Top 10 Worst Cartoon Network Shows

Cartoon Network had a lot of shows over the year. Some were good, and some made you want to get dirty and get hurt! These are the worst of the worst - the most awful!
The Top Ten
1 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is an American live-action/animated TV series based on the characters from the popular web series The Annoying Orange, created by Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, which is made for the television by Boedigheimer himself with Tom Sheppard for Cartoon... read more

I saw a few episodes way back when, and it was really annoying. That's why internet content should stay where it originated from: the internet.

Why do Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon seem to enjoy importing cartoons from YouTube? Not once have they ever made a good show based on a YouTube channel. Fred: The Show was already bad enough, so why create one based on The Annoying Orange?

This show is like a nightmare for my ears! If you thought Miley Cyrus's singing was bad, be prepared to listen to The Annoying Orange laugh and assault your eardrums. He certainly knows how to elevate annoyance to an entirely new level. I find The Annoying Orange himself to be ugly and hideous to look at.

I've never understood why so many people seem to find The Annoying Orange funny. There are so many funnier channels on YouTube, such as Nostalgia Critic and How It Should Have Ended, so why choose The Annoying Orange? Shame on you, Cartoon Network! My ears hurt, all because of you guys! This is the second-worst show on Cartoon Network (only The Problem Solverz is worse).

2 The Problem Solverz The Problem Solverz is an American animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network. Created by Ben Jones, it follows Alfe, Horace, and Roba, a group of detectives in their troubled town, Farboro.

In a particular older episode of Regular Show (back when it was still good, in my opinion), Mordecai and Rigby are at a video store, trying to get Mordecai's mind off seeing a naked Pops. Rigby goes to the counter and sees the store worker staring mindlessly and zombified at a TV. When Rigby looks at the TV, what he sees is my best description of The Problem Solverz. If you've ever seen that episode of Regular Show, you'd know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, Rigby comments that the show is "barfing rainbows at his eyeballs," and I have to agree. The Problem Solverz's animation is so grotesque that I'm surprised it didn't cause seizures. It was just so hard to watch. The characters were as creepy as heck, the setting was messy and bright, and half the time, you didn't even know what was going on! I am so glad they canceled this show because I have no idea what Cartoon Network was thinking. If this show had a second season, I don't want to think about it.

3 Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television... read more

Have you ever loved a certain series of either movies or TV shows where the original was one of the greatest things you ever saw, only for a terrible remake or sequel to come along that was greenlit by the same people who made the original? This is the situation that I have for Teen Titans Go! I do not like this show. I think that it's worse than Johnny Test, mainly because the show looks as if you combined the problems with Johnny Test with the art style of Pixel Pinkie and Breadwinners and added their problems as well.

First, let's talk about the characters. In the original Teen Titans, the characters were all cleverly written. They could be funny, but they were complex in their emotions, problems, and the struggles they went through. They explored teenage love, betrayal, loneliness and other complex teenage issues while still allowing us to laugh either with them or at them. They also had differences in their personalities that made them unique. Now though, it feels as if they were exposed to the orb of confusion for too long. The characters have been so flanderized that they're no longer recognizable, making them either stereotypes of themselves or brain-dead jerks. Not to mention most of the stuff they do is now out of character to their original characters.

They're also more immature than in the original, with some people calling them the toddler titans because of that immaturity. They're no longer unique characters either. What qualities and quirks they did have are now gone; now they are more like the same characters with only different reasons for being stupid.

Second, let's discuss the animation. The original cartoon was heavily influenced by anime, from the designs of the characters to their expressions to the fight scenes. They also used a lot of shadows and dark colors, adding to the change of night to day and a lot of dramatic scenes. Even the buildings were beautiful to look at, using different angles and colors.

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4 Uncle Grandpa Uncle Grandpa is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt for Cartoon Network that premiered on the network on September 2, 2013. The series is based on Browngardt's animated short of the same name from The Cartoonstitute.

Uncle Grandpa is a show about an old man who is magically everyone in the world's uncle and grandpa. It's one of those shows that makes fun of farts, fat people, teenagers, acne, etc. In one episode, they make a fat teenager with acne freak out over Uncle Grandpa falling through the ceiling and smashing his computer. Then Uncle Grandpa says he will build him a supercomputer, and the kid begins to sweat visibly through his shirt. It's just gross.

