1 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.
The 2000s era of this show was very truly some of the greatest satire to ever grace television, presented by characters who were literal paper cutouts produced in deliberately the cheapest and crudest way possible - xandermartin98
This art style is not ugly - TwilightKitsune
The cutout animation style actually really fits South Park like a glove. I couldn't picture the show looking any other way. - phillysports
Art style is not ugly
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2 Rick & Morty
Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.
The fanbase ruined this show for me - MegaSoulhero
Arguably makes even Family Guy look good graphic-wise
Also quite arguably makes even South Park look like a miserable joke writing-wise - xandermartin98
Yeah the art style is ugly but the show is great. - The01Bro
Rick and morty becomes a lot less funny when you rewatch the old episodes. - Jackamalio
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3 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.
Eh, I can see where they are coming from, but the shaky lines on characters isn't amature, it's supposed to be that way literally. The first season lacks color and what colors it does have are washed out, but as usual, as the series goes on, the animation becomes more clear and much more colorful. The show on the other hand I won't get into because I could and have gone on an entire rant on how great the show is!
Honestly, the boiling outlines really made Ed, Edd n Eddy stand out in terms of art style in comparison to other Cartoon Network originals at the time. The characters may look ugly to an extent, but you got to give credit to its slapstick humor along with its incredibly diverse and creative sound effects library that's become so famous that it's a widespread Internet meme for YouTube videos now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Noticing a trend here? - xandermartin98
Honestly, I didn’t find Ed, Edd n Eddy ugly, but the show is so good, the jokes are well written, the characters are likable, too bad the show didn’t continue for long, it was to fun to watch. - Robert_the_giraffe
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4 Home Movies
Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and Jason Penopolis in his spare time.
5 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Ugly CGI? Holy hell, yes, even though it actually looked quite impressive for its time when compared to Reboot
Dung heap? Compared to shows like Rocko and Invader Zim, yes, but on its own merits...hey, that's pretty GOOD - xandermartin98
Reboot is much older, though. That's like comparing a moldy orange and a fresh one. - OomlaGuhmaGagh
Animation is average in my opinion - thunderstar1124
I really don't like the extremely gross, uncanny animation that this show has - kempokid
I like this show because I worship Carl Wheezer because he’s a meme
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6 Clone High
"If Total Drama went full-on self-aware" - xandermartin98
Nah. This show sucks. Even though it was created by Phil Lord and Chris Miller - MegaSoulhero
Say whaaa? - Not_A_Weeaboo
7 The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
Wait, ugly? Sure, there were gross-out jokes, but it's practically the pinnacle of T.V. animation. It's one of the most painstakingly-animated series out there, and it looks beautiful as a result. Every frame is funny in its own way, because of the dedication of dozens of very talented animators. The appearance of the show exceeds its writing, which is still good, but produced some bland plots, which were elevated by the execution. This does not belong here. - OomlaGuhmaGagh
So funny but so gross!
8 Big Mouth
WHY tf is Kick Buttowski the picture for this? - MUSHROOM
This show is not well-written. It's just garbage. - phillysports
The picture is totally big mouth. - Not_A_Weeaboo
I remember watching the trailer and it looked awful. I’m glad it was just one of those misleading trailers. I found the show to be pretty relatable. I know it’s not for everyone though. - MegaSoulhero
9 Beavis and Butt-head
Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.
Not that B&BH ever actually do say anything even remotely intelligent (for the most part), but the way that they talk to each other is just so eerily realistic that it's downright uncanny (yes, I know that was redundant) - xandermartin98
10 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999, with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002, starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and Laura Silverman.
11 Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.
Overrated, overwrought, overdone in its art style and RIDICULOUSLY over-reliant on sex/sight gags, yes, but the sheer level and especially audacity of social satire presented in this show is quite honestly unlike any other (technically) non-adult cartoon ever made (yes, you heard me; there is, in fact, a MUCH larger diversity between this and The Ren & Stimpy Show than it initially lets on) - xandermartin98
That was a hoot! - JCHOW
12 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and ...read more.
Laugh out loud funny Cartoon Network show.
Well Writen?! - s646451
Chowder is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young child named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an apprentice in Chef Mung Daal's catering company.
Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
Another show that isn't particularly intelligent but still qualifies for this list due to how realistically it portrays the family depicted in it (cough, besides Angelica, cough) - xandermartin98
I like how the animators don't just make their heads circular. And instead they're lumpy. Also it shows the regular life of children's imagination - Manlypants
Yep. Rugrats is an absolute classic. - MegaSoulhero
I never saw the art style as ugly, I think it's pretty nifty. Awesome show too, still love it as an adult as much as I did as a kid. - SailorSedna
15 Adventure Time
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.
