Regular Show (season 7)

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Regular Show (season 7)
Regular Show S7 Region 4 DVD.jpg
Region 4 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 39[1][2]
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Original release June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) – June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)
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The seventh season of the American animated comedy television series Regular Show, created by J. G. Quintel, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. 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 The Naïve Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM. He himself voices one of the main characters in the show, "Mordecai", a blue jay. The series was renewed for a seventh season at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014. The previous season contained 31 episodes in order to accommodate for the film and this season will contain the normal 40 episodes from the previous seasons.[1][2] However, it was technically 39 episodes because the last episode of the season was used for the five shorts which were broadcast on Cartoon Network in March and April 2016. Therefore, the five shorts took up one production code for the 40 episodes.

The first episode, "Dumptown U.S.A.", aired on June 26, 2015 as a "season seven preview", while the season officially premiered on August 6, 2015.[3]

Development[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was officially renewed for a seventh season on July 25, 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con International event. Regular Show and Adventure Time are the first Cartoon Network series to be renewed for a seventh season. Toby Jones announced on June 21, 2015 that the previous season would only contain 31 episodes because of the production of the upcoming movie and that season seven would have 40 episodes, making "Dumptown U.S.A." the season premiere, with the rest of the season officially beginning later in the year. The writer and storyboard artists are Benton Connor, Calvin Wong, Madeline Queripel, Casey Crowe, Toby Jones, Owen Dennis, Minty Lewis, Ryan Pequin, and newcomers Sam Spina, Alex Cline, Nathan Bulmer, and Gideon Chase. The story writers for the whole season were Quintel, Sean Szeles, Michele Cavin, and Matt Price, who was also the story editor. It was the last season for Wong as writer/storyboard artist, as his last episode was "Win That Prize" and became supervising director as of the episode "Benson's Pig". It was also the last season for Jones as writer/storyboard artist, leaving the show to become supervising director for shorts from the Cartoon Network game "OK KO!". Szeles served as supervising producer and Ryan Slater as producer. This was the last season where John Infantino, previously the supervising director for seasons 2 through 6, wrote for the show (leaving after "The Dome Experiment Special", though "Terror Tales of the Park V" was aired out of order). This was also the last season for writer Michele Cavin (who left at the end of the season to write for Future-Worm!).

