From the mind (Mike Judge) that brought you Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill focuses on the daily life of a middle-class family known as the Hills. The series debuted in January 1997 and has by far been the second-longest running animated series on FOX. King of the Hill takes place in Texas, where most characters have an uptight personality in a satirical style. The culture of the Texan characters is very accurate, all taking place in the town of Arlen. Though it has faced many criticisms for its attitude toward the “Yankees,” King of the Hill remains a personal favorite worldwide. It has been syndicated on the FX network; it shares a time slot with the reruns of Married … with Children and That ’70s Show.
Hank Hill is a man who is very proud of himself. He is also proud of his Texan heritage, though he begins to question it when he finds out in “Yankee Hankie,” that he is indeed a Yankee. He normally likes his job at Strickland Propane, though he feels that his boss may not be the very best one around. Throughout the show, he handles problems such as sex, lies, friendship, and even murder. When he is not selling propane, he likes to mow his lawn, have a beer, watch football games, and just relax. All of this changes when he meets the Souphanousinphones, his conceited Laotian neighbor who refers to him and his family as “hillbillies.” His son Bobby is in love with their daughter Connie; Hank does his best to encourage Bobby with his actions, though at many times he feels he should take the action himself. When the Hills and the Souphanousinphones are not fighting, they work together to solve a problem or evil.