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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Episodes [contents: 1995-2007.]

Series II: Production Materials, 1996-2002. n.d.

Series III: Marketing and Publicity, 1997-2005, n.d.

Series IV: Photographs [Note: See Series VI for additional photographs]

Series V: Audio/Video Materials, 1997-2003, n.d.

Series VI: Artifacts, Posters, and Framed Items, 2000-20003, n.d.

Series VII: Books.

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A Guide to the King of the Hill Archives, 1995-2007



Descriptive Summary

Creator: King of the Hill
Title: King of the Hill Archives
Dates: 1995-2007
Abstract: King of the Hill is an animated half-hour sitcom, co-created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, that first aired on the Fox Television network in January 1997. This collection consists of the production archives of the first ten seasons of the show.
Extent: 118 boxes (75 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

In 1995, Mike Judge wrote a pilot episode for an animated series centered around Hank Hill, a common sense, all-American propane salesman in Arlen, Texas. Hank was loosely based on a neighbor character in Judge’s hit MTV series, Beavis and Butt-head. Fox Broadcasting Company brought in The Simpsons writer Greg Daniels to collaborate with Judge on the pilot, and the series debuted in January 1997, with Judge and Daniels as co-creators.

The show remains true to Judge’s original concept and depicts the suburban Hills and their neighbors on Rainey Lane. The patriarch of the Hill family is Hank, a salesman of propane and propane accessories with a narrow urethra and an obsession with his lawn and the Dallas Cowboys. Hank is married to Peggy, a substitute Spanish middle school teacher with an inflated sense of her own intelligence. She writes “musings” for the Arlen Spectator and is a champion Boggle player. Hank and Peggy’s only son is Bobby, an overweight, under-achieving eight-grader with the dream of becoming a prop comic. Many storylines deal with Hank’s concern for Bobby, and an early catch-phrase from the show is “the Boy Ain’t Right.” Despite not understanding Bobby, Hank clearly loves his son and struggles to be a better father than his own, WWII veteran Cotton, who “killed fifty men” and lost both his shins in the war. Also living with the Hills is Peggy’s niece Luanne, a slightly dim-witted beauty-school drop-out who is able to find her voice through a Christian puppet show.

Hank’s best friends are also his neighbors: Bill, Boomhauer, and Dale. The four were on the Arlen football team together in high school (with Dale as towel boy). Now adults and living on the same block, Bill Dauterive is an unhappily divorced barber for the United States Army and Boomhauer is an unintelligible ladies’ man (voiced by Judge). Dale Gribble is a conspiracy-theory plagued bug exterminator unable to recognize that his wife, weather reporter Nancy, is having an affair with Native American masseuse, John Redcorn. Dale’s son Joseph, who looks remarkably like Redcorn, is Bobby’s best friend.

The show maintains Judge’s signature simple animation style and sense of realism. Unique for an animation series, the show depicts the Hills’ every-day life, exploring themes ranging from parent-child relationships, to friendship and loyalty, to justice, and patriotism. Although Arlen is a fictional Texas town, the locale, characters, and culture are easily recognizable, thanks in part to annual research trips that the writers would make to Texas. The characters and storylines of King of the Hill clearly resonate with viewers. During the tenth season in 2005, the show was slated to be cancelled, but high ratings for the remainder of the season gave it a second life. Fox renewed it for seasons eleven and twelve, making it the second longest-running animated televisions series after The Simpsons.

The King of the Hill archives came to the Southwestern Writers Collection through the efforts of writer and Executive Producer, Jim Dauterive. Jim joined the writing staff of King of the Hill in its first season, and he began donating his own writing archives to the Collections in 1999. In addition to documenting his earlier career in advertising and his various screenwriting projects, much of his collection documents his role as writer on King of the Hill. In 2005, Jim was instrumental in arranging for over ten seasons of the show’s production materials to make its way to the Southwestern Writers Collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The King of the Hill Archives documents the writing and production history of the Emmy-award winning Fox television show. The records date from 1995 to 2007, and are arranged into seven series: Episodes, Production Materials, Marketing and Publicity, Photographs, Audio/Visual Materials, Artifacts, and Books.

Series 1, Episodes (boxes 1-108), forms the bulk of the collection and is arranged chronologically by season and then according to airdate. The amount of material for each episode varies, but typical documents include numerous drafts of the script, outlines, and notes. Episodes written by donor Jim Dauterive are more fully represented with additional research materials, multiple writer’s drafts, note cards, and storyboards. Of note in this series is material documenting the pilot episode (box 1), written by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. Also included is a photocopy of the original pilot written by Judge.

For the first eight episodes, there are corresponding production notebooks that were originally housed in three-inch binders. The contents of these binders remain in the original order but are separated into several folders. These binders originated from Executive Producer and co-creator, Greg Daniels’ office at Fox. Arranged in reverse-chronological order, they show evidence of the production history of each episode, from story pitch to final broadcast. In addition to drafts of each script, they typically include additional notes, memos, Broadcast and Standards communications, casting lists, and sometimes storyboards. As with the other Episode materials, the contents vary by episode, and a complete listing of what is in each binder can be found in the container list.