During a press interview by Bubbleblabber, Quintel confirmed that during the season a special, "wintery-themed" episode would air later in the year, and that the season seven finale would be a half-hour special titled "Rigby's Graduation Day Special" that would change the course of the series.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air date [5]Prod.
code [6]
US viewers
(millions)
1921"Dumptown U.S.A."Benton Connor and Sam SpinaJune 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)1035-1951.29[7]
Two weeks after the events of "Dumped at the Altar", Mordecai disappears to a mysterious city called Dumptown, populated by men who live a trashy and aimless lifestyle after being dumped, and Rigby must find him, or Benson will have Mordecai fired.
Note: This is a season sneak preview.
1932"The Parkie Awards"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineAugust 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)1035-1961.60[8]
When Benson is yet again snubbed for a Parkie Award for Manager of the Year in favor of Gene the Vending Machine, the rest of the gang try to make Benson feel better with a guy's night out... after Rigby makes off with the award Gene just won.
Note: This is the official season seven premiere.
1943"The Lunch Club"Calvin Wong and Casey CroweAugust 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)1035-1971.55[9]
In this homage to the 1980s Brat Pack movie The Breakfast Club, Mr. Maellard's billionaire brunch gets ruined by a sleeping Rigby on a lawnmower. As punishment, Mr. Maellard locks Rigby and Benson (who gets blamed for not disciplining his employees) in Benson's office and orders one of them to write a letter of resignation before 5:00pm, or both of them will be fired.
1954"Local News Legend"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineAugust 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)1035-2001.49[10]
Margaret auditions for the chance to host a weekly news segment by doing an undercover investigation piece, but a mysterious, trenchcoated informant à la Deep Throat keeps giving her bogus leads.
196
197
5
6
"The Dome Experiment Special"Toby Jones, Owen Dennis, Minty Lewis, and Ryan PequinAugust 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)1035-198
1035-199
1.60[11]
Benson is determined to prove he was right about the date of the "Dome Experiment", a month-long experiment in which the park workers are locked in a bio-dome, after the dome comes a day early all signs point to a possible conspiracy over the dome's real intentions.
1987"Birthday Gift"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaSeptember 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)1035-2011.43[12]
After overhearing Mordecai tell Skips that he gives the worst birthday presents, Rigby teams up with a video game programmer to make Mordecai the best gift ever.
1998"Cat Videos"Calvin Wong and Casey CroweSeptember 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)1035-2021.31[13]
When Benson threatens to blow the whistle on Mordecai and Rigby's Funny Video Fridays, the duo distract Benson with viral videos showing cats doing cute and crazy things, turning their boss into a cat video addict.
2009"Struck by Lightning"Toby Jones and Owen DennisSeptember 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)1035-2031.39[14]
Muscle Man and Hi-Five Ghost get struck by lightning and lose their memories of being each other's friend.
Song: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach.
201
202
10
11
"Terror Tales of the Park V"Toby Jones, Owen Dennis, Ryan Pequin, and Minty LewisOctober 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)1035-193
1035-194
1.31[15]
Benson tries to spice up the park's annual Halloween party by renting a wish-making machine.
 • "Mr. Boss Man" – Benson purchases a doll from TV that he hopes will make Mordecai and Rigby work.
 • "WerePops" – Pops and the other park workers trial on a werewolf.
 • "Going Up" – Hi-Five Ghost gets stuck in an elevator while visiting Celia.
 • "Chocolatude" – Mordecai and Rigby are taken into an old hag's house and uncover a big secret.
Note: This episode was first set to air on October 28, 2015, but was delayed by one day.
20312"The Return of Party Horse"Minty Lewis and Ryan PequinNovember 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)1035-2041.03[16]
Mordecai and Rigby want to help Party Horse get back together with his girlfriend.
Note: This episode was first set air on September 24, 2015, but was pulled due to the premiere of Wabbit.
20413"Sleep Cycle"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineNovember 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)1035-2051.32[17]
Mordecai and Rigby watch movies for three whole nights, throwing off their sleep cycles.
Note: This episode was first set to air on October 1, 2015, but like the previous episode, it was pulled.
20514"Just Friends"Calvin Wong and Casey CroweNovember 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)1035-2061.26[18]
Rigby and Eileen get called away to Don's black belt ceremony, forcing Mordecai and Margaret to hang out alone – and Mordecai to confront his feelings for Margaret now that he's single.
20615"Benson's Pig"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaNovember 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)1035-2071.16[19]
Benson gets a pet pig, and asks Mordecai and Rigby to look after it.
20716"The Eileen Plan"Minty Lewis and Ryan PequinNovember 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)1035-2091.13[20]
Rigby goes back to high school to graduate and earn his diploma, something he keeps secret from Eileen. But Eileen becomes suspicious when Rigby repeatedly cancelling their dates.
20817"Hello China"Toby Jones and Owen DennisNovember 30, 2015 (2015-11-30)1035-2081.25[21]
In order to get high school credits, Rigby has to pass a foreign language class taught by Benson in China.
Note: This episode was originally set to air on November 13, 2015, but was replaced by "The Eileen Plan".
