YMMV / The Goode Family

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The show might have been more well received if it came out just a few years later, when real life liberals about as extreme as the Goodes started becoming more well-known.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The series was canceled after one season, in spite of the mixed reviews.
  • Squick: Gutterball, Charlie's grotesque pet.
  • 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, there isn't really anything inherently funny about liberals or conservatives per se, and the Goode clan isn't as affectionately spoofed compared to Hank Hill and his family, nor are they given much characterization beyond their stereotypes. The result is they're too hard for liberal viewers to relate to, and simply annoying to conservative viewers.
    • Played straight with Che, as its starvation falls into Dude, Not Funny! territory.
  • 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.