Top Ten Reasons Why The Simpsons is Better than Family Guy

For those who agree that Family Guy dosen't compare to The Simpsons, these are the reasons why.

The Top Ten

1 Family Guy was pretty much based on The Simpsons.

Well, Family Guy is a sitcom. An animated sitcom. You know that The Simpsons did'nt owned this sitcom genre, it was the Flintstones. Every animated sitcoms has the same formula especially Family Guy and The Simpsons (or every other sitcoms). I know both shows were great but I don't think Family Guy is actually a rip-off. Because Family Guy has different perspective as The Simpsons did. The Simpsons have kid-friendly tone while Family Guy has adult humor as South Park have. I mean, did you see the theme songs are the same? No. The Simpsons opening was just seeing every people in Springfield and what The Simpsons are doing (also the couch gag is the same but more of a twist). While Family Guy theme is more of a type of Broadway musical kind of thing. Also, did you see a baby and a dog can talk in The Simpsons? No. It's belong to Family Guy. There is no such thing as talking baby and a dog in The Simpsons (unless it was just a crossover: The Simpsons Guy).

The humors were also ...more

Watch family guy in British it says in the beginning that Family Guy was based on the Simpsons.

Family guy is a hilarious show, however, it contains too much disrespectful terms and slurs against all people. Unlike the Simpsons, who make us laugh, cry, and smile. In the theme song of Family guy, they state "lucky there's a man who positively can do, all the things that make us. Laugh and cry".. But, I never cried. I may have laughed, but it didn't make me release emotion like the Simpsons did.

Watch Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Send in the Clones the field Peter Griffin.

2 The Simpsons is actually funny.

Whoever said the the Simpson's are boring is stupid - llamaboy17

Both are funny. - MorlaTurtle8

Whoever said Family guy isn't funny is stupid

Simpsons over family guy any day - CoolCat999

3 D'oh!

D'oh is one of the funniest quiotes in the history of television, always makes me laugh - andreymoutelik

D'oh is actually so popular a catchphrase that it was put into the dictionary!

My favorite quote

D'oh! nuts mmm dohnuts

4 The characters are more complex.

Oh my god, so I'm not the only one with this opinion. For a minute there I thought I was wrong for liking the Simpsons characters better... but I'm not! I mean, I always thought I saw something in most of the Simpsons characters that wasn't there and didn't in Family guy's, but let's face it... I wasn't the only one who saw it; we all did when we watched anything of seasons 1-8 (or, more like 2-8... whatever.) because back in the day, the Simpsons characters weren't just funny, but also flawed, likeable (though annoying to a more shallow or biased person) and most notably, kind of relatable. Since I think of the Simpsons as only being made up of the older seasons and not the newer ones, I think I have the right to say that the characters probably are exactly what makes it better than its ripoff. While I must sadly confess that Family Guy is pretty funny, it's characters are one of many reasons why it sucks. None of them have the depth of those in The Simpsons, and because of this, ...more

Simpsons characters are more complex, if you want to say no then why has this been voted into third place

It seem like all the Griffin kids are just half-assed rip off of the Simpson kids.
Bart might not be bright but he never got stupidly dumb but Chris is just a moron and Bart at least is interesting and all the Simpson family and most of the characters have good personalities while all the Family Guy characters are just forgettable. And the Simpsons are not

Outside of the griffin family Family guy has maybe 3 three dimensional supporting characters. Almost all of the Simpsons supporting characters have multiple sides to them

5 Homer Simpson Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Sorry, but Homer is ten times the hilarity of Peter Griffin. Family Guy couldn't hold a candle to the Simpsons. - PositronWildhawk

Homer's a lovable oaf. He also still loves his family, just not the things they do. In one episode, Lisa passes out at one of her concerts and Homer says "when I prayed for this to end, I didn't mean like this." It's funny but you can still see Homer loves his family.

Peter Griffin is a rip-off of Homer - Winncon

Homer Simpson is a better Dad than Peter Griffin, which I agree on 100%.

