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24th Feb '18 2:57:58 PM Drope
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** Benson, on virtue of being the one character that can easily play protagonist or antagonist due to his role as the park's strict, temperamental boss.
** One could also make a good argument for either Skips, who is usually the guy that helps out the main duo in fixing all the weird mess that happens, or Muscle Man, who became really prominent from Season 3 and on

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** Benson, on virtue of being the one character that can easily play protagonist or antagonist due to his role as the park's strict, temperamental boss.
boss. Like, half of the episodes are about Mordecai & Rigby screwing up and trying to prevent Benson from firing them for it.
** One could also make a good argument for either Skips, who is usually the guy that helps out the main duo in fixing all the weird mess that happens, or Muscle Man, who became really prominent from Season 3 and onon, as the show's Tritagonist.
24th Feb '18 2:55:55 PM Drope
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* {{Deuteragonist}}:
** Benson, on virtue of being the one character that can easily play protagonist or antagonist due to his role as the park's strict, temperamental boss.
** One could also make a good argument for either Skips, who is usually the guy that helps out the main duo in fixing all the weird mess that happens, or Muscle Man, who became really prominent from Season 3 and on
** Pops becomes this during the last season, as the guy that is supposed to fight the universe's greatest evil.
** Mordecai and Rigby both share the role of protagonist, as neither is really more important than the other. Love life aside, Mordecai rarely brings anything interesting to the table whereas Rigby is always causing trouble, driving the plot of most episodes. Still, Mordecai is often viewed as the "true protagonist" due to being the leader of the duo, to the point that there's even an episode where Rigby takes issue about being considered Mordecai's "sidekick".
24th Jan '18 11:33:43 PM Vir
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** Averted in RealLife, as ''Regular Show'''s first two seasons are available on Blu-Ray and DVD and Netflix has season one uploaded (though, if you hate it when networks [[{{Bowdlerization}} go back and edit reruns]], then the best bet is the Blu-Ray or DVD version, as the Netflix version edits Rigby's line "How in the H are we gonna fix this S?" to "How in the heck are we gonna fix this stuff?" and replaces all mentions of "pissed" to "ticked").

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** Averted in RealLife, as ''Regular Show'''s first two seasons are available on Blu-Ray and DVD and Netflix Creator/{{Hulu}} has season one uploaded (though, if you hate it when networks [[{{Bowdlerization}} go back and edit reruns]], then the best bet is the Blu-Ray or DVD version, as the Netflix version edits Rigby's line "How in the H are we gonna fix this S?" to "How in the heck are we gonna fix this stuff?" and replaces all mentions of "pissed" to "ticked").eight seasons uploaded.
14th Jan '18 12:26:17 PM nombretomado
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* AuthorAppeal: There's frequent references to older pop culture, especially from the 1980s. Mordecai and Rigby still [[PacManFever play 8-bit/16-bit video games]], watch movies on VHS (and once on LaserDisc), and are also fans of hair metal rock bands. The anachronistic nature of the show makes in unclear whether they're very nostalgic or all of this is still commonplace.

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* AuthorAppeal: There's frequent references to older pop culture, especially from the 1980s. Mordecai and Rigby still [[PacManFever play 8-bit/16-bit video games]], watch movies on VHS (and once on LaserDisc), UsefulNotes/LaserDisc), and are also fans of hair metal rock bands. The anachronistic nature of the show makes in unclear whether they're very nostalgic or all of this is still commonplace.
11th Jan '18 1:21:20 PM dreamsepilogue
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* DisproportionateRetribution:

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* DisproportionateRetribution:DisproportionateRetribution: Lots; one of the show's running themes is minor issues or problems that spiral into world-threatening peril. A few examples:



* DistantFinale: The series finale ends with a flash-forward 25 years into the future.

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** When Muscle Man is trying to impress Starla's parents at a fancy restaurant, the head waiter is convinced Muscle Man is faking being fancy and tries to trick him into proving it. When he does, the entire wait staff tries to ''kill Muscle Man, Starla, and her parents'' because of it.
*** Happened earlier in "Eggscellent"; when it looks like Mordecai is on the verge of completing their thought-to-be-impossible egg dinner challenge, the staff's response is to try to ''kill him''.
** Mess up on taxes? The IRS will audit you...by literally [[RetGone RetGonning]] everything you own, ending with ''you.''
** "The Best Burgers In The World." Mordecai and Rigby slack, as usual, and as a response to this Benson ''eats their burgers in front of them, out of spite.'' Keep in mind these burgers can only be gotten once every 100 years...and Benson brags to them about it afterwards.
* DistantFinale: The series finale ends with a flash-forward 25 years into the future.future, showing where everyone's lives ended up. [[spoiler: Among other things, we see Mordecai finally achieved his art dream AND found love, Rigby and Eileen are HappilyMarried, Benson got back with his Ex and is a much happier person, Skips is training a new generation of park staff, and Pops has been memorialized with a statue in the center of the park.]]
6th Jan '18 5:10:23 PM N8han11
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* JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the tagline, shown above.
6th Jan '18 5:02:46 PM nombretomado
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* IThoughtThatWas: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the tagline, shown above.

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* IThoughtThatWas: JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the tagline, shown above.
14th Nov '17 5:30:04 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* LivingMuseumExhibit: Played with in the episode "The Night Owl". Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and High Five Ghost are all [[HarmlessFreezing frozen in liquid nitrogen]] for a few thousand years by an evil radio DJ, who has a convoluted plan to build a museum exhibit around them so that he can become rich and powerful. But eventually, all four of them are unfrozen and try to escape via TimeMachine.
2nd Nov '17 1:34:30 PM 37Squared
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** The Season 4 opener, "Exit 9B", features nearly every villain who had appeared in the series up to that point working together with the son of Garrett Bobby Ferguson to destroy the park. An important part of the plot involves the park staff (except for Mordecai and Rigby) being brainwashed to forget ever having worked there, leading to the duo having to kick-start their memories by reminding them of events that had previously occurred on the series (complete with flash-backs), including:
*** Reminding Skips of his lost love, Mona, who first appeared in "Diary";
*** Giving Pops a lollipop, which he was shown to use as currency in "The Power"; and,
*** Throwing all of their catch-phrases at Benson, whilst doing donuts in the cart.
11th Sep '17 5:31:06 PM AndyLA
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* KangarooCourt: "Can You Ear Me Now?" revolves around Mordecai and Rigby being taken for trial in a planet of sentient ears for accidentally setting off an alarm. The prosecutor does all in his power to disqualify their testimonies and their friends' (he disqualifies Benson on the basis that he's a drummer, and he goads Eileen into shouting "Shut up!" out loud to disqualify her), and the defense attorney assigned to them is laughably incompetent. [[spoiler:It is only a well-placed water gun squirt from Rigby into the Auricle, the planet's highest authority, that manages to save them, because it restores the elder's failing hearing.]]
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