New Series by Beavis Creator Lampoons Green Buttheads
' The Goode Family ' features clan trying a little too hard to stay eco-friendly
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2009 3:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Goodbye Hank Hill, hello Gerald Goode. Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge's new animated series lampoons a vegan, hybrid-driving Midwestern family whose motto is: "What would Al Gore do?" The Goode Family sends up the greener-than-thou clan’s efforts to maintain an environmentally friendly, strictly PC lifestyle just for the sake of keeping up with their friends.

Judge, whose King of the Hill series was canceled this season after a 13-year run, has always been much more interested in the lives of ordinary Americans than of celebrities, he said. "Everyday life has a huge effect on people,” he tells the Wall Street Journal. The show—ABC's first prime-time cartoon since The Critic finished in 1995—premieres next Wednesday.