The characters on Regular Show
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The main cast of Regular Show
, the staff members of a privately owned (but publicly used) park in an unnamed city.
Voiced by: J.G. Quintel
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "The Power"
"Ugh, we're so fired for this..."
A tall blue jay out of art school who works with his friend Rigby at the park. Between the two, Mordecai is the more mature, although he will sometimes play along with the more enthusiastic Rigby's hijinks.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He dreads going back to his parents' house in "Maxin' and Relaxin'" because of his mom driving away any lady friends he had by being really embarrassing, as well as an old video tape of epic fails when he was a kid.
- American Accents: He has an obvious So Cal accent, due to California native J.G. Quintel just using his normal voice for him.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He had his moments, when he got distracted of something.
- Author Avatar: Besides being voiced by him, Creator J.G. Quintel has stated that Mordecai is based on his own personality traits (what he'd do in any given situation).
- Badass: Taking down Eldritch Abominations and other monsters nearly once a week definitely makes him qualify.
- Badass Driver: Usually in high speed situations he's the one behind the wheel and can pulls off some pretty gnarly tricks.
- Meaningful Name: His name is Hebrew for "warrior".
- Beard of Sorrow: After Margaret leaves. He shaves it off after the rest of the park help him get back to normal again.
- Birds of a Feather: With C.J. They but like to have fun, play video games, go to rock bands, etc. Also literally, as he is a bird.
- Blue Is Heroic: He's one of the heroes, is more level-headed and is even the blue Oni to Rigby's red Oni.
- Brilliant but Lazy: He is much smarter than Rigby (although that's not saying much), and holds a high school diploma.
- Catch Phrase: "OOOOOOOOH!", "Dude", "Awww Sick!", and "YAY-YUH!", the last of which is pretty much Quintel's own catchphrase.
- Also whenever Rigby's in danger or Mordecai's worried about him, he sometimes stretches out his wing and cries "Rigby!"
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : The main element of a lot of episodes is Mordecai and Rigby attempting to shirk some responsibility and usually doesn't resolve unless they own up to what they've done.
- Characterization Marches On: Yeah, he still punches Rigby in the arm once in a while when he says something jerkish or idiotic (though that seems to be fading as well), but he became less abusive towards Rigby in comparison to the earlier episodes (when's the last time you ever saw them play punchies?)
- Character Development: He's gotten better at talking to Margaret, and they've had romantic moments together even if they're not technically dating. She's even let him kiss her. This would never have happened in the earlier episodes. He also appreciates Rigby more (only punching him when he says or something stupid or assholish instead of for no reason), and tends to care far more about him than he did early on.
- He gets some more in "I Like You Hi". Asking CJ out instead of beating around the bush like he did with Margaret once he realizes he does like like her.
- Cheated Angle: He's almost never shown head-on, and even when he is, his head crest is still angled.
- The Conscience: He's the voice of reason for Rigby.
- Cool Loser: He's not popular amongst the crowd, or super successful, but he's still a cool guy amongst his friends, and the audience.
- Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, but when he does, it's usually towards Rigby.
Rigby: (when applying his mom's cleaning formula) "By the power of my mom, stain be gone!"
Mordecai: "Hmm, maybe that's why your house is never clean."
- Did Not Get the Girl: Toward the end of "Steak Me Amadeus", Margaret leaves for her dream school, believing she may never get another chance like this again. At least she's got her priorities in order.
- Dope Slap: More like Dope Punch. He tends to occasionally punch Rigby in the arm when he either says something stupid, insensitive or insulting in later episodes.
- Feather Fingers: He's a humanoid bird with hands that look webbed.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic/Melancholic — Pretty much the Straight Man, but also extremely lazy and timid (however he somewhat grows out of this).
- The Gadfly: Picks on Rigby. A lot. Though it's toned down from physical violence for no reason to verbal jabs and the occasional physical one when Rigby either insults him or says something really stupid or insensitive in later episodes.
- Genre Savvy: In "Butt Dial", the episode begins with Mordecai raving about how their night hanging out with Margaret and Eileen went so smoothly. Specifically, that "nothing went wrong. No space portals, no video demons, nobody got hurt." Though inevitably, something weird still happens later in the episode.
- Going Commando: The secret that Mordecai reveals in "Diary" is that "[he] likes going commando. A lot." Considering he goes around completely naked at all times, this much should already be obvious.
- Heavy Sleeper: How he ended up in Australia without noticing in "Mordecai and Rigby Down Under".
- Her Heart Will Go On: HIS Heart Will Go On. It takes him a bit, but he eventually moves on from Margaret with CJ.
- Heroic BSOD: Shown in the montage at the beginning of "Laundry Woes" After Margaret leaves. He snaps out of it after the entire park pulls together to help him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rigby. In the episode "Don", Mordecai even says that they're like brothers.
- Hipster: Several instances, but the quote "You can't touch music. But music can touch you" wraps it up.
- "You gotta be in the know to know, ya know?"
- Also the bit in "Grave Sights", where his movie of choice is a black-and-white foreign film.
- Almost all the bands he and Rigby listen to are British Glam Metal bands, implying that they revere the British (which is common amongst American hipsters).
- The entire episode, "Cool Bikes", when he and Rigby shown to be cool bike riders and in fashion.
- Mordecai lists the "annoying music" as one of the reasons why he doesn't like going to clubs, though Rigby comments that he likes the music.
- Hopeless Suitor: With Margaret. Hell, when he ignores her (due to being mindless) in "Brain Eraser", she suddenly finds him attractive.
- Deconstructed later on in the series until it's reduced to nothing.
- Informed Ability: In "Slam Dunk", Mordecai apparently has enough knowledge in HTML coding for Margaret to ask him to help make her website.
- He also mentioned offhand in one episode that he went to an art college, though he has never actually shown any real interest or talent in art (though that could just be a throwaway reference to his creator and voice actor, J.G. Quintel), though in "The Best VHS in the World," he did tell Button McButtonWillow that he should take life drawing classes because of how bad his fanart of The Best VHS in the World is. In "Fool Me Twice", Mordecai brings up his art college again and Rigby revealed that he never graduated which may explain why he works as a groundskeeper. It becomes subverted in "Bad Portrait" where Mordecai paints a portrait and it's revealed that we never see him draw or paint is because of his fear of people misinterpreting or getting offended by his artwork. He gets over it by the end Paints a painting that is incredibly well received and ends up hung in Benson's office and is seen taking an art class at community college with CJ in "I Like You High.
- In "Rigby in the Sky with Burrito", he used to play the saxophone in high school when he was in jazz band.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be lazy and obnoxious, and a bit of a jerk to Rigby, but he's still a pretty nice guy.
- Man Child: He's a lot more level-headed and less impulsive than Rigby, but just as eager to slack off and do childish things.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He has moments of that. For examples in "It's Time" when he accidentally kills Rigby, and deeply regrets it. Also in "Merry Christmas Mordecai", when he accidentally kisses Margaret when he's currently dating CJ and deeply regrets it and also in the following "Sad Sax". Luckily he made up for it, and got back together with CJ.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and Rigby are (in)directly responsible for a lot of the really weird things that happen during the show. Though, unlike Rigby, he usually knows when to play and when to be serious when things hit the fan, quickly leaping to straighten things right if it's in his power.
- Perhaps the biggest example of this so far is during the episode "It's Time" when he accidentally kills Rigby and has to go back in time to save him.
- Not So Above It All: While he's one of the more level-headed ones, he'll still go with some crazy plan.
- Petting Zoo Person: Word of God is that he's "a dude in a bird's body". He doesn't fly or do anything remotely avian.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Margaret's Pink Girl.
- Official Couple: Mordecai and Margaret eventually get together, but her having to move far away for school ended the relationship. After taking a while to get over her, Mordecai is now officially with CJ.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Rigby's red. In the episode "More Smarter", they even show them in their respected Oni colors.
- The Slacker: Doesn't appear so at first, but often joins in with Rigby's escapades for the sake of rivalry or just for the hell of it. "Just Set Up The Chairs" is a prime example. Since season two had started, he seems to be more inclined to go along with Rigby, but still has a better sense of responsibility than Rigby.
- Toothy Bird: He is drawn with a beak full of teeth.
- Totally Radical: Says "dude" and "man" a lot.
- Verbal Tic: He tends to say "hmm" a lot, usually with a head-bob.
- He also has a tendency to stretch out words when excited.
- Plus, he usually uses "dude" when referring to Rigby.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rigby. Eventually he also befriends Benson and Muscle Man, despite not getting along well at first.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Every so often he will throw Rigby under the bus, "Wall Buddy" and "Lift With Your Back" come to mind, in which Rigby will call him out on acting like a jerk.
- Weirdness Magnet: Attracts all manners of weirdness at least once a week.
- Your Cheating Heart: In "Merry Christmas Mordecai", Mordecai went and kissed Margaret, when he was already with CJ.
Voiced by: William Salyers
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "The Power"
A much shorter raccoon and Mordecai's best friend / frequent coworker. Being energetic and immature, he's usually the one who instigates any sort of trouble that Mordecai or the other characters get into. He is a high school drop-out who never received his diploma, and Mordecai thinks that's pretty funny.
Has a very tall younger brother named Don, who is an accountant.
- Adorkable: Not as much as Eileen but has his moments.
- Adults Dressed as Children: Type A in "Fuzzy Dices". When the park workers needs kid to get inside a Suck E. Cheese's center, they have Rigby wear a hoodie, a fanny pack, and a backward cap due to his size.
- Alliterative Name: Rigby the Raccoon. Probably done for humor purposes.
- All Men Are Perverts: The only reason he didn't want to see "Pajama Sisters 2" is because "They're just gonna talk about their feelings — fully clothed," yet in "The Unicorns Have Got to Go," he didn't see the appeal of having sexy women tearing a man's clothes off as seen in the Dude Time cologne commercial.
- Anti-Hero: Despite being selfish, he's still often willing to do the right thing.
- Anti-Role Model: He's lazy, greedy, rude, selfish, smug and convinced he's a lot smarter than he actually is.
- Aloof Big Brother: One to his brother Don. Namely because Don was taller, stronger and smarter than Rigby. They patched things up though.
- Amusing Injuries: Rigby, The One-Cheek Wonder. Illustration on the Getting Crap Past the Radar subpage.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Often gets distracted by various things.
- Back to School: After being mocked for never getting his diploma, Rigby briefly tried going back to school. It didn't last long.
- Badass: Taking down Eldritch Abominations nearly once a week definitely makes him qualify.
- Bad Boss: Acts as one towards a temp named Doug in the episode, "Temp Check". Where Rigby just lounges around and gives Doug orders.
- Bad Liar: Partially averted; Rigby is perfectly capable of telling a convincing lie, but Mordecai is better than him at lying.
- Big Eater: Rigby is definitely one of these.
(Rigby's stomach growls)
Mordecai: Don't touch that cake.
Rigby: It's a medical emergency!
Mordecai: You just ate a sandwich!
- At one point he eats so much junk food his body literally quits on him.
