Cartoons are something typically associated with kids, but people who discriminate are wrong. Adults have just as much reason to enjoy the animated genre and if someone has a problem with it, they can go live-action themselves. Here are our favorite cartoons on Hulu that will help you escape the sad realities of adulthood:
1. South Park (1997)
is basically the epitome of adult cartoons, and has been for quite some time. Known for their witty and parodical humor, . This particular cartoon is perhaps too foul to show kids, as it is bombarded with curse words. The plot revolves around four grade-schoolers who don’t really give a [email protected] about anything in the messed up town of South Park, Colorado.
This animated sitcom is a satire of the American working class lifestyle through the eyes of the Simpson family. Thanks to the Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, the fictional town of Springfield serves as an ideal setting to parody American culture, and on an even larger scale, the human condition. You’ll also encounter some of the most unique hair in television history.
3. Family Guy (1999)
You want to say that Family Guy is about your typical American family, but really, it’s not. Do you know any families who own a talking dog? Or any who have a genius infant with an English accent despite his family being American? Well Aunt Gertrude doesn’t count! Her dog is actually her boyfriend with stapled-on dog ears and her baby is actually her husband who refuses to grow up. Anyhowww, great show, guaranteed laughs, many WTF moments, must-watch.
This animated sci-fi sitcom mixes an alcoholic scientist (Rick) with an easily-influenced grandson (Morty). What do you do when you combine the two? A series of misadventures while juggling a regular lifestyle with one of interdimensional travel. Just your usual boring grandfather-grandson relationship…
5. Adventure Time (2010)
Watching Adventure Time is like taking drugs without the comedown. It’s on the same weirdness level as Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard Of Oz (i.e. trippy). A boy named Finn and his BFF Jake, a dog with magical powers, explore the Land of Ooo! together. They just want to have fun but always find themselves in an endless cycle of crazy adventures. One day, they’ll be battling zombie candy, the next they’ll be saving Princess Bubblegum, and the day after that you’ll find them with the Ice King or Vampire Queen. And you thought your life was weird.
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
SpongeBob SquarePants is another perfect example of how weird stuff can get when you cross into the animated universe. This cartoon is just as great for kids as it is for adults, even if it is about a sponge who wears pants and lives in a pineapple under the sea. At least it’s a funny sponge. It all feels a bit more normal once you add in his starfish BFF Patrick who lives under a rock and the Texan squirrel who wears diving suits. Without this show, how else would you raise children into stand-up adults?
7. Hey Arnold! (1994)
Hey Arnold! may not have ever been targeted towards adults, but it was such a good show and the only one that ever included a football head — even including The Simpsons. More importantly, now is the time to nostalgically binge-watch this gem so you can be all caught up by the time the is released. Yep, that’s right, it’s happening.
8. Beavis And Butt-Head (1993)
Beavis And Butt-Head is kind of the animated equivalent of Dumb & Dumber (1994). The only main difference is that these two teenage boys are huge heavy-metal music fans. They also do stupid things out of boredom and everything is in black or white. In other words, their vocab is essentially limited to “that’s cool” or “it sucks.”
9. Bob’s Burgers (2011)
Anyone who has ever been coerced into working with family, more particularly for a family restaurant, will have no problem relating to this show. The father, Bob, has found a place for each of his children, as well as his wife, in their burger joint. Rarely given a day off, these kids are forced to find their own sources of entertainment. As one can easily assume, this rarely ends well.
10. Daria (1997)
Daria is a hysterical cartoon about a teenager who just doesn’t care what people think. In fact, she doesn’t really care about anything. Her nonchalant attitude is what makes the protagonist so lovable, along with her subtle sense of humor that no one gets. She’s basically the teenage girl version of a sloth, but she’s cool so it’s okay. Besides, sloths are “in” now.
What’s your favorite cartoon on Hulu?
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