View Full Version : Hank Hill Appreciation Thread


SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:36 PM
Why are we watching a foreign movie? You'd think if it was any good they would make an American version.

http://www.austinfilm.org/view.image?Id=888

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:43 PM
watching this in sequential order at the moment. started season 6 this morning.

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:43 PM
and what not

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:45 PM
me too!

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:46 PM
where are you?

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:46 PM
i'm in season 4 right now. the drew carey episode

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:46 PM
oh yea "hal"

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:47 PM
they're trying to dig bill's septic tank up

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:48 PM
wanna get a beer?

sure. imported?

imported?! no..domestic!...oh haha. i gotta watch out for you!

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:49 PM
dale used to be my favorite character but i think its becoming bill more and more.

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:50 PM
lol and when hank is trying to explain to the kid in megalo mart what an L pipe is because he says they don't exist haha

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:50 PM
I can't stand Peggy

"bobby you didnt even touch your arroz con chicken!"

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:52 PM
i used to not liker so much too but i think i get her a lot more now. she's the saddest/realest character next to bill i think which is why she has a weird relationship with him at times

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:53 PM
yeah you kinda feel bad for her

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 05:54 PM
and her big feet

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:57 PM
she did fall out of a plane and survive let's not forget that

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:58 PM
i was surprised that her recovery lasted about 3 episodes

slunken
02-23-2012, 05:58 PM
she bonds with cotton as she submits to his training

Catherine Wheel
02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Does anyone remember the episode where someone mistook Peggy for a drag queen because of the way she dresses and wears her hair? That was pretty funny.

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 07:25 PM
lol yeah and it took her 12 years to figure out john redcorn

pale_princess
02-23-2012, 07:45 PM
peggysfeet.com

agenda suicide
02-23-2012, 08:13 PM
watching this in sequential order at the moment. started season 6 this morning.

I've been doing the same thing for a while now. About to start season 12. Sometimes I skip episodes I've already seen, but only if it was recently.

SuckSuckStyle
02-23-2012, 08:19 PM
lol he took one hit off a joint

"oh no my eyes are turning bloodshot. i'm going on a trip i look like im doped out of my gord! im too high to drive....gotta sleep this off...why why am i running? oh god i'm talking to myself. it's a side effect of the marijuana poisoning"

obscured01
02-23-2012, 08:55 PM
<font color="dab9ea">I really like King of the Hill. Being from Texas probably has something to do with it, because unfortunately a lot of it isn't that off base from how it is here. </font>

kelsome
02-23-2012, 10:11 PM
I started watching all of this show too. They don't draw loyal men like Hank Hill anymore.

TuralyonW3
02-23-2012, 10:35 PM
Pretty good show

yo soy el mejor
02-23-2012, 10:59 PM
yeah hank is a funny show.

TuralyonW3
02-23-2012, 11:11 PM
:flame:

teh b0lly!!1
02-24-2012, 01:33 AM
Well dangit
I'll tell you hwat

Order 66
02-24-2012, 01:44 AM
<font color="dab9ea">I really like King of the Hill. Being from Texas probably has something to do with it, because unfortunately a lot of it isn't that off base from how it is here. </font>

when the show first started mike judge said Arlen was based off Humble TX but now he's saying its based off Richardson. i know fuck-all about Richardson but i grew up in Humble and it catches the vibe amazingly well. i would think nobody else would be able to relate to it but it'll probably go down as one of the best animated shows ever

Tchocky
02-24-2012, 01:55 AM
Dang internet...they don't care whose lives they ruin!

slunken
02-24-2012, 02:31 PM
I've been doing the same thing for a while now. About to start season 12. Sometimes I skip episodes I've already seen, but only if it was recently.

if i skipped all the episodes i've seen i wouldn't have much to watch, but i know what you mean.

i haven't seen this show in a long time.

agenda suicide
02-24-2012, 03:15 PM
if i skipped all the episodes i've seen i wouldn't have much to watch, but i know what you mean.

i haven't seen this show in a long time.

Same here. That's why I said only if it was recently.

Eulogy
02-24-2012, 03:21 PM
i don't think i really got it when i was younger. then i kinda forgot about. then a few years ago i started watching it with regularity and loved it. there are still probably plenty of episodes i haven't seen.

duovamp
02-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Q: What do Eulogy and Hank Hill have in common?


