Tears of an Inflatable Clown
Season 12, Episode 7
Air date November 25, 2007
Written by Erin Ehrlich
Directed by Tricia Garcia
Episode guide
Raise the Steaks
The Minh Who Knew Too Much

Tears of an Inflatable Clown is the two hundred-twentieth episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on November 25, 2007. The episode was written by Erin Ehrlich, and directed by Tricia Garcia.


Bobby convinces the student council to put on a carnival, and he's put in charge of it. But a dour so-called "diversity expert" comes to school and nearly puts the kibosh on Bobby's plan.

Meanwhile, Lucky's hand gets mangled playing with a Frisbee(tm) made of barbed wire. He is more concerned about going to the hospital to get it treated than he is about the hand, and he evades capture by Hank and the guys. Finally, drunk on cheap mouthwash, he stops resisting and lets himself get taken to the ER.


  • Dale reveals that he met Nancy at a kissing booth when they were in middle school.

Season 11 Season 12 Season 13

Suite Smells of Excess · Bobby Rae · The Powder Puff Boys · Four Wave Intersection · Death Picks Cotton · Raise the Steaks · Tears of an Inflatable Clown · The Minh Who Knew Too Much · Dream Weaver · Doggone Crazy · Trans-Fascism · Untitled Blake McCormick Project · The Accidental Terrorist · Lady and Gentrification · Behind Closed Doors · Pour Some Sugar on Kahn · Six Characters in Search of a House · The Courtship of Joseph's Father · Strangeness on a Train · Cops and Robert · It Came From the Garage · Life: A Loser's Manual