- Book Dumb: He's a high school drop-out, and his recklessly stupid attitude only reinforces it. But there is more to him because of:
- Brilliant but Lazy: More-so than Mordecai. The only reason he hasn't been fired is because he's actually efficient when properly motivated.
- Butt Monkey: Possibly one of the best examples, every episode will result in some pain coming to him or even dying in some episodes. Add in his physical weakness where he can't retaliate and near everyone can beat him up and he's almost The Chew Toy. Luckily, he has moments these days where he's successfully able to punch a guy back.
Benson: First on the agenda is trophy talk. Who gets the trophy on what day? I think the schedule is more than fair.
(Everyone on the team is scheduled to have the trophy for two days each week, except Rigby who only has it one day.)
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Along with Mordecai, but Rigby mostly makes problems by trying to be cool or doing something petty that he thinks is irrelevant. Naturally, it will always come back to get him.
- Cartoony Tail: Rigby's tail always points up when he's standing or walking. Real life raccoons keep their tails on the ground when standing, as their hind legs are usually too weak to support their bodies on their own.
- Catch Phrase: "OOOOOOOOH!", "Check it", and "STOP TALKING!".
- He also has 'Ah, what?' whenever Benson asks him to do anything (usually as punishment) and 'Why?' when Benson threatens to fire him.
- Character Development: Rigby has grown much closer to Eileen; in "Yes Dude Yes" he eagerly suggests going to the movies with her, while in "Do Me a Solid" he only accepted a date as a solid, and did everything possible to sabotage it. Later, it goes even further in "Diary", where he admits that she looks hot without her glasses on. In "Terror Tales of the Park", his tale even has a photo of her when he's transformed into a house. Seasons four and onward have him spending time with her when Mordecai's unavaliable.
- Rigby also became more supportive Mordecai's crush on Margaret. He started off hostile of that aspect but eventually grew to trying to help Mordecai out in that regard.
- He's also grown a better understanding of Mordecai's relationship than Mordecai himself, pointing out problems to Mordecai and trying to help him solve them.
- As seen in "Bank Shot", he now has a much better relationship with Don after working out his resentment towards him in "Don" and calls him for help when everyone else is mad at him at the moment.
- Characterization Marches On: While it's less pronounced than Mordecai, Rigby has become less of a jerkass/brat over the course of the series. He's still a massive slacker though.
- Cheated Angle: He, too, is rarely seen from the front.
- The Chew Toy: Though he brings it on himself sometimes.
- Claustrophobia: He displays this in "Terror Tales of the Park II" and in "Portable Toilet" and he doesn't think clearly when he's in closed spaces.
Rigby: We're gonna starve before they find us! Why did you eat the whole sandwich?! You should of saved some just in case!
Mordecai: Dude that makes no sense.
- Cool Loser: He's incompetent and incredibly lazy, but has some good style.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Mordecai, but is able to hold his own.
Mordecai: Come on, Margaret and I are just friends.
- Death Is Cheap: Rigby has died at least three times (expelled from his own body, thrown into a time void, crushed during an arm wrestling match), being revived each time.
- Determinator: Stayed attached to Muscle Man's chest for eight solid hours in a mentor-harness just so he could keep his job.
- Disney Death: In the episode "It's Time". He came back to life via time travel.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Don.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine/Phlegmatic — He is extremely immature, but at least not to the extent of Mitch.
- Fragile Speedster: He's quick and nimble, but not very strong.
- Funny Animal: See above. He digs through trash and runs on all fours when in a hurry.
- Genre Savvy: In the episode "Temp Check", he describes himself as a 'lovable scoundrel'.
- He's become this in regards to Mordecai's relationships, able to see them clearly when even Mordecai himself cannot. It becomes a plot point when Mordecai nearly strands himself in space to avoid dealing with his feelings towards CJ and Rigby's able to talk him back.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Rigby seems to be a firm believer of this since he thinks Eileen is hot without her glasses on.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Most of his idiotic schemes and troubles are motivated by his jealousy of some thing or another.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Whenever called out or trolled.
- Heavy Sleeper: How he ended up in Australia without noticing in "Mordecai and Rigby Down Under".
- Heroic Build: on his back in one episode
- Hypocrite: In "Bet to be Blonde", he makes fun of Mordecai and the Blonde Men for being blonde, but it's revealed that he used to have blonde hair during high school.
- Jerkass: Pre Character Development, after which he becomes more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In "Lift With Your Back", he made a very good point about how Mordecai always takes advantage of him and that he never thanks him for all the stuff he has done for him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Occasionally.
- Driven home in the hot dogs episode, where Rigby truly seems to care for Mordecai after they both get trapped in the freezer.
- Also in the episode "A Bunch of Baby Ducks", where Rigby insists on keeping the ducks, and calls them his.
- Another example is at the end of "Do Me a Solid" where Rigby destroys the only video evidence of the humiliating solid he made Mordecai do.
- The first Halloween special drives home Rigby's dependency on his friends. The characters all share a horror story for the group: Pop's idea of horror is a scary doll drawing on people's faces. Muscle Man's idea of horror is dying in a crash. Rigby's idea of horror? Everyone BUT him dying and being left alone. He dies too, at the end, by means of a giant egg. This gets worse when you find out later he is deathly allergic to eggs.
- In "Video Game Wizards", he was deeply heartbroken when Mordecai chose Skips as his partner instead of him.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Particularly in "Rigby's Body," where, even after his body literally quits on him, he stubbornly insists that he was right about everything.
- Lame Comeback: He has trouble arguing without resorting to one of these.
- Large Ham: A big ham in a tiny body.
- Lethally Stupid: Tends to instigate life-threatening anomalies from simple, mundane subjects. Like unleashing a destructive video game monster when he was warned not to cross the wires.
- Man Child: He may be 23, but he acts like an out-of-control teenager most of the time.
- The Millstone: While Mordecai does cause his fair share of problems, it's typically Rigby's fault whenever something bad happens. More often than not, whenever he tries to fix things, he just keeps making it worse.
- Never My Fault: If he can, he'll try to avoid taking blame for any of his mess up. And he can be really stubborn, so much so that he'll only admit when he's wrong when the problem he caused has grown too large to be controlled.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and Mordecai are responsible for a lot of the weird problems that occur in the series. Though a good majority of the problems come from his end due to his immaturity.
- "I can fix it! I can fix it!"
- No, You: Practically his catchphrase when he argues with someone.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: Despite the All Men Are Perverts joke above, he doesn't understand "why people really go to concerts."
- Rascally Raccoon: To an extent.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Mordecai's blue. In the episode "More Smarter", they even show them in their respected Oni colors.
- Running Gag: He can never win at punchies.
- As a Foil to the above gag, Rigby frequently wins against Mordecai in Rock Paper Scissors.
- She's Not My Girlfriend: Will deny any sort of feelings for Eileen despite spending almost all his time with her when not with Mordecai.
- Shipper on Deck:
- For Mordecai and Margaret.
- He's switched to Mordecai and CJ, prefering CJ to Margaret.
- Sibling Rivalry: Hates his brother Don for being more popular than him, stealing his friends, and being mistaken for Rigby's big brother when ''Rigby'' is the older brother.
- The Slacker: Though, in some instances (like "Death Punchies" or "Caffeinated Concert Tickets") he's shown to have all the ambition necessary to achieve his goal.
- Temporarily a Villain: Depending on the Writer. He had done some villainous deeds which are not acceptable.
- Took a Level in Jerkass:
- In "Do Me a Solid", he uses the solids to humiliate Mordecai, up to forcing him into doing something disgusting on video.
- Rigby is a total jerkass in "Wall Buddy", for the sole reason that Mordecai doesn't help him tidy up their room. This is in stark contrast to his behavior in most previous episodes, and many find it hilarious.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Towards Eileen. At first he was a jerk to her, but as the series goes on he's warmed up to her and now seems to legitimately care about her. As revealed in "Eileen Flat Screen", he offers to take her new flatscreen to her home, and even plans to set it up and order pizza as a surprise. He also reveals he waters her plants for her when she's out of town, and that they do things like go to Renaissance fairs together.
- Too Dumb to Live: Once tried to eat a huge omelette to earn a free hat, despite being deathly allergic to eggs.
- "I thought if I ate really fast, maybe I wouldn't notice."
- Played for laughs at times. He also appears to have a knack for dousing life threatening fires with lighter fluid.
- Totally Radical: Like Mordecai, says "dude" and "man" a lot.
- Tsundere: Is heavily implied to be this, especially towards Eileen.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Most of the time. He's reckless, selfish and immature.
- Verbal Tic: Also prone to "Hmm"ing a lot.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mordecai. Eventually he also befriends Benson and Muscle Man, despite not getting along well at first.
- Weirdness Magnet: Like Mordecai, Rigby has a knack for dealing with all sorts of unusual forces of nature.
Voiced by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "The Power"
"Get back to work or YOU'RE FIRED!"
An anthropomorphic gumball machine, and Mordecai and Rigby's boss. Although he generally seems mildly annoyed, at the worst he can get really pissed if Mordecai and/or Rigby have messed something up.
- All Drummers Are Animals: Subverted in "150-Piece Kit" when the audience finds out that the man behind Hair to the Throne's famous drum solo was Benson.
- Animate Inanimate Object: He's a talking gumball machine.
- Anti-Hero: He's nice sometimes. Other times he can be a weapons grade prick.
- Anti-Villain: Treats Mordecai and Rigby like crap most of the time, but he's just doing his job.
- Ax-Crazy: His Hair-Trigger Temper is so extreme that he reaches many times a psychotic behavior.
- Badass: See Big Damn Heroes.
- Good examples of Benson's badassery are in World's Best Boss and Think Positive.
- Badass Armfold: His standard pose.
- Badass In Charge: He rules the park,
- Retired Badass: He was formerly an expert Death Stick Hockey player, and a rock band drummer who played what is considered the world's greatest drum solo.
- Took a Level in Badass: Though, he always was one, arguably in his Day in the Limelight episode "Benson Be Gone", especially when he takes a limo and tries to run down the One-Winged Angel version of Susan, dying in the process. Leon takes his place at the last minute, but still!
- Benson takes another level in badass in "Stick Hockey", where the game is apparently an underground bloodsport complete with rampant death, burning pits, and lots of spikes.
- Bald of Awesome: With a hat.
- Bad Boss / Mean Boss: Benson arguably skirts this line. He yells a lot and constantly threatens to fire his employees, but it is fairly clear that he runs a tight ship and his constant yelling is somewhat justified. Furthermore he claims that his aggressive attitude is him trying to hammer a sense of responsibility into Rigby and Mordecai.
- Eventually becomes a Deconstructed Trope in "Benson's Suit" where it is shown that constantly harping on Mordecai and Rigby may get results in the immediate moment but leaves them with a very low level of respect towards him from a long time of putting up with his temper.
- Benevolent Boss: Despite his meanness above, in a calm mood, Benson is ordinarily a nice guy who can show a softer side and reward his employees. He soon befriends all of his coworkers.
- He walks the talk - he'll genuinely praise his employees, Mordecai and Rigby included, when he feels they've done a good job. The ending of the episode "Grave Sights" is a good example of this.
