Top Worst Cartoon Parents

The Top Ten

1 The Griffins - Family Guy

I gotta say, it was a tough choice choosing between The Griffin Parents and the Turners

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 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, ecstacy, 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 wifes business by turning it into a strip club. I could go on for DAYS lol

Peter is such a jerk. He is rude, he treats people like crap and worst of all, he is a horrible dad to Meg. He seems to hate her, love harassing her like a bully and he even forget her own birthday and how old she was turning.

Lois is in the same matter, but she shoplifts, she did not get Stewie to the doctor when he was hurt.

2 The Turners - The Fairlyodd Parents

Pore Timmy his parents always leaves him and gets the bad baby sitar vickey

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.

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

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.

Someone should take an AK-47 and shoot Doofenshmirtz's parents in the back of their heads 32 times!

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.

They downright neglect Helga for crying out loud

I agree they're so mean to helga

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!

5 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

6 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!

7 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

8 Beavis & Butthead's Parents - Beavis & Butthead

How are they the worst?

9 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

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 Newcomers

? Stephen and Linda Stotch - South Park
? Jerry and Beth - Rick & Morty

The Contenders

11 Bojack's Parents - Bojack Horseman
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.

retards and mean

Go see the ep sweet baby James they get worst

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

13 Christina and Morgan Ross - Jessie
14 The Tests - Johnny Test
15 The Reeds - Arthur

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.

They once punished D.W. in Go To Your Room D.W. and D.W.'s Baby

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.

16 Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender

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

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.

17 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.

18 Boris and Doris - Caillou

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

19 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.

20 Mami and Papi - Dora The Explorer

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.

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

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.

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

21 Lynn and Rita Loud - Loud House

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.

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.

22 Marlin - Finding Nemo

Just because he snapped at his son for nearly putting his own life in danger doesn't make him a bad parent, he travelled through miles and miles of open ocean where tiny reef fish won't be found to save nemo, he only was strict to nemo a bit because he was afraid of the dangers of the ocean when nemos mother and siblings where eaten by a barracuda, not to mention, nemos fin takes his swimming ability away so he is trying to keep nemo safe from harm

Are you kidding me? He’s one of the best parents in Disney history. He had that moment where he snapped at his son for doing something unsafe, so what? He traveled endless amounts of ocean, took on sharks and barracudas and many other dangers just to get to his son. That is a great father who just wanted to protect his son.

23 The Gross Sisters Parents - The Proud Family

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

24 Gurkinn - Pokemon

Although he is a grandpa, he is Korrina's parent's dad. He treats his granddaughter terribly, he had his Blaziken shoot flame thrower at her, he could care less if she was cold, hot, sick, or injured, and he thinks she's perfect and yells at her for her mistakes, he also literally calls her weak, selfish, and immature (without saying it) for a mistake (she just used mega evolution). (I hope grandparents count)

25 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

26 Clarance's Parents - Clarence

They let their gay fat son run around and make fun of autism

Clarence should be cancelled because it mocks Autism. Some weird people have Autism. Like Jim Parsons, for example.

I can't belive this is on the list! Clarence is a funny show. :(

27 Henry's Parents - Horrid Henry

Where to start?

If Peter wants to do something they let him, but when it comes to Henry's hobbies they don't because they don't like him.

Never disciplining that smug spoilt annoying basted Peter who needs to learn to stop being so smug. Has no-one noticed the evil look the little demon has whenever he bothers Henry or gets him in trouble or humiliated on purpose. I wish the pair never got busy and made that child from hell.

Often calling him horrid and other put down names which is classed as emotional abuse last time I checked.

Always taking hobbies and money from the boy and even refusing to give him decent gifts for Birthdays and Xmas, sometimes they don't get him anything at all.

He never gets a turn with the T.V. or other things

I can't help but feel sorry for the poor kid. Where's social services when you need them?

They love the gay one

Should be in the top 5

I hope they go to pision

28 Shou Tucker - Fullmetal Alchemist Shou Tucker is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
29 The Van Houtens - The Simpsons
30 Meyer - Pokemon

He works 24/7. He thinks his son is this immature, dependent, unconfident diaper baby.

31 The Wolfes - Rocko's Modern Life
32 The Puddingtons - Moral Orel
33 Pumbaa's Parents - The Lion King
34 Corn and Billy's Dad - The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Corn is what Billy called his mom in one episode.

Actually, It's Harold and Gladys.

35 Vicky's Parents - The Fairly OddParents

Who came up with their characterizations, A skinny 20 year old Jewish Ginger Dude?

36 Toph Beifong - The Legend of Korra Toph Beifong is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, voiced by Jessie Flower in the original series and Kate Higgins and Philece Sampler in the sequel series.

they just are very selfish.

37 Sheila Broflovski - South Park
38 Patty and Selma - The Simpsons

They are so mean to Ling.

They seem to treat Ling like a slave. Poor girl :(

Homer rules at being a parenting bitcher

39 The Harpers - Braceface
40 The Cuylers - Squidbillies
41 Ned McDodd - Horton Hears a Who!
42 Suga Mama Proud - The Proud Family
43 Margaret and Harold SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants
44 Malory Archer - Archer

She valued her dog over her own son, she left him to Woodhouse for 5 years and came much later. She took his candy for Halloween, she chose flings over being a proper mother. She also took his bike as a child to learn a lesson, but didn't give it back to him, she did the same for his car. A lot more stuff happened, more messed up than this, Sterling Archer became what he is because of her. Let's not forget she is racist, egotistical and one of the worst bosses anyone will ever have.

I cannot stand her. Spoiled, Delusional, Insensitive, and has absolutely no humility.
This is a woman who sends her employees (including her own son) on dangerous missions just for money.

45 Grace - Pokemon XY & XYZ

I don't blame Serena being disrespectful around this meanie. Grace is a terrible parent. How? 1: she sent Serena to Pokemon camp in Kalos, even though she didn't want to go. 2: She forces her daughter to race Ryhorns. 3: She cares about her own happiness. 4: When she meets Ash, Clemont and Bonnie, she thinks Ash is a pretty great guy, but hates Clemont and Bonnie. Ash only cares about being a Pokemon MAster! 5: She forces Serena to go back to Hoeen because she wanted to become a Pokemon Trainer. Grace wanted Serena to follow her footsteps and not have her own dreams.
See what I mean? No wonder Serena screams at her mum.

46 Richard De Longpre - Allen Gregory
47 Lady Tremaine - Cinderella

She's not even Cinderella's real mom. She's her stepmom.

Absolute bitch

48 The Broflovski’s - South Park
49 Stoick the Vast - How to Train Your Dragon
50 The McCormicks (South Park)
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