History WesternAnimation / MissionHill

18th Sep '17 4:09:19 AM GrammarNavi
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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: The DVD release of the series had to replace most of the copyrighted tracks used in the show with public domain music. It doesn't always mesh well, because the songs occasionally referenced part of the plot, such as ''Everybody Hurts'' playing over The Skiz being wheeled into an ambulance in Andy Vs The Real World and the whole cast singing the song in the ending. Another is Kevin watching ''Film/ASpaceOdyssey'', with the signature track being replaced with a generic sci-fi track. You can still guess what movie it's supposed to be from the dialogue, but it's very clumsy.

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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: The DVD release of the series had to replace most of the copyrighted tracks used in the show with public domain music. It doesn't always mesh well, because the songs occasionally referenced part of the plot, such as ''Everybody Hurts'' playing over The Skiz being wheeled into an ambulance in Andy Vs The Real World and the whole cast singing the song in the ending. Another is Kevin watching ''Film/ASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', with the signature track being replaced with a generic sci-fi track. You can still guess what movie it's supposed to be from the dialogue, but it's very clumsy.
15th Sep '17 4:17:25 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* ActionHoggingOpening: {{Downplayed}}, but the title sequence features [[AnimationBump much smoother animation]] than much of the rest of the series - just look at Andy, Posey and Jim's dancing, which is considerably less choppy than the animation in the series proper.
27th Jul '17 8:20:38 PM TheJayman49
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* TheAlcoholic: Stogie the dog. No one can leave booze out, as he's been known to drink it. It has been mentioned in the pilot that Andy's dad had to spray his liquor cabinet with dog repellent.

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* TheAlcoholic: TheAlcoholic:
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Stogie the dog. No one can leave booze out, as he's been known to drink it. It has been mentioned in the pilot that Andy's dad had to spray his liquor cabinet with dog repellent.repellent.
** Andy himself also drinks quite a lot.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Andy is a lazy sleazebag but he does genuinely care about his friends and family.
10th May '17 4:48:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", the casting director for Wally movie, ''The Man From Pluto'', informs him they've cast up-and-coming stars [[Creator/CharltonHeston Charlton "Hestopolis"]] and [[Creator/PaulNewman Paul "McNewman"]]; Wally notes those aren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s. After Gus is cast as the titular man from Pluto, Heston complains, refusing to work with "that damned, dirty ape", then decides he "[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes likes the sound of that]]".

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", the casting director for Wally movie, ''The Man From Pluto'', informs him they've cast up-and-coming stars [[Creator/CharltonHeston Charlton "Hestopolis"]] and [[Creator/PaulNewman Paul "McNewman"]]; Wally notes those aren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s. After Gus is cast replaces Paul [=McNewman=] as the titular man from Pluto, Heston complains, refusing to work with "that damned, dirty ape", then decides he "[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes likes the sound of that]]".



* TheChessmaster: In the unproduced episode ''Freaky Weekend'', its revealed that [[spoiler: POSIE of all people is this. She subtly manipulates everyone during the entire trip so they'll end up choosing her destination]]
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* TheChessmaster: In the unproduced episode ''Freaky Weekend'', its it's revealed that [[spoiler: POSIE of all people is this. She subtly manipulates everyone during the entire trip so they'll end up choosing her destination]]
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* FatComicRelief: While each of the "Jolly Boys" (Toby's mothers nickname for the nerdy trio of Kevin, George and Toby), are Buttmonkeys to a certain extent, the overweight Toby by far plays the biggest role as comic relief of the group.

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* FatComicRelief: While each of the "Jolly Boys" (Toby's mothers mother's nickname for the nerdy trio of Kevin, George and Toby), are Buttmonkeys to a certain extent, the overweight Toby by far plays the biggest role as comic relief of the group.



* [[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]] ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'').

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell is Cosmopolis?]]: VerbalBackspace: In "Hot for Weirdie", Kevin has dinner with a girl from his school, her parents and Andy. Kevin tells Andy not to use her nickname "Weirdie".
-->'''Andy:''' Pass the beans, Weirdie. ''[realises what he said]'' I mean, "where dee beans be... Weirdie"...
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield:
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]] ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'').



* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: When Andy and Posey are trying to distract Kevin (whose concentrating by constantly saying "Bling Blong), Andy tries "Hitler called, he wants his haircut back". [[RefugeInAudacity Then starts goosestepping and chanting "I vant mien haircut back!"]]

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* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: When Andy and Posey are trying to distract Kevin (whose concentrating by constantly saying "Bling Blong), Andy tries "Hitler called, he wants his haircut back". [[RefugeInAudacity Then starts goosestepping and chanting "I vant mien haircut back!"]]back!"
10th May '17 4:31:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", the casting director for Wally movie, ''The Man From Pluto'', informs him they've cast up-and-coming stars [[Creator/CharltonHeston Charlton "Hestopolis"]] and [[Creator/PaulNewman Paul "McNewman"]]; Wally notes those aren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s. After Gus is cast as the titular man from Pluto, Heston complains, refusing to work with "that damned, dirty ape", then decides he "[[Film/ThePlanetOfTheApes likes the sound of that]]".

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", the casting director for Wally movie, ''The Man From Pluto'', informs him they've cast up-and-coming stars [[Creator/CharltonHeston Charlton "Hestopolis"]] and [[Creator/PaulNewman Paul "McNewman"]]; Wally notes those aren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s. After Gus is cast as the titular man from Pluto, Heston complains, refusing to work with "that damned, dirty ape", then decides he "[[Film/ThePlanetOfTheApes "[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes likes the sound of that]]".
10th May '17 4:31:12 PM maxwellsilver
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", Creator/CharltonHeston was originally Charlton "Hestopolis" and Creator/PaulNewman was Paul "[=McNewman=]"; Wally notes they weren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: In Wally's flashback in "Plan 9 From Mission Hill", Creator/CharltonHeston was originally the casting director for Wally movie, ''The Man From Pluto'', informs him they've cast up-and-coming stars [[Creator/CharltonHeston Charlton "Hestopolis" "Hestopolis"]] and Creator/PaulNewman was [[Creator/PaulNewman Paul "[=McNewman=]"; "McNewman"]]; Wally notes they weren't those aren't "movie star names" so their agent has them adopt {{stage name}}s.name}}s. After Gus is cast as the titular man from Pluto, Heston complains, refusing to work with "that damned, dirty ape", then decides he "[[Film/ThePlanetOfTheApes likes the sound of that]]".



* BiTheWay: In an unaired, unfinished episode, Posey and Gwen dance sexually together at a night club. While Gwen has the excuse of being drunk, Posey doesn't.

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* BiTheWay: In an unaired, unfinished episode, Posey and Gwen dance sexually together at a night club.nightclub. While Gwen has the excuse of being drunk, Posey doesn't.
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!"
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