There are only a handful of production notebooks for seasons nine and ten, and none for season eleven, which is still in production [as of March 2007]. The episode list for season eleven is incomplete, and materials include only outlines and writer’s drafts. The exception to this is “Lucky’s Wedding Suit,” for which there are numerous drafts, notes, and storyboards (boxes 106-108). This episode was written by Dauterive and was originally scheduled to air as the series finale. When the series was renewed, it became the finale for season eleven instead. Season eleven materials include outlines and drafts for some episodes that have not yet been aired. Following the unaired episodes from season eleven is a binder of “New Story Ideas,” housed in three folders (box 108). It includes pitches, outlines, and notes of stories listed according to working title. Some of these were eventually fully developed and aired under different titles.

Series 2, Production Materials (boxes 109-110), is divided into three sub-series: Pre-Production Records, Animation and Design, and Staffing. Of note in the Pre-Production Records (box 109) is a binder of logos, main title ideas, and promotions. It includes numerous rejected logo designs; notes and outlines for what would later become the scenes depicted in the opening credits of the show; and scripts and ideas for promotional spots to introduce viewers to the Hill family and their neighbors in Arlen. Also included in this sub-series is the show’s “Bible,” written by Jim Dauterive. It provides descriptions of each character and serves as evidence of the early vision of them in the series.

Animation and Design materials (boxes 109-110) includes a design/directing pack, design sketches, and a special effects manual. The final Production sub-series, Staffing (box 110), includes the sign that was on the casting door in the Century City offices. Additional casting information can be found in the production binders for each episode. Also included in this sub-series is a collection of script covers decorated by various members of the writing and production staff on the show. The covers originally hung on a bulletin board in the offices.

Series 3, Marketing and Publicity (boxes 111-115), includes marketing guidelines; a publicity and promotions binder of stills, interviews, and other promotions; additional published articles and reviews; awards; and promotional items including a 1999 calendar, the design for the John Force/King of the Hill racecar, and the layout design materials for The Boy Ain't Right, a "parenting" book by Hank Hill.

Series 4, Photographs (box 116), includes color and black and white stills of the Hill family and other characters. There are also cast/staff photographs, comprising snapshots taken during writers’ research trips to Texas and the Playboy mansion. Also included are three in-studio photos of Mike Judge with Willie Nelson. Additional photographs can be found in Series 6, Artifacts.

Series 5, Audio/Visual Materials (box 117) includes VHS cuts of various episodes written by Jim Dauterive. Also included are compact discs of music from the show, George W. Bush sound clips, and promotional materials. Of note is a VHS cassette of staff “Office Olympics.”

Series 6, Artifacts, Posters, and Framed Items (box 118 and oversized) includes 11” x 14” portraits of each principal character. All but the Peggy portrait originally hung on the walls of the Century City offices. Also included are framed photographs of characters and staff members, posters, character cut-outs, and whiteboards. Three of the whiteboards list episodes by season and originally hung in the writers’ room. The large “Making of King of the Hill” whiteboard was originally in the hallway of the offices and served as an overview for visitors of the process of creating each episode of the show. “Life sized” character cut-outs include one of Bobby, three of Hank, and one of Dale.

Series 7, Books, are published materials that the writers used as reference sources. Of note are The Death of Common Sense, which served as the basis for Hank’s philosophy, and The Book of Virtues, one of several books used as inspiration for Peggy’s “musings” and dialogue. All of these books have been transferred to the SWWC Book Collection. They are cataloged and available for use onsite.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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Index Terms

Television.
Scripts
Dauterive, Jim
Daniels, Greg
Judge, Mike

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

King of the Hill Archives, Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University-San Marcos

Acquisition Information

Gift donated by Jim Dauterive, 1999 and on-going.

Processing Information

Katie Salzmann, 2007.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Episodes [contents: 1995-2007.]

