Most Mean Spirited Cartoons

The Top Ten

1 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.

This show should be number one. Most mean spirited show I have ever seen.

How is this less mean-spirited than Grojband? At least Grojband doesn't have domestic violence and child abuse! - regularponyfan09

How is this not number one? It's the most racist cartoon still running!

Their racist moments are very funny.

2 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.
3 CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

Seasons 1-3 were fine, but season 4 was insanely mean-spirited. - RalphBob

I always felt sorry for Cat.

Leave CatDog alone, Rancid Rabbit! - IceBearRules

At the very least, both Cat and Dog deserved it at points. Still a very good show. - KalloFox34

4 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.

How is this mean spirited? - RalphBob

How is the mean spirited, Doc? - kcianciulli

5 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
6 Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from May 25, 2013, to July 29, 2016, for three seasons and 60 episodes. The series is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig.
7 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban ...read more.

Oh, and the most frequent targets of this (Ed and Edd) usually did nothing to deserve the abuse they get. Eddy's more of a jerk, but considering hellish characters like Kevin and ESPECIALLY Sarah, can you blame this guy? I hate this show a lot. - KalloFox34

8 Ren and Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
9 Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"

Ren evolved into a completely irredeemable, abusive bastard in this show. - KalloFox34

Ren Seeks Help, enough said. - Catacorn

Curse you, APC Ren! - IceBearRules

10 Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2014 animated comedy television series produced by Nickelodeon. It is about the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two ducks who drive in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
13 Grojband Grojband is a Canadian animated series developed by Fresh TV and distributed by FremantleMedia, Ltd and created by Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton. ...read more.

Ed Edd n Eddy can be described as mean-spirited but nobody complains about that. Don't get me wrong, I still love Ed Edd n Eddy but it's way more mean-spirited than Grojband could ever hope to be. At least in Grojband the mean characters get karma and the nice ones come out on top. In Ed Edd n Eddy, the torment almost always goes back to the Eds, even when they don't do anything wrong. - regularponyfan09

I LIKE THAT SHOW WHY

14 Scaredy Squirrel
15 Sidekick

You ain't kidding, one of the biggest main characters is tortured and beaten up constantly!

16 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

Post-Movie yes, Pre-Movie no. How are episodes like Band Geeks and Chocolate With Nuts mean? And how is this worse than Mr. Pickles, Pre-Movie SB is one of the best cartoons in cartoon history, how on earth is Mr. Pickles worse, have you ever seen Band Geeks. Plus even the seasonal rot isn't as mean spirited as Mr. Pickles is.

Squidward torture and characters not getting karma after they did something bad (especially Mr. Krabs), this show is so bad in many different levels and out of character.

17 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French/American animated television series which premiered on August 3, 2013, on Nickelodeon. The series began airing on Nicktoons during its second season in late 2015. On June 23, 2017, the series finale ended during its third season. ...read more.
18 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.
19 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.
20 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

This show has gotten more cruel lately. One episode has Bart attenpt suicide because everyone is relentlessly bullying him for losing a baseball game. Another has Bart shamelessly exploiting Principal Skinner's peanut allergy. And yet another one has everyone hate the whole family after Bart accidentally moons the flag (long story). - KalloFox34

21 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.
22 Braceface Braceface is a Canadian/American animated series that aired on Teletoon in Canada, and on Disney Channel and ABC Family in the United States, as well as Fox Kids and then Pop Girl in the United Kingdom.

Feel bad for Sharon having to deal with her problems

23 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.
24 Mickey Mouse Cartoons
25 Kid vs. Kat Kid vs. Kat is a Canadian animated television series developed and produced at Studio B Productions, in association with YTV and Jetix Europe for its first season and Disney XD Europe for its second season.

The entire show is just the two characters trying to murder each other.

26 Invader ZIM Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

It is undeniable that Jhonen Vazquez has a messed-up sense of humor, as seen in "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac". However, Is's humor is more sarcastic and "LOL RANDOM" with a bit of a dark twist. It’s definitely not as mean-spirted or as scarring as Adult Party Cartoon (at least Zim didn’t torture living things for no valid reason).

27 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies in association with Entertainment One, which originally aired on 31 May 2004. It went on a hiatus for just over two years before re-premiering on 14 February 2015.

George is so annoying and daddy pig is so fat I hate this show.

28 American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
29 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, ...read more.
30 Chip n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Mean spirited at times... but still a great show.

31 Robot and Monster

Especially if you count Gart

32 Drawn Together Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting.
33 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 used to love Regular Show (as you can tell by my username) but I gave up watching it after Margaret went to college. Not just because I ship her and Mordecai but because the show was getting old and boring by the time Season 6 aired. - regularponyfan09

34 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.
35 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also ...read more.
36 Gatchaman
37 The Lion Guard The Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film "The Lion King". The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January ...read more.
38 The Brothers Flub The Brothers Flub is an animated television series produced by Sunbow Entertainment and co-produced by Ravensburger.
39 The Amoeba Sisters
40 Making Fiends Making Fiends is an American comedy horror animated television series. Based upon a web series with the same name, the series ran from October 4, 2008 to November 1, 2008 on Nicktoons Network.
41 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.
42 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (also known as Billy & Mandy) is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons (albeit namely when it was part of Grim & Evil; the show is considered separate from Cartoon Cartoons ...read more.
43 Recess Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, with animation done by Grimsaem, Plus One Animation, Sunwoo Animation, and Toon City.
44 My Gym Partner's a Monkey My Gym Partner's a Monkey is an American animated television series that was created by Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

I really wish that this show wasn't mean spirited at all!

I'm guessing it's because Adam is treated poorly for being a human - VeranAsh

45 W.I.T.C.H W.I.T.C.H. is a French-Italian-American animated television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name.
46 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.
47 The Modifyers
48 Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network.
49 Fangbone!
50 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.

I hate you all. This show rocks. You guys hate it TOO MUCH!

I agree wholeheartedly. Please CN, for the love of god cancel this godawful show! - regularponyfan09

Basically Ed Edd n Eddy but with SUPERHEROES. - KalloFox34

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