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 Fairlyodd Parents

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 Doofenshmirtz's - Phineas and Ferb

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 >:)

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!

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

They are pretty much like the Patakis. They give a lot of attention to the one with more talent (Roger) and completely ignoring the other one (Heinz) for a long time. I'm not surprised that Heinz was such a bad dad to Vanessa.

4 The Pataki's - Hey Arnold

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

I agree they're so mean to helga

5 Stephen and Linda Stotch - 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.

Always ground butters! Sometimes for nothing

6 Francine and Stan Smith - 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

7 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

8 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!

9 Linda Flynn - Phineas and Ferb

It’s mostly Dr Doofenschmirtz’s fault Linda didn't see Phineas and Ferb’s inventions.

She is your stereotypical teenage mother trapped in adulthood. She is never home, she is always at parties, friend reunions, playing at concerts, she does everything except being a good mother. She allows Phineas and Ferb do all kind of dangerous things because "she never sees them" when in actuality you have to be blind not to see the impossible structures her sons make. She does not believe her on daughter when she tries to warn her about what Phineas and Ferb do, heck she does not believe even when her own husband tells her... But the worst of all... She makes fun of Cadance behind her back, she writes entire journals of Cadance craziness to later share it with her friends so they can all laugh about it... She is no mother, she is a colossal bitch that never grew up... But what do you expect when her own mother keeps her twin sister inside a closet for years and only let's her out to prank people...

Yeah she is simply the worst... The only worst parents than her are the ...more

10 Ed'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

The Contenders
11 Beavis & Butthead's Parents - Beavis & Butthead

How are they the worst?

12 Bojack's Parents - Bojack Horseman
13 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.

Go see the ep sweet baby James they get worst

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

retards and mean

14 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.

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

15 The Reeds - Arthur

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 Christina and Morgan Ross - Jessie
17 The Tests - Johnny Test
18 Stephen Stotch - South Park

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 don't know if he is evil or retard or both.

19 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.

they should never been born.

20 Jerry and Beth - Rick & Morty
21 Mami and Papi - 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.

They let their 4-year-old daughter to go on dangerous adventures all alone ( accompanied by a monkey) >:(

22 Finn's Dad - 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 Boris and Doris - Caillou

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

24 Lynn and Rita Loud - Loud House

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.

25 Marlin - Finding Nemo
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