King of the Hill

TV Show • 1997 • Animation  

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Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, family, and country, but his values and ethics are often challenged by the situations he, his family, and his beer-drinking neighbors/buddies find themselves in.
This tv show contains 82 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Anonymous
A dog doesn’t die but the neighbors think their new Laotian neighbors kill and eat dogs.
When meat is shown it is implied it is dog meat, but later that assumption is cleared up.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there blackface?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
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DeenGray
Cotton Hill towards Hank.
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Is someone stalked?
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asawos
Bill gets weird with several women throughout the series including scenes like him waking up early trying to give coffee to a jogger which she refuses then digging holes in the alley so she’ll get injured during her next jog and he can contrive a rescue.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Luanne is gaslighted and manipulated by a rich man she is seeing on the meat industry. It is disturbing - one of the darkest episodes of the series.
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Is a child abused?
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starlightshoe
In the Pilot, Hank's out of context actions lead a member of the Child Protection Agency to the Hill home, but it is concluded Hank is not abusive. Cotton however was abusive to Hank as a child in some flashbacks, and Bill's father is stated to be as well.
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Addiction
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starlightshoe
In the 'High Anxiety' 2-episode saga, Hank accidentally smokes marijuana which is a big theme in the episodes. In 'The Son Also Roses', the shopkeeps of Stems n' Seeds sell supplies for weed growers and are explicitly under the effect. Bobby is put on ADHD medication in 'Peggy's Turtle Song', which causes him to act rather slowed down and overfocused. In 'Junkie Business,' the episode revolves around a drug addict who suffers from the effects of the drugs through the entire episode. Hank accidentally inhales wood varnish in 'Hillenium' and hallucinates. In 'Night and Deity,' a pigeon eats a hallucinogen and Bill and Boomhauer try to help it through a 'bad trip' as they would a person.
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Is there addiction?
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ReziRose
Buck has several addictions, including alcohol and sex.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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RavenLord
There is hunting, but outside of that, S3 E19 ("Hank's Cowboy Movie"), a mouse is torn in half and eaten by a monkey.
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Are animals abused?
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Anonymous
There is an episode at a rodeo. Some would consider a rodeo animal abuse.
A birds nest is knocked down and the bird is shown as distressed.
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A woman accidentally runs over her cat and later puts the dead cat on the desk in a town hall meeting. In another episode, a beheaded pig is put on the Hills’ doorstep. In the same episode, there are several dead pigs in a slaughterhouse. In another episode, Dale digs up what he learns to be his buried housecat, which is now a skeleton/mummified. Also, Dale is an exterminator so he kills animals and bugs throughout the series.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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HollyLane
Season 2 episode 4 "Hilloween" a cat is accidentally run over by a car.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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starlightshoe
Most notably in 'serPUNT,' where a large snake is let loose into the sewer causing fear among the citizens of Arlen. Skip this one if you have problems with snakes!
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Are there bugs?
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ReziRose
Dale is an exterminator and bugs are frequently shown.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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SalmonellaFitzgerald
Used within the context of Native Americans during colonialism. Hank scolds Bobby for using the word “rape”.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Comments are made towards LouAnne as well as inappropriate touching.
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Bodily Harm
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starlightshoe
Luanne and Bill both frequently work with haircutting scissors and razors. Sometimes Hank is seen shaving his face, such as in 'Good Hill Hunting.' Shaving and cutting of lumber happens periodically, though the only time this happens to a human is in 'The Texas Silksaw Massacre,' where Dale's finger accidentally gets chopped off by Hank's woodcutting saw.
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Anonymous
Dale is always in a state of panic it seems.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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starlightshoe
In 'Death of a Propane Salesman/Propane Boom,' a character dies in an firey explosion offscreen, and Hank develops a traumatic fear of propane, often imagining it will burst into flames.
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asawos
Dale digs a tunnel from house to house in the neighborhood and he’s down there when a large vehicle comes by and it collapses, but he escapes. Bobby, Connie, and Joseph get lost in an underground cave
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
Cottons legs were amputated at the knee.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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In the episode "Bobby goes nuts" Dale talks about someone hanging themselves with shoelaces in prison. Nothing is shown. Just that comment is made.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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YungSkies1
S6
 E1
Yes, I'm pretty sure in "Bobby Goes Nuts" Bobby kicks Hank in the testicles and Hank goes unconscious for a few minutes.
