Dale reveals that he doesn't know what to do with his hands and is consequently a heavy smoker ("Of Mice and Little Green Men"). Dale Gribble King of The Hill Baseball Cap - Orange Mack Hat 4.6 out of 5 stars 59 ratings. He also keeps other creatures, especially different kinds of bugs in farms in the basement. Also, when Hank isn't the one to talk Dale out of something, it is usually Boomhauer - that, or Boomhauer is almost always with Dale on his crazy schemes. Dale states that he has simply "run out of things to say to that woman (Peggy).". Joseph, unlike Bobby, has very little conflict with his father and rarely seems to feel the need to rebel against him, probably due to Dale's emotional availability and acceptance of his son's activities and tendencies - an area in which he outshines Hank. Ashley Gardner Nancy Hicks-Gribble (born April 7, 1954) is Dale's wife, Joseph's mother, and weather-girl-turned-anchor for local news station Channel 84. In the episode "Bystand Me",[6] Dale used the alias of teenager Sparky Wilson when applying for a newspaper delivery job. [4] The role was eventually given to Johnny Hardwick. Dale smokes heavily, always Manitoba brand cigarettes. He remained as clueless as when his father tried to "come out" to Dale himself. Dale runs his own extermination business, Dale's Dead-Bug, although he generally does not pay taxes on his income and has filled out an income tax form only once. In the episode "Vision Quest," Dale had a vision where he witnessed a faceless Native-American man wearing a lavish buffalo head-dress and other garb impregnating Nancy and then wound up in a hospital watching Nancy give birth to Joseph, who came out wearing exactly the same head-dress as the faceless Native American. When Redcorn, believing Dale had found out about his relationship with Nancy, sees this, he tells Dale he regrets him finding out in this way, but Dale remains oblivious. In the episode "The Exterminator", Dale, waking up in the hospital and disappointed with Hank notifying Nancy, designates Peggy as his emergency contact. Dale simply replies, "Get off my mower (Redcorn had jumped through the window by climbing onto Dale's lawn mower) and start massaging my wife," still in belief that Redcorn was simply Nancy's masseur with the task of curing her false recurrent migraine headaches (forcing Redcorn to say in an exasperated tone that Dale was "taking some of the fun out of this"). This could be traced back to the fact that in elementary school Dale had social acceptance issues. He works entirely solo. when someone thinks of a solution to his problems. (He later indicated that "Dale's Dead Bug", of which he is owner and sole employee, was offended by things he said on air. While he is comfortable and unworried about his son's development, Dale is very protective of Joseph; despite his cowardly nature, he once rushed into what he believed was the tractor beam of an alien ship to save him, even though at the time, he believed that Joseph's real father was an alien. Condition is "New". However, Dale on some occasions has intentionally caused trouble for others for his pleasure; in the episode "Meet the Propaniacs", at Strickland Propane's Grillstravaganza, Dall overheard Hank telling Buck that they had ran out of CharKing grills, Dale rallied the other customers to angrily protest. The name is a reference to the Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles. He was at one point the president of the Arlen Gun Club (simply because he had the most guns, according to Hank). Dale was estranged from his father, Bug Gribble, since he witnessed Bug kissing his wife, Nancy, on the lips on their wedding day. He also saved the guys from a crazed member of the gun club claiming to be a member of the CIA. He is always there for Joseph despite being inept and misguided. One of, if not THE funniest character in all of King of the Hill. Dale Gribble Happy Hank’s Giving may have landed on the bottom of our list, but it’s among very strong company. However, he never really showed much interest in spending personal time with her, and sometimes, usually in social situations, he would momentarily forget that he was married. However, he has a habit of horribly misconstruing information, having misunderstood the word "placebo" (a fake drug, usually sugar water) for a top secret government research project and Hank for cleaning off the paint he put on Hank's roof as "defacing an American flag" in the aforementioned case. This is apparently due in part to his blinding love for Nancy, his incredible naivete, and the fact that he for some time believed John Redcorn to be gay. He owns surplus Soviet night