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|Home:|| The Park (formerly) |
Space Tree Station (formerly)
|Occupation:|| Groundskeeper (formerly)|
High School Student (graduated as of Rigby's Graduation Day Special)
Space Tree Ranger (formerly)
|Hair color:||Brown (formerly bleached blonde)|
|Relatives:|| Sherm (father)|
2 unnamed daughters
|Voiced by:||William Salyers|
|First appearance:|| "Pilot" (unofficial)|
"The Power (official)"
|Latest appearance:||"A Regular Epic Final Battle (final)"|
Rigby is one of the two main protagonists of Regular Show, along with his best friend Mordecai. He is a 23-year-old raccoon and made his debut in the original Pilot episode working as a groundskeeper at the park. He is voiced by William Salyers.
After the dramatic ending with Pops' defeat over Anti-Pops, in which he sacrifices himself to save the universe, Mordecai and Rigby finally part ways; Mordecai became an abstract artist, while Rigby marries Eileen and has two daughters with her.
Rigby is a short, anthropomorphic raccoon with short, spiky hair. He has dark brown circles around his eyes which is apparently a facial mask, like a normal raccoon would usually have. His body and hair are brown with small, darker brown lines to show the thickness of the fur. The underside of his snout, chest, and stomach, are grey. He also has a long tail with six dark brown stripes on it, just like his brother, Don. He also has three pointed toes on both of his feet.
He is 3'5", making him 2'7" shorter than Mordecai and around 27 pounds. Rigby once played "Punchies" with Skips and lost (like he always does when playing Punchies), which resulted in a damaged butt cheek that required surgery. The result was that it looked like Rigby only had one butt cheek, instead of two. And as a result, his friends call him "The One Cheek Wonder".
During the time montage and the Park's 25 year reunion, Rigby was shown with a thick, brown mustache and thick black eyebrows, and wearing an aqua green jacket over a white shirt.
In the episode "Don", it was shown that when Rigby was 6 years old he had a single front tooth that stuck out of his mouth. When Rigby was 12, he had dark brown hair and tiny hairs on his upper lip, as seen in a flashback in "Lunch Break". In High School, Rigby had bleached-blonde hair that he wore under a Fist Pump trucker style hat, with a green jacket and black t-shirt, as seen in "A Skips in Time and "Regular Show: The Movie". In "Rigby in the Sky With Burrito", high school Rigby was seen with his blonde hair under a black and white cap, and wore a teal t shirt with a white-beaded necklace.
- "Don't forget the water. Yeah, yeah, yeah..." - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Replaced")
- "No, YOU'RE annoying!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Weekend at Benson's")
- "I don't want your freaking sugar!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Don")
- "CLASSIC RIGBY!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Temp Check")
- "Oh no, don't call Benson..." - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Fortune Cookie")
- "I'LL KILL YOU!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Death Punchies")
- "Ugh! I can't get a break! - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Fortune Cookie")
- "I think Eileen is hot without her glasses on!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Diary")
- "Your whipped with a capital Wappish!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Diary")
- "Yeah, your friend without benefits..." - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Diary")
- "I mean, why do people even need to keep secrets? I don't have any secrets. Do you have any secrets? I know I sure don't." - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Diary")
- "Up high!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Skunked")
- "Hey, if hiring a dude to do all my work and paying them a small part of my paycheck while I go get a meatball sub is a scam, then THIS IS A HUGE SCAM!" - Rigby (quote from the episode, "Temp Check")
- "(Grumbles loudly) Eileen and I are dating!" (Quote from the episode, "Dumped at the Altar")
- "STOP TALKING!" (Several episodes, like "Death Punchies")
- "SHUT UP!" (Several episodes, like "Caffeinated Concert Tickets")
Rigby can be best described as a "wild adult", even though he is past his teenage years. He becomes frustrated, frightened, confused or sad very easily, making his behavior very predictable. Rigby is also very arrogant, impulsive, impatient and immature at times, giving him the personality of a child. Thus, he can be considered the opposite of Mordecai, who demonstrates far more responsibility and maturity than him (in most conditions). He even changed his name to Trash Boat one time because he thought it would sound cool and edgy.
However, Rigby cares about his friends, as he tried to help Pops with his fear of giving speeches, saved Muscle Man from drowning, saved everyone from a pack of evil hot dogs, and got angry at Pops when he was taking wrestling too far and hurting Mordecai. He also felt bad for Benson after he said he was going to lose his job.
Rigby is afraid of horror movies as seen in "Ello Gov'nor" but is fine in "Grave Sights". Due to his somewhat immature nature, Rigby is prone to overly dramatic reactions to the simplest of events. Often, these reactions are characterized by his "Shark Face" expression, in which he raises both arms above his head, and turns his nose upwards, causing his eyes to appear to move to either side of his head, somewhat resembling a shark; and his signature "STOP TALKING!!!" or "SHUT UP!!!" whenever somebody tries to correct or lecture him. Between him and Mordecai, he is the most irresponsible, and he often tries to skip work and disobey Benson's orders. Rigby never finished high school, as revealed in "More Smarter", though he resorted to working hard at earning his diploma in "The Eileen Plan".
Rigby became somewhat more responsible and thoughtful to his friends as the series progressed, tending to complain less about work and sometimes even accomplishing difficult tasks, such as taking on Skips' chores in "Fists of Justice" and cleaning up the park ballroom for Margaret's party in "TGI Tuesday." However, he still often caused chaos by taking shortcuts or engaging in irresponsible behavior, such as using a machine to pump up in "One Pull Up" instead of trusting Eileen's training to get the job done. These efforts usually resulted in bigger problems than the ones Rigby was trying to avoid in the first place, along with the occasional near-destruction of the entire park.
