Mission Hill Episode Capsule
With loads and loads of contributions by tacosalad97124
Production Code: 3950-03
Original Airdate: October 8, 1999 (The WB)
Written by: J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
Directed by: Tricia Garcia
When Kevin comes to, he finds Andy very concerned and relieved he's alright, but also finds the police have arrested the two punks who robbed the store. More surprising to Kevin is they are being charged with attempted murder and could get sentenced to 25 years to life. Nobody is on their side, while Kevin is constantly praised. This causes the guilt to gnaw at him until he confides in Andy, who gets angry at Kevin for his unwillingness to confess the truth only because he is ashamed to admit he was looking at pornography.
Meanwhile, Andy sees a growing trend of people, including his roommate Jim, wearing vinyl hot pants from Japan that are in bright colours and have cute animal faces on the back. He hates the fad, but soon finds himself being ridiculed for his inability to keep up with current trends.
On the day of the trial, Kevin is on the stand, and reluctantly brings himself to lie that the two punks did do as they were accused. As he is about to step down, the statue of justice turns into the woman he was ogling in the pornographic magazine. She 'convinces' him (I won't spoil how) to confess the truth, and his admission causes everyone to laugh at him.
Andy then steps up (now wearing the hotpants) and gives a speech about how Kevin should not be ashamed to look at smut, because he convinces everyone to admit, that they do too. As they leave the courtroom, Andy, now wearing the hot pants he hated, finds it is no longer 'cool' to wear the pants, since the fad has now caught on with everybody.
- In the early scene in the Mission Hill Market where Wally tries to buy
condoms from Kevin, the animation cels were stacked in the wrong order. The cel of Kevin's head was
inadvertently stacked atop the cel of his shirt, so his neck partly
- Again in the Mission Hill Market, the 'Nice Freak' (who asks for low-fat
salad dressing) initially turns away from the counter with his purchase he has two
barbell piercings on his face, one above each eye. (You'd practically have to freeze
frame this shot.) When he reaches the door, he clearly has just one barbell piercing above his left eye.