8 Funniest Cartoon Families ...

Jennifer

8 Funniest Cartoon Families ...
8 Funniest Cartoon Families ...

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

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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. 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. Burns?

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The Simpsons, the long-running animated series, has been a part of pop culture for more than 30 years. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and follows the lives of the Simpson family, including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is known for its satirical take on American culture, society, and the human condition, and has been praised for its realistic and relatable characters.

The show has won numerous awards, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award. It is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series, with over 600 episodes.

The Simpsons has had a major influence on pop culture, with references to the show appearing in films, television shows, books, and music. It has also been the subject of various academic studies, including those focusing on its cultural, sociological, and psychological impact.

The show has also spawned several spin-offs, including The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride, and The Simpsons Game. Additionally, there have been several comic books, toys, and merchandise related to the show.

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.

4

The Flynns and Fletchers from “Phineas and Ferb”

The Flynns and Fletchers from “Phineas and Ferb” This is one of my all-time favorite animated shows, mostly because of the brilliant family dynamics — this is a blended family, and it operates much the same as any other blended family. The step-brothers get along brilliantly, but their older sister, Candace, isn’t amused or impressed by their daily plots, and tries (in vain) to bust them. I’ve been completely hooked since the opening theme song…

5

The Fosters from “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”

The Fosters from “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” This show is sassy and sweet in a way that few animated or even dramatic series are. Sweet little old lady Mrs. Foster and her childhood imaginary friend open a foster home for other imaginary friends that don’t have children. Her granddaughter and grandson help her run Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and try to find new homes for some of the imaginary critters… of course, this is a comedy, and it’s wickedly funny.

6

The Turners from “Fairly Odd Parents”

The Turners from “Fairly Odd Parents” Poor Timmy Turner! His parents are clueless but sweet, and obviously adore him, but they’re gone all the time, so they leave him with Vicky, an endlessly cruel baby-sitter. Luckily, he has Cosmo and Wanda, his fairy god-parents. The family dynamic in this show is funny but sweet — it’s plain to see that Timmy loves his parents, and they love him, too.

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The Flintstones from “the Flintstones”

The Flintstones from “the Flintstones” Both the Flintstones and Rubbles remind me a lot of typical families back in that era — Dad works, mom stays home, Dad is gruff, Mom is sweet… and there’s a dinosaur instead of a dog? Well, aside from that, the Flintstones are an average Stone Age family…

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The Pickles from “the Rugrats”

The Pickles from “the Rugrats” After watching countless episodes and all three “Rugrats” movies, I want to know how Didi and Stu Pickles keep custody of their sons. Where are Child Protective Services while these stay-at-home parents manage repeatedly to lose their toddlers? I know it’s a children’s show, but still… how many times can the Pickles family get away with losing their children in Las Vegas, Paris, and even the wolf-infested wilderness before the law intervenes for Tommy and Dill’s safety?

Those are the eight funniest animated families, but I have to say I also adore Dexter’s family from “Dexter’s Lab” (especially Dexter’s mom) and of course the Thornberry family from “The Wild Thornberries” (especially Debbie). Which of these cartoon families do you like best, and why? Or is there another animated family I’ve forgotten? Please let me know!

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

Stewie is definitely the best baby in the whole world. Haha. Love The Family Guy :D

Is it wrong that I know and LOVE more than half of these cartoon families? My all time favorites are of course Simpsons and more recently Family Guy. I love love love love Stewie and Peter!

The Flintstones and Jetsons are my fav.

I LOVE Family Guy, it's hilarious! Brian and Stewie are just too funny! :)

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