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, a big white ape named Skips, a fat, green-skinned guy named muscle man, a ghost with a hand on the top of his head named High-Five Ghost, 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 as a note, some 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.
The show eventually became a sleeper hit during its production and managed to gain a cult following for its Seinfeld-esqe spin on absurdist humor, and received a full-length TV movie on Thanksgiving 2015 called Regular Show: The Movie.
In mid-to-late 2016, the eight season was confirmed to be the last. The Grand Finale aired January 16, 2017, thus making it the first of Cartoon Network's New Tens big hits to go out. The show has 261 episodes and a full-length movie, the most of any complete Cartoon Network original series as of its finale.
Since the show wrapped up, Quintel has been making a new show Close Enough, a Spiritual Successor to Regular Show but aimed at a much older audience, set for air 2018 on TBS' brand-new original animation block.
Oddly however, this wasn't to be the end of the series yet, least in comic book format. Near the end of 2017 into early 2018, the series crossed over with Adventure Time, titled Adventure Time x Regular Show for a six issue adventure. And later 2018, it was a announced that another six issue comic would focus on the Park Crew as depicted in the 25 year finale.
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- Jolly good show.