The BEST Episodes of The Goode Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Created by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill) The Goode Family is an animated series about a family obsessed with doing right -- whether it be environmentally, socially or politically -- but often find themselves surrounded in comedy.

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Goodes Gone Wild

#1 - Goodes Gone Wild

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 3, 2009

Helen sees a way to win Charlie's approval when he takes a shine to one of the rescues at her pet adoption. Unfortunately, it's a disgusting animal of unknown origin named Gutterball who has to stay with the Goodes because Charlie's "home" doesn't allow pets. While Helen copes with Gutterball, Che gives Gerald a hand with the college's squirrel problem.

star 8.26
46 votes
Directors: John Rice
Writers: Jordana Arkin
Helen's Back

#2 - Helen's Back

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 12, 2009

The Goodes' chances of being featured on the all-important organic garden tour is threatened when Helen injures her back. Help in form of a Latino gardening crew comes their way, along with a former Burmese childhood pen pal of Helen's. The Goodes discover they have unknowingly exploited the workers, just as the committee arrives to inspect their garden. Meanwhile, Ubuntu and Bliss try an experiment in the new economy tactic of "trading up."

star 7.81
43 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Jonathan Collier
Graffiti In Greenville

#3 - Graffiti In Greenville

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 3, 2009

Helen becomes a grafitti artist in order to make Bliss do some actual work, because she has been lying to her about the work she's been 'doing'. When her work begins to get noticed, Helen realises she's going to have to come out of the shadows if she wants to get recognition for what she's done.

star 7.35
37 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Leila Strachan
Pilot

#4 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 27, 2009

Bliss takes drastic action and joins an abstinence group after hearing more than her fair share of safe sex talk from her mother. Ubuntu wants to learn to drive now that he's turned sixteen.

star 7.35
55 votes
A Tale of Two Lesbians

#5 - A Tale of Two Lesbians

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 19, 2009

Gerald and Helen offend a lesbian couple so must seek out new lesbian friends in order to prove they aren't being offensive.

star 7.21
38 votes
Directors: Anthony Chung
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Freeganomics

#6 - Freeganomics

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 26, 2009

Helen gets the support of 'Freegan' Heinrich in order to get more people to come to the Eco Festival. After realising what sort of person he is, they have difficulty getting him to leave their home.

star 7.17
40 votes
Directors: John Rice
Writers: Chip Pope, Howard Kremer
Pleatherheads

#7 - Pleatherheads

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 3, 2009

Ubuntu becomes a star on his high-school football team, and Helen and Gerald struggle with being a football family. Meanwhile, Bliss tries to improve her college prospects using unorthodox methods.

star 7.16
43 votes
A Goode Game of Chicken

#8 - A Goode Game of Chicken

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 10, 2009

Gerald eats a meal that contains chicken even though it's not supposed to. He decides to take on Cranky (a chef) to protest what happened. Elsewhere, nobody can find Che so they assume he's missing.

star 7.16
37 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Gene Hong
After-School Special

#9 - After-School Special

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 17, 2009

While Helen and Gerald tutor some at risk kids after school, their own children are left to their own devices. Ubuntu joins an ecoterrorist group unknowingly, and Bliss begins a business of selling fake ID's.

star 7.12
34 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Franklin Hardy, Shane Kosakowski
Trouble in Store

#10 - Trouble in Store

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 31, 2009

Helen is banned from One Earth on the day of Gerald's big meal, after 'stealing' something from the store.

star 7.09
35 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Jordana Arkin
Gerald's Way or the Highway

#11 - Gerald's Way or the Highway

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 7, 2009

Gerald adopts a highway.

star 7.08
37 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Jace Richdale
Public Disturbance

#12 - Public Disturbance

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 24, 2009

In an effort to bring public radio to the town, Gerald tries to get the other residents to become involved as well.

star 7.06
35 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Owen Ellickson
A Goode Man Is Hard to Find

#13 - A Goode Man Is Hard to Find

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 7, 2009

Gerald thinks Mo and Trish want him to be the sperm donor for their next child; Charlie decides to teach Ubuntu how to be a man.

star 6.80
35 votes
Directors: Jennifer Coyle
Writers: Dave Jeser, Matt Silverstein