Rigby appears to be very fast, acrobatic, sneaky and lazy. He and Mordecai managed to catch up to Gary's truck in "Free Cake", which makes him very fast, or the truck very slow. He is a lot faster than Mordecai, because he can run on all fours when in a hurry. However, Rigby isn't very strong, as he is always beaten by Mordecai in a game called "Punchies." He had lost to Mordecai, Muscle Man, Pops, & Skips (who sent him to the hospital -from a helicopter for some reason- with a left fractured butt cheek) in the game. He is, although, good at Rock, Paper, Scissors as he beats Mordecai almost every time at it. He later manages to get revenge on everyone except Mordecai (and also some random bystanders) by mastering "The Death Punch" from the art of Death Kwon Do. He seems to have gotten a little bit stronger in "Meat Your Maker", in which he carries Mordecai's body when he was unconscious due to Rigby having broken the thermostat in the meat locker. Rigby also demonstrated quick-thinking in that episode, by spraying the hot dogs with yellow mustard after he realized that the evil hot dogs enjoyed the taste.
Rigby has shown a variety of abilities/habits throughout the series:
- Rock, Paper, Scissors Master - Rigby is extremely adept at this game. Ever since the pilot episode, he has always beaten Mordecai (except in "A Bunch of Baby Ducks", "The Best VHS in the World" and "Death Punchies" where he lost to Mordecai).
- Enhanced Speed - Being a raccoon, Rigby is most likely the fastest of the group, seeing as how he can outrun others. He has used his speed in various situations, such as retrieving The Cover to The Book of Park Records and momentarily escaping from the jaws of Snowballs in "Appreciation Day".
- Light Sleeper - In many episodes, Rigby is shown to be a light sleeper. In the episode, "Ello Gov'nor", he saw the entire movie without falling asleep. Mordecai was deep asleep while Rigby was awoken at night in "Really Real Wrestling". This could be due to the fact that Rigby is nocturnal (like all raccoons). However, like Mordecai, he managed to sleep through being sent to Australia in "Mordecai and Rigby Down Under".
- Vocalist - In "This Is My Jam" and "Video Game Wizards", Rigby can sing clearly and appropriately. However, in "Karaoke Video", he sings off-tune with Mordecai, probably because they were both drunk and didn't care what their voices sounded like.
- Sharp Claws - He has sharp claws (like all raccoons) and he used them in "Ello Gov'nor" to attack the young employee who he thought was the haunted British taxi.
- Sharp Teeth - He has sharp teeth (like all raccoons) and has used them in "High Score" to attack Garrett Bobby Ferguson and "The Best VHS in the World" to attack Mordecai.
- Hamboning - Rigby says that hamboning will save a person's life someday, as it does in "The Power". It seems to work for him. In fact, in the episode "Exit 9B", Rigby yells "Hamboning!" several times to get Benson to snap out of his trance, thus saving both his life and Mordecai's from the excavator that Benson was about to crush them with.
- Party Animal - Seeing how both he and Mordecai really enjoy partying, Rigby likes to party the most as seen in "Party Pete", "See You There" and other episodes.
- Skilled Rapper - Alongside Mordecai, he is shown to be a very good at rapping in most episodes, examples being "Party Pete", "Rap It Up", "Laundry Woes", and "Saving Time". They also even tried to teach Pops how to rap to go against the CrewCrew to prepare him for the rap battle.
- Sense of Humor - In most episodes, Rigby is often known to have a really good sense of humor and displays it a lot in episodes such as "It's Time" or "Skips in the Saddle".
- Smooth Talker - Rigby seems to have to ability swoon ladies while using very good pickups. This was mostly shown in "Skips in the Saddle".
- Skilled Liar - Mordecai proves to be a better liar than him many times, but he is still a good liar.
- Stealing - As shown in a few episodes, he steals things, such as The Power.
- Bank Shots - As shown in "Bank Shot," Rigby is extremely good at basketball bank shots, to the extent that even the God of Basketball recognized him as pulling off the greatest bank shot ever. This skill is quite ironic as shown in a previous episode he was really bad at basketball.
- Stuntman - Rigby expressed a desire to become a stuntman in "Caveman" and later received his stuntman license along with Muscle Man in "The Heart of a Stuntman."
- Doughnut Master - Seen in "Carter and Briggs", wherein Rigby along with Mordecai practice the art of "doughnut driving", and eventually master it thanks to Muscle Man's tutelage, making them win the contest in the episode.
- Imaginative - Rigby appears to have a wild imagination, the first obvious hint was possibly in the second season's "Appreciation Day" episode. The most recent one was in season five's "Video 101". He shows a great deal of enthusiasm when it comes to his visual ideas. However, just like Mordecai's, his own imagination seems to know no boundaries, which evidently results in artistic exaggerations/failures.
- Video Game Trivia - Despite his weak skills at many video games, Rigby knows a great deal about them, and was proclaimed an "Expert" on video games after correctly answering 10 questions about them in "Expert or Liar."
- Mover - Rigby successfully completed a week as a mover in "Lift With Your Back," despite being forced to adhere to a body-destroying regime that required him to lift heavy boxes with his back. Though he was called the worst worker ever by the company's owner, he did successfully earn a paycheck for his efforts.
- Utility Whipping - Despite mostly destroying objects with a utility whip in "Eileen Flat Screen," Rigby did successfully use the whip to grab Eileen's TV when it was thrown off an overpass.
