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10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids

June 8th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Hilarious Cartoons Not Just for Kids
With Fox's The Simpsons now well into its third decade on the air, it's been established for a while that animated television shows can appeal to the masses or even be aimed squarely at adult viewers.

From the antics of Peter Griffin to the adventures of Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny, there are plenty of great shows that lull you in with the cartoon animation you watched as a kid, only to wallop you over the head with their over-the-top adult humor.

Here are 10 of our favorite cartoons aimed at adult audiences.

The Critic

We'll start our list with one of our personal favorites that ...
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Look Out Lady Gaga And Katy Perry, Here Come Beavis And Butt-head… Again

July 14th, 2010 3:45pm EDT
Here Come Beavis and Butt-head… Again
It's been quite a while since we've seen Beavis and Butt-head on the small screen, about 13 years to be exact. Rumors that new episodes were to be created began surfacing last week and now MTV has confirmed that they are in the works from creator Mike Judge. The show originally ran on MTV from 1993 - 97, featuring some 300 episodes on MTV and a full featured movie titled "Beavis & Butt-head Do America" in 1996.

From there, creator Mike Judge went on to create "King of the Hill" for fox as well as the cult-classic movie "Office Space." Last year Judge also released "Extract" and used the f...
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In Honor Of Fathers Day: 10 Best TV Dads

June 19th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Mike Brady, Hank Hill, Cliff Huxtable
Since Father's Day is this Sunday, we wanted to take some time to honor some of the best TV dads of all time. So, loosen your belt, crack open a beer, plop down on the recliner and check out which fantastic fathers made our Top 10!

Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver - Ward, as played by Hugh Beaumont, was THE prototypical middle-class suburban dad of the late '50s and early '60s. He was an all-American guy who worked hard all day, appreciated his wife and acted as the moral compass for his sons, Wally and Beaver. Even though the world has changed a great deal since LITB aired, Ward's influen...
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Betty White Has Still Got It - SNL Better Recognize

February 11th, 2010 10:00am EST
Betty White Has Still Got It
Who would have thought Betty White would have been a relevant pop culture reference come 2010? Sure she's been immortalized in American television history for her role as "Rose" on the award winning show, "The Golden Girls", which ran from 1985-1992, but now Facebook? Hollywood is always about who's younger and who's hotter, so how can we explain the rise of the Great White?

Well for starters, Mz. White is a maverick and mavericks, to paraphrase Sarah Palin, another aging hot rod, never follow the rules because that's "not mavericky" after all. Post "The Golden Girls" era, Betty cam...
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Stephen Root Talks 'The Men Who Stare At Goats,' George Clooney & '24'

November 6th, 2009 3:15pm EST
Stephen Root
The new George Clooney led comedy, "The Men Who Stare At Goats", opens today and it is filled to the brim with a who's who spectacular cast that will make you find yourself scratching your head and saying, 'I cannot believe they're all in this!"

"The Men Who Stare At Goats" has roots in the Cold War; where the United States military tried using psychic abilities to destroy other people. Yes, attempts at learning how to stare people to death actually happened in the most serious of matters. Needless to say, it's funny through and through.

We were lucky enough to speak with Stephen Ro...
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Review: 'Extract' Is Funny But Not What Expected

September 3rd, 2009 9:44am EDT
Extract
"Extract" is not quite what was expected. Sure, it's funny. Sure, the awkward uncomfortableness of previous Mike Judge films ("Office Space," "Idiocracy") is here. There's just something, well, different. Certainly not in a bad way. There's just something a little more Grown Up about "Extract." If "Office Space" is the equivalent of a 25 year old human being, "Extract" represents that same entity at 38. And there are plenty of comparisons to be made to "Office Space."

Jason Bateman plays Joel (a mature and barely less disillusioned Peter Gibbons), the owner of an vanilla extract plant wh...
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Mike Judge Takes The Boss's Side In 'Extract'

August 31st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Extract
Mike Judge stuck it to the man with Office Space. The working man's anthem let the cubicle grunts get revenge on their bosses. Now in his latest comedy Extract, he takes the boss's side. Jason Bateman plays the owner of an extract factory, full of slacker employees.

This represents Judge's own transition from working stiff to media mogul. "I had worked so many jobs, by the time I got into animation, I was pushing 30," Judge said. "I'd already had so many jobs and I was always the employee, never had anybody working for me. Suddenly, when Beavis and Butthead happened, I had 30 to 90 peop...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Gamer,' 'Extract' & More

August 31st, 2009 11:11am EDT
Gamer
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is my recommendation for the must-see movie of the summer. Anyone who has an appreciation for Tarantino's films will love this WWII epic.

Divided into chapters like his other directorial work, this story follows a much more linear path than earlier movies, but it still reflects his unique style and flair. Musically "Inglourious Basterds" feels like one part spaghetti western, one part 80s rock ballad, elevating the intensity of emotions and violence in a number of scenes.

As Lt. Aldo Raine, Brad Pitt is a crude, ruthless, brutally honest ...
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What's On? This Week In Television

April 27th, 2009 2:12pm EDT
Chuck
Lots of new television this week! Nearly all of your favorite shows are new as the networks vie for May sweeps victories. Between dramas, comedies, reality, and sports, you'll be sure to find something you'll enjoy watching this week.

