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  • 1/5 - Good riddance to KOTH!

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  • 2/5 - Meh

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  • 3/5 - Moderately enjoyable

    6 21.43%
  • 4/5 - Solid showing

    11 39.29%
  • 5/5 - Why is this show cancelled!?? F U FOX!

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    Rate Review KOTH Lost in Myspace

    To boost business, Strickland Propane creates a MySpace page despite Hank's bad feelings about the idea. Mr. Strickland gives Donna full responsibility over the page, but when she goes overboard and posts personal videos and information; creating tension between the employees.

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    Not really having high hopes on it..Considering the recent Strickland Propane episodes are pretty weak.. But we'll see!
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    Fun episode all-around, and funnier than the usual KotH nowadays as well. I thought the plot was original, flowed well, and had some good online/blog humor (I loved Hank's "Buhhh! Can this stuff hurt our computer!?"). I love how KotH, like South Park, can flesh out side characters like Donna in a single episode.

    I'm still upset about this show being cancelled, but I'm pleased that it never really had a major decline.

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    fun, funny, good episode, not perfect but close enough, very good, not "almost canceled" quality at all, I can't believe Fox and am really angry that they are canceling this show.

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    The whole pig thing tool time away from that cool blogging storyline. which was awesome! 5/5!


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    a really great episode. the general plot was fun and funny, but i think the Dale, Bill, and Bobby sub plot stole the show. one of the best this season. 5/5

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    I didn't think in the year 2008, we'd still be getting stories where people are just getting acquainted with the Internet.

    An alright episode, though it was slowed down by a stupid subplot.

    3.0/5

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    The best line was Hank's take on Myspace being some sort of cult. Laughed very hard.

    But how could they have hired back such a....bitch?

    So this show's canceled. Are they replacing it with that Cleveland show? Can the public seriously handle 90 minutes of McFarlane, or will people need to start choosing which of his shows they plan to actually watch?

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    4/5

    pretty good

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    I really liked the subject matter, because an old fashioned and straightforward guy like Hank is a perfect foil for myspace psychos like her.

    Knowing that this is the final season, I think it's pretty fitting that lately Hank's been dealing with quickly growing technology a little more often like online video games and myspace. Stuff like that has, and still is changing so much about how society works that it's sort of a nice send off to contrast a man like Hank to all that, since guys like Hank are becoming more and more rare

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    I thought this was a good enough episode, but was a little off-kilter in its depiction of the myspace craze and what it's used for. Unless I'm missing some trend, nobody could gather so many people from their friends list in person for a confrontation. The pig story wasn't funny either, and went nowhere.

    Some funny moments though.
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    A high enough 3/5, because while I enjoyed it - it felt very "already been done" to me. Not the fact that it was MySpace - the fact that, well, they do keep on using this form - Hank finds out about something new and strange to him, vastly opposes it while everyone else jumps on board, and ends up being more of a voice of reason in the end. It's getting a little old (probably a big reason I liked the video game episode a lot more - unless I'm forgetting some other episodes, and I'm certainly not an expert on KotH, that's one of the few times, I think, we've actually seen him embrace this new technology).

    Still, great message, some pretty funny stuff with psycho Donna, and while it felt a lot like pointless, fluffed up filler, the pig subplot was still pretty funny. A little extreme, to me, with all of Donna's MySpace friends and the like - I was completely baffled by that, but at least it allowed me to relate to Hank even more on the subject matter. So it was still pretty great, but it did feel done already. (Doesn't mean the show deserves its cancellation, though.)

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    Yea..Hank just has the exact same demeanor in every single episode.

    Like mentioned, it was a bit funnier than the other episodes this season. I enjoyed Hank calling Myspace a "cult". Even though that same joke was used with Yoga..It worked pretty well with Myspace. Of course there was some good commentary on the topic.

    The Strickland coworkers are akward and not funny at all. The subplot was pretty terrible. Why exactly did Bobby run out of the house and jump on a pig? In the end, there were no laughs with the subplot and it went no where.

    Regarding the "flash mob"..I thought that was sorta cool. I remember hearing about that on news programs several years ago. Obviously it wasnt something that ever caught on.

    2/5



    The show can still crank out great ideas and concepts..Theres just not enough "life" in the characters or laughs.

    I hope this is corrected with The Goode Family. Perhaps Judge and Altschuler/Krinsky can get some straight comedy writers for that show. (A David Mirkin type..). I hear Jace Richdale will be on the staff..Thats probaly a good step in the right direction.

