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ExistDragon29: While I think most of us can agree that the Mordecai, Margeret and CJ love triangle was awful, I think the worst of it wad the episode "1000th Party Chopper Flight" (I think that's what it's called). The first half of the episode is dumb. All it is is just Mordecai freaking out and being awkward over nothing, but things get much worse later. When Mordecai is in the helicopter with Margeret, CJ gets so upset over nothing, and gets so angry she almost kills them. I'm not joking. The episode ends with CJ running of crying over what she did. Regular Show has had a few duds over the years but nothing as bad as this.

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Being half of the two frontrunners of CartoonNetwork’s cartoon renaissance, RegularShow managed to bring out the best... and the worst. Of course, the show can have a few mistakes that need to be fired from The Park as soon as possible.

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Being half of the two frontrunners of CartoonNetwork’s Creator/CartoonNetwork’s cartoon renaissance, RegularShow WesternAnimation/RegularShow managed to bring out the best... and the worst. Of course, the show can have a few mistakes that need to be fired from The Park as soon as possible.


* Tropers/{{bobdrantz}}: As of its second season, ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is taking something of a downhill turn. The episode "Appreciation Day" was bad enough with its predictable storyline and poor use of characters, but that's not even the DMOS. No, that honor goes to "My Mom". It's a poorly-written ShootTheShaggyDog story in which Mordecai and Rigby end up being supervised by Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost. Sure, the episode starts out decent enough with the main duo finding out that Muscle Man is pretty cool, despite being a JerkAss. However, Mordecai then points out that he finds Muscle Man's "My mom!" jokes are annoying and proceeds to tell a bunch of "Your mom" jokes...and it goes downhill from there. Why? Well, first of all, you'd think that this means that the episode would have Muscle Man's mother show up for one reason or another. Instead, his brother shows up (Which makes no sense) and they proceed to make Mordecai and Rigby kiss and eat a picture of Muscle Man's [[spoiler:butt]]. It makes no sense. The ending feels tacked on and forced and brings the entire episode down. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Not to mention that Muscle Man]] works best as a RunningGag character, and his voice is [[MostAnnoyingSound too aggravating to listen to for longer than five minutes.]]

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* Tropers/{{bobdrantz}}: As of its second season, ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is taking something of a downhill turn. The episode "Appreciation Day" was bad enough with its predictable storyline and poor use of characters, but that's not even the DMOS. No, that honor goes to "My Mom". It's a poorly-written ShootTheShaggyDog story in which Mordecai and Rigby end up being supervised by Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost. Sure, the episode starts out decent enough with the main duo finding out that Muscle Man is pretty cool, despite being a JerkAss. However, Mordecai then points out that he finds Muscle Man's "My mom!" jokes are annoying and proceeds to tell a bunch of "Your mom" jokes...and it goes downhill from there. Why? Well, first of all, you'd think that this means that the episode would have Muscle Man's mother show up for one reason or another. Instead, his brother shows up (Which makes no sense) and they proceed to make Mordecai and Rigby kiss and eat a picture of Muscle Man's [[spoiler:butt]]. It makes no sense. The ending feels tacked on and forced and brings the entire episode down. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Not to mention that Muscle Man]] works best as a RunningGag character, and his voice is [[MostAnnoyingSound too aggravating to listen to for longer than five minutes.]]


* Tropers/{{heartauthor}}: My original Regular Show DMOS was "Think Positive", but then I remembered "See You There", a really bad episode that cemented my hatred for the show's other [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]: Muscle Man. The episode is about Mordecai and Rigby being the only ones who aren't invited to Hi-Five Ghost's birthday party; Muscle Man even says to their faces that they aren't invited. Mordecai and Rigby try multiple times to appease Muscle Man, even giving him their game system, but are rejected each time. The two end up sneaking into the party with the help of HFG's brother, disguised as ghosts (it's a costume party), and through a series of elaborate events, end up giving Muscle Man a heart attack. Hi-Five Ghost starts screaming at Mordecai and Rigby that they killed his best friend, and [[TearJerker Mordecai and Rigby are horrified by what they did]]... only for Muscle Man to wake up and reveal that the whole thing, even the party... was one big prank. And the motivation for the whole thing? Muscle Man [[BestServedCold wanted revenge]] for Mordecai and Rigby splashing soda in his face... [[DisproportionateRetribution while Mordecai was saving Rigby from choking, during which Muscle Man only sat by, cackling as he essentially]] [[DudeNotFunny watched Rigby die]]. [[BigWhat What]]? Not only is that the most petty reason for revenge this troper has ever heard, but it pretty much confirmed that Muscle Man is an UngratefulBastard that has no problem faking a serious injury just to get back at someone for [[FelonyMisdemeanor splashing soda in his face]].

