My Thoughts on Regular Show, Season by Season (Part 4 of 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

This is it, guys. The final installment of my ultra-ambitious and long-winded project analyzing Regular Show. With a whopping four blog posts written over the course of nearly two months, covering about a quarter of the show’s 200-odd episodes and nearly forgetting the movie, this is a project that I’ll look back on for years and say, “wow, this was pretty modest compared to my MLP episode reviews”. Speaking of that project, my next MLP post will probably come out a week from now; I skipped out on it this week in favor of finishing my Regular Show review.

I scrambled to write this entire post in the last three days of September 2022 because I wanted to stick to my promise, and I hope it was worth it! Now let’s begin with the movie.


The Movie: I Almost Didn’t Cover This One

This is for you, commenter on my last Regular Show post.

Regular Show: The Movie isn’t on Hulu as of this writing like the rest of the show, so instead of digging up legal ways to watch it, I settled upon one of those janky episode mirror websites with weird domain names, which is my reluctant fallback for watching episodes of TV shows. Taking place between seasons 6 and 7, the movie’s plot revolves around time travel and Mordecai and Rigby’s difficult friendship. It shows us an alternate future where they are no longer friends and expands on their past by showing us their high school lives. The villain throughout the movie is their science teacher Mr. Ross, who in typical Regular Show fashion wants vengeance for something extremely petty: Rigby ruining his volleyball match. Also in Regular Show fashion, Ross’s desire for vengeance burns so fiercely that he does something surreal, which is building a time machine so he can change the past and destroy the universe with a time-nado—one that was wrongly presumed to be his troublemaking students’ fault.

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My Thoughts on Regular Show, Season by Season (Part 3 of 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Sorry this post took so long! I wrote it at a leisurely pace and intermittently worked on MLP episode reviews too, plus real life stuff. The good thing is that my next Regular Show blog post will be my last one, whenever that comes out. It may take a little while though!


Season 6: Mordecai’s Love Life Falls Apart

It’s always thrown me off that Mordecai’s mother has the exact same voice as Leela from Futurama.

Due to CJ’s presence, Maxin’ and Relaxin’ (6.01) may seem like yet another season premiere focused on Mordecai’s love life, but I view it more as a classic tale of learning to respect your mildly embarrassing but deeply loving parents. I really like that the show takes some time to expand on both Mordecai and Rigby’s relationships with their parents and give depth to their childhoods. Their childhoods are explored further in the movie, which I originally wasn’t going to cover but then decided to review in the next post. Mordecai’s mother seems like an archetypical embarrassing mother, but this whole time CJ finds her perfectly cool and nice, reminding us there’s more to her than just that. Towards the end, the ghosts of Mordecai’s awkward childhood memories remind him of all the nice things his mother did for him after each memory, which leads him to shed his characteristic Mordecai awkwardness and apologize. Rigby’s relationship with his parents is much more difficult, as we’ll see in season 7.

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