Many of Regular Show's characters are loosely based on those developed for Quintel's student films at California Institute of the Arts: The Naïve Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM. Quintel pitched Regular Show for Cartoon Network's Cartoonstitute project, in which the network allowed young artists to create pilots with no notes, which would possibly be optioned as shows. The project was green-lit and it premiered on September 6, 2010.
As of May 2013, the program has been watched by approximately 2 to 2.5 million viewers each week. The series has received positive reviews from critics and has developed a following of all ages. Regular Show has been nominated for several awards, including two Annie Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards—one of which it won for the episode "Eggscellent" (season 3, episode 18). A film based on the series, titled Regular Show: The Movie, premiered in 2015.
After eight seasons and 261 episodes, the series concluded on January 16, 2017 with the one-hour finale "A Regular Epic Final Battle".
Why It Rocks
- Awesome characters and stories.
- Good animation.
- Some likable characters featured.
- Awesome talents of the well-known voice actors (Mostly Mark Hamill).
- Awesome funny moments.
- Some episodes can be very mean-spirited.
- Rigby can be a jerk sometimes.
- The majority of people say it ruined Cartoon Network (though PhantomStrider, who hates Regular Show, believes it got better over the years).
- The episode ''The Best Burger of the World'' is the worst episode ever.