Mission Hill: The Complete Series

1999 NR 1 season

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Mission Hill: The Complete Series

1999 NR 1 season
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This uproarious animated series follows protagonist Andy French, a 24-year-old waterbed salesman and wanna-be cartoonist whose world is disrupted when his geeky teenage brother becomes his roommate, along with a slobbery pooch named Stogie. French is one of a tight-knit group of slackers who work dead-end jobs in the hipper-than-thou neighborhood of Mission Hill in this show from the former executive producers and head writers of "The Simpsons."
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Summary of Season 1 (1999) - 2 discs

This uproarious animated series follows protagonist Andy French, a 24-year-old waterbed salesman and wanna-be cartoonist whose world is disrupted when his geeky teenage brother becomes his roommate, along with a slobbery pooch named Stogie. French is one of a tight-knit group of slackers who work dead-end jobs in the hipper-than-thou neighborhood of Mission Hill in this show from the former executive producers and head writers of "The Simpsons."
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Wallace Langham
  • Scott Menville
  • Brian Posehn
  • Vicki Lewis
  • Nick Jameson
  • Tom Kenny
  • Jane Wiedlin
  • Tress MacNeille
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this show satirizes the young-adult lifestyle in the big city, which means there's plenty of iffy content for younger viewers. Characters are one-dimensional and, on the whole, unmotivated, often drifting through life and jobs in typical slacker fashion. The show touches on mature themes like masturbation, sexual experiences (and lack thereof), and homosexual relationships, featuring a long-time male couple whose intensely up-and-down relationship is played for laughs. Younger viewers will miss much of the social context that lends itself to the humor of the show.

Sexual Content

Guys and girls talk about "getting laid" female characters wear skimpy and revealing outfits; masturbation is mentioned. In one episode, an older brother wishes his younger brother a happy first date by giving him a condom. The next-door neighbors are a gay couple whose "relations" can sometimes be heard through the walls.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Words like "hell," "damn," and "ass" are commonplace, and some euphemisms for sex ("screw," "get laid") are used.

Social Behavior

The show is devoid of parental influence, so teenage Kevin has only his lazy, sexually motivated, cool-conscious older brother to learn from. Most of the young adult characters are shallow and do only enough to get by in life, often lying and cheating.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social scenes in bars or at private parties include drinking and smoking, although it's limited to the over-21 crowd.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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