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Eileen Roberts
Littlemolegirl
Biographical Information
Occupation: Coffee Shop Waitress
College Student
Species: Mole[1]
Gender: Female
Hair color: Brown
Show Information
Voiced by: Minty Lewis
First appearance: "Brain Eraser"
Latest appearance: "Real Date"


Eileen Roberts[2] is a minor character on Regular Show. Eileen is a shy, intelligent, and timid mole.[1] She works at The Coffee Shop with Margaret, better known as her co-worker and one of her really good friends, likely her best friend. She also has a big crush on Rigby. Eileen debuted in "Brain Eraser". She is voiced by Minty Lewis, who is also a storyboard artist for the show.

Development

The character of Eileen was pitched and created by then-new storyboard artist Minty Lewis. While Lewis was pitching jokes and lines for the character, Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel thought her natural voice was perfect for the character: "...Minty’s voice, just her natural voice, was so perfect for that character! She [wrote] one of the very early episodes with Eileen in it, and she had some really funny jokes in the way she pitched it. [It was] just the way her voice sounded – she [had] to be that character! We even tried an actor, but it just wasn’t playing funny. [So] we were like, "OK, let’s see if Minty wants to do it." She said yes and it really worked out. It’s a great character and [Minty’s voice] totally fits that character’s personality."[3] In another interview, Quintel further elaborates: "Oh, that's [Lewis' voice] so awkward. But, that was just her voice, that's just how [pitching Eileen's quotes] she did it. We were like, 'You wanna be Eileen? You gotta be Eileen."[4]

Lewis describes getting to be able to voice the character as "pretty crazy".[4]

Appearance

PrototypeEileen

Eileen making her debut in "Brain Eraser." Notice her less-detailed eyes, different colored-glasses and simpler hairstyle.

As said above, Eileen is a short mole with tan fur. Eileen looks surprisingly human. Her eyes are small and squinted. She has red glasses and wears the same uniform as Margaret. She has a small, light brown tail and brown hair tied into a side ponytail. During her debut in "Brain Eraser," her ponytail was on the right side. In "Do Me a Solid", her ponytail was moved to the left side. In "Brain Eraser", she didn't have white in her glasses, as seen down below, but in Do Me a Solid, she did.

In the older episodes, her attire when she wasn't working was a pink shirt with ruffles around the neck and a blue skirt.

In more recent episodes, she started to wear hoodies. (Probably because the weather was colder at the time) One hoodie she has is a light burgundy color, which is usually accompanied with green shorts. This was first seen in "Camping Can Be Cool". The other is a light purple, and she usually wears blue jeans or a blue denim skirt with it, first seen in "TGI Tuesday".

She only had pupils for eyes like she did in "Brain Eraser," except her glasses were pointed down like reading glasses and she wore a purple shirt with a green oval in the middle with a small, green skirt. In "First Day," Eileen also appears very different than usual.

Also, she rarely wears shoes, especially in the older episodes. Lately in season 5, however, she has been wearing shoes more when she is not at work, especially her red ones.

Relationships

Love Interests

Rigby

Rigby has been Eileen's crush ever since "Do Me a Solid". At first, Rigby didn't feel the same way and saw her as a pest. However, as the series progresses, it seems as though Rigby is getting used to hanging around Eileen. J.G. Quintel has noted this as an example of Rigby's growth as a character.[5]

"Camping Can Be Cool" was probably the first time they had real relations. At first, Rigby (As usual) doesn't warm up to the idea that the girls are going to be camping with them. The alliance starts with Mordecai and Rigby misplacing the matches and them arguing for a bit about what they can use to spark the fire. Seeing that they needed a fire, Eileen quickly starts one the old fashioned way. Rigby compliments her by saying "Yeah, that was kinda cool" and Eileen blushes in response. Rigby, being unsure of himself, creates a distraction by throwing a package of hot dogs at her, and that little moment is cast aside. After having fun throughout the day in the forest, later that night, they are seen playing video games on a log while Margaret and Mordecai are looking at the constellations. When Eileen hears that Mordecai mispronounced one, she corrects him, and Rigby compliments her again, causing both of them to laugh. Much later, when they are running away from the Stag-Man, Eileen throws a rock in Margaret's car window so they could have a means of escape. Afterwards, when the Stag-Man is sedated, Rigby compliments her one more time when they are driving home, saying: "And you totally busted Margaret's window open with a rock".

In "Diary", while Rigby was revealing all of his secrets to escape Margaret's diary guardian, he mentions that he thinks that "Eileen looks hot without her glasses on." It is found out the next day that Eileen was at Margaret's apartment, watering her plants, and heard him. She shows up to work without her glasses on (Catching Rigby by surprise), but ultimately ends up running into a table.

In the episode "In the House", when Rigby is turned into a house by the wizard, a picture of Eileen can be seen on the mantlepiece in the living room.