vision goggles and eavesdropping listeners. In one episode, a scene change shows the end of a conversation with Dale, the subject of which bears a striking resemblance to Hunter S. Thompson's funeral (having his ashes shot out of a cannon atop a tower), and ends with Dale saying something along the lines of "That's how I'd do it.". Dale Gribble. When Hank asked Dale to give him a ride to AutoZone for a car part, Dale remarked to himself "So it begins". Being physically weak, even describing himself as a "coward," Dale relies on trying to outsmart his adversaries. Dale also refuses to pay taxes, does not vote ("The Perils of Polling"), and occasionally prints his own currency (Hank Hill typically appearing on the "Hundred-Gribble bill"). His living room TV is rigged like a videophone. Hank has conservative views about God, family 's board "Dale Gribble", followed by 1007 people on Pinterest. The closest he ever came to learning of the affair was when Peggy was about to tell him but didn't since Peggy knew Dale was a good father and did not want to ruin the relationship between him and his family. He also wears a watch on his left wrist. 1.12 Plastic White Female (season finale), 2.01 How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying, 5.20 Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story, 13.24 To Sirloin With Love (series finale), Order of the Straight Arrow (Scout Troop), How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying, Jumpin' Crack Bass (It's a Gas, Gas, Gas), https://kingofthehill.fandom.com/wiki/Dale_Gribble?oldid=53520. Job All things considered, this is a great episode that centers around the Hill family and their friends getting stuck at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport on Thanksgiving eve. According to a high-ranking Manitoba employee, Dale should have died a long time ago. When Dale realizes that he did not have sex with Nancy anywhere near the time Joseph was conceived, he becomes convinced that a space alien is his son's real father. Presumably the various mechanical devices were installed by Hank or another competent tradesman as they are generally shown to be in good working order. His résumé includes a stint with the Propaniacs, Big Mountain Fudgecake, and the Dale Gribble Bluegrass Experience. He then tries to deduce that he himself must be Native-American. He seems to have great passion, but all this is merely to overcompensate for his lack of talent at this. He also exclaims "Wingo!" He refuses to sign any document authorized by a government official. Occasionally, Dale's predictions would be spot on, such as when Hank was in denial about his pickup truck being on its last legs; Dale warned Boomhauer and Bill that the three of them were going to be "the chumps who push Hank's truck" or "rides to AutoZone". He violated a social norm when he cut a hole in a book to hide a gun. ("Torch Song Hillogy"). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He remarks his incompetence thankfully allows a lot of "repeat business". It centers on the Hills, a middle-class American family in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. He enjoys drinking Alamo Beer with Hank, Bill and Boomhauer. The Gribble Space Program - King of the Hill YouTube Poop (YTP) 11 of 11 Applications In "Nancy Boys," after going on many couple dates that is reconciling Dale and Nancy's strained marriage, Peggy tells Hank that if he and Dale were to ever switch wives with each other, the clear winner would be Dale, indicating that she considers herself more attractive than Nancy. An example of Dale's ignorance of Redcorn and Nancy's relationship occurs in one episode where he catches Redcorn sneaking in through a window with Nancy nearby. Dale's mother is deceased, according to the episode "Bobby on Track.". This most likely coincides with Dale being an exterminator. Hair When Channel 83 replaces Nancy with Luanne as the weather lady, Dale concocts a scheme to sue a tobacco company to pay for a face lift for his wife. Age Dale also has very little stamina; Bobby is shown to easily power walk faster than Dale can run over a very short distance. Created by Greg Daniels, Mike Judge. He sold the transmitter to "Mexican interests" – namely, his friend Octavio.). However, on occasion Dale does succeed in his scheming, such as when he was able to overthrow the president of the Gun Club to become the new president of the club by bluffing that he was a CIA officer. Peggy seems to have significantly more respect for Dale than he does for her. Dale was estranged from his father, Bug Gribble, since he witnessed Bug kissing his wife, Nancy, on the lips on their wedding