- Geology - Rigby has an exceptional knowledge of rocks being able to light up an entire cave by finding Quartz and other rocks he found in the dark.
- Novice Fighter - Rigby is shown to be able to fight in some episodes when enraged.
- Unintelligent - As seen in "More Smarter," it is shown that he is not very intelligent due to his inability to answer a simple math problem, saying 'more smarter' instead of 'more smart', and not knowing the difference between a rectangle and a square.
- Careless - As shown in "A Bunch of Baby Ducks," he can't even feed himself. Even Mordecai said "Dude, you can't even feed yourself."
- Claustrophobia - As seen in "Terror Tales of the Park II" story "Wallpaper Man," he can't stay in confined spaces for very long or he'll start to panic; he'll then stop breathing. It wasn't clear whether or not that this trait was canon, but was eventually confirmed in the episode "Portable Toilet", where Rigby once again shows symptoms of claustrophobia. Also, Rigby shows symptoms of claustrophobia in the episode "Stuck in an Elevator". He also admits it in "Snow Tubing", though he doesn't say the correct word.
- Unhealthy Diet - Rigby enjoys eating junk food and the episode "Rigby's Body" suggests he is addicted to it. Rigby is fond of donuts, potato chips, ice cream, pizza, soda, pies, cheeseburgers, chocolate cake, meatball subs, corn dogs, hot dogs and bacon. However Rigby does have moments of eating healthy and self-control like in "It's Time" where he is shown ordering and eating a salad, most likely since he's afraid of losing his body all over again.
- Lack of Strength - Rigby is a very bad at arm wrestling and Punchies. Even Pops can beat him at Punchies. Once he even tried to arm wrestle with Skips (while secretly cheating), and Skips accidentally killed him. Despite this, Rigby has shown signs of getting stronger such as in "The Night Owl", when Mordecai and Rigby get in a fight with Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost, he seems to handle himself. And in "1000th Chopper Flight Party" when he punched Mordecai and he actually expressed pain from it. He has also carried people who are heavier than him, like Muscle Man and Mordecai. In "The Best VHS in the World", he also showed signs of strength by slapping Mordecai in the face, kicking in the groin, etc. Then again, this could have been due to the events of Muscle Man's training in "Muscle Mentor". Also in "Do Me a Solid" and "Karaoke Video", he can break a VHS tape with his knee easily.
- Bad Video Gamer - Rigby has only ever won at video gaming in a few episodes. This was first seen in "It's Time" when Rigby beat Mordecai probably because Mordecai was too frustrated to play video games. This happens again in "Bet to Be Blonde" when the loser of a video game had to face having blond hair for a week. Rigby cheated by unplugging Mordecai's controller and covering his tracks with a sock. In "Temp Check", he possibly has the same skill level as Doug as they both defeated each other in a fighting game. This has also led to a problem once in "Video Game Wizards" when Rigby keeps continuously pestering Mordecai about entering him instead of Skips. In spite of these, he seems to have beaten Mordecai in a game once in "Jinx" though it is most likely because of luck than skill. He was also the one to discover that The Hammer's weakness was furniture, in "Rage Against the TV".
- Egg Allergy - Rigby is extremely allergic to eggs, as seen in "Eggscellent," where Rigby consumed so many eggs that he actually went into a coma because of it. Though in other episodes, Rigby is shown eating eggs, and doesn't get in a coma. Although this may because he ate so many eggs in "Eggscellent," or these eggs came from a certain bird in particular. Or the eggs might have been infected and no one knew.
- Fear - Rigby gets frightened much more easily than Mordecai, particularly during horror movies. In "Ello Gov'nor", it was mentioned that Rigby once had to be walked to the bathroom every night for a week, yet rented another horror movie in spite of this, incurring a string of hallucinations throughout the rest of the episode. In "Death Bear," Rigby was the only one who wasn't afraid of going inside Death Bear's real cage, but it was probably because he thought Death Bear was just a myth.
- Laziness - Rigby and Mordecai both have a tendency of slacking off from work, thus causing Benson to yell at them to stop slacking off. This is seen in almost every episode, especially "Think Positive."
- Poor Hygiene - Rigby has been shown to not bathe regularly, as seen in "Limousine Lunchtime", because he said that he uses rain to clean himself.
- Gift Giving - Rigby is known for giving terrible gifts. In Temp Check, it turns out that Rigby got Pops nothing for the latter's birthday. In Birthday Gift it shows that whenever he gets a birthday gift he usually just get them for himself.
- Bad Luck - Throughout many episodes Rigby has demonstrated that he has the worst luck out of all the park workers. Because of this he usually gets hurt and put into stressful/near-death situations more often than his coworkers.
Mordecai has been Rigby's best friend since they were toddlers (Regular Show: The Movie), and went to Junior High and High School together. They are constantly getting into trouble together. However, they have been known to fight once in a while (ex."Death Punchies", "The Unicorns Have Got to Go", "Do Me a Solid", "More Smarter"), eventually making up in the end, often because they would otherwise perish or allow others to.
They slack off until they see Benson or Skips coming, but tend to do work together to prove that they are hard working (ex. "Appreciation Day"). The duo also have lots in common such as snacking on food like chocolate cake and chips, playing video games, and bowling (ex. "Brain Eraser"). They both refer to each other as "dude", and, though slightly less commonly, "bro" and share the same catchphrases, "hmm-hmm" and "ohhhh", although they do stop saying these when they get older, as seen in the finale.
