13 Cartoons For Adults You Can Stream Right Now
Cartoons aren't just for kids. As you probably know, there's a whole world of adult-orientated animated series available to stream through various services. However, they all aren't hits, but you're in luck, with Season 4 of BoJack Horseman and Season 21 of South Park coming out, we're taking a look at some of the best adult animated series you can stream/binge right now. All you need is a Netflix or Hulu account in order to fill your weekend up with animated goodness.
Season 4 of Netflix's hit series was just released, so you can spend all weekend catching up on this ridiculously funny series. If you've missed out, Bojack Horseman is about a '90s sitcom star who is now washed up and living in Hollywood. Did we mention he's also a bipedal horse? It has a wildly irreverent sense of humor that will give you plenty of laugh out loud moments. The show features a great cast of comedic voices including Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins. You can check out our impressions of BoJack Horseman Season 4's opening episode.
Bojack Horseman is available on Netflix.
Can you believe South Park first debuted in 1997? As it has for the past 20 years, the hit series follows a group of foul-mouthed boys from a small town in Colorado. Season 21 airs this week, and like most years, we know nothing about what's coming up for the show, as its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, work on each episode up until the day of its release. Regardless, if there's any episode you've missed or want to rewatch, it's all available online.
South Park is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-20) and on Comedy Central's website (popular episodes).
Ricky and Morty
Cartoon Network's Rick and Morty is pure insanity, and obviously, the folks at GameSpot Universe love it a whole lot. The series follows a crazy scientist and his grandson, who isn't very intelligent. Season 3 is currently airing, and the show's over-the-line, witty humor is the driving force of the series. Want more Ricky and Morty? Check out our breakdown of Episode 7 here and a gallery of every Rick and Morty from that episode.
Rick and Morty is available on Hulu (Seasons 1 and 2).
The show that made Seth MacFarlane famous is available on multiple streaming services. Family Guy follows the Griffin family, and the jokes are a bit out there--and usually involve a person from pop culture's past doing a bizarre activity. It's about to enter its 16th season this October, so there's a lot to catch up on if for some reason you've never seen it.
Family Guy is available on Netflix (Seasons 1-14) and Hulu (Seasons 1-15).
Red vs. Blue
This YouTube series is a classic. Using footage from the original Halo, Red vs. Blue gives a reason to why all these Spartans are fighting each other. In addition, we get to know more about the people inside the helmets. Rooster Teeth's series was a hit on YouTube, and eventually, the whole show got compiled for Netflix. Season 15 is currently on YouTube, and while the show has a gotten a tad more serious, the humor it was known for is still there.
Red vs. Blue is available on YouTube (all seasons) and Netflix (Seasons 1-13)
Unless you've been living in a cave with your fingers in your ears for the past 28 years, then you're well aware of what The Simpsons is. However, what you may not know is that you can watch every episode from the series online. Yes, you read that correctly. Through the FX website and app, you can access any episode of The Simpsons, as long as your cable or satellite provider allows it. Relive Homer picking a dental plan for work or getting braces for Lisa or stupid sexy Flanders to your heart's content.
The Simpsons is available through FX's website and app and on Hulu (Season 28 only).
Simpsons creator Matt Groening launched this sci-fi animated series back in 1999, which spawned seven seasons and a slew of internet memes. The show follows Fry, a man from 1999 who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up a 1000 years in the future. Sadly, only the two final seasons are available on Netflix, but every episode is coming to Hulu soon. Hypnotoad demands you watch it all, over and over again.
Futurama is available on Netflix (Seasons 6 and 7).
Much like Futurama, Bob's Burgers was pulled from Netflix. However, unlike Futurama, the entire series is already available on Hulu. The Fox animated series, which returns to the network this October, follows Bob Belcher and his family. Together, they run a hamburger joint in a seaside community. The series has won two Emmys since its inception and continues to be a smash hit, so you should definitely check it out if you've never seen it.
Bob's Burgers is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-7).
Robot Chicken is the stop-motion version of Twisted Toyfare Theater, a comic within the pages of Toyfare magazine from 1997-2011. The Adult Swim show features short clips featuring toys in various situations, most of them incredibly adult. Sure, the humor can be a bit absurd and immature, but the show is overall hilarious, and it's even better when they use a toy in a skit from your childhood.
Robot Chicken is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-8).
Adam Reed is the mind behind two of my favorite Adult Swim shows, Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2021--both available to watch on Hulu. So it makes sense that his FX series Archer is wonderful as well. The series follows a spy and takes a comedic look at the world of espionage. Archer is an episodic series, so you have to watch every episode; luckily, the show is wonderful, and you'll want to.
Archer is available on Netflix (Seasons 1-7), Hulu (Seasons 1-7), and on the FX website (Season 7, for a limited time).
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
During the first few years of Adult Swim, Aqua Teen Hunger Force debuted. It was a show about three personified foods--who were supposedly superheroes--living in the suburbs and annoying their neighbor Carl. The series was super-out-there, featuring this team spending more time buying items at the mall and building exercise equipment rather than fighting crime. However, this is one of the series that launched Adult Swim as a place for college kids to spend their Sunday nights.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-11).
Venture Brothers is an early Adult Swim series that is technically still on the air, as Season 7 is reportedly in production. The show follows the Venture family, a parody of Jonny Quest, and the episodic series has them traversing the globe, battling evil villains and inventing horrible, monstrous robots. Aside from Jonny Quest, the show parodies GI Joe, Marvel Comics, and more in a smart and witty way.
Venture Brothers is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-6).
Finally, there's Adult Swim's Metalocalypse. The series follows the world most popular and successful death metal band, Dethklok. The show is bloody, violent, and hilarious. It also introduced the world to Dr. Rockso, who claims to have done cocaine. The show was created by Brendon Small, who you may know as the co-creator of Home Movies, alongside Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard. However, fair warning, this is a huge departure from Home Movies.
Metalocalypse is available on Hulu (Seasons 1-4).