The video above is a plea to keep the series on the air. The music is of the series theme and I really like this rendition. It doesn't sound like the theme of a show that aired in the early 21st century.
Me and a friend of mine were talking about this show in relation to another old animated series, Doug. I made the comparison only because I felt that the animation was similar in some respects. That is both seem quite cartoonish in their artistry, but then hey they are cartoons.
I've watched this show since day one when it aired on FOX back in January 1997. It has often been my favorite and while in general I loved the stories, my favorite character has been Boomhauer. He seems to have been a man's man and he speaks so fast and incoherently you never understand what he says although his friends know what he says and responds to him accordingly.
The world of Hank Hill seems to be a very neurotic one. Hank is very uptight, however, he seems to run into some unusual people and at worst these people take advantage of him. However Hank seems to be an upright guy who doesn't take much non-sense for long. He does like to threaten to kick someone's *ss literally.
He has an eccentric WW2 veteran father, Cotton, who died a season or two ago. He liked to talk trash about, Tilly, his ex-wife & Hank's mother and that was true until Hank Hill told his father off about it. He brought his son constant embarrassment, but Hank's own son was interesting.
Hank's son was overweight and not very athletically inclined as Hank hoped. Bobby Hill wanted to be a prop comic and engaged in antics that would generally embarrass his more uptight father. Actually it really didn't take much to embarrass Hank Hill, if Bobby wanted to have a pet other than a dog Hank would veto that.
Let's not forget about his wife Peggy. That woman was very neurotic. She's overly competitive as she definitely will take small accomplishments and turn them into big accomplishments. She also doesn't know how to teach Spanish and has often misunderstood what Spanish speakers say in addition to not speaking the language very well. I did mention that she teaches, but she's largely a substitute teacher. Also she has a very big ego.
Let's not forget the crazy friends that Hank has. I already mentioned Boomhauer. There's also Dale who always seems paranoid about the idea of the government coming after him and there's Bill who early on was despondent over his wife divorcing him, but beyond that he seems to have his own issues. Still I like Bill as a character.
The show has aired over a decade and it's finally getting cancelled. In recent years I hated the fact that the show tends to get pre-empted for football. Another issue was that I never was able to catch the show before the Simpson's. Once upon a time the show aired after the Simpson's but that was probably before Family Guy and American Dad arrived on the scene.
I'll miss that crazy show and its universe. Thankfully there's always reruns, DVDs, or even Hulu. Well any online video service that airs TV programming. I hope creator Mike Judge does a movie like he did for Beavis and Butthead, another creation of his.
King of the Hill wikipedia
King of the Hill on FOX