8 Funniest Cartoon Families ...


I don’t watch a lot of television, only two or three hours per week, but I love cartoons.3

Especially cartoons made for grown-ups, with animated families!

They’re hilarious, and so true-to-life!

Granted, my father’s not yellow and my mother doesn’t have a four-foot blue beehive hair-do… but the Simpsons, and most other animated families, are pretty realistic.

Here’s my list of the eight funniest cartoon families… enjoy!

1. The Simpsons from “the Simpsons”

The Simpsons from “the Simpsons”

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, even Grandpa and Marge’s sisters, Patty and Selma, make up the Simpsons family.2

We’d loved watching their weekly animated series for a record-setting 21 seasons.

They’re the perfect picture of an average American family in an average American town… but they’re all a little skewed, but somehow endearing for all their faults — Homer’s complete lack of social skills, Marge’s over-the-top sweetness of temper, Bart’s endless stream of pranks, Lisa’s frustrated brilliance, and Maggie’s… well, isn’t she the one who shot Mr.


2. The Griffins from “Family Guy”

The Griffins from “Family Guy”

Though the Griffin family is clearly inspired by the Simpsons family, they’re different enough, and the plots on the series are different enough, to still be incredibly entertaining.

The dad, Peter, is as much of an idiot at Homer Simpson, the mother, Lois, is as nurturing and loving as Marge Simpson, and their three children are parodies of the stereotypical teenagers… and the baby, Stewie… I’m not sure where he picked up that British accent, but I love it!

It makes his re-telling of his maniacal plans that much more hilarious!

3. The Hills from “King of the Hill”

The Hills from “King of the Hill”

Hank and Peggy Hill, their son, Bobby, and their niece, Luanne, are another typical American family living in a typical American town, with a tongue-in-cheek satirical twist.

Their neighbor has been having an affair for years, and her husband has no idea… their other neighbors are recent Asian immigrants, and Hank himself sells propane (and propane accessories), while Peggy is a school teacher and Bobby battles childhood chubbiness.2

The Flynns and Fletchers from “Phineas and Ferb”
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