Judge says many of the characters are based on people who met while on his paper route because, he admits, Albuquerque has a lot of Texas transplants and we helped each other with their lawns.
King Of The Hill celebrates its 200th episode on Sunday (May 14) and Judge says part of the shows strength is that there hasnt been much change in the characters.
As he puts it, Fox executives have asked for more life-changing episodes but if you do that, you dont have anything left.
Another reason why he thinks the show has lasted so long is because he never strived to reach the 200-episode goal.
In his words, I try to follow the Alcoholics Anonymous approach: One season, or one episode, at a time.
King Of The Hill will be around a little while longer: Fox will air 22 episodes next season, compared to only five new shows that aired this season.
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