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Mission Hill 

The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Brian Posehn ...  Jim Kuback 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Nick Jameson ...  Gus Duncz / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Wallace Langham ...  Andy French 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Vicki Lewis ...  Posey Tyler / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Scott Menville ...  Kevin French / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Tom Kenny ...  Wally Langford / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2002
Tress MacNeille ...  Dakota / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2002
Bill Oakley Bill Oakley ...  George Bang 12 episodes, 1999-2002
Josh Weinstein ...  Toby Mundorf 12 episodes, 1999-2002
Herbert Siguenza ...  Carlos Hernandez-Leibowitz 11 episodes, 1999-2002
Lisa Arch ...  Tina / ... 8 episodes, 2000-2002
Jane Wiedlin ...  Gwen 7 episodes, 1999-2002
Dave Thomas ...  Mr. Czelanski / ... 6 episodes, 1999-2002
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Storyline

Andy French is an aspiring cartoonist who has trouble holding a job or a girlfriend even while he rooms with two other eccentric roommates in an apartment in the Mission Hill area of the city of Cosmopolis. The fact that he has to house his obnoxiously precocious younger brother, Kevin, is no help. However, this quartet of disparate individuals manages to struggle through life's bizarre trials even as they learn to get along. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Official Sites:

Castle Rock Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Downtowners See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stylistically, the series is recognizable for its bright, neon color palette, and features a peculiar mixture of modern animation and traditional "cartoonish" drawings (dashed lines coming from eyes to indicate line of vision, red bolts of lightning around a spot in pain). The designs were done by Lauren MacMullan, who cites the comic series Eightball as her source of inspiration for her overall design. See more »

Quotes

Kevin French: Mom and Dad would like to talk to you.
Andy French: Hi, Mom!
Mrs. French: Andy. What's this I hear about you emotionally abusing Kevin?
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Everbody's Talkin'
Written by Fred Neil
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Episode: {"Plan 9 from Mission Hill (I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space)" (2002) (ep. #1.13)}
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I'm definitely "Missin'" Mission Hill
18 April 2006 | by klahd222See all my reviews

This was a great attempt at trying to create an animated show that WASN'T based around an 'overweight father figure who's beset by life's problems'. Oakley and Weinstein used their experience on 'The Simpsons' to put together a really solid show with great characters. But it didn't find much of an audience when it was on the air and they were never given the chance to finish the first season.

Andy French is a wannabe cartoonist who lives with his two roommates in a New York-like hipster enclave called "Mission Hill", when his parents decide to move, they send his nerdy little brother, Kevin to live with him until he graduates.

The show is undertoned with youth culture commentary:Andy is unaware that his beloved 80's slacker peers have moved on into early yuppiedom, the show pre-dates the major gentrification of most major U.S. cities, it was designed to look similar to alternative press comic books and Kevin is obsessed with online role playing games and nerd-centric activities. Even though this is probably the shows greatest contribution, it tends to dates it a little.

It comes as no surprise that the show has become a cult favorite.


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