Top 10 Best Adult Cartoons

The Top Ten
1 South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

I'm glad that this show is number 1. It makes me laugh all the time and, unlike The Simpsons or Family Guy, it has been consistently funny over the past 20 years. Everyone knows that those two shows have pretty much lost their spark, but meanwhile, South Park is still fantastic and creative. I mean, heck, it only takes the creators 6 days to make an entire episode that manages to be hilarious and clever, and yet it takes other show creators a year to make an episode that usually doesn't match up with South Park's quality and humor.

2 The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2023, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer... read more

The Simpsons is one of the greatest shows of all time. It has a memorable cast, even though it boasts about ten times more characters than most other sitcoms. It can address societal topics without being preachy. In its prime, the show was the funniest, or at least one of the funniest shows in history.

Though The Simpsons may not be as humorous as it used to be, there are far less funny and less imaginative shows on TV. It can still deliver a good joke a few times in an episode without resorting to cutaway gags and other jokes that have no relevance to the plot or anything going on. A show that often resorts to this is Family Guy. Even now, The Simpsons still has better writing than Family Guy, primarily because Family Guy has always had very undeveloped characters and subpar writing. I will admit that Family Guy is funny, but it's not a clever kind of funny. The Simpsons remains one of the best sitcoms and TV shows of all time.

3 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Do you know that feeling where you feel like you've found something that gives you all the joy you've ever wanted? Well then, welcome to Futurama. This show had everything that a good show needed, from legendary characters to creative plots. Not only that, but it provided the audience with practically everything it wanted, from a ship that became canon (Fry X Leela for the two who don't know) to the possibility of it coming back.

While a few people here and there think it started going downhill as time went on, I think all ten seasons were equally phenomenal. Unfortunately, Netflix recently removed the first 6 seasons. But going back to what I said before, all ten were amazing. So please, just please please PLEASE check out Futurama. You will LOVE IT. And if you don't, then you probably don't have a soul.

4 Family Guy 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 (Fat, Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Bitchy Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Fat, Idiotic... read more

I have a lot of respect for this show. The early seasons were its finest. The early seasons redefined adult cartoons. But sadly, now it is a spite-filled, hateful shell of its amazing old self. Some late-season episodes are good, but the new ones are offensive and mean-spirited. I recommend the early seasons, as the early seasons of Family Guy deserve to be on this list.

I can understand the top 2, but why is Rick and Morty above this? Family Guy is a pop culture phenomenon and is way better than Rick and Morty. It is hilarious and has tons of great jokes. It and South Park are the best adult cartoons.

5 Rick & Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

If I made a top 10 list of my favourite shows, this would be in the top 5! This is my absolute favourite cartoon and one of my favourite shows! It's hilarious, the animation is awesome, the voices are good, and there isn't a single episode I hate. The only problems I have are that there isn't enough Rick and Morty, and the ending of the last episode of season 3 had me angry yet really upset. Overall, though, it is a must-see! Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

This show is ridiculously funny! It is the best adult cartoon I have seen so far and it even managed to make its way to my top 3 favorite cartoons.

6 American Dad! American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company and currently on TBS. American Dad! is the first television series made to premiere on the network's Animation Domination block. The series premiered on February... read more

A lot better and more tolerable than Family Guy. There's no annoying cutaway gag jokes, and the jokes are actually funny despite the political overtones some episodes have.

It is fun, fun, fun. And not in a Rebecca Black sense. Really, a great TV show. It is made by the creators of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, but the humor and plot are way better done than them.

What I like about this show is that it's not all about the humor like Family Guy.

7 Beavis and Butt-Head Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.

I would not have expected a show about two underachieving high school students doing stupid things to work so well, but it does. Mike Judge is a genius, and Beavis and Butt-Head is, in my opinion, the first show since Tom & Jerry to execute a simple plot so well. Many times, their mischievous acts cause a complex series of events that they don't even notice taking place. Best of all, what could be better than hearing their commentary about all those music videos?

The show makes me sleepy just because they are just reacting to music videos, but the plot made me laugh.

8 King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.

Great show because it's different than other adult cartoons. It focuses more on drama rather than just comedy.

The best, so many great episodes. Never gets old.

KOTH and Beavis and Butt-Head are two of my favorite shows ever!

9 BoJack Horseman BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman.

One of the best shows in existence! It manages to combine surreal, sardonic, and satirical humor bursting at the seams with pop-culture references, while also maintaining a deep, dark, and realistic feel. Many people here are saying that it isn't as funny. The humor is different and more refined. You'll know what I mean if you've seen the show. No gross-out humor, no toilet gags, real comedy.

This show is really underrated. Though it might not be the funniest one, it's still the most relatable. The first season wasn't really good, but it got better and better, and season 4 was so incredibly deep, emotional, and dark. The characters are incredibly complex and realistic, and it's a shame that it's so low on this list.