6 Family Guy can be really annoying sometimes.

What happened to the guy who made Family Guy he wrote kids shows that everyone who loves the 90s mention Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I am Weasel.
But he made his own adult shows and suddenly it's a like dumbed down version of The Simpsons. A friend who everyone calls boring has his own show.

Well I think the Simpsons are good because it's got all sorts of jokes and story's but family guy is mainly abusive and not very complex it was manly made for weird people who like the wrong things in life but the Simpsons have all sorts of products and games So I'll vote Simpsons 100% and family guy 85%

Obviously people like him are talking like that because they are underage of watching Family Guy - FerrariDude64

The jokes last too long and get boring in Family Guy

Family Guy is more of a nuisance than comedy.

7 There are more characters to work off of in The Simpsons.

Family Guy is filled with such awful characters like Quagmire and Brian.

Cancel Family Guy!

The simpsons has more side characters and barts school friens like ralph and milhouse are hilarious

Yeah simpsons

8 Family Guy bases their show almost entirely on their high shock value.

Family Guy is crap!

Actually people have different tastes in humour. Family Guy is also childish.

If your offended by it, then don't watch it. - EpicHorrorMaster

9 It has seniority.

The Simpsons is classic. Family Guy is not classic, but it's rather nuisance and trash.

Yes it does - DoroExploro13

Cancel Family Guy for Family Guy is πŸ’©β˜ οΈ!

10 The Simpsons support and love each other despite their flaws. The Griffins treat each other badly and constantly do horrible things to each other.

Would Homer shoot Lisa for saying high to him?
Would Homer attempt to marry Bart to get money?
Would Marge encourage Lisa to kill herself?
Would Homer, Bart, and Lisa let Maggie go for days and weeks with a cracked head in attempt to hide her injury from Marge?

No! Because even though the family has their troubles and disagreements, they genuinely love each other.

It’s so true, Marge is a better and more beautiful mother than Lois!

This one scene from "The Simpson's Guy" summarizes the different mentalities of each family:

Meg Griffin: Look at all these trophies! There must be, like, 20 of them!
Lisa Simpson: 23. But I'm sure you have a lot of trophies of your own.
Meg: No. I'm not good at anything.
Lisa: Oh, Meg, I'm sure you're good at something. We just have to find out what it is. After all, Nelson Mandela said it's our obligation to shine.
Meg: You mean like my oily face and back?
Lisa: No. Maybe don't sit on my bedspread, please. But I mean the light within you that makes you an individual. Meg, you need to know that you matter.
Meg: Really? No one's ever told me I mattered before.
Lisa: That's why you have to say it. So say it.
Meg: I matter.
Lisa: Louder!
Meg: I matter!
Peter Griffin: (from off-screen) Shut up, Meg! You don't matter!
Meg: (slumps over feeling defeated)

I dare you to say, that the Griffins are nicer than than, the Simpsons. - nintendofan126


The Contenders

11 The Simpsons have a feature movie

I KNOW! And Family Guy just put 3 episodes together and called it a feature movie, which proves my "Family Guy Copies off The Simpsons" theory true.

Family Guy would be cancelled before they ever have a shot of having a movie.

It is the best movie in the world

I watched it! It was awesome! If u are talking about the one where they put a giant thingie on spriendfield and yeah that was awesome

12 The Simpsons is timeless. Family Guy is not.

Off course The Simpsons is timeless! It's the best!

They'll never stop The Simpsons.
Look at some of the oldest kids shows still around Sooty, Blue Peter, Newsround, Sesame Street, Noddy.

SHUT UP! Although The Simpsons came out like, 10 years before Family Guy, it will live on forever! Also, Seth MacFarlane went on strike for like, 2 weeks, unlike Matt Groening, who didn't give up on his characters!

The Simpsons will be remembered forever. Family Guy will be forgotten a year or two after it ends. - Tacosarelife

13 Better storylines

Well season 4 of Family Guy and The Simpsons were good

No there are not... Family guy has a lot parodies and other AWESOME episodes

Family guy is horrible 😑

Family Guy = πŸ’©
Cancel Family Guy!

14 Bart Simpson Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.

He's the best their is so cool and awesome

Bart would only prank, but if he killed a guy or at least injured a guy, he would feel guilt. Once, Chris smashed his father's head and just laughed.

