When you’ve seen everything there is to see from the Belchers, it’s time to move on to the next cartoon family.
I could go on and on about whyBob’s Burgersis one of the greatest animated series of all time, but that would be like preaching to the choir, and I don’t want to do that. The real question is: what happens when you’ve seen everything and are ready for something new? Many animated series have been created for Bob’s Burger fans, from “vintage” crowd pleasers like The Simpsons to dark and cutting-edge parodies like Archer, as it turns out. 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
South Park is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of shows with an adult theme. While satire is prevalent in both shows, viewers should know that South Park’s material 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
It may feature animals instead of humans, but like Bob’s Burgers, BoJack Horseman is full of irony and satire about current events. 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 garnered a ton of praise. Basically, they’ve covered every “taboo” subject under the sun, but that’s part of the appeal. According to Thrillist’s list from last year, Stranger Things is the best Netflix original series ever, so give it a watch and see for yourself.
Futurama, like Bob’s Burgers, is a Comedy Central-produced animated sitcom aimed at adults. 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. It has been nominated for 17 Annie Awards, 12 Emmy Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards despite the show’s controversial subject matter. 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 paying attention now!
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). When the series first aired in 1997, it was an instant hit thanks to its creator, the man behind Beavis and Butthead. 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!
It’s like King of the Hill in that the show’s quirky characters and relatable plot are what make it so popular rather than heavy satire and pop culture allusions. Most of the jokes in this cartoon revolve around the characters, which is unusual for an animated cartoon. The plots are absurd, irreverent, and based on real-life issues, just like Bob’s Burgers. With four Primetime Emmy nominations, two Annie Awards and a top television series award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Dad! is one of the most popular comedies on television today. 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. Even though the show was twice axed, devoted viewers rallied to have it resurrected both times. 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
Certainly an oldie but a treasure. It’s hard to believe, but The Simpsons first aired in 1989, making them living, breathing American television icons by now. Matt Groening, the show’s creator, drew inspiration for the dysfunctional family from members of his own family, including his own brother Bart. ‘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
When Rick Sanchez and his anxious grandson Morty Smith travel through time portals and dimensions, they encounter multiple realities. This is the story of how they do it. In no way is this a show for people looking for positive role models or moral values. It’s more for people who don’t mind violence, death, and sexual humor in general. This show, like Bob’s Burgers, deals with more somber themes that reflect (and are still relevant to) our current reality.
Archer, like South Park, is full of potty mouths, dark satire, and some pretty offensive material right off the bat, so be prepared to be offended by it (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. The agents, as you might expect, swear, drink excessively, and engage in sexual relations with one another with no repercussions. 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
home movies is based on the true story of a young amateur filmmaker who makes home movies with his friends and develops a strange father/son relationship along the way, written and created by the same guy who made 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. In spite of its short lifespan, Home Movies gained a devoted fan base and was later included in IGN’s Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows.