Regular Show, the popular cartoon aired on CN, is not what it seems. All the things going around the “Park” are really hallucinations played out in an asylum. The show also features Mordecai and Rigby alongside the other mental patients- Skips, Pops, Muscle Man, High Five Ghost and Benson. Mordecai and Rigby are 12-year-old schizophrenics. This explains why both of them act somewhat immature throughout the series. It also explains the unrealistic and physically impossible occurrences. Anyways, Mordecai’s parents sent him to the asylum for his mentally unstable behavior. This is where he met Rigby; another kid who, despite their different personalities, shared the same problem as him. They became best friends and both imagine fabricated yet exciting things happening in their lives.
Pops is 94-year-old drug addict who’s excess use of drugs made him perpetually childish and high. Muscle Man is a deformed 15-year-old who was despised by his peers and parents. This hostility had been put to such an extent that he tried several times to murder them; hence bringing him to the asylum. He bullies Mordecai and Rigby and has retained an imaginary friend named High Five Ghost.
Benson is 17 years old and shares the same addiction to drugs as Pops. As a child, he was forced into labor by his parents. This ultimately led him to think that he had control over the patients. That’s why he is considered the “manager” and all the other characters play along with their own “jobs” too.
Skips assists all of them with their problems. He is a helper in the asylum; that’s why when Mordecai and Rigby get themselves into a bad situation, they rely on Skips for info. They have all reached a point where they see themselves as animals and objects and have come to believe that the asylum is a park. Sometimes people from the outside world or patients are dragged into their realities, once again proving that the Regular Show is anything but regular.
This theory for Ed, Edd n Eddy posits the possibility on whether or not the kids that inhabited the Cul-de-sac are actually dead, and that the Cul-de-sac in which they reside in, actually takes place in a purgatory-like setting.
According to the theory, the children of the Cul-de-sac actually came from different time periods ranging from the early 1900s to the late 2000s. This theory also explains why the year for the show is very hard to pin point, and also explains the answer as to why there aren’t any adults in the show, even though you do usually catch a glimpse of one every now and then.
- According to the theory, Rolf came first in the 1900s. His family had moved to Peach Creek in order to establish a farm on its land. Rolf died in 1903 when his family’s farm animals stampeded and trampled him.
- Johnny came next to the Cul-de-sac, not too long after Rolf’s death. Having no friends, Johnny took a marker and drew a face on a piece of wood, and dubbed it Plank. He died in 1922 after fighting a long battle with tuberculosis.
- Eddy came next. He was born in New York, but eventually moved to Peach Creek during the Great Depression era. Always trying to get a quick buck, he always set up scams to get money from the Cul-de-sac kids. After one of his scams went awry, Eddy was chased by the swindled children of the Cul-de-sac, and ran to the lake and jumped into it. Eddy ends up drowning in that lake.
- Ed and Sarah were the next to arrive to the Cul-de-sac. Their father had died fighting in WWII, and as a result their mother became distant and disconnected. To try and compensate, Sarah developed her bossy attitude, trying to fill the role their mother and father used to fill, before their father died and their mother stopped caring. Ed, however, shut the world out and delved into the fantasy worlds of comic books and monster movies in order to escape his unhappy life. They both died in a freak car accident in 1953, thus joining the past kids in death.
- Nazz was born in the 1960s era to hippie parents. Described as a flower child, she was a rather flirtatious young girl who would always act that way towards the male children of the neighborhood. In the summer of ‘79, a serial killer escaped from a local asylum, made his way into her house, and raped and murdered her along with her entire family.
- Edd/Double D was born in the 80s time period (which is around the time that technology’s advancing), and was raised by very strict and controlling parents, who pushed him to both succeed academically, and to be perfectly cleanly and neat. He is believed to have either died as a result of a gas leak causing an explosion with the bunsen burner from his chemistry set.
- Kevin was born the day Double D died. He was born to a broken-down house, and he also had an abusive father. Because of his situation at home, Kevin would act his frustration out on the other children of the Cul-de-sac, becoming a bully as a result to cope with his pain. One night in the winter of '99, his father fatally beat him in a fit of drunken rage, and he died while he was on his way to the hospital.
- Jimmy was the last child to enter into the Cul-de-sac. He was born in the 2000s, and was diagnosed with leukemia.After fighting a long, difficult battle with his leukemia, Jimmy eventually succumbed to his illness, and soon the Cul-de-sac Purgatory was complete.
- The Kankers were different from the other neighborhood children. It is believed that they are actually demons that were sent to the Cul-de-sac to torment the souls of the remaining children who didn’t cross over to Heaven. The Kankers are the only characters with normal-colored tongues, which would seem to indicate that they are not dead, and that therefore, they must be something different. Surprisingly, the Kankers are attracted to the Eds for unknown reasons. However, one common guess is that they are the weakest-willed children of the Cul-de-sac.