History YMMV / RegularShow

29th Sep '16 1:10:46 PM AdricDePsycho
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** The show as a whole is one to Cartoon Network, due to the fact that anyone rarely talks about it compared [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime to]] [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball the]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse other]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo current]] [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa shows]] [[WesternAnimation/WeBareBears on]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 the]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}} network]].



* GrowingTheBeard: First season's episodes are pretty formulaic: Rigby and Mordecai plot a ZanyScheme (or are forced to do chores by Benson and become entangled in a zany scheme), it backfires horribly, nothing is achieved, they end in deep S, bonus points for Skips saving the day and/or Benson getting pissed off at the very end. Second season's episodes usually make it so the positive outcome is roughly equal to or outweighs negative, but we don't know the way in which both come, making plots much less predictable. Also, the show's pretense of being a "kids' show" is hanging by a thread moreso now than it did when it started, though some will argue that episodes like the ones centered on CJ being mad at Mordecai for wanting to be with Margaret again ("Merry Christmas, Mordecai," "Sad Sax," and "1000th Chopper Flight Party"), and "Brilliant Duck Crisis Special" have pushed it into Creator/AdultSwim territory due to violence, moderate adult themes, and even a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' shout-out (''Evangelion'', by the way, is the farthest from a kid-friendly anime).

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* GrowingTheBeard: First season's episodes are pretty formulaic: Rigby Season two improved on season one by using improved and Mordecai plot a ZanyScheme (or are forced consistent writing, in addition to do chores by Benson and become entangled in a zany scheme), it backfires horribly, nothing is achieved, they end in deep S, bonus points for Skips saving the day and/or Benson getting pissed off at the very end. Second season's episodes usually make it so the positive outcome is roughly equal to or outweighs negative, but we don't know the way in which both come, making plots much less predictable. Also, the show's pretense of being a "kids' show" is hanging by a thread moreso now than it did when it started, though some will argue that episodes like the ones centered on CJ being mad at Mordecai for wanting to be with Margaret again ("Merry Christmas, Mordecai," "Sad Sax," and "1000th Chopper Flight Party"), and "Brilliant Duck Crisis Special" have pushed it into Creator/AdultSwim territory due to violence, moderate adult themes, and even a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' shout-out (''Evangelion'', by the way, is the farthest from a kid-friendly anime).better animation.



** Benson eating Mordecai and Rigby's burgers in "Best Burger in the World" could count. And this means the heroes lost, and Benson gets no comeuppance, instead threatening to fire the duo again. It doesn't help that: A) These would only be around every 100 years. And B) The guys serving the burgers had the truck ran into the [[{{CallBack}} crash pit]], presumably [[{{FamilyUnfriendlyDeath}} killing them]].



* PanderingToTheBase: The show seems to only exist to appeal to its PeripheryDemographic, with nearly every episode referencing nineties hipster culture that no kid would understand.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season 6 has done this Rigby, one of the more pronounced {{Base Breaking Character}}s of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] and having ShipTease with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season Seasons 6 has and 7 have done this for Rigby, one of the more pronounced {{Base Breaking Character}}s of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] kindess]], and having ShipTease officially started a relationship with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.Eileen.



** The Margaret/Mordecai/CJ LoveTriangle is becoming one for many fans. "1000th Chopper Flight Party" showed signs that this was over: in it, Margaret revealed that she has a new boyfriend and CJ leaves Mordecai after realizing she can't keep her jealousy in check and nearly killed him, his ex, and his ex's parents over nothing. However, it's later revealed that Margaret still has feelings for Mordo and the "new boyfriend" was actually just a co-worker that Margaret had no romantic feelings for; she made up the relationship because she was afraid of causing more problems for Mordo and CJ. This eventually leads to Mordo and CJ "taking a break" from each other for a while, continuing the WillTheyOrWontThey nature of Mordecai's relationships.

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** The Margaret/Mordecai/CJ LoveTriangle is becoming one for many fans.LoveTriangle. "1000th Chopper Flight Party" showed signs that this was over: in it, Margaret revealed that she has a new boyfriend and CJ leaves Mordecai after realizing she can't keep her jealousy in check and nearly killed him, his ex, and his ex's parents over nothing. However, it's later revealed that Margaret still has feelings for Mordo and the "new boyfriend" was actually just a co-worker that Margaret had no romantic feelings for; she made up the relationship because she was afraid of causing more problems for Mordo and CJ. This eventually leads to Mordo and CJ "taking a break" from each other for a while, continuing the WillTheyOrWontThey nature of Mordecai's relationships.