day. The Region 4 DVD was released on April 28, 2008. King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010. Despite this, Dale and Peggy collaborate amiably in "Hank's Bully," when they enter a taxidermy contest together, as well as the episode "Full Metal Dustjacket," where Peggy owns a bookstore that Dale sells guns out of. He also puts out an irregular newsletter titled "The Gribble Report," and was once asked by Hank not to send it to his father Cotton. He becomes a somewhat better shot when Minh joins the club and teaches the guys to "open their eyes and aim when they shoot." This section is in need of major improvement. He's not even licensed. Dale shares his last name with Gribble, an underwater crustacean that is, in essence, the equivalent of an underwater termite. On another occasion, in order to save Bobby from a swarm of fire ants, he intentionally transferred them to his own body and allowed them to all bite him at the same time, an action that nearly killed him. He has sandy blonde hair that is balding, but the fact is hidden due to him almost always wearing a Mack cap that covers it. He finds her unattractive, arrogant, incompetent and quite dull. Dale has claimed to have the birth certificate of a child who died in 1953 with the name Rusty Shackleford. Dale's paranoid nature extends to his home and family. Male A running gag throughout the series is Dale's attempt (denied 6 times according to Hank) to construct his own guard tower on his front yard. She attempts to be the one to tell Dale of Nancy's infidelities and of Hank's harboring Dale's temporarily stolen lawn-mower. 5 out of 5 stars (13) 13 reviews $ 10.00. When heavy rain caused flooding, Dale, fearing a Noah's ark type of flood, tapes a cigarette to one of his turtles and tells him to find dry land and plant it. Also, whenever Cotton visits, he gives much respect to him, even going as far as stealing a fake leg for Cotton's driver's license. He also is incapable of performing a single pull-up. This is why as a gun owner, he has never joined the N.R.A. Dale's "Bugabago", a reference to RV manufacturer Winnebago, is a 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan that does not even remotely resemble an RV. In one story arc, Dale went on a tour of the sites involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy to confirm his conspiracy theories, but when he finally read the entire part of a key FBI report on it he realized that the government had been telling the truth and that his entire worldview was ruptured; Dale then became even more annoying as a true-patriot than he'd been a dissident (he tried to turn Hank in to the FBI and Homeland Security after even the normally patriotic Hank got sick of Dale's pro-government bragging) but used his newfound respect for the Federal government to get an obnoxious DMV employee to immediately correct Hank Hill's personal information after it had listed Hank as "female" and gave bureaucratic excuses for not changing it. Also, in the episode "De-Kahnstructing Henry," he receives an unemployment check under his alias, Rusty Shackleford (who was a kid from his childhood who he thought had died, but who had merely moved away) which may or may not be a recurring tactic. He helped them win the big game. A few years after he hit the big screen in Clueless, Breckin Meyer signed on to voice Joseph Gribble in King of the Hill. when he is startled or learns something that feeds into his paranoid nature. John Redcorn even told Dale in the episode "Hank Gets Dusted" that he cheated with Hank's best friend's wife for 13 years, and Dale just thought he was talking about Bill's wife, Lenore; he never questioned what Redcorn said. Images of the Joseph Gribble voice actors from the King of the Hill franchise. He also stockpiled barrels of Mountain Dew in preparation for Y2K in the episode "Hillennium". Dale did not learn the truth until 20 years after, when he witnessed … He states that he finds Kahn's insults toward Peggy "amusing." He had come to see Dale because of some medical documents that were filled out and never paid in his name. He can eat more hot dogs at once than Bill. In one episode when Peggy opened a book store, Dale stated that he "literally has oodles of guns" and started selling them in the back of the store, complete with a makeshift firing range. During the episode "The Texas Skillsaw Massacre," it is revealed Dale also cares for and raises show turtles, where Dale was seen polishing a turtle using Turtle Wax and a handheld electric buffer. (Boomhauer, however, has slurred speech that exaggerates that of Hunter S. Thompson, suggesting that both characters are partial