History WesternAnimation / MissionHill

23rd Apr '17 9:44:35 AM nombretomado
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell is Cosmopolis?]]: We never get an exact location for Cosmopolis, the city which contains Mission Hill; the official website stated that Mission Hill itself was a mix of several different locations, including Mission Hill in Boston ([[WriteWhatYouKnow only miles away from where creator Bill Oakley went to college]]), Mission District in San Francisco, Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Wicker Park in Chicago, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. We never actually see much outside of Mission Hill, either; the closest we get is the skyscrapers of Cosmopolis as a constant background fixture (much like the skyscrapers in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', which [[StockFootage were recycled from]] ''SwatKats'').

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell is Cosmopolis?]]: We never get an exact location for Cosmopolis, the city which contains Mission Hill; the official website stated that Mission Hill itself was a mix of several different locations, including Mission Hill in Boston ([[WriteWhatYouKnow only miles away from where creator Bill Oakley went to college]]), Mission District in San Francisco, Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Wicker Park in Chicago, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. We never actually see much outside of Mission Hill, either; the closest we get is the skyscrapers of Cosmopolis as a constant background fixture (much like the skyscrapers in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', which [[StockFootage were recycled from]] ''SwatKats'').''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'').
8th Apr '17 3:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* Voice actor Creator/TomKenny's take on one-off character Jimmy Briskin, a diminutive actor who played an Ewok in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', landed him another job: the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. (He even repurposed the Jimmy Briskin voice as Spongebob's.)


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* Voice actor Creator/TomKenny's take on one-off character Jimmy Briskin, a diminutive actor who played an Ewok in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', landed him another job: the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. (He even repurposed the Jimmy Briskin voice as Spongebob's.)

12th Feb '17 3:41:35 PM ectostar
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'''''Mission Hill''''', a short-lived animated series that ran on the WB from 1999 to 2000 (then aired in reruns in 2002 on the fledgling Creator/AdultSwim block on Creator/CartoonNetwork), followed the lives of 24-year-old slacker Andy French and his FishOutOfWater brother Kevin, an OddCouple forced to share a loft apartment in a [[QuirkyTown quirky downtown neighborhood]]. 18 episodes were scheduled, but only 13 were created before the show's cancellation. Two of the last five unfinished episodes exist as animatic storyboards and three were released as scripts only.

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'''''Mission Hill''''', ''Mission Hill'', a short-lived animated series that ran on the WB from 1999 to 2000 (then aired in reruns in 2002 on the fledgling Creator/AdultSwim block on Creator/CartoonNetwork), followed the lives of 24-year-old slacker Andy French and his FishOutOfWater brother Kevin, an OddCouple forced to share a loft apartment in a [[QuirkyTown quirky downtown neighborhood]]. 18 episodes were scheduled, but only 13 were created before the show's cancellation. Two of the last five unfinished episodes exist as animatic storyboards and three were released as scripts only.



* GirlfriendInCanada: Played straight with Kevin and George in the pilot, where Toby states that George had a girlfriend in Singapore, to which Kevin mentions that he used to claim that he had a girlfriend in Canada ("because it's so far away, no one could ever check"). He asks George if it's the same for him, whereupon he replies that "it's a more believable ethnic variation." [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Toby then yells at the two to stop bragging about their girlfriends.]]

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* GirlfriendInCanada: Played straight with Kevin and George in the pilot, where Toby states that George had a girlfriend in Singapore, to which Kevin mentions that he used to claim that he had a girlfriend in Canada ("because it's so far away, no one could ever check"). He asks George if it's the same for him, whereupon he replies that "it's a more believable ethnic variation." [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Toby then yells at the two to stop bragging about their girlfriends.]]girlfriends]].



** Andy is a great example of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger effect.]]

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** Andy is a great example of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger effect.]]effect]].
12th Feb '17 3:40:45 PM ectostar
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->'''Kevin''':''So, this is Mission Hill!''\\
'''Andy''':''Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.''\\
'''Kevin''':''Well, it looks very colorful.''

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->'''Kevin''':''So, ->'''Kevin:''' ''So, this is Mission Hill!''\\
'''Andy''':''Don't '''Andy:''' ''Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.''\\
'''Kevin''':''Well, '''Kevin:''' ''Well, it looks very colorful.''



->'''Gus''': ''I need some condoms [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment so I can make love to my lover]]. And don't smirk - they're for gay sex.''

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->'''Gus''': ->'''Gus:''' ''I need some condoms [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment so I can make love to my lover]]. And don't smirk - they're for gay sex.''



