Wait, you want me do you a solid and describe Regular Show here?
Alright, but you owe me one later. 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, an immortal yeti 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 thanks to various impossible and strange events arising from normal, mundane tasks. 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 RockPaperScissors to decide who gets an old 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.
Premiering September 6, 2010, the show quickly became a hit due to its Seinfeld-esqe spin on absurdist humor, with both it and Adventure Time considered as the start of Cartoon Network's renaissance age after years of Network Decay. The series ended on January 16, 2017, after 261 episodes and a 2015 TV movie, making it the first of the network's big 2010s hits to wrap up.
However, this wasn't to be the end of the series, at least as far as comics are concerned. KaBOOM! Comics started publishing monthly comics in 2013, with the run ending in 2016 at 40 issues. At the same time, graphic novels were released yearly from 2014 to 2017. Near the end of 2017, the comic book universes of Regular Show and Adventure Time combined for the six-issue Adventure Time x Regular Show crossover miniseries. Finally, in 2018, another six-issue miniseries comic entitled Regular Show: 25 Years Later was released, focusing on the Park Crew as depicted in the show's "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
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... eventually on TBS' brand-new original animation block.
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- Jolly good show.