10+ Shows Meant For Children That Adults Swear By

As if being an adult wasn't tough enough, a lot of people lose interest in kids' cartoons.

They simply don't appeal to them anymore, which is why they move on to ones made for adults, like Rick & Morty and Bob's Burgers.

But what if we told you that you can still watch children's cartoons and love it?

It's true! Keep reading.


This OG of kids shows is peak '90s.

If you were to watch it today, you might as well make a drinking game out of it. Basically, "drink everytime there's a new adult joke that you missed as a kid"!

*Gravity Falls*

If you like mysteries, this show is definitely for you.

The dark themes help keep adults interested and the villains are actually terrifying! The characters are also super fun and have a lot of depth to them.

*SpongeBob Squarepants*


It's an OG cartoon, meaning that most adults today grew up watching it.

In addition to the hilariously dumb SpongeBob SquarePants, it has such loveable side characters, like Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy. There's nothing but love for this show.

*The Fairly Oddparents*

You need to watch it just for that Jimmy Neutron crossover episode alone.

It's considered a cult classic today for its wacky storylines that have created a lot of fan theories. And of course, for the hilarious characters.

*Phineas and Ferb*


Like many other shows, this show is intended for kids, but it has a lot of jokes written especially for the adults.

There are even a ton of pop culture references that you could easily pick up on.

*Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide*

This show is off the air now, but oh boy, was it lit when it was on.

It showed the relatable struggles of trying to make it through school. We need Ned to make an adult survival guide!

*OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes*

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This heartfelt show tackles subject matter that most traditional cartoons would not do, like mental health issues and self-love.

It is a great show that somehow manages to keep both adults and kids entertained at the same time.

*DC Super Hero Girls*

This show is all about female empowerment!

It has Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and other female heroes teaming up to fight crime together in Metropolis. If you ever need a reminder that you're awesome, give it a watch.


This show was originally intended for kids, but the sexually suggestive lines say otherwise.

It was also such a hilarious show that could get anyone to crack up. You can thank the character, Spencer, for a lot of that.

*Steven Universe*

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While this is a kids' show, people of all ages can relate to it. They are not afraid to tackle heavy topics in such a heartfelt way.

This includes LGBTQ+ relationships, mental health, and even toxic relationships. It's excellent.

*Fuller House*


If you grew up watching Full House, you need to watch the Netflix reboot.

Even as an adult, you can still relate to the characters and storylines. Plus, it is always fun to see Uncle Jesse again! We love to look at him.

*Little Lunch*


Missing The Office? Give this Australian show a chance.

It's filmed in a mockumentary-style, as it shows the lives of primary school students during their recess. You will definitely crack up while watching it. It's impossible not to.

*Malcolm in the Middle*

This is another show that is off the air now, but still worth the watch.

The storylines are hilarious and surprisingly mature at times. Also, it is hilarious to see Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad as a goofball.

*Horrible Histories*


This hilarious show makes learning about history fun!

It has tons of adult references that would go straight over kids' heads and tons of catchy songs that you can't help but sing along to. It's just good fun!

*The Goldbergs*

This is a hilarious show that's told from the perspective of a young kid.

It's got an overbearing mother, an emotionally distant father, and a cool grandpa. Plus, it's set in the '80s, so you know it's going to be good.

*Paw Patrol*

It's got a ton of cute dogs: what more could you want?

It's the kind of show that parents put on for their kids, but end up watching themselves. There is also a hero pup who's disabled, which sends a sweet message to kids.

*The Loud House*


This show is a modern cartoon at its best. It has a mixed-race gay couple and doesn't shy away from tackling real-life issues.

The characters are also super fun to watch, like Lincoln who's always learning a lesson.

*The Powerpuff Girls*


It's a mixture of sugar, spice, and everything nice. I know, my word play is excellent.

The writers were seriously ahead of their time, as they had one villain who was a feminist who used women being oppressed to commit crimes.

*Adventure Time*

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The graphics alone make it worth watching. It reminds some people of Rick & Morty!

And, just like Rick & Morty, it tackles some heavy subjects in a humorous and respectable manner. It even has some LGBTQIA+ representation.

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