This little neighborhood located in Arlen, Texas created a lot of laughs for a long time on Fox.
I remember coming home after school during my middle school days and around 4 PM every afternoon, King Of The Hill would come on Fox. It was just my routine to watch it as I would play a video game on my second TV. Yes, go ahead and assume how lazy I am, or spoiled or point out the fact that two televisions destroyed any hope of me going outside on a nice sunny day to “play”. But whatever you want to call it, that was my set up and that was my routine. Because of this routine, I was able to catch a lot of King Of The Hill. I probably watched close to 85 percent of the 259 episodes that aired from 1997-2010.
So when decided to watch every episode of the series, it was almost like reliving my earlier awkward teen years. It took me only about two months to cruise through the episodes and no I didn’t have two televisions playing different episodes at the same time, but after letting the entire series sink in, I look back fondly on the cartoon for adults. The show was created by Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-head. While I didn’t see many episodes of Beavis and Butt-head I did catch one where they have a neighbor who resembles Hank Hill, main character of King Of The Hill. Clearly, inspiration from Judge’s earlier work played a role in creating Hank Hill.