* SeasonalRot: Depending on the viewers, but Season 4 is considered this by more than a few fans due to recycled and/or dull plots, the RomanticPlotTumor of Mordecai and Margaret, and Muscle Man becoming a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad (even though season four is home to the epic premiere episode "Exit 9B" and the ass-kicking Christmas episode). Season 5, however, was more well-received. Season 6, however, focused too much on Mordecai screwing up his chances with CJ after Margaret comes back and reveals that she still has feelings for him and not enough on epic adventure episodes (even though they were there, like "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special," "Skips' Story," and "The Real Thomas" and season 6 can be commended on making Rigby a more likable character), though the seasonal rot can be justified as the crew was working on ''Regular Show: The Movie'' and didn't have time to work on the episodes. Season 7 seems to be a return to form to the first two seasons, though, due to CartoonNetwork slowly phasing out the show for unknown reasons (though issues over adult content is said to be the main one), hardly anyone saw the season (except for the first few episodes of the season [from "Dumptown, USA"[[note]]the second part of "Dumped at the Altar" where Mordecai runs away to a city where depressed, newly-single men go when they get dumped[[/note]] to "Struck By Lightning[[note]]the 200th episode where Muscle Man loses his memory of being High-Five Ghost's friend[[/note]]], the half-hour special where the dome is first put on the park, and the final episode where Rigby graduates from high school and [[spoiler:the dome turns the park into a spaceship that blasts everyone off Earth]]) unless they can watch the show online (legally or otherwise) or have an On-Demand system on their cable package.

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* SeasonalRot: Depending on the viewers, but Season Seasons 4 is and 6 are considered this by more than a few fans due to recycled and/or dull plots, this, with the RomanticPlotTumor of Mordecai and Margaret, and former using Muscle Man becoming a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad (even though season four is home to the epic premiere episode "Exit 9B" and the ass-kicking Christmas episode). Season 5, however, was more well-received. Season 6, however, focused too much on Mordecai screwing up his chances with CJ after Margaret comes back and reveals that she still has feelings for him generally repeating things, and not enough on epic adventure the latter devoting itself to more dramatic episodes (even though they were there, like "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special," "Skips' Story," and "The Real Thomas" and season 6 can be commended on making Rigby a more likable character), though the seasonal rot can be justified as the crew was working on ''Regular Show: The Movie'' and didn't have time to work on the episodes. Season 7 seems to be a return to form to the first two seasons, though, due to CartoonNetwork slowly phasing out the show for unknown reasons (though issues over adult content is said to be the main one), hardly anyone saw the season (except for the first few episodes of the season [from "Dumptown, USA"[[note]]the second part of "Dumped at the Altar" where Mordecai runs away to a city where depressed, newly-single men go when they get dumped[[/note]] to "Struck By Lightning[[note]]the 200th episode where Muscle Man loses his memory of being High-Five Ghost's friend[[/note]]], the half-hour special where the dome is first put on the park, and the final episode where Rigby graduates from high school and [[spoiler:the dome turns the park into a spaceship about Mordecai's love life that blasts everyone off Earth]]) unless they can watch the show online (legally or otherwise) or have an On-Demand system on their cable package.succumbed to ArcFatigue.
15th Sep '16 12:34:09 AM IvanovTroping97
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* CrossoverShip: Mordecai and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] [[http://mordetwi.deviantart.com/ complete with fan club]]

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* CrossoverShip: Mordecai and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] Sparkle]], [[http://mordetwi.deviantart.com/ complete with fan club]]
3rd Sep '16 4:48:02 PM I-Teleported-Bread
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** The fact that death somewhat resembles Lemmy Killmeister of Music/{{Motorhead}} is this since Lemmy's death in late 2015.