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* Tropers/{{heartauthor}}: My original Regular Show DMOS was "Think Positive", but then I remembered "See You There", a really bad episode that cemented my hatred for the show's other [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]: Muscle Man. The episode is about Mordecai and Rigby being the only ones who aren't invited to Hi-Five Ghost's birthday party; Muscle Man even says to their faces that they aren't invited. Mordecai and Rigby try multiple times to appease Muscle Man, even giving him their game system, but are rejected each time. The two end up sneaking into the party with the help of HFG's brother, disguised as ghosts (it's a costume party), and through a series of elaborate events, end up giving Muscle Man a heart attack. Hi-Five Ghost starts screaming at Mordecai and Rigby that they killed his best friend, and [[TearJerker Mordecai and Rigby are horrified by what they did]]... only for Muscle Man to wake up and reveal that the whole thing, even the party... was one big prank. And the motivation for the whole thing? Muscle Man [[BestServedCold wanted revenge]] for Mordecai and Rigby splashing soda in his face... [[DisproportionateRetribution while Mordecai was saving Rigby from choking, during which Muscle Man only sat by, cackling as he essentially]] [[DudeNotFunny watched Rigby die]].die. [[BigWhat What]]? Not only is that the most petty reason for revenge this troper has ever heard, but it pretty much confirmed that Muscle Man is an UngratefulBastard that has no problem faking a serious injury just to get back at someone for [[FelonyMisdemeanor splashing soda in his face]].



* dannylightninglightner: "Marvolo the Wizard" wasn't really a ''bad'' episode (and definitely wasn't without its very funny moments,) but the episode's treatment of Pops ebbed into DudeNotFunny territory a few times. As Pops is mostly portrayed as a really timid and easily-frightened character, normally it's funny to see him over-react to things. But because this episode was entirely framed from his point of view, seeing him run around in a complete panic was legitimately sad to watch, especially with the jerk fairgoers taunting him. And Benson, holding the IdiotBall, doesn't actually ''explain'' to Pops what's going on; [[KickTheDog he just yells at him]], making the situation worse. Seeing Benson treat Pops like this was pretty jarring, as Pops is usually something of a MoralityPet to Benson. I agree with the observation of a particular commenter on the "Toonzone" forum discussion page for this episode; "I was just annoyed with how no one was helping Pops, who was legitimately scared and confused into stupidity here." There's also the scene in which Pops blacks out from accidentally running into a wall in a panic; when he comes to, Skips doesn't really seem too concerned, he just tells him to slay the dragon and that this will fix everything. Pops eventually defeats the dragon, and he's overjoyed- [[TheChewToy but the episode won't allow him to celebrate his victory for very long, because immediately afterward, he's knocked out AGAIN.]] The ending scene somewhat implies that Marvolo's appearances in the episode may have been due to Pops hallucinating from getting smacked on the head. Pops has always been something of a comical yet pitiable ButtMonkey ever since the show's inception, but this episode went a little too far with it and pushed him into straight-up [[TheWoobie woobie]] territory.

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* dannylightninglightner: "Marvolo the Wizard" wasn't really a ''bad'' episode (and definitely wasn't without its very funny moments,) but the episode's treatment of Pops ebbed into DudeNotFunny territory a few times.was bad. As Pops is mostly portrayed as a really timid and easily-frightened character, normally it's funny to see him over-react to things. But because this episode was entirely framed from his point of view, seeing him run around in a complete panic was legitimately sad to watch, especially with the jerk fairgoers taunting him. And Benson, holding the IdiotBall, doesn't actually ''explain'' to Pops what's going on; [[KickTheDog he just yells at him]], making the situation worse. Seeing Benson treat Pops like this was pretty jarring, as Pops is usually something of a MoralityPet to Benson. I agree with the observation of a particular commenter on the "Toonzone" forum discussion page for this episode; "I was just annoyed with how no one was helping Pops, who was legitimately scared and confused into stupidity here." There's also the scene in which Pops blacks out from accidentally running into a wall in a panic; when he comes to, Skips doesn't really seem too concerned, he just tells him to slay the dragon and that this will fix everything. Pops eventually defeats the dragon, and he's overjoyed- [[TheChewToy but the episode won't allow him to celebrate his victory for very long, because immediately afterward, he's knocked out AGAIN.]] The ending scene somewhat implies that Marvolo's appearances in the episode may have been due to Pops hallucinating from getting smacked on the head. Pops has always been something of a comical yet pitiable ButtMonkey ever since the show's inception, but this episode went a little too far with it and pushed him into straight-up [[TheWoobie woobie]] territory.