Like how Mordecai teases Rigby about Eileen having a crush on him, he sometimes teases Mordecai about his crush on Margaret. Sometimes he will get punched by Mordecai if he does something wrong or stupid, like trying to make Mordecai look like a fool. However, Mordecai can be guilty of causing hardship for Rigby due to his egotistical ways, even though Rigby can bring it upon himself. Rigby can be egocentric towards Mordecai; in "The Unicorns Have Got to Go", he betrayed Mordecai when he ganged up with the unicorns. In "Meat Your Maker", he got himself and Mordecai trapped in the meat locker and broke the thermostat. The temperature below 0 degrees Celsius would then cause Mordecai to pass out.
In some episodes, it shows that Rigby really cares about Mordecai. In "Meat Your Maker", when Rigby broke the thermostat in the meat locker, Mordecai passed out and Rigby thought that he "died" and he sounded like he was about to cry over his "death." In "Just Set Up the Chairs", when Mordecai went to the shed to get the rest of the chairs, the Destroyer of Worlds nearly killed him. Rigby, expressing a deep sense of worry for his best friend, hastily defeated the gigantic video game monster. In The Christmas Special, when Mordecai fell into the lava pit with Quillgin, Rigby quickly followed in the lava pit to save Mordecai, only to be saved by a two person hovercraft. Most recently in "Steak Me Amadeus" when he was more supportive in Mordecai's attempt to make his relationship with Margaret official, but was also comforting when it ended in tragic and reluctant rejection due to Margaret getting accepted into her dream university. In Birthday Gift he felt terrible and guilty after realizing he never gave Mordecai a good birthday gift and tries to get him a better gift.
In the movie, it was revealed that he forged Mordecai's rejection letter to his dream college because Rigby didn't get accepted. When Mordecai found out what he did, he angrily ended his friendship with Rigby which devastated him deeply to the point he wanted to kill himself. However during the climax of the movie, Rigby apogolized to Mordecai and revealed the main reason why he forged the letter. He forged the letter because he couldn't stand the thought of him and Mordecai being apart because he is the only friend Rigby currently has. He was afraid he was going to lose him. Mordecai accepted his apology and repaired his friendship with Rigby.
Pops is very fond of Rigby, although both Mordecai and Rigby consider Pops to be an oddball, usually taking advantage of him via his naive and gentle nature. However, they do have respect for Pops, as they helped him get over his fear of giving speeches, as shown in "Dizzy". He once got angry at Pops in the episode "Really Real Wrestling", because Pops wrestled Mordecai for real and was hurting him, but his anger did not last very long. As revealed in "Diary", Rigby likes to hide Pops' shoes because he likes it when Pops looks for them.
Rigby appears to have great respect for Skips, because Skips fixes most of their problems, as explained in "Free Cake." He even sacrifices his day off to do Skips' work in "Fists of Justice ," and has often come to Skips' aid in recognition of the many times Skips has helped him out. Skips, in turn, has less respect and trust for Rigby, knowing it is always Rigby's shenanigans that cause most of the problems that occur in the park. Rigby has on a few occasions been disrespectful to Skips, dissing him as "old" in "Karaoke Video " and making him think he'd been beaten at arm wrestling in "Over the Top ," which led to Skips briefly killing, then reviving Rigby. However, he did help Mordecai make a special card for Skips in "Skips vs. Technology ," thanking Skips for all the help he'd given them, and created a similar note along with Mordecai and Benson in "Skips Strikes ," an act that moved Skips to tears. In "Skips' Stress," Skips is wary of Rigby not following his directions when he goes to ring the stress-releasing bell. Rigby does in fact disobey Skips and uncover his ears (releasing more stress-demons), but it is only because Skips had forgotten the ninja-sword he needed to battle his stress. In the end, Rigby's actions wind up spurring the other park workers to help Skips in the battle, which gives him the edge he needs to beat his stress.
Rigby, among the duo, is shown more animosity and hate from Benson. In fact, Benson has always either shown hatred toward the duo or Rigby alone, but never toward Mordecai alone. Rigby's irresponsible and lazy nature is what usually drives Benson's anger toward the duo. In spite of this, he does not hate Rigby or Mordecai (as revealed in "Busted Cart"), he just wishes they would listen to him so he wouldn't get fired and he really hates some of the things they do.
Rigby seems to have courage in standing up to Benson at times. In "High Score" he told Benson off by refusing to go back to work (maybe) unless Benson began treating he and Mordecai with more respect.
In "Jinx", he deliberately threw trash at Benson three times (though it was to taunt him into saying his name three times).
In "Terror Tales of the Park II", he tried to retaliate Benson's story by making up his own by saying "Once upon a time, Benson was sooooooo dumb" in spite of Benson's orders to stop telling stories, and when Benson was about to fire him for getting everyone killed (himself included), Rigby stated he couldn't do that because he's already dead.
Their relationship seems to progress a little in Expert or Liar, Surprisingly they both seemed to have at least one thing in common since they were both humiliated on live television and it was Benson who came to his aid and helped Rigby redeem himself.
As of One Space Day at a Time, both he and Mordecai have punched Benson in the face.
Rigby dislikes both Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost. However, in "My Mom", he witnessed Muscle Man being friends with other people, and he started to consider him having some decency. After hanging with him, he started to warm up to his odd sense of humor, but this later dissolved after Muscle Man and his brother "pranked" both Rigby and Mordecai, leading them to hate him once again. In Season 3, they become nicer and friendlier to each other and help each other with problems, like in "Fancy Restaurant", where Mordecai and Rigby help Muscle Man impress his girlfriend Starla's parents by helping him learn his manners. The evening soon turned into a fiasco when the staff at the restaurant attacked them for "Not being fancy". In the middle of the fight, Starla's father Herb admits that he and his wife aren't fancy either, and that they were just trying to impress him. In the end of the night, everyone goes over Wing Kingdom to celebrate. In "Trucker Hall of Fame", Mordecai and Rigby travel with Muscle Man to spread Muscle Dad's hat ashes at the Trucker Hall of Fame. In the episode Guy's Night Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost are hanging out with each other as guys and ordering pizza etc.