- He's also fairly nice to Skips (who is hard-working) and Pops. He's also a bit strict with Muscle Man, but that's more because he's obnoxious (although he normally does his work).
- Beware the Nice Ones: He IS a nice person, but making him angry is one of the most ill-advised things you can do.
- Berserk Button:
- Getting prank calls, apparently.
- Whatever you do, DON'T THROW TRASH AT HIM.
- Starts shouting in Angrish and gives chase when Rigby says he's "all talk" in "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese".
- But the most obvious Berserk Button is when Mordecai and Rigby either slack off on their jobs, or when they cause a bunch of destruction due to their carelessness.
- Big Damn Heroes: In "Benson Be Gone" he returns to the park just in time to save it from Susan.
- Breath Weapon: Benson unleashes a torrent of pure, pent-up rage at Mordecai and Rigby during "Think Positive" in the form of a mouth laser.
- Butt Monkey: If bad luck's not happening to Mordecai and Rigby, it's probably happening to him.
- The Captain: He's the supervisor for the park's maintenance crew.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Has a weakness for chicken wings.
- Catch Phrase: "Get back to work!" and "Clean up this mess!" (both of which are usually followed by "Or you're fired!")
- The Cavalry: The guys are losing to a physical manifestation of an Ear Worm that they're battling by playing a counter Ear Worm. When Benson arrives, Mordecai assumes he's there to yell at them for messing up the park with their battle. He is there to yell at them, but for forgetting a key part of an Ear Worm: the beat from the drums which he plays.
- Character Development: He's noticeably more tolerant of Mordecai and Rigby after "Benson Be Gone", not getting as angry at them for when they mess up. He even came to their rescue in "This Is My Jam".
- Also shows in "Jinxed" when he subverts his Rant Inducing Slight because they apologized for slacking off, where before he'd not have given them the time of day. He did lose it earlier in the episode when Rigby was intentionally enraging him trying to break his jinx, but Benson didn't take it out on Rigby and instead vented his rage elsewhere.
- Newer episodes even had him lead the group in downtime activities, like a weekly game night and paying for everyone at a bar, even Mordecai and Rigby.
- It's revealed in "Stick Hockey" that he used to be a champion stick hockey player until ten years prior to the episode when his apprentice Dave was killed in the final round of a tournament. Now he sees himself as a loser who wasted his life on stick hockey and now he's wasted his life in a dead-end job.
- "Think Positive" revealed that Benson of all people was The Quiet One in his family, and his father taught him that the only way to get stuff done is with a Hair-Trigger Temper. His giant rant at the end had him imply that he always holds off on firing Mordecai and Rigby because he really just wants to teach them to be more responsible.
- "150-Piece Kit" reveals he performed a legendary drum solo for the band Hair to the Throne, one everyone though was done by the band's drum machine. He then proceeds to perform said solo again in front of the whole park, proving he did it. The episode also has him turning down an offer to tour with Hair to the Throne to keep working at the park showing how much he loves the place.
- "Expert Or Liar" has Benson show Rigby a tape of him being humiliated on national television (as Rigby had done earlier in the episode). Benson had to say 'bandana' in order to win some prize money, which he was planning to use to quit his job at the park, which he hated. However, Benson accidentally says 'banana' instead. He mentions that he couldn't go out for years after that without someone throwing a banana at him, and it also explains why he kept working at the park (note: Benson is highest in command because of how long he'd been working there, but he is not the boss - Mr Maillard is). It becomes pretty obvious that Benson hates when people don't do what he says, because it puts his job on the line, and he can't afford to fail again at his age (having experienced plenty of failure and humilation himself). Benson, nevertheless, is shown to be quite easy going on the rare occasion Mordecai and Rigby aren't doing something to anger him.
- The Comically Serious: He's serious most of the time, but his chewing out of Rigby and Mordecai is often played for laughs.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Benson Be Gone" was his first one, but "Think Positive" was more about his personality.
- Deadpan Snarker: He sometimes leans on this especially when the Ha Ha Ha No trope is used.
Rigby: And we'll be all like "In your face!"
- Depending on the Writer: Benson's characterization ranges from a cynical, but reasonable Jerk with a Heart of Gold to a full-blown Jerk Ass that overreacts to everything.
- Dysfunctional Family: Benson's family taught him to yell whenever he wanted something, which turned him into a big anger ball.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in "2 in the AM PM'', one of J. G. Quintel's first short films, in the gas station clerks' acid-induced hallucination.
- Enraged By Idiocy: Oh so easily.
- Expy: Big rounded head, large nose, Grumpy Bear attitude. Sounds familiar to Squidward, right?
- If it's not a coincidence, he started off as being based off of Sam Marin.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric/Melancholic — Has a short temper and is quite bitter too.
- Freudian Excuse: "Think Positive" implies that Benson is so quick to raise his voice because his father told him, "You'll never get anything you want in this world if you don't yell for it."
- Gag Nose: Has a rather pointy nose on his head.
- George Jetson Job Security: He threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby on a daily basis. Rigby, at one point, flat-out tells him to his face that he's "all talk."
- Good Is Not Nice: He often threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby, but all he's really doing is his job. He's very friendly when things aren't out of hands.
- Grumpy Bear: Not much makes him happy, and Mordecai and Rigby aren't making things better.
- Ha Ha Ha No: Often done with sarcasm.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Has very explosive outbursts that often end with "...OR YOU'RE FIRED!!" Generally seems to be ready to blow his cool at the drop of a hat anyway.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He's sometimes shown to be a pretty Nice Guy whenever things aren't out of control, or when Mordecai and Rigby actually do their work.
- High-Pressure Emotion: His gumballs turn red when he's angry.
- "Think Positive" makes this trope literal. If he holds in his anger too long, he starts burning things at his touch and destroying everything until he's let it out.
- And even then, at the highest pressure, he turns flaming gold.
- Jerkass: Not as much as he is misunderstood, but his temper can lead him into becomming one.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he can be quite obnoxious, it's understandable since Mordecai and Rigby rarely do their job and are almost always slacking off. You just have to wonder why he hasn't fired them for good yet, though.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his extremely short temper and being constantly annoyed by Mordecai's and Rigby's antics, when he's in a good mood he'll treat them very well, and he considers all of his employees to be friends. On a couple of occasions Benson has claimed that he does something tough on Mordecai and Rigby out of concern for their future and wants to instill some sense of responsibility in a pair of irredeemable slackers.
- He also gets along just fine with Skips and Pops. And he only gets mad at Muscle Man when he acts obnoxious.
- Knight in Sour Armor: He'll yell a lot, but he does care for the park's well being.
- Large Ham: Having a Hair Trigger Temper does not help his case. He's even more rowdy when intoxicated.
- Love Hurts: He has horrible luck with women.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Very often shows he's not as mean as Mordecai and Rigby think. Especially since he's calmer with the other staff.
- Never My Fault: When his car ends up missing and the cops don't do anything to help him, he resorts to hiring a bounty hunter from the future to find the perpetrators and his car. It turns out, however, that the perpetrators were Mordecai and Rigby, who secretly took it for repairs after breaking the windshield of his car. To make matters worse, as part of the terms, the bounty hunter was allowed to do as he wished when he found the thieves, regardless of the outcome, which in this case did not necessitate such a thing by any measure as the car had been returned good as new. In the meantime, the bounty hunter ends up wrecking the house in pursuit of Mordecai and Rigby. Even after Benson called him off, the bounty hunter ends up accidentally destroying the car. Benson sticks Mordecai and Rigby with the tab even though it was his idea to send in the bounty hunter in the first place. Then again, this whole mess would have never happened if Mordecai and Rigby just told Benson that they damaged his windshield or that they took his car in the first place.
- It's brought up again in "Gold Watch", where he immediately curses Mordecai and Rigby after waking up in the desert because of his own drunken recklessness.
- No Indoor Voice: If you get him really mad, of course. "Think Positive" made it loud enough to make Mordecai and Rigby go deaf!
- Noodle People: He has long, gangly arms and legs.
- Not So Above It All: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!
- Calvin Wong's Formspring also spoiled (by accident) that he's a huge fan of rock music, in particular "Foghat, Hall and Oates, Asia, Toto, and Phil Collins."
- Not So Stoic: As seen in his scene in the ending of "Mordecai and the Rigbys" where he nonetheless gives them both a standing ovation after their disastrous performance and Mordecai's speech.
- Seen again in "This Is My Jam". He's initially angered by the omnipresent ear-worm, but willingly joins in on drums to help Mordecai's improvised band defeat it.
- In Carter and Briggs", he lets Mordecai and Rigby use the park cart for a contest where the price is a supporting role in their favorite cop show, on the condition that they wear the park's official shirts on TV if they win.
- Obnoxious Snarker: Sometimes borders on this, especially if it's a bad timing.
- Only Sane Man: For a relative use of "Sane".
- Offscreen Breakup: He revealed in "The Real Thomas" that he and Audrey both broke up months ago and he was depressed and all the park workers helped him through his slump but nobody can remember any of that happening.
- Perma Stubble: Word of God is that his gumballs are supposed to resemble this, as a visual sign that he is over-worked.
- Which would technically mean that, in Benson's flashback in "Take It Easy," not only did he have stubble 'as a child,' but his mother also had stubble, and his sister's face was almost entirely covered in it, seeing as her "gumball line" was above her eyes. Scary.
- Perpetual Frowner: Rarely smiles.
- Prematurely Bald: A flashback revealed that a younger Benson was humiliated on a game show, and the stress was so intense that he instantly lost all of his brown hair.
- Rant Inducing Slight: Benson doesn't get REALLY upset at Mordecai and Rigby until after whatever horrible situation they created has been resolved.
- Decreased in number after "Benson Be Gone", after which it happens noticeably less often.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Zig Zagged. Not quite at Depending on the Writer levels but how level headed Benson can be with his employees tends to vary from episode to episode. Usually he is stern and only yells when he given a reason to. At his worst he is petty in his punishments, makes assumptions about what has been done, and will invoke Never My Fault. At his best he is willing to hear out employees and will adjust the schedule to accommodate personal troubles for them but it is rare to catch him in such a mood.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a truly epic one to Mordecai and Rigby in "Think Positive":
"AARRRGGGHHH!! YOU LAZY, NO-GOOD SLACKERS DRIVE ME NUTS! CAN'T YOU JUST LISTEN TO ME ONCE IN YOUR WORTHLESS LIVES?! 'CAUSE IF YOU DID, YOU'D SEE THAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TEACH YOU SOME SIMPLE RESPONSIBILITY, SOME PRIDE IN DOING A JOB WELL DONE!! BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A JOB WELL DONE IF YOU PAID SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU, AND EVEN THEN YOU'D SCREW IT ALL UP ON ACCOUNT THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN FOLLOW THE SIMPLEST INSTRUCTIONS, WORRYING MORE ABOUT LOOKING COOL THAN DOING YOUR JOB!!!"
- Red Baron: Benson was once known as the Death Dragon in stick hockey circles.
- The Scapegoat: He's blamed by Mr. Maellard for whatever destruction Mordecai and Rigby cause.
