Best Adult Cartoons

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The Top Ten

1 South Park 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 like the first top 3, but I have to say the most hilarious of them 3 is South Park. Of course The Simpsons and Family Guy have limitations because they go on national broadcast and South Park has almost no limits... but to me head to head comparing all characters and the issues touched, South Park wins by far.

South Park has a wider list of funny characters than the Simpsons and Family Guy.

I'm glad that this show is number #1. It makes me laugh all of 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.

Matt and Trey already explained why family guy is horrible, the simpsons, king of the hill and cartman agree, so why isn't south park #1? Family guy is SO overrated with so many limitations.

Yes this is legend! Haters says the fans only like it because it has swears but they are just an animal. First, it's so hilarious! The gags, the jokes and especially Cartman! Cartman, I'd like to thank you!

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2 The Simpsons 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 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

The simpsons is one of the written shows of all time. It has a memorable cast even though it has about ten times more characters than most other sitcoms; it can do a show about a topic in society without it being it preachy. In its prime, the show was the funniest or one of the funniest shows in history. They the simpsons is not as funny as it use to be, but there are much less funny and unimaginative shows on T.V.. It can still have a good joke a few times in an episode. It doesn't need to resort to a cut away gag and other jokes that have no relevance to the plot or anything going on. A show that does this all the time is family guy. Even now, it still has better writing than family guy because family guy has always has had very undeveloped characters and horrible writing. I will admit that family guy is funny, it is not a clever kind of funny. The simpsons is one of the best sitcoms and T.V. shows of all time.

Homer giving Bart the "sex talk":
H- Do you know why me and Mom sleep in the same bed?
B- Cause we're poor?
H- that's right, and we're poor because we have children. This is the process in which they are made...

Even if you can't stand The Simpsons, one thing you can't deny is that even in it's 29th season, it's a masterpiece. So far in 2018, this is the most watched adult cartoon. South Park is slowly dying, like Family Guy. But The Simpsons and American Dad are shows which have recently started to gain really high standards again.

It was a great show but it ain't funny no more - Thepassingzone

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

This is, in my opinion, the ONLY adult cartoon that surpasses The Simpsons. Don't get me wrong- The Simpsons is classic, but I sometimes feel like it gets more credit simply for how long it has been on T.V., (while Rick and Morty did not roll around until about 25 years later.) That said, here are some examples of the sheer weirdness of this show: In the first episode I ever saw, Rick shows Morty that he has created an endless world known as a "miniverse" inside his car battery. (The episode is entitled "The Ricks Must Be Crazy".) In another episode, Morty travels inside the body of a hobo dressed as Santa Claus. ("Anatomy Park".) There is simply no other cartoon that has the same wonderfully weird trippiness that this one does.

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 favourite cartoons.

The newest adult comedy rocks. I love the simpsons and Futurama, but this show follows close behind

Rick and morty is the best adult cartoon because it has an original idea it spawned more popularity and merch then any other adult swim show and whenever a new season is announced more hype starts up forget the Simpsons forget South Park throw ren and stimpy in the garbage rick and morty is the real deal

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

Do you 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 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 got rid of 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

I love pretty much anything sci-fi, but even without that element, Futurama is still my 2nd favorite cartoon ever (behind Gravity Falls) because it's just so damn well-done as a T.V. show overall. It has all the things that a quality series needs: great characters, immersive plot, unique elements, & top-notch writing/creativity. Unlike Matt Groening's older, more-famous "Simpsons", it actually knew not to overstay its welcome, which is why I actually don't mind how it ended already, leaving the fans satisfied without getting stale & overdone. Not to mention how memorable even the episodes & moments were. If you give me almost any quote from this series I would instantly recognize it. While Community got their "six seasons & a movie", Futurama made nine seasons & FOUR movies (I could do without the 2nd of those 4, but it's still a good overall count). The show even survived cancellation when Comedy Central picked it up from retirement, giving us episodes with just as good quality. It ...more

This & spongebob is my childhood I will cry on the last episode I can't believe this is the last season ever

I love science fiction.
So I love this.

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5 Family Guy 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 (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

I have a lot of respect for this show. 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 early seasons, as the early seasons of family guy deserve to be on this list.

It is also the most succesful and simpsons has been going a lot longer and it is unlike the rest of American animations visually good

I met seth once and now I inspired to create an adult cartoon comic strip series myself these days.

The ipacec contest is funny

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6 Beavis and Butt-head 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 expect for 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 Butthead 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 of those music videos? - surgeonsanic

This show is great the best love it

I remember watching them react to Black Sabbath's Iron man and they said thet Ozzy was an "Old fart". Haha ^-^

7 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

It is fun, fun, fun. And not in a Rebecca Black sense. Really, a great T. V. 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.

