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The characters on Regular Show include:
Voiced by: J.G. Quintel
A tall blue jay who works with his friend Rigby at the park. Between the two, Mordecai is the more mature, although he will sometimes play along with the more enthusiastic Rigby's hijinks.
- Author Avatar: Mordecai IS J.G. Quintel.
- Catch Phrase: "Ohhhhhh!", "Dewd", and "YEA-YUH!"
- Also whenever Rigby's in danger or Mordecai's worried about him, he sometimes stretches out his wing and cries "Rigby!"
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': The main element of a lot of episodes is Mordecai and Rigby attempting to shirk some responsibility and usually doesn't resolve unless they own up to what they've done.
- Characterization Marches On: Yeah, he still punches Rigby in the arm once in a while when he saids something jerkish or idiotic(though that seems to be fading as well), but he became less abusive torwards Rigby in comparison to the earlier episodes(when's the last time you ever saw them play punchies??) Also helps that Mordecai KNOWS his best friend may die young!
- Cheated Angle: He's almost never shown head-on, and even when he is, his head crest is still angled.
- The Conscience
- Feather Fingers
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Rigby. In the episode "Don", Mordecai even says that they're like brothers.
- Too bad for Mordecai, according to "House Rules", his best friend either dies young or at least leaves Mordecai.
- Hipster: Several instances, but the quote "You can't touch music. But Music can touch you" wraps it up.
- "You gotta be in the know to know, ya know?"
- Hopeless Suitor: With Margaret. Hell, when he ignores her (due to being mindless) in "Brain Eraser", she suddenly finds him attractive.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and Rigby are (in)directly responsible for a lot of the really weird things that happen during the show.
- Perhaps the biggest example of this so far is during the episode "It's Time" when he accidentally kills Rigby and has to go back in time to save him.
- Petting Zoo Person: Word of God is that he's "a dude in a bird's body". He doesn't fly or do anything remotely avian.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Margaret's Pink Girl.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Rigby's red.
- The Slacker: Doesn't appear so at first, but often joins in with Rigby's escapades for the sake of rivalry or just for the hell of it. "Just Set Up The Chairs" is a prime example. Since season two had started, he seems to be more inclined to go along with Rigby.
- Toothy Bird
- Verbal Tic: He tends to say "hmm" a lot, usually with a head-bob.
- He also has a tendency to stretch out words when excited.
- Plus, he usually uses "dude" when referring to Rigby.
- Write Who You Know
Voiced by: Bill Salyers
A much shorter raccoon and Mordecai's frequent coworker. Being energetic and immature, he's usually the one who instigates any sort of trouble that Mordecai or the other characters get into. He is a high school drop-out who never received his diploma, and Mordecai thinks that's pretty funny.
Has a very tall, younger brother named Don, who is an accountant.
- Adorkable: Not as much as Eileen but has his moments.
- Amusing Injuries: Rigby, The One-Cheek Wonder. Illustration on the Getting Crap Past the Radar subpage.
- Back to School: After being mocked for never getting his diploma, Rigby briefly tried going back to school. It didn't last long.
- Big Eater: Rigby is definitely one of these.
(Rigby's stomach growls)
Mordecai: Don't touch that cake.
Rigby: It's a medical emergency!
Mordecai: You just ate a sandwich!
- At one point he eats so much junk food his body literally quits on him.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Moreso than Mordecai. The only reason he hasn't been fired is because he's actually efficient when he gets a job done.
- Butt Monkey: Possibly one of the best examples, every episode will result in some pain coming to him or even dying in some episodes. Add in his physical weakness where he can't retaliate and near everyone can beat him up and he's almost The Chew Toy.
Benson: First on the agenda is trophy talk. Who gets the trophy on what day? I think the schedule is more than fair.
(Everyone on the team is scheduled to have the trophy for two days each week, except Rigby who only has it one day.)
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Along with Mordecai but Rigby mostly makes problems by trying to be cool or doing something petty that he thinks is irrelevant. Naturally, it will always come back to get him.