A:





http://www.famouslogos.org/logos/nascar-logo.jpg

mxzombie
02-24-2012, 03:35 PM
a priest at a church i used to go to with my family said once in a sermon that NASCAR is an acronym for "Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks"

that got a hearty laugh from the congregation. not sure how it fit into the sermon, but now i always (regrettably) think of it whenever nascar gets brought up

Eulogy
02-24-2012, 03:50 PM
National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing

learn it. love it. live it.

agenda suicide
02-24-2012, 03:55 PM
I still can't wrap my head around the love for nascar.

SuckSuckStyle
02-24-2012, 03:55 PM
when it first came out i was a kid and i watched it and liked it, but didnt get it. then when i started re-watching it a few years ago i realized how awesome it is. brilliant writing and some of the best characters on tv.

SuckSuckStyle
02-25-2012, 10:58 AM
"Peggy, years from now, no one will remember what a hexagon is. But you win state...well, that's goin up on the water tower."

slunken
02-25-2012, 01:38 PM
i feel like buck strickland right now

SuckSuckStyle
02-25-2012, 05:43 PM
let's go golfing i'll be your caddy

slunken
02-25-2012, 10:30 PM
what i like most about the show - and particularly hank (it is his show) - is that its basic premise being hank, raised in a time with old-fashioned and often neurotic learning patterns and he's constantly being challenged in his belief system by his family and friends.

i was watching the episode where buck calls in a fake propane emergency so hank gets the page, only to find out its just buck in the drunk tank. hanks like "... and its a thirty dollar fine for falsifying a propane emergency once i report us."

hahahaha he's so square.

SuckSuckStyle
02-25-2012, 10:40 PM
totally. what i like also is that even though he's so old fashioned and black and white about everything, he's still likable. he might roll his eyes and bitch and moan but he's still a good guy. he puts up with luanne and khan and dale and bobby

slunken
02-25-2012, 10:42 PM
it must be difficult for him having bobby as a son

reprise85
02-25-2012, 10:47 PM
now i want to watch these, i've only seen a few dozen eps or so

SuckSuckStyle
02-25-2012, 10:52 PM
"i can't just leave work ten minutes early on a friday afternoon"

Toast
02-25-2012, 11:36 PM
it must be difficult for him having bobby as a son

That boy ain't right.

Raskolnikov
02-27-2012, 01:13 PM
That boy ain't right.

Man, stole that one right out from under my feet - glad I read the next few posts below the one I was intending on quoting, or I would of really looked like a fool, I tell you what.

I have seasons 1-4 on DVD - but now that they're all on Netflix, I'm just going to cruise through them. Going to make for some quick 20 minute lunch break fare.

The episode where they go to the lawn mower focus group is my favorite of all - so many great moments in that one.

Tchocky
02-27-2012, 01:32 PM
I love the end of this Youtube poop:

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eorsSjDr1Ts" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:09 AM
Peggy's been pissing me off lately.

She kidnapped that mexican girl, fronted that she was a nun, and got caught up with that online phd scam (though she redeemed herself on that one).

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:12 AM
i'm midway thru the nun episode now

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:13 AM
THIS MAN IS DRUNK

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:13 AM
lol peggy would rather sit out in the rain than go in bill's house

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:15 AM
"i remember hearing once that all dogs go to heaven so that means that cats probably don't"

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:17 AM
hahaha

he doesn't have a phone number but lets just say he's "in the book"

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:18 AM
hahahaha

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:18 AM
hank was really proud having peggy work with him - you really notice how she thinks she's better than everyone - including hank - in that ep

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:20 AM
she's such a showboat

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:21 AM
she has too much self-confidence to the point of being blissfully unaware - which is strange if you consider her relationship with her mother. you'd think she would have zero confidence from that. which might be true and she's just overcompensating with any little achievement she can grasp onto and she becomes petty and vindictive towards anything she views as competition. even if its a child.

she's also a nitpicker

slunken
02-29-2012, 12:23 AM
HOW THE HELL IS HER SPANISH SO HORRIBLE?

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:26 AM
she refers to herself in the third person way too much. she finds any way to take credit for something or steal the spotlight.

lol like the episode from bobby's birthday when she couldnt walk in with the cake and made his whole birthday about how it was her "thing" and his birthday wasnt complete with her involvement.

