|Occupation:|| Coffee Shop Waitress (formerly)
News Reporter (currently)
|Species:|| ½ Robin (mother's side) |
½ Human (father's side)
|Relatives:|| John (cousin) |
Frank Smith (father)
|Voiced by:||Janie Haddad|
|First appearance:||"Caffeinated Concert Tickets"|
|Latest appearance:||"Snow Tubing"|
Margaret Smith is a recurring character in Regular Show. She is Mordecai's ex-girlfriend, though they are still friends. Margaret made her debut in "Caffeinated Concert Tickets" and is voiced by Janie Haddad.
Margaret formerly worked as a waitress at a Coffee Shop with her best friend Eileen, which was across the street from The Park. Mordecai frequently found excuses to go to the coffee shop to see Margaret since he had a huge crush on her, though he was often too embarrassed or shy to ask her on a date. Margaret appeared to reciprocate his feelings, which was hinted at throughout the series. Her feelings are later proven in "Meteor Moves" and expanded on in later episodes. The two begin to date in the fourth season, though she breaks up with him after being accepted to her dream college and is forced to move away. Though both are upset, Mordecai falls into a deep depression and eventually has an unnatural desire to return (and therefore see) a sweater to Margaret that she left behind. When he arrives at the college, and sees Margaret laughing with her new friends, he realizes that she has moved on, and so should he.
Margaret is not seen in the series while away at college. She makes a brief cameo in "Eileen Flat Screen," having become a TV reporter, and moved back to town. Mordecai is not aware of her return until "Merry Christmas Mordecai", when Eileen explains that Margaret is moving in with her.
Margaret is a 22-year-old robin with a similar appearance to Mordecai. with some differences such as: her feathers are red, gray and its beak is curved, the check mark next to her head is in a coma, black, no stripes on their fingers or tail, hair is curved and has curved and long eyelashes. She is 6'0.
Main article: Margaret's Alternate Outfits
As a waitress, she uses the same uniform as Eileen; which consists of a light yellow apron with clear turquoise lines on the sleeves and neck. As a reporter, she wears is a suit with a red tie.
When she isn't working, she usually wears jeans or skirts, and yellow shirts.
- In the beginning of "Do or Diaper", she wears the same outfit from "TGI Tuesday".
- From the picture in "Diary", she wears the same outfit from "It's Time".
- In "Carter and Briggs", she wears the same outfit from "Picking Up Margaret".
- In "Meteor Moves", she wears the same outfit from "Death Bear".
Margaret is shown to be down-to-earth, kind, and caring towards her friends. She rarely gets upset or angry, though is shown to in "Butt Dial", "Yes Dude Yes", "Do or Diaper", and "Picking Up Margaret".
Margaret also values the importance of her career and studies. In various episodes, it was mentioned that she had been working hard in school, so she would get into her dream college, Milton University. Her dream comes true and she gets accepted to Milton University.
Margaret was uncertain about leaving Mordecai, and showed deep sorrow when doing so. In "Steak Me Amadeus", she bursts into tears after telling Mordecai that she cannot be his girlfriend. Shortly after, she runs out of the restaurant, devastated that she has to leave him.
Mordecai is Margaret's ex-boyfriend. In Seasons 1 and 2, they gradually became closer friends until season 3 and 4, when they expressed romantic attraction to one another.
In "Butt Dial", she became angry after learning that Mordecai tried to remove the embarrassing voicemail he left her that admitted his feelings by hacking into her phone. Once she heard the voicemail, however, she ended up saving it as her ringtone and forgave Mordecai for taking her phone, improving their relationship.
In "Yes Dude Yes", Mordecai became upset when he thought Margaret was engaged to John, who he ended up learning was her cousin. Mordecai then asked Margaret to the movies, forgetting that he had already asked CJ. Near the end of the episode, Margaret showed signs of jealousy, primarily because Mordecai had hung out with and also asked CJ.