- Catch Phrase: "Ohhhhhh!", "Check it" and "STOP TALKIIIING!".
- Characterization Marches On: Similar to Mordecai, Rigby has become less of a jerkass/brat over the course of the series. Now he's just more of a slacker.
- Cheated Angle: He, too, is rarely seen from the front.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Proven in the Death Punch episode.
- Death Is Cheap : Rigby has died at least three times (expelled from his own body, thrown into a time void, crushed during an arm wrestling match), being revived each time.
- Disney Death : In the episode "It's Time". He came back to life via time travel.
- Funny Animal: See above. He digs through trash and runs on all fours when in a hurry.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Driven home in the hot dogs episode, where Rigby truly seems to care for Mordecai after they both get trapped in the freezer.
- Generally speaking, it seems Rigby really likes Mordecai.
- Also in the episode "A Bunch of Baby Ducks", where Rigby insists on keeping the ducks, and calls them his.
- Another example is at the end of "Do Me a Solid" where Rigby destroys the only video evidence of the humiliating solid he made Mordecai do.
- Man Child
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and Mordecai are responsible for a lot of the weird problems that occur in the series.
- "I can fix it! I can fix it!"
- Rascally Raccoon: To an extent.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Mordecai's blue.
- Running Gag: He can never win at punchies.
- As a Foil to the above gag, Rigby frequently wins against Mordecai in Rock Paper Scissors.
- Sibling Rivalry: Hates his brother Don for being more popular than him, stealing his friends, and being mistaken for Rigby's big brother when Rigby is the older brother.
- The Slacker: Though, in some instances (like "Death Punchies" or "Caffeinated Concert Tickets") he's shown to have all the ambition necessary to achieve his goal.
- Verbal Tic: Also prone to "Hmm"ing a lot.
Voiced by: Sam Marin
An anthropomorphic gumball machine, and Mordecai and Rigby's boss. Although he generally seems mildly annoyed, at the worst he can get really pissed if Mordecai and/or Rigby have messed something up.
- Berserk Button: Getting crank calls apparently.
- Whatever you do, DON'T THROW TRASH AT HIM.
- Big Damn Heroes: In "Benson Be Gone" he returns to the park just in time to save it from Susan.
- He also arrives with his drum set at the last second, giving the cast enough music power to destroy Summertime Lovin'.
- And again in "Stick Hockey" when he arrives just in time to finish Mordecai and Rigby's stick hockey deathmatch and is revealed to be a master at the game.
- Got yet another one in "Cool Bikes" when he saves Mordecai and Rigby's lives by attacking the judge that was sentencing them to death and aiding in their escape.
- He got a small (yet awesome) one in "Karaoke Video". Mordecai and Rigby are attempting to steal the video of them dissing on their coworkers. Some brawls between the bars employees and them eventually turn into an all out bar brawl. Near the end it shows Benson hopelessly looking at the ridiculous warfare just as the tape lands in front of him. He picks it up curiously and the owner of the bar punches him in the face and orders him to give it back. He then smashes the karaoke tape right into the owner's face, knocking him out and destroying the tape in the process. He basically saved Mordecai and Rigby's necks from himself without even realizing it.
Benson: You want it?! FINE! TAKE IT THEN!
- Catch Phrase: "You're FIRED!!" by itself, or in a sentence containing those words.
- The Cavalry: The guys are losing to a physical manifestation of an Ear Worm that they're battling by playing a counter Ear Worm. When Benson arrives, Mordecai assumes he's there to yell at them for messing up the park with their battle. He is there to yell at them, but for forgetting a key part of an Ear Worm: the beat from the drums which he plays.
- Character Development: He's noticably more tolerent of Mordecai and Rigby after "Benson Be Gone", not getting as angry at them for when they mess up. He even came to their rescue in "This Is My Jam".
