Worst Things About Cartoons

I am strictly talking as a cartoon fan and nothing else, As a kid I grew up on cartoons they were the best however over time cartoons have had their share of problems a fair share of controversy, and horrendous stereotypes.

The Top Ten

1 Awful Stereotyped Characters

What does any of this have to do with Awful Stereotyped characters, cartoons have always had a history of stereotyped characters the way they've portrayed the British, Native Americans, Eskimos, the Chinese, The Russians, Italians, Mexicans and especially the Jews.

Since Anime=Cartoons, I'm guessing they have those things to. If you look at the Japanese translation book under cartoon, you will even see the word anime. There is nothing different about it except the styles. Fullmetal Alchemist is a cartoon as much as Animaniacs is an anime

There was an episode of Pokemon called princess day that is based on girls in Japan but was banned because kid would not understand it

Most times they just put Ninjas to represent Japan

2 History of Racism

This is the worst thing in a cartoon that I had ever seen

Its no secret Cartoons have had a long history of racism for example the way they use to portray black people with black faces and big pink lips. - egnomac

Is not a history were proud of but it is a very important part of our history and to deny it is like denying that the Holocaust and and Slavery ever happened which is just wrong. - egnomac

Best example The Censored Eleven. - egnomac

3 Bullying Adult Characters

Sideshow Bob is the way to do this RIGHT. Homer Simpson is the way to do this WRONG.

4 Bad Parents

Its perfectly common for cartoon series to have bad parents who are never around or not even care about their own kids for instance Helga Pataki's parents never seem to care or even notice that she exist her older sister Olga always gets all the attention while everybody ignores her which is why she acts the way she does, another example is Cartmans Mom who spoils him which is why he is the way he is in one episode she tries to control Cartman by hiring Ceaser Milan to Discipline him it works but no soon after he leaves she goes back to spoiling him, and there's the Turners two people who should be in jail for child abuse, & neglect they leave their only son in the care of a demonic babysitter who is clearly evil yet their two stupid to notice, other honorable mentions Charlotte Pickles - egnomac

5 History of Controversy
6 One Dimensional Villains
7 No Character Development
8 Encouragement of Bad Behavior

One episode of Beavis and Butthead was banned after an indecent in which two kids were burned to death in a trailer fire allegedly inspired by an incident in the episode. - egnomac

Some cartoons actually encourage bad behavior for instance Bart Simpsosn a bad kid who smarts off to adults and does what ever pleases he's doing bad but people love him for it like Stone Cold Steve Austin who the fans loved for breaking the rules, drinking beer and flipping people off. - egnomac

9 Characters Who Develop Badly

A lot of Cartoon character start of likable and then turn into unlikable jerks for example Sponge Bob began as an easygoing character with goals has now become a wining crybaby who constantly annoys everyone around him. - egnomac

Or they don't develop at all

10 Over Used Plot Lines

Another example is Phineas and Ferb

Best example of this is the Road Runner Wile E Coyote plot where Wile E tries to capture road runner only to get crushed, electrocuted, fall of the cliff or his traps backfire which is fine but it can get tiring watching the same plot play out in every episode whats the point of watching if you already know the outcome. - egnomac

Take over the world

The Contenders

11 Ripping Off of Anime
12 Gross-Out Humor

Ren and Stimpy and Mega Babies both do it wrong.

Just gross, what's so funny about a guy who picks his nose, never takes a shower and farts everywhere? Not to mention cartoons show snot and drool and all that other gross stuff.

Not all gross out cartoons are bad there are some that are mostly loved like happy tree friends.

There is a right way to do it Ren and Stimpy and a wrong way to do it Mega Babies. - egnomac

13 Character Archetypes
14 Bad Writers
15 Inappropriate Cartoons Shows That Are Suppose to Be for Kids

Even if some of them aren't really for kids they still show them on a network for kids a few examples Rockos Modern Life which has a lot of jokes which are aimed at adults though kids didn't understand them and Ren and Stimpy how that show ever got on Nickelodeon is a real mystery was incredibly violent and filled with gross out gags which is why it was taken of the air after one episode was deemed too violent for T.V. , even cartoons that were originally for kids to begin with now have a lot of inappropriate references like sponge bob SquarePants my Aunt won't even let her kids watch Sponge Bob anymore after she was horrified by one episode. - egnomac

They have an aboration joke in Adventure time

16 Cartoon Porn

Welcome to the destruction of a childhood,CARTOON PORN!