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** The fact that death somewhat resembles Lemmy Killmeister Kilmister of Music/{{Motorhead}} is this since Lemmy's death in late 2015.
3rd Sep '16 4:47:18 PM I-Teleported-Bread
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** The fact that death somewhat resembles Lemmy Killmeister of Music/{{Motorhead}} is this since Lemmy's death in late 2015.
7th Aug '16 3:06:47 PM BatmanKalEl
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season 6 has done this Rigby, one of the more pronounced {{Base Breakering Character}}s of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] and having ShipTease with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season 6 has done this Rigby, one of the more pronounced {{Base Breakering Breaking Character}}s of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] and having ShipTease with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.
29th Jul '16 7:32:36 AM Anddrix
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season 6 has done this Rigby, one of the more pronounced [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]] of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] and having ShipTease with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Season 6 has done this Rigby, one of the more pronounced [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]] {{Base Breakering Character}}s of the show. Throughout the course of the season, he underwent a convincing case of CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindess]] and having ShipTease with Eileen, the EnsembleDarkhorse.
4th Jul '16 4:57:38 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* SeasonalRot: Depending on the viewers, but Season 4 is considered this by more than a few fans due to recycled and/or dull plots, the RomanticPlotTumor of Mordecai and Margaret, and Muscle Man becoming a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad (even though season four is home to the epic premiere episode "Exit 9B" and the ass-kicking Christmas episode). Season 5, however, was more well-received. Season 6, however, focused too much on Mordecai screwing up his chances with CJ after Margaret comes back and reveals that she still has feelings for him and not enough on epic adventure episodes (even though they were there, like "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special," "Skips' Story," and "The Real Thomas" and season 6 can be commended on making Rigby a more likable character), though the seasonal rot can be justified as the crew was working on ''Regular Show: The Movie'' and didn't have time to work on the episodes. Season 7 seems to be a return to form to the first two seasons.
* ShockingSwerve: This pretty much happens ''once per episode''. From "Fortune Cookie", for example: [[spoiler:"I just lost the park to the guy in the fanny pack." "He's a WARLOCK!"]]

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* SeasonalRot: Depending on the viewers, but Season 4 is considered this by more than a few fans due to recycled and/or dull plots, the RomanticPlotTumor of Mordecai and Margaret, and Muscle Man becoming a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad (even though season four is home to the epic premiere episode "Exit 9B" and the ass-kicking Christmas episode). Season 5, however, was more well-received. Season 6, however, focused too much on Mordecai screwing up his chances with CJ after Margaret comes back and reveals that she still has feelings for him and not enough on epic adventure episodes (even though they were there, like "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special," "Skips' Story," and "The Real Thomas" and season 6 can be commended on making Rigby a more likable character), though the seasonal rot can be justified as the crew was working on ''Regular Show: The Movie'' and didn't have time to work on the episodes. Season 7 seems to be a return to form to the first two seasons.
seasons, though, due to CartoonNetwork slowly phasing out the show for unknown reasons (though issues over adult content is said to be the main one), hardly anyone saw the season (except for the first few episodes of the season [from "Dumptown, USA"[[note]]the second part of "Dumped at the Altar" where Mordecai runs away to a city where depressed, newly-single men go when they get dumped[[/note]] to "Struck By Lightning[[note]]the 200th episode where Muscle Man loses his memory of being High-Five Ghost's friend[[/note]]], the half-hour special where the dome is first put on the park, and the final episode where Rigby graduates from high school and [[spoiler:the dome turns the park into a spaceship that blasts everyone off Earth]]) unless they can watch the show online (legally or otherwise) or have an On-Demand system on their cable package.
* ShockingSwerve: This pretty much happens ''once per episode''.''OncePerEpisode''. From "Fortune Cookie", for example: [[spoiler:"I just lost the park to the guy in the fanny pack." "He's a WARLOCK!"]]
1st Jul '16 12:20:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Muscle Man, while a BaseBreaker in the show's home country, is a fan-favorite in Spain. Or at least he was during his original voice actor's run.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Muscle Man, while a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter in the show's home country, is a fan-favorite in Spain. Or at least he was during his original voice actor's run.
1st Jul '16 12:19:18 PM BatmanKalEl
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** CJ- is she becoming a Margaret {{Expy}}? Should she and Mordecai stay just friends or start going out? Would it feel forced if they did go out?



* BrokenBase: Who should Mordecai be with? CJ or Margaret? Does he even deserve to be with either as of "Merry Christmas Mordecai"? [[spoiler:As of "Sad Sax," the answer is that he's deeply sorry for breaking C.J.'s heart, doesn't love Margaret enough to be with her anymore [but still likes her], and wants to be with C.J.]] Speaking of "Sad Sax," was Mordecai's quest to make up with C.J. over the events of "Merry Christmas, Mordecai" sincere or was this a cheap way to piss off fans who want Margaret and Mordecai to be a couple?