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    I found this one to be quite funny. I might not be a KotH diehard, but this one really kept my attention, probably because of the subject matter. If I had to be negative, the end felt a little rushed. There were some good jokes, mostly around Bill. I liked the joke about Hank's two expressions.

    4/5. Perhaps I will check this show out more this final season.

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    This was a funny episode, not a huge fan of the subplot, but I liked Hank in this episode 4/5

    This just makes me madder about the cancellation since there's still a lot of life in the series
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    This show is still going strong. After just watching The Simpsons THoH I couldn't believe that KoTH is getting canceled and not The Simpsons. And I agree with the person that said KoTH uses the same formula, but honestly, if it works well and keeps me entertained then I do not mind.

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    I think Hank having the same demeanor in every episode is the point of his character. He's just an extremely stable, rational human being that obviously many write off as a lower-middle class redneck in the show. It's almost to the point where he seems a little separated from everything around him. It's his strength and his flaw in a rapidly changing world. Without that, a lot of the show's distinct kind of dillemmas wouldn't be possible.

    The intro pretty much says it all, all this stuff is going on around him at super speed but he's always there standing in the same pose, drinking a beer.

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    Yeah, I don't think it's a "cliche" so much as a "running theme" that the show is being faithful to. Hank is an old-fashioned guy with old-fashioned ideals that--while he can be a little extreme with them--often end up being the basis for good decision-making regardless. Even from the beginning of the show (the first episode, with "twig boy"), Hank has battled against changing times and the newer oddities of modern life.

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    I cannot tell you how irrationally hard I laughed at Buck's hand waving and delivery of the line "But yer an accountant! What the hell'dya think you were gon'do??"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriforceBun View Post
    Yeah, I don't think it's a "cliche" so much as a "running theme" that the show is being faithful to. Hank is an old-fashioned guy with old-fashioned ideals that--while he can be a little extreme with them--often end up being the basis for good decision-making regardless. Even from the beginning of the show (the first episode, with "twig boy"), Hank has battled against changing times and the newer oddities of modern life.
    Yeah, and that old fashionedness is probably where a lot of the irony in the show comes from. Hank's a dying breed of man, and is often written off and arguably really is a bit behind the times but it's usually everyone else that should learn a thing or two from him.

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    It's not just Hank having the exact same response to these sorts of things, though - it's that he's usually completely alone in it while everyone else around him gets really into whatever is being discussed (whether it be MySpace, or Carbon Credits, or what have you), he opposes it alone, some disastrous events happen, then people realize the err of their ways and, for the most part, agree with Hank. It's not just Hank - it's Arlen as a whole. This sort of formula is becoming almost as irritating as, say, South Park's random men in suits conspiracy plots.

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    Yes, the show has had the same theme forever..And it's great that they've remained faithful to that. - The problem is that the formula has been incredibly simplified and theres little surprises along the ride.

    I rewatched the episode yesterday..I might have been a little harsh. There was about 5 laugh out loud points in the episode. Dale: "Be sure to hose off Joseph too!"

    There was also about 5 akward lines. Peggy saying "Why don't you come to bed hank?". Nothing interesting or funny..Just a boring line that feels out of place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceiwynd View Post
    It's not just Hank having the exact same response to these sorts of things, though - it's that he's usually completely alone in it while everyone else around him gets really into whatever is being discussed (whether it be MySpace, or Carbon Credits, or what have you), he opposes it alone, some disastrous events happen, then people realize the err of their ways and, for the most part, agree with Hank. It's not just Hank - it's Arlen as a whole. This sort of formula is becoming almost as irritating as, say, South Park's random men in suits conspiracy plots.
    But that's what Trifoce and I mean. Hank's whole thing is that he's the most stable man in the show, to show the contrast of how crazy some of the premises and current trend topics are as well as to just be an anchor for the town and his family generally. Even if he's not on the same page, that's what usually gives him his insight. He always has an outsider viewpoint.

    This show I don't think was ever about getting its entertainment from mixing up its trademark structure too much. That's why it's always been a pretty big love it or hate it show. Some find it funny and even a bit insightful because Hank's usually so bewildered by the whole situation that's going on, even if he's not the focus of the episode, but some also find it boring.

    It's a kind of thing that could be stretched pretty thin, that's one reason why while I think it's a bit sad...that it may be a good time for KotH to close.

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    4/5 really good! But didin't appriciate the pig plot very much...

    Still, I can't believe a heartless person voted 1! It's pretty much the series finale! Hope it's moved to FX!

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