Monday

Pick of the Night: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, "The Vegas Renormalization."

Leonard, Howard, and Raj go to Vegas. Sheldon gets left behind in L.A., and quickly realizes he is locked out of the apartment.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c, How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, Two A...
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TV Year In Review: The Best, The Worst & The In Between

December 26th, 2008 7:31am EST
Breaking Bad
In a year that saw the writers strike bring forth more reality TV than we ever thought possible and reduce quality drama to a war of attrition, the boob tube still managed to deliver quality drama series at an impressive clip.

BEST TV DRAMAS OF 2008

5. "BREAKING BAD" (AMC) - The aforementioned strike meant we only got seven episodes of former "X-Files" writer Vince Gilligan's masterful meth-strewn series, but after enduring its visceral fury, could we have really taken anymore?

Unlike another suburban drug dealing series, the torpid "Weeds", "Breaking Bad" offers a modern-d...
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'Dead Space: Downfall' Bridges Comic To Video Game; Out Oct. 28 on DVD & Blu-ray

October 8th, 2008 1:26pm EDT
Dead Space
What if aliens took over the human race!? Our own worst nightmares have come to life in Anchor Bay Entertainment's October 28th DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Dead Space: Downfall. The movie is a must-have feature because it bridges the gap in the narrative between the Dead Space comic series and the highly-anticipated Dead Space: Downfall, EA's upcoming video game which will be released in late October. Produced and animated by Film Roman, (The Simpsons, King of the Hill) Dead Space: Downfall completes one of the most ambitious and terrifying multi-media story arcs in recent horror hist...
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Underrated & Overrated Returning TV Shows

September 5th, 2008 9:45am EDT
Bones
After a long and painful summer that saw only a handful of new scripted series due to the writers' strike, the fall TV season is finally here. Hallelujah.

In the coming weeks more than 50 scripted programs will return to the network and cable and airwaves with each making millions of people happy to once again hang out with their old friends. Sports fans always talk about the mythical quality of opening day in football, baseball or basketball. For TV fanatics, being able to watch the shows they love once again carries the same weight.

Still, some people are just plain wrong. S...
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2008-09 TV Premiere Dates

August 20th, 2008 8:54am EDT
Heroes
Admit it. You can't wait to see if Meredith and Derek will finally make it work on "Grey's Anatomy." You're dying to know who the new baddie will be on "Heroes." And you wonder if Laurence Fishburne will be able to fill William Petersen's shoes on "CSI." Whatever your TV poison, you won't be waiting much longer. The new television season kicks off in September, and Starpulse is here to provide you with the premiere dates of new and returning shows so you won't miss a thing:

Monday, Sept. 1

Prison Break (8-10 p.m) FOX

Gossip Girl (8-9 p.m.) CW

One Tree Hill (9-10 p.m.) CW

T...
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Mike Judge's 'The Animation Show: Volume 3' Comes To DVD; Win A Copy!

August 6th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
The Animation Show
Mike Judge (Beavis & Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Office Space) and Don Hertzfeldt return with another collection of incredible animated short films in The Animation Show: Volume 3 from MTV Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. This DVD brings together the best work from The Animation Show's 2007 theatrical program, as well as additional groundbreaking shorts. The collection compiles some of the latest work from today's leading independent animators including Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn and PES, showcasing an enormous array of great animation rarel...
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A Memo To Emmy Voters

June 17th, 2008 10:04am EDT
Big Love
Starpulse writer Andrew Payne is getting sick of the snubs by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. And even though Katherine Heigl doesn't want to be an Emmy contender this year, there are plenty of deserving shows, actors and actresses that should be recognized. Here are Payne's suggestions for those casting their ballots this week:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Emmy Voters:

I am writing because I understand your ballots for this year's nominees are due this week. In the past, you've had quite a difficult time selecting the proper honorees. I'm not blaming you. I completely understa...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
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Fox Announces Primetime Slate For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 12:52pm EDT
Joshua Jackson
Fox Broadcasting Company today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2008-2009 television season. The new event drama premiering this fall is "Fringe," a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Joshua Jackson, John Noble and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

The new comedy slated for fall is "Do Not Disturb" (working t...
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Fox Summer Schedule Heats Up With Reality Programming

April 8th, 2008 11:15am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
All-new episodes of "The Moment Of Truth," "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Hell's Kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, Cops and America's Most Wanted will air throughout the summer on FOX.

Tuesdays on FOX are all-new, all summer. "The Moment Of Truth," the hit show that puts participants through a lie-detector test, will return with all-new episodes Tuesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Immediately following, culinary competition "Hell's Kitchen" continues to heat up as chef Gordon Ramsay narrows down the competition on all-new episodes airing Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

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Leave Them Hanging: Favorite TV Cliffhangers

April 2nd, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Lost
Television is a medium that thrives on manipulating audiences into tuning in, and no narrative device is more effective at accomplishing that task than the cliffhanger. With the end of the 2007-08 season rapidly approaching and new cliffhangers waiting in the wings, we have decided to celebrate our favorites from years past.

