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'Goode Family' makes fun of the world's do-gooders
Miami Herald ^ | May 27, 2009 | Glenn Garvin

Posted on 05/27/2009 2:47:31 PM PDT by La Lydia

Life's not easy if you're an organic-eating, tree-hugging, SUV-eschewing, carbon-footprintless, gender-identity-indifferent, diversity-celebrating, nonjudgmental (well, except for those damn U.S. flag pins) vegan pacifist. Just ask Gerald and Helen Goode, the First Couple of PC America.

They forget to check a box when adopting an African baby, and when little Ubuntu arrives, he's a white South African. They cart home free elephant dung from Barnum & Bailey for their organic garden, then remember that the circus exploits animals. They've raised their dog Che to be a vegan, but the neighborhood sure has a lot of missing squirrels.

Welcome to The Goode Family, a scathingly funny report from the front lines of America's culture wars. This new ABC adult cartoon, produced by Beavis and Butt-Head mastermind Mike Judge and his King of the Hill buddies John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky,...

Though it will no doubt be labeled right-wing agitprop by some of its trashed targets, The Goode Family is not really conservative, but something closer to the barbed libertarianism of South Park. What the show is really mocking is groupthink conformity...Set in a more-progressive-than-thou college town where shoppers at the supermarket gasp in horror if somebody arrives at the checkout counter without his own reusable grocery bag, The Goode Family mercilessly lampoons characters who conduct their lives by the watchword WWAGD, What Would Al Gore Do?...

...When Gerald, a college administrator, tells his boss his department needs more funding to improve the percentage of minority employees, the boss replies: ``Or we could just fire three white guys. Everybody wins!'' How long do you think it will be before we hear a joke like that from Jay or Dave?

The Goode Family.9-9:30 p.m. Wednesday.ABC

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: goodefamily; mikejudge; politicallycorrect; thegoodefamily; treehuggers
Interesting the Washington Post ran this story today in the print edition but took it down off its website. WWAGD!
1 posted on 05/27/2009 2:47:32 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
if it is as funny as King of the Hill this will be my new favorite show.

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I tell you what.

2 posted on 05/27/2009 2:50:34 PM PDT by txroadkill (The Internet is all about me)
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To: La Lydia

That show sounds like it’s bordering on being a hate crime.


3 posted on 05/27/2009 2:50:35 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (33 shopping days to Graybeard58's 64th. b/day. Selah.)
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To: La Lydia

I find Mike Judge productions to be not bad, but not funny either. If King of the Hill had been a drama, there’d have been a reason to watch it. As it was, I can find more satisfying material not to laugh at.


4 posted on 05/27/2009 2:52:17 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: La Lydia
Go HERE for some clips. Looks like fun.
5 posted on 05/27/2009 2:54:55 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain)
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To: La Lydia

Should be a funny show, but it’s typical of Judge to temper his criticism of liberalism by getting in some barbs at Christians. Calling the abstinence group “creepy” and saying they marry their fathers is absurd.

1 Cor. 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing..”


6 posted on 05/27/2009 2:56:09 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: La Lydia

Cant wait..


7 posted on 05/27/2009 2:57:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Tublecane

I thought it was pretty funny when Grampa stole Gen. Santana’s wooden leg.


8 posted on 05/27/2009 3:00:14 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
This one? Or did they also run the Miami Herald article? (I'd think it'd be odd for them to put the Herald article on their web site, even if they put it in their print editions.)
9 posted on 05/27/2009 3:00:17 PM PDT by Devils Avocado
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To: La Lydia

Don’t think I’ll be wasting my time to watch it.


10 posted on 05/27/2009 3:01:01 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Devils Avocado

When I looked for it, I couldn’t find it on the website, so I grabbed the one in the Miami Herald. It is the same article. My search skills must be rusty, because I kept getting a different article on the same show.


11 posted on 05/27/2009 3:01:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

They drive a Yugo?


12 posted on 05/27/2009 3:02:54 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
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To: Graybeard58

>That show sounds like it’s bordering on being a hate crime.

Now you’re just TRYING to get me to watch it, aren’t you? ;)


13 posted on 05/27/2009 3:05:04 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: La Lydia

Ubuntu the adopted white South African sounds like comedy gold.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 3:06:45 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: txroadkill

Yeah man, I tell ya what, man. That dang ol’ King of the Hill, man. You just go there and change the channel. You got NBCABCCBSFOX. Need a dang remote.


