Top 10 Worst Cartoon Parents

The Top Ten
1 The Griffins - Family Guy

Peter Griffin is an abusive father who treats his children, particularly his daughter Meg Griffin like absolute garbage and Lois Griffin even told Meg to kill herself. Lois isn't even better than Peter Griffin to begin with because she even cheated on Peter. They are quite possibly the worst parents and role models of all time in television.

Peter is the worst. He would rather spend time at the bar with his friends than his family. He is also a nasty pervert that tried to have sex with Meg when he tried to be a redneck- then cockblocked her when she got a nice boyfriend.. He has done meth, crack, ecstasy, cocaine, and God knows what else. He wanted to have sex with his kids grandmother. He almost had sex with Quagmire. He lost Stewie. He gave Stewie steroids. He wants to be the breadwinner yet almost lost the house. He lets a pedophile hit on Chris. He watches porn. He goes to strip clubs and ruined his wife's business by turning it into a strip club. I could go on for DAYS lol

Peter is a terrible parent, and just a horrible person alone. He assaults his daughter constantly, he gave his infant drugs, he tried to cover up his infant's injury and even made Lois run him over with his car. Lois, on the other hand, told her daughter to attempt suicide, didn't take Stewie to the hospital when he was injured, smoked pot, took drugs, was a porn star, cheated on her husband, and even a thief.

Peter is the worst. He's an abusive drunk that would rather hang out with his friends than his kids. He's also a nasty pervert that tried to have sex with meg when he tried to be a redneck- then cockblocked her when she got a nice boyfriend. He has lost stewie and was no help for lois at all in raising them. He wants to be the breadwinner yet almost lost their house. He lets a pedophile hit on chris- I could go on for DAYS

2 The Turners - The Fairly Oddparents

They are so annoyingly dumb... those two are one of the reasons I hate the episode Vicky Gets Fired. In that episode, Vicky is torturing Timmy right in front of Timmy's parents' eyes. Wanna know what happens next? They do NOTHING! What happened to episodes like Channel Chasers where they actually love Timmy?

These parents are morons lol! They are neglectful and abusive in some cases. They hardly even remember his name or birthday! In my opinion farm animals would make better parents.

Timmy's Mom and Timmy's Dad are amazing. They also happen to be particularly bad at parenting; good thing they have hired such a nice babysitter XP

Their always going out having fun while their only son is stuck at home with a homicide babysitter.

3 The Doofenshmirtzs - Phineas and Ferb

They are the reason Heinz is evil. They only loved Roger. They didn't care about Heinz at all. They made him plan his own birthday parties, they made him wear dresses, they forced him to act as a lawn gnome, the dad cared MORE about a lawn gnome than Heinz, they didn't even appear at his birth! (Impossible, but it was probably just for comedy). If Heinz was dying and Roger needed help reaching something, they would probably help Roger first. I could be here all day talking about how bad of parents they where. Also, poor Heinz!

I hate hate, And I hate how Heinz never got revenge on them. It would have been so satisysfying too see Doofenshmirtz's dad get slapped or punched, that would show him for being a negletful and abusive dad >:)

Child abuse neglect and abandment did not show up to birth shamed him for being scared made him be a lawn gnome for many years even when they could buy another the worst

First off, being forced to be a lawn gnome just to starve and exhaust to death, wearing humiliating dresses for a whole year, being left alone birth, being rejected by his own mom just because of his brother?! The family is the real villain! #SupportHeinz

4 The Patakis - Hey Arnold

Just like Doof parents favor a kid hate the other They relate to my parents favor my older hated me except not neglectful and did not drink

Both of them love Olga more then Helga they always give Olga all the attention and in one episode during a flash back both Bob & Miriam where praising Olga for her playing the piano and the complete ignore Helga and forced her to walk to school in the rain keep this in mind she was only in preschool at the time.

I can’t stand them! I definitely agree The Griffins are definitely the worst on this list but the Patakis deserve to at least be number two! I can’t atand the way they treat Helga and favor Olga. No wonder both of them have problems. Miriam needs to stop drinking and pull it together while Bob needs to stop being an ass!

They downright neglect Helga for crying out loud

5 The Scotchs - South Park

Worst parents ever. They ground Butters for stupid reasons and Linda even tried to kill him. They also believe that Butters was unstable and made him go through a torturous medical exam for 16 hours. Butters is such a sweet kid, though. These two idiots need to be locked up for their abusive parenting skills.

He out of all people ground him for the dumbest reasons. Especially if ever Butters has nightmares. He is on the par with both the Turners.

He beats his son, locks him in the basement for days at a time, grounds him for everything, and screams at him constantly.

I bet Butters will soon get grounded just for blinking

6 The Platters - King of the Hill

Luanne's mother is an alcoholic who tried to stab her husband with a kitchen knife and her father is a two strike felon who Peggy, Hank and Lucky keep the truth from her.

I thought she stabbed him with a fork

7 The Smiths - American Dad!

I don't think Francine's a bad parent. But Stan is the perfect example on how tough love doesn't work on everyone.

They are just like peter & lois

8 Ed, Edd and Eddy's Parents - Ed, Edd n Eddy

Although they never show their faces in the show, they are spoken by the Eds many times and from what I've heard, they are probably the worst parents in any cartoon and here are the reasons why:

Ed's parents - they spoil the living hell out of Sarah and treat Ed like garbage. His mother is so restrictive that she even took down the stairs of his room because he was GROUNDED! That's so messed up. There's a reason why Ed is so afraid when Sarah says "I'm telling mom! ". Sarah is the princess and Ed is the neglect, plain and simple.

