Once you’ve seen everything the Belchers have to offer, it’s time to move on to something new.
It would be easy for me to write an essay on whyBob’s Burgersis one of the greatest animated series of all time, but I don’t want to preach to the choir. What happens when you’ve seen everything and are itching for a new series that’s suitable for adults? As it turns out, Bob’s Burgers fans will likely enjoy a wide range of animated series, from “vintage” crowd pleasers like The Simpsons to dark, edgy parodies like Archer. Don’t worry, they’re all wacky, irreverent, and amusing enough to keep you entertained. If you’re a fan of Bob’s Burgers, here are ten cartoons to watch that are completely inappropriate.
10. South Park
It’s hard for me not to think of South Park when I think of shows with an adult theme. While satire is prevalent in both shows, viewers should be aware that South Park’s content is far darker and obscene than that of Bob’s Burgers. That being said, both shows are animated and feature irreverent, “mature” humor, so if you’re not easily offended and don’t mind a lot of profanity, you’ll probably enjoy them.
9. BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman, like Bob’s Burgers, is a satirical take on current events despite the fact that it features animals rather than humans. BoJack, on the other hand, isn’t for the faint of heart. For its realistic depiction of depression, addiction, trauma, and self-destructive behavior as well as racism and sexism, the show has received high praise. Most “taboo” topics have already been addressed, but that’s part of what makes it so popular. It was named the best Netflix original series ever by Thrillist just a year ago, so check out the show on Netflix to see why the fuss is so great.
In the same way that Bob’s Burgers was an animated sitcom made for Comedy Central, Futurama was not aimed at children under 12. There’s a lot of (cartoon) violence, sexual humor, and references to sex and drugs in Futurama that will make church ladies clutch their pearls all over the world, just like in many of the other shows on this list. It was highly successful and was nominated for 17 Annie Awards, 12 Emmy Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards despite its controversial content. In 2014, TV Guide included it in their list of the 60 Best Animated Series Ever Made. As a result, what exactly are you savoring? Start keeping an eye on things and see where they lead!
7. King Of The Hill
King of the Hill, in contrast to some of the other shows on this list, is a lot more kid-friendly, with most of the adult humor falling on deaf ears (and with pretty low-key profanity). The series, which was created by the same person who brought us Beavis and Butthead, debuted in 1997 and quickly became a hit. Hank Hill, a proud Texan and propane gas enthusiast with modest, conservative values, is the focus of the show. The humor in King of the Hill isn’t derived from overtly satirical references, as is the case with other animated shows for adults.
6. American Dad
Instead of heavy satire and pop culture references, American Dad!, like King of the Hill, relies on quirky characters and a relatable plot to succeed. It’s a surprising amount of character development for an animated cartoon because of how many jokes revolve around the show’s family members. The plots are absurd, irreverent, and based on real-life issues, just like Bob’s Burgers. In addition to four Primetime Emmy nominations, two Annie Award nominations, and an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Dad! was named a top television series. To put it another way, it’s well worth your time to check out.
5. Family Guy
If you like a show that uses stereotypes of Americans and frequently references pop culture, thenFamily Guywas made just for you… The show centers on the Griffins, who have two children, a baby who is hell-bent on taking over the world, and a dog named Brian who is anthropomorphic. It’s a fact that the series was twice cancelled, but loyal viewers rallied to get it resurrected. The show has aired over 320 episodes since it began in 1999 and is currently in its 17th season. It’s obvious that they’re on the right track.
4. The Simpsons
The song is, indeed, a classic. It’s hard to believe, but The Simpsons first aired in 1989, making them living, breathing American television icons by now. Show creator Matt Groening had the original idea and named the dysfunctional family after members of his own family, with Bart being modeled after him. ‘Doh!’ became part of the English language as a result of the show’s commercial success, which has spawned films, video games, and merchandise.
3. Rick And Morty
Every Bob’s Burgers fan I know enjoys Rick and Morty, so pay attention.
The show centers on Rick Sanchez, a deranged mad scientist, and Morty Smith, his paranoid grandson, as they travel through time portals, cross dimensions, and encounter multiple realities. If you are looking for role models or positive moral values, this is not the show for you. It’s aimed at teens and adults who don’t mind violence, death, or sexual humor. In the same way that Bob’s Burgers does, this show delves into more somber themes that reflect (and are still relevant to) our current world.
In the same vein as South Park, Archer has potty mouths, dark satire, and some pretty offensive material right off the bat, so get ready to be offended (and make sure little ears are not in the room). The James Bond franchise serves as the primary inspiration for this anthology series, which follows secret agent Sterling Archer and his dysfunctional team. They drink heavily and engage in sexual relations with each other without any remorse, as you might expect. Even though the show contains some explicit material (it was based on the James Bond films, after all), if you enjoy a good spy parody, you’ll love it.
1. Home Movies
As with Bob’s Burgers, the show centers on a young amateur filmmaker who makes home movies with his friends in their spare time and forms a strange father-son bond with his alcoholic soccer coach. Home Movieswas written by the same guy who wrote Bob’s Burgers. Despite the fact that the show deals with mature issues such as marriage and divorce, there isn’t much in the way of profanity, violence, or sexual allusions. IGN’s list of the 100 best animated TV shows later included Home Movies, which even though it only aired for four seasons, had a significant cult following.