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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo is the one hundred-sixty-sixth episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on April 18, 2004. The episode was written by Christy Stratton, and directed by Brian Sheesley.


When Hank finds out Bobby's new Texas History textbook hardly even mentions The Alamo, he teams up with Bruce Tuttle, an aspiring writer-director, to produce a play about it. However, Bruce creates a revisionist version of the story, and despite Hank's disgust, Bobby must participate in the play to get extra credit and avoid summer school. Meanwhile, Nancy Gribble receives a Flat Stanley in the mail. Peggy Hill and Luanne Platter photograph it in a number of dangerous situations, resulting in the school's Flat Stanley Project participation being cancelled.


Stinger Quote

  • Bill: "I feel the fun slowing down."


  • When Hank grabs a Texas History book from off the bookshelf in the living room, specific books are seen on the shelf which include The Holy Bible, Shogunate, The Firm and The Guiness Book of World Records.
  • The image of the meat processing plant is very similar to the one used in "Pigmalion" (see below).
  • The episode name is a reference to the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
  • One of the topics discussed in Bobby's history textbook was the first Taco Bell, a franchise that started in California
  • Peggy and Luanne got jobs at Mega Lo Mart as a part of their tour with Flat Stanley.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo (S8 E17)

Pigmalion (S07E09)

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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