The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.
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 Mr. Czelanski / ... 6 episodes, 1999-2002
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Storyline

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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

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Everybody Hurts
Written by R.E.M.
Performed by the entire cast
Episode: {"Andy vs. The Real World (The Big-Ass Viacom Lawsuit)" (2002) (ep. #1.9)}
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One of the best animated shows in a long time
12 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember when "Mission Hill" debuted on the WB in '99 and I never watched it because I didn't think I'd care. However, recently Cartoon Network has started something called "Adult Swim", where every Saturday and Sunday they show more "adult" cartoons. Not necessarily sex and violence filled, but mostly just cartoons that are actually funny rather than the garbage that is out there now for kids. Anyway, in their Sunday night line-up is "Mission Hill" and it's quite possibly one of my favorite adult-oriented cartoons. It never fails to make me laugh and it's written like a very good sitcom. The voice acting is perfectly normal without sounding too "cartoony", but at the same time it contrasts with the animation so that you never forget you are indeed watching a cartoon and that you shouldn't take it too seriously. The characters are well-developed and it's just overall a very hilarious show.


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