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2nd Jun '18 12:22:53 PM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/TimCurry literally is [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow a hot dog]] in "Meat your Maker".
** Crew Crew is voiced by three actual rappers: Music/ChildishGambino, Music/TylerTheCreator and MC Lyte.
** While this is more of a Creator Allusion, J.G. Quintel was born in 1982, the year that Mordecai and Rigby travel back to in "Prank Callers." Plus, the title card of ''Ello Gov'nor'' (the movie, not the episode) has "©MCMLXXXII" written on it and the World Dishwashing Championship 1982 video in "Peeps".
** Creator/JamesHong basically plays [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina Lo Pan]] during the episode "Fortune Cookie".
** Techmo is dressed up as [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegal]] "Terror Tales of the Park III". Both characters are voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
** Creator/EdAsner (Santa) previously portrayed Santa in ''Film/{{Elf}}'' and an obscure 1995 animated special called ''The Story of Santa Claus'' (which also featured Creator/BettyWhite and Creator/TimCurry), which was introduced to a wider audience when it aired on CBS in 2015 after ''WesternAnimation/FrostyReturns''.
** Terry Crews (Brock Stettman from "The Thanksgiving Special") used to be an American football player; he's more known these days as Julius from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' and the crazy guy who succeeded Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike.
** Once again, Katey Sagal plays an [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents amazing embarrassing mom]] (cf. ''8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', though Mordecai's mom is more like Spinelli's mom than Cate Hennessy[[note]]who isn't that embarrassing a mom[[/note]] or Peg Bundy[[note]]who is embarrassing, but doesn't really act like a mom[[/note]]).
** In "Terror Tales of the Park IV", Creator/GreyDeLisle voices another Japanese girl named "[[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Kimiko]]".
** In "Butt Dial", Rich Fulcher plays an answer phone that's also the leader of the Phone Guardians -- exactly the kind of bizarre non-sequitur role he played as a supporting actor on ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', JG Quintel's inspiration for ''Regular Show''.
** Creator/LauraBailey voices another [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Russian spy named Natalia]] with a commanding officer named Romanov.
** While Creator/RobertEnglund doesn't voice a character who can control dreams, Anti-Pops was introduced in the episode, ''[[ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors The Dream Warrior]]'' in which one of his henchman could invade dreams.
** In "Meet the Seer", Skips (Creator/MarkHamill) says [[Franchise/StarWars "I've got a bad feeling about this."]]
29th May '18 10:18:54 AM rjd1922
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* BadassAdorable: The ducks from "A Bunch Of Baby Ducks"

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* BadassAdorable: The ducks from "A Bunch Of of Baby Ducks"



* {{Bowdlerise}}: The two instances of Mordecai saying "pissed" (from "Free Cake" and "Meat Your Maker") have been dubbed over with "ticked" in recent airings.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: The international airings of this show are either edited to pieces or have [[MissingEpisode missing episodes]]. The biggest offenders are the versions shown in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Southeast Asia (particularly the version shown in the Philippines), and Latin America.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}:
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The two instances of Mordecai saying "pissed" (from "Free Cake" and "Meat Your Maker") have been dubbed over with "ticked" in recent airings.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: ** The international airings of this show are either edited to pieces or have [[MissingEpisode missing episodes]]. The biggest offenders are the versions shown in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Southeast Asia (particularly the version shown in the Philippines), and Latin America.
15th May '18 7:47:34 AM RedScharlach
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** Mr. Maellard is way worse than Benson. He generally gets angry for no reason and treats Benson like a butler who doesn't work right, which probably is the reason Benson is such a angry boss. He's taking in everything Mr Maellard throws at him and takes it out on Mordecai and Rigby.

