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An animated TV program that revolves around a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing environmentally, politically and socially.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Judge ...  Gerald Goode 13 episodes, 2009
Nancy Carell ...  Helen Goode / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Linda Cardellini ...  Bliss Goode / ... 13 episodes, 2009
David Herman ...  Ubuntu / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Brian Doyle-Murray ...  Charlie 13 episodes, 2009
Gary Anthony Williams ...  Ray Johnson / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Julia Sweeney ...  Margo / ... 11 episodes, 2009
Lori Nasso Lori Nasso ...  Penny / ... 8 episodes, 2009
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An animated TV program that revolves around a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing environmentally, politically and socially.

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27 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Семейка Гудов See more »

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The main character in the show Gerald Goode was loosely based off of a character in Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) named Mr. Van Driessen. See more »

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Mike Judge turns the mirror on my tribe and I love it
7 September 2009 | by BuckywunderSee all my reviews

I only discovered "The Goode Family" (TGF) this past week and have been gobbling up past episodes with abandon through YouTube. What a hoot they are.

Nobody remembers that the term "political correctness" was actually coined by the Left before it was hijacked by the GOP and the right-wing in the late '80's. Originally it was meant as a humorous check on ourselves and a term of endearment and self-mocking rather than the derisive put-down of others it mutated into. I like to think that TGF is a continuation of that gentle spirit of PC which softens the edges of political rhetoric that can cut deeply and easily alienate.

Episodes around the politics of being a "football family," public radio, One Earth food stores (a stand in for Whole Foods), eco-terrorism, graffiti tagging and cult icons of frugality and consumer waste hit many of the right spots. For someone who has spent the majority of his adult life in Madison, WI, New York City and Seattle, WA while visiting Portland/Eugene, OR and Berkeley, CA, these shows really do touch on life in these communities no less in need of skewering than people in suburbia or Texas.

While I wouldn't say that the series is yet a subcultural must-see, it bears watching and deserves getting picked up and given more time to develop. TGF reminds me of the first season of Seinfeld where they were just getting characters and themes established. While not as out-and-out shocking and stupid (in a funny way) as Beavis & Butthead, TGF is clever and there is some potential here for very good humor.


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