The contributors to this video are probably the two most prominent currently active King of the Hill Poopers, not counting Aliantos, whose "edits" are considered a genre unto themselves and whose video "Start Puffing Boy" seemed like it could've ushered in a new breed of YTPs back in 2013 when the golden age of Youtube Poop was over.
Instead of some glorious revolution though, with the extinction of generically-edited Poops we've seen the slow subtle change to clever and funny quick-paced poops like those of Numberer1 and others, which still attract some attention by parodying newer franchises, though still never getting numbers that poopers like Deepercutt got back in the golden age. They certainly tend to take more skill than the average poop did back then, but the lack of new content by poopers like OrpheusFTW and Walrusguy still leaves a hole in the market, one which HinaTan250 in particular has seeked to fill.
HinaTan250's shockingly complex and self-supporting poops are episodes unto themselves, and in masterpieces like "There Ain't No Gout About It (Hank's Hole Story)" they seem to earn themselves a place among the great poopers of a few years ago. HinaTan250 has toed the line between Aliantos-style tonal edits and hilarious OrpheusFTW-style jokes. I had high hopes for their follow up to Hank's Hole Story.
Hankster Hillington, meanwhile, is notable for his crass, harsh humor which often borders on pornographic (as much so as YouTube will allow) in a more self-serving way. Although, in his video "Cream in my kothy? I'll eEdit!" Hankster proved himself to be capable in mimicking the "kothedit" style, to a disturbing degree. While I still very much enjoyed their other videos, I find them more like comfort food in the way they recall the twisted humor of old YTPs. "Cream in my Kothy?" was what gave me the most hope for Hankster's upcoming work.
That said, what do I think of this new-ish video these two created together?
A problem with this YTP presents itself once the neighbors actually move in. We get isolated lines from Carl which aren't sentence mixed or specific, and we get a deadpan "whatever" from Dale in response to the introduction of the Aqua Teens. The interactions can be limited and don't often include actual jokes. The humor seems like it's supposed to come from the clash between these different characters, but the creators often seem to forget to make anything funny actually happen.
Meatwad and Hank end up getting along, which didn't seem very earned. Normally, saying something like that about a Youtube Poop would be ridiculous, but in this case there still isn't a wacky joke like in most YTPs that would let the plot be minimal because the audience is too busy laughing.
The editing on the scenes where Boomhauer moves in to Carl's house is nice, but the obvious Hankster Hillington addition of shock-value "porn" falls flat. The edit right after it is nice though, with an RPG dialog box that somehow makes everything the characters say funnier.
We then get the (inevitable?) Peggy Hill/Master Shake sex scene which, at least, is much funnier than the South Park one. The jokes are still Hankster Hillington style immaturity, but the addition of the overused "Arms of an Angel" song and the "Rape Isn't Funny" edit add a lot. Peggy being derided for her bad Spanish is also a good joke AND needed.
Changing the music playing to some generic J-Pop is bad, but Carl sings a Biz Markie ad about Hot Pockets immediately afterwards and makes up for it. The edits there are crazy and I wish there were more of them in this video.
What KotH YTP is complete without a suicidal Bill scene? The music here and Hank's reaction work well but it's still an easy and overdone joke that I doubt HinaTan250 would've put in one of their own videos. Oh well. Meatwad then starts stalking Bobby, similarly to a scene in HinaTan's "Black Hole Bill" which explains why I like it. HinaTan references this scene even more directly afterwards, with Hank saying the "GUHRLUP" catchphrase from said video. The HinaTan edits are nice but without the right context to hold these bits they aren't nearly as appealing.
The GUHRLUP-Satan Hank Battle scenes are suitably epic and more like what I expected from this collab. The editing is well done and really does feel more like DBZ than KotH. Carl's sudden death is surprisingly funny - overall just a great scene. The M. Night Shyamalan-esque reveal that all of this is Bill's fault seems like the right genre note to hit. Hank's reactions here are just right. They flush Carl down the toilet and we get an ATHF end credits edit for nostalgia.
If the first half of this YTP had been more like the second half, it would've been an above-average YTP for Hankster Hillington. But unfortunately I was expecting something on the level of HinaTan's work, which may have been too much to hope for. Hankster seemed to bring down the quality of the edits rather than elevate them. The choice of concept might've also been wrong for this type of collaboration. Putting my expectations aside though, this is still far from a terrible YTP. I have to give it an OK score, though it could've been so much more.