-->'''Andy''': ...and when I came to, there were all these kids standing around me, crying.

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-->'''Andy''': ...-->'''Andy:''' ...and when I came to, there were all these kids standing around me, crying.



-->'''Andy''': How much has Posey had to drink?
-->'''Jim''': She doesn't drink.
-->'''Andy''': Right. Damn!

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-->'''Andy''': -->'''Andy:''' How much has Posey had to drink?
-->'''Jim''': -->'''Jim:''' She doesn't drink.
-->'''Andy''': -->'''Andy:''' Right. Damn!



-->'''Homeless Man''': Hey! You smashed my porch! That is a fine, expensive porch! Pay me! Hey, pay me, yuppie man! Hey hey, I'm talkin' to you!

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-->'''Homeless Man''': Man:''' Hey! You smashed my porch! That is a fine, expensive porch! Pay me! Hey, pay me, yuppie man! Hey hey, I'm talkin' to you!



* EitherOrTitle[=/=]IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode had two titles -- one a clean title, the other a dirty one. Examples include:
** Andy Joins the PTA (Great Sexpectations)
** Andy vs the Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)
** Andy and Kevin Make a Friend (One Bang for Two Brothers)
** Andy Gets a Promotion (How to Get Head in Business Without Really Trying)
** Happy Birthday Kevin (Happy Birthday, Douchebag)
** Plan 9 from Mission Hill (I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space)

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* EitherOrTitle[=/=]IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: EitherOrTitle: Each episode had two titles -- one a clean title, the other a dirty one. Examples include:
** Andy Joins the PTA (Great Sexpectations)
Sexpectations).
** Andy vs the Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)
Lawsuit).
** Andy and Kevin Make a Friend (One Bang for Two Brothers)
Brothers).
** Andy Gets a Promotion (How to Get Head in Business Without Really Trying)
Trying).
** Happy Birthday Kevin (Happy Birthday, Douchebag)
Douchebag).
** Plan 9 from Mission Hill (I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space)Space).



--> '''Andy''': Kev, you've got nothing to be ashamed of. Now ''that'' kid (points to Toby), he should be ashamed.

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--> '''Andy''': '''Andy:''' Kev, you've got nothing to be ashamed of. Now ''that'' kid (points to Toby), he should be ashamed.



--> '''Posie''': How is this ad misleading? "Let Posies soft hands give you healing relief".

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--> '''Posie''': '''Posie:''' How is this ad misleading? "Let Posies soft hands give you healing relief".



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: See EitherOrTitle above.



--> '''Kevin''': So... you're not mad at me anymore? Are we still friends?
--> '''Wally''': Sure. We're as close as an elderly gay man and a straight teenage boy can be.

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--> '''Kevin''': '''Kevin:''' So... you're not mad at me anymore? Are we still friends?
--> '''Wally''': '''Wally:''' Sure. We're as close as an elderly gay man and a straight teenage boy can be.



--> '''Gus''': "People of Oith! I greet yous from the Galastic Federation!"

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--> '''Gus''': '''Gus:''' "People of Oith! I greet yous from the Galastic Federation!"
9th Feb '17 10:19:28 AM BadSplice
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* EpicFail: When Andy takes Kevin bowling for his birthday. Kevin can barely lift the ball, and it stops halfway on the lane. However;
--> '''Andy''': Kev, you've got nothing to be ashamed of. Now ''that'' kid (points to Toby), he should be ashamed.
--> ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7NLa-d7fko Toby hurls his ball down the lane, only to break the pin sweeper, set off the fire alarm, and turn on the sprinkler above him]])



* EitherOrTitle[=/=]IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode had two titles -- one a clean title, the other a dirty one. Examples include:
** Andy Joins the PTA (Great Sexpectations)
** Andy vs the Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)
** Andy and Kevin Make a Friend (One Bang for Two Brothers)
** Andy Gets a Promotion (How to Get Head in Business Without Really Trying)
** Happy Birthday Kevin (Happy Birthday, Douchebag)
** Plan 9 from Mission Hill (I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space)
** The unfinished Pretty In Pink (Crap Gets In Your Eyes).
* EpicFail: When Andy takes Kevin bowling for his birthday. Kevin can barely lift the ball, and it stops halfway on the lane. However;
--> '''Andy''': Kev, you've got nothing to be ashamed of. Now ''that'' kid (points to Toby), he should be ashamed.
--> ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7NLa-d7fko Toby hurls his ball down the lane, only to break the pin sweeper, set off the fire alarm, and turn on the sprinkler above him]])