Rigby is fond of Margaret, but doesn't consider himself to be attracted to her, but he did ask her out on a date in the episode "It's Time", but it was just to make Mordecai jealous. In episodes like "Caffeinated Concert Tickets" and "The Unicorns Have Got to Go" he was annoyed by Mordecai wanting to do something, such as buying cologne or concert tickets, just to impress Margaret.
Rigby seems to get along well with Thomas, especially in the episode Starter Pack. He and Mordecai greet him in a friendly manner and show concern for him when Muscle Man continuously pranks him, causing them both to go to Skips and Benson. He and Mordecai both show sadness for Thomas when Muscle Man seemingly kills him by throwing a shed at his car, but becomes annoyed when they find out it was all a prank initiated by Muscle Man and Thomas; the annoyance didn't last long, however. Also, in Benson's Car, Rigby says "It could have been anyone. Pops, Skips, Thomas. Yeah, let's pin it on Thomas!"
Eileen initially just had a crush on Rigby, as revealed in "Do Me a Solid". At first, he thought nothing of her and tried to avoid her as much as possible. But in later episodes, Rigby has hinted that he might like Eileen back. As of now, they share a very close relationship and they deeply love each other.
In the episode "Skunked", after he angrily grabbed her by the shoulders, held her in the air and shouted at her for laughing at his 'life' against his will, he was mortified at what he did and personally apologized to her, and ran off to find the Were-Skunk as the last straw. Rigby constantly tries to avoid Eileen, but tends to not succeed in his efforts to keep himself away from her.
Also, in "Camping Can Be Cool", Rigby seems to express friendship when he complimented her for breaking Margaret's car window in order to get in, and her ability to name constellations without looking when they were playing video games together.
In the episode "Diary", Rigby admits he thinks Eileen is hot without her glasses on.
In "One Pull Up", Eileen and Rigby spend time together to help Rigby do a pull up to keep his job. At the end of the episode, they hug, and even though Rigby cracks her spine, Eileen whispers that it's "totally worth it".
In "Tants", Rigby defends Eileen's work on the new tants. In response, Eileen gives him a smile, and he smiles back.
In "Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys", Eileen gives an overheated Rigby a glass of water with ice. As he sensually wipes his face and moans, Eileen shows her inner fan-girl and asks Rigby in a deep voice if he felt better. Eileen also converses with Rigby and motivates him to not give up after the band splits up.
In "Video 101", Rigby, along with Mordecai and CJ, help out Eileen with her video project. This is one of the few instances, along with "Tants" and "Take the Cake", where Eileen becomes visibly annoyed with Rigby.
In "Play Date", Rigby is shown to be at Eileen's house watching movies with her. When Mordecai asks why, Rigby replies "Very important!" in a defensive tone.
In "Skips in the Saddle", Rigby mentions that he is going over to Eileen's house to see her new rock polisher. When Muscle Man and High Five Ghost start teasing him, he defends himself by saying that him and Eileen are only hanging out as friends. When Mordecai later asks Rigby if he put his arm around her rock polisher, Rigby angrily replies with his signature catchphrase, "Stop talking!"
In "Real Date", Eileen decided to give the dessert to Rigby, which made Rigby excited. After eating it, Rigby replied to Eileen and said "I love it!" And Eileen said "I thought that you would." They smiled at each other.
In Eileen Flat Screen, it is revealed that the duo actually hangs out quite often when Mordecai is busy doing work. They even went to a fair together off screen. In the episode, Rigby displays what even Mordecai notes is an unusual degree of responsibility and conscientiousness for him as he sets up Eileen's new flat-screen TV for her, and sets up the television and pizza delivery as an elaborate surprise for Eileen (which makes Eileen blush when she finds out Rigby was behind it). Overall, the episode revealed that their relationship is growing, and that Rigby may like Eileen more than just a friend.
In Merry Christmas Mordecai, Rigby and Eileen were talking and Mordecai said, "You know there's mistletoe between you," with Rigby saying "Yeah, so?" Mordecai then says, "You know that people have to kiss under the mistletoe, right?" An annoyed Rigby replies with "Yeah, but it's not like its a rule rule." Mordecai mocks Rigby by clucking like a chicken, suggesting that he thinks Rigby is being a chicken. Rigby then kisses Eileen on the cheek causing her to blush. Normally, he wouldn't have done it, but they appeared to have been getting closer. Ever since they started hanging out most of the time, they both seem more comfortable being around each other, so Rigby might have a crush on her also.
In Dumped at the Altar Rigby tells Mordecai that he and Eileen are dating and that they have been for a couple months and also states that since then he has been very happy.
In Dumptown USA, He has to get dumped to get there (he didn't want Eileen too dump him, he had no choice), Rigby tells Eileen to fake dump him, and she reluctantly acts it out so well that he almost believes he got dumped for real. Then he gets a call from Eileen, and ends the episode complaining about having to go to the Ethiopian restaurant instead of the Wing Kingdom to get back with her.
In The Eileen Plan, Rigby feels he isn't smart enough to be dating Eileen, so he goes back to high school to graduate and get his diploma. But Eileen gets upset when Rigby keeps cancelling their dates, so she finds him and becomes extremely mad. Rigby explains to her that he was trying to get his diploma for her, and she is touched he did this for her, and Rigby says he will still try to get his diploma for him and her.
