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King of the Hill: Lucky's Wedding Suit (season finale)

by Adam Finley, posted May 21st 2007 12:22PM

(S11E12) In my other King of the Hill review I mentioned that the secondary characters can be just as fleshed out as the main characters, and I think the same holds true for Lucky, who is still a rather new addition to the King of the Hill universe.

Lucky started out rather one-note, a kind of street-wise redneck whose only means of support stemmed from a cash settlement he received for slipping on a puddle of urine at a local store. This season, however, we've gotten to know Lucky a little better, and while I love his character, I'm pretty sure I would loathe him if he were an actual person.

Lucky lives by his own code, but it's a code that requires him to always follow the path of least resistance. Hank is able to look away up until now, but when Lucky decides to sue Dale for an injury that was entirely Lucky's fault, Hank decides to intervene.

I hated Lucky through most of this episode, but by the end he did the right thing and regained my trust. I'm sure he'll have other schemes when the next season rolls around, and with the addition of a new baby, I'm excited to see what Mike Judge and the other writers will come up with.

Ending with a wedding seems like a pretty safe bet for the final episode of the season for any TV show, but true to KOTH form, this wedding was very low-key (despite Luanne wanting to get married by a castle). King of the Hill never really comes out with both guns blazing, it's a show that takes its time, which is why it will probably never have the popularity of other primetime animation, but it does reward those who do watch it by giving them a cartoon that is just as real (or more real) than many live-action sitcoms.

This was the perfect way to end the season. 7 out of 7.

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Mister Semaj

The only problem I had with this episode is that when the show DOES eventually end, they're going to have to come up with a conclusion just as cool as this.

This WAS conceived as the final episode, before the 11th-hour renewal, and I don't think they can top this. It'd be cool if they proved me wrong.

May 23 2007 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikecanada

The wedding episode was originally suppossed to be the Season 10 finale when they thought that the show would be ending

May 21 2007 at 7:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jethro

hello.. how good is your knowledge about the finale? Here some cool trivia lets see if you can answer them right:) ? Post your answers

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Question 1: How do the guys get the Body Builders away from Bill?

1. They pretend to admire the Body Builder's muscles and compare them to one another
2. They lure them away with healthy food
3. They lure them away with beer
4. They lock them in the garage

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Question 2: What do the Body Builders feed Bill when he cannot do any more lifts?

1. Raw Fish
2. Fresh Garlic
3. Steamed Vegetables
4. Raw Eggs
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Question 3: Does Bill pass his army physical fitness test?

1. Yes, but with much difficulty
2. Yes, with flying colors
3. No, it gets postponed due to his injury
4. No, he fails misserably
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Question 4: Why do the Body Builders start working out outside the garage?

1. The garage is too small
2. They want "small" people to see their muscles
3. They want Hank to join them
4. The neighborhood folks that gathered filled up the garage
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Question 5: What deal does Bill make with the Body Builder at the nutrition store?

1. The Body Builder will train Bill for free if he can use Bill's home gym in return
2. Bill will stop drinking beer in return for the training
3. The Body Builder will learn to eat bad food if Bill learns to use the gym
4. Bill will lose 50 pounds if the Body Builder gains 10 pounds
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Question 6: How did Bill miraculously pass the physical fitness test 4 years ago?

1. He took growth hormone pills
2. He took steroids
3. The testers forgot to reset the treadmill
4. The machine malfunctioned
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May 21 2007 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lee

^I was about to say...i love how they keep bringing Mangione back...and wow @ the wedding guest...saw lots of old faces

May 21 2007 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

That person is none other than Chuck Mangione, who has appeared on the show several times (as himself).

May 21 2007 at 1:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Can you help. At the end of the show last night there was a charcter playing a familiar song which I can't seem to remember the name of. Also who is that chacter suppose to be playing that song on the trumpet?

May 21 2007 at 1:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cynmack

Did anyone catch the wedding guests? The guests were entirely made up of past characters. Grandparents, brothers, beauty-school classmates. It was a nice touch.

May 21 2007 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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