17 Bad Animation
18 Bad Cartoons Based On Video Games

One of the best examples of bad video game cartoons, Saturday Supercade a cavalcade of bad cartoons based off arcade games where has Frogger who's now a reporter, Donkey Kong & Mario which plays out a lot like road runner cartoons, and Donkey Kong Jr who for what ever reason is paired with this annoying kid, another is The Legend of Zelda surely anything based of the Legend of Zelda is going to be good but it turns into a compete disaster
Link comes of as an annoying kid who single catchphrase is "Excuse Me" which he says a lot in every episode no wonder he never talks in his games then you have Zelda who is a B#$@ and is way too unlikable, Then you have Darkstalkers which worked better with anime in the American cartoon version it replaces all the horror elements with humor the characters look really ugly no wonder the series only lasted 13 episodes and that brings us to Bubsy that only lasted one episode which was as bad as it could get other honorable mentions Sonic Underground ...more - egnomac

Hey the same things happened with Pokemon

American Cartoons have a bad track record when it comes to video game cartoons, Drakstalkers, Sonic Underground, Pac-man, Saturday Supercade wich was a horrible collection of bad cartoons based on games, street fighter, and of all things that garbage that was Captain N.

19 Too Much "Good vs. Evil"

This is more with Japanese cartoons or as you like to refer to anime. Everything animated is both a cartoon and an anime. Stop acting like they are two different things.

This is with anime too. Along with the high school plot. At least with western cartoons it's not most of the time.

20 Mean-Spirited Humor

Again, Rocko is one of the few shows to actually do it right - xandermartin98

Its all right if it slapstick humar but jokes that make fun of someones character or ethnic that's pushing the line

21 No Themes
22 Meaningless Cartoon Deaths

Okay seriously your annoying everyone with the anime thing, anime has nothing to do with this list so enough, and secondly a lot of cartoon shows have characters and extras who solely exist just to die it happens in Family Guy where a whole bunch of people die yet nobody cares I remember watching the American dad episode where they go to family land and then there's this whole turf war between the other lands everyone except the Smiths die and they completely ignore all the deaths that happened, in South Park Kenny is a character in the earlier seasons dies in almost every episode the Trey Parker and Matt Stone even said that Kenny was created just so they can kill him off in every episode.

It actually does have something to do with this list because an anime is a cartoon. Anything that is animated is a cartoon and an anime. They are the same thing. So anime is also involved in this

By Meaningless deaths it means the characters who aren't part of the main series who exist just to die who's deaths have little or no meaning. - egnomac

Nobody cares whither or not anime is the same as cartoons what the hell does it have to do with meaningless cartoon deaths anyway.

23 Cliches
24 Lazy Animations
25 Careless Characterization
26 The Character(s) Is/are Trapped in a Cage with Bars Wide Enough for Them to Walk Through, and Yet They Just Sit There and Wait.

It's a punishment for children in cartoons when they do something wrong. They locknthem in their rooms with a time limit or without it, more than three days in their rooms.It means that the parents kill their children and killing is not a punishment, IT'S A SCENE!
Killing is really A SCENE!

27 Decrease in Episode/Story Quality in Newer Seasons

SpongeBob, Family Guy, Fairly Oddparents, and more have fallen to this. Once the writers stop caring about a show, it gets boring with overused plot lines, pointless filler, characters becoming increasingly stereotypical (and usually annoying), and random nonsense thrown in for the heck of it.

Even the almighty Star Wars: The Clone Wars wasn't safe from this, so Cartoon Network packed its bags and forced it out the door.

28 They Have Bad Behavior
29 Awful Character Designs

Lots of 2D cartoons share this flaw. Johnny Test, Fairly Oddparents, etc.

30 Annoying Sidekicks
31 Love-Hate Relationships
32 Unlikable Characters
33 Annoying Siblings
34 Vitriolic Friendship
35 Rushing to Make Reboots
36 No Life Lessons
37 Extremely Overrated Shows That Get Way Too Much Attention (Ren & Stimpy and Spongebob in Particular)
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