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(2009–2017)

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The voices of Mordecai and Benson are J.G. Quintel and Sam Marin speaking in their normal voices.
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Originally, the show was to be called Normal Show, and two animals (similar to Mordecai and Rigby) would work at a zoo, where the animals would be humans.
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Unlike most Cartoon Network shows, this show is known for its use of licensed music. Much of them are usually 1980s music, which was the kind of music to which Series Creator J.G. Quintel grew up listening.
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Sam Marin originally auditioned for Skips, and Mark Hamill originally auditioned for Pops. Marin and Hamill switched roles after their voices didn't sound right for the characters they auditioned for.
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Adventure Time (2010) and this are the first Cartoon Network shows to be renewed past six seasons.
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Skips has five fingers, unlike the rest of the main characters, who have four.
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Prototypes of the main characters debuted in J.G. Quintel's animated shorts The Naive Man from Lolliland (Pops) and 2 in the AM PM (2006) (Mordecai, Benson, and Pops).
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Episodes are produced using storyboarding and hand-drawn animation, and each episode takes roughly nine months to create.
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Thomas the intern's shoes resemble those of the famed video game character Sonic the Hedgehog which Thomas's voice actor voices as well. Roger Craig Smith.
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Started off as a short for the cancelled Cartoon Network show, The Cartoonstitute.
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Muscle Man's real name is Mitch Sorrenstien.
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Before this show, the series creator, along with the voice actor for Benson made a video where their characters take candy with acid in it and hallucinate themselves as a blue Jay (Mordecai and Benson). The video is called "2 in the A.M. P.M.
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A list of running gags on the show include: Muscle Man making jokes about his mother. Pops mistaking lollipops and other candy for money. Benson telling Mordecai and Rigby to clean their mess, and tells them they will be fired if they don't. Mordecai acting weird and shy around Margaret, due to his crush on her. - Rigby getting punched by Mordecai every time he says or does something mean, selfish, or stupid. - Skips having seen something before.
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The character of Rigby was randomly developed when Quintel drew a raccoon hula-hooping.
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Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, and Hi-Five Ghost are the only characters in the main/secondary cast to not wear any sort of clothing.
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Rigby has died the most times out of any character, a total of six times.
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Rigby was created based on a bunch of drawings of a raccoon series creator J.G. Quintel drew before fully conceiving the show.
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This show was inspired by The Simpsons (1989) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993), and Quintel credited the stylistic elements of Joe Murray's Rocko's Modern Life and Camp Lazlo as working their way into his style.
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William Salyers beat Billy West, Jeff Bennett and Danny Cooksey for the role of Rigby.
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Mordecai and Rigby are the only characters to appear in every episode, though Benson is the second most appeared character.
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High-Five Ghost is the only character to have a shadow.
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Muscle Man is the only human (even though his skin color is green) employee to work in the park.
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The show is based on J.G. Quintels student film "2 in the AM PM", which was about two gas station clerks who take acid trips after eating two pieces of acid filled candy. The first clerk is played by J.G. Quintel, the Creator of this show, and he is named after him as well. The second clerk is played by Sam Marin, who plays Benson, and is named after him. The short never aired on television, due to having a ton of swear words, but is on YouTube though.
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Pops is the only character not to have a love interest.
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In just about every crowd scene, there is a guy in the crowd who resembles Series Creator J.G. Quintel.
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It never rains inside of the city where the show usually takes place.
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The first Cartoon Network show to pass eight seasons, the second will be Adventure Time (2010), which will air sometime this year. This show is the third longest running series on Cartoon network.
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Muscle Man and Pops are the only characters in the park to wear shoes.
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A majority of the episodes pay homage to 80's classic film and television.
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The Warlock, seen in season three, episode fourteen, "Fortune Cookie", resembles the warlock from Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Both characters are played by James Hong.
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Despite Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost having been fired on season two, episode fourteen, "Temp Check", they reappear in the next episode with no explanation.
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There have been many scenes that resemble scenes from the Star Wars saga. In season seven, episode twenty-nine, "The Button", Benson hallucinates himself stuck on the railings underneath Cloud City, like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and in season seven, episode thirty-five, "VIP Members Only", Mordecai, Rigby, Mitch, and Fives fall into a pit with skeletons and fight a monster, a lot like the Rancor pit in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Skips is voiced by Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker.
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In the pilot episode, "The Power", Mordecai and Rigby smash a hole in the wall, to which Rigby says "How in the 'h' are we gonna fix this 's'?" in the DVD version. The broadcasted version says: "How in the 'heck' are we gonna fix this 'stuff'?"
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Pops is revealed in season three, episode fifteen, Skips vs. Technology, that would mean that Pops is a little over one hundred-years-old.
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Initially, Rigby was to be a frog, and Mordecai a squirrel. This was later changed, due to production problems.
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Although people believe Skips to be a gorilla. He is actually ll look a yeti.
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Although Rigby's dad is shown being nice in season five, episode thirteen, "The Thanksgiving Special", in later episodes, he is shown as being a rude jerk who cares little about Rigby, and only about his car.
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Pops is the only character not to threatened to be fired. Benson almost fired Muscle Man, Mordecai, Rigby, and high-five ghost, along with Skips for no reason, on season four, episode thirteen, "Firework Run".
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Sam Marin does the voices for Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man.
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The character "Party Pete" from season two, episode eight, is very similar to an adventure time character named "Party Pat". The creators have said there are no connections between the two characters.
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Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson never wore clothes, except in special occasions, such as parties, missions, and dates whatsoever. The same goes for Skips, who is shirtless most of the time.
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Benson's full name is Benson Dunwoody. It is only ever said once in the show, Season 7 Episode 15 "Hello China."
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Skips has been working at the park since 1800, though the amount of time he's been working at the park is unknown.
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In season one, episode five, "Free Cake", Mordecai tells Rigby to stop digging through the trash. Racoons, like Rigby, are known to dig through the trash.
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Mordecai and Rigby are the only characters to appear on every episode.
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The season four opener, "Exit 9B", aired on October first, which was Cartoon Network's 20th Anniversary along with Julie Andrews' seventy-seventh birthday.
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According to Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel, the Mississippi Queen drink seen in the episode "Weekend at Benson's" included "Louisiana Lucy Peppers"
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The game system Mordecai and Rigby play throughout the series closely resembles a Sega Master System.
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Season eight is the last season of the show.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In season three, episode seventeen, "Eggscellent", it's shown that Rigby is allergic to eggs, and that he can fall into a coma. Yet, in season four, episode ten, "One Pull Up", he is shown eating eggs out of a blender.
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