Deny it all you want, but this and Regular Show were the only things keeping Cartoon Network alive during the early 2010s for good reason
In this show's case, it featured story arcs big enough to actually give even ANIME a run for its money at times - xandermartin98
Today Every Cartoon Network Show Nowadays Pretty Much Have The Same Exact Animation - WWEWBMortalKombatFan
Adventure Time's art style was adorable. I even used to draw in its style - TwilightKitsune
I love the art style of Adventure Time. It spawned a lot of copycats, however... - phillysports
Most after 2013 in CN sucks, 2013 wasn’t all that good either. 2010 was an amazing year for CN.
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16 BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, BoJack Horseman.
The art style is strange and the concept sounds stupid. But it's by far the greatest cartoon show I have ever seen. It's so so realistic that it's depressing and it's a very intelligent way of trope deconstruction. It perfectly shows the characteristics of depression and that real life isn't a sitcom where all problems are solved at the and of the episode
Best cartoon on Netflix - MegaSoulhero
Don’t let the cute animals and bright colors fool you this is one of the most realist, heart-wrenching cartoons out there
17 Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.
18 Crayon Shin-chan
Butt humor is well written? I never knew
The best cartoon and funny cartoon
19 Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
I actually like how it looks. It doesn't look ugly to me. - TheFourthWorld
20 Cow & Chicken
Cow and Chicken was an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
21 Apple & Onion
22 Hey Arnold
Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.
23 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.
Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show ...read more.
Doug is a cute show - Manlypants
25 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.
Whoever submitted this deserves to be tortured in hell, FOREVER - MUSHROOM
I hate this show it ruined the orignal Teen Titans and made it look like a joke
It’s the exact opposite. Better looking but horribly written - MrCoolC
26 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.
27 The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon Channel The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon.
28 The Oblongs
29 Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2015) is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.
Why are they making a live action movie? - MegaSoulhero
This is a troll, right? - xandermartin98
30 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.
31 The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.
Are we just gonna put every cartoon on this list? In what world would this be considered an ugly-looking cartoon? - MegaSoulhero
Why don't we just pretend that that 2016 version never even existed? Old version of PPG stills holds up for many years to come.
32 Sanjay and Craig
Sanjay and Craig is an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon. The show is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig.
Well I do like this show, but if you're a troll putting this on, this is not funny - BoyGenius234
33 Uncle Grandpa
Uncle Grandpa is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt for Cartoon Network that premiered on the network on September 2, 2013. The series is based on Browngardt's animated short of the same name from The Cartoonstitute.
What the hell is that picture - Drawbox
34 The PJs
The PJs is an American stop-motion animated black sitcom, created by Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, and Steve Tompkins.
35 Codename: Kids Next Door
My childhood - MegaSoulhero
36 Steven Universe
Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.
How can anyone say this show looks bad?
This show is the best
Overrated - MegaSoulhero
37 Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island is a Canadian animated television series which premiered in Canada on Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on June 5, 2008 in the U.S.
Love this show so much - Froglamb
38 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
39 Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
Underdog is an American animated television series that debuted October 3, 1964, on the NBC network under the primary sponsorship of General Mills, and continued in syndication until 1973, for a run of 124 episodes.
Speaking of ugly CGI, here's a show that'll REALLY take you back to the past (even though it was made in like the mid-1990s) - xandermartin98
Even if this show is well written, I really can't get past the animation that borders on sickening. - kempokid
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.
Ugly? Yeah. Well-written? No. This is one of the worst shows I've ever watched. The butt jokes are so irritating and immature it's not even funny. Also, the plot sucks.
No its not, it is the worst show Nickelodeon has ever produced...ever - MUSHROOM
At this point, I feel like someone is trolling the list. I find it hard to believe that there is actually anyone out there who actually likes this awful cartoon. Literally nothing is good about it. One of the worst cartoons ever. - MegaSoulhero
43 Pokemon: Indigo League
44 Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational interactive children's television program that originally aired on the Nickelodeon children's cable network in the United States and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio .
Go ninja! Go ninja! Go! Sorry. I just had to. - MegaSoulhero
45 Allen Gregory
Allen Gregory is an American animated television series that aired Sundays at 8:30 pm on Fox from October 30 to December 18, 2011. The series was created by Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul.
Um, no. This is a terrible cartoon. - MegaSoulhero
46 Happy Tree Friends
Happy Tree Friends is an adult animated flash series created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media.
The only thing I’ve seen of this cartoon was that stupid copyright video. I had to watch it 3 times in fact. - MegaSoulhero
47 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.
48 Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.
Someone doesn’t know what ugly means apparently - MegaSoulhero
49 The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
Gumball had the best art style of any Cartoon Network show ever and that's a fact. - TwilightKitsune
I personally love Gumball's visuals for refining the style they went for with the photograph backgrounds and multiple animation styles that didn't simply look like a bad gimmick - kempokid