20918"Crazy Fake Plan"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineDecember 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)1035-2111.25[22]
Rigby is irate that Eileen always correctly guesses the surprise dates he plans for her, sometimes before he can even tell her. He develops an elaborate, circuitous plan involving numerous fake locations and a fake biker gang to throw her off.
21019"Win That Prize"Calvin Wong and Casey CroweDecember 2, 2015 (2015-12-02)1035-2121.16[23]
Pops is chosen to appear on a game show called Win That Prize, and ends up being hired to a local TV station when his ideas and appearances become popular.
21120"Snow Tubing"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaDecember 3, 2015 (2015-12-03)1035-2101.18[24]
Eileen, Rigby, Mordecai and Margaret go on a snow tubing trip, while Eileen tries to conquer her fear of snow tubing.
21221"Chili Cook Off"Toby Jones and Owen DennisMarch 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)1035-2131.08[25]
Benson tries to defeat Gene in the Park Manager's Association's big chili cook-off.
Note: This episode was first set to air on December 3, 2015, but it was pulled and replaced by "Snow Tubing".
21322"Donut Factory Holiday"Ryan Pequin and Nathan BulmerMarch 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)1035-2141.02[26]
The guys try to return a movie before they get hit with a late fee, but the tape gets stuck in the VCR.
Note 1: This episode was first set to air on December 4, 2015, but along with the previous episode, it was pulled.
Note 2: This episode was first released online on February 6, 2016.
21423"Gymblonski"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaMarch 19, 2016 (2016-03-19)1035-2151.17[27]
Rigby's high school nemesis returns and tries to stop him from graduating from high school by making sure he fails gym class.
Note: This episode was first released online on February 13, 2016.
21524"Guys Night 2"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineMarch 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)1035-2161.00[28]
Thomas reunites with the Park Crew for one last Guys Night together.
Note: This episode was first released online on February 20, 2016.
21625"Gary's Synthesizer"Owen Dennis and Casey CroweApril 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)1035-2171.00[29]
When Mordecai and Rigby mess around with the cables in an old synthesizer, Gary disappears, and the guys then have to find a way to bring him back.
Note: This episode was first released online on February 27, 2016.
21726"California King"Ryan PequinApril 9, 2016 (2016-04-09)1035-2191.10[30]
After Rigby wins a king-size bed, he gets rid of his trampoline, but quickly regrets his decision and tries to get his trampoline back.
Guest voices: Jemaine Clement as Ziggy, a tribute to David Bowie as he appeared in Labyrinth.
21827"Cube Bros"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaApril 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)1035-2200.79[31]
Feeling that the park workers only care about his strength, Muscle Man decides to prove that he can be smart too by working in a corporate office.
21928"Maellard's Package"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineApril 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)1035-2210.94[32]
The duo wait for a delivery at Maellard's mansion.
22029"Rigby Goes to the Prom"Toby Jones and Owen DennisMay 5, 2016 (2016-05-05)1035-2181.02[33]
Rigby must borrow his dad's car and return it unnoticed so he can drive Eileen to his school prom.
22130"The Button"Toby Jones and Owen DennisMay 12, 2016 (2016-05-12)1035-2231.40[34]
"The Dome Experiment" is back on again, and the guys are tasked to protect a large red button.
Note 1: This episode was originally set to air on April 30, 2016, but it was delayed to May 12.
Note 2: This episode was first released on iTunes on May 2, 2016.
Guest voices: Troy Baker as Dr. Langer
22231"Favorite Shirt"Ryan PequinMay 19, 2016 (2016-05-19)1035-2241.17[35]
Mordecai, Rigby and Hi-Five Ghost accidentally destroy Muscle Man's favorite shirt.
Guest voices: Troy Baker as Dr. Langer
22332"Marvolo the Wizard"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaMay 26, 2016 (2016-05-26)1035-2251.35[36]
Being unaware that a Renaissance Fair is being held at the park, Pops believes he has been sent back to medieval times.
22433"Pops' Favorite Planet"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineJune 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)1035-2261.25[37]
Pops tries to see a planet that only passes by every 25 years.
22534"Pam I Am"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseJune 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)1035-2271.25[37]
Benson hangs out with a dome worker named Pam.
Song: "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure.
22635"Lame Lockdown"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaJune 9, 2016 (2016-06-09)1035-2301.02[38]
Mordecai and Rigby are put on a 24-hour lockdown inside the house, but they want to see one of their favorite bands.
22736"VIP Members Only"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineJune 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)1035-2310.98[39]
Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man and Hi-Five Ghost want to be VIP members at Cheeser's.
22837"Deez Keys"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseJune 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)1035-2321.18[40]
The duo make a deal with The Dome's scientists to help them search for Benson's car keys.
229
230
38
39
"Rigby's Graduation Day Special"Toby Jones, Owen Dennis, Ryan Pequin, and Minty LewisJune 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)1035-228
1035-229
1.10[41]
Rigby must write a speech for his high school graduation that will be broadcast on national TV. Meanwhile, Mordecai sinks into a depression over how Rigby is now more successful than he is, and the park workers finally find out the true intentions of the dome experiment.
Song: "Here Comes a Regular" by The Replacements.

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