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King of the Hill - Series of the 90s

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King of the Hill - Series of the 90s

 

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This animated series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, ran originally from January 12, 1997 to September 13, 2009 on Fox, for 259 episodes of 22 minutes each, divided into 13 seasons.

Set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas and focused on the Hills, a Methodist family of that town, it is based loosely on the real life Dallas suburb, Garland, Texas. It attempts to retain a realistic approach, seeking humor in the conventional and mundane aspects of everyday life.

The series' main characters include, Hank Hill, an assistant manager of Strickland Propane, and salesman of "propane and propane accessories," who is obsessed with his lawn, propane, the Texas Longhorns, and the Dallas Cowboys; Peggy Hill, Hanks's wife, a substitute Spanish teacher with a poor grasp of that language. She is also a freelance newspaper columnist, real estate agent, notary public, and Boggle champion; their son, Bobby Hill, an overweight, adolescent, who wants to be a famous prop comic when he is older, he is not particularly attractive or intelligent, but has an excellent sense of self-esteem. There are also other characters including their highly conservative neighbor Dale Gribble; Bill Dauterive, Hanks best friend; Luanne Platter, Peggy's niece and Cotton Hill, Hanks's father; among other.

The series became a hit from the very beginning, leading the show to syndication around the world, including every night on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim. It was one of Fox's longest-running series, and at the time of its cancellation the second longest-running American animated series. In 2007, it was named by Time magazine as one of the top 100 greatest television shows of all time.

It has been nominated for 7 Emmys with 2 wins. This program was canceled in 2009 to make way for The Cleveland Show, a Family Guy spin off show.

Despite this is not an exclusively 90's series, it was launched in 1997 and therefore is part of the memories of lots of millennial adolescents and young adults of the 90s and 2000s.

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