- Seen It All: When the usual daily crisis happens, he tends to not question the fact that it's happening so much as how Mordecai and Rigby caused it. For example, when Mordecai and Rigby turn up with a thawed-out caveman, he simply tells them to get rid of him because he won't be covered by the park's insurance.
- Sore Loser: He takes dodgeball very seriously. He also doesn't take losing very well.
- The Slacker: If you can believe it, even more so than Mordecai and Rigby. In "Benson Be Gone," the two try to teach Benson it's okay to slack off a little as long as you get back to work, but Benson takes this as meaning it's perfectly fine not to work at all. If he doesn't have a constant stream of work, he won't work at all.
- Justified as he used to spend his days as a stick hockey player which is not known for bringing in money. He was a drummer which is less of an example, but given what rock does to a guy... Benson outright states he's wasted his youth.
- Team Dad: Despite his annoyance with the main duo and the rest of his employees at times, he's nonetheless very protective of them, evidenced in episodes such as "Benson Be Gone", or "Stick Hockey".
- Took a Level in Jerkass: It varies in later episodes, where he's a lot more aggressive and openly spiteful towards Mordecai and Rigby.
- Took a Level in Kindness: As above, it really varies according to the writers as whether he's nice or not. Some episodes show him to be more tolerant.
- Talking in Your Sleep: In "Saving Time", Mordecai and Rigby notice him doing this while they break into his house.
- Vague Age: Word of God revealed that Benson is anywhere between the ages of 25 and 35.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: You really wouldn't want to get on his bad side. However, Mordecai and Rigby just won't learn.
- Younger Than They Look: In-universe.
Voiced by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "The Power"
"Good show, jolly good show!"
The son of the park's wealthy owner who's been sheltered all his life. He's a humanoid lollipop from Lolliland. He's mostly there to be comic relief. Also, Mordecai and Rigby can get away with almost anything around him because he doesn't know better. The episode "Dizzy" reveals that he has an extremely dysfunctional relationship with his father, who's as scary as Pops is kooky.
- Adorkable: Incredibly so. His childlike demeanor, antiquated linguistics and kind personality make him very endearing.
- The Alleged Boss: He's technically the boss of the park but rarely asserts his position and acts more like a co-worker.
- Anthropomorphic Food: Arguably.
- Badass: Surprisingly can hold his own.
- Badass Adorable: That doesn't make him any less charming though.
- Badass Grandpa: If being over 100 years old, and being able to best a freaking polar bear in wrestling doesn't qualify him...
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In "Really Real Wrestling" it turns out he used to wrestle. Turns out he's still pretty good at it too.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Seen when naked Pops is falling down the cliff in "Brain Eraser".
- Benevolent Boss: He's technically the head of the park, but he lets Benson run things and acts like any other worker. He treats everyone with kindness and respect. Just listen to how he speaks to Benson when he politely tells him not to yell at Rigby.
- Born in the Wrong Century: Though, since he is from Lolliland, it's possible that his way of dress and behavior is normal where he's from.
- Perhaps not—as seen in "Skips Vs. Technology", he's over 100 years old.
- Catch Phrase: "(Jolly) good show!"
- Sometimes turns into "Bad show... very bad show" when he's sad.
- Character Overlap: He first appeared in one of two pre-Regular Show sketches that JG Quintel made called "The Naive Man from Lolliland."
- In "Don", he believes lollipops are the same thing as money, and are therefore suitable for paying bills, which gets the park into some trouble. The exact same situation is the plotline for the aforementioned sketch.
- Pops "generally" considers lollipops to be the equivalent of money. "The Power," among other episodes.
- He briefly appears in the other JG Quintel sketch (2 in the AM PM) as one of their hallucinated forms.
- Childhood Brain Damage: Mordecai and Rigby travel back in time and meet a younger Pops, acting lucid and sane, unlike the Cloudcuckoolander he is in the present. Later during a car chase, they accidentally hit Pops, who then starts giggling like present-day Pops.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Pops' flighty behavior is said to come from either getting run over by a cart or by a brain tumor from excessive cell phone use.
- Cool Car: His schway flight capable ride, Carmanita.
- Cool Old Guy: Maybe.
- Also, in the karaoke episode, Pops punches a guy while singing without even being fazed.
- Also in his Character Overlap above, he wipes the floor with three guys. One them the size of a wall.
- Fragile Flower: A rare male example that isn't always played for laughs- in fact, seeing Pops cry is absolutely heartbreaking sometimes. Pops is very sensitive and it doesn't take much to make him cry. When someone does greatly upset him, his friends immediately come to his aid and stick up for him.
- Funny Foreigner: He's ambiguously British, specially in earlier episodes, where he usually signed off by saying "Ta-ta!".
"Oh, I adore Rock Paper Scissors! Except where I come from, it's called 'Quartz Parchment Shears'"!
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic/Phlegmatic — He's gentle and reliable, but things really get to him (albeit he is generally optimistic and upbeat).
- Genius Ditz: His wrestling skills. Also, his cherry tart, which one the pie contest for ten years in a row.
- The Heart: Despite his many quirks, Pops is a sweet, gentle, child-like man who's the type to have a kind word for anyone when they need it, and to help a baby bird back into its nest. Everybody who works for the park loves and wants to do right by the guy, and messing with him is a collective Berserk Button.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: The guy's a total flake (and also somewhat of a crybaby,) but is easily the nicest character in the whole show.
- Let's Get Dangerous: "...Who wants to wrestle?" Curbstomping ensues.
- Literal-Minded: Inverted by Pops.
Mordecai: That taxi's yellow!
Pops: My taxi is no coward, I assure you!
- Man Child: He's a (super-)centenarian with the mind of a small child. However his vocabulary is very formal.
- Meaningful Name: Pops is an elderly lollipop man.
- Missing Mom: We first see his mother in 1879 in "Skips vs. Technology". But in the present time, we never see his mother throughout the show.
- Morality Pet: To pretty much the entire Park crew, just see the lengths they go to get him his birthday present in "Fuzzy Dice".
- Mundane Object Amazement: Pops can summon up an inordinate level of awe for even the most boring task or object.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Much stronger than his lanky 100+ year old frame suggests.
- Nice Guy: He is probably the single kindest and sweetest character in the entire show. Almost absurdly so.
- Nice Hat: His little top hat.
- No Social Skills: Sometimes has touches of this. Justified in that he seems to have the maturity of a five-year-old.
- Out of Focus: To an increasing degree in later seasons. He often appears and has a few lines when the park staff is gathered, but it's rare for him to have major amounts of screen-time. In season 5, he only has around two actual focus episodes, and none in season 6 (except for a segment of the Halloween Special). To contrast, in the first season, he was featured much more prominently than for example Muscle Man.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: He's extremely negligent and a more than a few episodes stem at least in part to him letting something happen or trusting Mordecai and Rigby too much. He also has a problem with failing to see how much Mordecai and Rigby fail as employees.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: He's lived in a first class community most of his life with little knowledge of the world.
- Shown Their Work: His really real wrestling is actually fairly accurate. Notable moments include dropping Four-Armageddon with a single leg takedown, the Fire Marshall and Hissy-Fit with five-point throws, and finishing Four-Armageddon with a triangle choke.
- Spoiled Sweet: No pun intended.
- Supreme Chef: His cherry tart was the best pie in the pie contest, and he's won said contest 10 years in a row.
- Tender Tears: Frequently.
- Took a Level in Badass: In "Really Real Wrestling".
- Upper-Class Twit: Averted, Pops is raised in a rich family, but he's friendly with the park staff.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice was lower and more soft-spoken in "The Naive Man from Lolliland". It seems to become a little more high-pitched and screechy through each season.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His scary father, as seen in "Dizzy".
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "The Power"
"I've seen this before."
A yeti who also works at the park. He seems the most tolerant of the crazies he works with, and is often quick to find a solution to any problem.
Mitch "Muscle Man" Sorenstein
Voiced by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "Just Set Up the Chairs"
"You know who else is a troper? MY MOM!!"
An ironically-named, short, out-of-shape guy, who has a hicklike lifestyle.
- Achilles in His Tent: In "Prankless" after one of his pranks nearly kills Pops. However, he brings himself out of the tent just in time to save the park.
- Acrofatic: There are times, especially during an episode's climax, where Muscle Man shows this. Despite his short and fat build, he seems to have super-strength.
- Ambiguously Human: Muscle Man looks more humanoid than anyone else in the regular cast (possibly except for Eileen, who has been identified as a mole, and Pops who is supposed to be a lollipop), but he's green. "Trucker Hall of Fame" showed that Muscle Man's brother's skin was white and his hair was brown (just like his brother and father).
- Ambiguously Jewish: Has an Ashkenazinote last name ("Sorenstein"), and in the Christmas Special, his sweater has a dreidel on it.
- Ascended Extra: Since season 2.
- Berserk Button: Don't spill soda on him. It will most certainly lead to your Disproportionate Retribution. And don't insult his parents either.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Muscle Man may seem like an idiot. But with the occasional bout of Super Strength, a serious vindictive streak, and Chessmaster level smarts at times, it's wise to avoid his ire.
- Catchphrase: "You know who else __________? MY MOM!" and "Oh no, bro!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Do NOT get Muscle Man mad. His strength increases to insane proportions when he does for some inexplicable reason.
- The Chessmaster: Surprisingly, Muscle Man is more than capable of pulling off a multilayer The Plan.
- An example of this is in 'Trailer Trashed', where he fakes out a false health inspector who's trying to get his trailer, by running an empty truck to the border. Turns out, the trailer was back at the Park, being guarded by High Five Ghost. None of the other park employees were in on it, prompting Rigby to comment, "Remind me to never touch Muscle Man's stuff."
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Muscle Man in "Muscle Mentor". And it actually works.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He maybe a prankster, but Muscle Man was ashamed of himself when Pops got hurt from of his actions.
- Fat Bastard: When he's the episode's antagonist.
- Fan Disservice: Played for Laughs.
- Gonk: The most consistently unattractive man in the cast.
- Fat Idiot: Gradually got away from the idiot part through Character Development.
- Fat and Proud: He used to be a bodybuilder. But doesn't give a damn that he's a fat dude now.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine/Choleric — A prankster with a short fuse.
- Gag Boobs: Muscle Man's bitch tits (which he acknowledged on "Party Pete" in his line, "It takes guests with breasts, and mine don't count"). He even got smacked in the face with them in "Rage Against the TV".
- Genius Ditz: "Exit 9B" shows that he's actually smart enough to lead a college lecture on quantum physics. Either that, or GBF Jr's brainwashing somehow increased his intelligence.
- Genre Savvy: "This is the future, bros. There's gotta be a time machine!" He was right.
- Ironic Nickname: He seems to be anything but muscular. It turns out that he used to be very muscular, and even though he's fat now, he's still ridiculously strong.
- Jerkass: Originally, Muscle Man was a Jerkass to Mordecai and Rigby, culminating in "My Mom". However, he's become a nicer person since then, willingly working with Mordecai and Rigby in "The Night Owl".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he's still an immature idiot, he's never mean towards women. Plus, he started to willingly work with Mordecai and Rigby and view them as friends.
