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The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

Updated October 12, 2020 383.2k votes 43.6k voters 853.9k views173 items

List RulesVote 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. Netflix adult cartoons Tuca & Bertie and Big Mouth are some of the newest adult cartoons to gain a cult following (and for good reason). They features the voices of several hilarious comedians including Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Nick Kroll, and John Mulaney.

Where do your favorite adult cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote up whatever you think are the best adult toons below!

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    Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    17,114
    3,405

    ActorsJustin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Dan Harmon

    CreatorJustin Roiland, Dan Harmon

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    Futurama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    12,040
    4,282

    ActorsBilly West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

    CreatorMatt Groening

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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    12,528
    5,617

    ActorsTrey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Eliza Schneider

    CreatorTrey Parker, Matt Stone

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    Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    8,997
    4,197

    Archer

    2009

    ActorsH. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler

    CreatorAdam Reed

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    Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    8,718
    4,184

    ActorsH. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

    CreatorLoren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive

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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    10,722
    6,555

    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

    CreatorSeth MacFarlane

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    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    8,241
    5,067

    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

    CreatorMatt Weitzman, Mike Barker, Seth MacFarlane

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    Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,244
    1,816

    ActorsMaurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

    CreatorSteven Spielberg, Tom Ruegger

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    BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,734
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    ActorsWill Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, Aaron Paul

    CreatorRaphael Bob-Waksberg

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    King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    6,074
    4,045

    ActorsMike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

    CreatorGreg Daniels, Mike Judge

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    Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

    ActorsZach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

    CreatorBryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    10,100
    7,090

    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

    CreatorMatt Groening

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    The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    2,096
    1,273

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus

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    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

    ActorsKevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    CreatorBob Kane, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski

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    Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    4,255
    3,313

    ActorsSeth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

    CreatorMatthew Senreich, Seth Green

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,928
    2,690

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

    CreatorStephen Hillenburg

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    The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,846
    2,871

    ActorsRegina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

    CreatorAaron McGruder

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    Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    4,016
    2,798

    ActorsJeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

    CreatorPendleton Ward

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Ru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
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    Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

    ActorsThea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble

    CreatorJohn R. Dilworth

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    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,699
    2,950

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

    CreatorTom Ruegger

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    Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    2,350
    1,623

    ActorsPhil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

    CreatorGenndy Tartakovsky

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
    3,567
    3,011

    ActorsJohn Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

    CreatorJohn Kricfalusi

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    F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History
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    Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

    ActorsDave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder

    CreatorMatt Maiellaro, Dave Willis

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