Double D's parents - they basically never interact with their son, only through sticky notes and they mostly consist on chores for him to do. Basically Double D has to go to school, does everything in the house and his parents just work and nothing else.

Eddy's parents - his brother constantly bullied him and treated him like a baby and his parents never did anything to stop that. It's a good thing his brother went to live by himself. ...more

9 Mom & Dad - Cow and Chicken

When Cow and Chicken sold their yard, they threatened to throw them in a shredder. This is at least worse than the Turners, and I'm pretty sure almost as bad as the Griffins. Should be #2 IF not # 1.

All you see is their feet in one episode they drag Cow and Chicken to Organ to find head hunters and while Chicken is being chased by the headhunters they do nothing to help him.

They're just legs! (shudder)

I love these parents!

10 The Horsemans - Bojack Horseman
The Contenders
11 Beavis & Butthead's Parents - Beavis & Butthead
12 James's Parents - Pokemon

They faked their own deaths just so James would come back and force him to marrying his fiancee, and the one line where James says as he's being chased around by his fiancee "If you two weren't such lousy parents you'd stop this made woman" goes to show how little they care about their won sons well being.

James should literally have been put in foster care as a child

Go see the ep sweet baby James they get worst

I felt so bad for James I almost cried. ;(

13 Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender

For crying out loud, Ozai tried to make his only son fight him for disrespecting one of Ozai's generals, and when Zuko refused to do so (for rather clear, obvious reasons), Ozai heartlessly burns half of Zuko's face leaving his son scarred (physically and mentally) for life!

He burned his own son for disrespecting a general, which the general deserves. but ozai agreed with a plan to intensionally let weak young inexperienced soldiers die, in order too weaken earth benders. if he was nicer to zuko and agreed with zuko, he could have won.

Ozai burned his sons own face I am shocked Ozai is 13 and not 1

just mean and self-centric not a bad parent in one way since he wants his son to succseed same with daughter but being evil makes him a bad parent

14 The Tests - Johnny Test
15 The Reeds - Arthur

Grounded Arthur for punching DW never grounded her for breaking his model plane distracking him and shaming him for it and blaming him for it being broken yet when Binky punches him they basiclly say well that's what you get

In the episode D.W.s very bad mood Mr
& Mrs. Reed do absolutely nothing when D.W. throws a massive tantrum which includes when she repadily slammed the door over and over and not one told her to stop.

They never discipline DW when she's acting out leaving poor Arthur to either take the blame, or be scolded for the things she does.

I've had to agree on this, especially when it comes to D.W.

16 The Fletchers - Phineas and Ferb
17 The Smiths - Rick & Morty
18 Captain Hero's Parents - Drawn Together

They tried to sent their son on a rocket to the sun how messed up is the because they were told he would be the lamest super hero.

19 The Louds - Loud House

The girls are the golden child as they get away with almost if not anything and everything and all the family abuse lincoln who yes is rarely a jerk he is already having bad things happening

Lynn Sr. Needs to grow up and act his age. SPOILER ALERT- In (House of lies), Instead of being ok with the family not liking the dinner he made, guess what he did to it? He threw it out the window! Also, he and Rita didn't help out when there children were fighting, like (Brawl in the family) and (chore and peace). And WHY didn't they they ground Luan in the April fools day episodes!? I mean, they hide from her when she does an April fools prank. But at least they're not always jerks.

These parents lock their own son Lincoln out because they thought he was bad luck, and they sold his furniture, They also take the sisters' sides all the time and in one episode they almost left Lincoln at the park.

They also seem to spoil and favor their daughters more than their son.

In that episode,no such luck, they kicked Lincoln out of the house.

20 The Márquezes - Dora the Explorer

Shut up it's a 7 year old girl, tomboy, it's a cartoon. Ever heard of a 10 year old boy who left home to go to catch and fight, he met a girl who wouldn't leave him because of her bike but they became friends then he met another friend who was in a gym.

Absolutely, they are really horrible parents. They are so not responsible to take care of their kid, somebody call the child labor authorities!

I can see why you put them on this list. They let their like, 7 or 8 year old kid go out on an adventure by herself with a monkey.

Child Neglect bigger than Pewdiepie's channel and Every parent who neglected combined

21 The Andersons - Caillou

Caillou is golden child he gets to abuse his sister and at an episode shaved her hair got away goanimate versions are not made by real makers so I don't count them

They never punish Caillou. They just treat him like a king whenever he wants his way!

They let their kid run into the amazon and date a gorilla

They abused Caillou for grounding him in GoAnimate.

22 Martin Mertens - Adventure Time

Um actually martin used to care about and love finn but then he got amnesia

He ripped off fins arm just to get rid of him.

He purposely abandoned his own son.

What that is messed up

23 The Broflovskis - South Park

They are pretty awful (but they do care about their kids, at least Sheila does). I don’t think Gerald does really after his actions in Season 20

Sheila is bad but Gerald is like 100 times worse

24 The Van Houtens - The Simpsons
25 The Grosses - The Proud Family

Its no wonder the Gross Sisters turned out the way they did.

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