- Large Ham: "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Let's Get Dangerous: Both of them at the end of "The Night Owl".
- Meaningful Name: He actually is very muscular, but it's covered by a thick layer of flab.
- And as shown in "Slam Dunk" he's actually a good athlete, when he smokes Mordecai and Rigby at basketball. Several times.
- In "The Night Owl", he defeats several guards by physical means and knocks out The Night Owl with a single punch.
- Considering the fact that he throws trees and boulders effortlessly in Starter Pack Muscle Man might have finally lived up to his name.
- In "Power Tower" it's revealed that the nickname is from his bodybuilder days before he let himself get out of shape.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Muscle Man get this in prankless after a prank gone wrong nearly killed Pops and swore off pranking (Which is bad since a rival park restarted a VERY vicious war.) the only way to snapped him out of it was tricking Muscle Man that the rival park hurt Pops in a prank as well.
- Official Couple: With Starla, and the two are now engaged.
- Oh, Crap: His catchphrase, "Oh no, Bro!". When he's aware he messed up big time, he'll react to that and say his phrase.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted; his real name of Mitch Sorenstein is revealed in "Muscle Woman".
- The Prankster: He's apparently the best in town.
- Psychopathic Manchild: One episode has him act like a screaming toddler over spilled soda.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes batshit insane once Mordecai & Rigby prank him for pranking Thomas nonstop by telling Thomas did it to make him look good. It all turns out to be a big prank against the duo...though Thomas loses his car.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: As one episode shows, Muscle Man has a lot of friends around town. Heck, a police officer chases afters him just to tell him how awesome he is.
- Sore Loser: Muscle Man. He will make someones life an utter hell if he loses at something.
- Stealth Pun: Muscle Man is a green-skinned humanoid who likes to mess with and torment the other characters. He's a troll, both literally and figuratively.
- The Stoner: The green complexion, pink eyes, man boobs, chubby build, and Pink Floyd poster do point to signs that Muscle Man could be on drugs (most likely marijuana, since all of those are signs or traits associated with pot use), but nothing has been confirmed by the creators (though given the strong adult undercurrent of the show, it might be true).
- Stout Strength: He doesn't look super strong, and just super fat, but he's the strongest guy in the park next to Skips.
- Super Strength: When angered, he's able to rip buildings out of the ground and throw them.
- Talk to the Fist: In "Night Owl", after returning to the past after the title character froze him, Hi-Five, Mordecai, and Rigby for several hundred years, the Night Owl starts chewing them out for ruining his plan. So Muscle Man knocks him out cold mid-rant.
- Those Two Guys: Muscle Man is often accompanied by Hi-Five Ghost.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Especially in "The Night Owl where he willingly works with Mordecai and Rigby to win an antique car and is willing to share it with the other three if they do win.
- Token Human: Muscle Man. Maybe.
- Vocal Evolution: Muscle Man sounds quite different in a few early episodes, especially "Rigby's Body".
- Your Mom: Inverted; Muscle Man makes "My Mom" jokes instead of "Your Mom" jokes. Rigby and Mordecai even try to tell him that the "your mom" jokes work better. "Trucker Hall of Fame" reveals that the "My Mom" jokes were from his father's "My Wife" jokes.
- Xanatos Gambit: Some of the pranks he pulls off nearly require clairvoyance with their absurd specificity.
Voiced by: J.G. Quintel
Debuted in: "Pilot"/Season 1, "Just Set Up the Chairs"
Muscle Man's perpetually nervous ghost-looking friend who hi-fives him a lot
- Adorkable: "The Postcard" sets him up to be this.
- A Day in the Limelight: "The Postcard". Only took five seasons...
- Birds of a Feather: With Celia. They love the same coffee shop, down-tempo electronica, the same music album, watching animals in the aquarium, and they don't like the food in Wing Kingdom. But unfortunately, none of them had cellphones back then.
- Boy Meets Girl: That's the cute story of how he meet Celia.
- Everyone Has Standards: While he's okay with some of Muscle Man's pranks, he doesn't like the pranks he pulls during "The White Elephant Gift Exchange" and he even goes along with the other park staff to get revenge on Muscle Man.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic/Sanguine: Not does much aside from join in Muscle Man's pranks.
- Intangible Man: At least when he wants to be. Usually demonstrated when someone tries to punch him. He'll let it pass through, then strike back.
- Oddly enough, he fails to escape after being gripped by the evil living pumpkin in "Terror Tales of the Park III", despite Mordecai even shouting out: "Fives! Just phase through, man!"
- Interspecies Romance: With Celia, a human.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Hi-Five Ghost (and his family) can apparently form extra arms when needed. HFG once appeared with five.
- The Promise: He and Celia both agreed to meet up again when she finishes her schooling and if they're both single by sending him a postcard to let him know she's back in the country.
- The Quiet One: Hi-Five Ghost spoke only one full sentence in the entire first season. The episode "Muscle Woman" has Fives talk more than usual due to Muscle Man isolating himself, implying that he usually doesn't talk because Muscle Man just does all the talking for him.
- As one episode shows, apparently he doesn't talk because he's jinxed and Muscle Man will punch him if he ever talks around him. Rigby broke his jinx and afterwards he talks much more often.
- Satellite Character: High Five Ghost is excluded from a lot of the park group's activities, serving mostly as an accessory to Muscle Man. A cut gag from one ending storyboard lampoons this.
- "Exit 9B" actually had to have brand new scenes when his memory was restored, because he's so ancillary.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: It's not clear whether HFG is living or undead. His family also consists of ghosts, and they all live normal lives.
- Out of Focus: Oh, yeah. He has a lot of episodes that just don't focus on him.
- Vocal Evolution: When J.G. Quintel took over for Jeff Bennett, Quintel's voice zigzags between sounding like a pitched-up Mordecai and sounding like himself during the "embarrassing voice cracking" stage of male puberty.
Thomas / Nikolai
Debuted in: Season 4, "Exit 9B"
The newest addition to the park, a billy-goat intern who's a Russian spy
- Affably Evil: Even after his reveal as a foreign spy, Thomas admits that he still likes the friends he made.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: He is officially welcomed to the park staff with a group petting session.
- Ascended Extra: Actor example; Roger voiced dozens of minor and incidental characters prior to being added to the roster for good as Thomas.
- Badass: He's a Russian spy.
- Becoming the Mask: He considers the park staff his real friends, even though his work there was only his cover.
- Berserk Button: He doesn't like to be called a mama's boy. Muscle Man learned that the hard way.
- Beneath Notice: Why he poses as an intern.
- Blank Slate: Given he has no specific character role yet, for some fans he tends to fall somewhere between this and The Everyman.
- Brick Joke: In the third Halloween special, the group have a story-telling contest where the loser has to wear their Halloween costume until Thanksgiving. He winds up losing and from that episode onward he's stuck in his pizza costume until the Thanksgiving special where he's finally allowed to take it off.
- But Now I Must Go: After revealing he's a Russian spy, Benson offers him to stay at the park, but he declines since he'll be hunted down after betraying both the U.S and Russia and decides to go on the run.
- Butt Monkey: Mainly in "Starter Pack" and "The Christmas Special".
- Chick Magnet: Surprisingly, in "New Year's Kiss", he is seen dancing with three girls at the same time. In "I Like You Hi", he mentions that he has at least four girlfriends.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Shows a tiny bit of this in "Journey to the Bottom of the Crash Pit". He works the camera/video booth at the park, but says he "knows a guy" at the climbing equipment booth. "The guy" is still Thomas with a ballcap on, having walked a couple feet to the other booth.
- In "Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys", when Mordecai and Rigby can't think of anything for Thomas to do, he decides to be their mean British manager because every band has one.
- In "I Like You Hi", when Mordecai asks for advice from a panel of his co-workers for his problem, Thomas just names off some of his girlfriends' music preference and tells him to try it. Mordecai wonders why he's even in this panel.
- Defector from Commie Land: He defects when it's revealed to him that his mission is supposed to start World War III, in addition to killing or enslaving the park staff.
- The Dog Bites Back: In "Exit 9B" He gets fed up with how G.B.F. Jr. treats him so he threw iced coffee in his face before he is kicked off the freeway ramp. But then he is saved and he signs the document to save the park which foils G.B.F. Jr. plans.
- The Drag-Along: Not always eager to be involved in the Park Crew's craziness. Such as saving Muscle Man's trailer, or fighting a rival park crew for a coffee mug.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Leukine - Pretty much The Generic Guy, until it's revealed that he is an spy.
- Going Commando: Decides to do so to avoid getting wedgie'd by Muscle Man again.
- Green Rooming: After his two introduction episodes at the start of season four, he ended up not appearing in any episode in a meaningful role (besides the Christmas special) until much later in "Cool Cubed", although a good chunk of that time is spent frozen.
- Heel-Face Turn: After being revealed to be a Russian spy, he turns against Natalie and in effect Russia after she tried to enslave, and then kill the park crew, his true and only friends.
- Initiation Ceremony: Mercilessly pranked as part of his hazing in the episode after he is introduced, by Muscle Man in particular. And even when he and Muscle Man prank Mordecai and Rigby, Muscle Man ends up destroying Thomas' car, which wasn't exactly part of the prank itself. Thomas gets screwed either way.
- The Intern: Thomas is interning at the park as part of his college course. Or that's what he wants you to believe.
- The Mole: He's an orphan raised by the KGB and sent to the park to study it.
- Naïve Newcomer: That's how it was with his debut episode.
- One Steve Limit: Subverted, as Thomas (the goat intern) shares the same name with Thomas (the son of Death), which was lampshaded once. Double subverted, as the former's real name is Nikolai.
- Only Sane Man: Only guy who routinely questions the bizarre antics the park crew get into.
- Petting Zoo People: A literal example. He's a goat who wears clothes.
- Put on a Bus: He leaves the park in "The Real Thomas" due to being a rogue secret agent who is now a fugitive of both America and Russia. It's unknown if Thomas can make any kind of return given his situation.
- Phrase Catcher: The rest of the park staff tend to angrily shout "Thomas!" whenever Thomas tries to get out of whatever crazy event they've gotten themselves into this week
- Ridiculously Average Guy: At least where he is the main character.
- Sixth Ranger: Once he has joined the other people in the park.
- Straight Man: To everyone that isn't Benson.
- The Power of Friendship: He defects from Russia thanks to the park staff, whom he now sees as his only friends.
- Took a Level in Badass: Who knew Thomas was strong enough to put Muscle Man in an arm bar in "Thomas Fights Back"? He also helps the group by pulling off a brilliant gambit as an undercover intern at the opposite park.
- Turns out these awesome abilites are thanks to the training he had to become a KGB agent.
- Walking Spoiler: The more said about him besides being an intern, the more of a spoiler he is.
- Wham Line: (In his native accent) "I am Russian spy."
- You Said You Would Let Them Go: He's genuinely shocked that Natalie tries to have the park crew killed after finishing their mission.
Voiced by: Janie Haddad
Debuted in: Season 1, "Caffeinated Concert Tickets"
A red-breasted robin who used to work at a coffee shop. Mordecai has a crush on her.
