Cartoons are traditionally associated with entertainment for little children, while it’s true in a lot of cases there are some cartoons out there you’d never let your kids watch because they’re meant for adults. Here is a list of cartoons for adults that we consider to be the greatest in descending order of greatness:
1) The Simpsons (1989-): This show is regarded as the best cartoon of all time, it’s been running for 25 years and has 547 episodes. It was created by Matt Groening and is the story of an average American family in the town of Springfield. The characters are Homer (the fat and stupid but lovable father), Marge (the mother), Bart (the mischievous son), Lisa (the bright but neglected sister) and Maggie (the baby). This show is a comedy, the Simpsons Movie in 2007 was also a huge success. Homer’s catchphrase “D’oh!” is now a household expression. The show also has several minor characters who frequently appear in episodes like Grandpa, Moe, Apu, Krusty the Clown, The Comic Book Guy, Principal Skinner, Mr Burns, Smithers, Nelson, Ralph, Police Chief Wigum, Ned Flanders and many, many more. In the last 25 years and with so many episodes the creators of The Simpsons have practically created an entire town.
2) South Park (1997-): This show, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone is about the life of four young boys Stan, Kyle, Eric (Cartman) and Kenny who live in a small mountain town in Colorado called South Park. This show is notorious for it’s sense of humour and has been the source of several controversies, it’s nevertheless a masterpiece and absolutely brilliant in it’s satirical portrayal of individuals, people, ideas and the real world. The South Park Movie called SouthPark: Bigger Longer and Uncut was very successful. There’s also a South Park game called the Stick of Truth.
3) Futurama (1999-2013): This show, also created by Matt Groening is about a pizza delivery boy named Fry who falls into a cryogenic chamber on New Years Day 2000 and is frozen for 1000 years. He wakes up in the year 3000 in a new confusing world. He joins a delivery company (they deliver stuff across the galaxy) where he meets Lila a mutant, Bender a Robot, Amy a Chinese Martian, Professor Farnsworth who is Fry’s distant nephew, Dr. Zoidberg a lobster and Hermes Conrad a Jamaican accountant. This show, being set in the future is a lot more unpredictable than most other shows, some of the villains in the show include Mom (a narcissistic woman who owns Momcorp, and is considered to be the mother of all robots), Richard Nixon and sometimes even Bender (Fry’s best friend). The show is a satire on the present day world.