Great Adult Animated Shows
Even if you are not a particular fan of animated comedies, everyone has at least seen one or two of these shows (probably the Simpsons since it’s the longest running). Each is plenty hilarious in its own way, and each has its own specific feel of comedy. Obviously, the Simpsons is probably the most iconic and that has to do in part with its less vulgar humor. Family Guy is great in its own way, but anyone would rank it as the most “adult” of the two. We’re going to post about a few great moments from each and list our favorite jokes/skits. From the idiocy of Homer Simpson, to the hyper-sexual tendencies of Quagmire. We will be covering our most loved characters and their hilarious lives and reactions to life. And then some. Be sure to post your own favorites and comment on other posts as well. Let’s jump right in.
We are going to start with the granddaddy of them all: The Simpsons. Think about your favorite episode. For most, it’s probably one in the first 10 seasons. Many people agree that the Simpsons enjoyed living in its prime in the first 10 seasons, and we more or less agree with that too. There is truth to it. However, the more modern shows are still pretty good, and there are definitely some good laughs to be had in them. So what’s your favorite? We’re going to list ours and we want to know what you think, so make sure to comment. Add your own too so we can keep the discussions rolling. Anyways, we’ll give you a list of the top 3. Here we go:
- Who Shot Mister Burns?: Though many of these are debatable (and what isn’t, right?), we think that most everyone can agree that this episode and the second part are in most people’s top 10 at least. Who could forget the time when Mr. Burns (scourge of all that is decent) terrorized Springfield by blocking out the sun in an attempt to make people use more electricity and pay him money? Not only that but many other citizens had prior grievances with him on that day (as they do most days). What with him injuring Bart’s dog, getting Lisa’s new band teacher fired, stealing oil from Springfield Elementary, and costing Groundskeeper Willie his only job, there was bound to be resentment brewing. Of course, by the end of the second episode, the shooter was revealed–and it turned out to be someone no one expected.
- Deep Space Homer: Another great, timeless episode. No one would have thought that Homer could do anything extraordinary at all. But when he does, it’s going into space?! Believe it or not, it happened. But the thing that actually made the episode funny was that it almost didn’t happen. If you recall, Homer was approached by NASA officials (because of the decline in America’s interest in space launches) in Moe’s bar. However, Barney ends up going with him, and they go through that ridiculous series of astronaut tests; one scene had them breathing to keep that ball up (Mmm . . . mediciney!). But through it all, Barney beats him at everything, until they have a celebratory toast, which turns him back on alcohol. And then . . . well, there’s the space flight itself and Homer’s antics (pictured here).
- Homer at the Bat: Another great, early episode in which Mr. Burns starts a softball team for his power plant. The premise is simple pride that one of his associates has one so Burns needs one too. Homer, Lenny, Carl, and a few others sign up for softball and do tryouts. However, being crooked as he always is, Mr. Burns cheats in the contest and hires several professional baseball players in hope of winning. There are plenty of terrific puns ranging from the impossible scenarios the pros face (making them miss the games) to Homer’s story of how he made Wonderbat (his secret weapon). Of course there are the usual fat jokes, stupid Homer jokes, and cheap (but oh so effective) puns scattered throughout. There’s a pretty good reason why this episode resides atop many fan’s lists of favorite episodes. I mean, just remember how much emphasis was put on that Wonderbat. And it was destroyed the first time Homer tried to use it against another great team. His reaction . . . side-splitting.
Too funny, right? Man, those were good. We want to leave off on the Simpsons on a high note, so we’re putting a video under this about all the things that make Homer says “Mmm.” Until next time, enjoy these and make sure to comment. We’ve been encouraged by several different people to do a section of posts on just the Simpsons. We agree. There’s definitely enough episodes to keep laughing for ages. If we get enough supporters, we’ll put together more. Now, here’s that video before we get into Family Guy.
Say what you will about Peter Griffin, his family, and the controversial show about them, it is funny. Even though the show has garnered quite a bit of criticism and a bad reputation among parents of young to adolescent children, it manages to keep its viewing high enough to subsist on air. Yes, and I can hear some people already muttering about it, so let’s get this out of the way: The show is a lot more “adult-oriented” than the Simpsons. In several cases, they even go overboard with the mature content. But, hey, it’s funny. Family Guy has a way of talking about hot-button issues and super mature topics that no other show does. And it’s actually pretty impressive how the writers are able to weave in as many vulgar puns as they do. Now, the show isn’t just mature content this and mature content that. There are plenty of the fat jokes, political satire, and plain stupidity that there are in the Simpsons and similar shows. Such as that time Brian threw a bunch of living room items around Peter to show that he was so big, he had his own gravitational pull. That one was killer! Anyways, similar to what we did with the Simpsons, we will discuss our top three favorite moments. Make sure to Comment!
- Peter vs the Chicken: All of these fights are just gold! But we’ll wrap them all up together. If you haven’t seen any of these fights, then you haven’t properly seen Family Guy at all. So it starts out with Peter going to the store to buy some groceries, and this giant chicken gives him a coupon to use there. However, he soon finds that the coupon is no good and just loses it. Jumping through the storefront glass, he tackles the chicken and a huge, complex fistfight ensues in which he and the chicken fight as they travel through town in a bunch of crazy ways. The first fight ends after a minute or so, but it’s still pretty funny, and the best part is, it isn’t the last you see of the chicken. No, he comes back later on in several similar scenes, most of which just have him appear there randomly and attack Peter. The scene is totally Family Guy in every way and a good representation of how the show can be funny without its vulgar humor at times. Nobody ever was pissed because an episode with a chicken vs Peter fight came on.
- The time Peter’s boss hunted his employees at a company picnic: This is just one of those Family Guy scenarios that we can just never stop watching. The premise is soooo stupid, but just downright hilarious. Peter and his associates go to a company picnic. His boss later reveals that he is holding a contest in which the winner will get a paid vacation. But the contest is just terrible for the employees. Mr. Weed hunts them all through the park on the back of a vehicle with a tranquilizer gun. Brutal, unrealistic, felonious, and too funny to describe with words. Peter and one other guy end up being the last two standing, but Peter has only prevailed thanks to his weight (typical Family Guy joke on Peter). The last guy finally gets shot when he stops to check and make sure Peter is alright.
- The exploding house: This one can’t really be described and is just funny as hell! We are not sure why . . . just watch.
Pretty great list, right? Of course, we couldn’t even possibly list everything here that deserves credit. But these episodes and moments are the funniest that come straight to mind. Again, there are way, way too many other great parts of these shows to list everything here. That’s what the community of followers like you is for. Make sure to comment and get your own two cents in there. We all love to laugh and it’s pretty obvious that it doesn’t really matter from what source. Before we go, we’d like thank our site design and internet marketing firm Move You Up http://moveyouup.com/greenvilleseo for their help in getting the site up fast and getting all these great shots from the shows in. Obviously, we aren’t done with the aesthetics since we plan to move a lot of the video and cartoon content over to this blog. We’d also like to thank Fox Broadcasting of course, for even allowing these shows to air. And lastly, we want to thank all of you. Our followers have been very supportive so far and we hope that you have enjoyed this post.
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