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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"The Goode Family" ABC Show Will Mock Environmentalists

A new ABC animated television series “The Goode Family” pokes fun at a household of environmentalists living in the Midwest who live by the words “What would Al Gore do?” Gerald and Helen Goode want nothing more than to minimize their carbon footprint. They feed their dog, Che, only veggies (much to the pet’s dismay) and Mr. Goode dutifully separates sheets of toilet paper when his wife accidentally buys two-ply. And, of course, the family drives a hybrid.

Director Mike Judge’s “The Goode Family” will air on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. “The Goode Family” is based on the premise of how difficult it is to “be good”—i.e., environmentally responsible. That became the central premise for the Goode Family. Mr. Judge says he was also inspired by the mellow tones of National Public Radio hosts. (WSJ, 5/27/09)
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