5) The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

The Cliffhanger: It didn't provoke quite the fervor of the "Dallas" storyline that it parodied, but this two-part episode did warrant a special "America's Most Wanted" and was discussed often during the summer of 19...
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TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

March 6th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...
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The Devil's Reject: 'Reaper' Season 1 Review

December 23rd, 2007 12:12pm EST
Reaper
Buffy 2: The Hellmouth Strikes Back?

Due to the supernatural element of the show and its deft mix of horror and lighthearted comedy, "Reaper" has been compared to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by critics and couch potatoes alike. While Joss Whedon's masterpiece is often referenced when discussing new shows, the comparison actually makes some sense in this case.

Sam is an ordinary youth who one day is thrust into a supernatural world and presented with a quest. His life is suddenly anything but mundane. He has to keep the mission a secret, although he does have several trusted f...
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Fox Announces Revised Lineup For 2007-08 Season

November 8th, 2007 9:07am EST
Prison Break
In light of the recently announced strike by The Writers Guild of America, FOX has revised its lineup for January and the remainder of the 2007-2008 season. (The new schedule is subject to change, pending resolution of the strike.)

The highly anticipated drama Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will have a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the show's regular time period. Prison Break, which has its last November airing on Monday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), returns to Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 17

October 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ziggy Marley
Happy Birthday to Drumline star Nick Cannon (1980), Fugee Wyclef Jean (1972), rapper Eminem (1972), *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick (1971), South African golfer Ernie Els (1969), reggae singer Ziggy Marley (1968), comedian/actor Norm MacDonald (1963), Beavis and Butt-Head/King of the Hill creator Mike Judge (1962), country singer Alan Jackson (1958), Cheers actor George Wendt (1948), Superman actress Margot Kidder (1948), actor/comedian Michael McKean (1947), Union Gap bandleader Gary Puckett (1942), daredevil Evel Knievel (1938), actor Tom Poston (1921), "From Here to Eternity" actor Montg...
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Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
House
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....
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FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates

July 10th, 2007 1:46pm EDT
Prison Break
Gearing up for the fall, FOX just announced the premiere dates for new and returning shows in the upcoming season.

Thursday, Aug. 30

8 pm/ET Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Saturday, Sept. 8

8 pm Cops

9 pm America's Most Wanted

Thursday, Sept. 13

9 pm Kitchen Nightmares (series premiere)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 15

11 pm Mad TV

Midnight Talkshow with Spike Feresten

Monday, Sept. 17

8 pm Prison Break

9 pm K-Ville (series premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 19

8 pm Back to You (series premiere)

8:30 pm...
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FOX Announces Primetime Slate For 2007-2008

May 17th, 2007 2:35pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
FOX today unveiled the primetime schedule for the 2007-2008 television season. Four new dramas, three new comedies and three unscripted series have joined the schedule.

The new dramas premiering this fall are K-Ville, starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as police officers in post-Katrina New Orleans; and New Amsterdam, the first American television project from Oscar-nominated director/producer Lasse Hallstrm, featuring newcomer Nikolaj Coster Waldau as a New York City homicide detective unlike any other.

The new comedy slated for fall is Back To You, from executive producer...
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Check Out FOX's May Sweeps Details

April 26th, 2007 9:39am EDT
American Idol
FOX races into May with gripping season finales, guest stars and television events, including NASCAR On FOX in primetime May 5 and May 12; the World Broadcast Premiere of The Day After Tomorrow May 17; the landmark 400th episode of The Simpsons May 20; the jaw-dropping, two-hour season finale of 24 May 21; and the three-hour, two-night season finale of American Idol, featuring the final performance show May 22 and the final live results show that's sure to captivate America May 23.

Here are the highlights, night by night, for this May on FOX:

MONDAY

Mondays this May, hearts w...
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Fox Announces Spring Premieres

January 22nd, 2007 10:36am EST
Til Death
New dramas "The Wedding Bells" and "Drive" and new comedy "The Winner" will join FOX's spring schedule, which also features new time periods for comedies 'Til Death and The War At Home and the drama Standoff.

The Wedding Bells, a romantic dramedy from executive producers David E. Kelley, Jason Katims and Jonathan Pontell, premieres in its regular time period Friday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. A special preview airs Wednesday, March 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after American Idol.

The Wedding Bells centers on a family-owned wedding planning business dedicated to helping it...
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'King Of The Hill' Returns Jan. 28

December 19th, 2006 1:20pm EST
King of the Hill
One of the longest-running comedies on television, King of the Hill returns for its 11th season at a new date and time, Sunday, Jan. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX (previously announced for Sunday, Jan. 21, 7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT).

In "The Peggy Horror Picture Show" season premiere episode, Peggy, feeling a bit unfeminine because of her clothes and size-16 feet, befriends Carolyn, who views Peggy as the epitome of womanhood. Hank is thrilled that Peggy finally has someone else to talk to about her girl problems. But when Carolyn turns out to be a drag queen and mistakenly invites Peggy to ...
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