Mission Hill (1999–2002)

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The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.

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 Jim Kuback (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Gus Duncz / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Andy French (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Kevin French / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Posey Tyler / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Wally Langford / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2002)
Herbert Siguenza ...
 Carlos Hernandez-Leibowitz (12 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Dakota / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2002)
Bill Oakley ...
 George Bang (12 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Toby Mundorf (12 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Tina / ... (10 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Utility Player (7 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Mr. Czelanski / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Gwen (5 episodes, 1999-2002)
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Andy French is an aspiring cartoonist who has trouble holding a job or a girlfriend even while he rooms with two other eccentric roommates in an apartment in the Mission Hill area of the city of Cosmopolis. The fact that he has to house his obnoxiously precocious younger brother, Kevin, is no help. However, this quartet of disparate individuals manages to struggle through life's bizarre trials even as they learn to get along. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Five additional scripts were written and recorded but were never animated due to the show's abrupt cancellation: "Meditations on a Career in Advertising (Supertool", "To Grandmother's House We Go (Freaky Weekend in the Crappy Crudwagon)", "Pretty in Pink (Crap Gets in Your Eyes)", "Death of a Yale Man (Premature Matriculation)", and "Bye Bye Nerdie (I Was a Teenage Porn Star)". See more »

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Kevin French: Mom and Dad would like to talk to you.
Andy French: Hi, Mom!
Mrs. French: Andy. What's this I hear about you emotionally abusing Kevin?
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Everybody Hurts
Written and Performed by R.E.M.
Episode: {"Andy vs. The Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)" (2002) (ep. #1.9)}
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The greatest cartoon of the new Decade
25 January 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Strangely enough Cartoon Network a network committed to entertaining young kids has dedicated a weekly section of their programming to adult aimed cartoons (adult comedy not graphic sex) on their `Adult Swim', which has produced nothing but untapped creativity and a base of die hard fans. Adult Swim has culminated to the point of a cult sort of status with fan commitment with such gems as Home Movies (my other personal favorite), Baby Blues, Harvey Birdman, The legendary space ghost and a host of other off-beat originals with obscure brilliant underground Japanese anime (Adult Swim turned me on to Cowboy Bebop, one of the most brilliant and beautiful pieces of animation if not cinema I have ever witnessed). Through all this the true shining pinnacle of Adult Swim has to be Mission Hill. Mission Hill is basically one of the funniest Generation X cartoons I have ever seen, eclipsing such sacred pillars of pop culture such as South Park and dare I say Beavis and Butthead. The reason I think it's so good is that because their targeting older youths the show isn't restrained to moral codes that could confuse eight year olds, for instance the line `Let's get cocaine and hookers!'. The show's comedy is absolutely great because it appeals to wayward young adults joking on pop culture with it's obscure references, occasional drug humor, and hilariously simple and realistic story lines. Originally, I think they showed three or four episodes and then cancelled it but then the bulk of the Adult Swim audience requested it come back. In the end, I think there is only ten episodes made and ordered and that may be it but I seriously hope this cartoon finds a home and more episodes are made because it is the perhaps the finest cartoon for slackers and some of the best layered humor since Beavis and Butthead. There's nothing more I can really say in this kind of incoherent slash and burn attempt to explain why I like this show other than to just tell you to watch it. To the people who made it, if for some reason you look at this, please let me thank you for convincing me television was worth watching again.


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