As viewers may have remembered, “King of the Hill” is set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas. It’s a prime location for fans of the Dallas Cowboys football team (like Hank Hill himself), and its Water Tower, Arlen’s most memorable landmark, is often shown in episodes.
According to co-creator Mike Judge and his interview with The New York Times, Richardson’s hometown, a real-life Dallas suburb, was the inspiration for Arlen. The town was also inspired by his childhood experiences growing up in an old town in New Mexico.
“It’s Richardson, a suburb of Dallas. I actually grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and there’s a paper street in an old town. West Texas and eastern New Mexico are a bit blurry, and I miss my brother. and I just noticed that every adult authority figure speaks with a Texas accent [with a twang]”Sorry guys.”
“King of the Hill” is often discussed around its revival. After airing its final episode in late 2009, creator Greg Daniels told Collider there is hope for the series to start over. If Daniels and his team do strike a deal for its revival, the idea would be that there’s a time jump to seeing characters older than we last saw them, living different lives. live differently but still make us laugh like they did. We don’t know if the idea will see the light of day – but we can hope!
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