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 am choosing not to cover in this blog post series. 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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My Thoughts on Regular Show, Season by Season (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Remember when I said I would make three blog posts reviewing Regular Show? Yeah, so… that number kind of just bumped up to four. The reason why is because I was slower with writing this post than expected and didn’t want to drag ass for too long. This post goes over seasons 4-5, part 3 will go over seasons 6-7, and part 4 will go over season 8.

To be fair, seasons 1 and 2 combined are the same length as most other seasons: 40 ten-minute episodes. So this post covers about the same amount of content as part 1, just with more text.


Season 4: Introducing Thomas

I’ll never forget how incredibly hyped I was when watching this episode’s premiere.

The first two-part episode of the show other than Terror Tales of the Park, Exit 9B (4.01-02) is one hell of a strong start for season 4. It features all the park members besides Mordecai and Rigby having their jobs switched and memories erased, and a huge showdown of the park crew against every single villain we’ve seen in the first three seasons, all led by the vengeful son of the guy whose high score Mordecai and Rigby had beaten. The episode is full of hype all the way through and raises the bar for how dramatic this show is willing to get. In the end, the day is saved by a new addition to the cast: the park’s intern named Thomas. When a show adds a new character to its main cast, the character will usually be divisive, and Thomas is no exception.

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My Thoughts on Regular Show, Season by Season (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

For those who don’t know, Regular Show is an eight-season Cartoon Network show directed by J.G. Quintel that ran from 2010 to 2017. In short, it’s about a bunch of guys who work at a park and get into mishaps that lead to surreal adventures. But there’s much more to Regular Show than that, and in this three-part blog post series, I want to review this show and give it the justice it deserves. This post goes over seasons 1-3; the next two will go through seasons 4-6 and 7-8 respectively.

EDIT: Change of plans, this is now going to be a four-part blog post series. The next three posts will go over seasons 4-5, 6-7, and 8 respectively.

Regular Show is a show that I have a long history with. I remember the day I first watched it in I want to say January 2011, on the old tiny TV in my parents’ bedroom when I was home alone, and it didn’t take me long to get hooked and follow almost every episode live from season 2 through 5, then inconsistently in season 6. As much as I enjoyed the show, I eventually stopped following it for a good while as my parents got rid of our cable TV in favor of streaming services. That didn’t stop me from watching episodes on unofficial mirrors online, which I did several times from 2016 to 2019, but I never quite finished the show. Eventually, over the course of the past month, I binged the entire show on TV with my family Hulu subscription until I watched the final episode on August 10, 2022.

Given that it took me over a decade between first watching and finishing Regular Show, and that it had a fair amount of influence on my life—my main Internet username before my current one was WikiRigbyDude—I think it’s only right to talk about this show on my blog. But don’t worry, I won’t make a lengthy ambitious post series analyzing every episode. Instead, I’ll talk about the show season by season in three blog posts, and discuss various episodes along the way that I think are highlights. Unlike a certain show involving horses, most Regular Show episodes are only ten minutes each, meaning there’s usually not that much to say about each one.

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