Reminder: KING OF THE HILL Signs Off Tonight

By: Aleks Chan

After 13 seasons on the brink of cancellation, one of television’s most underappreciated family comedies comes to a close with an hour-long finale (Sunday 8PM on FOX). The first half of which is actually just a new episode — the real goodbye is the second half, where Hank and his son finally bond over (in what only seems appropriate for KOTH) their shared love of beef when Bobby joins a meet-inspection team. If you’ve never seen this hilarious, often incisive telling of family issues and red state America, you’ve been missing a series that had more fully-realized characters, sense of storytelling, and things to say (and funny ways to say it) than half of the live-action comedies in the last decade, and you should definitely start catching the re-runs. The final scene is touching, bringing together the Hills and all the characters that made the fictional town of Arlen, Texas a destination long overlooked. Grade: A

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  • Hils

    It’s an awesome show. I watched it when I was younger and it first came out then caught up after college when reruns were shown late at night. I didn’t realize it had gone on for 13 seasons though. It never got old.

    Favorite quotes:
    “There’s some milk in the fridge that’s about to go bad. . . .And there it goes.” – Bobby Hill (on Ritalin)

    “I haven’t even finished breakfast and that boy ain’t right”. – Hank Hill

    King of the Hill, you will be missed.

  • I love KOTH and I think it’s funny and irreverent. I think it’s a shame that FOX is letting it go off the air with no fanfare.

  • I agree that the lack of fanfare is slightly disheartening. This is one of the few comedys/cartoons that I would partake in on a semi-regular basis.

  • Tim

    I hate to see “KIng o the HIll” go. I loved that show and it was good comedy, better than 2 1/2 men any day. Great tribute and review. Thanks.