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Vegan Do-Goode-rs Take Over Primetime

Written by PETA | May 27, 2009

So long, So You Think You Can Dance?!

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, I’ll be watching the series premiere of ABC’s animated sitcom, The Goode Family. Mike Judge, creator of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head, is bringing vegans to primetime. The entire Goode family, including the dog, Che, is vegan, and you can bet that their obsessive efforts to be politically correct will create some awkward and hilarious scenarios.

 

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If you can’t laugh at a reflection of your own efforts to be green—mine include raising two perfectly happy, healthy vegetarian dogs who don’t attack their friend, Frank the cat—what can you find humor in these days?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Elaine Vigneault says:

    I think this show is a net good because it raises awareness about animal and environmental issues but spreading myths and making fun of deeply held convictions is not funny. I will not be watching the show.

  • mel says:

    To Antoine I find it funny that PETA members can stereotype all those who eat meat as “fat lazy and selfish people” but if someone does a parody of vegans then it’s “This is horrible.” It’s not just funny it’s laughable. BTW I’m an omnivore meaning I eat meat and I am a healthy weight. You are only fat if you do not exercise. It doesn’t matter what you eat if you don’t exercise Even vegans can get fat if they do not do that. The writer of this show is wellknown for his exaggeration and parodying life. In “King of the Hill” there were exaggerations of Texans such as Hank’s father being such an avid member of the VFW and condoning and encouraging corporal punishment. Not all seniors I know condone such a thing even veterans. Hank’s neighbor too is a bit stereotyped as the international neighbor who thinks all Americans are stupid. While yes there are some who think that way not everyone who visits or stays in America thinks the same. The elephant dung thing I think you’re mixing ideals. Not all vegans are members of PETA nor support animal rights to the level you do. To you this might be hypocritical however let’s be real too Not all vegans are such because they don’t want animals killed. Some just don’t like meat others for other reasons such as they can’t afford meat.

  • Tiago says:

    I watched it and it was not funny to me. I have came up with greater jokes about myself I am vegan.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I think King of the Hill lampoons the Texas suburban lifestyle. I’ve spent a lot of time in Texas and the characters depicted in the series are very familiar to me. Cotton Hill reminds me of my late uncle in many ways particularly in his attitude about women. As for being pro meat unfortunately that is the way it is in Texas and it is part of the series storyline. Hank sells “propane and propane accessories grills and grilling equipment. My husband and I have been seriously thinking of moving to San Antonio and if we do I can hardly wait to see the faces on the neighbors when I attempt to grill tofu.

  • Carla says:

    I watched the show last night and to me it was a typical family with values. They had to have that dog acting that way for the comedy of it. Other then that not bad. The daughter pretty for a cartoon. And a White African American son adopted from South Africa lol!! I don’t watch much T.V. but I’ll support it again and watch it why not.

  • Curtis says:

    Sorry I watched So You Think You Can Dance last night.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    I have met a few vegan dogs and they really do have good karma. I tried to make my beloved cat a vegetarian but he eschewed the meatless food. He does love soymilk and wheatgrass.

  • Gina says:

    FINALLY it’s about time they put a vegan cartoon family on tv. I Can’t wait to watch this show and hopefully more people will watch too.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    I’m still pissed that King of the Hill is being canceled for The Cleveland Show. Also my dog eats meat and he dosen’t attack the cats in the family.

  • Antoine says:

    I will NOT watch the show as I have seen many previews about the show including one with the three obviously NOT vegan creators. The basic message of this show is it is hard seeimpossible to be good and vegan and an environmentalist. which probably will make fat lazy and selfish people feel justified in driving their hummers and eating their steaks because it is SOOOOO hard to be good. Guess what? it isn’t. And considering that Mike Judge is not vegan or in ANY WAY vegan friendly i’ve seen King of the Hill and it is VERY PRO MEAT I think that the show will be just making fun of vegans. And more importantly they OBVIOUSLY haven’t even TRIED to do their research and they know NOTHING about the very people that they are trying to mock and humiliate. In order for comedy to be good comedy it has to be based on fact and these guys don’t even know ANYTHING about real vegans and real environmentalists…this is a show written by BAD people about what they believe GOOD people would look like. eg the protagonist of the show is happy to have elephant dung from the circus really? do you think ANY vegan would pick up elephant dung from a circus??? really? http://www.circuses.com anyone? The message of the show is obviously “vegans are wrong everyone should eat meat” and even if vegans MAY be right it is just TOOO HARDD. This show is a bit like a racist white guy writing a show about african americans…considering that the guy who writes the show is racist you won’t have high hopes about it being a positive show. Don’t get me wrong it is important that we laugh at ourselves and there is A LOT of material in the vegan community…I would just have more hope in the sincerity of the show if it had been written by a vegan. or even somebody remotely provegan. and these guys are obviously not httpvegetarianstar.com20090502goodefamilydogchehelpscontrolpetpopulation the dog is SOOO starved for meat that he kills all the neighborhood cats and squirels

  • Antoine says:

    Is Mike Judge vegan?