Honestly, I can't find one good thing about this show. The animation is horrible, and Uncle Grandpa is one of the worst characters I've ever seen. It's another creepy show like The Misadventures of Flapjack and the Problem Solverz. There wasn't anything Flapjack level disturbing in what I've seen of Uncle Grandpa, but I imagine there will be in the future.

I enjoy a little bit of immature humor myself, but this is not the right way to do it. "Oh, look, he can fly with his farts! That's so funny!" Said no one. I can't imagine anyone liking this. I can only hope that it gets canceled after one season. But it always seems like the horrible shows keep going and the rare good ones end.

5 Secret Mountain Fort Awesome Secret Mountain Fort Awesome is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt that debuted in 2011 on Cartoon Network. The show revolves around a fraternity of five monsters who unleash wild stunts upon the public from their eponymous mountain fort. The show is loosely based on... read more

This is probably one of the worst cartoons I have ever seen in my entire life. The character designs are freaky, and the characters themselves are annoying, stupid, ugly, and unlikable. One of the monsters is a big butt named Fart. There are butts all around him: butts on his chest, butt hands, butt mouth, butt head, butt feet. He's the main reason why this show is full of fart jokes and other gross humor. Whenever someone touches him, he actually farts. That's probably why he's called Fart. The other characters also look ugly.

Overall, this show isn't as bad as The Problem Solverz, but it's still abysmal. Luckily, it was just canceled after lasting two seasons. It should have never aired. Please avoid this show at all costs. Don't look at it, think about it, or even glance at it. Anyway, I'm out.

6 Johnny Test Johnny Test is an American-Canadian animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, for the first season, and Cookie Jar, for the remainder of the series. It aired from September 17, 2005 to December 25, 2014 on Kids' WB and Cartoon Network in the United States and on Teletoon in Canada... read more

The plot of every single episode of Johnny Test can be summed up in a list:

1. Johnny wants to do something.
2. He goes to his sisters to see if they'll let him into the lab.
3. They say no.
4. He sneaks in anyway.
5. He finds something interesting.
6. It turns into a threat to the city.
7. Johnny stops it and saves the day with the help of his friends.

This show is incredibly repetitive and boring. Cartoon Network used to air it almost as frequently as Nickelodeon does with SpongeBob, or as Cartoon Network currently does with Teen Titans Go! - another extremely poor show. I used to watch it because there was nothing else to watch or do. Even then, I found it hard to sit through and boring. If you're considering watching Johnny Test, think again. You're in for eleven minutes of boredom and fart jokes.

7 Almost Naked Animals Almost Naked Animals is a Canadian animated television series that is produced for YTV. The series premiered on January 7, 2011 on YTV.

This show is a perfect example of just how lazy Cartoon Network writers have become over the past few years. Are they seriously targeting an audience so immature that the mere idea of nudity will send them into fits of giggles? Or is that simply what CN believes kids are like these days?

Each episode is so unoriginal that it feels like I'm watching the love child of every infamous Disney Channel sitcom cliché, except without any of the humor.

The problem with this show seems to be that, instead of thinking, "What would make a great show?" CN executives are most likely thinking, "What do kids think makes a great show?" They probably don't even believe that what they've produced is entertaining. They just think that kids find it entertaining.

8 Clarence Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence and his two best friends Jeff and Sumo. Page, a former storyboard artist for Adventure Time and revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, developed... read more

My grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, "If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately." Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately.

Three years later, he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me, "Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this show gave me cancer anyway.

9 Mad MAD is an American animated sketch comedy series that aired from 2010 to 2013. Based on the humor magazine of the same name, the show features parodies of popular movies, TV shows, and other aspects of popular culture. Its rapid-fire delivery and wide array of comedy styles have made it a hit among... read more

Some of the reasons cited for disliking this show are rather weak. Are people really criticizing this parody comedy series just for being a parody comedy? There are legitimate reasons why this show falls short, despite its potential. While I've never read MAD magazine, I loved MAD T.V. and I'm a fan of Robot Chicken. However, MAD fails to capture the essence of either.

