Regular Show is a cartoon about a blue jay and a raccoon working at a park with a bunch of other weirdos. And somehow, it's one of the most realistic TV shows out there. Not only is the show a blast to watch, but it also manages to perfectly capture the often aimless feeling of being fresh out of college, fresh out of money, and fresh out of prospects.
Is Regular Show too real? Yes, when you get past the giant heads, all-night dance parties, and baby ducks. When you begin to break the series down, the Regular Show post-college parallels are astounding. The characters have terrible jobs and awkward relationships, and frequently blow off responsibilities to just play video games and goof off.
If you watch the series, then you know that on Regular Show real life gets in the way more often than not, and that’s unfortunately how things play out in the non-animated world as well. Thankfully you’ve got Mordecai and Rigby to commiserate with while you throw back a six pack of soda. Read through this list, and vote up all of the ways that Regular Show accurately depicts post-college life.
The Characters Have Terrible Jobs
Mordecai and Rigby are stuck doing manual labor in a park, while Margaret and Eileen work as baristas to pay the bills. These dead-end gigs will feel all too familiar to recent graduates who have to take dull jobs to make rent.
Dating Is Weird
Dating can suddenly feel much more serious and complicated after college. Just look at Regular Show's Season 4 finale, "Steak Me Amadeus." Mordecai has already been hanging out with Margaret, and even kissing her, but still acts weird about asking her to be his girlfriend. And that's before he gets arrested for passing counterfeit bills.
Video Games Are An Obsession
Video games are a great way to unwind, but they can take over your life if you aren't careful. Case in point: almost every Regular Show episode features at least one reference to an 8-bit game, and there are tons of scenes of the guys hanging out on the couch while they button mash.
They Feel Like Real Life Is Never Going To Start
Your post-college years are marked by the sense of waiting for actual adult life to begin. That's something that Mordecai and Rigby are constantly wrestling with, although it's usually Mordecai that's worrying more than Rigby. But he seems to miss the fact that real life is already happening.