- Also shows in "Jinxed" when he subverts his Rant-Inducing Slight because they apologized for slacking off, where before he'd not have given them the time of day. He did lose it earlier in the episode when Rigby was intentionally enraging him trying to break his jinx, but Benson didn't take it out on Rigby and instead vented his rage elsewhere.
- Newer episodes even had him lead the group in downtime activities, like a weekly game night and paying for everyone at a bar, even Mordecai and Rigby.
- It's revealed in "Stick Hockey" that he used to be a champion stick hockey player until ten years prior to the episode when his apprentice Dave was killed in the final round of a tournament. Now he sees himself as a loser who wasted his life on stick hockey and now he's wasted his life in a dead-end job.
- "Think Positive" revealed that Benson of all people was The Quiet One in his family, and his father taught him that the only way to get stuff done is with a Hair-Trigger Temper. His giant rant at the end had him imply that he always holds off on firing Mordecai and Rigby because he really just wants to teach them to be more responsible.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Benson Be Gone"
- Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared as a hallucinated form of one of the clerks in 2 in the AM PM, one of J. G. Quintel's first short films.
- George Jetson Job Security: He threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby on a daily basis.
- Grumpy Bear
- Ha Ha Ha No
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Has very explosive outbursts that often end with "...OR YOU'RE FIRED!!" Generally seems to be ready to blow his cool at the drop of a hat anyway.
- High-Pressure Emotion: His gumballs turn red when he's angry.
- "Think Positive" makes this trope literal. If he holds in his anger too long, he starts burning thing at his touch and destroying everything until he's let it out.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not quite as much as Rigby, but there are a handful of times where it's hinted that he has a softer side. Although in his case, he's not so much a jerk as he is constantly displeased with Mordecai and Rigby's slacking and screw ups. The "jerk" side wanes somewhat after "Benson Be Gone".
- On a couple of occasions Benson has claimed that he does something tough on Mordecai and Rigby out of concern for their future and wants to instill some sense of responsibility in a pair of irredeemable slackers.
- It's still there, though, as seen in "Stick Hockey", where he throws out Mordecai and Rigby's stick hockey game (even though they finished all their jobs) just because he didn't think they'd finish (although he does regret his actions, and even helps get it back).
- At the end he admits he did so because he was afraid that they'd end up wasting their lives playing the game like he felt he did with a part of his own.
- No Indoor Voice: If you get him really mad, of course. "Think Positive" made it loud enough to make Mordecai and Rigby go deaf!
- Not So Above It All: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!
- Calvin Wong's Formspring also spoiled (by accident) that he's a huge fan of rock music, in particular "Foghat, Hall and Oates, Asia, Toto, and Phil Collins."
- Not So Stoic: As seen in his scene in the ending of "Mordecai and the Rigbys" where he nonetheless gives them both a standing ovation after their disastrous performance and Mordecai's speech.
- Seen again in "This Is My Jam". He's initially angered by the omnipresent ear-worm, but willingly joins in on drums to help Mordecai's improvised band defeat it.
- Papa Wolf: Despite his annoyance with the main duo and the rest of his employees at times, he's nonetheless very protective of them, evidenced in episodes such as "Benson Be Gone", or "Stick Hockey"
- Perma Stubble: Word of God is that his gumballs are supposed to resemble this, as a visual sign that he is over-worked.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: Benson doesn't get REALLY upset at Mordecai and Rigby until after whatever horrible situation they created has been resolved.
- Decreased in number after "Benson Be Gone", after which it happens noticeably less often.
- Red Baron: Benson was once known as the Death Dragon in stick hockey circles.
- The Slacker: If you can believe it, even moreso than Mordecai and Rigby. In "Benson Be Gone," the two try to teach Benson it's okay to slack off a little as long as you get back to work, but Benson takes this as meaning it's perfectly fine not to work at all. If he doesn't have a constant stream of work, he won't work at all.
