All posts tagged: Fox

10 King of the Hill GIFs that will make you miss the show.

You don’t see it on TV much anymore, but I think it’s safe to say that King of the Hill was one of the better cartoon sitcoms of the 90s/2000s. Created by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead), the show was all about the Hill family. The father, Hank, who was reminiscent of Tom Anderson from Beavis and Butthead, was the show’s star for the first few seasons, until his son, Bobby, took the lead and proved to be the most interesting character.   The show lasted for 13 seasons and was a big hit for many years on Fox. I think it’s worth bringing back to reruns much like The Simpsons and Family Guy , who are on almost every night on multiple channels. Till then, here are 10 GIFs to bring back some fond memories.

Claymation TV of the 90s

Cartoons have always been a dominate force in the annals of Prime-Time television, especially in the 90’s when shows like The Simpsons and King of the Hill would pull in big ratings for FOX. In 1998 a new form of cartoon was catching wave and thought to be the next big thing. I’m not talking about Seth MacFarlane, he was still a year away before releasing Family Guy. I’m talking about claymation. You mean like Rudolf and the California Raisins? Yes, exactly like Rudolf and the California Raisins…only a little more adult skewed sprinkled with repetitive plot lines and cheap pops. UPN banked a lot on this trend picking up. I’ll be the first to admit that I was very excited for their Friday line-up of Gary and Mike, followed by Celebrity Deathmatch. And being totally honest, I enjoy Gary and Mike; the story of two friends traveling across the country on a road trip, accomplishing nothing of importance, and unwittingly destroying hopes, dreams, and personal property.And  it featured the voices of Harland Williams and …

Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

It’s the show that magicians around the world DON’T want you to see! It’s also the television special/series that most of America didn’t want to see either, but that didn’t stop FOX. Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed started as a four-part TV special in 1997/98 that starred “The Masked Magician”, as he shows you how all of the biggest tricks are pulled off. It wasn’t long before magician was revealed to be Val Valentino, a struggling artist who had yet to make any real splash for himself up until that point. The first specials were billed as a “must watch TV event” and they felt like it. This was so new and seemed forbidden. I watched in awe as the Masked Magician outed David Copperfield and others. It made me both want to go see a magic show, and never again watch anything so fake…I’ll stick to wrestling thank you very much. A decade after the success of the initial TV specials, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed finally became a full …

The O.C. over a decade ago

I sometimes have a hard time classifying this as “Nostalgia” but believe it or not, The O.C. is now over a decade old. The show premiered to much rave in 2003 and became a cult hit during it’s 4 year run. What’s funny is that I never watched it during it’s initial run. I was often the one criticizing the show for being “lame”. But after catching a few episodes in reruns, I quickly bought the box set and realized how addictive it really was. I think the show sometimes doesn’t get the proper respect it deserves. Season 1 was a very well acted, well written and well cast show. It made Adam Brody a star, solidified how good Peter Gallagher was and made boys everywhere fall in love with Rachel Bilson. The show was also known for being on the cutting edge of great music, featuring hit songs/artists before they became hits. Unfortunately the show and writers “jumped the shark”. Plots were rushed, new characters were brought in and then died, they just tried …