If you’re sick of watching the same old shows with actual human beings as actors whenever you get stoned, diving into the world of animation is definitely something you should try. Animated shows are great to watch when you’re stoned, because you’re getting the same character depth you likely crave when watching a live-action series but with the bright colors, zany personalities and whimsical scenarios of absurdist fiction. Here are some of the best animated shows to watch the next time you light up.
Of all of the cartoons to watch while high, Adventure Time takes the top slot as the best cartoon to enjoy with weed. Not only is Adventure Time so beautiful to look at, with its bright colors and crazy backdrops, but the characters are deep and relatable, especially you enjoy a little bit of insightfulness with your visual high. Adventure Time has a huge cult following, and no wonder: Finn is a brave hero, triggering the nostalgia of childhood adventure in adults, and Jake’s wisdom never comes at a bad time. Adventure Time is an all-around perfect stoner cartoon.
Rick And Morty
If you’re looking for fun stoner cartoons, look no further than Rick and Morty. The series has become a worldwide phenomenon since its release in 2013 and it's easy to see why. With a loosely real-world scientific and sci-fi backdrop that plays on themes of time travel, alternate dimensions and multiple universes, Rick and Morty is the perfect stoner animation for cannabis lovers who are attracted to supernatural themes and philosophical conversations. It’s also perfect for those of us who love getting the giggles from fart jokes, inappropriate burping, and the completely absurd adventures that take place.
While at this point considered more of a classic animation, Sailor Moon is a different style of cartoon to watch while high, as it falls into the anime category. The themes that stoners adore are all still there – friendship, bravery and love – but it’s also action-packed as we watch our heroes try to save the world against all adversity. You’ll definitely get a sense of “girl power” from Sailor Moon while still enjoying everything we love about watching cartoons while stoned: bright colors, engaging scenarios and out-of-this-world characters.
Over The Garden Wall
Over the Garden Wall is one of the best stoner cartoons out there, especially if you’re looking for something short and sweet. As an Emmy-award winning miniseries with only ten episodes, it’s also great for nights where you’ve had some energetic weed and may not have the laziness to binge something longer. Over the Garden Wall is a fantastical tale of two half-brothers, Wirt and Greg, who end up lost in a forest and have to manage in the strange world of the Unknown, encountering a myriad of supernatural creatures along the way. This animated series is definitely for that kind of artsy, insightful and relaxed type of high.
Almost nothing is better to watch while you’re high than the king of cartoons, South Park. As one of the longest-running non-anime cartoon shows to date, South Park is perfect for stoners who need to satisfy their need for uncontrollable laughter. Like many strains of weed, South Park will definitely bring you joy and feed into your ideas about the current state of the world. Always timely, South Park offers a sometimes absurdist take on current events in a way that stoners in particular will relate to.
The Amazing World Of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball can definitely be considered a great stoner animation for those who love to enjoy crazy visuals and aesthetics. By combining different animation styles, puppets and even live-action, The Amazing World of Gumball takes the viewer into an entirely different dimension. The show is also very up to date and regularly comments on current events, which will make for the best kind of stoned conversation as you question your reality and toe the line between fiction and reality.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Absurdity hits an entirely new level with Aqua Teen Hunger Force. ATHF is the backbone of Adult Swim and a must-see for stoners everywhere. And with an 11-season run from 2000 to 2015, some would even argue that mainstream stoner culture couldn’t exist without ATHF. Follow Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad on adventures as they have the craziest interactions with fictional villains and real-world celebrities. It’s hard to imagine that Aqua Teen Hunger Force isn’t purposeful stoner animation as you follow the daily life of anthropomorphic fast food items living in New Jersey.
If you‘re an animal lover as well as a cannabis lover, you’ll love watching Regular Show while you’re stoned. Nothing is better than watching cute animals doing things that all adults do: working as a groundskeeper, pulling pranks on your friends and... possibly murder? Well, regardless, Regular Show is never dull and every episode is a different adventure, which makes it perfect for the indecisive stoner. Whether you’re looking for something cute and wholesome or are in the mood for dark horror, Regular Show is anything but your regular stoned cartoon experience.
Gravity Falls is definitely not as raunchy or adult as some of the other shows on this list, and may not be considered a typical stoner cartoon, but it’s still just as insightful and impactful to the high mind. Set in the fictional town of Gravity Falls in Oregon, Gravity Falls tells the story of fraternal twins Dipper and Mabel as they try to understand the secret supernatural history of this mysterious town. With only two seasons, the story is compact and action-packed, which will keep you invested, impassioned and on the edge of your seat.
The last show on our list is sure to pull at the heartstrings of millennial stoners everywhere. One of the best ways to fulfill deeper emotions that come up while you’re high is to dabble in something highly nostalgic, and for many millennial stoners, nothing is more nostalgic than watching Pokémon – a series about an alternative world in which humans live side by side with fantastic animal-like creatures. Even the newer seasons are something to enjoy, as we see our main characters growing up before our eyes. Pokémon is the number one adventure story of a generation that encourages friendship, bravery, and overcoming obstacles to become the very best, making it easily one of the best cartoons to watch while high.
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And Now You’ll Never Not Know What To Watch!
Even though we could let this list go on forever as the world of cartoons and “adult” animation grows ever larger and more diverse, these are definitely some of the best cartoons to watch while high. Getting into the world of stoner animation is a rabbit hole you will most definitely enjoy as cartoons become more relatable, their themes get deeper, and they seem to offer something for everyone. So the next time you decide to get blazed and chill out in front of your laptop or TV, try turning on one of these cartoons and prepare for a good time.