- The Smart Guy/Only Sane Man
Voiced by: Sam Marin
The son of the park's wealthy owner who's been sheltered all his life. He's a humanoid lollipop from Lolliland. He's mostly there to be comic relief. Also, Mordecai and Rigby can get away with almost anything around him because he doesn't know better. The episode "Dizzy" reveals that he has an extremely dysfunctional relationship with his father, who's as scary as Pops is kooky.
- Born in the Wrong Century: Though, since he is from Lolliland, it's possible that his way of dress and behavior is normal where he's from.
- Perhaps not- as seen in "Skips Vs. Technology", he's over 100 years old.
- Catch Phrase: "(Jolly) good show!"
- Character Overlap: He first appeared in a pre-Regular Show sketch that JG Quintel made.
- In "Don", he believes lollipops are the same thing as money, and are therefore suitable for paying bills, which gets the park into some trouble. The exact same situation is the plotline for the aforementioned sketch.
- He briefly appears in the other JG Quintel sketch (2 in the AM PM) as one of their hallucinated forms.
- The Chick: Despite his many quirks, Pops is a sweet, gentle, child-like man who's the type to have a kind word for anyone when they need it, and to help a baby bird back into its nest.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The prank call episode suggests that this may come from him being run over by a golf cart, followed by a cell phone-induced brain tumor.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In "Really Real Wrestling" it turns out he used to wrestle. Turns out he's pretty good at it too.
- Funny Foreigner
"Oh, I adore Rock Paper Scissors! Except where I come from, it's called 'Quartz Parchment Shears'"!
- Genius Ditz: His wrestling skills.
- Let's Get Dangerous: "...Who wants to wrestle?" Curbstomping ensues.
- Meaningful Name
- Pointy-Haired Boss: He's extremely negligent and a more than a few episodes stem at least in part to him letting something happen or trusting Mordecai and Rigby too much. He also has a problem with failing to see how much Mordecai and Rigby fail as employees.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: His scary father, as seen in "Dizzy".
Voiced by: Mark Hamill
A yeti who also works at the park. He seems the most tolerant of the crazies he works with, and is often quick to find a solution to any problem.
- The Big Guy
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti
- The Eeyore
- Genius Bruiser: At times Skips seems to be able to improvise very quickly, as seen in "The Power" near the end. Likewise, his quick thinking brings about the avatar by which Rigby destroys the Destroyer of Worlds.
- Meaningful Rename: He always skips rather than walking. It turns out his real name is not Skips, but Walks. He changed it because he got tired of everybody asking him why he skips everywhere instead of walking.
- Mr. Fixit: According to "Skips vs. Technology", he's in charge of basically any repair work needed around the park, a role he fills quite well... at least, when it comes to physical stuff. Fixing a malfunctioning computer seems to be a bit beyond him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Gets this in "Over The Top" after killing Rigby. He's so guilty that he puts his eternal soul on the line to win Rigby's soul back from Death.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Um, KILLING Rigby in the arm-wrestling episode.
- Older Than They Look: He made a deal in order to obtain eternal youth.
- To the point of Really 700 Years Old (over 220 years at least).
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Seen It All: Very few things seem to faze him and he somehow knows just how to deal with all the insanely weird things the park has to deal with. Justifed possibly due to Older Than They Look.
- The Smart Guy: Fills this role whenever Muscle Man has The Big Guy role. He can fix almost anything (except computers), and comes off as the wisest of the team.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: Has moments were he's smiled and broken his stoic personality.
- Top-Heavy Guy
- Vocal Evolution: His voice was a lot more gruff in the pilot.
- Walking Techbane: As shown in "Skips VS Technology" he can fix almost anything, except computers.
Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost
Voiced by: Sam Marin (Muscle Man), J.G. Quintel (High-Five Ghost)
Respectively, an ironically-named, short, out-of-shape guy, and a ghost with a hand on his head, with which he gives high-fives.
