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Whether it's The Simpsons, South Park or Adult Swim shows, I've found the best cartoon games for free online to let you to waste time on the Internet. These games were ranked based on how much fun I had, how difficult (or just difficult enough) it was to play and the graphics and sounds. Just don't let the boss catch you.

1. Adult Swim

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Adult Swim

There was a time, before apps, when Adult Swim came out with a cool new game once in a while to help promote one of their cartoons, such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force Strip Poker or Harvey Birdman: Habeus Dorkus. Not anymore! Now Adult Swim is a gaming force to be reckoned with, online and in app stores. You can play gory versions of Diner Dash or Kill Thy Neighbor. You can play twisted versions of trendy free app games, such as Hemp Tycoon. Then there are games such as Robot Unicorn Attack and Kill Yourself in Five Minutes. Fun, huh?

2. South Park Studios

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Comedy Central

Comedy Central has a slew of fun games, almost all of which are show-related. The South Park games are always entertaining. Two of my favorites are very old school. In Alien Chase, you must maneuver your Che'fs car through traffic, picking up power-ups, like oil, as you go. (Work warning! The music is very loud, so turn down the volume before you start your engine at the office.) My other favorite is the very simple South Park Sliders. This classic puzzle game features characters from South Park. Sliders is perfect for keeping your brain occupied during a boring conference call.

3. The Simpsons

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Twentieth Century Fox

Within each character profile, or folder, are funny games to play. Start at the home page, then click Characters. Homer Simpson's file has a memory game that is challenging and fun. It's a typical memory game where you must match pairs of pictures of Homer. There are lots of pictures, which makes it tough. I successfully matched the pairs in 1 minute, 22 seconds, with 56 total flips. You are rewarded with a "D'oh!" or "Woo hoo!" depending on your ability to match.

4. Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon
Sure, a lot of these games are geared toward the younger crowd. But that doesn't mean they're not fun or challenging. The best feature of Nick.com's games is that new ones are released very frequently. I particularly like the SpongeBob SquarePants games. I've had to pop bubbles, play carnival games, deflect Krabby Patties and perform amazing feats at top speed. Check out The Legend of Korra games for games that require quick eye-hand coordination.

5. Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network
So many games, so little time. At Cartoon Network, like Nick.com, you can earn points that are tallied in your account. Play new games to promote new shows, such as Adventure Time's Sound Castle which is a complicated Space Invaders-type game. Or play games that are still available from older cartoons, such as Powerpuff Girls Attack of the Puppybots, that uses keyboard buttons to shoot, fly and charge up. Check back monthly for new games.

6. The Hub

The Hub
The Hub
The Hub is carving a niche in the roster of cartoon networks, or networks that are geared toward kids. Their website is no different. A variety of games are available. Tap into your bronie-side and customize your own pony. Or, race one of the ponies from Ponyville. If you're looking for manlier games, try one of the Transformers Prime or Dan Vs. games, appropriately called Dan Vs. This Game.

7. Ren & Stimpy Dutch Oven Game

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Nickelodeon

Woe is you if you've ever been the victim of a Dutch Oven. In this game, you help Stimpy keep Ren fully gassed. You can even watch him gasping for breath on an undercover cam. Sound effects are definitely included.

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