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Ceci N’est Pas Une King of the Hill – A Look in the Mirror

all praise be to they, mike judge and greg daniels… masters of the arts… creators of king of the hill… gods among mere mortals!!!

Recently, the KOTH episode Ceci N’est Pas Une King of the Hill played on Adult Swim and it really hit home for me… because… well I’ve had the experiences mentioned in the episode.

I don’t think those artists ever shower. It was like just when you thought you’d never smelled anyone worse than one guy, BAM the next guy smells even WORSE.

Bobby Hill, Ceci N’est Pas Une King of the Hill, Season 8 Episode 9.

Been there done that.

There are a lot of reasons people don’t shower, but for some particular artists… well they end up smelling like a rotting seal carcass simply because they can instead of you know… because of an understandable reason like homelessness or mental illness.

Ultimately I think some people see that as part of being an artist, as if being a stereotype magically turns you into a ‘real artist‘.


Makes me wish there was someway to buy art without the artists and whatnot
Hank Hill, Ceci N’est Pas Une King of the Hill, Season 8 Episode 9.

Honestly, this episode was so interesting to me because it took a good stab at pointing out the arbitrary and ridiculous expectations people have when it comes to art and artists…

The episode highlighted the better than thou attitude some people approach art with, it highlighted the ridiculous notion that to be a real artist you had to exclusively make a living as an artist, and it highlighted the unscrupulous nature of people in the art world (you may laugh and think the gallery owner was a joke, but the humor of that lies in the fact people like that exist).

Again, I’m tired after listening to Donald Trump speak… so I’m going to end the article here for now.

If you’re an artists, watch the episode.

If you like King of the Hill, watch the episode.

Just watch the episode. 

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