caricatures of Thompson). Due to his beliefs, he uses the alias Rusty Shackleford whenever he doesn't want his real name known, mostly when ordering pizza. (a contraction of "Let's go") when rushed or excited and "G'h!" [3] Stephen Root also auditioned for the role, but later stated that "it didn't feel right". He cooks and cleans as his wife is the one with a full-time job and she personally pays most of the bills for the family. Johnny Hardwick has stated in an interview that the voice he uses for the character is essentially a “really lousy” impression of William S. Burroughs. Dale admits that a prepubescent girl would probably beat him in a fight and that he doesn't know where his son got his athletic abilities â€” being unaware that John Redcorn is Joseph's biological father. From these two or three sources of income, Dale always seems to be able to pay for what he needs and to fund his various projects. She also brain-storms a way to regain his self-worth after he humiliates and disgraces him in front of the Arlen Gun Club. While his friends were athletes in high school on the football team, he was the towel manager. Daniel Stern was originally offered the role of Dale Gribble, but wanted too much money. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. His trademark line is "Shi-shi-shi-shaa-haa," usually heard too fast to phonetically understand, and he says it whenever he is impressed with himself carrying out a plan or when springing a sudden move of his own brand of "martial arts". Year: 1999 Season 4 Episode 7. Although Dale's attempts at good parenting occasionally go astray due to his eccentric ideas, he is portrayed as Joseph's primary parent, especially in the earlier seasons when Nancy was still having an affair, and is usually the first person Joseph turns to when in trouble. Debut He is remarkably scrawny with a slight beer gut. Dale remembers when Hank was a smoker and even is thrilled when Hank re-lapses. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The first appearance of a character resembling Dale Gribble was on an episode of Beavis and Butthead. when he is startled or learns something that feeds into his paranoid nature. Dale sees Joseph fall in with a bad crowd (a gang) and pushes Joseph to be one of "the cool kids"—to the point of even breaking into a zoo and killing an animal. He tries to tell Dale that he had never actually died and had simply moved, but Dale immediately flees out of fear that Rusty had come to hurt him and his family. Dale is also seen to be a musician, with the electronic keyboard as his principal instrument. when excited and "That's a Gribble of an idea!" Although Dale certainly enjoys the company of Hank, Boomhauer and Bill, it is shown that Dale also has no respect for Bill and consistently abuses him or teases him in some occasions, often by reminding him how Lenore left him or even in some cases, physically attacking him. The neighborhood block charter was the only document he has ever signed with his real name. Dale's favorite TV shows are Sanford and Son and What's Happening!!. He is almost never seen without his signature Mack cap and prescription eyeglasses with sunglass lenses on a hinge (even indoors and in the shower), except on rare occasions where he is forced to remove them, as seen in the episode where he worked at a sticky notes business as a human resources director and had to adhere to a corporate dress code. Dale is highly suspicious of all levels of government and ardently defends his Second Amendment rights, once remarking, "Guns don't kill people; the government does." In truth, Bug only kissed Nancy to hide his homosexuality as he was nearing a kiss with a Filipino caterer. Voiced by He wears his cap and glasses indoors at all times, even at funerals. Hank is friends with other residents on his block, especially Bill Dauterive, Dale Gribble, and Jeff Boom… … Dale is a self-employed exterminator. His trademark line is "She-she-sshhaa", usually heard too fast to phonetically understand, and he says it whenever he is impressed with himself carrying out a plan or when springing a sudden move. Dale even gleefully ruins her birthday murder mystery entertainment and makes every attempt to further worsen the situation just to make her feel worse. He is capable of throwing a knife, but his aim is once again lacking. It is not known whether this document is real or fake. King of the hill, Dale gribble, Make America great again. When the chemicals he used to kill rats (as well as a lifetime of smoking) forced Dale to briefly give up his job due to him passing out from the gas, he took a position as a corporate hatchet-man and was