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15 Best Dale Gribble Memes in Honor of Johnny Hardwick

Enjoy these Dale Gribble memes, in honor of the fictional King of the Hill character.

In remembrance of the late Johnny Hardick, voice actor of Dale Gribble – we are sharing some of our favorite clips and memes from King of the Hill featuring Hardick.

Dale Gribble Memes

Rest in Peace Johnny Hardick. Dale Gribble wouldn’t be who he was without the voice talent, that’s for sure.

dale gribble memes
dale gribble memes

We give old to Hardick with these Dale Gribble memes, featuring some of the favorite quips this beloved King of the Hill character has given us over the years. Don’t miss our entire collection of King of the Hill memes.

dale gribble meme funny
dale gribble meme funny

Enjoy the beloved King of the Hill character, Dale Gribble memes.

Who is Dale Gribble?

Name: Dale Alvin Gribble Occupation: Pest Control Professional, Conspiracy Theorist, Enthusiastic Pocket Sand User Hometown: Arlen, Texas

every family has a dale gribble meme conspiracy
dale gribble meme conspiracy

Meet the enigmatic and endlessly entertaining Dale Alvin Gribble, a beloved character from the animated TV series King of the Hill. Hailing from the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, Dale is a one-of-a-kind individual whose quirks and idiosyncrasies have captured the hearts of viewers around the world.

By day, Dale is a pest control professional who runs his own business, Dale’s Dead Bug. Armed with a wide array of pesticides and gadgets, he tackles the pest problems of Arlen’s residents with an unmatched passion. However, it’s his offbeat personality and unconventional tactics that truly set him apart.

Dale is infamous for his unwavering devotion to conspiracy theories, often seeing government plots and secret organizations around every corner.

he tried to warn us about the government dale gribble government meme
dale gribble government meme

His belief in these theories is both endearing and comedic, creating a rich source of humor throughout the show. From alien abductions to mind control, Dale’s theories know no bounds, even if they often miss the mark. (See our alien memes.)

Are You Sure About That Meme

One of Dale’s most iconic traits is his affinity for “pocket sand.” This ingenious self-defense technique involves him keeping a stash of sand in his pocket, ready to blind and disorient opponents in the blink of an eye.

are you sure about that meme
are you sure about that meme

Accompanied by his trademark shout of “Pocket sand!” this move perfectly encapsulates Dale’s resourcefulness and his willingness to use unconventional methods to overcome challenges.

meme pocket sand
meme pocket sand

Despite his eccentricities, Dale is a dedicated husband to his wife Nancy, although unbeknownst to him, he’s blissfully unaware of her affair with John Redcorn. He is also a loving father to his son Joseph, fostering a unique and often amusing father-son dynamic.

dale king of the hill meme
dale king of the hill meme

Dale’s character is a delightful blend of humor, loyalty, and unexpected wisdom. His friendship with neighbors Hank, Bill, and Boomhauer showcases his unwavering support for those he cares about, even if his advice sometimes veers into the absurd.

king of the hill dale gribble meme
king of the hill dale gribble meme

As an enduring presence in the world of animation, Dale Gribble is a testament to the power of embracing one’s quirks and embracing life’s surprises.

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dale gribble – see our weekend memes

With his indomitable spirit, quirky charm, and never-ending supply of pocket sand, Dale continues to be a fan-favorite and a cherished part of King of the Hill’s legacy.

Pocket Sand Meme

Johnny’s King of the Hill character, Dale Gribble was known for pocket sand.

when dale has his hand in his pocket he is lock and loaded dale gribble meme
dale gribble meme

What is Pocket Sand you ask? Let’s explain. Embracing a whimsical twist in the realm of self-defense, the animated TV series King of the Hill introduces us to the ingenious concept of pocket sand. Like this pocket sand meme says, why so sandy?

pocket sand meme
pocket sand meme

This playful yet fictional weapon is wielded by none other than the character Dale Gribble. Imagine this: a small stash of sand tucked away in Dale’s pocket, ready to be flung at a moment’s notice.

pocket sand meme funny
pocket sand meme funny

With a spirited cry of “Pocket sand!” accompanying its release, it has become a signature move associated with Dale.

pocketsand meme
pocketsand meme

The best part? It’s not particularly harmful, causing no lasting damage. Instead, it temporarily blinds and disorients, allowing Dale to either make his getaway or stage a well-timed counterattack.

King of the Hills Best Moments with Dale Gribble

Here are some of the best Dale Gribble moments summed up in one video King of the Hill meme.

Johnny Hardick was with the show from the beginning, portraying Dale on the first episode that aired in January 1997 … and stuck with the series until its final episode in 2010. 

Johnny Hardwick 1963-2023

Johnny Hardwick, voice of Dale Gribble passed on August 8, 2024 at the age of 59.

johnny hardwick dale gribble
johnny hardwick dale gribble

While known as the voice actor behind the beloved King of the Hill character, Dale Gribble – Johnny was also a comedian, writer, producer, and YouTuber. He also served as staff writer, story editor, and producer for King of the Hill cartoon series as well.

Hardwick was born on September 21, 1963, in Austin, Texas. He began his career as a voice actor in the early 1990s, appearing in shows such as The Simpsons, Rugrats, and Hey Arnold!. In 1997, he was cast as Dale Gribble in King of the Hill. He went on to play the character for 13 seasons, until the show ended in 2010.

In addition to his work on King of the Hill, Hardwick also had roles in a number of other television shows and movies, including Natural Selection, The Tick, and The Venture Bros. He also wrote and produced several television pilots, including The Hardwicks and The Gribble Conspiracy.

We recently shared the passing of another beloved comedian, Paul Reubens. See Peewee Herman memes.

Johnny Hardwick Cause of Death

Because everyone under the sun keeps asking, what was the Johnny Hardwick cause of death.

johnny hardwick cause of death
johnny hardwick cause of death

The cause of death has not been released, but the Austin, Texas coroner’s office confirmed that there was no foul play. In a statement, Hardwick’s family said, “Johnny was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was a talented artist and a kind soul. He will be deeply missed.”

Let the family grieve and honor his life that was and leave it just that. The cause of death, it was his time.

Dale Gribble Memes are part of the Digital Mom Blog series of Funny Memes

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