Regular Show

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Regular Show
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For one decade, the world learned that it’s anything but regular.
Genre: Animated sitcom
Comedy
Adventure
Running Time: 11 minutes (episodes)
22 minutes (specials)
33 minutes (Series finale)
Country: United States
Release Date: September 6, 2010 - January 16, 2017
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: J. G. Quintel
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: J. G. Quintel
William Salyers
Sam Marin
Mark Hamill
Janie Haddad Tompkins
Minty Lewis
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 261


Regular Show is an American animated urban fantasy buddy comedy series created by J. G. Quintel on Cartoon Network. It ran from 2010 to 2017.

Plot

The daily surreal adventures of a lazy and too-cool-for-school blue jay, Mordecai, and a lazier and mentally incapacitated raccoon, Rigby, that attempt to deal with their mundane jobs as groundskeepers at the local park.

Why It Rocks

  1. The title of the show is cleverly ironic. The title describes this cartoon as a regular show but the vast majority of, if not all, episodes in the show feature crazy surreal events.
  2. Great animation.
  3. Likable and hilarious characters.
  4. Hilarious, intelligent and delightfully controversial jokes that all add an adult-like tone to the show.
  5. The episodes have surreal and creative plots. The idea of turning boring everyday jobs into exciting adventures gives a lot of opportunities for imagination.
  6. Tends to blend both relatable situations (like the pains of having a patronizing boss) and nostalgia of the 80s and 90s into one episode.
  7. Some scary and edgy themes.
  8. Intense fight scenes.
  9. Memorable and iconic quotes and catchphrases, such as "OOOOOHHHH!", "Free cake! Free cake!", "Or you're FIRED!", "MY MOM!" And "STOP TALKING!!!"
  10. The morals are delivered in the craziest and outrageous ways.
  11. Good characterization. Despite his lazy ways, Mordecai is actually a good role model. He is a kind, respectful bluejay who'll take on any responsibility just to have fun with others. Rigby is the complete opposite, but he still comes through for Mordecai in the end. Mordecai and Rigby are possibly the only two similar characters. Every other character is given an individual, original personality of their own.
    • Similarly, Rigby had demonstrated great character development and maturation over the course of the series. In the earliest episodes, he was fairly abrasive, childish, and was once shown to be a high school dropout. In later seasons, he makes a conscious effort to turn his life around, even making it a point to go back to high school and complete his remaining classes. His development is especially apparent when comparing his interactions with Eileen; he's a lot nicer to her in later seasons.
  12. The background design is simple but well illustrated.
  13. Great music.
  14. It spawned a film called Regular Show: The MovieGMW.
  15. Hilariously weird choice of character species'. Mordecai is a bluejay bird, Rigby is a raccoon, Benson is a gumball machine, Skips is a yeti, and Hi-Five Ghost is a ghost.
  16. The final episode was a strong and emotional end to the series.
  17. Benson's yelling against Mordecai and Rigby is fairly hilarious by par by Mrs. Wicket from Mr. Bean: The Animated Series.
  18. Many episodes of this show involve Mordecai and Rigby playing games, most of them being known classic games such as Excitebike, Adventure Island, Donkey Kong, etc. thus catering towards video game fans.
  19. It was a cartoon along with Adventure Time, helped save Cartoon Network from seeing a decline in ratings.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some material is not appropriate for younger and family viewers in the time, such as on-screen death, guns, soda (and chicken wings in later seasons) as a euphemism for beer, sexual innuendoes, and, before Cartoon Network redubbed most of it, mild swearing back in Season One.
  2. The characters (while likable) can be sometimes annoying, especially Mordecai, Rigby, and Pops.
    • In fact, Benson, while funny, can be extremely unlikable and unsympathetic, especially when he threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby over trivial things or even things that weren't their fault, suggesting he will use ANY excuse to get rid of them. The episode "The Best Burger in the WorldTTSW" is a perfect example of how unlikable Benson can get, he was also very unlikable in episodes like fireworks run and Wall Buddy.
    • Rigby can also be unlikable, in episodes such as Do me a Solid and Wall Buddy.
  3. Some of the plot lines aren't that well-paced, such as the love triangle between Mordecai, CJ, and Margaret, which is one of the few times where the show got uncomfortable.
  4. Sub-par character designs for some of the characters, such as the weirdness of having a green human.
  5. Can get mean spirited at times.
  6. Margaret and Eileen (Mordecai and Rigby’s close friends) are both seen as Mary-Sues, despite them being great characters.
  7. Similarly to Adventure Time, the series suffers from heavy censorship in many countries (especially the UK and Australia), which effectively neuters many of the jokes. Furthermore, many episodes were pulled in those countries for content.
    • One particular case is "Go Viral", which was never aired in Australia despite not being any worse than most episodes that did make it on the air.

Reception

Regular Show received critical acclaim by critics and audiences alike. It is considered to be one of the greatest shows Cartoon Network ever made. The series sits at an 8.4/10 on IMDb.

Reverse Version

Strange Show

Trivia

  • Regular Show originally started out as a college project called “2 in the AM PM” back in 2007.
  • William Salyers, the guy who played Rigby, later went on to focus on his roles as characters in three DC movies such as Batman vs. Two-Face, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and Superman: Red Son after the show's cancellation.
  • J.G. Quintel, the creator of this series and actor who played Mordecai and Hi-5 Ghost, has won a Primetime Emmy Award at the Nickelodeon Film Festival Producers Choice Awards.
  • Minty Lewis (who played Eileen) worked in 20th Century Studios to become the creator and producer of Fox's new animated show The Great North for the Animation Domination block, which will premiere Sundays in 2021 on Fox.

Comments


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Snesboy12

8 months ago
Score -5
Nobody cares Julio, I still don't forgive you for the messed up crap you did.
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SoloPatriot7890

8 months ago
Score 2
Honestly removing the comment was because I didn't want an argument.
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SoloPatriot7890

8 months ago
Score 1
section, I mean
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Trevor807

8 months ago
Score 8
Just stop this argument.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

6 months ago
Score 1
My new YouTube username is more original than my old username. It’s named “RegularBoy2005 Pictures” despite this show being my favorite show.
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

6 months ago
Score 2
This show is awesome.
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Agent Joestar

6 months ago
Score 1
This show is about to be 10 years old in 2 more days
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SuperStreetKombat

5 months ago
Score 2
This show was just absolutely amazing; may very well be one of the very best that Cartoon Network had to offer.
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QwertyMan'65

4 months ago
Score 0
Just searching up to the floor, that beating a chicken was a failure; Love the gangs; mice are holing up the wall. "Reese's puff too great while you drunk".
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Remely1000

4 months ago
Score 0
Shouldn't we add seasons 5-7 to Terrible Tv Shows Wiki ? It's the worst seasons
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Jego5542Gonzalez

3 months ago
Score 1
Tell us why you hate them?
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KalloFox34

2 months ago
Score 0
Most fans don't hate them. They're sometimes considered a step down from the older episodes due to less risqué content, but not by much.
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Dame da ne

3 months ago
Score 0
the intro is music to my ears
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CoolCat56

2 months ago
Score 0
I really love the first four seasons.
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Nonstopmaximum

one month ago
Score 0
To be honest all i remember them saying that was swearing in the first season when i watched it first air was crap several times and pissed off once.
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IloveCorgi8

27 days ago
Score 0
We should add Wall Budy and Do me a solid to terrible tv shows wiki
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Missing boi

14 days ago
Score 0
Wooooo!
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S012891

12 days ago
Score 0
My dad loves this show. It’s like one of his favorites in a kids program with funny adult themes.

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