Top 10 Ways South Park is Better Than Family Guy

The Top Ten
1 South Park Gets Dark Humor Right

Family Guy is a great ANIMATED show in terms of the strides it makes in it's production, designs, musical numbers etc it's an all rounder. South Park is better T.V. show because it is in my view the only show in television that goes there. There is no limit. If they want to do a joke on terrorism, incest, celebrity heck even suicide they'll do it. There is no filter and why we may not always like it the fact that a show has the guts to unabashedly call out modern culture, politics etc and make fun of it some cases more light heartedly and appreciatively than others, or sometimes actively criticise but above all it gets people talking. Whether in shock, disgust, or sometimes even serious conversation about what the heck is wrong with the world we are in today, it still inspires something in people. Family Guy is entertainment.

2 Family Guy Tries Too Hard to Be Funny

At first I thought I was wrong for liking South Park better but well, turns out I'm really not!
South Park is witty, fearless, completely made with passion and love and still delivers amazing episodes and jokes after almost 30 years!
Family Guy's earlier seasons were amazing but then it turned to a dead show which even Seth MacFarlane wants to be cancelled!

Agreed, especially the stupid Meg-hating gag. I feel so sorry for Meg that she has to deal with bullying at home and at school when Meg is literally one of the ONLY characters in Family Guy that I like. Family Guy is probably one of most unfunniest and trashy shows I've ever seen.

3 South Park Has Better Characters

Exactly! The characters in South Park are way likable than the Family Guy characters. The characters in Family Guy are so unlikable! Here's my description of the main South Park characters. Stan is caring, kind, and brave. He's a little bit shy because he usually throws up on his girlfriend Wendy and that he usually seems to have a hard time speaking in front of lots of people. He's also sensitive and has a soft spot for animals. Kyle is the short-tempered Jew but also athletic and intelligent. Cartman is mean and vicious but still likable. And Kenny is the knowledgeable sweetheart.

4 South Park's Catchphrases are Funnier

South Park has unforgettable quotes like, "Oh my god! They killed Kenny! You bastards!", "Respect My Authoritah!", and "Okay, that does it! Screw your guys, I'm going home!" All Family Guy has is the unmemorable quotes like, "Giggity giggity goo!" and "Shut up, Meg!"

Oh my God! Killed Kenny! You Bastards! is funnier than giggity giggity goo.

Oh my god! They killed Kenny! You bastards!

5 South Park is Funnier

Unlike that Peter Griffin guy, Randy Marsh is the personification of irony, satire and silliness.

South Park is funnier, but I still don't Family Guy quite funny.

That's what this whole list is about, dumbass.

6 South Park Doesn't Have Stupid Cutaway Gags

EXACTLY! Family Guy cutaways are stupid and are completely random, as well as having nothing to do with the episode's plot.

Yup. I'm tired of all the stupid cutaways that have nothing to do with the story.

The cutaways may have been fine at first, but the show came to abuse them.

7 Peter Griffin is Way Too Dumb

While yes that does add to his humor, very few characters in South Park are outright dumb. While many characters do a lot of stupid things, they have aspects tied to them that are smart, like Cartman, he's awful in school and can get fooled easily, but he's great at manipulating and has plenty of evil schemes which adds a smartness to him, and characters reactions to legitimately dumb characters, like Towelie, are funny. While Peter's stupidity is funny, it's nailed in so much, that it's defined as his only trait. While that won't be too bad if he was a side character, but he's a main character, so seeing his stupidity over and over again, becomes annoying over time.

8 South Park is Clever, Family Guy is Not

South Park uses clever jokes for satire and already have something to do with the episode. Family Guy jokes just come out of nowhere and have nothing to do with the episode.

South Park has things that anybody who isn't completely uptight can laugh at, because even though the show makes fun of everything, the jokes relate to real life and tend to have messages. Family guy also has things that can be considered comical, but there is no actual structure or basis to the jokes in the show, just random stuff to get a laugh or two.

