South Park Update-Created by A Trey Parker and Matt Stone Creation, ‘South Park’ is full of dark humor and profanity as means of satirizing a vast range of topics. Since its release in 1997, if has been widely acclaimed and also won five Primetime Emmy Awards and a Peabody award.
South Park: Update & 10 Shows That You Must Watch
As a work of satire and parody, ‘South Park’ is considered one of the best adult animated shows of all time. Though it has been criticized for use of obscene humor, those have actually been Incorporated for surfacing brilliant materials.
But not only ‘South Park’, but there are a number of other animated shows also which are made for appealing to the intellectual brain of adults. The best of such shows are as follows:
10. Beavis and Butt-Head-
Centering around two extremely lazy teenagers who are also massive fans of heavy metal- Beavis and Butt-Head, this show is basically a sitcom. But the humor is only there to satirize American culture and especially that of the Generation X American youth. This 90′ show began in 1993 and ended in 2011 and received mixed criticism as some people called out the libidinal humor used in the show.
9. American Dad-
Intended to feature the quirky and idiosyncratic personalities of characters, this is show is also a sitcom that uses the culture of America and its government as the absurd premise. Stan Smith is a CIA agent whose work is hampered by his conventional family as he struggles to balance the security of America and his family. The show premiered in 2005 and won Primetime Emmy Awards along with two Annie Awards.
8. F is for Family–
Centering around an extremely dysfunctional Irish-American family- the Murphy family in 1970 this show is a black comedy and sitcom that also satirizes American culture. Despite using vulgar humour to fulfil this purpose, this show received quite positive reviews. It premiered in 2015 and is one of the best adult animation series that is much more than just a sitcom.
A spin-off ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’, this show depicts a smart and cynical girl- the titular Daria Morgendorffer. Her teenage life which she spends as a proud outsider is shown as a contrast with the world of condescending adults and idiotic adolescents. The show premiered in 1997 and became MTV’ one of the highest-rated shows. It dealt with the theme of relationships through the use of dark comedy and satire and is considered as an iconic show till date.
6. The Flintstones-
The time period of this show goes long back to 1960-1966. This show sets two Stone Age families in the modern day to follow their misadventures. Stone Age is romanticized in this show which sparks off the comedy.
Despite being considered as an insignificant animation work at the time of its release ‘The Flintstones’ grew to be one of the most beloved and most-watched cartoons of all times. It won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor”.
5. Bob’s Burgers-
Acclaimed for its unusual humour, this show also won a Primetime Emmy under the category of “Outstanding Animated Program”. It depicts the daily struggle of a family to cope with the family patriarch’s dream of running a hamburger restaurant. Premiered in 2011, this show is still a memorable and beloved one for the fans of adult animation.
4. BoJack Horseman-
The former star of a 90’s sitcom, a humanoid horse wants to regain his dignity with the help of a human sidekick and a feline ex-girlfriend. But things become harder for him as he finds Hollywood to be vastly changed. ‘BoJack Horseman’ has been the first animated series from Netflix and is a widely popular show despite its many references to sex and alcohol.
3. Rick and Morty-
The series depicts the domestic problems and the mishappenings while venturing into inter-dimensional worlds of cynical and crazy scientist Rick Sanchez and his anxious grandson Morty Smith. Lewd humour and witty narrative have been marked here making it one of the most wonderful adult intellectual animation series. It won one Critics’ Choice Award, one Annie Award, and one Primetime Emmy award.
2. Family Guy-
Though ‘Family Guy’ has a likeliness with ‘The Simpsons’ this show has a unique flavor of its own which intensifies with the stark satire on American consumerist culture. It features a dysfunctional family set in the fictional city Quahog in Rhode Island. ‘Family Guy’s success is most taken into account when we mention its receiving twelve Primetime Emmy awards and eleven Annie award nominations since its release in 1999.
1. The Simpsons-
Last but not the least, the longest-running American Sitcom ‘The Simpsons’ has been responsible for the revolution of adult animated TV shows. It centers around a working-class family- the titular Simpsons.
The series delves into theme of culture, identity, American social stereotypes as we as presenting diverse perspectives of different characters.
Nearly all the adult animated shows have been inspired by Simpsons. Since 1989, it has run for nearly thirty years. It also made record by receiving thirty-one Primetime Emmy Awards and thirty Annie Awards in total.