Top 10 Things That People Ridiculously Exaggerate About Certain Western Cartoons

This can be a way in which a show is overrated, overhated, or perhaps even occasionally BOTH

The Top Ten

1 How good of shows Ren & Stimpy and Spongebob Squarepants actually are overall when compared to Rocko's Modern Life

Ren & Stimpy is downright pathetic compared to it (and, ignoring all of the hype surrounding it, also in general)

Spongebob is just plain mediocre and unfunny compared to it (although some of SB's characters are indeed WAY better-written than their Rocko counterparts, I'll admit, with Squidward probably being the most obvious example) - xandermartin98

Challenge: take a shot every time Xander mentions Rocko. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Rocko's praise can also be exaggerated to be honest.

2 How smart Rick & Morty is

To be fair, I'm REALLY not in the mood to copy-and-paste this stupid "Very High IQ" meme for the THIRD time in a row; all I'm going to say is that just because your main character has a practically infinite IQ does not mean that the show itself ever really reaches anywhere beyond "middle common denominator" at best (still a very solid show though) - xandermartin98

3 How good of an adaptation the original Teen Titans actually is of its source material (due to Teen Titans Go's existence)

It's a pretty entertaining show indeed, but is downright HORRIDLY unfaithful to its source material and somehow manages to STILL come across as more of a spoof of the original comics than anything else - xandermartin98

4 How much Steven Universe "revolutionizes" feminism

(cough, Powerpuff Girls came out on the EXACT SAME CHANNEL all the way back in 1998, cough) - xandermartin98

It revolutionizes LGBT rather than Feminism - GlassweighanCountess

5 How scary Courage The Cowardly Dog is

With the exception of certain episodes like King Ramses' Curse and Muriel Blows Up, most of the show is actually pretty tame (yes, even Perfect, when you take that horrific "blue fetus trumpet monster" out of its equation) - xandermartin98

6 How good Ren & Stimpy's animation actually looked

"Ambition makes you look pretty UGLY" - Thom Yorke, 1997
In laymen's terms, the show's art style might have been amazingly creative on paper, but it was just plain hideously dated in practice (yes, that's right; even VISUALLY, Rocko has a pretty clear advantage over this show) - xandermartin98

7 How adult-friendly of a show Rocko's Modern Life is

Certainly a LOT more family-friendly than it's given credit for (AND a downright unbelievably top-notch masterpiece of a show to boot, let's not forget that), but literally the ONLY portion of the show in which it ever came even close to being FULLY adult-oriented was Season One, which, quality-wise, was honestly pretty noticeably the weakest of the show's four in retrospect (with Filburt's initial absence from the show's main cast naturally being a VERY big part of the reason why)
And yes, I do actually rather greatly enjoy the infamous Leap Frogs episode as well, but mostly in a "so BAD it's good" sense - xandermartin98

8 How "dark and edgy" Invader Zim is

For a kids' show, yes, but in the grand scheme of things, not so much - xandermartin98

9 How gross Ren & Stimpy is

While the show's gross-out humor IS obnoxiously overdone to the point of undeniable absurdity, it thankfully (outside of the Adult Party spinoff, at least) very rarely even BEGINS to approach the sheer level of utterly pointless "literally just for the pure sake of it" gross-out BRAINLESS-ness seen in shows like Mega Babies and Brothers Grunt - xandermartin98

10 How funny Spongebob Squarepants is

It may not be a perfect Nickelodeon cartoon comedy, but it had some moments.

The memes, yes

The actual show itself, ehh - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 How racist The Cleveland Show is

Calm down, it's more about the main characters being Irish than it is about them being black - xandermartin98

12 How "epic" Adventure Time is

Mis-adventure time is for idiot people because mi-stakes is for idiot people

13 How "bad" South Park's animation is

Thing is, it's supposed to look bad. - KalloFox34

14 How heartwarming The Loud House is

I like the Loud House, but people make it seem more heartwarming than it actually is. Look at episodes like “No Such Luck, “Brawl in the Family” and “Ties that Bind”.

15 How much Rocko's Modern Life actually has in common with Ren & Stimpy
16 How much Spongebob went downhill during the 2000s
17 How good of an anime Avatar: The Last Airbender actually is
18 How "cute" Rugrats is
19 How bad the Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon actually is
20 How much of a "golden age" the classic era of Spongebob actually was
21 How accurate of a satire Beavis & Butthead was of stereotypical metalhead teenagers in the 1990s
22 How funny the classic-era Simpsons episodes are
23 How smart Rocko's Modern Life is
24 How interesting the Loud House character cast is
25 How "innovative" the Gumball art style is
26 How similar Spongebob Squarepants actually is to Rocko's Modern Life
27 How bad of a show Camp Lazlo actually was (due to it being such a colossal disappointment for a show that was made by Rocko's lead creator)
28 How smart South Park's satire is
29 How "innovative" Ren & Stimpy was
30 The amount of toilet humor Sanjay and Craig has
31 How bad Post-Movie Spongebob was
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Top Remixes

1. How scary Courage The Cowardly Dog is
2. How good Ren & Stimpy's animation actually looked
3. How gross Ren & Stimpy is
1. How good of shows Ren & Stimpy and Spongebob Squarepants actually are overall when compared to Rocko's Modern Life
2. How smart Rick & Morty is
3. How good of an adaptation the original Teen Titans actually is of its source material (due to Teen Titans Go's existence)


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