The show tends to focus more on name-dropping than on humor. It mentions as many popular, and sometimes not so popular, names as possible in each sketch. The production quality of a regular sketch is so poor that it seems like anyone could make it. For example, imagine a sketch where Harry Potter and Batman are on a quest to get to the Krusty Krab to battle Colonel Kurtz, only to be interrupted by the Teletubbies singing Justin Bieber's Baby. The execution often feels like a machine gun firing aimlessly, hoping to hit something funny.

Additionally, the pacing is incredibly rushed. The show attempts to cram numerous sketches into a 15-minute time slot, including commercials. As a result, everything feels too hurried. It's unfortunate because I recognize some of the voice actors, who are actually quite talented. They also seem rushed, but I can't really blame them. They're probably eager to finish and move on to better projects.

To give the show some credit, the funnier sketches tend to be the ones featuring original characters. Oddly enough, the ones involving Batman also stand out. Otherwise, the show is not worth your time.

10 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

This is not a good show. Far from it. Every character acts like an idiot, and none of them are likable in the slightest. The visuals are all over the place, and the majority of the characters are just inanimate objects like bread or triangles with faces and limbs.

The plots are completely dated and overused, not to mention they're completely unfunny and full of terrible jokes. Any plotline from previous cartoons that has been overdone is guaranteed to be in this "show". This train wreck deserves to be removed from the network as it's a waste of energy and time and is a total suffering to the mind.

The Contenders
11 Out of Jimmy's Head Out of Jimmy's Head, is an American live-action/animated television series. It was advertised as the first Cartoon Network's series in this genre, even though Big Bag was what took credit, while also including some animated segments.

R.I.P. Cartoon Network 1992-2007. Although it was really Atomic Betty in 2004 that started the downfall, the plot of Atomic Betty was overused. However, the show itself wasn't all that bad. This show, on the other hand, killed Cartoon Network.

The last two good shows on Cartoon Network were Camp Lazlo and Chowder, which both debuted around the same time as this mess. Thanks to this awful, no-good live-action show, the channel can never recover. And please, Cartoon Network, bring back Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy, Billy and Mandy, K.N.D., Foster's Home, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and more. R.I.P. Cartoon Network 1992-2007.

12 The Powerpuff Girls (2016) The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains... read more

This reboot should rank high in terms of disappointments. They transformed my all-time favorite show into something unrecognizable. Many fans of the original series would agree. The characters have been altered significantly, and it's perplexing as to why they didn't retain the original voice actors. I longed for Cathy, Elizabeth, and Tara to reprise their roles as Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles. Additionally, the episodes come across as dull and hard to watch, accompanied by numerous animation errors and the absence of the signature thick lines. The character arcs have also shifted: Blossom is now an insufferable perfectionist, Buttercup is portrayed as an overbearing bully, and Bubbles seems like a pretentious, pampered child. Of the trio, Bubbles feels the most distorted. Buttercup, my favorite in the original series because of her assertiveness, has been done a great disservice. Furthermore, the inclusion of a twerking scene, memes, a grating rap song, and a questionable scene involving Buttercup detracts from the show's essence.

13 Incredible Crew Incredible Crew is an American sketch comedy television series, created by Nick Cannon for Cartoon Network.

Honestly, looking back at this show, it really is a stupid show. However, compared to other live-action CN shows, this is probably the best. I can actually tolerate its corny humor and strange skits because it's sketch comedy! The issue is that there's a really small cast compared to other big sketch comedy shows.

Imagine this show as a YouTube channel, where each skit is its own video. You'd probably say it's the best channel ever. This series was ruined simply because Cartoon Network didn't know what to do with it. 3.2/5

14 Level Up Level Up is a live-action television series that was aired on Cartoon Network. A film with the same title, which served as a pilot for the series, premiered on November 23, 2011. The series premiered on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 8 p.m.

I think it's dumb, and the other dimension plot is overused. My little sister says it's stupid. I'm in 5th grade, and I can't believe they can't just pull a switch and turn it off. But no, they're too dumb, so they decide to just let it run wild and fight it. Worst show ever. (My little sister typed most of this, and she is in 5th grade for evidence.)

