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The eighth and final season of the American animated comedy television series Regular Show, created by J. G. Quintel, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. Quintel originally created the series' pilot using characters from his comedy shorts for the cancelled anthology series The Cartoonstitute. He developed Regular Show from his own experiences in college, while several of its main characters originated from his animated shorts The Naïve Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM. He himself voice acts one of the main characters in the show, "Mordecai", a blue jay. It was announced on July 7, 2015 and aired from September 26, 2016 to January 16, 2017. The season was branded under the title Regular Show in Space, the final episode also included a reference to Quintel’s original short “The naive man from Lolliland” in which the original design for Pops is created.

Regular Show (season 8)
Regular Show S8 Region 4 DVD.jpg
Region 4 DVD cover
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes31
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseSeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26) –
January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)[1]
Season chronology
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Season 7
List of Regular Show episodes

The episode "The Ice Tape" features the final voice performance of David Ogden Stiers as he died on March 3, 2018 which was 16 months after the episode aired.

Contents

DevelopmentEdit

ProductionEdit

The series was renewed for an eighth season on July 7, 2015, along with many other Cartoon Network shows.[2] Regular Show is one of two Cartoon Network series ever to get an eighth season, the other being Adventure Time. The release date was announced at San Diego Comic-Con and the season premiered on September 26, 2016. The writers and storyboard artists for season 8 are Benton Connor, Madeline Queripel, Casey Crowe, Owen Dennis, Minty Lewis, Ryan Pequin, Sam Spina, Gideon Chase, Alex Cline, J. G. Quintel, and newcomer Sean Glaze. In March 2016, Kacie Hermanson was announced as the new main character designer for the season,[3] replacing long-time designer Ben Adams, who left the show after the sixth episode of the season to work on Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer for Disney XD. Calvin Wong serves as supervising director. The story writers for the season are Quintel, Sean Szeles, Gina Ippolito, Patrick Baker, and Matt Price, who is also the story editor. Szeles also serves as supervising producer, while Ryan Slater serves as producer. Former writer and storyboard artist Andres Salaff briefly returned to work on the final episode.

After production on the series wrapped up, several of its' crew members continued to work with Quintel on his latest series, Close Enough.

