Rick and Morty viewers are always looking for new ways to pass the time after each season’s conclusion. Like Rick and Morty, these shows are great.
There were many unresolved issues in Rick and Morty Season 4, much like the show’s two main protagonists. While a re-watching binge is enticing, knowing how the show will end in the upcoming season would be like adding salt to the wound.
As a result, other dark and dysfunctional cartoons like Rick and Morty should provide much-needed relief from the mind-numbing effects of watching them. The comedies range from lighthearted and uplifting to absurdist black comedies and toilet humor. Rick and Morty’s next season won’t come out for what seems like an eternity to fans who are eagerly awaiting new episodes.
Kristen Palamara made the following update on March 28th, 2021: It’s no surprise that Rick and Morty is such a hit because of its clever and entertaining plots, diverse cast of characters, and vast universe full of animated adventures. Despite the fact that there isn’t another show quite like it currently airing, fans can still enjoy other adult animated series like raunchy shows with flawed characters, adventure-filled series, and series that confront existential questions about life and death.
1. Disenchantment (2018-)
Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is bringing a new animated fantasy series to Netflix titled Disenchantment. The plot revolves around Princess Bean and her two best friends, Luci (a literal demon) and Elfo (a self-explanatory elf), and their various misadventures.
The three of them embark on magical and occasionally ominous adventures, a la Rick and Morty, and the show even introduced a more scientific element despite its medieval setting.
2. The Midnight Gospel (2020-)
An animated Netflix show called The Midnight Gospel explores the existential questions of life and death in a surreal way through the characters. On his journey through a virtual universe, Clancy meets a variety of people and has many adventures.
As they travel the universe, the characters in Rick and Morty are confronted with existential questions about life and death. They also meet new and interesting people along the way.
3. Final Space (2018-)
It is a newer sci-fi animated series titled Final Space, and it is primarily set in outer space. It centers on Gary, an astronaut serving a prison sentence who meets Mooncake, an alien whose abilities are being sought so they can be used for evil.
There are similarities between this show and Rick and Morty in that it follows Gary and Mooncake’s space adventures.
4. The Awesomes (2013-2015)
The Awesomes is about a group of superheroes from the b-team who try to help the people of their town, but things go horribly wrong every time. In order to prove his worth as a protector, Mr. Awesome decides to step down and lead this new group of superheroestryings.
The Hulu series follows the Awesomes team as they try to do their jobs in the face of government and media skepticism and opposition.
5. BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
As the title suggests, the show revolves around a horse named BoJack, who is a has-been actor best known for his role as the single father of three human children in a sitcom called The Wonder Years. The series follows him as he struggles with issues such as fame, drug and alcohol abuse, and generalized anxiety and depression.
Throughout the story, there are numerous humans and animals who are going through difficult times in their personal and professional lives. Rick and Morty fans will enjoy the original Netflix series, which deals with existential questions about life and death.
6. Black Dynamite (2011-2015)
The cartoon adaptation of the live-action film of the same name is a hidden (and sadly canceled) gem on Adult Swim.
A spoof on 1970s blaxploitation films, it pokes fun at everything from Richard Nixon to Michael Jackson in popular culture. Michael Jai White is the man behind the character of Black Dynamite.
7. The Venture Bros. (2003-2018)
The Venture Bros. would be a good watch for Rick andMorty fans who are already familiar with Adult Swim. A parody of everything from superhero/supervillain stories to space opera or even spy flicks, it’s one of the network’s longest-running original series.
Dean and Hank Venture are incompetent brothers who get themselves and their family into lots of trouble with The Monarch, the family’s arch-nemesis. It’s a good thing they have Brock as a bodyguard and their father to protect them.
8. Robot Chicken (2005-)
Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken has been a mainstay for a long time. Rick and Morty fans who can’t get enough of the Interdimensional Cable skits will love this. Robot Chickenis a satirical anthology show in which every episode is a collection of irreverent pop culture parodies.
These guys from Twilight to Spongebob Squarepants seem to know no bounds. Their jokes are frequently crude, and they have a tendency to alienate fans who are overly invested in a show or film. Of course, this is all in good fun.
9. Solar Opposites (2020-)
At first glance,Solar Oppositesmight be mistaken for a Rick and Morty episode. Due to Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland’s involvement in the production of this alien family comedy cartoon.
In fact, some have suggested that it resembles the Interdimensional Cable skit fromRick and Mortyor one of the show’s many dimensions. Even if the show doesn’t cross over with Rick and Morty, it’s worth checking out on Hulu for Justin Roiland’s brand alone.
10. Mr. Pickles (2013-2019)
Mr. Pickles from Adult Swim is relentlessly crude — in a funny way. Speaking of an adult cartoon that feels like it came from the hellish depths of the minds of whoever wrote the disgustingInterdimensional Cable skits. It has a lot of satanic iconography and is over the top in terms of shock and gore.
A dog named Mr. Pickles has a secret life as a Satanist while also protecting his human owner, a disabled and nave youngster. That Mr. Pickles isn’t the most evil character in the show is shocking.
11. Steven Universe (2013-2020)
Now for something a little lighter and PG or PG-rated: Steven Universe is a Rick and Morty adventure if Morty chose to go on the adventure and if the multiverse was not messed up and nihilistic. Even so, it’s far from dull unless you’re Rick Sanchez, of course.
In the Showtime Original Movie Steven Universe
takes place in the world of Steven and his three Crystal Gem companions, who serve as world guardians. Steven is also a Crystal Gem, and he’s been given the mission to save the world on numerous occasions. Aside from the endearing plot and characters, it’s the soundtrack that’ll keep viewers coming back for more.
12. Adventure Time (2010-2018)
Rick and Morty don’t do a lot of fantasy parody, but when they do, it feels like a grown-up version of Adventure Time. One of Cartoon Network’s top shows from the previous decade, it’s still relevant today, and may even be considered timeless.
It is Adventure Time, the therapeutic and psychedelic romp of best friends Finn and Jake as they travel around the post-apocaleptic land of Oo, helping the Candy Kingdom and getting into adventures that are rated G or E-equivalent to psilocybin trips, that is the Adventure Time. The show’s soundtrack, on the other hand, is excellent.
13. Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
The creator of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch, is a close friend of Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland. To that end, it’s safe to assume that some Rick and MortyEaster eggs will appear in Gravity Falls and vice versa.
A series of bizarre adventures ofDipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel begin as soon as they set foot in Gravity Falls, a small town full of strange people and paranormal activity. Don’t be deceived by the Disney channel moniker; this show is loaded with dark humor and innuendos that are aimed at adults.
14. The Regular Show (2009-2017)
The Regular Show follows a similar format to Rick and Morty, a good comedy with two partners who have chemistry. There are only two episodes a season, and during each one, the two protagonists find themselves in increasingly difficult circumstances.
They are anthropomorphic versions of everyday working-class people, such as Mordecai and Rigby, from the show.
Part of the show’s appeal is that its characters’ friends are similarly bizarre and inhuman.
15. Invader Zim (2001-2006)
Last but not least, a Nickelodeon cartoon called Invader Zim, which was years ahead of its time (and its audience rating). Zim, an alien from the planet Urk, is on a one-man mission to invade Earth so that he can gain the approval of his superiors. It’s a morbid and darkly unapologetic sci-fi show.
A human boy by the name of Dib made him out to be incompetent. That which happens next is an epic struggle between humans and nonhumans, done with a unique blend of absurdist humor and deranged characters, with Zim appearing to be the most balanced of them all.