6 Funniest Cartoons To Help You Unwind After A Long Day

Cartoons come in all kinds of shapes and forms. Some are for kids’ educational purposes, some take us on adventures, and some just make us laugh until we burst something. The funniest cartoons of them all are actually a proper public menace in this regard, but they’re also a blessing. Laughter is one of the best ways to relax after any kind of stressful situation or a long day of work. So, we recommend a handy method of relieving yourself of that stress and pasting a huge grin on your face. Sit back and watch the funniest cartoons we recommend to help your cause.

The Simpsons: Among The Funniest Cartoons

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#1 The Simpsons

The Simpsons is a classic in more than one way, so it’s definitely a must-watch for anyone who wants to spice up their cartoon-watching experience with some satire. This legendary show managed to acquire a loyal following over the years, something that would explain its impressive run. If you happen to really like the series, it’s all for the best: you’ll have so many episodes to watch you’ll fill up your queue for months to come.

#2 Phineas and Ferb

This is one of Disney’s newer shows which recently ended. Phineas and Ferb is a great family watch, especially during summertime. Why? Because the story centers around two brothers who get so bored during their summer break that they start coming up with a ton of loony inventions. These inventions vary from rollercoasters to time machines, to spaceships, or to opening a car wash. You’re really guaranteed to never get bored while watching Phineas and Ferb. Did we mention the secret agent platypus?

#3 South Park

South Park is already well-established as one of the funniest cartoons of all time, so it almost needs to introduction. However, it’s on the complete opposite spectrum of the aforementioned show as it’s full of adult and inappropriate humor. But, hey, people wouldn’t love South Park so much if it weren’t for the fact that it displays a group of kids swearing like sailors and pushing the limits of decency. Just like The Simpsons, the show has a very long run, so you can safely watch it for months to come.

#4 Gravity Falls

The past few years have seen an increase in quality animations and gave us some of the funniest cartoons of all time. Gravity Falls is one of them and if you keep hearing about it everywhere you go, believe us when we say that it’s for a very good reason. The cartoon is all about the adventures of Dipper Pines and Mabel, his twin sister, during their summer vacation in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

#5 Tom and Jerry

Old, but gold. This is the definition of Hanna Barbera’s legendary series about the ridiculous conflict raging between the iconic cat and mouse of the show. Tom and Jerry was, at its time, one of the funniest cartoons on air and it continues to be impressive up to this day. It’s pure slapstick humor, but the fact that it has to work with actions alone and no words means that a lot more effort was put into its creation.

#6 Honorable Mentions

This list isn’t intended as a competition, mostly because all of these shows are so strongly linked together. But if you’re looking to expand your collection of funniest cartoons, you can also reach out for:

  • Spongebob;
  • Looney Tunes;
  • Adventure Time;
  • Regular Show;
  • Futurama;
  • American Dad;
  • The Flinstones.

Conclusion

Naturally, it’s all about taste, but all of these cartoons are unique enough to be able to cater to a variety of needs. Whether they’re for children, entire families, adults only, or whether they’re about adventures, social satire, or sea creatures, they’re the funniest cartoons of our time. They’ll get a smile out of ya.

Best New Comedies On TV To Watch

As far as escapism goes, some people like to forget reality through music, movies, reading, or any kind of activity that can pull them away from the mundane worries for a few brief moments. Needless to say, one of the most preferred methods for doing so is through laughter. You know what they say about how laughing extends your lifespan and generally makes you a happier person, right? A good TV show can provide you with a generous dose of fun and giggles and can make you, even if for an hour, see life in a different light. Here are some of the best new comedies that are airing right now and you need to get on to.

#1 Silicon Valley (HBO)

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This HBO original production was welcomed with an array of accolades, positive reviews, and nominations at prestigious award shows. It’s been nominated for several categories at the EMMY’s and the Golden Globe and continues to impress audiences and critics through its high-quality humor.

#2 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt makes use of one of the most popular comedy tropes as it puts us face to face with a protagonist who’s lived for 15 years in a secluded doomsday cult. Now that she’s been freed of it, she decides to start over in the megalopolis that is New York, a world as unfamiliar to her as it is packed with laugh-inducing situations.

#3 Flowers (Seeso)

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Flower is a must-watch for any lover of the dark comedy genre. This British sitcom pulls the spotlight onto a completely dysfunctional family, in charge of which is a depressed father. The various escapades of the family are filled with a lot of highly specific character types and with topics that are boldly and daringly approached.

#4 Love (Netflix)

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Just like the simplicity of the title suggests, Netflix’s Love is a simple story that exploits the world of romance through the eyes of both men and women with the aid of the two main characters. In a world that’s oversaturated by complicated and complex romances, this series manages to remind us that real-life dating isn’t as stellar and epic.

