Top 10 Animated Shows that are Basically a Worse Version of Another

xandermartin98
This can include even worse versions of already bad shows (like Mega Babies to Brothers Grunt or Cow And Chicken to Ren & Stimpy) or just plain butchered versions of originally good ones (like Teen Titans GO to the real Teen Titans and Mega Babies to Rugrats), but for now, I would prefer to mainly stick to the proper definition of the list's title

The Top Ten

1 Spongebob Squarepants (Rocko's Modern Life)

Ah yes, classic "blatant, quite literally watered-down ripoff overshadowing the original because people have downright CRAPPIE taste in shows" syndrome (yes, I know it was made by basically the exact same people, not counting Joe Murray himself, but STILL)
Comparing most of the characters ALONE:
Rocko is more relatable than Spongebob by MILES
Heffer, while still amazingly stupid, is far smarter than Patrick at any rate
Filburt (compared mostly because he has the same voice actor) is funnier than Plankton
Dr. Paula Hutchison is considerably (even) sexier than Sandy (and actually DOES get married)
Spunky is both cuter and funnier than Gary by a pretty impressive stretch
The Bighead family makes up a grand total of THREE different variations of Squidward as opposed to one

That, and the show has a vastly more interesting art style, is written absurdly better, has a WAY better theme song (ESPECIALLY the B-52's version in my opinion), is just generally smarter ...more - xandermartin98

Did you just compare the sexiness of two cartoon characters hahaa? I mean they are a kids cartoon, I don't think the creator was going for a "sexy" vibe lol. And the whole point of patrick is for him to be as dumb as possible, and spongebob isn't supposed to be relatable, now you have the right to your own opinion but these comparisons are god-awful, and in my opinion Spongebob is way more iconic, Change MY MIND lol. - judo8alex

I wouldn't really say it rips off Rocko's Modern Life. I'd say it's almost a successor to the show and while I stress I am not suggesting anything by saying this, Spongebob is actually a really good show. - Rocko

2 Cow and Chicken (Ren and Stimpy)

And people seriously called ROCKO a R&S wannabe

(DISCLAIMER: John Kricfaluski, as much of a douche as he is, actually liked this a show a lot more than you'd think) - xandermartin98

3 The Loud House (Rugrats) The Loud House (Rugrats) The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. ...read more.

Only difference is that the characters are older and the target audience is younger (starting to notice a bit of an awkward contradiction here? ) - xandermartin98

While I disagree with number 1, this I totally agree with, this is one of the worst shows of all time - judo8alex

4 Mega Babies (The Brothers Grunt)

Yes, you heard me; there is actually an even WORSE cartoon out there than TBG - xandermartin98

5 Family Guy (The Simpsons) Family Guy (The Simpsons) Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

At least this show openly admits to being a knock-off, but that still doesn't excuse its lame and shallow characters, stupid cutaway gags, brain-dead lowest-common-denominator excuses for satire, incredibly racist Cleveland Show spinoff, etc - xandermartin98

6 Drawn Together (South Park)

WARNING: Stay far away from this show if you don't like mean-spirited humor - xandermartin98

7 Futurama (Classic Simpsons)

WAS a pretty great show, actually, but putting it on THAT level is just ridiculous - xandermartin98

8 Naruto (Dragon Ball Z)

And once again, there is SUCH better anime out there - xandermartin98

9 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (Invader Zim)

I was going to say Ren & Stimpy, but this show's premise is actually a lot more reminiscent of Zim - xandermartin98

10 The Amazing World of Gumball (Courage The Cowardly Dog)

"Borrowed" the insanely bizarre art style, the postmodernist humor, the beyond-surreal character cast...

pretty much the one thing it COULDN'T "borrow", so to speak, was the balls - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Puella Magi Madoka Magica (HeartCatch PreCure)
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