In Crazy Fake Plan Rigby is mad that Eileen always guesses the surprises he plans for her, so he comes up with this crazy plan to surprise her with the help of Mordecai and Margaret. In the end, Eileen is extremely surprised and apologizes to Rigby for always ruining the surprises, and thanks him for still being with her, which they hug and watch the giant strawberry leave.
In Snow Tubing, Rigby invites Eileen to go snow tubing with him, Mordecai, and Margaret, but Eileen is deathly afraid of snow tubing, and she avoids it as much she can, which ends up with her and Rigby on in the most dangerous mountain top, Eileen tells Rigby about her fear, and Rigby is understanding and telling her not to be embarrassed. They end up tubing down the mountain and having a good time.
In Rigby Goes to Prom, Rigby asks Eileen to be his date for his prom, which she gladly accepts, and when he goes to pick her up, he is shocked by how beautiful she is, then they have a good time at their prom, and at the end of the extreme night, Eileen is ecstatic about their prom and hugs Rigby.
In Rigby's Graduation Day Special, both Rigby and Eileen are graduating from both high school and college, and after the crew heads back to the park, they end up in space together.
In A Regular Epic Final Battle, after they safely land back on earth with the rest of the gang (subtract Pops), Rigby finally kisses Eileen, making it their very first kiss of the series, they then get married and have 2 daughters and are really happy together.
In Temp Check, Doug is employed by Rigby to do his work for him. Rigby employs him because he is also a furry, short animal, in this case, an otter. At first, he pretends to be compliant, expressing so much gratitude in spite of receiving only a few coins as salary, and works hard to accomplish Rigby's tasks. All along though, he planned to assume Rigby's identity by copying his hairdo, tail and dark circles along his eyes. He also manages to observe several facts about him, to the point that Benson believed that he was Rigby. Mordecai was able to point out Doug when the fake Rigby hugged him, as the real one hates hugging at all (although it was revealed Mordecai knew which Rigby was which from the beginning, as "Only the real Rigby whines that much."). Doug gets arrested in the end, but tells Rigby that he was better off than him.
Francis Jablonski (formerly)
In Regular Show: The Movie, Rigby was the one who ruined his volleyball state championship game. This causes Francis to be his nemesis that was carried on to adulthood. He bullied Rigby in High School whenever he could.
In Gymblonski, he was Rigby's substitute and he wanted to fail Rigby in his class for payback on what he did then. Though after losing to Rigby in a food run, under Rigby's advice, he decides to forget the past and think of a new life and his future, thereby ending their high school rivalry.
Aiden Jablonski (formerly)
He could have shared the same hatred as his brother, Francis Jablonski; which would cause him to join in bullying Rigby in Gymblonski. However after he loses the Food Run and his brother reconciles with Rigby, Aiden is seen celebrating Rigby's success at the end.
Rigby's mother and father were introduced in The Thanksgiving Special. Both of them look similar Rigby, but they are tall like Don. In Rigby in the Sky With Burrito and The Lunch Club it shows he has an unstable relationship with them, especially his father, because it shows that they favor Don more than Rigby and his father just tell him to go back to being a screw-up. Whenever Sherm yells at or makes fun of Rigby and always talks to and is nicer to Don, Barbera sometimes defends Rigby. In Rigby Goes to the Prom, Barbera gives Rigby Sherm's car keys so he can drive Eileen to prom, but only not to tell him that she helped him, showing that she and Rigby are closer with each other. After Rigby saved Sherm and Eileen from falling off a cliff, Sherm was proud of him for saving them and he apologized for calling him a screw up and promised to try harder. In Rigby's Graduation Day Special, Sherm and Barbara were proud of Rigby for his speech. They come to greet Rigby after he returns from space in the finale. Sherm hugs Rigby and points at him and shouts something to the crowd while smiling, which flatters Rigby.
Don is Rigby's younger brother, who was introduced in the episode of the same name. It was revealed that Rigby is extremely jealous of his brother in many aspects: Don's attitude, how all of Rigby's friends liked him more than him, as shown in his flashback where it's Rigby's sixth birthday and all of his friends paid more attention to Don rather than Rigby, and that everyone thinks Don is older than him due to being taller and more mature. However, Don confessed that he never meant to cause Rigby any grief, and that he admired his older brother greatly. At the end of the episode, Don and Rigby rekindle their brotherly bond and Rigby finally gives Don some sugar (referred to as a manly hug).
Rigby has two daughters with Eileen in the future. The daughters are taller than both their parents, and they appear to be in their late teens or early adulthood (based on the montage). Their names and relationship with their parents are not revealed.
- Rigby's Bed (Almost every episode)
- Rigby's Bodiless Consciousness ("Rigby's Body")
- Rigby's Party Song ("Party Pete")
- "Rigby's Body" (Episode)
- RigJuice ("More Smarter")
- Rigby's Cool Outfits ("Cool Bikes")
- Rigby's Tambourine ("This Is My Jam")
- Rigby's Time Machine ("Bad Kiss", "Exit 9B")
- As shown in "Death Punchies", people used to call him "The One Cheek Wonder" due to seriously damaging one of his butt cheeks during a game of "Punchies" against Skips.
- Despite being a raccoon he looks more like a South American coati.
- Rigby is so far the only main character to die more than once in the series.
- In Over the Top, Skips accidentally killed Rigby by slamming him through a table.
- In It's Time, Mordecai accidentally killed Rigby after shoving him off of a microwave and into a portal.
