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From Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, former Executive Producers and Head Writers of The Simpsons. It's just around the corner and close to home - a funky, colorful neighborhood where a college degree can bring you an exciting career in retail sales. Welcome to Mission Hill. Meet overqualified, underemployed, 24-year-old Andy French. Ambition: to be a cartoonist. Occupation: salesman at Waterbed World. Hobby: Where's the party? But responsibility soon knocks on the door of the loft apartment Andy shares with two fellow slackers: Kevin, a nerdy 17-year-old who wears his SAT score on his shirt and his admiration for big brother Andy on his sleeve, moves in. And for good measure, so does the French family's dog. Friends, roomies, canines, countrymen: lend me your beers. They're all part of the daze of Andy's life. And all here in this Complete Series DVD Set. Party on.]]>
Created by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons), Mission Hill began life on the WB, but was unjustly axed after six episodes. As Andy notes in "Andy vs. the Real World," "I'm not MTV material. Hell, I'm barely WB material." The hand-drawn 'toon was a better fit for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim animation block, which aired the remaining seven. (Five more were written, but not produced.) During its run, Andy and Kevin meander through their share of mishaps. They include Kevin accidentally burning down pal Georges mini-mart in "Kevin's Problem," the brothers falling for George's sister in "Andy and Kevin Make a Friend," and Andy losing his job in "Unemployment Part One."
Guest voices include David Clennon (thirtysomething) as Jim's boss ("Unemployment Part Two") and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle) as the strange object of Kevin's affection ("Kevin Finds Love"). Other voices include Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Dave Thomas (SCTV), who voice a variety of characters. Cake performed the funky title theme ("Italian Leather Sofa"); although not all of the other alt-rock acts featured in the show made it to DVD. Fun fact: Kevin's gravel-voiced gay neighbor, Gus (Nick Jameson, Foghat), was based on tough guy Lawrence Tierney (Reservoir Dogs). --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Great series, too bad it was canceled after only one season. One of the best cartoon characters of all time Jim Kuback voice acted by Brian Posehn is a great addition to the show,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven
ADULT SWIM WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT I LOVE IT I WAS MAD WHEN THEY CANCELLED THIS SHOW AND LOT OF OTHERS AS WELLPublished 2 months ago by GLORIA
They are as good as I remember. Ahhh....memories. I wish this should could've kept going.Published 2 months ago by Angelo
As other reviews have said, some of the music has been changed. But that doesn't really take away from the charm this show has. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bobololo
The discs were good, but the seller sliced the bar code and it went through the case onto the artwork.Published 7 months ago by mikemath
Great series. My only complaint is that it's too short. Definitely a nostalgia-gasm watching through these again.Published 9 months ago by Brian A.
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I agree. Although I think it would be next to impossible because of the huge budget associated with a animated series of this caliber. When you check out the commentary of the DVDs and see how insane the detail and production was. I was truly impressed at all they did to make this great... Read More
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The Venture Bros ? Avatar & it's upcoming sequal series on Nick ? Both left me pleasantly surprised & wanting more.
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