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starlightshoe
Peggy has devastating injuries after falling from a plane in 'Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall', having many fractures
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Does someone have a seizure?
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asawos
People get hit in the nuts sometimes, always in the name of humor
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Anonymous
A finger is cut off.
And Dale slams his finger in the car door and it swells badly.
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Is someone tortured?
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S6E2 Hank, Bill, and Boomhauer are tied up for trespassing at the gun club and are threatened to be tortured.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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starlightshoe
Peggy falls from a plane, but survives. Whether she survived was unclear until the next episode, and the idea of death by falling is talked about quite a bit.
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asawos
One character wears an eye patch and makes up a story about why but it’s not specific or graphic
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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asawos
A young adult dies, but not a child
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Anonymous
LouAnne is kidnapped by a pig farmer.
Also Peggy and LouAnne join a cult unknowingly that won’t let them leave.
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Does a parent die?
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Wubwub
Cotton dies very far into the series. It's pretty obvious, the episode is named "Death Picks Cotton."
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Does someone cheat?
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ReziRose
Nancy Hicks-Gribble is a serial cheater and her husband is not the father of her son. There is a fan theory that Hank is not Bobby's biological father, either, but it's only fanon.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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asawos
Buckley appears in LuAnne’s dreams shortly after his death. Dale tries to get an old woman to die in his house then haunt it but she declines
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Are there clowns?
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asawos
There’s an entire episode where Bobby becomes a rodeo clown
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Are there razors?
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asawos
There’s an episode where Joseph keeps trying to peep on Luanne and Connie, and then Kahn accidentally sees Luanne in the shower through the window. Kahn purposely removed his privacy fence/shrubs and shows off after a shower through the window.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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starlightshoe
Many episodes, virtually all offscreen with sound. Worst episodes for this trigger: Beer and Loathing, Bill's House, Trans-Fascism, all having multiple triggering instances and unavoidable themes of it. The only time it is shown is when Hank pulls a Spring Breaker by the shirt in 'Escape from Party Island.'
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Audio gore particularly in S11E2 when Dale and the exterminators kill lots of rats and snakes offscreen.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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SalmonellaFitzgerald
Police, including state troopers, are lampooned throughout the series.
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
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starlightshoe
In "Pigmalion," the episode villain gets struck with an electric taser that is presumably meant to kill pigs. He mentions "the voices are gone" and he can think clearly, but he dies in the meat process soon after.
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Wubwub
There's an episode where Dale, Boomhauer and Bill are in a mental hospital, and somebody gets stuck with a needle.
Season 8 Episode 14, Dale gets sedated in the hospital.

Will update this as I go through the series
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ReziRose
Dale is involuntarily committed more than once.
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asawos
Several. Didi gives birth while Peggy is stabilized after falling out of a plane in the same hospital. Cotton gets seriously injured and dies in a hospital. Lucky hurts his back and lands in the hospital. Hank and Peggy go to the doctor a few times throughout the series for issues like fertility, large feet, and no butt.
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SodaButt
There's an episode where Connie gets her first period
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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YungSkies1
S2
 E7
In "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg" Hank, Boomhauer, Dale, and Bill all seem to suffer from PTSD after losing a match of paintball to teenagers.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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asawos
Nobody intentionally self harms but Bill will do injurious things to himself with no regard for his safety because he just doesn’t seem to care about his own well being
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Is autism misrepresented?
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asawos
Cotton gets violent during PTSD war flashbacks more than once and ultimately dies from injuries he gets during a flashback. A man who apparently hears voices kidnaps LuAnne and tries to put her through a slaughterhouse conveyor belt and ultimately dies himself this way
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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asawos
There’s more than one episode that revolves around Peggy not liking her big feet, in one she unknowingly becomes a foot fetish model and in another she gets mistaken for a drag queen and asked to perform in a drag show. Other characters also have image issues ranging from hair loss, being overweight, wanting more muscle, sudden growth spurt during puberty, etc.
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starlightshoe
Bill makes several attempts at suicide in "Pretty Pretty Dresses," and says things along the lines of "I'm just up here to kill myself." He survives all of his attempts.
