“The Goode Family: The Complete Series” was released on Jan. 8, 2013 from Shout! Factory, and if you’re a fan of anything created by Mike Judge — like “King of the Hill” and “Office Space” — then you might like this series.
Gerald and Helen Goode are 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.
To that end, they’re overzealous vegans, they drive a hybrid, and they recycle everything possible. Even the family dog, Che, is vegan. Yes, the dog’s name is Che.
As Helen notes, all the Goodes want to do is buy organic apples and call minorities by their politically correct names, but something always goes a little wacky with their plans.
Look, things area always changing out there. Who knows if Al Gore will be right one day and wrong the next? Which makes it nearly impossible for the Goodes to be good on a continuing basis.
“The Goode Family” stars Mike Judge, Nancy Carell, Linda Cardellini, and Brian Doyle-Murray, with a parade of guest stars that includes Kevin Nealon, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Richter, Johnny Knoxville, Laraine Newman, Julia Sweeney, Dax Shepard and many others.
Even though the show only had 13 episodes in 2009, it’s still worth checking out. Think of it as the “Firefly” of animated TV shows.
Buy “The Goode Family: The Complete Series” on DVD from Amazon.