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
code [5]
US viewers
(millions)
2311"One Space Day at a Time"Owen Dennis and Sean GlazeSeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)1043-2341.14[6]
After the events of Rigby's Graduation Day Special, the Park crew and Eileen must formulate a plan to survive in space and how to live in it.
2322"Cool Bro Bots"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaSeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)1043-2351.14[6]
The crew have an encounter with "brobots" whose purpose is to serve others, but Mordecai and Rigby are suspicious of them.
2333"Welcome to Space"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineSeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)1043-2360.96[7]
After learning their true mission in space, the crew is excited to make history, but Benson still wants to return home.
2344"Space Creds"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseSeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)1043-2370.96[7]
Mordecai and Rigby volunteer to rescue a scientist's ex-husband in exchange for space creds so they can buy hover shoes.
2355"Lost and Found"Minty Lewis and Ryan PequinSeptember 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)1043-2390.96[8]
Chance Sureshot loses his wallet and is enclosed in a robot's bubble until he can pay for his food. In order to free him, Mordecai, Rigby, Toothpick Sally and Recap Robot must travel to the Mantis Planet to get it back.
2366"Ugly Moons"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaSeptember 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)1043-2400.98[9]
In order to get back at the Bush Station, Colonel Rawls hires Muscle Man to prank them.
2377"The Dream Warrior"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)1043-2411.09[10]
When Pops continues to have nightmares of an extraterrestrial creature asking for his address, the gang tries to help him.
Guest voices: Armin Shimerman as The Nightmare Alien, Robert Englund as Anti-Pops
2388"The Brain of Evil"Owen Dennis and Sean GlazeOctober 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)1043-2380.82[11]
Mordecai and Rigby must stop an evil brain after Rigby releases it from a cage.
Guest voices: Wallace Shawn as The Evil Brain
2399"Fries Night"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseOctober 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)1043-2420.95[12]
After getting dumped by Pam, Benson goes looking for French Fries ingredients with a female asteroid named Roxy.
Guest voices: Kate Micucci as Roxy
24010"Spacey McSpaceTree"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)1043-2431.04[13]
Colonel Rawls puts Rigby through safety training by pairing him up with the unbearable Spacey McSpaceTree.
24111"Can You Ear Me Now?"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineOctober 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)1043-2460.92[14]
Mordecai and Rigby must go to court after accidentally creating a barrage of sounds on a planet completely inhabited by sensitive ears.
24212"Stuck in an Elevator"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseOctober 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)1043-2470.95[15]
Mordecai and Rigby go to see Fist Pump perform at the Tree Station, but get stuck in a space elevator whilst traveling to the top.
24313"The Space Race"Owen Dennis and Sean GlazeOctober 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)1043-2480.93[16]
Mordecai and Rigby have to beat the Space Bush station in a dangerous race.
24414"Operation: Hear No Evil"Minty Lewis and Ryan PequinOctober 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)1043-2490.91[17]
Mordecai and Rigby try to avoid spoilers of their favorite show, but Benson wants to spoil it to get revenge on them for forgetting to vacuum the house.
24515"Space Escape"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaOctober 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)1043-2500.84[18]
A mysterious new enemy, Anti-Pops, is after Pops forcing everyone on the Space Tree Station to evacuate.
24616"New Beds"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineOctober 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)1043-2511.15[19]
After escaping Anti-Pops, the gang make a quick stop to buy new beds only to encounter a bounty hunter who is after Pops.
24717"Mordeby and Rigbecai"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseOctober 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)1043-2520.88[20]
Mordecai and Rigby's butts get swapped after playing with a teleportation machine. Over time, the swapping spreads to other features, so they enlist Muscle Man for help.
24818"Alpha Dome"Owen Dennis and Sean GlazeOctober 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)1043-2530.99[21]
The Park crew encounter the Alpha Dome, the first dome sent into space. When the crew go to investigate they find that its inhabitants believe that it is 1690.
249
250
19
20
"Terror Tales of the Park VI"Sean Glaze, Owen Dennis, Minty Lewis, and Ryan PequinOctober 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)1043-244
1043-245
1.05[22]
The Park crew encounter a black hole whilst telling stories on Halloween.
 • "Fear Planet" - The gang make a quick stop on a planet that brings their greatest fears to life.
 • "King Sized Candy Bars" - While Trick or Treating on the Space Tree Station, the gang encounter a house full of vampires.
 • "Alien Roommate" - In a parody of the Alien franchise, the crew must deal with an obnoxious new roommate.
Note: This episode was first released online on October 15, 2016.
Guest voices: Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself
25121"The Ice Tape"Madeline Queripel and Alex ClineNovember 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)1043-2560.92[23]
The gang must travel to an ancient VCR that will play a VHS tape, made of ice, so that they can learn Pops' origins.
25222"The Key to the Universe"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseNovember 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)1043-2571.02[24]
Earl, an ancient sensei, begins training Pops for his fight with Anti-Pops, but Pops is not sure if he can or should go along with it.
25323"No Train No Gain"Owen Dennis and Sean GlazeNovember 17, 2016 (2016-11-17)1043-2580.99[25]
Earl begins training Pops through the technique of the training montage which allows trainers to bend space and time while leveling up. Mordecai and Rigby use one of their songs to help Pops and end up trapping the Park crew in a montage.
Song: "Through the Fire and Flames" by DragonForce
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255
24
25
"Christmas in Space"Minty Lewis, Ryan Pequin, Benton Connor, and Sam SpinaDecember 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)1043-254A
1043-254B
0.92[26]
The gang celebrate Christmas in space and decide to tell stories while opening presents, but Benson keeps trying to insert his love for hand bells.
 • "Skips' Story" - In a parody of Pitch Black, the crew stop by an ice planet to have fun in the snow, but get attacked by large yeti creatures.
 • "Benson's Story" - A supernatural, guitar-playing caroler terrorizes the crew by attacking them with the twelve days of Christmas.
 • "Mordecai and Rigby's story" - Mordecai and Rigby forget to get a gift for Pops, so they need to go to the "Theoretical Mall" which is located in another dimension.
 • "Benson's second story" - The crew get a visit from the Krampus.
Song: "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Savatage (later re-released by Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
25626"Kill 'Em with Kindness"Minty Lewis and Ryan PequinJanuary 14, 2017 (2017-01-14)1043-2591.08[27]
Despite all of his training, Pops still does not want to fight, so he sets up a meeting with Anti-Pops to settle things peacefully.
Note: This episode was first released online on December 19, 2016.
25727"Meet the Seer"Benton Connor and Sam SpinaJanuary 14, 2017 (2017-01-14)1043-2601.08[27]
The crew arrive on Planet Nielsen where they are reunited with the Guardians of Obsolete Formats and meet the Seer who has been watching them since the very beginning.
Note: This episode was first released online on December 19, 2016.
Guest Voices: Trevor Devall as HD DVD, Gillian Jacobs as Blu-ray, Yvette Nicole Brown as The Seer and Keith David as Streaming
25828"Cheer Up Pops"Casey Crowe and Gideon ChaseJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1043-2611.33[28]
Before arriving at Lolliland, Pops becomes despondent due to his approaching battle. The crew then try to cheer him up by recording their memories.
Guest Voices: Trevor Devall as HD DVD and Gillian Jacobs as Blu-ray
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261
29
31
"A Regular Epic Final Battle"Madeline Queripel, Alex Cline, Minty Lewis, Ryan Pequin, Andres Salaff, Benton Connor, Owen Dennis, and Sam SpinaJanuary 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1043-262
1043-264A
1043-264B
1.33[28]
1.37[28]
1.37[28]