SuckSuckStyle
02-29-2012, 12:26 AM
arroz con chicken

slunken
02-29-2012, 01:10 PM
she refers to herself in the third person way too much. she finds any way to take credit for something or steal the spotlight.

lol like the episode from bobby's birthday when she couldnt walk in with the cake and made his whole birthday about how it was her "thing" and his birthday wasnt complete with her involvement.

I'M PEGGY PULL YOUR LEGGY UH-HUH THAT'S RIGHT UH-HUH UH-HUH UH-HUH

Tchocky
02-29-2012, 02:34 PM
The day before Thanksgiving is, in MY opinion, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

slunken
04-01-2012, 11:20 PM
i can't believe i've never seen the zz top episode before

Order 66
04-02-2012, 12:08 AM
it was one of the last episodes. i think it may be the one of the ones fox didn't air for contractual reasons or whatever

slunken
04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
season 11 out of 13

slunken
04-02-2012, 10:56 AM
i've officially called season 7 as the season where the show jumped the shark

slunken
04-02-2012, 10:56 AM
though i'm sure its much earlier than that, it only gets worse after

Tchocky
04-02-2012, 11:10 AM
I can live without season 11-13. Season 10 was the last good season. It has a few great episodes (Bill's house turning into a rehab center; Khan joining a Laotian rebel army; Khan buying a car wash and turning Hank into his "work monkey," and others).

slunken
04-02-2012, 11:28 AM
i don't like how the later episodes are scenario driven. it's all "in this episode (insert characters name) becomes a (insert occupation)"

Tchocky
04-02-2012, 11:33 AM
I see your point, but I still think some of them were funny.

"CLEAN UP MY GOLD MINE, MONKEY!"

*Hank throws a soda can at Khan's head*

"BAD MONKEY!"

slunken
04-02-2012, 12:36 PM
i still can't get over how the recurring character of lucky is voiced by tom petty.

so genius.

slunken
04-02-2012, 12:37 PM
so far he's gone muddin', skiddin', and stumpin'.

he's purchased tickets for brownsville station and has slow danced to chicago.

slunken
04-02-2012, 12:38 PM
and there was a song reference when he says to bobby "bobby, i'm gonna help you run down that dream"

slunken
04-02-2012, 05:37 PM
i bought a production cell off ebay. got it framed and gonna give it to my gf tonight as a surprise.

http://tinyurl.com/6t6eb8x

here's a wonky close-up

slunken
04-02-2012, 05:38 PM
each time lucky tells the story about slipping on pee-pee at the costco it gets funnier and funnier

Order 66
04-02-2012, 06:45 PM
i've officially called season 7 as the season where the show jumped the shark

the only 'shark jumping' that comes to my mind is when luanne hooked up with that psycho pork processing mogul or whoever that was. otherwise i thought the plots stayed generally grounded. like hank never went to space or anything

though at some point it did start getting really formulaic. one character would get knee deep into something and hank rolls his eyes and save the day. so in that sense i am sort of glad it ended when it did, but i never noticed a dip in quality like alot of people seem to

slunken
04-02-2012, 07:07 PM
the only 'shark jumping' that comes to my mind is when luanne hooked up with that psycho pork processing mogul or whoever that was. otherwise i thought the plots stayed generally grounded. like hank never went to space or anything

though at some point it did start getting really formulaic. one character would get knee deep into something and hank rolls his eyes and save the day. so in that sense i am sort of glad it ended when it did, but i never noticed a dip in quality like alot of people seem to

that's funny because the pork products episode is exactly the turning point for me.

but yea i mean the show is still great you can just tell when the staff went thru major changes and how its reflected in the overall writing

slunken
06-14-2012, 01:13 PM
booby hill

yo soy el mejor
06-14-2012, 04:33 PM
did your gf like the peggy hill drawing?

Nimrod's Son
06-14-2012, 05:14 PM
the only 'shark jumping' that comes to my mind is when luanne hooked up with that psycho pork processing mogul or whoever that was. otherwise i thought the plots stayed generally grounded. like hank never went to space or anything
dude i would have watched that show for once if he did

ilikeplanets
06-14-2012, 05:58 PM
hank hill is very grounding. sobering.

samuel redman
06-14-2012, 07:19 PM
what a show.

Peggy is my favorite character. Bill's alright but they took a really good character and watered it down to nothing the last 4 or 5 seasons.

Tchocky
06-14-2012, 11:51 PM
Dale is The Omega Concern.

slunken
06-15-2012, 01:48 PM
what a show.