9 South Park Has Better Animation

Agreed, when I see Family Guy's animation, it makes me feel better about my own art (even my art is meh but everyone says it's great) because Family Guy's animation is ugly as hell! At least South Park actually has creative animation while Family Guy's animation is just weird and ugly. At least South Park is trying to make an effort, Family Guy can go whine elsewhere.

The entire animation fits the theme of the show, it looks like a really good elementary school project, and the smaller things in South Park (like objects) are very well animated, and combined together, it turns into great animation.

10 Family Guy's Jokes are Not Timed as Well as South Park's

Family Guy jokes go on for a PAINFULLY long time. Men grunting with newspapers for 3 minutes? Really? South Park is better

You do have a point with this. I like Family Guy, but you do have a point.

The Contenders
11 Family Guy is Random, South Park Isn't
12 Family Guy is Mostly Shock Value, While South Park is More Satire
13 Stan and Kyle is the Best Friendship on Any Adult Cartoon

This is why I ship Style (Stan/Kyle). Stan and Kyle are a lovely pair in my opinion because they're the closet friends of the four boys and they have similar personalities. They do have their fights and disagreements, but they almost always reconcile with each other. Stan is sensitive but brave and caring and Kyle is the short-tempered Jew but is also intelligent and athletic.

Stan and Kyle has a true friendship.

This wrong Milhouse and bart and brian and Stewie are more famous

14 South Park Has a Great Plot with a Mix of Humor About Today's Society
15 South Park Has Story
16 South Park Has a Better Art Style
17 South Park Has No Annoying Bleeping Sound

Both South Park and Family Guy have that, but you can't blame the crew, you should blame Fox, Comedy Central, and the FCC for them.

You mean for swears? South Park has that too.

South Park has it too. Just watch 201.

18 South Park Has Better Character Designs
19 Family Guy Tries to Be Politically Correct Way Too Much

Politically correct does not mean, fear of let's say making fun of someone who is down syndrome or so.. It means being correct with the political climate. It is an old Communist term, if someone was politically correct, they were in line with what the government thought, if they weren't politically correct, then they were not in line with government, and needed to be corrected. Family Guy is politically correct, because they tend to MOSTLY trash Republicans, or anything seen as "Conservative"- Whereas on South Park, they will hilariously, roast EVERYBODY- and unlike with Family Guy's political humor/roasting, the South Park stuff is funnier, because it's so true.

The creator of Family Guy is quite the leftist, so he will make fun of the right A LOT.. The creators of South Park, are Libertarians, and cannot stand the right or the left- which is why their political stuff is way funnier, because they aren't politically correct.

20 South Park is Original, Family Guy Isn't

True, it's way more original. Because it's about four boys that are in fourth grade that are foul-mouthed but they have their personalities. Stan, the caring, kind, and brave one who is a bit shy and sensitive but also has a soft spot for animals. Kyle, the short-tempered Jew but also intelligent and athletic. Cartman, the mean, evil, and vicious one but still likable. And Kenny, the knowledgeable sweetheart.

What's more original a show about cussing fourth graders or a show about a dysfunctional family? Obviously the show about cussing fourth graders is far more original. Honestly Family Guy wasn't original from the start while South Park was.

21 South Park Does Satire the Right Way

That's so true! South Park is way funnier than Family Guy because when South Park does toilet humor, they actually somehow make it funny while Family Guy on the other hand has terrible sense of humor and it only had a COUPLE scenes that made me laugh. There was literally a scene in Family Guy where Peter chases Meg around with farts. South Park scenes are way funnier because South Park actually knows how to entertain people and it barely ever fails to make me laugh.

Family Guy relies on stereotypes for satire. South Park uses facts for satire.

22 South Park Was Made First

I don't think that's a reason South Park's better... but I still like it more than Family Guy

I prefer "South Park" by a mile, but this doesn't make it better.

This is fact, but it proves literally nothing.

23 South Park Has Fewer Flashbacks
24 South Park HasĀ Better Songs
25 South Park Theme Song is Better Than Family Guy's

Ikr?! It's way catchier than Family Guy's stupid and lame theme song! I may hate country music, but South Park's country theme song is one of the only exceptions.

Who ever liked the Family Guy theme song?

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