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Creator/MikeJudge's next animated series after ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Just as ''[[KingOfTheHill KotH]]'' was a parody of straitlaced conservative Middle America, ''The Goode Family'' skewers the other side of the political spectrum (liberal, politically correct West Coast America), as exemplified by the titular family of liberals who do their best to maintain political correctness in all facets of their lifestyle, as difficult as it can be at times.

The family consists of Gerald, a community college professor; Helen, a self-proclaimed activist; Bliss, their snarky teenage daughter, and Ubuntu, their adopted African son who turned out to be a white South African. Other characters include Che, the family dog whom they raised as a vegan (but who often sneaks out to eat wild animals and neighborhood pets), and Charlie, Helen's sarcastic father who doesn't approve of their lifestyle.

Originally airing on Creator/{{ABC}}, it was canceled during its only season. Creator/ComedyCentral aired reruns of the show, but now the show is gone too.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* TheAce: Ubuntu parodies this.
* BareYourMidriff: Bliss.
* BigBad: The Angry Cop.
* BigEater: Che the dog.
* Creator/BrianDoyleMurray: The voice of Charlie, the grandfather.
* ButtMonkey: Gerald
* ButchLesbian: Mo and Trish.
* CampGay: Prison Bus
* CarnivoreConfusion: Subverted with Che.
* CastingGag: Creator/PhilLaMarr guest starred in Graffit in Greendale & Later In Troubble in Store, There a One Earth employee that sounded just like him. But, It's not really him.
* ChickMagnet: Ubuntu.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: With the possible exception of Bliss, none of the Goodes realize that Che doesn't like being a vegan, or that dogs are natural carnivores.
** There is some controversy over whether dogs are carnivores or omnivores, which may be why the Goodes think it is okay to feed them a vegan diet. That said, although dogs are very adaptable in regards to diet, the evidence is that dogs are better off on a carnivorous diet. Moreover wolves, which are genetically so close to dogs as to be practically the same species, are definitely carnivores. Contrast cats, which are obligate carnivores that would die on a vegan diet.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Bliss tries this to scare Helen and Gerald into letting her date the boy she's actually interested in; it backfires...spectacularly.
* DeadpanSnarker: Bliss. She gets it from her Grandpa.
* Creator/DeeBradleyBaker: Provided the voices of Che, Gutterball, various people and animals.
* DerangedAnimation: The episode "Helen's Back".
* DistaffCounterpart: Penny is essentially [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bill Dauterive]] if he were a pathetic, single woman.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Chase a random prisoner with a night Stick.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Wasn't there an Angry Cop in Harvey Birdman & Stroker & Hoop?
* EvilCounterpart: Kent to Gerald. While Gerald is simply well-meaning and misguided, Kent is self-serving and unethical.
* {{Expy}}: As Hank Hill is to Tom Anderson, Gerald is to Van Driessen.
** The entire cast is like a MirrorUniverse of WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill:
--> '''Hank'''/'''Gerald''': The dogged protagonist who stubbornly and naively sticks to a very narrow, impractical lifestyle.
--> '''Peggy'''/'''Helen''': His clingy, social-climbing wife.
--> '''Bobby'''/'''Ubuntu''': A well-meaning son who disappoints him (Hank wanted Bobby to be an athletic man's man, whereas Gerald and Helen expected Ubuntu would be black).
--> '''Luanne'''/'''Bliss''': A daughter-figure who doesn't fit in (Luanne because she was a ditzy redneck's daughter who tried to better herself; Bliss, because of her materialism)
--> '''Ladybird'''/'''Che''': The dog who's far less remarkable than the owners think them to be.
--> '''Cotton'''/'''Charlie''': the overbearing, culturally backwards father-in-law.
--> '''Buck Strickland'''/'''Kent Jenson''': The underhanded boss who exploits the main character's naive work ethic.
--> '''Kahn'''/'''Margo''': The shrill, affluent neighbor who looks down on the neighbors.
--> '''Bill'''/'''Penny''': The single, childless neighbor who constantly laments how lonely they are.
** And WesternAnimation/AmericanDad:
--> '''Stan/Gerald'''
--> '''Francine/Helen'''
--> '''Steve/Ubuntu'''
--> '''Haley/Bliss'''
--> '''Klaus/Che'''
--> '''Roger/Charlie'''
--> '''Greg & Terry/Mo & Trish'''
--> '''Jeff/Treyvon'''
* FridayNightDeathSlot: Where the show ended up and why it was canceled.
* FriendlyEnemy: The ending to ''Trouble In Store'' shows that Helen and Margo, while always rivals, aren't always malicious about it.
* GentleGiant: Ubuntu.
* GranolaGirl: Many of the characters.
* HeyItsThatVoice: We have Phil [=LaMarr=], Kevin Nelson & Johnny Knoxville as guest stars.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Bliss. Sure she's a snarker, but when push comes to shove, she genuinely loves her family and isn't shy about saying so.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Two cases: Ubuntu & Bliss (non-romantic), and Ubuntu & Tanya (romantic).
* JerkAss:
** Margo. Seriously, girl has one hell of a chip on her shoulder.
** Charlie. He's generally nice to Bliss and Ubuntu, but has some really cringe-worthy moments with Helen and Gerald.
* LipstickLesbian: Suki and Jennifer, who fall under the StraightGay variety.
* LiteralMinded: Ubuntu.
* MamaBear: Helen.
* {{Meganekko}}: Tanya.
* TheNapoleon: The Angry Cop from Gerald's Way or The Highway.
* NewAgeRetroHippie
* NiceGuy: Gerald. Despite being portrayed as very misguided, he's an otherwise decent person who is incapable of holding a grudge (even when he knows the offender really deserves otherwise).
* OnlySaneMan: Bliss, although she's also implied to be conceited and greedy.
* PetTheDog: Despite treating Helen like crap, Charlie was concerned enough to bring over some pain medication when she injured her back.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Depending on the viewer's point of view.
* PositiveDiscrimination: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
* TheRival: Margo, to Helen.
* SpiritualAntithesis: This show satirizes the opposite side of the political spectrum from ''KingOfTheHill''.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Che goes off his enforced vegan diet surprisingly often.
* WellDoneSonGuy: A daughter example with Helen and her father, Charlie.
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