History WesternAnimation / MissionHill

4th Oct '17 6:53:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* DoWrongRight: When Andy is applying for a job at Kim's company, but can't list his previous employers as references (Ron, his last boss went to prison for tax evasion and his boss at Dairy Queen hated him), Wally offers to lie for him, to Gus' disgust. When the employer calls for a reference, Wally gets cold feet, so Gus takes the phone and gives a glowing, fake recommendation.

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* DoWrongRight: When Andy is applying for a job at Kim's Jim's company, but can't list his previous employers as references (Ron, his last boss went to prison for tax evasion and his boss at Dairy Queen hated him), Wally offers to lie for him, to Gus' disgust. When the employer calls for a reference, Wally gets cold feet, so Gus takes the phone and gives a glowing, fake recommendation.
4th Oct '17 6:52:56 PM maxwellsilver
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->'''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:''' ''I need some condoms [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment so I can make love to my lover]].lover. And don't smirk - they're for gay sex.''



* DoWrongRight: When Andy is applying for a job at Kim's company, but can't list his previous employers as references (Ron, his last boss went to prison for tax evasion and his boss at Dairy Queen hated him), Wally offers to lie for him, to Gus' disgust. When the employer calls for a reference, Wally gets cold feet, so Gus takes the phone and gives a glowing, fake recommendation.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Jim is a total slob who eats his own couch and spends most of his time getting drunk and high but even he thinks Andy's girlfriend, Shelly the stripper, is sleazy (and not in the good JohnWaters way) as seen in the episode "How to Get Head in Business Without Even Trying."

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Jim is a total slob who eats his own couch and spends most of his time getting drunk and high but even he thinks Andy's girlfriend, Shelly the stripper, is sleazy (and not in the good JohnWaters Creator/JohnWaters way) as seen in the episode "How to Get Head in Business Without Even Trying."



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1st Oct '17 1:31:06 PM RedScharlach
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''Mission Hill'' initially aired on TheWB (along with two other short-lived cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' and the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''), but the show didn't fit in for a network that had branded itself as, in the words of the show's creators (former ''Simpsons'' showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein), "the teenage girl network." The show received a minor revival on Creator/AdultSwim thanks to that network rebroadcasting it, including the completed episodes that never aired on The WB.

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''Mission Hill'' initially aired on TheWB (along with two other short-lived cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' and the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''), but the show didn't fit in for with a network that had branded itself as, in the words of the show's creators (former ''Simpsons'' showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein), "the teenage girl network." The show received a minor revival on Creator/AdultSwim thanks to that network rebroadcasting it, including the completed episodes that never aired on The WB.



* AccidentalPervert: Kevin accidently gropes Gwen while driving Ron's car in ''Unemployment Part 1'', due to his unfamiliarity with driving stick shift.
* AchievementTestOfDestiny: The SAT. In one episode, Kevin tries to crack the "code" of standardised testing and guarantee a perfect score and thus admission to Yale (the alternative of extracurricular activities fails miserably).

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* AccidentalPervert: Kevin accidently accidentally gropes Gwen while driving Ron's car in ''Unemployment Part 1'', due to his unfamiliarity with driving stick shift.
* AchievementTestOfDestiny: The SAT. In one episode, Kevin tries to crack the "code" of standardised standardized testing and guarantee a perfect score and thus admission to Yale (the alternative of extracurricular activities fails miserably).



* AdaptationDecay: In one episode, while seeing a film adapation of one his favourite comic books (about a female robot assassin), Kevin loudly complains about the deviations from the source material, such as her talking despite another character removing her voicebox before the events of the film and blowing a kiss at an enemy's still standing skeleton, despite being a robot and lacking the lungs to do so.

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* AdaptationDecay: In one episode, while seeing a film adapation adaptation of one his favourite favorite comic books (about a female robot assassin), Kevin loudly complains about the deviations from the source material, such as her talking despite another character removing her voicebox before the events of the film and blowing a kiss at an enemy's still standing skeleton, despite being a robot and lacking the lungs to do so.



* TheChessmaster: In the unproduced episode ''Freaky Weekend'', 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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* TheChessmaster: In the unproduced episode ''Freaky Weekend'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: POSIE POSEY of all people is this. She subtly manipulates everyone during the entire trip so they'll end up choosing her destination]]destination.]]