Peggy is my favorite character. Bill's alright but they took a really good character and watered it down to nothing the last 4 or 5 seasons.

yea after the pork products episode to the end it became more and more formulaic like "in this episode bill and dale are (occupation)"

slunken
06-15-2012, 01:49 PM
did your gf like the peggy hill drawing?

yea she loved it

samuel redman
06-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Ginseng tea?? I'm not gonna get hopped up on dope!"

slunken
04-11-2013, 11:13 AM
"You called in a fake propane emergency? That's a $50 fine after I report it."

MeAndMyLlama
04-11-2013, 01:38 PM
"Come on Dale, what about your dream to see your son bring his son to Roswell?"

"...That rang true."

Ol' Couch Ass
04-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Peggy was Sarah Palin before it was cool to be Sarah Palin.

slunken
04-11-2013, 03:15 PM
"call me later if you want to talk about how much fun we had today!" - bill

Toast
04-11-2013, 07:02 PM
http://i.imgur.com/YzsASD6.jpg

Toast
04-11-2013, 07:13 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3oT7unl.jpg

Trotskilicious
04-11-2013, 07:28 PM
i feel like buck strickland right now

buck is basically an LBJ pastiche

and it's incredible

Trotskilicious
04-11-2013, 07:29 PM
and yes folks, whataburger <i>is</i> that special

Trotskilicious
04-11-2013, 07:32 PM
HOW THE HELL IS HER SPANISH SO HORRIBLE?

texans can be like this

for example the white colloquial way of pronouncing Manchaca Rd in austin is MANCHACK i have no idea why. also the colloquial way to pronounce Guadalupe Rd is Gwaddaloop.

I actually still pronounce it Gwaddaloop because people will be confused if you say Wadalupay. I do say Manchaca the way it's friggin spelled though.

Trotskilicious
04-11-2013, 07:37 PM
one of my absolute favorite texas "in" jokes from this show was when they made a big deal about boomhauer being the "king of surfing" in corpus christi bay and then they cut to the footage of it sometime later in the ep and the waves are like a foot high. It was funny to us the first time they say it. LOL SURFING IN THE GULF OKAY DUDE

Toast
04-11-2013, 07:37 PM
http://i.imgur.com/YwPEDf7.jpg

Toast
04-11-2013, 07:44 PM
<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gHaMrIgSDFo?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gHaMrIgSDFo?hl=en_US&amp;version=3&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

slunken
04-26-2013, 03:41 PM
"it was like a knife in his heart when she stuck that fork in his back" - peggy

pale_princess
04-26-2013, 04:38 PM
and yes folks, whataburger <i>is</i> that special


:banging:

Mo
04-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Just started KotH for the very first time, and I'm absolutely smitten.

Order 66
04-27-2013, 02:47 AM
one of the greatest shows of all time. and you have 13 seasons to dig into

first season was rough though

Order 66
04-27-2013, 02:57 AM
speaking of, whyyyyy the fuck are there not more seasons on dvd. the most asinine of shows get full home releases... really is mind boggling. i think the last dvd release was season 6 so that must've been circa 2003 or something. a full decade

slunken
05-17-2013, 02:51 PM
if you ask me you've got too much imagination. everything's all loop de loops and flibberty gibbit. i live in the real world, where real men sell propane and propane accessories. what do you do?

yo soy el mejor
05-17-2013, 03:33 PM
i took tim to whataburger when we went to texas. he just doesn't get it.

Trotskilicious
05-17-2013, 03:39 PM
POR QUE

POORRRRRRRRRRRRR QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

slunken
08-21-2013, 12:44 AM
i feel the fun slowing down

SuckSuckStyle
08-21-2013, 10:16 AM
oh man I hadn't watched this show in over a year. then i downloaded every season. life is so much better now.

today i watched isle 8A and learned about mega-losorbancy

Tchocky
08-21-2013, 06:07 PM
http://koth.ytmnd.com/

reprise85
08-21-2013, 08:00 PM
i'm halfway through season 5. took a break to re-watch breaking bad. good show.

fuzzyroes
08-21-2013, 10:36 PM
The best episode is the dancing with dogs one.

Bobbys all "What do you expect me to do?! Not dance with dogs?!!"

slunken
08-21-2013, 11:06 PM
I'm on season 8. 3rd run through. This show is all I watch.