This show rocks. A mixture of family guy and the simpsons.

This is made by the same person who made family guy

A damn fine alternative to family guy - EvanHill

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8 Bob's Burgers 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 2017.

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

I love this show

I love this show it's funny and it has a likable family that everyone can love it's creative and simple cartoon

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

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9 King of the Hill 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.

This Show Has To Be The Best Adult Cartoon Ever

It Actually Has Morals Despite How Adult It Is

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

This show is good because it's realistic

The Best

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10 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series 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 :(

#3 is pushing it a bit, I could see top 10. Top 5 no way I can think of five other shows that are up there that should be. - htoutlaws2012

The funniest. Carl's the best t. v. character ever. - 15rt

Carl is so funny and so is shake should be top 5 at least

Amazing!

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The Contenders

11 Archer

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

Should be top three. Danger zone. No more.

This show is in the Danger Zone.

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

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12 BoJack Horseman 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.

This show is really underrated. Though it might not be the funniest one, it's still the most relatable one. 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

Maybe not the funniest of them, but I respect it the most, because of the one-season-storyline (which works! ) and Bojack being probably the most relatable cartoon character I've ever seen.

This should be so much higher. Maybe not as funny as the other shows, but it is just so powerful and dark that it is nearly unmatched.

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 this deep, dark, and realistic feel. Many people on 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.

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13 Robot Chicken Robot Chicken Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim.

This is one of the dumbest cartoons I've ever watched, but there is not one episode in this show where I haven't laughed my ass off so hard. This cartoon takes various Pop culture themes like movies, T.V. shows, celebrities, video games, and whatever else you could possibly think of and throw them into wacky and unpredictable scenarios that are simply a riot every time. - Mcgillacuddy

My top 10 list
10. Aqua teen hunger force
9. Futurama
8. Simpsons
7. King of the hill
6. Rick and morty
5. American dad
4. Bob's burgers
3. South Park
2, Family guy
1. Robot chicken

This show is for Attention whores who like to do dumb

14 The Ren & Stimpy Show 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.

If we're talking about the original, then yes. However, if we're referring to the Adult Party Cartoon revival... NO! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The original is one of the best shows on Nick that slip by the censors that yes had some kid stuff in there, but most people remember the show for its dark tone which I thought was pretty good for the 90's. No that adult cartoon needs to be burned in New Mexico that was just terrible. - htoutlaws2012

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 of the hilarious lines, insane animation, and clever writing. In closing, if you didn't like this show...than you're an EEDIOT! (No offense to the people who take it seriously. I was just trying to quote Ren's catchphrase.

Ren And Stimpy isn't for kids in my opinion but its surely hillarious but the APC is the worst thing to ever grace television

15 The Cleveland Show 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.

Boondocks and black dynamite knock off

This Show Sucks - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

This show made family guy a good show.

Come on, Tenth?
This is much better than King of the Hill or Beavis and Butthead.

16 The Boondocks The Boondocks Cantankerous Robert "Granddad" Freeman is the legal guardian of his grandsons, 10-year-old revolutionary Huey and 8-year-old Riley, a product of contemporary rap culture. After moving the family from Chicago's South Side to the safety of suburban Woodcrest -- aka the boondocks -- Granddad hopes to ignore ...read more.

This is my 2nd favorite show it's hilarious unlike retarded seth macfarlane garbage like family guy - matthewwilliams2

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

Best black cartoon ever

I just watched this, the first episode, and I loved it. 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 (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. - AnimeDrawer

17 Metalocalypse Metalocalypse Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim.

This show is below 4 other shows that classify more as kids shows gee the amount of irrelevant choices are astounding, nevertheless Metalocalypse personifies adult show can be with metal music put in, and your basically the rulers of the world. - htoutlaws2012

Love this show! Hope toki is okay

How the f***, I repeat, how THE F***, is this not higher up on the list?! How the F***?!

18 Rocko's Modern Life 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 innuendoes. In other words, this show is awesome!

Its still a kids show, but I find that parents like this show too because it has a ton of adult references kid at the time did not exactly understand. - htoutlaws2012

It seems like a kid's show but it has so many references

Choking chicken will probably get past kids heads

Fun Fact: The Chokey chicken was changed to the chewy chicken because the name was very inapprioate - YoshiApple

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19 Total Drama Island 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.

This show is for kid's and I know because my 6 year old sister watches it

Not really for adults, more fore teens

I count it as an adult show. - CardboardBox

My favorite cartoon EVER!