10 Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for The Fox Broadcasting Company. It premiered on January 9, 2011 and is still running as of 2022.

Come on, King of the Hill above this? Once I watched this show and laughed so hard my mom asked if I needed to go to the doctor.

This show is HILARIOUS! The best parts of it are its amazing characters and its phenomenal jokes.

Bob's Burgers is a hell of a lot better TV show than anything Seth MacFarlane has or will ever make. It's just common sense.

The Contenders
11 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated sitcom created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim.

Should be at least number 3 behind South Park and Simpsons. No offense, but I hate Family Guy and American Dad. I am so sad this is the last season :(

Do you remember Wiggle Jiggle?

This is very underrated with all the meatballs and the sodas walking down the street like gangsters.

12 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

Even though it aired on Nickelodeon, I sometimes find it hard to believe that this show was meant for kids. Despite that, however, I enjoy Ren and Stimpy for all the hilarious lines, insane animation, and clever writing. In closing, if you didn't like this show... then you're an EEDIOT! (No offense to the people who take it seriously. I was just trying to quote Ren's catchphrase.)

Yes, kids, this is an adult cartoon. There's a reason it aired on SNICK more often than regular Nick and often aired on Nick back in the day during school and church hours. Quite gross on lookback.

13 The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.

Come on, tenth? This is much better than King of the Hill or Beavis and Butt-Head.

This show is so overlooked. I don't get why people hate it so much.

This show made Family Guy a good show.

14 Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

Okay, how do I explain this:

Regular Show is the best cartoon I have ever watched in the history of cartoons, right next to Rick and Morty. It's all about two guys, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby, who work at a park and inadvertently cause chaos. For example, there's an episode where a warlock with a fanny pack tries to suck the whole park in (Season 3, Episode 13: Fortune Cookie). Another episode revolves around Mordecai's struggle to delete his profile on a dating website called Couple Corral, leading to a situation where a guy wants to kill his girlfriend CJ so he can be single and receive more hits (Season 5, Episode 40: Real Date).

I find it more suitable for teens than kids because some episodes may not make sense to younger audiences, like Cruisin' or Caffeinated Concert Tickets, among others. So, Regular Show is currently my favorite show. It's way better than that dumb Adventure Time show.

15 Archer

How could Sterling Mallory Archer be overlooked? Racism, gay, alcoholism, sexist, sexual, drugs, and sodomy jokes galore. Great voice acting and characters. Archer should be top ten.

Finally, a list that Archer's on. This is hilarious. How the hell is Robot Chicken higher than this? RC is TERRIBLE.

This show is perfect and should at least be in the top 5! So funny and awesome characters!

16 The Boondocks The Boondocks is an American animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. It is based upon his comic strip of the same name. The series premiered on November 6, 2005.

I just watched the first episode, and I loved it. I don't know if I will continue the series like I did with PPG and Death Note, but it's a good show. It has a good blend of comedy and speaks up about real issues like racism and government corruption. The art is nice too. The characters are interesting. It's way better than Family Guy (I saw an episode of that, and it's not that funny, just stupid). I have a friend who loves this show and introduced me to it.

The Boondocks was a great show. I loved how they mocked racial stereotyping.

17 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful... read more

It may be for kids, but as an adult, I don't see why we can't enjoy it as well. It's got good jokes, great writing, clever setups, likable (and hilarious) characters, spot-on voice acting, creative designs, and an amazing amount of innuendos. In other words, this show is awesome!

This show is awesome! But I don't like sleeping in front of the TV when it comes on late at night.

Fun Fact: The Chokey Chicken was changed to the Chewy Chicken because the name was very inappropriate.

18 Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends (commonly abbreviated as HTF) is an American adult animated flash series created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro, and Warren Graff for Mondo Media. Disguised as a children's cartoon, the show follows the misadventures of cute, anthropomorphic forest animals... read more

I probably shouldn't have started watching this when I was 11 years old... but hey. At least I can recall everyone who died and how they died in every single episode if someone names one.

Happy Tree Friends is the best damn thing your eyes will ever see.

19 Big Mouth Big Mouth is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett featuring teens based on Kroll and Goldberg's upbringing in Westchester County, New York, with Kroll voicing his fictional self.
20 Home Movies Home Movies is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and Jason Penopolis in his spare time.
21 Total Drama Island Total Drama Island is a Canadian animated television series which premiered in Canada on Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on June 5, 2008 in the U.S.
22 Hazbin Hotel Hazbin Hotel is an American adult animated musical comedy series created by Vivienne "VivziePop" Medrano. It revolves around Charlie Morningstar, demon and princess of Hell, on her quest to find a way for other demons to be "rehabilitated" and allowed into Heaven, so she opens a rehabilitation hotel... read more
23 Clone High
24 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American animated parody talk show, created by Mike Lazzo and hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost.
25 Invincible
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