Season 1, 1997
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1 1-12 "Pilot," (4E01; airdate January 12, 1997). Written by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels.
13-18 "Square Peg," (4E02; airdate January 19, 1997). Written by Joe Stillman.
Box Folders
2 1-6 "The Order of the Straight Arrow," (4E03; airdate February 2, 1997). Written by Cheryl Holliday.
7-10 "Hank's Got the Willies," (4E05; airdate February 9, 1997). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
3 1-6 "Luanne's Saga," (4E04; airdate February 16, 1997). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
7-11 "Hank's Unmentionable Problem," (4E07; airdate February 23, 1997). Written by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels.
Box Folders
4 1-6 "Westie Side Story," (4E06; airdate March 2, 1997). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
7-12 "Shins of the Father," (4E08; airdate March 23, 1997). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
5 1-6 "Peggy the Boggle Champ," (4E10; airdate April 13, 1997). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
7-11 "Keeping Up With Our Joneses," (4E09; airdate April 27, 1997). Written by Jonathan Collier and Joe Stillman.
Box Folders
6 1-3 "King of the Ant Hill," (4E13; airdate May 4, 1997). Written by Johnny Hardwick and Paul Lieberstein.
4-7 "Plastic White Female," (4E11; airdate May 11, 1997). Written by David Zuckerman.
Season 2, 1997-1998
Box Folders
6 8-13 "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying," (5E01; airdate September 21, 1997). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
7 1-4 "Texas City Twister," (5E02; airdate September 26, 1997). Written by Cheryl Holliday.
5-8 "Arrowhead," (5E04; airdate October 19, 1997). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
9-11 "Hilloween," (5E06; airdate October 26, 1997). Written by David Zuckerman.
Box Folders
8 1-4 "Hilloween," continued.
5-7 "Jumpin' Crack Bass," (5E03; airdate November 2, 1997). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
8-10 "Husky Bobby," (5E05; airdate November 9, 1997). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
9 1-5 "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg," (5E07; airdate November 16, 1997). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
6-15 "The Son that Got Away," (5E08; airdate November 23, 1997). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
10 1-3 "The Son that Got Away," continued.
4-15 "The Company Man," (4E12; airdate December 7, 1997). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
11 1-3 "The Company Man," continued.
4-5 "Bobby Slam," (5E10; airdate December 14, 1997). Written by Gina Fattore.
6-9 "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying," (5E09; airdate December 21, 1997). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
12 1-4 "Meet the Manger Babies," (5E12; airdate January 11, 1998). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
5-10 "Snow Job," (5E11; airdate February 1, 1998). Written by Jim Dauterive, Cheryl Halliday, Alan R. Cohen, and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
13 1-3 "I Remember Mono," (5E13; airdate February 8, 1998). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
4-8 "Three Says of the Kahndo," (5E15; airdate February 15, 1998). Written by John Altschuler and David Krinsky.
9-11 "Traffic Jam," (5E14; airdate February 22, 1998). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
14 1-3 "Hank's Dirty Laundry," (5E16; airdate March 1, 1998). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
4-9 "The Final Shinsult," (5E17; airdate March 15, 1998). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
10-12 "Leanne's Saga," (5E18; airdate April 19, 1998). Written by David Zuckerman.
Box Folders
15 1-14 "Junkie Business," (5E19; airdate April 26, 1998). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
16 1-10 "Junkie Business," continued.
Box Folders
17 1-4 "Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby's Saga," (5E21; airdate May 3, 1998). Written by John Altschuler and Alan Berger.
5-8 "Peggy's Turtle Song," (5E22; airdate May 10, 1998). Written by Brent Forrester.
9-10 "Propane Boom, Part 1" (5E23; airdate May 17, 1998). Written by Norm Hiscock.
Box Folders
18 1-3 "Propane Boom, Part 1," continued.
Season 3, 1989-1999
Box Folders
18 4-8 "Death of a Propane Salesman (Propane Boom, Part 2)," (5E24; airdate September 15, 1998). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
19 1-7 "And They Call it Bobby Love," (3ABE01; airdate September 22, 1998). Written by Norm Hiscock.
8-10 "Peggy's Headache," (5E20; airdate October 6, 1998). Written by Joe Stillman.
Box Folders
20 1-7 "Pregnant Paws," (3ABE02; airdate October 13, 1998). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
8-9 "Next of Shin," (3ABE05; airdate November 3, 1998). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
21 1-4 "Next of Shin," continued.
5-9 "Peggy Pageant Fever," (3ABE07; airdate November 10, 1998). Written by Norm Hiscock.
Box Folders
22 1-2 "Peggy Pageant Fever," continued.
3-11 "Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men," (3ABE08; airdate November 17, 1998). Written by Jim Dauterive.
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23 1-8 "Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men," continued.
Box Folders
24 1-6 "Good Hill Hunting," (3ABE04; airdate December 1, 1998). Written by Joe Stillman.
7-9 "Pretty, Pretty Dresses," (3ABE10; airdate December 15, 1998). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
25 1-3 "Pretty, Pretty Dresses," continued.
4-10 "A Fire Fighting We Will Go," (3ABE11; airdate January 12, 1999). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
26 1-7 "To Spank, With Love," (3ABE03; airdate January 19, 1999). Written by David Zuckerman.
8-11 "Three Coaches and a Bobby," (3ABE12; airdate January 26, 1999). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
27 1-3 "Three Coaches and a Bobby," continued.
4-7 "De-Kahnstructing Henry," (3ABE14; airdate February 2, 1999). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
8-10 "The Wedding of Bobby Hill," (3ABE09; airdate February 9, 1999). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
28 1-3 "The Wedding of Bobby Hill," continued.
4-8 "Sleight of Hank," (3ABE15; airdate February 16, 1999). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Box Folders