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** Mr. Maellard is way worse than Benson. He generally gets angry for no reason and treats Benson like a butler who doesn't work right, which probably is the reason Benson is such a an angry boss. He's taking in everything Mr Maellard throws at him and takes it out on Mordecai and Rigby.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Pops saves the universe from Anti-Pops, but at the cost of his life. His sacrifice allows not only for the universe to continue but for all of his friends to go on to live fulfilling lives. Mordecai pursues his dream of being an artist and finds love while doing it, Rigby & Eileen raise a family together, as do Muscleman and Starla, Fives and Cecilia have a successful career together as a DJ duo, Benson and Pam get back together, Skips remains in the park to help mentor a whole new park crew. There is even a statue erect in memory of Pops' sacrifice, as well as one to comemorate Maelard. Still, despite seeing all these characters live happily ever after, one cannot help but feel a sense of melancholy at the loss of Pops.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Pops saves the universe from Anti-Pops, but at the cost of his life. His sacrifice allows not only for the universe to continue but for all of his friends to go on to live fulfilling lives. Mordecai pursues his dream of being an artist and finds love while doing it, Rigby & Eileen raise a family together, as do Muscleman and Starla, Fives and Cecilia have a successful career together as a DJ duo, Benson and Pam get back together, Skips remains in the park to help mentor a whole new park crew. There is even a statue erect in memory of Pops' sacrifice, as well as one to comemorate commemorate Maelard. Still, despite seeing all these characters live happily ever after, one cannot help but feel a sense of melancholy at the loss of Pops.]]



** Mordecai's usual response to Rigby's "Dude, we gotta" is "Dude, we should totally do that" if he wants to. If he doesn't it's "I don't know, Rigby", "No, Rigby" and inevitably something about them getting fired if they do it. Rigby usually follows up with an "Aw, c'mon" and Mordecai is like "Alright then". Mordecai knows that he can always say "it was Rigby's idea" when he gets in trouble, and that may be why he is so easily persuaded. This formula is the premise for virtually every episode.

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** Mordecai's usual response to Rigby's "Dude, we gotta" is "Dude, we should totally do that" if he wants to. If he doesn't doesn't, it's "I don't know, Rigby", "No, Rigby" and inevitably something about them getting fired if they do it. Rigby usually follows up with an "Aw, c'mon" and Mordecai is like "Alright then". Mordecai knows that he can always say "it was Rigby's idea" when he gets in trouble, and that may be why he is so easily persuaded. This formula is the premise for virtually every episode.



** Margaret's party bus story in "TTOTP II". Mordecai, Rigby, Margaret, and Eileen are all on a bus that has its passengers aging rapidly. Once Mordecai puts the bus in reverse, the four start rapidly ''de''-aging and are converted to babies by the time they escape the bus through a hatch on top. However, they all turn into dust and disintegrate in midair. Do note that ''[[BlackComedy this was meant to be a funny story.]]''
* CurseCutShort: "All you're good at is being a big piece of s-"
** "You f-"
** "UGGH! F-"

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** Margaret's party bus story in "TTOTP II". Mordecai, Rigby, Margaret, and Eileen are all on a bus that has makes its passengers aging age rapidly. Once Mordecai puts the bus in reverse, the four start rapidly ''de''-aging and are converted to babies by the time they escape the bus through a hatch on top. However, they all turn into dust and disintegrate in midair. Do note that ''[[BlackComedy this was meant to be a funny story.]]''
* CurseCutShort: "All you're good at is being a big piece of s-"
s--"
** "You f-"
f--"
** "UGGH! F-"F--"



** "Ow! Moth-"
** "Since when does being right make you a big b-"
** "We're gonna beat the living sh-"

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** "Ow! Moth-"
Moth--"
** "Since when does being right make you a big b-"
b--"
** "We're gonna beat the living sh-"sh--"



** In "New Year's Kiss", [[spoiler: Mordecai and C.J. were surprised that they kissed each other once they removed their masquerade masks, but viewers were fully aware that was obviously C.J. under the mask due to the mask not covering her entire face and the fact that she's the only cloud humanoid to appear on the show so far.]]

