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The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

Updated November 10, 2020 389.0k votes 43.9k voters 857.5k views169 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
    17,260
    3,498

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

    CreatorJustin Roiland, Dan Harmon

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    Futurama
    12,205
    4,348

    ActorsBilly West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

    CreatorMatt Groening

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    South Park
    12,697
    5,663

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

    CreatorTrey Parker, Matt Stone

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  • 4
    Archer
    9,111
    4,249

    Archer

    2009

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

    CreatorAdam Reed

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    Bob's Burgers
    8,841
    4,254

    ActorsH. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

    CreatorLoren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive

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    Family Guy
    10,852
    6,635

    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

    CreatorSeth MacFarlane

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  • 7
    American Dad!
    8,351
    5,129

    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

    CreatorMatt Weitzman, Mike Barker, Seth MacFarlane

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  • 8
    Pinky and the Brain
    3,321
    1,861

    ActorsMaurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

    CreatorSteven Spielberg, Tom Ruegger

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    BoJack Horseman
    3,820
    2,036

    ActorsWill Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, Aaron Paul

    CreatorRaphael Bob-Waksberg

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  • 10
    King of the Hill
    6,167
    4,088

    ActorsMike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

    CreatorGreg Daniels, Mike Judge

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  • 11
    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    ActorsZach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

    CreatorBryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino

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  • 12
    The Simpsons
    10,261
    7,107

    ActorsDan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

    CreatorMatt Groening

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  • 13
    Batman: The Animated Series

    ActorsKevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    CreatorBob Kane, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski

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  • 14
    The Bugs Bunny Show
    2,151
    1,297

    ActorsMel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus

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  • 15
    Robot Chicken
    4,321
    3,339

    ActorsSeth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

    CreatorMatthew Senreich, Seth Green

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  • 16
    The Boondocks
    3,902
    2,902

    ActorsRegina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

    CreatorAaron McGruder

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  • 17
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    3,989
    2,727

    ActorsTom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

    CreatorStephen Hillenburg

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  • 18
    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
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    Adventure Time
    4,063
    2,831

    ActorsJeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

    CreatorPendleton Ward

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  • 20
    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    ActorsThea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble

    CreatorJohn R. Dilworth

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  • 21
    Animaniacs
    3,761
    2,966

    ActorsRob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

    CreatorTom Ruegger

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  • 22
    Samurai Jack
    2,393
    1,645

    ActorsPhil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

    CreatorGenndy Tartakovsky

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  • 23
    The Ren & Stimpy Show
    3,602
    3,031

    ActorsJohn Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

    CreatorJohn Kricfalusi

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  • 24
    F Is for Family
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  • 25
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    ActorsDave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder

    CreatorMatt Maiellaro, Dave Willis

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