20 Regular Show 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.

I do get that people like this show, but it's overrated. Regular Show is for kids not adults - CardboardBox

It's not for adults. I Watch it all the time. It's more of a teen show like South Park, Family Guy and Adventure Time.. - AlphaQ

Regular Show is not an adult show. - GravityFallsAndWBBLover18

To be honest, this should have had a T.V.-PG-L and should have been on Adult Swim - 445956

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21 The Venture Bros. The Venture Bros. The Venture Bros. is an American animated television series that premiered on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on February 16, 2003. It is considered to be an action/adventure series that mixes comedy and drama while chronicling the lives and adventures of the Venture family: well-meaning but incompetent ...read more.

Probably the best damn show on television.

Love this show

22 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.

I think animaniacs is an amazing cartoon aimed at kids and Adults but its humour is mostly for Adults

23 Daria Daria Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV.

One of the most intelligent adult cartoons.

Not only intelligent, but also underrated in the sense people overlook how great it is despite being its very short run on MTV. - htoutlaws2012

24 Cow and Chicken Cow and Chicken Cow and Chicken was an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.

Cow and chicken is an amazing Adult cartoon

25 Harvey Birdman: Attourney at Law

Amazingly original, fast pace, and an exaggeration of old hanna barbara animation. Hilarious.

26 The Ripping Friends
27 Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends Happy Tree Friends is an adult animated flash series created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media.

Happy tree friends is the best damn thing your eyes will ever see

It sucks. More gruesome version of Mr Pickles.

28 Clone High Clone High
29 Home Movies Home Movies Home Movies is an American animated television 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.

Super clever series about childhood, and a drunk coack

30 Dan Vs

This cartoon has a lot of adult humor.

31 The PJs The PJs The PJs is an American stop-motion animated black sitcom, created by Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, and Steve Tompkins.
32 Looney Tunes Looney Tunes Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.
33 Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson Mysteries
34 The Oblongs
35 Space Ghost Coast to Coast 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.
36 Spawn - The Animated Series

Of all of them Spawn is the most graphic with the most violence.

Unrivaled

37 The Flintstones The Flintstones The Flintstones is the first animated prime-time American television series. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC.

People are too nostalgic. The Flintstones is a children's cartoon, Cow and Chicken is a children's cartoon, Looney Tunes is a children's cartoon, Johnny Bravo is a children's cartoon, Animals of Farthing Wood is a children's cartoon, Tiny Toon Adventures is a children's cartoon, Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain is a children's cartoon and the Pinky and the Brain spin off. Ed Edd n Eddy is a children's cartoon, the list goes on stop being nostalgic.

38 Fritz the Cat

Much worse than South Park. - Not_A_Weeaboo

It's ONLY for adults

39 The Animals of Farthing Wood The Animals of Farthing Wood The Animals of Farthing Wood is a children's animated series commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union between 1992 and 1995, and is based on the series of books written by English author Colin Dann.

I disagree with the other comment. This show was made for kids; I loved it as a kid for it's serious, non patronising storyline and characters. Surprisingly, upon re-watching as an adult, it's still really really good for those exact same reasons. It's also beautifully animated with a fitting score and packs a powerful emotive punch, which is why many consider it 'not suitable for kids'. Main characters die in this series; infact, many of the animals you grow to love as characters in this show die, and sometimes not entirely peacefully either. This was something even back then I recognised set it apart from it's competition.

The animals of farthing wood deserves to be in this list because it was not for kids lots of animals died on the show

This is for adults.
Sorry but I had a picture book when I was little.

It's a KIDS show you politically correct morons. It was on Children's BBC. I used to have pop up books and children's magazines.

40 Heavy Metal
41 MAD

The good thing is that they don't mock religion

MAD is my favorite.

42 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

This is one of the best cartoons I have seen. I seriously wonder why it is rated #37. The characters are really great and the storyline can be very emotional. Season 6 may have many filler episodes but season 7 makes up for it. A great show with great characters.

I wonder why this cartoon is only at #37:a lot of people including me love it with passion! It's a great mix of humour,suspense and tears.i love marceline more than ever.

Best cartoon ever with the best characters ever! Marceline is sooo sweet

Adventure time's pilot is played in CBS reality, and moved to cartoon network. cartoon network is have many adult shows like ed edd n eddy or the amazing world of gumball, but that adult cartoon was adventure.

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43 Big Mouth Big Mouth

Worst Cartoon Ever - Thepassingzone

It's great!

44 Dr.Katz, Professional Therapist
45 Fugget About It

I'm kinda young to watch it (13 years old) but still a really good show that I love to watch with my brother - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

46 Justice League

One of the best adult cartoons with awesome characters!

47 F is for Family
48 American Pop
49 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

It should be higher on this list

Tom and Jerry an adult carton lolololol confused it with Itchy and Scratchy?

50 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
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