In "TGI Tuesday", Margaret showed some signs that she may have feelings for Mordecai. She answered excitedly when Mordecai asked if she wanted to hang out with him, immediately blushing afterwards. She was also embarrassed when she messed up her words while talking to Mordecai on the phone. Afterwards, at Margaret's party, Mordecai and Margaret slow dance, with Margaret laying her head on his chest.
In "Do or Diaper", Margaret got mad at him once again upon discovering that her "date" with Mordecai was only for a bet with Muscle Man. She forgives him after he admits that he likes her, but chooses to let him lose the bet as consequence for accepting such a dumb bet by whispering in his ear: "Have a nice week, diaper boy."
In "Picking Up Margaret", they are being chased by the Wickets. However, she ends up thanking him after they make it to the airport on time and alive. Margaret says that she can always trust him, and that he is always there for her, something she can't say about her other friends. The pair share a kiss at the episode, leaving Mordecai dumbfounded and then overjoyed.
In "Meteor Moves", Mordecai planned to kiss Margaret at Makeout Mountain. Mordecai tries to be alone with her, but Rigby and Eileen get in the way, causing Mordecai to tell Rigby to go somewhere else on the mountain with Eileen so that he can be alone with Margaret. Margaret subsequently tells Mordecai that the reason she doesn't want to leave for college is because she would miss him. Mordecai leans in to kiss her, but the meteor shower starts, causing the pair to be pulled into "The Friend Zone" because of Mordecai's hesitation. Mordecai tells the Guardian of the Friend Zone that he has wanted to kiss Margaret for a long time, and the Guardian relents and gives him another chance. Mordecai then shows his true feelings and kisses her, with the Guardian pronouncing them "out of the friend zone". Mordecai and Margaret are then shown holding hands.
In the end of "Steak Me Amadeus", Mordecai asks Margaret to be his girlfriend, but Margaret tells him that even though what they have is special and that their relationship was the first that could have lead somewhere, she has been accepted into her dream college, Milton University. She declines Mordecai's offer, leaving the restaurant crying and Mordecai heartbroken.
In the episode "Laundry Woes," Mordecai becomes fixated on returning a sweater he found on his laundry to her, despite Rigby's continuous advice to get over Margaret leaving town. When he finally arrives to Milton University, Margaret is seen with her college friends cheerfully talking about school stuff. Realizing she has moved on, Mordecai does the same and discards the sweater, ready to move on, and leaves without noticing that Margaret did look up.
In "Merry Christmas Mordecai", Margaret returns as she is invited to the sweater party, which makes Mordecai nervous since CJ is also coming to the party. They accidentally kiss in the lips from reminiscing after clearing up a misunderstanding, causing a heartbroken CJ to dash back into the car and for Mordecai and Margaret to gaze at each other in a concerned look. When Eileen tells Mordecai that Margaret will be moving in as her new roommate, he is stunned and shocked while Margaret looks on to him.
In "Sad Sax", Mordecai takes advice from the S.S.G (Sad Sax Guy). He invites Margaret to the park so she can talk to CJ girl-to-girl. Margaret says she's sorry about the incident but says she doesn't want to get involved with CJ. Shortly after, Mordecai and Margaret share a friendly hug. Meanwhile CJ drives past, seeing them hugging, and drives away angrily. Margaret then leaves after saying to Mordecai "Sorry Mordecai, I'm gonna go before I make things even worse."
At the end of the episode Mordecai tells CJ that Margaret means a lot to him, and how much he loved her in the past and how sad he was to see her leave. He also states that he doesn't want to lose CJ too, and that he's completely over Margaret, and they're still good friends.
In "1000th Chopper Flight Party", Mordecai is still awkward with her presence and afraid to screw up, even to the point of letting Rigby constantly mess up the Party as a diversion just to keep her away from him. When he finally is declared as the lucky guest to ride Chopper 6 for its 1000th flight, he finds it hard to say no and joins. Margaret tries to talk to him, but Mordecai awkwardly resists until she scolds him for his attitude in desire for their friendship. Mordecai then lifts the tension with a joke and they finally start to have a fun chat.