#5 Fuller House (Netflix)

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Here’s one word of advice: try not to press play on the episode while prepared to strike the series down by comparing it with its highly popular Full House predecessor. Following the premise of the original series, while even keeping the same house as a location, Fuller House makes for an entertaining standalone show.

#6 The Detour (TBS)

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Speaking of popular TV tropes, family road trips packed with hilarious hazards and unlikely scenario are making a return this year via The Detour. The series doesn’t make any bold choices by attempting to revolutionize, instead focusing on delivering comedy for a type of storyline that’s been around since forever.

#7 Ballers (HBO)

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Do you happen to be a fan of sports-themed comedies? Regardless of what your answer is, we follow up with – what about a sports-themed comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? This HBO original series gives us the ups and downs of a football team by making use of the channel’s renowned humor and by amazing us all with the Rock’s presence.

#8 Scream Queens (Fox)

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One of the best satirical horrors and dark comedies right now, Scream Queens has Emma Roberts play a role similar to her charming performance delivered in American Horror Story: Coven. Unlike the latter, this 20th Century Fox production doesn’t take itself seriously in the slightest, managing to make even a serial killer infiltrated in a sorority silly and hilarious.

#9 Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

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A hippie art teacher and a retired cosmetician are faced with the biggest twist of their lives when they find out that their husbands have chosen to divorce because they’ve fallen in love with each other. Now, despite the fact that they’ve never been particularly pleasant toward each other, the two women must learn to overcome their disputes and differences on their path to recovery.

#10 Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Imagine Sex and the City with a smaller cast and with a bit more craziness to steal from the romance. Broad City follows two women who must carry on their daily lives in New York City, despite the Big Apple seemingly refusing to let them lead normally peaceful lives. One is a definite hedonist while the other tries to build a career for herself while trying to elude her friend’s schemes.

6 TGIF Shows That Left A Mark

If you grew up in the 90s you surely remember some of the shows that ABC aired on Friday night and that seemed to contain important life lessons for your “problems” at the time or talk to you in particular. And in fact, they were. Because the shows in question were good wholesome situation comedies designed specifically to be viewed by families, hoping to instill that happy, balanced, feel-good vibe which should reign whenever a family gathers to spend some leisure time together.

But they probably wouldn’t have had the popularity and appeal they had if Jim Janicek (a writer and producer for ABC) hadn’t went to the network executives and pitched the idea of TGIF. It’s an acronym which has a double meaning, making reference to both the well-known expression in English “Thank God It’s Friday” as well “Thank Goodness It’s Funny”.

In short, Janicek, nostalgic after his childhood memories of his family watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” together, wanted to create a family-oriented programming block on Friday night. For the network, it would be a good thing because it would possibly convince viewers to watch all of ABC’s family oriented shows (of which “Perfect Strangers”, “Full House” and “Mr. Belvedere” enjoyed popularity already) one after the other.

So he sold the idea to the network, who agreed and the TGIF block which ran from 1989 to 2000 (and then had a re-run from 2003 to 2005), achieving great ratings, especially in the 1989 – 1990 period was created. Let’s remember 6 TGIF shows that left a mark.

1. Perfect Strangers (1986 – 1993)

Perfect Strangers, one of the 6 TGIF shows that left a mark.

Revolves around the mismatched life-styles and behavior of Larry Appleton (played by Mark Linn-Baker), a Chicago reporter, and his long-lost unexpected cousin Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot) as they have to live together as roommates.

The show, apart from its great fun and the endearing yet annoying character of Balki is also notable for having led to the creation of the “Family Matters” spin-off (another popular TGIF show) and for helping the TGIF concept take flight as it was moved early to Friday night and its stars hosted the first inter-segments between all the shows (doing so for the entire ’88-’89 season).

2. Sabrina The Teenage Witch (1996 – 2003)

6 TGIF shows that left a mark - Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

Based on the character in the series published by Archie Comics (starting in 1962), Sabrina is a teenage-girl who finds out she’s a half-witch via her father. Then the series revolves around her attempts to control her new-found powers and use them for good while simultaneously dealing with the problems of adolescent life, all the while not revealing the fact that she is a witch.

The show was so popular that it moved to Warner Bros for its final three seasons, managing to outrun the TGIF programming block which had ended. Melissa Joan Hart stars as Sabrina and Nick Bakay as her also-noteworthy talking and sarcastic cat Salem (an ex-witch punished for attempting to rule the world).

3. Boy Meets World (1993 – 2000)

One of the 6 TGIF shows that left a mark is Boy Meets World.

Also catering to adolescents, “Boy Meets World”‘s subject is the dangers of growing up as it follows the life of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) all he way from junior high, through college, up to his marriage. Funny and striking true emotionally for all the young viewers who saw at least parts of themselves in Corey’s journey, the show aired in 1993 and lasted until 2000, making it probably the best known of the later half of the TGIF period.