He is so much better than all the family guy characters put together! - 4557789pom

I love Bart! He is a cool kid.

15 The stupid Meg-hating gag

Ah yes, the infamous Meg-hating gag is one of the biggest problems I have with earlier seasons of Family Guy, and it's only gotten worse in later seasons. - SamHalls2015

It's so annoying! Please shoe Meg RESPECT for once!

IronSabbathPriest we know that Family Guy is just a T.V. show, but Meg has been abused too much, to the point where it's just unoriginal and not funny anymore! If that was just an episode where they abused her but they apologized at the end of the episode, then I'm fine with it, but NOT IN ABOUT MOST EPISODES OF THE SERIES!
The Simpsons over Family Guy anyday!

There's no reason to hate Meg. She doesn't really look ugly. Lisa is hated for being so smart.

16 Appropriate for kids

I watch this with my parents ALL the time!

Family-friendly is more like it. There is a curse and a sex reference here and there, but not in overdose. We all know that Simpsons is better than Family Guy just like we all know SpongeBob is better that Fairly Odd Parents. - Garythesnail

Kids watch this show instead.

The Simpsons are more fun for the whole family. Family Guy should only be for adults.

17 Better parodies

Haste la vista, Abey!

Oh Margie.You came and you found me a Turkey.

The Simpsons is πŸ‘‘ πŸ‘‘.
Family Guy is πŸ’© πŸ’©! Cancel Family Guy!
Long live The Simpsons!

18 The Simpsons has never been cancelled.

And so does family guy

I was worried that The Simpsons may get cancelled.

On the road since 1989 baby!

The Simpsons will never end!
But Family Guy may get cancelled, and it would be a great joy for y'all.

19 None of the kids in The Simpsons are sex-crazed, in comparison to Family Guy

Family Guy is a an horrendous abomination! Cancel Family Guy!

Bart and Lisa are 10 and 8
Chris and meg are teenagers.

20 Animation is better

Family Guy has the most generic, boring animation ever.

The 1st episode in the Simpsons even have better animation then family guy and the Simpsons is ten years older than family guy

Tracey Ullman episodes are better than Family Guy.

Now it is, but look at the first few seasons.

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21 Family Guy sucks at being heartfelt

Family Guy could never do an episode like Brother From Another Planet.

Uhh no... that's Simpsons your talking about now
Duh that's why there is a list of Simpsons being heartfelt and not Family Guy which is as heartfelt like 90s cartoon Three Friends and Jerry.

So true, I almost have tears when Simpsons does emotional, no tears family guy

The Simpsons is well meaning and great. Long live The Simpsons!
Family Guy isn't well and it's rather pathetic. Cancel Family Guy!

22 Better art style

The Simpsons is a grand original. Family Guy is a phony sack of crap and would be better if it's cancelled!

23 It doesn't have 5 minute Conway Twitty jokes.

I like family guy better, but even I'll admit, those were annoying!

So? It had those in like 3 episodes..

Family Guy = πŸ’©
Cancel Family Guy!

24 The Simpsons' Hallowe'en specials are great!!!!

Remember 3D Homer and Bart. Then Homer is sent to real life woah.

The newest one had a lot of horror movie references.

Horror tree house? Yeah cool

I don't really like the Halloween episodes sorry

25 Family Guy is too mean spirited

Especially when Meg was being bullied a lot.

There are comedy shows that are way more funnier than that Family Guy trash.

Cancel Family Guy

26 Family Guy has worse episodes

Even the worst Simpson episode is much better than the best Family Guy episode.

27 Family Guy is more dark than funny

Family Guy is not dark. It's disgustingly dark. That crap ass show should be cancelled, even Seth MacFarlane is actually tired of his crap! And American Dad is also another crap that should be cancelled.

28 Stewie's an alcoholic

Yeah its just a show but people on here were calling it "normal".

Its just a show.

Normal? Babies don't drink booze, its illegal, no one can drink till their 21 and babies aren't attracted to any gender, too young to understand. So that's normal.

