There are a lot of TV shows out there that can make anyone laugh, but there are a few that stand out and appeal to most of the audience. Directors, animators, and writers all have given their time and a great degree of effort to make the punch lines stick, resulting in comic masterpieces that continue to resonate with viewers. Below are the top ten comedic animated TV series that can cater to a wide range of senses of humor.
Everyone loves The Simpsons. It is given credit as the longest-running animated sitcom, having started on April 19, 1987, and still going strong in 2020. The sitcom follows the misadventures of Homer Simpson and his family. Thanks to Matt Groening for creating this totally relatable and iconic pop culture series.
Futurama is another Groening creation, and this time it is science fiction. It lasted for seven seasons as it followed the adventures of Philip J. Fry, a cryogenically preserved person who was revived in the 31st century. After its cancellation, show masters decided to show reruns on Cartoon Network from 2003 to 2007.
The Griffins had become a household name when they were featured in this creation of Seth MacFarlane. It follows the story of Peter Griffin and his family as they navigate a life full of dark humor. They often feature lampoons of American culture. Some parodies even included insurance and other serious financial matters!
This sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone is not for young audiences. The story is about four boys who go about their misadventures in and around the titular park. It is full of satires and surreal scenes covering a wide array of topics oriented towards a mature audience.
For those who like crime TV, this is the perfect series. The comedic effects are hilariously put, considering that the premise of the series is intelligence gathering— a serious business. Scenes are usually full of rapid-fire dialogues, heavy-reference quotes, and meta-comedy. In our opinion, the writers and animators have put in a sizable investment to make sure everyone gets a good laugh out of the characters.
The Amazing World of Gumball
Those who say that a cat and a fish could not be friends have not seen this series yet. This animated TV series revolves around the life of a blue cat and his best friend, a goldfish. Their shenanigans, while they interact with their family and with those at school with them, can make anyone laugh.
This show lasted only for one season in 1999 but has generated quite a following, too. It chronicles the life of a group of kids who operated a public access TV they titled Live from the Bronx. They watched hip hop videos and critiqued them, much like the reaction videos common among influencers today.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
What if you could have control over Death and become his friend? It is a scary thought, but it is what happened in this black comedy series when Mandy won in a limbo game to save Billy’s hamster. It was first shown on June 9, 2000, and ran for nine seasons, serving as a testament to the degree of following the show had.
This TV series is multi-awarded, including getting two Annie and four Primetime Emmy Awards. It presents the story of a very complicated family, a father loyal to the government, a mother, and a daughter whose political values are not aligned with the father. Those differences, when combined, can sure create comedic scenes.
Children and adults alike are always fond of fantasy. Combine that with adventure and comedy, and you have the perfect animated sitcom. This series gets inspiration from various sources, including the famous game Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, young and old audiences alike have either watched Adventure Time or have seen its massive merchandise collection displayed in various stores. If anything, this is a testament to how beloved the show is.