Regular Show (season 4)

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Regular Show (season 4)
Regular Show S4 Region 4 DVD.jpg
Season 4 DVD cover
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes40
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseOctober 1, 2012 (2012-10-01) –
August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
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List of Regular Show episodes

The fourth season of American animated comedy television series Regular Show, created by J. G. Quintel, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. The season ran from October 1, 2012, to August 12, 2013. Quintel originally created the series' pilot using characters from his comedy shorts for the cancelled anthology series The Cartoonstitute. He developed Regular Show from his own experiences in college, while several of its main characters originated from his animated shorts 2 in the AM PM and The Naïve Man from Lolliland. Following the success of its first season, Regular Show was renewed for a fourth season on October 26, 2011.

Regular Show's fourth season was storyboarded and written by Calvin Wong, Toby Jones, Andres Salaff, Madeline Queripel, Benton Connor, Hilary Florido, Sean Szeles (who was promoted to supervising director halfway through the season), Kat Morris (who left to become a storyboard supervisor on Steven Universe), Sarah Oleksyk, Hellen Jo, James Kim, and Owen Dennis, while it was produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The season began on October 1, 2012, with a special 30-minute (two-part) season premiere, "Exit 9B". Regular Show is rated TV-PG for suggestive humor – certain episodes are rated TV-PG-V for mild to moderate violence, including peril and non-fatal use of weapons and firearms, and visual and verbal references to death and dying. Other specials that aired within the season include the Halloween special "Terror Tales of the Park II", a Christmas special, and the 100th episode of the series. The character Thomas was introduced in the season premiere, working as an intern for the park in which the series primarily takes place.

Development[edit]

Concept[edit]

Two 23-year-old friends,[1] a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby, are employed as groundskeepers at a park and spend their days trying to slack off and entertain themselves by any means. This is much to the chagrin of their boss Benson and their coworker, Skips, but to the delight of Pops. Their other coworkers, Muscle Man (an overweight green man) and High Five Ghost (a ghost with a hand extending from the top of his head), serve as rivals to Mordecai and Rigby. The show usually revolves around Mordecai and Rigby's attempts to avoid work and enjoy themselves. However, they often, at times, have to pay for their irresponsible actions, as they always get into more trouble than they thought. This typically results in Mordecai and Rigby going through bizarre and surrealistic misadventures, many of which nearly kill them or others around them.

Production[edit]

Many of the characters are loosely based on those developed for Quintel's student films at California Institute of the Arts: The Naive Man From Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM.[2] Quintel pitched Regular Show for Cartoon Network's Cartoonstitute project, in which the network allowed young artists to create pilots with no notes to possibly be optioned as a show. After being green-lit, Quintel recruited several indie comic book artists to compose the staff of the show, as their style matched close to what he desired for the series. The season was storyboarded and written by Calvin Wong, Toby Jones, Andres Salaff, Madeline Queripel, Benton Connor, Hilary Florido, Sean Szeles (who was promoted to supervising director halfway through the season), Kat Morris (who left to become a storyboard supervisor on Steven Universe), along with newcomers Sarah Oleksyk, Hellen Jo, James Kim, and Owen Dennis. The writers for this season were J. G. Quintel, Mike Roth, John Infantino, Michele Cavin, and Matt Price, who is also the story editor, while being produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show is rated TV-PG and occasionally TV-PG-V. Despite not airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up, it is considered more of a traditional adult animated comedy than a children's cartoon.