This however angers CJ, who misinterprets it as them rekindling their love, and she causes havoc with her storm cloud ability. Mordecai tries to save Margaret, but she calms CJ when she reveals that she is in a relationship with news anchor, Del Hanlon, which stuns Mordecai and surprises her parents.
In "Not Great Double Date", she reveals that she still holds feelings for Mordecai, but before she tries to talk to him, he leaves and runs after CJ.
In "Dumped at the Altar", the season 6 finale, Mordecai and CJ 'take a break' after Margaret's feelings are revealed.
In "Just Friends", Rigby and Eileen go to the presentation of martial arts Don therefore Mordecai and Margaret spend a night that coincidentally has romantic moments. A chef named Daisuke shows them their future using magical sauce. It is revealed that if and when Mordecai and Margaret get together, they will get married, have children, and buy their own houseboat, and die peacefully after 50 happy years. Mordecai and Margaret agree that their future looks like it will be really great, but that they are still young and should take it easy on relationships. At the end of the episode, the two agree to remain just friends, with future Margaret looking down on them and inquiring how long they can be just friends, and future Mordecai stating that "only time will tell."
Margaret and Eileen are best friends in the same way that Mordecai and Rigby are. She is close to Eileen and reveals she does solids for her all the time in "Do Me a Solid" including watering Margaret's flowers when she was away with her parents in the episode "Diary". Margaret and Eileen used to work together at the coffee shop until Margaret left town to attend Milton University, which was her dream school. It is unknown how their friendship was during the time that she was away, but at the end of "Merry Christmas Mordecai", we see that they are still friends, and that Margaret has become Eileen's new roommate.
Margaret rarely interacts directly with Rigby, with one exception being "It's Time", when Rigby makes Margaret laugh and almost manages to go to a movie with her, despite it just being an attempt to make Mordecai admit his jealousy. However, it is otherwise implied that Margaret and Rigby are good friends, even though Rigby often teased and made fun of Mordecai for his attempts to get with her even though she didn't display much personality.Yes Dude Yes". This is after Mordecai and CJ become good friends when Mordecai believes Margaret is engaged. Margaret is jealous after finding out that Mordecai and CJ had been seeing each other, and both women are angry when they find out that Mordecai invited them both to the same movie. In the end, CJ leaves after Mordecai apologizes to her and Margaret declines his offer to go to the movies.
The next time we see them is in "Survival Skills"; fighting in Mordecai's imagination.
Margaret finally meets CJ officially in "Merry Christmas Mordecai" while at Eileen's sweater party. At first, they are both pleasant towards each other until Margaret figures out that CJ and Mordecai are dating. Feeling a bit awkward, she leaves the scene. Later, when CJ is in the bathroom, Margaret tells Mordecai that she didn't expect him to wait for her and that she is happy for him. However, Mordecai and Margaret accidentally kiss in front of CJ while reminiscing about the past. This left CJ heartbroken so she ran out of the party and drove off. Margaret tells her it's not what it looks like.
Margaret shows in "Sad Sax" and in "Merry Christmas Mordecai" that she is sorry about what happened and for the trouble she caused. So she chooses to not get involved because she feels like it'll make things worse for CJ and Mordecai. She even wishes him good luck (sincerely) after CJ drives off again when she sees Mordecai hug Margaret in the park.
In "I See Turtles", Margaret is contacted by CJ through Eileen's phone for help. When noticed, Margaret immediately arrives to the beach, and reports the sea turtle abusers. After the whole incident, CJ tells Eileen that she called Margaret for help, and Eileen is filled with joy. Margaret and CJ become friends, and Eileen forces them all to share an awkward group hug.
