Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Toons After Dark: The Goode Family (2009)

After Beavis & Butt-Head and King of the Hill, what could Mike Judge do for an encore?

How about taking a look at a more responsible family?

The Goode Family was a spring replacement on ABC in 2009, and despite Judge's best intentions and past successes, the series represented his first TV failure, lasting just 13 weeks. Well, it aired on Wednesday nights, and viewers had already turned thumbs down to an earlier series airing on the same night (UPN's Game Over), sending a message that if a cartoon is to succeed in primetime on a broadcast network today, it has to be on Sundays. That's the way viewers have been conditioned for 2 decades and change.

Regrettably, I never got to see the show, so there's no rating. Hulu brings us the opener.

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