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Anonymous
Dale is almost always in a constant state of panic.
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asawos
Dale is trapped under a house with a raccoon, Bobby is stuck in a bunker for three days (but doesn’t find it traumatizing), and Dale and Bill and stuck in a flipped over bulldozer in a ditch overnight. Someone gets trapped in a burning car during a demolition derby and has to be cut loose.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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starlightshoe
Bill makes on-screen attempts and is placed on suicide watch in "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" but does not succeed.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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asawos
Right after Cotton’s baby is born, he cries a lot and part of the plot is that everyone is slow to respond to it
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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At the end of one episode about the presidential election, characters give a special announcement to viewers about the importance of voting.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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ReziRose
Topic is discussed, but not graphic.
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Anonymous
Peggy and Hank try to have a baby and they have fertility issues. They are never able to get pregnant and it is hard on Peggy. May be triggering if you’re in a similar situation.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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thespianscreed
S9E5 "Dale To The Chief": Hank is frequently misgendered throughout the episode after his license is mistakenly marked as female. There are also multiple transphobic comments and reactions made in this episode.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Someone is refered to as a "sissy".
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asawos
There’s an episode where a school administrator comes in to help Bobby plan a carnival but instead tries to make it a poorly run diversity program where they hand out gold stars and talk about Jews and the holocaust in a really ignorant way
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asawos
There’s an episode where boys dress up as girls to cheer for powderpuff girls football. Bobby insists the comedy isn’t really funny but does it anyway. In another episode, Bill has a breakdown and puts on a dress, so Hank also puts on a dress to snap him out of it.
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Is there hate speech?
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asawos
Cotton is a WWII vet and especially toward the beginning of the series talks trash about Asian people a lot, played off for comedy as him being an old, traumatized curmudgeon
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ClareShepherd
His next door neighbor is Asian and it's cringey
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Heyna
S2
 E20
The ADA/disability accommodations are portrayed as exploitable or loopholes to avoid work or make unreasonable demands. Peggy says to Hank, “anybody's disabled if you think hard enough”.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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Heyna
Cotton (Hank’s father) is in his 70s and remarries Didi, a volunteer/nurse in her 30s/40s. They have a child together in Season 3. Didi is typically depicted as unhappy and lacking support from Cotton, who frequently verbally abuses and objectifies her.
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Religious
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SalmonellaFitzgerald
Mostly Christianity, however there are episodes that focus on Buddhist and pagan beliefs
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SiRenfield
S6
 E12
In a dream sequence
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Sex
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starlightshoe
Rather chaste, as fitting of the show, any sex shown is either off screen, implied, or artistically censored.
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SiRenfield
Luane in particular is sometimes at the receiving end of this from other characters
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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SiRenfield
S5
 E11
Luanne Virgin 2.0 widely focuses on society’s attitudes towards virginity (particularly in Christian circles)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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thespianscreed
S4E6 "A Beer Can Named Desire": One of Bill's cousins flirts with and attempts to seduce him, but he resists.
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Sexism
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Heyna
Bobby’s interests and emotions/reactions are sometimes portrayed as unusual or weak, mostly critiqued by Hank but sometimes by his peers.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Anonymous
Depends on the episode really.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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asawos
There are several car crashes throughout the series, mostly people weaving and running into poles at low speeds for comic effect. But there is one scene in a demolition derby where someone gets trapped in a flaming car and has to be cut loose.
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SalmonellaFitzgerald
On multiple occasions, including Buck’s horn which plays The Yellow Rose of Texas
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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asawos
There is a scene where Cotton has a PTSD flashback on a plane during turbulence, but it doesn’t crash. Peggy jumps out of a plane, her parachute fails and she is severely injured.
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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starlightshoe
In "Propane Boom" the plot heavily revolves around a large propane explosion that destroys much of of a large warehouse store, although not nuclear can be upsetting.
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Is there blood/gore?
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ReziRose
Someone's thumb is cut off.
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
The guys all swim out away from their boat and forget to pull down the ladder. They are stuck in the ocean dog paddling until rescues.
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SalmonellaFitzgerald
A character accidentally shoots themselves with a shotgun when their foot activates the trigger. The character dies. It is non-graphic but a corpse is shown for about five seconds (when it is discovered)
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