I did like The Jetsons and used to watch it when I was younger. Back in the day when the Cartoon Network was brand new, they didn't have their own shows and instead would play other cartoons, including The Jetsons. But what about The Flintstones? The shows were almost identical except for the setting. I think number 25 should of been a tie between The Jetsons and The Flintstones.
24. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
I think this show it's great. I'm kinda sad to see it so far down on this top 25 list though. The Mooninites rock! Carl rocks! And Master Shake is just funny as hell. You definitely have to be a special person to enjoy the humor in this show.
23. Spawn: The Animated Series
I've only seen a few episodes of this show when I was younger. I remember it would air late at night and on HBO. I don't remember much of it other than that it was geared toward adults. The animation style and darkness of the show was great. But that's all I remember.
22. Invader Zim
I've never heard of or seen this show before. So I guess I can't really judge it.
21. Sealab 2021
Along with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, this cartoon premiered on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim TV block. I kind of have mixed feelings about Sealab. Sometimes it's entertaining and other times I can't stand it. It's almost too dumb and not very creative at times. I could go without seeing this show on this list.
20. Johnny Quest
Never really saw the original show, I used to watch The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest. That show was damn good. I take it The Real Adventures was pretty much like the original Johnny Quest except the Johnny and Haji were a little older and they introduced a girl name Jesse (Race's daughter).
19. Venture Bros
Alright! Glad to see this show on here. Venture Bros is my favorite show on Adult Swim right now. I love it. This show is kind of a spoof of the Johnny Quest series and other 70's adventure shows. I wish this show was higher on the list as it's quickly becoming one of my favorite cartoons ever.
18. Powerpuff Girls
I'll admit it. I used to watch this show. The shows creator was definitely thinking of anime style when he created this show. Only he put his own uniqueness/cuteness on the anime style. While watching the show I did see plenty of similarities between the two (especially with Dragonball Z). But the best character in the Powerpuff Girls was Mojo Jojo. He wins.
17. Justice League
Never really watched the show. Looks like it's just a re-make of the Super Friends show from a long time ago.
16. Aeon Flux
This was definitely a cool show. It was dark and adult themed. What more could you ask for in a cartoon? It was heavily styled on anime and really first introduced me to the anime style. So, thanks for that. Glad to see it on this list.
15. Spongebob Squarepants
I've seen bits and pieces of this show, but never watched an entire episode. This show is kind of weird. It looks like it's trying to be like Ren and Stimpy but toned down for a younger audience. "Who lives in a pineapple under the see?" (why do I know that?)
14. King of the Hill
Heh, I like this show. I don't know why. Maybe it's just the main character, Hank Hill. Or maybe it's just that awesome intro song. Or maybe it's their depressed neighbor, Bill. Or maybe it's their other conspiracy nut neighbor Dale. I don't really know, but if this show is on, I'll watch it.
13. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
Just thinking of this show makes me laugh. This show is great and truly one of the first more adult styled cartoons to show on Cartoon Network. Space Ghost, Zorack, Moltar, and the occasional cameo of Brak was great. They were my own little cartoon family. I just wish I could see the show more often.
12. The Maxx
Never watched this show. Or, if I did, I don't remember it, which is never good.
11. Samurai Jack
Never watched it either, but heard it's a great show. Maybe I'll check it out someday.
10. Home Movies
I've seen this show on Cartoon Network plenty of times, but never really liked it. I just never found it that funny or entertaining. I'd watch it if nothing else was on but that's the only time I'd watch it.
9. The Critic
Err. Seen this show. It was ok. Don't think it deserves to be in the top 10. Maybe around number 20.
8. Ren and Stimpy
This show was hilarious and gross all at the same time. With such memorable characters and songs this show definitely deserves a spot in the top 10. Good choice IGN. Who could deny Powered Toast Man and the Log Song?
7. Star Wars: Clone Wars
This is a fairly new show on Cartoon Network that I haven't seen yet. Pfft.
6. Family Guy
When this show first aired I thought it was hilarious. I couldn't get enough of the show. It was so damn funny and appeared to be clever. But after a few seasons the show lost its shiny coat. Now every episode and every joke feel the same. It's not very funny and just kind of annoying now. I don't like seeing this show at number 6. I think it should be around number 10.
5. Beavis and Butt-Head
I love this show. I get some type of guilty pleasure out of this show. Maybe it's because it was controversial for its time, but Beavis and Butt-Head cracked me up. The situations they would get into and how they would handle those situations was great. Definitely earned their spot in the top 5.
Ok, in all seriousness, this is probably one of my favorite cartoon shows of all time. I've seen hundreds of cartoons and for me to say this is one of my favorites is a big deal. This show is sheer genius! I'm so thankful that Cartoon Network shows re-runs of Futurama every night. For me though, this show should be number 1 or number 2 in the top 5. Honk if Bender is great!
3. The Flintstones
Ok, maybe it's because this show was before my generation, but I don't think it should be in the top 5. Yes, I will admit that it's one of the most well known cartoons ever and in many ways set standards for what a cartoon show should be. But seeing The Flintstones here at number 3 while The Jetsons are at number 25 doesn't make any sense to me. The shows were very much the same and really shouldn't be so far apart on the list. The Flintstones/Jetsons in the top 10? No. Top 5? No. The top 25? Yes.
2. South Park
I do like South Park. I think the writers are incredible talented, smart, clever, and witty. But I was never a huge, huge fan of the series. Don't get me wrong, I think the show is hilarious, but if I had to choose between watching South Park or another one of my favorite cartoons, I would choose the other cartoons. But I do love how South Park takes real world issues and parodies them into extremely clever and over-the-top jokes. This show should be in the top 5. Maybe not as high as number 2 though.
1. The Simpsons
Duh! What else did you think number 1 would be? Of course, the best animated show ever is The Simpsons. How could you deny The Simpsons the number 1 spot? It is by far one of the most popular and longest running series ever. And there's good reason for that. It's pure comedy genius. Actually, I was wrong when I said The Simpsons was my favorite cartoon show ever. What I should say is that The Simpsons is my favorite show ever. Even other non-cartoon shows that I enjoy get left in the dust when compared to The Simpson.
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