"Duckman" was the one with the duck character, voiced by Jason Alexander. Good show.
Living in Texas my favorite has got to be "King of the Hill". I've actually known or met some of those people. I even have a cousin who talks like Boomhauer.
I can relate. We moved to here in the country to get away from the city stuff (traffic, noise, yuppies, etc.) and now several years later we have.....traffic, noise and yuppies. Can't move out far enough here.
Yes, use the tone control for the bridge pickup. Anyone who doesn't with a Tele is looking for upper frequency hearing loss. Leave the amp alone.
I'm surprised by players who always leave their tone full up. It's there for a reason.....use it.