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:00 AM
a lot of the episodes in season 8 deal with failure

Order 66
08-22-2013, 02:08 AM
i'm guessing at least a handful of them are bill episodes then

Order 66
08-22-2013, 02:09 AM
i usually can't make it through the bill episodes. especially if its one where he's on track to getting out of his rut because i know how it;ll end

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:13 AM
i'm guessing at least a handful of them are bill episodes then

nah these aren't so much bill episodes, but its the season where every episode somebody has a new career and they have to deal with being horrible at it.

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:14 AM
i used to dislike these kinds of episodes, because they were situational-based comedy and strayed from the koth canon.

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:17 AM
"New Cowboy on the Block"
November 16, 2003
The thrill of an ex-Dallas Cowboy moving onto the block is lost on Hank when the one-time hero breaks neighborhood rules.

"The Incredible Hank"
November 23, 2003
Peggy overdoes it when she secretly slips Hank a testosterone supplement to combat his work-related stress. But he feels great, until he finds out.

"Flirting with the Master"
November 30, 2003
A Latin TV star hires Peggy to come to his home in Mexico to tutor his kids, but Peggy senses his interest is not entirely academic.

"Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane"
December 14, 2003
Hank and Bobby take an 18-wheeler to Arizona, with Dale, Bill and Boomhauer as stowaways. Truckers are voiced by country-music stars George Strait, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt and Trace Adkins, with Deana Carter as a waitress.

"My Hair Lady"
February 15, 2004
Arlen's hottest new haircutting team is Luanne and Bill, who charms the ladies by pretending to be gay.

"Cheer Factor"
March 7, 2004
Peggy's aggressive approach as cheerleading coach brings football wins, and a hearing when one routine is deemed offensive. Peri Gilpin plays a rival coach.

"Apres Hank le Deluge"
March 21, 2004
During a flood, Hank's position as emergency-shelter team leader is usurped by Bill when Hank is drafted to watch over a fragile dam.

"Daletech"
March 28, 2004
Hank's father becomes part of a civilian police patrol, usurping Dale's self-proclaimed title of neighborhood protector.

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Loved the Alamo"
April 18, 2004
Ignorance of the Alamo in Bobby's Texas History class prompts Hank to help organize a reenactment, but the author's version is revisionist.

"Girl You'll Be A Giant Soon"
April 25, 2004
Luanne helps Hank protest a grilling competition that bans propane; Peggy negotiates to see an infamous murder site.

Order 66
08-22-2013, 02:22 AM
yeah i thought "my hair lady" in particular was weird... like didn't the 'ghost' of buckley tell luanne she wasn't meant to be a hair stylist so she went to communit college. it was one of the most pivotal moments in the character's development and then for that one episode they completely forgot about it.

it'd be like if on the next breaking bad episode walt was a high school teacher again

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:24 AM
at the beginning of my hair lady she quits community college.

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:27 AM
there are a few overlooked story arcs: bobby never being on a team (for example he joins the football team for the first time a few times) and luanne moving across the street and down a little. after the episode with andy dick its only referenced one other time in a single frame: you can see her laying out by the pool.

Order 66
08-22-2013, 02:30 AM
still though i thought it was a kind of flippant how they handled it. kind of like 'nevermind all that lol'

i don't care too much though it was still a funny episode. i need to rewatch the show soon, i forgot alot of those episodes exist. and i usually notice something new with every viewing

slunken
08-22-2013, 02:32 AM
still though i thought it was a kind of flippant how they handled it. kind of like 'nevermind all that lol'

i remember what she said to peggy was something like "today in college i learned that i don't want to be there" lol

Trotskilicious
08-22-2013, 03:06 AM
i liked the show okay, i mean i'd catch an ep every now and again

