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* SoOkayItsAverage: Even with it's questionable socio-political humor, most viewers simply felt the show wasn't funny or interesting enough to justify it, resulting in it's swift cancelation and some viewers eventually softening to it.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Even with it's its questionable socio-political humor, most viewers simply felt the show wasn't funny or interesting enough to justify it, resulting in it's its swift cancelation and some viewers eventually softening to it.cancellation.



** The main reason why this show failed. The Goodes are made fun of for being progressive and open-minded, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human (compare ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', which was a much more tongue-in-cheek but otherwise sympathetic depiction of conservatives). As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals didn't understand what the jokes were supposed to even be, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.
** Che the dog. There's ''nothing'' funny about animal neglect/starvation.

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** The main reason why this show failed. The Goodes are made fun of for being progressive and open-minded, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human (compare ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', which was a much more tongue-in-cheek but otherwise sympathetic depiction of conservatives). As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals didn't understand what the jokes were supposed to even be, and neither side was able to get attached to cared enough about the characters.
characters to find the show remotely interesting.
** Che the dog. There's No matter where you are on the political spectrum or what you believe, there's ''nothing'' funny about animal neglect/starvation.neglect and starvation.



* VindicatedByHistory: A fanbase for the show has been steadily growing in recent years, with some even saying that the satire on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad was a lot sharper and a much better than most gave it credit for.

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* VindicatedByHistory: A fanbase for the show has been steadily growing in recent years, years (thanks to being available on streaming), with some even saying that the satire on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad was a lot sharper and a much better than most gave it credit for.



** Ubuntu, [[FridgeHorror if you think too hard about his parents' explanation of his origin story]]. 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.

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** Ubuntu, [[FridgeHorror if you think too hard about his parents' explanation of his origin story]]. His parents assumed that since he was a white South African, African (which [[AluminumChristmasTrees is a real thing]]. If you want proof of that, look at Creator/CharlizeTheron), his blood parents were terrible people, and they resolved to prove that that, with conscientious parenting 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.


* VindicatedByHistory: A fanbase for the show has been steadily growing in recent years, with some even saying that the satire on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad was a lot sharper and a much better than most gave it credit for, especially once political correctness itself experienced a major resurgence in TheNewTens.

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* VindicatedByHistory: A fanbase for the show has been steadily growing in recent years, with some even saying that the satire on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad was a lot sharper and a much better than most gave it credit for, especially once political correctness itself experienced a major resurgence in TheNewTens.for.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: As mentioned above, part of show's problem was that the Goodes are fundamentally decent people. It's true that they're slightly overbearing but they ultimately want to do right by other people and the world at large which makes the show's harsh and caustic criticisms of them feel disproportionate, if nothing else. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose kind, warm-hearted personality is at odds with how all the humor directed at him feels so bitter and nasty. Unlike with Hank Hill, who has flaws but is portrayed sympathetically for the most part, it seems like the show's creators genuinely despise Gerald and have nothing but ill will for him.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: As mentioned above, part of the show's problem was that the Goodes are fundamentally decent people. It's true that they're slightly overbearing but they ultimately want to do right by other people and the world at large large, which makes the show's harsh and caustic criticisms of them feel disproportionate, if nothing else. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose kind, warm-hearted personality is at odds with how all the humor directed at him feels so bitter and nasty. Unlike with Hank Hill, who has flaws but is portrayed sympathetically for the most part, it seems like the show's creators genuinely despise Gerald and have nothing but ill will for him.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: 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, which is hard to make funny. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose warm-hearted personality is at odds with how nasty and bitter the show treats him.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: As mentioned above, part of show's problem was that the Goodes are fundamentally progressive, if a bit overbearing, people who decent people. It's true that they're slightly overbearing but they ultimately want what's best for to do right by other people and the world at large, large which is hard to make funny. makes the show's harsh and caustic criticisms of them feel disproportionate, if nothing else. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose kind, warm-hearted personality is at odds with how nasty and all the humor directed at him feels so bitter and nasty. Unlike with Hank Hill, who has flaws but is portrayed sympathetically for the show treats most part, it seems like the show's creators genuinely despise Gerald and have nothing but ill will for him.


** The main reason why this show failed. The Goodes are made fun of for being progressive and open-minded, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human (compare ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', which was a much more tongue-in-cheek but otherwise sympathetic depiction of conservatives). As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.

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** The main reason why this show failed. The Goodes are made fun of for being progressive and open-minded, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human (compare ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', which was a much more tongue-in-cheek but otherwise sympathetic depiction of conservatives). As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, didn't understand what the jokes were supposed to even be, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.


* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled, when viewers were able to watch episodes in order.
* GrowingTheBeard: Many viewers feel this is what happened to the series after its pilot.

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* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit Though nowhere near the level of popularity after Mike Judge's other shows, it was cancelled, when viewers did gain a small but dedicated fanbase once all of the episodes were able available to watch episodes in order.
* GrowingTheBeard: Many viewers feel this is what happened to the series after its pilot.
chronological order.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The series was canceled after one season, mainly due to its mixed reviews.

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* SlowPacedBeginning: Most fans would agree that the pilot does a less-than-satisfactory job in setting up the show's overall humor and tone, both of which vastly improve in the episodes that follow.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The series was canceled after one season, mainly due Even with it's questionable socio-political humor, most viewers simply felt the show wasn't funny or interesting enough to its mixed reviews.justify it, resulting in it's swift cancelation and some viewers eventually softening to it.



** The main reason why this show failed. Even though ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a parody of conservatives, the characters were still human enough to earn the sympathies of non-conservatives. On the other hand, the liberal Goodes are made fun of for being progressive, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human. As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.