- Ambiguously Human: Muscle Man looks more humanoid than anyone else in the regular cast (possibly except for Eileen, who has been identified as a mole, and Pops who is supposed to be a lollipop), but he's green. "Trucker Hall of Fame" showed that Muscle Man's skin is still green with also his hair is still dark brown as well when he was younger (just like his brother and father).
- Implying Averted sorta in Muscle Woman, That Mordecai saiding to Muscle Woman/Starla (In later episodes) he have humanity left. Put judging his quote he just being very likely metaphorical and not taking really seriously due Muscle Man (Now Mitch in later episodes) was break up of that time before events of episode, And still look Humanoid than before after events of Episode.
- Play 'almost' Straight In-universe in The Dome Experiment Special, That Scientists and Main Villian himself Dr. Dome are even treating him as "Specimen" like other Park Employees/Non-Human cast intentionally/indirectally?
- Catch Phrase: Muscle Man: "MY MOM!!"
- However, he uses it less frequently as of late.
- The Chessmaster: Surprisingly, Muscle Man is more than capable of pulling off a multi layered The Plan.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: A downplayed example, but still somewhat noticeable. Muscle Man's breasts and long hair can cause some viewers to mistake him for a woman (a Brawn Hilda or other tough woman to be exact), and the scenes where he rips his shirt off may just be seen as another adult joke that snuck past the censors (and in fact probably still do to some extent, but not to the degree if Muscle Man was actually a woman)
- Lampshaded in Gut Model, where two businessman mistake Muscle Man for a pregnant woman, and even after finding out he's not, ask him to pretend to be one on the cover of their magazine.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: High-Five Ghost.
- Expy: Muscle Man is basically The Hulk, if the Hulk was a fat slob.
- Fat Idiot: Muscle Man.
- Gradually got away from the idiot part through Character Development.
- Gag Boobs: Muscle Man's bitch tits. He even got smacked in the face with them in one episode.
- Genre Savvy: "This is the future, bros. There's gotta be a time machine!"
- He was right.
- Jerkass: Originally, Muscle Man was a Jerkass to Mordecai and Rigby, culminating in My Mom. However, he's become a nicer person since then, willingly working with Mordecai and Rigby in "The Night Owl".
- Karma Houdini: They slack off worse than Mordecai and Rigby, but Benson trusts them more because they actually bother to tell him when they're going on break.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Both of them at the end of "The Night Owl".
- Meaningful Name: Unusual variant with Muscle Man. Although he is visibly out of shape, his daily jobs are shown to be quite physically demanding.
- And as shown in "Slam Dunk" he's actually a good athlete, when he smokes Mordecai and Rigby at basketball. Several times.
- In "The Night Owl", he defeats several guards by physical means and knocks out The Night Owl with a single punch.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: High-Five Ghost (and his family) can apparently form extra arms when needed. HFG once appeared with five.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted; his real name of Mitch Sorenstein is revealed in "Muscle Woman".
- The Quiet One: High-Five Ghost spoke only one full sentence in the entire first season. The episode "Muscle Woman" has High-Fives talk more than usual due to Muscle Man isolating himself, implying that he usually doesn't talk because Muscle Man just does all the talking for him.
- As a recent episode shows, apparently he doesn't talk because he's Jinxed and Muscleman will punch him if he ever talks around him. Rigby broke his jinx and afterwards he talks much more often.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections: As one episode shows, Muscle Man has a lot of friends around town. Heck, a police officer chases afters him just to tell him how awesome he is.
- Sore Loser: Muscle Man.
- Talk to the Fist: In "Night Owl", after returning to the past after the title character froze him, High-Five, Mordecai, and Rigby for several hundred years, the Night Owl starts chewing them out for ruining his plan. So Muscle Man knocks him out cold mid-rant.
- Those Two Guys
- Took a Level In Kindness: Especially in "The Night Owl."
- My Mom
Voiced by: Janie Haddad
A cardinal who works at a coffee shop. Mordecai has a crush on her.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: The only time Margaret has shown to have an interest in Mordecai was when he "blew her off" (Mordecai at the time was suffering a Heroic BSOD from seeing Pops naked).