Voiced by: Minty Lewis
Debuted in: Season 2, "Brain Eraser"
An adorably sweet mole girl who works at the coffee shop with Margaret. Has a crush on Rigby.
- Action Survivor: Proves herself to be one of these in "Camping Can Be Cool". Without her, Mordecai, Margaret and Rigby would probably not have made it out of those woods alive...
- Adorkable: Good lord is she ever.
- Ascended Extra: Went from Margret's best friend to one of Mordecai and Rigby's closest.
- Author Avatar: Eileen is basically Minty Lewis in mole form. Her biggest roles are generally in episodes Minty Lewis (who's a writer on the show) co-wrote with Kat Morris.
- Blind Without 'Em: After hearing that Rigby thinks she's hot without her glasses on, she tries to serve coffee without them and bumps into a table.
- Brainy Brunette: Including straight A's in school.
- Characterization Marches On: Her Cloudcuckoolander tendencies are played up far more in "Do Me a Solid" than they are in later episodes.
- "Do Me A Solid" proved this is indeed the case.
- And in "Camping Can Be Cool" she admits to going through a phase where she got lost in the woods a lot the previous year, as well as playing with several snakes.
- A Day in the Limelight: "One-Pull Up" marks her first important role in an episode, without her playing second fiddle to Margaret. She gets a lesser one in "Tants" her first major role following Margaret's departure. She gets her first full example of this in "Video 101".
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wore a purple sweater in "TGI Tuesdays", which she shows, she can be a graceful dancer. She also wore it in "Meteor Moves", "Play Date" and "Real Date". Though in "Tants", it looked more pink.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a light blue ponytail holder. She also wore a mistletoe in her hair, in "Merry Christmas Mordecai".
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Margret and to a lesser extent with CJ. Becomes a plot point in "I See Turtles" when Eileen bemoans the fact she can't hang out with both at the same time due to the lingering awkwardness over Mordecai and Margret's kiss at the Christmas Party. Tenuously resolved with CJ calling Margret to save Eileen, Rigby and some baby turtles, with the two agreeing to hang out though still clearly not being comfortable around one another.
- Hidden Depths: Proves to be an adpet trainer in "One Pull Up"
- Limited Wardrobe: Exceptions version. Outside of her job at the Coffee Shop, she and Margaret have a good set of wardrobes. She seems to like pink and blue the the most.
- Meganekko: An anthropomorphic one.
- Morality Pet: Eileen is more or less the one person Rigby won't be a Jerkass towards
- Nice Girl: Rivals Pops for the position of the nicest character on the show.
- One-Book Author: This is (currently) the only voice acting role for Minty Lewis, whose only other contribution to the show has been storyboarding a few episodes in Season 2.
- Pink Means Feminine: Like how Margaret seems to like wearing yellow and teal tops, Eileen seems to like wearing a lot of pink tops. In "Terror Tales of the Park III", she wore a pink skirt, to go along with her 50s outfit costume.
- Satellite Character: Suffers from the same affliction as High Five Ghost, serving mostly as a side dish that comes along with Margaret. She never gets much screen time to herself.
- At least until "One Pull-up", where she gets a considerable amount of screentime, with Margaret not appearing once.
- Subverted for the most part once Margret leaves for college. While she hangs around either CJ or Rigby most of the time she has more importance to the plot and even gets her own focus episode. Even after Margret returns, Eileen still spends plenty of time with CJ "I See Turtles" is focused more on how CJ's disdain for Margret is effecting Eileen than on the relationship drama it could cause.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In "Access Denied". She wore a black dress, and did her hair.
- Shipper on Deck: She's very supportive of Mordecai and CJ's relationship, so much so that she and Rigby encourage them to go on a real date and she helps CJ out on said date.
- Shrinking Violet: Has shades of this.
- Skintone Sclerae
- In later episodes Eileen seems to go through a redesign. She loses this and her ponytail is done up on the other side.
- She still has this trope with her glasses off.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: And it goes along with her being a Brainy Brunette.
- Stalker with a Crush: Eileen to Rigby. First noted in "Do Me A Solid", when Mordecai notices that Eileen is staring at Rigby from the other side of the Coffee Shop
- Subverted in "Diary", Margaret forgot to tell Mordecai and Rigby that she asked Eileen to water her plants since she had the guest room for the weekend. The night before Margaret revealed this, Rigby confessed that his biggest secret was that he thinks Eileen is hot without her glasses on. Guess who comes to serve their coffee without her glasses?
- This was subverted in the fact that Eileen heard Rigby say this while she was (unknowingly to Rigby) in the guest room.
- True Blue Femininity: A lot of bottom wear she wears, are blue. She did wore a blue sleeveless top in "One Pull Up" and briefly in "Real Date". And also a short sleeve shirt in "Lift With Your Back".
- What Does She See in Him?: With the way Rigby acts towards her, you'd think she'd try someone else...
- He warms up during "Camping Can Be Cool" - he thinks Eileen starting a fire without matches and throwing a rock through Margaret's car door is pretty awesome.
- This is subverted as of later episodes, with Rigby treating her nice and even showing hints of being attracted to her.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In "Bald Spot", she wore white stockings that were either B Over-Knee or A Thigh-High.
Cloudy Jay "CJ"
Voiced by: Linda Cardellini
Debuted in: Season 3, "Yes Dude Yes"
A cloud girl who Mordecai goes on a blind date with after thinking Margaret was engaged and befriends as a result.
- Action Girl: In "Dodge This". Despite her team being rookies, they make it all the way to the finals of the dodgeball tournament and end up winning the whole thing. She even beats Mordecai, the park's best player, one on one after they work things out.
- She even saved him and Rigby, with Eileen's help, in "Portable Toilet".
- Ascended Extra: Started out as a one shot character, later returns as a recurring cast member.
- Big Damn Kiss: With Mordecai in New Years Kiss, albeit unknowingly as she couldn't tell it was him until they dropped their disguises.
- Done again at the end of "Real Date".
- Betty and Veronica: A tomboyish Veronica to Margaret's Betty.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Went berserk when Mordecai chose Margaret over her but only because she thought Mordecai and her were dating.
- Biker Babe: She revealed that she has a motorcycle license and she did motocross when she was younger.
- Birds of a Feather: With Mordecai. They both like Rock bands, playing video games, goofing off, etc.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: She can turn into a living storm.
- A Day in the Limelight: She gets her own episode in "Daddy Issues".
- Embarrassing Last Name: Subverted in "Daddy Issues" when she revealed that her father is Carl Putter, a mini-golf champion. Rigby asked if her last name is "Putter" but she tells him that's her father's mini-golf name.
- Fatal Flaw: Jealousy. Her problems with Margaret come from the fact that she honestly doesn't trust her around Mordecai and thinks that he still has feelings for her. She is pretty bad at keeping a clear head when she sees the two of them together and ultimately leads to her nearly getting them killed because of a genuinely innocent incident.
- Gamer Chick: Just like Mordecai, she's pretty good at playing video games. She even managed to make the top high score three times on the same arcade game.
- Genre Savvy: In "I Like You Hi", when Mordecai ask her on a date by texting, she replies with ";-)" (a winky face). When Mordecai starts to wonder what it means, she quickly sends another message to clarify she means "yes" and tells him not to misinterpret it.
- Goth: In "Real Date", there's a picture of her in her Couple Corral profile (a dating site) when she was going through a Goth phase.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Takes Margaret's place as Eileen's.
- High-Pressure Emotion: Because she's a cloud, when she gets angry or upset she turns grey.
- Hulking Out: She turned into this giant stormy cloud (shaped like an actual cloud rather than her human-like shape) and causes an actual storm when she's upset at Mordecai.
- Insecure Love Interest: A large part of the reason why her and Mordecai have relationship troubles is that despite Mordecai constantly trying to prove his dedication to her she is afraid that he still has feelings for Margaret and when seeing the two together she tends to jump to conclusions.
- Comes to a head in "1000th Chopper Flight Party" when she sees the two of them together because of circumstances she wasn't aware of. She instantly flies off the handle and goes storm cloud on them, nearly killing Margaret's parents.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She genuinely doesn't want to hang out when she knows Margaret will be around but accepts that Mordecai is still friends with her and will exclude herself so the two can hang out.
- Just Friends: In "Dodge This", Mordecai and CJ both agreed to start over as friends. "Portable Toilet" Makes it rather obvious they have feelings for each other. Eventually blown to all hell in "I Like You Hi. ".
- Limited Wardrobe: While Margaret and Eileen have their own set of wardrobes, CJ always wear a stripe sleeveless shirt, brown shorts and black boots. She dose wear other outfits, but they were for occasions or when they were convenient for the plot. In "Sad Sax", due to winter, she did wear a blue jacket...with shorts. And later in the episode, she did wear warm pants and different shoes...with her sleeveless stripe shirt.
- Love Hurts: Mordecai honestly hurts her by choosing Margaret over her.
- Love Interest
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Sort of. She brings Mordecai out of a funk after he thinks Margaret is engaged, but doesn't really change him in any way. Played straight in "I Like You Hi", she both helps him move on from Margaret for good and gets him out of his habit of never making a move.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When she attacks Margaret's father's chopper, thinking Mordecai has betrayed her again, she nearly kills Margaret's parents and doesn't realize it until Margaret tells C.J. that she's not getting back together with Mordecai because she already has a boyfriend and they really are Just Friends. The episode ends with C.J. crying and running off over her destructive antics.
- Nice Girl: When she first meets Mordecai, she understands that he's not interested in dating at the moment so she hangs out with him to cheer him up. Reinforced when it turns out she was avoiding Mordecai not because she was mad at him for kissing her but because she thought HE was mad at her for running out on him.
- Also in "Sad Sax", when she was angry with Mordecai about the whole kissing Margaret thing, she didn't take it out on Eileen and Rigby, and still hang out with them.
- Not So Above It All: While normally a Nice Girl she is typically very frosty towards Margaret because of the kiss she shared with Mordecai. While she has forgiven Mordecai for this she seems to see it as evidence that she can't trust Margaret to be around him and as such doesn't want to be around her.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her name is actually Cloudy Jay. Or Cloudy Jane . . .
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Apparently neither Mordecai nor Rigby could tell it was her at the New Year's party despite just having simple mask over her eyes. Then again neither could she since Mordecai was wearing the same thing.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's Tomboyish, but in "Real Date", she did choose to wear a pink sweater to go with her dress. In "Daddy Issues", she wore a pink sleeve shirt with her overalls when she was younger and she also wore a pink skirt for the mini golf. These three examples go with Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
- Put on a Bus: Introduced in Season 3 but seems to disappear without a trace, generally believed that she was just a one shot character. That is until Season 5.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes start growing red when she transforms into a storm in "Real Date".
- Relationship Upgrade: Agrees to go out with Mordecai in "I Like You Hi."
- Romantic False Lead: To Margaret, though to the show's credit, while it was obvious that Margaret really hadn't gotten engaged, she was set up. Subverted now that Margaret's gone.
