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Dale Not Be Proud is the one hundred-sixty-third episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on March 14, 2004. The episode was written by Jonathan Collier, and directed by Anthony Lioi.


When NHRA driver John Force needs an organ transplant, Dale is the only one who can save him. Hank encourages Dale to ignore his fear of hospitals and give up his kidney to save Force. Dale reluctantly agrees, but only if Hank takes his place being Dale for the day, a task that consists of outlandish duties.

At Tom Landry Middle School, where Peggy and several other substitutes have been camping outside Principal Moss's office trolling for work, Peggy sees Bobby make a shambles of his first attempt at reading school announcements over the PA system. She coaches him to make his delivery more like a "morning zoo" radio format, with herself as his sidekick.


Stinger Quote

  • Peggy: "Flapjacks!"


  • This episode's title parodies the poem by John Donne commonly titled "Death Be Not Proud."
  • When Dale is mumbling to himself while anesthetized he says, "Nancy, what's Redcorn doing in our shower?" indicating that at least at a subconscious level, Dale suspects something is going on between Nancy and John Redcorn.
  • According to a company check seen briefly while Hank purchases alien urine, Dale's Dead-Bug is registered as a corporation in Liberia.

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Patch Boomhauer · Reborn To Be Wild · New Cowboy on the Block · The Incredible Hank · Flirting With the Master · After the Mold Rush · Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane · Rich Hank, Poor Hank · Ceci N'est Pas Une King of the Hill · That's What She Said · My Hair Lady · Phish and Wildlife · Cheer Factor · Dale Be Not Proud · Après Hank, le Deluge · DaleTech · How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo · Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon · Stressed for Success · Hank's Back (AKA The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hank) · The Redneck on Rainey Street · Talking Shop