First of all, the premise of video games coming to life is pretty unoriginal for this show. Second, the theme song is terrible. Third, all of the characters are complete morons and are pretty forgettable. Cartoon Network, please don't go back to making live-action shows again.

15 12 oz. Mouse Part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, "12 oz. Mouse" follows the animated adventures of Mouse Fitzgerald, an unapologetic drunken mouse with a background in espionage and a complete lack of memory.

How can anyone sane enough tolerate watching this show?! I feel like the show's art is created by 3-5 year olds and the animation was done on Windows Live Movie Maker. The first thought that comes to the viewer is that the show was meant to persuade the watchers to bleach their eyeballs right afterwards, it's that terrible!

The plot seems vague and has no purpose, the humor doesn't even seem to follow and just isn't there; they added extra silence and encourage the viewers to laugh? No, I don't think so! Not to mention that the cast in this whole entire show has 4 people, hell, even Teen Titans GO (a.k.a the worst cartoon remake in history) has 9 people in it!

All in all, 12 Oz. Mouse is just another example of how people waste precious time making very poor and stupid shows so they can get money/ratings. Looking at the ratings, 12 Oz. Mouse had a rating of 6.7 out of 10, it should have 1.0 ratings to be honest.

16 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

Some cartoons are good because they engage in random, funny antics, but this show just abuses that concept. I absolutely hate the characters. Okay, we get it, the main character is a human. Why do they have to include the human in his name? As if that's not bad enough, he has a talking, shape-shifting dog. It's like the creators gave up on making compelling characters. Every time I see a commercial for it that repeats the phrase Do you like? multiple times, my disdain for the show grows. I can't stand the random gibberish they throw around.

I consider Cartoon Network to be one of the worst TV networks in the universe. If it weren't for Regular Show, it would be the worst network ever. The whole noodle arms thing is so stupid. I don't understand how anyone could like this show. It's pathetic.

17 Chop Socky Chooks

They look like chickens! Also turkeys! They need to be put on the grill or taken down and saved for Thanksgiving dinner! Just eat them! They look so ugly! I will never understand why I ever even liked this mess! What's with the name? It's the 5th worst cartoon in history, with 4th being Almost Naked Animals, 3rd Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, 2nd Fanboy and Chum Chum, and 1st The Problem Solverz. Overall, I'm happy Cartoon Network canceled this when it didn't last long at all! It better be forgotten no matter what.

18 Mr. Pickles Mr. Pickles is an American animated television series created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart for Adult Swim. The series revolves around the Goodman family, especially their 6-year-old son named Tommy and the family's border collie, the demonic Mr. Pickles. The series was picked up for 10 quarter-hour... read more

This show is disappointing. The art is unappealing and it comes across as excessively cruel. A show about a Satanic dog? Really? Who thought of this? It's a terrible program. I recall one disturbing scene where a child enters a restroom and sees the lifeless body of a man, pale and gray, with his stomach torn open, exposing his intestines.

The creators of Cartoon Network saw Happy Tree Friends. And thought! Oh, let's do the same thing only with a dog. Don't even ask me why they made this show.

Whoever made this piece of (bleep) show was on drugs, drunk, and deserves to die with nobody and live a miserable life and eat poop in jail.

19 Dude, What Would Happen? Dude, What Would Happen is an American live-action reality series that aired on Cartoon Network originally as part of its CN Real block which aired a line of live-action reality shows promoted in the summer season of 2009. The show premiered on August 19, 2009, preceded by another CN Real series Bobb'e... read more

I'm so glad this show is cancelled, and as of 2014, there are no other live-action TV shows on Cartoon Network.

However, if I had to watch live-action CN shows, this would not be it. It's essentially trying to be Mythbusters, but it lacks everything that makes Mythbusters an enjoyable show.

The hosts are forced to act "cool," so they behave as obnoxiously as possible.

And there's no point to anything they do. Are they trying to prove something with these stunts, like how Mythbusters tries to prove or disprove urban myths? Or do they just perform crazy stunts to see who can pull them off, like Jackass? Either way, neither approach is executed well.

It was a waste of time, resources, and everything else. This show will not be missed.