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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Who should Mordecai be with? CJ or Margaret? Does he even deserve to be with either as of "Merry Christmas Mordecai"? [[spoiler:As of "Sad Sax," the answer is that he's deeply sorry for breaking C.J.'s heart, doesn't love Margaret enough to be with her anymore [but still likes her], and wants to be with C.J.]] Speaking of "Sad Sax," was Mordecai's quest to make up with C.J. over the events of "Merry Christmas, Mordecai" sincere or was this a cheap way to piss off fans who want Margaret and Mordecai to be a couple?couple?
** CJ: Is she becoming a Margaret {{Expy}}? Should she and Mordecai stay just friends or start going out? Would it feel forced if they did go out?
1st Jul '16 12:18:15 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Who should Mordecai be with? CJ or Margaret? Does he even deserve to be with either as of "Merry Christmas Mordecai"? [[spoiler:As of "Sad Sax," the answer is that he's deeply sorry for breaking C.J.'s heart, doesn't love Margaret enough to be with her anymore [but still likes her], and wants to be with C.J.]] Speaking of "Sad Sax," was Mordecai's quest to make up with C.J. over the events of "Merry Christmas, Mordecai" sincere or was this a cheap way to piss off fans who want Margaret and Mordecai to be a couple?



* BrokenBase: Fans are divided over the plots that focus on Mordecai's StoryArc. They either like it for developing Margaret's character or hate it because of Margaret herself and the LoveTriangle between Margaret and CJ.

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* BrokenBase: Fans are divided over Who should Mordecai be with? CJ or Margaret? Does he even deserve to be with either as of "Merry Christmas Mordecai"? [[spoiler:As of "Sad Sax," the plots answer is that focus on he's deeply sorry for breaking C.J.'s heart, doesn't love Margaret enough to be with her anymore [but still likes her], and wants to be with C.J.]] Speaking of "Sad Sax," was Mordecai's StoryArc. They either like it for developing Margaret's character or hate it because of Margaret herself and quest to make up with C.J. over the LoveTriangle between events of "Merry Christmas, Mordecai" sincere or was this a cheap way to piss off fans who want Margaret and CJ.Mordecai to be a couple?



* DudeNotFunny: Muscle Man laughing as Rigby's choking in "See You There". While the show's usually absurd enough in its use of death as a punchline, that particular moment was a little too serious.
** How many fans reacted to the ending of "The Best Burger In The World" where the food truck falls in a ditch and Mordecai and Rigby lose out on getting their burgers (more specifically: [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Benson ate them purposely]]]].)
** [[spoiler:Margaret's ghost story in the second Halloween Episode, as [[BlackComedy she thought it would be funny]], but it only ended up [[NightmareFuel freaking everybody out]].]]
** Rigby's entire behavior towards Mordecai in the episode "Do Me a Solid", where he pettily uses favors against Mordecai to humiliate him during a double date, since at the time, Rigby didn't like Eileen at all (which changed over several seasons). "Wall Buddy", where Rigby is an obnoxious jerk over the fact that Mordecai expects Rigby to clean up his own mess, only adds fuel to the fire.
** Pops repeatedly making himself ''horribly'' sick in "Guy's Night" by chugging down literally gallons of milk in a few hours to try to beat the "Milk Challenge." Whether it was meant to be funny or not is debatable, seeing as how everyone in the episode is genuinely horrified by this, and [[TruthInTelevision people actually do die from consuming excess fluids in so little time]].
** What most people consider of the ending to "Do or Diaper", where [[spoiler:at the exact moment Margaret is about to kiss Mordecai she deliberately misses so that way he will lose the bet and have to wear a diaper for a whole week.]]
** Quips' jokes from the episode with his name. Some of his jokes are so [[CannotTellAJoke genuinely lame unfunny jokes]] that he is actually [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny funny]]. However others, especially those directed at people, seem so unsympathetically cruel that they cross from being InnocentlyInsensitive to being just plain insensitive. Pops and the Guardian of Youth insulted by Quips could attest to this.
** The very end of "The End of Muscle Man", where Muscle Man's death [[spoiler:is revealed to be a fabricated prank to propose to his girlfriend Starla]]. Save for High-Five Ghost and Starla herself, nearly everybody is disgusted by this.
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