“I Am Not Down with That”: King of the Hill and Sitcom Satire

@article{Thompson2009IAN,
  title={“I Am Not Down with That”: King of the Hill and Sitcom Satire},
  author={Ethan Thompson},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  year={2009},
  volume={61},
  pages={38 - 51}
}
when fox sent out screening copies of King of the Hill prior to its debut in early 1997, included were a couple of curious freebies for critics: a bag of pork rinds and a Weber bar beque grill. In retrospect, this gesture signaled an ambiguous relationship between viewers and the program's characters and community. Clearly the pork rinds and barbeque grill were considered to be emblematic of the world of the program's characters and indicative of what might distinguish the show from other… Expand
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