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List Rules Vote up your favorite ever animated shows geared for a grown-up audience

This is a list of the best adult cartoons that ever aired, ranked by your votes. In the 1990s, cartoons with R-rated humor became popular all over TV (what with Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin and all) and fortunately, that trend continues to this day. This list contains funny adult cartoons and action-packed animations. You can even vote on this list of the best adult cartoons to make sure your favorite adult cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot.

Which cartoons appear on this list of the top adult animated shows? Of course, Family Guy made our list. Family Guy is one of the funniest adult cartoons of all time. It was created by Seth MacFarlane in 1999. The series led to another cartoon for adults, The Cleveland Show, which is also on this list of cartoons with r rated humor.

Other good adult cartoon shows like Tom Goes to Mayor and Aqua Teen Hunger Force also appear on this list of cartoon shows with adult humor. Bob's Burgers is one of the newest adult cartoons to gain a cult following (and for good reason). It features the voices of several hilarious comedians including Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman. 

Where do your favorite adult cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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1
7,854 4,935
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

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2
9,322 4,283
South Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
South Park 1997

3
9,445 2,738
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
Futurama 1999

4
7,968 5,178
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
Family Guy 1999

5
11,100 2,485
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
lucas-muccio added Rick and Morty 2013

6
6,105 4,405
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

7
7,001 2,987
Archer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
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8
6,513 3,239
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

9
4,935 3,314
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

10
3,794 3,871
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

11
3,384 2,453
Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

12
3,129 2,215
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Animaniacs 1993

13
2,993 2,429
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added The Ren & Stimpy Show 1991

14
2,194 2,527
Daria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
Daria 1997

15
2,399 1,509
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
anthony-colon added Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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16
2,611 2,177
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

17
2,758 2,058
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

18
2,556 1,939
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Rocko's Modern Life 1993

19
2,243 1,067
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
AndyKoRnMcBriarty added Pinky and the Brain 1995

20
2,321 2,887
The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

21
2,214 1,896
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Johnny Bravo 1997

22
2,390 2,052
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2000

23
2,758 2,140
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants 1999 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

24
2,402 1,703
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Courage the Cowardly Dog 1999

25
1,886 1,986
Regular Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Regular Show 2010

26
1,235 1,592
Space Ghost Coast to Coast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

27
1,609 1,695
The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

28
1,426 1,260
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

29
1,848 1,560
The Grim Adventures of Billy a... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 2003

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30
1,190 1,356
Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
herb-peden added Drawn Together 2004

31
1,913 1,527
Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Invader Zim 2001

32
1,267 1,711
Cow and Chicken is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Cow and Chicken 1997

33
1,333 832
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
RobLein added The Bugs Bunny Show 1960

34
1,215 1,445
The Tick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
The Tick 1994

35
1,001 1,422
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at La... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

36
1,686 1,288
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Samurai Jack 2001

37
702 1,347
The Critic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
RalphBob added The Critic 1994

38
951 1,795
Happy Tree Friends is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
DannyLafontaine added Happy Tree Friends 2006

39
1,104 1,013
The Itchy & Scratchy Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
RalphBob added The Itchy & Scratchy Show

40
1,284 1,598
The Oblongs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

41
1,645 1,304
Bojack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
AdmiralCrunch added Bojack Horseman 2014

42
888 1,412
Home Movies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

43
1,119 1,287
Brickleberry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

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44
1,341 939
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
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45
1,108 650
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Ru... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

46
489 1,476
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History

47
1,111 1,409
Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
Dawid Adamczyk added Dragon Ball 1986

48
1,303 1,080
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
CharlesLemoine added Gravity Falls 2012

49
514 1,128
Clerks: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History
RalphBob added Clerks: The Animated Series 2000

50
1,186 1,227
Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adult Cartoons in TV History