King of the Hill Dethroned, Deposed and Decapitated (Yes!)

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 31, 2008 in Animation |

King of the Hill: This is why you ran away to the big city...

I respect Mike Judge — but I hated King of the Hill! I understand that Judge was trying to do something different, but at the end of the day the show was always like a second rate version of Mama’s Family except none of the characters seemed likable on any level.

Maybe you can argue that the show was a “Red State” thing, yet to me South Park seemed to capture that spirit a bit better. The other thing that got to me is that the show never seemed to take advantage of the fact that it was animated, there was never one episode that I caught that wouldn’t have worked better as live action. But yet for my fanboy snottiness I’m assuming that the show had some loyal following if it lasted this long, so props to Judge for keeping Hank Hill humming along:

King of the Hill Shuts Down

“After an impressive 13-season run, FOX’s animated family comedy King of the Hill is apparently ending its run on the network. Daily Variety reports that the show’s producers will wrap production at the end of the current season. Fans, however, can take the news with a grain of salt since FOX canceled the series once before, only to pick it back up for two more seasons. Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, King of the Hill debuted in 1997 and has become one of the longest-running animated primetime series, second only to FOX’s The Simpsons. The shows are also the longest-running comedies in TV history.”

The most creative thing that I’ve seen associated with King of the Hill? Fan made crank call videos on YouTube:

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