> Series run: 1999-2013
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 221,333
> Cast: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille
Pizza delivery boy Philip J. Fry wakes up 1,000 years in the future to discover a world that’s as dysfunctional as it is advanced. So goes this animated sitcom from co-creator Matt Groening, who once again puts lovable characters within a satirical framework. The series ran on Fox until migrating over to Comedy Central for its final seasons.
4. The Simpsons
> Series run: 1989-Present
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 381,356
> Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner
A modern television revolution kicked off with this groundbreaking series, which was more or less flawless during its first nine seasons. Still running to this day, “The Simpsons” continues to channel American archetypes and experiences through its uniquely satirical lens.
3. BoJack Horseman
> Series run: 2014-2020
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 129,512
> Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul
Anthropomorphic animals occupy Hollywood in this tragi-comic satire, which premiered on Netflix in 2014. Former TV star BoJack Horseman grapples with addiction and depression as he tries to revitalize his career. It opened to mixed reviews and gained both critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base over time.
2. South Park
> Series run: 1997-Present
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 344,908
> Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall
All bets were off when this animated sitcom debuted on Comedy Central, introducing its own brand of unfiltered adult humor. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone haven’t let up in the time since, even as the show veers toward more topical issues. Thanks to a recent deal with Viacom CBS, viewers can expect plenty more episodes and two feature films by the year 2027.
1. Rick and Morty
> Series run: 2013-Present
> IMDb user rating: 9.2/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 436,258
> Cast: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke
An alcoholic super-scientist and his grandson traverse multiple galaxies and dimensions in this massively popular sitcom. Each episode delivers breakneck humor at the speed of light and often centers on a potential catastrophe. The show’s origins can be traced to a “Back to the Future” parody from co-creator Justin Roiland.
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