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In an organ shop, there's a T-shirt that says 'Kiss my organ', and a sign over a piano that says "Finger Me".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In an organ shop, there's a T-shirt that says 'Kiss "Kiss my organ', organ", and a sign over a piano that says "Finger Me".



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

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



--> '''Posie:''' Oh my.
* HeelRealization: During Andy's stint as Rons assistant manager, he becomes more and more like his boss, abandoning his artistic dreams for a life of sleaze and greed. It takes seeing a man laughing at one of his cartoons in the Weekly Freebie magazine to snap him out of it.

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--> '''Posie:''' '''Posey:''' Oh my.
* HeelRealization: During Andy's stint as Rons Ron's assistant manager, he becomes more and more like his boss, abandoning his artistic dreams for a life of sleaze and greed. It takes seeing a man laughing at one of his cartoons in the Weekly Freebie magazine to snap him out of it.



** When Gus gets a knife stuck in his head the most explanation we get is "Some punk attacked me on the bridge; threw him over."

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** When Gus gets a knife stuck in his head head, the most explanation we get is "Some punk attacked me on the bridge; threw him over."



* OlderThanTheyLook: Compare Gus from Wally's flashback to the 1950s in ''Plan 9 From Mission Hill'' to any episode that takes place in present day. Gus doesnt appear to have aged a day in 50 years.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Compare Gus from Wally's flashback to the 1950s in ''Plan 9 From Mission Hill'' to any episode that takes place in present day. Gus doesnt doesn't appear to have aged a day in 50 years.



* PlutoIsExpendable: Wally and Gus' B-movie, ''The Man From Pluto!'', is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about a man from Pluto]] who comes to Earth for revenge after his planet is destroyed in a nuclear test.

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* PlutoIsExpendable: Wally and Gus' Gus's B-movie, ''The Man From Pluto!'', is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about a man from Pluto]] who comes to Earth for revenge after his planet is destroyed in a nuclear test.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: At first invoked with the boa constrictor Natalie rescues from an animal testing lab in ''Happy Birthday, Kevin'', but ultimatly subverted. At first it looks like the snake ate Baby Nameless, but in reality it only swallowed a baby monitor. The scripts for the unmade episodes reveals that the snake would have become the family pet.
* RoommateCom: It is set in Mission Hill, a neighborhood in the fictional city of Cosmopolis starring 24 year-old Andy Hill, his eccentric roommates, their even more eccentric neighbors, and CountryMouse brother. Website/IMDb's even describes it as the "misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city" which couldn't summarize this trope any better if it tried.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: At first invoked with the boa constrictor Natalie rescues from an animal testing lab in ''Happy Birthday, Kevin'', but ultimatly ultimately subverted. At first it looks like the snake ate Baby Nameless, but in reality it only swallowed a baby monitor. The scripts for the unmade episodes reveals that the snake would have become the family pet.
* RoommateCom: It is set in Mission Hill, a neighborhood in the fictional city of Cosmopolis starring 24 year-old 24-year-old Andy Hill, his eccentric roommates, their even more eccentric neighbors, and CountryMouse brother. Website/IMDb's even describes it as the "misadventures of a group of disparate roomates roommates who live in a hip neighbourhood neighborhood in a major city" city", which couldn't summarize this trope any better if it tried.



* StraightGay: Wally and Gus are gay, but outside of acting like a straight couple would, you wouldn't know it, as they aren't stereotypically portrayed as such. Gus a bit more so than Wally.

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* StraightGay: Wally and Gus are gay, but outside of acting like a straight couple would, you wouldn't know it, as they aren't stereotypically portrayed as such. Gus a bit more so than Wally.



* SubliminalSeduction: The unproduced ''Supertool'' episode would have revealed that [[spoiler: All advertising is specifically designed with phallic imagery to prey on the sexually repressed nature of Americans.]]

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* SubliminalSeduction: The unproduced ''Supertool'' episode would have revealed that [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:all advertising is specifically designed with phallic imagery to prey on the sexually repressed nature of Americans.]]



* 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". 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". Then starts goosestepping and chanting "I vant mien mein haircut back!"
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]]
* CloseupOnHead

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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'').
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