Poll: GOAT adult cartoon series

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 2:20 PM
posted by justincredible

The Simpsons is 100% an adult cartoon.

Ehhh, to me it's a family cartoon with some adult jokes, not remotely like Futurama or Archer.

Or PG films can have subtle adult humor....Simpsons is more PG to me, while Futurama and Archer would be r-rated.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 2:25 PM
posted by gut

Ehhh, to me it's a family cartoon with some adult jokes, not remotely like Futurama or Archer.

Or PG films can have subtle adult humor....Simpsons is more PG to me, while Futurama and Archer would be r-rated.

Yeah, I always kinda thought of the Simpsons in the same way I think of Shrek.  Adults will enjoy it, and they'll pick up on some jokes that kids will miss, but generally, kids would enjoy the plots as well.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 3:55 PM

In what world is The Simpsons not adult humor?

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 6:11 PM

I dunno.  I enjoyed it when I was like 10, and most of the stuff wasn't over my head.  Didn't seem like an adult-themed cartoon the way some of the others on the list are.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 7:09 PM

South Park for me and Simpsons come 2nd.  I watched South Park religiously from high school to college and thru some of my early professional life.  I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I watched a SP season a couple years ago after missing it for a few years and I didn't think it would miss a beat.  They are very good at being relevant and having a pulse on our social climate.  Extra bonus as Justin mentioned the creators are libertarians and thus why they bash both sides of the aisle very harshly.  It's a good way to laugh at everyone.  If Stone & Parker want to keep the show going, there is no doubt they will always have that high school thru college market.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 12, 2019 9:32 PM

I love Archer, but having to look up the references on Wiki makes the episodes long when I fall down that rabbit hole

Iliketurtles Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 8:52 AM

The Simpsons and South Park are for sure 1 and 2. I voted The Simpsons though. 

Also I'm with iclfan... if you haven't watched Big Mouth on Netflix then you're missing out. Hilarious show. 

Is BoJack Horseman or F is For Family good? I've never watched an episode of either shows. 

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 9:13 AM
posted by O-Trap

I dunno.  I enjoyed it when I was like 10, and most of the stuff wasn't over my head.  Didn't seem like an adult-themed cartoon the way some of the others on the list are.

Yeah I suppose. The plot revolves around a drunk dad who is probably on the spectrum. It doesn’t have sexual overtones like some others, and doesn’t have swearing bleeped out. But at the same time it isn’t Spongebob.

Especially early I think it was more adult. Not that kids couldn’t enjoy it (and I did when I started watching around age 13) because they always threw in the “dumb Homer” humor and enough plots with Bart and Lisa. But many of the characters problems revolves around things you experience as an adult.

 

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 9:38 AM

IMO, yes, The Simpsons is considered adult humor, especially with it's racy overtones and double entendres.

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 10:12 AM
posted by Laley23

Yeah I suppose. The plot revolves around a drunk dad who is probably on the spectrum. It doesn’t have sexual overtones like some others, and doesn’t have swearing bleeped out. But at the same time it isn’t Spongebob.

Especially early I think it was more adult. Not that kids couldn’t enjoy it (and I did when I started watching around age 13) because they always threw in the “dumb Homer” humor and enough plots with Bart and Lisa. But many of the characters problems revolves around things you experience as an adult.

That's fair.  I picked up that he drank and was an idiot.  Didn't really peg him for being an alcoholic on the spectrum, but I guess that's central enough to the core of the show that I get it as an adult cartoon.

Naturally, it's not Spongebob.  Thank goodness.  I always hated that fucking show.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 1:08 PM
posted by Laley23

I wouldn’t classify Looney Tunes as adult. Some jokes are above child level, but for the most part those characters are all kid geared.

 

Looney Tunes was not geared for kids.

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Iliketurtles Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 5:55 PM

That is some pretty interesting stuff about Looney Tunes. I always figured it was for kids.

What is everyone thoughts on Rocko's Modern Life? Kids cartoon or for adults? I watched and loved it when I was kid but as I got older rewatched and saw more stuff about it definitely seemed to be for adults. 

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 5:58 PM
posted by Iliketurtles

That is some pretty interesting stuff about Looney Tunes. I always figured it was for kids.

What is everyone thoughts on Rocko's Modern Life? Kids cartoon or for adults? I watched and loved it when I was kid but as I got older rewatched and saw more stuff about it definitely seemed to be for adults. 

I kinda thought of that in the same vein as Ren & Stimpy.  Kinda blurred the lines between being geared toward kids and geared toward adults.

BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 6:04 PM
posted by Iliketurtles

 

What is everyone thoughts on Rocko's Modern Life? Kids cartoon or for adults? I watched and loved it when I was kid but as I got older rewatched and saw more stuff about it definitely seemed to be for adults. 

When my son was around 5 years old, he loved that show and I would watch it with him. He liked the antics, while I was cracking up at some of that shit that was done and said!

gut Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 13, 2019 6:04 PM
posted by Iliketurtles

That is some pretty interesting stuff about Looney Tunes. I always figured it was for kids.

I've tried a few times to find some of the old Looney Tunes originals.  Granted, I didn't make much of an effort, but I had heard they were quite a bit more risque from even the edited versions we saw 30 years ago.  I can't imagine how badly they're chopped in today's uber PC-climate.

LOL, if you think about it, they might as well just play old Bugs Bunny cartoons at Sensitivity/Harassment training as examples of what not to do.  I think Bugs pretty well covers the gamut of racism, sexism, bullying, lewdness and all forms of bigotry.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 4:45 PM

South Park 

Family Guy

I watched a new episode of the Simpsons a few years back and dont remember laughing once. I watched the pilot of Bob's Burgers when it premiered and didn't laugh once. 

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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 8:56 PM
posted by bigdaddy2003

South Park 

Family Guy

I watched a new episode of the Simpsons a few years back and dont remember laughing once. I watched the pilot of Bob's Burgers when it premiered and didn't laugh once. 

Watch Simpsons S1-S9. He writers were better. And Conans episodes (he only wrote like 5-6) are fucking incredible.

 

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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 10:55 PM
posted by bigdaddy2003

I watched the pilot of Bob's Burgers when it premiered and didn't laugh once. 

Okay good.  I'm not the only one.

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