Top 5 Adult Shows: Cartoons Aren’t Just For Kids

2 min read Animated television isn’t just for kids. Adult cartoons are a fun pastime – for those aged 18 and older, of course.

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Photo Credit: (Fox) The Simpsons is the oldest show on the list, with an air date of Dec. 17, 1989.

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By Breanna Bell | bbell20@radford.edu

Animated television isn’t just for kids. Adult cartoons are a fun pastime – for those aged 18 and older, of course.

We’ve compiled a list of the top five best adult cartoons to fill your free time with laughter.

5. American Dad

This show is based around the Smith Family, who resides in Langley Falls, VA.

Stan, the father figure, is an energetic and extremely patriotic CIA agent who will do anything for the USA (except tell the truth).

Stans’s big secret is the star of the show and fan-favorite, Rodger, a space alien who lives in Stan’s attic. 

Although the government may want him gone, the fans want him to stay. Rodger keeps the viewers entertained with his crazy plans and constant costume changes.

4. Family Guy

This show is probably one of the most recognizable ones on this list. It narrates the life of the Griffin family.

The show may be a little redundant with ideas, but it still manages to get laughs from its viewers.

This show is jam-packed with inappropriate puns and sensitive topics that relate to the world around us. The jokes may be why it is such a big hit with its audience. It could also be the characters that are well-known and loved, and their crazy antics that keep viewers entertained.

Video Credit: (Fox) This show is jam-packed with inappropriate puns and sensitive topics that relate to the world around us.

3. South Park

This Comedy Central fan-favorite is always a good watch. This show is centered around the lives of four young friends – Eric, Stanley, Kyle, and Kenny.

The show covers a wide range of topics, including serious political issues and scandalous celebrity life-events. There is no limit to what this show will cover.

However, despite this, the show is still a decent comedy to indulge.

2. Rick and Morty

This show took the adult animation world by storm. This show, released originally in 2013, has not been on the scene nearly as long as the other contenders.

Despite the difference in the release dates, it made a huge splash. Rick and Morty has four seasons full of scientific adventures and inappropriate humor. There are rumors of a fifth season to keep the series going, but only time will tell.

Video Credit: (Cartoon Network) Rick and Morty has four seasons full of scientific adventures and inappropriate humor.

1. The Simpsons

Last – but not least – The Simpsons. This is the oldest show on the list, with an air date of Dec. 17, 1989.

This show is the forefather of adult animations show. Without the Simpsons, the other borderline socially inappropriate shows wouldn’t be possible.

The show has established its mark in history with its freakishly accurate predictions.