King of the Hill/Won't You Pimai Neighbor?

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Won't You Pimai Neighbor?
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Season 4, Episode 18
Airdate March 19, 2000
Production Number 4ABE18
Written by John Altschuler &
Dave Krinsky
Directed by Kyounghee Lim &
Boohwan Lim
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Won't You Pimai Neighbor? is the eighteenth episode of the fourth season of King of the Hill, and the seventy-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Mike Judge (Hank Hill, Boomhauer, Ted Wassanasong), Kathy Najimy (Peggy Hill), Pamela Segall Adlon (Bobby Hill, Chane Wassanasong), Brittany Murphy (credit only), Johnny Hardwick (Dale Gribble), Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive, Rinpoche)

and Toby Huss (Kahn Souphanousinphone)

Also Starring: Ashley Gardner (Reverend Stroup), David Herman (Junior Monk), Karen Maruyama (Buddhist Woman), Soon Tek Oh (Monk), Lauren Tom (Minh and Connie Souphanousinphone)


Plot Overview

Monks come to Arlen to find the reincarnation of their Lama Sanglug. When Bobby winds up passing the test, the possibility threatens his relationship with Connie.


Stinger Quote

Kahn: Yeah, yeah, Buddhist, whatever. Monks.

Seen, But Not Heard

Arc Advancement



  • It's implied that Bobby is the reincarnation of Lama Sanglug.



The Show

  • At the start of the second act, we see Minh's head is now soaking wet. This is never addressed or explained and is most likely the result of something that got cut.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Kahn: R.S.V.P. means "repondez-vous s'il vous plai," which in redneck means "pick up phone and call to give me head count for big Laotian New Year's Party."
  • Kahn: Okay, this real simple. You all come to my big Pimai party, get out of your stinking pigpens for a night, see what it's like to live in a Pottery Barn catalogue.
  • Hank: So Kahn's party is for real. I'm gonna R.S.V.P. I'm not going.
Dale: Nope.
Boomhauer: Nuh-uh.
Bill: Je reponds non. Absolument non!
  • Bobby: Your dad's days of hating me are coming to a close. Who can hate a kid who can Charleston?
  • Peggy: Hank, we are going to that party. They are Connie's parents and it's not like there is a stream of girls lining up to date Bobby. There is one.
Hank: Yeah. Used to be none.
Peggy: Exactly. That is why we are going to do our part and pretend that we like Kahn and Minh. Now let's practice. I'll be Kahn. (clears throat) You are a dumb redneck!
Hank: That sounds more like Minh.
Peggy: Leave my wife out of this, hillbilly!
Hank: (chuckles) I wish they'd move.
  • Kahn: They are coming to our party and Ted says they are bringing along important monks.
Minh: Buddhist monks?
Kahn: Yeah, yeah, Buddhist, whatever. Monks.
  • Kahn: These monks are looking for reborn spirit of some lama, name of Lama Sanglug. Lesser-known lama, but still spiritual big shot any way you slice it.
  • Connie: What makes everybody so sure that Chane is the lama?
Kahn: He second oboest, runner-up in Westinghouse science contest, and he has terrific posture.
Connie: I'm first violin and the Westinghouse winner. How do you know I'm not the lama?
Kahn: Connie? A lama? Oh, that would be amazing! Finally, stuck-up jerk Ted Wassanasong have to kiss my ass!
  • Bill: Hey, Kahn, I found one of your Heinekens sitting in the back of one of the crisper drawers. Can I have it?
Kahn: Oh-ho-ho. That not my beer. I don't drink.
Bill: Minh said it was yours.
Kahn: Take it! (to monks) Oh, he village idiot and in this village, that really saying something. And yet Connie, my daughter, still read to him.
  • Connie: Good luck trying to be a lama.
Chane: You don't have to try to be a lama. You either are or you aren't and I am.
Connie: Why would a lama want to come back as a third oboe?
Chane: Second, Connie.
Connie: Any woodwind.
  • Ted: Okay, son, you the lama! You the lama!
  • Minh: Out of my way, you redneck! It's test time!
Hank: Hey, Peggy does do a good you.
  • Hank: The Buddhists think Bobby is a holy man. Now that's just sad.
Peggy: Hank, Hank, Hank. Listen to this. Richard Gere is a Buddhist.
Hank: Just keeps getting sadder.
  • Connie: Is this what you dragged me out here for - soft-serve ice cream at the student union?
Bobby: That was an unscheduled detour. The campus Buddhist Club is the main attraction. Don't tell anyone I'm a lama. I want to blend in.
  • Connie: My parents don't go to things like this. There's no one here they want to meet.
  • Reverend Stroup: Bobby, do ya love Jesus?
Bobby: With all my heart.
Hank: Buddhist liar.
  • Bobby: Listen to the wind. Let the wind take the world away. What do you hear inside, Connie?
Connie: I just hear my dad's ignorance and my mom's empty-headed materialism. No, wait, wait. I hear my dad's empty-headed materialism, too. That's the loudest.
  • Peggy: (reading bumper sticker) "My child is an honor student at Westview Elementary." Yeah? Well, my child is God to billions of Asians!
  • Chane: Hey, Connie, I noticed that you couldn't stop looking over at me.
Connie: I kept hearing flats. I assumed they were coming from you.
  • Connie: You're just jealous because you weren't chosen as lama.
Chane: I'm glad I'm not a lama. The Chane Train stops for the ladies.
Connie: What is that supposed to mean?
Chane: Lamas can't have wives. They can't even have girlfriends.
Connie: Is that true, Bobby?
Bobby: It - It can't be. I mean, how do they get new lamas if they lamas can't... ? Oh. No. Reincarnation.
  • Bill: So, how long you been celibate?
Junior Monk: Three years.
Bill: Mm. The fourth year's a tough one.
  • Junior Monk: There's a Buddhist saying: "As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart, the wind cannot overturn a mountain."
Hank: You're talking like a song from The Lion King. Stop that. It makes no sense.
Junior Monk: Or does it make perfect sense?
Hank: What the--? See, that's the type of - I'm gonna kick your ass.
Junior Monk: If my ass is going to be kicked, then it will be kicked.
  • Kahn: Oh, there, there, Kahn Junior. We know how you must feel, but really, you just dodged a chubby white bullet.
  • Hank: Lord? Hank Hill here, Methodist. Sorry about missing the homeless prayer service. Now, about Bobby, I'm pretty sure we're on the same page about this lama thing. I was kind of hoping that you could just have him fail this test tomorrow, you know, like you've had him fail so many other tests in the past. Oh, and the - the starving kids. Gotta go. Amen.
  • Kahn: Hey, Bobby Hill. Look. I got a statue of Buddha. Separated at birth or what?
  • Dale: If he picks right, he get to keep all those prizes.
Bill: Mm-hmm. Wh-What if he picks wrong?
Dale: Cap snaffler. Snaffles caps off all size jugs, bottles, and jars. And it really, really works.
  • Bobby: I can pick anything I see on this rug?
Rinpoche: Yes.
Bobby: I pick Connie. Right there in the mirror.
  • Rinpoche: Pack it up.
Monk: But that was Sanglug's mirror.
Rinpoche: I know, but he didn't pick it.
Monk: But he used it.
Rinpoche: Mm. Tough call. But it's mine and I made it.