Top 10 Best Animated Sitcoms

"Futurama." Image by The Cartoon Network

Most people frown when they hear the word “animated” and instantly connect it to something childish. And indeed, the first animated movies and shows were created for kids. But, it is the 21st century now and there are plenty of adult animated sitcoms that will leave you in shock, rolling on the floor laughing or simply make you amazed. This is why we brought you the list of top 10 best animated sitcoms which are a definite must-watch but not fun for the whole family, so make sure your kids are not in the room. Let us get started.

10. American Dad

Seth MacFarlane is now one of the most appreciated figures in the animated sitcoms world, and American Dad is one of his finest creations. This one is related to Family Guy and The Cleveland Show but does not rely heavily on pop cultural allusions like those two. It focuses on a man who works for the CIA and has to balance his private, family life with that of an agent trying to save the world.

9. King of the Hill

Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, this animated sitcom quickly gained its popularity by the end of 20th and beginning of 21st century. It focuses on the Hills, a middle-class all American family, as they try to live and get by their everyday lives in Texas. The show offers subtle jokes and good humor without going over-the-top.

8. Bob’s Burger

Created by Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive, this animated sitcom follows Bob Belcher, his wife, and their 3 children, as they try to keep their family together by running Bob’s dream restaurant. However, success is not easy as Bob has to compete with other restaurants in the area. The show is hilarious at times and is a fun watch for any time of the day, so it got the nod on our list of best animated sitcoms.

7. Archer

This adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed feels almost like an animated James Bond. It follows a dysfunctional group of secret agents, the main one being Sterling Archer, as they embark on covert black ops and espionage. The show has an extremely strong language and should be kept out of children’s reach at all times.

6. BoJack Horseman

BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and follows BoJack Horseman, former star of the hit TV Show “Horsin’ Around.” After the show ended, he became a washed-up actor living in Hollywood and complaining about everything. The show is actually deep when it tackles the problems faced by celebrities.

5. Futurama

Matt Groening, alongside Seth MacFarlane, has created numerous successful animated sitcoms. Futurama offers a unique look into the future and is different than other sitcoms. It follows Fry, a pizza guy, who gets accidentally frozen and waken up in 2999.

4. Family Guy

Seth MacFarlane’s most successful work without a doubt. Family Guy follows an extremely dysfunctional family who strives to cope with crazy scenarios thrown at them, all the while trying to maintain a normal, everyday life. The characters are all packed with their own stories and sets of jokes, and episodes hardly ever fail to amaze.

3. Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is the product of the wild imagination of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. It follows an unconventional pair, a crazed and cynical scientist Rick and his grandson, trusty, yet not-so-bright sidekick Morty, who try to balance their domestic lives with numerous interdimensional adventures. It contains strong language and provocative jokes left and right, yet it is one of the smartest shows ever created.

2. South Park

What can you say about South Park? Pretty much anything, because the show itself is not careful with words. It is probably the most politically incorrect animated sitcom and isn’t afraid to make fun of anyone. The fact that 4 little fourth-grade kids are main actor’s changes nothing. In fact, it adds to the already twisted humor this show packs. “So come on down to South Park and meet some friends of mine.”

1. The Simpsons

It is safe to say that Simpsons are the crown jewel of animated sitcoms. The Simpsons family has a strong sense of humor, which is often dark and provocative, and their mocking of everyday American lives is what makes this show so great. They are not afraid to get dirty and political correctness can go out the window with this family. Also, the fact that it’s the longest running TV show ever made the decision to put it on top of our list of best animated sitcoms very easy.