"One Pull Up" has a lot of interaction between Eileen and Rigby and possibly hints that Rigby may like Eileen back. In this episode, Eileen helps Rigby pass the last physical task for his annual fitness test, which requires him to do one pull up to keep his job at the park. By the end of the episode, Eileen and Rigby hug, making it their first hug. Unfortunately, it winds up crushing Eileen's bones in the process. Eileen also takes off her glasses again in this episode.

Even though "TGI Tuesday" was focused on Mordecai and Margaret, at the end of the episode, Rigby and Eileen are seen dancing with each during the slow dance. (However, they weren't dancing close like one would in a slow dance)

In "Meteor Moves", although he is much more tolerant of her annoying lectures on astronomy, he eventually becomes irritated by her constant babbling when he is trying to see if Mordecai will kiss Margaret.

In "Family BBQ", he and Eileen were seen playing cards together, hinting very friendly gestures.

In "Tants", Rigby tells the Tants Co. founder that she worked really hard to make replica Tants, causing Eileen to smile his way, and Rigby to smile back. This episode shows that even though she has a huge crush on Rigby, when it comes to things she has a passion in, (In this case, sewing) she's doesn't play around and takes things really seriously. She even went as far as punching Rigby in the arm for cutting crooked.

In "Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys", Eileen shows her inner "fan-girl" when her pupils grew wide as she watched Rigby rub his face with a glass of cold water. While probably still in her mind drift, she speaks in a deeper tone, asking him "feel better now?" On the other side of the spectrum, when all seems lost for Mordecai and the Rigbys, Eileen is able to motivate Rigby about bringing the band back together. The fact that they could sit down and have a conversation where he isn't disgusted and/or annoyed by her shows that their relationship has grown a little by this point of the series.

In "Video 101", Eileen's crush on Rigby kind of gets in the way of her making a music video, and results in her giving up her control of being the boss of her project. However, she bounces back when she sees the horrible job Mordecai and Rigby did editing the video. On a side note, Eileen and Rigby share a high five...almost, she winds up missing his hand and falling to the ground.

By the time that Mordecai is dating CJ, Mordecai bails on having "bro time" with Rigby. As a result, in the episode "Play Date", Rigby is shown to be visiting Eileen's house. Even though the duo were just watching a movie on her computer, the fact that he was hanging out with Eileen and not where we would expect him to be (ex. Muscle Man's trailer) shows a connection (like in "Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys") slowly building between the two.  

In Skips in the Saddle, Rigby mentions to Skips that he is going over to Eileen's house to see her new rock polisher, to which Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost reply with an obnoxious "Oooooooo." Irritated, Rigby responds that he's hanging out with her just as friends. Later that night, Mordecai teasingly asks Rigby if he put his arm around Eileen's polisher. Rigby, embarrassed by the question, replies with his infamous catchphrase: "Stop talking!"

In the episode "Real Date", Rigby and Eileen worked together to help Mordecai and CJ exchange gifts to each other. In the process, they set up a nice romantic setting for Mordecai and CJ at the waterfront (while hiding really close behind a crate and metal structure), and Eileen got to share a tender moment with Rigby while he ate some chocolate covered waffle cake. He said that he loved it and Eileen responded "I thought that you would", copying the same phrase CJ and Mordecai said to each other when Mordecai gave her the charm bracelet.

Friends

Margaret

Eileen was Margaret's best friend at the Coffee Shop, when both of them used to work there. The two would get along well, and were always seen together (whenever Eileen was present). The length of their friendship is uncertain, but there seems to be enough to develop a level of trust between the two. For example, in "Diary," Margaret asked Eileen to water her plants while she was away, and even let her have the spare bedroom until she got back (even though she forgets this and asks Mordecai later). In most cases they usually get along, but there are moments when Eileen's random statements leave her wondering 'Huh?' An example of this would be in "Meteor Moves," when Eileen follows up Rigby and Mordecai's creative rap with an un-catchy factual rap, or in "Do Me a Solid" when she demonstrates a little fact about Sea Turtles at the golf course.

Now that Margaret is in Milton University, whether they still keep in contact with each other and have maintained their friendship is unknown.

Mordecai

Eileen seems to be good friends with Mordecai, and when they hang out, it's usually with Margaret and Rigby. For example, In "Camping Can Be Cool," he invited her and Margaret to go camping, and they both encourage Margaret that camping can be fun. Another example of this would be in "Death Bear," where he tackled Death Bear into a wall to save her. In "TGI Tuesday," Eileen and Rigby hint that Mordecai planned the whole party for Margaret; sort of helping Mordecai out with impressing Margaret in a way. However, Mordecai was a little annoyed with her constant babbling about astronomy in "Meteor Moves", as well as the fact that she was in between him and Margaret when he was planning to kiss Margaret. He is also peeved when Eileen follows up his and Rigby's creative rap with an un-catchy factual rap.

