“Regular Show: It is anything but.”
J. G. Quintel’s Regular Show is a cartoon that began airing on Cartoon Network in 2010, and has since become quite popular. The show follows the misadventures of Mordecai, a bluejay, and Rigby, a raccoon, as they work as groundskeepers at a community park.
Regular Show can be compared to other cartoon network favorites such as Adventure Time or Dexter’s Laboratory. Now even though this is technically a kids show, the experienced weedist will know you can’t rule anything out right away as potential stoner comedy gold. If nothing else this show will trip you out.
Other main characters in the show include Mordecai and Rigby’s boss and park manager Benson, a walking talking gum ball machine with a volatile temper. Skips, an immortal muscular yeti who seems to know everything about everything. Muscle Man, who is just some green dude that is anything but muscular and finishes every statement with his running “My Mom!” joke (you know who else smokes weed everyday…). Pops, an old time gentleman with a lollipop shaped body who speaks in what one can only assume is supposed to be an old time English dialect, and many others.
What makes this show so perfect for stoners is that the general plot line of most episodes seems to be pretty, well, regular – until something completely bizarre happens that throws everything into chaos. Mordecai and Rigby are just two normal dudes slacking off at their day job, but their laziness often gets them into absurd metaphysical dilemmas or otherworldly battles for life.
Some examples include “Grilled Cheese Deluxe,” an episode where the duo run an errand to get some grilled cheese sandwiches and end up conning their way into a local space laboratory where an antimatter machine goes haywire and threatens to blow up the town. Or “High Score” where Mordecai and Rigby set the high score on an arcade video game which ends up summoning the previous record holder Garrett Bobby Ferguson, a giant bearded floating head from another world.
In one episode, “A Bunch of Full Grown Geese,” the park is plagued by some violent Geese who continue to beat up park workers. Mordecai and Rigby end up enlisting the aid of some baby ducks who morph into a megazord-like fighting robot as they take on the giant conglomerate monster the geese have fused into, a personal favorite episode.
See, when watching the Regular Show, the thing is, you can expect anything to happen. No matter how bizarre or irrelevant a plot point might seem, it could end becoming hilariously blown out of proportion in the most ridiculous way, and that’s a good thing for comedy.
The characters are ridiculous, the plots even more so. Go ahead and grab a bowl and get ready to witness true comical absurdity.
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