The fourth season of Regular Show was produced over October 2011 – September 2012, with heavy use of double entendres and mild language Quintel stated that, although the network wanted to step up from the more child-oriented fare, there were some restrictions that came along with this switch.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code [4]
US viewers
(millions)
81
82
1
2
"Exit 9B"Calvin Wong, Toby Jones, Andres Salaff, and Madeline QueripelOctober 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)1012-081
1012-082
3.05[5]
Two months after the park is destroyed by a mysterious businessman, Mordecai and Rigby must save their brainwashed friends in order to prevent a freeway from being built over the park. This introduces Thomas as a recurring character for the first time.
Guest voices: Roger Craig Smith as Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr.; Thomas
833"Starter Pack"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoOctober 8, 2012 (2012-10-08)1012-0881.86[6]
Due to being a new employee, Thomas is frequently pranked by Muscle Man, a situation that agitates Mordecai and Rigby when they think that Muscle Man is taking it too far, so they pretended that Thomas pranked him, but this causes him to go on a serious rampage.
Song: "Toast of the Town" by Mötley Crüe
84
85
4
5
"Terror Tales of the Park II"Benton Connor, Hilary Florido, Sean Szeles, and Kat Morris
J. G. Quintel and Mike Roth (story)
October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15)1012-083
1012-084
3.11[7]
The group passes time by as they tell each other scary stories while driving to a Halloween party.
 • "Payback" – Mordecai is haunted by his deceased uncle after accidentally knocking him into the ball return at a bowling alley.
 • "Party Bus" – Mordecai, Rigby, Margaret, and Eileen board a haunted bus where they find the passengers aging as the bus moves forward and must try to escape.
 • "Wallpaper Man" – Mordecai and Rigby hire a man to re-wallpaper the house, but they quickly find out that he is actually a giant evil spider and they struggle to defeat him.
866"Pie Contest"Sarah Oleksyk and Hellen JoOctober 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)1012-0852.62[8]
When Mordecai and Rigby must serve as judges at the annual pie contest, they are afraid to tell their friends what they really think of their pies, but when a talking pie wants to help, he instead trashes the contest and eat the contestants, forcing Mordecai and Rigby to tell the truth.
Guest voices: Brandon Richardson as Low Five Ghost
877"150 Piece Kit"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesOctober 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)1012-0862.11[9]
Benson attempts to prove that he can play an advanced, extremely long drum solo when the band who discredited him shows up to play a concert at the park, but the other members of the band and the machine that replaced him refuse to let him do so. But Mordecai and Rigby including the others help Benson redeem himself.
888"Bald Spot"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelNovember 12, 2012 (2012-11-12)1012-0872.61[10]
Muscle Man gets a bald spot after getting his haircut on his one-year anniversary with Starla and tries his best to prevent her from noticing.
899"Guy's Night"Sean Szeles and Kat MorrisNovember 19, 2012 (2012-11-19)1012-0892.46[11]
Pops tries to prove he is "one of the guys" by completing the milk chugging challenge, but this soon leads him to a strange place with weird white creatures.
9010"One Pull Up"Sarah Oleksyk and Hellen JoNovember 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)1012-0902.14[12]
Eileen trains Rigby to perform a pull-up for the park fitness test before the end of the week or else he will be fired, but he becomes too strong and heavy for his own good.
91
92
11
12
"The Christmas Special"Sean Szeles, Kat Morris, Benton Connor, and Hilary FloridoDecember 3, 2012 (2012-12-03)1012-093
1012-094
2.71[13]
The group must destroy a magical present for Santa and save Christmas from an evil elf.
Songs: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Savatage (later re-released by Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Guest voices: Thomas Haden Church as Quillgin, Edward Asner as Santa Claus, and Kurtwood Smith as Gene
9313"T.G.I. Tuesday"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesJanuary 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)1012-0912.81[14]
Mordecai, Rigby, and Eileen plan a going-away party for Margaret due to her transferring to another college. But the deceased owners refuse to clean itself up while waiting for the girl that never arrives.
Song: "The Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet
9414"Firework Run"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelJanuary 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)1012-0922.24[15]
When Muscle Man accidentally sets off fireworks meant for Fourth of July celebration at the park, he, Mordecai, Rigby, and Hi-Five Ghost must retrieve "Diablo" from an evil owner Hector.
9515"The Longest Weekend"Sarah Oleksyk and Hellen JoJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)1012-0952.51[16]
Wanting to test their relationship, Starla has Muscle Man avoid contact with her for a weekend, which proves to be a difficult challenge for the both of them.
9616"Sandwich of Death"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelJanuary 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)1012-0972.54[17]
When Benson falls ill after eating a deadly sandwich wrong that Mordecai and Rigby had bought from a Death Kwan Do restaurant, they must get the cure for him or else he will die in six hours with the help of their old friend Sensei.
9717"Ace Balthazar Lives"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)1012-0982.27[18]
Mordecai and Rigby attempt to reunite a rock band when they think that the presumably deceased frontman is living at the park.
9818"Do or Diaper"Sean Szeles and Kat MorrisFebruary 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)1012-0992.67[19]
Mordecai makes a bet with Muscle Man that he will kiss Margaret by Friday at midnight or else he will wear a diaper for a week.
Song: "You Might Think" by The Cars
9919"Quips"Sarah Oleksyk and Hellen JoFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)1012-1002.43[20]
Skips' cousin Quips shows up at the park for game night, much to everyone's annoyance due to Quips' bad jokes.
10020"Caveman"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)1012-1012.44[21]
After Mordecai and Rigby accidentally defrost a caveman, they try to civilize him so he can stay at the park, but they also accidentally release other cavemen who rampage through the park.
10121"That's My Television"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)1012-1022.40[22]
Mordecai and Rigby help their favorite '80s sitcom star, RGB2, escape from the studio lot so he can avoid starring in a revival of his show.