4. Family Matters (1989-1998)

6 TGIF shows that left a mark - Family Matters.

It started out as a show centered on a pretty normal African-American family of the working-class with a twist: their next door neighbor Steve Urkel who happened to be a boy-genius who invents all sorts of cooky stuff. For good or for worse (depending on which fans you ask), the Steve Urkel character played by Jaleel White gained such popularity that the show gradually turned into a platform for him to showcase his brilliance, despite still managing to focus somehow on the Wilson family. It ran for 9 seasons in total (the last of which, on CBS).

5. Step by Step (1991 – 1998)

Step by Step is one of the 6 TGIF shows that left a mark.

The story of Frank Lambert (construction worker) and Carol Foster (beautician), both of them widowed and with 3 children each. As you can see from the start, it featured the extended families motif and the working-class character background of other TGIF shows, but added to that the widowed status of both protagonists. An interesting twist, extending the target audience of families and individuals some other shows catered to, by promoting the idea that, despite the hardships of integrating 2 different families, “everything will be alright, you can get your life together if you just find the right person and work at it” for people in the situation of the protagonists, which were played by veteran TV stars Suzanne Summers and Patrick Duffy.

6. Full House (1987 -1995)

One of the first 6 TGIF shows that left a mark, Full House.

Possibly the TGIF show that springs to most people’s minds first. Maybe because it was one of the earliest TGIF shows and, as a precursor, it contained “the formula” that would be varied by others. It centers on the life of Danny Tanner (Bob Seget), morning talk show host, faced with the problem of raising his three little girls (D.J., Stephanie and Michelle played by Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and the Olsen twins respectively) after his wife is suddenly killed by a drunk driver. He calls his brother in-law Jesse Katsopolis (a rock musician played by John Stamos) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (comedian, played by Dave Coulier) to help him with raising the girls and so their life together unfolds. Extended family? Check. Mismatched life-styles? Check. Emotional? Check. Add to that a lot of catchphrases and simplistic good-natured lessons and the formula for good wholesome fun is complete.

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The Art of Gurning: Pulling Funny Faces Gets Serious

If you are good at pulling funny faces then you could be a world champion. Seriously. There is a world championship for something called gurning in which all you need to do is screw up your face and try to look as stupid as possible. Like these people do.

The 11 Times World Gurning Champion

Gurning and Pulling Funny Faces

Do you remember the name of the guy who won the 2010 world championships (and 10 other times as well)? Come on, you must have see him on the news. Well, his name is Tommy Mattinson and he beat off a string of rivals a few years back to claim the crown. It might look easy but I guess he spent long hours practising in front of the mirror and scaring local kids to get this far.

The Veteran Gurner

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This guy looks like he has been pulling funny faces for decades. The classic way of gurning in style is to stick out your lower jaw and then try to cover your top lip with your bottom one. Yeah, just like you are doing right now while reading this. Now go and look at a mirror, you crazy rubber faced fool. Strangely the first guy we looked at on here is the only one who doesn’t seem to do that, which marks him out as some sort of cool gurning rebel in my book.

The Classic Gurn

Pulling a Funny Face

So how exactly does one win a gurning world championship event type thing? To be more exact, how do the judges classify one funny face over the others? The rules (yes, there are rules, this is the UK after all) state that the person who manages the biggest transformation in their face without outside help is the winner. I guess that means that being incredibly attractive to begin with is probably a big help.

The Multiple Winner

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If I’m, honest I’m just about to show up my abysmal lack of gurning knowledge but I don’t care. I saw this photo and regarded it as a sort of half hearted attempted. The lady’s apparent lack of teeth mean that she could sure get this lip up higher. Come on; push out that blooming jaw, old girl. However, I did some research and discovered that this is Anne Woods. Yes, the Anne Woods. What do you mean; you don’t know who she is? She is only the person who has won the female version of the event 27 times. She has now entered the Guinness Book of Records for being the member of the human race who is able to pull the funniest face.

The World Class Gurn with a Secret

The Art of Gurning

This chap is called Peter Jackman. He is also a multiple winner of the gurning world championships. Actually, I’m beginning to get a funny feeling that not as many people enter these events as you might think. Peter has one huge advantage which he puts to good use. He lost most of the teeth in his lower jaw in an accident. While this may prove troublesome in eating chewy cuts of meat it has provided his with one of the world’s finest gurns.

The Awesome Gurn

The Awesome Gurn

Wow, this is one scary dude. I have no idea if his ability to tuck his nose under his bottom lip has ever won him universal acclaim and respect but it certainly should do. If you can emulate this face then it is probably time to consider taking up this sport on a full time basis.