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I started watching Regular Show as a middle schooler, and finished watching it as a college art student. This cartoon has been really inspiring for me, and it made me draw a lot. It’s obviously inspired a lot of other people too, which is why I want to say: Thanks for an awesome a jolly good show. We won’t forget it! 

@oweeeeendennis @tobyjones @madelinequeripel@calwong @ghostdigits @sammarinblog ( and @ everyone else who worked on it)

I somehow get the feeling you’re not being “merely curious”.

Matt Price and @calwong​ are doing an AMA on reddit right now. (https://www.reddit.com/r/regularshow/comments/5oszo6/we_are_matt_price_head_writer_and_calvin_wong/) Here’s some of Matt Price’s answers concerning the bat girl and Margaret etc:

Q: sheistyy83Hey guys. I joined this place at the right time. So what made you guys write in bat girl? Why not Margaret or cj? I’m sure everyone wants to know lol.

A: Matt Price: First question, great question. We felt like the Margaret / CJ story was complete, and they were both on their own path already. We also felt like Mordecai had moved on in his life. He finally left the park to pursue art, and we thought it’d be cool if he met someone while doing that. But we love Margaret and C.J., and we’re sure that they’re happy without Mordecai! He was too wishy-washy with them!!

Q: Powerstars: I was really happy with the last season, and it’s super cool of you guys to do this! Two questions: One: What’s the name of the bat girl Mordecai ends up with? Two: Where do Margaret and CJ end up, and do they stay friends with Eileen and Rigby?

A: Matt Price: One: we never named Mordecai’s wife. I guess we should. JG loves Goonies so I’m going to say her name is Stef.Two: I imagine that Margaret has advanced in the news world, and she’s currently traveling the world reporting on global events that finally get her out of town. She’s definitely still friends with Eileen and keeps up with Mordecai. They still laugh about how weird their brief relationship was. C.J. moved on to play professional dodgeball, but she doesn’t talk to any of them anymore.

My opinion: I don’t think Margaret is doing nothing, I think she’s living her life. I think people have relationships and they don’t always end up with the first few people they date. That’s actually pretty normal. One of the things that I think people take for granted sometimes is that Regular Show broke new ground in this department when it came to kids television. Before Regular Show and Adventure Time, the idea of going all in on depicting adult relationships in a kids cartoon wasn’t really done. In almost all western kids shows leading up to this point, relationships were generally shown as: boy likes girl > boy gets girl > boy loses girl > boy gets girl back > that girl is their one true love. The end.

This is NOTHING like real life! Relationships sometimes include awkwardness, fighting, arguments, love, and often they just end. Not only do they just end, but they end with very little closure. It fuckin’ sucks and everyone is going to feel it at some point in their life and I think going down the whole “they’ll find their true love the first time” route is straight up disingenuous. Relationships are experimentation and, if you ask any scientist they’ll tell you, experiments almost always fail. To me, personally, it feels more honest and true to life that you would break up with someone, still see them around town, still know their friends, and they’re still sort of your friend.

I don’t know much of anything about Sheri (EDIT: I mean Stef. See? Clearly Matt just made this up when he answered the question and we didn’t plan this), but I know that she likes art, which is a pretty deep seated thing, just like Mordecai. She also likes him enough to make a couple kids with him and marry the guy. They both seem pretty happy and Mordecai seems a lot more relaxed and at peace with his life. I think if Mordecai were my friend, I’d be happy for them.

New commenters @calwong and @caseycrowe give an unofficial commentary about Just Friends! How many songs did Casey write for this episode? Where on earth did the Mathletes go? What’s the connection between all of this, Gremlins, and Nine Inch Nails??

These questions and more get answered in this unofficial regular show commentary track! Listen fast before it gets taken down!

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