spectacularly good at firing people, but his action to deal with a roach infestation (which he caused inadvertently) at this job led him to return to extermination where he successfully killed every roach without the use of poisons. He blames himself for all of the problems Nancy herself caused between them while she was cheating on him, has an explicit trust in her, and pampers her constantly; lavishing compliments, favors and gifts upon her, often in the embarrassing presence of John Redcorn. He doesn't pay any taxes or bills, with the exception of the cable bill. To avoid county laws, using his knowledge of loopholes, he constructed the tower with reduced dimensions the County had no authority to condemn (Regulations come into effect if the structure exceeds 100 square feet and exceeds 40 feet in height) at 39 feet high. The first time Dale uses the alias Rusty Shackleford is at a Mason Lawnmowers seminar. In the same episode, he attempted to breed "gerbster," a combination of hamster and gerbil for fresh meat during Y2K (he had thought that the breeding-pair were gerbils, but Nancy had pointed out that one was a hamster). Dale never learned of the affair throughout the run of the series. This forced Rusty Shackleford to remain in the neighbourhood for the course of a few days searching for Dale and in the end, all he had wanted was a signature. Dale used the alias of Central American singing sensation Lamotil when he was in Mexico for the elections in the episode "The Perils of Polling".[5]. This is apparently due in part to his blinding love for Nancy and his personal belief that John Redcorn might be "gay". He has brown eyes and a slightly raspy voice. In truth, Bug only kissed Nancy to hide his homosexuality as he was nearing a kiss with a Filipino caterer. Apparently, Rusty Shackleford is the name of a third grade classmate of Dale's who Dale thought was dead, but in fact simply moved away. Instead, Nancy financially supports the family, giving Dale an allowance like a child for doing chores. And "crazy" in the episode "To Spank With Love." The Gribblesque character was sitting in his underwear chain smoking while Beavis and Butthead had phone sex with his girlfriend. When the chemicals he used to kill roaches forced Dale to briefly give up his job, he took a position as a corporate hatchet-man and was spectacularly good at firing people, but his action to deal with a roach infestation (which he caused inadvertently) at this job led him to return to extermination. This could be traced back to the fact that in elementary school Dale had social acceptance issues. He has used this knowledge to assist his friends, both to help Hank with problems related to renewing his driver's license, and to help John Redcorn with his land claim and lawsuit against the American government. He believes most tabloid beliefs and urban legends, distrusting virtually every authority figure. It is not known whether this document is real or fake. His schemes also tend to run out of steam or collapse; he bought a low-power radio transmitter, and launched his own talk station "serving the entire tri-house area" Art Bell-style, but soon ran out of things to talk about on the air. Dale's physical frailty and lack of athletic abilities is a running gag. Please help improve this article by editing it. They're Trying To Control Global Warming. He is Nancy Hicks-Gribble's husband and Joseph Gribble's legal father. He has been smoking since third grade. Dale is an accomplished musician, with the electronic keyboard as his principal instrument (though on some occasions, it was set to continuous replay). While Dale is boastful and often outgoing in his schemes, he invariably turns into a coward at the slightest sight of trouble, such as when he and Bobby attempt to steal the rival school's mascot (and subsequently retreats back to Tom Landry Middle School when they realize that their mascot costume isn't protected), Dale takes off the second Bobby tells him of the incoming students from the rival school, leaving Bobby behind (Dale ironically heads off to tell Hank so that the latter may go and save Bobby). When he and his friends became volunteer firemen, he secretly switched his full oxygen tank with Hank's low-running one just before putting out a fire. He sometimes fights for a raise, to no avail. He idolizes other, more professional exterminators whom he gets to work with such as Shelia in the episode "Night and Deity" and Tommy and Rollo in "SerPUNT." After performing at a retirement home with his class, Bobby receives a ventriloquist's dummy from one of the residents there. 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