Posts tagged Regular Show
Posts tagged Regular Show
The last episode centered around Muscle Man that aired was in July, which means it’s been about 3.5 months. There have been 12 episodes since then, none of which centered on him. I believe Toby even said at Comic Con that there is only one episode starring muscle man this season.
I’m going to talk about something quick which I hope will help with people railing against muscle man stories. People seem to think that the writers sit down and say “Okay, now I’m going to write a story about muscle man!” therefore they should sit down and say “okay, now I’m going to sit down and write a story about rigby!”
That’s simply not how it works. The outline writers tend to think of concepts and ideas for an episode, then the characters that would work best for that episode sort of fall into place in the story. How would this character react to it? What about this one? Which would make for a better story? etc. When people demand more stories about a certain character, what they’re demanding is that the character get shoehorned into a story where the character doesn’t fit.
Now you tell me, which would you rather have, 6 stories out of 37 about a character you’re not that into but it naturally progressed the best way it can, or a whole bunch of stories about a character that you like but it doesn’t make any sense for this character to be in? Would you even like that character anymore after that?
I frankly don’t know how people are saying there are tons of muscle man episodes unless they’re counting whether muscle man just happens to be in an episode, which doesn’t mean it’s a muscle man story. It seems this narrative sprung up around the time Firework Run and Longest Weekend aired. The first strongly features MM, the second is about him. I think what happened is that people suddenly became hyper sensitive to his presence, noted it, then there became some sort of fandom echo chamber which made people become even more hyper aware of it.
Unless of course you’ve been watching a bunch of reruns on TV all the time and they keep showing muscle man episodes, I don’t know because I don’t actually watch CN on TV, so I can’t speak to that.
Again, all of this doesn’t really matter, because out of the past 12 episodes there has been one muscle man-starring episode and it’s the only one of the whole 40-episode season.
As for the grossness: He’s kinda gross, but probably not much more gross than me if I stopped caring about my life. :(
Praise be to Owen for answering this question. I am so sick of this question!
Some other things to consider: sometimes episodes are aired out of the order in which they were created, which can lead to several episodes focusing on the same character airing in a row. Also, we storyboarding teams don’t choose the outlines we get or the plots of the episodes we work on; we have to be comfortable writing all the characters since we never know what we’re gonna get, and we do our best to flesh everyone out and portray them with some nuance and honesty. And finally, Muscle Man is friggin’ awesome! WOOOOO!!! (swings shirt)
Tonight’s new Regular Show episode “Bank Shot” by Owen and me - featuring the return of a long-lost beloved character! This was the last episode Owen and I did together as a writing team, and we had a lot of fun with it. Hope you enjoy it!
Maddie and my episode tomorrow, y’all!
New episode tonight - this one’s hilarious! TANTS!!!
A few months late, but: here’s a quick scan of some of my production drawings from Silver Dude showing the progression of young Rigby and Mordecai through their various eras of video games. It was really fun to draw them as tweens.
PARTY BENSON :)
Whoa! Love those effects. It’s so neat to see fan art from our episodes and designs!
I don’t have the original original board for Every Meat Burrito, so I edited the third board up there to be what I turned in. I thought it was an extreme long shot that they would keep my original joke, and they didn’t. So there you go, the slightly more childishly lewd version of the joke.
I also included the impound lot background that I drew, which included my X-treme Minivan that I spray painted and used to drive back in high school. That also didn’t make the final cut, but at least that motorcycle did!
Some fine moments from this episode, including my original design for Barry’s shag pad (which has a lot of furniture I have in my own living room). Dang, now I wish my house was covered in shag carpeting. Or that I owned/lived in a van. Anyway, fun board, fun times!
PS. (I don’t really own a round bed.)
Every Meat Burrito was the first Regular Show episode where I felt like I was really in my element. Sarah and I had a whole lot of fun with this one and it’s our favorite of all the episodes we’ve done together. Watch it on Monday!
Nice meat, Owen!
I tried to reblog this amazing promo of Owen’s on Sunday but I was in Norway and my phone apparently wasn’t up to the task. This was the most fun, easy-flowing episode I think we’ve ever worked on. Hope you enjoyed it!
Silver Dude! This monday after the season premiere of Regular Show on Cartoon Network!
This one was also written and boarded by Sarah Oleksyk and myself. It was a difficult one to write, and you’ll probably see why when it airs.
Whoa! Owen’s outta control with these awesome promos! Hope you guys catch this Monday’s Regular Show block with TWO new episodes, including this one from Owen and me.
'Steak me Amadeus' is the very last episode that I worked on with Benton Connor. He was my first boarding partner and basically taught me how to do my job when I came to CA from NY. We didn't always agree on jokes but he was invaluable for the early months of my working in Cartoon Network. Thanks Benton!
please check out our episode on Monday at 8/7c !
Season finale y’all! Hilary and Benton’s last episode together and it’s a good one!
Party Re-Pete was the second board I worked on for Regular Show and I made it with Sarah Oleksyk. You can find the whole board right here and the biggest change to the board happens at page 180:
This is the song I referenced in the flashback:
This was the hardest episode that I’ve worked on to date. This was also my first taste of just how much an episode can change from its original premise and taught me the things I should look for in a new outline.
The original outline had a scene where it shows the story of how Party Pete became Party Pete. It didn’t say how really, just that there was a flashback and that the two party CEO’s started cloning Party Pete. So I kind of had to make up Party Pete’s backstory whole cloth.
So I finished up the whole board with this epic Party Pete flashback, but it was changed after I handed it in (for the better, story wise I think). It turned out, when I put this flashback in there, we really shifted the focus too much from Benson to Party Pete. The meat of the story is supposed to be about Benson and the search for him, Party Pete is there as sort of fun side-helper in a way. So because this backstory was included, it made the story quite muddled. When they changed it to being more about Benson, I think it was better choice. Because of this, I always always make sure that I’m focusing on the main character of the story as much as I can. I try very hard to make sure that the main point focus of the story is first and foremost now.
A lot of jokes were cut for time, including an explanation of why Audrey had a casserole for Benson at the end.
I also included a picture of what the original inside of the Party Starters warehouse looked like.
Hope you enjoy all this stuff and may your headcanons get suddenly more complex!
Whoo! Owen was kind enough to post the entire board for Party RePete so I didn’t have to figure out how!
Check out his designs for the VPOP’s. Owen’s college-Pete flashback was one of my favorite scenes in the episode, and while it made sense to cut it for time and focus-based reasons, I’m glad the backstory won’t be lost. Hooray for the Internet, where everything lives forever!