- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming
Ubuntu: I like you.Tanya: I heard you on the radio. I'm not scared of you anymore.Ubuntu: Dance with me?Tanya: I'd like that.
- Cult Classic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled (and viewers were able to watch episodes in order).
- Dude, Not Funny!: The scenes where Che tries to kill other animals because he is being unintentionally starved by his owner can be really hard to watch.
- Growing the Beard: Some viewers feel this is what happened to the series after its pilot.
- So Okay, It's Average: The series was canceled after one season, in spite of the mixed reviews.
- Squick: Gutterball, Charlie's grotesque pet. Heck, his entire species is this.
- Tearjerker: In episode 6, where Gerald briefly abandons his family to undertake a misguided cause.
Ubuntu: You can't leave! Who am I gonna open jars for?!
- Unacceptable Targets:
- Less "unacceptable" and more "unfunny." While King of the Hill was more of a knowing self-parody of conservatives that also depicted them as regular people instead of simple caricatures, the Goodes' characterization relied more on broad stereotypes of liberals, without as much of the down-to-earth relatability that made Hank Hill and his circle likable even to viewers who didn't share the same outlook. As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals just found it unfunny and boring, and neither side was able to really get attached to the characters.
- Played straight with Che. There's definitely nothing funny about animal starvation.
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: As mentioned above, part of show's problem was that the Goodes are fundamentally progressive, if a bit overbearing, people who ultimately want what's best for the world at large, making it difficult for audiences to laugh at their expense.
- The Woobie: Poor, poor Che.
- The other pet owners in the Goode's neighborhood.
- Ubuntu, via Fridge Horror, if his parents' explanation of his origin story is anything to go by. His parents assumed that since he was a white South African, his blood parents were terrible people, and they resolved to prove that with conscientious parenting they could undo his blood parents' evil and make him a functioning member of society. It's extremely doubtful that his parents' parenting style wouldn't leave Ubuntu with extreme self-image issues and feelings of self-loathing.