15 posted on 05/27/2009 3:06:49 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: txroadkill
Loved B&B and think KOTH was poignant along the lines of The Wonder Years. But I believe this will nauseate with soft PC. The Goodes will be good and well intentioned.. in the end doing the right things ecologically - just doing them silly and learning a lesson along the way.

I content that Bobby is the KOTH referred to in the series title. Oh yeah!


16 posted on 05/27/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Tublecane
If King of the Hill had been a drama, there’d have been a reason to watch it. As it was, I can find more satisfying material not to laugh at.

You sound like a real fun person to be around.....NOT!


17 posted on 05/27/2009 3:10:35 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: mtg
Don’t think I’ll be wasting my time to watch it.

And yet you wasted time reading the post and replying to it.

Where's the logic in that?

18 posted on 05/27/2009 3:13:34 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: La Lydia

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

19 posted on 05/27/2009 3:20:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: rom
I think this show has real potential. It is like Mike Judge has read my mind, and realizes I laugh at these Al Gore morons with bumper sticker laden hybrids, and produced a show just for my enjoyment.
20 posted on 05/27/2009 3:21:12 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: mickey finn

Probably based on Mr Driessen from "Beavis and Butthead."

21 posted on 05/27/2009 3:25:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Graybeard58
“That show sounds like it’s bordering on being a hate crime.”

I don't watch stupid things like this but I passionately hate everyone that resembles that family!

22 posted on 05/27/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: La Lydia

Will they be painting their roof white?


23 posted on 05/27/2009 3:27:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: La Lydia
I thought it was funny whenever Peggy used Bobby as a pawn. Wittingly or unwittingly, Bobby would always be glad to participate in a conspiracy. Kalaiki Ali'i is my favorite one episode character. I shed a tear when Hank received the Blue Flame of Valor Award. Sweet Lady Propane.. not one of those bastard gasses.

24 posted on 05/27/2009 3:28:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: dfwgator
This is King of the Hill turned inside out. Mr. Driessen was always easy to despise and laugh at.
25 posted on 05/27/2009 3:28:49 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: mickey finn

You just know the enviro wackos are in deep trouble when an animated program starts making fun of the cause...and is on ABC to boot.

I found it hilarious that th Goode family’s dog is a vegan, (not self-imposed) and is so hungry for meat he runs around killing all the little animals...too rich!!!


26 posted on 05/27/2009 3:30:18 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama...the convergence of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle)
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To: Tublecane
I find Mike Judge productions to be not bad, but not funny either.

"Office Space" is one of the funniest films ever made. An American classic.

27 posted on 05/27/2009 5:03:46 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: La Lydia

I doubt it will top South Park...but it may be worth a watch....Office Space is one of the funniest film’s ever made...imho.


28 posted on 05/27/2009 5:19:31 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: La Lydia
Liberalism making a family dysfunctional. (Liberalism is another word for dysfunctional, anyway)

“What would Al Gore do?” Not hard to figure.

Ring the cash register.
Go to the bank.
Call in the pilot and crank up the jet for a round robin.

29 posted on 05/27/2009 5:27:59 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
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To: txroadkill
Yep...MMMMMM HMMMMMM.....
30 posted on 05/27/2009 5:29:53 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Pining_4_TX
Calling the abstinence group “creepy” and saying they marry their fathers is absurd.

They are talking about this:

The Father Daughter Purity Ball is a memorable ceremony for fathers to sign commitments to be responsible men of integrity in all areas of purity. The commitment also includes their vow to protect their daughters in their choices for purity. The daughters silently commit to live pure lives before God through the symbol of laying down a white rose at the cross. Because we cherish our daughters as regal princesses—for 1 Peter 3:4 says they are “precious in the sight of God”—we want to treat them as royalty.

31 posted on 05/27/2009 6:03:24 PM PDT by dan1123 (Liberals sell it as "speech which is hateful" but it's really "speech I hate".)
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To: La Lydia

The first 5 minutes were funny as all get out! You go Mike Judge!


32 posted on 05/27/2009 6:07:44 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: FreepShop1

“’Office Space’ is one of the funniest films ever made. An American classic.”