29 1-4 "Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta," (3ABE06; airdate February 23, 1999). Written by Jon Vitti.
5-9 "Escape from Party Island," (3ABE16; airdate March 16, 1999). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
30 1-5 "Love Hurts...and So Does Art," (3ABE13; airdate March 23, 1999). Written by Jonathan Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
6-12 "Hank's Cowboy Movie," (3ABE18; airdate April 6, 1999). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
31 1-10 "Hank's Cowboy Movie," continued.
Box Folders
32 1-8 "Hank's Cowboy Movie," continued.
9-11 "Dog Dale Afternoon," (3ABE17; airdate April 13, 1999). Written by Jon Vitti.
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33 1-3 "Dog Dale Afternoon," continued.
4-9 "Revenge of the Lutefisk," (3ABE19; airdate April 20, 1999). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Box Folders
34 1-5 "Death and Texas," (3ABE20; airdate April 27, 1999). Written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
6-9 "Wings of the Dope," (3ABE21; airdate May 4, 1999). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
35 1-3 "Wings of the Dope," continued.
4-6 "Take Me Out of the Ball Game," (3ABE22; airdate May 11, 1999). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedlander.
7-8 "Old as the Hills (1)," (3ABE23; airdate May 18, 1999). Written by Norm Hiscock.
Box Folders
36 1-3 "Old as the Hills (1)," continued.
Season 4, 1999-2000
Box Folders
36 4-9 "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall (2)," (3ABE24; airdate September 26, 1999). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
37 1-3 "Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall (2)," continued.
4-9 "Cotton's Plot," (4ABE01; airdate October 3, 1999). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Box Folders
38 1-7 "Bills are Made to be Broken," (4ABE02; airdate October 24, 1999). Written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinksi`.
8-11 "Little Horror of Shops," (4ABE03; airdate October 21, 1999). Written by Kit Boss.
Box Folder
39 1 "Little Horror of Shops," continued.
2-7 "Aisle 8A," (4ABE04; airdate November 7, 1999). Written by Garland Testa.
8-12 "A Beer Can Named Desire," (4ABE05; airdate November 14, 1999). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
40 1-12 "A Beer Can Named Desire," continued.
Box Folders
41 1-4 "The Hank's Giving Episode," (4ABE08; airdate November 21, 1999). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedman.
5-8 "Not in My Back Hoe," (4ABE06; airdate November 28, 1999). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
9-11 "To Kill a Ladybird," (4ABE07; airdate December 12, 1999). Written by Norm Hiscock.
Box Folders
42 1-4 "To Kill a Ladybird," continued.
5-8 "Hillenium," (4ABE10; airdate December 19, 1999). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
43 1-5 "Old Glory," (4ABE09; airdate January 9, 2000). Written by Norm Hiscock.
6-9 "Rodeo Days," (4ABE11; airdate January 16, 2000). Written by Jon Vitti.
Box Folders
44 1-14 "Hanky Panky (Part 1)," (4ABE13; airdate February 6, 2000). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
45 1-2 "Hanky Panky (Part 1)," continued.
3-5 "High Anxiety (Part 2)," (4ABE14; airdate February 13, 2000). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedman.
6-9 "Naked Ambition," (4ABE12; airdate February 20, 2000). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Box Folders
46 1-5 "Movin' On Up," (4ABE16; airdate February 27, 2000). Written by Garland Testa.
6-9 "Bill of Sales," (4ABE15; airdate March 12, 2000). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
47 1-5 "Won't You Pimai Neighbor?" (4ABE18; airdate March 19, 2000). Written by Jonathan Altschuler and Dave Krisnky.
6-10 "Hank's Bad Hair Day," (4ABE19; airdate April 9, 2000). Written by Jon Vitti.
Box Folders
48 1-5 "Meet the Propaniacs," (4ABE17; airdate April 16, 2000). Written by Kit Boss.
6-9 "Nancy Boys," (4ABE20; airdate April 30, 2000). Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
Box Folders
49 1-4 "Flush With Power," (4ABE22; airdate May 7, 2000). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
5-9 "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magix Sex Feet," (4ABE21; airdate May 14, 2000). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
50 1-4 "Peggy's Fan Fair," (4ABE23; airdate May 21, 2000). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Season 5, 2000-2001
Box Folders
50 5-10 "The Perils of Polling," (5ABE02; airdate October 1, 2000). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
51 1-8 "The Perils of Polling," continued.
Box Folders
52 1-3 "The Perils of Polling," continued.
4-7 "The Buck Stops Here," (5ABE01; airdate November 5, 2000). Written by Norm Hiscock.
Box Folders
53 1-4 "I Don't Want to Wait...," (4ABE24; airdate November 12, 2000). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
5-9 "Spin the Choice," (5ABE05; airdate November 19, 2000). Written by Paul Lieberstein.
Box Folders
54 1-5 "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues," (5ABE04; airdate November 26, 2000). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
6-9 "When Cotton Comes Marching Home Again," (5ABE03; airdate December 3, 2000). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
55 1-4 "What Makes Bobby Run?" (5ABE07; airdate December 10, 2000). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
5-9 "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," (5ABE08; airdate December 17, 2000). Written by John Altschuler and Dave Krisnky.
Box Folders
56 1-4 "Chasing Bobby," (5ABE10; airdate January 21, 2001). Written by Garland Testa.
5-9 "Yankee Hankie," (5ABE06; airdate February 4, 2001). Written by Kit Boss.
Box Folders
57 1-4 "Hank and the Great Glass Elevator," (5ABE12; airdate February 11, 2001). Written by John Collier.
5-7 "Now Who's the Dummy?" (5ABE14; airdate February 18, 2001). Written by Johnny Hardwick.
Box Folders
58 1-5 "Ho Yeah!" (5ABE15; airdate February 25, 2001). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
6-8 "The Exterminator," (5ABE09; airdate March 4, 2001). Written by Dean Young.
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59 1-3 "Luanne Virgin 2.0," (5ABE16; airdate Marh 11, 2001). Written by Kit Boss.
4-6 "Hank's Choice," (5ABE11; airdate April 1, 2001). Written by Jon Vitti.
7-8 "It's Not Easy Being Green," (5ABE18; airdate April 8, 2001). Written by John Altschuler and Dave Krisnky.