An alcoholic, homosexual BABY

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29 Family Guy relies on fart jokes too much

Just throw in the farting moose from Doogal, maybe the dog too. Then three talking dogs. Brian, Vinny, Doogal (Who was from a little kids movie)

30 Eat my shorts!

Actually the Eat my shorts joke is from what has been called The Classic Simpsons. Before the ridiculous Skinner is an imposter episode. But people still like The Simpsons but it's not disturbing.

No, family guy doesn't make new jokes. It doesn't even make jokes at all - just offensive garbage.

Like on Boaz the Simpson's. - HomertheSimpson

Whats fun about him saying the same joke for 30 years... Family guy can even make new jokes

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31 Family Guy makes fun of well liked people

So does the Simpsons, but they do it in a funny way that isn't offensive.

Family Guy is a snobbish prick show. It should be cancelled (Seth MacFarlane even wants to cancel Family Guy)

Family Guy is constantly lying about famous people. The Simpsons have said FACTS about celebrities.

So? South Park does that too. It's just satire (which Family Guy doesn't do well).

32 Treehouse of Horror

SHUT UP the simpsons treehouse of horror is so awesome

Still have nightmares...

Treehouse of horror xx Please watch and subscribe to my videos sausagelover99

They suck... They are all pretty much like the same unlike family guy's road to the - episodes

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33 Seth made Stewie gay

If you are male, when you was little did you like seeing kissing?

Babies aren't attracted to any gender, they are too young to fall in love, too young to understand. Little boys usually hate kissing.

Its not homophobia. How many babies are gay? Are babies attracted to any gender?

I only voted so that I could comment. This is rather homophobic, wouldn't you say? What's wrong with having a gay character?

34 There is a Simpsons ride at Universal Studios Orlando

Does family guy have their own ride? No, they don't because everyone knows that Simpsons is the BEST!

Can I ride it?

I want to ride it

And it's on a couch

35 Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum is a side character in The Simpsons. He is the son of Chief Wiggum. Ralph is not very smart at all. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Some episodes such as I Love Lisa and This Little Wiggy have him as a major character.

An instant classic characters who along with homer and bart beats all family guy characters

He was originally just the boy with no friends, who accidentally stuck glue to his head, could perform in school plays, told Homer he was going to eat candle wax (the chilli episode) then he was really dumbed down. "Why do people run from me? " He then wets himself.

Is that the fatty who eats chocolate? Yeah he beats everybody in family guy along with homer Bart and the little Simpson baby in this blue blanket

Most of the characters on the Simpsons are funny except Patty and Selma and Ned Flanders.

36 Seth killed Brian

It's a lose-lose situation. If Brian stayed dead, then the show seems to just be too kill crazy. They've already killed off non-important characters every time they got bored with them, and once they start with main characters, it's a clear sign the writers don't care, and whatever disturbingly loyal fans that stayed will be alienated.

On the other hand, Brian's a douche.

Well, Set MacFarlane is trash and Brian Griffin is a liberal doucebag. So in a way, Brian should've remained dead, and Family Guy could've been cancelled after.

I hate you, Seth! Why you kill off Brian?! Matt Groening does so much better.

Brought him back to life too, so why is this on here? - Songsta41

37 Marge Simpson Marge Simpson Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Simpson is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family.

Even I can agree on this. Marge, in my opinion, still is capable of being a b*tch even earlier on in the show, but she was still caring and saw the good in other people, as well as loyal and good-natured, often to the point of being a doormat. She may have not been the most fleshed out character, particularly in the main family, and at times, as I said before, could be unlikeable. But she has flaws, and her good traits remind us of why we should care for her. Sure, the show may have interpreted this as Marge is a saint and could do no wrong despite this actually not being all that true (in her kind of crappy episodes, at least) and even despite this, I still like her. She's not perfect, but she's still nice and caring. And her jokes are some of the most subtle and brilliant in the Simpsons golden era. And if you need more proof why Marge is actually pretty good, see what the creator of Bojack Horseman has to say about her.

So what about Lois? Well, if you want Lois, just get ...more

Marge Simpson > Lois Griffin
- Lois Griffin is a lousy nag nag ripoff of Marge Simpson. Cancel Family Guy and everything will be resolved!

