King of the Hill (1997–2010)
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Hank is excited about Halloween until a woman complains has the holiday canceled.


John Rice, Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)


Mike Judge (creator), Greg Daniels (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Mike Judge ... Hank Hill / Boomhauer (voice)
Kathy Najimy ... Peggy Hill (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Bobby Hill (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
Brittany Murphy ... Luanne Platter (voice)
Johnny Hardwick Johnny Hardwick ... Dale Gribble (voice)
Sally Field ... Junie Harper (voice)
Dennis Burkley ... Principal Moss (voice)
Neil Giuntoli ... Closer #2 (voice)
David Herman ... City Councilman (voice)
David Zuckerman David Zuckerman ... Group Leader (voice)


Hank can't wait till Halloween, until a church member called Junie Harper imposes a curfew on Halloween, saying it is a Satanic holiday, Luanne believes Junie and convinces Bobby that Hank may be a Satanist, but Hank decides to fight against Junie's curfew so that the whole of Arlen may enjoy Halloween. Written by Bolton

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Release Date:

26 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just before Junie Harper backs out her car to chase Hank and Bobby, she is clearly seen shifting the car into Drive. See more »


Junie Harper: The complacency of fools will destroy them, Proverbs.
Hank: Get out of my house, Exodus!
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Best episode of King Of The Hill
16 August 2013 | by savagehousepartySee all my reviews

I have a soft spot for King Of The Hill. Whilst isn't a laugh-out-loud comedy like The Simpsons or other animated comedies which audiences have been accustomed to seeing, it is an incredibly well though out sitcom and this episode highlights that. In it, Hank is determined to give Bobby a similar Halloween to the ones which he experienced as a child, however Junie Harper, a politically correct religious extremist played by Sally Field, is bent on banning Halloween because of its anti-religious motives. The episode raises a number of social questions. How can political correctness govern the choices of an individual in a free country? When do choices become personal and when do they become the responsibility of the state? And how does manipulation influence our choice? On top of this, the episode has some great satirical moments, including a great send-up of the Christian religion. On the whole, a great episode, definitely worth watching. It takes a skill to be funny and thought provoking and in this episode, King Of The Hill does that.

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