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60 1-2 "It's Not Easy Being Green," continued.
3-12 "The Trouble with Gribbles," (5ABE19; airdate April 22, 2001). Written by Jim Dauterive.
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61 1-6 "The Trouble with Gribbles," continued.
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62 1-3 "Hank's Back Story," (5ABE17; airdate May 6, 2001). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedlander.
4-7 "Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story," (5ABE022; airdate May 13, 2001). Written by Garland Testa.
Season 6, 2001-2002
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63 1-4 "Bobby Goes Nuts," (5ABE24; airdate November 11, 2001). Written by Norm Hiscock.
5-7 "Soldier of Misfortune," (6ABE02; airdate December 9, 2001). Written by J. B. Cook.
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64 1-3 "Lupe's Revenge," (5ABE13; airdate December 12, 2001). Written by Dean Young.
4-7 "The Father, the Son, and J.C.," (6ABE04; airdate December 16, 2001). Written by Etan Cohen.
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65 1-4 "Father of the Bribe," (6ABE06; airdate January 6, 2002). Written by Dean Young.
5-7 "I'm With Cupid," (6ABE09; airdate February 10, 2002). Written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
Box Folders
66 1-5 "Torch Song Hillogy," (6ABE12; airdate February 17, 2002). Written by Emily Spivey.
6-9 "Joust Like a Woman," (6ABE03; airdate February 24, 2002). Written by Garland Testa.
Box Folders
67 1-4 "The Bluegrass is Always Greener," (6ABE14; airdate February 24, 2002). Written by Norm Hiscock.
5-7 "The Substitute Spanish Prisoner," (5ABE21; airdate March 3, 2002). Written by Etan Cohen.
8-9 "Unfortunate Son," (5ABE20; airdate March 10, 2002). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
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68 1-3 "Unfortunate Son," continued.
4-7 "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Hill," (6ABE07; airdate March 17, 2002). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
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69 1-4 "Tankin' it to the Streets," (6ABE10; airdate March 31, 2002). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
5-7 "Of Mice and Little Green Men," (6ABE08; airdate April 7, 2002). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
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70 1-3 "Man Without a Country Club," (6ABE11; airdate April 14, 2002). Written by Kit Boss.
4-7 "Beer and Loathing," (6ABE13; airdate April 14, 2002 ). Written by Etan Cohen.
8-9 "Fun With Jane and Jane," (6ABE15; airdate April 21, 2002). Written by Garland Testa.
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71 1-2 "Fun With Jane and Jane," continued.
3-5 "My Own Private Rodeo," (6ABE16; airdate April 28, 2002). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
6-7 "Sug Night," (6ABE05; airdate May 5, 2002). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
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72 1-3 "Sug Night," continued.
4-7 "Dang Ol' Love," (6ABE17; airdate May 5, 2002). Written by Dean Young.
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73 1-5 "Returning Japanese (Part 1)," (6ABE20; airdate May 12, 2002). Written by Kit Boss and Etan Cohen.
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74 1-3 "Returning Japanese (Part 2)," (6ABE21; airdate May 12, 2002). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
Season 7, 2002-2003
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74 4 Season 7 Episode Guide.
5-8 "Get Your Freak Off," (7ABE01; airdate November 3, 2002). Written by Garland Testa.
Box Folders
75 1-4 "The Fat and the Furious," (7ABE03; airdate November 10, 2002). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
5-8 "Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?" (6ABE19; airdate November 17, 2002). Written by Tom Saunders and Kell Cahoon.
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76 1-4 "Goodbye Normal Jeans," (6ABE01; airdate November 24, 2002). Written by Kit Boss.
5-9 "Dances With Dogs," (7ABE02; airdate December 1, 2002). Written by Norm Hiscock.
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77 1-4 "The Son Also Roses," (6ABE22; airdate December 8, 2002). Written by Dan Sterling.
5-8 "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre," (6ABE18; airdate December 15, 2002). Written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland.
Box Folders
78 1-3 "Full Metal Dust Jacket," (7ABE04; airdate January 5, 2003). Written by Dan McGrath.
4-8 "Pigmalion," (5ABE23; airdate January 12, 2003). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
79 1-4 "MEGADALE," (7ABE05; airdate January 12, 2003). Written by J. B. Cook.
5-7 "Boxing Luanne," (7ABE07; airdate February 2, 2003). Written by Dean Young.
Box Folders
80 1-2 "Boxing Luanne," continued.
3-7 "Vision Quest," (7ABE09; airdate February 9, 2003). Written by Etan Cohen.
Box Folders
81 1-4 "Queasy Rider," (7ABE10; airdate February 16, 2003). Written by Kit Boss.
5-9 "Board Games," (7ABE08; airdate March 2, 2003). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
Box Folders
82 1-4 "An Officer and a Gentle Boy," (7ABE06; airdate March 9, 2003). Written by Dan Sterling.
5-8 "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill," (7ABE11; airdate March 16, 2003). Written by Tim Croston and Chip Hall.
Box Folder
83 1 "The Miseducation of Bobby Hill," continued.
2-5 "The Good Buck," (7ABE13; airdate March 30, 2003). Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
6-9 "I Never Promised You an Organic Garden," (7ABE14; airdate April 13, 2003). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
Box Folders
84 1-3 "Be True to Your Fool," (7ABE12; airdate April 27, 2003). Written by Dan McGrath.
4-7 "Racist Dawg," (7ABE17; airdate May 4, 2003). Written by J. B. Cook.
Box Folders
85 1-4 "Night and Deity," (7ABE16; airdate May 11, 2003). Written by Joe Stillman.
5-7 "Maid in Arlen," (7ABE18; airdate May 18, 2003). Written by Dan Sterling.
Box Folders
86 1-4 "The Witches of East Arlen," (7ABE20; airdate May 18, 2003). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
Season 8, 2003-2004
Box Folders
86 5-8 "Patch Boomhauer," (8ABE01; airdate November 2, 2003). Written by J. B. Cook.
Box Folders
87 1-2 "Reborn to be Wild," (8ABE02; airdate November 9, 2003). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
