Sep 17, 2010

Regular Show Review

While Cartoon Network's "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" is highly acclaimed, it never hooked me in the few times I landed on it while channel surfing. The former creative director of that show, JG Quintel started up a new show of his own, The Regular Show (Tagline: It's anything but") and was approved for twenty-six episodes by Cartoon Network. If I had to try to describe the kind of humor in The Regular Show, I'd say it's a little bit of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, a little bit of Spongebob Squarepants, a little bit of Ren and Stimpy and a little bit of Beavis and Butthead. It's even vulgar at times for a show not on adult swim! Granted it's on at 8:15 rather than middle of the afternoon, but technically that's not in adult swim territory!

After seeing this show advertised like the dickens, I decided to watch the first episode, titled "The Power" on Comcast On Demand. I enjoyed it SO MUCH that I re-watched it a few hours later online, and then a few hours later-later at a friend's house to share the wealth. Everything about the episode seemed like it was targeted toward people in my generation because jokes and fads were utilized that were seemingly most popular when we were kids. Remember Zenon Girl Of The Twenty-First Century? Who didn't do the sleeve-pump, heart-throb in reference to "Zoom Zoom Zoom! Make My Heart Go Boom Boom Boom!" Wrestling with 3 foot Hulk Hogan plush, and having battery operated simple keyboards that seemed like the be-all end-all of cool. It's like something me and my friends would have come up with.

Final Say: Watch this show at your nearest convenience. It's hysterical and likely to end up a huge deal. You're going to start seeing these characters on kids backpacks, slippers, lunch boxes (do kids still use traditional lunch boxes?) It's currently on Comcast's On Demand and on Cartoon Network's Website. Don't have the time right now to watch the thirteen minute episode? Here's a thirty second teaser.

 image from Wikipedia


  1. Dude after seeing the show adventure time when it first came out in april, i said to myself no show can get better than this. Now after seeing regular show i can't deside which is better. Between which one is bettter,The two shows are definitely neck and neck but i think regular show is giving adventure time a run for its money.

  2. Regular show just thinks like me ya know. Its like someone just took every bit of my sence of humor and put it in the show. I really hope this show becomes really big.