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** In "New Year's Kiss", [[spoiler: Mordecai and C.J. were surprised that they kissed each other once they removed their masquerade masks, but viewers were fully aware that was obviously C.J. under the mask mask, due to the mask not covering her entire face and the fact that she's the only cloud humanoid to appear on the show so far.]]



* EternalRecurrence: The backstory of the show reveals this to be the fate of the universe, [[spoiler:When Pops and his evil twin assume their apex tiantic forms and punch the universe into oblivion and back]]. However, the recurrence isn't perfect and small things glitch with each new iteration of the universe (which explains a lot). THIS universe iteration, the one Regular Show takes place in, is the first one where the balance is finally broken, and the forces of the cosmos are scrambling to come out on top, knowing that this is the universe which might not reset. Long story short, [[spoiler:Pops wins, happy ending, jolly good show, okay you can turn off your televisions now]].

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* EternalRecurrence: The backstory of the show reveals this to be the fate of the universe, [[spoiler:When Pops and his evil twin assume their apex tiantic titanic forms and punch the universe into oblivion and back]]. However, the recurrence isn't perfect and small things glitch with each new iteration of the universe (which explains a lot). THIS universe iteration, the one Regular Show takes place in, is the first one where the balance is finally broken, and the forces of the cosmos are scrambling to come out on top, knowing that this is the universe which might not reset. Long story short, [[spoiler:Pops wins, happy ending, jolly good show, okay you can turn off your televisions now]].



* FirstKiss: "Bad Kiss" and "Do Or Diaper" are all about Mordecai trying to get it right with Margaret. They end up not kissing in either episode, though. [[spoiler: "Picking Up Margaret", on the other hand ...]]

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* FirstKiss: "Bad Kiss" and "Do Or Diaper" are all about Mordecai trying to get it right with Margaret. They end up not kissing in either episode, though. [[spoiler: "Picking [[spoiler:"Picking Up Margaret", on the other hand ...hand...]]



* FormalFullArrayOfCutlery: The waiter of a exclusive fancy restaurant took advantage from this to unmask Muscleman -Who was trying to impress his girlfriend's parents- as a filthy peasant. Muscleman simply couldn't figure out what spoon is used to eat crème brûlée without the help of Mordecai and Rigby.

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* FormalFullArrayOfCutlery: The waiter of a at an exclusive fancy restaurant took advantage from this to unmask Muscleman -Who -- who was trying to impress his girlfriend's parents- parents -- as a filthy peasant. Muscleman simply couldn't figure out what spoon is used to eat crème brûlée without the help of Mordecai and Rigby.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: In "Format Wars II", the two main rivals - DVD and Laserdisc - have a personal heart-to-heart when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Laserdisc is DVD's dad]]. Just as Laserdisc proposes the idea of reconciliation with DVD, DVD has a change of heart...[[spoiler:only for Internet to suddenly kill Laserdisc]].

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: In "Format Wars II", the two main rivals - -- DVD and Laserdisc - -- have a personal heart-to-heart when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Laserdisc is DVD's dad]]. Just as Laserdisc proposes the idea of reconciliation with DVD, DVD has a change of heart...[[spoiler:only for Internet to suddenly kill Laserdisc]].
30th Apr '18 12:56:49 PM fruitstripegum
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* TheAce:
** Rigby's brother Don, apparently.
** Skips most of the time.


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* TheAce:
** Rigby's brother Don, apparently.
** Skips most of the time.
26th Mar '18 4:00:39 AM jormis29
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** Mordecai and Rigby end up starting a bar fight over possession of a karaoke tape with the owners of the bar while Pops sings "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins.

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** Mordecai and Rigby end up starting a bar fight over possession of a karaoke tape with the owners of the bar while Pops sings "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins.Music/KennyLoggins.
7th Mar '18 5:48:02 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. Like, half of the episodes are about Mordecai & Rigby screwing up and trying to prevent Benson from firing them for it.

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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. Like, half two thirds of the all episodes are about Mordecai & Rigby screwing up their job and trying to prevent Benson from firing them for it.
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.
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