Executive producers for Redtail Media are Chris Burke and Jared Cotton.Executive producers for A&E Network are Drew Tappon, Shelly Tatro, Fred Grinstein and Laurie Sharpe.Tears were shed both on screen and in the audience as the credits rolled on the last-ever episode of Cartoon Network’s “Regular Show.” The animated series, about a blue jay named Mordecai and raccoon named Rigby who works as groundskeepers at a local park, premiered on the network in 2010 and came to a close at a special screening of the final few episodes Thursday night at the AMC Burbank 16 theater.While fans who packed out the theater laughed and cried at their heroes’ final adventure, the show creator J. Quintel sat in the back with a large group of the crew, waiting anxiously to see how people would react. Quintel) is a tall, thin, anthropomorphic blue jay who works as a groundskeeper at The Park.Mordecai is more conscientious, mature, and moral about his actions than Rigby is, which sometimes leads to his opposing Rigby when he is the cause of some kind of chaotic problem.He can sometimes become caught up in his emotions, often letting them get the better of him.However, he is usually quick to apologize to others if he has hurt them and occasionally takes the lead in fixing a situation.
I’ll admit I don’t know what the perfect ending of Regular Show would be—perhaps Mordecai and Rigby finally getting fired for real and at last forced to move forward with their lives—but “Real Date” would be a worthy place for this story to conclude.
This episode does that in spades, to the point that the episode strains to come up with a conflict it can build the romantic storyline around. Sure, the fact that the two have just been kind of drifting through their relationship isn’t exactly the best indicator of maturity, but that’s just a problem that he and C. can solve; Mordecai doesn’t have to fight some surreally literal manifestation of his latest fears in order to fully commit to C. The very fact that he doesn’t require such a foe is what makes “Real Date” so tricky. J.’s relationship, which requires some external threat for the episode to have any real conflict. The episode could bring in one of the couple’s exes to force Mordecai and C. to consider whether they truly want to be with each other; Margaret is the obvious (and only) candidate here, and there’s still that one quick shot of Margaret slapping C. from the future vision way back at the beginning of the season. In Margaret’s case, her departure for school was set up well in advance of her actual exit, but no such groundwork exists for C. The other two narrative possibilities are those that actually show up in “Real Date.” First, the show offers an old-school sitcom-style contrivance with Mordecai and C.
Mordecai, once an overgrown child who spent the better part of four seasons paralyzed by fear and unable to act on his feelings for Margaret, is now able to spring into the action the moment that Eileen points out that he and C. Alternatively, the show could pull a repeat of what it did with Margaret, devising some logistical reason that Mordecai and C. J.’s conflicting secret plans to give each other the perfect present.
However, Mordecai usually sides with his friend and the two generally stick together through their adventures.
Mordecai loves to play video games and is a better player than Rigby.