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.

Family Guy is awesome one of the greatest shows but South Park just has way better humor

Family guys is great but South Park is my all time favorite show,

2 Family Guy Tries Too Hard to Be Funny

Personally I never liked Family Guy due to its unlikable characters and humor which never appealed to me. However South Park is the cartoon that I would consider the King of Comedy. It's just so cleverly written.

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.

The Simpsons tried to be funny, and it was.
South Park tried to be funny, and it was.
Family Guy just tried to be the most inappropriate show out there and still is South Park more inappropriate.

Family Guy just does dumb gags that don't even have anything to do with the plot of the story. South Park on the other hand is clever, everything makes sense and it doesn't use cheap jokes.

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.

The characters in south park are great. cartman is a delight to watch, kyle has gone through some major development, kenny is an adorable sweetheart and the rest of the characters are great too. they aren't perfect, but in my opinion certainly better then family guy. family guy isn't the worst in character development but it's far from the best. th only enjoyable thing is stewie and brians chemistry, probably why they have so many episodes with just the two of them. also, episodes with stewie and brian tend to pull in better ratings, therefore the producers of family guy have made some good executive decisions.

Stan is a great role model, Kenny is adorable, Kyle is selfish and mean but still likable, Bebe is a Queen, Wendy is a cinnamon roll, Red is a badass, Pip is sweet, and Cartman is bratty and crazy but still likable.
Family guy is funny but Meg, Stevie and Brian are the only characters that I enjoy.

Despite how South Park is a pretty inappropriate show just like Family Guy, the characters from South Park have more depth in personality. Unlike how the characters personalities from Family Guy are more negative and have limited redeeming qualities to them.

4 Family Guy is Mostly Shock Value, While South Park is More Satire
5 South Park Has a Great Plot with a Mix of Humor About Today's Society
6 South Park is Clever, Family Guy is Not

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.

True. South Park makes dedication to other shows and has good morals and messages. Family Guy doesn't.

Family Guy used to have class to their humour. The new writers have killed the inappropriate yet classic vibe the show had

Peter griffin being a terrible father is just done so wrong, kinda gross actually.

7 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!

Screw you guys, I'm going home!

8 South Park Doesn't Have Stupid Cutaway Gags

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.

They get really annoying

I agree, they're annoying!

9 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.

10 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.

Peter is actually funny. Without him, it would suck, but yeah I agree that he's dumb.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 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.

I think the characters in South Park look cute, even though it's not supposed to be. Family Guy animation is ugly and weird.

The great animation makes all the characters' faces look cute (well mostly the younger kids).

13 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.

South Park is unique because it's 4th grade boys swearing. Family Guy is ripping off the Simpsons.

14 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

15 Family Guy is Random, South Park Isn't

And not random in a funny way.

16 Family Guy is More Repetitive
17 South Park Has Story

South Park is way better

18 Family Guy is Offensive

South Park is also offensive, so I don't get why this is on the list.

Both are weird

19 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.

20 South Park Has a Better Art Style
21 South Park Has Better Character Designs
22 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.

Please tell me this is a joke. In 2015 Family Guy was named #2 on the top ten least PC animated T.V. shows, while South Park was #5

No they don't. But South Park is clever.

This is not a valid argument.

23 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.

24 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.

Including the simpsons and Bob's Burgers as well.

25 South Park HasĀ Better Songs
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