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.
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."32470Is this crazy?
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.26258Is this crazy?
Peanut Allergies Are the Result of Peanuts Fighting Back Against HumanityVideo: YouTube
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.345103Is this crazy?
Dale's Son Is an Extraterrestrial
In "Of Mice and Little Green Men," Hank worries that finally Dale finally figured out the obvious: that his son, Joseph, is actually the love child of his wife and John Redcorn. It turns out that Dale knows that Joseph isn't really his son... But rather than reaching the obvious conclusion, he believes Joseph is the son of an alien!After all, what better way to distract a man from discovering "the truth" than to saddle him with the responsibility of fatherhood?22966Is this crazy?