The W
Views: 134187962
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.6.18 1723
The W - Movies & TV - The King is dead. Long live the King~!
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.91
Pages: 1
(5001 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (2 total)
JimBob Skeeter

Since: 2.1.02
From: MN

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 3 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
'King of the Hill' Creator: 10th Season the Last
Thursday, September 08, 2005
By Michael Starr

"King of the Hill" creator Mike Judge says this season, the show's 10th, will be its last.

"There is an end in sight here," Judge told the Post Wednesday. "I think 10 [seasons] is a good, round number."

FOX officially says that "No decisions have been made regarding the future of 'King of the Hill.' " But whatever the show's future, its fans are, no doubt, anticipating the upcoming Sept. 18 season premiere.

"The only storyline we have right now is Luanne starts going out with this guy, Lucky. Tom Petty does the voice," Judge said. "He's a character we had season-before-last, and we just loved the character and the way Petty did his voice. It felt like it really fit."

That's an apt metaphor for "King of the Hill," which carved out a comfortable prime-time niche over the years mixing character-driven, low-key comedy and (occasional) pathos into the lives of patriotic Texas propane salesman Hank Hill, wife Peggy, son Bobby and pals Boomhauer, Bill and Dale.

The show has often focused on the relationship between Hank and Bobby whose decidedly un-Texas-like behavior has often perplexed his dad.

"I think there was a while there when some of the writers were pushing Bobby as being, whatever the polite term is, a sissy, and that went a little too far," Judge said. "I like it better when Bobby's a weird kid who worries Hank, but [Hank] still loves him a lot."

So what, Judge was asked, does he think the show's legacy will be?

"That at a time when TV was constantly trying to shock everybody all the time, we had a show that was kind of a quiet hit and was portraying normal, unhip middle-Americans with dignity instead of just making fun of them in a crass way."


I am incredibly saddened by this. They should start a network that all they show at King Of The Hill, Simpsons and Beavis & Butthead reruns. THAT would make me happy.
Promote this thread!

Since: 25.1.02
From: Chicagoland with Hoosiers, or "The Region"

Since last post: 1187 days
Last activity: 949 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.94
This was expected, and it's good to see the show going out on top. It's still damn good (and certainly hasn't fallen off as much as Our Favorite Family has,) and poorer ratings are a result of Fox's incoherent rambling of a schedule rather than some mass public rejection of the show.

exit 670 dot com | digital route 66
Thread rated: 5.91
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Chachi's in Charge
Next thread: Celebrity Poker
Previous thread: TUF2 #3 9/5/05
(5001 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The secretary/slavery joke was funny.
- ekedolphin, Wonder Woman Trailer. (2016)
The W - Movies & TV - The King is dead. Long live the King~!Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2018 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.249 seconds.