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King of the Hill is a long-running, satirical US television comedy animated series. It depicts a "typical" Texan family, the Hills. A conservative, God-fearing family proud of its Texas heritage, the Hills reside in the fictional town of Arlen. Unlike most other animated series, it attempts to retain realism; it is something of a dramedy. It is broadcast weekly on the Fox Network. The show's popularity has also led to frequent re-runs (syndicated) by many local affiliates and FX Networks.

King of the Hill documents the Hill family's daily life, taking on, in the process, some of the most controversial topics in modern America. Themes of past episodes have included women's liberation, female pastors, sex education, proctological examinations, ethnic diversity, social workers, traffic school, and addiction support groups. The show focuses on the simple lives of the Hill family, often in contrast to "outsiders" such as the Souphanousinphones.

The series is the brainchild of Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge. After a successful run of Beavis and Butt-head on MTV, he went on to co-create King of the Hill with former Simpsons writer Greg Daniels. Judge is a former resident of Garland, Texas, which is possibly the inspiration for the fictional town name Arlen. The town on which Arlen is based is not known; however, a letter was once shown on the show with the ZIP Code for Beeville, Texas. The town must be somewhere near Dallas, because in one episode they drove to DFW airport, only to discover all flights were cancelled, then drove to Love Field (DAL), the other major airport in Dallas, to try their luck there. Arlen must also exist quite some distance from Houston, since Boomhauer inadvertently went there when he fell asleep floating on an inner tube.

The title theme was written and performed by The Refreshments.

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> Airing History & Information 
Premiere January 12, 1997
Episodes 184
Network Fox
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
> Cast 
Stephen Root....   Bill Dauterive/Buck Strickland/Additional Voices (voice)
Pamela Segall....   Bobby Hill/Clark Peters/Additional Voices (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
David Herman....   Buckley (1997-1998)/Eustis (1998)/Additional Voices (voice) (1997 -)
Toby Huss....   Cotton Hill/Kahn Souphanousinphone Sr./Joe Jack/Additional Voices (voice)
Johnny Hardwick....   Dale Gribble/Additional Voices (voice)
Mike Judge....   Hank Hill/Boomhauer/Stuart Dooley/Additional Voices (voice)
Jonathan Joss....   John Redcorn (voice) (1998 -)
Breckin Meyer....   Joseph Gribble (voice) (2000 -)
Brittany Murphy....   Luanne Platter (1997-)/Joseph Gribble (voice) (1997-2000)
Lauren Tom....   Minh Souphanousinphone/Kahn "Connie" Souphanousinphone, Jr. (voice)
Ashley Gardner....   Nancy Hicks Gribble/Didi Hill (voice)
Kathy Najimy....   Peggy Hill/Additional Voices (voice)

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Season 4 (Twentieth Century Fox)
(May 3, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
Season 5 (Twentieth Century Fox)
(November 22, 2005)

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