Western Animation: Regular Show

"It's anything but."
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Hey, do me a solid and describe Regular Show here?

Alright, but you owe me a solid. So, you got these two 23-year-olds who are best friends. Regular enough. They work as groundskeepers of a public city park. Pretty normal so far. They are a giant blue jay and a raccoon named Mordecai and Rigby respectively, who work for a gumball machine named Benson and a man with a giant head named Pops, while nearly causing the end of the world on a daily basis from various forms of impossible and strange evil. As you can tell, everything is regular and nothing exciting ever happens. Regular Show is the brainchild of J.G. Quintel, who was the creative director of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, which should explain just about everything.

For example, the Pilot episode has the main characters eating cereal, playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to win a chair, summoning an inter-dimensional monster after getting one hundred ties in a row, and then having everything turn back to normal. And this was on Mordecai and Rigby's first day at work, no less.

Just a note, most of the main characters' designs come from J.G. Quintel's previous animated student films. Mordecai and Benson were featured in a Mushroom Samba in 2 in the AM PM and Pops as a lollipop ambassador in The Naive Man From Lolliland. They're both well worth checking out, but definitely not for kids, especially the former.

KaBOOM! Comics confirmed a comic adaptation, written by KC Green in January 2013. The first issue of the comic was released in May 2013, and featured several different cover variants.

On February 19, 2015, J.G. Quintel tweeted that a Regular Show movie was in the works. The fanbase collectively went crazy (as would be expected). Quintel reported on June 11, 2015 that the film was completed. The film, Regular Show: The Movie, will be just over 2 hours long and is about Mordecai and Rigby creating a "timenado" and having to go back to battle a villainous volleyball coach to save the universe and/or their friendship. The film is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network in November 2015. You can watch the official trailer here, and it now has a trope page.

The show is a sleeper hit and has earned a cult following for its Seinfeld-esqe spin on absurdist humor.

There's also a place to share your favorite episode, as well as a recap page under construction that needs a lot of Wiki Magic. Also check out its wiki.


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