King of the Hill - Adult Swim bumpers (partially found bumpers for animated series; 2011-2013)

King of the Hill (Adult Swim bumpers)
The show's logo as seen in the bumpers.
The show's logo as seen in the bumpers.
Status Partially Found

Starting in 2011, cable channel Adult Swim began airing bumpers for the animated sitcom King of the Hill prior to the airing of episodes.

These bumpers would promote a fictional company or occasionally a real company (such as Hyundai and Lowe's). An unknown narrator would name the company and give their motto, usually saying "Tonight's King of the Hill episode is brought to you by (company name) (company motto)." Throughout the bumper, "Prissy Pussy" by Werner Tautz would play. Most bumpers followed this format, unless otherwise noted. The companies included:

  • The Arlen Barn
  • The Arlen Advocate
  • The Arlen Bystander (uses a guitar theme)
  • Channel 84
  • Cover-to-Cover Books
  • Dale's Dead Bug
  • Heimlich County Junior College
  • Hotel Arlen
  • Get In Get Out
  • Goobersmooches
  • Juggstore Cowboys
  • La Grunta Inn and Resort
  • Mega Lo Mart
  • Staubach Elementary School
  • Strickland Propane (there are at least three different bumpers, each with Hank Hill (Mike Judge) giving an original voiceover)
  • Sugarfoot's
  • Thaterton Fuels
  • Waffle Hut

These bumpers stopped playing by 2014. However, YouTube user tkrewtmre tRKEW't KRw@KTReWKTrw TGKFREW uploaded ten of the bumpers, albeit with their watermark in the corner. Evan Lechowicz also uploaded the three known Strickland Propane bumpers. The ones that were not included were Sugarfoot's, Dale's Dead Bug, Thaterton Fuels, Goobersmooches, La Grunta Inn and Resort and Juggstore Cowboys. They have not been seen since they stopped being broadcast.

Update: Pokematic found The Arlen Advocate bumper (with Hank saying "closed captioning sponsored in part by"), along with the bumpers for Strickland Propane (where Hank talks about how propane is used in life), Waffle Hut, Cover to Cover Books, The Arlen Barn, Thaterton Fuels and The Arlen Bystander (which transitions to an Arby's bumper). He also found closed captioning bumpers sponsored by GEICO and uploaded them to his Dailymotion channel without a watermark.

Available Bumpers

Ten of the bumpers.
The Strickland Propane bumpers.
Non-watermarked Thatherton Fuels bumper (starts at 1:33).

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Kuroda39

4 months ago
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i remember seeing all of the bumpers if i had known they be lost i would have recorded them
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Studman

4 months ago
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haha i remember these. it's kinda weird how strange and obscure things get lost like that
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Rhino Ryan

4 months ago
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Back from about 2011 to 2013 (the same time as these bumpers), I used to watch King of the Hill all the time. The other day, I started thinking about these and was surprised at how many were on YouTube (from what I've read, there are only a handful more that have not been found).
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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I think I remember the Sugarfoot's one It went along the lines of "We're so clean, you can eat with your feet" It's not exact but that's how I remember it.

It was so common I didn't think it would become lost
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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That's how I remember it.
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Rhino Ryan

4 months ago
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By the way I was Anonymous user #3, for whatever reason, my account was logged out.
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Anonymous user #6

4 months ago
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I think it was 'Its so sweet, you can eat it with your feet.' These bumpers still play in my area, btw
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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found the full set on bumpworthy
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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just look up koth on bumpworthy it even list the songs used
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Vilapupu

4 months ago
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Wouldn't AS's Youtube channel upload/has uploaded those bumpers? seems rather strange that it would be lost. I surely remember seeing them before.
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Pokematic

4 months ago
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Just digitized one of my old tapes thinking it would have nood bumpers. Turns out no, but it has some King of the Hill bumpers. I'll try to get them up on my dailymotion channel sometime this week. They're low quality, even by VHS standards, but I won't watermark them.
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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The most played one that I remember seeing was the one for Thatherton Fuels, I don't remember the tag line for it, i think there might've been one, but I remember it being just the narrator saying it was just "brought by Thatherton fuels" at times.
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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Yeah I remember one for Thatherton Fuels. Except I remember it having a slogan. And I definitely remember the Sugarfoot's one. "We're so clean, you can eat with your feet!"
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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The Strickland Propane ones bring back SO much memories for me!
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Anonymous user #7

3 months ago
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So Adult Swim actually acquired King of the Hill in 2009, and started playing it in January. Around that time there were also bumps in similar fashion to the ones above. Are those counted as similar enough to these? They seem to be simpler but are in the same fashion as "Tonight's King of the Hill episode is brought to you by..."

If you go to Bumpworthy and use the "sponsored" tag, you actually get 9 different sponsored bumps from 2009, some mentioning businesses I don't see in the above list, unless I am mistaken. Note that in some cases you need to download them instead of just being able to view them on the sight.
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Anonymous user #8

1 months ago
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i remember these bumpers that had fake make up stores and i cant believe they stopped making them

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