Sometimes Pops doesn't say "[[CatchPhrase good show]]", but instead, he says "bad show". Perhaps he has MediumAwareness and is actually referring to [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck these moments]]?

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Sometimes Pops doesn't say "[[CatchPhrase good show]]", but instead, he says "bad show". -> ''"Bad show. Jolly bad show."''
-->-- Malum Kranus aka Anti-Pops himself, ladies and gentlemen.
Perhaps he has MediumAwareness and is actually referring to [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck these moments]]?
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Being half of the two frontrunners of CartoonNetwork’s cartoon renaissance, RegularShow managed to bring out the best... and the worst. Of course, the show can have a few mistakes that need to be fired from The Park as soon as possible.


* ''Troper/Benthelame'': For me it was the GrandFinale, particularly finding out that after all the hype placed around Mordecai x Margret, Mordecai x CJ and a lot of the character development that Mordecai goes through being centered around or stemming from knowing either of these individuals, he doesn't end up with either. I'd have been happy if he decided to live life being single but instead he ends up with a character we never got to know as if the writers were just hooked on the idea that happiness equals BabiesEverAfter. I have no "Ship" and I gleefully watch as they are destroyed but poofing a random wife and random kids out for a character that spent much of the series learning about relationships from other ones ( including but not limited to don't be afraid to admit that you're jealous, Don't be a two-timing jerk, Let things go. Go big or go home and Girls don't date guys that treat their mothers badly) just seemed like a huge letdown.

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* ''Troper/Benthelame'': ''Troper/{{Benthelame}}'': For me it was the GrandFinale, particularly finding out that after all the hype placed around Mordecai x Margret, Mordecai x CJ and a lot of the character development that Mordecai goes through being centered around or stemming from knowing either of these individuals, he doesn't end up with either. I'd have been happy if he decided to live life being single but instead he ends up with a character we never got to know as if the writers were just hooked on the idea that happiness equals BabiesEverAfter. I have no "Ship" and I gleefully watch as they are destroyed but poofing a random wife and random kids out for a character that spent much of the series learning about relationships from other ones ( including but not limited to don't be afraid to admit that you're jealous, Don't be a two-timing jerk, Let things go. Go big or go home and Girls don't date guys that treat their mothers badly) just seemed like a huge letdown.

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* ''Troper/Benthelame'': For me it was the GrandFinale, particularly finding out that after all the hype placed around Mordecai x Margret, Mordecai x CJ and a lot of the character development that Mordecai goes through being centered around or stemming from knowing either of these individuals, he doesn't end up with either. I'd have been happy if he decided to live life being single but instead he ends up with a character we never got to know as if the writers were just hooked on the idea that happiness equals BabiesEverAfter. I have no "Ship" and I gleefully watch as they are destroyed but poofing a random wife and random kids out for a character that spent much of the series learning about relationships from other ones ( including but not limited to don't be afraid to admit that you're jealous, Don't be a two-timing jerk, Let things go. Go big or go home and Girls don't date guys that treat their mothers badly) just seemed like a huge letdown.


* RemTar85: To me the biggest DMOS in the show's history is the episode "Do Me a Solid", where Mordecai asks Rigby to do him a "solid" (pretty much a favor) by accompanying him on a double date with Margaret and Eileen. To sweeten the deal, Mordecai offers Rigby ten solids in return. Rigby accepts, and what does he do? During the double date, he uses his solids to humiliate, demean and embarrass Mordecai, all to ruin his chances with Margaret. We never find out what the final solid is, but it's something apparently so disgusting that Mordecai refuses doing it, causing one of the typical world-ending cataclysms seen almost daily in the park, requiring Mordecai to do the embarrassing, disgusting solid in front of everybody, including Margaret. To add insult to injury, the whole thing is taped, and Rigby and the others at the park (minus Benson) are still laughing over it while watching it the next day. The lowest point comes when Mordecai rightfully wants to end the friendship with Rigby, but decides that Rigby should be forgiven when Rigby casually breaks the tape of Mordecai's humiliation. So what if he broke the tape? Everybody saw it and knows what he did, breaking the tape changes nothing! This episode was the point that cemented Rigby as an irredeemable, selfish, ManipulativeBastard with no good qualities who is as bad and probably worse than the villains the characters often face.

