Top 10 Adult Swim Shows

The Top Ten
1 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

These jokes aren't forced like in Family Guy. Don't get me wrong, I love Family Guy, but the jokes are random, forced, and boring most of the time. Family Guy is like boobs, dicks, sex, haha vagina, and some random actor. Rick and Morty has funnier voice-over work with much more accurate references to the real audience and the real world, not celebrity life.

Rick and Morty does have randomness, but it mixes it much better with improvisation and actual clever jokes. They use clever references and comments on society. That is why this show always trumps Family Guy.

2 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.

Easily the best Adult Swim show of all time, this is GOATED! I don't know how Rick and Morty passed it. I thought it was mid.

3 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

Funny as hell, gets me rolling every time. My only real complaint is that some characters are unlikable and most of the barf jokes suck.

Family Guy should be number 1 on this list. It's hilarious and it has good plots.

4 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 show freaked me out when I was 7, but now I love this show and respect it.

This show never fails to make me laugh! It's consistent!

5 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.

This is the show that truly pioneered Adult Swim and influenced almost every show on this channel. It's the very definition of low-budget animation, as characters often show little in the way of movement and expression, but it didn't need any of that.

Space Ghost managed to be the longest-running Adult Swim show so far and is incredibly funny and smart in its writing and smaller stories. The guest appearances are also some of the most hilarious moments, especially Busta Rhymes' appearance, which is my favorite by far. It definitely deserves to be in the top 5.

6 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.
7 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
8 Moral Orel Moral Orel is an American adult stop-motion animated television show, which originally aired on Adult Swim from December 13, 2005 to December 18, 2008. It has been described as "Davey and Goliath...meets South Park".
9 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

Notable for being one of Adult Swim's original shows, The Venture Bros. came closest to making actual sense. This show takes the well-worn tropes of Johnny Quest and its ilk and adapts them for the snarkier audiences of today. It never goes in a predictable direction, making countless nostalgic and pop-cultural references while dealing with the hilarious theme of failure.

As the seasons go by, I love how the episodes focus more on the characters' bizarre and intersecting backgrounds. Surprisingly deep character development adds delicious layers to the humor. Definitely worth seeing.

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

Definitely one of my all-time favorites!

Very underrated, great animation, and witty humor that flew over most people's heads.

The Contenders
11 Squidbillies Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim.
12 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival... read more
13 Superjail Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios in its first season, and by Titmouse, Inc. in its second, third, and fourth seasons. A fourth season was confirmed on the Twitter page of David Wain, who voices the character of the Warden. The series follows the events... read more

This show is the greatest show on Adult Swim. Scratch that. Greatest show of all time. Superjail! is hilarious, funny, trippy, weird, and gory. It really is one of the greatest shows ever. Thank you, Christy Karacas, you really made something super-duper special here. The world would never be the same without the gift that is known as "Superjail!"

14 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.

Come on, why not in the top 10? It's great! It has some good jokes and stories, and overall it just has a nice, chill vibe to it I can't get enough of.

15 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy series that aired from 2007 to 2010. Created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the show is known for its surreal and often absurd humor. The series was produced by Williams Street, and its unconventional comedic style... read more
16 The Eric Andre Show

This isn't a cartoon but more of a parody of a public access program. It feels like Filthy Frank on TV but absurd and funny.

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

This is the best show ever made.

18 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

I LOVED this show as a kid. It's how I know of obscure Hanna-Barbera characters. Plus, I had a crush on Black Vulcan.

19 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.
20 Smiling Friends

Best Adult Swim show in years. Leagues better than Rick and Morty.

21 Primal
22 Joe Pera Talks With You
23 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.

This show is very unique. It looks bad but has good dialogue. It is about three eight-year-old kids who make movies for all ages and even try to become famous (at least Brendan) for it. Some episodes even parody other movies in ways that do not seem like parodies.

24 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.
25 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable... read more
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