History WesternAnimation / MissionHill

9th Apr '18 9:36:57 AM Kadorhal
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->'''Kevin:''' ''So, this is Mission Hill!''\\
'''Andy:''' ''[[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.]]''\\
'''Kevin:''' ''Well, it looks very colorful.''
--> ~ Andy and Kevin French, as the latter moves to Mission Hill for the first time

->'''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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->'''Kevin:''' ''So, So, this is Mission Hill!''\\
Hill!\\
'''Andy:''' ''[[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.]]''\\
]]\\
'''Kevin:''' ''Well, Well, it looks very colorful.''
--> ~
colorful.
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Andy and Kevin French, as the latter moves to Mission Hill for the first time

->'''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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* It has since become one of the last animated shows to use traditional, hand-painted cel animation and is impossible to reproduce due to its painted cel/bright neon style having never been used since the show's cancellation. So further episodes are impossible. Though the producers maintained, in commentary, that it never looked right on screen anyway as the colors lost a lot of their pop. (Later shows such as ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' used the technique for stylistic reasons.)
* 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. The show won an award from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLAAD GLAAD]] for showing homosexual characters in a positive and non-stereotypical light.
* Voice actor Creator/TomKenny's take on one-off character Jimmy Briskin, a diminutive actor who played an Ewok in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', landed him another job: the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. (He even repurposed the Jimmy Briskin voice as Spongebob's.)


''Mission Hill'' initially aired on Creator/TheWB (along with two other short-lived cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' and the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''), but the show didn't fit 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.

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* It has since become one of the last animated shows to use traditional, hand-painted cel animation and is impossible to reproduce due to its painted cel/bright neon style having never been used since the show's cancellation. So further episodes are impossible.animation. Though the producers maintained, in commentary, that it never looked right on screen anyway as the colors lost a lot of their pop. (Later Later shows such as ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' used the technique for stylistic reasons.)
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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 so (only a 1990 episode of ''[[TheSimpsonsDidIt The Simpsons]]'' ("Simpson ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ["Simpson and Delilah") Delilah"] and the first season of ''Picket Fences'' in 1992 (which [which featured a male-on-male kiss in one episode and a female-on-female kiss in another) another] predate the episode in this regard) 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. The show won an award from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLAAD GLAAD]] for showing homosexual characters in a positive and non-stereotypical light.
* Voice actor Creator/TomKenny's take on one-off character Jimmy Briskin, a diminutive actor who played an Ewok in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', landed him another job: the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. (He He even repurposed the Jimmy Briskin voice as Spongebob's.)


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''Mission Hill'' initially aired on Creator/TheWB (along with two other short-lived cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' and the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''), but the show didn't fit 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 show, incidentally alongside the other two, received a minor revival on Creator/AdultSwim thanks to that network rebroadcasting it, including the completed episodes that never aired on The WB.



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

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-->'''Andy:''' How much has Posey had to drink?
-->'''Jim:'''
drink?\\
'''Jim:'''
She doesn't drink.
-->'''Andy:'''
drink.\\
'''Andy:'''
Right. Damn!
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'''Andy:''' ''Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.''\\

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'''Andy:''' ''Don't ''[[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere Don't get excited. It doesn't have anything you would like.''\\]]''\\
11th Mar '18 9:39:24 AM GreatKeith
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* {{Irony}}: Andy tries to troll Kevin on his birthday to no effect as Kevin has had a bad enough day. He then decides to actually give Kevin a good birthday on his terms and ends up really making Kevin mad.
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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 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.

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''Mission Hill'' initially aired on TheWB Creator/TheWB (along with two other short-lived cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' and the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''), but the show didn't fit 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.
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."



* FakeOutMakeOut

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* %%* FakeOutMakeOut
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!"
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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.
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