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming and CensoredTitle: Each episode had two titles -- one a clean title, the other a dirty one. Examples include:
** Andy Joins the PTA (Great Sexpectations)
** Andy vs the Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)
** Andy and Kevin Make a Friend (One Bang for Two Brothers)
** Andy Gets a Promotion (How to Get Head in Business Without Really Trying)
** Happy Birthday Kevin (Happy Birthday, Douchebag)
** Plan 9 from Mission Hill (I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space)
** The unfinished Pretty In Pink (Crap Gets In Your Eyes).
8th Jan '17 12:23:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheHistoryChannel: In one episode, Andy complains about their extensive airing of WorldWarTwo material.
--> "Always WorldWar2. Never pirates or cavemen. That's history too, damnit!"
28th Dec '16 2:47:36 PM themisterfree
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* QuirkyTown: The Mission Hill neighborhood, to the point that Kevins parents are convinced that the neighborhood is unsafe for him and has him move to Wyoming with them in the script for the last planned episode "I Was A Teenage Porn Star".

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* QuirkyTown: The Mission Hill neighborhood, to the point that Kevins Kevin's parents are convinced that the neighborhood is unsafe for him and has him move to Wyoming with them in the script for the last planned episode "I Was A Teenage Porn Star".


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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell is Cosmopolis?]]: We never get an exact location for Cosmopolis, the city which contains Mission Hill; the official website stated that Mission Hill itself was a mix of several different locations, including Mission Hill in Boston ([[WriteWhatYouKnow only miles away from where creator Bill Oakley went to college]]), Mission District in San Francisco, Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Wicker Park in Chicago, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. We never actually see much outside of Mission Hill, either; the closest we get is the skyscrapers of Cosmopolis as a constant background fixture (much like the skyscrapers in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', which [[StockFootage were recycled from]] ''SwatKats'').
7th Nov '16 3:12:50 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Gus, who didn't let getting stabbed in the head stop him from throwing the punk that did it off a bridge.
19th Oct '16 9:53:30 PM spasskysteve
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* It featured an on-screen homosexual kiss (between Gus and Wally in the pilot episode) from a couple established to be male homosexuals, making it one of the first TV shows ''of any kind'' to do so. (Only a 1990 episode of ''[[TheSimpsonsDidIt The Simpsons]]'' ("Simpson and Delilah") and the first season of ''Picket Fences'' in 1992 (which featured a male-on-male kiss in one episode and a female-on-female kiss in another) predate the episode in this regard) and in one of the greatest [[AvertedTrope trope aversions]] of all time, [[NobodyOverFiftyIsGay elderly gay couple]] Gus and Wally had such rich personalities and unique storylines that the list of tropes below contains no StereotypeGay entries. (We find it unlikely that "Gay men fall in love while making a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-worthy]] sci-fi movie" and "Gay man gets knife stuck in head; gay partner welds birdcage and tennis racket to it" will ever become tropes. Prove us wrong, TV networks.) The show won an award from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLAAD GLAAD]] for showing homosexual characters in a positive and non-stereotypical light.

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* It featured an on-screen homosexual kiss (between Gus and Wally in the pilot episode) from a couple established to be male homosexuals, making it one of the first TV shows ''of any kind'' to do so. (Only a 1990 episode of ''[[TheSimpsonsDidIt The Simpsons]]'' ("Simpson and Delilah") and the first season of ''Picket Fences'' in 1992 (which featured a male-on-male kiss in one episode and a female-on-female kiss in another) predate the episode in this regard) and in one of the greatest [[AvertedTrope trope aversions]] of all time, [[NobodyOverFiftyIsGay elderly gay couple]] Gus and Wally had such rich personalities and unique storylines that the list of tropes below contains no StereotypeGay entries. (We find it unlikely that "Gay men fall in love while making a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-worthy]] sci-fi movie" and "Gay man gets knife stuck in head; gay partner welds birdcage and tennis racket to it" will ever become tropes. Prove us wrong, TV networks.) The show won an award from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLAAD GLAAD]] for showing homosexual characters in a positive and non-stereotypical light.
17th Oct '16 2:59:41 PM needlessexposition
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->'''Gus''': ''I need some condoms so I can make love to my lover. And don't smirk - they're for gay sex.''

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->'''Gus''': ''I need some condoms [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment so I can make love to my lover.lover]]. And don't smirk - they're for gay sex.''
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