King of the Hill's brilliance has always been in the way it balances so deftly atop the cultural divide. Mike Judge's animated sitcom often presents conservative, old-fashioned, hard-working Hank Hill as a beacon of common sense in a politically correct world gone mad, but it just as readily pokes fun at his exasperation as society changes around him.

King of the Hill's brilliance has always been in the way it balances so deftly atop the cultural divide. Mike Judge's animated sitcom often presents conservative, old-fashioned, hard-working Hank Hill as a beacon of common sense in a politically correct world gone mad, but it just as readily pokes fun at his exasperation as society changes around him.

As that show approaches its swan song, Judge introduces The Goode Family, a new animated sitcom about the sort of family that would send Hill off the handle. In last week's pilot, we met Gerald and Helen Goode, a couple who take the socially conscious Whole Foods-and-NPR lifestyle to comically absurd extremes in an effort to be "good" people.

The Goodes' quest to be the greenest, most politically correct family on the block yields its share of spot-on satire. Judge is in his element once again, taking the piss out of the extreme and the mundane. The balance skews a bit heavier toward manic, in-your-face punch lines than subtle observational humor, but so far, it's all funny.

The thinly drawn characters and nonstop string of gags does, however, leave a lingering concern about whether Judge and showrunners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky will be able to wring consistent laughs out of this premise for more than a few episodes. And jacking a "colored/collard" joke from The Office marred an otherwise Goode start.