3-5 "New Cowboy on the Block," (7ABE15; airdate November 16, 2003). Written by Dean Young.
6-8 "The Incredible Hank," (8ABE04; airdate November 23, 2003). Written by Dan Sterling.
Box Folders
88 1-4 "Flirting with the Master," (7ABE22; airdate November 30, 2003). Written by Norm Hiscock.
5-8 "After the Mold Rush," (7ABE19; airdate December 7, 2003). Written by Kit Boss.
Box Folders
89 1-3 "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane," (8ABE05; airdate December 14, 2003). Written by Dan McGrath.
4-7 "Rich Hank, Poor Hank," (7ABE21; airdate January 4, 2004). Written by Etan Cohen.
Box Folders
90 1-3 "Ceci N'est Pas Une King of the Hill," (8ABE03; airdate January 25, 2004). Written by Etan Cohen.
4-6 "That's What She Said," (8ABE06; airdate February 8, 2004). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
7-9 "My Hair Lady," (8ABE09; airdate February 15, 2004). Written by Wyatt Cenac.
Box Folders
91 1-3 "Phish and Wildlife," (8ABE10; airdate February 22, 2004). Written by Greg Cohen.
4-6 "Cheer Factor," (8ABE07; airdate March 7, 2004). Written by Christy Stratton.
7-9 "Dale be Not Proud," (8ABE11; airdate March 14, 2004). Written by Jonathan Collier.
Box Folders
92 1-3 "Après Hank, le Deluge," (8ABE08; airdate March 21, 2004). Written by Kit Boss.
4-8 "Daletech," (8ABE12; airdate March 28, 2004). Written by J. B. Cook.
Box Folders
93 1-5 "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo," (8ABE14; airdate April 18, 2004). Written by Christy Stratton.
6-10 "Girl, You'll be a Giant Soon," (8ABE16; airdate April 25, 2004). Written by Dan McGrath.
Box Folders
94 1-5 "Stressed for Success," (8ABE13; airdate May 2, 2004). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
6-9 "Hank's Back," (8ABE15; airdate May 9, 2004). Written by Aron Abrams and Gregory Thomas.
Box Folders
95 1-15 "The Redneck on Rainey Street," (8ABE17; airdate May 16, 2004). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
96 1-10 "The Redneck on Rainey Street," continued.
11 "Talking Shop!" (8ABE20; airdate May 23, 2004). Written by Garland Testa.
Box Folders
97 1-2 "Talking Shop!" continued.
Season 9, 2004-2005
Box Folders
97 3-5 "A Rover Runs Through It," (8ABE22; airdate November 7, 2004). Written by Dan Sterling.
6-11 "Ms. Wakefield," (9ABE05; airdate December 19, 2004). Written by J. B. Cook.
Box Folders
98 1-3 "Death Buys a Timeshare," (8ABE18; airdate January 16, 2005). Written by Etan Cohen.
4-8 "Yard, She Blows!" (8ABE19; airdate January 23, 2005). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
9-11 "Dale to the Chief," (9ABE02; airdate January 30, 2005). Written by Garland Testa.
Box Folders
99 1-4 "The Petriot Act," (9ABE06; airdate February 13, 2005). Written by Christy Stratton.
5-6 "Enrique-cilable Differences," (9ABE12; airdate February 20, 2005). Written by Greg Cohen.
7-8 "Mutual of OmAbwah," (9ABE03; airdate March 6, 2005). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
9-12 "Care-Takin' Care of Business," (9ABE01; airdate March 13, 2005). Written by Dan McGrath.
13-15 "Arlen City Bomber," (9ABE07; airdate March 27, 2005). Written by John Collier.
16-18 "Redcorn Gambles With His Future," (9ABE09; airdate April 10, 2005). Written by Etan Cohen.
Box Folders
100 1-2 "Smoking and the Bandit," (9ABE10; airdate April 17, 2005). Written by Dan McGrath.
3-4 "Gone With the Windstorm," (9ABE08; airdate May 1, 2005). Written by Wyatt Cenac.
5-7 "Bobby on Track," (9ABE13; airdate May 8, 2005). Written by Aron Abrams and Gregory Thompson.
8-11 "It Ain't Over 'Til the Fat Neighbor Sings," (9ABE19; airdate May 15, 2005). Written by Etan Cohen.
Season 10, 2005-2006
Box Folders
100 12-14 "Hank's On Board," (9ABE14; airdate September 18, 2005). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
15-17 "Bystand Me," (8ABE21; airdate September 25, 2005). Written by Kit Boss.
Box Folders
101 1-5 "Bill's House," (9ABE15; airdate November 5, 2005). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
6-8 "Harlottown," (9ABE04; airdate November 20, 2005). Written by Aron Abrams and Gregory Thompson.
9-13 "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown," (9ABE16; airdate December 4, 2005). Written by Christy Stratton.
14-17 "Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana?" (9ABE11; airdate December 11, 2005). Written by Dan Sterling.
Box Folders
102 1-4 "You Gotta Belive (in Moderation)," (9ABE17; airdate January 29, 2006). Written by Kit Boss.
5-6 "Business is Picking Up," (9ABE18; airdate March 19, 2006). Written by Dan Sterling.
7-8 "The Year of Washing Dangerously," (9ABE20; airdate March 26, 2006). Written by J. B. Cook.
9-10 "Hank Fixes Everything," (9ABE21; airdate April 2, 2006). Written by Kit Boss.
11-20 "Church Hopping," (9ABE22; airdate April 9, 2006). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
103 1-15 "Church Hopping," continued.
Box Folders
104 1-6 "Church Hopping," continued.
7-8 "24-Hour Propane," (AABE01; airdate April 23, 2006). Written by Aron Abrams and Gregory Thompson.
9-12 "The Texas Panhandler," (AABE02; airdate April 30, 2006). Written by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May.
13-17 "Hank's Bully," (AABE03; airdate May 7, 2006). Written by J. B. Cook.
Box Folders
105 1-3 "Hank's Bully," continued.
4-11 "Edu-macating Lucky," (AABE04; airdate May 14, 2006). Written by Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin.
Season 11, 2007
[Note: There are only early drafts relating to select episodes from this season, and the episode order below is accurate as of May, 2007.]
Box Folders
106 1-2 "The Peggy Horror Picture Show," (BABE02; airdate January 28, 2007). Written by Christy Stratton.
3-4 "SerPUNt," (BABE01; airdate February 11, 2007). Written by Greg Cohen.
5-8 "Blood and Sauce," (BABE03; airdate February 18, 2007). Written by Dan McGrath.
9 "Groundskeeper's Willies," (Story #EO2223; unaired). Written by Dan McGrath.
10 "Luanne Gets Lucky," (BABE04; airdate March 25, 2007). Written by Jonathan Collier.
11-14 "Hank Gets Dusted," (BABE05; airdate April 1, 2007). Written by Kit Boss.
15-22 "Lucky's Wedding Suit," (AABE05; airdate May 20, 2007). Written by Jim Dauterive.
Box Folders
107 1-12 "Lucky's Wedding Suit," continued.
Box Folders
108 1-4 "Lucky's Wedding Suit," continued.
5-7 "The Wrongest Yard," (Story #EO2536; unaired). Written by Dan Sterling.
"New Story Ideas" Binder
Box Folders
108 8-10 Outlines, pitches, story beats, and notes on story ideas. Some were developed and aired; others were not.