- Second Love: To Mordecai.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In "Real Date", she wore a red dress with matching flats and a pink sweater.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She has a fluffy cloud ponytail.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: In "Real Date", the C.E.O. of Couple Corral learned too late why you should never hurt Mordecai.
- Walking Spoiler: Her relationship with Mordecai, since it directly spoils Margaret's exit.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Well Done, Daughter Girl. CJ never got any respect from her dad, especially when it's involving mini-golf. The two of them make peace after CJ finally beats him.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: CJ wears shorts, shorts. Her brown shorts.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Get her miffed enough and she'll turned into a real storm cloud that can reek some serious havoc.
Voiced by: Courtenay Taylor
Debuted in: Season 2, "Muscle Woman"
Muscle Man's on again-off again (currently on) girlfriend/fiance
Voiced by: David Ogden Stiers
Debuted in: Season 2, "Dizzy"
The owner of the park and the father of Pops.
- Accidental Misnaming: He keeps getting Benson's name wrong by calling him Beancan, Bert, Beanbag, Ball Bucket, Beanton, Bean Teen, and Beanson. By the end of "Benson Be Gone", he finally gets Benson's name correct, which sticks for future apperances.
- Bad Boss: He is way meaner than Benson. And any problems that occur in the park, thanks to Mordecai and Rigby, he takes his frustration out on Benson.
- Cool Car: He is driven around in a white limousine called "The White Stallion" that's equipped with machine guns, tire spikes, mini missiles, wheel spikes, grapple guns, lasers, and a massive missile.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe
- Grumpy Old Man
- Hypocrite: He hates paying for damages that happens in the park caused by Mordecai and Rigby, but when he damages or ruins his own stuff he doesn't care because he's rich and he can always replace it.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He may be short but he's still taller than Rigby.
- Pet the Dog: In his debut, he would mispronounce Benson's name and barely thanks him. But when Benson help saves the park in "Benson Be Gone", he thanks Benson properly and finally gets his name correct.
- Rockers Smash Guitars: He owns a guitar, autographed by a famous rock star, just for this purpose. Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson were left speechless after going through all that trouble to replace the guitar Benson accidentally broke.
- Screw Politeness Im A Senior
- Shaggy Dog Story: It's pretty much a waste of time trying to replace or fix something owned by him because he'll ruin it, accidentally or purposely, and not care about it because he's rich.
- Visual Pun: He's a sour lollipop.
Voiced by: Julian Dean
Debuted in: Season 1, "Don"
Rigby's younger brother who's also an accountant.
- The Ace: Tall, uber nice, drives a wicked car and loved by all.
- Aloof Big Brother: Inverted since it turns out that he's the younger brother.
- Always Someone Better: To Rigby, which is the reason why Rigby resents him.
- Animals Not to Scale: He's huge.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: While he isn't doing it on purpose to Rigby, Rigby resents his brother because everyone likes him more and he's more successful.
- Big Brother Worship: He admires his brother and tries to be like him. Like not wearing clothes like Rigby.
- Big Little Brother: Due to his size and voice, people would mistake him as the older brother.
- Catch Phrase: "Give me some sugar."
- Cool Car: He drives a red Chevrolet Corvette C4
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible sibling to Rigby.
- Gentle Giant: Being the opposite of Rigby, he's very big and very nice.
- Man Hug: He would give this to everyone and calls his hugs "sugar".
- Naked on Arrival: Also applies to Mordecai and Rigby, of course, but it's more conspicuous with Don because of his ripped humanoid shape. He says he stopped wearing clothes because he admired Rigby for doing it.
- Nice Guy: Which makes the others confused about Rigby's hate towards him.
- Petting Zoo People
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Despite having the same head and facial design as Rigby, the thing that makes him look different is his body.
Voiced by: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, & Mark Hamill
Debuted in: Season 2, "A Bunch of Baby Ducks"
A bunch of baby ducks that Mordecai and Rigby found in the park fountain. They imprinted on Rigby and started following him around and copied his actions. They are able to fuse together and transform into a giant human with a duck's head.
John "Muscle Bro" Sorenstein
Debuted in: Season 2, "My Mom"
A truck driver, and Muscle Man's older brother.
"Muscle Dad" Sorenstein
Debuted in: Season 3, "Trucker Hall of Fame"
Muscle Man's late father.
Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith
Debuted in: Season 2, "See You There"
The older brother of Hi-Five Ghost who gives low-fives and he's also a police officer.
- Cool Shades: He wears two types of sunglasses. He wears black Aviator sunglasses when he's cop and turquoise wayfarers sunglasses when he's off-duty.
- Dirty Cop: He's not afraid to bend the rules to help his brother and his friends.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous
- Never Bareheaded: We always see him with his sunglasses on.
- Perma Stubble: Mostly so you can tell him and HFG apart.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Hi-Five Ghost. LFG talks more often and is outgoing while HFG is quiet and shy.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: He pretty much looks like Hi-Five Ghost if you take away the sunglasses and stubble.
Voice by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: Season 1, "Death Punchies"
The Death Kwon Do Instructor, Sensai, is an overweight martial arts instructor who teaches the fighting style of Death Kwon Do and is now a deli owner
Voiced by: Courtenay Taylor
Debuted in: Season 3, "Weekend at Benson's"
Benson's next-door neighbor and girlfriend.
- 555: Her phone number starts with this.
- Amicable Exes: Kinda. While she did invite her ex-boyfriend to her party, her ex tries to prevent anyone from dating her.
- Innocently Insensitive: In "The Christmas Special", when Benson shows off his christmas sweater to her, she comments on Benson's sweater saying it should be the winner for "Ugliest Sweater", thinking he's only wearing the sweater as a joke.
- Interspecies Romance: With Benson who's a gumball machine.
- Official Couple: With Benson as "Party Re-Pete" indicates.
- Subverted in "The Real Thomas" where Benson revealed that they both broke up.
- Romantic Spoonfeeding: Does this with Benson at the end of "Party Re-Pete" while they dance.
Party Pete (Peter Hermanverfal)
Debuted in: Season 2, "Party Pete"
A party entertainer that Mordecai and Rigby hired to help liven up their party.
- Balloon Belly: After drinking several Radicolas which gave him strange powers. After finding out Benson was going to return to the park to see what all the commotion was about, the gang had to keep giving Party Pete Radicolas so he'll burn out in order to get rid of him before Benson showed up, thus ending Mordecai and Rigby's party with a bang.
- Expendable Clone: It turns out the Party Pete that we saw in his debut is actually a clone who would explode when the party is over.
- Life of the Party
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Word of God confirms he's based on Europop singer, Günther.
- Power Source: Drinking soda gives him powers for some reason.
Debuted in: Season 3, "Prankless"
A snack vending machine who's the park manager of East Pines park.
Quintin "Quips" Quippenger
Voiced by: Matt Price
Debuted in: Season 4, "Quips"
A yeti who is Skips' cousin who constantly tells terrible jokes and gets on the nerve of everybody.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti
- Comically Missing the Point: He is fully unaware that everybody hates his jokes and thinks the only reason why people don't laugh is because they don't get his jokes. This is the reason why he got fired from the comedy club. He finally figures it out once Skips finally tells him the truth.
- Don't Explain the Joke: He explains a lot of jokes if the person/people he's telling them to don't laugh (but that's because they aren't funny).
- Friendless Background: Despite having a fiancée, he absolutely has no friends for obvious reasons. And he only made Skips his best man for his upcoming wedding and has a bachelor party with just Skips, Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and Hi-Five Ghost because of this particular reason.
Quips: (asking a request from Skips) At the end of the night, I want to eat wings on a hill with my best buds! Well, your best buds. Can I borrow your best buds? Just to reiterate, I don't have any friends.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: He does almost nothing but awful puns and jokes.
- Meaningful Name: He thought people calls him "Quips" because his last name is "Quippenger", but it's because he constantly tells jokes. Really bad jokes.
- The Scrappy: In-universe and out. His constant bad jokes and not shutting up about them is why everybody hates him. Even Pops, who can tolerate most people, doesn't want to be associated with him. Although this was most likely deliberate.
- He appears to have dropped this as of his second appearance on the show.
- Too Dumb to Fool: When Skips and Quips are trapped inside a mirror box, Reginald, one of the Guardians of Eternal Youth, tries to make Quips understand how unfunny he is by making reflections of Quips appear inside the box telling his bad jokes. It doesn't work because he finds the jokes hilarious.
- Too Dumb to Live: He constantly makes fun of Reginald and doesn't take the game they are playing seriously which angers Reginald into trapping him and Skips inside a mirror box. He thinks he can get them out by telling Reginald more jokes which makes the situation they are in even worse.
- Verbal Tic: "Zingo!"
Debuted in: Season 4, "Family BBQ"
The Channel Six traffic reporter, and Margaret's human
Debuted in: Season 5, "The Postcard"
A human girl Hi-Five Ghost met four years ago before she went off to study in Prague, Czech Republic.
- Birds of a Feather: With Hi-Five Ghost. They love the same coffee shop, down-tempo electronica, the same music album, watching animals in the aquarium, and they don't like the food in Wing Kingdom. But unfortunately, none of them had cellphones back then.
- Boy Meets Girl: That's how they both meet.
- Interspecies Romance: With Hi-Five Ghost. A Human and a Ghost.
- Multicolored Hair: The top part of her hair is turquoise while the rest is brown.
- The Promise: She and Hi-Five Ghost both agreed to meet up again when she finishes her schooling and if they're both single by sending him a postcard to let him know she's back in the country.
- Same Clothes, Different Year: Four years later when she reunites with Hi-Five Ghost, she is wearing the same clothes and has the same hairstyle from the day they first met.
- True Blue Femininity: In "Merry Christmas Mordecai", she wore a Blue sweater with Angels. she also wore a dark blue skirt.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade C.
The Guardians of Eternal Youth
Debuted in: Season 1, "Free Cake"
Supernatural beings resembling giant, floating babies. Responsible for granting Skips his immortality. They also enjoy cake.
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council: They were this in high school. And they were also the glee club.
- Babies Make Everything Better: Unless you anger one of them.
- Big Damn Heroes: They arrived to help the park workers in "Exit 9B".
- Deal with the Devil: Though more benign than most examples, they still have harsh consequences if Skips fails to do a ritual every year on his birthday.
- Everyone Went to School Together: In "Skips' Story", he attended high school with Skips, Gary, and Klorgbane during the 18th century.
- Eyes Always Shut: Sometimes.
- Infant Immortality: Averted big time in "Fists of Justice" when one of them has a mace shot through his chest and dies.
- Killed Off for Real: There used to be five of them, but one of them was killed in "Fists of Justice".
- Man Child: While they do act mature, they're still babies at the end.
- No Name Given: The only named Guardians are Archibald, who dies about 5 seconds after we hear it, and Reginald.
- Averted in "Skips Story" but only in the credits, the rest of them are Oswald, Boswald, and Griswald.
- Power Floats
- Really 700 Years Old: They encountered Skips at some point and made him immortal and they have him fight their evil brother every 157 years.
- Sweet Tooth: They love cake. It's what saves Skips from being aged to dust.
Debuted in: Season 1, "Free Cake"
The mysterious chauffeur for the Guardians of Youth.