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** The main reason why this show failed. Even though ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a parody of conservatives, the characters were still human enough to earn the sympathies of non-conservatives. On the other hand, the liberal The Goodes are made fun of for being progressive, progressive and open-minded, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human.human (compare ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', which was a much more tongue-in-cheek but otherwise sympathetic depiction of conservatives). As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: 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. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose warm-hearted personality is at odds with the show's tone being so nasty and bitter.
* VindicatedByHistory: Some have given the show more positive re-evaluations in recent years, saying it was actually pretty clever in its satire of left-wing politics. There are those who say the show came out too early, and it might've been more successful had it been released during the increased prominence of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad in recent years.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: 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. large, which is hard to make funny. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose warm-hearted personality is at odds with the show's tone being so how nasty and bitter.
bitter the show treats him.
* VindicatedByHistory: Some have given A fanbase for the show more positive re-evaluations has been steadily growing in recent years, with some even saying it was actually pretty clever in its that the satire of left-wing politics. There are those who say the show came out too early, and it might've been more successful had it been released during the increased prominence of on PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad was a lot sharper and a much better than most gave it credit for, especially once political correctness itself experienced a major resurgence in recent years.TheNewTens.


** Ubuntu, [[FridgeHorror if you thing too hard about his parents' explanation of his origin story]]. 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.

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** Ubuntu, [[FridgeHorror if you thing think too hard about his parents' explanation of his origin story]]. 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.


* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled, when viewers were able to watch episodes in order).

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* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled, when viewers were able to watch episodes in order).order.


** Even though ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a parody of conservatives, the characters were still human enough to earn the sympathies of non-conservatives. On the other hand, the liberal Goodes are made fun of for being progressive, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human. As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.
** Played straight with Che. There's definitely nothing funny about animal starvation.

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** The main reason why this show failed. Even though ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a parody of conservatives, the characters were still human enough to earn the sympathies of non-conservatives. On the other hand, the liberal Goodes are made fun of for being progressive, which is difficult to parody while keeping the characters human. As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals found it bland and boring, and neither side was able to get attached to the characters.
** Played straight with Che. Che the dog. There's definitely nothing ''nothing'' funny about animal starvation.neglect/starvation.



* TheWoobie: Poor, poor Che.
** The other pet owners in the Goodes' neighborhood.
** Ubuntu, via FridgeHorror, 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.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
**
Poor, poor Che.
** The other pet owners
Che, who has to sneak out at night in the Goodes' neighborhood.
order to eat meat and survive.
** Ubuntu, via FridgeHorror, [[FridgeHorror if you thing too hard about his parents' explanation of his origin story is anything to go by.story]]. 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.self-loathing.
%%** The other pet owners in the Goodes' neighborhood.


* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled (and viewers were able to watch episodes in order).
* GrowingTheBeard: Some viewers feel this is what happened to the series after its pilot.

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* CultClassic: It gained quite a bit of popularity after it was cancelled (and cancelled, when viewers were able to watch episodes in order).
* GrowingTheBeard: Some Many viewers feel this is what happened to the series after its pilot.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The series was canceled after one season, in spite of the mixed reviews.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The series was canceled after one season, in spite of the mainly due to its mixed reviews.



** While ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' was more of a knowing self-parody of conservatives who's characters were still human enough earn the sympathies of non-conservatives, the liberal Goodes are just made fun up for being progressive, which is difficult to spin as a negative trait. 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.

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** While Even though ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' was more is a parody of a knowing self-parody of conservatives who's conservatives, the characters were still human enough to earn the sympathies of non-conservatives, non-conservatives. On the other hand, the liberal Goodes are just made fun up of for being progressive, which is difficult to spin as a negative trait. parody while keeping the characters human. As a result, conservatives didn't find the show satirical enough, liberals just found it unfunny bland and boring, and neither side was able to really get attached to the characters.



* VindicatedByHistory: Some have given the show more positive re-evaluations in recent years, saying it was actually pretty clever in its satire of left-wing politics. There are those who say the show came out too early, and it might've been more successful had it been released during the rise to prominence of [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad social justice warriors]].

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* VindicatedByHistory: Some have given the show more positive re-evaluations in recent years, saying it was actually pretty clever in its satire of left-wing politics. There are those who say the show came out too early, and it might've been more successful had it been released during the rise to increased prominence of [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad social justice warriors]].PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad in recent years.



** The other pet owners in the Goode's neighborhood.

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** The other pet owners in the Goode's Goodes' neighborhood.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Some have given the show more positive re-evaluations in recent years, saying it was actually pretty clever in its satire of left-wing politics. There are those who say the show came out too early, and it might've been more successful had it been released during the rise to prominence of [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad social justice warriors]].


** Less "unacceptable" and more "unfunny." While ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' 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.

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** Less "unacceptable" and more "unfunny." While ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' was more of a knowing self-parody of conservatives that also depicted them as regular people instead of simple caricatures, who's characters were still human enough earn the Goodes' characterization relied more on broad stereotypes sympathies of liberals, without as much of non-conservatives, the down-to-earth relatability that liberal Goodes are just made Hank Hill and his circle likable even fun up for being progressive, which is difficult to viewers who didn't share the same outlook.spin as a negative trait. 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.


* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming
-->'''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.



* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
-->'''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.



** Ubuntu, via FridgeHorror, 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.

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** Ubuntu, via FridgeHorror, 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.self-loathing.
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: 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.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: 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 large. This is especially evident with Gerald, whose warm-hearted personality is at their expense.odds with the show's tone being so nasty and bitter.


* DudeNotFunny: The scenes where Che tries to kill other animals because he is being unintentionally starved by his owner can be ''really'' hard to watch.

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