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Series II: Production Materials, 1996-2002. n.d.

Pre-Production Records, 1996.
Box Folder
109 1 Logos, Main Title, Promo Binder, 1996
2 "Bible," character standards, written by Jim Dauterive, n.d.
Animation and Design, 1996-2002.
Box Folder
109 3 Design/Directing Pack, n.d.
4 "Top 60 and Growing," animation standards, March 27, 2002.
5-13 Design Sketches, 1996, n.d.
Box Folders
110 1-4 Special Effects Manual, n.d.
Staffing, n.d.
Box Folder
110 5 Casting sign, correspondence, notes, n.d.
6 Script cover art by writers and staff.

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Series III: Marketing and Publicity, 1997-2005, n.d.

Guidelines, 1999.
Box Folder
111 1 TCA Press Tour, written by Jim Dauterive, January 12, 1999.
2-3 Marketing Guidelines (2 copies; one with Greg Daniels notes), n.d.
4 Style Guide, n.d.
Publicity and Promotion Requests, n.d.
Box Folder
111 5 Publicity stills, art, charity event requests.
6 Interviews - other, on-air promos, promotions.
7 Additional publicity and promotion interviews and articles.
Published Articles and Reviews, 1997-2005, n.d.
Box Folder
112 1 1997
2 1998
3 1999-2000
4 2001
5 2004-2005
6 Undated
7 Awards.
Box
113 Oversized Published Articles.
Box
114 Promotional Items.
1999 calendar and layout pages.
Advertisement on grocery store conveyor belt divider.
Videocassette cover for "Texas City Twister."
Design for John Force/King of the Hill race car.

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Series IV: Photographs [Note: See Series VI for additional photographs]

Character Images, n.d.
Box Folder
116 1 Luanne, Peggy, Bobby, Hank, Dale, Bill, Boomhauer. b/w with reproduced signatures (4 copies).
1 Luanne, Peggy, Bobby, Hank at barbecue. b/w (2 copies).
1 Bill, Hank, Dale, Boomhauer. color (1 copy); b/w (2 copies).
1 Hank and Luanne with lingerie. color (3 copies).
1 Bobby, Peggy, Hank with mower. color.
1 Bobby, Hank, Peggy headshot. color.
Cast / Staff Photographs, 2000, n.d.
Box Folder
116 2 Staff photo, Malibu, CA April 21, 2000. color.
3 Mike Judge with Willie Nelson in studio. color (3 copies).
4 Writer's Research trip snapshots - Texas.
5 Writer's Research trip snapshots - Playboy Mansion.

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Series V: Audio/Video Materials, 1997-2003, n.d.

