Top 10 Ridiculous Cartoons Starring Celebrities

Script written by Briana Lawrence. How does one masterfully stroke a celebrity’s already inflated ego? With the power of animation, of course! Join WatchMojo.com as we count down the top 10 ridiculous cartoons starring celebrities. For this list, we’ll be looking at cartoons that make us scratch our heads and wonder, “Did we really need a cartoon made about this person?” That doesn’t necessarily mean the shows are bad -- depending on your definition of bad -- since it is possible to be amused over someone’s ridiculous antics. Special thanks to our users Spideyfan-0913 and brichibi for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Briana Lawrence.

Top 10 Ridiculous Cartoons Starring Celebrities


How does one masterfully stroke a celebrity’s already inflated ego? With the power of animation, of course! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down the top 10 ridiculous cartoons starring celebrities.

For this list, we’ll be looking at cartoons that make us scratch our heads and wonder, “Did we really need a cartoon made about this person?” That doesn’t necessarily mean the shows are bad -- depending on your definition of bad -- since it is possible to be amused over someone’s ridiculous antics. Also, we’re not counting cartoons that have celebrity cameos, so shows like “The Simpsons” are out.

#10: “ProStars” (1991)

If you thought “Space Jam” was the first cartoon to star an athlete... consider yourself lucky. Before Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan teamed up, the basketball star -- complete with his trademark tongue-hanging-out move -- was saving the world. But he wasn’t alone: he was joined by fellow star athletes Wayne Gretzky and Bo Jackson. Their respective sports served as their superpowers, allowing them to save the day – and the environment – one slam dunk, slap shot, and... well... Bo played two sports so was the muscle of the group. Yay? Although Jordan, Jackson and Gretzky didn’t voice themselves in “ProStars,” their live-action Q&A segments always left us with a valuable lesson… in why athletes shouldn’t act.

#9: “The Gary Coleman Show” (1982)

When you’re a kid, cartoons are the coolest thing ever, so child star Gary Coleman must’ve been thrilled to star in a cartoon where he got to be an angel. Wait, aren’t angels... dead ? Let’s see, Coleman was born in 1968, this cartoon aired in 1982, which means Coleman was 14 at the time, and playing... a dead kid helping out the children on Earth in order to earn his wings. Okay, tbh that sounds kinda like a bummer, but we’re sure Coleman’s star power kept this show afloat for many yea… Nope? Just lasted the one season? Big surprise.

#8: “The Osmonds” (1972-73)

Wow, it didn’t take long to get to the musicians. When it comes to celebrity-themed cartoons, nothing says “campy” like early attempts to give pop icons their own shows. If you thought the cartoons from the ‘70s were cheesy, then you’d be right, but nothing quite captures the essence of corniness like this show, which features the sickly sweet Osmond Brothers. In fact, the show was so clichéd, it used a laugh track – you know, as if viewers wouldn’t be able to tell when something was funny on their own. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

#7: “Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling” (1985-86)

TBH, this is probably one of the least ridiculous things that Hulk Hogan’s ever been a part of. This was more like an appetizer to such works as “Mr. Nanny,” “Suburban Commando,” and that “3 Ninjas” movie that everyone wants to forget exists. An animated wrestling adventure that barely featured any wrestling, “The Hulkster” and other WWE greats like André the Giant and Captain Lou Albano ran around and did stuff like fight Rowdy Roddy Piper’s gang and... rent a French bakery ? C’est la... vie? This is another case where the athletes didn’t provide their own voices, and we’re starting to see why they’d distance themselves from this stuff…

#6: “Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos” (1986)

This show had to be animated because it was impossible to fit that much live-action Chuck Norris onto your television without literally making it explode. The show follows government operative Chuck Norris and his team of Karate Kommandos as they battle the infamous criminal operation known as VULTURE (all caps). Created by the Chuckster himself, it was set to be an ongoing series, but alas, we could only handle Chuck Norris’ animated godliness for five episodes. Any further exposure to “Karate Kommandos” has been proven to put viewers in a permanent funk, for they would know that there’s no other cartoon out there that could surpass it. We dare not show anymore clips.

#5: “Little Rosey” (1990)

We can understand why executives somewhere would think a cartoon based around a sports, action, or child star would be a good idea. But... a cartoon based around an 8-year-old Roseanne Barr? Even with the cartoon being extremely kid friendly -- no electricity being cut off, abusive boyfriends, or daughters running away to get married here -- watching a kid Roseanne use the power of imagination to deal with spelling bees and family trips was just a bore – best to save that for Howie Mandel and “Bobby’s World.”

#4: “Mister T” (1983-84)

Do we have to? Really? Fine. “We pity the fool who don’t watch this cartoon.” There, happy? In hindsight, it’s no surprise that Mister T got his own cartoon. At the time, we were all “pitying fools.” The cartoon could’ve been about anything and we still would’ve thought it was cool; for example, let’s say... Mr. T takes a team of gymnasts around the world and solves mysteries. Too ridiculous? Surprisingly, the show lasted for 30 episodes, much longer than most celebrity cartoons, all of which featured the man himself voicing the man himself.

#3: “I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali” (1977)

We’re never that surprised when someone else provides the voices for the busy celebrity namesakes of these cartoons. But, if you’re the greatest, you just can’t be replaced. Muhammad Ali actually did the voice work himself, as did his PR agent who was also a character on the series. This show also gets credit for being one of the first Saturday morning cartoons that featured a black cast in a positive way. While we can certainly appreciate the significance of that, we still have to ask: Ali versus a giant space robot? Well, he is the greatest, after all.

#2: “Hammerman” (1991)

So what exactly is this cartoon about? Wait. Hold on. Are you actually rapping the plot? Oh god. Oh... actually, this is actually pretty hilarious. Here’s the abridged version of what this cartoon is about: this guy who works in a youth center is bestowed with a magic, anthropomorphic pair of sneaks that turn him into the superhero known as Hammerman. With morals and lessons and impromptu songs galore, the only thing that would’ve been more legit than this was if the magic had come from his parachute pants.

Before we get to our number one pick, here are some – quote, unquote – honorable mentions:
- “New Kids on the Block” (1990)
- “Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!” (2001-02)
- “Waynehead” (1996-97)
- “Secret Millionaires Club” (2011-)
- “Camp Candy” (1989-92)

#1: “Mike Tyson Mysteries” (2014-)

So, Mike Tyson, a ghost, Tyson’s adopted daughter, and a drunk pigeon get in a van. It sounds like the start of a bad joke, all that’s missing is the bar… Never mind. When we heard it was being shown at San Diego Comic Con in 2014, we knew exactly what to expect: utter ridiculousness. However, the most ridiculous thing about this series is how well the ridiculous premise actually works: it’s basically a mystery-solving show, in the style of “Scooby-Doo” – only far more risqué. It’s on Adult Swim; it’s raunchy, and, well, Tyson is playing to his strengths with his ridiculous, yet somehow humorous, dialogue.

Do you agree with our list? Which celebrity fuelled cartoons had you howling with laughter over their bizarre premise? For more top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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