Dale Gribble has espoused conspiracy theories on King of the Hill since the first episode of the animated series. Hank's best friend and the most paranoid crackpot in Arlen, Texas has a lot of distrust of the federal government and virtually any institution or living creature. Despite his paranoia, however, Dale is unable to grasp even the most obvious facts, such as his wife Nancy's ongoing affair with local stud John Redcorn.
Even when you think you've heard all of the Dale conspiracy theories, he comes up with another elaborate, totally unfounded notion to add to the theory pile.Check out this list and vote up your favorite Dale Gribble conspiracy theories on King of the Hill.
Peanut Allergies Are the Result of Peanuts Fighting Back Against Humanity
With peanut allergies becoming increasingly common, Dale shares his theory on the phenomenon in "Naked Ambition." In his paranoid, needlessly complex estimation, peanuts have evolved and developed a defense mechanism to prevent themselves from being safely eaten.
The war between man and peanut has begun.
Fidel Castro Stole Dale's Lawnmower to Make a Submarine
In "Dog Dale Afternoon," Hank and the guys play a prank on Gribble by stealing his precious riding lawn mower. Things take a turn when Dale's ultra-paranoia expands into super-ultra-paranoia. It gets so out of control that Dale truly believes Cuban communists are involved in the theft of his beloved mower."I'd like to live in your fairy-tale world, Hank," Dale explains, "but the Fair Play For Cuba Committee is retrofitting my mower to power Fidel's one-man escape sub."
Dale Is Not Dale, But Is Instead a Clone From the Future
In the episode "The Incredible Hank," Dale shares this gem with his friends:
"So it turns out I'm not the actual Dale Gribble, but a clone of him. The original Dale Gribble is a super-warrior from the year 2087. The second me, i.e. I, was created to help the first me fight the invading Mongol armies."The testosterone-fueled Hank tears down Dale's claim, using a punch to the arm as an exclamation point.
The Super Bowl Is Taped Six Months in Advance
Hank is torn between watching the Super Bowl and playing God in "Meet the Manger Babies," but Dale helpfully puts things back into perspective.
"The Super Bowl was pre-taped six months ago in the same Nevada hangar where they faked the moon landing," he points out.So the Super Bowl is just as fixed as pro wrestling, but with a much better budget and an unknown clandestine purpose.