Finally, a reason to start watching local TV (unless it's sports, I rarely watch anything non-cable) again:
I was never much of a "Beavis and Buthead" guy, but "King of the Hill" always ranked up there on hilarity scale, so I'm going to try and check for this show when I get a chance.
Gerald and Helen Goode live by a simple motto: WWAGD.
Translation: What Would Al Gore Do?
The politically correct couple lead a carbon-footprint-free family in the new animated comedy "The Goode Family," premiering Wednesday night on ABC, which pokes fun at all things holier-than-thou.
Produced by the extremely un-PC "Beavis and Buthead" creator Mike Judge, and his "King of the Hill" partners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, "The Goode Family" could succeed as an antidote to the raft of PC-leaning network comedies, says one media expert.
“It is good counter-programming. TV networks are understandably under enormous pressure to create buzz and bring back a young audience,” Michael Levine, Director of Levine Communications, told Foxnews.com. “It is always hard to know which match will start a fire, but the idea of creating controversy is a good strategy.”
The show's first episode could generate some heat. In it, mom Helen is unhappy when their daughter, Bliss joins an abstinence group to get her mom to stop talking to her "girlfriend-to-girlfriend" about sex, then asks her horrified hippie-dippy father to accompany her to the group's purity ball.
But that's not all. Their dog, Che, has been raised a vegan, so he now craves meat to such an extent, he is eating every squirrel, bird, and pet cat that dares stray into the Goodes' yard.
And in a swipe at politically correct overseas adoption, the family's 16-year-old son, Ubuntu, whom they adopted from Africa as a baby, is in fact white. It turns out he was from South Africa, and they forgot to check the right box!
But can a show that so aggressively tweaks the values and heroes of liberal Hollwyood establishment ever get the guest stars that stop by Tinseltown-friendly animated shows like "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy"?
“If the show is successful than most stars would actually find it beneficial to their careers," Levine says. "It creates controversy and is of the moment.”
"The Goode Family " premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.