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King of the Hill - The Complete Fifth Season
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Join "Beavis and Butt-head" creator Mike Judge and former "The Simpsons" writer/producer Greg Daniels as they mosey on back to the land of the Rio Grande, where Hank is wondering if he should vote for a fellow Texan in the presidential election. Later, while Bobby wishes he were older, Dale sues the tobacco company in an attempt to get money for his wife's face-lift so she can look younger. But the real horror comes when Hank gets devastating news about his birth and the future of his pick-up truck!
For steadfast and forthright Hank R. Hill ("Not that Hank P. Hill who doesn't pay his Discover Card bill," he clarifies), these are the times that try men's souls: His presidential candidate of choice, George W. Bush, has a limp handshake. His wife, Peggy, and son, Bobby, prefer charcoal grilling to his precious propane. And a new co-worker from Oklahoma is hustling on the side, casting the clueless Hank (voiced by series creator Mike Judge) as her pimp. But the pleasure of King of the Hill is that we can always count on Hank to do the right thing by his town, his friends, his family, and his country. If he heads for the border to keep niece Luanne (Brittany Murphy) from voting Communist (she likes the candidate's red tie), we know he will turn the car around and make it to the polls with a minute to spare. If he gives Arlen High School's star football player an A so he will be eligible to play in the state tournament, we know he will be moved to stand up for his wife, Peggy (Kathy Najimy), who originally flunked him. And if Alabaster Jones (from Oklahoma City) comes to reclaim his "ho," we can be reassured that Hank will "mack daddy" him down.
King of the Hill's fifth season chronicles another momentous year for Bobby (Pamela Segall), who turns 13, is disgraced, but finds redemption, as the school mascot, and saves the life of a drowning pig at the county fair ("Not this pig, not today!"). Pitiable Bill Dauterive (Stephen Root) continues to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune, as his faithless ex-wife Lenore returns to louse up his budding romance with, yes, former governor Ann Richards (as herself), and he takes in a delinquent who takes advantage of him ("All the books about parenting are by comedians," he laments, "and I never know when they're kidding or when they're serious."). King of the Hill continues to fly under the radar. This three-disc set's only extra is a brief sneak preview of the series' tenth, and final, season. That's seemingly more effort than Fox's cracked marketing team expends on this underappreciated treasure. But check out season 5. When it comes to brilliantly funny character-based comedy, keen social satire, and virtuoso voice work, nobody messes with Texas. --Donald Liebenson
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4.8 Ounces
- Item model number : MFR024543208525#VG
- Director : Adam Kuhlman, Allan Jacobsen, Anthony Lioi, Boo Hwan Lim, Cyndi Tang
- Media Format : Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 8 hours
- Release date : November 22, 2005
- Actors : Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Johnny Hardwick
- Dubbed: : Spanish, English
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Language : Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified, Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Fox Network
- ASIN : B000AQ68VO
- Number of discs : 3
- Best Sellers Rank: #33,619 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I want to cry, and I want my 30 dollars back. I don't know about you, but I can see the episodes on TV already, the extra features are why I buy the DVDs.
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This show is very funny, and very different from Family Guy and The Simpsons - because it's not trying to be funny, but accidentally is funny; Hank just says something and you'll laugh, though Dale really is just funny - his crazy theories are just laugh out loud funny. Of course, the show wouldn't be what it is without Bill Dowtree acting like a loony, and Hank's father, Cotton is mad!
Louanne is also very funny but very dim, some really good episodes involving her were in series 5, and they're some of the best I have seen.
This series is very funny, episodes like the one where Hank moons a senator, the polling station episode, and the one where Bill has a Christmas themed home nearly all year round are just hilarious - and yet there are more sombre moments, like Hank crying, Cotton not being able to cope, and post natal depression, so yes, Mike Judge does try to include some rather sensitive subjects, yet doesn't shy away from them with comedy but tries to tackle them head on. Hank's belief that George W Bush is the best is funny too, and he's very Republican in his attitudes and doesn't really fit in with modern values. This is a stark contrast to Homer Simpson, who is immature, just like Peter Griffin, but this doesn't mean I don't like them, I love those shows, it's just King Of The Hill has something special those don't have, and it's nice to see something outside the usual anime circle.
There's also a lot of celebrity voices in this show, which is cool, even Renee Zelwegger gets a role in this, and the episode with Snoop Dog was so funny.
This DVD is not so funny though, no extras, and some of the disks refused to work in my player. I found out later it's due to the mastering; they won't play on hard disk DVD recorder units! So I have to watch them on another system, but at least I could do that. There are no commentaries, which is disappointing. This is quite poor compared to series 1 and 2, which were great. Also I am feeling rather annoyed at the decision to cancel making the rest of the series (6-13) on DVD due to poor sales. This is a disgrace. Also you have to see anti-piracy messages on all disks, I think we got the idea the first time round really.
Excellent episodes, and kudos to Mike and the team, shame Fox has no respect for their work :(