Marge Simpson is actually a supportive character in The Simpsons. I don’t know why she is hated for stupid reasons, just like Lisa Simpson. She’s a sweet, good-natured, loving, and a caring mother.
-Madison - PastelTheGamer

Don't even get me started on Lois. Marge is a great character, a much nicer, supporting, and caring wife and mother. She can even be funny sometimes as well. - FJS19

38 The Simpsons appeals to a wider audience than Family Guy

Family Guy is designed to appeal to frat boys and immature teens. The Simpsons can appeal to a wide range of groups. A ten-year-old and a seventy-year-old alike could watch an episode of The Simpsons and find different things about the episode that appeal to them.

The Simpsons is beloved and respected. Family Guy is hated and shunned. Cancel Family Guy before Seth MacFarlane becomes senile. Even Seth wants to end Family Guy!

Family Guy is designed to appeal to frat boys and immature teens. The Simpsons can appeal to a wide range of groups. A ten y

39 The Simpsons doesn't make fun of black people

So annoying I mean if they thought The Simpsons was racist why didn't they get rid of Apu when Homer was food poisoned or Krusty Gets Busted.

I KNOW! Family Guy is so racist

And they don't make fun of disabled people

Racism is one of the only humor they have. - nintendofan126

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40 The Simpsons are more famous

Because a lot of kids are watching it.. Family guy isn't based for little kids...

The Simpsons get a 100%. Family Guy 12%

The Greatest Show In The World; this title belongs to The Simpsons, not
Family guy.

Because they put Donald trump in there -.-

41 More suited to an adult audience

Even though the age rating for Family Guy is higher, the cheap jokes and gags in Family Guy are childish and can be understood by most. The jokes in The Simpsons are often very subtle and cleverly hidden.

God, I HATE it when people say that! Just because family guy is more vulgar doesn't mean it's better for adults. The simpsons is far more grown up that family guy.

You really learn SOME stuff from Lisa

And Simpsons is for ALL ages

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42 The Simpsons aren't racist

But now idiots think Apu is racist.
If Apu is racist then why did they get rid of him completely when he lost the kwik e mart, when Homer was food poisoned.

The Simpsons have a sense of chivalry and honour.
Family Guy doesn't. Family Guy is a πŸ’© and it should πŸ"šπŸ"œπŸ’€!

43 Chris Griffin masturbates to his own mother

Cancel Family Guy!

Family Guy is an incest abomination.

44 Family Guy tends to go overboard a lot, as The Simpsons rarely ever do.

Family Guy is rubbish and annoyingly irritating. Cancel Family Guy and all the troubles will Ben healed.

45 The Simpsons don't kill their main characters

Except for poor little Snowball 2.
But Lisa at the end gets a cat thrown at her by Crazy Cat Lady which looks exactly like Snowball 2 and names her Snowball 2.

Unless a death happens in the last episode ever.

Family Guy is πŸ’©.
Cancel Family Guy!

46 Lisa Simpson Lisa Simpson Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.

Lisa is funnier then meg

Long live the Lizard Queen! (Cancel Family Guy! )

Lisa is a lot more beautiful than same old boring Meg.

And a LOT more smart

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47 The Simpsons doesn't waste half an hour on Conway Twitty

Family Guy is a disgraceful abomination. Cancel Family Guy!

Each episode that has him in it waste like 10 minuets

What's Conway twitty?

48 The Simpsons is more family oriented

The Simpsons is the Greatest Show of All Time. Long live The Simpsons!
Family Guy is the Worst Show of All Time and it should be cancelled!

49 The worst episodes of Family Guy are worse than the worst episodes of The Simpsons.

It's rip offed that's why

The Simpsons Season 24 > Family Guy Season 12
Family Guy is a πŸ’©πŸ‘…. Cancel Family Guy!

50 Lois Griffin is a horrible mother

Marge Simpson > Lois Griffin
Lois Griffin is an horrendous ripoff of Marge Simpson, a great character (The glue that keeps the family together).
Cancel Family Guy!

Better than marge not joking - Ilyas678

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