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1[[quoteright:350:]]²²Creator/MikeJudge's next animated series after ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Just as ''[=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.²²The 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.²²Originally airing on Creator/{{ABC}}, it was canceled during its only season. Creator/ComedyCentral aired reruns of the show, but it failed there as well. It can now be seen in reruns on Amazon Prime Video, NBC's new streaming service, Peacock; and [=TubiTV=].²----²!!This show provides examples of:²²* TheAce: Ubuntu parodies this.²* AnimationBump: Seth Kearsley's episodes have more fluid animation than the rest of the series.²* BlackComedyAnimalCruelty: The Goodes constantly give their pet dog Che only vegan food, despite the fact that canines are carnivores. As a result, Che is ''always'' malnourished and hunting down ''anything'' that's meat.²* ButchLesbian: Mo and Trish in "A Tale of Two Lesbians".²* 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.[[note]]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 they 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 simply die on a vegan diet.[[/note]]²* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Bliss tries this to scare Helen and Gerald into letting her date the boy she's actually interested in; it backfires...spectacularly.²* DeadpanSnarker: Bliss. She gets it from her grandpa.²* DistaffCounterpart: Penny is essentially [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bill Dauterive]] if he were a pathetic, single woman.²* EvilCounterpart: Kent to Gerald. While Gerald is simply well-meaning and misguided, Kent is self-serving and unethical.²* {{Expy}}: As Hank Hill is to Tom Anderson, Gerald is to Van Driessen, as both are protagonists who are blatantly expies of side-characters from Mike Judge's breakthrough series ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''.²** The entire cast is like a MirrorUniverse of WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill:²--> '''Hank'''/'''Gerald''': The dogged protagonist who stubbornly and naively sticks to a very narrow, impractical lifestyle.²--> '''Peggy'''/'''Helen''': His clingy, social-climbing wife.²--> '''Bobby'''/'''Ubuntu''': A well-meaning son who disappoints his father (Hank wanted Bobby to be an athletic man's man, whereas Gerald and Helen expected Ubuntu to be an adopted black African child instead of an white South African).²--> '''Luanne'''/'''Bliss''': A daughter-figure who doesn't fit in with the family (Luanne because she was a ditzy redneck's daughter who tried to better herself; Bliss because of her materialism)²--> '''Ladybird'''/'''Che''': The dog who's far less remarkable than the owners think them to be. The only difference is that Hank is protective of Ladybird, while the Goode constantly makes Che go on a vegan diet to the point of making their dog malnourished.²--> '''Cotton'''/'''Charlie''': the overbearing, culturally backwards father-in-law. Both are rude to their child and their child's spouse while nicer to their grandchildren (or infant child in Cotton's case).²--> '''Buck Strickland'''/'''Kent Jenson''': The underhanded boss who exploits the main character's naive work ethic.²--> '''Kahn'''/'''Margo''': The shrill, affluent neighbor who looks down on the other neighbors.²--> '''Bill'''/'''Penny''': The single, childless neighbor who constantly laments on how lonely they are.²* FriendlyEnemy: The ending to ''Trouble In Store'' shows that Helen and Margo, while always rivals, aren't always malicious about it.²* HiddenHeartOfGold: Bliss. Sure, she's a snarker, but she genuinely loves her family and isn't shy about saying so.²* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Two cases: Ubuntu & Bliss (non-romantic), and Ubuntu & Tanya (romantic).²* JerkAss:²** Margo. Seriously, the girl has one ''hell'' of a chip on her shoulder.²** Charlie. Even though he's nice to Bliss and Ubuntu, he has some really cringe-worthy moments with Helen and Gerald.²* LipstickLesbian: Suki and Jennifer, who are also of the StraightGay variety.²* 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).²* OnlySaneMan: Bliss, although she's also implied to be conceited and greedy.²* PetTheDog: Despite treating Helen like crap, Charlie was concerned enough to bring over some pain medication when she injured her back.²* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: The entire joke of the series, as the Goodes practically want everything to be in their politically-correct, left-wing viewpoints.²* RuleOfFunny: It's odd that Ubuntu has a very much African-sounding name, since white Africans are ethnically Dutch, but otherwise the gag about his being adopted wouldn't have worked (the Goodes thought they were adopting a black African child, going only off his name). ²* SadisticChoice: Helen forgets her reuseable grocery bags one day and has a minor freakout when the clerk asks her "Paper or plastic?" because she can't figure out which one is less bad for the environment. (She [[TakeAThirdOption eventually decides not to bag her groceries at all.]])²* SpiritualAntithesis: This show satirizes the opposite side of the political spectrum from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', parodying liberals instead of conservatives. ²* ThrowTheDogABone: Che goes off his enforced vegan diet surprisingly often.²* WellDoneSonGuy: A daughter example with Helen and her father, Charlie.²----


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