slunken
08-22-2013, 03:48 PM
As I have mentioned before, my time in front of the television is devoted pretty much 95% to sports programming. When I do venture out and watch something different I usually tune into COPS, the news, or the History Channel.
One type of television genre I never really liked that much as a kid or an adult is cartoons. I don’t have much of an imagination and I am much more into non-fiction programming. However, there is one cartoon that I have great admiration for.
I am a big time “King of the Hill” fan. Whenever possible, I try to catch an episode on Cartoon Central at the eleven o’clock hour. It’s funny, I have ran into a lot of people who think the show is garbage. On the other side of the coin, I also know the program has a large following. In case you have never heard of King of the Hill, all you really need to know is that it is an adult cartoon centered on a family of four living in the mythical town of Arlen, Texas. The family lives a typical life surrounded by neighbors and relatives.
The first reason why I love King of the Hill so much is because of the stereotypes. Man, they are hilarious. The show really holds nothing back. They stereotype Asians, Natives, African-Americans, and Mexicans. Of course, the biggest stereotype is of the common white man. The show relies on generating laughs off of a white trash type culture. Hank and his three friends (Dale, Boomhauer, and Bill) stand outside by a fence each day and drink beer. Part of the charm is that the stereotypes really are not presented in a controversial or degrading way in a fashion like “Southpark” might portray them. Well, I guess I should say some of the stereotypes on the show are portrayed in kind of a degrading way, otherwise they really wouldn’t be that funny. But my point is that it does not go as far or as tasteless as “Southpark” does. Whereas Southpark is just blunt and in your face with their type of humor, King of the Hill is much more subtle and clever.
Another reason why I am a big fan of King of the Hill is because of the characters. There are so many colorful, funny, well developed characters in the show. So many of them you can point at and say “Hey! I know someone exactly like that!” I mean let’s get real here, who doesn’t know someone who fits Boomhauer to a T? Everyone has had that person in their life who you can’t understand because they talk so fast and add so much jibberish to their speech that you kind of just humor by nodding your head at (Side Note: Sometime, put on closed captioning when Boomhauer talks. The closed captioning will display everything he is supposed to be saying). Or who does not know someone like Con? Or what about Dale? I have met numerous paranoid, conspiracy-theory wackos in my lifetime. Then there is Hank’s father, Cotton. Everyone has that family member who is senile/bush league who will go on forever telling war stories. I could keep going with characters who I enjoy…John Red Corn, Nancy Gribble, Stuart McDoodle, LouAnne, Mr. Strickland, etc. Such a great cast! I do admit that I am not a Peggy fan, however. She annoys me in both her actions and her voice. I hate shows that focus on her.
Moving on, I really enjoy King of the Hill because of how relevant and up-to-date the episodes are. The shows focus on current events and actual real life people. I truly believe King of the Hill is by far the best at “cartooning” celebrities. I think this is partly the case just because the characters in the show look like normal human beings. No “Simpsons” weirdness or “Southpark” cutouts or “Family Guy” messed up eyes and mouths. Not only are the celebrity guests depicted in a very believable way, they are always funny.
Now I know I could have just included him in with my character paragraph, but I kind of pinpoint this guy as a whole separate reason for me liking the show so much. I am talking about Hank Hill. In the whole world of cartoons, I don’t think there is a character who is more powerful, humble, and relatable as Hank. He definitely makes that show and holds everything together. Hank is a man of integrity who understands hard work and reflects all the traditional interests and ideals of the typical guy. What is not to like about a guy who is fair to everyone, loves football and propane, is a family man, enjoys throwing back cold ones, and who is not afraid to take a stand for a view that is unpopular but right. If there is any cartoon character who I look up to, it is Hank Hill.
Finally, I am so gung ho about “King of the Hill” because most episodes have an actual message and convey emotion. Yes, I will admit to tearing up a few times while watching the show. Some of the endings really do just hit you. The joking ends for a second and everything comes together and a meaningful message is sent. King of the Hill is created as a cartoon for adults that is intended to make them laugh but there is so much more to it. Issues such as treating the elderly with dignity, respecting different cultures, enjoying the holidays with family, making the most out of a bad situation, helping out people in dire need, and conflict resolution are all themes that are covered in the show. Sometimes it helps to be reminded of common life lessons through an unconventional, lighthearted medium such as a cartoon. King of the Hill does just that.
Well of course my inspiration for this blog tonight was the fact that I was watching King of the Hill. I needed a few laughs in the middle of this busy week. Sadly, the show has long since gotten over since I started to write this post. Because the show has concluded, I think that is my cue to wrap up this installment of “Don’t Blink.” If you share a love for King of the Hill like I do or have a favorite KOTH episode, please let me know. Until my next blog post, be sure to keep your girlfriends and wives away from John Red Corn. Don’t Blink.

slunken
04-19-2015, 10:47 AM
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started watching again.

bye june
04-19-2015, 01:08 PM
Me too, I really enjoy this show.