- In Terror Tales of the Park II, Rigby was killed after the tow truck crashed.
- In Terror Tales of the Park (In the House), Rigby was drowned by the giant egg. However, this was just a story told by Rigby.
- In "Don", it's revealed that he and Mordecai have known each other since they were children, and in "This Is My Jam", it is revealed they went to Junior High together and high school.
- In "Ello Gov'nor", Rigby isn't able to watch horror movies due to them causing him nightmares. At one point, he even had to be walked to the bathroom for a week, according to Mordecai. He also had to stop eating pancakes for a while because he was scared of the movie Death for Breakfast. ("Death Bear")
- Like most raccoons, he runs on all four limbs. However, he usually walks upright like everyone else on the show.
- Throughout the series, Rigby is shown to be disturbingly weak, judging from the episodes where Mordecai punches or hurts Rigby leading to him hitting the ground or moaning in pain, although it could be that Mordecai is actually very strong. However, Rigby is strong enough to carry Muscle Man in "Muscle Mentor". He seems to have gotten a little stronger in fights ever since "Muscle Mentor" and "The Best VHS In The World", when he was able to hit Mordecai and he felt it. Surprisingly, it isn't known how strong Hi Five Ghost is, so Rigby might not be the weakest in the series.
- Rigby has an alter ego, Fists, in his dreams that acts as a separate personality of Rigby as a "tough guy".
- Despite not being very smart, Rigby is clever to a point, such as in "Jinx", when he couldn't hurt Mordecai by punching him - he chose to poke Mordecai in the eyes instead of punch him. He also comes up with ways to win at Broken Bonez and earn the Universe Record by using Garrett Bobby Ferguson's own information (universe rules - there are no rules) against him in "High Score"
- Rigby is the first main character to have died, as seen in "It's Time", but since Father Time gave Mordecai a do-over, and hands of time are turned, he technically didn't die at all. He also died in "Over the Top", but was revived by Skips when he cheated Death at an arm wrestling match.
- In "Meat Your Maker", he nearly killed Mordecai by breaking the thermostat in the meat locker, which would have caused Mordecai to die of hypothermia.
- Rigby was the first character to speak in the series (not counting the pilot).
- The majority of the problematic situations that have taken place in the show were caused by Rigby. Those were either by accident or by selfish needs that he feels he has to fulfill.
- In "More Smarter", it's stated that Rigby dropped out of high school. Also, he doesn't know the difference between a square and a rectangle.
- However, it was revealed in the movie that he was expelled (along with Mordecai).
- In spite of his lack of intelligence and education, Rigby knows the meanings of some idiomatic expressions, such as 'two peas in a pod' and 'water under the bridge.'
- Even if he tells lies that no one buys, Rigby was once successful in bailing himself out of trouble. This is when he accused Benson of buying the psycho hot dogs that nearly killed everyone. Although Mordecai knew about his scheme, Pops and Skips believed him and got angry at Benson.
- Due to his immature antics, he gets into more trouble with Benson than Mordecai.
- Unlike Mordecai, who placed an appearance before the show's pilot ("2 in the AM PM"), Rigby was never seen outside of the Regular Show before it started. In fact, Rigby is one of a few characters to never appear before the pilot episode along with Skips, Hi Five Ghost, and Muscle Man.
- In Don, it's revealed that Rigby walked around naked when he was five, which resulted in Mordecai and Don doing the same because they thought it was "cool". This may be the reason why neither of them wear clothes as of now.
- In "Free Cake", Mordecai tells Rigby to stop digging in the trash, but it's raccoons' nature to do that.
- In the episode "In the House", he is dressed as a thief, which is fitting, since raccoons are thieves by nature.
- It was hinted in "House Rules" that Rigby won't be around in the future.
- Goof: Although Mordecai and Rigby went to Junior High together, Rigby only has a 3rd grade education. The 3rd grade education remark from Mordecai could have been:
- A joke to tease Rigby.
- A possible fact that after third grade, Rigby got lazier and wouldn't do his work.
- He just never understood what he was learning, and his teacher only passed him to the next grade so that they wouldn't have to deal with him anymore.
- Goof: It is revealed in "Eggscellent" that Rigby is allergic to eggs, and they cause him to go into a coma. However, in the episode "Terror Tales of the Park", segment "In the House", Rigby eats an egg, but does not seem to have any reaction. It may be because the segment was just a story, but even so, in "One Pull Up", he drinks 12 raw eggs and has no reaction. It would be interesting to know if he is allergic to eggs only when they are cooked. And in "Picking Up Margaret", where he was having eggs for breakfast, when they were cooked, therefore causing his allergy to be irrational.
- Rigby once changed his name to Trash Boat in the "episode of the same name".
- Don tends to call him Rigbone while everyone, on occasion, calls him Rigs.
- Although he is bad at video games, he beat Mordecai in "It's Time" and "Jinx". He is also successful in finishing a few games when playing as a team with Mordecai.
- In Project Exonaut, he, Mordecai and Skips have their own exosuits.
- Rigby's deepest secret is that he thinks Eileen is hot without her glasses on.
- Some of Rigby's other secrets are:
- He likes doughnuts from the trash.
- When he was little, he stole his neighbor's bike and threw it off the roof.
- He hates taking showers as well as kittens.
- He was never on the football team.
- He finds himself to be a horrible person.
- He sometimes hides Pops' shoes because he thinks it's funny when he looks for them.
- In "The Best VHS in the World", he is seen progressively getting stronger, since he was able to punch Mordecai in the face.
- In "Butt Dial", Rigby mentioned that his hands were made for swiping, which is a real fact about raccoons because they like to steal things.
