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I'm About To Bust (Hank Hill)

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I'm About To Bust is a line of dialogue spoken in a 1997 episode of the animated series King of the Hill by Hank Hill during a flashback sequence in which he enters the room of a gamer named Howard Adderly thinking it's the bathroom, then gasps in horror at the sight of the boy. The scene became the subject of edits in late 2017 depicting Hank running into various situations after entering Adderly's room, peaking in 2018.


On February 9th, 1997, King of the Hill Season 1 Episode 4, titled "Hank's Got The Willies"[1] aired on North American television. In one scene there is a flashback where Hank Hill walks into a young boy named Howard Adderly's room accidentally, thinking it's the house's bathroom. Hank then screams in horror as he sees Adderly, a wrinkled boy with very little hair, big glasses, and a goblin-like appearance, gaming at his computer (shown below). Hank's son Bobby claims Adderly is one of his role models.

On November 18th, 2017, YouTuber[2] Lelinai uploaded the isolated clip of Hank saying "I'm about to bust" and walking into Adderly's room, garnering over 4,000 views in three years.


The scene was the subject of a number of low effort edits over the course of the next few months, including a December 22nd edit by YouTuber[3][4] Landeaux? and a March 23rd, 2018 We'll Be Right Back edit by Josh Gibson (shown below), neither gaining significant attention. On May 22nd, YouTuber[7] Aguanta Outcasts posted the scene unedited, garnering over 300,000 views in two years.

On October 16th, YouTuber[6] That one Glitchyeasteregg posted an edit combining the clip with Steamed Hams, garnering over 10,000 views in roughly two years (shown below, left). On October 20th, YouTuber[8] Spirit uploaded an edit in which Yoshi smashes Hank with a hammer, garnering over 8,900 views in a comparable span of time (shown below, right).

On October 23rd, YouTuber[9] Bleu Chicken reuploaded Spirit's video, garnering over 60,000 views in a comparable span of time. By November the edits saw a peak in popularity, resulting in numerous variations (examples shown below, left and right). On November 17th, Youtuber[11] Pomme de Terre uploaded a compilation of the edits, garnering over 94,000 views in two years.

On January 5th, 2019, Instagram[12] user @gayboi_central posted a version of the meme featuring a clip of Ray William Johnson (shown below). On June 19th, Twitter[5] user @allreactionvidz posted the scene with the intention for use as a reaction.

On April 28th, 2021, Twitter[10] user @conkface posted an edit of the scene referencing the video game Omori, garnering over 5,100 likes and 1,000 retweets in 10 hours (shown below). Instagram[12] user @woomy_2 shared the video that day, garnering over 5,000 views in a comparable span of time.

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