You might have watched cartoons when you were little, but cartoons are not just for kids anymore. Now there are cartoons for grown ups, and some of the stuff that you watched when you were little was not all that it seemed. Here are 17 cartoons that you can watch reruns of because they are that awesome.
The Simpsons has been running for over 25 years now and a lot of what made it great has been forgotten. Just watch the classic episode of “Who shot Mr Burns”, an episode that had the world on the edge of its seat.
Family Guy has it critics but the fan base is so dedicated that it has been been put back on the air after being cancelled twice. Some of the most requested episodes is Blue Harvest, the Family Guy version of Star Wars.
Sponge Bob Square Pants
This show was the cornerstone of Saturday morning cartoons. Every week people would tune in to watch the silly sponge have an adventure with his friend, Patrick. Kids thought it was funny but there was a lot of grown-up humour thrown in too. Now when you watch the show you hear all the dirty jokes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
This cartoon has a massive following which help make it into a feature film. The show has been off the air since 2008 but there are plenty of episodes that you can watch. Who wouldn’t want to watch a show were the characters can bend the elements.
“Oh my God! They killed Kenny!” Poor Kenny was always getting knocked off by something and became the punch line for every fan. Along with Cartman’s, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” catchphrase. Rude, vulgar and a lot of swearing, this was one of the top cartoons of the 90’s.
American Dad could be considered the smarter show between itself and Family Guy. Stan Smith is a CIA agent who lives with his family, an alien and a goldfish that can talk. It might seem a bit far-fetched but the jokes are more sophisticated.
The imagination of a child is a wonderful thing and Rugrats took you on that adventure. The show followed Tommy, Chuckie, the twins and Angelica on their adventures in the back garden with Spike the dog.
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman ran from 1992 until 1998 with over a hundred episodes. It was dark enough for grown-ups but light enough that kids could watch. This is how plenty of kids got introduced to the Dark Knight in the 90’s.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
This show has been on Cartoon Network but it’s more adult than you think. Courage is a scared little, pink dog that is always having to defend his owners from something. He has battled aliens and monsters throughout the four seasons of his show.
Beavis and Butthead
Back in the 90’s, when MTV still played music, they had this duo in their line up. Beavis and Butthead were two teenagers who passed judgement on MTV videos and had an adventure in their quest for rock and roll.
This show was made by the same people that gave us the Simpsons, but it’s nothing like it. Based in the year 3000, we all followed the adventures of Fry as he tried to adapt to life in the future. Bender, the alcohol fuelled robot, gave us one of the best catchphrase ever. “Bite my shiny, metal ass!”
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Flintstones gave us an imaginary look at what it could have been like to live with dinosaurs. Who else wanted a wooly mammoth as a shower? Despite being set in the stone age, it dealt with some real issues and gave us some great laughs.
Dexter was a super genius who liked to hide in his lab from his idiot sister Dee Dee. The show ran from 1996 to 2003 on Cartoon Network and was one of their top shows. We never did work out where Dexter’s accent came from.
Zoinks! Scooby Doo has been re-made so many times over the years and all of them have been great. Follow the Scooby Gang as they unmask monsters and fight crime. It was one of the original “who done it” shows and everyone loved trying to guess who it was.
Phineas and Ferb
When you are bored over the summer holidays, trying to find something to do can be tough. Phineas and Ferb were determined not to be bored and inspired an entire generation to try something big over the holidays. And Perry the Platypus had his secret identity as an agent against evil.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Could you imagine winning a game of limbo to Death and then he ends up your best friend? Billy and Mandy have just that in this show. The cartoon shows Death, Dracula and Wolfman in ways you had never seen them before.
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd and Eddy are a group of pre-teen boys who are trying to survive bullies and life on the cul-de-sac over the summer. They are always scheming and trying to make money out of their friends, and they always end up making idiots out of themselves.