Update 11/09 08:58 PT: The King of the Hill “NFT” previously shared by Mike Judge was seemingly the work of another artist, going by the name of @AyePizzaBoy on Twitter. A tweet dated August 25, 2021, shows the same image – which was posted by Judge on November 8, 2021 – of the animated sitcom’s familiar foursome in pixel form.
Original story: King of the Hill co-creator Mike Judge has jokingly invited his fans to dig deep into their pockets to buy a set of four NFTs (non-fungible tokens) of his own creation.
Judge shared his digital asset on Twitter as he posted a picture of his own artwork featuring pixel images of King of the Hill’s Hank Hill, Dale Gribble, Bill Dauterive, and Jeff Boomhauer. “This NFT will be available soon for six trillion dollars. Each,” he joked in the accompanying tweet. “Or you can buy all four for twenty trillion. They’re worth every penny.”
This NFT will be available soon for six trillion dollars. Each. Or you can buy all four for twenty trillion. They’re worth every penny. pic.twitter.com/AgVPL72OG9
— Mike Judge (@MikeJudge) November 8, 2021
Have you watched King of the Hill?
King of the Hill aired for 13 seasons on Fox between 1997 and 2009, making it one of the most successful animated sitcoms to debut in the wake of The Simpsons. The series follows the mundane day-to-day struggles of Hank Hill, his family and the many other eccentric personalities in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, the heartland of America.
More than a decade later, King of the Hill proves it still has a large and dedicated fanbase, with Judge’s tweet racking up 65.5K likes and counting, so we can only imagine the hype if the sharp cartoon comedy was ever to return to the air — as writer Brent Forrester had suggested during an eyebrow-raising Reddit AMA session earlier this year.
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Forrester teased the possible revival in March when he revealed that King of the Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels were both in “hot negotiations” to revive the popular Fox series, which would see Hank Hill and his family drawn back to life 15 years after the events of the series finale. However, no further update has been given in the months since then.
Adele Ankers is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.
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