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New Animated Series on ABC to Lampoon Environmentalists

With television hosts unwilling to joke about President Barack Obama as those comedians regularly ridicule conservatives, there's a bright spot coming up this week in a new TV show set to debut on ABC which will mock leftist environmentalism. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday:

The new animated television series 'The Goode Family' is a send-up of a clan of environmentalists 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.

The series, from Mike Judge who created Beavis and Butt-Head for MTV and King of the Hill for Fox, will debut Wednesday night at 9 PM EDT/PDT, 8 PM CDT/MDT. The May 22 Journal article, "Making a Mockery of Being Green - The creator of 'Beavis and Butt-Head' and 'King of the Hill' has a new target: environmentalists," observed: "Much as Mr. Judge's series King of the Hill finds humor in the dramas of a working-class Texas family, Goode lampoons a liberal Midwestern household. In Goode, the characters are often mocked for being green just to fit in with their friends and neighbors."

ABC.com has a preview video with commentary from Judge and his collaborators.

DebbieSchlussel.com, "Can't Wait for This: New Animated ABC Mike Judge Series Mocks Liberal Enviro-Crazies," has gathered in one post three YouTube clips from the show.

- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center