- Animal Gender Bender: She's a bit too colorful for a female cardinal.
- Daddy's Girl: its implied, since her password for her phone is the trope name.
- She also mentioned once that she used to play a lot of mini-golf with her dad
- Feather Fingers
- Heroes Want Red Feathers
- Interspecies Romance: Three of her boyfriends so far have been humans (one of which was apparently a giant), and she almost went on a date with Rigby in an alternate timeline.
- Ms. Fanservice: She tends to dress rather provocatively.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: "Lady pecs", in Mordecai's words. She even gets to show a little Sideboob in the concert episode, and cleavage in others.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Girl to Mordecai's Blue Boy. (Technically, she's bright red, but it still qualifies)
- The Smurfette Principle: In the entire first season, she was in only three episodes (one of which was only via dream sequence) and had less than three minutes' screen time combined. However, she's gotten a lot more screen time in season 2.
- Toothy Bird
- What Does She See in Him?: All of the men she seems to date are obnoxious jerks, who seem to irritate her. Except for Rigby, who she really likes.
Margaret: Ugh, what boyfriend? I'm not seeing anyone right now. Guys are jerks.
Mordecai: Gah, I know, right? Guys are the worst! (Flashes Rigby a silent "Ohhhhhh!")
Voiced by: Minty Lewis
An adorably sweet mole girl who works at the coffee shop with Margaret. Has a crush on Rigby.
- Action Survivor: Proves herself to be one of these in "Camping Can Be Cool". Without her, Mordecai, Margaret and Rigby would probaby not have made it out of those woods alive...
- Adorkable: Oh. My. God.
- Author Avatar: Her biggest roles are generally in episodes Minty Lewis (who's a writer on the show) cowrote with Kat Morris.
- Cloudcuckoolander: "Do Me A Solid" proved this is indeed the case.
- And in "Camping Can Be Cool" she admits to going through a phase where she got lost in the woods a lot the previous year, as well as playing with several snakes.
- Meganekko: An anthromorphic one.
- Shrinking Violet: Has shades of this
- Skintone Sclerae
- In later episodes Eileen seems to go through a redesign. She loses this and her pigtail is done up on the other side.
- What Does She See in Him?: With the way Rigby acts towards her, you'd think she'd try someone else...
- He warms up during "Camping Can Be Cool" - he thinks Eileen starting a fire without matches and throwing a rock through Margaret's car door is pretty awesome.
- When he gets turned into a house in "Terror Tales of the Park", the photo on the mantel is of Eileen.
Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes
The mysterious chauffeur for the Guardians of Youth.
- Cool Car: His flying El Camino.
- Power Glows
- Wingding Eyes: His eyes are golden stars.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He was Mordecai and Rigby's defense attorney in "Cool Bikes."
Voiced by: Julian Holloway
An undead soul collector and Skips' arch nemesis.
- Affably Evil: He genuinely cares about his family, always follows his word, and you kinda get the idea he's enjoying himself while playing these various games against Skips.
- Arch Enemy: To Skips
- Badass Biker
- Badass Long Hair
- Chess with Death: Arm wrestling and bowling.
- Deal with the Devil: Has made a few throughout the series.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has a wife and son he seems to actually love.
- Evil Brit: He resembles British rocker Lemmy and is voiced by British voice actor Julian Holloway.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He often ends up playing various games with the main characters (Usually Skips), such as an arm-wrestling match or playing him in a bowling tournament. Granted, your soul is on the line in these matches, but still, it's the principle of the thing.
- I Gave My Word: Thus far, he's always kept his word when he's made a Deal with the Devil.
- The Grim Reaper
- Happily Married: Has a wife and seems to genuinely love her.
- Lean and Mean: Except for his disproportionately muscular right arm, which his leather jacket conceals well.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based on Lemmy from Motorhead.
- The Noseless: Justified, as it decayed off a long time ago.