Mike Judge also told IGN he enjoyed season 5’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green”. It’s a classic episode for a number of reasons, but the biggest might be the way it combines Hank’s annoyance with modern advancements. with a great story about how his friends deal with something from their past.
The premise of the episode is that Arlen is planning to destroy a local quarry and put a landfill in its place. While Hank is generally unaffected by any environmental concerns, he does have a personal part in preventing drainage – when they were young, he, Dale (Johnny Hardwick) and Bill ( Stephen Root) knocked out their friend Boomhauer (Mike Judge) Mustang for a joyride, accidentally landing it in the quarry. Although 20 years have passed, they have to stop the construction of the landfill. That means they have to work with local environmentalists.
Naturally, Hank has trouble hearing it, which always makes you happy. Environmentalists like Bobby, son of Hank (Pamela Adlon) are competing to save an endangered species of algae. But their actions are unsuccessful, forcing Hank and his friends to play dirty, into the quarry in the dead of night to find Boomhauer’s Mustang.
The episode culminates with the wonderful mix of observational satire and character-driven humor it has perfected. Even if Mike Judge still considers “Beavis and Butthead” his work, episodes like this prove his career is full of jewels.
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