1. Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is one of the smartest and hilarious cartoons ever made. It’s a bit on the dark side though, so if light-hearted humor is what you’re looking for, this is not the show for you. The show follows the mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty on their misadventures through various universes and timelines. One episode they may accidentally kill everyone on earth with an airborne plague, and in another they’re saving the world by competing in a singing competition for giant space heads. No description can do this show justice, it is a must watch for anybody that can handle some dark humor.
Archer is a show about a bunch of dysfunctional master spies who are all trying to get into each other’s way. The main character, Archer Sterling, is the self-proclaimed best spy in the world. The best way to imagine Archer Sterling is if James Bond was a gigantic selfish douchebag. The humor in the show can be quite raunchy, so don’t watch this if you have any kids around.
Futurama is a hilarious masterpiece. The show is about a young fry-cook from the year 2000 named Fry, who accidentally cryogenically freezes himself for a thousand years. He wakes up to a completely changed world with aliens, talking robots, and flying cars being commonplace. He gets a job and becomes part of an intergalactic delivery service and meets a bunch of crazy characters, and goes on hilarious adventures to different planets all across the universe.
4. Bojack Horseman
Bojack Horseman is a cynical, depressing comedy about the life of Bojack Horseman. The show is a satirical take on life in Hollywood, and what it’s like to live after having a universally acclaimed TV show. Bojack was the star on the most popular TV sitcom of all time, and the show follows his life after this success, and how he tries to find happiness. This show is very funny, but it can be downright depressing very often. Do not watch this show if you want something uplifting or lighthearted.
5. South Park
South Park is the most dirty, vile, and upsetting comedy ever made. Very politically charged, the show is a satirical take on the problems the world is currently facing. It is difficult to describe just how vile the show is, but that’s what makes it so fantastic. You should not watch South Park if there is even a possibility of a child being in the same room as you when you’re watching. Trust me on this one, I did it and the kid has never let me forget it. Ever. He even told me to warn everyone about not doing it. So, again, don’t watch it if a child could possibly see it because if you do they will milk it until you die! Otherwise, it’s awesome. Did I mention the music?
6. King of the Hill
King of the Hill is a show that is knee-deep in reality. The humor comes from how down to earth and real all the characters are. This is a show that you can watch with your kids, though they might find it a little bit boring. The show is very grounded, with nothing too outlandish happening, and the characters all being people that you can easily imagine being real. Not to say it isn’t funny, it’s absolutely hilarious, but the humor isn’t typical of a cartoon.
7. The Simpsons
The Simpsons is the definitive cartoon of an entire generation. Everyone loves The Simpsons, people of all ages can find humor in it. The writing is so clever that adults and children can laugh at the same joke for entirely different reasons. I don’t know what I can say about the show that hasn’t been said already; if you somehow haven’t already seen The Simpsons, go watch it right now and catch up with the rest of the world.
8. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is probably the weirdest cartoon that’s ever been made. How could it not be? , the main characters are a meatball, a milk shake, and a carton of fries. The absurdity of the character designs shouldn’t let you be fooled though, the humor in this show is very adult.
9. The Boondocks
The Boondocks is an ingenious cartoon that tackles political issues and the issues the black community in America faces. The main characters are two brothers and their grandfather. The older brother Huey is an incredibly intelligent, politically motivated character. The younger brother Riley is a stereotypical gangster type character, and hilarity ensues when they move out of the inner-city and into a suburban upper-class neighborhood with their crazy grandfather.
10. Family Guy
Family Guy is a parody of the standard family sitcom we all know and love. You have the married couple with three kids and a dog, but what isn’t normal about this family is that the baby is an evil genius, the dog can talk and is a very outspoken liberal, and the rest of the family is all incredibly dysfunctional.