10222"A Bunch of Full Grown Geese"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesMarch 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)1012-0962.58[23]
When vicious, territorial, and smart geese show up at the park, Mordecai and Rigby call upon some old friends to get rid of them, ducks.
Song: "The Touch" by Stan Bush
10323"Fool Me Twice"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesApril 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)1012-1162.14[24]
Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson must win the grand prize on a Japanese game show, but the host is determined to not let them win.
Guest voices: Andrew Kishino as the Game Master
10424"Limousine Lunchtime"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoApril 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)1012-1032.35[25]
Mordecai and Rigby stain Mr. Maellard's limo cushions while eating lunch inside and must compete in a Demo Derby from limos in order to win a new limo before Maellard gets back.
10525"Picking Up Margaret"Sean Szeles and Kat MorrisApril 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)1012-1042.26[26]
Mordecai offers to give Margaret a ride to the airport, but runs into trouble with an anti-cell phone croquet group.
Song: "We Are the Champions" by Queen
10626"K.I.L.I.T. Radio"Benton Connor and Sarah OleksykApril 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)1012-1051.94[27]
Muscle Man records a song for Starla and attempts to get it played on his favorite radio station, but the radio station is revealed to be controlled by an evil computer program and it refuses to let him do so.
10727"Carter and Briggs"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesMay 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)1012-1062.12[28]
Mordecai and Rigby enter a donut maneuvering contest in hopes of winning an appearance on their favorite cop show. Using their cart, they have to use Muscle Man's training to win against the tough competitors in the near death donut experience.
10828"Skips' Stress"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelMay 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)1012-1072.08[29]
When Skips' stress level rises to critical proportions, so he must defeat a stress monster in the mountains.
10929"Cool Cubed"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoMay 20, 2013 (2013-05-20)1012-1082.37[30]
When Thomas freezes his brain after chugging down a "Cool Cubed" smoothie, Mordecai and Rigby shrink and travel into his head to stop it from freezing his brain's core.
11030"Trailer Trashed"Calvin Wong and Kat MorrisMay 27, 2013 (2013-05-27)1012-1092.04[31]
Muscle Man tries to save his trailer after it fails a health inspection, but the inspector isn't quite who he seems to be. So they travel to the border in order to keep the trailer away from the inspector and his crew.
11131"Meteor Moves"Benton Connor and Sarah OleksykJune 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)1012-1102.46[32]
Mordecai plans to kiss Margaret during a meteor shower. But the Friend Guardian prevents it, forcing Mordecai to finally end his issue of holding back and finally make Margaret his girlfriend.
Guest voice: Wayne Knight as the Guardian of the Friend Zone
11232"Family BBQ"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoJune 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)1012-1132.27[33]
Mordecai tries to shake hands with Margaret's father, despite him taking an instant dislike to Mordecai. Ultimately, they both compete in a cannonball contest.
11333"The Last LaserDisc Player"Calvin Wong and Toby JonesJune 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)1012-1112.25[34]
Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and Hi-Five Ghost try to obtain a LaserDisc player in order to watch the rare version of a classic film. But the VHS people tries to prevent it from happening.
11434"Country Club"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelJuly 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)1012-1122.51[35]
Mordecai and Rigby must recover a golf cart that is taken by the park's neighboring rich country club members, who have also stolen many of the group's items and turning them into toilets.
11535"Blind Trust"Andres Salaff and Madeline QueripelJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)1012-1172.47[36]
Pops has Mordecai and Rigby help Benson down a mountain while he is blindfolded in order for him to show trust in the duo, but they encounter and anger ghost animals in the process.
Guest voices: Fred Tatasciore as Moose and other assorted sacred animals
11636"World's Best Boss"Kat Morris and James KimJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)1012-1142.47[36]
The group wants to give Benson a mug that says "World's Best Boss" for his tenth-anniversary at the park, but it proves to be more difficult than they thought.
Guest voices: Andrew Kishino as Doug McFarland, David Kaye as commercial voice-over speaker and Boss #3, and Robin Atkin Downes as Rogers, Boss #2, and delivery guy
11737"Last Meal"Sarah Oleksyk and Owen DennisJuly 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)1012-1152.55[37]
Muscle Man wants to binge on his favorite foods before going on a diet, but soon must deal with Death, who attempts to take his soul if he loses an eating hot dog contest.
Song: "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"(instrumental) by Blue Öyster Cult
11838"Sleep Fighter"Kat Morris and James KimJuly 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)1012-1192.06[38]
The group tries to help Muscle Man to stop fighting his own friends in his sleep and release trouble-making hugging kid creatures from his dreams.
11939"Party Re-Pete"Sarah Oleksyk and Owen DennisAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)1012-1202.88[39]
The group must save Benson after he is kidnapped by an evil party company. But ultimately, they discover there's a clone chamber which explains why "Party Benson" is different.
12040"Steak Me Amadeus"Benton Connor and Hilary FloridoAugust 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)1012-1182.44[40]
Mordecai wants to ask Margaret to be his girlfriend at a fancy steakhouse restaurant, but soon runs into trouble with some familiar foes involving the entire group. Unfortunately, after all the trouble they went through, Margaret rejects Mordecai, ending their relationship because of her transfer to college in a far away place.

Note: 6 Episodes this season, are considered 3 Full Episodes on Boomerang, they are, "Exit 9B", "Terror Tales of the Park II", and "The Christmas Special." And plus, "Terror Tales of the Park II" was aired alongside "Terror Tales of the Park" during it's original airing. Despite it being, 2 Different Episodes.

References[edit]

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