Voiced by: Julian Holloway
Debuted in: Season 2, "Over the Top"
An undead soul collector and Skips' arch nemesis.
- Affably Evil: He genuinely cares about his family, always follows his word, and you kinda get the idea he's enjoying himself while playing these various games against Skips.
- Friendly Enemy: Sometimes. Even though he's usually an antagonist, he teamed up with the park crew in "Exit 9B". He also helps Muscle Man propose to Starla by getting him his aunt's ring from the underworld in "The End of Muscle Man".
- Arch-Enemy: To Skips.
- Anti-Hero: He helped the gang defeat Garrett Bobby Ferguson, Jr. and his henchmen in "Exit 9B".
- Badass: One of the show's definite examples.
- Badass Biker
- Big Damn Heroes: He arrived to help the park workers in "Exit 9B".
- Chess with Death / Deal with the Devil: Whenever he appears, he's willing to let mortals keep their souls if they beat him at a contest/game, or do favors for him. Examples include arm wrestling, bowling, hot dog eating, and babysitting his son Thomas.
- The Devil Is a Loser: Death never wins at anything. He lost to Skips' arm-wrestling in "Over the Top", he got beaten by the Park Strikers in "Skips Strikes", and he got himself disqualified for vomiting during a hot dog eating contest in "Last Meal".
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Skips was able to beat Death at arm-wrestling by cheating with a strength-empowering toy. Although Death doesn't really call him out for it.
- Enemy Mine: He is temporarily counted among the park crew's allies in "Exit 9B". Of course, he may have just been doing his job; Exit 9B was built to let all of the show's dead villains out of the underworld.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has a wife and son he seems to actually love.
- Everyone Has Standards: He may be the grim reaper, but even he was disgusted by Muscle Man and Starla making out in "Last Meal".
- Evil Brit: He resembles British rocker Lemmy and is voiced by British voice actor Julian Holloway.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He often ends up playing various games with the main characters (usually Skips), such as an arm-wrestling match or playing him in a bowling tournament. Granted, your soul is on the line in these matches, but still, it's the principle of the thing. The only contest he enters without putting anything in line was the pie-baking contest.
- The Grim Reaper: Obviously.
- Happily Married: Has a wife and seems to genuinely love her.
- Hidden Depths: He's very knowledgeable on rock music and its lifestyle when he helps Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson get into the Rock & Roll Underworld. It doesn't help that he's based off a rock musician.
- I Gave My Word: Thus far, he's always kept his word when he's made a deal with a mortal.
- Lean and Mean: Except for his disproportionately muscular right arm, which his leather jacket conceals well.
- Lethal Chef: Mordecai and Rigby agree that the pie he entered for the contest was awful.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based on Lemmy from Motorhead.
- The Noseless: Justified, as it decayed off a long time ago.
- Parental Obliviousness: He and his wife have no idea that Thomas can talk and his true age. They don't even question why he was under a chandelier when it dropped on him.
- Punch Clock Villain: Although he may enjoy taking souls a little too much.
- Sinister Scythe
God of Basketball
Voiced by: Carl Weathers
Debuted in: Season 3, "Slam Dunk"The god of Basketball
who can also coach people on how to play basketball.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Cape
- Berserk Button: Don't you dare bad-mouth basketball.
- Big Damn Heroes: He arrived to help the park workers in "Exit 9B". He comes back again in "Bank Shot" to tell Rigby that his "double or nothing" shot from early in the episode was still in play.
- Cool Car: He drives a custom designed white flying Cadillac Escalade.
- Gentle Giant: Justified since he's a basketball player.
- God Is Good: He is willing to train Mordecai and Rigby to play basketball even after Mordecai bad-mouthed basketball. He plays fairly when he has to sub for High Five Ghost and gives Muscle Man basketball powers. In "Bank Shots", he informs Rigby that his "double or nothing" shot was still in play.
- Graceful Loser: Even thought he lost to Mordecai and Rigby, he's still a good sport and congratulates them after the game.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He has the body of a human but has a basketball for a head.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: He tries to train Mordecai and Rigby to play basketball but they fail spectacularly. He gives up and just gives Mordecai and Rigby the power to play basketball.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He clearly resembles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
- Odd Job Gods
- Physical God
- Super Coach: He's the greatest basketball coach who can teach anyone, except Mordecai and Rigby.
- That's No Moon!: He lives inside a Medieval castle-styled basketball stadium inside the moon.
Debuted in: Season 3, "Skips vs. Technology"
A technomancer is who a friend of Skips centuries ago.
Debuted in: Season 3, "Dead at Eight"
A demon who is the son of Death.
- Baby Talk: Thomas does this only when his parents are around to keep up the charade that he's still young.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Caffeine Bullet Time: Cookies and sugar give him power.
- Creepy Child: Not surprisingly due to being the demonic son of Death.
- Enfant Terrible: He caused the deaths of three of his previous babysitters. Death was impressed to see Mordecai and Rigby alive.
- Evil Is Petty: Because of a simple insult, one he brought on himself no less, Thomas spends the whole time trying to ruin Mordecai's and CJ's relationship, nearly getting all three of them killed in the process.
- Jerkass: There's nothing nice about him.
- Laser-Guided Karma: When he gloats that he'll get his babysitter in trouble with his parents, something heavy drops on him which will knock him out cold.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Despite his age, he sometimes acts like an infant.
- Really 700 Years Old: Thomas is 300 years old.
Debuted in: Season 4, "The Christmas Special"
Garrett Bobby Ferguson Sr.
Voiced by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: Season 2, "High Score"
A giant floating head with a beard held the universe record for an arcade game until Mordecai and Rigby beat his record.
- Back from the Dead: He, along with everybody who died due to Mordecai and Rigby's actions, came back in "Exit 9B".
- Big Bad: Closest this show has to one. He was a major antagonist in two episodes, after all.
- Bigger Bad: In "Exit 9B".
- Big "NO!": When Mordecai and Rigby beats his record.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: People assumed that "GBF" meant "Giant Bearded Face" which it's not.
- Expy: He's pretty much Pac-Man champion Billy Mitchell... as a giant head.
- Flying Face: But he can grow out his arms and legs.
- Fun with Acronyms: "GBF" does not stands for "Giant Bearded Face" or "Giant Beardo Face".
- Groin Attack: Receives one from Mordecai but since he's just a giant head with arms and legs, he reacts with "My Chin!"
- Jerkass: When Mordecai and Rigby are about to beat his high score, he lies about that it's all he has left, and how his wife left him, and then laughs at them when they give up and let him win, even bragging about how he never married.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Did this to prevent Mordecai and Rigby from beating his record. It works but Mordecai and Rigby still beat his record at the end.
- Your Head A Splode: After Mordecai and Rigby beats his record, his head exploded and his brain goo flew everywhere.
- Happens again in "Exit 9B" when Mordecai and Rigby stops his son's plan.
Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr.
Voiced by: Sam Marin
Debuted in: Season 4, "Exit 9B"
Garrett Bobby Ferguson's son.
Klorgbane the Destroyer
Debuted in: Season 3, "Fists Of Justice"
The evil brother of the Guardians of Eternal Youth. Only vulnerable to the Fists of Justice, he returns every 157 years to do battle with Skips.
Sung by: Sean Szeles
Debuted in: Season 2, "This Is My Jam"
When Rigby gets the song, "Summertime Loving, Loving in the Summer (Time)", stuck in his head and gets it out of his head, the song manifested itself into a physical form of a tape cassette and annoys everybody with its song.
Voiced by: John Cygan (leader), Mark Hamill (Louie), & Dawn Lewis (duck)
Debuted in: Season 3, "Fuzzy Dice"
A group of living audio-animatronic that are criminals. The gang consist of two bears, one that resembles a bear and is also the leader and the other one that barely resembles a bear named Louie, and a female duck.
Debuted in: Season 4, "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese"
Four Canadian Geese who seek to claim the park as their territory by attacking anybody who gets in their way.
- All Your Powers Combined: When the four fuse.
- Armored Villains, Unarmored Heroes: In the first part of the fight, but it's subverted when the ducks gain a Powered Armor.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Like the baby ducks, they can also fuse together to be a giant four-headed goose man.
- Berserk Button: Using blankets or geese repellent on makes them angrier. Mordecai and especially Rigby learn that the hard way.
- The Dreaded: These geese are so terrifying that even Skips, who has no problems dealing with any dangerous situation, doesn't want to go near them.
- Evil Is Petty: They ruin Mordecai, Rigby, and Pop's sandwich by knocking the sandwich to the ground, kicking dust on it, throwing it in a trash can, beating up the trash can, and rolled that trash can towards Mordecai, Rigby, and Pops. After they temperory beat the baby ducks, they start to destroy everything Mordecai and Rigby cares about, and the first thing they destroy is their standard-defintion TV by blowing it up with missiles.
- Evil Sounds Deep: When they start talking but after they were defeat one of them talks in a goofy voice.
- Excrement Statement: They poop all over the park lake to mark their territory.
- Feather Fingers
- Fusion Dance: Can combine into a giant.
- Kick the Dog: When Pops tries to tell them to leave, they shove Pops around while they laugh as they make Pops cry. Pops locks himself inside his room crying after that moment.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Once they start talking.
- Signature Move: "Scramble Missiles!"
- Skintone Sclerae
Doug "The Doppelganger" Shablowski
Debuted in: Season 2, "Temp Check"
An anthropomorphic otter whom Rigby hires as a temp to do his work for him, but turns out to be a con artist who can copy another person.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He comes off as friendly, optimistic, and hardworking, but deep down, he's a serial scammer stealing other peoples' identities throughout the nation.
- Ditto Fighter: Can transform into anyone and mimic their style trying to steal their life.
- Extreme Doormat: Played straight at first, as he doesn't seem to mind Rigby giving him all his work; but it's eventually subverted when he starts to copy Rigby's mannerisms and try to take over his life.
- Going Commando: He starts off in a white shirt and jeans, but when he's hired he just goes naked like Mordecai and Rigby.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he did try to steal Rigby's identity, when Doug gets arrested, he encourages Rigby to be grateful for what he has, since Doug doesn't have much to live for.
- Nice Hat: A white and red ballcap.
- Petting Zoo People: An otter to contrast to Rigby the raccoon.
- Shadow Archetype: To Rigby. Both are Petting Zoo People around the same height, but Rigby is incredibly lazy, but still caring for his friends, while Doug presents himself as a nice guy and a workaholic, when he's really an infamous con artist.
- Spot the Imposter: The park crew test the mannerisms of Rigby and Doug to figure out who's who. Doug gives himself away by hugging Mordecai, which the real Rigby apparently would never do.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Doug is able to morph into Rigby's form, and copy his appearance and voice perfectly.
- Workaholic: He truly seems to like working hard.
Debuted in: Season 5, "The Real Thomas"
Natalia is a Russian spy who goes undercover as Benson's new girlfriend. She's a fellow agent of Thomas.
Debuted in: Season 2: Benson Be Gone
Susan was hired by Mr. Maellard to replace Benson as the new park manager while Benson got demoted, when she turned out to be even worse than the two.