The episode opens with the Hill family sitting at a table at Rattlesnakes. Peggy overhears Luanne's boss yelling at her and chastises her about the "mistreatment" of her niece. Peggy then tells the boss that Luanne is quitting. Although Luanne did not like being chastized at work, she did not express a desire to resign from Rattlesnakes and reluctantly walks out with her aunt. Later, in Peggy's office, Luanne says that she would like it if Peggy would stop making decisions about her life, which goes in one of Peggy's ears and out the other. Peggy then controls another aspect of Luanne's life, enrolling her in a lecture at the Annex. At the Annex, Trip Larsen is introduced as an "entrepreneur, an innovator, and in inventor" in the pork community. When he approaches the stand, he notices Luanne siting next to Peggy. Later, after the lecture, he offers Luanne a job at Larsen Pork Products and schedules an interview at his house.
The " Outlander " star brings his character into the most dangerous situation yet: the world of online dating. Watch the video. Title: Night and Deity 11 May Dale meets the woman of his dreams when the neighborhood becomes infested with pigeons; Hank serves as Luanne's designated driver on her birthday, only to end up getting drunk.
View photos from the last King of the Hill table reading here. For King of the Hill fans, Brittany Murphy, who died yesterday after suffering from cardiac arrest , will forever be remembered as the voice of Luanne Leeanne Platter Kleinschmidt, the cute and naive niece of protagonists Hank and Peggy Hill. While it would have been easy to play Luanne as a stereotypical airhead needed for laughs, Murphy didn't go that route.
Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks. Objectively, I'm not even sure if that character should be on that show. She was not part of Mike Judge's first draft or first sketches Judge drew and wrote Peggy, Bobby and Hank, and Hank's three buddies , and she was added by co-creator Greg Daniels primarily to bring out Hank's discomfort with sexuality. On the DVD commentary track, Daniels sounds almost apologetic for having added her, saying that she's a broader character than the characters from Mike Judge's original conception. Daniels also created a new, broader characterization for Dale Gribble, making him a conspiracy nut instead of a laid-back beer buddy as Judge originally planned. This was to make Hank seem more reasonable by comparison. On a show where most of the characters seem authentic, Luanne seemed more based on stereotypes -- grew up in a trailer park, mother in jail, aspiring hairdresser, trashily dressed, attends Bible-study groups.