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I must admit again I thought watching King of the Hill would be a breeze – a fun way to watch a show I was watching in reruns a few times a week anyway. Well shows what I know. I thought I would blow through early episodes that surely would not have the pacing or characters as developed as later seasons. I was caught off-guard by the pilot which had only a few minor wobbles Read the rest of this entry »



I knew Raul would beat me in timing and depth with a King of the Hill Pilot post. Such is our dynamic that I am fine with this. There’s no point in rehashing the episode but I do think we differ slightly in our views. I too was supremely impressed that the characters from the start were so well defined. So we’ve compared, let’s contrast.

I agree wholeheartedly that the KotH pilot was surprisingly well formed. I don’t think this episode would have been out of Read the rest of this entry »

So often pilots don’t have the feel for the shows that they will later become.

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We all like giving each other show recommendations, sometimes with impassioned defense. Raul and I are completists and will warn appropriately if toughing it out through early episodes is required because you – just – can’t – skip – episodes. I believe Read the rest of this entry »

There’s a YouTube video out there with clips from The Simpsons dubbed with lines from Breaking Bad.

It’s a great mashup – funny, clever and proof that the creator is a fan of both shows. My favorite detail is that even the opener is a mashup of both the Breaking Bad logo and The Simpsons font. They could have been lazy here but they went all the way. All the details are great – Bart Simpson as chronic fuck-up Jesse Pinkman, Maude Flanders as Skyler White, Cleetus and Brandine as meth heads, Lionel Hutz as sleazy Saul Goodman is spot on, Mr. Burns’ beloved teddy bear Bobo as the bear from the airplane crash and episode openings for season two, the barfing frog prince as junkie Jane is inspired and of course Ned Read the rest of this entry »