 • "A Regular Epic Final Battle Part 1" - The crew arrive at Lolliland early, so they set up traps for Anti-Pops. Things seem to go off smoothly, but Anti-Pops is unfazed by their futile attempts.
 • "A Regular Epic Final Battle Part 2" - Allies from both sides rally together for the epic fight. However, Pops and Anti-Pops are once again at a stalemate. Mordecai and Rigby are forced to jump between the two factions after time resets.
 • "The Power" (part 3) - Mordecai and Rigby relive the first episode, but soon realize that they need to help Pops so they use the Power to go back. Pops realizes that he must reach out to Anti-Pops and finally saves the universe at the cost of his life. The entire park crew return home to their friends and family. After erecting a memorial statue of Pops, a montage shows what happened to the park crew after their adventure in space: Mordecai quits his job at the park, becomes a painter, and meets a woman [a female bat] he doesn't feel awkward around (though it's implied he never reunites with Margaret or CJ, he does use their likenesses in his art); Rigby marries and has children with Eileen; Muscle Man and Starla move into a nicer trailer and have more children; Benson reunites with Pam the scientist, the two raise four cats and a pig, and Benson becomes park owner after Mr. Maellard's death (and trains a new batch of workers who look similar to the ones he had before); High Five Ghost reunites with his human girlfriend, Celia, and the two become popular party DJs in Prague; and Skips is still single and still working at the park, only now, he wears shorts instead of jeans. 25 years later, the entire crew return and Mordecai and Rigby reflect on Pops' sacrifice and how immature they used to be before deciding to play some old arcade games. The scene pans out with Pops watching his friends' lives from Heaven. He ejects a VHS tape labeled "Regular Show". He says "Jolly good show" for one last time and the series concludes.

Note: This Episode helped inspire the "25 Years Later Comic Book" and continue with Ketcup (An Adventure Time Episode.) Then after that, came another comic book Adventure Time/Regular Show and took, a long time hiatus after that, until, An Ok KO Episode, "Crossover Nexus." Ending the Series, off for good. Alongside the other, Cartoon Network Shows.


Song: "'Heroes'" by David Bowie

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