Mike Judge, the co-creator of “King of the Hill”, once got a fan letter from a girl who survived Columbine. After watching the “Wings of the Dope” episode, she credited Mike on helping her finally grieve over the loss of her high school crush – which happened to be one of the shooters.

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The following is a list of cultural references to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

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References to the shootings have appeared in popular music.

The entire 2000 album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) by the band Marilyn Manson was written as a reaction and rebuttal against the allegation made by politicians, religious and civic leaders and news media that the group inspired the perpetrators to commit the school shooting.

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  1. blue4t

    Now that’s gotta be heartbreaking to find the guy you have a crush on is responsible for the shooting of your high school.

  2. DaBigBird27

    Actual Quote is here:

    “I don’t get as much fan mail as an actor or singer would, but when I get a letter 99% of the time it’s pointing out something that really had an impact. Like after ‘My Own Private Rodeo’ all these people wrote to me and said Dale’s dad inspired them to come out. And this was when it was still illegal to be gay in Texas and a few other states. Another one that really stuck with me was this girl who survived Columbine. See, “Wings of the Dope,” the episode where Luanne’s boyfriend comes back as an angel, aired two weeks after the shooting. About a month after that, I got a letter from a girl who was there and hid somewhere in the school when it was all going on. She said the first thing she was gonna do if she survived was tell a friend of hers she was in love with him. She never did. He ended up being one of the kids responsible for it. So you can imagine how – you know, to her, it felt wrong to grieve almost, and she bottled it up. But she saw that episode and Buckley walking away at the end and something just let her finally break down and grieve and miss the guy. I remember she quoted Luanne – ‘I wonder if he’s guarding some other girl,’ or something along that line, because she never had the guts to tell the kid. That really gets to people at Comic Con.”

  3. djb447

    “Hey.”
    Angel Buckley got me crying ngl

  4. Boneal171

    Wings of The Dope never fails to make me cry

  5. PINKDAYZEES

    for a second i thought it was a beavis and butthead episode that helped her out lol

  6. sheridan__bucket

    Welp, looks like it’s time to watch King of the Hill all the way through again.

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