When I first saw “Office Space,” I didn’t think much of it. But it held up surprisingly well. Much better than the more popular fare that has been forgotten in the intervening years. It may very well end up being a classic.

That being said, I don’t remember laughing out loud, except at Stephen Root and the comment about Jews wearing pieces of flair. Not an uproarious movie. Yet, as I said, perhaps infinitely rewatchable.


33 posted on 05/27/2009 6:09:27 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: capt. norm
And yet you wasted time reading the post and replying to it. Where's the logic in that?

First of all, I read the post to see what other people had to say. Secondly, I don't think that offering my input is a waste of time. It took me all of about 15 seconds to type my one line. Seems you may need a lesson on time perception.

34 posted on 05/27/2009 6:10:06 PM PDT by mtg
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To: La Lydia

Watching now. I LOVE THIS SHOW! It is literally one of the funniest half-hour comedies I have ever seen.


35 posted on 05/27/2009 6:22:06 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr a)
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To: denydenydeny

Judge is running through all the whacko stuff pretty fast. It is hilarious though. Me thinks he doesn’t expect ABC to keep it for long.


36 posted on 05/27/2009 6:25:27 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: denydenydeny

This is hilarious! Dead on description of idiot tree huggers!


37 posted on 05/27/2009 6:25:48 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: denydenydeny

“Mom’s drunk.”


38 posted on 05/27/2009 6:27:48 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
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To: La Lydia

It won’t last long, but I admit to laughing.
“What’s important is that you feel guilty about it”. lol


39 posted on 05/27/2009 6:33:07 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (It's Obama's fault.)
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To: An American in Turkiye

They really nailed it.

I give it 6 weeks.


40 posted on 05/27/2009 6:42:57 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: La Lydia
I loved it.

Of course this means it's doomed, like all my otehr favorites.

41 posted on 05/27/2009 6:43:03 PM PDT by Jotmo (Has 0bama fixed my soul yet?)
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To: denydenydeny

It pegged down the PC crowd perfecty. I never thought I’d see anyone making fun of this on tv.

I think though, that the difference between King of the Hill and this is that the KotH characters are at least likeable. These people are irritating, anal, liberal, tree-hugging nitwits. Sigh. It won’t last.


42 posted on 05/27/2009 6:48:54 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: La Lydia

I’ll jump on the bandwagon: pretty good show. Won’t last. The people who watch network TV won’t want to watch this. It will make them feel uncomfortable.


43 posted on 05/27/2009 7:00:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I loved all of the display of Enviro-weenie idiot-ism that is out there.


44 posted on 05/27/2009 7:39:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mtg
First of all, I read the post to see what other people had to say. Secondly, I don't think that offering my input is a waste of time. It took me all of about 15 seconds to type my one line. Seems you may need a lesson on time perception.

And yet here you are, spending even more time on it.........


45 posted on 05/27/2009 8:31:27 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: GraceG

I liked the reaction to the flag pin. Like a cross shown to a vampire.


46 posted on 05/28/2009 7:51:21 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (Minnesota - You all can go to hell. I'm going to Texas.)
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To: denydenydeny

“Watching now. I LOVE THIS SHOW! It is literally one of the funniest half-hour comedies I have ever seen.”

I hope this show lasts. I thought it was very funny. I love Che the dog.


47 posted on 05/28/2009 9:03:32 AM PDT by mickey finn
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To: La Lydia

I found the show disappointing. It wasn’t that funny. In the end, it made fun of Christians as more freakish than liberals, for valuing chastity. Liberals meanwhile, were again praised for having their hearts in the right place. On the other hand, the somewhat normal daughter seems to be a secret conservative. The son was just disturbing.


48 posted on 05/28/2009 2:53:01 PM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: dan1123

I think this sort of thing may be a bit much, but it does not in any way imply that these girls will marry their fathers.


49 posted on 05/28/2009 5:35:23 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: capt. norm
And yet here you are, spending even more time on it.........

I guess you have a hard time comprehending. In my first reply, I said I wasn't going to waste my time watching the show. I said nothing about spending my time reading or posting comments.

I don't think I can make it any clearer. Maybe you are the one wasting your time replying to me!

50 posted on 05/28/2009 6:44:53 PM PDT by mtg
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