Cassettes, 2000
Box
117 Sneak preview clip from Pilot (VHS).
"Rough Cut," (VHS).
Animation Example: Animatic/Flatbed/Air (VHS) "Cotton's Flashback, n.d.
George W. Bush sound clips (audiocassette).
Office Olympics, 2000 (VHS).
Music CDs, n.d.
Box
117 "Move it on Over," Travis Tritt with George Thoroughgood (2 copies).
"Get in Line," Barenaked Ladies (5 copies).
"Arlen Road," 79 song/dialogue clips from episodes.
Episodes Tapes, 1997-2003, n.d.
Box
117 "The Company Man," (1 VHS tape).
"The Son that Got Away," (2 VHS tapes).
"Junkie Business," (6 VHS tapes).
"A Beer Can Named Desire," (1 VHS tape).
"Hanky Panky," (1 VHS tape; 2 Audiocasettes)
"The Perils of Polling," (2 VHS tapes).
"The Trouble with Gribbles," (2 VHS tape; 1 audiocassette).
"The Redneck on Rainey Street," (1 VHS tape; 2 audiocassettes).
"Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men," (1 VHS tape).
"Hank's Bully," (1 VHS tape).
"Church-Hopping," (1 DVD).

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Series VI: Artifacts, Posters, and Framed Items, 2000-20003, n.d.

Framed Items
Framed Item
#1 Hill family portrait, 18" x 22".
Framed Item
#2 Hank and Luanne with lingerie, 13" x 16".
Framed Item
#3 Hank and Willie Nelson on park bench, 13" x 16".
Framed Item
#4 Promotional poster featuring characters with Hank on lawnmower, "Sundays on Fox," 40" x 27".
Framed Item
#5 Barenaked Ladies promo for "Get in Line" cover depicts Dale with the band, 13" x 11".
Framed Item
#6 Emmy congratulations broadside features Hank with propane tank, 13" x 17".
Framed Item
#7 "Thank you" poster from animators, with original artwork, 35" x 23.5".
Framed Item
#8 Staff photo with Willie Nelson in studio, 11" x 13".
Framed Item
#9 Collage: 100th table read, June 23, 2000, 11.5" x 13/5".
Framed Item
#10 Collage: Emmy party 21.5" x 17.5".
Framed Item
#11 Collage: Writers/Staff, 21.5" x 17.5".
Framed Item
#12 Animation cel depicting Hank sending Bobby to his room, 16.5" x 19".
Framed Item
#13 Advertisement for Emmy considertion - cartoon panels, 14.5 x 18.5".
Framed Item
#14 Full cast poster, 27" x 40".
Framed Item
#15 "Tips on Drawing a Crowd," reverse/text side, 23" x 37".
Framed Item
#16 "Hank's Cowboy Movie" poster for screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Signed by Jim Dauterive, 27" x 40".
Posters (705 Mapcase Drawer #1)
Drawer
1 1. Full cast poster, 27" x 40" (3 copies).
2. "Hank's Cowboy Movie" poster for screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Signed by Jim Dauterive, 27" x 40".
3. "Hank's Cowboy Movie" broadside, 11" x 14.5".
4. "Tips on Drawing a Crowd," 23" x 37" double-sided poster designed for a Communication Arts Society of San Antonio event with James Fino, Animation Production Coordinator, June 5, 1998.
Oversized Drawings, Artifacts, and Whiteboard printouts (705 Mapcase Drawer #1)
Drawer
1 5. Peggy's portrait, 11" x 17".
6. Gribble family with John Redcorn, 11" x 17".
7. Downtown Arlen, 11" x 17".
8. Bird's eye view of Hill's neighborhood, 11" x 31".
9. Target practice sheet from Red's Indoor Range, Austin, TX from writers' research trip, November 2003.
10. Whiteboard printouts (3 episode boards and 1 "Making of King of the Hill").
Artifacts
Annex
Carboard cut-out of Hank Hill.
Oversized cut-outs of Hank Hill (one sitting; one standing).
Carboard cut-out of Bobby Hill.
Cardboard cut-out of Dale Gribble.
Whiteboards with episodes listed (three 3' x 5' boards). Originally hung in the writer's office.
Whiteboard depicting the "Making of King of the Hill," 4' x 6'. Originally hung in the office hallway.

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Series VII: Books.

Note: All of these books have been transferred to the SWWC Book Collection. They have been cataloged and are available for use onsite.
The Book of Virtues: A Treasurey of Great Moral Stories, edited by William J. Bennett, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
The Death of Common Sense, by Philip K. Howard, 1994 [serves as basis for Hank's philosophy].
Dictionary of Texas Misinformation, by Anne Dingus, 1980.
Fascinating Womanhood, by Helen Andelin, 1980.
Football America: Celebrating Our National Passion, text by Philip Barber and Ray Didinger; foreword by Don Shula, Turner Publishing, Inc., 1996.
God's Little Instruction Book: Inspirational Wisdom on how to live a happy and fulfilled life, Honor Books, 1994.
God's Treasury of Virtue: an inspirational collection of stories, quotes, hymns, scriptures, and poems, Honor Books, 1994.
The Great Hot Sauce Book, by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Ten Speed Press, 1995.
Playback, by Richard "Cactus" Pryor, The University of Texas Press, 1995.
Snaps, by James Perceley, et al, Quill Books, 1994.
Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Department of Transportation, n.d.
What's Right with America, by Sam Johnson and Chris Macil, Anchor Books, 1996.

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