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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • The Furry Fandom, A few jokes poke fun at the squickier side of the fandom, such as the Bad Dragonnote  reference in the Miata review. Another one, from the first S2000 review...
      "This is my Red XIII suit with the DICKHOLE."
      • "He's secretly aroused by the possibility of getting caught, and having to explain what FurAffinity is."
      • He pokes fun at the people at car shows who decorate their cars with stuffed animals and fake tails. "Wrong subculture, dingus!"
      • The bratty Ford Festiva owner at the beginning of the car's review: "I'm not taking my tail off, it's who I am!"
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    • Hipsters are another group of people he likes to rag on at times. Notable instances include the Volvo 240 review, the Subaru BRAT review, and the Pypes Car show video.
  • Author's Saving Throw: After the first Civic Si video was met with a frosty reception, it was demoted from a standard review to a Harold Slovinsky video, and a more traditional review was quickly edited and uploaded the same day, keeping the RCR schedule.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: YES.
  • Colbert Bump: Jalopnik running an article about the Jeep Grand Cheeroke review was the first and most significant of those for RCR. In one of his vlogs MR. Regular even celebrates one year anniversary of RCR on the date of its publication.
  • Critical Research Failure: In the 300ZX video where Mr. Regular compares the car's figures to that of a C4 Corvette, he incorrectly states the power figures of the high-performance ZR-1note .
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The almost offensively stereotypical Japanese accent in the WRX review can become this as it continues.
    • Actually, pretty much the entire series.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Of course Fiber One would be the perfect sponsor for a show called Regular Car Reviews!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Jalopnik did end up running the Subaru WRX review.
    • In their first appearance on The Smoking Tire Podcast guys mention having a lot of review offers from Honda Fit drivers. Guess what car Mr. Regular buys after Echo is totaled?
  • Memetic Mutation: "Track day, bro!"
    • "This is not Matt Farah's million mile Lexus"
    • "Which Corvette is best Corvette?" And plenty of variants.
  • Once an Episode: The Voice, Mr. Regular's deep, extremely perverted inner "Voice". Almost every quote in this article that's in all caps was done in it.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The consensus on the Mazda 6, Chevy Malibu, and the Infiniti G37
    "The Malibu offers a s-...It's a ride... This is a car."
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: In the Triumph Daytona review, in regards to why buying a big sportbike as ones first bike is a really bad idea.
  • Squick: Mr. Regulars inner voice likes going there.
    • "They slammed their crotches together until their privates looked like RHUBARB"
    • A lot in the Suzuki GS500 and Bandit reviews.
    • The Volvo S60R review, especially the final monologue.
    *In The Voice* "All Volvos remind me of that time I was at Wendys, and I was eating at the Superbar, and I saw this post-menopausal lady. She got on top of the Superbar, and just dropped her pants and started QUEEFING on everything, she was queefing on all the garbanzo beans. Then she got a turkey baster, and just filled up her snatch with some old POOL WATER, and then just queefed AGAIN and AGAIN AGAINAGAINAGAIN."
  • The Other Darrin: The Honda Fit that replaced the Toyota Echo fills the same roles as camera car, and lurking in the background. Mid 2017 the Fit was given away to a fan and Mr. Regular stated that they have a new camera car but is very hush-hush about what exactly it is until the update video is released. In 2018, Mr. R. brought his new car (A gold 2004 Subaru Forester) into public attention when he had it taken in for rust repair. While he plans on keeping the car for the foreseeable future, he hinted that he may want to replace his car yet again.


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