In" 1000th Chopper Flight Party", CJ still has resentment on Margaret as briefly shown in the beginning of the episode. When CJ sees both Mordecai and Margaret board Chopper 6, laughing and having fun, she gets the wrong impression and she enrages into her storm cloud. Mordecai fails to calm CJ down, and the turbulences of the chopper keep making him give CJ wrong impressions. Margaret manages to calm CJ down by revealing that Del Hanlon of Sports TV Anchor is her boyfriend,as he comes to the party. CJ calms down and turns back to her normal form, but is now filled with remorse for nearly killing Margaret parents and worrying for nothing. CJ then leaves the party crying as Margaret, Mordecai, Eileen, and Del Hanlon watch her leave.
In "Not Great Double Date," CJ arranged a double date to atone for wrecking the party, and seemed to get along with Margaret while she didn't know Margaret wasn't really dating anyone. and she left angrily after Margaret told her the truth.
In "Local News Legend" it is shown that CJ still dislikes her when she changes the channel from her achievement airing.
Margaret did not interact very much with Pops. In "Butt Dial", she asks him where Mordecai and Rigby are. She initially found Pops weird after he referred to her cell phone as the one Mordecai and Rigby "got sucked into" (which did indeed happen).
Margaret has only ever interacted with Muscle Man once, in "Do Me a Solid". In the episode, Eileen, Margaret, and an uninvited, shirtless Muscle Man eat ice cream sandwiches at the Park house, prompting Muscle Man to exclaim "Hey ladies, watch what else I can do with my ice cream sandwich!". Margaret then disgustedly tells Mordecai from the other room that she plans on leaving soon.
Starla and Margaret interacting with each other in "The Longest Weekend", and appeared to be good friends, though Margaret doesn't have much patience for Starla's obsession with Muscle Man. She, along with Eileen, helped comfort Starla when she was upset that Muscle Man didn't call, text, or email her.
- Tania (Mentioned Friend)
Tania is an unseen, unheard friend of Margaret's first mentioned in "Picking Up Margaret". Tania informs Margaret via cellphone (off-screen, no voice) that she cannot drive her to the airport. Mordecai quickly jumps in and says he will take her instead.
- Slasher (First Boyfriend)
Slasher was Margaret's first known boyfriend during the series, appearing in the episode "Caffeinated Concert Tickets". Margaret got mad at him after he made inappropriate fun of Mordecai during the concert.
- Angel (Second Boyfriend)
Angel was formerly Margaret's boyfriend, mentioned in the episode "Mordecai and the Rigbys". This was before Margaret knew Mordecai had a crush on her. She dated him for his beautiful singing voice and he even made a reserve at a lounge.
- Chad (Mock Boyfriend)
Chad, known by the nickname "Ironchest", is a burly human male invited as Margaret's dinner date in "Cruisin'". Margaret and Eileen place a bet with Mordecai and Rigby that they could not get a girl's phone number; the losers have to buy the winners dinner. Thus the girls brought along dates to make the boys jealous and intimidated.
- Del Hanlon (Cover)
Del Hanlon the Chopper 6 Weekend Sports TV Anchor. He first appeared in 1000th Chopper Flight Party. Margaret said he was her boyfriend to calm CJ down and not die at her dad's party. In "Not Great Double Date", he accepted to pretend to be Margaret's boyfriend, to cover up the lie. After he was taking it to far for his love for acting, and the Kiss Cam fell on him and Margaret, Margaret was forced to tell the truth, upsetting CJ, and them Del pretended to break up with her and playfully cut the scene.
- Frank (Father)
Margaret has a very close relationship with her parents, especially her father, as seen by her phone's password ("Daddy's Girl") in "Butt Dial". In "Do Me a Solid", she mentions that her father used to bring her to play mini-golf when she was a child. He currently works as a traffic reporter for the local news and flies in a helicopter called Chopper 6. He also seems to be the only human in his family. In "Family BBQ", her dad is shown to be very protective of his daughter and inherently suspicious of her boyfriends; he is very intimidating and unwelcoming.
- Denise Smith (Mother)
On the other hand, her mother, Denise, is calm and polite. Margaret shares a close resemblance with her mother, although her mother is slightly shorter and has a different hairstyle.
Margaret also spends Christmas with her parents, as shown in "The Christmas Special".
