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Is John Delaney ‘Bill’ from ‘King of the Hill?’

Some of the comparisons were out there.


Andrew Wyrich


Published Jul 31, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 7:39 am CDT

Former congressmen and 2020 Democratic hopeful John Delaney got a lot of screen time during the first round of the second Democratic presidential debates last night.

Delaney tried to push a more moderate vision of where he thinks the party should go when compared to some of the progressive policies proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

And while the boost in visibility may have been what he wanted, it also meant people following along with the debate had time to think about what fictional characters he looked like. And there were quite a few suggestions.

One of the more popular lookalikes was Bill from King of the Hill.

Other people thought he resembled the inflatable pilot from Airplane (and other characters from the movie).

Some even thought Kermit the Frog was a lookalike for Delaney.

The nematodes from SpongebBob SquarePants also got a shout out.

To be fair, other candidates also got compared to lookalikes including: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) being compared to Marlin from Finding Nemo, and “a Family Guy character.”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was compared to Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.

It remains to be seen how Delaney’s performance in the debate will impact his poll numbers, but its safe to say the internet is now aware of his campaign.


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*First Published: Jul 31, 2019, 10:29 am CDT