20 Ben 10: Omniverse

I kind of liked this show. Sure, it's not on the level of the first three shows, but they brought in some cool ideas here and there. It's way better than the 2016 reboot.

I was a HUGE Ben 10 fan. Ben 10 was my favorite show at one point in my life. The original was the best. Nothing could top it. Alien Force was decent, I would say, with a bit of a change. Then a couple more shows came, and now this one sucks! It has just ruined Ben 10!

Worst show ever. I didn't even like it. I just changed channels and waited for the next show to appear. I know Cartoon Network was a good channel in the old days, but now, it's just the worst.

21 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and... read more

I bet the only reason people like this show is that the creators of their favorite shows (Pendleton Ward, J.G. Quintel, and Alex Hirsch) worked on it. Just because someone made something you like doesn't mean you have to defend everything else they were involved with. This show is just creepy, corny, and mediocre at best. I don't recommend this show to anyone because it's really nothing special. It's not the worst show I've ever seen, but it's far from being good.

Why do most people like this show? It's both scary and annoying. It feels like every horrifying nightmare of mine has been inked into this cartoon. Flapjack is very irritating, and K'nuckles doesn't care about him. Parents, please don't show this, or Billy and Mandy, to your kids. They will have unimaginable nightmares.

22 Destroy Build Destroy Destroy Build Destroy is an American live action reality series on Cartoon Network. It was an unusual type of game show, in which two teams destroyed a random object and built vehicles from it, and then the winners destroyed the losers' creation.

I remember when this show first came to Cartoon Network, and I thought it was so bad that I stopped watching the network altogether. I know this is aimed at kids, but why would kids want to watch things get destroyed?

Date A Live is anime, but it still beats this show. It's for teens like me. Anime is actually funny. They destroy monsters, not cars, and it has an awesome theme song.

This is the second worst show on the network. The worst show was Dude, What Would Happen? This useless, crappy, and just stupid show was terrible!

23 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.

This show might be more suitable for Adult Swim. They tried to make it appropriate for Cartoon Network's daytime slot, but it doesn't seem to fit well. I'm not saying it's a bad show. In fact, it's quite the opposite. However, it tests the limits of what level of violence and humor can be presented on Cartoon Network. I believe it would be more at home on Adult Swim, where it could push boundaries more freely. In the show, characters experience being shot, blown up, cut into pieces, melted, and even decapitated, but they try to soften the impact by omitting blood. Regular Show might be better received if it were a mature or raunchy comedy aimed at teens. By the way, they transformed MAD into something resembling Robot Chicken. I'm aware that MAD existed as a book before, but the show's format is reminiscent of Robot Chicken. It feels like they're copying. They're just big copycats.

24 Supernoobs Supernoobs is an American-Canadian flash animated series produced by DHX Media for Teletoon. The series is about four kids who navigate through middle school and fight viruses as well.

One look at the preview advertisement for this show and I can tell it's absolute crap. The voices make my ears bleed and the animation is so bad I'd rather stare at a fresh crap I've taken for 30 mins. Others are right. I was instantly reminded of Johnny Test (glad that finally died). This show needs to go away fast.

Cartoon Network needs to split the network, one geared more towards young kids where they can show this show and another more geared toward their older demographic where they can show good shows like Regular Show. They completely took Regular Show off the air these past months now to be showing a new episode every day of a week. It makes no sense. It's like they are trying to just get it over with so they can keep producing shows like Supernoobs.

25 Grojband Grojband is a Canadian animated series developed by Fresh TV and distributed by FremantleMedia, Ltd and created by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton.

Grojband is about a kid named Corey and his friends, Laney, Kin, and Kon with their own garage band. The kids are good at singing and playing instruments... read more

I thought Sidekick was bad, but Grojband is even worse! I can't stand that show! I wanted to like it, but no. No. Just, no. I loathe Grojband. I'd rather watch Sidekick and the Problem Solverz. What else is bad about Grojband is that it's a rip-off of Phineas and Ferb. It seriously is. It's not funny. It's just way too terrible.

This looks like a Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi rip-off with one girl and four guys...they also have stupid lyrics, no plot points, diary madness, and worst of all, the protagonist's sister is basically a reincarnation of the lord of destruction from Diablo 2...

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