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* RemTar85: To me the biggest DMOS in the show's history is the episode "Do Me a Solid", where Mordecai asks Rigby to do him a "solid" (pretty much a favor) by accompanying him on a double date with Margaret and Eileen. To sweeten the deal, Mordecai offers Rigby ten solids in return. Rigby accepts, and what does he do? During the double date, he uses his solids to humiliate, demean and embarrass Mordecai, all to ruin his chances with Margaret. We never find out what the final solid is, but it's something apparently so disgusting that Mordecai refuses doing it, causing one of the typical world-ending cataclysms seen almost daily in the park, requiring Mordecai to do the embarrassing, disgusting solid in front of everybody, including Margaret. To add insult to injury, the whole thing is taped, and Rigby and the others at the park (minus Benson) are still laughing over it while watching it the next day. The lowest point comes when Mordecai rightfully wants to end the friendship with Rigby, but decides that Rigby should be forgiven when Rigby casually breaks the tape of Mordecai's humiliation. So what if he broke the tape? Everybody saw it and knows what he did, breaking the tape changes nothing! This episode was the point that cemented Rigby as an irredeemable, selfish, selfish ManipulativeBastard with no good qualities who is as bad and probably worse than the villains the characters often face.face, and I cannot comprehend why anyone would like him after watching this episode.





* gene0129: The episode ''Jinx''. It involved Rigby being jinxed by Mordecai to where if he says anything, the latter punches him, and the only way to unjinx was to get someone to say the name three times in a row. When he gets fed up with this, he goes to Skips to get him to unjinx by writing down on a piece of paper instead out of fear that Mordecai is watching him. What does Skips do instead? He joins in on beating Rigby! Okay, seriously? I expected that kind of assholeness from Muscle-Man!

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* gene0129: The episode ''Jinx''. It involved Rigby being jinxed by Mordecai to where if he says anything, the latter punches him, and the only way to unjinx was to get someone to say the name three times in a row. When he gets fed up with this, he goes to Skips to get him to unjinx by writing down on a piece of paper instead out of fear that Mordecai is watching him. What does Skips do instead? He joins in on beating Rigby! Okay, seriously? I expected that kind of assholeness from Muscle-Man!Muscle-Man! Besides, Mordecai was overall a complete fucking asshole here and I'm glad he got he would get his just desserts in "Do Me a Solid", an episode that would air later.


* RemTar85: To me the biggest DMOS in the show's history is the episode "Do Me a Solid", where Mordecai asks Rigby to do him a "solid" (pretty much a favor) by accompanying him on a double date with Margaret and Eileen. To sweeten the deal, Mordecai offers Rigby ten solids in return. Rigby accepts, and what does he do? During the double date, he uses his solids to humiliate, demean and embarrass Mordecai, all to ruin his chances with Margaret. We never find out what the final solid is, but it's something apparently so disgusting that Mordecai refuses doing it, causing one of the typical world-ending cataclysms seen almost daily in the park, requiring Mordecai to do the embarrassing, disgusting solid in front of everybody, including Margaret. To add insult to injury, the whole thing is taped, and Rigby and the others at the park (minus Benson) are still laughing over it while watching it the next day. The lowest point comes when Mordecai rightfully wants to end the friendship with Rigby, but decides that Rigby should be forgiven when Rigby casually breaks the tape of Mordecai's humiliation. So what if he broke the tape? Everybody saw it and knows what he did, breaking the tape changes nothing! This episode was the point that cemented Rigby as an irredeemable, selfish, manipulative bastard with no good qualities who is as bad and probably worse than the villains the characters often face, and I cannot comprehend why anyone would like him after watching this episode.

