We’ve been waiting impatiently for King of the Hill creator Mike Judge’s new animated country music based show. With less than a month left until the debut, Judge released some juicy new details of the show.
Judge is perhaps best known for his animated shows King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. Den of Geek reports that the show, called Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, will feature true stories of country music legends like Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette and more. The stories will be animated and narrated by bandmates or others who were there to witness them.
The first episode will feature Johnny Paycheck, who was known not only for his hit “Take This Job and Shove It,” but for his rowdy, outlaw ways. Paycheck famously shot a man in a bar in Ohio once. The insult? An offer of a meal of venison and turtle soup.
The second episode is about Jerry Lee Lewis. Known to friends and fans alike as “the Killer”, Lewis in his heyday was a raucous piano player and ne’er-do-well whose wild ways got him into trouble more often than not. Lewis even once set a piano on fire to upstage Chuck Berry.
The third and fourth episodes tells the dramatic stories of George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s troubled marriage. They both came from nothing and raised themselves up to become country music superstars. Jones was a jealous lover and an angry drunk, however, and he drank often. Wynette was known for her devotion to Jones, though, and had a hit with her song “Stand By Your Man.” Their marriage ended five years after it began, but the music they made together remains, and it’s possibly the best part about the union.
Word first got out about the show in January, and Mike Judge fans have been waiting since then with bated breath. The first show is due to air on Sept. 22.