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Reborn to Be Wild is the one hundred-fifty-first episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 9, 2003. The episode was written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May, and directed by Dominic Polcino.

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Fearing that Bobby is succumbing to "bad" influences, Hank makes him join a local church youth group. Bobby discovers that the group consists of cool punks (including their tattooed pastor, Pastor K) who worship God through skateboarding and rock. Pastor K's father tells his son to never come between a kid and his dad and says that If the family members don't want their kid praising like him and wants them back in regular church, it's alright. Hank brings down "the box" which features relics of fads and trends gone by, including a photo of Bobby during a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle phase, Bobby's old Tamagotchi, and a photo of Hank wearing a Members Only jacket. Hank expresses his concern that Bobby will tire of God when he tires of the skate-punk trappings.

Meanwhile, Bill, Dale, Boomhauer and Khan plan a dinner party featuring their choice of what they'd eat as their last meal. When the dinner party happens, everyone except Bill bails out for fear that the dinner would indeed be their last meal.



  • Dale: (Begins to panic and wants to get committed) Save yourselves!
  • Hank: How many Footprints posters does a kid need?
  • Hank: I never thought that Members Only jacket would go out of style, but it did.


  • One of the local church youth group members bears a semblance to Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler from Recess.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Steppenwolf song "Born To Be Wild".
  • The members of Sum41 makes a cameo appearance as the skateboarding punks in the worship group.
  • Bobby's Bean Bag Buddy is an allusion to the real-life Beanie Babies by Ty Inc., which were very popular in the 90s.
  • The song Bobby is headbanging to is called "Goin' Off" performed by ¡Laughing Us!

Stinger Quote

  • Pastor K: "AMEN!"

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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