King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010. It centers on a middle-class American family in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. Patriarch and main character Hank Hill, who works as assistant manager at Strickland Propane, is the everyman and general protagonist of the series, his modest conservative views and biases clash with those of his wife, Peggy. Hank is friends with other residents on his block Bill Dauterive, Dale Gribble, Jeff Boomhauer, all of whom he has known since elementary school, it attempts to maintain a realistic approach, seeking humor in the conventional and mundane aspects of everyday life. Judge began creating King of the Hill during his time making the MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, which he created and voiced. After pitching the pilot to Fox, Judge was paired with Greg Daniels, an experienced writer who worked on The Simpsons; the series debuted on the Fox network as a mid-season replacement in 1997 becoming a hit.
The series' popularity led to worldwide syndication, reruns aired on Adult Swim from 2009 until 2018. Since July 24, 2018, reruns began airing on Comedy Central until 2019; the show became one of Fox's longest-running series. A total of 259 episodes aired over the course of its 13 seasons; the final episode aired on Fox on September 13, 2009. Four episodes from the final season were to have aired on Fox, but premiered in nightly syndication from May 3 to 6, 2010. In 2007, it was named by Time magazine as one of the top 100 greatest television shows of all time. King of the Hill was nominated for seven; the series' celebrity guest stars include Chuck Mangione, Tom Petty, Alan Rickman, numerous country music artists. A new series on FOX, Bless the Harts, takes place in the King of the Hill universe, features Mega-Lo-Marts in the script. Despite this, Mike Judge is not involved in the series. However, story editors Christy Stratton and Emily Spivey for King of the Hill are involved in the show. King of the Hill is set in the fictional small town of Texas.
The show centers around the Hill family, whose head is the ever-responsible, hard-working, loyal and honest propane salesman Hank Hill. The pun title refers to Hank as the head of the family as well as metaphorically to the children's game King of the Hill. Hank is employed as the assistant manager at Strickland Propane, selling "propane and propane accessories", he finds his traditional values challenged by the changing world around him, though his common decency always sees him through. Hank serves as the de facto leader for his friends and family. Peggy Hill a native of Montana, a substitute Spanish teacher, though she has a poor grasp of the language, she is confident, sometimes to the point of lacking self-awareness. Hank and Peggy's only child, Bobby Hill, is a student at Tom Landry Middle School, his lack of athleticism and interest in things like comedy and cooking are mystifying to his more conventional father and encouraged by his mother. Throughout the series, Peggy's niece, Luanne Platter, the daughter of her scheming brother Hoyt and his alcoholic ex-wife Leanne, lives with the Hill family.
Naïve and emotional, Luanne was encouraged to move out by her Uncle Hank, but over time, he accepts her as a member of the family. Luanne attends beauty school and creates a Christian puppet show for a local cable access TV station. Luanne marries Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt, a snaggle-toothed layabout who lives on the settlements he earns from frivolous lawsuits. Hank has a healthy relationship with Tilly, a kind woman who lives in Arizona. Hank is, at first, uncomfortable with his mother dating Gary Kasner, a Jewish man, but he warmed up to Gary as their relationship progressed. Hank was dismayed by his mother's choice to break up with Gary to marry a man she's only known for a few weeks: Chuck Garrison, but found Chuck as likable as Gary. In contrast, Hank has a strained relationship with his father, Cotton Hill, a hateful World War II veteran who lost his shins to machine gun fire in Japan, who verbally abused Tilly during their marriage, leading to their divorce. Cotton marries Didi, a candy striper who attended kindergarten with Hank.
Together and Didi have a son, "G. H.", who bears a striking resemblance to Bobby. Other main characters include their families. Dale Gribble is the Hills' chain-smoking, conspiracy-theorist next-door neighbor and Hank's best friend; as a result of his paranoia, he does not trust the government or "the system". He owns his own pest control business, Dale's Dead Bug, is a licensed bounty hunter and President of the Arlen Gun Club. Dale is married to Nancy Hicks-Gribble, a weather girl—and anchorwoman—for the Channel 84 news; the only Gribble child, Joseph, is best friends with Bo
Mount Sterling Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church building near the junction of Choctaw County Road 43 and Choctaw County Road 27 in the rural community of Mount Sterling, Alabama. It is an unaltered example of the simple, Greek Revival style popular for rural churches in the mid-19th century, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1986. The church was completed in a simple Greek Revival style in 1859, when the community was a prosperous antebellum town; the land for the church was donated by the Catterlin family, early Choctaw County settlers who had established the a post office in Mount Sterling in 1838. The one-story frame building was the first in the county to be built as a church, it used for church services up until the 1970s, when the dwindling congregation could no longer afford to maintain it. In 1980, the property was donated to the Choctaw County Historical Society; the historical society, at the time having only just under 50 members, spent more than 15 years raising money and restoring the structure for use as a community hall.
It is one of only two remaining 19th century churches in the Mount Sterling area, the other being St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; the church is a rectangular structure with a gable roof running the length of the building. It sits on individual brick piers; the exterior is clad in lap board siding painted white. The front façade has two pairs of entry doors under the plain gable-end pediment; each side has four, nine-over-nine sash windows with shutters. The square, pyramidal roofed steeple sits near the entrance end of the building, is clad is lap board with vents in each side. A small addition, with details matching the main building, has been built off the southeast side of the church, with a covered walkway connecting it to the main building; the interior consists of one large room, partitioned on the south end in the 1950s to create two Sunday school rooms. The roof support system is unique to southwest Alabama, consists of a single truss with vertical tie rods running the length of the building, notched to be attached to the ceiling joists and diagonal trusses.
This has caused the bottom chord to crack, wood columns were added underneath the cracked portion. The original lath and plaster walls have been replaced with drywall, but the original heart pine flooring is intact
Grand Hôtel de París was a hotel located in the eastern part of the Puerta del Sol, central Madrid, Spain. After the first reforms occurred in 1860, a building was built, called the "Fonde de Paris"; the Hotel Paris was one of the first hotels in Madrid with a bathroom in each room service. In the 19th century it was known for famous clientele; the hotel closed in 2006. Opened in the summer of 1864, it was built with French investment, this is noted in the decoration and style of its interiors. Its spacious dining room was famous for serving French cuisine. On the first floor was the popular Café Imperial, with seating for five hundred people; the hotels was built to meet the anticipated demand for new travelers from the opening of the railway line between Madrid and Paris. In 1865, the proprietors and managers were Messrs. Fallola. In 1874, it was considered to be the leading hotel of Madrid, as well as the one only place in Spain where a traveller could find excellent accommodation. In 1895, the Hotel Paris was sold to the company Baena, who renovated the hotel, transforming the rooms, adding an elevator and electric lighting.
It functioned for decades as one of the elite hotels in Madrid. After the Civil War, the hotel suffered from competition, but survived, thanks to the advantage it offered to provide rooms overlooking the Puerta del Sol. However, it closed in May 2006; the building was abandoned and began its restoration in early 2011, reopened as an Apple Store after the renovation. Édouard Manet Maurice Ravel Rubén Darío