Meet Gerald and Helen Goode, a couple who live by the motto WWAGD
("What Would Al Gore Do?"). Gerald, a college administrator, and Helen,
a community activist, are determined to obliterate their carbon
footprint on the planet: They're zealous vegans, they drive a hybrid,
and they recycle everything possible. Even the family dog, Che, is
vegan. In the words of Helen, all the Goodes want to do is buy organic
apples and call minorities by their right names. But despite their best
efforts, something always goes haywire with their politically correct
Like adopted son Ubuntu – Gerald and Helen thought they were doing the
right thing by adopting a baby from Africa, only to learn that Ubuntu
was South African . . . and white. Now a teenager, he eagerly tries to
embrace the Goodes' love of things like crafts and organic gardening,
even though deep in his gene pool is a drive towards more blue collar
pursuits like driving fast, using tools and violent sports.
The Goode Family is a new animated series from Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, Office Space), John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky (King of the Hill, Blades of Glory).
It is Mike Judge, do if like to give him some benefit of doubt. However, it looks like it could easily fall into farce rather than political commentary. I’ve always been against the easy setup and the creators might be going for comedy rather than real satire on adoption. Do they expect it to be funny just because they are more “ethnic” than their white son?