from the guys too). But, I really, really enjoyed the story.

    Hank was not his normal perfect self, he made a big mistake - and was finally recognized by Buck, and the world of Propane. They really wrapped things up nicely.
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    yeah, there was a certain sense of finality to this episode that i really liked. although absurd, it was somewhat rewarding to see the recognition hank received. it was also refreshing to see a flawed hank and a more than competent buck.

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    Agreed with other sentiments here--very solid episode, felt like a show from the 6th or 7th season. It was still a little light on humor, but what was there was still funny, and the semi-role reversal between Hank and Buck was handled wonderfully. As stated, it was great seeing Hank finally get his due recognition from Buck, and I enjoyed the little con the Stricklands pulled. Peggy's subplot wasn't as interesting (reminded me of a few too many similar scenarios in this show), but tied into the main plot really well at the end.

    A high B+.

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    Good point. I love when A and B stories get tied together at the end. Reminiscent of Seinfeld.

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    I think the amount of Peggy's subplot in the episode was perfect. She had two scenes to establish it, then the final one to tie it in. Perfect use of a subplot. As opposed to that weird Bill subplot with the fast-food order taker.

    I just watched it on hulu and I thought it was great. Hank gets real recognition for his years upon years in the propane business. I actually wasn't expecting them to do it. I figured it would be JUST Buck getting the award and recognizing Hank in the end, but they put the extra mile in by going ahead and giving the award to Hank too.

    But what were the guys doing there? Did they just decide to tag along with the Hill family?

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    Yeah it really does have that finality sense doesn't it? It's a little bittersweet, but I like that they're actually leaking subtle details in there to signal that this is it. He's King of the Hill.

    Dont feel bad..I chuckled at the chair joke too.
    What got me was the big silent build up to it. But it just ends with the most hardcore achievement ever. It was the right way to do random.
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    The ending made me applaud for real. What a feel good episode!

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    Here's someone else that laughed at that chair joke.

    Very good episode, absolutely. It flowed nicely, and as all of you have said, the slight role-reversal between Hank and Buck was great, and an absolutely enraged Hank is pretty much always awesome (combine that with him being totally drunk - oh, that was a well-done scene).

    And I adored Ray Roy. Great character, and that ending was beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tofu Survivor View Post
    But what were the guys doing there? Did they just decide to tag along with the Hill family?
    Many times, these shows have a habit of using the same set of characters when they're simply not needed. Bobby and Joseph's addition was terribly pointless.

    I wasn't expecting much from this episode, but the second half really turned things around. Poor ol' Hank has to break up corruption all around the propane industry, yet he's the only one who gets in trouble. The resolution felt like Hank was one step closer to taking Buck's spot at Strickland Propane (the real one ).

    3.5/5

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    really liked drunk Hank and the ending was great
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    I loved Buck's son, the fact that they called him "RayRoy" and even best, Hank getting drunk and vomiting in that woman's hair. This was actually one of the best King of the Hill episodes ever.

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    This was a pretty solid episode, and that's actually high praise coming from me because I generally don't care for Buck Strickland/Strickland Propane heavy episodes.

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    for me one of the best in the recent time. not perfect, but close enough.

    4.5/5


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