- John (Margaret's cousin)
John is Margaret's cousin. He is an orange bird, thought to be an Oriole, though this is unconfirmed. John is an amputee, but it is unknown how he lost his leg. Margaret is very close to her cousin and she was overjoyed when he got a new prosthetic leg. However, when showing off his new leg to Margaret, it appeared as if John was proposing to her (as he was kneeling and she screamed "yes dude, yes!" in response). Mordecai saw this and becomes very depressed thinking that Margaret was engaged. As a result, Mordecai joins the "Couple Corral" and goes on several dates, eventually meeting CJ before finding out the truth about John and Margaret.
- "Camping Can Be Cool"
- "Cruisin'" (antagonist until the end)
- "Butt Dial"
- "Yes Dude Yes"
- "Access Denied"
- "Death Bear"
- "Bad Kiss"
- "Terror Tales of the Park II"
- "TGI Tuesday"
- "The Longest Weekend"
- "Do or Diaper"
- "Picking Up Margaret"
- "Meteor Moves"
- "Family BBQ"
- "Steak Me Amadeus"
Minor or mentioned
- "Bet to Be Blonde"
- "Slam Dunk"
- "House Rules"
- "Rap It Up" (mentioned)
- "Weekend at Benson's" (non-speaking cameo)
- "Gut Model" (mentioned)
- "Replaced" (voice only)
- "Trash Boat" (mentioned)
- "Pie Contest"
- "Bald Spot"
- "The Christmas Special" (mentioned)
- "Ace Balthazar Lives"
- "Carter and Briggs" (non-speaking cameo)
- "Sleep Fighter" (mentioned)
- "Every Meat Burritos" (mentioned)
- "Survival Skills" (non-speaking cameo)
- "The Thanksgiving Special" (mentioned)
- "New Year's Kiss" (mentioned)
- "Dodge This" (mentioned and flashback)
- "I Like You Hi" (mentioned)
Overall Appearances: 51/196
- It is unknown how she and Mordecai met since he already seems to know her when she was introduced in "Caffeinated Concert Tickets."
- Margaret is one year younger than Mordecai and Rigby (22).
- She is the character with the most mentioned family members with over 18 family members, who always reunite at her parent's house.
- Like Mordecai, Margaret sports a full set of teeth on her beak, and she has two "toes" instead of the standard four.
- Margaret was originally intended to not wear clothes regularly, much like Mordecai and Rigby, but it changed in development. .
- The only times she was shown without clothes were in "Terror Tales of the Park II" as baby, and an early image of Regular Show with Mordecai and Rigby playing Rock, Paper, Scissor
- Benson refers to her as "the coffee girl" in "Yes Dude Yes".
- Margaret is shown to be a fan of adventure movies, as seen in the beginning of "Death Bear".
- In "Pie Contest", it is revealed that she is horrible at baking pies. Mordecai reluctantly stated that Margaret's was the worst pie he had ever eaten.
- In "TGI Tuesday", Margaret revealed that she knows some Spanish.
- In "Not Great Double Date", it's revealed that she wears a retainer at night, and is reluctant to and bad at lying.
- In "Local News Legend", she is shown to have skill at undercover work, and retain her knowledge of the coffee shop's modus operandi despite having quit her job as a waitress.
- Although it is confirmed that she is a robin, her feathers are red like a male cardinal's.
- Margaret and Mordecai have kissed five times in the series so far; the episodes are "Bad Kiss" (in the original timeline only), "Picking Up Margaret", "Meteor Moves", "Steak Me Amadeus", and "Merry Christmas Mordecai"
- It is shown that she likes the band Fist Pump.
- It is revealed in "Family BBQ" that her last name is Smith, and her father is human.
- She might be well-advanced in martial arts (most likely karate) since, she is seen in a picture at her father's house wearing a karate uniform and a black belt while holding a trophy.
- Margaret's car strongly resembles a three-door Renault Clio MK1.
The gallery for Margaret can be found here.