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The Best Cartoon Families In TV History

Updated May 21, 2019 6.9k votes 914 voters 28.1k views20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite animated families. Note that we're only including recurring immediate family members (and pets) - no estranged uncles, random cousins, second cousins once removed, etc.

Get ready to feel the love as we rank the greatest cartoon families in TV history! These memorable families can love, fight, and even deceive one another, but at the end of the day, you know they all love and support each other.

Whether it’s the Griffins from Family Guy, the Belchers, the Simpsons, or even the Morgendorffers from Daria, these families consist of very different archetypes, but they're all dynamic, funny, and extremely memorable characters. These characters may be great when they’re on their own or paired up in various combinations in storylines, but that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and they tend to shine the best as one cohesive unit.

From talking dogs and pet dinosaurs to genius babies and awkward grandparents, vote up your all-time favorite cartoon families. And if your favorite animated family is missing, go ahead and add them to the list!

  • 1

    Show: The Simpsons

    Family members: Grandpa, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie

    Premiere date: December 17, 1989 

  • 2

    Show: The Flinstones

    Family members: Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino

    Premiere date: September 30, 1960

  • 3

    Show: Family Guy

    Family members: Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, Brian

    Premiere date: January 31, 1999

  • 4

    Show: Bob's Burgers

    Family members: Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, Louise

    Premiere date: January 9, 2011

  • 5

    Show: American Dad!

    Family members: Stan, Francine, Steve, Hayley, Roger

    Premiere date: February 6, 2005

  • 6

    Show: South Park

    Family members: Randy, Sharon, Shelly, Stan

    Premiere date: August 13, 1997

  • 7

    Show: King of the Hill

    Family members: Hank, Peggy, Bobby, Luanne

    Premiere date: January 12, 1997

  • 8

    Show: Rick and Morty

    Family members: Rick, Beth, Jerry, Summer, Morty

    Premiere date: December 2, 2013

  • 9

    Show: The Jetsons

    Family members: George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie, Astro

    Premiere date: September 23, 1962

  • 10

    Show: Rugrats

    Family members: Lou, Stu, Didi, Tommy, Dil

    Premiere date: August 11, 1991

  • 11

    Show: South Park

    Family members: Gerald, Sheila, Kyle, Ike

    Premiere date: August 13, 1997

  • 12

    Show: The Cleveland Show

    Family members: Cleveland, Donna, Roberta, Rallo, Cleveland Jr.

    Premiere date: September 27, 2009

  • 13

    Show: F is for Family

    Family members: Frank, Sue, Kevin, Maureen

    Premiere date: December 18, 2015

  • 14

    Show: Daria

    Family members: Daria, Quinn, Helen, Jake

    Premiere date: March 3, 1997

  • 15

    Show: Archer

    Family members: Sterling, Malory, Bub, Abbiejean

    Premiere date: September 17, 2009

  • 16

    Show: Doug

    Family members: Phil, Theda, Judy, Doug, Cleopatra, Porkchop

    Premiere date: August 11, 1991

  • 17

    Show: Bob's Burgers

    Family members: Jimmy, Jimmy Jr., Andy, Ollie

    Premiere date: January 9, 2011

  • 18

    Show: Daria

    Family members: Vincent, Jane, Trent, Penny, Wind. Summer, Courtney, Adrian

    Premiere date: March 3, 1997

  • 19

    Show: The Critic

    Family members: Franklin, Eleanor, Jay, Marty, Margo

    Premiere date: January 26, 1994

  • 20

    Show: The Venture Bros.

    Family members: Hank, Dean, Rusty, Jonas Venture Jr.

    Premiere date: February 16, 2003