- Between Mordecai and Rigby, Rigby in many episodes has shown more characteristics of being an animal than Mordecai, being closer to the actual size of a raccoon (3'1.5") with Mordecai being 6'3", larger than a vast majority than birds everywhere. Rigby also uses his sharp claws and sharp teeth (like real raccoons) in "Ello Gov'nor". In "Ello Gov'nor" and "Really Real Wrestling", Rigby was shown to be a light sleeper, suggesting he's nocturnal (like real raccoons). And, like most raccoons, he is sneaky, omnivorous and speedy.
- Rigby can fall asleep with his eyes open, as seen in "Gamers Never Say Die" and "Sleep Cycle".
- Rigby has been fired six (technically five) times in the series so far: in "Really Real Wrestling", "Weekend at Benson's", "Replaced", "Muscle Mentor" (albeit briefly), "Terror Tales of the Park II", and "Firework Run". The former three times, he was fired alongside Mordecai. "Terror Tales of the Park II" doesn't really count because he died at the end before it happened. In "Firework Run", he was fired alongside with Mordecai, Muscle Man, and Hi Five Ghost.
- Rigby's firing in "Firework Run" seemed unjust, since the episode's events were all Muscle Man's fault. Rigby even tried to convince Muscle Man not to fire off the fireworks. The only reason that he and Mordecai were fired was because Benson jumped to conclusions.
- Goof: Despite neither Mordecai nor Rigby wear clothes, Rigby's bed duvet has a pile of dirty clothes.
- In the "The Christmas Special", it was revealed that when he and Mordecai were little, they both wanted an invisibility cloak.
- In "Caveman", it was revealed that in 10 years Rigby thinks he's going to be a stuntman, but Mordecai thinks he'll still be working at The Park. He did, however, in "The Heart of a Stuntman", manage to receive his stuntman license alongside Muscle Man.
- Goof: Despite that Rigby is allergic to eggs, real raccoons will often eat the eggs of other animals without allergies or any sickness.
- Rigby really likes cake (especially chocolate cake), even to the point where he practically kills Skips in "Free Cake". He also shows his love for cake in "Access Denied" where he went to a club after saying that he hates clubs. He just goes for the cake.
- Even though Rigby is one of the two main protagonists of Regular Show like Mordecai he makes minor appearances in Picking Up Margaret, Family BBQ, Play Date Maxin' and Relaxin and Not Great Double Date.
- In "The Power" it was revealed some of the things that Mordecai and he always wanted is: to fly, a bouncy house that can fly, a black car with flames, a fanny pack which has a glove that can give them cool clothes and sunglasses, The Power look-a-like instruments, and a bunch of other stuff. Ex: Bowling equipment, fuzzy and regular dice, and an 80s Metal CD.
- In "Temp Check", Rigby is shown to have Masklophobia, the fear of Mascots and costumed characters.
- In "Silver Dude", it is revealed that he had blonde hair when he was younger.
- In the episode "Expert or Liar", Rigby becomes the first and only repeat guest.
- In "Skips in the Saddle", it is revealed that Rigby has seen every episode of the romantic game show: "It's a Date!"
- It is revealed in "Lift With Your Back" that Rigby doesn't have a driver's license.
- At the end of "The Real Thomas", he seems to know a bit of Russian language, such as when he says farewell to Nicolai/Thomas.
- According to Mordecai in "Death Bear", Rigby saw a scary movie called "Death for Breakfast." After getting scared from the movie, Rigby refused to eat pancakes for a week.
- Rigby (Not Counting Mordecai) has the least amount of minor roles out of any main character with five minor roles. The episodes were: "Picking Up Margaret", "Family BBQ", "Play Date", "Maxin' and Relaxin'", and "Just Friends".
- In Birthday Gift it shows that he's terrible at giving birthday gifts, especially with Mordecai. When he gets someone a gift, he never put any thought in them but if he does, he usually gets the gift for himself.
- In Birthday Gift, Rigby is the developer of Cake Quest.
- In Regular Show: The Movie, it is revealed Rigby doesn't know how to spell his own name.
- It is unknown what is his job after he leaves the park. Judging by the fact that he intends to go to college after graduating high school, it can assume that he works as white-collar worker.
- Also, judging by a video game his daughter is playing, he could be considered a game designer.
- Both his daughter share Don's trait, which is that they are both taller than their parents.
- He, along with Mordecai are the only main characters whose last names were not revealed.
White = Unaired & N/A
Purple = Present
Red = Absent
- William Salyers (English)
- Sosuke Komori (Japanese)
- Moisés Iván Mora (Latin American)
- Thijs van Aken (Dutch)
- Rainer Fritzsche (German)
- Charles Emmanuel (Brazilian)
- Alessio De Filippis (Italian)
- Maxime Donnay (French)
- Gábor Csőre (Hungarian)
- Krzysztof Szczerbinski (Polish)
- Dan Kiesler (Israelis)
- Diomid Vinogradov (Russian)
- Özgür Özdural (Turkish)
- Marian Bachev (Bulgarian)
- Pedro Manana (Portuguese)
In other media
In 2014, Rigby became the center of a "creepypasta" (a term describing urban legends or scary stories that have become Internet phenomena) called "The Death of Rigby", which alleged the existence of a lost episode of Regular Show in which the main character, Rigby, dies. Show writer J.G Quintel debunked the actuality of the alleged lost episode, stating it is a joke.
Rigby also briefly appeared in an episode of Uncle Grandpa.
The gallery for Rigby can be viewed here.
Main Characters of Regular Show