7 Great Cartoons That Are Not for Kids ...


I'm sure I don't have to tell you that there are plenty of cartoons that are not for kids. Some people will see that a show is animated and assume that it's like the Saturday morning cartoons we grew up with - geared toward kids. However, anyone who has watched South Park or (to an extent) Family Guy, knows this isn't the case. Teenagers, maybe, but not kids. As fun as Spongebob and the like can be to watch, sometimes we grownups want something just for us. If this describes you, here are a few cartoons that are not for kids you may not have heard of. For the purposes of this article, I'm including shows that use claymation or mixed media as well as your standard cartoon. I'm mostly thinking of series as opposed to movies since that's what I watch most often. Some are no longer running, but you can usually find reruns online.

1. Ren and Stimpy

Ren and Stimpy

Despite the fact that it started on a kids' network, Ren and Stimpy is definitely on the list of cartoons that are not for kids. The title characters are a dimwitted cat and a mentally-altered chihuahua who were very adept at toilet humor and crude innuendo. It was really more geared toward teens, which I suppose is why my best high school friend and I would call each other by their names and recite some of the sketches. I don't normally get into gross-out humor but I still love the “Happy Happy Joy Joy” and “Log” songs. There's an “adult party cartoon” version on Netflix but, frankly, it was stupid.

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