“I could listen to the sound of sizzle all day”. It’s fitting that one of my favorite animated shows of all times ends with the main characters all getting together for a cook-out. King of the Hill was on for 13 seasons, the last episode aired this past weekend. If you haven’t seen the show, check out some reruns sometime, it’s a funny show. In the last scene of the last episode, the main character Hank and his son Bobby are grilling some steaks. As the smell of grilled steak fills the air in the neighborhood, all of the supporting characters make their way to the Hill residence. We even find out that Boomhauer, a lady’s man with a country draw so strong he’s hard to understand, is a Texas Ranger. Here’s the clip:
If you are a fan of the show, you’ll also appreciate this interview with Mike Judge on NPR (click on “listen to story”). Skip to about 12 minutes into the interview where Mike talks about how he came up with the idea for the show. When he lived in Dallas, all of the neighborhood guys would gather in the alley and drink beer after work (as they do in every episode of King of the Hill). He then tells a story about how he’s trying to fix his fence and the next thing he knows, the neighborhood men all have their tools out doing the work for him. Listening to him tell the story and then break into Hank’s voice cracks me up. The other great part of the interview is around 17 minutes, where he tells how the voice of Boomhauer (my absolute favorite guy on the show) came to life from a complaint call he got about Beavis and Butthead, another one of his early shows.