Favorite adult cartoon: 'Rick and Morty' or 'BoJack Horseman'?
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Favorite adult cartoon: 'Rick and Morty' or 'BoJack Horseman'?

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While Fox is known for its Sunday night Animation Domination lineup, Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty" and Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" are arguably the funniest adult cartoons. After three seasons, "Rick and Morty" already has a huge influence on popular culture with references to McDonald's Szechuan sauce and with phrases like "Getting Schwifty." "BoJack Horseman" is praised for its satiric, but realistic take on show business and real-life issues. Which cartoon is your favorite? 📺

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Entertainment Weekly's Dana Schwartz writes that "BoJack Horseman" and "Rick and Morty" are part of a new golden age of animated comedies. While the fanbases are obviously loyal, she also writes that sometimes these types of shows don't get the level of due they deserve because of preconceived notions that raunchy adult cartoons are only for twenty-something potheads. 

But both shows clearly provide something that their live-action counterparts might not. These intellectual cartoons are somewhat an escape from reality, adding the extra element of animation. However, these cartoons also depict real-life issues and topics within these fantasy-like animated worlds. 

Dana writes about "BoJack Horseman":

After each new season of BoJack Horseman, every television critic and fan, for at least a week, becomes Robert Webb’s Jesus, trying to convince people that it’s actually possible for an animated show to be good. It’s about a horse, but if you can believe it, it’s actually intelligent. Just think of that for a minute: a smart animated show! Astonishing.

She also writes of "Rick and Morty":

Rick and Morty, on Adult Swim, is not notable for its emotional depth (or child-friendliness), but it’s gained a massive and devoted fanbase for its exploration of scientific and philosophical questions with a zany flippancy.

So, tell us with "BoJack Horseman" and "Rick and Morty" leading the new wave of animated greats, which is the ultimate adult cartoon? Read more below and vote!

Below is the synopsis of "Rick and Morty," per IMDB

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

"Rick and Morty" is definitely among the raunchiest adult cartoons out there. But the show also has a huge geek following. The fanbase is loyal because of the show's originality, uniqueness to tackling science, numerous pop culture references and the overall creativity behind the series. 

Justin Roiland brilliantly voices the show's two main characters. Rick is a mad, wacky and alcoholic scientist. He often drags his dimwitted, but kind grandson Morty into his craziest adventures. And we are talking about elaborate adventures!

In fact, WatchMojo recently ranked the top 10 wackiest misadventures (or episodes) of the silly, but smart comedy. Check it out below.

The third season of "Rick and Morty" holds a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the show's fanbase is mobilized and not to be crossed. In fact, McDonald's just give them their Szechuan sauce permanently, please! Indiewire's Steve Greene gave the season three finale a grade of B+, also saying that show has many options going into season four. He writes:

That ending works because Season 3 has had a multi-episode gravitational pull, drawing its characters and its audiences back toward the Smith living room. With each new wrinkle as this family was ripped apart and guided back toward each other, the problems that lay just beyond the portal gun have receded in importance. Now that each of the family members has had extensive experience beyond the confines of the cracked driveway, seeing them all reconvene added a touching layer to the season that space hookah antics just can’t reach.
As Mr. Poopy Butthole indirectly reminds us in the tag, it’s probably healthier for all of us if we just accept that this show won’t be rocketing back to Adult Swim any time in the near future. The adventures are still a blast, but for these characters, VR Minecraft or dining room chit-chat might be the more satisfying venue for the Smith family going forward. Like the central question of Beth’s true identity at season’s close, “Rick and Morty” has left itself multiple options. That all of them make sense might be the show’s greatest achievement yet.

Below is the synopsis of "BoJack Horseman," per IMDB

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around" in the 90's, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

"BoJack Horseman" is a black comedy and satirical masterpiece. Some skeptics might not expect this from a show with an anthropomorphic horse as the lead character, but the Netflix series is highly praised. Will Arnett plays the titular character, a self-loathing horse and has-been actor who was the star of the '90s sitcom "Horsin' Around." 

The show successfully details the effects of show business in "Hollywoo" (no "d" lol) and other real-life darker issues. These darker issues include depression, addiction, and self-destruction. Even while tackling heavy subject matters, the show is a hilarious dramedy in a lane of its own.

WatchMojo ranked the top unforgettable moments from the black comedy. Watch them below.

"BoJack Horseman" fourth season premiered on Netflix in full on September 8. Season four holds a 96 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Indiewire's Liz Shannon Miller praises the adult cartoon for how it tackles human nature. While BoJack is an anthropomorphic horse, he represents the inner struggles that many humans face in everyday life and their careers. Liz gave season four a grade A. She writes:

However, by the end of the season, we know these characters, and this show, far better than ever before. “BoJack’s” signature tropes — the background visual jokes, the animal puns, the brutal moments of sadness — remain reliably consistent, but the show turns the focus largely inward, ensuring that some of the more outlandish plots support and highlight the more emotional storylines.

#TeamRickAndMorty because it's the best adult cartoon comedy to "get schwifty."

#TeamBoJackHorseman because it's satirical, but a realistic comedy about the effects of life in "Hollywoo" (yes, without the "d").

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