Muscle Man

Eileen's first encounter with Muscle Man was in "Do Me a Solid," when her, Margaret, and an uninvited Muscle Man were having ice cream sandwiches at the house. Later in the series, in the episode "One Pull Up," she said "Muscle Man was in here earlier...", hinting that he comes to the coffee shop often. In "TGI Tuesday," Muscle Man says "hello ladies...and Eileen", and he helps her, Mordecai, and Rigby invite people to Margaret's surprise party at the "Parkside de Lux." After that, their next encounter was in "Portable Toilet", where Eileen and CJ catch Muscle Man relaxing in a portable toliet when they were looking for Mordecai and Rigby, who were trapped in another one. Muscle Man recognizes her immediately (but not CJ) and is embarrassed.  

Tuck Packerd

Tuck Packerd was pretending to be Eileen's boyfriend to make Rigby jealous in the episode "Cruisin'." Whether they knew each other in the past or if he was just a random person Margaret knew to pretend to be her boyfriend is unknown.

Starla

Both Eileen and Starla seem to be friends as seen in "The Longest Weekend" with how the two of them were shown to interact with one another, however how good of friends or how long they have know each other is unknown.

CJ

In "Portable Toilet", Eileen is shown to have become friends with CJ already. When Mordecai and Rigby go missing, she calms CJ down, and they both go to rescue the two together. They both share a passion for testing out military equipment, and from the episodes "Yes Dude Yes" and "Camping Can Be Cool," they both enjoy playing video games too (even though they haven't been shown playing video games together).

In "Video 101", despite how much Mordecai and Rigby try to take over Eileen's music video project, CJ still tries to hint at her that she should make it her own way. This shows that she is being supportive of Eileen's opinions.

In "Take the Cake", Eileen and CJ help Mordecai and Rigby make a cake. Throughout the episode, they are seen helping each other.

In "Tent Trouble", Eileen and CJ are seen going to work together. They also plan on going camping with Mordecai and Rigby later, hinting that they may already be close friends.

In "Real Date", Eileen urges Mordecai and CJ to go on real date since they are a real couple now. When the day of the date arrives, CJ seems hesitant because she can't think of something to make the date a night to remember, in other words amazing. So after CJ thinks of giving Mordecai a dessert, Eileen notifies her of the new bakery that specializes in chocolate covered waffle cakes. Later in the episode, Eileen is seen again helping CJ get her gift from the bakery that Mordecai bypassed then calling CJ to meet at the waterfront where Rigby and Eileen set up a surprise for them. Eileen did a lot to help CJ out on her first real date with Mordecai; showing how solid their friendship is.

Appearances

Major Appearances

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Minor or Mentioned

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Overall: 37 Appearances

Trivia

  • In "Camping Can Be Cool," it is revealed that she's good at camping because of a phase she was going through where she got lost in the woods a lot.
  • She is allergic to duck dander, as revealed in "A Bunch of Baby Ducks."
  • Eileen usually walks barefoot.
    • However, in "Access Denied," she wore red shoes. She wore those same red shoes again in "Tants" and "Portable Toilet." She also wore white shoes in "TGI Tuesday" and in "Play Date".
    • So far, 98% of the time, she is barefoot when she wears her coffee uniform (other times would be when she went camping, when they went to the meteor shower, and when she was in her plaided shirt in Video 101). When she is seen wearing more outfits other than her uniform, (around season 5) she starts to wear shoes more.
      • More casual outfits (like the hoodie) would be accompanied by her white shoes.
      • When wearing more dressier attire, (like her pink shirt with the white lace around the neck and her black dress) she would have her red ones on.
  • In "Brain Eraser," her glasses were clear inside and she had black frames. Afterwards, the insides were changed to white and the black frames were replaced with red ones. Look above for an image of Eileen in her debut.
  • In "TGI Tuesday," she is seen dancing in both "free style" and ballet. Also, in "Video 101", she takes it a step farther and choreographs her own music video.
  • In "Tants," it is shown that she can sew pretty well, as she helps make Mordecai and Rigby replacement pairs of tants. It is also mentioned in "New Year's Kiss," when Rigby asks her what her New Year's Resolution is.
  • Several things about Eileen were revealed in the episode Video 101:
    1. She attends college.
      1. She also never failed a class before
    2. Her last name is revealed to be Roberts.
    3. She owns a car, and knows how to drive.
  • Eileen doesn't have a television in her house, as mentioned in the episode "Play Date".
  • In the episode "Take the Cake," it is shown that Eileen has exceptional baking skills.
  • In the episode "Skips in the Saddle", it is revealed that Eileen has a rock polisher.

Gallery

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The gallery for Eileen can be viewed here.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.formspring.me/BentonConnor/q/207369480643310228
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knh5NupBWYI
  3. http://comicsbeat.com/interview-regular-show-creator-jg-quintel-on-indie-comics-and-cartoons/
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxo8B3VZHmE
  5. http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/07/09/regular-show-jg-quintel-interview/

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