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* RemTar85: To me the biggest DMOS in the show's history is the episode "Do Me a Solid", where Mordecai asks Rigby to do him a "solid" (pretty much a favor) by accompanying him on a double date with Margaret and Eileen. To sweeten the deal, Mordecai offers Rigby ten solids in return. Rigby accepts, and what does he do? During the double date, he uses his solids to humiliate, demean and embarrass Mordecai, all to ruin his chances with Margaret. We never find out what the final solid is, but it's something apparently so disgusting that Mordecai refuses doing it, causing one of the typical world-ending cataclysms seen almost daily in the park, requiring Mordecai to do the embarrassing, disgusting solid in front of everybody, including Margaret. To add insult to injury, the whole thing is taped, and Rigby and the others at the park (minus Benson) are still laughing over it while watching it the next day. The lowest point comes when Mordecai rightfully wants to end the friendship with Rigby, but decides that Rigby should be forgiven when Rigby casually breaks the tape of Mordecai's humiliation. So what if he broke the tape? Everybody saw it and knows what he did, breaking the tape changes nothing! This episode was the point that cemented Rigby as an irredeemable, selfish, manipulative bastard ManipulativeBastard with no good qualities who is as bad and probably worse than the villains the characters often face, and I cannot comprehend why anyone would like him after watching this episode.face.


* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], and this episode just cemented my contempt for his character in the later seasons. This episode serves as the conclusion of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[spoiler: He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena during the ceremony: he instead was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech; and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]

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* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], and this episode just cemented my contempt for his character in the later seasons. This episode serves as the conclusion of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] do and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[spoiler: He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena during the ceremony: he instead was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech; and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]


* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], and this episode just cemented my contempt for his character in the later seasons. This episode the conclusion of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]

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* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], and this episode just cemented my contempt for his character in the later seasons. This episode serves as the conclusion of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon [[spoiler: He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and during the ceremony: he instead was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech speech; and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]


* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. If anyone saw my earlier entry that I removed in favor of this, I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], but one consolation was that Rigby was actually getting his life together. This is the culmination of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]

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* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. If anyone saw my earlier entry that I removed in favor of this, I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], but one consolation was that Rigby was actually getting and this episode just cemented my contempt for his life together. character in the later seasons. This is episode the culmination conclusion of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]


* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. If anyone saw my earlier entry that I removed in favor of this, I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], but one consolation was that Rigby was actually getting his life together. This is the culmination of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]

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* mysticfire: All right, I removed my earlier entry on ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' in favor of Mordecai's behavior throughout ''Rigby's Graduation Day Special''. Overall, I think this is honestly one of the best episodes of the series, but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly register my frustration with Mordecai. If anyone saw my earlier entry that I removed in favor of this, I had not really been liking Mordecai ever since the [[YourCheatingHeart ''Merry Christmas Mordecai'' fiasco]], but one consolation was that Rigby was actually getting his life together. This is the culmination of Rigby's two-seasons-long effort to graduate high school, and he is chosen to give the commencement address, which will be filmed for a TV show. Meanwhile, the park staff is getting ready to throw Rigby a party, and Mordecai just generally acts mopey and mouthy when the others ask him what Rigby likes. Mordecai even claims that [[Jerkass graduating high school is the least a person can do]] and asks why it is so special, to which Hi Five Ghost [[LampshadeHanging registers his disbelief that he has to explain to Mordecai what an accomplishment this is for Rigby.]] Mordecai is then tasked with taking Skips' van to get a special soda for Rigby, which is out of season and thus he needs to drive out to the manufacturer. This sets up a heartwarming scene, but then Mordecai whines the whole time. Rigby is getting nervous about writing his speech and calls to ask Mordecai for help, and the latter snaps and hangs up on him. Rigby calls later to ask for help again, while Mordecai is on the way home with the surprise, and what does Mordecai do? [[MoralEventHorizon He throws the soda out the window.]] I don't care that Mordecai [[spoiler: actually did go back and get the soda]], because that is ruined for me by the fact that 1) Mordecai wasn't even in the arena and was pouting next to the van and didn't even consider going inside until Rigby started floundering on his speech and 2) he flatly admits to Rigby that it's hard to see him doing so well because that makes [[ItsAllAboutMe Mordecai feel worse about himself.]] On some level I can understand Mordecai's feelings, but Mordecai has not actively tried to improve his life and seems to want Rigby around so he can feel superior to someone. Rigby has spent so much time improving his life and Mordecai [[ItsAllAboutMe still made it all about him.]] I don't know why [[EasilyForgiven Rigby wasn't mad at Mordecai for at least several episodes after this,]] giving that the latter's apology didn't feel especially genuine to me. Also, aside from Rigby's brief frustration with him, [[KarmaHoudini Mordecai does not receive any appropriate calling out for his extremely selfish behavior.]]

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